Jean Renoir

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Author / Writer | * 09/15/1894 († 84, 02/12/1979) | Paris (France)
Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films La Grande Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. He was ranked by the BFI's Sight & Sound poll of critics in 2002 as the fourth greatest director of all time. Among numerous honours accrued during his lifetime, he received a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award in 1975 for his contribution to the motion picture industry. Renoir was the son of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. He was one of the first filmmakers to be known as an auteur. ()
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Jean Renoir was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. As an author, he wrote the definitive biography of his father, the painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Renoir, My Father (1962).During the 1930s Renoir enjoyed great success as a filmmaker. In 1931 he directed his first sound films, On purge bébé and La Chienne (The Bitch). The following year he made Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux), a farcical sendup of the pretensions of a middle-class bookseller and his family, who meet with comic, and ultimately disastrous, results when they attempt to reform a vagrant played by Michel Simon.By the middle of the decade Renoir was associated with the Popular Front, and several of his films, such as The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Le Crime de Monsieur Lange, 1935), La Vie Est a Nous (People of France) (1936) and La Marseillaise (1938), reflect the movement's politics. In 1937 he made one of his most well-known films, Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion), starring Erich von Stroheim and the immensely popular Jean Gabin. A film on the theme of brotherhood about a series of escape attempts by French POWs during World War I, it was enormously successful but was also banned in Germany, and later in Italy after having won the "Best Artistic Ensemble" award at the Venice Film Festival. This was followed by another cinematic success: The Human Beast (La Bête Humaine) (1938), a film noir tragedy based on the novel by Émile Zola and starring Simone Simon and Jean Gabin.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Jean Renoir

Commander of The Legion of Honour Louis Delluc Prize Academy Honorary Award Academy Awards Charles-Blanc Prize Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Director BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film 2x BAFTA Award for Best Film

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Movies with Jean Renoir as Actor(21)

as Self (voice) (archive footage)2021 Le Parti du cinéma
as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)2021 The Emma Bovary Trial
as (archive footage)2017 Quand Jean devint Renoir
as himself1970 Langlois
as himself1968 Louis Lumière
as Père Poulain1946 A Day in the Country
as Octave1939 The Rules of the Game
as Cabuche1938 La Bête Humaine
as Narrator (voice)1937 The Spanish Earth
as Le patron du bistrot1936 Life Is Ours
as Compère le Loup1930 Little Red Riding Hood
as Angel1927 Charleston Parade

Movies with Jean Renoir as Crew(87)

Directing/Director2021 The Ways of Love
Directing/Director1994 Un tournage à la campagne
Directing/Director1970 The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir
Directing/Director1962 The Elusive Corporal
Writing/Writer1962 The Elusive Corporal
Directing/Director1959 Picnic on the Grass
Writing/Screenplay1959 Picnic on the Grass
Directing/Director1959 The Doctor's Horrible Experiment
Production/Producer1959 The Doctor's Horrible Experiment
Writing/Screenplay1959 The Doctor's Horrible Experiment
Directing/Director1956 Elena and Her Men
Writing/Writer1956 Elena and Her Men
Directing/Director1955 French Cancan
Writing/Adaptation1955 French Cancan
Writing/Writer1955 French Cancan
Directing/Director1952 The Golden Coach
Writing/Screenplay1952 The Golden Coach
Directing/Director1951 The River
Writing/Screenplay1951 The River
Directing/Director1947 The Woman on the Beach
Writing/Screenplay1947 The Woman on the Beach
Directing/Director1946 The Diary of a Chambermaid
Directing/Director1946 A Day in the Country
Writing/Writer1946 A Day in the Country
Directing/Director1945 The Southerner
Writing/Writer1945 The Southerner
Directing/Director1944 Salute to France
Directing/Director1943 This Land Is Mine
Production/Producer1943 This Land Is Mine
Writing/Screenplay1943 This Land Is Mine
Directing/Director1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Directing/Director1941 Swamp Water
Directing/Director1941 Tosca
Writing/Dialogue1940 Cristobal's Gold
Directing/Director1939 The Rules of the Game
Production/Producer1939 The Rules of the Game
Writing/Screenplay1939 The Rules of the Game
Directing/Director1938 La Bête Humaine
Writing/Writer1938 La Bête Humaine
Directing/Director1938 La Marseillaise
Production/Producer1938 La Marseillaise
Writing/Writer1938 La Marseillaise
Directing/Director1937 Grand Illusion
Writing/Screenplay1937 Grand Illusion
Directing/Director1936 The Lower Depths
Writing/Writer1936 The Lower Depths
Directing/Director1936 Life Is Ours
Writing/Writer1936 Life Is Ours
Directing/Director1936 The Crime of Monsieur Lange
Writing/Screenplay1936 The Crime of Monsieur Lange
Directing/Director1935 Toni
Writing/Author1935 Toni
Directing/Director1934 Madame Bovary
Writing/Screenplay1934 Madame Bovary
Directing/Director1933 Chotard et Cie
Writing/Writer1933 Chotard et Cie
Directing/Director1932 Night at the Crossroads
Writing/Screenplay1932 Night at the Crossroads
Directing/Director1932 Boudu Saved from Drowning
Writing/Screenplay1932 Boudu Saved from Drowning
Directing/Director1931 On purge bébé
Writing/Writer1931 On purge bébé
Directing/Director1931 La Chienne
Writing/Writer1931 La Chienne
Production/Producer1930 Little Red Riding Hood
Writing/Writer1930 Little Red Riding Hood
Directing/Director1929 The Tournament
Writing/Adaptation1929 The Tournament
Directing/Director1929 Le Bled
Directing/Director1928 The Little Match Girl
Writing/Writer1928 The Little Match Girl
Directing/Director1928 The Sad Sack
Writing/Writer1928 The Sad Sack
Directing/Director1927 Marquitta
Writing/Adaptation1927 Marquitta
Directing/Director1927 Charleston Parade
Directing/Director1926 Nana
Editing/Editor1926 Nana
Production/Producer1926 Nana
Art/Set Decoration1925 Whirlpool of Fate
Directing/Director1925 Whirlpool of Fate
Production/Producer1925 Whirlpool of Fate
Directing/Director1924 Backbiters
Editing/Editor1924 Backbiters
Production/Producer1924 Backbiters
Writing/Screenplay1924 Backbiters

Full Name: Jean Renoir
Citizenship: France
Born: Saturday, 09/15 1894 (September) in Paris (France)
Died: Monday, 02/12 1979 (February) in Beverly Hills (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: French (FR, native language)
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Children: Alain Renoir
Siblings: Pierre Renoir, Claude Renoir
Mother: Aline Charigot
Other names for Jean Renoir (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"장 르누아르"
Jean Renoir frequently works together with these people:
Marguerite Renoir (16x, Crew)
Jean Bachelet (12x, Crew)
Jacques Becker (12x, Crew)
Joseph Kosma (10x, Crew)
Catherine Hessling (9x, Actress)
Eugène Lourié (8x, Crew)
Michel Simon (7x, Actor)
Claude Renoir (7x, Crew)
Jacques Brunius (7x, Actor)
Max Dalban (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10407, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 11/01/2021