Best 100 Actors

by tca35 | created - 04 May 2011 | updated - 17 May 2015 | Public

BEST 100 ACTORS (Not in chronological order according to ability or likability)

1. Louis Garrel

Actor | The Dreamers

Louis Garrel was born on June 14, 1983 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Dreamers (2003), Love Songs (2007) and Godard Mon Amour (2017). He has been married to Laetitia Casta since June 2017. He was previously married to Golshifteh Farahani.

2. Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Actor | Les chansons d'amour

Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet was born on December 4, 1987 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Love Songs (2007), La princesse de Montpensier (2010) and La forêt de Quinconces (2016).

3. Melvil Poupaud

Actor | Laurence Anyways

Melvil Poupaud was born on January 26, 1973 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Laurence Anyways (2012), Time to Leave (2005) and Speed Racer (2008).

4. Gaspard Ulliel

Actor | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Gaspard Ulliel's dream has always been to direct a movie, and after completing his studies at the lycée (French high school), he majored in cinema at the University of Saint-Denis. However, fate had other plans, and he is currently pursuing an acting career. It began when Ulliel was 12 years old ...

6. Michael Pitt

Actor | Funny Games

Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor, model and musician. A casting agent, whom Pitt mistook as a police officer attempting to arrest him, noticed him and recommended him for a guest role on the television series Dawson's Creek (1998) (he played Henry Parker in 15 episodes...

7. Alexander Skarsgård

Actor | True Blood

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet ...

8. Guillaume Depardieu

Actor | Tous les matins du monde

Guillaume Depardieu was born on April 7, 1971 in Paris, France as Guillaume Jean Maxime Antoine Depardieu. He was an actor, known for Tous les matins du monde (1991), Pola X (1999) and The Duchess of Langeais (2007). He was married to Elise Ventre. He died on October 13, 2008 in Garches, ...

9. Ran Danker

Actor | Einayim Petukhoth

Ran Danker was born on January 7, 1983 in Virginia, USA as Khalil Danker. He is an actor, known for Einayim Petukhoth (2009), Ta Gordin (2012) and Mutalim Besafek (2017).

10. Fu'ad Aït Aattou

Actor | Une vieille maîtresse

Fu'ad Aït Aattou was born on November 2, 1980 in France. He is an actor, known for The Last Mistress (2007), Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (2012) and Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014).

11. Gilles Guillain

Actor | Brève traversée

Gilles Guillain was born on May 11, 1982 in Santafe de Bogotá, Colombia as Gilles Claudio Corredor Gripon. He is an actor, known for Brève traversée (2001), Le prestige de la mort (2006) and Courts mais GAY: Tome 5 (2003).

12. Jason Statham

Actor | Crank

Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has ...

13. Andrew Garfield

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British-born mother, Lynn (Hillman), and an American-born father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. He is of English and Polish-Jewish heritage. Andrew was raised in a ...

14. Daniel Hendler

Director | Norberto apenas tarde

Daniel Hendler was born on January 3, 1976 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is an actor and director, known for Norberto apenas tarde (2010), El Candidato (2016) and Lost Embrace (2004). He has been married to Ana Katz since 2008. They have two children.

15. Leonardo Sbaraglia

Actor | Intacto

Leonardo Sbaraglia was born on June 30, 1970 in Sáenz Peña, Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Leonardo Máximo Sbaraglia. He is an actor, known for Intacto (2001), Burnt Money (2000) and Relatos salvajes (2014). He has been married to Guadalupe Marin since 2001. They have one child.

16. Eduardo Noriega

Actor | The Last Stand

Eduardo Noriega Gómez was born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. The youngest of 7 siblings, he had shown a very big talent for artistic activities since he was a child. He began taking piano lessons and got into the Santander Music Conservatory, where he studied for five years. His music professors ...

17. Juan Diego Botto

Actor | La Celestina

Juan Diego Botto was born on August 29, 1975 in Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina as Juan Diego Botto Rota. He is an actor, known for La Celestina (1996), ¡Hay motivo! (2004) and Vete de mí (2006).

18. Benjamin Bonenfant

Actor | Strapped

Benjamin Bonenfant is known for his work on Strapped (2010) and The Last Bogatyr (2009).

19. Grégoire Colin

Actor | Nénette et Boni

Grégoire Colin was born on July 25, 1975 in Châtenay-Malabry, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for Nenette and Boni (1996), Opium (2013) and Lisières (2012).

20. Zohar Shtrauss

Actor | Einayim Petukhoth

Zohar Shtrauss was born on March 4, 1972 in Haifa, Israel. He is an actor, known for Einayim Petukhoth (2009), Magic Men (2014) and Lebanon (2009).

21. 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 (1999), and many other films such as Snowboarder (...

22. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker.

Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew to ...

23. Benoît Magimel

Actor | La pianiste

Son of a nurse and a bank employee, Benoît Magimel was born in Paris and grew up there. At age 12, he played Momo in La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1988) by Étienne Chatiliez. He stopped his studies at age 16 to become an actor.

But he had a dual personality: on one hand the man of low budget...

