|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|
|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.