Charles Vanel
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Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
Vanel 1934.jpg
Charles Vanel in 1934
Charles-Marie Vanel

(1892-08-21)21 August 1892
Died15 April 1989(1989-04-15) (aged 96)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1910-1988

Charles-Marie Vanel (21 August 1892 - 15 April 1989) was a French actor and director. He made his screen debut in 1912, in Robert Péguy's Jim Crow, and is perhaps best remembered for his role as a desperate truck driver in Clouzot's acclaimed[1]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 (Magnet of Doom) and Klaus Kinski (Golden Night).

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

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema - 9. The Wages of Fear". Empire.

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