The Info List - Bernadette Lafont

Gérard Blain
Gérard Blain
(1957-1959) Diourka Medveczky (1959-1973)

Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
(28 October 1938 – 25 July 2013) was a French actress who appeared in more than 120 feature films.[1] She has been considered "the face of French New Wave".[2][3][4][5][6] In 1999 she told The New York Times
The New York Times
her work was "the motor of my existence".[7]


1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
had her debut in Les Mistons ("The Mischief Makers") in 1958 and became part of the "Nouvelle Vague" in the 60's due to her following films with François Truffaut
François Truffaut
and Claude Chabrol.[8][9] In 1986 Lafont was awarded a César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for An Impudent Girl
An Impudent Girl
(L'Effrontée).[4][9] In the following year she was again nominated, this time for Masques.[10] For her long service to the French motion picture industry, in 2003 she was awarded an Honorary César.[3][6][11] In May 2007, she chaired the jury for the fifth edition of the Award for Education presented at the 60th Cannes Film Festival.[5] She was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor on 14 July 2009.[5] Her complete filmography includes TV shows,[3][4][12] and she also worked successfully as a stage actress.[9] Her last film, Paulette, released in 2013, was a success in and outside France.[4][9] Personal life[edit] Lafont had three children with her husband Diourka Medveczky: David, Elisabeth and Pauline (1963–1988).[3][4][9][13][14] Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director

1958 Les Mistons Bernadette Jouve François Truffaut

Le Beau Serge Marie Claude Chabrol

La Tour, prends garde ! uncredited Georges Lampin

1959 Web of Passion Julie, the waitress Claude Chabrol

1960 Les Bonnes Femmes Jane Claude Chabrol

1961 Wise Guys Ambroisine Claude Chabrol

1962 Un clair de lune à Maubeuge Charlotte Jean Chérasse

1965 Compartiment tueurs Georgette's sister Constantin Costa-Gavras

Les Bons Vivants Sophie Georges Lautner

Pleins feux sur Stanislas Rosine Lenoble Jean-Charles Dudrumet

1967 Lamiel Pauline Jean Aurel

The Thief of Paris Marguerite, the waitress Louis Malle

1968 Le Révélateur the mother Philippe Garrel

The Lost Generation Marie András Kovács

1969 La Fiancée du pirate Marie Nelly Kaplan

1970 Elise, or Real Life Anna Michel Drach

1971 To Catch a Spy Simone Dick Clement

Out 1 Sarah Jacques Rivette and Suzanne Schiffman

1972 Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me Camille Bliss François Truffaut

Trop jolies pour être honnêtes Bernadette Richard Balducci

1973 The Mother and the Whore Marie Jean Eustache

The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot Rosemonde Nina Companeez

