Jean Pierre Jeunet
The director and writer Jean-Pierre Jeunet came via commercials and video clips to the film, first with short movie animations together with Marc Caro called "L'évasion" (78) and "Le manège" (80). The last mentioned movie already won a César.
Both continued the collaboration and realised the movie "Le bunkder de la dernière rafale" (81) which was also awarded with severals prices. It followed "Pas de repos pour Billy Brakko" (84) and "Foutaises" (89) which also won a César.
With the movie "Delicatessen" (91) they realised their first feature-lenght movie which was also awarded with four Césars.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed four years later the movie "La cité des enfants perdus" (95) which fascinated with it special atmosphere.
Because of his huge success Hollywood got in touch with him and he got the direction for "Alien: Resurrection" (97)
After his return to France he conjured a veraciously magic movie on the big screen. With "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" (01) with leading actress Audrey Toutou he realised the most successful French film in the international market.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet realised in the next years the movie "Un long dimanche
de fiançailles" (04), again with Audrey Toutou as well as Marion
Cotillard, André Dussolier and Jodie Foster and the movie "Micmacs
à tire-larigot" (09) with André Dussolier.
In spite of these successes and corresponding offers he declined commercial offers so far. So he rejected the offer to shoot the movie "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (07).
Besides his work as a director he also wrote most of the scripts for
his movies and especially at the beginning of his career he also worked
as an actor, cinematographer, editor and production designer for his movies.
Other movies from Jean Pierre Jeunet (writer):
Cinematographie & Art Director & Costume: