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Jacques Tourneur
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Sex:M
Age:73
Birth Date:November 12, 1904
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign: -
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Died Date:December 19, 1977
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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JACQUES TOURNEUR
Jacques Tourneur

Biography:Jacques Tourneur (November 12, 1904-December 19, 1977) was a French film director.

Born in Paris, France, he was the son of noted director Maurice Tourneur. As a young man, Jacques went to live in New York City and proceeded to Hollywood with his father. He is famous for directing three atmospheric "horror" movies (in fact, film noir-influenced films of understated terror) with producer Val Lewton at RKO Radio Pictures in the 1940s: Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man. His 1957 film Night of the Demon also enjoys a high reputation and is considered one of the best horror/supernatural films in movie history. Tourneur also directed one of the classics of film noir, Out of the Past, in 1947.

In 1964 Tourneur directed an episode of The Twilight Zone, "Night Call" (Episode 139, February 7, 1964), which proved to be an excellent showcase for Tourneur's directing style. His television work also included episodes of Adventures in Paradise ("A Bride for the Captain", 1962), Bonanza ("Denver McKee", 1962), and T.H.E. Cat (1966).

He met his wife, actress Christiane Virideau, while assisting his father on the 1929 German film production Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen ("The Ship of Lost Men").

Jacques Tourneur died in 1977 in Bergerac, Dordogne, France.

Jacques Tourneur received recognition for his contribution to the film industry in Chris Fujiwara's 1998 book Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Out of the Past (1947)
Cat People (1942)

Personality and Character Cards:
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Jacques Tourneur's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: November 12, 1904

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Jacques Tourneur's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: November 12, 1904

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.


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Jacques Tourneur's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: November 12, 2010

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

 

 

 

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