Actors Popular Film Actors from Turkey

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

These film actors, like Ibrahim Delideniz and Steve Plytas include images when available.

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

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

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Özcan Deniz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Araf, Ya Sonra?, He's in the Army Now

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Tchéky Karyo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Patriot, Bad Boys, GoldenEye Tchéky Karyo is a Turkish-born French actor and musician. Beginning his career as an actor on stage in classical and contemporary works, he began to work as a character actor in films in ...more

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Gökhan Tepe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Gökhan Tepe Ayaz Gökhan Tepe was born in Istanbul on February 8, 1978. He completed his primary education in Yeşilyurt Hamdullah Suphi Tanrıöver Primary School. Afterwards, with encouragement from his ...more

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Özgü Namal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Istanbul Tales, Magic Carpet Ride, Mutluluk Özgü-Amel Namal is a Turkish actress, singer, songwriter, director and screenwriter. She become the most famous by debuting as Güllü in Turkish TV series "Hanımın ...more

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Yadigar Ejder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, Yor, the Hunter from the Future Yadigar Ejder was an actor.

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Başak Daşman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Secret of the Sultan, Bana Şans Dile, Son İstasyon Başak Daşman is an actress.

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İlker Aksum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
İlker Aksum Our Grand Despair, Dragon Trap, The Little Apocalypse İlker Aksum is an actor.

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Okan Bayülgen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Cholera Street, The Exam, Istanbul Beneath My Wings Okan Bayülgen is a Turkish actor, variety and talk show host, comedian and photographer.

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Buğra Gülsoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
To Better Days, I Saw the Sun, Shadows and Faces Buğra Gülsoy is a Turkish actor, architect, director, graphic designer and photographer.

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Erol Evgin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Renkli dünya, Meryem ve ogullari, Hisseli Harikalar Kumpanyası Erol Evgin, is a Turkish pop singer, composer, and film actor.

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Çetin Tekindor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Messenger, Istanbul Tales, My Father and My Son Çetin Tekindor is a Turkish actor

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Emel Sayın is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Blue Bead, Aci hatiralar, Düsman Emel Sayın is a Turkish singer of Turkish classical music. She styles herself the "queen and ambassador of Turkish classical music".

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Emre Altuğ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Where's Firuze?, A World Upside Down, Sensiz olmuyor Niyazi Emre Altug is a Turkish pop singer and actor. He starred in popular television series, television films, movies and musicals. He is also one of the most popular male singers in Turkey.

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Sarp Levendoğlu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Sarp Levendoğlu He's in the Army Now, Yes Sir Sarp Levendoğlu is an actor and television director.

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Emrah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Ayrilamam, Acı Lokma, Aci Emrah İpek, also known as Emrah is a Turkish singer and actor. Born in Ergani, Diyarbakır Province, he professionally entered the music world with his album Ağam Ağam already during his middle ...more

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Fikret Kuşkan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Istanbul Tales, My Father and My Son, The Waterfall Mehmet Fikret Kuşkan is a Turkish actor. Kuşkan grew up in İstinye with his parents and four sisters. When he was 13, his father died and he moved to Tokat. After three years, he returned to ...more

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Nurgül Yeşilçay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Edge of Heaven, Borrowed Bride, Istanbul Tales Nurgül Yeşilçay, is a Turkish stage and film actress.

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Nejat İşler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Edge of Heaven, Winter Sleep, Black and White Nejat İşler is a Turkish actor.

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Mehmet Günsür is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Steam: The Turkish Bath, Love Loves Coincidences, Istanbul Tales Mehmet Günsür is a Turkish model, actor and producer. Recently he played as Tarık in the movie Unutursam Fısılda and as Sehzade Mustafa in Muhteşem Yüzil.

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Altan Erkekli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Love Loves Coincidences, The Exam, Istanbul Tales Altan Erkekli is a Turkish theatre and film actor.

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Güven Kıraç is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Head-On, The Exam, Istanbul Tales Güven Kıraç is a Turkish actor.

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Menderes Samancılar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Menderes Samancılar Time of Love, Watchtower, The Canal Menderes Samancılar is an actor.

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Farah Zeynep Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Dream of a Butterfly Farah Zeynep Abdullah is a Turkish actress.

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Berna Laçin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Bir Kadının Anatomisi, Koltuk Belası, Kizilirmak Karakoyun

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Erkan Can is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Edge of Heaven, Black and White, Toss-Up Erkan Can is an actor.

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Nesrin Cavadzade is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Nesrin Cavadzade To Better Days, My Marlon and Brando, The Pain Nesrin Cavadzade is an actress.

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Ozan Güven is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Istanbul Tales, G.O.R.A., A.R.O.G Ozan Güven is a Turkish film, TV series and theatre actor.

