Chris Marker

Multimedia Artist

Birthday July 29, 1921

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace France

DEATH DATE Jul 29, 2012 (91)

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Documentary film director and multimedia artist best known for his Akira Kurosawa-inspired film "AK" from 1985.

Before Fame

He worked as a journalist and a photographer before making his first film, "Olympia 52," in 1952.


His short film, "La jetée" (1962), dealt with nuclear war and time travel and was an international success.

Family Life

He was born in suburban Paris and died in his hometown on his ninety-first birthday.

Associated With

His multimedia art installation piece, "Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men," which was exhibited at NYC-MOMA, was inspired by T.S. Eliot's work.