Directors & Actorsby joylavonc | created - 27 Apr 2019 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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), ...
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...
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...
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 (...
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.
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,...