Jean Marais

Jean Marais, originally uploaded by Truus, Bob & Jan too!.
French postcard by Editions E.C., no. 3. Photo: Synops.

With his heroic physique, Jean Marais (1913 - 1998) was France’s answer to Errol Flynn, the epitome of the swashbuckling romantic hero of French cinema. The blonde and incredibly good-looking actor played over 100 roles in film and on television, and was also known as a director, writer, painter and sculptor. His mentor was the legendary poet and director Jean Cocteau, who was also his lover.

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