Jean-Pierre Léaud

Actor, Assistant director
In his first major film role as Antoine Doinel, Jean-Pierre Leaud exhibited a mature command as an unloved youth who turns petty thief in Francois Truffaut's memorable classic "The Four Hundred Blows" (1959). The film's ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1944 in Paris, FR


Actor (71)

The Death of Louis XIV 2016 (Movie)

Louis XIV (Actor)

Out 1: Noli Me Tangere 2015 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

Camille Redouble 2012 (Movie)

the clockmaker (Actor)

Le Havre 2011 (Movie)

Denouncer (Actor)

Face 2009 (Movie)

Lead Actor (Actor)

I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed 2005 (Movie)


The Dreamers 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

What Time Is It There? 2002 (Movie)

Man in the Cemetery (Actor)

A Matter of Taste 2001 (Movie)


Le Pornographe 2001 (Movie)

Jacques (Actor)

Innocent 1999 (Movie)


One Hundred and One Nights 1999 (Movie)

Furtive and Friendly Appearance (Actor)

Diary of a Seducer 1997 (Movie)

Hugo (Actor)

Irma Vep 1997 (Movie)

Rene Vidal (Actor)

La Maman et la putain 1997 (Movie)

Alexandre (Actor)

Mon Homme 1997 (Movie)

Client (Actor)

The Birth of Love 1997 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

Pour Rire! 1995 (Movie)

Nicolas (Actor)

Personne ne m'aime 1994 (Movie)

Lucien (Actor)

La Vie de Boheme 1993 (Movie)

Blancheron (Actor)

Missa on Musette? 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paris at Dawn 1991 (Movie)

Clement (Actor)

I Hired a Contract Killer 1990 (Movie)

Henri Boulanger (Actor)

Treasure Island 1990 (Movie)

Midas/Narrator (Actor)

36 Fillette 1989 (Movie)

Boris Golovine (Actor)

Bunker Palace Hotel 1989 (Movie)

Solal (Actor)

Femme de papier 1988 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Jane B. par Agnes V. 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

La Couleur du vent 1988 (Movie)

Decourt (Actor)

Les Keufs 1987 (Movie)

Bouvreuil--Commissiaire de Police (Actor)

Les Ministeres de l'art 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Boran -- Zeit Zum Zielen 1986 (Movie)

Maconnet's Deputy (Actor)

Corps et biens 1986 (Movie)

Marcel (Actor)

Détective 1985 (Movie)

Nephew (Actor)

Vivement Truffaut! 1984 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Csak Egy Mozi 1983 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

L' Herbe rouge 1983 (Movie)


Paris Seen By... 20 Years Later 1983 (Movie)

("Rue Fontaine") (Actor)

La Cassure 1982 (Movie)


Rebelote 1982 (Movie)


Aiutami a sognare 1981 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Parano 1980 (Movie)


Love on the Run 1978 (Movie)

Antoine Doinel (Actor)

On a pas fini d'en parler 1978 (Movie)


Les Lolos de Lola 1974 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

Out 1: Spectre 1974 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

Umarmungen und andere Sachen 1974 (Movie)


Day For Night 1973 (Movie)

Alphonse (Actor)

Last Tango in Paris 1972 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Bed and Board 1970 (Movie)

Antoine Doinel (Actor)

Two English Girls 1970 (Movie)

Claude Roc (Actor)

Der Leone Have Sept Cabecas 1969 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Stolen Kisses 1969 (Movie)

Antoine Doinel (Actor)

Une Aventure de Billy le Kid 1969 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Pigsty 1968 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

The Chinese Girl 1968 (Movie)

Guillaume (Actor)

The Inheritors 1968 (Movie)

The Frenchman (Actor)

Weekend 1968 (Movie)

Saint-Just--Man in Phone Booth (Actor)

Made in U.S.A. 1967 (Movie)

Donald Siegel (Actor)

Le Depart 1966 (Movie)

Marc (Actor)

Masculin-Feminin 1966 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Alphaville 1965 (Movie)

Man With Breakfast Trolley (Actor)

Pierrot le Fou 1965 (Movie)

Young Man in Cinema (Actor)

Mata Hari, Agent H-21 1963 (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

Love at Twenty 1962 (Movie)

Antoine Doinel (Actor)

The Testament of Orpheus 1961 (Movie)

The Schoolboy (Actor)

The 400 Blows 1959 (Movie)

Antoine Doinel (Actor)

L' Affaire Marcorelle 1949 (Movie)

Judge Francois Marcorelle (Actor)
Production Management (6)

Made in U.S.A. 1967 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

A Married Woman 1965 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Alphaville 1965 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Pierrot le Fou 1965 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Mata Hari, Agent H-21 1963 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Soft Skin 1963 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)


In his first major film role as Antoine Doinel, Jean-Pierre Leaud exhibited a mature command as an unloved youth who turns petty thief in Francois Truffaut's memorable classic "The Four Hundred Blows" (1959). The film's final frozen image of Leaud's round face staring at the camera with a mixture of humor and confusion has become a familiar screen image. Truffaut went on to direct the actor in six additional films, four of which detailed the further adventures of Doinel. Leaud matured into a lanky, sharp-featured but furtive man. Over the course of the series, he proved to be a modest talent with his initial performance the best. As Leaud matured along with the character of Doinel, he demonstrated his limitations, playing against the sentimentality of "Stolen Kisses" (1968) and lending an almost cold presence to "Bed and Board" (1970, easily the weakest of the entries in the series). The final installment, "Love on the Run" (1979), was a modest effort.


Pierre Leaud

born in 1905 in Rennes, France

Jacqueline Pierreux

born in 1922 in Rouen, France


attended a school near Senlis, France



Cast as himself in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers"


Cast as a porn director attempting to reconcile with his son in "Le Pornographe/The Pornographer"; screened at Cannes


Acted in the biopic "Elizabeth", about Queen Elizabeth I


Played a washed-up filmmaker in "Irma Vep"


Portrayed the neurotic father in Olivier Assayas' "Paris at Dawn/Paris s'eveille"


Played a filmmaker in Godard's "The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company"


Narrated and appeared in Raul Ruiz's "L'Ile tresor/Treasure Island"; because of financial difficulties film was not screened until 1991


Final screen collaboration with Truffaut, "Love on the Run/L'Amour en fuite"; also last time playing Antoine Doinel


Had feature role as an egotistical actor in Truffaut's Oscar-winning paean to filmmaking "Day for Night"


Co-starred in Jean Eustache's "La Maman et la putain/The Mother and the Whore"


First collaboration with Truffaut not portraying Doinel, "Two English Girls"


Appeared in the French TV serial "L'education sentimentale"


Again played signature role of Antoine Doinel in "Bed and Board/Domicile conjugal"


Reteamed with Truffaut as Doinel in "Stolen Kisses/Baisers voles"


Starred in Godard's "Masculin-Feminin"


Was assistant director to Jean-Luc Goddard on "La Femme mariee/A Married Woman", Truffaut on "La Peau Douce/The Soft Skin" and Jean-Louis Richard on "Mata Hari, Agent H-21"


Reprised Doinel in the Truffaut-directed segment "Paris--Antoine et Colette" of the omnibus film "Love at Twenty/L'Amour a vingt ans"


First major role as Francois Truffaut's film alter ego in "Les quartre cents coups/The 400 Blows"; first time playing character of Antoine Doinel


Worked as a 'technical collaborator' on Georges Lampin's "La tour, prend garde!"; also had bit role