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Popular Film Actors from Turkey

Updated June 14, 2019 11.4k views743 items

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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  • 1

    Özcan Deniz

    Araf, Ya Sonra?
  • 2

    Tchéky Karyo

    The Patriot, Bad Boys
    Tchéky Karyo (French: [tʃeki kɑʁjo]; born 4 October 1953) is a Turkish-born French actor and...  more
  • 3

    Gökhan Tepe

    Ayaz
    Gökhan Tepe was born in Istanbul on February 8, 1978. He completed his primary education in...  more
  • 4

    Özgü Namal

    Istanbul Tales, Magic Carpet Ride
    Özgü Namal (born 28 December 1978) is a Turkish actress....  more
  • 5

    Yadigar Ejder

    Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, Yor
    Yadigar Ejder was an actor....  more
  • 6

    Başak Daşman

    Secret of the Sultan, Bana Şans Dile
    Başak Daşman is an actress....  more
  • 7

    İlker Aksum

    Our Grand Despair, Dragon Trap
    İlker Aksum is an actor....
  • 8

    Okan Bayülgen

    Cholera Street, The Exam
    Kaan Okan Bayülgen (born March 23, 1964) is a Turkish actor, variety and talk show host,...  more
  • 9

    Buğra Gülsoy

    To Better Days, I Saw the Sun
    Buğra Gülsoy is a Turkish actor, architect, director, graphic designer and photographer....  more
  • 10

    Erol Evgin

    Renkli dünya, Meryem ve ogullari
    Erol Evgin, is a Turkish pop singer, composer, and film actor....  more
  • 11

    Çetin Tekindor

    The Messenger, Istanbul Tales
    Çetin Tekindor (born 16 July 1945) is a Turkish actor....  more
  • 12

    Emel Sayın

    The Blue Bead, Aci hatiralar
    Emel Sayın is a Turkish singer of Turkish classical music. She styles herself the "queen and...  more
  • 13

    Emre Altuğ

    Where's Firuze?, A World Upside Down
    Niyazi Emre Altug is a Turkish pop singer and actor. He starred in popular television series,...  more
  • 14

    Sarp Levendoğlu

    He's in the Army Now, Yes Sir
    Sarp Levendoğlu is an actor and television director....
  • 15

    Emrah

    Ayrilamam, Acı Lokma
    Emrah İpek, also known as Emrah is a Turkish singer and actor. Born in Ergani, Diyarbakır...  more
  • 16

    Fikret Kuşkan

    Istanbul Tales, My Father and My Son
    Mehmet Fikret Kuşkan (born 22 April 1965) is a Turkish actor. Kuşkan grew up in İstinye with...  more
  • 17

    Nurgül Yeşilçay

    The Edge of Heaven, Borrowed Bride
    Nurgül Yeşilçay (born 26 March 1976) is a Turkish stage and film actress....  more
  • 18

    Nejat İşler

    The Edge of Heaven, Winter Sleep
    Nejat İşler (born 29 February 1972) is a Turkish actor....  more
  • 19

    Mehmet Günsür

    Steam: The Turkish Bath, Love Loves Coincidences
    Mehmet Günsür (Turkish pronunciation: [mehˈmet ɟynˈsyɾ]; born 8 May 1975) is a Turkish model,...  more
  • 20

    Altan Erkekli

    Love Loves Coincidences, The Exam
    Altan Erkekli (born 18 November 1955) is a Turkish theatre and film actor....  more
  • 21

    Güven Kıraç

    Head-On, The Exam
    Güven Kıraç (born 5 April 1960) is a Turkish actor. He won the IFFI Best Actor Award (Male) at...  more
  • 22

    Menderes Samancılar

    Time of Love, Watchtower
    Menderes Samancılar is an actor....
  • 23

    Farah Zeynep Abdullah

    The Dream of a Butterfly
    Farah Zeynep Abdullah is a Turkish actress....  more
  • 24

    Berna Laçin

    Bir Kadının Anatomisi, Koltuk Belası
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    Erkan Can

    The Edge of Heaven, Black and White
    Erkan Can (born November 1, 1958) is a Turkish film and theatre actor, who has won the Golden...  more