René Clair, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


René Clair

French filmmaker and writer

Date of Birth: 11-Nov-1898

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

Date of Death: 15-Mar-1981

Profession: screenwriter, writer, journalist, film director, film producer, film editor, film actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About René Clair

  • René Clair (11 November 1898 – 15 March 1981) born René-Lucien Chomette, was a French filmmaker and writer.
  • He first established his reputation in the 1920s as a director of silent films in which comedy was often mingled with fantasy.
  • He went on to make some of the most innovative early sound films in France, before going abroad to work in the UK and USA for more than a decade.
  • Returning to France after World War II, he continued to make films that were characterised by their elegance and wit, often presenting a nostalgic view of French life in earlier years.
  • He was elected to the Académie française in 1960.
  • Clair's best known films include The Italian Straw Hat (1928), Under the Roofs of Paris (1930), Le Million (1931), À nous la liberté (1931), I Married a Witch (1942), and And Then There Were None (1945).

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