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

This list has a variety of film actors in it, from Roussel Dubois to Loren Horsley.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Kiwi actors?" and "Which movies stars are from New Zealand?"

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

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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Russell Crowe Gladiator, Man of Steel, A Beautiful Mind

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Sam Neill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Sam Neill Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October, Jurassic Park III

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Anna Paquin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Anna Paquin X-Men, Almost Famous, X-Men: The Last Stand

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Melanie Lynskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Melanie Lynskey Up in the Air, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Flags of Our Fathers

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Cliff Curtis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Cliff Curtis Training Day, The Fountain, True Lies

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Clive Revill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Clive Revill Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Dracula: Dead and Loving It

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Bruce Spence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Bruce Spence The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Finding Nemo, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Marton Csokas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Marton Csokas The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Alice in Wonderland, The Bourne Supremacy

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Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Rachel Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Rachel Hunter The Benchwarmers, Rock Star, The Switch

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Richard O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Richard O'Brien The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dark City, Flash Gordon

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Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Karl Urban The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Ross Kettle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Ross Kettle Playing God, Diamond Hunters, Lethal Ninja

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Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Lucy Lawless Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, EuroTrip

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
James Cameron Titanic, The Muse, Duets

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Temuera Morrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Temuera Morrison Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern

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Kevin J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Kevin J. Wilson An Angel at My Table, Wild Horses, Exposure

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Martin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Martin Henderson The Ring, Smokin' Aces, Windtalkers

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Ronald Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Ronald Sinclair A Christmas Carol, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry, Boots & Saddles

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John Callen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
John Callen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Love Birds

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Joseph Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Joseph Moore The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Other Boleyn Girl, Treasure Island Kids: The Pirates of Treasure Island

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Zoë Bell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Zoë Bell Django Unchained, Oblivion, Planet Terror

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Mani Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Mani Mitchell

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Alexander Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Alexander Grant The Tales of Beatrix Potter

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Bruno Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Bruno Lawrence The Quiet Earth, Goodbye Pork Pie, Jack Be Nimble

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Brooke Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Brooke Williams Predicament, Slow West

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Kerry Fox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Kerry Fox Shallow Grave, An Angel at My Table, Intimacy

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Tim Bevan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Tim Bevan Elizabeth

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Marshall Napier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Marshall Napier Flirting, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

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Jemaine Clement is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Jemaine Clement Men in Black 3, Despicable Me, Rio

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Alan Dale is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Alan Dale Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Manu Bennett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Manu Bennett The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 30 Days of Night, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Roy Billing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Roy Billing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Aquamarine, The Dish

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Michael Hurst is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Michael Hurst The Tattooist, Young Hercules, Bitch Slap

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Nathaniel Lees is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Nathaniel Lees The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

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Grant Bowler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Grant Bowler Killer Elite, Atlas Shrugged: Part I, Liz & Dick

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Keith Urban Super Country Hits, James Taylor: A MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute, Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis

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Chris Rankin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Chris Rankin Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Sala Baker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Sala Baker The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Star Trek

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Rebecca Gibney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Rebecca Gibney In Her Skin, Clubland, Mental

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Vincent Klyn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Vincent Klyn Point Break, Cyborg, Double Dragon

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Terence Bayler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Terence Bayler Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Life of Brian, Time Bandits

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Michael Dorman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Michael Dorman Daybreakers, Triangle, Killer Elite

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Gina Bellman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Gina Bellman King David, Zerophilia, Seven Days to Live

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James Laurenson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
James Laurenson Pink Floyd – The Wall, Women in Love, The Turn of the Screw

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Ian Mune is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Ian Mune The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Piano, Housebound

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Craig Hall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Craig Hall King Kong, 30 Days of Night, The World's Fastest Indian

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Joel Tobeck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Joel Tobeck Ghost Rider, 30 Days of Night, Sleeping Beauty

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Emily Barclay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Emily Barclay Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, In My Father's Den, Suburban Mayhem

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Rena Owen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from New Zealand
Rena Owen Once Were Warriors, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Amusement