Francis Veber

Highest Rated: 95% La Cage aux Folles (1979)
Lowest Rated: 9% Pure Luck (1991)
Birthday: Jul 28, 1937
Birthplace: Not Available
French screenwriter and director Francis Veber first made his name penning a number of farcical comedies during the '70s. The son of writers, Veber originally worked as a journalist, but soon dedicated himself solely to writing comedy sketches, stories, and plays. His first screenplay was for Pierre Mondy's Appellez-Moi Mathilde, a 1970 crime film. Veber had his first major success with his screenplay for Yves Robert's Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chassure Noire (1972), an extremely popular comedy of errors revolving around mistaken identity. Veber went on to do steady work throughout the decade, enjoying particular success for his collaborations with director Edouard Molinaro, which included L'Emmerdeur (1973) and the internationally acclaimed farce La Cage Aux Folles, for which Veber earned a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination.Veber first branched out into directing in 1976 with the comedy drama Le Jouet, for which he also wrote the screenplay. The film, about a young boy who teaches his father a lesson by buying a human toy, was later remade in the U.S. under the name The Toy. After earning raves for his sophomore directorial effort, the detective comedy La Chèvre (1981), Veber had another of his films, Les Fugitifs (1986), remade in America, but this time, he was able to direct it. Unfortunately, the remake, Three Fugitives (1989), turned out to be a great critical and commercial disappointment. Veber subsequently continued to work on both sides of the Atlantic as a screenwriter and director. In 1998, he had one of his greatest international successes to date with Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game). Adapted from Veber's own long-running play of the same name, it was a spirited, witty farce that was enormously popular in France. Veber was nominated for a Best Director César for the film, and won a César for its screenplay.

Highest Rated Movies



41% Dinner for Schmucks Executive Producer $73M 2010
63% A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) Director Screenwriter 2008
70% The Valet Director Screenwriter $2.2M 2007
No Score Yet Shut Up! (Tais Toi) Director 2006
No Score Yet Tais-Toi Director 2004
85% The Closet (Le Placard) Director Screenwriter $4.6M 2001
73% The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de cons) Director 1999
25% Fathers' Day Producer Executive Producer 1997
No Score Yet Fantôme avec chauffeur (Ghost with Driver) Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Le Jaguar Director Screenwriter 1996
14% My Father, the Hero Screenwriter 1994
No Score Yet Out on a Limb Director 1992
No Score Yet Mon père, ce héros Screenwriter 1991
9% Pure Luck Producer 1991
14% Three Fugitives Director Screenwriter Executive Producer 1989
No Score Yet Les Fugitifs Director 1986
No Score Yet Les Compères Screenwriter Director 1983
No Score Yet Partners Screenwriter Executive Producer 1982
50% La Chèvre (The Goat) (Knock on Wood) Director Screenwriter 1981
No Score Yet La Cage aux Folles II Screenwriter 1981
62% Buddy Buddy Screenwriter 1981
95% La Cage aux Folles Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet Coup de tête (Hothead) Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet Le Jouet (The Toy) Director Screenwriter 1976
No Score Yet Peur sur la ville Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet French Detective Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Le Grand Blond avec Une Chaussure Noire (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe) Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet A Pain in the A** (L'Emmerdeur) Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet Le Magnifique Screenwriter 1973


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