Philippe Lemaire

1. – Serge Reggiani, Les salauds vont en enfer, France, 1954. Lemaire won the role because he “closely resembled” (oh really!) the leading man, Henri Vidal. But breaking an arm ruled him out of actor Robert Hossein’s first of 16 melodramatic films as a (oh really?) director. Enter: Reggiani, much better than both of them. He had impressed Hossein in Le carrefour des enfants perdus in 1944.

 Birth year: 1927Death year: 2004Other name: Casting Calls:  1