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Pierre Renoir

Highest Rated: 98% Children of Paradise (1945)

Lowest Rated: 78% La Marseillaise (1938)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1885

Birthplace: Paris, France

Son of the founder of Impressionism, legendary painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and brother of one of France's greatest ever directors, Jean Renoir, early 20th century actor Pierre Renoir is most often associated with his role as the bitter Jéricho in Marcel Carné's sweeping 1945 masterpiece "Children of Paradise," considered by critics as France's version of "Gone with the Wind." Telling the story of a prostitute (Arletty) and the attempts of four men to win her heart, the film has a reputation for winning over film scholars, who often dub it one of the best films of all time. Renoir's other notable achievements include working with his younger brother Jean on many well-received films, including 1932's "Night at the Crossroads," in which the actor brought iconic police commissioner Maigret to the screen for the first time. He also paired with Jean on the 1925 silent romance "Whirlpool of Fate," 1933's "Madame Bovary," in which he played the cuckolded Charles Bovary, and 1938's French Revolution flick "La Marseillaise." Renoir, who made his film debut in 1911 in Abel Gance's "Le digue," also was a regular collaborator of director Marcel L'Herbier, who cast Renoir in five films in the 1930s and '40s, including the 1937 Jean Anouilh adaptation "The Citadel of Silence."

Highest rated movies

Children of Paradise
La Marseillaise




No Score Yet No Score Yet Knock Le pharmacien Mousquet (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eleven O'Clock Woman Gerard Pescara (Character) - 1947
98% 95% Children of Paradise Jéricho (Character) $31.9K 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dernier atout Rudy Score (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Personal Column Unknown (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sirocco Chervin (Character) - 1938
78% 74% La Marseillaise Le Roi de France Louis XVI (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The People of France Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 80% Escape From Yesterday Le capitaine Weller (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 36% Madame Bovary Charles Bovary (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 50% Night at the Crossroads Le commissaire Maigret (Character) - 1932