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.

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Source/Notes: From the book: A Call to Order, Written Between the Years 1918 and 1926 and Including "Cock and Harlequin", "Professional Secrets", and Other Critical Essays, p. 176