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Jacques Tati (1907–1982)


The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who conducted his business in the fashionable Rue de ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 75) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1974 Parade (TV Movie)
Circus performer
 1972 Obraz uz obraz (TV Series)
Zak
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Zak (as Zak Tati)
 1971 Trafic
Monsieur Hulot (as Mr. Hulot)
 1958 Mon Oncle
Monsieur Hulot (uncredited)
 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
- Fanfare (1954)
 1949 Jour de Fete
François, le facteur
 1947 The School for Postmen (Short)
Postman
 1947 Devil in the Flesh
Un officier au bar
 1946 Sylvie et le fantôme
The Ghost of Alain de Francigny
 1938 Retour à la terre (Short)
 1936 Soigne ton gauche (Short)
Roger
 1935 Gai dimanche! (Short) (as Tati)
 1934 On demande une brute (Short)
Roustabat
 1932 Oscar, champion de tennis (Short)
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4 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mr. Hulot | J. Tati | Zak Tati | Tati

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[at the 1959 Academy Awards] I find that the people who speak the worst English want to talk more than the others.

Trivia:

Was voted the 46th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. With only 9 films to his credit as director, he directed fewer films than any other director on this list of 50. See more »

Trademark:

Often leaves hints about the theme of his next feature film. For example, the ending of Mon Oncle (1958) paves the way for the technology-minded Playtime (1967), and the balletic representation of cars in Playtime (1967) leads to Trafic (1971). By those standards, the film that would have followed Trafic (1971) would be about space travel or subways. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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