Biography

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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Along with other avant-garde artists of his generation (Jean Anouilh and René Char for example) Cocteau grappled with the algebra of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde.[citation needed] His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, María Félix, Édith Piaf (whom he cast in one of his one-act plays entitled Le Bel Indifferent in 1940), and Raymond Radiguet.

His work was played out in the theatrical world of the Grands Theatres, the Boulevards and beyond during the Parisian epoque he both lived through and helped define and create. His versatile, unconventional approach and enormous output brought him international acclaim.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Along with other avant-garde artists of his generation (Jean Anouilh and René Char for example) Cocteau grappled with the algebra of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde.[citation needed] His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, María Félix, Édith Piaf (whom he cast in one of his one-act plays entitled Le Bel Indifferent in 1940), and Raymond Radiguet.

His work was played out in the theatrical world of the Grands Theatres, the Boulevards and beyond during the Parisian epoque he both lived through and helped define and create. His versatile, unconventional approach and enormous output brought him international acclaim.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Cocteau, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1889-07-05

Day of Death 1963-10-11

Place of Birth Maisons-Laffitte, France

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2014 Human Voice Screenplay
2013 Opium Writer
2009 Blues Theatre Play
1992 Edwige Feuillère en scène Writer
1991 Merlín Writer
1990 La voix humaine Writer
1981 The Mystery of Oberwald Writer
1975 L'aigle à deux têtes Writer
1966 The Human Voice Story
1965 Thomas the Impostor Novel
1962 Jean Cocteau Addresses the Year 2000 Writer
1961 Princess of Cleves Adaptation
1960 Testament of Orpheus Writer
1958 Anna the Maid Writer
1957 Le bel indifférent Writer
1953 Intimate Relations Author
1953 Le jeune homme et la mort Author
1951 Black Crown Writer
1950 Orpheus Writer
1950 Les Enfants Terribles Writer Novel
1948 The Storm Within Writer
1948 Amore Author
1948 The Two-Headed Eagle Writer
1948 Ruy Blas Screenplay
1946 Beauty and the Beast Dialogue Story Screenplay
1946 L'amitié noire Writer
1945 Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne Dialogue
1943 The Eternal Return Screenplay
1943 The Phantom Baron Dialogue
1942 Le lit à colonnes Screenplay
1940 Comedy of Happiness Adaptation
1932 The Blood of a Poet Writer

Acting

2018 Art of Style: Jean Cocteau as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Callas Assoluta as Himself
1997 Jean Cocteau: Lies and Truths
1985 Jean Cocteau: Autobiography of an Unknown as Himself
1985 Steel Cathedrals as voice only
1962 Jean Cocteau Addresses the Year 2000 as Himself
1960 Testament of Orpheus as Himself - the Poet
1957 8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements
1957 40 Minutes with Jean Cocteau as Interviewee
1956 Cinépanorama (52 episodes)
1955 Eine Melodie - vier Maler as Himself
1952 La Villa Santo Sospir as himself
1951 Venom and Eternity
1950 Les Enfants Terribles as Narrator (voice)
1950 The Century Is Fifty as Himself
1946 Beauty and the Beast as Himself
1946 L'amitié noire as Narrator
1944 La Malibran as Alfred de Musset

Directing

1962 Jean Cocteau Addresses the Year 2000 Director
1960 Testament of Orpheus Director
1957 8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements Director
1952 La Villa Santo Sospir Director
1950 Orpheus Director
1948 The Storm Within Director
1948 The Two-Headed Eagle Director
1946 Beauty and the Beast Director
1932 The Blood of a Poet Director

Creator

Orfeo ed Euridici Creator

Editing

1932 The Blood of a Poet Editor

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