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Around the world in 80 actors...

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Average listal rating (833 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
1. Ryan Gosling
Ontario, Canada

Best known in America for:
Noah Calhoun
The Notebook

Other films
Half-Nelson
The Believer
The United States of Leland

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Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Styria, Austria

Best known in America for:
Arguable, but I'm going to risk it and say...
Terminator

Other films
Predator
Commando
True Lies

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Average listal rating (99 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
3. Raul Julia
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Best known in America for:
Gomez Addams
The Addams Family

Other roles:
Street Fighter
Moon Over Parador
Havana



Special thanks to Elfflame.

Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
4. Craig Horner
Queensland, Australia

Best known in America for:
Richard Cypher
Legend of the Seeker

Other roles;
H2O: Just Add Water
Swimming Upstream
Blue Water High

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Average listal rating (653 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
5. James McAvoy
Port Glasgow, Scotland

Best known in America for:
Robbie Turner
Atonement

Other films:
The Last King of Scotland
Wanted
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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Average listal rating (251 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
6. John Cho
Seoul, South Korea

Best known in America for:
Harold
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle

Other roles:
Star Trek
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
FlashForward


Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
7. Arnold Vosloo
Pretoria, South Africa

Best known in America for:
Imhotep
The Mummy

Other films:
Blood Diamond
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
24

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Average listal rating (394 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
8. Vincent Cassel
Paris, France

Best known in America for:
Francois Toulour
Oceans 12 and 13

Other roles:
If it was filmed in France, he's probably in it.
Irreversible
L'Appartment


Average listal rating (765 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
9. Colin Farrell
Dublin, Ireland

Best known in America for:
Bullseye
Daredevil

Other films:
Tigerland
Alexander
In Bruges

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Average listal rating (228 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
10. Rodrigo Santoro
Brazil

Best known in America for:
Xerxes
300

Other roles:
Love Actually
Lost
Post Grad

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Average listal rating (1741 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
11. Christian Bale
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Best known in America for:
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight

Other Films:
Equilibrium
The Machinist
Terminator: Salvation
American Psycho

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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
12. Vladimir Kulich
Czechoslovakia

Best know in America for
Buliwyf
The 13th Warrior

Other roles:
Angel
Smokin' Aces


Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
13. Gael García Bernal
Jalisco, Mexico

Best known in America for:

Che Guevara
Motorcycle Diaries

Other Roles:
Blindness
Amores Perros
Babel

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Average listal rating (1847 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
14. Orlando Bloom
Kent, England

Best known in America for:
Will Turner
Pirates of the Caribbean 1,2 and 3...

Other films
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Kingdom of Heaven
Elizabethtown

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Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
15. Roberto Benigni
Tuscany, Italy

Best known in America for:
Guido Orefice
Life is Beautiful

Other Accomplishments
Wrote, acted and directed in Life is Beautiful

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Average listal rating (311 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
16. Gaspard Ulliel
Hauts-de-Seine, France

Best known in America for:
Hannibal Lector
Hannibal Rising

Other films
A Very Long Engagement
Paris, I Love You
The Vintner's Luck

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Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
17. Alexander Siddig
Sudan

Best known in America for:
Dr. Bashir
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Other roles:
Clash of the Titans
The Nativity Story
Hannibal


Average listal rating (326 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
18. Andy Garcia
Habana, Cuba:

Best known in America for:
Agent George Stone
The Untouchables

Other films
The Godfather 3
Oceans 11, 12, 13
When a Man Loves a Woman

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Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
19. Goran Visnjic
Sibenik, Croatia

Best known in America for:
Dr. Luca Kovac
ER

Other roles:
Spartacus
Electra
Practical Magic

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Average listal rating (135 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
20. Til Schweiger
Germany

Best known in America for:
Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz
Inglourious Basterds

Other roles:
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
being the Tom Cruise of Germany



Average listal rating (633 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
21. Jackie Chan
Hong Kong

Best known in America for:
All things kung fu, but more so for
Lee
Rush Hour 1, 2, and 3

Other Roles:
Operation Condor
Legend of Drunken Master
Shanghai Noon


Average listal rating (213 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
22. Mads Mikkelsen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Best known in America for:
Le Chiffre
Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace

Other Roles"
Clash of the Titans
King Arthur


Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
23. Nick Tarabay
Beirut, Lebanon

Best known in America for:
Asher
Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Other Roles
Crash (TV series)
Moonlight
NCIS


Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9.3  IMDB Rating
24. Gísli Örn Garðarsson
Iceland



He's not as famous as some on this list, but he will be moving up in the ranks this year...

