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Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius was born and raised in Paris, France. His grandparents were originally from Lithuania, but relocated to France in the 1920s. Hazanavicius attended art school, and moved on to work as a director for commercials and television projects. In 1999, he wrote and directed his first feature film Mes amis (1999), which featured his ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014/III The Search
 2012 The Players (segment "La bonne conscience")
 2011/I The Artist
 1999 Mes amis
 1997 Echec au capital (Short)
 1994 C'est pas le 20 heures (TV Series)
 1993 La classe américaine (TV Movie)
 1992 Ca détourne (TV Movie)
 1992 Derrick contre Superman (TV Short)
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[on receiving an Oscar nomination for The Artist (2011)] The happy ending is a matter of politeness. I asked people to watch this, so that I could do something other than a happy ending. It's a way of saying thank you to the audience because they went to something that's not so easy to see. See more »


Younger brother of Serge Hazanavicius. See more »



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