Claude Renoir

Director of photography, Cameraman, Assistant director
Apprenticed under noted cinematographers Christian Matras and Boris Kaufman and shot or co-shot several films directed by his uncle, Jean Renoir. Renoir did the photography for one of his uncle's cinematic apogees, "Un ... Read more »
Born: 12/04/1914 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (36)

The Golden Coach 1992 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Docteur Francoise Gailland 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Toubib 1978 (Movie)

(Camera)

Attention, les enfants regardent 1977 (Movie)

(Camera)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Animal 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Aile et la Cuisse 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The French Connection II 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Une Femme Fidele 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Calmos 1974 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

La Traque 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Impossible Object 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Paul et Michelle 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Helle 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Serpent 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Le Casse 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Les Maries de l'an Deux 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Horsemen 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Killer 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Toby Dammit 1969 (Movie)

("Metzengerstein") (Director of Photography)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Big Runaround 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Circus World 1964 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Cleopatra 1963 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

...Et mourir de plaisir 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

End of Desire 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Cheaters 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Witches of Salem 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Mystery of Picasso 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crime and Punishment 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Elena and Her Men 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Monsieur Vincent (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Puccini (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Green Glove (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Production Management (1)

La Marseillaise 1937 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Actor (1)

The Mystery of Picasso 1957 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

The Rules of the Game 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Apprenticed under noted cinematographers Christian Matras and Boris Kaufman and shot or co-shot several films directed by his uncle, Jean Renoir. Renoir did the photography for one of his uncle's cinematic apogees, "Un Partie de Campagne" (1936) and was the camera operator for the tragic, ebullient master text "Le Grande Illusion" (1937). As a cinematographer, Claude Renoir was responsible for the luminous color work of the "The River" (1951), "The Golden Coach" (1953) and "Elena and Her Men" (1955). He also generated the stark black-and-white compositions of Maurice Cloche's "Monsieur Vincent" (1947) and the psychedelic 60s colors of Roger Vadim's "Barbarella" (1967). Renoir has lensed a stunning array of films, including "Le Mystere Picasso" (1956), second unit work on "Cleopatra" (1963) and Bertrand Blier's "Calmos" (1975). After his final DP credit, "The Spy who Loved Me" (1977), Renoir worked as a cameraman on three films, as he, sadly, lost his sight. Son of character actor Pierre Renoir (1885-1952).

Relationships

Jean Renoir Director

Uncle

Pierre Renoir

Father

Auguste Renoir

Grandfather

Claude Renoir

Uncle

Milestones

1979

Final feature credit (as camera operator), "La Toubib/The Medic"

1977

Final credit as a director of photography, "The Spy Who Loved Me"

1963

Debut as director of photography for Hollywood production 2nd unit "Cleopatra"

1941

Debut as a director, co-directing with Rene Lefevre "Opera-Musette"

1938

Debut as an assistant director "La Marseillaise"

1934

Debut as cinematographer on uncle Jean Renoir's "Toni"

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with his producer/uncle Claude Renoir.

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