Charles Vanel

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Charles Vanel
Born Charles-Marie Vanel
(1892-08-21)21 August 1892
Rennes, France
Died 15 April 1989(1989-04-15) (aged 96)
Cannes, France
Nationality French
Occupation Film director, Actor
Years active 1927-1988

Charles-Marie Vanel, known as Charles 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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