Gilles Grangier

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Gilles Grangier
Born(1911-05-05)5 May 1911
Paris, France
Died27 April 1996(1996-04-27) (aged 84)
Suresnes, France
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1944–1985

Gilles Grangier (5 May 1911 27 April 1996) was a French film director and screenwriter. [1] He directed more than 50 films and several TV series between 1943 and 1985. His film Archimède le clochard was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival, where Jean Gabin won the Silver Bear for Best Actor. [2] He had the most number of successful films at the French box office between 1945 and 2001 with 42 of his films having admissions of 500,000 or more, more than any other. [3]


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  1. Kirkup, James (17 May 1996). "Obituary: Gilles Grangier". The Independent. London. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  2. "Berlinale 1959: Prize Winners". Archived from the original on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  3. Nesselson, Lisa (30 April 2001). "Box office bible 'Cine-Passions' reveals Gallic movie habits". Variety . p. 64.