Jean-Luc Godard is a well-known French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and critic. Godard spent most of his life in Switzerland, where his family moved when he was four years old. At the age of 16, he returned to Paris to continue his education but became fascinated with cinema, which caused him to fail his baccalaureate examination.
Although he later enrolled in the University of Paris to study ethnology, his fascination with cinema forced him to quit his studies. After that, he started to watch movies in various movie theatres and hang out with other movie fans, with whom he later founded the French New Wave film movement.
Godard began his career as a film critic at the age of 19, and it took him many ups and downs before he was able to produce his first movie, a documentary titled “Opération béton.”
Jean-Luc Godard first wife: Who is Anna Karina?
Throughout his career, Mr. Godard's personal and professional lives were entangled. His 1961 nuptials to Ms. Karina terminated in divorce two years later.
Godard married Anne Wiazemsky, an actress 16 years his junior who was starring in his movie “La Chinoise,” in 1967 when he was 36 years old.