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 Alien


1979 R

Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic stars Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, a warrant officer who stares down one of the most terrifying movie monsters of all time: a bloodthirsty alien that stalks and eviscerates its prey aboard the spacecraft Nostramo.

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