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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 10 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

La Grande Illusion
(1937)
The Rules of the Game
(1939)
The River
The River Writer
(1951)
The Southerner
(1945)

Filmography

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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) / (dialogue)
 1959 Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (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)
 1945 The Southerner (screenplay)
 1944 Salute to France (Short) (screenplay)
 1943 This Land Is Mine (uncredited)
 1941 Tosca (uncredited)
 1940 L'or du Cristobal (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 et Cie (uncredited)
 1932 Boudu Saved from Drowning (screenplay - uncredited)
 1932 La nuit du carrefour (adaptation and dialogue)
 1931 La Chienne (adaptation)
 1931 On purge bébé (uncredited)
 1928 Le tournoi dans la cité (adaptation)
 1928 Tire au flanc (scenario)
 1928 La petite marchande d'allumettes (Short) (writer)
 1927 Marquitta (adaptation)
 1924 Backbiters (screenplay - adaptation)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

book "Julienne et son amour". Paris: Henry Veyrier See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 18 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's a war film; nevertheless there's not a mention of war in it. Beneath its benign appearance, this story strikes at the very structure of our society. (on his film "The Rules of the Game") See more »

Trivia:

He frequently acted in his own movies, earning praise for his performances as lovable bear-like lugs (he even dressed up like a bear in The Rules of the Game (1939)). See more »

Trademark:

Films almost always reflected his left-wing political views See more »

Nickname:

Le patron

Star Sign:

Virgo

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