Birthplace: Figeac, France
Epitomizing the suave and sophisticated leading man, he played opposite some of Hollywood's greatest leading ladies, including Bette Davis in All This and Heaven Too (1940) and Olivia de Havilland in Hold Back the Dawn (1941). He played against type opposite Ingrid Bergman in 1944's Gaslight, a role that earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also won Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for his work in Conquest (1937), in which he played Napoleon opposite Greta Garbo, Algiers (1938), and Fanny (1961).Died: 8/26/1978
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