Top 165 French Film Actors

by Ptl87 | created - 01 May 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Pierre Alcover

Actor | La faute des autres

It was not obvious from the start that Pierre Alcover, a hefty John Blunt, would become a stage and movie actor. In fact he seems to be one of his kind for they are few those who made the transition from warehouseman at Les Halles (Paris' traditional central market) to winner of a first prize at ...

2. Mathieu Amalric

Actor | Le scaphandre et le papillon

Mathieu Amalric was born on October 25, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Munich (2005).

3. Jean-Hugues Anglade

Actor | 37°2 le matin

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...

4. Pierre Arditi

Actor | Mélo

Pierre Arditi was born on December 1, 1944 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Mélo (1986), Smoking/No Smoking (1993) and Sauveur Giordano (2001). He has been married to Evelyne Bouix since May 31, 2010.

5. Niels Arestrup

Actor | Un prophète

Niels Arestrup was born on February 8, 1949 in Montreuil, Seine [now Seine-Saint-Denis], France. He is an actor and writer, known for A Prophet (2009), Diplomatie (2014) and War Horse (2011).

6. Michel Aumont

Actor | Un dimanche à la campagne

Michel Aumont was born on October 15, 1936 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Un dimanche à la campagne (1984), Le placard (2001) and Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996).

7. Daniel Auteuil

Actor | Caché

Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and Le placard (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously married to Emmanuelle ...

8. Jean-Pierre Bacri

Actor | Comme une image

Jean-Pierre Bacri was born on May 24, 1951 in Castiglione, Alger, France. He is an actor and writer, known for Look at Me (2004), Family Resemblances (1996) and The Taste of Others (2000).

9. Lucien Baroux

Actor | Les mystères de Paris

Lucien Baroux was born on September 21, 1888 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France. He was an actor, known for Les mystères de Paris (1935), Derrière la façade (1939) and Arènes joyeuses (1935). He died on May 21, 1968 in Soorts-Hossegor, Landes, France.

10. Jean-Louis Barrault

Actor | Les enfants du paradis

Celebrated French stage actor/director/producer Jean-Louis Barrault was born on September 8, 1910. A superlative tragedian and mime, his dedication to both avant-garde and classical plays helped revive the French theatre after World War II, while presenting world premières of works by such ...

11. Harry Baur

Actor | Golgotha

Harry Baur was born on April 12, 1880 in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], Île-de-France, France as Henri-Marie Baur. He was an actor, known for Behold the Man (1935), Un carnet de bal (1937) and Les Misérables (1934). He was married to Rika Radifé and Rose Grane. He died on April 8, ...

12. Jean-Paul Belmondo

Actor | Pierrot le fou

The son of the renowned French sculptor Paul Belmondo, he studied at Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD); after the minor stage performances he made his screen debut in À pied, à cheval et en voiture (1957) but the episodes with his participation were cut before ...

13. 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 ...

14. Paul Bernard

Actor | Le bossu

Paul Bernard was born on September 21, 1898 in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, France as Paul Renaud Bernard. He was an actor, known for Le bossu (1944), La revanche de Roger la Honte (1946) and Lumière d'été (1943). He died on May 4, 1958 in Paris, France.

15. Jules Berry

Actor | Aventure à Paris

Jules Berry was born on February 9, 1883 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Jules Peaufichet. He was an actor, known for Aventure à Paris (1936), Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942) and L'homme de Londres (1943). He was married to Josseline Gaël. He died on April 23, 1951 in Paris, France.

16. Richard Berry

Actor | L'immortel

Richard Berry was born on July 31, 1950 in Paris, France as Richard Élie Benguigui. He is an actor and writer, known for L'immortel (2010), Nos femmes (2015) and Le petit prince a dit (1992). He has been married to Pascale Louange since September 17, 2016. They have one child. He was previously ...

17. Julien Bertheau

Actor | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Julien Bertheau was born on June 19, 1910 in Algiers, Alger, France as Julien Désiré Bertheau. He was an actor, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Count of Monte Cristo (1954) and The Phantom of Liberty (1974). He was married to Micheline Boudet and Denise Clair. He died on...

18. Gérard Blain

Actor | Hatari!

