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.

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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.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1926-08-04

Day of Death 1977-11-05

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2014 Asterix: The Mansions of the GodsWriter
2014 Nicholas on HolidayWriter
2009 Lucky LukeCharacters
2009 Little NicholasOriginal Story
2008 Asterix at the Olympic GamesAuthor
2006 Asterix and the VikingsNovel
2005 IznogoudWriter
2004 Lucky Luke and the DaltonsCharacters
2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission CleopatraAuthor
1999 Asterix & Obelix Take on CaesarAuthor
1991 Lucky LukeNovel
1989 Asterix and the Big FightNovel
1986 Asterix in BritainNovel
1985 Asterix vs. CaesarAuthor
1984 Lucky Luke(54 episodes)Writer
1983 Lucky Luke: Daltons on the LooseWriter
1978 Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the DaltonsAuthor
1976 The Twelve Tasks of AsterixScreenplay
1974 The Down-in-the-Hole GangScreenplay
1972 Le viagerWriter
1971 Daisy TownWriter
1971 Judge Roy BeanComic Book

Directing

1983 Lucky Luke: Daltons on the LooseDirector
1978 Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the DaltonsDirector
1976 The Twelve Tasks of AsterixDirector
1976 Les douze travaux d'AstérixDirector
1971 Daisy TownDirector
1968 Asterix and CleopatraDirector

Acting

2017 René Goscinny, notre oncle d'Armorique as René Goscinny
1998 René Goscinny | Profession: Humoriste as Himself
1983 Lucky Luke: Daltons on the Loose as Jolly Jumper

Crew

1967 Asterix the GaulComic-Zeichner

Production

1976 The Twelve Tasks of AsterixProducer

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