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1. Bette Davis Bette Davis Actress, All About Eve Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
2. François Truffaut François Truffaut Writer, The 400 Blows François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who becomes his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
3. Vittorio De Sica Vittorio De Sica Director, Bicycle Thieves Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee idol of the Italian theatre...
4. Jean Gabin Jean Gabin Actor, La Grande Illusion Jean-Alexis Moncorge started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. But he was also able to play all other kind of people: aristocrats...
5. Annie Fargue Annie Fargue Actress, The Trailer
6. René Clair René Clair Writer, Beauties of the Night
7. Anatole Litvak Anatole Litvak Director, The Snake Pit The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand, and in 1915 he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager he witnessed the 1917 Russian Revolution and the consequent nationalization of all theaters and drama schools...
8. Marie Trintignant Marie Trintignant Actress, Deep in the Woods Marie Trintignant died tragically on the 1st of August, 2003 from a cerebral edema in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, following a violent fight with her boyfriend, Bertrand Cantat, lead singer in the French rock band, Noir Désir. She was just finishing filming a TV movie about Colette, directed by her mother...
9. Philippe de Broca Philippe de Broca Director, On Guard
10. Raimu Raimu Actor, The Baker's Wife Orson Welles once called beloved, down-to-earth French character star Raimu (born Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire) "the greatest actor who ever lived." It is hard to argue the compliment of one genius to another. Raimu was born in Toulon, France on December 17, 1883 of very humble means. He began his career at age 16 as a music hall extra by imitating famous French comic idols...
11. Paul Meurisse Paul Meurisse Actor, Diabolique Paul Meurisse was the son of a bank manager and it first looked as if he would follow in his father's footsteps when he became a solicitor's clerk in Aix-en-Provence. But his passion was elsewhere and he soon did the splits appearing as a chorus boy in music-hall revues. Leaving Aix for Paris, with a letter of recommendation signed by Huguette Duflos...
12. Pierre Fresnay Pierre Fresnay Actor, La Grande Illusion
13. Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky Art Department, Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä Wassily Kandinsky, a lawyer turned artist, belongs in the Pantheon of the 20th century artists alongside Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. He was born Wassily (Vasili Vasilevich) Kandinsky on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Vasili Silvesterovich Kandinsky, was a successful Russian businessman...
14. Madeleine Renaud Madeleine Renaud Actress, Le Plaisir
15. Alexander Salkind Alexander Salkind Miscellaneous Crew, Superman
16. François Reichenbach François Reichenbach Director, America As Seen by a Frenchman
17. Léo Joannon Léo Joannon Director, Utopia
18. Claude Pinoteau Claude Pinoteau Writer, The Party
19. Darry Cowl Darry Cowl Actor, Not on the Lips
20. Rosy Varte Rosy Varte Actress, Love on the Run
21. Tino Rossi Tino Rossi Soundtrack, A Good Year Tino Rossi broke into films in 1934 with Moscow Nights but his first real success came with Marinella. All his films were musicals and capitalised on his success as a singer. It is during the Occupation of France by the Germans that his film career reached its peak, notably with Mon amour est près de toi and L'île d'amour...
22. Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp Actor, Entr'acte Famous Dada artist who shocked the world when he submitted a urinal signed "R.Mutt" to the 1917 first exhibition of the American Society of Independent Artists at the Armory Show in New York. It was reported in a press account that (Duchamp under pseudonym) J.C. Mutt of Philadelphia, little known in artistic circles...
23. Albert Barillé Albert Barillé Writer, Il était une fois... notre terre
24. Renée Saint-Cyr Renée Saint-Cyr Actress, The Pearls of the Crown French actress Renee Saint-Cyr became synonymous with chic comedy and romantic drama, enjoying second-string success for nearly seven decades before her death of bronchitis at age 99. Over the years she equipped herself well opposite the established talents of Raymond Rouleau, Jules Berry, Raimu, Pierre Brasseur and Paul Meurisse...
25. Christine Gouze-Rénal Christine Gouze-Rénal Producer, Une chambre en ville
26. Annie Fratellini Annie Fratellini Actress, Zazie dans le métro The granddaughter of a famous clown and a member of the Fratellini circus family, Annie Fratellini continued the tradition by being a circus artist herself as of the age of fourteen. Later she became the first female circus clown in France and the founder of the first circus school of the country. Not content to be a big top star...
27. Marie Bell Marie Bell Actress, Le grand jeu
28. Jacques Toja Jacques Toja Actor, Angelique and the King
29. Jean Marchat Jean Marchat Actor, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne A prestigious theater actor and stage director, member of the Comédie-Française, Jean Marchat also founded his own company, the Rideau de Paris. But, as is often the case with great names of the stage, Marchat's movie career does not live up to what he achieved on the boards. The handsome, manly, impressive actor could proudly say: 'I served Corneille, Péguy, Gide, Giraudoux, Mérimée, Roblès ...
30. Héléna Manson Héléna Manson Actress, Le Corbeau: The Raven Born in Caracas,young Elena (later to become Héléna) miraculously survived an earthquake there. She found a new home at an uncle's in New York City first, and later at another relative's in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. A very early theater enthusiast, Manson trained as an actress at the Conservatoire...
31. Gaby Basset Gaby Basset Actress, Touchez Pas au Grisbi
32. Jacques Berthier Jacques Berthier Actor, Colorado Charlie
33. G.I. Gurdjieff G.I. Gurdjieff Writer, Meetings with Remarkable Men
34. Giani Esposito Giani Esposito Actor, Paris Belongs to Us
35. Willy Rozier Willy Rozier Writer, Dora... la frénésie du plaisir
36. Jacqueline Joubert Jacqueline Joubert Actress, Mon filleul et moi
37. Jean Worms Jean Worms Actor, Le masque qui tombe
38. Jean Chapot Jean Chapot Writer, The Burned Barns
39. Marion Delbo Marion Delbo Actress, Juliette, or Key of Dreams
40. Eddy Marnay Eddy Marnay Soundtrack, 8 Women
41. Maurice Yvain Maurice Yvain Soundtrack, Chocolat
42. Olinda Mano Olinda Mano Actress, The Two Girls
43. Sylvain Sylvain Actor, Five Day Lover
44. Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette Actor, Rififi
45. Jean Périer Jean Périer Actor, La belle aventure
46. Alexandre Mnouchkine Alexandre Mnouchkine Producer, The Name of the Rose
47. Mag-Avril Mag-Avril Actress, La Grande Vadrouille
48. Martine Messager Martine Messager Actress, Asterix in Britain
49. Ève Francis Ève Francis Actress, Eldorado
50. Geneviève Guitry Geneviève Guitry Actress, My Last Mistress
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