Patrice Leconte is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director-screenwriter-producer Patrice Leconte (Ridicule, Les Spécialistes, French Fried Vacation, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 72nd birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Leconte, a cultural icon
Born in Paris on November 12, 1947, Patrice Leconte's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Leconte's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Patrice hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Patrice Leconte as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 72.
Happy Birthday, Patrice, you're the best!
Patrice Leconte career in pictures
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