Jay Cocks

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Jay Cocks
Born John C. Cocks, Jr.
(1944-01-12) January 12, 1944 (age 70)
Spouse(s) Verna Bloom (?-?)

Jay Cocks (born John C. Cocks, Jr.; January 12, 1944) is a film critic and motion picture screenwriter.[1]

He is a graduate of Kenyon College.[2] He was a critic for Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, among other magazines, before moving into film writing.

As a screenwriter, he worked on Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence[3] and Gangs of New York[4] — a screenplay he started working on in 1976 — as well as Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days.[5] Cocks also performed an uncredited rewrite of James Cameron's screenplay for Titanic.[6]

Award Nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Jay Cocks at IMDB
  2. ^ Some Notable Alumni
  3. ^ Vincent Canby (1993-09-17). "Review/Film: The Age of Innocence; Grand Passions and Good Manners". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  4. ^ A. O. Scott (2002-12-20). "Movie Review - Gangs of New York - FILM REVIEW; To Feel A City Seethe". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Jay Cocks - Filmography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  6. ^ "Jay Cocks". Nndb.com. 1939-08-07. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 

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