Famous French T V & Movie Producers

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Luc Besson
(Film Director, Screenwriter, and Producer Known for Making Highly Visual Thriller and Action Films)
Luc Besson
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Birthdate: March 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

Luc Besson is a French film director, producer, and screenwriter. He started working in the film industry as an assistant to famous directors and learned the nuances of direction. He then moved on to direct films and launched his own production company. He is considered a key figure in the Cinéma du look movement. 

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Jean-Paul Belmondo
(French Actor Who Helped Shape European Cinema)
Jean-Paul Belmondo
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Birthdate: April 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: September 6, 2021

Jean-Paul Belmondo was a French actor and producer who ruled the French film industry as an actor for many years between the 1960s and 1990s. An influential and important actor of French cinema, Belmondo also played a prominent role in shaping European cinema. Widely regarded as an icon and national treasure, Jean-Paul Belmondo won many awards including a César Award.  

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François Truffaut
(One of the Founders of the 'French New Wave' Art Movement & An Icon of the French Film Industry)
François Truffaut
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Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 21, 1984

François Truffaut was a French film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is credited to be one of the founders of the French New Wave. Beginning his career in the mid-1950s, he was active in the entertainment industry for close to three decades. His film The 400 Blows is considered a defining film of the French New Wave movement. 

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Frank Darabont
(Director and Screenwriter Known for His Films 'The Green Mile’ and 'The Shawshank Redemption')
Frank Darabont
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Birthdate: January 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montbéliard, France

A lifelong fan of horror books and movies, especially of Stephen King, three-time Oscar nominated film director and screenwriter Frank Darabont decided to take up film making as his profession after seeing THX 1138. Beginning his career with screenwriting, he debuted as director with Buried Alive, eventually making such magnificent films like Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist.

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Roger Vadim
(Director and Screenwriter Best Known for His Films: 'And God Created Woman', 'Blood and Roses' and 'Barbarella')
Roger Vadim
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Birthdate: January 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 11, 2000

Roger Vadim was a French film director, producer, screenwriter, and artist. He is remembered for his visually aesthetic movies with erotic qualities. He was also popular for his relationships with beautiful actresses like Catherine Deneuve, Cindy Pickett, and Margaret Markov. Also an author, Vadim wrote several books, including his autobiography, From One Star to the Next.

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Dimitri Rassam
(Lebanese-French Film Producer)
Dimitri Rassam
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Birthdate: November 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

Dimitri Rassam is a French film producer best known for producing several successful and critically acclaimed films like The Little Prince, Daddy or Mommy, and What's in a Name? He is credited with founding a production company named Chapter 2. Dimitri Rassam is also credited with creating On Entertainment, which became one of the leading companies in animation in Europe.

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Mathieu Kassovitz
(French Actor, Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter)
Mathieu Kassovitz
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Birthdate: August 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France

Mathieu Kassovitz is a French actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter. He has won the prestigious César Award on three occasions so far. He has also received nominations for Lumières Awards and Palme d'Or. Mathieu Kassovitz is credited with founding the film production company, MNP Entreprise.

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
(French Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Birthdate: September 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Le Coteau, France

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a French film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for combining elements like fantasy, science fiction, and realism into his films to create idealized realities. He achieved international fame in 2001, when his film Amélie received widespread acclaim. Jean-Pierre Jeunet is counted among the most important and influential directors in modern French cinema.

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Edwige Fenech
(Algerian-born Maltese-Sicilian Film Producer and Actress)
Edwige Fenech
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Birthdate: December 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Annaba, Algeria

Edwige Fenech is an Algerian-born Maltese-Sicilian film producer and actress. She is best known for starring in the commedia sexy all'italiana, a subgenre of commedia all'italiana film genre, which made her a popular sex symbol of her time. Edwige Fenech is also known for appearing in giallo films.

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Mathilde Ollivier
(French Actress Who is Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Chloe Laurent' in the Movie 'Overlord')
Mathilde Ollivier
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Birthdate: September 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montparnasse, Paris, France

Mathilde Ollivier is a French actress, model, and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Chloe Laurent in the 2018 American action horror film Overlord. In addition to appearing in films and TV series, Mathilde Ollivier has also been featured in popular magazines like Vogue and Purple.

