No photo available. Represent Louis Lumière? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 4,786 this week

Louis Lumière (1864–1948)

Although no-one will ever come up with a definitive answer as to who "invented" the cinema (probably because no one single person was responsible), Louis Lumiere has one of the strongest claims to the title - for it was he (with his brother Auguste) who invented the cinematographe: a machine that combined the functions of camera and projector and ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Bandol, Var, France

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 people
created 31 Dec 2010
a list of 39 people
created 20 May 2012
list image
a list of 32 people
created 10 Sep 2012
list image
a list of 41 people
created 01 Feb 2013
a list of 29 people
created 4 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Louis Lumière.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Producer (195 credits)
 1905 Danse de l'éventail (Short) (producer)
 1905 Le Moustique Récalcitrant (Short) (producer)
 1905 Le repas fantastique (Short) (producer)
 1904 Exercices de Ski (Short) (producer)
 1904 Femmes portent des corbeilles (Short) (producer)
 1904 Panorama du port d'Alger (Short) (producer)
 1904 Une noce indigène (Short) (producer)
 1903 Exercises de lances (Short) (producer)
 1903 Le Carrousel: Evolution des quadrilles (Short) (producer)
 1903 Les Elkes champions du Cake-Walk (Short) (producer)
 1902 Danseuses Cambodgiennes du roi Norodom (Short) (producer)
 1902 La sortie de l'arsenal (Short) (producer)
 1902 Le char funèbre (Short) (producer)
 1902 Le roi de Cambodge se rendant au Palais (Short) (producer)
 1902 Promenade du dragon à Cholon (Short) (producer)
 1901 Arles: La sortie de St-Throphime (Short) (producer)
 1901 Chamonix: Le Mauvais Pas (Short) (producer)
 1901 Cirque de Gavarni: Caravane (Short) (producer)
 1901 Fumerie d'opium (Short) (producer)
 1901 Glissade sur la neige (Short) (producer)
 1901 La Plage et l'Etablissement (Short) (producer)
 1901 La Plage et la Mer (Short) (producer)
 1901 Le Village (Short) (producer)
 1901 Maillane: Défilé des tambourinaires (Short) (producer)
 1901 Pau: La Terrasse (Short) (producer)
 1901 Vue prise d'une baleinière en marche (Short) (producer)
 1900 Danses espagnoles (Documentary short) (producer)
 1900 Spanish Bullfight (Short) (producer)
 1900 Vue prise d'une plate-forme mobile II (Short) (executive producer)
 1900 A bord du 'Tonkin' - Le saut à la corde (Short) (producer)
 1900 Arrivée de cyclistes à Turin (Short) (producer)
 1900 Chaise en bascule (Short) (producer)
 1900 Epinal: Les bords de la Moselle (Short) (producer)
 1900 Intérieur d'une vacherie (Short) (producer)
 1900 L'Arrivée des Maires (Short) (producer)
 1900 Les Escaliers du Pont de l'Alma (Short) (producer)
 1900 Mont Dore: L'Etablissement thermal (Short) (producer)
 1900 Plate-forme mobile et train électrique (Short) (producer)
 1900 Vue générale du Pont Alexandre III (Short) (producer)
 1899 Cavalcade historique en Sardaigne (Short) (producer)
 1899 Chasse au Renard: Le Départ (Short) (producer)
 1899 Chiens savants: Equilibres (Short) (producer)
 1899 Cortège de gymnastique devant LL. MM. (Short) (producer)
 1899 Danse Japonaise: Gueichas en Jinrikcha (Short) (producer)
 1899 Défilé de voitures de bébés à la pouponnière de Paris (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1899 Equilibre et moulinet (Short) (producer)
 1899 Fêtes du Palais-Royal: Un tournoi (Short) (producer)
 1899 Japonaise faisant sa toilette (Short) (producer)
 1899 Lancement du 'Varèse' à Livourne (Short) (producer)
 1899 La Pelouse - Voitures et foules (Short) (producer)
 1899 La petite fille et son chat (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1899 La Piscine d'Aix-les-Bains (Short) (producer)
 1899 La poupée: Le cure et les mannequins (Short) (producer)
 1899 La toilette du petit chien (Short) (producer)
 1899 Le char funèbre (Short) (producer)
 1899 Le retour, Place de l'Etoile (Short) (producer)
 1899 Le retour. Au bois (Short) (producer)
 1899 Le retour. Aux Champs-Elysées (Short) (producer)
 1899 Les krémos: Pyramide (Short) (producer)
 1899 Les krémos: Sauts perilleux (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1899 M. Loubet aux courses (Short) (producer)
 1899 Paris Festival 1899: Parade of Flowered Automobiles (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1899 Sauts périlleux par deux (Short) (producer)
 1899 Sortie de la Quadrille (Vue de face) (Short) (producer)
 1899 Turin: La duchesse d'Aoste à l'exposition (Documentary short) (producer)
 1899 Voltige à cheval à Prague (Short) (producer)
 1898 À bord du 'Formidable': Ramassage du linge (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1898 Acteurs japonais: Bataille au sabre (Short) (producer)
 1898 Acteurs japonais: Exercice de la perruque (Short) (producer)
 1898 Le goûter champêtre (Short) (producer)
 1898 Panorama du funiculaire de Bellevue II (Short) (producer)
 1898 Pillow Fight, No. 2 (Short) (executive producer)
 1897 Bruxelles, Grande place (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1897 Football (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 La Palestina en 1896 (Short) (producer)
