Michel Hazanavicius


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Michel Hazanavicius was born and raised in Paris, France. His grandparents were originally from Lithuania, but relocated to France in the 1920s. Hazanavicius attended art school, and moved on to work as a director for commercials and television projects. In 1999, he wrote and directed his first feature film Mes amis (1999), which featured his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

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The Artist Writer
(2011)
(2017)
The Search Writer
(2014)

Filmography

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 2022 Final Cut (screenplay)
 2020 The Lost Prince (adaptation) / (scenario)
 2017 Godard Mon Amour (script by)
 2014/III The Search (screenplay - adaptation, dialogue)
 2011/I The Artist (written by)
 2009 OSS 117: Lost in Rio (screenplay)
 2006 OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (adaptation and dialogue)
 2005 Eric ké Ramzy (Video) (writer)
 2004 Passé sous silence (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1999 Mes amis (scenario and dialogue)
 1998 Le clone (writer)
 1993 La Classe américaine (TV Movie)
 1992 Ca détourne (TV Movie)
 1992 Derrick contre Superman (TV Short) (conceived by)
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Alternate Names:

Michel Hazanavivius

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Bérénice Bejo  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Hazanavicius, Lucien | See more »

Relatives:

Serge Hazanavicius (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[Cannes press conference for The Search (2014)] When you start looking at the Chechnya war, you wonder why people didn't make a film about it earlier. In this war you have all the ingredients of modern warfare - in the '14-18 war, 80% of soldiers died, 20% civilians; second World War it was 50/50; and now it's more like 80% of civilians who die and 20% the army - the figures have been totally ... See more »

Trivia:

As of 2012, he is one of seven directors who has directed his wife to an acting Oscar nomination (Bérénice Bejo in The Artist (2011)). The other five are Joel Coen directing Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996), John Cassavetes directing Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980), Richard Brooks directing Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969), Blake Edwards directing Julie... See more »

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L'Impavide

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