Jacques Becker

1906 - 1960

Jacques Becker

Jacques Becker (French: [bɛkɛʁ]; 15 September 1906 – 21 February 1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. Becker first worked in the 1930s as an assistant to director Jean Renoir during what is considered the latter's peak period, including such works as Partie de campagne (1936) and La Grande Illusion (1937). In the early part of World War II, Becker was held in a German prisoner-of-war camp for a year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Becker has received more than 70,927 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 257th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Jacques Becker ranks 258 out of 1,305Before him are Jiří Trnka, Alice Guy-Blaché, Jim Henson, Karel Zeman, Gillo Pontecorvo, and Joe D'Amato. After him are Frank Darabont, Gabriel Axel, Menahem Golan, Frank Borzage, Guy Ritchie, and Damiano Damiani.

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Among people born in 1906, Jacques Becker ranks 83Before him are Heinrich Schwarz, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Markos Vafeiadis, Janet Gaynor, John Carradine, and Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev. After him are Curtis LeMay, Phạm Văn Đồng, Joaquín Balaguer, Carol Reed, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, and Muzafer Sherif. Among people deceased in 1960, Jacques Becker ranks 43Before him are Norodom Suramarit, Victor Klemperer, Beno Gutenberg, Jussi Björling, Paul Abraham, and Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria. After him are Vicki Baum, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Yan Xishan, Soghomon Tehlirian, Dimitri Mitropoulos, and Pierre Reverdy.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Becker ranks 1,593 out of 4,109Before him are Édouard Vuillard (1868), Maurice Duruflé (1902), René Char (1907), Pierre Puget (1620), Ermesinde of Carcassonne (972), and Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757). After him are Nicolas Catinat (1637), Pierre Beauchamp (1631), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), Coluche (1944), Anne Desclos (1907), and Dominique Vandamme (1770).


Among film directors born in France, Jacques Becker ranks 30Before him are Abel Gance (1889), Claude Lanzmann (1925), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Chris Marker (1921), Robert Siodmak (1900), and Alice Guy-Blaché (1873). After him are Frank Darabont (1959), Bertrand Tavernier (1941), Julien Duvivier (1896), Patrice Chéreau (1944), Ariane Mnouchkine (1939), and Marcel Camus (1912).

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