 1897 Niagara Falls (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 Panorama des rives du Nil (Short) (producer)
 1897 Bal Espagnol dans la rue (Mexique) (Short) (producer)
 1897 24ème chasseurs alpins: leçon de boxe (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1897 Bataille de neige (Short documentary) (producer)
 1897 Tunis: le Bey et son escorte (Short) (producer)
 1897 Rome, cortège au mariage du prince de Naples (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1897 Boston, Commercial Street (Short) (producer)
 1897 Attelage d'un camion (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1897 Belfast, exercices de sauvetage (Short) (producer)
 1897 Belfast, Queen's Bridge (Short) (producer)
 1897 Bonne d'enfants et soldat (Short) (producer)
 1897 Danse d'hommes (Short) (producer)
 1897 Dragons: maniement du sabre (Short) (producer)
 1897 Entrée d'une noce à l'église (Short) (producer)
 1897 Faneurs (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1897 Laveuses sur la rivière (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1897 Leaving Jerusalem by Railway (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 Liverpool, Church Street (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 New York, Broadway (Short) (producer)
 1897 Paris, le Pont-Neuf (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897/I Place de l'Opéra (Documentary short) (producer)
 1897 Rome, la gare (Short) (producer)
 1897 Salut dans les vergues (Short) (producer)
 1896 Démolition d'un mur (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 Lyon, travaux au canal de Jonage: Machine à damer (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1896 Pompiers à Lyon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 Alger: déchargement au port (Short) (producer)
 1896/II Danse serpentine (Short) (producer)
 1896 Panorama de l'arrivée en gare de Perrache pris du train (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1896 Quai de l'Archevêché (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1896 Labourage (Short) (producer)
 1896 Children Playing Marbles (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1896 Madrid, porte de Tolède (Short) (producer)
 1896/II Les tribulations d'un concierge (Short) (producer)
 1896 Bicyclist (Short) (executive producer)
 1896 Revue à Longchamp: défilé du Génie (Short) (producer)
 1896 Lanciers de la Reine: charge [Espagne] (Short) (producer)
 1896 Députations asiatiques (Short) (producer)
 1896 Une allée du bois de Vincennes (Short) (producer)
 1896 Water-to-bogant (Montagnes russes sur l'eau) (Short) (executive producer)
 1896 Exercice du sabre (à la Part-Dieu, Lyon) (Short) (producer)
 1896 Débarquement (Short) (producer)
 1896 Londres, Entrée du cinématographe (Short) (producer)
 1896 Lancement d'un navire (Short documentary) (producer)
 1896 Bassin des Tuileries (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 Le Ring (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1896 Arrivée d'un train à Perrache (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1896 The Messers. Lumière at Cards (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 Voltige (Short) (executive producer)
 1896 Arroseur et arrosé (Short) (executive producer)
 1896 Bains sur le Rhône (Short) (producer)
 1896 Courses d'ânes: II, la course (Short) (producer)
 1896 Dresden, August-Brücke (Short) (producer)
 1896 Entrée du cortège royal à l'Exposition (Short) (producer)
 1896 Francfort-sur-le-Main, Alter-Marktplatz (Short) (producer)
 1896 Jeux d'enfants dans une rue (Short) (producer)
 1896 London Street Dancers (Short) (executive producer)
 1896 Milan, place du Dôme (Documentary short) (producer)
 1896 Negro Street Dancers (Short) (executive producer)
 1896 Nîmes, sortie de l'église (Short) (producer)
 1896 Paris, rue de Castiglione (Short) (producer)
 1896 Partie de boules (Short) (producer)
 1896 Place de la Comédie (Short) (producer)
 1896 Sortie d'une noce à l'église (Short) (producer)
 1896 Venise, arrivée en gondole (Short) (producer)
 1895 Barque sortant du port (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Baby's Dinner (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Blacksmith Scene (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Fishing for Goldfish (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Jumping the Blanket (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Tables Turned on the Gardener (Short) (producer)
 1895 The Sea (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Trick Riding (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1895 Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (Documentary short) (producer)
Show Show Director (101 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (25 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?


With his brother Auguste Lumière, founded Société Lumière, a production/distribution company, in France in 1895. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Louis Lumière on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page