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Jean-Pierre Jeunet


Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(2004)
Amélie Director
(2001)
Delicatessen Director
(1991)
Micmacs Director
(2009)

Filmography

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 2022 Big Bug
 2017 Gauvain Sers: Pourvu (Music Video short)
 2016 Deux escargots s'en vont (Short)
 2015 Casanova (TV Movie)
 2009 Micmacs (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)
 2001 Amélie
 1993 The King of Ads, Part 2 (Documentary) (segment director)
 1993 L'Oeil du cyclone (TV Series documentary short) (segment director - 1 episode)
- Courts de cuisine (1993) ... (segment director)
 1991 Delicatessen
 1989 Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (Short) (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)
 1985 Etienne Daho: Tombé pour la France (Music Video short)
 1984 Jean-Michel Jarre: Zoolook (Music Video short)
 1981 Le manège (Short)
 1978 L'évasion (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the music video for Julien Clerc's "La Fille aux Bas Nylons" (1984). See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Jean Pierre Jeunet | Jean-Pierre Jeunett

Spouse:

Liza Sullivan
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I got something pretty rare: American power and a lot of money to distribute the film [A Very Long Engagement (2004)] worldwide. I can tell you politicians from right to left are so proud of the film, actors, technicians, everybody except the independent French producers who campaigned against it. But, you know we live in a capitalist world where the only thing is to earn money. They want to get ... See more »

Trivia:

Declined the offer to direct Hellboy (2004) before Guillermo del Toro was involved. See more »

Trademark:

His movies often contain an underwater scene (Delicatessen, La cité des Enfants Perdus, Alien: Resurrection) See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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