Louis Malle

Film Director
Born Oct 30, 1932

Louis Malle was an award-winning French film director, screenwriter, and producer. His film, Le Monde du silence, won the Palme d'Or and Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1956. He was also nominated multiple times for Academy Awards later in his career. Malle worked in both French cinema and Hollywood, and he produced both French and English language films.… Read More

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1932 Birth Born on October 30, 1932.


1956 23 Years Old 1 More Event
His film Le Monde du silence won the Palme d'Or and Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1956. … Read More
1957 24 Years Old He assisted Robert Bresson on A Man Escaped (French title: Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut, 1956) before making his first feature, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud in 1957 (released in the U.K. as Lift to the Scaffold and in the U.S. originally as Frantic, later as Elevator to the Gallows). … Read More


1965 32 Years Old Malle was married to Anne-Marie Deschodt from 1965 to 1967. … Read More


1980 47 Years Old He married actress Candice Bergen in 1980.


1985 52 Years Old They had one child, a daughter, Chloe Francoise Malle, on 8 November 1985.


1995 63 Years Old He died from lymphoma at their home in Beverly Hills, California, at 63 on Thanksgiving Day 23 November 1995.
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