Happy Birthday Mr Jean Reno


On July 30, the unique Jean Reno celebrated his 70th birthday. The glow of these candles will never equate to his dazzling career!

Jean Reno knew how to transcend borders and make his voice recognizable among millions, a true French icon!

Jean Reno has worked for some of the greatest directors, including Luc Besson (five productions), Jean-Marie Poiré (five productions), Rose Bosch, and Mathieu Kassovitz. The collaboration between Jean Reno and Gaumont began in 1983 with The Last Battle, a feature film directed by Luc Besson, which marked the beginning of an extensive relationship resulting in no less than 20 films being shot by us.

Over the course of 35 years of collaboration, the comedian has immersed us in a variety of worlds. Together with Luc Besson, Jean Reno takes us to the depths of the ocean with The Big Blue and dares to go on the attack for The Last Battle, Subway, Léon: The Professional and Nikita. The Crimson Rivers, released in 2000 and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, unveiled the actor’s darker side through a distressingly eerie setting. In 2010, Jean Reno plunges us into a more tragic universe alongside Rose Bosch in The Roundup. During his career, he has obviously made the most of the comedy with the Just Visiting franchise.

It is thanks to this wide range of roles and his ability to makes his audiences cry, laugh or plunge them into intense suspense that Jean Reno was able to earn an important place in the hearts of the French.

He was nominated for three César awards, the first time in 1989 for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Blue, then in 1994 for Best Actor for Just Visiting and finally in 1995 for Best Actor for Léon: The Professional. Although the actor did not win the awards from the Jury, these three films were very well received by viewers! In fact, these three films have achieved respectively 9.2 million, 13.78 million and 3.5 million cinema admissions.

Thank you Mr. Jean Reno for your commitment and a very happy birthday from the whole Gaumont team!

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