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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Actor, Director, Executive Producer, Adapter/dialogue writer, Producer, Line Producer, Screenwriter, Director of Photography, Editor, Production Designer, Animation

Represented by : VMA

Agent : Bertrand de Labbey

    Biography

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet began his film-making career with shorts which he co-directed with artist Marc Caro, prizewinners at numerous international festivals. Their first feature film, directed in 1991, Delicatessen, met with broad success, with 1.5 million tickets sold in France. The film notably won the César for Best First Film and Best Screenplay. The duo made their second feature in 1995, The City of Lost Children, acclaimed for its highly innovative special effects. The film was widely distributed internationally, from Japan to the United States, with great success. This international recognition opened the doors of Hollywood to him, and he directed on his own in 1997 in the United States Alien: Resurrection. In 2000 Jean-Pierre Jeunet returned to France to shoot Amélie, a triumph: 5 Oscar nominations, 4 César nominations, and more than 30 million tickets sold worldwide. The film made French actress Audrey Tautou famous, who likewise stared in his following film, A Very Long Engagement, adapted from Sebastien Japrisot's novel. In 2009, after being President of the Jury of the 35th Deauville American Film Festival, Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed Micmacs, a comedy starring Dany Boon. His latest film, released in mid-October in France, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, relates in English the story of an exceptionally gifted young man who travels across the United States to receive a scientific prize. The film will be released worldwide in 2014.

    Filmography (14)

    Videos (3)

    01/12/2014

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

    Official Trailer MyFrenchFestival 2015 by Michel Gondry

    19/09/2014

    French films at the San Sebastian Film Festival

    San Sebastian 2014 - Trailer Unifrance

    Portraits (11)

    Photos

    Contact

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    News (59)

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    Festival Selections (4)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2005

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2005)

    Selection (3)

    Best Director : A Very Long Engagement 

    Best Actress : A Very Long Engagement 

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : A Very Long Engagement 

    Academy Awards - 2002

    Academy Awards (United States, 2002)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Amelie 

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

    Selection (2)

    Best Director : Amelie 

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Amelie 

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1992

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1992)

    Selection

    Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Delicatessen 

    Awards (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Director : Amelie 

    Lumiere Awards - 2002

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2002)

    Awards (2)

    Meilleur scénario : Amelie 

    Meilleur scénario : Amelie 

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1992

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1992)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Delicatessen 

    Delegations (20)

    Lumiere Awards - 2002

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2002)

    Team

    Screenwriter : Amelie