Favorite French movie directors in France 2015

This ranking represents the twenty favorite French movie directors in France in 2015. Luc Besson ranked first with 42.5 percent of respondents citing him as favorite French movie director. He was followed by Gérard Oury and François Truffaut.

Among these 20 most popular French movie directors, which ones are your favorites?*

Share of respondents
Luc Besson42.5%
Gérard Oury19.6%
François Truffaut18.9%
Claude Chabrol18%
Guillaume Canet16.9%
Bertrand Tavernier16.4%
Jacques Audiard16.1%
Jean-Jacques Annaud15.2%
Patrice Leconte14.4%
Dany Boon12.5%
Claude Zidi11.6%
Bertrand Blier10.4%
Francis Veber9.9%
Cédric Klapisch9.3%
Georges Lautner9.1%
Alain Resnais8.4%
Claude Sautet7.9%
Jean-Pierre Jeunet7.7%
Henri-Georges Clouzot6.6%
Jean Becker4%
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Release date

March 2015



Survey time period

March 10 to 11, 2015

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* These 20 film directors are the ones which were the most often cited as "favorite French film directors" in an open question of a previous survey, conducted by BVA in February 2015.

Respondents could give up to three answers.

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