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.

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 30

Birthday 1926-08-04

Day of Death 1977-11-05

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2018 Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion Scenario Writer
2014 Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods Writer
2014 Nicholas on Holiday Writer
2009 Lucky Luke Characters
2009 Little Nicholas Original Story
2008 Asterix at the Olympic Games Author
2006 Asterix and the Vikings Novel
2005 Iznogoud Writer
2004 Lucky Luke and the Daltons Characters
2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Author
1999 Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar Author
1991 Lucky Luke Novel
1989 Asterix and the Big Fight Novel
1986 Asterix in Britain Scenario Writer
1985 Asterix vs. Caesar Author
1984 Lucky Luke (54 episodes)Writer
1983 Lucky Luke: Daltons on the Loose Writer
1978 Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the Daltons Author
1976 The Twelve Tasks of Asterix Screenplay
1974 The Down-in-the-Hole Gang Screenplay
1972 Le viager Writer
1971 Daisy Town Writer
1971 Judge Roy Bean Comic Book
1967 Asterix the Gaul Comic Book
1964 Tintin and the Blue Oranges Writer

Acting

2017 René Goscinny, notre oncle d'Armorique as René Goscinny
2017 Valérian, histoire d'une création
2017 Personne ne bouge ! - René Goscinny as René Goscinny
1998 René Goscinny | Profession: Humoriste as Himself
1983 Lucky Luke: Daltons on the Loose as Jolly Jumper

Directing

1983 Lucky Luke: Daltons on the Loose Director
1978 Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the Daltons Director
1976 The Twelve Tasks of Asterix Director
1971 Daisy Town Director
1968 Asterix and Cleopatra Director

Production

1976 The Twelve Tasks of Asterix Producer

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