Georges Lautner: Georges Lautner. Director: The Professional. Georges Lautner was born on 24 January 1926 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Professional (1981), Crooks in Clover (1963) and Galia (1966). He was married to Caroline Lautner. He died on 22 November 2013 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.