1975 A Happy Divorce Jacqueline, the nurse Henning Carlsen

1976 Noroît Giulia Jacques Rivette

1978 Violette Nozière Violetta's cellmate Claude Chabrol

Surprise Sock Bernadette Jean-François Davy

1979 Il ladrone Appula Pasquale Festa Campanile

La Gueule de l'autre Gisèle Brossard Pierre Tchernia

1983 Cap Canaille Mireille Kebadjan Juliet Berto
Juliet Berto
and Jean-Henri Roger

1984 Canicule Ségolène Yves Boisset

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak the Queen Just Jaeckin

1985 An Impudent Girl Léone Claude Miller

1986 Inspecteur Lavardin Hélène Mons Claude Chabrol

1987 Waiting for the Moon Fernande Olivier Jill Godmilow

Masques the masseuse Claude Chabrol

1988 Une nuit à l'Assemblée Nationale Madame Dugland Jean-Pierre Mocky

1991 Dingo Angie Cross Rolf de Heer

1996 Le Fils de Gascogne herself Pascal Aubier

1997 Genealogies of a Crime Esther Raoul Ruiz

2006 Prête-moi ta main Geneviève Costa Éric Lartigau

2007 Les Petites vacances Danièle Olivier Peyon

Broken English Madame Grenelle Zoe Cassavetes

Nos 18 ans Adèle Frédéric Berthe

2008 48 heures par jour Mélina Catherine Castel

2012 Paulette Paulette Jérôme Enrico

2013 Attila Marcel


^ "Bernadette Lafont". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-07-17.  ^ "France: Actress Lafont dies in hospital". euronews.com. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ a b c d "Actress Bernadette Lafont, face of French New Wave, dies at 74". foxnews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ a b c d e Snitzer, Barbie (2013-07-25). "Adieu Bernadette Lafont". lemoviesnob.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ a b c Naderzad, Ali (2013-07-26). "A French icon dies". screencomment.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ a b Tartaglione, Nancy (2012-07-25). "R.I.P. Bernadette Lafont". deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ Knorr, Katherine (1997-11-15). "Bernadette Lafont:Unwinding the Reels". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ "Bernadette Lafont". newwavefilm.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ a b c d e Bergan, Ronald (2013-07-26). " Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ " Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
Biography". tcm.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ "French Nouvelle Vague actress Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
dies at 74". france24.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ "Bernadette Lafont". screensrush.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ " Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
Biography". moviefone.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2013-07-27.  ^ " Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
Biography". artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 

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César Award for Best Supporting Actress

1976 Marie-France Pisier 1977 Marie-France Pisier 1978 Marie Dubois 1979 Stéphane Audran 1980 Nicole Garcia 1981 Nathalie Baye 1982 Nathalie Baye 1983 Fanny Cottençon 1984 Suzanne Flon 1985 Caroline Cellier 1986 Bernadette Lafont 1987 Emmanuelle Béart 1988 Dominique Lavanant 1989 Hélène Vincent 1990 Suzanne Flon 1991 Dominique Blanc 1992 Anne Brochet 1993 Dominique Blanc 1994 Valérie Lemercier 1995 Virna Lisi 1996 Annie Girardot 1997 Catherine Frot 1998 Agnès Jaoui 1999 Dominique Blanc 2000 Charlotte Gainsbourg 2001 Anne Alvaro 2002 Annie Girardot 2003 Karin Viard 2004 Julie Depardieu 2005 Marion Cotillard 2006 Cécile de France 2007 Valérie Lemercier 2008 Julie Depardieu 2009 Elsa Zylberstein 2010 Emmanuelle Devos 2011 Anne Alvaro 2012 Carmen Maura 2013 Valérie Benguigui 2014 Adèle Haenel 2015 Kristen Stewart 2016 Sidse Babett Knudsen 2017 Déborah Lukumuena 2018 Sara Giraudeau

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Honorary César


Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1976) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1976) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
(1977) Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
(1977) Robert Dorfmann (1978) René Goscinny
René Goscinny
(1978) Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
(1979) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1979) Pierre Braunberger (1980) Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
(1980) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1981) Alain Resnais (1981) Georges Dancigers (1982) Alexandre Mnouchkine (1982) Jean Nény (1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Raimu
(1983) René Clément
René Clément
(1984) Georges de Beauregard (1984) Edwige Feuillère
Edwige Feuillère
(1984) Christian-Jaque (1985) Danielle Darrieux
Danielle Darrieux
(1985) Christine Gouze-Rénal (1985) Alain Poiré (1985) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1986) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1986) Jean Delannoy
Jean Delannoy
(1986) René Ferracci (1986) Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
(1986) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1987) Serge Silberman (1988) Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier
(1989) Paul Grimault
Paul Grimault
(1989) Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
(1990) Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jean-Pierre Aumont
(1991) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1992) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1993) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
(1993) Jean Carmet
Jean Carmet
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1995) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Henri Verneuil
Henri Verneuil
(1996) Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour
(1997) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
(1997) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1998) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1998) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1999) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(1999) Josiane Balasko
Josiane Balasko
(2000) Georges Cravenne
Georges Cravenne
(2000) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(2000) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese


Darry Cowl (2001) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2001) Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
(2001) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(2002) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2002) Claude Rich
Claude Rich
(2002) Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
(2003) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Micheline Presle
Micheline Presle
(2004) Jacques Dutronc
Jacques Dutronc
(2005) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2005) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2006) Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
(2006) Marlène Jobert
Marlène Jobert
(2007) Jude Law
Jude Law
(2007) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(2008) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(2008) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2009) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2010) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2011) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2012) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2013) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2014) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2015) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2016) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2017) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz

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