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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 8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Playtime Writer
Mon Oncle
Mon Oncle Writer
Jour de Fete
Jour de Fete Writer


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 2010 The Illusionist (original screenplay)
 1971 Trafic (original scenario)
 1967 Playtime (original screenplay)
 1958 Mon Oncle (written by)
 1953 Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Jour de Fete (writer)
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4 Print Biographies | 3 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.


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 »


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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