Actors having most appearances in IMDb top 250

by lehazyo | created - 03 Oct 2010 | updated - 09 Oct 2010 | Public

List of actors and actresses (actually, actress) who have at least 4 appearances in current IMDb top 250 as of October 2010.

1. 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, ...

One of two actors along with Robert De Niro to act in 8 films from IMDb top. 1-3. Star Wars trilogy 4. Bladerunner 5. Apocalypse now 6. The Conversation 7-8. Two Indiana Jones movies

2. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at...

One of two actors to act in 8 films from IMDb top.

1. Raging Bull 2. Heat 3. Goodfellas 4. Casino 5. Deer Hunter 6. Taxi Driver 7. Once Upon a Time in America 8. The Godfather 2

3. 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 ...


7 top movies

1. Rope 2. Anatomy of Murder 3. Harvey 4. It's a Wonderful Life 5. Rear Window 6. Vertigo 7. Mister Smith Goes to Washington

Also one his movies, 'Philadelphia Story' was pushed out of the list.

4. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

7 top movies

1. The Shawshank Redemption 2. The Dark Knight 3. Se7en 4. Glory 5. Million Dollar Baby 6. Unforgiven 7. Batman Begins

5. 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...


6 top movies

1-3. Star Wars trilogy 4. Bridge on the River Kwai 5. Kind Hearts and Coronets 6. Lawrence of Arabia

6. 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 (...

6 top movies

1. Fight Club 2. 12 Monkeys 3. The Curious Story of Benjamin Button 4. Se7en 5. Inglourious Basterds 6. Snatch.

7. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

6 top movies

1. Inception 2. The Dark Knight 3. Batman Begins 4. The Prestige 5. Sleuth 6. Children of Men

8. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...


5 top movies

1. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly 2. For a Few Dollars More 3. Million Dollars Baby 4. Gran Torino 5. Unforgiven

9. Elijah Wood

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

5 top movies

1-3. Lord of the Rings trilogy 4. Sin City 5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

10. Charles Chaplin

Writer | The Great Dictator

Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...

5 top movies

1. City Lights 2. Modern Times 3. The Kid 4. Gold Rush 5. The Great Dictator

11. 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 ...

5 top movies

1. Casablanca 2. The Maltese Falcon 3. African Queen 4. Treasure of Sierra Madre 5. The Big Sleep

12. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Al Pacino established himself during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to an Italian-American family. His parents, Rose (nee ...

5 top movies

1-2. The Godfather, two parts 3. Heat 4. Scarface 5. Dog Day Afternoon

13. William Holden

Actor | Stalag 17

William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying ...

5 top movies

1. Sunset Blvd 2. Network 3. Stalag 17 4. The Wild Bunch 5. Bridge on the River Kwai

14. John Cazale

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

John Cazale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish-American mother, Cecilia (Holland), and an Italian-American father, John Cazale. Cazale only made five feature films in his career, all which many fans and critics alike call classics. But before his film debut, the short The American Way (...

5 top movies

1-2. The Godfather, two parts 3. The Conversation 4. The Deer Hunter 5. Dog Day Afternoon

15. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...

5 top movies

1. Apocalypse Now 2-3. The Godfather, two parts 4. The Conversation 5. Network

16. Bruce Willis

Actor | Die Hard

Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.

Walter Bruce ...

5 top movies

1. Pulp Fiction 2. 12 Monkeys 3. Die Hard 4. The Sixth Sense 5. Sin City

17. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the ...

5 top movies

1-3. Lord of the Rings trilogy 4. The Matrix 5. V for Vendetta

18. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

5 top movies

1. The Exorcist 2. Wild Strawberry 3. The Seventh Seal 4. Diving Bell and Butterfly 5. Wild Strawberry

19. George C. Scott

Actor | Patton

George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he joined the...

5 top movies

1. 12 Angry Men 2. Dr. Strangelove 3. Anatomy of Murder 4. The Hustler 5. Patton

20. 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 ...

5 top movies

1-3. Toy Story trilogy 4. Forrest Gump 5. Green Mile

21. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....


4 top movies

1. Casino 2. Raging Bull 3. Goodfellas 4. Once Upon a Time in America

22. 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 ...

4 top movies

1. The Sting 2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 3. Cool Hand Luke 4. The Hustler

23. 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 ...

4 top movies

1. The Godfather 2. A Streetcar Names Desire 3. On the Waterfront 4. Apocalypse Now

24. Steve Buscemi

Actor | Fargo

Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to...

4 top movies

1. Reservoir Dogs 2. Big Lebowski 3. Fargo 4. Monsters, Inc.

25. 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...

4 top movies

1. L.A. Confidential 2. Se7en 3. American Beauty 4. The Usual Suspects

26. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

Peter Lorre was born László Lowenstein on Rózsahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...

4 top movies

1. M 2. The Maltese Falcon 3. Casablanca 4. Arsenic and Old Lace

27. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

4 top movies

1-2. The Godfather, two parts 3. Manhattan 4. Annie Hall

28. Murray Hamilton

Actor | Jaws

Murray Hamilton was one of those character actors whose face would be familiar to most movie buffs at an instant, yet his name may not. That's a shame, because Hamilton was one of the most versatile and prolific of performers who was never anything less than completely convincing in any role he ...

4 top movies -- despite not even having IMDb photo

1. Jaws 2. The Hustler 3. Anatomy of Murder 4. The Graduate

29. Elisha Cook Jr.

Actor | Rosemary's Baby

Although this pint-sized actor started out in films often in innocuous college-student roles in mid-30s rah-rahs, playing alongside the likes of a pretty Gloria Stuart or a young, pre-"Oz" Judy Garland, casting directors would soon enough discover his flair for portraying intense neurotics or ...

4 top movies

1. The Killing 2. Rosemary's Baby 3. The Maltese Falcon 4. The Big Sleep

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