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Léos Carax Biography

Birth Name:
Alex Christophe Dupont
Birth Place:
Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Fast Facts

  • His mother is American and his father French
  • Awarded the Alfred Bauer Award for Mauvais Sang at the 1987 Berlin International Film Festival
  • Won the Austin Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012 for Holy Motors
  • Won the Award for the Youth at the 1984 and 2012 Cannes Film festival for Boy Meets Girl and Holy Motors respectively


  • 2013César Awards-Best Writing: nominated
  • 2013César Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2013César Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 1993BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: nominated
  • 1987Berlin Film Festival-Alfred Bauer Prize: winner
  • 1985César Awards-Best Debut Film: nominated