Leos Carax

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Birth Name: Leos Carax
Born: 11/22/1960
Birth Place: Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, FR

The son of a French journalist and American cultural critic, Carax spent a brief time as a film critic before turning his attention to filmmaking. He began making short films while still a teenager because he wanted to impress a girl in whom he was romantically interested. Indeed, his mature work owes something to that impulse. Carax has cast the females with whom he was then living in his films: Mireille Perrier in "Boy Meets Girl" (1984) and Juliette Binoche in both "Mauvais Sang/Bad Blood" (1986) and "Les Amants du Pont Neuf" (1991). He has also acknowledged indebtedness to Godard and to Philippe Garrel, with whom Carax shares an interest in silent films and a preoccupation with his leadi... Continue Bio >>

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