Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles (1929), and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949). His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Yul Brynner, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, María Félix, Édith Piaf and Raymond Radiguet.

Read more about Jean Cocteau:  Early Life, Friendship With Raymond Radiguet, The Human Voice, Maturity, Honours and Awards, Filmography, Bibliography

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    The extreme limit of wisdom—that’s what the public calls madness.
    —Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)