20 Non-American Actors That Everyone Thinks Are American

Hollywood is the oldest film industry in the world (over 121 years old) and the largest in terms of revenue, producing several hundred films each year. What’s interesting to note, however, is that Bollywood (India’s film industry) is actually the largest in terms of the number of films produced and number of tickets sold. But did you ever realize how diverse celebrity nationalities are in the US?

According to SAG/AFTRA (the union that represents professional actors in the US), there are over 100,000 actors in the US, including some of our favorites. With such a large group, it should come as no surprise that they’re not all American. Some are the children of immigrants, some immigrated as children, and others came into the US as adults. Here are a few of our favorite non-American actors, that many don’t realize are foreign-born.

Guess the celebrity nationality for each person! Are you shocked?

1.) Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gossling

Age: 37

Celebrity Nationality: Canadian

Famous for: Blue Valentine, La La Land, The Notebook and Remember the Titans.

2.) Michael J. Fox

celebrity nationality Michael J. Fox

Age: 57

Celebrity Nationality: Canadian

Famous for: TV’s Family Ties, as well as movies including Back to the Future and Doc Hollywood

3.) Mila Kunis

celebrity nationality Mila Kunis

Age: 34

Celebrity Nationality: Ukrainian

Famous for: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Max Payne, The Book of Eli, Friends with Benefits, Ted

4.) Naomi Watts

celebrity heritage Naomi Watts

Age: 49

Celebrity Nationality: British

Famous for: Mulholland Drive, The Ring, Eastern Promises, The International

5.) Natalie Portman

Israeli celebrity Natalie Portman

Age: 36

Celebrity Nationality: Israeli

Famous for: Garden State, Jackie, Black Swan

6.) Alexander Skarsgard

Swedish celebrity Alexander Skarsgard

Age: 41

Celebrity Nationality: Swedish

Famous for: HBO’s True Blood

7.) Cary Grant

British celebrity Cary Grant

Age: January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986. Passed away at age 82.

Celebrity Nationality: British

Famous for: Grant was a classic American actor (even though he wasn’t American), starring in over seventy films including The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, and His Girl Friday.

8.) Charlize Theron

South African celebrity Charlize Theron

Age: 42

Celebrity Nationality: South African

Famous for: The Devil’s Advocate, The Cider House Rules, Monster, YoungAdult. Did you know she was also a former model?

9.) Chris Hemsworth

Australian Celebrity Chris Helmsworth

Age: 34

Celebrity Nationality: Australian

Famous for: Thor, The Avengers Series, A Perfect Getaway

10.) Rachel McAdams

Canadian Celebrity Rachel McAdams

Age: 39

Celebrity Nationality: Canadian

Famous for: The Hot Chick, Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, The Family Stone

11.) Robert Pattinson

British celebrity Robert Pattinson

Age: 32

Celebrity Nationality: British

Famous for: The Twilight series

12.) Christian Bale

Welsh celebrity Christian Bale

Age: 44

Celebrity Nationality: Welsh

Famous for: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, American Hustle

13.) Catherine Zeta-Jones

Celebrity heritage Catherine Zeta Jones

Age: 48

Celebrity Nationality: Welsh

Famous for: The Mask of Zoro, Chicago, America’s Sweethearts. Married to actor Michael Douglas, she also had one of the most expensive weddings of all time!

14.) Hugh Laurie

Celebrity nationality Hugh Laurie

Age: 59

Celebrity Nationality: British

Famous for: House, M.D.

15.) Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Age: 45

Celebrity Nationality: British

Famous for: The Wire, Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Prometheus, Pacific Rim

16.) Jamie Dornan

Irish celebrity Jamie Dornan

Age: 36

Celebrity Nationality: Irish

Famous for: 50 Shade of Grey, The Fall, Marie Antoinette

17.) Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Age: 53

Celebrity Nationality: Canadian

Famous for: Point Break, Speed, The Matrix

18.) Margot Robbie

Celebrity heritage Margot Robbie

Age: 28

Celebrity Nationality: Australian

Famous for: The Wolf of Wallstreet, I, Tonya, Suicide Squad

19.) Ed Westwick

British celebrity working in America Ed WestwickAge: 31

Celebrity Nationality: British

Famous for: Gossip Girl, Son of Rambow, Chalet Girl, Romeo and Juliet, Last Flight

20.) Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

Age: 38

Celebrity Nationality: British

Famous for: FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Green Street, Queer as Folk

Did you already know these actors weren’t American or did a few surprise you? Tell us in the comments!

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