Quotations and aphorisms by Jean-Pierre Leaud:
I always felt that with an Antoine Doinel film, Truffaut was taking a vacation, that Francois could relax when making a Doinel film. All of the language came to him very easily. ‘The 400 Blows,’ I felt, was a collage of all his childhood experiences. Every time he felt an Antoine Doinel film was necessary, he’d make one.
The strongest moments in my life are when I’m filming. It’s an adventure. As an actor I try to seduce someone, try to share something. The rest of my time is spent exploring experiences with women.