Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Highest Rated: 100% Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)
Birthday: Apr 8, 1932
Birthplace: Not Available
A popular French screenwriter/director who first entered the entertainment industry by scripting such features as Signed, Arsene Lupin (1959) and Zazie Dans le Métro (1960), Jean-Paul Rappeneau quickly realized that he was also adept at directing his own works. Though Rappeneau had previously directed the film Chronique Provinciale in 1958, it wasn't until the 1966 film La Vie de Château that he truly began to come into his own behind the camera. A light romantic comedy dealing with life, love, and war as D-day draws near, the film proved a success, and in 1971, Rappeneau returned to equal success as the writer/director of The Scarlet Buccaneer. By this point, he was almost exclusively directing his own screenplays, and that trend would continue through the Golden Palm-nominated Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), The Horseman on the Roof (1995), and Bon Voyage (2003). If anyone were to doubt Rappeneau's staying power behind the camera, they need only reference the nomination sheet for the 2004 César Awards, which found him not only up for Best Director and Best Writing, but also Best Film, which once again took a relatively lighthearted approach to events surrounding World War II.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Families (Belles familles) Director Screenwriter 2015
50% The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Screenwriter $32.6K 2011
No Score Yet Fire and Ice (Le combat dans l'ile) Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Claude Sautet ou La magie invisible (Claude Sautet or the Invisible Magic) Actor 2005
76% Bon Voyage Screenwriter Director $2.3M 2004
65% The Horseman on the Roof Screenwriter Director 1996
100% Cyrano De Bergerac Director 1990
No Score Yet Tout Feu, Tout Flamme Director Screenwriter 1982
No Score Yet Le Sauvage (The Savage) (Call Me Savage) (Lovers Like Us) Screenwriter Director 1975
No Score Yet Le Magnifique Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet Les mariés de l'an II Screenwriter Director 1971
No Score Yet La vie de château (A Matter of Resistance) Director Screenwriter 1967
91% That Man from Rio Screenwriter 1964
91% Le Combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice) Screenwriter 1962
81% Zazie dans le métro (Zazie in the Subway) Screenwriter 1960


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