Favorite Actors

by Matthew-108 | created - 18 Jun 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. Basil Rathbone

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Basil Rathbone was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1892, but three years later his family was forced to flee the country because his father was accused by the Boers of being a British spy at a time when Dutch-British conflicts were leading to the Boer War. The Rathbones escaped to England, ...

(1892-1967)

The Bishop Murder Case (1929) Anna Karenina (1935) The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Captain Blood (1935) The Dawn Patrol (1938) Son of Frankenstein (1939) The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) The Mark of Zorro (1940) Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) The Scarlet Claw (1944) The Pearl of Death (1944) The Spider Woman (1944) The House of Fear (1945) The Woman in Green (1945) Pursuit to Algiers (1945) Terror by Night (1946) Dressed to Kill (1946) The Wind in the Willows (1949) [voice] The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) Casanova's Big Night (1954) We're No Angels (1955) The Court Jester (1955) The Last Hurrah (1958) Tales of Terror (1962) The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

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2. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

(1895-1966)

The Saphead (1920) Three Ages (1923) Our Hospitality (1923) Sherlock Jr. (1924) The Navigator (1924) Seven Chances (1925) Go West (1925) Battling Butler (1926) The General (1926) College (1927) Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) The Cameraman (1928) Spite Marriage (1929) Free and Easy (1930) Doughboys (1930) Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931) Sidewalks of New York (1931) The Passionate Plumber (1932) In the Good Old Summertime (1949) Sunset Boulevard (1950) Limelight (1952)

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3. James Cagney

Actor | The Roaring Twenties

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...

(1899-1986)

The Public Enemy (1931) Smart Money (1931) Footlight Parade (1933) 'G' Men (1935) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) The Oklahoma Kid (1939) Each Dawn I Die (1939) The Roaring Twenties (1939) Torrid Zone (1940) City for Conquest (1940) The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) White Heat (1949) Mister Roberts (1955) One, Two, Three (1961)

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4. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...

(1899-1957)

The Petrified Forest (1936) Bullets or Ballots (1936) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) The Oklahoma Kid (1939) Dark Victory (1939) The Roaring Twenties (1939) The Return of Doctor X (1939) Brother Orchid (1940) They Drive by Night (1940) High Sierra (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1941) All Through the Night (1942) Casablanca (1942) Action in the North Atlantic (1943) Passage to Marseille (1944) To Have and Have Not (1944) The Big Sleep (1946) Dead Reckoning (1947) The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) Dark Passage (1947) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Key Largo (1948) In a Lonely Place (1950) The African Queen (1951) Beat the Devil (1953) The Caine Mutiny (1954) Sabrina (1954) We're No Angels (1955) The Harder They Fall (1956)

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5. Gary Cooper

Actor | High Noon

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...

(1901-1961)

Wings (1927) A Farewell to Arms (1932) Design for Living (1933) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) The Plainsman (1936) Beau Geste (1939) The Westerner (1940) Meet John Doe (1941) Sergeant York (1941) Ball of Fire (1941) The Pride of the Yankees (1942) For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) Casanova Brown (1944) Dallas (1950) High Noon (1952) Garden of Evil (1954) Vera Cruz (1954) Friendly Persuasion (1956) Love in the Afternoon (1957) Man of the West (1958) The Hanging Tree (1959) The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

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6. Cary Grant

Actor | Charade

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...

(1904-1986)

Sylvia Scarlett (1935) Topper (1937) The Awful Truth (1937) Bringing Up Baby (1938) - Hawks Holiday (1938) - Cukor Gunga Din (1939) Only Angels Have Wings (1939) - Hawks In Name Only (1939) His Girl Friday (1940) - Hawks My Favorite Wife (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940) - Cukor Suspicion (1941) - Hitchcock The Talk of the Town (1942) Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) Destination Tokyo (1943) Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Notorious (1946) - Hitchcock The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) The Bishop's Wife (1947) Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Monkey Business (1952) - Hawks Dream Wife (1953) To Catch a Thief (1955) - Hitchcock An Affair to Remember (1957) Kiss Them for Me (1957) Indiscreet (1958) Houseboat (1958) North by Northwest (1959) - Hitchcock That Touch of Mink (1962) Charade (1963)

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7. James Stewart

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...

