The recipe for a perfect evening is a mix of good food, old wine, great style and of course cult movies. While France is popular for the first three, it is its cinematic culture that often goes unnoticed or ignored. How many times have we preferred British or American movies to their French counterparts? A number of times, isn’t it? However, France has been a mecca of talent when it comes to acting, drama and performance. The country has been home to talented bunch of actors who have deeply engrained their names on the world of entertainment with their enduring and unforgettable performance. Their contribution to cinema has been simply outstanding, ineffaceable and deep-lasting. Some of the most popular and prestigious names of French cinema include Christopher Lambert, Vincent Cassel, Gerard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, and so on. Interestingly, thanks to the multiplying talent of French actors, French film industry has built a strong foundation with a stout fan following in English speaking countries as well. French films today are faring very well at the English box office and gaining immense popularity. To know more about popular French actors, their profile, their love for cinema and their works as an actor and performer, check out this section.
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski

18 August 1933

Max von SydowMax von Sydow

10 April 1929

Tchéky KaryoTchéky Karyo

04 October 1953

Christopher LambertChristopher Lambert

29 March 1957

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize

23 April 1943

Jean RenoJean Reno

30 July 1948

Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour

22 May 1924

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer

28 August 1899

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier

12 September 1888

Jean RenoirJean Renoir

15 September 1894

Julien KangJulien Kang

11 April 1982

Patrick BruelPatrick Bruel

14 May 1959

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Elvis PolanskiElvis Polanski

12 April 1998

Vincent CasselVincent Cassel

23 November 1966

Luc BessonLuc Besson

18 March 1959

Manuel FerraraManuel Ferrara

01 November 1975

Alain DelonAlain Delon

08 November 1935

Gérard DepardieuGérard Depardieu

27 December 1948

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Michael VartanMichael Vartan

27 November 1968

Donald PleasenceDonald Pleasence

05 October 1919

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky

17 February 1929

Guillaume CanetGuillaume Canet

10 April 1973

Omar SyOmar Sy

20 January 1978

François TruffautFrançois Truffaut

06 February 1932

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Georges MélièsGeorges Méliès

08 December 1861

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq

26 February 1956

Jean-Paul BelmondoJean-Paul Belmondo

09 April 1933

Michel LegrandMichel Legrand

24 February 1932

Sebastian RochéSebastian Roché

04 August 1964

Jean DujardinJean Dujardin

19 June 1972

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Louis JourdanLouis Jourdan

19 June 1921

Louis de FunèsLouis de Funès

31 July 1914

Louis GarrelLouis Garrel

14 June 1983

Marcel MarceauMarcel Marceau

22 March 1923

Louis MalleLouis Malle

30 October 1932

Johnny HallydayJohnny Hallyday

15 June 1943

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Jacques DemyJacques Demy

05 June 1931

Frédéric BourdinFrédéric Bourdin

13 June 1974

Saïd TaghmaouiSaïd Taghmaoui

19 July 1973

Emir KusturicaEmir Kusturica

24 November 1954

Gaspard UllielGaspard Ulliel

25 November 1984

Henri PaulHenri Paul

03 July 1956

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Mathieu AmalricMathieu Amalric

25 October 1965

Yves MontandYves Montand

13 October 1921

Mathieu KassovitzMathieu Kassovitz

03 August 1967

Tahar RahimTahar Rahim

04 July 1981

KavinskyKavinsky

31 July 1975

Yvan AttalYvan Attal

04 January 1965

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Jacques TatiJacques Tati

09 October 1907

Michael LonsdaleMichael Lonsdale

24 May 1931

Jacques AudiardJacques Audiard

30 April 1952

Lambert WilsonLambert Wilson

03 August 1958

Pierre WoodmanPierre Woodman

29 April 1963

Jean-Louis TrintignantJean-Louis Trintignant

11 December 1930

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David BelleDavid Belle

29 April 1973

Louis LeterrierLouis Leterrier

17 June 1973

Jean AlesiJean Alesi

11 June 1964

Sébastien OgierSébastien Ogier

17 December 1983

Julien BoisselierJulien Boisselier

26 May 1970

Guillaume DepardieuGuillaume Depardieu

07 April 1971

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Jean GabinJean Gabin

17 May 1904

François CluzetFrançois Cluzet

21 September 1955

Romain DurisRomain Duris

28 May 1974

Jean MaraisJean Marais

11 December 1913

Jérôme Le BannerJérôme Le Banner

26 December 1972

Henri Désiré LandruHenri Désiré Landru

12 April 1869

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Jamel DebbouzeJamel Debbouze

18 June 1975

Alain ResnaisAlain Resnais

03 June 1922

Jean-Pierre LéaudJean-Pierre Léaud

28 May 1944

Nikolai KinskiNikolai Kinski

30 July 1976

Jean-Pierre CasselJean-Pierre Cassel

27 October 1932

Abdellatif KechicheAbdellatif Kechiche

07 December 1960

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Claude ChabrolClaude Chabrol

24 June 1930

Costa-GavrasCosta-Gavras

12 February 1933

Daniel DefertDaniel Defert

10 September 1937

Jean-Pierre AumontJean-Pierre Aumont

05 January 1911

Dany BoonDany Boon

26 June 1966

Benoît MagimelBenoît Magimel

11 May 1974

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Bernard TapieBernard Tapie

26 January 1943

Daniel AuteuilDaniel Auteuil

24 January 1950

Jacques DutroncJacques Dutronc

28 April 1943