Actress, director and singer Jeanne Moreau turns 87 years old today. Her career began in the 1940s and she is still very active today.
Her unforgettable performance in JULES & JIM cemented her art-house immortality but it is her many other roles as well which have made her one of the best known, most loved and respected performers in the world. She has reached the deserved stage now of representing a whole era of cinema and cinema love.
As others of her generation pass, there are fewer and fewer eligible recipients of our collective gratitude to all of them. And so to Jean Moreau we offer our sincere and overflowing thanks and love not only for her own astounding work and humanity, but to the attitude and devotion to honesty and beauty that she so effectively helped to catalyze as the Queen of her generation.