Directors & Actors

by joylavonc | created - 27 Apr 2019 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Claire Denis

Director | High Life

Claire Denis was born on April 21, 1946 in Paris, France. She is a director and writer, known for High Life (2018), Beau travail (1999) and 35 Shots of Rum (2008).

2. Bertrand Bonello

Director | Nocturama

Bertrand Bonello was born on September 11, 1968 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He is a director and writer, known for Nocturama (2016), On War (2008) and Saint Laurent (2014).

5. Claude-Michel Rome

Writer | Les insoumis

Claude-Michel Rome is a writer and director, known for Crossfire (2008), Dans la tête du tueur (2004) and Le temps est assassin (2019).

6. Pedro Pascal

Actor | Game of Thrones

Pedro Pascal is a Chilean-born actor. He is best known for portraying the roles of Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones and Javier Peña in the Netflix series Narcos.

In 2016 he starred in the American-Chinese film The Great Wall alongside Matt Damon.

7. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

8. Lars von Trier

Writer | Dancer in the Dark

Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly ...

9. Gaspar Noé

Director | Climax

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Climax (2018), Irreversible (2002) and Enter the Void (2009).

10. Hilary Swank

Actress | Million Dollar Baby

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and ...

11. Jonathan Pryce

Actor | The Two Popes

From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as one of the greatest on both stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly ...

12. Joong-Hoon Park

Actor | Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda

Joong-Hoon Park was born on March 21, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor and director, known for Nowhere to Hide (1999), My Love, My Bride (1990) and Radio Star (2006).

13. Young-hoon Park

Director | Daenseo-ui sunjeong

Young-hoon Park was born in 1964 in South Korea. He is a director and actor, known for Innocent Steps (2005), Addicted (2002) and Cheburashka (2010).

17. Hong-jin Na

Writer | Chugyeokja

Na Hong-jin born in 1974 is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His debut film The Chaser (2008) won Best Director at the 45th Grand Bell Awards in 2008. The film also won the award for Best Film. His follow up film, The Yellow Sea, was released in South Korea on December 15, 2010. It is...

18. Jee-woon Kim

Director | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Jee-woon Kim was born on May 27, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and I Saw the Devil (2010).

19. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019).

20. Anna Cetti

Actress | Silencio

Anna Cetti is an actress and director, known for Silencio (2018), Island of the Dolls (2018) and American Curious (2018).

21. Olivier Marchal

Actor | 36 Quai des Orfèvres

Olivier Marchal started taking acting lessons when he still was a police officer. He began his career in television, appearing in supporting parts or writing scripts for detective TV series. In 1989 when Yves Rénier resurrected his TV series Commissaire Moulin (1976) he became his partner as ...

22. Jin-ho Hur

Director | Palwolui Keuriseumaseu

Born in 1963 in Jeonju, South Korea, Jin-ho Hur graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts. His first steps as a film director did not go unnoticed as his first short, 'For Kochal", was selected for The Vancouver International Film Festival. He later co-wrote the script of "A Single Spark" and ...

23. Kyoung-mi Lee

Director | Bi-mil-eun eobs-da

Kyoung-mi Lee is a director and writer, known for The Truth Beneath (2016), Crush and Blush (2008) and Lady Vengeance (2005).

24. Rudolf van den Berg

Director | Tirza

Rudolf van den Berg was born in 1949 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He is a director and writer, known for Tirza (2010), For My Baby (1997) and Süskind (2012).

25. Emmanuelle Seigner

Actress | Bitter Moon

Emmanuelle Seigner is the daughter of a well known photographer and her mother is a journalist. She was born in Paris, France on June 22, 1966. Her grandfather was Louis Seigner, chairman of the Comédie Française and who also appeared in several movies. Emmanuelle was raised at a convent school . ...

26. Roman Polanski

Director | 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 ...

27. Jean-Hugues Anglade

Actor | 37°2 le matin

Sensual, ambiguous, ultra sensitive French performer Jean-Hugues Anglade always had a reputation of intense and passionate actor. Any role, any language, Anglade seems to be able to do anything. From appearing integrally naked alongside Beatrice Dalle in "37.2 degrees in the morning", to playing an...

28. Jean Dujardin

Actor | The Artist

In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille (1999). This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end ...

29. Tchéky Karyo

Actor | Nikita

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Tcheky Karyo grew up in Paris. He studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre and became a member of the Daniel Sorano Company, where he played numerous classical roles. He next joined the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where he starred in contemporary theatre as well as in such ...

