Favorite Actors

by matthewwalker66 | created - 20 May 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Tom Cruise

Actor | Top Gun

In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...

Favorite Movies: Mission: Impossible Series, American Made, Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, Minority Report Favorite Characters: Ethan Hunt, Jack Reacher Upcoming Movies of Interest: Top Gun: Maverick, Mission: Impossible 7 & 8

2. Paul Rudd

Actor | Ant-Man

Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents, Michael and Gloria, both from Jewish families, were born in the London area, U.K. He has one sister, who is three years younger than he is. Paul traveled with his family during his early years, because of his father's airline job at ...

Favorite Movies: MCU Movies, Knocked Up, I Love You Man, Wet Hot American Summer Favorite Character: Ant-Man, Pete (from Knocked Up) Upcoming Movies of Interests: Ghostbusters 2020

3. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...

Favorite Movies: The Impossible Favorite Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi Upcoming Movies of Interest: Doctor Sleep, Birds of Prey

4. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Stewart), worked as a retail-store saleswoman. He has Irish and Scottish ancestry. ...

Favorite Movies: Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Deadpool, Life, The Hitman's Bodyguard Favorite Characters: Deadpool, Pikachu, Michael Bryce Upcoming Movies of Interest: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Free Guy, Croods 2, Red Notice

5. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

Favorite Movies: Long Shot, The Disaster Artist, Kung Fu Panda Series, 50/50, Knocked Up Favorite Characters: Ben Stone, Kyle (from 50/50), Britt Reid/The Green Hornet Upcoming Movies of Interest: The Lion King, Zeroville

6. Chris Pine

Actor | Star Trek

Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from ...

Favorite Movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Outlaw King, Wonder Woman, Star Trek Series, Hell or High Water, Horrible Bosses 2 Favorite Characters: Kirk, Steve Trevor, Robert Bruce Upcoming Movies of Interest: Wonder Woman 1984

7. Bryan Cranston

Actor | Breaking Bad

Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Irish, German, and Austrian-Jewish ancestry. He was raised in the Canoga ...

Favorite Movies: Last Flag Flying, Trumbo, Argo Favorite Characters: Sal Nealon, Dalton Trumbo, Walter White Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

8. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

Favorite Movies: The Meyerowitz Stories, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison Favorite Characters: Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

9. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

Favorite Movies: X-Men Series, Alien Series, Inglourious Basterds Favorite Characters: Magneto Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

10. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

Favorite Movies: John Wick Series, The Matrix Favorite Characters: John Wick Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

11. Martin Freeman

Actor | Black Panther

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

Favorite Movies: The Hobbit Trilogy, Black Panther, Cargo Favorite Characters: Bilbo Baggins Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

12. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

Favorite Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean Series, Black Mass, The Lone Ranger, Donnie Brasco Favorite Characters: Jack Sparrow, Whitey Bulger Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

13. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

Favorite Movies: MCU Movies, Star Trek Beyond, Finding Dory, Zootopia, Pacific Rim, Prometheus Favorite Characters: Heimdall, Stacker Pentecost Upcoming Movies of Interest: Hobbs and Shaw, The Suicide Squad

14. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

Favorite Movies: Tower Heist, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, Trading Places Favorite Characters: Axel Foley, Billy Ray Valentine Upcoming Movies of Interest: Dolemite is My Name, Coming 2 America

15. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ...

Favorite Movies: Cold Pursuit, The Grey, Taken Favorite Characters: Bryan Mills, Oskar Schindler, Qui-Gon Jinn Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

16. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real ...

Favorite Movies: The Meyerowitz Stories, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Madagascar 3, Tropic Thunder, Tower Heist, There's Something About Mary Favorite Characters: Walter Mitty, Larry Daley, Alex the Lion, Derek Zoolander Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

17. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

Favorite Movies: The Revenant, The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Blood Diamond Favorite Characters: Jordan Belfort, Hugh Glass Upcoming Movies of Interest: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

18. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

Favorite Movies: MCU Movies, Tropic Thunder, Chef, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Favorite Characters: Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes Upcoming Movies of Interest: The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Sherlock Holmes 3

19. Charlie Day

Actor | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Charles Peckham Day was born in New York City, NY, and raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. His parents are both music teachers - his mother, Mary (Peckham), is a piano teacher, and his father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, was a professor of music at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. ...

Favorite Movies: Horrible Bosses Series, Pacific Rim Favorite Characters: Charlie Kelley, Dale Arbus Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

20. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

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...

Favorite Movies: Baby Driver, Horrible Bosses Series, American Beauty, The Negotiator, L.A. Confidential Favorite Characters: Lester Burnham Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

21. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

Favorite Movies: X-Men Series, Prisoners, Real Steel Favorite Characters: Wolverine Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

22. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

Favorite Movies: MCU Movies, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Kong: Skull Island, The Hateful Eight, The Negotiator, Pulp Fiction Favorite Characters: Nick Fury, Mace Windu, Frozone, Jules Winnefeld Upcoming Movies of Interest: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Saw 9

23. Jason Bateman

Actor | Arrested Development

Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).

