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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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book "Ma vie et mes films". Paris: Flammarion See more »

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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My dream is of a craftsman's cinema in which the author can express himself as directly as the painter in his paintings or the writer in his books. See more »

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Renoir was originally set to direct the Deanna Durbin vehicle "The Amazing Mrs. Holliday," but was replaced by Bruce Manning. See more »

Nickname:

Le patron

Star Sign:

Virgo

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