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Henri Verneuil

Henri Verneuil

Highest Rated: 20% The Burglars (1971)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Burglars (1971)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1920

Birthplace: Rodosto, Turkey

Director Henri Verneuil was born Ashot Malakian to Armenian refugees who fled his birthplace of Turkey when he was four years old, following World War I and the Armenian genocide. He would later recount the tale of his youth in the semi-autobiographical 1991 film "Mayrig" and its sequel, 1992's "588 Rue Paradis." After studying journalism, then working as the editor-in-chief for a magazine from 1944-1946, Verneuil's film career got off to an auspicious start. In 1947, he met the famous actor Fernandel and proposed a short film to him. The actor agreed to appear in the film by the unknown director, instantly gaining it attention and starting a partnership that saw the two working together on several acclaimed films throughout their careers. After two years making short films and working as an assistant director in Paris, Verneuil enlisted Fernandel again to star in his first major picture, 1951's "The Hunting Ground," a black comedy about a farmer whose wife commits suicide, sparking gossip in the town. From there he went on to produce many big-screen hits. Verneuil's success in France allowed him to work on several international productions as well, such as 1967's satirical drama "The 25th Hour," which starred Anthony Quinn, and the spy film "The Serpent" in 1973, with Yul Brynner and Peter Fonda. Verneuil was widely respected in France. In 1996, he was awarded the prestigious French film award, the Honorary César, for his body of work.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 86% Mother Director,
Writer
- 1991
No Score Yet 67% Les morfalous Director - 1983
No Score Yet 71% Mille milliards de dollars Director - 1981
No Score Yet 90% I as in Icarus Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1979
No Score Yet 73% The Body of My Enemy Director,
Producer
- 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear on the City Director - 1975
No Score Yet 73% Peur Sur la Ville Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Caller Director,
Writer
- 1975
No Score Yet 62% Night Flight From Moscow Director - 1973
20% 54% The Burglars Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1971
No Score Yet 87% The Sicilian Clan Director,
Writer
- 1969
No Score Yet 54% Guns for San Sebastian Director - 1968
No Score Yet 94% The 25th Hour Director - 1967
No Score Yet 62% Weekend at Dunkirk Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Week-end à Zuydcoote Director - 1964
No Score Yet 84% Greed in the Sun Director - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melodie En Sous Sol Director - 1963
No Score Yet 79% Any Number Can Win Director - 1963
No Score Yet 93% A Monkey in Winter Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lions Are Loose Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cow and I Director - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangster Boss Director - 1960
No Score Yet 78% The President Director - 1960
No Score Yet 60% The Cow and I Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maxime Director - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Price Murder? Director - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Palace Hotel Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet People of No Importance Director,
Screenwriter
- 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Desire Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Most Wanted Man Director - 1954
No Score Yet 71% The Sheep Has Five Legs Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baker of Valorgue Director - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Fruit Director - 1952