• Born date: 1932-02-06
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1984-10-21
  • Death in: Neuilly-sur-Seine
François Truffaut

François Roland Truffaut (French: [tʁyfo]; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement.