Christian Carion Net Worth 2023, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Movies

Christian Carion

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Christian Carion is a French film director, dialogue writer and screenwriter. He became famous after gaining international attention for Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas), which was nominated for several awards, including the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Early life

NameChristian Carion
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationFilm director, Dialogue writer, Screenwriter
Age60 years
Christian Carion net worth

Christian Carion was born on January 4, 1963 (age 60 years) in Cambrai, Nord, France. Carion was born into a family of farmers in the north of France. Carion’s youth was spent in his parent’s farm fields, where he was constantly reminded of World War I as the family often found dangerous, unexploded shells left over from the conflicts in the fields.

Carion had also heard of the stories in which French soldiers would leave their trenches at night to meet with their wives in the surrounding German-occupied towns and return to fight the next morning. After passing his baccalauréat, he joined an engineering school affiliated to the French ministry of agriculture.


Christian Carion decided to quit his scientific career and began shooting films he himself describes as “uninteresting”. When he met Christophe Rossignon, both men started to collaborate in movie-making – Carion as filmmaker and Rossignon as producer. In 1999, Rossignon also acted in Carion’s short film Monsieur le député.

Carion directed his first feature film in 2001: Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (The Girl from Paris), the story, an hommage to his upbringing, tells the meeting of a brooding farmer, Michel Serrault, and a parisian girl seeking the calm of the countryside, played by Mathilde Seigner. The film attracted over 2.4 million French moviegoers.

He started a more ambitious project, Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) following his early movie success. Screened in Cannes for the film festival in 2005, this historic fiction film depicts the fraternizations of warriors from three different countries on the eve of Christmas during World War I. Carion stated that he’d never heard of the actual Christmas truce incidents while growing up in France, as the French Army and authorities suppressed them, having been viewed as an act of disobedience.

Christian Carion was introduced to the story via a historian who showed him photos and documents archived in France, Great Britain, and Germany. The film was a commercial success. It was nominated for numerous awards at the French César Awards and for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Two years later, he filmed another historic film; L’Affaire Farewell (Farewell), with Emir Kusturica and Guillaume Canet – a spy film set in Russia and based on true events.

In 2014 he shot, on the roads of northern France, En mai, fais ce qu’il te plait. This movie is another historical piece about the exodus of millions of people in May 1940, when France was falling apart and the inhabitants of northern France were fleeing the German troops. Written using numerous recollections from the northern people, the film depicts the quest of a German dissident, looking for his son. The original music was composed by Ennio Morricone. Also, read related articles on


Is Christian Carion married? Carion is married to his beautiful and they have children together. His wife is a private person. When it comes to Christian Carion height and weight, he stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of 2022, Christian Carion and his wife are still married.

Christian Carion net worth

How much is Christian Carion worth? Christian Carion net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a film director, dialogue writer and screenwriter. Carion’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $500,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential film directors in France.