Job Actor
Years active 1921-1966
Known for Cunning charmers, effete millionaires
Top Roles Francis Ingram, Prof. Montel, Colonel Valentini, Count Pawel Orwid, Victor Francen
Top GenresDrama, Romance, War, Adventure, Thriller/Suspense, Comedy
Top TopicsWorld War II, Book-Based, World War I
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), , (Director)
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Victor Francen Overview:

Character actor, Victor Francen, was born Victor Franssen on Aug 5, 1888 in Tirlemont, Belgium. Francen died at the age of 89 on Nov 18, 1977 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône .


Suave Belgian actor, Victor Francen, filmed extensively in France before World War II, then fled to Hollywood where he settled in happily at Warners, playing cunning charmers, often effete millionaires with cigarette holder and silk dressing gown. He was at his best in the mid-1940s.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Victor Francen Quotes:

Prof. Montel: Each man has his own reasons for living, Mr. Jones, and his own price for dying.

Captain Adam Jones: Look, uh, look before we go any further... exactly what country do you men represent?
Prof. Montel: We represent many countries... as private individuals. We are scientists, former statesmen, businessmen. All volunteers. Acting independently for a common cause. Against a common enemy.

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Suave, bushy-browed, placid-faced Belgian-born character actor from the stage and a lead in French films who left Europe and settled in America during the war years, typically a Nazi or other foreign-accented villain in Hollywood.

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