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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 48 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Artist
The Artist Director
(2011)
OSS 117: Lost in Rio
(2009)
The Search
The Search Director
(2014)

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 2014/III The Search
 2012 Les infidèles (segment "La bonne conscience")
 2011/I The Artist
 1999 Mes amis
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Alternate Names:

Michel Hazanavivius

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

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Two children with Bérénice Bejo: Lucien (b. 25 June 2008) and Gloria (b. 18 September 2011). See more »

Nickname:

L'Impavide

Star Sign:

Aries

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