Pierre Renoir in US trailer for "Children Of Paradise" (1945)
21 March 1885|
|Died||11 March 1952
Life and career
Pierre Renoir was born on 21 March 1885 in Paris, on 18 rue Houdon, about a hundred meters from place Pigalle, to painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
For his best remembered role, as Jėricho the ragman in Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis,1945), he was cast at short notice to replace the collaborator Robert Le Vigan; Jėricho's scenes had to be reshot after Le Vigan fled. Renoir was briefly the director of the Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris, taking over after the death of Louis Jouvet in 1951. Pierre Renoir's son was the cinematographer Claude Renoir (1913–93), who is not to be confused with another brother, also called Claude Renoir, known as 'Coco', (1901–69).
- La Digue (1911)
- Madame Bovary (1934)
- The Citadel of Silence (1937)
- Mollenard (1938)
- The Patriot (1938)
- Personal Column (1939)
- Coral Reefs (1939)
- Le Pavillon brûle (1941)
- Les Enfants du paradis (1945)
- Special Mission (1946)
- The Captain (1946)
- Dr. Knock (1951)
- Judgement of God (1952)
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- Eric Pace "Claude Renoir, 79, A Cinematographer With a Painter's Eye", New York Times, 13 September 1993
- "Renoir mss., ca. 1913-1968", Indiana University Online Archives
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