François Truffaut's explosive New Wave film Jules et Jim (1962), her biggest international success to date, is centred on her magnetic starring role, and is perhaps her most famous film. She has also appeared with a number of other notable directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni (La notte and Beyond the Clouds), Jean-Luc Godard (A Woman Is a Woman), Orson Welles (The Immortal Story), Luis Buñuel (Diary of a Chambermaid), Elia Kazan (The Last Tycoon), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Querelle), and Wim Wenders (Until the End of the World).
Moreau has enjoyed success as a vocalist. She has released several albums and once performed with Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall. In addition to acting, Moreau has also worked behind the camera, as a writer, director and producer.
She is a close friend of Sharon Stone, who presented a 1998 American Academy of Motion Pictures life tribute to Moreau. Orson Welles called her "the greatest actress in the world", and to this day she remains one of France's most accomplished actresses.
Jeanne Moreau: the directors' muse Still curious, the icon of foreign film explores the mystery between people in `The Proprietor'
Oct 20, 1996; NEW YORK -- You first glimpse her out of the corner of your eye. She's sitting at a table at Jean Lafitte, an intimate East Side...