Antoine Doinel

Antoine Doinel (French: [ɑ̃twan dwanɛl]) is a fictional character created by French film director François Truffaut. Doinel is to a great extent an alter ego for Truffaut, as they share many of the same childhood experiences, look somewhat alike and are even mistaken for one another on the street.[1] Although Truffaut did not initially plan for Doinel to be a recurring character, he eventually returned to the character in one short-subject and three full-length films after introducing him in his debut feature, The 400 Blows (1959). In all, Truffaut followed the fictional life of Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) for over 20 years, depicting his romance with Christine (Claude Jade) in Stolen Kisses, then Antoine and Christine's marriage in Bed and Board and their subsequent divorce in Love on the Run.

Antoine Doinel
Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel in the final scene of The 400 Blows
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Created byFrançois Truffaut
Portrayed byJean-Pierre Léaud
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