As diverse as he is prolific, by the time he was 36 François Ozon had made the frothy Sitcom; the suburban noir-cum-folktale closet allegory Criminal Lovers; Fassbinder's Water Drops on Burning Rocks; fthe extraordinary Under the Sand, with Charlotte Rampling as a woman whose husband vanishes; 8 Women, a mystery-musical with France's all-star all-female cast of all-time (Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Ludivine Sagnier); and Swimming Pool, again with Sagnier and Rampling as an uptight thriller writer whose life changes while hosting her publisher's seductive, freewheeling teenage daughter. In the past ten years he's made eight other films: 5 x 2, Time to Leave, the costume drama Angel, the flying baby fable Ricky, something called Hideaway; a semisweet 70s sexism comedy Potiche with Catherine Deneuve as an ignored matron who triumphs when she must take over her husband's umbrella factory but ends up alone; and last year's In the House, with Kristen Scott Thomas, Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Denis Menochet, which has just been nominated for three European Film Awards. This year, his Jeune et Jolie, with Marine Vacth and Charlotte Rampling, was in competition for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Now he's prepping an adaptation of Ruth Rendell's novel The New Girlfriend, starring Romain Duris, Anais Demoustier, and Raphael Personnaz. Today he's 46.