Claude Lelouch( 30 October 1937 - Present )
Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch is a French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer.
Lelouch was born in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the son of Charlotte and Simon Lelouch.
His father was born to an Algerian Jewish family and his mother was a convert to Judaism.
His father gave him a camera to give him a fresh start after his failure in the baccalaureat. He started his career with reportage – one of the first to film daily life in the Soviet Union, the camera hidden under his coat as he made his personal journey. He also filmed sporting events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Tour de France.
His first full-length film as director, Le Propre de l'homme, was decried by the critics – 'Claude Lelouch, remember this name well, because you will not hear it again' –...