René Clair

René Clair
1898 - 1981

René Clair  French Director


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French Director René Clair was born René-Lucien Chomette on 11th November, 1898 in Paris, France and passed away on 15th Mar 1981 Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France aged 82. He is most remembered for À nous la liberté (1931). His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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First Name Rene
Last Name Clair
Full Name at Birth René-Lucien Chomette
Age 82 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th November, 1898
Birthplace Paris, France
Died 15th March, 1981
Place of Death Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality French
Occupation Text Director, producer, writer, actor
Occupation Director
Claim to Fame À nous la liberté (1931)
Year(s) Active 1924–1976

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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