Jean Cocteau

Director, Screenwriter, Poet
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.
Born: 07/04/1889 in France

Filmography

Writer (16)

La Voix du large 2014 (Movie)

("La voix humaine") (Play as Source Material)

La Voix humaine 2014 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Human Voice 2013 (Movie)

(from stage play: "La Voix humaine") (Source Material)

La Belle et la Bete 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jeux d'artifices 1986 (Movie)

("Les enfants terribles") (Source Material (from novel))

The Mystery of Oberwald 1980 (Movie)

("L'Aigle a deux tetes") (Play as Source Material)

Thomas the Imposter 1964 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Thomas the Imposter 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Testament of Orpheus 1961 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Testament of Orpheus 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Enfants Terribles 1951 (Movie)

("Les Enfants Terribles") (Source Material (from novel))

Les Enfants Terribles 1951 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Les Enfants Terribles 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Blood of a Poet 1929 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Human Voice (TV Show)

Play as Source Material
Actor (9)

Le Mystere Babilee 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

La Belle et la Bete 1992 (Movie)

(Raoul Marco) (Voice)

The Testament of Orpheus 1961 (Movie)

Himself--the Poet (Actor)

Les Enfants Terribles 1951 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Les Enfants Terribles 1951 (Movie)

(Paul's Doctor) (Voice)

The Emperor's Nightingale 1947 (Movie)

Narration(French-language version) (Narrator)

The Blood of a Poet 1929 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Blood of a Poet 1929 (Movie)

s (Voice)
Director (3)

La Belle et la Bete 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Testament of Orpheus 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

The Blood of a Poet 1929 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (1)

The Blood of a Poet 1929 (Movie)

(Editor)
Other (7)

The Offering 1998 (Movie)

inspired by ballet("The Young Man and His Death") (Other)

Oedipus Rex 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Other

Heaven 1987 (Movie)

film extract("Beauty and the Beast" (1946)) (Other)

Donkey Skin 1969 (Movie)

from poem (Other)

Gate of Hell 1953 (Movie)

foreward(French release prints) (Other)

The Emperor's Nightingale 1947 (Movie)

commentary(French-language version) (Other)

The Blood of a Poet 1929 (Movie)

sets (Other)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Edouard Dermithe

Companion
acted in "Orphee" (1950)

Jean Marais Actor

Companion
appeared in several of Cocteau's films including "La Belle et la bete" (1946) and "Orphee" (1950) met in 1937

EDUCATION

Lycee de Condorcet

Milestones

1942

Appeared in Sacha Guitry's "La malibran"

1941

Worked with Marcel Carne on adaptation of "Juliette ou la cle des songs" (later filmed by Carne with other collaborators)

1940

First feature as screenwriter, "La comedie du bonheur"

1930

Film directing debut (also writer; editor; sets; voices), "Le sang d'un poete/The Blood of a Poet" (58mins)

1925

Made short 16mm film "Jean Cocteau fait du cinema"; no prints extant and never shown in public

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