Bertrand Tavernier


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Bertrand Tavernier was a law student that preferred write film criticisms. He also wrote a few books about American movies. Then his first film won a few awards in France and abroad and established his reputation. See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 48 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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(1984)
Captain Conan Director
(1996)
(1999)

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 2016 My Journey Through French Cinema (Documentary)
 2004 Holy Lola
 2002 Safe Conduct
 2001 Les enfants de Thiès (TV Movie)
 1997 The Other Side of the Tracks (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Captain Conan
 1995 Fresh Bait
 1992 L.627
 1992 La guerre sans nom (Documentary)
 1991 Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar")
 1988 Lyon, Inside Out (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Beatrice
 1983 Ciné citron (Short)
 1983 La 8ème génération (Short)
 1983 Mississippi Blues (Documentary)
 1982 Philippe Soupault (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Death Watch
 1964 Chance at Love (segment "Une chance explosive")
 1964 Les baisers (episode 2 "Baiser de Judas")
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Other Works:

Book: "50 Years of American Cinema," w/Jean-Pierre Coursodon, 1995. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on casting the female lead for The Princess of Montpensier (2010)] Marie had to be beautiful, she had to look good in period costume, which not everybody is. You have a great actress like Sigourney Weaver who, when she played the Queen of Spain, just didn't look right for the period. Rarely do you find an American actor who looks correct in a (16th century) setting, whereas most British actors ... See more »

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Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Dexter Gordon in 'Round Midnight (1986). See more »

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Often casts Philippe Noiret and Jean-Pierre Marielle See more »

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