| Francis Veber|
Le Diner de Cons
| Francoise Veber (m. 1964)|
| Francis Paul Veber|
28 July 1937 (age 78) (1937-07-28) Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Film director, screenwriter, producer; theater playwright
Academy Award nominee, La cage aux follesCesar Award winner, Le diner de cons, and four-time nomineeLumiere Film Award winner, Le diner de cons
Catherine Agadjanian, Pierre-Gilles Veber
The Dinner Game, The Closet, La Chevre, Ruby & Quentin, The Valet
Pierre Richard, Jacques Villeret, Daniel Auteuil, Richard Berry, Thierry Lhermitte
Jean Veber, Gilles Veber
Francis Veber Wikipedia
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.
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).
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.1976 : Le Jouet (The Toy), starring Pierre Richard, Michel Bouquet, Fabrice Greco1981 : La Chèvre (Knock on Wood), starring Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu1983 : Les Compères (ComDads), starring Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu1986 : Les Fugitifs, starring Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu1989 : Three Fugitives, starring Nick Nolte, Martin Short1992 : Out on a Limb, starring Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones1996 : Le Jaguar, starring Jean Reno, Patrick Bruel1998 : Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game), starring Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret2000 : Le placard (The Closet), starring Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu2003 : Tais-toi !, starring Jean Reno, Gérard Depardieu2006 : La doublure (The Valet), starring Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Virginie Ledoyen, Kristin Scott Thomas2008 : L'emmerdeur (A Pain in the Ass), starring Richard Berry, Patrick Timsit, Virginie Ledoyen1969 : Appelez-moi Mathilde, directed by Pierre Mondy1972 : Il était une fois un flic, directed by Georges Lautner1972 : Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire, directed by Yves Robert1973 : La Valise, directed by Georges Lautner1973 : L'Emmerdeur, directed by Édouard Molinaro1973 : Le magnifique, directed by Philippe de Broca1974 : Peur sur la ville, directed by Henri Verneuil1974 : Le retour du grand blond, directed by Yves Robert1975 : Le Téléphone rose, directed by Édouard Molinaro1975 : Adieu poulet, directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre1976 : On aura tout vu, directed by Georges Lautner1976 : Le Jouet1978 : La Cage aux Folles, directed by Édouard Molinaro1979 : Cause toujours... tu m'intéresses, directed by Édouard Molinaro1979 : Coup de tête, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud1980 : La cage aux folles II, directed by Édouard Molinaro1980 : Sunday Lovers / Les séducteurs, directed by Bryan Forbes, Gene Wilder, Dino Risi and Édouard Molinaro1981 : Buddy Buddy, directed by Billy Wilder1981 : La Chèvre1982 : Partners, directed by James Burrows1982 : The Toy, directed by Richard Donner1983 : Les Compères1985 : The Man with One Red Shoe, directed by Stan Dragoti1985 : Hold-Up, directed by Alexandre Arcady1986 : Les Fugitifs1989 : Three Fugitives1991 : Pure Luck, directed by Nadia Tass1994 : My Father the Hero, directed by Steve Miner1995 : Fantôme avec chauffeur, directed by Gérard Oury1996 : The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols1996 : Le Jaguar1997 : Fathers' Day, directed by Ivan Reitman1997 : Le Dîner de Cons1998 : Dead Letter Office, directed by John Ruane2000 : Le placard2002 : Tais-toi !2006 : La doublure2008 : L'emmerdeur1982 : Partners, directed by James Burrows1989 : Three Fugitives1991 : Pure Luck, directed by Nadia Tass1997 : Fathers' Day, directed by Ivan Reitman2006 : The Valet2010 : Dinner for SchmucksHe was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur on 21 September 1996, and promoted to Officier (Officer) in 2008.He was made Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite in 2001.
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