Top 100 Eastern European Actorsby minalex | created - 12 May 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
The most important actors from the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. 34 Polish, 17 Hungarian, 17 Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian, 11 Romanian, 9 Czech, 3 Bulgarian/Macedonian, 3 Georgian, 2 Slovak, one Belarusian, one Estonian, one Kosovar and one Ukrainian actor.
1. Paul Lukas
Actor | Watch on the Rhine
Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 ...
Director | Power Among Men
Alexander Hammid was born on December 17, 1907 in Linz, Austria-Hungary as Alexander Siegfried Georg Smahel. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Power Among Men (1959), Crisis (1939) and The Forgotten Village (1941). He was married to Hella Heyman and Maya Deren. He died on July 26, ...
3. Miklós Gábor
Actor | Mágnás Miska
Miklós Gábor was born on April 7, 1919 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. He was an actor and writer, known for Mickey Magnate (1949), Állami áruház (1953) and It Happened in Europe (1948). He was married to Éva Ruttkai and Éva Vass. He died on July 2, 1998 in Budapest, Hungary.
Actor | Zamach stanu
Tadeusz Janczar was born on April 25, 1926 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Tadeusz Musial. He was an actor, known for Zamach stanu (1980), Chlopi (1972) and A Generation (1955). He was married to Malgorzata Lorentowicz and Elzbieta Habich. He died on October 31, 1997 in Warsaw.
Actor | Pociag
Tadeusz Gwiazdowski was born on September 1, 1918 in Hamborn, Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Antoni Gwiazdowski. He was an actor, known for Night Train (1959), Man of Iron (1981) and Skok (1969). He died on December 12, 1983 in Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland.
Actor | Popiól i diament
Won international fame with the leading role of Maciek Chelmicki in Andrzej Wajda's Ashes and Diamonds (1958). He created a character which was imitated not only in Poland; often compared with James Dean.
Graduated from the Higher State School of Acting in Cracow; also studied journalism. From 1953 ...
17. Iurie Darie
Iurie Darie was born on March 14, 1929 in Vadul Rosu, Soroca county, Romania. He was an actor, known for B.D. în alerta - Profesorul de mimica (1970), B.D. în alerta - Vaduve cu termen redus (1971) and S-a furat o bomba (1962). He was married to Anca Pandrea. He died on November 9, 2012...
18. Leon Niemczyk
Actor | Nóz w wodzie
Leon Niemczyk was born on December 15, 1923 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Leon Stanislaw Niemczyk. He was an actor, known for Knife in the Water (1962), Inland Empire (2006) and Das unsichtbare Visier (1973). He was married to Diana, Dorit, Jadwiga, Krystyna and Tatiana Zuanar. He died on ...
20. Rade Markovic
Actor | Kradetzat na praskovi
Rade Markovic was born in Belgrade where he studied at the College of Engineering and Philosophical Faculty. For the first time he set his foot on the stage as a member of a cultural artistic company "Ivo Lola Ribar" and the Youth Theatre and since the season 1946 to 1949 he was acting in ...
22. Jozef Kroner
Actor | Obchod na korze
Slovak movie, theater and TV actor. He is also a passionate fisherman and author of books Actor on the Fishing Rod, Actor Not only on a Fishing Rod, With a Camera And a Fishing Rod and several others. He was born on March 20, 1924 in the village Staskov of central Slovakia. He never studied acting ...
Actor | Isten hozta örnagy úr
In Hungary lots of people said that he had been the king in the movies in the 20th century. Latinovics was born in his grandfather's restaurant at 12:30pm. His mother, Katalin Gundel, was the daughter of the well-known restaurant owner in Pest. His father, Oszkár Latinovics, was a landowner in ...
28. Roman Polanski
Actor | Chinatown
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.
His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...
A French-Polish director and actor
Actor | Seksmisja
Olgierd Lukaszewicz was born on September 7, 1946 in Chorzów, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor and writer, known for Sexmission (1984), A Cat with a Dog (2018) and The Hexer (2001). He has been married to Grazyna Marzec since March 13, 1968. They have one child.
36. György Cserhalmi
Actor | Zelary
His city is Budapest, he was born there, he graduated there, and worked a lot there. After he finished the College in 1971, he went to Debrecen to the Csokonai theatre. After it he played in the Petofi theatre, Veszprem. He has already worked in the National theatre; the Mafilm theatre group; ...
