José Giovanni
Date of Birth
Jun 22, 1923
Birth Place:
Paris, France


Though José Giovanni has competently directed many films, he remains most popular as a screenwriter and a writer of realistic, gritty male-oriented action novels. Giovanni was born in Corsica. As a teen, he fought the Nazis with the French Resistance during WW II. After the war, he had trouble coping with civilian life, got into considerable trouble and eventually ended up in prison. Following his...