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Charles Boyer

Highest Rated:   100% How to Steal a Million (1966)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
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Birthplace:   Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France
With his passionate, deep-set eyes, classical features, and ultra-suave manner, it is small wonder that French actor Charles Boyer was known as one of the great cinematic lovers. During the 1920s, Boyer made a few nondescript silent films but was primarily a theatrical actor. From 1929-31 he made an unsuccessful attempt to make it in Hollywood, before returning to Europe until 1934 when his films began to win public favor. He became a true star with Garden of Allah (1936), and went on to play opposite the most alluring actresses of the '30s and '40s, including Ingrid Bergman and Greta Garbo. During World War II, he became active in encouraging French-American relations and established the French Research Foundation, for which he was awarded a special Academy Award in 1942 for "progressive cultural achievement" (he was nominated as an actor four times but never won). Later Boyer became an American citizen and went on to play more mature roles, including the occasional stage appearance (notably in Shaw's Don Juan in Hell). With actors Dick Powell and David Niven, Boyer co-founded Four Star Television in 1951, starring in many of the company's TV productions during the '50s and '60s. His career tapered off after the suicide of his 21-year-old son in 1965, after which he mostly made European films, though he returned to America to appear as the ancient High Lama in the musical remake of Lost Horizon (1973). He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for his work in Stavisky, his final performance. Two days after his wife of forty-plus years, actress Patricia Peterson, died of cancer in 1978, he took his own life with an overdose of Seconal.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet La fortuna di essere donna (Lucky to Be a Woman)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Julia, Du bist zauberhaft (Adorable Julia)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet La Parisienne (Une Parisienne)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Louvre
  • Host
1978
No Score Yet A Matter of Time
  • Count Sanziani
1976
86% Stavisky...
  • Jean Raoul
1974
No Score Yet Lost Horizon
  • High Lama
1973
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • The Broker
1969
No Score Yet The April Fools
  • Andre
1969
29% Casino Royale
  • Le Grand
1967
87% Barefoot in the Park
  • Victor Velasco
1967
100% How to Steal a Million
  • DeSolnay
1966
80% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?)
  • Monod
1966
No Score Yet A Very Special Favor
  • Michel Boullard
1965
No Score Yet Love Is a Ball
  • M. Etienne Pimm
1963
No Score Yet The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Marcelo Desnoyers
1962
No Score Yet Fanny
  • Cesar
1961
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Dominique You
1958
No Score Yet Une Parisienne
  • Prince Charles
1957
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Monsieur Casse
1956
No Score Yet What a Woman
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Nana
  • Count Muffat
1955
80% The Cobweb
  • Dr. Douglas Devanel
1955
No Score Yet The Wild Bunch
  • George Burrel
1955
100% The Earrings of Madame De... (Madame de...)
  • Général André De
1954
No Score Yet The Happy Time
  • Jacques Bonnard
1952
No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse
  • Actor
1952
83% The 13th Letter
  • Dr. Paul Laurent
1951
No Score Yet The First Legion
  • Father Marc Arnoux
1951
No Score Yet La Bataille du Rail (The Battle of the Rails)
  • Narrator
1949
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph
  • Dr. Ravic
1948
No Score Yet A Woman's Vengeance
  • Henry Maurier
1948
91% Cluny Brown
  • Adam Belinski
1946
No Score Yet Confidential Agent
  • Actor
1945
85% Gaslight
  • Gregory Anton
1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy
  • Paul Gaspar
  • Producer
1943
No Score Yet The Constant Nymph
  • Lewis Dodd
1943
No Score Yet The Heart of a Nation
  • Commentator
1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Paul Orman
1942
100% Hold Back the Dawn
  • Georges Iscovescu
1941
No Score Yet Back Street
  • Actor
1941
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Duke De Praslin
1940
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes
  • Philip Andre Durand
1939
86% Love Affair
  • Michel Marnet
1939
No Score Yet Algiers
  • Pepe le Moko
1938
No Score Yet Tovarich
  • Prince Mikail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff
1937
No Score Yet Conquest
  • Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
1937
No Score Yet History Is Made At Night
  • Paul Dumond
1937
33% The Garden of Allah
  • Boris Androvsky
1936
No Score Yet Mayerling
  • Archduke Rudolph of Austria
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai
  • Dmitri Koslov
1935
No Score Yet Break of Hearts
  • Franz Roberti
1935
No Score Yet Private Worlds
  • Dr. Charles Monet
1935
No Score Yet Le bonheur
  • Phillipe
1934
100% Liliom
  • Liliom Zadowski
1934
No Score Yet Red Headed Woman
  • Albert
1932
No Score Yet Captain Fracasse (La Capitaine Fracasse)
  • Actor
1929
No Score Yet L'épervier
  • Actor
1926
No Score Yet Man Of The Sea (L'homme Du Large)
  • Actor
1920

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