Graduated from La Fémis in 1993.
Has supported Lionel Jospin's 2002 presidential campaign.
His movies are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality.
Calls actress Romola Garai his muse.
Owns an apartment in the center of Paris.
Worked as a model in his childhood.
Considers filmmaking a "parallel world", in which he flees the boring everyday life.
His favorite director is Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Born to biology professor René Ozon and his wife Anne-Marie Ozon, a teacher, he has a brother, Guillaume Ozon, and a sister, Julie Ozon. In his ironic short movie Photo de famille (1988), he shows Guillaume killing the other family members.
I do films to be behind the camera, not in front of the camera. I'm sure I say very intimate things about myself in all my films, but it's better to say it not too directly, to be hidden behind a woman.
To be a star, an icon, is very heavy. The problem with this kind of woman, especially Jeanne [Moreau] or Catherine Deneuve, they have been such huge stars since when they were so young, they can be disconnected from reality. And sometimes they are in a bad mood, it can happen. But they are clever enough that if you tell them 'Stop now,' you can say that to this kind of woman and they come back to reality very quickly.
When a woman discovers that her individuality is not only discerned, but also supported, she melts away.
When we make a film, we are like children playing a game. I say to the actors, 'OK, you will be the doctor, you be the nurse ... and I am - I am the headmaster. I am the chef d'orchestre.'
I couldn't have been an actor. I tried but I couldn't speak in front of people. But to control, to direct - this was my role.
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