Francis Veber

1937 - Today

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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), Le dîner de cons (as Dinner for Schmucks) and La Doublure (as The Valet). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Veber has received more than 129,830 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Francis Veber is the 350th most popular film director (down from 298th in 2019), the 2,014th most popular biography from France (down from 1,780th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Francis Veber ranks 350 out of 1,580Before him are Claude Sautet, Maya Deren, Ermanno Olmi, Jack L. Warner, Emilio Fernández, and Veit Harlan. After him are Ub Iwerks, John Guillermin, Samuel Fuller, Marcel Camus, Paolo Sorrentino, and J. Lee Thompson.

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Among people born in 1937, Francis Veber ranks 114Before him are Joseph Kobzon, Peter Burke, Facundo Cabral, Edward Fox, Jay Rockefeller, and Monkey Punch. After him are Emerich Jenei, John Hume, Rudi Altig, John Kennedy Toole, Franz Vranitzky, and Lorraine Gary.

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Among people born in France, Francis Veber ranks 2,014 out of 5,234Before him are Charles II Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers (1609), Auguste Charlois (1864), Ivo of Chartres (1040), Nicolas Anelka (1979), Manitas de Plata (1921), and Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740). After him are Joseph Darnand (1897), Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1942), Théodore Dubois (1837), Alain Cuny (1908), Louis Armand II, Prince of Conti (1695), and Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle (1806).


Among film directors born in France, Francis Veber ranks 42Before him are Germaine Dulac (1882), Jean Rouch (1917), Jacques Copeau (1879), Philippe de Broca (1933), Yann Arthus-Bertrand (1946), and Claude Sautet (1924). After him are Marcel Camus (1912), Louis Delluc (1890), Jacques Tourneur (1904), Alexandre Astruc (1923), Philippe Garrel (1948), and Ariane Mnouchkine (1939).