Charles Vanel
Name: Charles Vanel

Birth name: Charles-Marie Vanel

Date of Birth: 21 August 1892

Place of Birth: Rennes, France

Date of Death: 15 April 1989

Place of Death: Cannes, France
Occupation: Actor
Era(s): Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece

Role(s): Father Alexandre


Charles-Marie Vanel better known as, Charles Vanel 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 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.