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Popular Film Actors from Portugal

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

This list below has a variety of film actors in it, from André Maia to Vitor Correia.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Portugal in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Portuguese film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Herman José is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun
Hermann Joseph von Krippahl, known as Herman José, is a well-known Portuguese comedian, though virtually unknown abroad. His career has focused on television. His mother is Portuguese and ...more
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Luis Régo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Luis Régo Get a Life, The Fuhrer Runs Amok, The Phantom Heart
Luis Rego is an actor.
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JP Simões is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
JP Simões Muddy River
JP Simões is a Portuguese singer and musician. He was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1970. Due to the Carnation Revolution of 1974 and subsequent turmoil, at age five he emigrated to Rio ...more
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Joaquim de Almeida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Fast Five, Desperado, Behind Enemy Lines
Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida is a Portuguese actor. He began his acting doing some theater. During the 1980s, he started his film career appearing on the 1982 action film ...more
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Nicolau Breyner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Nicolau Breyner Edge of the Horizon, Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun, O Misterio da Estrada de Sintra
João Nicolau de Melo Breyner Moreira Lopes is a Portuguese playwright, director and actor. He performed in more than eighty films since 1960.
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Paulino Nunes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Half Baked, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Blindness
Paulino Nunes is an actor.
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Louis Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Dawn of the Dead, Shooter, Cocktail
Louis Ferreira (born February 20, 1967 and formerly known as Justin Louis) is a Canadian actor. Ferreira is best-known for his roles in Stargate Universe as Colonel Everett Young and FBI ...more
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Ana Moreira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Tabu, Trance, The Portuguese Nun
Ana Moreira is a Portuguese actress. She has appeared in more than 20 films since 1997. She starred in The Mutants, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film ...more
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Manoel de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Voyage to the Beginning of the World, Hitler in Hollywood, Porto of My Childhood
Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first began making films in 1927, when he and some friends ...more
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Aure Atika is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
The Beat That My Heart Skipped, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
Aure Atika is a French actress, writer and director. Born in Portugal to a Moroccan mother and a French father, Aure Atika grew up in Paris. She was born to Ode Atika Bitton and Michel Fournier ...more
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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Golden Shoes
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more
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José Saramago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
José Saramago The Biggest Flower in the World
José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE, was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present ...more
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Duncan Lamont is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Quatermass and the Pit, Mutiny on the Bounty, The 39 Steps
Duncan William Ferguson Lamont was a British actor. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, and brought up in Scotland, he had a long and successful career in film and television, appearing in a variety of ...more
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Maria de Medeiros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Pulp Fiction, Henry & June, My Life Without Me
Maria Esteves de Medeiros Vitorino de Almeida,DamSE, known as Maria de Medeiros, is a Portuguese actress, director, and singer who has been involved in both European and American film
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Carmen Miranda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Scared Stiff, Nancy Goes to Rio, A Date with Judy
Carmen Miranda, GCIH was a Portuguese Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. By the 1930s, Miranda was a local star, singing ...more
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Luís Miguel Cintra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
The Strange Case of Angelica, A Ilha dos Amores, The Dancer Upstairs
Luís Miguel Valle Cintra is a Portuguese film actor. He has appeared in 60 films since 1970.
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João Costa Menezes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Gladiator, Sleepy Hollow, V for Vendetta
João Costa Menezes is a London-based Portuguese film actor, film producer and film director. After a degree in Law by the University of Coimbra and three years working as a lawyer in ...more
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Paula LaBaredas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Paul, Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fans Hope, Camel Spiders
Paula LaBaredas is an actress.
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Daniela Ruah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Red Tails, Tu & Eu, Canaviais
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah is a Portuguese-American actress best known for playing NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles.
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Lio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
The Last Mistress, Carnage, Love After Love
Lio is a Belgian singer and actress who was a pop icon in France and Belgium during the 1980s.
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Carloto Cotta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Tabu, To Die Like a Man, Mysteries of Lisbon
Carloto Cotta is a Portuguese actor, born in Paris on January 31, 1984. He grew up in Lisbon, and at the age of 15 he started his acting training at the Escola Profissional de Teatro de Cascais. ...more
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Manuel Mozos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
The Golden Helmet, A Woman's Revenge, The Face You Deserve
Manuel Mozos is a Portuguese film director, screenwriter and a film editor.
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Jordan-Claire Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
School of Rock, The 12 Dogs of Christmas, Forgotten Pills
Jordan-Claire Green is an American actress, a musician and singer. She is most well known for her role in the film School of Rock. Green was born in Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. She has ...more
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Vítor Norte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Cinco dias, cinco noites, On My Birthday
Vítor Norte is a Portuguese actor and voice actor. He was born in Borba in Portugal. He won the Portuguese Golden Globe award for best actor three times. In 2002, he appeared in, and won, ...more
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Manuel Cortez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
To Faro, Night of the Living Dorks, Fire
Manuel Cortez is an actor.