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Chris Renaud is a Actor, Director, Writer and Executive producer American born on 1 january 1966 at Baltimore (USA)

Chris Renaud

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Birth name Chris Renaud
Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1966 (53 years) at Baltimore (USA)

Chris Renaud (born December 1966) is an American illustrator and filmmaker. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2006 animated short No Time for Nuts, which featured the character Scrat from the computer animated Ice Age films. His most notable work is Despicable Me franchise, in which he co-directed with Pierre Coffin Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, and lent his voice to The Minions.

Biography

Passionné depuis l'école secondaire par le dessin, Chris Renaud rejoint l'école d'art de Baum et sort diplômé de l'Université de Syracuse en 1989. L'illustrateur met alors son talent au service de l'industrie sportive, avant de réaliser son rêve et d'écrire des comics à la fois pour Marvel et DC Comics.

Travaillant ensuite chez Disney sur des programmes pour enfants destinés à la télévision américaine, il se fait remarquer dans le milieu de l'animation notamment grâce à The Book of Pooh, Tibère et la Maison bleue ou encore It's a Big Big World. Il collabore alors à des projets cinématographiques qui sont des succès au box-office : Robots (2005), L'Âge de glace 2 (2006) ou Horton (2008). Sa première réalisation, le court métrage No Time for Nuts (2006) qui reprend le personnage de Scrat (L'Âge de glace), est même saluée par une nomination aux Oscars.

Fort de ces succès, Chris Renaud signe chez Illumination Entertainment pour quatre longs métrages qu'il doit lui-même réaliser. Il crée ainsi en 2010 Moi, moche et méchant, qui séduit le public grâce à sa horde de Minions ; les aventures de Gru et de ses filles adoptives connaissent même une suite en 2013. Renaud donne également vie au Lorax (2012), petit monstre orange né sous les traits de crayon du Dr.

Best films

Minions (2015)
(Actor)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
(Executive Producer)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
(Director)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
(Director)
Despicable Me (2010)
(Director)
The Lorax (2012)
(Director)

Usually with

Pierre Coffin
Pierre Coffin
(5 films)
Janet Healy
Janet Healy
(9 films)
Cinco Paul
Cinco Paul
(7 films)
Jess Harnell
Jess Harnell
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chris Renaud (10 films)

