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Also Known As: Jean Maurice Eugene Clement Cocteau Died: October 11, 1963
Born: July 5, 1889 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: France Profession: director, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, painter, actor, set designer

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Jean Cocteau is a preeminent figure in 20th century French culture. A major contributor to the history of the cinema, he is also noted for his work as a novelist, poet, painter, sculptor and playwright.

Jean Cocteau is a preeminent figure in 20th century French culture. A major contributor to the history of the cinema, he is also noted for his work as a novelist, poet, painter, sculptor and playwright.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Testament of Orpheus (1962) Director
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  Villa Santo-Sospir, La (1952) Director
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  Coriolan (1950) Director
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  Orpheus (1949) Director
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  Parents Terribles, Les (1948) Director
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  La belle et la bĂȘte (1946) Director
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  The Blood of a Poet (1932) Director
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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mystere Babilee, Le (2001) Himself
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 Testament of Orpheus (1962) Himself, the poet
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 8 x 8 (1956)
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 Les enfants terribles (1952) Voice (Paul'S Doctor)
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 Les enfants terribles (1952) Narration
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 Coriolan (1950) Narration
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 Orpheus (1949) Voice S
10.
 Parents Terribles, Les (1948) Narration
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1925:
Made short 16mm film "Jean Cocteau fait du cinema"; no prints extant and never shown in public
1930:
Film directing debut (also writer; editor; sets; voices), "Le sang d'un poete/The Blood of a Poet" (58mins)
1940:
First feature as screenwriter, "La comedie du bonheur"
1942:
Worked with Marcel Carne on adaptation of "Juliette ou la cle des songs" (later filmed by Carne with other collaborators)
1943:
Appeared in Sacha Guitry's "La malibran"
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Education

Lycee de Condorcet: -

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companion:
Jean Marais. Actor. Appeared in several of Cocteau's films including "La Belle et la bete" (1946) and "Orphee" (1950); met in 1937.
companion:
Edouard Dermithe. Actor. Acted in "Orphee" (1950).

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"L'Inconcevable Jean Cocteau"

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