(1908-1997)

After the Thin Man (1936) You Can't Take It With You (1938) - Capra It's a Wonderful World (1939) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - Capra The Shop Around the Corner (1940) The Mortal Storm (1940) No Time for Comedy (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940) Come Live With Me (1941) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - Capra Rope (1948) - Hitchcock Broken Arrow (1950) Winchester '73 (1950) - Mann Harvey (1950) The Naked Spur (1953) - Mann Rear Window (1954) - Hitchcock The Man From Laramie (1955) - Mann Strategic Air Command (1955) - Mann The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - Hitchcock The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) Vertigo (1958) - Hitchcock Bell Book and Candle (1958) Anatomy of a Murder (1959) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Firecreek (1968) The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

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8. Errol Flynn

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set ...

(1909-1959)

Captain Blood (1935) The Prince and the Pauper (1937) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Four's a Crowd (1938) The Dawn Patrol (1938) Dodge City (1939) The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) The Sea Hawk (1940) Footsteps in the Dark (1941) Desperate Journey (1942) Gentleman Jim (1942) Northern Pursuit (1943) Objective, Burma! (1945) The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

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9. Alec Guinness

Actor | Star Wars

Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence...

(1914-2000)

Great Expectations (1946) Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) The Man in the White Suit (1951) The Card (1952) [a.k.a. The Promoter] The Captain's Paradise (1953) The Detective (1954) [a.k.a. Father Brown] The Ladykillers (1955) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) The Horse's Mouth (1958) Tunes of Glory (1960) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) Doctor Zhivago (1965) Star Wars (1977) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Raise the Titanic (1980) Return of the Jedi (1983)

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10. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

(1924-2004)

The Men (1950) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Viva Zapata! (1952) Julius Caesar (1953) The Wild One (1953) On the Waterfront (1954) The Young Lions (1958) The Fugitive Kind (1960) One-Eyed Jacks (1961) The Godfather (1972) Last Tango in Paris (1972) Superman (1978) Apocalypse Now (1979) The Freshman (1990) The Score (2001)

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11. Paul Newman

Actor | The Hustler

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Arthur Sigmund Newman (died 1950) and Theresa Fetsko (died 1982). His elder brother was , Arthur S. Newman Jr., named for ...

(1925-2008)

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) The Rack (1956) The Long, Hot Summer (1958) From the Terrace (1960) The Hustler (1961) Hud (1963) The Prize (1963) Lady L (1965) Harper (1966) Torn Curtain (1966) Hombre (1967) Cool Hand Luke (1967) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) The Sting (1973) The Drowning Pool (1975) Slap Shot (1977) Absence of Malice (1981) The Verdict (1982) The Color of Money (1986) Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) Nobody's Fool (1994) Twilight (1998) Road to Perdition (2002) Cars (2006) [voice]

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12. Peter Sellers

Actor | Being There

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his ...

(1925- 1980)

The Ladykillers (1955) tom thumb (1958) The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) The Pink Panther (1963) Dr. Strangelove (1964) A Shot in the Dark (1964) Casino Royale (1967) The Party (1968) I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) Being There (1979)

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13. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...

b. 1930

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) The Gypsy Moths (1969) I Never Sang for My Father (1970) The French Connection (1971) Prime Cut (1972) The Conversation (1974) Young Frankenstein (1974) Night Moves (1975) Superman (1978) Superman II (1980) Uncommon Valor (1983) Hoosiers (1986) Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) No Way Out (1987) Bat*21 (1988) Mississippi Burning (1988) Unforgiven (1992) The Quick and the Dead (1995) Crimson Tide (1995) Get Shorty (1995) The Birdcage (1996) Twilight (1998) Antz (1998) [voice] Enemy of the State (1998) The Replacements (2000) Heartbreakers (2001) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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14. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him ...

b. 1930

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) The Longest Day (1962) Dr. No (1962) From Russia with Love (1963) Marnie (1964) Goldfinger (1964) Thunderball (1965) A Fine Madness (1966) You Only Live Twice (1967) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Murder on the Orient Express (1974) The Man Who Would Be King (1975) Robin and Marian (1976) A Bridge Too Far (1977) The Great Train Robbery (1978) Time Bandits (1981) Never Say Never Again (1983) Highlander (1986) The Name of the Rose (1986) The Untouchables (1987) The Presidio (1988) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Family Business (1989) The Hunt for Red October (1990) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Medicine Man (1992) Rising Sun (1993) First Knight (1995) The Rock (1996) Entrapment (1999)

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15. Gene Wilder

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.

Wilder caught his first big break ...