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Marc Dorcel
(French-Hungarian Adult Erotic Film Producer)
Marc Dorcel
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Birthdate: 1934 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France

Marc Dorcel is a French-Hungarian film producer best known for producing adult erotic films. He is credited with founding the popular production company Video Marc Dorcel. Over the course of his career, Marc Dorcel has won numerous awards, including AVN Awards, Hot d'Or Awards, and XBIZ Awards. In 2015, he was made an inductee of the AVN Hall of Fame.

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Michel Piccoli
(One of the Greatest Character Actors of His Generation)
Michel Piccoli
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Birthdate: December 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 12, 2020

Michel Piccoli was a French actor, film director, and producer whose career spanned seven decades. Widely regarded as one of the greatest French actors of his generation, Piccoli was renowned for his versatility. He also won several prestigious awards such as a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Best Actor Award at the Cannes

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Jean-Jacques Annaud
(French Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter)
Jean-Jacques Annaud
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Birthdate: October 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Île-de-France, France

Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing critically acclaimed films like Quest for Fire, The Name of the Rose, The Bear, and The Lover. Over the course of his career, Jean-Jacques Annaud has won several prestigious awards, such as César Awards and National Academy of Cinema Award.

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Caroline Proust
(French Actress Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Captain Laure Berthaud' in the TV Series 'Spiral')
Caroline Proust
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Birthdate: November 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Le Vigan, France

Caroline Proust is a French actress best known for her portrayal of Captain Laure Berthaud in a French TV series titled Spiral. Apart from appearing on films and TV series, Caroline Proust also acts in stage plays.

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Jean-Marc Barr
(Actor and Film Director)
Jean-Marc Barr
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Birthdate: September 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bitburg, Germany

Jean-Marc Barr is a French American actor and film director. He came into prominence in 1988, when he portrayed Jacques Mayol in the French film The Big Blue, which earned several nominations at the César Awards. Jean-Marc Barr went on to play prominent roles in critically acclaimed films like Europa, The Favourite Son, and Breaking the Waves.

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Christian Clavier
(French Actor, Film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter)
Christian Clavier
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Birthdate: May 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

Christian Clavier is a French actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He achieved popularity after playing important roles in Les Bronzés and Les Visiteurs. In addition to acting, Christian Clavier also operates a production company called Ouille Production.

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Hugo Becker
(French Actor Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Romain' in the TV Series 'Chefs')
Hugo Becker
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Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Metz, France

Hugo Becker is a French actor, producer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Romain in the popular French drama television series Chefs, which earned him the Best Young Actor award at the 2015 Luchon International Film Festival. Hugo Becker is also known for playing Louis Grimaldi in the American TV series Gossip Girl.

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Jacques Charrier
(French Actor, Film Producer, and Artist)
Jacques Charrier
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Birthdate: November 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Metz, France

Jacques Charrier is a French actor, film producer, and artist. He achieved popularity in the late-1950s and early-1960s, thanks to his highly publicized marriage and subsequent divorce with popular film actress Brigitte Bardot. Jacques Charrier is also known for his art work, which has been exhibited in Paris, San Francisco, and Geneva.

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Michel Hazanavicius
(French Film Producer, Director, Editor, and Screenwriter)
Michel Hazanavicius
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Birthdate: March 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

Michel Hazanavicius is a French film producer, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing the 2011 comedy-drama film The Artist, which won the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director at the 84th Academy Awards. The film also earned him several other awards, including BAFTA Award, César Award, and New York Film Critics Circle Award.

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Jacques Audiard
(French Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter)
Jacques Audiard
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Birthdate: April 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

Jacques Audiard is a French film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing critically acclaimed movies, such as See How They Fall, A Self-Made Hero, Read My Lips, A Prophet, and Rust and Bone. Over the years, Jacques Audiard has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as César Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Lumières Awards.

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Alain Chabat
(French Actor, Director, Producer, Comedian, Screenwriter, and Television Presenter)
Alain Chabat
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Birthdate: November 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

Alain Chabat is a French actor, director, producer, comedian, screenwriter, and television presenter. He came into prominence in 1987, when he formed the comedy group, Les Nuls. Alain Chabat's popularity increased in 1997, when he wrote and directed a comedy film titled Didier in which he played the title role. The film won him the César Award for Best Debut.

