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Alain Resnais (1922–2014)


Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961) and Night and Fog (1956). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March 1, 2014 in Paris, France. See full bio »

Died:

(age 91) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 56 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hiroshima Mon Amour
(1959)
Last Year at Marienbad
(1961)
Night and Fog
Night and Fog Director
(1956)
Mon oncle d'Amérique
(1980)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (49 credits)
 2006 Coeurs
 1997 Same Old Song
 1993 L'encyclopédie audio-visuelle (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Gershwin (1993)
 1991 Contre l'oubli (segment "Pour Esteban Gonzalez Gonzalez, Cuba")
 1986 Mélo
 1977 Providence
 1974 Stavisky...
 1973 L'an 01 (sequence director "Séquence de New York")
 1968 Cinétracts (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1967 Far from Vietnam (Documentary) (segment "Claude Ridder")
 1959 Le chant du Styrène (Documentary short)
 1957 Toute la mémoire du monde (Documentary short)
 1956 Night and Fog (Documentary short)
 1953 Les statues meurent aussi (Documentary short)
 1951 Pictura (Documentary) (segment "Goya")
 1951 Guernica (Short)
 1950 Gauguin (Short)
 1948 Châteaux de France (Documentary short)
 1948 Les jardins de Paris (Short)
 1948 Malfray (Documentary short)
 1948 Van Gogh (Documentary short)
 1947 Journée naturelle (Documentary short)
 1947 L'alcool tue (Short) (as Alzin Rezarail)
 1947 La bague
 1947 Visite à Oscar Dominguez (Documentary short)
 1936 L'aventure de Guy (Short)
Show Show Editor (18 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Volume of photos: "Réperages", 1973.

Publicity Listings:

9 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alex Reval | Alzin Rezarail

Height:

6' 3¼" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film. See more »

Trivia:

For his 12th birthday, he was given an 8mm camera and began to make home movies, with his friends in starring roles. He thought that his interest in flashbacks, and what he would dub "flashforwards", may have been inspired by his childhood love of Milton Caniff's long-running action cartoon "Terry and the Pirates.". See more »

Nickname:

The Sphinx

Star Sign:

Gemini

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