The success of City led to an invitation to direct the fourth movie in the Alien series - Alien: Resurrection. Though not well received by critics, Alien: Resurrection brought in money at the box office, and the clout of having a Hollywood film under his belt gave Jeunet free rein on his next project, Amélie.
Amélie, a more upbeat story set in Montmartre, was nominated for several Academy Awards.
Jeunet deliberately seeks out actors with unusual faces for his films, and frequently uses wide-angle lenses to distort human features and sets. Actor Dominique Pinon has appeared in all four of Jeunet's full-length films, and Ron Perlman appears in both City and Resurrection.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Facts
|Birthday||September 3, 1953 (65)|
|The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet|
|The City Of Lost Children|
|A Very Long Engagement|
|Prometheus to Alien: The Evolution|