American actress Leslie Caron is best known for her appearances in the musical films ‘An American in Paris’ (1951), ‘Daddy Long Legs’ (1955) and ‘Gigi’ (1958). Her highest rated performances are in the movies ‘Lili’ (1953) and ‘That’s Entertainment! III’ (1994). She received positive reviews for ‘The L- Shaped Room’ (1963), ‘The Man Who Loved Women’ (1977), ‘La Diagonale du Fou’ (1984) and ‘Chris & Don’ (2007). Her movies ‘Valentino’ (1977) and ‘Le Divorce’ (2003) received mixed reviews. Caron received positive reviews for her portrayal of Countess Mavrodaki in the British comedy drama series ‘The Durrells in Corfu (2016). She also appeared in several popular series such as ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ (2006), ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (2001), ‘The Love Boat’ (1986) and ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ (1982).
Considered as one of the best musicals by the American Film Institute, An American in Paris is an Oscar-winning film, which tells the story of Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American artist living in Paris, who meets an influential heiress who is attracted to him. However, he is attracted to another young French girl, and now he must make a choice.
This technicolour anthology film presents three stories narrated by three passengers on board a cruiser. The relationship between a ballet choreographer and a ballerina with a heart condition is featured in the first. In the second, a boy miraculously converts into a young man and charms his governess. In the third, a failed trapeze artist along with a suicidal woman perform a daring circus act.
Gigi is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a rich playboy who begins a friendship with a young woman who is being trained to become a courtesan.
Vianne Rocher, along with her six year old daughter Anouk arrives in a small conservative French village headed by Mayor Reynaud and much to his resentment opens a chocolate shop. Her affable nature and delicious chocolates soon win over a number of town’s people; however, the Mayor remains skeptical. Things take a turn when a group of gypsy travellers come to the town.
Madeline Minot arrives in New York, to ask for monetary aid from Charles Thevenet, on behalf of his grandson Paul, fighting in the French revolution. But she finds her and Charles’ lives in danger at the hands of the scheming housekeeper Lorna Bounty, the butler, and the cook, and her only friend is the heavy-drinking poet Dupin.
Also referred to as La Diagonale du fou, the movie is a riveting tale of two men playing at the finals of a Chess Championship, but much more than the game is at stake. Soviet Chess champion, Avika Liebskind, is under pressure from the USSR to beat Pavius Fromm, who has defected to the West.
Surreal Estate is a mystery drama film which tells the story of Eric Sange, an English novelist, who is thinking of buying a house in France as an investment. He soon comes across a mansion which is inhabited by three strange women, and he finds himself drawn to an irresistible mystery.
Austerlitz is a 1960 historical war drama film, which tells the story of Napoleon’s coronation as emperor, and his victory in the Battle of Austerlitz, against Austrian and Russian forces.
Damage is a romantic psychological thriller film which tells the story of British politician Stephen who is in a dull but stable marriage. When he meets the fiancee of his son, he becomes quite attracted to her, and begins an intense affair. As the situation worsens, Stephen finds himself struggling to avoid destroying himself and his family.
Oil baron Paul Chadwick, who is also a notorious womanizer, wins a legal case by charming the female judge. The opposing lawyer Michel is infuriated at this, and asks him for a favor in exchange for not exposing him. He is asked to seduce her estranged daughter, in order to break her engagement to a suitor, whom she doesn’t approve of.
Despite their disagreements as a married couple, Tom and Claire try their best to help President Rivera cross the border during a state of emergency.
A single doctor who is about to be awarded the knighthood, for his claim of curing tuberculosis, finds himself falling for a beautiful and charming woman, who wants him to save her artist husband. When the doctor finds that her husband has an immoral character, he is unsure whether he should save him or not.
Chanel Solitaire is a biographical romantic drama film which tells the story of French fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel. The film shows us how she was brought up in an orphanage, and later started training as a milliner. It also focuses on her relationships with two men Etienne and Boy Capel, who play an important role in helping her become a business woman.
After losing her husband, a recently widowed mother moves into a Greenwich Village apartment along with her infant son. Believing that the baby needs a father figure, she decides to marry her boss; but knowing that he does not like children hides her son with her upstairs neighbor, a bohemian who makes nudie films for his livelihood.
A 28-year old novelist who lives with his mother, soon finds himself falling for a beautiful but unstable woman named Mardou Fox. His friend, however, warns him that his affection for Mardou, is the reason for his writer’s block.
In order to prepare his daughter for the Olympics, a Neo Nazi doctor tries to make her a superwoman, and therefore he specially feeds, exercises and conditions her since her childhood.
An aging private detective gets hired to find and protect a beautiful French woman, who is a missing government witness. She is being sought after by some gangsters, and the detective finds that even the cops are not trustworthy.
Leslie Caron Awards
|The L-Shaped Room||Best Actress - Drama||1964|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||2007|
|The L-Shaped Room||Best British Actress||1963|
|Lili||Best Foreign Actress||1954|