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Catherine Deneuve
CATHERINE DENEUVE (French: ; born 22 October 1943) is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and producer. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
, Francois Truffaut and Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
. In 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu
Mireille Mathieu
as the official face of Marianne
Marianne
, France's national symbol of liberty. A 14-time César Award
César Award
nominee, she won for her performances in Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980) and Régis Wargnier
Régis Wargnier
's Indochine (1992). She is also noted for her support for a variety of liberal causes
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Mireille Mathieu
MIREILLE MATHIEU (French: ; born 22 July 1946) is a French singer. She has recorded over 1200 songs in eleven languages, with more than 150 million albums sold worldwide. CONTENTS* 1 Biography and career * 1.1 Early years * 1.2 Debut (1962–65) * 1.3 Breakthrough (1965–67) * 1.4 Career 20th Century (1967–2000) * 1.5 Career 21st Century (2001 – present) * 2 Personal life * 3 Discography * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHY AND CAREEREARLY YEARS Mireille Mathieu
Mireille Mathieu
was born on 22 July 1946 in Avignon
Avignon
, France, the eldest daughter of a family of fourteen children; the youngest brother was born after she moved to Paris. Her father Roger and his family were native to Avignon, while her mother Marcelle-Sophie (née Poirier) was from Dunkirk
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André Hunebelle
ANDRé HUNEBELLE was a French maître verrier (master glassmaker ) and film director . He was born on 1 September 1896 in Meudon ( Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
), and died on 27 November 1985 in Nice ( Alpes-Maritimes
Alpes-Maritimes
). CONTENTS * 1 Master Glass Artist * 2 Filmmaker * 3 Filmography * 4 References * 5 External links MASTER GLASS ARTISTAfter attending polytechnic school for mathematics, he became a decorator, a designer, and then a master glass maker in the mid-1920s (first recorded exhibition PARIS 1927 included piece "Fruit "> André Hunebelle—Small Bowl In The "Cactus" Pattern (circa 1930) Hunebelle pieces are marked in several ways. The most common is A.HUNEBELLE-FRANCE in molded capitals either within the glass design or on the base. Other pieces are marked simply A.HUNEBELLE
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Liberalism
LIBERALISM is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality . Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas and programmes such as freedom of speech , freedom of the press , freedom of religion , free markets , civil rights , democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation . Liberalism
Liberalism
first became a distinct political movement during the Age of Enlightenment , when it became popular among philosophers and economists in the Western world
Western world
. Liberalism
Liberalism
rejected the prevailing social and political norms of hereditary privilege , state religion , absolute monarchy and the divine right of kings
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Hugh Johnson (cinematographer)
HUGH JOHNSON (died June 2015) was an Irish cinematographer and film director . SELECTED WORKS * Stardust (1974) - clapper loader * The Duellists (1977) - clapper loader * The Hunger (1983) - additional photographer * 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) - second unit director/second unit cinematographer * White Squall (1996) - cinematographer * G.I. Jane (1997) - cinematographer/second unit director * Chill Factor (1999) - director * The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - cinematographer * Kingdom of Heaven (2005) - second unit director/second unit cinematographer * Eragon (2006) - cinematographer * From a Place of Darkness (2007) - cinematographer/second unit director * A Line in the Sand (2008)REFERENCES * ^ "Cinematographer hugh johnson passes away in us". Meath Chronicle . June 12, 2015
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Pierre Lescure
PIERRE LESCURE (born July 2, 1945), is a French journalist and television executive. He is best known for having found the French TV music show Les Enfants du rock broadcast on public television from 1981 to 1988 and for having led the French Canal+ channel from its creation in 1984 to 2002 . BIOGRAPHYHe is the son of François Lescure , French Resistance member and journalist for the French communist daily newspaper L\'Humanité , and the grandson of Pierre de Lescure , founder of the publishing house Les Éditions de Minuit . He grew up in Choisy-le-Roi . He studied journalism at the Centre de formation des journalistes de Paris. He started his career at the radio station RTL , where he was reporter and news anchor from 1965 to 1968, and moved to RMC from 1968 to 1972. He started working in television as a news anchor of the evening news program of the French public network Antenne 2 . In 1981, he created the TV music show Les Enfants du rock
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Jean-Paul Rappeneau
JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU (born 8 April 1932) is a French film director and screenwriter. He started out in film as an assistant and screenwriter collaborating with Louis Malle
Louis Malle
on Zazie dans le métro in 1960 and Vie privée in 1961. In 1964, he was co-screenwriter for L\'Homme de Rio , which starred Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo
