Born: Oct 09, 1907 AD
Died: 1982 AD, at 75 years of age.
1907 - Born on the 9th of October.
1930 - He recorded some of his early supporting cameos on film with some success and thus began his career as a filmmaker.
1949 - The film was shot in a new color process that turned out to be too difficult to process, and Jour de fête was subsequently released in black-and-white. The color version was discovered, restored, and released in the 1990s. The film won a prize at the Venice Film Festival.
1958 - His first film to be released in color and perhaps his best-known work.
- Won that year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
1967 - Tati made a short film about his comedic and cinematic technique, Cours du Soir. In the film, Jacques Tati gives a lesson in the art of comedy to a class of would-be actors.
1978 - Tati began filming a short documentary on a French soccer team, 'Forza Bastia', which he did not complete.
1982 - Died on the 5th of November.
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