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Actor

Despicable Me 3, 1h30
Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Steve Carell, Trey Parker, Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Pierre Coffin
Roles Additional Minions (voice)
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Dans les années 1980, Balthazar Bratt est le jeune héros de la série à grand succès Evil Bratt. Après qu'il ait été victime d'une poussée de puberté, la série s'arrête brutalement. Jurant de se venger, il devient dans les années 2010 un criminel extrêmement dangereux.
Sing
Sing (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Nick Offerman, Reese Witherspoon
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating70% 3.54813.54813.54813.54813.5481
A koala named Buster hires a black sheep who is also his best friend to help him run his business of theater.
The Secret Life of Pets, 1h26
Directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Albert Brooks, Steve Coogan, Hannibal Buress
Roles Norman (voice)
Rating64% 3.2434653.2434653.2434653.2434653.243465
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down when his owner Katie brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke, who was rescued from the pound. Little do they know, they have to put their quarrels behind when an adorable white rabbit named Snowball, the leader of an army of abandoned pets – called the "Flushed Pets" – is determined to take revenge on all happily-owned pets and their owners.
Minions
Minions (2015)
, 1h31
Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Heist films, Children's films
Actors Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Pierre Coffin, Michael Keaton, Chris Renaud
Roles Minions (voice)
Rating63% 3.199993.199993.199993.199993.19999
Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who exist only to serve history's most villainous masters. They find great masters—including a T-Rex, a caveman, an Egyptian pharaoh, Dracula, and Napoleon,—but after accidentally killing nearly all of them with their incompetence, they decide to isolate themselves from the world and start a new life in Antarctica. By 1968, the lack of a master to serve drives them into depression, so Kevin, one fearless Minion, plans to find a new one for them by going back out into the world. Stuart—a bored, teenaged minion who is obsessed with guitars—joins him reluctantly, as does an over-enthusiastic Bob, whom Kevin only chooses because of no one else willing to volunteer.
Despicable Me 2, 1h38
Directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about children
Actors Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Al Pacino, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt
Roles Additional Minions / Evil Minions / Italian Waiter (voice)
Rating73% 3.694633.694633.694633.694633.69463
A mysterious vehicle using a huge magnet steals a highly potent mutagen known as PX-41 from a secret laboratory in the Arctic Circle. The Anti-Villain League (AVL) tries to recruit former supervillain, Gru, to find who stole the mutagen, but Gru refuses, claiming he is a legitimate businessman now as well as the father of Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Dr. Nefario, Gru's friend and assistant, has decided to leave him for new employment, claiming he "missed being evil." Gru reluctantly partners with undercover AVL agent Lucy Wilde, and they search a local mall, the Paradise Shopping Mall, disguised as bakery employees. Mexican restaurant owner, Eduardo Pérez, is suspected by Gru of being "El Macho", a legendary supervillain who supposedly died after skysurfing a shark into the center of an active volcano. Gru and Lucy break into Eduardo's restaurant at night, but find nothing to prove that he is the culprit. Meanwhile, Agnes expresses her wish to have a mother someday and believes that Gru will fall in love with Lucy, but despite her excitement, Gru tells her that his relationship with Lucy is strictly professional.
The Lorax
The Lorax (2012)
, 1h26
Directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Willow Smith
Roles Forest Animals (voice)
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
Ted Wiggins is an idealistic 12-year-old boy [citation needed], who lives in "Thneedville", a walled city that, aside from the human citizens, is completely artificial; everything is made of plastic, metal, or synthetics. Ted has a crush on local environmentalist Audrey, who wants to see a "real tree" more than anything in the world, and decides to find one in order to impress her. His energetic Grammy Norma secretly tells Ted the legend of the Once-ler, who will tell anyone about trees if you brought him fifteen cents, a nail, and a shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail. When Ted leaves Thneedville in search of the Once-ler, he discovers that the outside world is a contaminated, empty wasteland. Once the boy finds him, the Once-ler agrees to tell Ted about the trees on the condition that he listens to the story over multiple visits. Ted agrees, but on his way home, he encounters the mayor of Thneedville, Aloysius O'Hare, who is also the proprietor of a company that sells bottled oxygen to Thneedville residents. O'Hare explains to Ted that because trees produce oxygen free of charge, he considers it a threat to his business whenever he hears people talking about them. After revealing that he has "security camera eyes" all over the city, O'Hare pressures Ted to stay in town. However, Ted continues to sneak out of O'Hare's sight (with his grandmother's encouragement) and learns more of the trees' history.
Despicable Me, 1h35
Directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera, Sur la Lune
Actors Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Gad Elmaleh, Kristen Wiig
Roles Dave the Minion (voice)
Rating75% 3.795653.795653.795653.795653.79565
Gru, a supervillain, has his pride injured when an unknown supervillain steals the Great Pyramid of Giza, an action that is described by his colleague Dr. Nefario as "making all other villains look lame." Gru decides to do better, with the assistance of Dr. Nefario, by shrinking and stealing the Moon, an idea based on his childhood dream of being an astronaut, which was always disparaged by his mother Marlena. The plan is expensive and Gru seeks a loan from the Bank of Evil, where the president Mr. Perkins is impressed by the plan, but will only provide the money if Gru can obtain the necessary shrink ray first.

