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Pierre Boulle (1912–1994)

Pierre Boulle was born on February 20, 1912 in Avignon, Vaucluse, France. He was a writer, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Planet of the Apes (2001). He died on January 30, 1994 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 81) in Paris, France

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 2016 Untitled Planet of the Apes Sequel (novel "La Planète des Singes") (announced)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (novel "La Planète des Singes")
 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (novel "La planète des singes" - suggestion)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (Video Game) (character)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (novel "La Planète des Singes")
 1986 Un métier du seigneur (TV Movie) (novel)
 1985 The Miracle (TV Movie)
 1981 Back to the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1981 Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1981 Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1981 Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1977 Focal Point (novel "Le photographe")
 1975 Return to the Planet of the Apes (TV Series) (characters - 13 episodes)
- River of Flames (1975) ... (characters)
- Terror on Ice Mountain (1975) ... (characters)
- Battle of the Titans (1975) ... (characters)
- Mission of Mercy (1975) ... (characters)
- Invasion of the Underdwellers (1975) ... (characters)
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series) (characters - 14 episodes)
- The Liberator (1974) ... (characters)
- Up Above the World So High (1974) ... (characters)
- The Cure (1974) ... (characters)
- The Tyrant (1974) ... (characters)
- The Interrogation (1974) ... (characters)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (characters)
 1973 William Conrad (TV Short) (play)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes (based upon characters created by)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (characters created by)
 1968 Planet of the Apes (novel)
 1966 Porträt eines Helden (TV Movie) (novel)
 1959 Noc bez konca (TV Movie) (short story)
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Face of a Hero (1959) ... (story)
- Not the Glory (1958) ... (story)
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai (novel "Le pont de la rivière Kwaï")
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Novel: "La Planète des Singes" (filmed as Planet of the Apes (1968), Planet of the Apes (2001)) See more »

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[describing his training for the British SOE in WWII] Serious gentlemen taught us the art of blowing up a bridge, attaching explosives to the side of a ship, derailing a train, as well as that of dispatching to the next world - as silently as possible - a night-time guard.


In the mid-1930s, he was a rubber planter for a British company in Malaysia. During WWII, he was an undercover agent for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in southeast Asia. See more »

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