French Men

Some French actors I like with a couple of Francophone Belgians and Canadians thrown in for good measure :)

A pity some lack profile pics.
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Benoît Magimel
Benoît was born and bred in Paris. He is the eldest of three children who were born to a bank employee (father) and nurse (mother) whose marriage broke down during Benoît's childhood. With his father largely absent from the domestic home, Benoît shouldered responsibility for the family early and as a young working actor he supported his family financially...
“ God's gift to women ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Actor, Betty Blue
Sensual, ambiguous, ultra sensitive French performer Jean-Hugues Anglade always had a reputation of intense and passionate actor. Any role, any language, Anglade seems to be able to do anything. From appearing integrally naked alongside Beatrice Dalle in "37.2 degrees in the morning", to playing an homosexual role in "The wounded man"...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy, ugly guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy, ugly guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Deep guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Charles Boyer
Actor, Gaslight
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 by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations all over Europe...
“ Sexy, suave guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Jean-Pierre Cassel
He made his movie debut at the invitation of Gene Kelly, who cast Cassel in the 1956 Paris-filmed seriocomedy The Happy Road. At least, that's what the press releases claimed; actually, the tall, elastic-faced Cassel had been plugging away in films on a minor basis since 1950. Shortly after, Cassel was perfectly cast in the naif title role in the 1958 film version of Voltaire's Candide...
“ Vinz's daddy was a sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Vincent Cassel
Actor, Black Swan
Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine, the young actor, actually coming from upper classes...
“ Sex on legs ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Cute, weird guy.

Another francophone Belgian, which makes him as good as French. ” - PoppyTransfusion
Alain Delon
Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Édith (Arnold) and Fabien Delon. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being frequently expelled from school...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Romain Duris
Appealing actor Romain Duris is the exact example of those who arrived in the movie industry by chance, and to stardom without really desiring it. Discovered by a casting director while he was waiting in front of a high school in Paris, he was offered a role. Between popular successes such as "Good old daze"...
“ Cute guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Jacques Dutronc
Soundtrack, Moonrise Kingdom
Regardless of being called 'a dilettante of music', Jacques Dutronc became a very popular French singer and composer since the mid-60s. In the early 70s he began his screen career collaborating with such directors as Jean-Luc Godard, Andrzej Zulawski, Claude Lelouch and Maurice Pialat. For his unusual portrayal of Vincent van Gogh in Maurice Pialat's Van Gogh he was awarded Cesar in 1992...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Nicolas Duvauchelle
Actor, Polisse
Touted as a rebel, Duvauchelle seem to be one of the most promising young actors in France and Europe. While studying to become a pharmacy employee, he was discovered in a boxing club in Paris. After some auditions, he starred in Le petit voleur, and many other films such as Snowboarder, an action movie...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy beast ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Suave and sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Cute guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Tchéky Karyo
Actor, Bad Boys
Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Tcheky Karyo grew up in Paris. He studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre and became a member of the Daniel Sorano Company, where he played numerous classical roles. He next joined the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where he starred in contemporary theatre as well as in such classical works as "Tartuffe"...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Cute guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Beautiful guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud is not everybody's cup of tea for sure, but will remain an important name in film history. As an actor he can be adored or hated for exactly the same reasons: he is one of those rare players that directors let improvise his dialogue, which gets on certain viewers' nerves while it fascinates others...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy, slightly ugly guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Olivier Martinez
Actor, Unfaithful
Olivier Martinez comes from a working-class family, raised in the Paris suburbs. He left school at an early age, holding various pick-up jobs such as salesman for jeans. Friends urged him to try acting, and at age 23 he enrolled in the International Conservatory of Paris. After several television shows...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy, beautiful guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Mehdi Nebbou
Mehdi Nebbou was born in Bayonne, France, to a German mother and an Algerian father. He started his career by appearing in the film My Sweet Home, directed by Filippos Tsitos. In 2004, the director Samir Nasr offered him the leading role in the film Seeds of Doubt, which won the Golden Gate Award for best film at the San Francisco Film Festival...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret was one of French cinema's most familiar faces who appeared in more than 140 films in a career that spanned more than half a century. He was born on October 1, 1930, in Lille, Nord, France, into a middle class family of shopkeepers. His father was fond of literature. Young Noiret attended the College Janson-of-Sally in the 16th arrondissement in Paris...
“ Sexy, ugly guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy with beautiful eyes ” - PoppyTransfusion
Dominique Pinon
Actor, Amélie
Born in Saumur, France on 4th March, 1955, Dominique Pinon made his first cinematic appearance in 1980, in La Decouverte. Since that time he has gained a somewhat cult status due to his 'rubber' features, gaining roles in French surrealist films. Pinon's most notable roles include Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie and Delicatessen...
“ Weird guy though sexy a la Brad Dourif when younger ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy

I know he's Belgian but that's as good as French ... ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Vincent Rottiers
Actor, Dheepan
Still little known to the public, this young actor has received two César nominations. He was born June 17, 1986 in Evry, in Essonne. He was raised by his mother after his parents separated when he was a young child. His father died when he was aged 13. As a schoolboy, he took acting classes displaying an early interest in comedy...
“ Cute guy possessed of an ineffable something ... ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy, beautiful guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
Saïd Taghmaoui
Saïd Taghmaoui was born July 19th 1973 in Villepinte, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, to Moroccan immigrant parents. He has 9 siblings. He dropped out of school at a young age and became a boxer; at one point ranking number 2 in France in his category. He met Mathieu Kassovitz with whom he co-wrote the 1995 French film "La Haine" which won the Best Director award in Cannes...
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Beautiful, cute guy ” - PoppyTransfusion
“ Sexy guy ” - PoppyTransfusion