René Clément1913 — 1996 Age: 82 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia René Clément (March 18, 1913, Bordeaux – March 17, 1996, Monte Carlo, Monaco) was a French film director and screenwriter. Clément studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he developed an interest in filmmaking. In 1936, he directed his first film, a 20 minute short written and featuring Jacques Tati. Clément spent the latter part of the 1930s making documentaries in parts of the Middle East and Africa. In 1937, he and archaeologist Jules Barthou were in Yemen making preparations to film a documentary, the first ever of that country and one that includes the only known film image of Imam Yahya. Almost ten years passed before Clément directed a feature but his French Resistance film, La Bataille du rail (1945), gained much critical and commercial success. From there René Clément became one of his country's most successful and respected directors, garnering numerous awards including two films that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the first in 1950 for The Walls of Malapaga (Au-delà des grilles) and the second time two years later for Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits). Clément had international success with several films but his star-studded 1966 epic Is Paris Burning?, written by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Paul Graetz was a costly box office failure. Clément continued to make a few films until his retirement in 1975, including an international success with Rider On The Rain that starred Charles Bronson and Marlène Jobert. In 1984 the French motion picture industry honored his lifetime contribution to film with a special César Award. René Clément died in 1996 and was buried in the local cemetery in Menton on the French Riviera where he had spent his years in retirement. Description above from the Wikipedia article René Clément, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
March 18, 1913, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
March 17, 1996
1936 Watch Your LeftDirector 1946 The Battle of the RailsDirector and Screenplay 1946 Mr. OrchidDirector 1947 The DamnedWriter and Director 1949 The Walls of MalapagaDirector 1952 Forbidden GamesDirector and Screenplay 1956 GervaiseDirector 1957 This Angry AgeDirector and Screenplay 1960 Purple NoonScreenplay, Director, and Le serveur maladroit (uncredited) 1963 The Day and the HourDirector 1964 Joy HouseWriter and Director 1966 Is Paris Burning?Director 1970 Rider on the RainDirector 1971 The Deadly TrapAdaptation and Director 1972 And Hope to DieDirectorLimited to the 15 most popular items