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French Actors

By: Ally the Manic Listmak​er

Here are some of the finest actors of yesterday and today whose faces define the cinema of France.

Note: This list is loosely ranked. I couldn’t put everyone at #1, but then again, if an actor is on the list at all, they are worthy of attention.

Note #2: This is probably my only list with such a great number of shirtless pictures!

Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Grégori Derangère

Daniel Auteuil

Gérard Depardieu

Jean Reno

François Cluzet

Dany Boon

Mathieu Almaric

Gad Elmaleh

Guillaume Canet

Stéphane Freiss

Jacques Dutronc

Patrick Bruel

Jacques Gamblin

Roschdy Zem

Benoît Magimel

Melvil Poupaud

Gilles Lellouche

Fabrice Luchini

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Kad Merad

Pierre Arditi

François Berléand

Philippe Noiret

Yvan Attal

Maurice Bénichou

Denis Podalydès

Lambert Wilson

Alain Delon

Michel Piccoli

Jean Gabin

Edouard Baer

Lino Ventura

Dominique Pinon

André Dussollier

Hippolyte Girardot

Jean Rochefort

Jean-Claude Brialy

Jérémie Renier (Belgian)

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Meine Gu


Thank goodness for this list:)

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Excellent list Ally

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Ally the Manic Listmaker


Michel - oh wow! There were some names I obviously omitted, but of course Jean-Claude Brialy belongs on the list. I'll add him right away. Cat - thanks!

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Lovely list, Ally! :)


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