Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

ActivitiesActor, Director, Executive Producer, Adaptation, Producer, Line Producer, Screenwriter, Director of Photography, Editor, Producer, Production Designer, Animation


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    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.



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