Jean Cocteau1889 — 1963 Age: 74 years old
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. 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.
July 5, 1889, Maisons-Laffitte, France
October 11, 1963
1930 The Blood of a PoetDirector, Writer, Editor, and Bit Part (uncredited) 1943 The Eternal ReturnScreenplay 1945 Les Dames du Bois de BoulogneDialogue 1946 Beauty and the BeastDirector, Screenplay, Story, Dialogue, and Himself 1948 AmoreAuthor 1948 The Storm WithinDirector, Writer, and Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1950 OrpheusDirector and Writer 1950 Les Enfants TerriblesWriter, Novel, and Narrator (voice) 1950 Song of LoveCinematography 1952 La Villa Santo-SospirDirector and Himself 1957 8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 MovementsDirector 1960 Testament of OrpheusDirector, Writer, and Himself - the Poet 1961 Princess of ClevesAdaptation 1981 The Mystery of OberwaldWriter 2007 Callas AssolutaHimselfLimited to the 15 most popular items