Jean Anouilh was a French playwright, screenwriter, and director. Before entering the film industry, he received an education in law and worked as an advertiser, where he occasionally made commercials. He then became a theatrical administrator before beginning to write plays in 1912. Many of his distinguished theatrical dramas became films. Anouilh has been collaborating on screenplays since 1936. During his long career, he also directed two films. Catherine Anouilh, his daughter, is an actress of stage and screen.