30. Raphaëlle Agogué

Actress | La banda Picasso

Raphaelle Agogue was born in Nimes, France. She studied in Municipal Conservatory of Nimes two years. She had some roles in crime shows in French TV such as R.I.S. Police Scientifique, Paris enquêtes Criminelles, Adresse Inconnue. Her first significant role on the big screen was Sura in The Round ...

31. Hélène Fillières

Actress | Collection Fred Vargas

Hélène Fillières was born on May 1, 1972 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Collection Fred Vargas (2007), Raising Colors (2018) and Lady Chatterley (2006). She has been married to Matthieu Tarot since July 26, 2014.

32. Gilles Lellouche

Actor | Ne le dis à personne

Gilles Lellouche was born on July 5, 1972 in Savigny-sur-Orge, Essonne, France. He is an actor and director, known for Tell No One (2006), Sink or Swim (2018) and Love Me If You Dare (2003).

34. Claude Chabrol

Director | Le beau Serge

Claude Chabrol was born on June 24, 1930 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Le Beau Serge (1958), La Cérémonie (1995) and Story of Women (1988). He was married to Aurore Chabrol, Stéphane Audran and Agnès Goute. He died on September 12, 2010 in Paris.

35. Philippe Lefebvre

Actor | Ne le dis à personne

Philippe Lefebvre was born on December 17, 1968 in France. He is an actor and director, known for Tell No One (2006), Les Chamois (2017) and Whatever You Say (2002).

36. Éric Duret

Director | L'homme au masque d'or

Éric Duret was born on July 1, 1960 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He is a director and actor, known for L'homme au masque d'or (1991), Cassandre (2015) and Meurtres à... (2013).

37. Bernard Yerlès

Actor | Les duettistes

Bernard Yerlès was born on January 17, 1961 in Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium. He is an actor and producer, known for Les duettistes (1999), The Coroner (2018) and Pardon Cupidon (1994).

39. Caroline Proust

Actress | Engrenages

Caroline Proust was born on November 18, 1967 in Cherbourg, Manche, France. She is an actress and producer, known for Spiral (2005), Colette, une femme libre (2004) and Le premier coup (2016). She was previously married to Clovis Cornillac.

40. Thierry Godard

Actor | Un village français

Thierry Godard was born in 1967 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor, known for Un village français (2009), The Take (2016) and Spiral (2005).

41. Seung-ho Yoo

Actor | Jibeuro

Yoo was born in Incheon and raised there by his family and the younger of two siblings. He made his entertainment debut in a cellphone commercial in 1999 after his mother sent in a photo of her son to an ad agency.

In 2000, Yoo began his career as a child actor, first appearing in television dramas....

42. Peter Andersson

Actor | Män som hatar kvinnor

Peter Andersson was born on February 12, 1953 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Ulf Harry Peter Andersson. He is an actor, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009).

43. Lars Mikkelsen

Actor | Headhunter

Lars was born in Gladsaxe near Copenhagen, Denmark as the first child of Bente Christiansen, an occupational health nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a bank clerk. Lars grew up in Copenhagen, where about one and a half years after him brother Mads was born, who's also an actor now. At first the family ...

44. Jannik Johansen

Director | Rembrandt

Jannik Johansen is a director and assistant director, known for Stealing Rembrandt (2003), Murk (2005) and White Night (2007).

45. Jens Dahl

Writer | 2 piger 1 kage

Jens Dahl was born on January 9, 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is known for his work on 2 Girls 1 Cake (2013), 3 Things (2017) and Pusher (1996).

46. Sverrir Gudnason

Actor | Borg McEnroe

Sverrir Gudnason was born on September 12, 1978 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden as Sverrir Páll Guðnason. He is an actor, known for Borg vs. McEnroe (2017), Blowfly Park (2014) and Gentlemen (2014).

47. Michael Eklund

Actor | The Call

Michael Eklund was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada as Michael Scott Eklund. He is an actor and producer, known for The Call (2013), Errors of the Human Body (2012) and Eadweard (2015). He was previously married to Megan Bennett.

48. Eskil Vogt

Writer | Thelma

Eskil Vogt was born in 1974 in Oslo, Norway. He is a writer and director, known for Thelma (2017), Blind (2014) and Louder Than Bombs (2015).

49. Henrik Rafaelsen

Actor | Thelma

Henrik Rafaelsen was born in 1973 in Kristiansand, Norway. He is an actor, known for Thelma (2017), Happy, Happy (2010) and The Almost Man (2012).