Gérard Blain was born on October 23, 1930 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Hatari! (1962), Les amis (1971) and Le pélican (1974). He was married to Monique Sobieski, Bernadette Lafont and Estella Blain. He died on December 17, 2000 in Paris.

19. Michel Blanc

Actor | Grosse fatigue

Michel Blanc was born on April 16, 1952 in Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is an actor and writer, known for Dead Tired (1994), Monsieur Hire (1989) and L'exercice de l'État (2011).

20. Pierre Blanchar

Actor | Crime et châtiment

Pierre Blanchar was born on June 30, 1892 in Philippeville, Constantine, France as Gustave Pierre Blanchard. He was an actor and director, known for Crime and Punishment (1935), Feu Mathias Pascal (1937) and L'Atlantide (1932). He was married to Marte d'Lagrange. He died on November 21, 1963 in ...

21. Bernard Blier

Actor | Quai des Orfèvres

Bernard Blier was born on January 11, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Quai des Orfèvres (1947), The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) and Speriamo che sia femmina (1986). He was married to Annette Martin and Gisèle Brunet. He died on March 29, 1989 in ...

22. Michel Bouquet

Actor | Renoir

Michel Bouquet is an actor born in the 14th arrondissement of Paris on the 6 November 1925. His father, Georges Bouquet, was a World War One veteran and a wine-maker. His mother Marie was a milliner. He had three older brothers: Georges, Bernard and Serge. Michel's father was always a shadowy ...

23. Bourvil

Actor | The Longest Day

At the age of three, André Zacharie Raimbourg and his family moved to a town in the region of Normandy called Bourville. He finished school at the age of 15 and began to work as a baker. He was already playing harmonica, mandoline and cornet when he engaged himself in a village band. In the ...

24. 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 (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations ...

25. Claude Brasseur

Actor | Un éléphant ça trompe énormément

Claude Brasseur was born on June 15, 1936 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Claude Espinasse. He is an actor, known for Pardon Mon Affaire (1976), O Fio do Horizonte (1993) and Le souper (1992). He has been married to 'Michèle Cambon since 1970. They have one child. He was previously ...

26. Pierre Brasseur

Actor | Les enfants du paradis

Pierre Brasseur was born on December 22, 1905 in Paris, France as Pierre Espinasse. He was an actor and writer, known for Children of Paradise (1945), Les yeux sans visage (1960) and Port of Shadows (1938). He was married to Lina Magrini and Odette Joyeux. He died on August 14, 1972 in Bruneck, ...

27. Jean-Claude Brialy

Director | Églantine

One of the most popular and respected actors to come from the French "New Wave" film movement, Jean-Claude Brialy was born to a military family, which included one brother, in French colonial Algeria on March 30, 1933. Residing in various places while his father, a colonel with the French Army, ...

28. Jean Carmet

Actor | Les misérables

Jean Carmet was born on April 25, 1920 in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France as Jean Gabriel Edmond Carmet. He was an actor and writer, known for Les misérables (1982), Bouvard et Pecuchet (1989) and The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972). He died on April 20, 1994 in Sèvres, ...

29. Julien Carette

Actor | La grande illusion

Julien Carette was born on December 23, 1897 in Paris, France as Julien Victor. He was an actor, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), The Rules of the Game (1939) and L'heureuse aventure (1935). He died on July 20, 1966 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France.

30. Jean-Pierre Cassel

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

He made his movie debut at the invitation of Gene Kelly, who cast Cassel in the 1956 Paris-filmed seriocomedy The Happy Road (1957). 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, ...

31. 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, ...

32. Maurice Chevalier

Soundtrack | The Love Parade

Maurice Chevalier's first working job was as an acrobat, until a serious accident ended that career. He turned his talents to singing and acting, and made several short films in France. During World War I he enlisted in the French army. He was wounded in battle, captured and placed in a POW camp by...

33. Christian Clavier

Actor | Les visiteurs

Christian Clavier was born on May 6, 1952 in Paris, France. He is an actor and writer, known for Les visiteurs (1993), Just Visiting (2001) and Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999). He was previously married to Marie-Anne Chazel.

