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country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: writer, film director, screenwriter, novelist, journalist
award received: Commander of the Legion of Honour, Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures, Officer of the National Order of Merit, Officier des Arts et des Lettres, Commander of the French Order of Academic Palms, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, Prix Interallié, Médaille militaire
Pierre Schoendoerffer (French: Pierre Schœndœrffer; 5 May 1928 – 14 March 2012) was a French film director, a screenwriter, a writer, a war reporter, a war cameraman, a renowned First Indochina War veteran, a cinema academician. He was president of the Académie des Beaux-Arts for 2001 and for 2007.In 1967, he was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for The Anderson Platoon. The film followed a platoon of American soldiers for six weeks at the height of fighting in Vietnam during 1966.
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