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Yılmaz Güney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Law of The Border, Hope, Endişe Yılmaz Güney was a kurdish film director, scenarist, novelist, and actor of Zaza People origin. Many of his works were devoted to the plight of ordinary, working class people in Turkey. ...more

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Fatih Akın is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Experiment, In July, Short Sharp Shock Fatih Akın is a German film director, screenwriter and producer of Turkish descent.

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Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
City for Conquest, Blues in the Night, James Dean: Sense Memories Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood ...more

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Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The King of Comedy, Mystery Train, The Clash: Westway to the World John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, ...more

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Seray Sever is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
He's in the Army Now, The Masked Gang: Cyprus, Bayrampaşa: Ben Fazla Kalmayacağım Seray Sever is an actor, presenter, singer and television producer.

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Haluk Bilginer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The International, W.E., The Reluctant Fundamentalist Haluk Bilginer is a Turkish actor. In addition to his acting career in Turkey, he has also worked in the United Kingdom and remains best known for his role as Mehmet Osman in the television soap ...more

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Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Rhino Season, Toss-Up Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan is a Turkish film, television and theatre actor and director.

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Tuncel Kurtiz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Edge of Heaven, Black and White, The Guardian Angel Tuncel Tayanç Kurtiz was a Turkish theatre, movie and TV series actor, playwright, and film director Since 1964, he acted in more than 70 movies, including many international

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Önder Açıkbaş is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Monsieur Ibrahim, My Only Sunshine, Magic Carpet Ride Önder Açıkbaş is an actor.

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Mehmet Ali Erbil is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Kahpe Bizans, Hemşo, Robbery Alla Turca Mehmet Ali Erbil is a Turkish comedian, actor and talk show host.

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Memduh Ün is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Garip, Indestructible Man, For Chastity Memduh Ün is a Turkish film producer, director, actor and screenwriter. His film The Broken Pots was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.

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İsmail Hacıoğlu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Exam, Istanbul Tales, The Governor İsmail Hacıoğlu is a Turkish actor and son of former Fenerbahçe player Mehmet Hacıoğlu.

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Cüneyt Arkın is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, Hakanlar Çarpışıyor, 3 Supermen Against Godfather Fahrettin Cüreklibatır, better known by his stage name Cüneyt Arkın, is a Turkish film actor, director, and producer. Having starred in somewhere around 248 movies and also TV series, ...more

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Didem Erol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Contract, Double Identity, The Pod Didem Erol, also known as Dana Flynn is an Australian-born Turkish American actress, model, and TV host. She was born in Sydney to Turkish parents and lives in Los Angeles, California. Amidst ...more

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Türkân Şoray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Girl with the Red Scarf, Berdel, Mine Türkan Şoray is a Turkish film actress.

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Engin Hepileri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Hunting Season, Shattered Soul, Breath Engin Hepileri is an actor and a theater director.

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Saadet Aksoy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Rebound, Twice Born, A Beautiful Life Saadet Aksoy is a Turkish-born actress who received critical acclaim with her portrayal of Aska, a red-haired punk trumpet player in Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto's film Twice Born, ...more

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Muhsin Ertuğrul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Ateşten Gömlek, The Jealous One, Samson Muhsin Ertuğrul, also known as Ertuğrul Muhsin Bey, was a Turkish actor and director. Muhsin Ertuğrul, who had important contributions to both Turkish theatre and Turkish cinema, was born in ...more

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Kartal Tibet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Ninth External Ward, Tarkan Versus the Vikings, Uyanik gazeteci Kartal Tibet is a Turkish actor and film director. Some of his famous films include Ölmeyen Aşk, Dağlar Kızı, Senede Bir Gün, Sultan, Zübük, Gol Kralı, Gol Krale and Şalvar ...more

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Müşfik Kenter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Time to Love, Lebewohl, Fremde Müşfik Kenter was a Turkishtheatre and voice actor. On 14 August 2012, local news outlets reported that Kenter had been admitted to the intensive care unit at F.N. Hospital and diagnosed ...more

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Cem Karaca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Kahpe Bizans, Kralların Öfkesi Muhtar Cem Karaca, also called Cem Baba, was a prominent Turkish rock musician and one of the most important figures in the Anatolian rock movement. He is a graduate of Robert College.

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Darío Moreno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
The Wages of Fear, Come Dance with Me!, The Female Darío Moreno was a Turkish polyglot singer, an accomplished composer, lyricist, and guitarist. He attained fame and made a remarkable career centered in France which also included films, ...more

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Steve Plytas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Turkey
Batman, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Steve Plytas was a Turkish-born actor of Greek descent who worked in British films and television. Film roles include: A Night to Remember, The Moon-Spinners, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, ...more