Photo of Jean-Pierre Jeunet Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Born Sept. 3, 1953, in Roanne, France, Jean-Pierre Jeunet got his start directing commercials before establishing the partnership with designer and illustrator Marc Caro that would bring both men fame and fortune in the world of French cinema.

Throughout the 1980s, Jeunet and Caro brought their unique blend of surreal visual imagery and dark humor to the short films, commercials and music videos that established their reputations. The pair made their first feature film in 1991, Delicatessen. The success of this effort allowed the men to pursue their dream project -- The City of Lost Children, a film 14 years in the making.

Jeunet followed this success with his first solo directorial effort, Alien: Resurrection (1994). It would be seven years before Jeunet released another film, but it was his best, the Oscar-nominated Amelie. In 2004, he helmed A Very Long Engagement.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet in The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

2015 PG

After 10-year-old science prodigy T.S. Spivet wins a prestigious award for the groundbreaking new device he's invented, he sets out alone from his Montana home on a cross-country trip to the Smithsonian Museum to claim his award.

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  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Amelie Amelie
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet in The City of Lost Children The City of Lost Children
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Delicatessen Delicatessen
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet in A Very Long Engagement A Very Long Engagement
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