French director of the films Amelie and A Very Long Engagement, both starring Audrey Tautou, as well as The City of Lost Children, Alien: Resurrection and Micmacs.
He started making short films while studying animation at Cinémation Studios.
His critically acclaimed film Amelie earned him a European Film Award for Best Director.
He married Liza Sullivan.
He directed Winona Ryder in Alien: Resurrection, the fourth installment in the Alien series.