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Novelist, screenwriter, actor, director

The Mahabharata, L'Aide-mémoire, La Terrasse

Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

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The Secret Language of Film, La controverse de Vallad, Please - Mr Einstein, Le cercle des menteurs, The Sky Over the Louvre

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Jean-Claude Carrière ([ka.ʁjɛʁ]; born 17 September 1931) is a French novelist, screenwriter, actor, and Academy Award honoree. He was an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud and was president of La Fémis, the French state film school. Carrière was frequent collaborator with Luis Buñuel on the screenplays of Buñuel's late French films.


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Life and career

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Carrière was born in Colombières-sur-Orb, France, the son of Alice and Felix Carrière, a farmer. He published his first novel, Lézard, in 1957. He was introduced to Jacques Tati, who had him write short novels based on his films. Through Tati, he met Pierre Étaix, with whom Carrière wrote and directed several films, including Heureux Anniversaire, which won them the Academy Award for Best Short Subject. His nineteen-year collaboration with Buñuel began with the film Diary of a Chambermaid (1964); he co-wrote the screenplay with Buñuel and also played the part of a village priest. Carrière and the director would collaborate on the scripts of nearly all Buñuel's later films, including Belle de Jour (1967), The Milky Way (1969), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Phantom of Liberty (1974) and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977).

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He also wrote screenplays for The Tin Drum (1979), Danton (1983), The Return of Martin Guerre (1982), La dernière image (1986), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Valmont (1989), Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Birth (2004), and Goya's Ghosts, and co-wrote Max, Mon Amour (1986) with director Nagisa Oshima. He also collaborated with Peter Brook on a nine-hour stage version of the ancient Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata, and a five-hour film version. In 1998 he provided the libretto for Hans Gefors fifth opera Clara, which was premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

His work in television includes the series Les aventures de Robinson Crusoë (1964), a French-West German production much seen overseas.

In 2012, Carrière and Umberto Eco published a book of conversations on the future of information carriers.


  • Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (1963) for Heureux Anniversaire shared with Pierre Étaix
  • Academy Honorary Award (2014) for lifetime achievement (at Governors Awards)
  • Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement (2000)
  • Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India (2015)
  • References

    Jean-Claude Carrière Wikipedia

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