Robert Hossein

Robert Hossein

Highest Rated: 92% Rififi (1955)

Lowest Rated: 29% A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later (1986)

Birthday: Dec 30, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

A famous leading man in French cinema known for playing world-weary villains, as in the crime classic "Rififi," Robert Hossein is also an accomplished director, having helmed a 1982 version of "Les Misérables." Hossein studied acting at René Simon's school and cut his teeth as an actor and director at the famed Theatre Grand Guignol. After a few screen appearances, Hossein truly arrived on the European cinema scene with the role of Remi Grutter in Jules Dassin's noir thriller "Rififi." That same year, Hossein launched his directing career with the sexy drama "The Wicked Go to Hell," while he continued to appear onscreen in dozens of films in the '60s. Hossein often played the part of the romantic leading man opposite some of Europe's top screen sirens, including Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, and, in the 1973 romantic melodrama "Forbidden Priests," Claude Jade. His steady writing and directing career hit its high water mark in 1982 with his adaptation of Victor Hugo's tragedy "Les Misérables," which won Hossein a Cesar award for adapted screenplay; this was the highest honor his off-camera work received, as his auteur sensibilities were often viewed as too idiosyncratic. In 1981 he appeared in one of the biggest films of his career, playing the dual role of Simon Meyer and Robert Prat in Claude Lelouch's Cannes-winning epic musical " Les Uns et les Autres." Hossein's work became more sporadic after this, with only occasional roles lining his resume.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 23% Trivial Antoine Bérangère (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 0% San Antonio Le ministre de L'intérieur (Character) - 2004
59% 51% Venus Beauty Institute L'aviateur (Character) $416.5K 1999
No Score Yet 18% Wax Mask Boris Volkoff (Character) - 1997
80% 82% Les misérables Le maître de cérémonie (Character) $365.2K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Chaos Robert (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Levy and Goliath Unknown (Character) - 1987
29% 46% A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later Robert Hossein (Character) $199.3K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Caviar Rouge Alex (Character),
Director
$2.1K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Misérables Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982
67% 89% Bolero Simon Meyer/Robert Prat (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 81% Le Professionnel Le commissaire Rosen (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 31% Ms. Don Juan Louis Prévost (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Battle Captain Curd Heinz (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 47% The Burglars Ralph (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heist Dillinger (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 67% Nell'anno del signore Leonida Montanari (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 29% The Battle of El Alamein Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 48% Cemetery Without Crosses Manuel (Character),
Director
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Woman Julien (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Virtuous Unknown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angélique and the Sultan Jeoffrey de Peyrac (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Friday Man Le commissaire principal Le Goff (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet OSS 117 Murder for Sale Unknown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tender Moment Enrico Fontana (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Killed Rasputin Serge Sukhotin (Character),
Director
- 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indomptable Angélique Jeoffrey de Peyrac (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Truth Pierre Montaud (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco the Magnificent Prince Nayam (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Killer Peter Kuerten (Character),
Director
- 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angélique Jeoffrey de Peyrac (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panic in Bangkok Dr. Sinn (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marked Eyes Franz (Character),
Director
- 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice and Virtue SS Colonel Erik Schörndorf (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Agents Lui (Character),
Director
- 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enough Rope Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitch-Hike Le fou (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Killer Pierre Massa (Character),
Director
- 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Pickup Daniel Boisett (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Pick-Up Robert Herbin (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Flesh and Blood Samuel (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warrior's Rest Renaud Sarti (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 30% Love on a Pillow Renaud Sarti (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Le sergent François-Joseph Lefebvre (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taste of Violence Perez (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nude in a White Car Pierre Menda (Character),
Director
- 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wretches Jess Rooland (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riff Raff Girls Marcel Point-Bleu (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Shame Pierre Rossi (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime and Punishment René Brunel (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Sun in Venice Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wicked Go to Hell Fred (Character),
Director
- 1956
92% 95% Rififi Remi Grutter (Character) $57.2K 1955

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