Best known in America for:
The Vizier
Prince of Persia:Sands of Time


Average listal rating (257 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
25. Max von Sydow
Skane Ian, Sweden

Best known in America for:
Father Merrin
The Exorcist

Other Roles:
What Dreams May Come
Minority Report
The Tudors


Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
26. Jimmy Jean-Louis
Haiti

Best known in America for
The Haitian
Heroes

Other roles:
Monster in law
Derailed
Tears of the Sun


Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
27. Lou Diamond Phillips
Philippines

Best known in America for:
Jose Chavez y Chavez
Young Guns 1 and 2

Other Films
La Bamba
Stand and Deliver
Medal of Honor

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Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
28. Oscar Isaac
Guatemala

Best known in America for:
Joseph
The Nativity Story

Other roles
The Life Before her Eyes
It's All About the Benjamins
Robin Hood (future role)



Though we may be seeing him soon as Prince John in the new Robin Hood!
sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
29. Edi Gathegi
Nairobi, Kenya

Best known in America for:
Laurent
Twilight, New Moon

Other roles:
House
My Bloody Valentine
Gone Baby Gone


Average listal rating (22 ratings) 9.2  IMDB Rating
30. Cristoph Waltz
Vienna, Austria


Best known in America for:
(Oscar winning role) Col. Hans Landa
Inglourious Basterds

Other roles:
About a thousand German films
The Green Hornet (future role)


Average listal rating (148 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
31. Sebastian Stan
Constanta, Romania

Best known in America for:
Carter Baizen
Gossip Girl

Other Roles:
The Covenant
Hot Tub Time Machine
Rachel Getting Married


Average listal rating (515 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
32. Javier Bardem
Canary Islands, Spain

Best known in America for:
Anton Chigurh
No Country for Old Men

Other Roles:
Vicki Cristina Barcelona
The Sea Inside
Los Lunes al Sol


Average listal rating (379 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
33. Guy Pearce
Cambridgeshire, England

Best known in America for:
Alexander Hartegan
The Time Machine

Other Roles:
The Count of Monte Cristo
Memento
L.A. Confidential

sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
34. José Zúñiga
Honduras

Best known in America for:
Mr. Molina
Twilight

Other roles:
Ransom
Next
Every popular TV show around


Average listal rating (704 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
35. Gerard Butler
Paisley, Scotland

Best known in America for:
King Leonidas
300

Other Roles:
P.S. I Love You
Reign of Fire
Timeline

sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (1303 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
36. Liam Neeson
Antrim, Northern Ireland

Best known in America for:
(Sadly)
Qui Gon Jin
Star Wars Episodes 1,2,and 3

Other Roles:
Schindler's List
Love Actually
Kingdom of Heaven

sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
37. Amitabh Bachchan
Uttar Pradesh, India

Not very known in America. I admit to utter ignorance and unfortunate apathy toward the Bollywood scene, but this man is supposed to be battling with another on this list for the number one spot in the Bollywood kingdom. Go figure.

sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
38. Oded Fehr
Tel Aviv, Israel

Best known in America for:
Ardeth Bay
The Mummy 1,2

Other Roles:
Resident Evil:Apocalypse
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Texas Rangers



Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
39. Naveen Andrews
London, England

Best known in America for:
Sayid
Lost

Other Roles:
The English Patient
Grindhouse
The Brave One



Special thanks to Elfflame
sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (286 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
40. Ken Watanabe
Uonuma, Japan

Best known in America for:
Katsumoto
The Last Samurai

Other Roles:
Letters from Iwojima
Memoirs of a Geisha
Batman Begins


Average listal rating (1481 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
41. Heath Ledger
Perth, Australia

Best known in America for:
Joker
The Dark Knight

Other Roles:
Four Feathers
The Patriot
A Knight's Tale

sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (379 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
42. Stellan Skarsgård
Vastra Gotalands Ian, Sweden

Best known in America for:
Bootstrap Bill
Pirates of the Caribbean 2,3

Other Roles:
Good Will Hunting
Goya's Ghosts
Angels and Demons


Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
43. Giancarlo Giannini
La Spezia, Italy

Best known in America for:
René Mathis
Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace

Other roles:
Hannibal
Man on Fire
A generation of Italian films


Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
44. Merveille Lukeba
Republic of the Congo