50. Erik Skjoldbjærg

Writer | Okkupert

Erik Skjoldbjærg was born on December 14, 1964 in Tromsø, Norway. He is a writer and director, known for Okkupert (2015), Insomnia (1997) and Nokas (2010).

51. Sven Nordin

Actor | Børning

This Norwegian actor is an employee of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo's New Theatre) since 1981. On stage he has starred in everything from Shakespeare to modern drama like Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie, and musicals like Guys and Dolls.

Got his big breakthrough as a Norwegian resistance fighter in...

52. August Wittgenstein

Actor | The Crown

August Wittgenstein was born on January 22, 1981 in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as August Fredrik zu Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg. He is an actor, known for The Crown (2016), Das Boot (2018) and Ku'damm 56 (2016).

53. Hans Petter Moland

Director | Kraftidioten

Hans Petter Moland was born on October 17, 1955 in Oslo, Norway. He is a director and writer, known for In Order of Disappearance (2014), Aberdeen (2000) and Out Stealing Horses (2019). He is married to Maria Sødahl. They have three children. He was previously married to Elizabeth Pacini.

54. Niklas Engdahl

Actor | Rebecka Martinsson

Niklas Engdahl was born on September 9, 1974. He is an actor, known for Rebecka Martinsson (2017), Snapphanar (2006) and Fallet (2017).

55. Pelle Heikkilä

Actor | Invisible Heroes

Pelle Heikkilä was born on May 31, 1978 in Helsinki, Finland. He is an actor, known for Invisible Heroes (2019), Jägarna (2018) and Aallonmurtaja (2017).

56. David Dencik

Actor | McMafia

David Dencik was born on October 31, 1974 in Sweden as Karl David Sebastian Dencik. He is an actor, known for McMafia (2018), Top of the Lake (2013) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

57. Ulrich Thomsen

Actor | Festen

Ulrich Thomsen graduated from The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which playing on several theaters in Copenhagen, i.e. Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater. His debut on film was in Ole Bornedal's Nattevagten (1994). Since then a number of ...

58. 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 ...

59. Jonas Åkerlund

Director | Lords of Chaos

Jonas Åkerlund was born on November 10, 1965 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Lords of Chaos (2018), Polar (2019) and Spun (2002). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck.

60. Birger Larsen

Director | Lad isbjørnene danse

Birger Larsen was born on December 22, 1961 in Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Dance of the Polar Bears (1990), SuperBrother (2009) and Den 5:e kvinnan (2002). He died on October 26, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

61. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Persona

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...

63. Eli Roth

Producer | Cabin Fever

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

64. Seo-kyeong Jeong

Writer | Ah-ga-ssi

Mainly known for her frequent collaborations with an acclaimed Korean director - Chan-wook Park, Seo-kyeong Jeong has served as the writer for Park's latest features: Lady Vengeance (2005), I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), Thirst (2009) and The Handmaiden (2016); For: I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK...

65. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and producer, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009) and Oldboy (2003). He is married to Eun-hee Kim. They have one child.

67. Seung-wan Ryoo

Director | Beterang

Ryoo Seung-wan entered the global spotlight with his 2005 film CRYING FIST, starring Choi Min-sik (OLD BOY) and his younger brother Ryoo Seung-bum. The film displayed the director's capability to break traditional genre boundaries, and won him the FIPRESCI Prize at the 58th Cannes Film Festival and...

68. Paul Abbott

Actor | Cocktail

Paul Abbott is an actor, known for Cocktail (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Renaissance Man (1994).

69. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

71. Veena Sudarshan

Actress | Innocent Killer

Veena Sudarshan is an actress, known for Innocent Killer (2017), RIFK (2019) and Just Food (2019).

72. Veena Sud

Producer | The Killing

Veena Sud was born on June 25, 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is a producer and writer, known for The Killing (2011), The Salton Sea (2016) and Seven Seconds (2018).

73. Cath Staincliffe

Writer | Blue Murder

Cath Staincliffe is a writer, known for Blue Murder (2003), Crime Connections (2012) and Blue Murder: Behind the Scenes (2007).

74. Miikko Oikkonen

Writer | Sorjonen

Miikko Oikkonen is a writer and director, known for Bordertown (2016), Nymphs (2013) and Ihon alla (2015).

75. Jez Butterworth

Writer | Edge of Tomorrow

His feature film directorial debut Mojo (1997) starred Ian Hart, Ewen Bremner, Aidan Gillen and Harold Pinter and was officially selected for the 1998 Venice Film Festival. The film was based on his multi award winning stage play of the same name which opened at the Royal Court Theatre in 1995 and ...

