Armand Henry Julien Thirard was born on October 25, 1989 in Mantes, Yvelines, Île de France, France. Thirard debuted as an actor. He then became manager of the silent film before starting to work as a cinematographer in 1926.
He was best known for his work for illustrious directors Henri-Georges Clouzot and Julien Duvivier ans such films as “Diabolique” (1955), “The Wages of Fear” (1953) and “...And God Created Woman” (1956).
His only Euro-western was as cinematographer on 1967’s “Guns for San Sebastian”.
Armand died on November 12, 1973 of cancer in Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France.
Today we remember Armand Thirard on what would have been his 115th birthday.