Roland Toutain

Roland Toutain (October 18, 1905 - October 16, 1977) was a French actor, songwriter and stuntman. He appeared in 55 films between 1924 and 1957, both in leading and supporting roles.

Roland Toutain
Roland Toutain 1926.jpg
Born(1905-10-15)15 October 1905
Died16 October 1977(1977-10-16) (aged 72)
OccupationStuntman, Actor
Years active1923–1957
Spouse(s)Odette Calais (divorced)
(??) (divorced)
(??) (divorced)
ChildrenJacques Maire

Life and careerEdit

Toutain is known for playing the aviator André Jurieux in Jean Renoir's film The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu).[1] The role suited him: Toutain was also an avid hobby aviator, as well as an acrobat. He first gained fame as an actor in the adventure film The Mystery of the Yellow Room [fr] and its sequel The Perfume of the Lady in Black [fr].[1] Toutain also appeared in Fritz Lang's Liliom (1934).[2] His film career slowed down in the late 1940s and he made his final movie in 1956. He was a good friend of fellow actor Jean Marais,[3] who organized his funeral.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b CINEMUR. "Roland Toutain : filmographie de l'acteur". CINEMUR (in French). Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  2. ^ "Liliom - Film (1934) - SensCritique". www.senscritique.com. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  3. ^ "Roland TOUTAIN". encinematheque.fr. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  4. ^ "Roland Toutain". Val d'Oise terre de cinéma (in French). Retrieved 2020-08-10.

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