Léonide Moguy

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Léonide Moguy
Léonide Moguy 1955.jpg
Born (1899-07-14)14 July 1899
St. Petersburg, Russia
Died 21 April 1976(1976-04-21) (aged 76)
Paris, France
Moguy on set of Tomorrow Is Another Day in 1950

Léonide Moguy (14 July 1899 – 21 April 1976) was a Russian born French film director, screenwriter and film editor .

Moguy was born Leonid Mogilevsky (Russian: Леонид Могилевский) in Russia in 1899.[1] He lived in Russia until 1928, in the United States in the 1940s, and in Italy from 1949 until his death.[2] He was active in film between 1936 and 1961. His work has influenced American director Quentin Tarantino, who discovered him while writing the script for Inglourious Basterds, and named a character after him in Django Unchained.[3]

Personal life[edit]

One of Moguy's early companions was the fashion designer Jacques Fath, a sometime actor who appeared in an early Moguy film.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 116. 
  2. ^ Александр Васильев; Людмила Лопато (2011). Царица парижских кабаре. Альпина Паблишер. p. 157. ISBN 978-5-9614-2277-1. 
  3. ^ Quentin Tarantino interview at Times Talks, excerpt on YouTube

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