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Francis Veber

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The writer and director Francis Veber made a especially an international name for comedies.

He began his cinematical career as a writer and wrote the script for movies like "Appelez-moi Mathilde" (69), "Il était une fois un flic" (71), "Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire - Der grosse Blonde mit dem schwarzen Schuh" (72) with a great Pierre Richard, "La valise" (73), "Le magnifique" (73) with Jean-Paul Belmondo, "Le retour de grand blond - Der grosse Blonde kehrt zurück" (74) and "Adieu, poulet - Adieu Bulle" (75).

He made his debut as a director with "Le jouet" (76), again with Pierre Richard in the leading role. It followed popular productions like "La chèvre - Ein Tollpatsch kommt selten allein" (81), "Les fugitifs - Zwei irre Typen auf der Flucht" (86), "Three Fugitives" (89) with Nick Nolte, "Out on a Limb - Ein Yuppie steht im Wald" (92) with Matthew Broderick, "Le jaguar" (96) with Jean Reno as well as "Le diner de cons - Dinner für Spinner" (98) for which he already wrote the play for the theater in 1993.

Beside it he continued to write the scripts for movies of other directors, among them the box-office hits "La cage aux folles - Ein Käfig voller Narren" (78), "La cage aux folles II - Ein Käfig voller Narren II" (80), "Buddy Buddy (81), "My Father the Hero" (94), "Fantôme avec chauffeur" (96) and "Dead Letter Office" (98).

Francis Veber was the president of EFVE films from1976, in 1988 he took over the presidencoy of Escape Film Production Company.

Other movies from Francis Veber (Writer): 
Serie "Agence Intérim" (69) Serie "Les enquêteurs associés" (70) L'emmerdeur (73) Peur sur la ville (75) Le téléphone rose (75) On aura tout vu (76) Le jouet (76) Coup de tête (79) Cause toujours…tu m'intéresses! (79) Sunday Lovers: The French Method" (80) La chèvre (81) Partners (82) Les compères (83) Hold-Up (85) Les fugitifs (86) Three fugitives (89) Le jaguar (96) Le diner de cons (98) Le placard (01) Tais-toi! (03) La doublure (06)

Les compères (83) Le placard (01) Tais-toi! (03) La doublure (06)

Partners (82) Three Fugitives (89) Pure Luck (91) Fathers' Day (97) La doublure (06)