Jean Seberg as "Patricia" in Jean-Luc Godard's "À bout de souffle" ("Breathless").
On June 8, Turner Classic Movies ran Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking French film Breathless ("À bout de souffle") as part of its "Essentials" series hosted by Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore.
Osborne has been a huge supporter of the film for years, while Barrymore is Hollywood royalty whose relatives include stage and screen actors Lionel, Ethel and grandfather John Barrymore.
Drew Barrymore is known to many as either the girl in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial or the star of numerous comedies (The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Charlie's Angels). But those who doubt her acting chops need only check out her Golden Globe®-winning performance as 'Little Edie' in Grey Gardens.
After the presentation of Breathless, Barrymore had this to say about Jean Seberg:
"She's breathtaking. She's so painfully beautiful, 'cause he ["Michel" played by Jean-Paul Belmondo] says in the beginning [of the film], 'Yeah, you know she's cute and she's funny, and she has personality...' Because his friend asks, 'Is she hot? Is she a beauty?' And by the end of the film you're like 'Is there a prettier woman out there?' I'm not sure because she's pretty perfect!"
Watch for updates on the Fall premiere of the new documentary feature film Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg by Emmy® nominated documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle (Fourth Wall Films) and Garry McGee (McMarr Ltd).