Jacques Tourneur

1904 - 1977

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Jacques Tourneur (French: [tuʁnœʁ]; November 12, 1904 – December 19, 1977) was a French film director known for the classic film noir Out of the Past and a series of low-budget horror films he made for RKO Studios, including Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, and The Leopard Man. He is also known for directing Night of the Demon, which was released by Columbia Pictures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Tourneur has received more than 253,660 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Jacques Tourneur is the 365th most popular film director (up from 419th in 2019), the 2,096th most popular biography from France (up from 2,273rd in 2019) and the 45th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jacques Tourneur ranks 365 out of 1,580Before him are Chantal Akerman, Martin Campbell, Luigi Comencini, Roland Joffé, Mamoru Oshii, and Adolph Zukor. After him are Edward Zwick, Chen Kaige, Denys Arcand, Park Chan-wook, Donald P. Bellisario, and Víctor Erice.

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Among people born in 1904, Jacques Tourneur ranks 95Before him are Tadao Takayama, Lyudmila Rudenko, Heinz Jost, Giuseppe Terragni, Christopher Isherwood, and Oskar R. Lange. After him are Max Mallowan, Deng Yingchao, Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i, Karl Ernst, Arkady Gaidar, and María Zambrano. Among people deceased in 1977, Jacques Tourneur ranks 68Before him are Hanns Martin Schleyer, Hans Martin Sutermeister, Carl Gustaf von Rosen, Marien Ngouabi, Alia Al-Hussein, and Tom Pryce. After him are Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Carlos Pace, Félix Gouin, Erroll Garner, Arsenio Erico, and James M. Cain.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Tourneur ranks 2,096 out of 5,234Before him are François Étienne de Kellermann (1770), Claude Brasseur (1936), Christiane Martel (1936), Emmanuel Petit (1970), Alfred Loisy (1857), and Julien Gracq (1910). After him are Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767), Maria of Navarre (1326), Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1756), Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney (1757), Julien Benda (1867), and Margaret of Foix (1453).


Among film directors born in France, Jacques Tourneur ranks 45Before him are Philippe de Broca (1933), Yann Arthus-Bertrand (1946), Claude Sautet (1924), Francis Veber (1937), Marcel Camus (1912), and Louis Delluc (1890). After him are Alexandre Astruc (1923), Philippe Garrel (1948), Ariane Mnouchkine (1939), Louis Feuillade (1873), Aleksandar Petrović (1929), and Claire Denis (1946).