Jacques Feyder

Director, Screenwriter, Foundry worker
In films as an actor from 1913 and director from 1916. Feyder's lyrical handling of realistic subject-matter created some of the finest French films of the 1920s, including "Crainquebille" (1923), "Visage d'enfants" ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1885 in Belgium

Filmography

other (10)

The Kiss 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Kiss 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Jacques Feyder et son chef d'oeuvre 1973 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Le Grand Jeu 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

Anna Christie 1929 (Movie)

(German and Swedish version) (Director)

Les Vampires 1914 (Movie)

(Actor)

Knight Without Armour (Movie)

(Director)

La Loi Du Nord (Movie)

(Director)

Olympia (Movie)

(Director)

Son of India (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

In films as an actor from 1913 and director from 1916. Feyder's lyrical handling of realistic subject-matter created some of the finest French films of the 1920s, including "Crainquebille" (1923), "Visage d'enfants" (1924) and the celebrated Zola adaptation, "Therese Raquin" (1928). After a brief sojourn in Hollywood he assured his place as a key figure of "poetic realism" with a series of films starring his wife Francoise Rosay and co-written by Charles Spaak. Feyder's assistant during this period was future director Marcel Carne.

Relationships

Bernard Farrel

Son

Paul Feyder

Son
director

Marc Frederix

Son

Francoise Rosay

Wife
married 1917

EDUCATION

attended Ecole regimentaire, Nivelles in 1905

Milestones

1944

Returned to France and began producing

1941

Left France and lived in Switzerland for duration of WWII

1928

Moved to Hollywood; signed contract with MGM (terminated 1933)

1915

Film debut as co-director, "Monsieur Pinson, policier"

1912

Film acting debut in a Georges Melies fantasy

1911

Stage acting debut

1911

Moved to Paris

1906

Worked in family's cannon foundry

Served in Belgian army with military acting troupe

Bonus Trivia

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When he announced he wanted to become an actor in 1907, father forbade him to use family name so he adopted pseudonym "Feyder"

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