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List of famous film actors and actresses from Finland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Finland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Finnish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Finland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Examples of film actors on this list: Kari Heiskanen, Ada Kukkonen and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Finnish actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Finland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Finland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Finnish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Antero Alli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Drivetime Antero Alli was born 11 November 1952, in Finland. Alli currently resides in Berkeley, California, where he conducts workshops and stages theatrical productions, some of which have been released ...more

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Jarkko Ahola is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
One Foot Under Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a performing artist, a composer and a singer. He is the vocalist and bass player and one of the three songwriters of the band Teräsbetoni. He is also a member of a ...more

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Tuula Nyman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Taivas tiellä, Kummeli Kultakuume, The Glory and Misery of Human Life Tuula Elisabet Nyman is an actress and television producer.

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Kosti Klemelä is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Kosti Klemelä The Unknown Soldier, Skandaali tyttökoulussa, Kovaa peliä Pohjolassa Kosti Klemelä was a Finnish actor. He is best remembered for playing the role of Lt. Koskela in an Edvin Laine film The Unknown Soldier. In addition to his film career, he worked for the ...more

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Kaarlo Halttunen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Unknown Soldier, Open Secret, Little Presents Kaarlo Halttunen was an actor.

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Leo Jokela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Little Presents, Saatanan radikaalit, Kaks' tavallista Lahtista Leo Jokela was an actor.

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George Gaynes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Tootsie, Police Academy, Wag the Dog George Gaynes is a Finnish-born American singer and actor of stage, screen and television and voice artist Gaynes' most recognized role in cinema was arguably that of Commandant Eric Lassard in ...more

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Olivia Merilahti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Monster of Nix Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti is a Finnish-French singer and composer living in France. Her work has been compared to that of Björk, whom she cites as a major influence. Having studied ...more

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Ismo Kallio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Ismo Kallio Sauna, Pelicanman, Born American Ismo Kallio is an actor.

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Yrjö Tähtelä is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Yrjö Tähtelä A Baltic Tragedy Yrjö Tähtelä is an actor.

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Sami Kukkohovi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Sentenced: Buried Alive Sami Kukkohovi is a Finnish musician, best known as the bassist of the Finnish metal band, Sentenced. He joined the band in 1996, replacing Taneli Jarva, and stayed with Sentenced up until they ...more

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Peter Franzén is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Cleaner, At Point Blank, Bad Boys Peter Franzén is a Finnish actor who has appeared in over 40 films and TV series. Of these, the most famous are A Summer by the River, Ambush, Mustan kissan kuja, Badding, On the Road to ...more

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Åke Lindman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Reds, The Hunters, The White Reindeer Åke Leonard Lindman, born Åke Leonard Järvinen, was a Finnish director and actor. In his youth Lindman was a football player, playing defence for the Finnish national team ...more

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Irina Björklund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The American, The Third Wave, The House of Branching Love Irina Felicia Björklund is a Finland-Swedish actress and singer.

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Aki Kaurismäki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Rocky VI, Aaltra, The Worthless Aki Olavi Kaurismäki is a Finnish screenwriter and film director.

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Vesa-Matti Loiri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Uuno Turhapuro – Suomen tasavallan herra presidentti, Professori Uuno D.G. Turhapuro, Bad Boys Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Loiri is a Finnish actor, musician and comedian, best known for his role as Uuno Turhapuro, whom he portrayed in a total of 20 movies between the years 1973 and

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Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
White Snow, Yhtä Kyytiä Tarja Soile Susanna Cabuli, generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a full lyric soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. Turunen studied ...more

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Kari Väänänen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Christmas Story, The Bohemian Life Kari Kyösti Väänänen is a Finnish actor and director. Domestically he is a member of the Ryhmäteatteri group of actors. He was introduced to international audiences by ...more

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Stina Ekblad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Fanny and Alexander, Faithless, Amorosa Stina Åsa Maria Ekblad is a Swedish-speaking Finnish actress. She received a Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in 1987 for her performances in Amorosa and Ormens väg på ...more

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Outi Mäenpää is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Match Factory Girl, Saippuaprinssi, Call Girl Outi Mäenpää is a Finnish television actress. Mäenpää was born in Helsinki. She began her career in theatre as a stage actor between 1984 and 1988. Since 1989 she ...more

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Tom Tammi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Sleepless in Seattle, Diner, Private Parts Tom Tammi is an actor.

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Pertti Koivula is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble, Perkele Pertti Koivula is an actor.

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Ville Virtanen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Sauna, Black Ice, Beyond Ville Virtanen is a Finnish actor.

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Leo Lähteenmäki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Doctor Zhivago, Aatamin puvussa ja vähän Eevankin, Pekka ja Pätkä lumimiehen jäljillä Leo Lähteenmäki was an actor.

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Matti Pellonpää is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Night on Earth, Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Rocky VI Matti Pellonpää was a Finnish actor and a musician. He rose to international fame with his roles in both Aki Kaurismäki's and Mika Kaurismäki's films; particularly being a ...more