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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:

1998: Directed TV commercial for BNP: "Parlons d'avenir" (about a futurist colony). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jean Pierre Jeunet | Jean-Pierre Jeunett
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When you are in love with a story, you have to take your time to follow it and to fall in love again one time. You need some time. And I need to be in love with a story because I am going to spend four years of my life inside without pleasure, without seeing anybody, you work 16 hours per day and at the weekend and I need to be in love with each detail. See more »

Trivia:

Declined the offer to direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), citing that most of the creative decisions for the project had already been taken, and he would have had very little to add. See more »

Trademark:

Likes to cast actors with unusual facial features See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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