Roger Vadim
Film director, screenwriter, producer
Roger Vadim
Roger Vadim was a French screenwriter, director, and producer as well as a journalist, author and sometime actor, best known for launching the career of his first wife, Brigitte Bardot, with his 1956 film And God Created Woman.
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Catherine Deneuve at 70 -- Still as Cool as They Come
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Sure, I'm tough on movies, but sometimes I'm just another gushing, adoring fan. Such is the case with actress Catherine Deneuve, the stunning French actress who turns 70 today. Why do I love her so? Let me count the ways. Yes, yes -- she is beautiful. But she is also deep, strong, smart, and nuanced as an actress. And when those qualities get injected into a woman who's also stunning physically, well -- that's the sexiest, most powerful kind of beauty, isn't it? She is a survivor. She not only keeps working but keeps making great films, putting all those aging actresses who grouse about no good roles after 40 to shame. What's her secret? She knows herself and she stays interesting. She is fiercely private. She has the strength and principles to insist on a private life. Her career is not tied to sensationalistic stories in the tabloids. She is not a slave to convention; she makes up her own mind. The mother of two, she has never married. (She has in fact referred to marri ...
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Vicky Tiel: The Sexual Revolution Started in the Late Fifties in Paris with Two Movies and Two Big Movie Stars
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The sexual revolution started in the late fifties in Paris with two movies and two big movie stars: Brigitte Bardot in And God Created a Woman in 1956 and Jean Paul Belmondo in Breathless in 1959. Brigitte had real sex (to completion) on camera with her co star and later lover, Jean Louis Trintignant, while her husband Roger Vadim directed the scene. Free love was born. The Queen of the Sexual Revolution was Brigitte and women everywhere copied her hair, her makeup and her first bikini that she barely wore at Cannes and the hot pants she wore with boots on the streets of Paris. Jean Paul Belmondo had casual sex with nice girl, an American in Paris, Jean Seberg and at last America's puritanical image ETAIT FINI ! Earlier in America, Jane Russell had showed her bra-less big breasts in The Outlaw and Marilyn Monroe had brought naive sexuality to the screen in How to Marry a Millionaire and Some like it Hot both stars breaking grounds in Hollywood but it ...
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Brigitte Bardot threatens to follow Gérard Depardieu's Russian move
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Former screen siren threatens to quit France for Russia, in protest not at tax hikes but at treatment of two circus elephants Brigitte Bardot has threatened to follow Gérard Depardieu in asking for a Russian passport, in protest not at tax hikes but at the treatment of two circus elephants. The animals, named Baby and Nepal, are owned by a touring circus and thought to be carrying tuberculosis. They were ordered to be put down by a court in Lyon, southern France, on Friday as a precautionary measure. Bardot's threat on Friday comes a day after her fellow actor Depardieu caused a storm in France by becoming a Russian citizen in protest at high tax rates proposed by François Hollande's Socialist government, which he accuses of penalising success. "If those in power are cowardly and impudent enough to kill the elephants … then I have decided I will ask for Russian nationality to get out of this country which has become nothing more than an animal cemetery," Bardot said in a statement ...
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Liz Smith: Brigitte Bardot: The Sexiest of All Sex Symbols
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"FAME BROUGHT me so much unhappiness!" That was Brigitte Bardot, years after she retired at the age of 39, mulling her experiences as one of the world's great symbols. (She had allegedly attempted suicide at the age of 25.) After Bardot left films, she devoted herself to animal causes. More recently, and less pleasantly, she has become politically conservative, raving against Muslims and others. This latter image, of an angry Bardot, who eschewed plastic surgery and looks like a woman of 78, isn't the way movie fans wish to remember her. Those who want to recall B.B. in her prime should take in the coming tribute to the star at The French Institute Alliance Francaise. The new Cinema Tuesdays series -- at Florence Gould Hall on E. 59th Street -- spotlights a number of Bardot's most famous films, including (but of course!) Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman ... Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt and Rene Clair's The Grand Maneuver. (This last is a comedy, shot in 1955, one y ...
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Gweek 071: Adrian Tomine
Boing Boing - over 4 years
Click here to play this episode. Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for this episode: Joshua Glenn, a Boston-based writer, publisher, and semiotician. He is co-author of Significant Objects, published by Fantagraphics, and Unbored, the kids’ field guide to serious fun coming from Bloomsbury this fall. He edits the website HiLobrow, which as HiLoBooks is now publishing classics -- by Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others -- from what he calls science fiction’s Radium Age. Adrian Tomine, a cartoonist and illustrator best known for his long running comic book series Optic Nerve and his stunning New Yorker covers. This month, publisher Drawn & Quarterly is releasing New York Drawings, a decade of covers, comics, illustrations, and sketches from the pages of New Yorker and beyond. In this episode, we talked about: Ne ...
