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Jean-Jacques Beineix


A rabid movie fan when he was young, Jean-Jacques Beineix first studied medicine before entering the movie business. During the seventies, he became an established assistant director, working with Claude Berri, René Clément, Claude Zidi and even Jerry Lewis. But, like many assistants, Beineix's ultimate dream was to direct. He had a pass at it in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Diva
Diva Director
(1981)
Betty Blue
Betty Blue Producer
(1986)
The Moon in the Gutter
(1983)

Filmography

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 2013 Les Gaulois au-delà du mythe (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2012 Le mystère des momies coptes d'Antinoé (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2011 Hellville (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Brandt Rhapsodie (Short) (producer)
 2011 Egaro (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Minus (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Rêve du 1er avril 1999 (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 CosmicConnexion (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2006 Allez, yallah! (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 Requiem for Billy the Kid (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1997 Assigné à résidence (TV Short documentary) (producer)
 1994 Otaku (Documentary) (producer)
 1992 IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (producer)
 1989 The Grand Circus (Documentary) (producer)
 1989 Roselyne et les lions (producer)
 1986 Betty Blue (producer - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Jean Jacques Beinex
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Personal Quote:

In documentaries, the dramaturgy is fulfilled and produced by reality. In fiction, you have the right to alter, to modify, to transform reality into something else, to give it the shape and form you want to give it. This is a very old debate in art history. A lot of people want art to serve the cause of reality. That was the basement of the nouvelle vague. But I think that some artists want to ... See more »

Trivia:

As a child Beineix described himself as "a great Jerry Lewis fan" and was thrilled to be hired on Lewis' unreleased film, "The Day the Clown Cried" as an assistant director. See more »

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Libra

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