Jean-Jacques Beineix Biography
Jean-Jacques Beineix is a French film director and generally seen as the best example of what came to be called the cinéma du look. Critic Ginette Vincendeau defined the films made by Beineix and others as “youth-oriented films with high production values…The look of the cinéma du look refers to the films’ high investment in non-naturalistic, self-conscious aesthetics, notably intense colors and lighting effects. Their spectacular (studio-based) and technically brilliant mise-en-scène are usually put to the service of romantic plots.”
The cinéma du look included the films of Luc Besson and Léos Carax. Luc Besson, like Beineix, was much maligned by the critical establishment during the 1980s, while Carax was much admired. In late 2006, Beineix published the first volume of his autobiography, Les Chantiers de la Gloire (in French only). The title alluded to the French title of Stanley Kubrick’s film, Les Sentiers de la Gloire (Paths of Glory).
Jean-Jacques Beineix Age
Beineix was born in Paris, France on 8th October 1946. He is 72 years as of 2018.
Jean-Jacques Beineix Family
He has managed to keep information about his personal life and about his childhood and about his family off the cameras. Also about his marital life, whether he is married or not. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is clear.
Jean-Jacques Beineix Career
In 1964, Jean-Jacques Beineix began his profession as Jean Becker’s associate executive on the acclaimed French TV arrangement, Les Saintes chéries [fr], until the part of the bargain. At that point, in 1970 he worked for Claude Berri and in 1971 for Claude Zidi. In 1977, he coordinated his first short motion picture Le Chien de M. Michel which won the primary prize at the Trouville Festival.
In 1980, he coordinated his first component film Diva which got four Césars. The film was additionally gone into the twelfth Moscow International Film Festival. His subsequent component, Moon in the Gutter, was assigned for the Palme d’Or at 1983’s Cannes Festival. That film was named for three Césars in 1984. It won one honor – the Best Production Design classification.
In 1986, Jean-Jacques Beineix coordinated Betty Blue (unique title: “37°2 le matin”), in which Béatrice Dalle and Jean-Hugues Anglade showed up. In 1987, that film was designated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and in a similar class at that year’s British Academy Film Awards and Golden Globes.
It won the 1986 Montréal World Film Festival’s Grand Prix des Amériques and Most Popular Film grants and, in 1987, the Boston Society of Film Critics grant for best unknown dialect film and one – Best Poster – of the nine Césars for which it was named. He coordinated Roselyne et les lions in 1989, IP5: L’île aux pachydermes [fr] in 1992 and Mortel Transfert in 2001. The 1992 Seattle International Film Festival granted Beineix its Golden Space Needle Award for Best Director on the quality of Betty Blue and IP5: L’île aux pachydermes.
Jean-Jacques Beineix created his own production company in 1984, Cargo Films, to keep artistic independence. Betty Blue (37°2 le matin) was his first film produced by Cargo Films. Jean-Jacques Beineix is executive producer of all films produced by Cargo Films. The company produces feature films and documentaries on a wide variety of themes from science to art, to women’s rights to social problems. Several films have been made in partnership with national scientific organizations such as CNES and CNRS.
In 2008, Jean-Jacques Beineix directed a corporate film of CNRS, 2 infinities (L2i). This film was shown in October 2008’s New York Imagine science film festival. Related Post: Neil Jordan
Jean-Jacques Beineix Net Worth
A renowned film director, it’s obvious to wonder how much Beineix is worth. From the nature of his career, we can tell he makes good money. However, his estimated net worth is still under review.
1977 – Le Chien de Monsieur Michel – short movie
1981 – Diva – starring Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi
1983 – Moon in the Gutter – starring Gérard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski
1986 – Betty Blue – starring Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle
1989 – Roselyne et les lions – starring Isabelle Pasco, Philippe Clévenot
1992 – Les Enfants de Roumanie [fr] – documentary
1992 – IP5: L’île aux pachydermes [fr] – starring Yves Montand, Olivier Martinez
1994 – Otaku : fils de l’empire du virtuel [fr] – documentary
1994 – Place Clichy sans complexe [fr] – documentary
1997 – Assigné à résidence [fr] – documentary
2001 – Mortel transfert – starring Jean-Hugues Anglade, Hélène de Fougerolles