Paul Michel Audiard (May 15, 1920 - July 28, 1985), better known as simply Michel Audiard, was a French screenwriter, dialoguist, director and novelist.
He was most famous for his witty, irreverent and very quotable dialogues in French films of The '60s and beyond. Said dialogues borrowed heavily to Parisian slangs of the 20th century. As a director, the most notable feature of his films was their Long Title.
Audiard passed away from cancer at age 65. He had two sons, François and Jacques. François died at age 26 in 1975, and Jacques followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a screenwriter and director.
Works on TV Tropes:
- The Three Musketeers (1953)
- The Trip Across Paris (1956)
- A Monkey in Winter (1962)
- Any Number Can Win (1963)
- Trilogie des Malfaisants:
- Cop or Hood (1979)
- Le Professionnel (1981)
Tropes and Trivia in his works:
- Production Posse: Wrote numerous dialogues and some scripts for director Georges Lautner, often for films starring either Lino Ventura or Jean-Paul Belmondo (and 1964's Greed in the Sun starred both of them).