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List of famous film actors and actresses from France, listed by their popularity with photos when available. France 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 French screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of France and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Film actors here include everything from Henri Vidal to Catherine Ringer.

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

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

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Catherine Deneuve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Catherine Deneuve Repulsion, Dancer in the Dark, Persepolis

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Humphrey Bogart Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen

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Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Sophia Loren Nine, El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire

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Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Max von Sydow The Exorcist, Shutter Island, Rush Hour

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Monica Bellucci is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Monica Bellucci Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix Reloaded

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Isabelle Huppert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Isabelle Huppert Heaven's Gate, The Piano Teacher, I Heart Huckabees

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Omar Sharif is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Omar Sharif Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, The 13th Warrior

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Alain Delon Le Samouraï, The Leopard, Rocco and His Brothers

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Kristin Scott Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Kristin Scott Thomas The English Patient, Mission: Impossible, Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Jean Reno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Jean Reno Mission: Impossible, Hotel Rwanda, Léon: The Professional

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Gérard Depardieu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Gérard Depardieu Life of Pi, The Man in the Iron Mask, Last Holiday

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Claudette Colbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Claudette Colbert It Happened One Night, The Palm Beach Story, It's a Wonderful World

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Brigitte Bardot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Brigitte Bardot Cinema Paradiso, Contempt, Shalako

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Juliette Binoche is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Juliette Binoche The English Patient, Chocolat, Three Colors: Red

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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Marion Cotillard The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Big Fish

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Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Louis Jourdan Octopussy, Gigi, Irma la Douce

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Adolphe Menjou is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Adolphe Menjou Paths of Glory, Pollyanna, Stage Door

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Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Yves Saint Laurent Yves St. Laurent: His Life and Times, L'Amour Fou

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Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Christopher Reeve Superman, Superman II, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

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Charles Boyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Charles Boyer Casino Royale, Gaslight, Around the World in 80 Days

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Julia Louis-Dreyfus National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, A Bug's Life, Hannah and Her Sisters

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Audrey Tautou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Audrey Tautou Amélie, The Da Vinci Code, Priceless

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Vincent Cassel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Vincent Cassel Shrek, Black Swan, Ocean's Thirteen

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Clémence Poésy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Clémence Poésy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

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JoJo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
JoJo Aquamarine, RV, G.B.F.

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Romy Schneider is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Romy Schneider The Trial, What's New Pussycat?, Bloodline

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Tchéky Karyo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Tchéky Karyo The Patriot, Bad Boys, GoldenEye

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Rene Auberjonois is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Rene Auberjonois Batman Forever, The Little Mermaid, MASH

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Michel Piccoli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Michel Piccoli The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Beauty of the Day, Atlantic City

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Emmanuelle Béart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Emmanuelle Béart Mission: Impossible, 8 Women, Manon des Sources

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Lon Chaney, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Lon Chaney, Jr. High Noon, The Wolf Man, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

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Michael Lonsdale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Michael Lonsdale Chariots of Fire, Munich, The Name of the Rose

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Manuel Ferrara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Manuel Ferrara Barely Legal - Fitness Fanatics, Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, Nurses

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Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Odette Annable Transformers, Cloverfield, Kindergarten Cop

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Leslie Caron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Leslie Caron An American in Paris, Chocolat, Gigi

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Isabelle Adjani is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Isabelle Adjani The Tenant, The Driver, Nosferatu the Vampyre

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Denis Podalydès is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Denis Podalydès The Da Vinci Code, Caché, The Children of the Century

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Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Maggie Q Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard, Around the World in 80 Days

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Jeanne Moreau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Jeanne Moreau Ever After, Nikita, The 400 Blows

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Carole Bouquet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Carole Bouquet For Your Eyes Only, Wasabi, New York Stories

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Julie Delpy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Julie Delpy The Three Musketeers, Before Sunrise, But I'm a Cheerleader

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Valérie Lemercier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Valérie Lemercier Sabrina, Les Visiteurs, Monte Carlo

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Sophie Marceau is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Sophie Marceau Braveheart, The World Is Not Enough, A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Jean-Michel Cousteau is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Jean-Michel Cousteau Coral Reef Adventure, Exploring the Reef, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures: America's Underwater Treasures

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Christopher Lambert is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Christopher Lambert Highlander, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Mortal Kombat

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Tom Nolan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Tom Nolan Batman Begins, Pretty Woman, An Affair to Remember

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Olga Kurylenko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Olga Kurylenko Quantum of Solace, Oblivion, Seven Psychopaths

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Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Roman Polanski Chinatown, Repulsion, The Tenant

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Sylvie Testud is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Sylvie Testud La Vie en rose, I'm Going Home, Sade

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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from France
Christopher Meloni Man of Steel, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas