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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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 1962 The Elusive Corporal (adaptation and dialogue)
 1959 Picnic on the Grass (scenario)
 1956 Elena and Her Men (adaptation) / (scenario - dialogue)
 1954 French Cancan (adaptation & dialogue)
 1952 The Golden Coach (story and screenplay)
 1951 The River (screenplay)
 1947 The Woman on the Beach (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 The Lower Depths (dialogue)
 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
 1931 Baby's Laxative (uncredited)
 1928 The Tournament (adaptation)
 1928 The Sad Sack (scenario)
 1927 Marquitta (adaptation)
 1924 Backbiters (scenario)
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book "Oeuvres de cinéma inédites". Paris: Cahiers du cinéma & Le Seuil See more »

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


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[on Orson Welles]: Orson Welles is an animal made for the screen and the stage. When he steps before a camera, it is as if the rest of the world ceases to exist. He is a citizen of the screen. See more »


He fought in the French army during World War I and was wounded in battle. His wounds never healed properly and he suffered from it for the rest of his life. See more »


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