Jean-Luc Godard was a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic born on December 3, 1930, in Paris, France. The French-Swiss film director garnered acclaim as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film movement.
He ended up becoming arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era.
His work is noted to have “revolutionized the motion picture form” through its experimentation with narrative, continuity, sound, and camerawork, according to AllMovie.
During his early career as a film critic for the influential magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, Godard rose to attention for criticizing mainstream French cinema's “Tradition of Quality”, which laid emphasis on established convention over innovation and experimentation.
Godard first received global acclaim for his 1960 feature Breathless, helping to establish the New Wave movement with his work making use of frequent homages and references to film history.
His works further expressed his political views and Godard was notably an avid reader of existential and Marxist philosophy.
What was Jean-Luc Godard famous for?
Jean-Luc Godard was famed for his career as a film director, screenwriter, and film critic. Godard gave up his breath on September 13, 2022 at the age of 91.