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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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 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)
 1934 On demande une brute (Short)
 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 | Zak Tati

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[At the 1958 Oscars] I find people with the worst English talk more than the others.

Trivia:

Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011). See more »

Trademark:

Used an unique sound design in most of his films: almost all dialogue (except for the most essential lines) is toned down to the background. However, sounds that are crucial in comic gags are amplified. See more »

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Libra

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