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Charles Boyer (I) (1899–1978)

Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was L'homme du large (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations all over Europe. In the beginning of his career his ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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The Earrings of Madame de...
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Barefoot in the Park
Barefoot in the Park Victor Velasco
Algiers Pepe le Moko


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 1976 A Matter of Time
Count Sanziani
 1974 Stavisky...
Le baron Jean Raoul
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
The Broker
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Henri Jarnoux
- The Emissary (1969) ... Henri Jarnoux
 1969 The April Fools
Andre Greenlaw
 1966 Paris brûle-t-il?
Docteur Monod
 1966 How to Steal a Million
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Michel Boullard
 1963 Love Is a Ball
M. Etienne Pimm
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Carlos Morell / Andreas
- Days of Glory (1962) ... Carlos Morell
- The Prison (1962) ... Andreas
 1961 Les démons de minuit
 1961 Fanny
 1958 Maxime
Maxime Cherpray
 1957-1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Man / Lemerrier / Dr. Jacques Roland
- The Clock Strikes 12 (1958) ... Man
- Even a Thief Can Dream (1958) ... Lemerrier
- Guests for Dinner (1957) ... Dr. Jacques Roland
 1957 La Parisienne
Le prince Charles
 1957 C'est arrivé à 36 chandelles
Charles Boyer (uncredited)
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Alternate Lead Player (1957-1958)
 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie)
Dr. Karoly Valkay
 1956 Paris, Palace Hôtel
Henri Delormel
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Monsieur Gasse - Thomas Cook Paris Clerk
 1952-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul / Andre / Dr. Severson / ...
- Distinguished Service (1956) ... Dr. Severson
- The Other Room (1956) ... Martin
- Wall of Bamboo (1956) ... Sampan Joe
- Desert Encounter (1956) ... Paul
- Command (1956) ... Montaigne
 1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Charles Boyer
- Lucy Meets Charles Boyer (1956) ... Charles Boyer
 1956 What a Woman!
Count Gregorio Sennetti
 1955 The Cobweb
Dr. Douglas N. Devanal
 1953 Boum sur Paris
Charles Boyer
 1953 The Earrings of Madame de...
Général André de...
 1952 The Happy Time
Jacques Bonnard
 1951 Thunder in the East
Prime Minister Singh
 1951 The First Legion
Father Marc Arnoux
 1951 The 13th Letter
Dr. Paul Laurent
 1946 The Battle of the Rails
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Congo (Short)
 1944 Together Again
George Corday
 1943 Immortal France
Introductory Narrator [US version only]
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Paul Gaspar (Episode 3)
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
Duc de Praslin
 1939 Le corsaire
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Philip Chagal
 1938 Orage
André Pascaud
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Paul Dumond
 1936 I Loved a Soldier
Leutnant Baron Almasy
 1935 Shanghai
Dimitri Koslov
 1935 Private Worlds
Dr. Charles Monet
 1935 Le bonheur
Philippe Lutcher
 1934 Caravane
 1934 Caravan
 1934 The Only Girl
The Duke
 1934 Thunder in the East
Marquis Yorisaka
 1933 L'épervier
Comte Georges de Dasetta
 1933 La bataille
Le marquis Yorisaka
 1932 Red-Headed Woman
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Rene Gaudin
 1932 Tumultes
Ralph Schwarz
 1931 Le procès de Mary Dugan
Le procureur
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
 1931 Révolte dans la prison
Fred Morgan
 1930 La barcarolle d'amour
Andre le Kerdec
 1929 Le capitaine Fracasse
Duc de Vallombreuse
 1922 Esclave (Short)
Claude Laporte
 1922 Le grillon du foyer
Edouard Caleb
 1921 Chantelouve
Roger de Thièvres
 1920 L'homme du large
Guenn la Taupe - le mauvais génie de Michel
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Appeared on Broadway in the Norman Krasna comedy "Kimd Sir" at the Alin Theater. It ran 166 performances, co-starred Mary Martin, and was directed by Joshua Logan. See more »

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Mostly I've played other roles, but even when I've played other parts people see me differently. In America, when you have an accent, in the mind of the people they associate you with kissing hands and being gallant. I think that has harmed me, just as it has harmed me to be followed and plagued by a line I never said. See more »


Boyer reportedly turned down offers to star in If I Were King (1938), The Great Waltz (1938), Wuthering Heights (1939). See more »


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