Charles Aznavour (1924–2018)


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Beloved French chanson entertainer Charles Aznavour, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to Armenian immigrants who fled to France. His ... See full bio »

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Shoot the Piano Player Charlie Koller / Edouard Saroyan
(1960)
(2019)
Eyes Wide Shut Soundtrack
(1999)
Ocean's Eight Soundtrack
(2018)

Filmography

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 2013 Le tourbillon de Jeanne (TV Series)
Léon
- L'Habit ne fait pas le moine (2013) ... Léon
 2006 The Colonel
Le Père Rossi
 2005 Emmenez-moi
Charles Aznavour
 2004 Old Goriot (TV Movie)
Jean-Joachim Goriot
 2002 The Truth About Charlie
Charles Aznavour
 2002 Passage du bac (TV Movie)
Popeye
 2002 Ararat
Edward Saroyan
 2002 Angelina (TV Movie)
Lucien
 2001 Vendetta
Tony Castellano / Gangster
 2001 Judicaël (TV Movie)
Raphaël Perlman
 1995-2000 Baldi (TV Series)
Baldipata
- Baldi et Tini (2000) ... Baldipata
- Baldi et radio trottoir (1998) ... Baldipata
- Le serment de Baldi (1998) ... Baldipata
- Baldi et la voleuse d'amour (1997) ... Baldipata
- Baldi et les petits riches (1997) ... Baldipata
 1999 Les mômes (TV Movie)
Gaspard
 1997 The Comedian
Monsieur Maillard
 1997 Sans cérémonie (TV Movie)
Darius Torrès
 1997 Last Trading Post in India
Léo Bauman
 1994 Police Secrets (TV Series)
Bastien Navarre
- Un alibi en or (1994) ... Bastien Navarre
 1993 Prigioniera di una vendetta (TV Mini Series)
Pietro Bianco
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Pietro Bianco
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Pietro Bianco
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Pietro Bianco
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Pietro Bianco
 1992 Le chinois (TV Mini Series)
Charles Cotrel
- Tour de passe passe (1992) ... Charles Cotrel
- Lumière noire (1992) ... Charles Cotrel
- Les somnambules (1992) ... Charles Cotrel
- L'ange déchû (1992) ... Charles Cotrel
- Le pachyderme (1992) ... Charles Cotrel
 1992 Les années campagne
Le Grand-Père / Grandfather
 1991 Il ritorno di Ribot (TV Mini Series)
Vannier
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Vannier
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Vannier
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Vannier
 1990 Il maestro
Romualdi
 1988 Mangeclous
Jérémie
 1986 Yiddish Connection
Aaron Rapoport
 1985 Le paria (TV Mini Series)
Julien Mauriès
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Julien Mauriès
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Julien Mauriès
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Julien Mauriès
 1984 Long Live Life
Edouard Takvorian
 1984 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
Prince Orlofsky's Guests
 1983 Une jeunesse
Bellun
 1982 The Hatter's Ghost
Kachoudas
 1982 Qu'est-ce qui fait courir David?
Léon, le Père de David
 1982 The Magic Mountain
Naphta
 1979 Ciao, les mecs
L'amnésique
 1979 The Tin Drum
Sigismund Markus
 1976 The Twist
Dr. Lartigue
 1976 Sky Riders
Inspector Nikolidis
 1974 Ten Little Indians
Raven
 1973 The Blockhouse
Visconti
 1972 Les intrus
Charles Bernard
 1971 The Selfish Giant (Short)
Récitant / Narrator (French Version)
 1971 The Lion's Share
Éric Chambon
 1971 Love Me Strangely
L'inspecteur Leroy
 1970 The Games
Pavel Vendek
 1970 The Adventurers
Marcel Campion
 1970 The Heist
Le Commissaire Kramer
 1968 Candy
Hunchback Juggler
 1968 Dear Caroline
Jules, le Postillon
 1967 La perra (voice)
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series)
Charles
- Les deux Pigeons (1966) ... Charles
 1966 Paris in August
Henri Plantin
 1965 Le faiseur de rires (Short)
 1965 Cloportes
Edmond dit Le Naïf
 1964 Cherchez l'idole
Charles Aznavour
 1964 High Infidelity
Giulio (segment "Peccato nel Pommerigio")
 1963 Teuf-teuf (TV Movie)
 1963 Rat Trap
Charles
 1963 The Virgins
Berthet
 1963 Destination Rome
Marcello
 1962 Three Fables of Love
Charles (segment "Les deux pigeons")
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments
Denis Mayeux (segment "Homicide point ne seras")
 1962 The Fabiani Affair
Horace Fabiani
 1961 The Lions Are Loose
Charles, un Convive de Marie-Laure (uncredited)
 1961 Taxi for Tobruk
Samuel Goldmann
 1960 Shoot the Piano Player
Charlie Koller / Edouard Saroyan
 1960 Tomorrow Is My Turn
Roger
 1960 Testament of Orpheus
Le Curieux / The Curious Man (uncredited)
 1959 Oh! Qué mambo
Un Spectateur au Cabaret (uncredited)
 1959 Too Late to Love
Un danseur (uncredited)
 1959 The Chasers
Joseph Bouvier
 1959 Head Against the Wall
Heurtevent
 1957 It Happened on the 36 Candles
Charles Aznavour (uncredited)
 1957 Paris Music Hall
Charles
 1957 Une gosse 'sensass'
Charles Aznavour, le Chanteur
 1946 Goodbye Darling
Le Duettiste (as Aznavour)
 1938 Boys' School
Un élève (uncredited)
 1936 La guerre des gosses
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Composer (20 credits)
Show Show Music department (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (212 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (269 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (42 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "To Die Of Love" / v"For Me...Formidable" (Barclay Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Aznavour

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Ulla Thorsell  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Mischa Aznavour | See more »

Parents:

Aznavourian, Michael | Baghdasarian, Knar

Relatives:

Aïda Aznavour (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

My shortcomings are my voice, my height, my gestures, my lack of culture and education, my frankness and my lack of personality. -- CA, in 1950 See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the O.C. (Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada) on April 10, 2008 and invested on July 5, 2008 from the Canadian Governor General in Paris, France. Singer, songwriter and actor, he was one of France's most popular musical icons. For the past 60 years, he has been singing about our love stories and everyday lives in many languages. Versatile and passionate, this enduring legend ... See more »

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Gemini

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