Charles Vanel

Charles Vanel

Highest Rated: 100% The Wages of Fear (1953)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Truth (1960)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1892

Birthplace: Not Available

An actor from the age of 16, when he appeared in a Parisian production of Hamlet, Charles Vanel made his screen bow in the 1912 film Jim Crow. He would eventually enjoy the longest movie career of any French actor, toting up well over 200 starring appearances. He was frequently seen in the films of screenwriter Jacques de Baroncelli; he also turned director on two occasions, helming 1929's Dans la Nuit and 1935's Le Coup de Minuit. His popularity diminished during the war years, but he was able to stage a comeback as a member of director Henri-Georges Clouzot's stock company. He made only one appearance in a Hollywood production, playing a key role in Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief. The recipient of a lifetime achievement award at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, Charles Vanel retired in 1982, only to make another wholly unexpected comeback at the age of 85.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet L'affaire Maurizius (On Trial) Actor 2014
No Score Yet L'occident (The West) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Le chemin perdu (The Lost Way) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Le Soleil A Toujours Raison Actor 2012
No Score Yet L'équipage (Flight Into Darkness) Actor 2012
No Score Yet La Loi Du Nord Actor 2012
No Score Yet Pêcheur d'Islande (Island Fishermen) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Daïnah la métisse Actor 2011
No Score Yet Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers) Donato Giuranna 1981
No Score Yet Cadavres exquis Varga 1976
No Score Yet Comme Un Boomerang Maitre Ritter 1976
No Score Yet La Più bella serata della mia vita (The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life) Judge 1972
No Score Yet Camorra (Gang War In Naples) Actor 1972
No Score Yet Un Homme De Trop Passevin 1967
No Score Yet L'aîné des Ferchaux (Magnet of Doom) Dieudonne Ferchaux 1963
No Score Yet Symphonie pour un massacre (The Corrupt) Actor 1963
No Score Yet Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d'Or (Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece) Pere Alexandre 1961
60% The Truth Master Guérin 1960
No Score Yet Rafles sur la ville (Sinners of Paris) Actor 1958
92% Death in the Garden (La Mort en ce jardin) Castin 1956
96% To Catch a Thief Bertani 1955
96% Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) Inspector Fichet 1955
100% The Wages of Fear Jo 1953
No Score Yet Le ciel est à vous (The Woman Who Dared) (The Sky Is Yours) Actor 1949
No Score Yet In nome della legge Massaro Turi Passalaqua 1948
No Score Yet Les affaires sont les affaires Actor 1942
No Score Yet Belle équipe, La (They Were Five) Charlot 1936
No Score Yet Les Misérables Javert 1934
No Score Yet Le Grand Jeu Clement 1934
No Score Yet Les Croix de bois (Wooden Crosses) Caporal Breval 1932
No Score Yet Accused, Stand Up! (Accusée, levez-vous!) The Heavy 1930
No Score Yet Dans la nuit The worker Director 1929
No Score Yet Last Flight (L'équipage) Actor 1928
No Score Yet La Proie du Vent Pierre Vignal 1926
No Score Yet Rififi à Tokyo (Rififi in Tokyo) Actor


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