- Toulout, Jean
- (September 28, 1887, Paris, France - October 23, 1962, Paris, France)Having trained at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique de Paris (National Conservatory of Dramatic Art), he was hired by some of the greatest French stage directors of his time (Firmin-Gémier, André Antoine, Lugné-Poe). He made his film debut with Abel Gance (La Digue / Pour sauver la Hollande) in 191I and starred in movies directed by the most important directors of the silent era, notably Louis Feuillade (1912 La Maison des Lions; 1916 C'est pour les Orphelins), Germaine Dulac (1920 La Fête espagnole; La Belle Dame sans Merci), and Henri Fescourt (1921 Mathias Sandorf). When the movies began talking, his career declined, and he landed only supporting roles after the late 1920s. He did his last film appearance in Trois Jours à vivre (Gilles Grangier, 1957). He directed two comedies.Filmography1930 ◘ Le Tampon du Capiston1934 ◘ La Reine de Biarritz (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
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