Charles Boyer was a French actor with a career that spanned almost six decades. He acted in more than 80 movies between the year 1920 and 1976. He was highly praised for his acts in the romantic movies Love Affair, The Garden of Allah, Algiers as well as thriller- Gaslight. He is particularly well known for Gaslight in which he portrayed a thief who tries to persuade his newlywed wife that she is going insane. He was nominated four times for the Best Actor category in the Academy Award.
Boyer was born on 28 August 1899 at Figeac, Lot, France. His parents were Augustine Louise Durand and Maurice Boyer. He was a shy guy who commenced his acting career in movies, theaters when he was only 11 years old. He went to the city to pursue his education but spent most of his time in shaping his theoretical career. In the stage production he won the leading role and was an immediate hit. Initially he acted only for money but later found it unsatisfying. His Hollywood break came in with small role in Red-Headed Women. He was seen in French adaptation Liliom and he began to amass public favor. He got his 1st Hollywood leading role in the Caravan alongside Loretta Young. Subsequently, he appeared in the psychiatric drama Private Words.
During early 1930s Boyer continued making French movies. He was starred in Mayerling which was followed by Orage.
was followed by Orage. He made audience swoon by his romantic performance in the Break of Hearts; History is made at Night, The Garden of Allah and Love Affair. Furthermore he is seen in more of romantic genres Hold Back the Dawn, All This and Heavens Too, Back Street. In 1943, in Los Angeles as a source of reference he was awarded an Honorary Oscar Certificate for “progressive cultural achievement” in establishing the French Research Foundation. He appeared in the most notable roles in Man and Superman. The production was a big success. Same year he performed Man and The Boy on the New York and London stage. As his journey continued he acted in the older roles in Barefoot in the park. He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Some more of his good Movies to watch are, Casino Royale, Around the world in 80 days, Is Paris Burning?, How to steal a million. For his contribution in the entertainment industry he received two stars at 6300 Hollywood Blvd on Hollywood Walk of fame. Well he gave his final outstanding performance in the Stravinsky.
Regarding his personal life, He was married to actress Pat Paterson, she died from cancer. Their marriage lasted for 44 years. He did not have children but his only child died due to suicide, he was playing in the Russian roulette. Boyer died on August 26, 1978 in the age of 78 years in Phoenix, Arizona due to suicide. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Charles Boyer earned $87 Million net worth. To find out more refer to his biography, wiki.