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Pierre Boulle (1912–1994)


Pierre Boulle was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963), that were both made into award-winning films. He was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captured and subjected to two years' forced labor. He used these experiences in ... See full bio »

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(age 81) in Paris, France

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 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes (suggested by the novel "La planète des singes" - uncredited)
 2016 La face (TV Movie) (novel)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (based on the novel "La Planète des Singes" by - uncredited)
 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (based on the novel "La Planète des Singes" by - uncredited)
 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)
 1984 Nagyúri mesterség (TV Movie)
 1980 Back to the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1980 Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1980 Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1980 Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (characters)
 1977 Le point de mire (novel "Le photographe")
 1977 Portrét hrdinu (TV Movie) (writer)
 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)
- Up Above the World So High (1974) ... (characters)
- The Liberator (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)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (novel: William Conrad - 1 episode, 1958)
- Face of a Hero (1959) ... (story)
- Not the Glory (1958) ... (novel: William Conrad)
 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai (novel "Le pont de la rivière Kwaï")
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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.

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Was credited with the screenplay for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), even though it was actually written by the blacklisted duo of Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson (credit was changed posthumously in the 1980s). He was not present at the awards ceremony. Kim Novak accepted the award on his behalf. See more »

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