Jean-Jacques Beineix

1946 - Today

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Jean-Jacques Beineix ([bɛnɛks]; born 8 October 1946) is a French film director whose work is generally seen as the best example of what came to be called the cinéma du look. Critic Ginette Vincendeau defined the films made by Beineix and others as "youth-oriented films with high production values...The look of the cinéma du look refers to the films' high investment in non-naturalistic, self-conscious aesthetics, notably intense colours and lighting effects. Their spectacular (studio based) and technically brilliant mise-en-scène is usually put to the service of romantic plots." The cinéma du look included the films of Luc Besson and Léos Carax. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Jacques Beineix has received more than 133,438 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jean-Jacques Beineix is the 603rd most popular film director, the 3,002nd most popular biography from France (down from 2,763rd in 2019) and the 87th most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jean-Jacques Beineix ranks 603 out of 1,580Before him are Friz Freleng, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Jerry Schatzberg, Osamu Dezaki, Robert Rodriguez, and Andrew Niccol. After him are Richard Linklater, Werner Schroeter, Paul Greengrass, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Fernando Solanas, and Amos Gitai.

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Among people born in 1946, Jean-Jacques Beineix ranks 247Before him are Milena Canonero, Bruce Buck, Blake Clark, Cheng Pei-pei, Arnoldo Alemán, and Ron Kovic. After him are Joseph Deiss, Henryk Kasperczak, Camilo Sesto, Stan Winston, William Thurston, and Wes Unseld.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Jacques Beineix ranks 3,002 out of 5,234Before him are Nicolas Lemery (1645), Richard Simon (1638), Louis-Mathieu Molé (1781), Pierre Charles Le Monnier (1715), Marguerite Durand (1864), and Jacques Delille (1738). After him are Léon Jean Marie Dufour (1780), Bonaventure des Périers (1510), Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835), Pasquier Quesnel (1634), Paul Gavarni (1804), and Pierre Baillot (1771).


Among film directors born in France, Jean-Jacques Beineix ranks 87Before him are Just Jaeckin (1940), Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1932), Jacques Deray (1929), André Hunebelle (1896), Paul Grimault (1905), and Georges Lautner (1926). After him are Robert Enrico (1931), Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932), Jean-Pierre Mocky (1933), Claude Pinoteau (1925), Maurice Tourneur (1876), and Michel Hazanavicius (1967).