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Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)


Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei Diaghilev, and was active in many art movements, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Human Voice (Short) (play)
 2013 Opium (dialogue)
 2012 Blues (play "La voix humaine")
 2010 Ea3 (based on a play by)
 2003/I Hot House (TV Movie) (play)
 2003/II Les parents terribles (TV Movie) (play)
 2002 Beautiful (Short) (play)
 2001 Kerstmatinee 2001 (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1999 The Walled Garden (Short) (short story)
 1996 Mia foni... mia poli (Short) (story)
 1994 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (journal Opium)
 1994 Le train bleu (Short)
 1993 Edwige Feuillère en scène (TV Movie) (text)
 1993 Le bel indifférent (Short) (play)
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- Oedipus Rex (1993) ... (libretto)
 1991 Merlín (play "Les chevaliers de la table ronde")
 1990 Carole Farley in 'The Telephone' and 'La Voix Humaine' (TV Movie) (libretto - segment "La Voix Humaine")
 1990 La voix humaine (libretto)
 1986 La voz humana (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La voz humana (1986) ... (play)
 1984 Oedipus Rex (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1983 Orpheus (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Cher menteur (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1981 Rettenetes szülõk (TV Movie)
 1980 Les parents terribles (TV Movie) (play)
  Estudio 1 (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1969) (play - 1 episode, 1980)
- Los padres terribles (1980) ... (play)
 1980 The Mystery of Oberwald (play "L'Aigle a Deux Têtes")
 1979 La dame de Monte Carlo (Short) (writer)
 1978 La voce umana (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Le bel indifférent (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Mini-Series) ('Oedipus Rex' libretto - 1 episode)
- The Poetry of Earth (1976) ... ('Oedipus Rex' libretto)
 1975 L'aigle à deux têtes (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Le bel indifférent (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Kaunis välinpitämätön (TV Movie) (play Le Bel Indifférent)
 1972 Oedipus Rex (TV Special) (libretto)
 1971 I mostri sacri (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Der schöne Gleichgültige (TV Short) (play)
 1967 De onverschillige (TV Movie) (play "Le bel Indifférent")
 1966 The Human Voice (TV Movie) (story)
 1966 De tweekoppige adelaar (TV Movie)
 1966 La machine à écrire (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Thomas the Impostor (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (from the novel by)
 1965 A Voz Humana (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Mahdottomat vanhemmat (TV Movie) (play "Les parents terribles")
 1963 La machine infernale (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play "La machine à écrire" - 1 episode)
- The Typewriter (1962) ... (play "La machine à écrire")
 1961 Princess of Cleves (adaptation)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- No Exit/The Indifferent Lover (1961) ... (story)
 1960 Die geliebte Stimme (Short) (play)
 1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Erros dos Pais (1959)
 1958 Anna la bonne (Short) (poem)
 1957 Le bel indifférent (Short) (play - as Jean Cocteau de l'Académie Française)
 1957 Django Reinhardt (Short) (literary text)
 1956 Der schöne Gleichgültige (TV Short) (play)
 1956 Pantomimes (Short) (commentary)
 1954 Disobedient (play "Les Parents Terribles")
 1953 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Máquina de Escrever (1953) ... (play)
 1951 Black Crown (story)
 1950 Les Enfants Terribles (adaptation and dialogue) / (novel)
 1950 Days of Our Years (Documentary) (sketch)
 1950 Orpheus
 1949 The Emperor's Nightingale (french adaptation)
 1948 Romantici a Venezia (Documentary short) (commentary: French version)
 1948 Les parents terribles (play) / (screenplay)
 1948 L'aigle à deux têtes (writer)
 1948 L'amore (play "La voix humaine" - segment "Una voce umana")
 1948 Ruy Blas (screenplay and dialogue)
 1946 Beauty and the Beast (dialogue) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (dialogue: additional)
 1943 Love Eternal (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1943 The Phantom Baron (dialogue)
 1940 Comedy of Happiness (adaptation) / (dialogue)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "The Eagle Has Two Heads," was performed in a Mytton Crest Theatre Company production at the Dame Lilian Baylis Theatre in Sadlers Wells, London, England with Lisa Harrow, Stash Kirkbride, and Brian Spink in the cast. Susannah York was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jean Cocteau de l'Académie Française | Monsieur Jean Cocteau de l'Académie Mallarmé
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Personal Quote:

[on being accused by fellow-Frenchmen of fraternizing with Nazi officials during the WWII occupation] Why should the destiny of a poet change? My realm is not of this world. and the world resents me for not following the rules. I will always suffer the same injustice. See more »

Trivia:

President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. See more »

Trademark:

Almost always cast his protege and lover, 'Jean Marais'. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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