Important director in the French New Wave movement whose work included the films 8 Femmes and Swimming Pool.
He studied at the French film school La Femis and made his feature debut in 1998 with the well-received Sitcom.
His films often featured prominent LGBT characters such as the protagonists of 8 Femmes and Une Robe D'été.
His brother Guillaume Ozon worked as an actor.
His 2003 film Swimming Pool starred Charlotte Rampling as the novelist Sarah Morton.