(1933-2016)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) The Producers (1967) Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Blazing Saddles (1974) Young Frankenstein (1974) Silver Streak (1976) The Frisco Kid (1979) Stir Crazy (1980) The Woman in Red (1984) See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

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16. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...

b. 1937

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) The Raven (1963) Easy Rider (1969) Five Easy Pieces (1970) Chinatown (1974) Tommy (1975) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) The Shining (1980) Reds (1981) Terms of Endearment (1983) The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Batman (1989) A Few Good Men (1992) Hoffa (1992) Wolf (1994) Mars Attacks! (1996) As Good As It Gets (1997) About Schmidt (2002) Anger Management (2003) The Departed (2006) The Bucket List (2007)

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17. Dustin Hoffman

Actor | Tootsie

Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...

b. 1937

The Graduate (1967) Midnight Cowboy (1969) Little Big Man (1970) Lenny (1974) All the President's Men (1976) Marathon Man (1976) Straight Time (1978) Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Tootsie (1982) Ishtar (1987) Rain Man (1988) Family Business (1989) Dick Tracy (1990) Billy Bathgate (1991) Hook (1991) Hero (1992) Wag the Dog (1997) Finding Neverland (2004) Meet the Fockers (2004) Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) Kung Fu Panda (2007) [voice] Chef (2014) The Cobbler (2014)

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18. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, ...

b. 1942

American Graffiti (1973) The Conversation (1974) Star Wars (1977) Force 10 from Navarone (1978) Apocalypse Now (1979) The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Blade Runner (1982) Return of the Jedi (1983) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Witness (1985) Working Girl (1988) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Regarding Henry (1991) Patriot Games (1992) The Fugitive (1993) Clear and Present Danger (1994) Sabrina (1995) The Devil's Own (1997) Air Force One (1997) Six Days Seven Nights (1998) K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Cowboys & Aliens (2011) 42 (2013) Anchorman 2: The Legends Continues (2013) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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19. Steve Martin

Writer | Roxanne

Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic ...

b. 1945

The Muppet Movie (1979) The Jerk (1979) Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) All of Me (1984) Three Amigos (1986) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Roxanne (1987) Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Bowfinger (1999)

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20. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

b. 1949

The Last Picture Show (1971) Fat City (1972) Bad Company (1972) Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) King Kong (1976) TRON (1982) Starman (1984) The Fisher King (1991) American Heart (1992) The Big Lebowski (1998) The Contender (2000) K-PAX (2001) Seabiscuit (2003) Iron Man (2008) The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) TRON: Legacy (2010) True Grit (2010) The Giver (2014) Hell or High Water (2016)

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21. Bill Murray

Actor | Lost in Translation

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...

b. 1950

Meatballs (1979) Caddyshack (1980) Stripes (1981) Tootsie (1982) Ghostbusters (1984) The Razor's Edge (1984) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Ghostbusters II (1989) What About Bob? (1991) Groundhog Day (1993) Kingpin (1996) The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) Rushmore (1998) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Get Low (2009) Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) The Monuments Men (2014) St. Vincent (2014) The Jungle Book (2016)

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22. Michael Keaton

Actor | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Quirky, inventive and handsome American actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door-busting performance as fast-talking ideas man Bill Blazejowski, alongside a nerdish morgue attendant (Henry Winkler), in Night Shift (1982). He played further comedic roles in Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny...

b. 1951

Mr. Mom (1983) Johnny Dangerously (1984) Gung Ho (1986) Beetlejuice (1988) The Dream Team (1989) Batman (1989) Batman Returns (1992) Much Ado About Nothing (1993) Multiplicity (1996) Jackie Brown (1997) Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) Toy Story 3 (2010) [voice] RoboCop (2014) Birdman (2014) Spotlight (2015) The Founder (2016)

23. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

b. 1956

Splash (1984) The Money Pit (1986) Dragnet (1987) Big (1988) The 'Burbs (1989) Turner & Hooch (1989) Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) A League of Their Own (1992) Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Forrest Gump (1994) Apollo 13 (1995) Toy Story (1995) [voice] That Thing You Do! (1996) Saving Private Ryan (1998) You've Got Mail (1998) Toy Story 2 (1999) [voice] The Green Mile (1999) Cast Away (2000) Road to Perdition (2002) Catch Me If You Can (2002) The Ladykillers (2004) The Terminal (2004) The Polar Express (2004) The Da Vinci Code (2006) Toy Story 3 (2010) [voice] Larry Crowne (2011) Captain Phillips (2013) Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Bridge of Spies (2015) Sully (2016) The Circle (2017) The Post (2017)

24. Kevin Spacey

Actor | L.A. Confidential

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

b. 1959

Working Girl (1988) See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) The Usual Suspects (1995) Outbreak (1995) Se7en (1995) L.A. Confidential (1997) The Negotiator (1998) A Bug's Life (1998) [voice] American Beauty (1999) K-PAX (2001) Beyond the Sea (2004) Superman Returns (2006) Fred Claus (2007) The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) Elvis & Nixon (2016)

25. Jean Arthur

Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...

