Most Beautiful and Talented Actors That Need To Be Introduced to American Audiences

by bridgette-blackman | created - 08 Dec 2011 | updated - 08 Dec 2011 | Public

I was inspired to create this list after watching a week's worth of foreign films, that's why some of these people are probably not familiar to American audiences...but they really need to be.

1. Jon Kortajarena

Actor | A Single Man

Jon Kortajarena was born on May 19, 1985 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain as Jon Kortajarena Redruello. He is an actor, known for A Single Man (2009), Andron (2015) and The Cliff (2016).

2. Elodie Yung

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London ...

3. Bassam Habib

Writer | Et maintenant on va où?

Bassam Habib was born on August 5, 1992 in Giza, Egypt. He is an actor, known for Et maintenant on va où? (2011), Microphone (2010) and Messages from the Sea (2010).

4. Arta Dobroshi

Actress | Le silence de Lorna

Arta Dobroshi was born on October 2, 1980 in Prishtina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. She is an actress and producer, known for Le silence de Lorna (2008), Trois mondes (2012) and Baby (2010).

5. Aure Atika

Actress | The Night Manager

Aure Atika was born on July 12, 1970 in Monte Estoril, Portugal. She is an actress and director, known for The Night Manager (2016), The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) and OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006).

6. Michaël Cohen

Actor | Ça commence par la fin

Michaël Cohen was born on December 13, 1970 in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, France. He is an actor and writer, known for Ça commence par la fin (2010), Them (2006) and Une vie à t'attendre (2004).

7. Tonia Sotiropoulou

Actress | Skyfall

Tonia Sotiropoulou was born on April 28, 1987 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Skyfall (2012), Hercules (2014) and Waiting Room (2018).

8. Leïla Bekhti

Actress | Paris, je t'aime

Leïla Bekhti was born on March 6, 1984 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Yasmine Leïla Behkti. She is an actress, known for Paris, je t'aime (2006), A Prophet (2009) and Tout ce qui brille (2010). She has been married to Tahar Rahim since 2010.

9. Anne Consigny

Actress | Elle

Anne Consigny was born on May 25, 1963 in Alençon, Orne, France as Marie Consigny. She is an actress, known for Elle (2016), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) and Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008).

10. Audrey Dana

Actress | Roman de gare

Audrey Dana was born on September 21, 1977 in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Roman de gare (2007), Sous les jupes des filles (2014) and Welcome (2009).

11. Stefano Cassetti

Actor | Roberto Succo

Born in Italy, his acting career began with the lead role in the French movie Roberto Succo, directed by Cedric Kahn, official selection Cannes Festival 2001. He is seen in film and television in Europe and USA: he is usually shooting in France, Italy and Germany. He Is also a contemporary artist ...

12. Marie-Josée Croze

Actress | Les invasions barbares

Marie-Josée Croze first studied fine arts before opting for the stage at La Veillée-Prospero Theatre workshop in Montreal. In 1993 she got her first movie part in La Florida (1993) and started working for numerous Canadian TV series and movies.

In 2000, with her performance in Denis Villeneuve's ...

13. Louise Bourgoin

Actress | Je suis un soldat

Louise Bourgoin was born on November 28, 1981 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Ariane Louise Bourgoin. She is an actress, known for Je suis un soldat (2015), Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) and La fille de Monaco (2008).

14. Nina Dobrev

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress. Her best known television roles are as Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries (2009). Her film work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), The Final...

15. Mati Diop

Director | Mille soleils

Mati Diop was born in 1982. She is an actress and director, known for Mille soleils (2013), Big in Vietnam (2012) and Snow Canon (2011).

16. 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 Grand froid (2017).

17. 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 (...

18. 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&...

19. Marina Foïs

Actress | Polisse

Marina Foïs was born on January 21, 1970 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is known for her work on Polisse (2011), Orage (2015) and L'immortel (2010).

20. Hélène de Fougerolles

Actress | Va savoir

Hélène de Fougerolles was born on February 25, 1973 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Hélène Christine Rigoine de Fougerolles. She is an actress and director, known for Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (2001), The Beach (2000) and Mutants (2009). She was previously married to Eric Hubert.

21. Théo Frilet

Actor | Ceux de 14

Théo Frilet was born in 1987. He is an actor and director, known for Ceux de 14 (2014), Profilage (2009) and Versailles (2015).



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