. The first film that he both wrote and directed was A Matter of Resistance in 1965. Although it was a great critical and popular success, he did not make another film until 1971, when he directed Les Mariés de l\'an II , again starring Belmondo and Marlène Jobert . Since 1975, Rappeneau has written only for his own films, including Le Sauvage , starring Yves Montand and Tout feu, tout flamme (fr) (1981), again with Montand, who co-starred with Isabelle Adjani
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Venice Film Festival
The VENICE FILM FESTIVAL or VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Italian : Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice
Venice
Biennale "), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three " film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
and Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
. The film festival is part of the Venice
Venice
Biennale , which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895
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Francois Truffaut
Claude Jade (1968, fiancée) Fanny Ardant (1981-1984, 1 daughter) CHILDREN 3 daughters PARENT(S) Janine de Montferrand Roland Truffaut (stepfather) FRANçOIS ROLAND TRUFFAUT (French: ; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic , as well as 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, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement. Unique in world cinema, the movie is followed over 20 years with classics Stolen Kisses , Bed and Board and Love on the Run between 1958 and 1979. He also directed such other classics as Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules et Jim (1961), The Wild Child (1970), Two English Girls (1971), Day for Night (1973) and The Woman Next Door (1981)
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Marianne
MARIANNE (pronounced ) is a national symbol of the French Republic
Republic
, a personification of liberty and reason , and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty
Liberty
. Marianne
Marianne
is displayed in many places in France
France
and holds a place of honour in town halls and law courts. She symbolizes the Triumph of the Republic
Republic
, a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris. Her profile stands out on the official government logo of the country, is engraved on French euro coins and appears on French postage stamps ; it also was featured on the former franc currency . Marianne
Marianne
is one of the most prominent symbols of the French Republic, and is officially used on most government documents
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Jacques Demy
JACQUES DEMY (French: ; 5 June 1931 – 27 October 1990) was a French director, lyricist, and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut . Demy's films are celebrated for their sumptuous visual style. Demy's style drew upon such diverse sources as Classic Hollywood musicals, the documentary realism of his New Wave colleagues, fairy-tales, jazz, Japanese manga , and the opera. His films contain overlapping continuity (i.e., characters cross over from film to film), lush musical scores (typically composed by Michel Legrand ) and motifs like teenaged love, labor rights, incest, and the intersection between dreams and reality. He is best known for the two musicals he directed in the mid-1960s: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
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Aimé Clariond
AIMé CLARIOND (10 April 1894 – 1 January 1959) was a French stage and film actor. He was in a relationship with the mother of Catherine Deneuve , Renée Simonot , and was the father of Catherine's half-sister Danielle (born 1936). Clariond was born in Périgueux , Dordogne
Dordogne
, France
France
and died in Paris
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BAFTA Award For Best Actress In A Leading Role
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film. * From 1952 to 1967, there were two Best Actress awards presented, Best British Actress and Best Foreign Actress. * From 1968 onwards, the two awards merged into one award, which from 1968 to 1984 was known as Best Actress. * From 1985 to present, the award has been known by its current name of Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Jack Lemmon
JOHN UHLER "JACK" LEMMON III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins
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Benjamin Biolay
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis
(2012–15) Anna Mouglalis (2015–16) CHILDREN 1 WEBSITE www.benjaminbiolay.comBENJAMIN BIOLAY (French pronunciation: ​ ; born 20 January 1973) is a French singer , songwriter , musician, actor and record producer. He is the brother of singer Coralie Clément , whose two albums he wrote and produced, and the ex-husband of Chiara Mastroianni , the daughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni . His low-key vocal style is somewhat similar to French pop star Étienne Daho
Étienne Daho

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Academy Award For Best Actress
The ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
(AMPAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry . The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with Janet Gaynor receiving the award for her roles in 7th Heaven , Street Angel , and Sunrise
Sunrise
. Currently, nominees are determined by single transferable vote within the actors branch of AMPAS; winners are selected by a plurality vote from the entire eligible voting members of the Academy. In the first three years of the awards, actresses were nominated as the best in their categories. At that time, all of their work during the qualifying period (as many as three films, in some cases) was listed after the award
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