Friday, September 3, 2010

French Actors

Here are some of the finest actors of yesterday and today whose faces define the cinema of France.

Note: Despite Gérard Depardieu’s recent outburst, I’ve included him in this list as planned.
Note #2: This list is loosely ranked. I couldn’t put everyone at #1, but then again, if an actor is on the list at all, they are worthy of attention.


Jean-Paul Belmondo


Jean-Louis Trintignant


Grégori Derangère


Daniel Auteuil


Gérard Depardieu


Jean Reno


François Cluzet


Dany Boon


Mathieu Almaric


Gad Elmaleh


Guillaume Canet


Stéphane Freiss


Jacques Dutronc


Patrick Bruel


Jacques Gamblin


Roschdy Zem


Benoît Magimel


Melvil Poupaud


Gilles Lellouche


Fabrice Luchini


Jean-Pierre Léaud


Kad Merad


Pierre Arditi


François Berléand


Philippe Noiret


Yvan Attal


Maurice Bénichou


Denis Podalydès


Lambert Wilson


Alain Delon


Michel Piccoli


Jean Gabin


Edouard Baer


Lino Ventura


Dominique Pinon


André Dussollier


Hippolyte Girardot


Jean Rochefort


Jean-Claude Brialy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about Claire Denis' two muses?!: Alex Descas and Gregoire Colin
Although of course they are not "classical"/traditional actors, of course.