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Henri Langlois (1914–1977)

Founder of the Cinématheque Française; the foremost and most famous film archivist of all time. Personally responsible for saving thousands of films, and popularizing the enjoyment of esoteric and lost masterpieces. See full bio »

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(age 62) in Paris, France

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Known For

Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière Himself
(1968)
Grierson
Grierson Himself (Cinémathèque française)
(1973)
Carl Th. Dreyer
Carl Th. Dreyer Himself
(1966)

Filmography

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 1971 Les yeux de maman sont des étoiles (producer - uncredited)
 1968 Le Dagmaluakh (producer - uncredited)
 1958 Spatiodynamisme (Short) (producer)
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5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Louise Brooks] There is no Greta Garbo! There is no Marlene Dietrich! There is only Louise Brooks. See more »

Trivia:

When French Cultural Minister Malraux tried to remove Langlois from his directorship position at the Cinematheque because of his poor management of the bureaucracy, Langlois disciples like Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, and Jean-Luc Godard caused a public uproar that saved their mentor's position. See more »

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Scorpio

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