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Parallel Lives: The Shocking Tragedy Shared By Jane Fonda And Her Biographer
Huffington Post - over 4 years
SPECIAL FROM By Patricia Bosworth I spent 10 years writing "The Public Life of A Public Woman" and I’m often asked, “What is Jane really like?” Simply put, she is driven, manic, imperious, moody and a workaholic second to none. She is also a risk-taking, rule-breaking woman -- funny, generous and exceedingly vulnerable. In short, she has all the characteristics of a suicide survivor, which makes sense since Jane’s mother, Frances Fonda, killed herself when Jane was only 12. And believe me, I know about suicide survivors; my brother shot himself in the head when he was only 18 and I was only 20. Six years later my father, Bartley Crum, a San Francisco lawyer who was blacklisted after defending the Hollywood Ten, took an overdose of sleeping pills. I met Jane not long after his death and immediately began seeing her in myself. I too was compulsive, ambitious and detached. Like her I never stopped working, driven by guilt and shame, always hoping to forget my private tra ...
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Someone Has Inceptioned Me and Stolen My Dreams
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Nicolas Winding Refn—the fantastic director behind Drive, Valhalla Rising, Bronson, the Pusher trilogy, and the upcoming Only God Forgives—is going to make Barbarella into a TV series. Oh, hey, guess who was in Drive and GUESS WHO WOULD BE PERFECT TO PLAY BARBARELLA. From Variety: [The series] will be based on the French science-fiction comic book character created by Jean-Claude Forest. The iconic character inspired French-Italian helmer Roger Vadim's 1968 pic Barbarella toplining Jane Fonda, which has become a cult favorite. "I'm excited for the opportunity to re-invent Barbarella with my friends at Gaumont and Martha DeLaurentiis," said Refn. "And I look forward to bringing this unique character to life for a new generation of fans as I believe she is one of the ultimate counter-cultural characters." There have been aborted attempts to remake the thing—with everyone from Drew Barrymore to Anne Hathaway to Rose McGowan slated to take over for Jane Fonda—b ...
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Despite new film role, Jane Fonda says she was 'never a hippie'
LATimes - over 4 years
Now 74 and in her self-described “third act,” Jane Fonda is clear-eyed, focused, fit, relaxed — and busier than ever. Her new film, “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,” opens Friday in limited release, with Fonda playing an aging Woodstock hippie named Grace. Directed by Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy”), the movie revolves around Grace, who is thrilled when her conservative attorney daughter Diane (Catherine Keener), whom she hasn’t seen in 20 years, arrives at her doorstep with her two teenage children. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Jude, a local musician who had an affair with Grace and then falls in love with Diane. Next, Fonda will be appearing in a recurring role in Aaron Sorkin’s new TV series, “The Newsroom,” which premieres June 24 on HBO. Jeff Daniels stars in the series as a news anchor at a fictional Atlanta cable station. Fonda plays the mogul who runs the conglomerate (an interesting turn, considering Fonda was previously married to Ted Turner, founder of Atlanta- ...
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The Getty Presents Giants of Cinema in "What Becomes A Legend" Film Series
Brentwood Patch - almost 5 years
Films complement recently-opened exhibitions Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity April 28-May 6, 2012 At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center Harold M. Williams Auditorium Many of Herb Ritts's photographs recall the glamour of Hollywood's golden age, a time when celebrities were larger than life: flawless and impeccable. Ritts's relationship with his subjects echoes that of the film director who discovers the remarkable qualities of an actor in his or her star-making role. When it comes to defining a legend, audiences know it when they see it. The films in the Getty's "What Becomes A Legend" series comment on notions of gender and sexuality, and, like Ritts's iconic photographs, offer haunting and sensual images that reflect our time. From Rita Hayworth's slinky femme fatale Gilda, to Marlon Brando's brooding Stanley, each film offers monumental performances that continue to live on in film and in memory. ...
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Barbarella Blu-ray Debuts July 3rd
Movies Web - almost 5 years
Who can perform a zero-gravity striptease, seduce an angel and still have time to save the universe? Sexy, sultry, space adventurer Barbarella, that's who! Coming in for a landing on Blu-ray for the first time ever on July 3, 2012, the terrifically titillating sci-fi romp Barbarella continues to entertain with its outrageous, out-of-this-world story and brazen sexuality. Jane Fonda stars as the titular heroine who lands on the planet Lythion in the year 40,000. Faced with robots, monsters and evil of varying stripes, she must vanquish her enemies, all while attempting-and failing-to keep her skin-tight spacesuit on. Along the way she receives assistance from a variety of handsome men, each of whom receives her uninhibited appreciation. Directed by Roger Vadim (Fonda's ex-husband), Barbarella is a kind of sexual Alice in Wonderland of the future and the film is replete with psychedelic set designs, far-out characters and an outrageously entertaining story set amongst the st ...
