Profession: Poet, writer, filmmaker and painter
Biography: Jean Cocteau had a wide-ranging career as an avant garde poet, critic, filmmaker, librettist and painter. He is associated with the early twentieth century movements of Dada and Surrealism. He is most remembered for his play "Orphée" (1926) and the novels "Les Enfants terribles" (1929) and "La Machine infernale" (1934).
Born: July 5, 1889
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France
Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer
Died: October 11, 1963 (aged 74)
- 1927-12-28 Arthur Honegger's opera "Antigone" premieres with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, sets by Pablo Picasso and costumes by Coco Chanel at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
Quotes by Jean Cocteau
- "There are truths which one can say only after having won the right to say them."