| Director, producer|
| Film director|
| 26 August 1941 (age 74) (1941-08-26) Tehran, Iran|
Murder by Numbers, Barfly, More, Amnesia, The Valley (Obscured by Clouds)
Bulle Ogier, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, Ben Chaplin, Fernando Vallejo
Barbet Schroeder Wikipedia
Barbet Schroeder (born 26 August 1941) is an Iranian-born Swiss film director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette. Since the late 1980s he has directed many big budget Hollywood films, often mixing melodrama with the thriller genre in films like Single White Female, Kiss of Death, and Murder by Numbers. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, and for the Palme d'Or for his 1987 film Barfly.
Schroeder was born in Tehran, Iran, the son of Ursula, a German-born physician, and Jean-William Schroeder, a Swiss geologist. Both he and his family left Iran for France, where he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Schroeder's production company "Les Films du Losange", founded by him at age 23, produced some of the best-known films of the French New Wave. His directorial debut, More (1969), about heroin addiction, became a hit in Europe. Pink Floyd wrote music for this movie and released the album, More. They also wrote the soundtrack for his 1972 film La Vallée, released as the album Obscured by Clouds.
He later went on to direct more mainstream Hollywood fare, such as Barfly (1987) starring Mickey Rourke, Single White Female (1992), and Reversal of Fortune (1990), for which Jeremy Irons as Claus von Bülow received an Academy Award. Despite his many commercially successful films, Schroeder continues to be interested in making smaller films with a more limited audience, such as the adaptation of Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo's controversial novel La virgen de los sicarios (2000) or the documentary General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974), featuring extensive interviews with the Ugandan dictator and Terror's advocate (2007) about terrorism in the last 50 years seen through the eyes of a lawyer, Jacques Vergès, and his clients.
Schroeder has also made some appearances as an actor: playing one of the 'ghosts' in Jacques Rivette's Céline et Julie vont en bateau (Céline and Julie Go Boating), a cameo as a Porsche driver in Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), as the President of France in Mars Attacks! (1996), as a hair products salesman in Paris, je t'aime (2006), and as the mechanic in The Darjeeling Limited (2007). Today he resides in France and is married to actress Bulle Ogier.
Schroeder directed the 12th episode of the 3rd season of the American dramatic television series Mad Men that first aired on 1 November 2009. The episode was entitled "The Grown Ups", and was notable for its depiction of the events of the Kennedy assassination.1969 : More
1972 : La Vallée
1974 : Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait (General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait) (documentary)
1975 : Maîtresse
1978 : Koko, le gorille qui parle (Koko: A Talking Gorilla) (documentary)
1984 : Tricheurs
1985 : The Charles Bukowski Tapes
1987 : Barfly
1990 : Reversal of Fortune
1992 : Single White Female
1995 : Kiss of Death
1996 : Before and After
1998 : Desperate Measures
2000 : La virgen de los sicarios
2002 : Murder by Numbers
2007 : Terror's Advocate
2008 : Inju: The Beast in the Shadow
2009 : Mad Men; Season 3, Episode 12
2015 : Amnesia
1963 : The Bakery Girl of Monceau
1965 : Six in Paris (section "Gare du Nord")
1974 : Celine and Julie go boating
1994 : Beverly Hills Cop III
1994 : La Reine Margot
1996 : Mars Attacks!
2006 : Paris, je t'aime
2007 : The Darjeeling Limited
2007 : The Duchess of Langeais
2012 : Le grand soir