Henri Verneuil Poster


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Born in Rodosto, Ottoman Empire [now Tekirdag, Turkey]
Died in Bagnolet, Seine-Saint-Denis, France  (heart attack)
Birth NameAchod Malakian

Mini Bio (1)

Henri Verneuil was born on October 15, 1920 in Rodosto, Ottoman Empire as Achod Malakian. He was a director and writer, known for I... comme Icare (1979), Greed in the Sun (1964) and The Sheep Has Five Legs (1954). He died on January 11, 2002 in Bagnolet, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.

Trivia (4)

Achod Malakian arrived with his family in Marseille at the age of four, joining thousands of Armenians in fleeing the Turkish government's massacres of their people. As Henri Verneuil, at the end of his life, he devoted his two final full-length features to this part of his childhood and heritage.
Born in Turkey and was a naturalized French citizen of Armenian ancestry.
Former journalist, editor, film critic and radio commentator. Directed his first short film in 1946, his first motion picture six years later. Best known for his popular thrillers and action films, frequently starring Jean Gabin.
Father of Gaya Verneuil.

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