Pierre Renoir
Pierre Renoir was a French stage and film actor and served briefly as the director of the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris, taking over after the death of Louis Jouvet
Louis Jouvet
Louis Jouvet was a renowned French actor, director, and theatre director.- Life :Overcoming speech impediments and sometimes paralyzing stage fright as a young man, Jouvet's first important association was with Jacques Copeau's Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, beginning in 1913...

 in 1951.

He was the elder brother of the Academy Award
Academy Awards
An Academy Award, also known as an Oscar, is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers...

 winning film director
Film director
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

 Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s...

 and son of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to...


Early life and career

Pierre Renoir was born on March 21, 1885 in Paris, on 18 rue Houdon, about a hundred meters from place Pigalle, to painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Selected filmography

  • Mollenard
    Mollenard is a 1938 French drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Harry Baur, Gabrielle Dorziat and Pierre Renoir. It was also known as Capitaine Corsaire.-Cast:* Harry Baur as Captain Mollenard...

  • Le Pavillon brûle
    Le Pavillon brûle
    Le Pavillon brûle is a French comedy drama film from 1941, directed by Jacques de Baroncelli, written by Solange Térac, starring Pierre Renoir and Jean Marais.- Plot :Ramsay, an engineer, works in a mine of copper in the French colonies...

  • Les Enfants du paradis, his most famous role, as 'Jericho' the ragman (1945)
  • Dr. Knock
    Dr. Knock
    Dr. Knock, is a French comedy film from 1951, directed by Guy Lefranc, written by Georges Neveux, and starring by Louis Jouvet and Louis de Funès . French title of the film is Knock.- Cast :* Louis Jouvet : Dr. Knock* Jean Brochard : Dr...

  • Judgement of God
    Judgement of God
    Judgement of God , is a French drama film from 1952, directed by Raymond Bernard, written by Jean Montazel, and starring by Andrée Debar and Louis de Funès. The scenario was written on the basis of German legend from the 15th century...


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