Francois Truffaut Bio Details

Full name

Francois Roland Truffaut





Date of birth

6 Feb 1932

Date of death:

21 Oct 1984


Critic (Finished 1984)

Director (Finished 1984)

Producer (Finished 1984)

Journalist (Finished 1984)

Jail Bird

Truffaut was drafted into the Army, but was jailed and discharged dishonourably as a conscientious objector.  However, this wasn't his first experience of prison.  As a teenager Truffaut was sent to a reformatory for stealing metal doorknobs and selling them.

The Cameo Man

As well as writing and directing his own films, Truffaut can be seen acting in both is and other people's films.  He appeared in Stephen Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" as a French scientist.

Relationship History

Fanny Ardant


1 child together

relationship began circa 1977
until 21 Oct 1984

Catherine Deneuve


Madeleine Morgenstern


2 children together

Francois Truffaut Children

Laura Truffaut-Wong


Laura Truffaut-Wong

with Madeleine Morgenstern

Eva Truffaut


Eva Truffaut

with Madeleine Morgenstern

Josephine Truffaut


Josephine Truffaut

with Fanny Ardant

Francois Truffaut Family

Francois Truffaut's parents:

Francois Truffaut's father was Roland Levy Francois Truffaut's mother was Janine Truffaut Francois Truffaut's step-father is Roland Truffaut

Francois Truffaut's children:

Francois Truffaut's daughter is Laura Truffaut-Wong Francois Truffaut's daughter is Eva Truffaut Francois Truffaut's daughter is Josephine Truffaut

Francois Truffaut's current partners:

Francois Truffaut's wife was Madeleine Morgenstern

Francois Truffaut's former partners:

Francois Truffaut had a relationship with Fanny Ardant Francois Truffaut had a relationship with Catherine Deneuve