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Popular Film Actors from Finland

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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 Portland, Oregon, where he conducts workshops and stages theatrical productions, some of which have been released as ...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 (born 24 August 1977, in Toijala) 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 ...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 (18 August 1909 – 8 March 1986) was a Finnish actor. He appeared in 87 films and television shows between 1933 and 1970. He starred in the film Yksityisalue, which was entered ...more
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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 (born George Jongejans; May 3, 1917 – February 15, 2016) was an American singer, actor and voice artist. Born to Dutch and Russian parents in Finland, he served in the Royal ...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 (born 25 February 1982 in Paris) 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 ...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 (born 14 August 1971) is a Finnish actor, author, screenwriter and director.
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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 (11 January 1928 in Helsinki – 3 March 2009), born Åke Leonard Järvinen, was a Finnish director and actor. In his youth Lindman was a football player, ...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 (born 7 February 1973) is a Finnish 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 (Finnish: [ˈɑki ˈkɑurismæki] (listen); born 4 April 1957) is a Finnish screenwriter and film director. He is described as Finland's best-known 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 (born 4 January 1945 in Helsinki) is a Finnish actor, musician and comedian, best known for his role as Uuno Turhapuro, whom he portrayed in a total of 20 ...more
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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 Turunen-Cabuli (born 17 August 1977), known professionally as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish heavy metal singer-songwriter. She is a lyric soprano and has a ...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 (born 17 September 1953 in Ivalo) is a Finnish actor and director. Domestically he is a member of the Ryhmäteatteri group of actors. He was ...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 (born 26 February 1954 in Solf, Ostrobothnia, Finland) is a Swedish-speaking Finnish actress. Living in Stockholm, she has appeared mostly in Swedish productions. ...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 (born 24 February 1962) is a Finnish actress. Mäenpää was born in Helsinki. She began her career in theatre as a stage actor between 1984 and 1988. ...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 (28 March 1951 in Helsinki – 13 July 1995 in Vaasa) was a Finnish actor and a musician. He rose to international fame with his roles in both Aki Kaurismäki's and ...more