François Truffaut Google Doodle Celebrates Film Makers Life

    February 6, 2012

Ireland gets a fancy slide show Google Doodle celebrating famed film maker Francois Truffaut.

For those unaware, Francois Truffaut was one of the founders of the French New Wave movement. He made classic films such as Les Quatre Cents Coups and Jules et Jim. He passed away in 1984 at the age of 52 due to a brain tumor.

He won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1973 with La Nuit Americaine (Day for Night). He was a big fan of Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. He was even invited to star in a lead role in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The Google Doodle on the front page, as mentioned before, is a slideshow with three different doodles depicting different parts of Truffaut’s career.

Check out the slide show at the Irish version of Google or see the individual images below.