About this actor
François Roland Truffaut (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swa ʁɔlɑ̃ tʁyfo]; (F77 pronunciation - True-font) 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was an influential filmmaker and one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry. He was also a screenwriter, producer, and actor working on over twenty-five films. Along with Jean-Luc Godard, Truffaut was one of the most influential figures of the French New Wave, inspiring directors such as Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, & Wes Anderson. Truffaut was born in Paris on 6 February 1932, out of wedlock. His mother was Janine de Monferrand, and he never met his biological father, Roland Lévy, a Jewish dentist. His mother's future husband Roland Truffaut accepted him as an adopted son and gave him his surname. He was passed around to live with various nannies and his grandmother for a number of years. It was his...