Clément, René

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Clément, René Gender: M
René Jean Clément
born on 18 March 1913 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Bordeaux, France, 44n50, 0w34
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°20' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°09 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 29°20'

René Clément (1995)
photo: JJ Georges, license gfdl


French cinematographer on short films, moving into production himself by 1936. The son of an architect, he was a student of architecture before deciding on a main interest in cameras and photography.

During WW II he made his propagandist movie, "Chefs de Demain." In 1945 he produced his successful "La Bataille Du Rail" and he worked as technical director for "La Belle et La Bete," 1946. After 1956 he specialized in big-budget international productions in which the quality was not as outstanding as his earlier work. Clement received two Oscars for Best Foreign Film Awards, two Best Film Awards at Cannes, a Caesar Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Member of the Institute since 1986.

Widowed from a first marriage, he made a second marriage on 14 April 1987.

He died on 17 March 1996, aged 82, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1936 (Moved into production)
  • Work : Gain social status 1945 (Noted films began)
  • Work : Prize 1946 (Cannes Best Film Award)
  • Work : Prize 1949 (Best Foreign Film Award, Oscar)
  • Work : Prize 1951 (Best Foreign Film Award, Oscar)
  • Work : Prize 1984 (Caesar Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Social : Joined group 1986 (Member of the Institute)
  • Relationship : Marriage 14 April 1987 (Second marriage)
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Source Notes

Lescaut quotes Max Lejbowicz for 1 p.m. from B.C. Confirmed by Petitallot as B.C.

Didier Geslain gives 10:00 AM as B.C. N.232 in L'Astrologue April/1996, but has only birth extract on file stating "10 heures 00" (no original BC on file) in Didier Geslain archive, 'Cinema Realisateurs' pdf file, p. 59.

On 11 November 2015, Sy Scholfield viewed birth certificate no. 232 in the online Bordeaux archive, section 2, p. 41/202: "soir à une heure" (1pm).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Cinematographer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army, cinema service)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Two)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous)