37. Francois Truffaut
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Truffaut’s rise to fame as a film critic was forcefully overshadowed by his talent as a film director. One of the foremost voices of the nouvelle vague, Truffaut created films both experimental and immensely watchable. He worked outside of cinematic conventions almost for fun, to see what happened. The results are some of the most touching, happy-go-lucky films of all time.
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