Paul Verlaine was a French poet best remembered for his association with the Decadent movement and the Symbolist movement. He is regarded as one of the most important representatives of the fin de siècle in French and international poetry. His poetry served as an inspiration for composers like Gabriel Fauré, who composed several mélodies based on Verlaine's poems.
Louis Le Prince was a French inventor and artist. He is credited with inventing an early motion-picture camera and is often referred to as the Father of Cinematography. However, Louis Le Prince's work failed to influence the commercial development of motion picture because of the secrecy surrounding his invention.
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.
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.
Mike MacDonald was a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian best known for his appearances in several popular TV shows like Late Night with David Letterman, Just for Laughs, and The Arsenio Hall Show. MacDonald achieved immense popularity when he played important roles in three successful TV specials, including My House! My Rules!, which received two nominations at the Gemini Awards.
French economist Julia Cagé specializes in political economy, industrial organization and economic history. An Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po Paris, she is also a research affiliate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Co-director of the "Evaluation of Democracy" research group of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies.
Jean Marie Straub was a French filmmaker who made films along with Danièle Huillet between 1963 and 2006. The Straub–Huillet duo was renowned for making rigorous and intellectually stimulating films. Some of their most important works are Sicilia and From the Clouds to the Resistance.