Jean Cocteau

Birthday:
07/05/1889
Place of birth:
Maisons-Laffitte, France:
Biography:
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.

Credits

Art of Style: Jean Cocteau (2018)
as Himself (archive footage)
Callas Assoluta (2007)
as Himself
Jean Cocteau, mensonges et vérités (1997)
Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d'un inconnu (1985)
as Himself
Steel Cathedrals (1985)
as voice only
Jean Cocteau s'adresse... à l'an 2000 (1962)
as Himself
Le Testament d'Orphée (1960)
as Himself - the Poet
Musée Grévin (1958)
8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements (1957)
40 Minutes avec Jean Cocteau (1957)
as Interviewee
Eine Melodie - vier Maler (1955)
as Himself
La Villa Santo-Sospir (1952)
as himself
Traité de bave et d'éternité (1951)
Les Enfants terribles (1950)
as Narrator (voice)
Ce siècle a cinquante ans (1950)
as Himself
Les parents terribles (1948)
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
La belle et la bête (1946)
as Himself
L'amitié noire (1946)
as Narrator
La Malibran (1944)
as Alfred de Musset
Le baron fantôme (1943)
as Le baron Julius Carol - le baron fantôme
Le sang d'un poète (1930)
as Bit Part (uncredited)

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