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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 & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

A Very Long Engagement
(2004)
Amélie
Amélie Director
(2001)
Delicatessen
Delicatessen Director
(1991)
Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot
(2009)

Filmography

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 2017 Deux escargots s'en vont (Short)
 2015 Casanova (TV Movie)
 2009 Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)
 2001 Amélie
 1993 The King of Ads, Part 2 (Documentary) (segment director)
 1991 Delicatessen
 1989 Foutaises (Short) (as Jean Pierre Jeunet)
 1981 Le manège (Short)
 1978 L'évasion (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the music video for Étienne Daho's "Tombé pour la France" (1987). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jean Pierre Jeunet | Jean-Pierre Jeunett
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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:

Spoke hardly any English when he made his American debut, Alien: Resurrection (1997). He had translators on the set at all times to interact with the cast and crew. Years later, he had learned enough English to record an English director's commentary for the movie, together with Sigourney Weaver. See more »

Trademark:

Uses a lot of elaborate camera (crane) movements See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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