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Aïssa Maïga
(Senegal-born French Activist, Actress, Producer, Writer, and Director)
Aïssa Maïga
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Birthdate: May 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

Aïssa Maïga is a Senegal-born French activist, actress, producer, writer, and director. She has worked with top auteurs like Abderrahmane Sissako, Michael Haneke, and Michel Gondry. An advocate for inclusion, Aïssa Maïga has been voicing her opinion on racial discrimination in the industry throughout her career.

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Henri-Georges Clouzot
(French Film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter)
Henri-Georges Clouzot
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Birthdate: November 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niort, France
Died: January 12, 1977

Henri-Georges Clouzot was a French film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best remembered for making thriller films, such as Les Diaboliques and The Wages of Fear, which are counted among the greatest movies of the 1950s. Henri-Georges Clouzot is also remembered for directing documentaries like The Mystery of Picasso, which was adjudged a national treasure by the French government.

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Kad Merad
(César Award-Winning French-Algerian Filmmaker and Actor )
Kad Merad
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Birthdate: March 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
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Anatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)
Anatole Litvak
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Birthdate: May 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Russian Empire
Died: December 15, 1974

Anatole Litvak was a Russian-born American filmmaker. He was notable for bringing previously little-known actors to the spotlight and enabling them to win Academy Awards. French actors Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux and Swedish star Ingrid Bergman are among the ones he helped become internationally famous. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6633 Hollywood Blvd. 

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Philippe Garrel
(French Film Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Producer, and Editor)
Philippe Garrel
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Birthdate: April 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Philippe Garrel is a French film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and editor. He is best known for his association with the French New Wave. Philippe Garrel is also known for making critically acclaimed movies that have earned him awards at Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

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Christoph Clark
(One of the Most Popular Male Stars in the French Pornographic Industry)
Christoph Clark
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Birthdate: February 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Franche-Comté, France

Christoph Clark is a French porn actor, director, and producer. Widely regarded as one of the most popular male stars in the French pornographic industry, Clark was made an inductee of the AVN Hall of Fame and XRCO Hall of Fame in 2002 and 2008 respectively. Christoph Clark is also credited with establishing the Euro Angel production company in Budapest.

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Thierry Lhermitte
(French Actor, Film Producer, Director, and Writer)
Thierry Lhermitte
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Birthdate: November 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Thierry Lhermitte is a French actor, film producer, director, and writer. He is credited with founding a comedy troupe called Le Splendid. The group adapted many of its stage shows into films and came up with successful movies, such as Les Bronzés, Le Père Noël est une ordure, and Un indien dans la ville.

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Patrice Chéreau
(Cannes Jury Prize-Winning French Opera/Stage Director and Filmmaker )
Patrice Chéreau
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Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lézigné, Huillé-Lézigné, France
Died: October 7, 2013
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André Weinfeld
(Film producer)
André Weinfeld
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Birthdate: April 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

André Weinfeld is a TV and film producer, cinematographer, director, screenwriter, journalist, and photographer. In addition to covering the rock and roll and pop scenes of the 1960s and 1970s, André Weinfeld also worked as a war correspondent, covering wars such as the Six-Day War, Vietnam War, and the Yom Kippur War.

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Ludo Lefebvre
(French Restaurateur, Chef, Author, and TV Personality)
Ludo Lefebvre
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Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Burgundy

Ludo Lefebvre is a French restaurateur, chef, author, and TV personality. He worked for various restaurants before opening his own restaurants in Los Angeles: Petit Trois and Trois Mec. In 2014 and 2016, Trois Mec was named Los Angeles' Best Restaurant by LA Weekly. In 2015, Ludo Lefebvre was named Best Chef by the newspaper.

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Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
(Academy Award-Winning French Filmmaker and Series Director )
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
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Birthdate: July 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mirande, France
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Virginie Silla
(Canadian-French Film Producer)
Virginie Silla
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Birthdate: January 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Virginie Silla is a Canadian-French film producer best known for producing a wide variety of films, such as action films, comic adaptations, romantic films, and biographical films. Some of her most popular films include Lucy, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, and Once Upon an Angel.

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Christophe Gans
(French Filmmaker Who Specializes in Horror and Fantasy Movies)
Christophe Gans
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Birthdate: March 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antibes, France

Christophe Gans is a French film producer, director, and screenwriter. He specializes in fantasy and horror films. Christophe Gans achieved international fame in 2001, when his film Brotherhood of the Wolf achieved worldwide success. The film received several awards and went on to become one of the highest grossing movies of the year in France.

