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Pierre Etaix

Actor/comedian/director

Born - 23 November 1928, Roanne, France
Died - 14 October 2016

Mournful-looking, dark-haired, poker-faced, slightly built French comic actor of rigid, stick-like gait. After starting his career on the production side, Etaix worked with Jacques Tati before branching out on his own. At first, his character of the man who, riotously, can do no right, was an immense success, especially in some hilarious, side-splitting shorts. His later efforts were slower and less popular, but he continued to keep busy as well as teaching clowning and mimicry at his own school His films, many of which he also directed, include Mon Oncle (1958), Pickpocket (1959), Rupture (1961), Happy Anniversary (1961), The Suitor (1962), Insomnia (1963), Yoyo (1964), As Long As You're Healthy (1965), Le Voleur (1966), Le Grand Amour (1968), Pays de Cocagne (1970), La Polonaise (1972), Serieux comme le Plaisir (1974), Max Mon Amour (1986), Henry & June (1990), Lucifer and Me (2007), Micmacs (2009), Le Havre (2011) and Winter-Song (2015), his last. He died from an intestinal infection.