(1932 - 1995) French writer/director.

Malle made slow and brainy films, the type of movie that's popular with art house crowds and despised by the unwashed masses. A lot of my friends particularly hate My Dinner with André, which is simply an extended conversation between Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory. Vanya on 42nd Street is a minimalist (no costumes, no set) version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. I thought it kicked ass. Au revoir les enfants was a mini-biography about growing up during WWII.

Malle introduced Brooke Shields (as a 12 year old hooker in Pretty Baby) and Susan Sarandon (in Atlantic City).

Notable Films:
Vanya on 42nd Street, 1994
Au revoir les enfants, 1987
My dinner with andré, 1981
Atlantic City, 1980
Pretty Baby, 1978
Murmur of the Heart, 1971
Le Voleur, 1967
Zazie dans le métro, 1960

Source: IMDB

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