Jean-Paul Rappeneau is celebrating his 89th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director-screenwriter Jean-Paul Rappeneau (The Horseman on the Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 89th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Rappeneau, a cultural icon
Born in Auxerre on April 8, 1932, Jean-Paul Rappeneau's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Rappeneau's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Jean-Paul hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Jean-Paul Rappeneau as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 89.
Happy Birthday, Jean-Paul, you're the best!
Jean-Paul Rappeneau career in pictures
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