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Michel Gondry
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Sex:M
Age:46
Birth Date:May 8, 1964
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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MICHEL GONDRY
Michel Gondry

Biography:Michel Gondry (born May 8, 1964) is a film, commercial, and music video director noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène.

Gondry was born in Versailles, France. His career as a filmmaker began with creating music videos for the French rock band Oui Oui, where he also served as a drummer. The style of his videos caught the attention of music artist Björk, who asked him to direct the video for her song "Human Behavior". The collaboration proved long-lasting, with Gondry directing a total of six music videos for Björk. Other artists who have collaborated with Gondry on more than one occasion include The White Stripes, The Chemical Brothers, and Kylie Minogue. Gondry has also created numerous television commercials; one of his most famous ones, for Levi's jeans, won the Lion D'or at the Cannes Film Festival. He pioneered the "bullet time" techniques used in The Matrix, notably in his "Like A Rolling Stone" video for the Rolling Stones and a 1998 commercial for Smirnoff vodka, as well as directing a trio of inventive holiday-themed commercials for The Gap.

Gondry is often cited, along with directors Spike Jonze and David Fincher, as representative of the influx of music video directors into feature film. Gondry made his feature film debut in 2001 with Human Nature, garnering mixed reviews. His second film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (also his second collaboration with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman), was released in 2004 and received numerous rave reviews. Eternal Sunshine utilizes many of the image manipulation techniques that Gondry had experimented with in his music videos. Gondry won an Academy Award alongside Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth for the story of Eternal Sunshine.

His brother Olivier 'Twist' Gondry is also a television commercial and music video director creating videos for bands such as The Stills, Hot Hot Heat, The White Stripes and The Vines.

Gondry was an Artist in Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Human Nature (2002)

Chinese Horoscope for Michel Gondry
Includes characteristics and Vices
Michel Gondry's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 13, 1964 - February 01, 1965
Birthday: May 8, 1964

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Strength
Success
Good Health
Enthusiasm
Pluck
Sentimentality
Vices:
Rigidity
Mistrust
Dissatisfaction
Infatuation
Braggadocio
Volubility


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Michel Gondry's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: May 8, 1964

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Michel Gondry's Growth Tarot Card The Tower

Birthday: May 8, 2010

Rigid or imprisioning structures need to be torn down and replaced with the new.

 

 

 

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