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Jean Cocteau

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.

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Jul 5, 1889 In Maisons-Laffitte, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Blood of a Poet 1930-01-20
Latest Project:
Movie A Night at the Opera 2020-09-29
Known For
Poster of A Night at the Opera
Poster of Discorama
Poster of La Malibran
Poster of The Phantom Baron
Movie A Night at the Opera Self (archive footage) 2020-09-29
Movie Art of Style: Jean Cocteau Himself (archive footage) 2018-12-06
Movie Callas Assoluta Himself 2007-12-20
Movie Jean Cocteau: Lies and Truths Unknown 1997-02-22
Movie Steel Cathedrals Self (voice) (archive footage) 1985-05-17
Movie Jean Cocteau: Autobiography of an Unknown Himself 1985-10-05
Movie Jean Cocteau Addresses the Year 2000 Himself 1962-06-12
Movie Marcel Proust - Portrait Souvenir Unknown 1962-06-23
Movie Testament of Orpheus Himself - the Poet 1960-02-18
Series Discorama Self 1959-02-04
Movie Musée Grévin 1958-01-01
Movie 8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements Unknown 1957-03-15
Series En direct de... self 1956-02-16
Movie Eine Melodie - vier Maler Himself 1955-01-02
Movie La Villa Santo-Sospir himself 1952-12-05
Movie Venom and Eternity Unknown 1951-04-20
Movie The Century Is Fifty Himself 1950-03-16
Movie Les Enfants Terribles Narrator (voice) 1950-03-29
Movie Disorder Himself 1949-01-01
Movie The Storm Within Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1948-12-01
Movie L'amitié noire Narrator 1946-07-14
Movie Beauty and the Beast Himself 1946-10-29
Movie La Malibran Alfred de Musset 1944-05-03
Movie The Phantom Baron Le baron Julius Carol - le baron fantôme 1943-06-16
Movie The Blood of a Poet Bit Part (uncredited) 1930-01-20