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Jean-Pierre Jeunet


Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 43 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amélie
Amélie Director
(2001)
Delicatessen
Delicatessen Director
(1991)
A Very Long Engagement
(2004)

Filmography

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 2017 Two Snails Set Off (Short)
 2015 Casanova (TV Movie)
 2009 Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)
 2001 Amélie
 1991 Delicatessen
 1989 Foutaises (Short) (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)
 1981 Le manège (Short)
 1978 L'évasion (Short)
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Other Works:

Directed the music video for Claudia Phillips' "Cache ta Joie" (1989). See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Pierre Jeunet | Jean-Pierre Jeunett
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Personal Quote:

Audrey Tautou looks like a little elf with big eyes, like a deer. She's the perfect actress for me, because she's able to do both comedy and drama. That's pretty rare in France. Most French actors are only able to play realistic. Even Catherine Deneuve plays the same way all the time. See more »

Trivia:

Had been developing a big-screen adaptation of Life of Pi (2012) for years. He had written a draft of the screenplay and been location scouting in India with cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, but eventually dropped out due to budget disagreements. See more »

Trademark:

Likes to cast actors with unusual facial features See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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