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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 »

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Other Works:

book "Le coeur à l'aise". 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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Personal Quote:

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

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Profiled in "Encyclopedia of French Film Directors" by Philippe Rege (Scarecrow Press). See more »

Nickname:

Le patron

Star Sign:

Virgo

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