BEST EUROPEAN ACTORS

by urdangaraynoelia | created - 11 Oct 2011 | updated - 11 Oct 2011 | Public

1. Eduardo Noriega

Actor | Vantage Point

Eduardo Noriega Gómez was born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. The youngest of 7 siblings, he had shown a very big talent for artistic activities since he was a child. He began taking piano lessons and got into the Santander Music Conservatory, where he studied for five years. His music professors ...

2. Antonio Resines

Actor | Los Serrano

Antonio Resines was born on August 7, 1954 in Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain as Antonio Fernández Resines. He is an actor and producer, known for Los Serrano (2003), Cell 211 (2009) and Lucky Star (1997). He was previously married to Marisol de Mateo.

3. Gérard Depardieu

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along ...

4. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...

5. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ...

6. Daniel Auteuil

Actor | Caché

Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and The Closet (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously married to Emmanuelle ...

7. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...

8. Juanjo Puigcorbé

Actor | El amor perjudica seriamente la salud

Juanjo Puigcorbé was born on July 22, 1955 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan José Puigcorbé Benaigues. He is an actor and writer, known for Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996), My Soul Brother (1994) and Pepe Carvalho (1999).

9. Fele Martínez

Actor | Tesis

Fele Martínez was born on February 22, 1975 in Alicante, Spain as Rafael Martínez. He is an actor and director, known for Thesis (1996), Bad Education (2004) and Open Your Eyes (1997).

10. Imanol Arias

Actor | El Lute (camina o revienta)

Imanol Arias began his career with a traveling theatre group in Spain performing in Euskadi (Basque Country). After minor roles on stage, he travels to Cuba to shoot Cecilia (1982) directed by Humberto Solás. In 1987 he won the Concha de Plata of the San Sebastian Film Festival for the biography of ...

11. Vincent Cassel

Actor | Black Swan

Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine (1995), the young actor, ...

12. Fernando Tejero

Actor | Aquí no hay quien viva

Fernando Tejero was born on February 24, 1967 in Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain. He is an actor, known for Aquí no hay quien viva (2003), Chef's Special (2008) and Cinco metros cuadrados (2011).

13. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...

14. Eduard Fernández

Actor | El Niño

Eduard Fernández was born on August 25, 1964 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Eduardo Fernández Serrano. He is an actor, known for El Niño (2014), The Man with Thousand Faces (2016) and Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006).

15. José Luis Gil

Actor | Aquí no hay quien viva

José Luis Gil was born on December 9, 1957 in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain as José Luis Gil Sanz. He is known for his work on Aquí no hay quien viva (2003), Little Nicky (2000) and Caution to the Wind (1980).

16. Giancarlo Giannini

Actor | Quantum of Solace

Giancarlo Giannini is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects.

He was born August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. For ten years young ...

17. Sergi López

Actor | El laberinto del fauno

Sergi López is a Spanish actor, whose specialty is villains of all types but whose range also includes dramatizing romantic and comedic roles with equal mastery. He was born outside of Barcelona in the seaside town of Villanova i la Geltrú on December 22nd, 1965. As a youth he was inclined towards ...

18. Eduardo Gómez

Actor | Aquí no hay quien viva

Eduardo Gómez was born on July 27, 1951 in Madrid, Spain as Eduardo Gómez Manzano. He is known for his work on Aquí no hay quien viva (2003), 800 Bullets (2002) and Common Wealth (2000). He died on July 28, 2019 in Madrid.

19. Luis Tosar

Actor | Celda 211

Luis Tosar was born on October 13, 1971 in Lugo, Galicia, Spain as Luis López Tosar. He is an actor, known for Cell 211 (2009), Sleep Tight (2011) and Take My Eyes (2003). He has been married to María Luisa Mayol since August 10, 2015. They have two children.



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