Yves Robert (21 June 1920 – 10 May 2002) was a French actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, in his teens Robert went to Paris to pursue a career in acting, starting with unpaid parts on stage in the city’s various theatre workshops. To support himself, he worked at a variety of jobs including that of a typesetter at a print shop. In 1949 he made his motion picture debut with one of the secondary roles in the film, Les Dieux du dimanche. Within a few years, Robert was writing scripts, directing, and producing.
Yves Robert’s directorial efforts included several successful comedies for which he had written the screenplay. His 1962 film, La Guerre des boutons won France’s Prix Jean Vigo. His 1972 film Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire won the Silver Bear at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival in 1973. In 1976, Un éléphant ça trompe énormément earned him international acclaim. Robert’s 1973 devastating comedy Salut l’artiste… read more