Notable Roles: Casino Royale (2006); Manderlay (2005); The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007); The Limits of Control (2009)

Discovered on the streets of Paris while studying to be an airline pilot, De Bankolé has worked mostly with director Jim Jarmush, often playing admirable but mysterious characters. His personality is instantly recognizable and unusually, but not uncomfortably, charming; a reflection of his personal and professional sartorial wardrobes.