77. David Morrissey

Actor | The Walking Dead

David Morrissey started acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. He made an auspicious debut in One Summer (1983), a series about two Liverpool runaways. Following a degree at RADA, he worked with the theatre company Cheek By Jowl. He has also worked at theatre...

79. Camilla Ahlgren

Script_department | Män som hatar kvinnor

Camilla Ahlgren is known for her work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009) and The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009).

80. Nikolaj Scherfig

Writer | Ørnens øje

Nikolaj Scherfig was born on October 26, 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is known for his work on Eye of the Eagle (1997), Pusher (1996) and Adam's Apples (2005).

81. Hans Rosenfeldt

Writer | Marcella

Hans Rosenfeldt was born in Borås, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Hans Petersson. He is a writer, known for Bron/Broen (2011) (2011), Marcella (2016) (2016) and Den fördömde (2010) (2010). In addition to being one of Sweden's leading screenwriters, Rosenfeldt has also found success as an...

82. Björn Stein

Writer | Midnight Sun

Björn Stein was born on November 17, 1970 in Annedal, Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Björn Leonard Stein. He is a writer and director, known for Midnight Sun (2016), Storm (2005) and 6 Souls (2010).

83. Morten Dragsted

Writer | Den som dræber - Fortidens skygge

Graduated 1995 from Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen. Taught Screenwriting at Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Then became gagwriter for Danish comedy-duo Timm Vladimir and Gordon Kennedy. His trademark sense of humor carried into flawed feature debut Rule No. 1 (...

84. Henrik Georgsson

Director | Bron/Broen

Henrik Georgsson is a director and assistant director, known for Bron/Broen (2011), Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire (2018) and Sandor slash Ida (2005).

85. Erik Ahrnbom

Writer | Vadelmavenepakolainen

Erik Ahrnbom is known for his work on Raspberry Boat Refugee (2014), Arne Dahl: Mörkertal (2015) and Bron/Broen (2011).

86. Rumle Hammerich

Director | Unge Andersen

Rumle Hammerich was born on November 16, 1954 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Jens Peter Hammerich. He is a director and writer, known for Young Andersen (2005), Headhunter (2009) and Kan du vissla Johanna? (1994).

87. Olaf de Fleur Johannesson

Producer | The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

Olaf de Fleur studied physics in Reykjavik, graduating in 1995. Since then he has participated in numerous film projects, including both feature and documentary films. After working for two years for a production company, focusing primarily on TV documentaries, he founded the independent production...

89. Pascal Chaumeil

Director | L'arnacoeur

Pascal Chaumeil was born on February 9, 1961 in Paris, France. He was a director and assistant director, known for Heartbreaker (2010), The Fifth Element (1997) and Léon: The Professional (1994). He was married to Camille Lipmann. He died on August 27, 2015 in Paris.

92. Jérôme Debusschère

Location_management | Baise-moi

93. Anders Engström

Director | Taboo

Director Anders Engström (1963-) is most known for directing Taboo, Thicker than water, Jordskott and the theatrical feature films Vares. He also directed Mankell's Wallander, Morden, Irene Huss and Småstadsberättelser. Engström studied film making at the London International film school. He won ...

94. Bryan Fuller

Writer | Pushing Daisies

Self professed Star Trek geek who watched and loved the Trek series "Deep Space Nine" and set out to write for them. At the time, Star Trek had an open script submission policy and Fuller contributed a spec, leading to a pitching opportunity. When he had sold a couple of stories to Deep Space Nine,...

95. David Slade

Director | Hard Candy

David Slade was born on September 26, 1969 in the UK. He is a producer and director, known for Hard Candy (2005), 30 Days of Night (2007) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010).

96. Fabrice du Welz

Director | Alléluia

Fabrice du Welz was born on October 21, 1972 in Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Alleluia (2014), Adoration (2019) and Vinyan (2008).

97. Niels Arden Oplev

Director | Män som hatar kvinnor

Niels Arden Oplev was born on March 26, 1961 in Denmark. He is a director and producer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), We Shall Overcome (2006) and Daniel (2019).

98. Jesper W. Nielsen

Director | I et speil i en gåte

Jesper W. Nielsen was born on August 15, 1962 in Denmark. He is a director and editor, known for Through a Glass, Darkly (2008), Okay (2002) and The Day Will Come (2016).

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