Charles Vanel

Charles Vanel

Highest Rated: 100% Three Brothers (1981)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Truth (1960)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1892

Birthplace: Rennes, France

Craggy-featured French character player and an occasional lead, in more than 200 films in a career spanning over 75 years. A slightly stocky man of medium height, with a rumbling voice and a strong, focused gaze, Vanel began in films in 1912 and would eventually be directed by the likes of Jacques Feyder, Luis Bunuel, Maurice Tourneur, Pierre Chenal, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Pierre Mocky. Early on in his screen career he played the leading role in a film he also wrote and directed, "In the Night" (1930), and he also did well as the nasty, relentless Inspector Javert opposite Harry Bauer in Raymond Bernard's screen version of "Les Miserables" (1934). As late as 1976 Vanel played the leading role of the grandfather in Peter Lilienthal's docudrama, "Es Herrscht Ruhe im Land."

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Saisons du plaisir Charles Van Bert (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ete en Pente Douce Le manutentionnaire (Character) - 1987
100% 58% Three Brothers Donato Giuranna (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Cry Le grand-père (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Like a Boomerang Me Ritter (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Deaths by Prescription Old Brézé (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 83% The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life Dutz (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask of the Gorilla Colonel Berthomieu (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Symphony for a Massacre Paoli (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 57% L'aîné des Ferchaux (Magnet of Doom) Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un roi sans divertissement Le procureur du Roi (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rififi in Tokyo Van Hekken (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnet of Doom Dieudonné Ferchaux (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 42% Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece Père Alexandre (Character) - 1961
67% 87% The Truth Maître Guérin (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner of the Volga Ossip Semjonowitsch (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gorilla's Waltz Berthomieu dit "Le Vieux" (Character) - 1959
92% 57% Diamond Hunters Castin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Defend My Love Verdisio (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Native Drums Carlo Leonardi (Character) - 1955
96% 84% To Catch a Thief Bertani (Character) - 1955
96% 93% Diabolique Alfred Fichet, private detective (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Trial Wolf Andergast (Character) - 1954
100% 95% The Wages of Fear Jo (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Men Don Salvatore Sparaino (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 67% The Woman Who Dared Pierre Gauthier (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossroads Roger de Vétheuil (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman From the End of the World Durc (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 83% They Were Five Charles dit Charlot (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny Benoit (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 93% Les Misérables Inspecteur Javert (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 92% Wooden Crosses Caporal Breval (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daïnah la métisse Michaux (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Arlesiana L'Arlésienne (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dans la Nuit Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Flight Unknown (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Wing Gaston Lage (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of Mystery Henri Corradin (Character) - 1923

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