René Goscinny

Birthday:

08/04/1926

Place of birth:

Paris, France:

Biography:

René Goscinny was a French comics editor and writer, who is best known internationally for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age) and Iznogoud with Jean Tabary. Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, later moving to Argentina, New York, and later back to France to join the French Army in 1946. He served at Aubagne, in the 141st Alpine Infantry Battalion. Promoted to senior corporal, he became the appointed illustrator of the regiment and drew illustrations and posters for the army.  The following year, he illustrated the book The Girl with The Eyes of Gold and returned to New York.  Goscinny then became art director at Kunen Publishers where he wrote four books for children.  He went on to create for numerous magazine, cartoon and publishing agencies including World Press agency, Edipress/Edifrance, and TinTin magazine, among others.   In 1975 Goscinny's made script titled  "Le Maître du Monde" (Master of the worl) which he sent to Peter Sellers asking if he would be interested in playing the main role, receiving no response. The following year The Pink Panther Strikes Again (staring Sellers) was released, containing many similarities to Goscinny's script. Goscinny tried to sue the director Blake Edwards but the lawsuit was cancelled due to Goscinny's death in 1977.


Production Credits

Astérix : Le Secret de la potion magique (2018)
Scenario Writer
Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014)
Writer
Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas (2014)
Writer
Lucky Luke (2009)
Characters
Le Petit Nicolas (2009)
Original Story
Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques (2008)
Author
Astérix et les Vikings (2006)
Novel
Iznogoud (2005)
Writer
Les Dalton (2004)
Characters
Astérix & Obélix Mission Cléopâtre (2002)
Author
Astérix & Obélix contre César (1999)
Author
Lucky Luke (1991)
Novel
Astérix et le coup du menhir (1989)
Novel
Astérix chez les Bretons (1986)
Novel
Astérix et la surprise de César (1985)
Author
Lucky Luke: Les Dalton en cavale (1983)
Director
Lucky Luke: Les Dalton en cavale (1983)
Writer
Lucky Luke: La Ballade des Dalton (1978)
Director
Lucky Luke: La Ballade des Dalton (1978)
Author
Les 12 travaux d'Astérix (1976)
Director
Les 12 travaux d'Astérix (1976)
Producer
Les 12 travaux d'Astérix (1976)
Screenplay
Les gaspards (1974)
Screenplay
Le viager (1972)
Writer
Daisy Town (1971)
Director
Daisy Town (1971)
Writer
Le juge (1971)
Comic Book
Astérix et Cléopâtre (1968)
Director
Astérix le Gaulois (1967)
Comic Book
Tintin et les oranges bleues (1964)
Writer