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Michel Hazanavicius
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Michel Hazanavicius

Actor, Director, Executive Producer, Adapter/dialogue writer, Screenwriter, Editor, Participant, President

    Biography

    As of his first televised success in 1993, La Classe américaine (aka Le Grand Détournement), Michel Hazanavicius began to play with codes and genres, highjacking the dialogues of well known films of the years 1950 to 1980. His taste for pastiche was already evident. After a first short film (Echec au capital) and several collaborations on scripts, he shot in 1999 his first feature, Mes amis.

     

    In 2006, he directed his second feature, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies. The free and parodicial spirit of the film led to great success both at the box-office and with the critics. Jean Dujardin portrayed in it a barely academic agent, found in the just as unbridled and acclaimed follow-up, OSS 117: Lost in Rio.

     

    In 2010, Michel Hazanavicius directed a silent film in black-and-white, The Artist, retracing the story of an American silent-picture star (played by Jean Dujardin), confronted with the arrival of the talkies. Jean Dujardin received for his performance the Best Actor's Award at Cannes in 2011. On 24 February 2012 Michel Hazanavicius was honoured with the César for Best Director for The Artist which won five other trophies, including that of Best Film and Best Actress (for Bérénice Bejo). In 2012, Michel Hazanavicius won the Oscar for Best Director for The Artist, becoming the second French director, nine years after Roman Polanski, to win this prestigious award. Five Oscars were awarded in all to his feature, including Best Film and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin. The film, sold worldwide, received an outstanding welcome.

     

    In 2012, Michel Hazanavicius directed a segment of the sketch film, The Players.

    Companies linked to the person

    Les Compagnons du Cinéma

    Les Compagnons du Cinéma

    Activities : President

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    Filmography (16)

    Videos (13)

    01/04/2015

    5th Rendez-Vous with New French Cinema in Rome

    Rendez-vous with New French Cinema in Rome (2015) - Trailer

    01/12/2014

    Michel Gondry to be president of the 5th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival

    Official Trailer MyFrenchFestival 2015 by Michel Gondry

    26/05/2010

    15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

    15th Rendez-vous with French Cinema in New York

    12/04/2010

    15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

    Yvan Attal @ FIAF March 13, 2010

    12/04/2010

    15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

    Chiara Mastroianni and Christophe Honoré @ FIAF March 21, 2010

    Actress Chiara Mastroianni and director Christophe Honoré were invited to Florence Gould Hall at NYC's French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) on March 21, 2010, in collaboration with Unifrance and the 15th annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, to present their film Love Songs and to take part in an audience Q&A. http://bit.ly/bKBCay

    14/04/2010

    15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

    15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

    12/03/2010

    15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

    15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

    19/11/2010

    Messages from the artists : 15th Rdv with French Cinema in New York (2010)

    Messages from the artists : Rendez-vous with French Cinema in New York (2010)

    Portraits (5)

    News (59)

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    Festival Selections (5)

    Academy Awards - 2012

    Academy Awards (United States, 2012)

    Selection (3)

    Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : The Artist 

    Nomination for Best Editing : The Artist 

    Academy Award nomination for Best Director : The Artist 

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)

    Selection (3)

    Best Director : The Artist 

    Best Editing : The Artist 

    Best Original Screenplay : The Artist 

    BAFTA - 2012

    BAFTA (Great Britain, 2012)

    Selection (3)

    EDITING : The Artist 

    DIRECTOR : The Artist 

    : The Artist 

    Awards (3)

    Academy Awards - 2012

    Academy Awards (United States, 2012)

    Awards

    Academy Award for Best Director : The Artist 

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Director : The Artist 

    BAFTA - 2012

    BAFTA (Great Britain, 2012)

    Awards (2)

    DIRECTOR : The Artist 

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY : The Artist 

    Delegations (16)