Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

Born: July 5, 1889

Died: October 11, 1963

Nationality: French

Occupation: Director, novelist, poet, artist, filmmaker

Biography: Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles, and the films Blood of a Poet, Les Parents terribles, Beauty and the Beast, and Orpheus.

Source/Notes: In French: "Je crois en la chance: c'est la seule explication pour le succès des gens qui nous sont antipathiques." - Jean Cocteau: l'insolence (ALiAS, 2003) by Brigitte Arnaud, p. 30
Source/Notes: Visite in Discours du Grand Sommeil (1920); later published in Collected Works Vol. 4 (1947)

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Source/Notes: In French: "J'aime les/mes chats parce que j'aime ma maison et qu'ils en deviennent peu à peu l'âme visible." - La revue des deux mondes, Issues 5-8 (1951), p. 568

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