34. Pierre Clémenti

Actor | Belle de jour

Pierre Clémenti was born on September 28, 1942 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Belle de Jour (1967), Porcile (1969) and À l'ombre de la canaille bleue (1986). He was married to Clementi, Margaret. He died on December 27, 1999 in Paris.

35. François Cluzet

Actor | Intouchables

François Cluzet was born on September 21, 1955 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for The Intouchables (2011), Tell No One (2006) and À l'origine (2009).

36. Bruno Cremer

Actor | Sorcerer

Bruno Cremer went to Paris following high school. He always knew he was made to be an actor and his mother helped him. He was admitted to the Paris Conservatory. He rose to prominence in the theater playing in Shakespeare's "Pericles," Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" and Jean Anouilh's "Poor Bitos...

37. Alain Cuny

Actor | La dolce vita

Alain Cuny went to medical school with the intention of becoming a physician, but left to attend an arts school in Paris and became a painter. He entered the film industry as a costume and set designer for such directors as Alberto Cavalcanti and Jacques Feyder, all the time attending acting school...

38. Marcel Dalio

Actor | Sabrina

Sunday, November the 20th is the anniversary of Marcel Dalio's death in 1983. It was the end of a serendipitous life. You know him. He was a citizen of the world. Born Israel Moshe Blauschild, in Paris, in 1900, he became a much sought-after character actor. His lovely animated face with its great ...

39. Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Actor | Un air de famille

Jean-Pierre Darroussin was born on December 4, 1953 in Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Jean-Pierre Daroussin. He is an actor and director, known for Family Resemblances (1996), Le pressentiment (2006) and Le Havre (2011).

40. Patrick d'Assumçao

Actor | L'inconnu du lac

Patrick d'Assumçao is an actor, known for L'inconnu du lac (2013), Le secret des banquises (2016) and Il était une seconde fois (2018).

41. Jean Dasté

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean Dasté was born on August 18, 1904 in Paris, France as Jean Georges Gustave Dasté. He was an actor, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), The Man Who Loved Women (1977) and La vie est à nous (1936). He was married to Marie-Hélène Dasté. He died on October 15, 1994 in Saint-Étienne, Loire,...

42. Claude Dauphin

Actor | Barbarella

In 1930, Claude, who was a stage-struck set designer at the Oden Theater, a repertory house in Paris, learned an ailing actor's part in two hours and took it over without a rehearsal. Tristan Bernard, the famous French playwright and producer took notice of this feat. He engaged Dauphin for the ...

43. Jean Debucourt

Actor | La chute de la maison Usher

Jean Debucourt was born on January 19, 1894 in Paris, France as Jean Etienne Pelisse. He was an actor, known for La chute de la maison Usher (1928), Mayerling (1936) and Nana (1955). He died on March 22, 1958 in Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

44. Louis de Funès

Actor | Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born on July 31, 1914, in Courbevoie, France. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter. His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction.

Young Louis...

45. Pierre Deladonchamps

Actor | L'inconnu du lac

Pierre Deladonchamps was born on June 1, 1978 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is an actor and director, known for L'inconnu du lac (2013), Le fils de Jean (2016) and Âmes soeurs (2018).

46. Alain Delon

Actor | Le samouraï

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 ...

47. Charles Denner

Actor | L'homme qui aimait les femmes

Mr. Denner began studying in Paris with Charles Dullin in 1945. Four years later, he joined the National Popular Theater. In 1962, he was offered his first big film role, in Bluebeard (1963). He made thirty films after that, notably with Claude Lelouch and François Truffaut. Over the years, he ...

48. Gérard Depardieu

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along ...

49. 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, ...

50. Jean Desailly

Actor | La peau douce

Jean Desailly was born on August 24, 1920 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for The Soft Skin (1964), On ne badine pas avec l'amour (1955) and La mort de Belle (1961). He was married to Simone Valère and Nicole Desailly. He died on June 10, 2008 in Dourdan, Essonne, France.

51. Patrick Dewaere

Actor | Un mauvais fils

Popular but troubled renegade French actor Patrick Dewaere was christened Jean-Marie Patrick Bourdeaux on January 26, 1947, at Saint-Brieuc in Britanny in the north-west region of France. The third of six children born to actress Mado Maurin (1915-2011), his mothere made acting a family affair. All...

