Jean-Pierre Léaud Auditions

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Apr 8, 2014

Jean-Pierre Léaud defines the word precocious in this charming 16 mm footage of the confident teenager’s audition for François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows. As we know, the rest is history. You can see more from Léaud’s audition (including some improvised dialogue with his young costar Patrick Auffay) on our release of the film, which is available today in a new dual-format edition.