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Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Jean-Paul Rappeneau was born on April 8, 1932 in Auxerre, Yonne, France. He is a writer and director, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Bon voyage (2003) and The Horseman on the Roof (1995). See full bio »
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 2015 Families (original idea) / (screenplay)
 2003 Bon voyage (adaptation) / (scenario)
 1982 All Fired Up (scenario and dialogue)
 1975 Le Sauvage (scenario)
 1973 The Man from Acapulco (writer)
 1971 Swashbuckler (adaptation) / (scenario)
 1966 A Matter of Resistance (scenario)
 1965 Les survivants (TV Series) (dialogue)
 1964 That Man from Rio (screenplay - as J.P. Rappeneau)
 1962 Le combat dans l'île (dialogue)
 1962 A Very Private Affair (screenplay)
 1959 Signé: Arsène Lupin (writer)
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1985: TV commercial for DIM underwear. See more »

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1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

J.P. Rappeneau

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The work is really in the writing. I write again and again and again. I edit, I design each shot, and so by the time I arrive on set, I'm completely precise and prepared. But in my direction with actors? They have a little room. The precision is in the writing and preparation.[2015]


He directed 9 different actors in César-nominated performances: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jacques Weber, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Carré , Grégori Derangère and Yvan Attal. Depardieu, Weber and Derangère won Césars for their performances in one of Rappeneau movies. See more »

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