Jean Renoir

1894 - 1979

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Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films La Grande Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Renoir has received more than 1,388,830 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Renoir is the 150th most popular actor (down from 139th in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from France (down from 338th in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Actor.

Jean Renoir is most famous for his films, such as La Grande Illusion and The Rules of the Game.

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Among actors, Jean Renoir ranks 150 out of 13,578Before him are Susan Sarandon, Gérard Philipe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gloria Stuart, Tony Curtis, and Orson Welles. After him are Laurence Olivier, Ava Gardner, Eli Wallach, Tommy Lee Jones, Stan Laurel, and Antonio Banderas.

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Among people born in 1894, Jean Renoir ranks 12Before him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, John Ford, Boris III of Bulgaria, and Moshe Sharett. After him are Norbert Wiener, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Fritz Sauckel, Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, and Gala Dalí. Among people deceased in 1979, Jean Renoir ranks 8Before him are Park Chung-hee, John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Herbert Marcuse, and Nino Rota. After him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, Dennis Gabor, and Ludvík Svoboda.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Renoir ranks 360 out of 6,770Before him are Olivier Messiaen (1908), Gérard Philipe (1922), Robert Guiscard (1016), Denis Papin (1647), Édouard Daladier (1884), and Adolphe Thiers (1797). After him are Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Jean Buridan (1295), Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Henri Charrière (1906), and Pope Nicholas II (990).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Jean Renoir ranks 13Before him are Gérard Depardieu (1948), Jean Marais (1913), Jean Gabin (1904), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Philippe Noiret (1930), and Gérard Philipe (1922). After him are Fernandel (1903), Marcel Marceau (1923), Anouk Aimée (1932), Isabelle Huppert (1953), Jeanne Moreau (1928), and Annie Girardot (1931).

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