Reno, Jean 1948–

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Reno, Jean 1948–


Surname is pronounced "Ruh-no"; original name, Don Juan Moreno y Jederique Jiminez; born July 30, 1948, in Casablanca, Morocco; son of Spanish parents; married, wife's name Genevieve (divorced); married Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, 1996; children: (first marriage) Sandra, Mickael; (second marriage) Tom, Serena. Education: Studied drama at Cours Rene Simon, Paris.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; (voice work) Elizabeth Dalling, Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Amy Guenther, Gateway Management Partners, 5225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actor. Appeared in French plays and on French television programs; appeared in commercials in Europe and Asia. Military service: Served with French armed forces in Germany.

Awards, Honors: Cesar Award nomination, best supporting actor, Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, 1989, for Le grand bleu; Cesar Award nominations, best actor, 1994, for Les visiteurs, and 1995, for Leon; European Film Award, outstanding European achievement in world cinema, 2000; Audience Award nomination, best actor, European Film Awards, 2001, for Les rivieres pourpres.


Film Appearances:

L'hypothese du tableau vole (also known as The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting), 1978.

Claire de femme (also known as Womanlight, Chiaro di donna, and Die liebe einer frau), 1979.

Bernier, Voulez-vous un bebe nobel? 1980.

(Uncredited) On n'est pas des anges … elles non plus, 1981.

L'avant dernier, 1981.

Lieutenant Zag, Les bidasses aux grandes manoeuvres, 1982.

La passante du Sans-Souci (also known as The Passerby, La passante, and Die Spaziergaengerin von San-Souci), 1982.

The swordsman, Le dernier combat (also known as The Final Combat, The Last Battle, and The Last Combat), Triumph Releasing, 1983.

Marc Letellier, Signes exterieurs de richesse, 1983.

Ballade sanglante, 1983.

A neighbor, Notre histoire (also known as Our Story and Separate Rooms), 1984.

Ne quittez pas, 1984.

Alea, 1984.

Detective Villechaze, Strictement personnel, 1985.

The drummer, Subway, Island Alive, 1985.

Marraine's confidante, Le telephone sonne toujours deux fois (also known as The Telephone Always Rings Twice), 1985.

Leccia, Zone rouge (also known as Zone Red), 1986.

Dentist, I Love You, AFC/Films A2, 1986.

Enzo Molinari, Le grand bleu (also known as The Big Blue; also released as Le grand bleu, version integrale and Le grand bleu, version longue), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Padre Victorio Gaetano, L'homme au masque d'or (also known as The Man in the Golden Mask and The Man with the Golden Mask), 1990.

Victor, Nikita (also known as La Femme Nikita), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1990.

Pique La Lune, Loulou Graffiti, 1991.

Captain Philippe "Squale" Bouliere, L'Operation Corned-Beef, Gaumont, 1991.

Narrator of French version, Porco Rosso (also known as Crimson Pig and Kurenai no buta), 1992.

Godefroy Papincourt, Comte de Montmirail, Les visiteurs (also known as The Visitors and Les visiteurs—Ils ne sont pas nes d'hier), Miramax, 1993.

Charlie Bert, Flight from Justice (also known as Les aventuriers …, Les aventuriers d'Eden River, and Justice a Eden River), Cameras Continentales/Cineroux Films/M6/TF1 Films Productions, 1993.

Monsieur K, La vis (short film; also known as The Screw), 1993.

Leon, The Professional (also known as The Cleaner, Leon, and Le professionnel), Columbia, 1994.

Patrick, Les truffes, 1995.

Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon, French Kiss (also known as Paris Match), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Carlo, "Don't Try to See Me Again," Al di la delle nuvole (also known as Beyond the Clouds, Jenseits der Wolken, Mas alla de las nubes, and Par-dela les nuages), Kidmark/Mercure Distribution/Atalanta Filmes, 1995.

Franz Krieger, Mission: Impossible, Paramount, 1996.

Jean Campana, Le jaguar, Gaumont Buena Vista International, 1996.

Marcello, For Roseanna (also known as For the Love of Roseanna and Roseanna's Grave), Fine Line, 1997.

