Saturday, May 22, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: Tcheky Karyo

Name: Tcheky Karyo
Age: 56
You know him from: The Bear, La Femme Nikita, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Bad Boys, Goldeneye, The Messenger, The Patriot, The Core, and any other production needing a French character (and can't afford Jean Reno)

Tcheky is truly international. Turkish/Greek by birth, he was raised in France, and began his long film career in 1982. I've liked him in nearly everything I've seen him in, even if I didn't enjoy the movie itself. Not quite as ubiquitous as Jean Reno, he nonetheless fills a similar role in American productions.

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