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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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Mon Oncle
Mon Oncle Writer
Playtime Writer
Jour de Fête
Jour de Fête Writer


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 2010 L'illusionniste (original screenplay)
 2002 Forza Bastia (Documentary short)
 1974 Parade (TV Movie)
 1971 Trafic (original scenario)
  Faces of Paris (TV Mini-Series) (narrative script - 1 episode, 1968) (script - 1 episode, 1968)
- Who Is Monsieur Hulot? (1968) ... (narrative script) / (script)
 1967 Playtime (original screenplay)
 1967 Evening Class (Short)
 1958 Mon Oncle (written by)
 1953 Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Jour de Fête (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 | 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:

[on Playtime] There's no star, no one person is important, everybody is; you are as important as I can be. It's a democracy of gags and comics - the personality of people regarding an architecture that people have decided for us to live in, without asking us whether we agree or not. In the end, we all win in the sense that we still talk to each other; if anything goes wrong, we're still partners,... See more »


Was a co-presenter with Barbara Rush of the Scientific and Technical Awards at the 1958 Oscars. 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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