Jean Renoir

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Jean Renoir
Born(1894-09-15)15 September 1894
Paris, France
Died12 February 1979(1979-02-12) (aged 84)
OccupationFilm director, actor, screenwriter, producer, author
Years active1924–1978
Spouse(s)Catherine Hessling (1920–1930)
Dido Freire (1944–1979)
Partner(s)Marguerite Renoir (1932–1939)

Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French-American movie director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. His father was artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

As a movie director and actor, he made more than forty movie from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His movie La Grande Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939). He received a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award in 1975 for his contribution to the motion picture industry.

Renoir died in Beverly Hills, California on February 12, 1979 at the age of 84.

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