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Jacques Cousteau Facts
Iconic oceanographer, explorer, conservationist, and filmmaker who showed TV audiences the undersea world.
A car accident prevented him from becoming a navy pilot.
He won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Documentary for his 1956 film The Silent World, which was one of the first films to use underwater cinematography to show the ocean depths in color.
He got married to Simone Melchior on July 12, 1937 and had two sons: Jean-Michel and Philippe.