Francois Girard dedicated his working career to film production, writing, and directing. His strength is his uniqueness and extraordinary vision. Throughout his career, he managed to enter the circle of famous, even though his salary was not so high. Today, he has an imposing fortune. Follow the article and find out more about the famous writer life and career.
Early Life and Career
Francois Girard was born on the 12th of January 1963 in St.Felicien, Quebec. At the beginning of his career, he was working as a video artist. Soon, he created a movie company that he described as “film school.” This was the place where he was working on many different projects, including architecture, dancing movies, and mini-dramas. The first movie debut that he made was in 1990 with Cargo.
This was drama in the French language, but unfortunately, the successful writer was not able to distribute his piece outside of Quebec at that time. Several years later, he was engaged as a co-writer with Don McKellar. This time the writer made his way to the global film market with Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. This film was talking about the story of iconic pianist life vision and his skills of combining facts and fiction.
The inspiration for the movie came from Gould’s rendering of the “Goldberg Variations.” The creative writer got the award of Genies-Canada for this movie (which is similar to Oscar). His next cooperation with McKellar was in 1998 on The Red Violin, but they had the support of Feore this time too. This was an eagerly awaited success for a talented writer, the biggest one in his career so far. Samuel L. Jackson brought his character of the violin expert outstandingly. Besides, the music and the entire drama are fantastic.
The Red Violin earned great success in Canada from critics and got eight Genies along with one for the Best Achievement in Direction. In later projects, famous director carried on in using films as a tool for music exploring. In 1998 he was directing one part out of six for Canadian TV series Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach.
His part “The Sound of Carceri” presented and questioned the relation between architecture and music. In 2007, the popular director was working on the movie Silk, which was based on Alessandro Baricco’s novel. Throughout his career, he was a director of numerous theater plays, operas along with Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera. Besides, he was a writer and director of two Cirque du Soleil shows, Zed and Zarkana.
Talking of the personal life of a successful writer/director, there is no much information. He is in a relationship for some time with Yoona Kwak. He is not very active on social media, too.
Francois Girard Net Worth 2023
As of March 2023, Francois Girard has an estimated net worth of approximately $20 million. Even though the beginning of his career was tough and he could not manage to earn a lot, his hard work paid off in the coming years. His fortune is coming from screenwriting and movie directing.