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, writer, director and sculptor. 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 551,645 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Jean Marais is the 104th most popular actor (down from 101st in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from France (down from 274th 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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Among actors, Jean Marais ranks 104 out of 10,030Before him are Orson Welles, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Cary Grant, Richard Gere, and Gary Cooper. After him are Christopher Lloyd, Mel Gibson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tony Curtis, Helen Mirren, and Robert Duvall.

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Among people born in 1913, Jean Marais ranks 10Before him are Jesse Owens, Vivien Leigh, Gerald Ford, Willy Brandt, Menachem Begin, and Robert Capa. After him are Burt Lancaster, Paul Ricœur, Ramón Mercader, Klaus Barbie, Claude Simon, and Benjamin Britten. Among people deceased in 1998, Jean Marais ranks 5Before him are Akira Kurosawa, Pol Pot, Frank Sinatra, and Halldór Laxness. After him are Carlos Castaneda, Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, Niklas Luhmann, and Octavio Paz.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Marais ranks 286 out of 5,234Before him are Prosper Mérimée (1803), Joseph Fouché (1759), Denis Papin (1647), Vincent de Paul (1581), Alphonse Daudet (1840), and Anne of Brittany (1477). After him are John I of France (1316), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Jules Massenet (1842), Robert II of France (972), and Nadar (1820).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Jean Marais ranks 8Before him are Brigitte Bardot (1934), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Louis de Funès (1914), Catherine Deneuve (1943), and Gérard Depardieu (1948). After him are Jean Renoir (1894), Jean Gabin (1904), Anouk Aimée (1932), Philippe Noiret (1930), Jeanne Moreau (1928), and Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930).

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