Gondry, Michel 1963(?)–

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GONDRY, Michel 1963(?)–


Born May 8, 1963 (some sources say January 1, 1964), in Versailles, France.

Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Gordon and French, 12-13 Poland St., London W1S 8QB England; Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Contact—Partizan Ltd., 7 Westbourne Grove Mews, London W11 2UR, England.

Career: Director, writer, and actor. Oui-Oui (pop-rock band), drummer and music video director, through 1992; music video director, 1990–; directed numerous television commercials, 1995–, including Earthlink, Air France, Diet Coke, Gap, Smirnoff, Nike, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Polaroid, Citibank, and Levi's.

Awards, Honors: Lion D'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 1995, for Levi's commercial "Drugstore"; three Silver Awards and British Advertisement of the Year, D&AD, 1995; Silver Award, D&AD, 1996; Grand Prix Clio Awards, 1996; European MTV Best Director of 1996; International Jury Award, best black & white film, Cork International Film Festival, FICC Prize, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, 1999, both for La Lettre; Gotham Award nomination, best film, Youth Jury Award, Flanders International Film Festival, Screen International Award nomination, European Film Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association Award, best director, Premiere Audience Award and Grand Special Prize nomination, Deauville Film Festival, 2004, Academy Award (with Charlie Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth), best writing-screenplay written directly for the screen, Saturn Award nomination, best director, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, David Lean Award for Direction nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Bodil Award nomination, best American film, Bram Stoker Award (with Kaufman, Bismuth and James Gunn), screenplay, Cesar Award nomination, best foreign film, Czech Lion Award nomination, best foreign language film, Empire Award nomination, best director, Directors Guild of Great Britain Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in international film, Online Film Critics Association Awards, best screenplay—original (with Kaufman and Bismuth), and best director, Robert Award nomination, best American film, Robert Festival, Writers Guild of America Award (Screen) (with Kaufman and Bismuth), best screenplay written directly for the screen, 2005, all for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


Film Director:

Vingt p'tites tours, 1989.

La Lettre (also known as The Letter; short), 1998.

One Day … (short), 2001.

Human Nature, Fine Line Features, 2001.

Pecan Pie (short), Palm Pictures, 2003.

I've Been Twelve Forever (documentary), Palm Pictures, 2003.

The Work of Director Michel Gondry (documentary short), Palm Pictures, 2003.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Focus Features, 2004.

Himself, A Conversation with Kate and Michel (documentary), 2004.

Inside the Mind of Michel Gondry (documentary), 2004.

A Look Inside "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (documentary), 2004.

Block Party (documentary), Rogue Pictures, 2005.

The Science of Sleep, Gaumont/Columbia TriStar, 2005.

Master of Space and Time, DreamWorks, 2006.

Film Work:

Cinematographer, "The Hardest Button to Button," The Work of Director Michel Gondry, 2003.

Producer, Block Party (also known as Dave Chappelle's "Block Party"), 2005.

Film Appearances:

The man, One Day …, (short), 2001.

Himself, I've Been Twelve Forever (documentary), Palm Pictures, 2003.

Himself, The Works of Michel Gondry (documentary short), Palm Pictures, 2003.

Television Work; Specials:

Segment director, "Sugar Water," Sonic Cinema (documentary), Sundance, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Metropolis, 2000.

Himself, Silenci?, 2004.



(With Oui-Oui) Chacun tout le monde and Formidable.

Music Videos; Director:

"Human Behaviour," "Army of Me," "Isobel," "Hyperballad," "Joga," and "Bachelorette," Bjork: Volumen, Warner Home Video, 1999.

D.A.F.T. (also known as D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen, and Tomatoes), Virgin, 1999.

"Sugar Water," Clip Cult Vol. 1: Exploding Cinema, Rapid Eye Movements, 1999.

Massive Attack: Eleven Promos, Virgin Music Video, 2001.

The Chemical Brothers: Singles 93-03, 2003.

Also directed Beck's "Deadweight"; IAM's "Je danse la Mia"; Black Crowes' "High Head Blues"; Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be"; Cibo Matto's "Sugar Water"; Daft Punk's "Around the World"; Donald Fagen's "Snowbound"; Foo Fighters' "Snowbound"; Lenny Kravitz's "Believe"; Lucas's "Lucas with the Lid Off"; Massive Attack's "Protection"; Neneh Cherry's "Feel It"; Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter"; Rolling Stones' "Like a Rolling Stone"; Sheryl Crow's "A Change Would Do You Good"; Sinead O'Connor's "Fire on Babylon"; Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You"; Terence Trent D'Arby's "She Kissed Me"; Wyclef Jean f. Canibus and Free's "Another One Bites the Dust"; Radiohead's "Knives Out"; Oui-Oui's "La Ville"; Oui-Oui's "Les cailloux"; Oui-Oui's "Ma Maison"; L'Affaire Louis Trio; Etienne Daho's "Leys voyages immobiles"; The White Stripes' "Fell in Love with a Girl"; Chemical Brothers' "Star Guitar"; White Stripes' "The Hardest Button to Button"; White Stripes' "Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground"; Jean Francois Coen's "La tour de Pise"; Kylie Minogue's "Come Into My World"; Oui-Oui's "Bolide"; Oui-Oui's "Junior et sa Voix"; Oui-Oui's "Un Joyeux Noel"; (with others) The Vines' "Ride"; Noir Desir's "A l'Envers a l'Endroit"; Lacquer's "Behind"; Willowz's "I Wonder"; Polyphonic Spree's "Light & Day"; Stina Nordenstam's "Little Star"; Rachid Taha's "Voila, volia, qu'ca r'commence"; Steriogram's "Walkie Talkie Man"; Gary Jules' "Mad World (Version 2)."



La Lettre (also known as The Letter; short), 1998.

One Day … (short), 2001.

Pecan Pie (short), Palm Pictures, 2003.

(Story only) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Focus Features, 2004.

The Science of Sleep, Gaumont/Columbia TriStar, 2005.