Best Actors in a Supporting Role 1919-22, 1994-2012

by maguire2 | created - 16 Dec 2010 | updated - 01 Oct 2013 | Public

1. Ryo Kase

Actor | Restless

Ryo Kase was born on November 9, 1974 in Kanagawa, Japan.

Shortly after birth his family moved to Washington, United States, where he spent most of his childhood.

Kase began his acting career in 2000 and gained his first starring role in Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's Antenna (2004). He then went on to work ...

2012 Like Someone in Love

2. Shahab Hosseini

Actor | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Shahab Hosseini was born on February 3, 1974 in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in a family of six and was the oldest child. He earned his high school diploma in Biology. Once a psychology student at the University of Tehran, he dropped out with the intent of emigrating to Canada. Instead, he ended up as ...

2011 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

3. 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 ...

2010 Never Let Me Go

4. Marcin Dorocinski

Actor | Jack Strong

Marcin Dorocinski (born June 22, 1973) is a Polish film, television and stage actor. He is well known for his portrayals of conflicted, troubled characters: Despero in "Pitbull" (2005), Jacek Mroz in "OFFsiders" (2008). Otter in "Manhunt" (2012) as well as his debonair leading man roles, handsome, ...

2009 Rewers

5. Rodrigo Santoro

Actor | 300

One of Brazil's most famous actors, Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Maria José Junqueira dos Reis, an artist, and Francesco Santoro, an engineer. His father is Italian, while his mother, who is Brazilian, has Portuguese ancestry.

Santoro is known...

2008 Leonera

6. Ohad Knoller

Actor | Yossi & Jagger

Ohad Knoller was born on September 28, 1976 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and writer, known for Yossi & Jagger (2002), Yossi (2012) and Munich (2005). He was previously married to Noa Raban.

2007 Beafort

7. 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 (...

2006 Babel

8. 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...

2005 Brokeback Mountain

9. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting ...

2004 Closer

10. Saif Ali Khan

Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Saif is the son of Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore, and Indian cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan.

Both his grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, and father were professional cricketers. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, an actress within her own rights. He has two sisters, Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan,...

2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho

11. Dennis Quaid

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School....

2002 Far from Heaven

12. Jan Frycz

Actor | Pornografia

Jan Frycz was born on May 15, 1954 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Pornography (2003), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016) and The Welts (2004).

2001 Tam i z powrotem

13. Jean-Nicolas Verreault

Actor | Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin

Jean-Nicolas Verreault was born in Québec City, Québec, Canada. He is an actor, known for Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin (2006), Musée Eden (2010) and Durham County (2007).

2000 Maelstom

14. Andrzej Chyra

Actor | W imie...

Andrzej Chyra was born on August 27, 1964 in Gryfów Slaski, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for In the Name of (2013), The Debt (1999) and We're All Christs (2006).

1999 Dług Ex aequo with Tom Cruise in Magnolia

15. 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. ...

1999 Magnolia Ex aequo with Andrzej Chyra in Dług

16. Jean-Louis Trintignant

Actor | Amour

Born 1930 in Piolenc in south France as son of a wealthy industrialist. Studied law in Aix-en-Provence. Started theatrical acting in 1950, but was regarded untalented at first, until Roger Vadim discovered him for the movies. When the press stalked him 1956 because of rumors of an affair with ...

1998 Ceux qui m'aiment prendront

17. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

1997 Carne Tremula

18. Edward Norton

Actor | Keeping the Faith

American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...

1996 Primal Fear

19. Saïd Taghmaoui

Actor | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Saïd Taghmaoui was born July 19th 1973 in Villepinte, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, to Moroccan immigrant parents. He has 9 siblings. He dropped out of school at a young age and became a boxer; at one point ranking number 2 in France in his category. He met Mathieu Kassovitz with whom he co-wrote the ...

1995 La haine

20. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...

1994 Changking Express

21. Stig Olin

Director | Resan till dej

A distinguished actor, director and composer in Sweden; Stig Olin made his success in many areas of the Swedish entertainment business in the 1940s and 50s. As an actor, he claimed success when he played boyish characters and naive students on film. He was the actor who eventually took the claim of...

1946 Kris

22. Max Schreck

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly ...

1922 Nosferatu

23. Rudolph Valentino

Actor | The Sheik

Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend,Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow, from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they ...

1921 Camille

24. Ernst Lubitsch

Director | To Be or Not to Be

From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...

1920 Sumurun

25. Maxime Desjardins

Actor | Les mystères de Paris

Maxime Desjardins was born on September 17, 1861 in Auxerre, Yonne, France. He was an actor, known for Mysteries of Paris (1922), The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1930) and The Death Agony of the Eagles (1922). He died on October 2, 1936 in Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1919 J'accuse!



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