Robert Benayoun

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Robert Benayoun (1926 in Kenitra, Morocco – 20 October 1996, Paris) was a French film critic and author, and one-time member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival of 1980. He wrote books on Tex Avery, Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, and Alain Resnais.[1]

He wrote screenplays for and directed three films. Benayoun was one of comedian Jerry Lewis's greatest supporters and directed a film about him called Bonjour Mr. Lewis. He also directed the 1975 film Serious as Pleasure.[1]


  1. ^ a b James Kirkup (November 8, 1996). "Obituary: Robert Benayoun". The Independent.

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