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Celine Cousteau
(Public Figure and Socio-Environmental Advocate)
Celine Cousteau
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Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

Celine Cousteau is a public figure and socio-environmental advocate. She is renowned for her work as an explorer, documentary filmmaker, artist, public speaker, designer, and brand ambassador. Céline Cousteau is credited with founding CauseCentric Productions, which produces multi-media content.

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Max Linder
(French Comedian and the World's First Movie Star)
Max Linder
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Birthdate: December 16, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cavernes, Saint-Loubès, Gironde, French Third Republic
Died: November 1, 1925
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Roschdy Zem
(French Filmmaker and Actor)
Roschdy Zem
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Birthdate: September 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Roschdy Zem is a French filmmaker and actor of Moroccan descent. He is best known for his portrayal of Messaoud Souni in the 2006 French film Days of Glory, which earned him the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, Roschdy Zem won the Globe de Cristal Award for Best Film for his 2016 drama film Chocolat.

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Gérard Jugnot
(French Actor, Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter)
Gérard Jugnot
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Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

Gérard Jugnot is a French actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for co-founding a comedy troupe called Le Splendid in the 1970s. The group achieved popularity when it adapted many of its stage shows into successful films. Gérard Jugnot gained international fame in 2004, when he played Clement Mathieu in the musical drama film The Chorus.

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Kev Adams
(French Comedian and Actor Known for his Series Soda)
Kev Adams
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Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Alexander Salkind
(Film Producer)
Alexander Salkind
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Birthdate: June 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Danzig, Free City of Danzig
Died: March 8, 1997

Alexander Salkind was a film producer best remembered for producing popular films like Austerlitz, The Trial, and Hot Line. He is also remembered for his work on the popular Superman film franchise, which earned him a place in DC Comics' list Fifty Who Made DC Great, which was published in 1985.

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Lilyan Chauvin
(French-American Actress, Director, Television Host)
Lilyan Chauvin
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Birthdate: August 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26, 2008

Lilyan Chauvin was a French-American actress, director, television host, acting teacher, and writer. She started her career as a radio and stage performer in England before pursuing film acting career in the USA. She then established herself as a popular film and TV actress. Lilyan Chauvin started teaching later in her life at prestigious institutions like UCLA.

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Cédric Klapisch
(César Award-Winning French Filmmaker, Actor, and Screenwriter )
Cédric Klapisch
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Birthdate: September 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Olivier Gruner
(Retired French Naval Commando, Former Kickboxing Champion, Actor, and Filmmaker)
Olivier Gruner
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Birthdate: August 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Isild Le Besco
(Lumières Award-Winning French Actor and Filmmaker)
Isild Le Besco
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Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Francis Veber
(Academy Award-Nominated French Filmmaker and Screenwriter)
Francis Veber
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Birthdate: July 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Guillaume Gallienne
(French Actor, Film Director, and Screenwriter)
Guillaume Gallienne
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Birthdate: February 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Guillaume Gallienne is a French actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work as an actor and screenwriter in the 2013 French comedy film Me, Myself and Mum. The film earned him the Lumières Award for Best Actor, César Award for Best Actor, Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor, and César Award for Best Writing.

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Claude Berri
(Film Producer, Director and Actor)
Claude Berri
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Birthdate: July 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 12, 2009

Claude Berri was a French film producer, director, distributor, writer, and actor. He is best remembered for his 1986 period drama film Jean de Florette, which earned nominations for 10 BAFTAs and eight César Awards. Claude Berri also won an Oscar in 1966 for his French short comedy film The Chicken.

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Jean Chalopin
(Film Producer Who Produced a Range of Animated Series During the 1980s and Early-1990s)
Jean Chalopin
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Birthdate: May 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tours, France

Jean Chalopin is a French film producer and bank executive. He is best known for producing a range of animated series during the 1980s and early-1990s. He is credited with founding two production companies, namely DIC Entertainment Corporation and Créativité et Développement. Jean Chalopin is also credited with co-creating a media franchise called Inspector Gadget.

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Edouard Baer
(Award-Winning French Actor, Director, and Screenwriter)
Edouard Baer
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Birthdate: December 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Arnaud Desplechin
(César Award-Winning French Filmmaker )
Arnaud Desplechin
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Birthdate: October 31, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roubaix, France