Actor and director Robert Hossein was born on December 30, 1927 in Paris, France.
He is the son of the late Russian-Iranian composer Aminollah (André) Hossein
who composed several symphonies among them, "Persian Miniature", "I
Love My Country", "Symphony Persepolis" and "Scheherezade"
(Shahrzad), which was choreographed by George Skibine, one of Diaghilev's dancers.
Robert Hossein started his acting carreer with his friend Charles Aznavour in the
mid fifties essentially type casted as "Mr. Tough Guy". However he attained
international fame in the early Sixties particularily in Europe, Russia and Asia
as the mysterious "Jeoffrey, Comte de Peyrac" lover of the lovely Michèle
Mercier in the soft erotic adventure film series of "Angélique Marquise
des Anges". In the seventies and eighties he was to play opposite Jean Paul
Belmondo in police thrillers like "The Professional".
Hossein is particularily known for being a talented theater director and his taste
for popular historical vehicles involving large sets and numerous actors. Among his
latest creations were "Danton" and "Celui qui a dit non" a play
on Charles de Gaulle and the French resistance.
Thanks to Darius KADIVAR
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