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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

A Very Long Engagement
(2004)
Amélie
Amélie Director
(2001)
Delicatessen
Delicatessen Director
(1991)
Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot
(2009)

Filmography

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 2017 Deux escargots s'en vont (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:

1998: Directed TV commercial for BNP: "Parlons d'avenir" (about a futurist colony). 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:

Spoke hardly any English when he made his American debut, Alien: Resurrection (1997). He had translators on the set at all times to interact with the cast and crew. Years later, he had learned enough English to record an English director's commentary for the movie, together with Sigourney Weaver. See more »

Trademark:

Makes extensive use of color grading in order to give his movies the desired (often fantastic) ambiance. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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