Jean Renoir

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Birthday
15, 1894
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 12, 1979 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1894
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 12, 1979 (84)

About

French film director who made an impact on both the silent and the sound film eras. His work included The Rules of the Game from 1939.

Before Fame

He was inspired to create films after seeing a picture starring Charlie Chaplin.

Trivia

He received a lifetime Academy Award in 1975.

Family Life

He married twice and had a son. His second marriage was to Dido Renoir in 1944.

Associated With

He was the subject of an L.A. Times article titled Jean Renoir: The Greatest of All Directors, which was written by Orson Welles.