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Jean Renoir (1894–1979)

Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he began to make movies; he wanted to make a star of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

La Grande Illusion
The Rules of the Game
The Lower Depths
La Bête Humaine


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 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (biography - 1 episode)
- Renoir, My Father (1978) ... (biography)
 1973 Carola (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 The Elusive Corporal (adaptation and dialogue)
 1959 Picnic on the Grass (scenario)
 1959 Experiment in Evil (TV Movie)
 1956 Elena and Her Men (adaptation) / (scenario - dialogue)
 1955 French Cancan (adaptation & dialogue)
 1952 The Golden Coach (story and screenplay)
 1951 The River (screenplay)
 1947 The Woman on the Beach (screenplay)
 1944 Salute to France (Short) (screenplay)
 1943 This Land Is Mine (uncredited)
 1941 The Story of Tosca (uncredited)
 1940 Cristobal's Gold (dialogue)
 1939 The Rules of the Game (scenario & dialogue)
 1938 La Bête Humaine (adaptation and dialogue - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1938 La Marseillaise (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1937 La Grande Illusion (scenario and dialogue)
 1936 A Day in the Country (Short)
 1936 The Lower Depths (dialogue)
 1936 La vie est à nous (Documentary)
 1936 The Crime of Monsieur Lange (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 Toni (screenplay)
 1934 Madame Bovary (written by)
 1933 Chotard and Company (uncredited)
 1932 Boudu Saved from Drowning (screenplay - uncredited)
 1932 Night at the Crossroads (adaptation and dialogue)
 1931 La Chienne (adaptation)
 1931 Baby's Laxative (uncredited)
 1928 The Tournament (adaptation)
 1928 The Sad Sack (scenario)
 1928 The Little Match Girl (Short) (writer)
 1927 Marquitta (adaptation)
 1924 Backbiters (screenplay - adaptation)
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book "Julienne et son amour". Paris: Henry Veyrier See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 16 Articles | See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Son of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (aka Auguste Renoir). See more »


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