It has been exactly 20 long years since Jean Marais died in Cannes on November 8, 1998 at the age of 84. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Jean Marais (Once Upon a Time, Fantomas, Beauty and the Beast, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Marais, a cultural icon
Born Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais in Cherbourg on December 11, 1913, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Marais was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1970 he touched the hearts of millions as the First King in ‘Once Upon a Time’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 20 years since the tragic loss of Jean Marais and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Jean Marais is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Jean Marais.
Jean Marais career in pictures
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