24. Tahar Rahim

Actor | Un prophète

Tahar Rahim was born on July 4, 1981 in Belfort, Territoire de Belfort, France. He is an actor, known for A Prophet (2009), Le passé (2013) and Day of the Falcon (2011). He has been married to Leïla Bekhti since 2010.

25. Romain Duris

Actor | De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté

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 Le p&...

26. Sergey Bodrov

Actor | Brat

Sergei Bodrov Jr. was born on December 27th, 1971 to producer and director Sergei Bodrov. He made his film debut in his father's Prisoner of the Mountains (1996) (Prisoner of the mountains) for which he won a Nika. From then on Sergei's career began. In 1997 he played a lead role in Brother (1997) ...

27. Gael García Bernal

Actor | Mozart in the Jungle

Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When...

28. Stanislas Merhar

Actor | Nettoyage à sec

Stanislas Merhar was born on January 23, 1971 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Dry Cleaning (1997), The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) and La folie Almayer (2011).

29. Samuel Le Bihan

Actor | Le pacte des loups

Smiling, talented, eclectic actor Samuel Le Bihan seems to be one of the most popular actors in France and Europe. He acceded to stardom thanks to movies like Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), "Jet Set", "Shooting stars", "The code", À la folie... pas du tout (2002) but Samuel also showed his ...

30. 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 (1995), the young actor, ...

31. Pablo Echarri

Actor | El elegido

Pablo Echarri was born on September 21, 1969 in Sarandí, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Pablo Daniel Echarri. He is an actor and producer, known for El elegido (2011), Montecristo (2006) and The Method (2005). He has been married to Nancy Dupláa since February 10, 2007. They have one child.

32. Viggo Mortensen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances.

Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was...

33. Eric Bana

Actor | Munich

Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family ...

34. Benno Fürmann

Actor | Speed Racer

Benno Fürmann was born on 17 January 1972 in Berlin, Germany and worked as a waiter, bouncer and drifter before attending acting lessons at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. After returning to Germany, he played several minor parts in movie and television projects until his breakthrough ...

35. Martin Compston

Actor | Doomsday

Martin Compston grew up in Greenock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire. He spent his teen years going to see soccer (football) team Celtic with his brother Barry and dreamed one day he would play for them. He attended St. Columba's High School in Gourock, Inverclyde, where he passed through his Standard ...

37. Jack Plotnick

Actor | Girls Will Be Girls

Jack Plotnick was born on October 30, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Jack Stuart Plotnick. He is an actor and producer, known for Girls Will Be Girls (2003), Space Station 76 (2014) and Mystery Men (1999).

38. Xavier Dolan

Actor | Tom à la ferme

Xavier Dolan was born on March 20, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Xavier Dolan-Tadros. He is an actor and writer, known for Tom à la ferme (2013), Heartbeats (2010) and I Killed My Mother (2009).

39. Alberto Ammann

Actor | Celda 211

In 2009, Alberto Ammann went from being an unknown drama student to becoming one of Spain's best known actors with just one movie. The previous year, Ammann joined the ranks of Penelope Cruz, Jordi Molla and Elena Anaya when he won a coveted spot on the list of Caras Nuevas, a discovery initiative ...

40. Yannick Renier

Actor | Les chansons d'amour

Yannick Renier was born on March 29, 1975 in Belgium. He is an actor and director, known for Love Songs (2007), Carnivores (2018) and Septième ciel Belgique (2005).

41. Xavier Lafitte

Actor | Yves Saint Laurent

Xavier Lafitte was born on August 8, 1974 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Ainsi soufflait le vent (2015) and Transferts (2017).

42. Dragos Bucur

Actor | The Way Back

Dragos Bucur was born on June 13, 1977 in Bucharest, Romania. He is an actor and talent agent, known for The Way Back (2010), Ride Along (2014) and Summer Holiday (2008). He is married to Daniela Alina Nalbaru. They have one child.

43. Thomas Coumans

Actor | Noordzee, Texas

Thomas Coumans is an actor, known for North Sea Texas (2011), In the Arms of My Enemy (2007) and The Innocents (2016).

44. David Call

Actor | Tiny Furniture

David Call is an actor and writer, known for Tiny Furniture (2010), James White (2015) and Gabriel (2014).

45. Vincent Rottiers

Actor | Renoir

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 ...

46. Charles Berling

Actor | Ridicule

Charles Berling was born on the 30th of April 1958, in Saint-Mandé in Val de Marne, France. His father was a doctor in Toulon and his mother was an English teacher. At the age of 15, he began theater at school with his brother. His interest in acting grew thanks to his love in literature for ...

47. Jean Dujardin

Actor | The Artist

In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille (1999). This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end ...

48. Isaïe Sultan

Actor | Domaine

Isaïe Sultan is an actor, known for Domain (2009), Boys Like Us (2014) and Xanadu (2011).

49. Arthur Dupont

Actor | Bus Palladium

Arthur Dupont was born in 1985 in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France. He is an actor, known for Bus Palladium (2010), Arsène Lupin (2004) and Ex (2009).

