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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 »


(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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 2010 The Illusionist (original screenplay)
 2002 Forza Bastia (Documentary short)
 1974 Parade (TV Movie)
 1971 Trafic (original scenario)
 1967 Playtime
 1967 Evening Classes (Short)
 1958 Mon Oncle (written by)
 1953 Mr. Hulot's Holiday (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Jour de Fete (writer)
 1947 The School for Postmen (Short)
 1938 Retour à la terre (Short) (writer)
 1936 Soigne ton gauche (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Gai dimanche! (Short) (as Tati)
 1934 On demande une brute (Short) (as J. Tati)
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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


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Personal Quote:

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


During WWII, he lived in a small house in Vijon, Indre, in the Centre of France. He promised his neighbors to shoot his movie there and in St-Sévère which was the biggest town around. It was Jour de Fête. See more »


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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