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Jacques Tourneur
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Filmmaker
    (November 12, 1904-December 19, 1977)
    Born in Paris, France
    Became an American citizen in 1919
    Directed feature films ‘Cat People’ (1942), ‘I Walked With a Zombie’ (1943), ‘The Leopard Man’ (1943), ‘Out of the Past’ (1947), ‘Berlin Express’ (1948), ‘Stars in My Crown’ (1950), ‘Night of the Demon’ (1957) and ‘City Under the Sea’ (1965)
    Directed an episode of ‘Bonanza’ (1960) and ‘The Twilight Zone’ (1964)
    He was arrested for getting drunk at a ‘gin party’ in 1928.
    He believed in the supernatural and met several witches.
    The famous horror films he made for Val Lewton overshadow his later achievements.
    He notoriously accepted almost any script, no matter how mediocre.
    He was so self-effacing, he had trouble promoting himself and his talents.
    Most of his money was gone by 1971.
    His parents threatened him with a monster called ‘the Thunderman’ when he misbehaved.
    His mother avoided being seen with him when he grew up because he made her look old.
    He is known for his moody, understated horror films.
    He was soft-spoken and patient with actors.
    His amateur paintings were admired by Henry Miller.
    He held onto his French culture his entire life.

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