Michiel Huisman is a Dutch musician and actor who achieved international fame after taking over the role of Daario Naharis in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones in 2014. Michiel Huisman is also known for his association with the band Fontane, which was later renamed Michiel Huisman.
Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, tagged as the Best Dutch Actor of the Century by the Dutch public, gained spotlight with his debut film, Turkish Delight, the most successful film in the history of Dutch cinema. Moving on, he gained international recognition with other Dutch films like Spetters, and etched his name in Hollywood with films like Nighthawks and Blade Runner.
Marwan Kenzari is a Tunisian Dutch actor who achieved popularity in 2013 when he won the Golden Calf, the Dutch equivalent of the Oscars, for Best Actor for his portrayal of Majid in the action drama-martial arts film, Wolf. Kenzari went on to achieve international recognition for his portrayal of Joe in the 2020 American superhero film The Old Guard.
Robert Wolders was a Dutch actor best known for his portrayal of Erik Hunter in the Western television series, Laredo. Known for his exotic accent and good looks, Wolders' personal life largely overshadowed his professional life. His marriage with Merle Oberon and relationship with Audrey Hepburn kept him in the spotlight throughout his life.
Bas Rutten is a Dutch–American actor, former kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler. A former UFC Heavyweight Champion and a King of Pancrase world champion, Rutten finished his career on a high as he remained unbeaten for the last 22 fights of his career. In 2015, Bas Rutten was made an inductee of the UFC Hall of Fame.
Jeroen Krabbe is a Dutch actor, illustrator, painter, and film director. He is best known for playing negative roles in popular films like the 15th James Bond movie The Living Daylights. His contributions to film and theatre were honored with the Top Naeff prize in 1965. In 2014, he was awarded the Frans Banninck Cocqpenning for his services to Amsterdam.
Marcus Schenkenberg is a Swedish actor, television personality, model, and singer. Although he is best known for appearing in Calvin Klein advertisements, Schenkenberg is also famous for modeling for designers like Giorgio Armani, Versace, and Donna Karan. Schenkenberg is also a writer; he released a book titled Marcus Schenkenberg: New Rules in 1997.
Tom Six is a Dutch filmmaker, actor, and writer best known for his Human Centipede trilogy. The film trilogy gained widespread attention and notoriety due to its brutal depictions of sexual violence. Tom Six is also credited with creating the original Big Brother reality TV series, which went on to become an international franchise.
Dutch actor Yorick van Wageningen is best known for his performances in films like The Chronicles of Riddick and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). He missed working in Steven Spielberg's sci-fi film Minority Report as he didn’t get a work permit, but later managed a breakthrough in Hollywood with David Twohy’s sci-fi action film The Chronicles of Riddick.
Bas van Toor is a Dutch recording artist and entertainer best known for being one-half of the popular duo Bassie en Adriaan along with his brother Aad van Toor. Bas portrayed a crook named Vlugge Japie as part of the act and then played Japie in a TV series. He is also credited with co-founding the children's channel Pebble TV.
Erland Van Lidth De Jeude was a Dutch-American actor, amateur wrestler, and opera singer. While pursuing his wrestling career, he was given an opportunity to portray the role of the fearsome Terror in the 1979 American comedy-drama film The Wanderers. He then landed a couple of other roles, including his role as Dynamo in the 1987 film The Running Man.
Dutch-Australian actor and impressionist Anthony Ingruber gained international attention on the internet uploading videos on his YouTube channel of impressions. He has given voice over and acted in industrial, independent, and feature films, and is best-known for his performances in the video games Batman: The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within and in the film The Age of Adaline.
Aad van Toor is a Dutch recording artist, acrobat, director, actor, and lyricist. He is known for his work with his brother Bas with whom he created popular acts, namely Bassie en Adriaan and The Crocksons. Bassie en Adriaan, which featured acrobatic acts of the duo, was televised from 1978 to 1996. Van Toor also established a couple of companies.
Dutch supermodel of the 1990s, Mark Vanderloo is best known as the face of Hugo Boss. Initially a bartender, he was later signed on to Wilhelmina Models. He won honors such as VH1’s Male Model of the Year and became the first male model to be featured on the cover of Marie Claire.
Johannes Heesters was a Dutch actor who was active in theater plays, television, and cinema. He was also a vocalist and a concert performer. Born in Netherlands, he moved to Germany as a young man and established himself as a singer and actor. He enjoyed an incredibly long career that spanned nine decades. He died at the age of 108.