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Jacques Becker
Birth: Sep. 15, 1906
Death: Feb. 21, 1960

Motion-Picture Director. He was a leading post-World War II French filmaker. His work is atmospheric, technically brilliant, and penetrating in its attention to psychological detail. Many consider his crime dramas "Hands Off the Loot" (1954) and "The Hole" (1960) his best films, while others prefer his lush period love story "The Golden Helmet" (1952). Becker's other films include "It Happened at the Inn" (1943), "Antoine and Antoinette" (1947), Rendezvous in July" (1949), "Ali Baba" (1954), "The Adventures of Arsene Lupin" (1957), and "Montparnasse 19" (1958). Becker was born in Paris. He became interested in the cinema in 1931 after meeting American director King Vidor, and worked as an assistant on some of Jean Renoir's greatest films, among them "The Grand Illusion" (1937) and "The Rules of the Game" (1939). After several false starts he directed his first feature in 1942. A painstaking craftsman, Becker completed only 13 films before his death.  (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Cimetière de Montparnasse
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Division 22.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 28, 1999
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Jacques Becker
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