Most underrated european actors in hollywood

by stewardryan868 | created - 20 Aug 2013 | updated - 20 Aug 2013 | Public

I dedicate this list to the great european actors who seem to sometimes be overlooked for the wonderful talents they are.

1. Joaquim de Almeida

Actor | Fast Five

Joaquim de Almeida was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Son of two pharmacists and the sixth of eight kids, Joaquim showed signs at an early age that his future lay not in the family business. At the age of eighteen, after attending the theater course at the Lisbon Conservatory for two years, he left ...

2. Marcello Mastroianni

Actor |

Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette (1939), then started working for the Italian ...

3. Guillaume Canet

Actor | Jeux d'enfants

Son of horse breeders, the young man spent his childhood in the countryside near Paris. In his youth, Guillaume wanted to be a horse-rider, and briefly followed a professional career in the sport. A bad fall broke his dreams, but is at the origin of his acting career, and success. After briefly ...

4. Romain Duris

Actor | De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté

Appealing actor Romain Duris is the exact example of those who arrived in the movie industry by chance, and to stardom without really desiring it. Discovered by a casting director while he was waiting in front of a high school in Paris, he was offered a role. Between popular successes such as Le p&...

5. Stéphane Rideau

Actor | Les roseaux sauvages

Stéphane Rideau was born on July 25, 1976 in France. He is known for his work on Wild Reeds (1994), Come Undone (2000) and Sitcom (1998).

6. Anna Lizaran

Actress | Forasters

Anna Lizaran was born on August 31, 1944 in Esparreguera, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Anna Lizarán i Merlos. She was an actress, known for Forasters (2008), What's It All About (1995) and The First Night of My Life (1998). She died on January 11, 2013 in Barcelona, Barcelona.

7. Klaus Maria Brandauer

Actor | Out of Africa

Gave his debut as an actor in 1962. Member of the 'Wiener Burgtheater' in Vienna since 1972. Played at the 'Salzburger Festspiele' since 1975. Directed plays since 1977. Debuted as a movie actor in 1972.

8. Bernard Hill

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Bernard Hill was born on December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and Titanic (1997). He is married to Marianne. They have one child.

9. Basil Radford

Actor | The Lady Vanishes

Though thoroughly British, actor Basil Radford actually began his film career in a couple of US films. Born in Chester, England, he made his stage debut in 1922 and continued to focus on the theatre until director Alfred Hitchcock memorably teamed Radford with actor Naunton Wayne in one of his ...

10. Mark T. Williams

Composer | Shark Tank

Mark T. Williams was born on July 29, 1976 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Mark Thomas Williams. He is known for his work on Shark Tank (2009), Masterchef (2010) and American Idol (2002).

11. Remo Vinzens

Actor | Senior Torres

Remo was born in East Switzerland on December 22, 1975. At the age of 20 he began studying acting in Cologne and Zurich. During four years of training Remo confronted himself with all different kinds of acting techniques. Every single one had its benefit and Remo tried to combine all of them at his...

12. Edmund Purdom

Actor | Erode il grande

Edmund Purdom was born on December 19, 1924 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom. He is known for his work on Herod the Great (1959), The Egyptian (1954) and Pieces (1982). He was married to Vivienne Purdom, Linda Christian, Alicia Darr and Tita Phillips. He...

13. Jacqueline Bisset

Actress | Bullitt

Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George ...

14. Fabio Testi

Actor | Letters to Juliet

Fabio Testi was born on August 2, 1941 in Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Veneto, Italy. He is known for his work on Letters to Juliet (2010), L'important c'est d'aimer (1975) and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970). He has been married to Antonella Liguori since January 3, 2015. He was previously...

15. Núria Espert

Actress | Actrius

Núria Espert was born on June 11, 1935 in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Núria Espert i Romero. She is known for her work on Actresses (1997), Lletres catalanes (1974) and Barcelona (A Map) (2007).

16. Mercè Bruquetas

Actress | Los violadores del amanecer

Mercè Bruquetas was born in 1921 in Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Mercè Bruquetas i Lloveras. She was an actress, known for Los violadores del amanecer (1978), Don Jaume, el conquistador (1994) and Pubertad, adolescencia, la edad difícil (1977). She died on November 23, ...

17. Sarah Miles

Actress | Ryan's Daughter

Sarah Miles is an English actress whose career flourished during the Swinging Sixties and in the early Seventies. The high point of her career came when her husband, screenwriter Robert Bolt, adapted "Madame Bovary" into a story set during the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Ireland. Directed by David Lean...

18. Jean Renoir

Writer | La grande illusion

Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he ...

19. José Sazatornil

Actor | Espérame en el cielo

José Sazatornil was born on August 13, 1925 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as José Sazatornil Buendía. He was an actor, known for Espérame en el cielo (1988), Todos a la cárcel (1993) and Tot un senyor (1989). He was married to Carmen. He died on July 23, 2015 in Madrid, ...

20. Imelda Staunton

Actress | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Imelda Staunton was born on January 9, 1956 in Archway, London, England as Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Pride (2014). She has been married to Jim Carter since October 1983. ...

21. Joan Capri

Actor | Dr. Caparrós, medicina general

Joan Capri was born on July 10, 1917 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Joan Camprubí Alemany. He was an actor, known for Dr. Caparrós, medicina general (1979), Concierto mágico (1953) and El abogado, el alcalde y el notario (1969). He died on February 4, 2000 in Barcelona.

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