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Jean-Jacques Beineix (1946–2022)

A rabid movie fan when he was young, Jean-Jacques Beineix first studied medicine before entering the movie business. During the seventies, he became an established assistant director, working with Claude Berri, René Clément, Claude Zidi and even Jerry Lewis. But, like many assistants, Beineix's ultimate dream was to direct. He had a pass at it in ... See full bio »


(age 75) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »


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 1979 French Postcards (first assistant director)
 1977 Animal (first assistant director)
 1976 The Wing or The Thigh? (first assistant director)
 1975 La course à l'échalote (first assistant director)
 1975 Le mâle du siècle (first assistant director)
 1974 Le vagabond (TV Series) (second assistant director - 28 episodes)
- L'affrontement (1974) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- Veillée d'armes (1974) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- La solitude de Daniel (1974) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- La moisson (1974) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
- Marie (1974) ... (second assistant director - uncredited)
 1974 Par le sang des autres (first assistant director)
 1973 Il y aura une fois... (Short) (first assistant director)
 1973 Défense de savoir (second assistant director - as Jean Jacques Beinex)
 1973 A Full Day's Work (first assistant director)
 1972 The Day the Clown Cried (second assistant director)
 1972 And Hope to Die (second assistant director)
 1971 The Boat on the Grass (second assistant director)
 1970-1971 Les saintes chéries (TV Series) (assistant director - 13 episodes)
- Ève P.D.G. (1971) ... (assistant director)
- Eve réussit (1971) ... (assistant director)
- Eve tourne un film (1971) ... (assistant director)
- La réorganisation (1971) ... (assistant director)
- L'avancement (1971) ... (assistant director)
 1971 Le cinéma de papa (trainee assistant director)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Les Chantiers de la gloire". Paris: Fayard. ISBN 2-213-61248-X

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Jacques Beinex


Agnes  (his death)  (1 child)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I came up the hard way; I was a gopher for Jacques Becker and René Clément, an assistant director to Claude Berri and Claude Zidi. I was never the kind of cinephile who belonged to any club. I didn't get down on my knees at the Cahiers du Cinéma altar. See more »


President of the 'Official Competition' jury of the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival in 2016. See more »

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