One of the enduring values of European cinema is that it allows us a glimpse into distant cultures and, at its best, offer a nuanced approach to storytelling. It also introduces Americans to actors who — through a combination of training, charisma and sheer exotic appeal — often replenish our own film industry with their talents.
The following 10 actors, many of whom are already stars in their native countries, are both fresh faces and serious practitioners of their craft. We at Variety think they’re poised for international acclaim.
(Steve Chagollan is assistant managing editor, features.)