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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 44 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:

TV commercial for EDF, starring Frédéric Bel. 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:

I got something pretty rare: American power and a lot of money to distribute the film [A Very Long Engagement (2004)] worldwide. I can tell you politicians from right to left are so proud of the film, actors, technicians, everybody except the independent French producers who campaigned against it. But, you know we live in a capitalist world where the only thing is to earn money. They want to get ... See more »

Trivia:

Declined the offer to direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), citing that most of the creative decisions for the project had already been taken, and he would have had very little to add. See more »

Trademark:

His main characters are often orphans, or have lost one of their parents See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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