Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Highest Rated: 92% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Lowest Rated: 47% Big Bug (2022)

Birthday: Sep 3, 1953

Birthplace: Roanne, Loire, France

A self-taught filmmaker with a remarkable visual sense, Jean-Pierre Jeunet started in animation, and along with partner Marc Caro, crafted fantasy-oriented short films that displayed wonderful ingenuity and an impeccable sense of design and atmosphere. These qualities carried over into the pair's first two feature films, "Delicatessen" (1991) and "The City of Lost Children" (1995), which unfolded in fascinating and surreal worlds that were both retrograde and of a future time, peopled by loveable misfits and villainous grotesques. The pair went their separate ways after Jeunet ventured into Hollywood filmmaking with "Alien: Resurrection" (1997), but upon returning to his home country and the degree of creative autonomy to which he was accustomed, Jeunet crafted his most popular effort, the award-winning international favorite, "Amélie" (2001). Subsequent productions displayed Jeunet's now customary visual strengths, supplemented by dark and often unusual humor, with tones alternating between playful, sweet, dangerous and even nightmarish. Sometimes drawing comparisons to Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam, but retaining a truly distinctive aesthetic sense and vision, Jeunet emerged as an important artist whose approach and imagination were best served by projects that allowed him to indulge his creative potential with a minimum of front office interference.

Highest rated movies

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan




47% 45% Big Bug Director,
- 2022
78% 69% The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Director,
$176.1K 2013
92% 71% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Unknown (Character) - 2011
72% 74% Micmacs Director,
$1.3M 2009
78% 85% A Very Long Engagement Director,
- 2004
89% 95% Amélie Director,
$33.2M 2001
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Director $47.7M 1997
79% 90% The City of Lost Children Director,
$1.9M 1995
89% 91% Delicatessen Director,
$4.7K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le manège Director,
- 1980