Jacques Tati

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Tati in 1969
Tati in 1955

Jacques Tati (French: [tati]; born Jacques Tatischeff, pronounced [tatiʃɛf]; 9 October 1907 – 5 November 1982)[1] was a French mime, filmmaker and actor. During his career, he only directed nine movies. His career lasted from 1931 until his death. Some of his movies are thought to be the best French comedy movies of all time,[2] with Tati being one of the best French directors.[3]

His directed works were Gai dimanche (1935), School for Postmen (1947), Jour de fête (1949), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953), Mon Oncle (1958), Playtime (1967), Trafic (1971), Parade (1974) and Forza Bastia (1978).

His 1958 movie, Mon Oncle, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Tati was born in Le Pecq, France. He was married to Micheline Winter from 1944 until his death in 1982. They had three children. Tati died on 5 November 1982 in Paris from a pulmonary embolism, almost one month after his 75th birthday.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jacques Tati • Great Director profile • Senses of Cinema". sensesofcinema.com. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. "Votes for Playtime (1967)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  3. Jacques Tati, His Life and Art, David Bellos, Random House

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