Charles Vanel

Charles-Marie Vanel (21 August 1892 – 15 April 1989) was a French actor and director. During his 76-year film career, which began in 1912, he appeared in more than 200 films[1] and worked with many prominent directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Luis Buñuel, Jacques Feyder, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as a desperate truck driver in Clouzot's The Wages of Fear for which he received a Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.[2]

Charles Vanel
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Charles Vanel in 1934
Born
Charles-Marie Vanel

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

In Hitchcock's 1955 film, To Catch a Thief, he played a restaurateur who had served in the French Resistance with Cary Grant.

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  1. ^ Associated Press (16 April 1989). "Charles Vanel, Stage And Screen Actor, 96". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Charles Vanel - Cinémathèque française". cinema.encyclopedie.personnalites.bifi.fr. Retrieved 21 November 2019.

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