He was born in Rye, New York. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...

Favorite Movies: Zootopia, Horrible Bosses Series Favorite Characters: Marty Bryde, Michael Bluth Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

24. Chris Pratt

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence for his small-screen roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood (2002), Ché in The O.C. (2003), and Andy Dwyer and Parks and Recreation (2009), and notable film roles in Moneyball (2011), The Five-Year ...

Favorite Movies: MCU Movies, Jurassic World Series Favorite Characters: Star Lord, Andy Dwyer Upcoming Movies of Interest: Onward, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Jurassic World 3

25. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...

Favorite Movies: MCU Movies, Tag, Wind River, Mission: Impossible Series, The Hurt Locker Favorite Characters: Hawkeye, William James Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

26. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut...

Favorite Movies: Dunkirk, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception Favorite Characters: Venom, Bane Upcoming Movies of Interest: Venom

27. Chris Evans

Actor | The Avengers

Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theatre.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theatre, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike ...

Favorite Movies: MCU Movies, Snowpiercer Favorite Characters: Captain America, Curtis Upcoming Movies of Interest: Knives Out

28. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

Favorite Movies: Mission: Impossible Series, Star Trek Series Favorite Characters: Benji Dunn, Scotty Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

29. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

Favorite Movies: Fast and the Furious Series Favorite Characters: Hercules, Hobbs Upcoming Movies of Interest: Hobbs and Shaw, Jumanji 2, Jungle Cruise

30. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Face/Off

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage ...

Favorite Movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Kick-Ass, Matchstick Men, Face/Off, Raising Arizona Favorite Characters: Spider-Man Noir, Ben Gates Upcoming Movies of Interest: Croods 2

31. Christoph Waltz

Actor | Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...

Favorite Movies: Inglourious Basterds Favorite Characters: Chudnofsky, Hans Landa, Dr. King Schultz Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

32. Miles Teller

Actor | The Spectacular Now

Miles Alexander Teller is an American actor and musician. For his performance in the film The Spectacular Now (2013), he won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He has appeared in the films Rabbit Hole (2010), Footloose (2011), Project X (2012), That ...

Favorite Movies: Bleed for This, Whiplash Favorite Characters: Andrew Neiman Upcoming Movies of Interest: Top Gun: Maverick

33. Casey Affleck

Actor | Gone Baby Gone

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and ...

Favorite Movies: Manchester By the Sea, Gone Baby Gone Favorite Characters: Lee Chandler Upcoming Movies of Interest: Light of My Life

34. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

Favorite Movies: Triple Frontier, Argo Favorite Characters: Batman Upcoming Movies of Interest: The Last Thing He Wanted

35. David Harbour

Actor | Revolutionary Road

David Harbour is an American actor who has performed in film, television, and the theater.

He is known for his role as CIA agent Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace (2008), Shep Campbell in Revolutionary Road (2008), Van Hauser in End of Watch (2012) and Dexter Tolliver in Suicide Squad (2016). He also ...

Favorite Movies: ??? Favorite Characters: Jim Hopper Upcoming Movies of Interest: Black Widow

36. Adam Scott

Actor | Step Brothers

Adam Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne and Dougald Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated ...

Favorite Movies: ??? Favorite Characters: Ben Wyatt Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

37. Andrew Garfield

Actor | The Social Network

Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British-born mother, Lynn (Hillman), and an American-born father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. He is of English and Polish Jewish heritage. Andrew was raised in a ...

Favorite Movies: Hacksaw Ridge, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Social Network Favorite Characters: Spider-Man, Desmond Doss Upcoming Movies of Interest: ???

38. J.K. Simmons

Actor | Whiplash

J.K. Simmons is an American actor.

He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).

He had ...

Favorite Movies: Patriots Day, Whiplash, Zootopia, Spider-Man Trilogy Favorite Characters: J. Jonah Jameson Upcoming Movies of Interest: Whiplash

39. Jon Hamm

Actor | Mad Men

Jon Hamm was born on March 10, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Jonathan Daniel Hamm. He is an actor and producer, known for Mad Men (2007), The Town (2010) and Million Dollar Arm (2014).

Favorite Movies: Tag, Baby Driver Favorite Characters: Upcoming Movies of Interest: Top Gun: Maverick

40. 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 ...

41. Woody Harrelson

Actor | True Detective

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he...

42. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | Nightcrawler

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...

43. Armie Hammer

Actor | The Social Network

Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's ancestry includes ...

44. Zac Efron

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, to Starla Baskett, a secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. The surname "Efron", which is Hebrew and a Biblical place name, comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal ...

45. Chadwick Boseman

Actor | Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (since 2016), particularly in Black Panther (2018), and for his starring roles in as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall...



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