Laurent Bouzereau is a renowned French-American filmmaker and film historian. He is best known for his documentaries on major Hollywood figures and his extensive work in archival film restoration.
Bouzereau was born in Paris, France in 1966. He grew up watching classic French films, and early on, he developed a passion for film. Bouzereau studied film history at the prestigious Sorbonne, and soon after, he started working as a film archivist. During this time, he painstakingly restored classic films from Europe and the United States.
Bouzereau moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s and started working in the film industry. He began his career directing music videos, and his work soon caught the attention of major Hollywood studios. He has since directed and/or produced a number of documentaries, including The Hollywood Collection (1995), Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003), and Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001).
Bouzereau has also made a name for himself in archival film restoration. He has worked on a number of projects, including the restoration of the original negatives of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958), Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980).
In addition to his work in film, Bouzereau is also an accomplished author. His books include The Making of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (2002) and The Making of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993). He also contributed to the book, The Complete Kubrick (2001).
Bouzereau’s work has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special for Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003).
Laurent Bouzereau has made significant contributions to the film industry. He is a highly respected filmmaker and film historian, and his work in archival film restoration is invaluable.