Guy Thauvette

Guy Thauvette was a Canadian actor whose decades-long career included the films "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) and "La gang des hors-la-loi" ("The Outlaw Gang") (2014). One of his earliest leading roles found him playing the titular character, a worker nicknamed "The Big Rock," in the Canadian rural drama "Le grand rock" (1969). Over the next three decades, he appeared in over two dozen French-Canadian films, such as "Montreal Blues" (1972), "Maria Chapdelaine" (1983), and "The Necessities of Life" (2008). Thauvette made his sole American television appearance as an underling of a French-Canadian drug dealer in NBC's popular crime drama series, "Miami Vice." Thauvette had the opportunity to work with iconic American filmmaker Steven Spielberg in 2002's "Catch Me If You Can" where he played a warden tasked to keep an eye on the infamous forger Frank Abagnale, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2013, he starred in French-Canadian auteur Denis Côte's film about a pair of ex-convict lesbian lovers, "Vic and Flo Saw a Bear." In the following year, he starred as an alcoholic grandfather given an opportunity to redeem himself by connecting with his 12-year-old grandson through baseball in Rock Demers' family drama "La gang des hors-la-loi."