Jean Renoir, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Renoir

French film director and screenwriter

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1894

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 12-Feb-1979

Profession: screenwriter, actor, author, film director, film producer, film editor, film actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Jean Renoir

  • Jean Renoir (French: [??nwa?]; 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 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.

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