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Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director and critic who was a leader of the French New Wave in film during the 1950s-60s.
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Jean-Luc Godard was born on December 3, 1930, in Paris, France. He began his career as a critic, writing for the influential film journal Cahiers du cinéma but soon became a filmmaker himself and leader of the "French New Wave" during the 1950s and 1960s. His work--including the groundbreaking Breathless (1960)--draws on existentialism, absurdity and a deep knowledge film history. Godard continues to make provocative and controversial films to this day.
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