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Born in Lunel, Hérault, France
Died in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Birth NameLouis Jean Feuillade

Mini Bio (1)

A prolific director--over 700 films, most of them short- or medium-length--Louis Feuillade began his career with Gaumont where, as well as directing his own features, he was appointed artistic director in charge of production in 1907. His work was largely comprised of film series; his first series, begun in 1910 and numbering 15 episodes, was 'Le Film Esthétique', a financially unsuccessful attempt at "high-brow" cinema. More popular was Life as It Is (1911), which moved from the costume pageantry of his earlier work to a more realistic--if somewhat melodramatic--depiction of contemporary life. Feuillade also directed scores of short films featuring the characters Bébé and René Poyen. His most successful feature-length serials were Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913), which chronicled the diabolical exploits of the "emperor of crime," and Les vampires (1915), which trailed a criminal gang led by Irma Vep (Musidora) and was noted for its imaginative use of locations and lyrical, almost surreal style.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Daniel Yates <kamerad76@hotmail.com>

Spouse (2)

Lugane (1921 - ?)
Léontine Jaujou (1895 - ?)

Trivia (5)

Father-in-law of Maurice Champreux and grandfather of Jacques Champreux.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 319-325. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
He was the most prolific film director in history, not counting television directors.
Nîmes, June 17th 1900: Had his first article published by the newspaper Torero.
Paris, 30th July, 1915: Discharged from active service, during World War I, due to a heart problem.

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