Berri won the "Best Film" BAFTA for Jean de Florette, and has also been nominated for no less than twelve César awards, although he has yet to win one. Berri also won the Oscar for best live action short at the 39th Academy Awards in 1966, and produced Roman Polanski's Tess which was nominated for Best Picture in 1981.
Categories: People stubs | 1934 births | French actors | French film directors
An actor turned director, producer, and screenwriter, ClaudeBerri is known in France and abroad for making films that offer both comedic and dramatic explorations of the prejudices and anxieties that plague most people, and their alternately deleterious and hilarious repercussions.
Featuring Berri as himself (and Alain Cohen as his younger self), the film was the director's autobiographical exploration of his youth and teen years.
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