Jean Gruault



Leading writer associated with the French New Wave; began his career in agit-prop theater.

Life Events


Feature screenwriting debut, "Paris Nous Appartient/Paris Belongs to Us"


First collaboration with Francois Truffaut, "Jules and Jim"


First collaboration with Roberto Rossellini, also debut as an actor, "Vanina Vanini"


First collaboration with Alain Resnais, "Mon oncle d'Amerique/My American Uncle"


Appeared as himself in the documentary, "Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits"


Movie Clip

Mon Oncle D`Amerique (1980) -- (Movie Clip) A Being's Only Reason From the start, narration we’ll learn is primarily from the behavioral scientist Henri Laborit, director Alain Resnais offering a montage of pictures, voices and film, ending with some biography on one of his principals, Jean, played by Roger Pierre, in Mon Oncle D’Amerique, 1980.
Mon Oncle D`Amerique (1980) -- (Movie Clip) Reasons, Excuses, Alibis Sort-of the first action scenes featuring the main characters, Gerard Depardieu as Rene, though he begins by narrating, then Roger Pierre, un-seen, as Jean, then more from scientist Henri Laborit, and finally Nicole Garcia as Janine, in director Alain Resnais’ celebrated Mon Oncle D’Amerique, 1980.
Mon Oncle D`Amerique (1980) -- (Movie Clip) These Three Brains Director Alain Resnais adjusts his mode, with his three principals now narrating their own back-stories, Roger Pierre as Jean, Nicole Garcia as Janine, Gerard Depardieu as Rene, and more non-narrative observations by scientist Henry Laborit, early in Mon Oncle D’Amerique, 1980.
Story Of Adele H., The -- (Movie Clip) Friend From Guernsey Mrs. Saunders (Sylvia Marriott) receives Lieutenant Pinson (Bruce Robinson), reluctantly acknowledging the presence of the title character (Isabelle Adjani), their first meeting, in Francois Truffaut's The Story Of Adele H., 1975.
Story Of Adele H., The -- (Movie Clip) Open, Floating City Opening with nice art and forthright historical context, from Francois Truffaut's story of Victor Hugo's daughter, The Story Of Adele H., 1975, starring Isabelle Adjani.
Two English Girls (1971) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Write A Book This opening narration is by leading man Jean-Pierre Leaud as "Claude," director Francois will take over later, after a Hitchcock-ey vignette in turn-of-the-century France and the introduction of Anne (Kika Markham), in Two English Girls, 1971.
Two English Girls (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Look At Her Yet Early on his first visit to Wales (the title notwithstanding) director Francois Truffaut narrates as French Claude (Jean-Pierre Leaud) is introduced by Anne (Kika Markham) to shy sister Muriel (Stacey Tendeter), their mother (Sylvia Marriott) much at ease, early in Two English Girls, 1971.
Two English Girls (1971) -- (Movie Clip) The Three Became Inseperable Idyllic like the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche`, the art dealer, writer and friend of director Francois Truffaut (also narrating), scenes with Claude (Jean-Pierre Leaud) growing closer to sisters Anne and Muriel (Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter), from Two English Girls, 1971.
Two English Girls (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Stone By Stone Having fallen in love over the summer, Claude (Jean-Pierre Leaud) receives his mother (Marie Mansart), in Wales to negotiate his marriage to Muriel (Stacey Tendeter), family friend Flint (Mark Peterson) mediating, director Francois Truffaut a little abstract, in Two English Girls, 1971.
Green Room, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) Millions Of Deaths After a credit sequence comprised of stylized, grim World War I footage, director Francois Truffaut as journalist and veteran Davenne, supporting a friend (Bernard Humbert) at his wife's funeral, Jean-Pierre Ducos the priest, opening The Green Room, a.k.a. The Vanishing Fiancee', 1978.
Green Room, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) Must You Show The Child? Shortly after the funeral of a friend's wife, small-town French journalist, World War I veteran and widower Davenne (director Francois Truffaut) with his landlady (Jeanne Lobre) and her son (Patrick Maleon), early in The Green Room, a.k.a. The Vanishing Fiancee', 1978.
Green Room, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) We Love The Dead Following a sharp argument over living in the past, Cecilia (Nathalie Baye), newly reacquainted with widower Davenne (director Francois Truffaut), explains why she shares his point of view, in The Green Room a.k.a. The Vanishing Fiancee', 1978, adapted from a Henry James story.