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Father of the sexual revolution - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
In Roger Vadim's film Barbarella (1968), the evil scientist Durand Durand, who bears a passing resemblance to Reich, uses a form of orgone accumulator to try to kill Barbarella with pleasure; in Woody Allen's Sleeper (1973), it features as the
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Jane Fonda Tried Threesomes, Overcame Bulimia, Adopted Black Girl: Books - Bloomberg
Google News - over 5 years
Her three husbands -- filmmaker Roger Vadim, political firebrand Tom Hayden and media tycoon Ted Turner -- reflect the scope of her interests, not to mention her lifelong search to fill the emotional void left by her prickly relationship with her
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Fonda biography tries to explain Jane - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
After getting solid reviews in a few early productions, she went to France, where she fell under the spell of star-maker Roger Vadim, the director who had made sex-object stars out of Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve. Fonda and Vadim became ground ... -
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Jane Fonda on sex at 70 - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Her career started in the Sixties when, with films such as Barbarella, she became known as a sex symbol, America's answer to Brigitte Bardot (indeed she married Bardot's former husband, Roger Vadim). Her next phase was as the political activist
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Chameleon Jane - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Her three husbands—film director Roger Vadim, former student radical Tom Hayden and tycoon Ted Turner—all used her in one way or another. During the early 1970s, when Ms. Fonda was living with Mr. Hayden in a rundown part of Santa Monica, Calif., ... - -
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Jane Fonda's New Biography: 14 Juicy Bits - Daily Beast
Google News - over 5 years
While filming Joy House in Paris, Jane was introduced to the famous director Roger Vadim, who begged her to star in his sexual comedy of errors, Circle of Love. Vadim was a notorious Lothario whose mistresses had included Brigitte Bardot and Catherine
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; ‘Jane Fonda,’ by Patricia Bosworth, and Fonda’s ‘Prime Time’
NYTimes - over 5 years
2000: Jane Fonda tacitly agrees to let Patricia Bosworth write a biography of her. But she is not willing to speak directly with Ms. Bosworth because she is at work on her own book, the memoir “My Life So Far.” 2003: Ms. Fonda changes her mind. She agrees in an e-mail (“Subject: Gulp”) to cooperate fully with Ms.
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'Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman' - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
She shifted seamlessly from playing film director Roger Vadim's Parisian sex kitten, to political activist and exercise guru when she was married to radical Tom Hayden. Finally, she became the trophy wife of maverick billionaire Ted Turner,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roger Vadim
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 72
    Vadim died of cancer at age 72 on 11 February 2000.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his widow, Marie-Christine Barrault, and his four children (Nathalie, Vanessa, Christian and Vania). Ex-wives Bardot, Fonda, Schneider and Stroyberg were all in attendance at his funeral. He is interred at St. Tropez Cemetery.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 56
    Later, he lived with screenwriter Ann Biderman for almost 12 years, announcing their engagement in 1984, but the couple never wed.
    More Details Hide Details He told a story about how he lost his virginity. When he was 16, he spent the summer in Normandy, where an older girl took a fancy to him. Out of doors that night, she introduced him to the art of love and what amazed him most was that what Hemingway had written came true--"the earth moved under him". Not until somewhat later did he realize that Allied ships were bombarding the coast in preparation for the D-day invasion. He also had two stepsons from his marriage to Schneider (heiress to the Schneider-Creusot steel and armaments firm) as well as adult stepchildren from Barrault's first marriage to Daniel Toscan du Plantier, also a friend of Vadim's, who called him "a happy man. He was someone in whom there was so much satisfaction to the end of his life. The films merely reflected his happiness." Nathalie, his eldest child, told Fonda biographer Patricia Bosworth: "Jane was the love of my father's life."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1940
    Age 12
    In addition to Vadim's theatre and film work, he also wrote several books, including the memoirs "Memoires du Diable," "Le Gout du Bonheur: Souvenirs 1940-1958" and an autobiography, D'une étoile à l'autre (From One Star to the Next) as well as a tell-all about his most famous exes, Bardot, Deneuve & Fonda: My Life with the Three Most Beautiful Women in the World, published in 1986. "My attitude is that if this book makes me a little money it will be a tiny compensation for all the money I helped those actresses make," Vadim explained.
    More Details Hide Details He also wrote several plays and books of fiction, including "L'Ange Affame".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Age 0
    Born in 1928.
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