Jacques Cousteau


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Biography:
Birth Name: Jacques Cousteau
Born: 06/11/1910
Birth Place: Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac, Gironde, FR
Death Place: Paris, FR
Died: 06/25/1997

The French-born Cousteau attended the Ecole Navale in Brest with the intention of becoming a Naval pilot. He served tours in Asia before an automobile accident ended his naval career. Cousteau began experimenting with underwater filming in the mid-1930s and following WWII he established the Group for Undersea Research. He won the CIDALC Prize at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival for his short "Epaves/Wrecks". By 1950, he had refitted a WWII minesweeper as a floating oceanographic institute and rechristened the ship the 'Calypso'.

Cousteau and Louis Malle co-directed the 1956 feature documentary "Le mode du silence/The Silent World" which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes and a Best Documentary... Continue Bio >>

Popular Movies:
Le Voyage au Bout du Monde
1965-01-01 World Without Sun
The Silent World
"Calypso" cap au sud

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