Charles Vanel

Actor, Film actor

1892 – 1989

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Who was Charles Vanel?

Charles-Marie Vanel, known as Charles Vanel was a French actor and director. He made his screen debut in 1912, in Robert PĆ©guy's Jim Crow, and is perhaps best remembered for his role as a desperate truck driver in Clouzot's acclaimed The Wages of Fear, a film that won both the Golden Bear and Palme d'Or in 1953.

In Hitchcock's 1955 film, To Catch a Thief, he played a restaurateur who had served in the French Resistance with Cary Grant. Later in his career he would act alongside Jean-Paul Belmondo and Klaus Kinski.

In his 77-year career he appeared in more than 200 films.

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Born
Aug 21, 1892
Rennes
Also known as
  • Charles-Marie Vanel
Spouses
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Apr 15, 1989
Cannes

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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