Top 18 Quotes & Sayings by Claude Lelouch

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Claude Lelouch

Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch is a French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer. Lelouch grew up in an Algerian Jewish Family. He emerged as a prominent director in the 1960s. Lelouch gained critical acclaim for his 1966 romantic melodrama film A Man and A Woman. At the 39th Academy Awards in 1967, A Man and a Woman won Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. Lelouch was also nominated for Best Director. While his films have gained him international recognition since the 1960s, Lelouch's methods and style of film are known for attracting criticism.

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It's funny: half my films were flops, half did well. It would be terrible if I'd had only success.
People are too pretentious in France to like Sarkozy. But he'd be a fabulous president for America.
I've seen many films and read lots of thrillers - and I'm always disappointed that I can guess the story before the other viewers. — © Claude Lelouch
I've seen many films and read lots of thrillers - and I'm always disappointed that I can guess the story before the other viewers.
You have to strike hard from the beginning and create a depressurizing zone between the viewer's own life and the one onscreen. The creators of James Bond got it right: the attention-grabbing scene of each Bond movie is the very first one, before the opening credits.
Cinema is dominated by stars you like from the get go.
Film-making is like spermatozoa: only one in a million makes it.
Shame is very painful to endure. For me it makes perfect sense that the character would kill herself.
The real loser of our times is the one who is expected to win.
The perfect crime is when you push someone to suicide. I once read a study that said everyone in the course of their life has thought of killing someone.
If you want to kill someone, you'd better pull off a perfect crime. Our security lies in the fact that that's damnably hard to do.
I see a film as a puzzle, with a beginning, middle, and end, but I like to start at the end sometimes.
Hollwood creates useful entertainment. There are millions of people on earth who need distraction and American cinema fulfills that function.
Appearance is valued too much in our society.
The constant in my films is love stories. I consider love the chief business of humanity.
Each time I hit a low point I learn the most. Failure is the best university.
I sometimes follow people who attract my curiosity in the street for five, ten minutes.
I decided that one day I had to make a film where the viewer couldn't possibly guess the end. — © Claude Lelouch
I decided that one day I had to make a film where the viewer couldn't possibly guess the end.
The last film is always the most important.
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