Claude Zidi

Claude Zidi

writer, director, camera and electrical department

Claude Zidi was born on Jul 25, 1934 in France. Claude Zidi's big-screen debut came with Head Against the Wall directed by Georges Franju in 1959. Claude Zidi is known for Le Bonheur directed by Agnès Varda, Jean-Claude Drouot stars as François Chevalier and Marie-France Boyer as Émilie Savignard. Claude Zidi has got 2 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Claude Zidi achieved is César Awards, France. The upcoming new movie Claude Zidi plays is Ripoux 3 which will be released on Dec 10, 2003.

One of the most successfully commercial directors of France with smash comedy hits as the Charlots , Les Sous-Doués and Les Ripoux series. Also made the first Asterix and Obelix movie, La Totale (later remade by James Cameron as "True Lies") and Banzai (with Coluche). It got him the nickname "Mr. Box Office". On the other hand the few non-comedies he made turned out to be big flops.

  • Birthday

    Jul 25, 1934
  • Place of Birth

    Paris, France
  • Also known

    Claude Raymond Zidi

Known For


2 wins & 1 nominations

César Awards, France
Best Film (Meilleur film)
Winner - César
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Winner - César
Best Original Screenplay (Meilleur scénario original et dialogues)
Winner - César

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