Jean Renoir

Director · Writer · Actor
IVA Star Rating : 53
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. 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. read more

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. 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 honors 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.

Born

Saturday, 15 September 1894

Died

Monday, 12 February 1979

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

My Journey Through French Cinema Self 2016
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Self 2015
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self 2011
Jean Renoir: Part One - From La Belle Époque to World War II Self 1993
François Truffaut: Portraits volés Self 1993
Vivement Truffaut Self 1985
Langlois Self 1983
The Christian Licorice Store Himself / Self 1971
The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir The Narrator / Host 1970
La direction d'acteur par Jean Renoir Self 1969
Louis Lumière Self 1968
Experiment in Evil Self 1959
The Rules of the Game Octave 1939
La Bête Humaine Cabuche 1938
The Spanish Earth Récitant / Narrator (French version) / Narrator (voice) 1937
A Day in the Country Père Poulain / Uncle Poulain 1936
La vie est à nous Le patron du bistrot 1936
Charleston Parade Angel 1927
Une vie sans joie Le sous-préfet 1924

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1946OscarBest Director Nominated
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