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Jacques Doniol-Valcroze was a French actor, critic, screenwriter, and director. In 1951, Doniol-Valcroze was a co-founder of the renowned film magazine Cahiers du cinéma, along with André Bazin and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. The magazine was initially edited by Doniol-Valcroze between 1951-1957. As critic, he championed numerous filmmakers including Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, and Nicholas Ray. As a director, his work includes the film "L'Eau à la bouche" and acting in a few New Wave films, including Chantal Akerman's classic "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles". He died on October 6, 1989, age 69, in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.