Director

The Secret Life of Pets, 1h26
Directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Albert Brooks, Steve Coogan, Hannibal Buress
Rating64% 3.2434653.2434653.2434653.2434653.243465
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down when his owner Katie brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke, who was rescued from the pound. Little do they know, they have to put their quarrels behind when an adorable white rabbit named Snowball, the leader of an army of abandoned pets – called the "Flushed Pets" – is determined to take revenge on all happily-owned pets and their owners.
Despicable Me 2, 1h38
Directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about children
Actors Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Al Pacino, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt
Rating73% 3.694633.694633.694633.694633.69463
A mysterious vehicle using a huge magnet steals a highly potent mutagen known as PX-41 from a secret laboratory in the Arctic Circle. The Anti-Villain League (AVL) tries to recruit former supervillain, Gru, to find who stole the mutagen, but Gru refuses, claiming he is a legitimate businessman now as well as the father of Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Dr. Nefario, Gru's friend and assistant, has decided to leave him for new employment, claiming he "missed being evil." Gru reluctantly partners with undercover AVL agent Lucy Wilde, and they search a local mall, the Paradise Shopping Mall, disguised as bakery employees. Mexican restaurant owner, Eduardo Pérez, is suspected by Gru of being "El Macho", a legendary supervillain who supposedly died after skysurfing a shark into the center of an active volcano. Gru and Lucy break into Eduardo's restaurant at night, but find nothing to prove that he is the culprit. Meanwhile, Agnes expresses her wish to have a mother someday and believes that Gru will fall in love with Lucy, but despite her excitement, Gru tells her that his relationship with Lucy is strictly professional.
The Lorax
The Lorax (2012)
, 1h26
Directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Willow Smith
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
Ted Wiggins is an idealistic 12-year-old boy [citation needed], who lives in "Thneedville", a walled city that, aside from the human citizens, is completely artificial; everything is made of plastic, metal, or synthetics. Ted has a crush on local environmentalist Audrey, who wants to see a "real tree" more than anything in the world, and decides to find one in order to impress her. His energetic Grammy Norma secretly tells Ted the legend of the Once-ler, who will tell anyone about trees if you brought him fifteen cents, a nail, and a shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail. When Ted leaves Thneedville in search of the Once-ler, he discovers that the outside world is a contaminated, empty wasteland. Once the boy finds him, the Once-ler agrees to tell Ted about the trees on the condition that he listens to the story over multiple visits. Ted agrees, but on his way home, he encounters the mayor of Thneedville, Aloysius O'Hare, who is also the proprietor of a company that sells bottled oxygen to Thneedville residents. O'Hare explains to Ted that because trees produce oxygen free of charge, he considers it a threat to his business whenever he hears people talking about them. After revealing that he has "security camera eyes" all over the city, O'Hare pressures Ted to stay in town. However, Ted continues to sneak out of O'Hare's sight (with his grandmother's encouragement) and learns more of the trees' history.
Despicable Me, 1h35
Directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera, Sur la Lune
Actors Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Gad Elmaleh, Kristen Wiig
Rating75% 3.795653.795653.795653.795653.79565
Gru, a supervillain, has his pride injured when an unknown supervillain steals the Great Pyramid of Giza, an action that is described by his colleague Dr. Nefario as "making all other villains look lame." Gru decides to do better, with the assistance of Dr. Nefario, by shrinking and stealing the Moon, an idea based on his childhood dream of being an astronaut, which was always disparaged by his mother Marlena. The plan is expensive and Gru seeks a loan from the Bank of Evil, where the president Mr. Perkins is impressed by the plan, but will only provide the money if Gru can obtain the necessary shrink ray first.
No Time for Nuts, 7minutes
Directed by Chris Renaud, Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Animation
Themes La préhistoire, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, French Revolution films
Actors Chris Wedge
Rating75% 3.7921153.7921153.7921153.7921153.792115
Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel (a fictional animal from the Ice Age film series), while trying to find a place to hide his acorn, finds a buried time machine that states the date he's currently in (May 26, 20,000 BC) next to the ice-encased skeletal body of a human time traveler. He accidentally activates the machine, sending the acorn away. Scrat gets mad and tries to beat up the time machine and it sends him to the Middle Ages. Finding the acorn wedged under a rock, Scrat sees Excalibur and decides to use it as a lever to move the rock. He pulls out the sword but then finds himself under attack by a group of unseen archers, and uses the sword to block the arrows fired by the archers. He frees the acorn in the process and takes it and the time machine and races off to find cover, only to hide in the barrel of a cannon. The cannon fires him into the path of hundreds of incoming arrows. The time machine teleports the acorn mid-flight and Scrat just barely manages to activate the machine again for himself.

Scriptwriter

No Time for Nuts, 7minutes
Directed by Chris Renaud, Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Animation
Themes La préhistoire, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, French Revolution films
Actors Chris Wedge
Roles Writer
Rating75% 3.7921153.7921153.7921153.7921153.792115
Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel (a fictional animal from the Ice Age film series), while trying to find a place to hide his acorn, finds a buried time machine that states the date he's currently in (May 26, 20,000 BC) next to the ice-encased skeletal body of a human time traveler. He accidentally activates the machine, sending the acorn away. Scrat gets mad and tries to beat up the time machine and it sends him to the Middle Ages. Finding the acorn wedged under a rock, Scrat sees Excalibur and decides to use it as a lever to move the rock. He pulls out the sword but then finds himself under attack by a group of unseen archers, and uses the sword to block the arrows fired by the archers. He frees the acorn in the process and takes it and the time machine and races off to find cover, only to hide in the barrel of a cannon. The cannon fires him into the path of hundreds of incoming arrows. The time machine teleports the acorn mid-flight and Scrat just barely manages to activate the machine again for himself.

Producer

The Grinch
The Grinch (2018)
, 1h45
Directed by Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney, Matthew O'Callaghan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Scott Mosier, Lori Alan
Roles Executive Producer
Rating63% 3.1517453.1517453.1517453.1517453.151745
La période des fêtes est une très mauvaise période pour le Grinch. Et pour cause, le Grinche déteste Noël ! Malheureusement pour lui, les habitants de chouville, le village d'à côté, adorent cette fête et la célèbrent chaque années avec une ferveur démentielle. Las de cette frénésie annuelle, le Grinch a décidé de voler la fête de Noël pour ne plus avoir à endurer cette maudite ambiance festive.
Despicable Me 3, 1h30
Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Steve Carell, Trey Parker, Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Pierre Coffin
Roles Executive Producer
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Dans les années 1980, Balthazar Bratt est le jeune héros de la série à grand succès Evil Bratt. Après qu'il ait été victime d'une poussée de puberté, la série s'arrête brutalement. Jurant de se venger, il devient dans les années 2010 un criminel extrêmement dangereux.