Apprenticed to Spiller's, a British picture-framer, in London (date approximate)
Worked briefly as professional rugby player
Worked as amateur entertainer, performing sports-related pantomimes in London
Returned to France and became professional cabaret and music hall entertainer
Experiments as filmmaker--writing, directing and starring in short, "Oscar, champion de tennis"
Major recognition on stage at the Ritz on bill with Maurice Chevalier
Debut as producer, "Retour a la terre" (also starred)
Directorial debut, short "L'Ecole des facteurs"
Directed and starred in first feature film, "Jour de fete/The Big Day"
Created play, "Jour de fete a Olympia", based on "Jour de fete"
After failure of "Traffic," creditors seized Tati's assets, impounding all his previous features
Directed first program for Swedish TV, "Parade"
Paris distributor paid off Tati's $1.6 million debt and re-released impounded features