Albert Dieudonné

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Albert Dieudonné
A monochrome photographic portrait of a handsome man in his late 20s wearing a French general's uniform from the 1790s and a cocked hat over stringy dark hair that reaches his shoulders
Albert Dieudonné as Napoleon
Born(1889-11-26)26 November 1889
Paris, France
Died19 March 1976(1976-03-19) (aged 86)
Paris, France
OccupationActor, screenwriter, film director, novelist
Years active1917–1943
Known forNapoleon Bonaparte in Napoleon

Albert Dieudonné (26 November 1889 – 19 March 1976) was a French actor,[1][2] screenwriter, film director and novelist.

Dieudonné was born in Paris, France, and made his acting debut in silent film in 1908 for The Assassination of the Duke of Guise, with musical score by Camille Saint-Saëns. In 1924, he directed the film drama Catherine, in which he also appeared as a major character. Jean Renoir acted as his assistant director on the film.

Between 1915 and 1916, Dieudonné acted in five films for director Abel Gance, including the 1915 film La Folie du Docteur Tube and the 1916 film Le périscope. In 1927 he was hired back to star in the title role in Gance's epic film, Napoléon.[3] In 1929 Dieudonné wrote a novel that was made into a 1930 musical comedy film titled The Sweetness of Loving, and he wrote the script for the 1936 La Garçonne.

Albert Dieudonné died in Paris in 1976.

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  1. ^ "Albert Dieudonné". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (February 12, 1929). "THE SCREEN; Through French Eyes". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Dargis, Manohla (March 16, 2012). "'Napoleon' Is Lost, Long Live 'Napoleon'!". The New York Times.

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