René Goscinny

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René Goscinny was a French comics editor and writer, who is best known internationally for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age) and Iznogoud with Jean Tabary. Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, later moving to Argentina, New York, and later back to France to join the French Army in 1946. He served at Aubagne, in the 141st Alpine Infantry Battalion. Promoted to senior corporal, he became the appointed illustrator of the regiment and drew illustrations and posters for the army.  The following year, he illustrated the book The Girl with The Eyes of Gold and returned to New York.  Goscinny then became art director at Kunen Publishers where he wrote four books for children.  He went on to create for numerous magazine, cartoon and publishing agencies including World Press agency, Edipress/Edifrance, and TinTin magazine, among others.   In 1975 Goscinny's made script titled  "Le Maître du Monde" (Master of the worl) which he sent to Peter Sellers asking if he would be interested in playing the main role, receiving no response. The following year The Pink Panther Strikes Again (staring Sellers) was released, containing many similarities to Goscinny's script. Goscinny tried to sue the director Blake Edwards but the lawsuit was cancelled due to Goscinny's death in 1977.

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René Goscinny war ein Autor und einer der bekanntesten Comicautoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er schuf mit dem Zeichner Albert Uderzo die Comics über den Indianer Umpah-Pah (ab 1951) und vor allem die Figur des unbeugsamen Galliers Asterix (ab 1959). Ab 1955 textete er außerdem die Comics über den von Morris gezeichneten Cowboy Lucky Luke und den Großwesir Isnogud (gezeichnet von Jean Tabary). Als Autor wurde er für seine von Sempé illustrierten Geschichten über den kleinen Nick (Le Petit Nicolas) berühmt.

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DepartmentJobMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
DirectingDirectorLes 12 travaux d'Astérix
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
75% · 591
Astérix et Cléopâtre
Asterix and Cleopatra
70% · 470
ProductionProducerLes 12 travaux d'Astérix
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
75% · 591
WritingAuthorAstérix aux Jeux Olympiques
Asterix at the Olympic Games
52% · 1,126
Astérix & Obélix Mission Cléopâtre
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
74% · 1,936
Astérix & Obélix contre César
Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar
60% · 1,024
NovelAstérix et le coup du menhir
Asterix and the Big Fight
63% · 309
ScreenplayLes 12 travaux d'Astérix
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
75% · 591
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