Jacques Tati( 9 October 1907 - 5 November 1982 )
Jacques Tati was a French filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter. Throughout his long career, he worked as a comic actor, writer, and director. In a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly of the Greatest Movie Directors, Tati was voted the 46th greatest of all time. With only six feature-length films to his credit as director, he directed fewer films than any other director on this list of 50.
Tati's Playtime ranked 43rd in the 2012 Sight & Sound critics' poll of the greatest films ever made.
Jacques Tati was of Russian, Dutch, and Italian ancestry. His father, George Emmanuel Tatischeff, born in 1875 in Paris , was the son of Dmitry Tatishchev , General of the Imperial Russian Army and >military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. The Tatischeffs were a Russian noble family of...