52. Albert Dieudonné

Writer | Son crime

Albert Dieudonné was born on November 26, 1889 in Paris, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Son crime (1921), Gloire rouge (1923) and Sous la griffe (1917). He died on March 19, 1976 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

53. Michel Duchaussoy

Actor | L'instinct de mort

Michel Duchaussoy was born on November 29, 1938 in Valenciennes, Nord, France as Michel René Jacques Duchaussoy. He was an actor, known for Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008), Confidences trop intimes (2004) and May Fools (1990). He was married to Isabelle De Funès. He died on March 13, 2012 in...

54. Louis Ducreux

Actor | La double vie de Véronique

Louis Ducreux was born on September 22, 1911 in Marseille, France as Louis Raymond Bordat. He was an actor and writer, known for The Double Life of Veronique (1991), Un dimanche à la campagne (1984) and Au théâtre ce soir (1966). He died on December 19, 1992 in Paris, France.

55. Jacques Dufilho

Actor | Le Crabe-Tambour

Jacques Dufilho was born on February 19, 1914 in Bègles, Gironde, France. He was an actor and director, known for Le Crabe-Tambour (1977), Un mauvais fils (1980) and C'est quoi la vie? (1999). He died on August 28, 2005 in Lectoure, Gers, France.

56. 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 ...

57. Charles Dullin

Actor | Maldone

Charles Dullin was born on May 12, 1885 in Yenne, Savoie, France as Charles Edouard François Marie Dullin. He was an actor and producer, known for Misdeal (1928), Miracle of the Wolves (1924) and L'homme qui vendit son âme au diable (1921). He was married to Marcelle Charles Dullin. He died ...

58. 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&...

59. André Dussollier

Actor | Ne le dis à personne

André Dussollier was born on February 17, 1946 in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France. He is an actor, known for Tell No One (2006), Amélie (2001) and La belle et la bête (2014).

60. Jacques Dutronc

Actor | Van Gogh

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 ...

61. Daniel Emilfork

Actor | La cité des enfants perdus

Daniel Emilfork was born on April 7, 1924 in Providencia, Santiago, Metropolitan Region, Chile. He was an actor, known for The City of Lost Children (1995), La belle captive (1983) and Subversion (1979). He died on October 17, 2006 in Paris, France.

62. Maurice Escande

Actor | Les trois mousquetaires

The name of Maurice Escande is inextricably linked to the Comédie-Française, the oldest and most illustrious theatre company of France. He indeed belonged to the troupe - with only a few interruptions - from 1918 to 1970, rose through the ranks from "pensionnaire" (paid actor) to "sociétaire" (...

63. Saturnin Fabre

Actor | La nuit fantastique

Saturnin Fabre was born on April 4, 1884 in Sens, Yonne, France as Charles Saturnin Joseph Fabre. He was an actor, known for La nuit fantastique (1942), Désiré (1937) and La dame de chez Maxim (1950). He died on October 24, 1961 in Montgeron, Essonne, France.

64. Michel Fau

Actor | Marguerite

Michel Fau is known for his work on Marguerite (2015), Swimming Pool (2003) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990).

65. Fernandel

Actor | Don Camillo

The apocryphal biography of Fernand Contandin tells the invention of his artistic name Fernandel by his sister-in-law ("Voici le Fernand d'elles"). At the beginning of the thirties he became a typical actor of the comedy genre: popular, common, likable and with a concealed grain of drama. Marc ...

66. Victor Francen

Actor | J'accuse!

Victor Francen was born on August 5, 1888 in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium as Victor Franssen. He was an actor, known for I Accuse (1938), Hold Back the Dawn (1941) and Crépuscule d'épouvante (1921). He was married to Eleanor Kreutzer, Renée Corciade and Mary Marquet. He died on November ...

67. Paul Frankeur

Actor | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Paul Frankeur was born on June 29, 1905 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Le Deuxième Souffle (1966) and The Phantom of Liberty (1974). He died on October 27, 1974 in Nevers, Nièvre, France.

