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René Clair (November 11, 1898March 15, 1981) was a French filmmaker. November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


He was born in Paris and grew up in the Les Halles quarter. He attended the Montaigne and Louis-le-Grand lycées. During World War I, he served as an ambulance driver. After the war, he started a career as a journalist under the pseudonym René Desprès. He also made his debut as an actor and became the assistant of Jacques de Baroncelli and Henri Diamant-Berger. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Les Halles is an area of Paris, France, located in the 1er arrondissement. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ... A pseudonym is a fictitious name used by an individual as an alternative to their legal name (whereas an allonym is the name of another actual person assumed by one person in authorship of a work of art; e. ...


In 1923, he produced his first film, Paris qui dort, which was followed by a quick succession of notable films.


During World War II, he went to Hollywood and was stripped of his French citizenship by the Vichy government. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air. ... For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... Vichy is a spa and resort town in central France, near Clermont-Ferrand and was the capital of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944. ...


He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Cambridge and received the Grand Prix du Cinéma Français in 1953. In 1960, he was elected to the Académie Française. He came to personify French film, and the prize for film awarded by the Académie Française bears his name. The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Académie française, or French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. ...


His most notable film is probably À Nous la Liberté because of the controversy involving Modern Times that ensued. À nous la liberté is a 1931 film by René Clair concerning the escape of a convict and his subsequent rise up the industrial ladder. ... Cast Crew Modern Times is a 1936 film by Charlie Chaplin that has his famous Little Tramp character struggling to survive in the modern, industrialized world. ...


See also

Chaplin in his costume as The Tramp Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) was the most famous actor in early to mid Hollywood cinema, and later also a notable director. ... Entracte is French for between the acts. It can have the meaning of a pause between two parts of a stage production, synonym to intermission, but is more often used to indicate that part of a theatre production that is performed between acts as an intermezzo or interlude. ...

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Preceded by:
Fernand Gregh
Seat 19
Académie française
Succeeded by:
Pierre Moinot

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René Clair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
René Clair (November 11, 1898 – March 15, 1981) was a French filmmaker.
He was born in Paris and grew up in the Les Halles quarter.
After the war, he started a career as a journalist under the pseudonym René Desprès.
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