Jean-Claude Carrière

French writer

Jean-Claude Carrière (French: [ka.ʁjɛʁ]; 17 September 1931 – 8 February 2021) was a French novelist, screenwriter, actor, and an Academy Award honoree.[1] He was president of La Fémis, the French state film school. Carrière was known for his works with Luis Buñuel on the screenplays of Buñuel's late French movies.

Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière à la BNF.jpg
Jean-Claude Carrière in 2008
Born(1931-09-17)17 September 1931
Died8 February 2021(2021-02-08) (aged 89)
Paris, France
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter, actor, director
Years active1957–2021

Carrière died in Paris on 8 February 2021, aged 89.[2][3]


  1. Sinha-Roy, Piya (28 August 2014). "Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy's Governors Awards". Reuters. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  2. Saperstein, Pat (8 February 2021). "Jean-Claude Carriere, 'Unbearable Lightness of Being' Screenwriter, Dies at 89". Variety. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  3. “Jean-Claude Carrière, scénariste et écrivain, est mort à l’âge de 89 ans”, Le Monde, 9 February 2021.