68. Pierre Fresnay

Actor | La grande illusion

Pierre Fresnay was born on April 4, 1897 in Paris, France as Pierre Jules Louis Laudenbach. He was an actor and writer, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Amazing Monsieur Fabre (1951) and Monsieur Vincent (1947). He was married to Berthe Bovy and Rachel Bérendt. He died on January 9, 1975 in ...

69. Bernard Fresson

Actor | French Connection II

Bernard Fresson was born on May 27, 1931 in Reims, Marne, France. He was an actor, known for French Connection II (1975), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Z (1969). He died on October 20, 2002 in Orsay, Essonne, France.

70. Sami Frey

Actor | En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud

Sami Frey was born on October 13, 1937 in Paris, France as Samuel Frei. He is an actor and director, known for En compagnie d'Antonin Artaud (1993), Band of Outsiders (1964) and Revenge of the Musketeers (1994).

71. Jean Gabin

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean-Alexis Moncorge started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. ...

72. Grégory Gadebois

Actor | Angèle et Tony

Grégory Gadebois was born on July 24, 1976 in Gruchet-le-Valasse, Seine-Maritime, France. He is an actor, known for Angèle et Tony (2010), Des fleurs pour Algernon (2014) and The Returned (2012).

73. Michel Galabru

Actor | Subway

Michel Galabru was born on October 27, 1922 in Safi, French Protectorate of Morocco as Michel Louis Edmond Galabru. He was an actor and writer, known for Subway (1985), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) and La Cage aux Folles (1978). He was married to Claude and Anne Jacquot. He died on January ...

74. Guillaume Gallienne

Actor | Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!

Guillaume Gallienne was born on February 8, 1972 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! (2013), Maryline (2017) and Marie Antoinette (2006). He has been married to Amandine since 2004. They have one child.

75. Jacques Gamblin

Actor | Les enfants du marais

Jacques Gamblin was born on November 16, 1957 in Granville, Manche, France. He is an actor, known for Les enfants du marais (1999), The Names of Love (2010) and Safe Conduct (2002).

76. 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.

77. Maurice Garrel

Actor | Rois et reine

Maurice Garrel was born on February 24, 1923 in Saint-Servais, Isère, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Kings & Queen (2004), La maison des Bories (1970) and To Commit a Murder (1967). He was married to Martine. He died on June 4, 2011 in Paris, France.

78. Daniel Gélin

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Gallic lead and character actor Daniel Gelin did not have an easy life but was warmly embraced as a talented star who appeared to fine advantage for such legendary directors as Max Ophüls, Louis Malle, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, and Claude Lelouch. He left home at age 16 to take dramatic arts ...

79. Andy Gillet

Actor | Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon

Andy Gillet was born on July 8, 1981. He is an actor, known for Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (2007), À la recherche du temps perdu (2011) and Fort Buchanan (2014).

80. Guillaume Gouix

Actor | Attila Marcel

Guillaume Gouix grew up in the community of Cabriès, which is in the department Bouches-Du-Rhône, where he spent his childhood. After a brief appearance in a TV-movie he started to study acting at the Conservatory of Marseille. Later on he continued his studies at a regional drama school in Cannes,...

81. Fernand Gravey

Actor | The King and the Chorus Girl

One of director Alfred Machin's favorite actresses was Fernande Dépernay of the Théâtre des Galeries. Dépernay was married to Georges Mertens, another of Machin's regular actors. Their son, Fernand Mertens, born in 1904. He made his acting debut in 'Saïda Makes Off with Manneken Pis' and in 1914 ...

82. Pascal Greggory

Actor | La môme

Pascal Greggory was born on September 8, 1954 in Paris, France as Pascal Charles Greggory. He is an actor, known for La Vie en Rose (2007), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) and Walled In (2009).

83. Julien Guiomar

Actor | Z

Passionate about acting, Julien Guiomar has left a lasting imprint on the theater (since 1952), on television (since 1958) and on the big screen (since 1966) in a career spanning five decades. And yet, Guiomar first saw himself as a dentist, ... like Daddy! But he finally proved the saying 'Like ...