40. Tadeusz Lomnicki
Actor | Pan Wolodyjowski
Tadeusz Lomnicki began his education in the theatre arts in 1945 when he enrolled in the Theatre Studio at the Stary Teatr in Krakow. In 1946 he spent a season at the Teatr Slaski in Katowice. He returned to Krakow in 1947, appearing on stage at both the Teatr im. Juliusza Slowackiego and the Stary...
Actor | Salt
Daniel Olbrychski was born on February 27, 1945 in Lowicz, Lódzkie, Poland as Daniel Marcel Olbrychski. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Salt (2010), The Deluge (1974) and The Promised Land (1975). He has been married to Krystyna Demska since October 23, 2003. He was previously ...
43. Jerzy Stuhr
Actor | Historie milosne
Jerzy Stuhr was born on April 18, 1947 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland as Jerzy Oskar Stuhr. He is an actor and director, known for Love Stories (1997), Camera Buff (1979) and Tydzien z zycia mezczyzny (1999). He is married to Barbara Stuhr. They have two children.
44. Stefan Czyzewski
Actor | Akcja pod Arsenalem
Stefan Czyzewski was born on April 3, 1930 in Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Akcja pod Arsenalem (1978), Camera Buff (1979) and Miejsce dla jednego (1966). He died on February 10, 1981 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland.
Actor | Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell
Slobodan Aligrudic was born on October 15, 1934 in Bitolj, Macedonia, Yugoslavia. He is known for his work on Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), Written Off (1974) and The Written Off Return (1976). He died on August 13, 1985 in Gradac, Croatia, Yugoslavia.
46. Slavko Stimac
Actor | Underground
Slavko Stimac is a Serbian actor, who was born on October 15, 1960 in Konjsko Brdo, a village in municipality of Perusic, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He began acting when he was only 12 years old and starred in popular movies like "Sutjeska", "Cross of Iron" "Specijalno vaspitanje" and "Ko to tamo peva". ...
47. Andrzej Seweryn
Actor | Schindler's List
Andrzej Seweryn was born on April 25, 1946 in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Schindler's List (1993), Prymas. Trzy lata z tysiaca (2000) and The Last Family (2016). He has been married to Katarzyna Kubacka since August 30, 2015. He was previously ...
48. Herbert Lom
Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Herbert Lom was born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich Schluderpacheru on September 11, 1917. He made his film debut in the Czech film Woman Below the Cross (1937) and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon ...
53. Miroslaw Baka
Actor | Krótki film o zabijaniu
Miroslaw Baka was born on December 15, 1963 in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. He is known for his work on A Short Film About Killing (1988), Finding Nemo (2003) and Where Eskimos Live (2002). He has been married to Joanna Kreft since 1988. They have two children.
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz was born on September 13, 1934 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was an actor and director, known for Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000), Television Theater (1953) and Camouflage (1977). He was married to Miroslawa Dubrawska and Olga Sawicka. He died on July ...
Actor | La double vie de Véronique
Aleksander Bardini was born on November 17, 1913 in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor and director, known for The Double Life of Véronique (1991), Three Colors: White (1994) and Korczak (1990). He was married to Julia Aftanasow. He died on July 30, 1995 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, ...
Actor | Jakob, der Lügner
Vlastimil Brodský was born on December 15, 1920 in Hrusov, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Jacob the Liar (1974), Autumn Spring (2001) and A Night at Karlstein (1974). He was married to Jana Brejchová and Bozena Brodská. He died on April 20, 2002 in Slunecna, Czech Republic.
60. Rudolf Hrusínský
Actor | Spalovac mrtvol
Rudolf Hrusínský was born on October 17, 1920 in Nový Etynk-Vcelnice, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor and director, known for Cremator (1969), The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981) and Pancho se zení (1946). He died on April 13, 1994 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Actor | Avalon
Wladyslaw Kowalski was born on February 24, 1936 in Zurawce, Lubelskie, Poland. He was an actor and director, known for Avalon (2001), The Double Life of Véronique (1991) and Television Theater (1953). He was married to Monika Solubianka and Elzbieta Kepinska. He died on October 29, 2017 in ...
Actor | Trois couleurs: Blanc
Zbigniew Zamachowski was born on July 17, 1961 in Brzeziny, Lódzkie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Three Colors: White (1994), Three Colors: Blue (1993) and Three Colors: Red (1994). He has been married to Monika Richardson since May 3, 2014. He was previously married to Aleksandra Justa and ...
