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      Francis Veber

      Francis Veber

      Highest Rated: 95% Birds of a Feather (1978)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Three Fugitives (1989)

      Birthday: Jul 28, 1937

      Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

      This prolific French writer and director originally intended to become a doctor but switched to journalism before finding his calling on the stage and screen. Francis Veber began his writing career while serving in the military, contributing to BLED, a publication of the Algerian Army. After his military discharge, he worked as a radio reporter and then segued to writing scripts for the TV series "L'Agence interim." In 1968, Veber enjoyed his first stage success with the play "L'Enlevement/The Kidnapping," which enjoyed an eight-month run in Paris. His second play, "Le Contrat/The Contract" led to a scripting assignment for the short film "Appelez-moi Mathilde/Call Me Mathilde" (1970).

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      75% 81% The Valet Screenwriter - 2022
      42% 42% Dinner for Schmucks Executive Producer $73.0M 2010
      63% 48% A Pain in the Ass Director - 2008
      70% 68% The Valet Director,
      Writer
      $2.3M 2006
      No Score Yet 80% Shut Up Director,
      Writer
      - 2003
      85% 78% The Closet Director,
      Writer,
      Writer
      $6.7M 2001
      74% 90% The Dinner Game Director,
      Writer
      $4.1M 1998
      25% 26% Fathers' Day Executive Producer $28.7M 1997
      No Score Yet 38% The Jaguar Director,
      Writer
      - 1996
      83% 81% The Birdcage Writer $124.0M 1996
      No Score Yet 14% Fantôme avec chauffeur Writer - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost With Chauffeur Writer - 1996
      20% 54% My Father, the Hero Screenwriter $25.3M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Buzzsaw Director - 1992
      20% 47% Out on a Limb Director $1.6M 1992
      15% 61% Pure Luck Executive Producer $21.3M 1991
      14% 50% Three Fugitives Director,
      Screenwriter
      $40.0M 1989
      No Score Yet 66% Fugitives Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1986
      47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Screenwriter - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Les compères Director,
      Writer
      - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goat Director - 1982
      50% 83% The Goat Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1981
      57% 54% La Cage aux Folles II Screenwriter - 1980
      95% 85% Birds of a Feather Writer - 1978
      No Score Yet 73% The Toy Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Caller Screenwriter - 1975
      No Score Yet 48% The Return of the Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe Writer - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pain in the Ass Writer,
      Writer
      - 1973
      67% 79% The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe Screenwriter - 1972