Cloquet, Ghislain

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Cloquet, Ghislain Gender: M
born on 18 April 1924 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Antwerpen, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°01' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°35 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°55'


Belgian-born French cinematographer. He went to Paris to study and became a French citizen in 1940.

Cloquet is known for his work with Robert Bresson, though he also collaborated with Claude Sautet, Jacques Demy, André Delvaux, and Marguerite Duras. He shot Jacques Becker's last film, Le Trou, and then worked several times with Becker's son Jean, who was also Cloquet's brother-in-law. He also worked with several non-French directors, most notably Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and Arthur Penn (Four Friends).

He won an Oscar in 1981 (on his first nomination) for Polanski's Tess, which he completed after the death of Geoffrey Unsworth.

Cloquet married into the Becker filmmaking family (which included directors Jacques and Jean, cinematographer Étienne, and actress Françoise Fabian), when he wed Jacques Becker's daughter Sophie, then a script girl.

He died 2 November 1981

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Lescaut quoting Demain Nr 4


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Other Entertain/Bus (cinematographer)