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Jay Cocks (born January 12, 1944) is a film critic and motion picture screenwriter.
He is a graduate of Kenyon College. 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 and Gangs of New York -- a screenplay he started working on in 1976 -- as well as Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days. Cocks also performed an uncredited rewrite of James Cameron's screenplay for Titanic.
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