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Jean Marais

1913 - 1998

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Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais (11 December 1913 – 8 November 1998), known professionally as Jean Marais (French: [ʒɑ̃ maʁɛ]), was a French actor, film director, theatre director, painter, sculptor, visual artist, writer and photographer. He performed in over 100 films and was the muse and lover of acclaimed director Jean Cocteau. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Marais has received more than 699,028 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Jean Marais is the 86th most popular actor (up from 104th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from France (up from 285th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Actor.

Jean Marais is most famous for his portrayal of the title character in the Jean Cocteau classic "Beauty and the Beast."

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  • 700k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jean Marais ranks 86 out of 9,996Before him are Robert Redford, Toshiro Mifune, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Gregory Peck, and Ava Gardner. After him are Denzel Washington, Jane Fonda, Tom Cruise, Sigourney Weaver, Judi Dench, and Richard Gere.

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Among people born in 1913, Jean Marais ranks 8Before him are Richard Nixon, Vivien Leigh, Rosa Parks, Gerald Ford, Willy Brandt, and Menachem Begin. After him are Robert Capa, Josef Bican, Jesse Owens, Burt Lancaster, Claude Simon, and Klaus Barbie. Among people deceased in 1998, Jean Marais ranks 4Before him are Akira Kurosawa, Pol Pot, and Frank Sinatra. After him are Halldór Laxness, Todor Zhivkov, Ernst Jünger, Carlos Castaneda, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, Octavio Paz, and Alan Shepard.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Marais ranks 242 out of 6,011Before him are Gilles de Rais (1405), Paul Signac (1863), François Quesnay (1694), Georges Clemenceau (1841), Pope Clement IV (1190), and Zinedine Zidane (1972). After him are Margaret of Valois (1553), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), and Philip the Good (1396).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Jean Marais ranks 8Before him are Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Brigitte Bardot (1934), Louis de Funès (1914), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Catherine Deneuve (1943), and Gérard Depardieu (1948). After him are Jean Gabin (1904), Marcel Marceau (1923), Jean Renoir (1894), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Fernandel (1903), and Anouk Aimée (1932).

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