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Famous Dutch Actors in the Hollywood

Watching movies and television series is one of the best forms of relaxation and bonding with family members and/or friends. It can be also a fun activity if you like watching sci-fi and thrillers, where you and your companions guess how it will end. In some games like Pictionary and Charade, movie is one of the included categories. Your team will definitely win if all of you are movie buff.

Hollywood movies and American television series are very prominent all around the world. Famous movies even have ‘world premiere’ for their fans so no one will be left out. Television series have simultaneous telecast of the show worldwide like the famous Game of Thrones. However, some of you may not know this, but there are several Hollywood actors that are Dutch. You may have seen them in the movies and not know it.

Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen
  • Famke Janssen

Almost everyone might have watched her in the movies because she is famous for her role as Jean Grey in the X-Men movies. But before all this fame, she was born in Netherlands and started her career as a model. In 1984, she moved in the US to study and pursue and acting career.

  • Rutger Hauer

Together with Harrison Ford and Sean Young, the three of them starred in the 1982 neo-noir science fiction film titled Blade Runner. He played various roles including romantic leads, action heroes, and even sinister villains. It’s not surprising that he is good in acting since both of his parents operated an acting school back in the province of Utrecht.

Carice van Houten
Carice van Houten
  • Carice van Houten

Game of Thrones fans will definitely remember her as the Red Priestess no matter what movie or television series they see her. You should also watch the Black Book movie, which is dubbed as the most commercially successful Dutch film up to this date. She won a best actress award and had several nominations. Aside from being a great actor, she is also a talented singer.

  • Thom Hoffman

He proved that he is a great actor by playing different characters from a complex character that is tormented and troubled in De Witte Waan, or as Frits van Egters; a movie adaptation of the book De avonden. As a proof of his great acting skills, he has played main roles in more than sixty television series and movies. He even starred with Carice van Houten in the Black Book movie.

Thom Hoffman
Thom Hoffman
  • Daniella Van Graas

She may not be the main actor in the Hollywood movies but she was able to work with famous celebrities like Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan; Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give, and Halle Berry and Bruce Willis in the Perfect Stranger. If you like to shop around you’ll also see her in several campaigns like Armani Jeans, Cover Girl, L’Oreal, Max Factor, Maybelline, Pantene, Pepsi, and other famous brands.

  • Robert de Hoog

Noted for being one of the youngest actors to win the famous Dutch film award, the Golden Calf, he is also famous for receiving an Emmy Award Nomination as Best Actor in the movie SKIN. He went to a drama school then pursued his acting career in doing plays. Currently, you can watch him in a Dutch crime series titled Mocro Maffia.



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