Jean-Jacques Beineix

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Jean-Jacques Beineix won acclaim for his 1981 debut as a writer, director, "Diva," the story of a music-loving letter carrier who bootlegs the tapes of an opera star only to have them mixed up with tapes that will ... Read more »
Born: 10/07/1946 in Paris, FR

Filmography

other (29)

Le Chien de Monsieur Michel 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Greetings from the Colony 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Requiem for Billy the Kid 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mortal Transfer 2001 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Mortal Transfer 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mortal Transfer 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mortal Transfer 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Otaku 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Otaku 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

IP5 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

IP5 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

IP5 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Grand cirque 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Le Grand cirque 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Roselyne et les lions 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Roselyne et les lions 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Roselyne et les lions 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Betty Blue 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Betty Blue 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Betty Blue 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Betty Blue 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Moon in the Gutter 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Moon in the Gutter 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Diva 1982 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Diva 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Diva 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

French Postcards 1979 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

L' Animal 1976 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

Jean-Jacques Beineix won acclaim for his 1981 debut as a writer, director, "Diva," the story of a music-loving letter carrier who bootlegs the tapes of an opera star only to have them mixed up with tapes that will incriminate mobsters. Few other of his works have been so well received internationally. Beineix began as an assistant director, working for Claude Zidi on "L'Animal" (1977), and to the American Willard Huyck on "French Postcards" (1979), among others. He made his first short film in 1977, "Le Chien de Monsieur Marcel," which won first prize at the Trouville Festival. Beineix' "Betty Blue" (1986) was nominated for the best foreign language Oscar, although the 192-minute story of a jack-of-all-trades traveling and having sex with an mentally unsound woman while they both wait for her to crack up, was edited for theatres and is available in its full version only on video.

Relationships

Nastassja Kinski

Companion
Began relationship when he directed her in "Moon in the Gutter" (1983) No longer together

EDUCATION

studied medicine in college

Milestones

2001

Returned to feature filmmaking with "Mortel transfert/Mortal Transfer", starring Jean-Hugues Anglade

1998

Announced plans to direct first English-language project, a vampire tale tentatively titled "Deal of the Millennium"; project not produced

1994

Directed documentary on Japanese male, "Otakua"

1992

Last produced feature for almost a decade, "IP 5", featuring Yves Montand

1986

"37.2 le matin"/"Betty Blue" nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award

1980

Feature directing and writing debut, "Diva"

1977

Directed first short film, "Le Chien de Monsieur Michel"

Before directing first feature worked as assistant to Claude Berri, Claude Zidi and others

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