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Overview (2)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Troyes, Aube, France

Mini Bio (1)

Apprenticed under noted cinematographers Christian Matras and Boris Kaufman and shot or co-shot several films directed by his uncle, Jean Renoir. Renoir did the photography for one of his uncle's cinematic apogees, _Une partie de campagne (1936)_ and was the camera operator for the tragic, ebullient master text La Grande Illusion (1937). As a cinematographer, Claude Renoir was responsible for the luminous color work of The River (1951), _Carrosse d'or, Le (1952)_ and Elena and Her Men (1956). He also generated the stark black-and-white compositions of Maurice Cloche's Monsieur Vincent (1947) and the psychedelic 60s colors of Roger Vadim's Barbarella (1968). Renoir lensed a stunning array of films, including Le mystère Picasso (1956), Cleopatra (1963) and Bertrand Blier's Femmes Fatales (1976). After his final DP credit, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Renoir worked as a cameraman on three films as he, sadly, lost his sight. Son of character actor Pierre Renoir.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Daniel Yates <kamerad76@hotmail.com>

Trivia (7)

Son of Pierre Renoir
Nephew of Jean Renoir
Grandson of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Father of actress Sophie Renoir.
Grand-uncle of actress Sophie Renoir.
Frequently worked with Brigitte Bardot.
Working on the 007-film "The Spy Who Loved me" on the set inside the supertanker, he could not see the end of the set. Also because of the difficulty of lighting the set, legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was brought in. The sound stage is the largest in the world.

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