Charles Vanel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles Vanel

French film director

Date of Birth: 21-Aug-1892

Place of Birth: Rennes, Brittany, France

Date of Death: 15-Apr-1989

Profession: film director, film actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About 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 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.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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