Jacques Becker, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jacques Becker

French screenwriter and film director

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1906

Place of Birth: Paris, ĂŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 21-Feb-1960

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director, film actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Jacques Becker

  • Jacques Becker (French: [b?k??]; 15 September 1906 – 21 February 1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. Becker first worked in the 1930s as an assistant to director Jean Renoir during what is considered the latter's peak period, including such works as Partie de campagne (1936) and La Grande Illusion (1937).
  • In the early part of World War II, Becker was held in a German prisoner-of-war camp for a year.
  • During the Nazi occupation of France, he became a film director in his own right and he also joined the ComitĂ© de libĂ©ration du cinĂ©ma français.
  • He would go on to direct the period romance Casque d'or (1952), the influential gangster film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954), and the prison escape drama Le Trou (1959).
  • While he remains lesser-known internationally than peers such as Marcel CarnĂ© and Renoir, Becker is nonetheless regarded as a major French filmmaker, with Casque d'or held in high esteem among film critics.

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