65. Rade Serbedzija
Actor | The Saint
Rade Serbedzija was born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Still a student, he started to play the leading roles in films and theater productions. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and ...
Actor | Underground
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic was born on April 5, 1950 in Nis, Serbia, Yugoslavia as Predrag Manojlovic. He is an actor and director, known for Underground (1995), The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008) and Black Cat, White Cat (1998). He is married to Tamara Vuckovic. They have one child.
68. Lazar Ristovski
Actor | Dnevnik masinovodje
Lazar Ristovski is one of the most prominent Serbian actors. He has played in over 80 movies and directed 2. Lazar Ristovski is the founder and CEO of the production house Zillion film. With Lazar Ristovski in charge, Zillion film has produced and co-produced 17 feature-length films in twenty-three...
Actor | Srpski film
Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic was born on March 28, 1965 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for A Serbian Film (2010), Black Cat, White Cat (1998) and Underground (1995). He has been married to Ana Todorovic since 2004. They have one child.
71. Aleksey Petrenko
Actor | 12
Aleksey Petrenko was born on March 26, 1938 in Chemer, Chernigov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Alexei Vassilyevich Petrenko. He was an actor, known for 12 (2007), How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1976) and King Lear (1970). He was married to Azima Abdumaminova, Galina ...
74. Bolek Polívka
Actor | Zapomenuté svetlo
Bolek Polívka was born Boleslav Polívka on July 31, 1949, in Vizovice, Moravia, Czechoslovakia. His father was an amateur actor. Young Bolek Polivka studied acting at the Drama Academy in Brno. He was fond of pantomime and soon began his performances at the theatre "Na Provazku" in Brno.
75. Goran Visnjic
Actor | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Goran Visnjic is a Croatian American actor and producer, born in Sibenik, Croatia. He is married to Eva Visnjic (formerly Ivana Vrdoljak) with whom has three children. From an early age Visnjic started appearing in various theater plays. At the age of 16, he had his screen debut in the film Braca ...
76. Branko Djuric
Actor | No Man's Land
He is married to Slovenian actress and singer Tanja Ribic. He has two Daughters, Zala and Ela. From a previous marriage he has a son Filip. He Lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also has a band Bombaj Stampa. He has Also received several awards including Best Actor - Valencia Film Festiva, Best Actor...
79. Ion Fiscuteanu
Actor | Moartea domnului Lãzãrescu
Ion Fiscuteanu was born on November 19, 1937 in Bistrita, Romania as Ioan Fiscutean. He was an actor, known for The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), Undeva în Est (1991) and Too Late (1996). He was married to Maria Serb. He died on December 8, 2007 in Bucharest, Romania.
80. Ivan Barnev
Actor | Leydi Zi
Ivan Barnev was born on July 15, 1973 in Dobrich, Bulgaria. Ivan Barnev graduated from the National Academy for Theatre" and Film Art, Sofia, Bulgaria in Acting in 1996 in the class of Professor Stefan Danailov , with assistants Iliya Dobrev and Ivaylo Hristov . He entered the team of the Youth ...
81. Nebojsa Glogovac
Actor | Juzni vetar
Nebojsa Glogovac was born on August 30, 1969 in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. He was an actor and producer, known for South Wind (2018), The Trap (2007) and The Woman with a Broken Nose (2010). He was married to Milica Scepanovic and Mina Glogovac. He died on February 9, 2018 in ...
Actor | 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
Alexandru Potocean studied Ion Cojar's acting method under Ion Cojar and Mircea Gheorghiu at the National University of Theatre and Film from Bucharest, where he won the Best Supporting Actor award for playing Kevin in Simon Stephens' "Port". He went on to an international film career with ...
Actor | Pororoca
Bogdan Dumitrache was born in Bucharest. While still in high school, he decided he wanted to pursue an acting career. He was admitted to the National University of Theatre and Cinema Art, which he graduated in 1999, in the class of Mircea Albulescu, one of the most notable Romanian actors. He made ...
95. Lembit Ulfsak
Actor | Mandariinid
Lembit Ulfsak was born on August 4, 1947 in Koeru, Estonian SSR, USSR as Lembit Yukhanovitch Ulfsak. He was an actor and director, known for Tangerines (2013), Legenda o Tile (1977) and Doktor Stockmann (1989). He was married to Epp. He died on March 22, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.