84. Sacha Guitry

Writer | Les perles de la couronne

French actor, dramatist and director, Sacha Guitry was born in 1885 in Saint-Petersburg where his father, actor Lucien Guitry, was under contract with the city's French theater. Early on, Sacha knew he was going to be an artist. Therefore, his studies were mediocre.

His acting debuts were not too ...

85. Roger Hanin

Actor | Navarro

Roger Hanin was born on October 20, 1925 in Algiers, Alger, France as Roger Jacob Lévy. He was an actor and writer, known for Navarro (1989), Breathless (1960) and Le protecteur (1974). He was married to Christine Gouze-Rénal and Lisette Barucq. He died on February 11, 2015 in Paris, France.

86. Marcel Herrand

Actor | Les enfants du paradis

Treading the boards since 1920, Marcel Herrand lent his natural elegance and his exceptional presence to plays by major playwrights such as Jules Romains, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Schnitzler, John Ford or Albert Camus, under the direction of such geniuses as Jacques Copeau, Charles Dullin, or Georges ...

87. Robert Hirsch

Actor | Notre-Dame de Paris

Robert Hirsch was born on July 26, 1925 in L'Isle Adam, Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France. He was an actor, known for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956), Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (1989) and Le dindon (1951). He died on November 16, 2017 in Paris, France.

88. Robert Hossein

Director | Les misérables

The son of orchestra conductor André Hossein, Paris-born Robert Hossein was trained at René Simon's acting school. Hossein labored away as actor/director with the legendary Theatre Grand Guignol in Montmartre, then spent several years on the "legitimate" stage. In films from 1955's Rififi (Rififi (...

89. Louis Jourdan

Actor | Octopussy

Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, ...

90. Louis Jouvet

Actor | Drôle de drame

Louis Jouvet was a living glory of the French theatre where he debuted in 1910. In his life he has worked as pharmacist, manager of a theatre, actor and theatre teacher. He debuted at the movies in 1932 and his best films were of the Golden Age of French cinema called the "poetical realism", e.g. "...

91. Gérard Jugnot

Actor | Les choristes

Gérard Jugnot was born on May 4, 1951 in Paris, France. He is an actor and writer, known for The Chorus (2004), Une époque formidable... (1991) and Scout toujours... (1985).

92. Cédric Kahn

Writer | L'ennui

Cédric Kahn was born on June 17, 1966 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a writer and director, known for L'ennui (1998), Trop de bonheur (1994) and Vie sauvage (2014).

93. Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Actor | Saint-Cyr

Jean-Pierre Kalfon was born on October 30, 1938 in Paris, France. He is an actor and composer, known for Saint-Cyr (2000), Le coup du singe (1979) and Le cri du hibou (1987).

94. Tchéky Karyo

Actor | Nikita

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 ...

95. Mathieu Kassovitz

Actor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Mathieu Kassovitz was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Amélie (2001), La Haine (1995) and The Crimson Rivers (2000). He is married to Julie Mauduech. They have one child.

96. Pierre Larquey

Actor | Les diaboliques

Pierre Larquey was born on July 10, 1884 in Cénac, Gironde, France. He was an actor, known for Diabolique (1955), Sylvie et le fantôme (1946) and Le père Goriot (1945). He died on April 17, 1962 in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, France.

97. Denis Lavant

Actor | Holy Motors

Denis Lavant was born on June 17, 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and writer, known for Holy Motors (2012), Boy Meets Girl (1984) and Beau travail (1999).

98. Jean-Pierre Léaud

Actor | Les quatre cents coups

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 ...

99. Fernand Ledoux

Actor | The Longest Day

Fernand Ledoux was born on January 24, 1897 in Tirlemont, Belgium as Jacques Joseph Félix Fernand Ledoux. He is known for his work on The Longest Day (1962), L'homme de Londres (1943) and It Happened at the Inn (1943). He was married to Fernande Thabuy. He died on September 21, 1993 in Paris, ...

100. Gilles Lellouche

Actor | Ne le dis à personne

Gilles Lellouche was born on July 5, 1972 in Caen, France. He is an actor and director, known for Tell No One (2006), Love Me If You Dare (2003) and Pourkoi... passkeu (2002).



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