Malle, Louis

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Malle, Louis Gender: M
Louis Marie Malle
born on 30 October 1932 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Thumeries, France, 50n29, 3e03
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°24' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 12°24 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°55'

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French film director who gained attention from the late '50s for his second film, "The Lovers." In the '60s "Murmur of the Heart" became a classic and earned an Oscar nomination for best screenplay. He was twice nominated for Oscars as a screenwriter and once as a director, but never won. The '70s brought about his film "Lacombe, Lucien," which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. His first U.S. productions included "Pretty Baby," "Atlantic City" and "My Dinner With Andre.

The son of a wealthy French-Jew industrialist, Louis was educated by Jesuits and then by Catholic monks in Fontainebleau. When the Nazis began picking up Jewish kids, the family moved to the south of France where they lived with great discretion. The experience of the war years made a great impression on the boy. He attended the University of Paris where cinema piqued his interest. Becoming an assistant to Jacques Cousteau, he sailed for months, working on the feature-length documentary, "The Silent World," which won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Festival in 1956.

Well mannered, civilized, soft spoken and gifted, a unpretentious man small in stature, he married and after two children, divorced Anne-Marie Deschodt. Looking for more depth of meaning in his life, he took a two-year sabbatical in India. Out of his exploration came a nine hour documentary entitled "Phantom India," which was acclaimed around the world, but banned in India.

In 1980, he married American actress Candice Bergen; they had one child, Chloe. He met 14-year-younger Bergen on 7/04/1979. Both of them were very independent people, and often they would be working on different continents.

Malle had extensive heart surgery in early 1993. He was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes in mid-1995.

Died on 11/23/1995, Beverly Hills, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • lover relationship with Sarandon, Susan (born 4 October 1946). Notes: during two years
  • parent->child relationship with Malle, Chloe (born 8 November 1985)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 (Produced film "Pretty Baby")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1980 (Candice Bergen)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Release of film "Crackers")
  • Health : Medical procedure October 1992 (Surgery to replace a heart valve)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (Last film released "Vanya on 42nd Street")
  • Death by Disease 23 November 1995 at 12:00 noon in Beverly Hills, CA (Cancer, age 63)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher (Same data from Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No.24, 11/1995 but he gives GMT where Steinbrecher gives MET).

Same data in Didier Geslain archive, 'Cinema Realisateurs' pdf file, p. 140 (document has no time but is marked "telephone: 01 Heure").


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lymph nodes)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fifth of five)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Candice Bergen)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession