actors

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1. Brad Pitt

Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

2. Tommy Lee Jones

Actor | The Fugitive

Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school ...

3. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

4. Jamie Kennedy

Actor | Son of the Mask

James Harvey Kennedy was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1970. He became interested in acting at the age of 15, and appeared in a movie for the first time at age 19, as an extra in Dead Poets Society (1989). His first role in a movie was as Brad in the film Road to Flin Flon (2000), ...

5. John Ortiz

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

John Ortiz was born on May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Gangster (2007) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007). He is married to Jennifer Ortiz. They have one child.

6. Jon Bernthal

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional ...

7. Mark Wahlberg

Producer | The Fighter

American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed (2006) who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter (...

8. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

9. Josh Lucas

Actor | Ford v Ferrari

Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Michele (LeFevre), a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER doctor.

Lucas' film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, Sullivan's Island, where Lucas and his family lived. ...

10. Tracy Letts

Actor | Lady Bird

Tracy Letts is the son of actor Dennis Letts and best-selling author Billie Letts, of "Where The Heart Is" and "The Honk And Holler Opening Soon" fame. Tracy is also the author of the stage play "Killer Joe", which ran off-Broadway in 1998 for nine months and starred Scott Glenn, Amanda Plummer, ...

11. Austin Abrams

Actor | Paper Towns

Austin Abrams was born on September 2, 1996 in Sarasota, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for Paper Towns (2015), Gangster Squad (2013) and The Kings of Summer (2013).

12. Gabriel Rush

Actor | Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Gabriel made his feature film debut in Moonrise Kingdom (2012) as Skotak, directed by Wes Anderson, whom he worked with again on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Other film credits include The Kitchen, Two Against Nature, A Little Game, No Letting Go, Little Boxes, and TV shows like Better Call ...

13. Austin Zajur

Actor | Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Austin Zajur is an actor, known for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019), Fist Fight (2017) and Kidding (2018).

15. Dean Norris

Actor | Breaking Bad

Dean Norris was born on April 8, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Dean Joseph Norris. He is an actor, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Total Recall (1990) and Under the Dome (2013). He has been married to Bridget Sorenson since April 2001. They have five children.

16. John Hannah

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

John Hannah is the youngest child of his family, having two older sisters. Before he decided on a career as an actor, John was an apprentice electrician for four years. He gave up his work as an electrician after being accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. After ...

17. Ace Bhatti

Actor | Bohemian Rhapsody

Ace Bhatti was born on September 13, 1969 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Ahsen Rafiq Bhatti. He is an actor and producer, known for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Second Coming (2003) and Bend It Like Beckham (2002).

18. Matthew Kelly

Actor | Bleak House

Matthew Kelly was born on May 9, 1950 in Urmston, Manchester, England as David Kelly. He is known for his work on Bleak House (2005), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004) and Egypt (2005).

19. David Calder

Actor | The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Classically-trained veteran actor David Calder was born on 1 August 1946 in Portsmouth, England. His impressive career in acting began as early as 1968 around the age of 22. Easily known to British audiences for his work in film and television, Calder perhaps is better known to American audiences ...

20. Russell Brand

Actor | Arthur

Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...

21. Philip Glenister

Actor | Kingdom of Heaven

Philip Glenister was born on February 10, 1963 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Life on Mars (2006) and Ashes to Ashes (2008). He has been married to Beth Goddard since 2006. They have two children.

22. Marshall Lancaster

Actor | Life on Mars

Marshall Lancaster was born on October 5, 1974 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. He is an actor, known for Life on Mars (2006), Ashes to Ashes (2008) and Coronation Street (1960).

23. Dean Andrews

Actor | Life on Mars

Dean Andrews was born on August 6, 1963 in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Life on Mars (2006), Ashes to Ashes (2008) and Last Tango in Halifax (2012).

24. Joseph Long

Actor | American Assassin

Joseph Long is an actor, known for American Assassin (2017), Dracula Untold (2014) and Doctor Who (2005).

25. Adrian Dunbar

Actor | The Crying Game

Adrian Dunbar was born on August 1, 1958 in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Crying Game (1992), Hear My Song (1991) and Line of Duty (2012). He has been married to Anna Nygh since 1986. They have one child.

26. Walton Goggins

Actor | Justified

Walton Goggins is an actor of considerable versatility and acclaim who has delivered provocative performances in a multitude of feature films and television series. He won a Critics' Choice Award for his performance in the HBO comedy series "Vice Principals" and landed an Emmy nomination for his ...

27. Thomas Mann

Actor | Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Thomas Mann is an American actor. He is best known for Project X (2012), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Brain on Fire (2016) , and Kong: Skull Island (2017).

Mann also appeared in TV Series like The Middle and Fargo.

His film debut was It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010).

28. Jim Gaffigan

Actor | Chappaquiddick

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually ...

29. Lewis Pullman

Actor | Bad Times at the El Royale

Lewis Pullman was born on January 29, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) and Catch-22 (2019).

30. Tim Roth

Actor | Rob Roy

Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to ...

31. Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Actor | Luce

Kelvin Harrison Jr. was born on July 23, 1994 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Luce (2019), Monsters and Men (2018) and It Comes at Night (2017).

32. Norbert Leo Butz

Actor | Dan in Real Life

Norbert Leo Butz was born on January 30, 1967, in St. Louis, MO, the seventh child of Elaine and Norbert A. Butz. He has German, French, and Irish ancestry. Norbert went to audition for the Alabama Shakespeare festival in 1993 without using his middle name, but because people kept getting him ...

33. Noah Gaynor

Actor | Luce

Noah Gaynor is an actor and writer, known for Luce (2019), Life Itself (2018) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).

34. Omar Shariff Brunson Jr.

Actor | Luce

Omar Shariff Brunson Jr. is an actor, known for Luce (2019) and Big Time Adolescence (2019).

35. Mads Mikkelsen

Actor | Hannibal

Mads Mikkelsen's great successes parallel those achieved by the Danish film industry since the mid-1990s. He was born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Bente Christiansen, a nurse, and Henning Mikkelsen, a banker.

Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher (1996), he slowly grew ...

36. Rolf Lassgård

Actor | En man som heter Ove

He started acting school in Malmö and went from there to the Skånska Teatern in Landskrona, performing in plays by Shakespeare or Brecht. He made a breakthrough as Puck in William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'. He also met his wife Birgitta there. The 1990s meant a lot of work in front ...

37. Christian Tafdrup

Writer | En forelskelse

Christian Tafdrup was born on April 8, 1978. He is an actor and writer, known for Awakening (2008), Parents (2016) and A Horrible Woman (2017).



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