Jean-Luc Godard is a French and Swiss filmmaker and one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague, or " French New Wave ".
Godard was born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris. He attended school in Nyon, Switzerland, and at the Lycée Rohmer, and the Sorbonne in Paris. During his time at the Sorbonne, he became involved with he young group of filmmakers and film theorists that gave birth to he New Wave.
Many of Godard 's films challenged the conventions of Hollywood cinema, and he was ften considered the most extreme New Wave filmmaker. His films often expressed his political ideologies as well as his knowledge of film history. In addition, Godards' films often cited existential and Marxist philosophy.