Best known in America for:
Thomas
Skins

Other Roles:
The Man in the Road
Ten Minute Tales


Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
45. Art Malik
Pakistan

Best known in America for:
(sadly...as a terrorist)
Salim Abu Aziz
True Lies

Other roles:
The Wolfman
Year of the Comet
City of Joy


Average listal rating (138 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
46. Daniel Dae Kim
Pusan, South Korea

Best known in America for:
Jin Kwon
Lost

Other roles:
Crash
Spider-man 2
Angel


Average listal rating (715 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
47. Ryan Reynolds
British Columbia, Canada

Best known in America for:
Van Wilder
Van Wilder

Other Roles:
Amityville Horror
X-men Origens: Wolverine
Definitely, Maybe

sleepless101's rating:

Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
48. Santiago Cabrera
Caracas, Venezuela

Best known in America for:
Isaac Mendez
Heroes

Other roles:
Goal 2: Living the Dream
Love and Other Disasters
Merlin


Average listal rating (168 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
49. Anton Yelchin
St. Petersburg, Russia (formally Leningrad, USSR)

Best known in America for:
Pavel Chekov
Star Trek

Other Roles:
Terminator: Salvation
Charlie Bartlett
Alpha Dog


Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
50. Tchéky Karyo
Istanbul, Turkey

Best known in America for:
Fouchet
Bad Boys

Other roles
The Patriot
Babel
GoldenEye




 

The many acting men from around the world that have come to our attention in the socio-cultural bubble that we like to call America! In no particular order...

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 13 21:08
Another good one to look into is Raul Julia.

And more I'm less sure on, but are worth looking into: Viggo Mortensen, Geoffrey Rush, Johnathan Price and Stellan Skarsgard.

I'd also love to see at least a few on here that are actually from the states...maybe another Canadian or two... :)
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 13 21:09
Oh! And Naveen Andrews. He's lovely.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 13 21:21
Or at least an accomplished Canadian!

Kent and London are next to each other. There is more to England than just the South!!!
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 13 21:27
Thank you, Efflame. I'll definitely look into all of them.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 13 21:29
KCenturion, Originally, I was trying to post only one from each country but there were just too many good ones from all over England to limit it. I'm just putting up actors that I know of now, not based on any regional geography and not meant to be biased at all.
Any northern, eastern, or western suggestions?
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 12:53
Santoro is from Rio de Janeiro, and another Brazilian with some recognition in the US is Alice Braga, from São Paulo, she is in I am a Legend, Blindness, Redbelt (w/ Santoro), Crossing Over (w/ Harrison Ford) and the upcoming Predators.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 13:20
COOL
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 15:23
Rodrigo Santoro, is from Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro. He did the persian king Xerxes, in 300.

Nice list! I would like to suggest you to reorganize the order of this list.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 20:00
Thank for the comments and suggestions everyone! I'm working to make this look a lot prettier!

Diabolical, I will definitely use Alice Brage in the actress version...if I ever finish the actor one!

Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 20:01
Shiran, I was actually going to organize it as a trip around the world but things got complicated. Now there is no order whatsoever! What do you suggest?
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 20:14
no one can be TERMINATOR except Arnold Schwarzenegger
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Apr 15 4:17
Oh yeah, those are only men! Didn't noticed at first!
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 22 23:02
You forgot about Bret and Jermaine from New Zealand.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Aug 11 22:58
I fell in love with Anton Yelchin in Star Trek! :D
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Aug 16 0:28
Santiago Cabrera is Chilean, he was born in Honduras, but he is a Chilean.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Aug 16 6:05
I know...and sorry. Many others on this list are considered another nationality, but I went for their birth places. I'm pretty sure that Jackson Rathborne isn't too Indonesian either!
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Apr 10 13:40
Great list! :)
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 18 15:07
No good. One country - one person, not one country and 8956789765789087 men because of the different cities.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 9 22:47
heck.........this is really absurd. where is Anthony Hopkins,August Diehl...I am really sorry to say that U don't have any........idea about the international films and actors....do some research man....
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 3:47
Wow...because I don't have two actors you seem to have an erection over. This list is not about international films. This list is about actors that are famous IN THE USA that are from around the world. If I could include actors that no one in America's ever heard of, I would have it made.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Feb 9 16:00
Thanks for putting Raul Julia! he is one of the reasons I'm proud to be Puerto Rican!! Great list!
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