(1900-1991)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) The Plainsman (1936) You Can't Take It With You (1938) Only Angels Have Wings (1938) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) The Talk of the Town (1942) The More the Merrier (1943) Shane (1953)

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26. Barbara Stanwyck

Actress | Double Indemnity

Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the ...

(1907-1990)

Baby Face (1933) Stella Dallas (1937) Union Pacific (1939) Remember the Night (1940) The Lady Eve (1941) Meet John Doe (1941) Ball of Fire (1941) Double Indemnity (1944) Christmas in Connecticut (1945) The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Forty Guns (1957)

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27. Carole Lombard

Actress | My Man Godfrey

Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. Her parents divorced in 1916 and her mother took the family on a trip out West. While there they decided to settle down in the Los Angeles area. After being spotted playing baseball in the street with the ...

(1908-1942)

Twentieth Century (1934) My Man Godfrey (1936) Nothing Sacred (1937) Fools for Scandal (1938) In Name Only (1939) Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) To Be or Not to Be (1942)

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28. Ann Sheridan

Actress | Kings Row

Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to...

(1915-1967)

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Dodge City (1939) Torrid Zone (1940) They Drive by Night (1940) City for Conquest (1940) The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Kings Row (1942)

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29. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

(1915-1982)

Intermezzo (1936) A Woman's Face (1938) Rage in Heaven (1941) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) Casablanca (1942) For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) Gaslight (1944) Spellbound (1945) The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) Notorious (1946) Stromboli (1950) Europa '51 (1952) Indiscreet (1958) The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) Cactus Flower (1969) Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

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30. Veronica Lake

Actress | Sullivan's Travels

Veronica Lake was born as Constance Frances Marie Ockleman on November 14, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Constance Charlotta (Trimble) and Harry Eugene Ockelman, who worked for an oil company as a ship employee. Her father was of half German and half Irish descent, and her ...

(1922-1973)

Sullivan's Travels (1941) This Gun for Hire (1942) The Glass Key (1942)

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31. Janet Leigh

Actress | Psycho

Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and...

(1927-2004)

Holiday Affair (1949) Little Women (1949) Angels in the Outfield (1951) The Naked Spur (1953) Living It Up (1954) Touch of Evil (1958) The Vikings (1958) Psycho (1960) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Harper (1966)

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32. Vera Miles

Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...

b. 1929

The Searchers (1956) The Wrong Man (1956) Psycho (1960) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Those Calloways (1965)

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33. Sophia Loren

Actress | La ciociara

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ...

b. 1934

Legend of the Lost (1957) Houseboat (1958) El Cid (1961) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) Marriage Italian Style (1964) Operation Crossbow (1965) Lady L (1965) Arabesque (1966) The Cassandra Crossing (1976) Firepower (1979)

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34. Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

b. 1945

Age of Consent (1969) Excalibur (1981) 2010 (1984) The Madness of King George (1994) The Prince of Egypt (1998) [voice] The Queen (2006) Monsters University (2013) [voice]

35. Andie MacDowell

Actress | Groundhog Day

Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a ...

b. 1958

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) The Player (1992) Groundhog Day (1993) Multiplicity (1996)

36. Madeleine Stowe

Actress | Twelve Monkeys

Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started ...

b. 1958

Stakeout (1987) The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Twelve Monkeys (1995)

37. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

b. 1969

Elizabeth (1998) The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) The Aviator (2004) Hot Fuzz (2007) Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Blue Jasmine (2013) The Monuments Men (2014) Carol (2015) Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The House with a Clock in It's Walls (2018)

38. Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress | Shakespeare in Love

A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother is of mostly German descent. When Gwyneth was eleven, the ...

b. 1972

Hook (1991) Se7en (1995) Emma (1996) Sliding Doors (1998) Shakespeare in Love (1998) The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Iron Man (2008) Iron Man 2 (2010) The Avengers (2012) Iron Man 3 (2013) Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

39. Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...

b. 1974

Sahara (2005)

40. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

b. 1990

The Hunger Games (2012) Silver Linings Playbook (2012) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) American Hustle (2013) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Serena (2014) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Passengers (2016)



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