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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 »

Known For

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


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 2010 The Illusionist (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 Classes (Short)
 1958 Mon Oncle (written by)
 1953 Monsieur 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 | 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.


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


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 »

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