|Name Francis Veber|
Plays Le Diner de Cons
|Spouse Francoise Veber (m. 1964)|
Role film director
|Full Name Francis Paul Veber|
Born 28 July 1937 (age 86) (1937-07-28) Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer; theater playwright
Awards Academy Award nominee, La cage aux follesCesar Award winner, Le diner de cons, and four-time nomineeLumiere Film Award winner, Le diner de cons
Parents Catherine Agadjanian, Pierre-Gilles Veber
Movies The Dinner Game, The Closet, La Chevre, Ruby & Quentin, The Valet
Similar People Pierre Richard, Jacques Villeret, Daniel Auteuil, Richard Berry, Thierry Lhermitte
Children Jean Veber, Gilles Veber
Vladimir cosma les fugitifs feat lam philharmonic orchestra
Francis Paul Veber (born 28 July 1937) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, and playwright. He has written and directed both French and American films. Eight French-language films with which he has been involved, as either writer or director or both, have been remade as English-language Hollywood films: Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire (as The Man with One Red Shoe), L'emmerdeur (as Buddy Buddy), La Cage aux Folles (as The Birdcage), Le Jouet (as The Toy), Les Compères (as Fathers' Day), La chèvre (as Pure Luck), Les Fugitifs (as Three Fugitives), and Le dîner de cons (as Dinner for Schmucks). He also wrote the screenplay for My Father the Hero, the 1994 American remake of the French-language film Mon père, ce héros.
- Vladimir cosma les fugitifs feat lam philharmonic orchestra
- Francis Veber on the most important thing hes learned about screenwriting
- As director
- As screenwriter
- As producer
Some of his screenplays started as theater plays (for instance, Le dîner de cons). This theatrical experience contributes to his films' tight structure, resulting in what has been called "marvels of economy".
Many of his French comedies feature recurring types of characters, named François Pignon (a bungler) and François Perrin (a bully).
Francis Veber on the most important thing he's learned about screenwriting
Veber was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, the son of a writer mother and Pierre-Gilles Veber, a screenwriter. Veber's father was Jewish and his mother was Armenian-Russian (Veber was baptized at birth). His grand-uncle was writer Tristan Bernard.