Jean Marais

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Jean Marais
photograph by Carl Van Vechten, 1947
Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais

(1913-12-11)11 December 1913
Cherbourg, France
Died8 November 1998(1998-11-08) (aged 84)
Cannes, France
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active1933 - 1996
SpouseMila Parély (1942-1944)
PartnerJean Cocteau (1937-1963)

Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais (11 December 1913 – 8 November 1998), known as Jean Marais (French: [ʒɑ̃ maʁɛ]), was a French actor and director. Marais had over 100 roles in film and on television. He was also known for writing, painting and sculpture.

In the 1950s, Marais became a star of swashbuckling films. He performed his own stunts. After 1970 he mostly worked in plays.

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