Jean Cocteau, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Cocteau

French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker

Date of Birth: 05-Jul-1889

Place of Birth: Maisons-Laffitte, ĂŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 11-Oct-1963

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, poet, playwright, author, illustrator, painter, postage stamp designer, restorer, voice actor, film director, novelist, librettist, diarist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jean Cocteau

  • Jean Maurice Eugène ClĂ©ment Cocteau (UK: , US: , French: [??~ mo?is ø??n klem?~ k?kto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic.
  • Cocteau is best known for his novels Le Grand Écart (1923), Le Livre Blanc (1928), and Les Enfants Terribles (1929); the stage plays La Voix Humaine (1930), La Machine Infernale (1934), Les Parents terribles (1938), La Machine Ă  Ă©crire (1941), and L'Aigle Ă  deux tĂŞtes (1946); and the films The Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents Terribles (1948), from his own eponymous piĂ©ce, Beauty and the Beast (1946), Orpheus (1949), and Testament of Orpheus (1960), which alongside Blood of a Poet and Orpheus constitute the so-called Orphic Trilogy.
  • He was described as "one of [the] avant-garde's most successful and influential filmmakers" by AllMovie.

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