Jean Renoir (French drama & farce director: Boudu sauvé des eaux [Boudu Saved from Drowning, 1932], La Grande illusion [Grand Illusion, 1937], La Bête humaine [The Human Beast, 1938], La Règle du jeu [The Rules of the Game, 1939], Le Carrosse d'or [The Golden Coach, 1953]).
La bête humaine 1938 - La Bête humaine est un film français réalisé par Jean Renoir, sorti en 1938, adaptation du roman éponyme d'Émile Zola.
Jean Renoir (15 Sept 1894 – 12 Feb1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer & author who made more than 40 films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. He was the 2nd son of Aline (née Charigot) & the French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir & can be seen in many of his father's paintings. In 1924, Renoir directed the first of his 9 silent films. These films did not produce a return, and Renoir gradually sold paintings inherited from his father to finance them.
11th Academy Awards - February 23, 1939. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture - "La Grande Illusion", directed by Jean Renoir (1894-1979). This was the first foreign language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Pictured : Jean Gabin (1904-1976)