50. Benoît McGinnis

Actor | Le poil de la bête

Benoît McGinnis is an actor, known for Le poil de la bête (2010), Le banquet (2008) and Heartbeats (2010).

51. François Arnaud

Actor | The Borgias

François Arnaud was born on July 5, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as François Barbeau. He is an actor, known for The Borgias (2011), Blindspot (2015) and I Killed My Mother (2009).

52. Niels Schneider

Actor | Les amours imaginaires

Niels Schneider was born on June 18, 1987 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Heartbeats (2010), Dark Inclusion (2016) and Opium (2013).

53. Jérémie Elkaïm

Actor | La guerre est déclarée

Jérémie Elkaïm is an actor and writer, known for La guerre est déclarée (2011), Come Undone (2000) and Main dans la main (2012).

54. Gilles Lellouche

Actor | Ne le dis à personne

Gilles Lellouche is an actor and director, known for Tell No One (2006), Love Me If You Dare (2003) and Thérèse (2012).

55. Jan Cornet

Actor | La piel que habito

Jan Cornet was born on February 24, 1982 in Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Jan Cornet Galí. He is an actor, known for La piel que habito (2011), Risen (2016) and Red Lights (2012).

56. Guy Pearce

Actor | Memento

Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, ...

57. Jérémie Renier

Actor | In Bruges

Jérémie Renier was born on January 6, 1981 in Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for In Bruges (2008), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Cloclo (2012).

58. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

59. Guillaume Gouix

Actor | Attila Marcel

Guillaume Gouix was born on November 30, 1983 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He is an actor and director, known for Attila Marcel (2013), Alexis Ivanovitch vous êtes mon héros (2011) and Mademoiselle (2014).

60. Nicolas Maury

Actor | Paris, je t'aime

Nicolas Maury is an actor, known for Paris, je t'aime (2006), Métamorphoses (2014) and Les amants réguliers (2005).

61. Vladimir Svirskiy

Actor | V tumane

Vladimir Svirskiy was born on December 7, 1982 in Borisov, Belarus, USSR. He is an actor, known for In the Fog (2012), Shchit otechestva (2007) and Pravo na lyubov.

62. Raphaël Personnaz

Actor | Anna Karenina

Raphaël Personnaz is an actor and director, known for Anna Karenina (2012), La princesse de Montpensier (2010) and Marius (2013).

63. Yiftach Klein

Actor | Entebbe

Yiftach Klein was born on September 28, 1972 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor, known for 7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Policeman (2011) and Noodle (2007). He is married to Shira Artzi.

64. Mateusz Kosciukiewicz

Actor | Wszystko, co kocham

Mateusz Kosciukiewicz was born on May 1, 1986 in Nowy Tomysl, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He is an actor and writer, known for Wszystko, co kocham (2009), Matka Teresa od kotów (2010), W imie... (2013) and Twarz (2018) - movie that won the Silver Bear at the International Film Festival in Berlin. He has...

65. Oded Leopold

Actor | Nuzhat al-Fuad

Oded Leopold is an actor, known for Nuzhat al-Fuad (2006), The Bubble (2006) and Metim LeRega (2014).

66. Matthieu Charneau

Actor | The Bastard Executioner

Born in Chateauroux, France, Matthieu Charneau moved to Paris after high school and started modeling.

Soon thereafter he collaborated with renowned photographers such as Pierre & Gilles and quickly gained notoriety, being featured in numerous editorials for publications such as V Magazine, i-D, Out ...

67. Maxime Dorian

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Maxime Dorian was born on April 3, 1982 in Les Ulis, Essonne, Île-de-France, France as Maxime Marie Freddy Flornoy. He is an actor, known for Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Les marais criminels (2010) and Vive la crise (2017).

68. Antonio de la Torre

Actor | Balada triste de trompeta

Antonio de la Torre was born on January 18, 1968 in Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain as Antonio de la Torre Martín. He is an actor, known for The Last Circus (2010), Grupo 7 (2012) and Caníbal (2013).

69. Matila Malliarakis

Actor | Hors les murs

Matila Malliarakis is an actor, known for Hors les murs (2012), The Returned (2012) and Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010).

70. Pierre Niney

Actor | Yves Saint Laurent

Pierre Niney was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (France), on March 13, 1989. He began his acting career at the age of eleven and joined the Comédie-Française troupe on October 16, 2010, when he was only twenty-one, which made him the youngest resident of the troupe. After several appearances in TV ...

71. Florian Stetter

Actor | Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Florian Stetter is a German Actor. He is known for "Naked among Wolves" (2015), "Beloved Sisters" (2014), "Stations of the Cross" (2014) and "Sophie Scholl- The final Days" (2004). "Beloved Sisters" has been selected as Germany's Oscar candidate in the foreign-language film category. Florian ...

72. Tom Schilling

Actor | Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher

Tom Schilling was born on February 10, 1982 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (2014), A Coffee in Berlin (2012) and Before the Fall (2004).

73. Antoine Olivier Pilon

Actor | Mommy

Antoine Olivier Pilon was born on June 23, 1997 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor and director, known for Mommy (2014), 1:54 (2016) and Junior Majeur (2017).