Francis Paul Veber (born 28 July 1937) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer. Many of his comedies feature recurring types of characters, named François Pignon and François Perrin. Veber was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine to a Jewish father and an Armenian mother. His grand uncle was writer Tristan Bernard. Description above from the Wikipedia article Francis Veber, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.