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Tcheky Karyo

Highest Rated:   100% The Gravedancers (2006)
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Birthplace:   Istanbul, Turkey
Memorable to fans of international cinema as the spy recruiter who schooled Nikita in the fine art of assassination, international actor Tchéky Karyo has been racking up memorable screen credits for over 20 years. Whether a fan of mainstream American action movies or obscure foreign arthouse fare, many viewers have likely seen the versatile Karyo and likely remember the characters he portrayed. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1953 and raised in Paris, Karyo studied drama at the Cyrano Theater before moving on to essay numerous classical stage roles at the Daniel Sorano Company. Upon joining the National Theater of Strasbourg, Karyo refined his versatility by alternating between contemporary fare and such classical Shakespearian works as Macbeth and Othello. Soon becoming one of France's most popular actors, Karyo, with over 50 film and television credits to his name, found that his popularity wasn't limited by international borders through roles in such films as The Return of Martin Guerre (1982), The Bear (1988), and director Luc Besson's influential La Femme Nikita (1990). Fans of historical film may recognize Karyo from his roles as Vincent Van Gogh (Vincent and Me) and famed prophet Nostradamus (Nostradamus) in addition to roles in such historical films as 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) and The Patriot (2000).Becoming a familiar face to American filmgoers in the 1990s, Karyo could play everything from low-key and comically philosophical (Addicted to Love [1997]) to an over-the-top bad guy (Bad Boys [1995]) to a Russian defense minister (GoldenEye [1995]) with equal conviction no matter how large, small, or varied the role might be. After an audacious turn as a loose-hinged policeman in the hyperkinetically tasteless Dobermann (1997), Karyo appeared frequently in such English-language films as Wing Commander (1999), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999, re-teaming the actor with Nikita helmer Besson), Saving Grace (2000), and Kiss of the Dragon (2001). In addition to his nomination for a César for his role in La Balance (1982), Karyo was the recipient of the Jean Gabin Prize in recognition of his talent in 1986.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Daydreams (L'indomptée)
  • Actor
2016
75% Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet De Guerre Lasse
  • Actor
2014
91% Belle & Sebastian
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Jappeloup
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet L'étoile du jour
  • Heroy
2013
No Score Yet L'unique
  • Actor
2013
15% Special Forces
  • l'Amiral Guezennec
$11.3k 2012
No Score Yet Des Morceaux De Moi
  • Actor
2012
83% The Way
  • Captain Henri
$4.3M 2011
No Score Yet Coup D'eclat
  • Actor
2011
0% Requiem for a Killer (Requiem pour une Tueuse)
  • The Armenian
2011
No Score Yet L'affût (On Guard)
  • Actor
2011
50% Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story)
  • Serge Suttel
2011
No Score Yet Änglavakt (Among Us)
  • Walter
2010
No Score Yet Man and His Dog (Un homme et son chien)
  • Guitar Player in Park
2008
No Score Yet Les Dents de la nuit (Vampire Party)
  • Le Duc de Journiac
2008
33% A Previous Engagement
  • Alex Belmont
2008
No Score Yet The Lark Farm
  • Aram Avakian
2007
No Score Yet Jacquou le croquant
  • Actor
2007
100% The Gravedancers
  • Vincent
2006
No Score Yet D'Artagnan et les trois mousquetaires (D'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The 4 Musketeers
  • Richelieu
2005
78% A Very Long Engagement
  • Captain Favourier
$6.2M 2004
22% Taking Lives
  • Leclair
$32.7M 2004
22% Renegade
  • Uncle
2004
No Score Yet Local Call (Ne Quittez Pas!)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Old Goriot (Le père Goriot)
  • Actor
2004
77% The Good Thief
  • Roger
$3.5M 2003
40% The Core
  • Serge
$31.1M 2003
No Score Yet Utopía
  • Actor
2003
51% Kiss of the Dragon
  • Insp. Richard
$34.8M 2001
No Score Yet Le roi danse (The King Is Dancing)
  • Moliere
2000
63% Saving Grace
  • Jacques
$11.5M 2000
61% The Patriot
  • Jean Villeneuve
$2.4M 2000
67% Arabian Nights
  • Actor
2000
30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
  • Dunois
1999
70% My Life So Far
  • Gabriel Chenoux
1999
No Score Yet Babel
  • Nemrod
1999
10% Wing Commander
  • Commander Taggart
1999
No Score Yet Like a Fish Out of Water
  • B.B.
1999
No Score Yet In and Out of Fashion
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Dobermann
  • Christini
1997
55% Addicted to Love
  • Anton Depeaux
1997
No Score Yet Habitat
  • Hank Symes
1997
No Score Yet Tykho Moon
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet To Have and to Hold
  • Jack
1996
No Score Yet Foreign Land (Terra Estrangeira)
  • Kraft
1996
20% Of Love and Shadows
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Và Dove Ti Porta Il Cuore
  • Ernesto
1996
78% GoldenEye
  • Dimitri Mishkin
1995
31% Operation Dumbo Drop
  • Goddard
1995
43% Bad Boys
  • Fouchet
1995
No Score Yet Crying Freeman
  • Detective Nitta
1995
No Score Yet Colpo Di Luna
  • Lorenzo
1995
No Score Yet L'ange noir (The Black Angel)
  • Paul Delorme
1994
No Score Yet La Cité de la Peur
  • Actor
1994
100% And the Band Played On
  • Dr. Willy Rozenbaum
1993
38% Nostradamus
  • Nostradamus
1993
32% 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • Pinzon
1992
No Score Yet Sketch Artist
  • Paul Korbel
1992
No Score Yet L'atlantide
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Husbands And Lovers (la Villa Del Venerdì)
  • Paolo
1991
No Score Yet Exposure
  • Hermes
1991
88% La Femme Nikita (Nikita)
  • Bob
1990
No Score Yet Vincent and Me (Vincent et moi)
  • Vincent Van Gogh
1990
93% The Bear
  • Tom
1989
No Score Yet Le moine et la sorcière (Sorceress)
  • Etienne de Bourbon
1988
No Score Yet L'amour braque
  • Mickey
1985
100% Les Nuits de la pleine lune (Full Moon in Paris)
  • Remi
1984
No Score Yet La Balance
  • Petrovic
1982
100% The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre)
  • Augustin
1982
No Score Yet All Night Long
  • Actor
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% ZeroZeroZero
2020
  • Italo Curtiga
  • 2020
83% Baptiste
2019
  • Actor
  • 2019
93% The Missing
2014-2016
  • Julien Baptiste
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries
1992-1996
  • Actor
  • 1993
No Score Yet Section zéro
2016
  • Actor

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