A spectator, Les soeurs soleil, 1997.

Godefroy Papincourt, Comte de Montmirail/Godefroy le Hardi, Les couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs 2 (also known as The Corridors of Time, The Corridors of Time: The Visitors II, and Les couloirs du temps), Gaumont Buena Vista International, 1998.

Molok, Un amour de sorciere (also known as Witch Way Love), NTV-PROFIT, 1998.

Philippe Roache, Godzilla, TriStar, 1998.

Vincent, Ronin, United Artists, 1998.

Himself, The Book that Wrote Itself, 1999.

Pierre Niemans, Les rivieres pourpres (also known as The Crimson Rivers), Gaumont Buena Vista International, 2000, subtitled version, TriStar, 2001.

Count Thibault of Malfete, Just Visiting, Buena Vista, 2001.

Hubert Fiorentini, Wasabi (also known as Wasabi-The Japanese Dip that Kicks Like a Mule and La petite moutarde qui monte au nez), subtitled version, TriStar, 2002.

Alexis Petrovich, Rollerball, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Felix, Decalage horaire (also known as Jet Lag), Miramax, 2003.

Ruby, Tais-toi! (also known as Ruby & Quentin), UGC Distribution, 2003.

(Uncredited) Mr. Tillens, Hotel Rwanda, United Artists, 2004.

Ange Leoni, L'enquete corse (also known as The Corsican Investigation), Gaumont Buena Vista International, 2004.

Commissioner Niemans, Les rivieres pourpres II-Les anges de l'apocalypse (also known as Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse and I fiumi di porpora II—Gli angeli dell'apocalisse), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Jean-Louis Schiffer, Das Imperium der Woelfe (also known as L'empire des loups), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Fuad, La tigre e la neve (also known as The Tiger and the Snow), Focus Features, 2005.

Gendarme Gilbert Ponton, The Pink Panther, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2006.

Bezu Fache, The Da Vinci Code, Columbia, 2006.

Ramon, Margaret, Fox Searchlight, 2006.

Flyboys, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Voice of le Frog, Flushed Away (animated), Dream-Works, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Moraglia, L'aeropostale, courrier du ciel, 1980.

Quelques hommes de bonne volonte, 1983.

Dr. Dangen, Tender Is the Night, Showtime, 1985.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Faire un film pour moi c'est vivre (special; also known as Making a Film for Me Is to Live and Fare un film per me e vivere), 1995.

Presenter, MTV Europe Music Awards 2000, MTV, 2000.

Himself, Un jour dans la vie du cinema francais, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Director of Trespasses, "Charmant Weekend," Allo Beatrice, 1984.

Christiani, "Pour venger Pepere," Serie noire, 1985.

Himself, L'aventure du grand bleu, 1989.

Himself, Les nuls, l'emission, 1990.

Felix (in archive footage), La mandragora, 2005.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Lo + plus, 1998.

"Reussir ailleurs," Capital, 1998.

Smap × Smap, 2001, 2002.

Campus, le magazine de l'ecrit (also known as Campus), 2004.

On ne peut pas plaire a tout le monde (also known as O.N.P.P., ONPP vu de la loge, ONPP vu de la plate, ONPP vu du bocal, and ONPP vue du desert), 2004, 2005.

Le Grand journal de Canal+, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 2006.

Paris derniere, 2006.

Corazon de …, 2006.

Television Appearances; Other:

Et demain viendra le jour, 1984.

Joel, Un homme comble, 1985.

Rommin, Monsieur Benjamin, 1987.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Ecco Homo, Paris, 1974.

Member of a French traveling theatre company under the direction of Didier Flamand, 1970s.



Godzilla: On Assignment with Charles Caiman, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 1998.

Revealed: The Making of "La Femme Nikita," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Voice of Jacques Blanc, Onimusha 3 (video game; also known as Onimusha 3: Demon Siege), Capcom Entertainment, 2004.

10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Jean Reno: The Road to "Leon," Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.



Detroit Free Press, October 9, 1998, p. 8F.

Empire, March, 1995, p. 46.