The Info List - Jacques Deray

Jacques Deray (February 19, 1929 in Lyon
– August 9, 2003 in Boulogne-Billancourt) was a French film director and screenwriter. Deray is prominently known for directing many crime and thriller films.[1][2][3][4]


1 Biography 2 Filmography 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Born Jacques Desrayaud in Lyon, France
in 1929 to a family of Lyons industrialists.[1] At the age of 19 he went to Paris to study drama under René Simon.[1][4] Deray played in minor roles on the stage and in films from the age of 19. From 1952, Deray worked as assistant to a number of directors, including Luis Buñuel, Gilles Grangier, Jules Dassin, and Jean Boyer.[1][4] Deray's first film was the drama Le Gigolo
Le Gigolo
released in 1960. Deray was fascinated by American film noir and began to focus on crime stories. Deray's early work includes Du rififi à Tokyo, an homage to Jules Dassin's Rififi.[4] Deray's reputation was established with the 1969 film La Piscine which starred Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider
and Alain Delon.[4] La Piscine was not distributed widely outside France, but the follow-up gave Deray his biggest international hit with Borsalino, a film starring Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo
about two small-time gangsters who murder their way to the top in bustling 1930s Marseilles.[1][4] Deray became dedicated to the genre that won him favor with audiences and continued to make thrillers, action films, and spy films throughout the rest of his career adapting works of both French and English authors including Georges Simenon, Jean-Patrick Manchette, and Robin Cook.[1] Deray's last theatrical release was L'Ours en peluche in 1994. Deray worked professionally in television until his death in 2003.[1] On his death, French President Jacques Chirac
Jacques Chirac
praised Deray, noting his "innate sense of storytelling and action" and adding that " France
has lost one of its most talented filmmakers."[2] Filmography[edit]

1960 : Le Gigolo 1963 : Rififi
à Tokyo (fr) 1963 : Symphonie pour un massacre (fr) 1965 : Par un beau matin d'été 1966 : To Skin a Spy 1966 : That Man George 1969 : La Piscine 1970 : Borsalino 1971 : Doucement les basses 1971 : Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide 1972 : Un homme est mort 1974 : Borsalino & Co. 1975 : Flic Story 1977 : Le Gang 1978 : Butterfly on the Shoulder 1980 : Three Men to Kill
Three Men to Kill
(Trois hommes à abattre) 1983 : Le Marginal 1985 : On ne meurt que deux fois 1987 : Le Solitaire 1987 : Maladie d'amour 1989 : Les Bois noirs 1991 : Contre l'oubli (film collectif) 1991 : Netchaïev est de retour 1993 : Un crime (fr) 1994 : 3000 scénarios contre un virus (segment « Arnaud et ses copains ») 1994 : L'Ours en peluche 1998 : Clarissa (fr) (TV movie) 2000 : On n'a qu'une vie (TV movie) 2001 : Lettre d'une inconnue (TV movie)


^ a b c d e f g h German, Yuri. "Jacques Deray: Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved January 2, 2011.  ^ a b "Jacques Deray, 74; Directed French Thrillers, Crime Dramas". Los Angeles Times. August 11, 2003. Retrieved January 2, 2011.  ^ "'French Hitchcock' Deray dies". BBC. August 10, 2003. Retrieved January 2, 2011.  ^ a b c d e f Vallance, Tom (August 13, 2003). "Jacques Deray". The Independent. Retrieved January 2, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Jacques Deray on IMDb

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Georges Huisman (1946) Georges Huisman (1947) Georges Huisman (1949) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1951) Maurice Genevoix
Maurice Genevoix
(1952) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1953) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1954) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1955) Maurice Lehmann
Maurice Lehmann
(1956) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1957) Marcel Achard (1958) Marcel Achard (1959) Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon
(1960) Jean Giono (1961) Tetsurō Furukaki (1962) Armand Salacrou (1963) Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
(1964) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1965) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1966) Alessandro Blasetti (1967) André Chamson
André Chamson
(1968) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1969) Miguel Ángel Asturias
Miguel Ángel Asturias
(1970) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1971) Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey
(1972) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1973) René Clair
René Clair
(1974) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau


Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1976) Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
(1977) Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
(1978) Françoise Sagan
Françoise Sagan
(1979) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Jacques Deray (1981) Giorgio Strehler (1982) William Styron
William Styron
(1983) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
(1984) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1985) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1986) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1987) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1988) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1989) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1990) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1991) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1992) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1993) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1996) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1997) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1998) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1999) Luc Besson
Luc Besson


Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(2001) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2002) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2003) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2004) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(2005) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2006) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2009) Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2010) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2011) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2012) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2013) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(2014) Joel and Ethan Coen (2015) George Miller (2016) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2017) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

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