- Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water
|Born:||11 June 1910 Comment |
|When did Jacques Cousteau die? / Died||25 June 1997|
|How many years did Jacques Cousteau live? / Lived||87 years|
Jacques Cousteau facts
- He co-developed the Aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française
- Cousteau described his underwater world research in a series of books, perhaps the most successful being his first book, The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and Adventure, published in 1953
- Cousteau also directed films, most notably the documentary adaptation of the book, The Silent World, which won a Palme d'or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival
- He remained the only person to win a Palme d'Or for a documentary film, until Michael Moore won the award in 2004 for Fahrenheit 9/11
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