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

You can rank all of these film actors, from Joe Vaz to Todd Gitlin.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South African actors?" and "Which movies stars are from South Africa?"

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

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Charlize Theron Prometheus, The Italian Job, Snow White and the Huntsman

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Sid James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Sid James The Lavender Hill Mob, The 39 Steps, Carry On Cleo

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Basil Rathbone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Basil Rathbone The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Great Mouse Detective, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

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Laurence Harvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Laurence Harvey The Manchurian Candidate, Cinema Paradiso, The Alamo

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Alice Krige is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Alice Krige Chariots of Fire, Star Trek: First Contact, Reign of Fire

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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Cyril Cusack Harold and Maude, My Left Foot, The Day of the Jackal

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Embeth Davidtz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Embeth Davidtz Schindler's List, The Amazing Spider-Man, Army of Darkness

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Glynis Johns is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Glynis Johns Mary Poppins, While You Were Sleeping, The Ref

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Cecil Kellaway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Cecil Kellaway Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Wuthering Heights, Harvey

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Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Dave Matthews Just Go With It, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Because of Winn-Dixie

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Ian Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Ian Hunter The Adventures of Robin Hood, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Strange Cargo

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Bijou Phillips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Bijou Phillips Almost Famous, Bully, Hostel: Part II

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Arnold Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Arnold Vosloo The Mummy, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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Ross Kettle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Ross Kettle Playing God, Diamond Hunters, Lethal Ninja

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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Peter Gabriel New York Stories, Secret World Live, Taken By Storm: The Art Of Storm Thorgerson And Hipgnosis

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Alf Kumalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Alf Kumalo The Bang Bang Club, Nor the Moon by Night

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Hakeem Kae-Kazim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Hakeem Kae-Kazim Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hotel Rwanda

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Justine Waddell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Justine Waddell Dracula 2000, The Fall, Mansfield Park

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J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa

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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Antony Sher Shakespeare in Love, The Wolfman, Mrs Brown

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Lee Brilleaux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa

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Marius Weyers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Marius Weyers Gandhi, Blood Diamond, The Gods Must Be Crazy

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Harry DeRoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Harry DeRoy The Haunted Pajamas, Lend Me Your Name, Paradise Garden

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Dorothy Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Dorothy Black The Night Has Eyes, The Admiral's Secret

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Nelson Mandela Malcolm X

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Musetta Vander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Musetta Vander O Brother^! Where Art Thou?, Wild Wild West, The Cell

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Tammin Sursok is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Tammin Sursok Aquamarine, Crossing Over, Flicka 2

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Zakes Mokae is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Zakes Mokae Waterworld, Outbreak, Cry Freedom

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Kandyse McClure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Kandyse McClure Carrie, Romeo Must Die, Mother's Day

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John Kani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
John Kani The Ghost and the Darkness, Coriolanus, Sarafina!

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Neville Phillips is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Neville Phillips A Fish Called Wanda, 101 Dalmatians, First Knight

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Nigel Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Nigel Green Jason and the Argonauts, Zulu, Mysterious Island

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Gideon Emery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Gideon Emery Takers, Train, Primeval

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Langley Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Langley Kirkwood Invictus, Dredd, Dracula 3000

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Janet Suzman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Janet Suzman The Draughtsman's Contract, Nijinsky, A Dry White Season

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Stratford Johns is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Stratford Johns The Ladykillers, Cromwell, The Lair of the White Worm

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Dempsey Pappion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Dempsey Pappion The Lorax, Fun with Dick and Jane, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

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Rapulana Seiphemo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Rapulana Seiphemo Tsotsi, Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema, White Wedding

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Sasha Pieterse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Sasha Pieterse X-Men: First Class, Inherent Vice, Good Luck Chuck

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Tony Kgoroge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Tony Kgoroge Hotel Rwanda, Invictus, Blood Diamond

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Mary Peach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Mary Peach Scrooge, Cutthroat Island, Room at the Top

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Louis Hayward is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Louis Hayward And Then There Were None, Anthony Adverse, The Christmas Kid

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Miriam Makeba is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Miriam Makeba Sarafina!, Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony, Have You Seen Drum Recently?

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Moira Lister is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Moira Lister The Yellow Rolls-Royce, The Double Man, Trouble in Store

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Ken Gampu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Ken Gampu The Gods Must Be Crazy, King Solomon's Mines, The Naked Prey

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Tanit Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Tanit Phoenix Lord of War, Safe House, Death Race 2

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Jenny Runacre is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Jenny Runacre The Witches, Husbands, The Passenger

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David Dennis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
David Dennis King Kong, 10^!000 BC, The World Unseen

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Roger Federer 2008 Wimbledon Official Film, Wimbledon 2007 Final: Federer vs. Nadal, Wimbledon 2007 Official Film

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Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from South Africa
Athol Fugard Gandhi, The Killing Fields, The Road to Mecca