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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 & 64 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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I love silent cinema but don't hold it sacred. Like any branch of film there are some very boring films alongside the masterpieces. These films are old because of the era they're from, not specifically the format they're made in. It was important not think of [The Artist (2011)] as an "old movie". It's now, it's new. But you have the benefit of this neglected format which gives you some exciting ... See more »


As of 2012, he is one of seven directors who has directed his wife to an acting Oscar nomination (Bérénice Bejo in The Artist (2011)). The other five are Joel Coen directing Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996), John Cassavetes directing Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980), Richard Brooks directing Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969), Blake Edwards directing Julie... See more »



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