Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

Highest Rated: 100% Ladies of the Park (1945)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)

Birthday: Jul 5, 1889

Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was born on July 5, 1889 in Maisons-Laffitte, France. Cocteau left home at the young age of 15, and began publishing works of poetry and literature only a few short years later. Among his notable early works were poetry collections "Aladdin's Lamp" and "The Frivolous Prince," though his most famous works would come a few years down the line. Cocteau published what would ultimately become his most celebrated novel, "Les Enfants Terribles" (1929) at age 40, before moving swiftly into the world of theater and cinema. His experimental play "La Voix humaine" was first staged in 1930. Following his proper cinematic directorial debut, "The Blood of a Poet" (1932), Cocteau would wait 14 years before helming another feature, in the meantime focusing his energies on theatrical pursuits like "Les Parents terribles" and "L'Aigle à deux têtes." The result of his patience regarding the screen yielding "Beauty and the Beast" (1946), and "Orpheus" (1950) and "Coriolan" (1950) not long afterward. Cocteau penned numerous additional works of poetry, theater, and criticism before he died on Oct. 11, 1963 in Milly-la-Foret, France at age 74 following a heart attack.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Human Voice Writer - 2014
No Score Yet 0% La voix humaine Screenwriter - 1983
50% 40% The Mystery of Oberwald Writer - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thomas the Impostor Screenwriter - 1965
86% 83% Testament of Orpheus Self,
- 1960
No Score Yet 43% 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements Unknown (Character),
- 1957
No Score Yet 88% Around the World with Orson Welles Unknown (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colette Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet La villa Santo-Sospir Self,
- 1951
97% 89% Orpheus Director,
- 1950
77% 71% The Strange Ones Screenwriter - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Venom and Eternity Unknown (Character) - 1950
100% 75% The Storm Within Narrator,
$11.8K 1949
No Score Yet 73% L'Amore Writer - 1948
No Score Yet 82% The Eagle Has Two Heads Director,
- 1948
95% 90% Beauty and the Beast Director,
$138.2K 1946
100% 79% Ladies of the Park Writer - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Baron Fantome Le baron Julius Carol, le baron fantôme (Character),
- 1943
95% 85% The Blood of a Poet Director,
Film Editing
- 1930