It has been exactly 8 long years since Claude Berri died in Paris on January 12, 2009 at the age of 74. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Today, fans of Claude Berri (Uranus, Jean de Florette, So Long, Stooge, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Berri, a cultural icon
Born Claude Berel Langmann in Paris on July 1, 1934, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Berri was not just a great director, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 8 years since the tragic loss of Claude Berri and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Claude Berri is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Claude Berri.
Claude Berri career in pictures
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