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Charles Vanel

Charles Vanel

Highest Rated: 100% Three Brothers (1981)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Truth (1960)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1892

Birthplace: Rennes, France

Craggy-featured French character player and an occasional lead, in more than 200 films in a career spanning over 75 years. A slightly stocky man of medium height, with a rumbling voice and a strong, focused gaze, Vanel began in films in 1912 and would eventually be directed by the likes of Jacques Feyder, Luis Bunuel, Maurice Tourneur, Pierre Chenal, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Pierre Mocky. Early on in his screen career he played the leading role in a film he also wrote and directed, "In the Night" (1930), and he also did well as the nasty, relentless Inspector Javert opposite Harry Bauer in Raymond Bernard's screen version of "Les Miserables" (1934). As late as 1976 Vanel played the leading role of the grandfather in Peter Lilienthal's docudrama, "Es Herrscht Ruhe im Land."

Highest rated movies

100% Three Brothers
100% The Wages of Fear
95% Diabolique
92% Diamond Hunters
92% To Catch a Thief
67% The Truth

Photos

THE WAGES OF FEAR, (aka LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR), Charles Vanel, Yves Montand, 1953 THE TRUTH, (aka LA VERITE), Brigitte Bardot, Charles Vanel, 1960 THE WAGES OF FEAR, (aka LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR), Charles Vanel, Yves Montand, 1953 LA BELLE EQUIPE, (aka THEY WERE FIVE), Jean Gabin (far left), Charles Dorat (third from left), Micheline Cheirel (checkered coat), Charles Vanel (pipe), Raymond Aimos (far right), 1936 LA BELLE EQUIPE, (aka THEY WERE FIVE), from left: Raphael Medina, Jean Gabin, Raymond Aimos, Charles Vanel, 1936 LA BELLE EQUIPE, (aka THEY WERE FIVE), from left: Raymond Aimos, Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Charles Dorat, 1936 LA BELLE EQUIPE, (aka THEY WERE FIVE), from left: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos, Charles Dorat, Micheline Cheirel, Raphael Medina, 1936 LA BELLE EQUIPE, (aka THEY WERE FIVE), from left: Charles Dorat, Jean Gabin, Raphael Medina, Raymond Aimos (top), Charles Vanel, 1936 LA BELLE EQUIPE, (aka THEY WERE FIVE), from left: Charles Vanel, Jean Gabin, 1936 THE WAGES OF FEAR, (aka LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR), Charles Vanel, Yves Montand, 1953 MAGNET OF DOOM, (AKA L'AINE DES FERCHAUX), FROM LEFT: JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO, CHARLES VANEL, 1963. MAGNET OF DOOM, (AKA L'AINE DES FERCHAUX), CHARLES VANEL, 1963. DEATH IN THE GARDEN, (aka LE MORT EN CE JARDIN, aka THE DIAMOND HUNTERS, aka EVIL EDEN, aka GINA), from left: Charles Vanel, Simone Signoret, 1956 THE WAGES OF FEAR, (aka LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR), Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, 1953. DEATH IN THE GARDEN, (aka LE MORT EN CE JARDIN, aka THE DIAMOND HUNTERS, aka EVIL EDEN, aka GINA), Charles Vanel, Simone Signoret, 1956 DEATH IN THE GARDEN, (aka LE MORT EN CE JARDIN, aka THE DIAMOND HUNTERS, aka EVIL EDEN, aka GINA), from left: Charles Vanel, Georges Marchal, 1956 DEATH IN THE GARDEN, (aka LE MORT EN CE JARDIN, aka THE DIAMOND HUNTERS, aka EVIL EDEN, aka GINA), from left: Charles Vanel, Georges Marchal, 1956 THREE BROTHERS, (aka TRE FRATELLI), Marta Zoffoli, Charles Vanel, 1981 THE WAGES OF FEAR, (aka LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR), Charles Vanel, Yves Montand, 1953 LES MISERABLES, Harry Baur, Charles Vanel, 1934

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Saisons du plaisir Charles Van Bert (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ete en Pente Douce Le manutentionnaire (Character) - 1987
100% 57% Three Brothers Donato Giuranna (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Cry Le grand-père (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice or the Last Escapade Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Like a Boomerang Me Ritter (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Deaths by Prescription Old Brézé (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gang War in Naples Don Domenico De Ritis (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 83% The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life Dutz (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un homme de trop Passevin (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask of the Gorilla Colonel Berthomieu (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Symphony for a Massacre Paoli (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un roi sans divertissement Le procureur du Roi (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rififi in Tokyo Van Hekken (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 60% L'aîné des Ferchaux (Magnet of Doom) Unknown (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnet of Doom Dieudonné Ferchaux (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 40% Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece Père Alexandre (Character) - 1961
67% 88% The Truth Maître Guérin (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner of the Volga Ossip Semjonowitsch (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gorilla's Waltz Berthomieu dit "Le Vieux" (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mask of the Gorilla Colonel Berthomieu (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rafles Sur la Ville Unknown (Character) - 1958
92% 58% Diamond Hunters Castin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Defend My Love Verdisio (Character) - 1956
92% 84% To Catch a Thief Bertani (Character) - 1955
95% 93% Diabolique Alfred Fichet, private detective (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Native Drums Carlo Leonardi (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maddalena Giovanni Lamberti (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Trial Wolf Andergast (Character) - 1954
100% 95% The Wages of Fear Jo (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Men Don Salvatore Sparaino (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 60% The Woman Who Dared Pierre Gauthier (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossroads Roger de Vétheuil (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman From the End of the World Durc (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 83% They Were Five Charles dit Charlot (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny Benoit (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 93% Les Misérables Inspecteur Javert (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 90% Wooden Crosses Caporal Breval (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Name of the Law Lancelot (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daïnah la métisse Michaux (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Arlesiana L'Arlésienne (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dans la nuit Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Ideal Woman Angel Caal (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Flight Unknown (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prey of the Wind Pierre Vignal (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Wing Gaston Lage (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of Mystery Henri Corradin (Character) - 1923