Google Doodle celebrates Francois Truffaut

February 6, 2012
The late French "new wave" film-maker François Truffaut is pictured in an undated photo. Google Doodle, which highlights anniversaries on the Google search engine, Monday showcased Truffaut, who would have turned 80 on Monday.

Google Doodle, which highlights anniversaries on the Google search engine, Monday showcased Francois Truffaut, the late French "new wave" film-maker who would have turned 80 on Monday.

Truffaut, who died of cancer at age 52, notably directed the films "the 400 blows" (1959), "Jules and Jim" (1962), and "The last metro" (1980) which Google Doodle illustrators chose to remember on the search engine's homepage.

Doodles are graphics added to the to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists, according to the internet site.

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