7.0 Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
Max Linder, born Gabriel Leuvielle (France, 1883), invented the character
of "Max" in The Skater's Debut (1907) and began directing his films
in 1911 when he was already a world-famous star.
During one of his brief stints in Hollywood he made two of his best films, Seven Years Bad Luck (1921) and Be My Wife (1921).
Linder died in 1925.