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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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 1994 Un tournage à la campagne (Documentary)
 1959 Experiment in Evil (TV Movie)
 1954 French Cancan
 1951 The River
 1944 Salute to France (Short)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water
 1941 The Story of Tosca (selected scenes, uncredited)
 1936 A Day in the Country (Short)
 1936 La vie est à nous (collective)
 1935 Toni
 1934 Madame Bovary
 1931 La Chienne
 1929 Le bled
 1928 The Sad Sack
 1928 The Little Match Girl (Short)
 1927 Marquitta
 1927 Charleston Parade (Short)
 1926 Nana
 1924 Backbiters (co-director)
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Other Works:

book "Entretiens et propos". Paris: Cahiers du cinéma See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

A director only makes one film in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again. See more »

Trivia:

Was voted the 12th-greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly magazine, making him the highest-rated French filmmaker on the list. See more »

Nickname:

Le patron

Star Sign:

Virgo

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