All My Favorite Actors and Their Films Ranked

by topitimo-829-270459 | created - 15 Feb 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

At least all I can remember at the moment... I have a strong feeling that i've forgotten somebody, but who could it be? I will add more rankings and more actors when I have the time.

1. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Kagemusha

Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in...

1. Harakiri (-62) 10 / 10 2. High And Low (-63) 10 / 10 3. Seven Samurai (-54) 10 / 10 4. When A Woman Absents The Stairs (-60) 10 / 10 5. Samurai Rebellion (-68) 10 / 10 6. The Face of Another (-66) 10 / 10 7. The Sword of Doom (-66) 10 / 10 8. The Human Condition, Parts 1 - 3(1959-61) 9,5 / 10 9. Immortal Love (-61) 9,5 / 10 10. Sanjuro (-62) 9,5 / 10

Probably the most versatile actor I know.

2. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

1. Judgement at Nurnberg (-61) 10 / 10 2. Captains Courageous (-37) 10 / 10 3. Bad Day at Black Rock (-55) 10 / 10 4. Inherit The Wind (-60) 10 / 10 5. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (-67) 10 / 10 5. Libeled Lady (-36) 9,5 / 10 7. Fury (-36) 9 / 10 8. The Seventh Cross (-44) 9 / 10 9. Broken Lance (-54) 9 / 10 10. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (-63) 9 / 10

3. Chishû Ryû

Actor | Tôkyô monogatari

What an amazing career! Few can boast a longer one (64 years of activity). Few have been able to have to relate to three generations. And it is pretty sure that no one can compare with him in terms of faithfulness to a director: Chishu Ryu indeed appeared in no fewer than fifty-two out of ...

1. An Autumn Afternoon (-62) 10 / 10 2. Equinox Flower (-58) 10 / 10 3. Late Spring (-49) 10 / 10 4. Early Spring (-56) 10 / 10 5. Tokyo Story (-54) 10 / 10 6. The Bad Sleep Well (-60) 10 / 10 7. Good Morning (-59) 10 / 10 8. Early Summer (-52) 10 / 10 9. Floating Weeds (-59) 10 / 10 10. Red Beard (-65) 10 / 10

Yasujiro Ozu is my favourite director, and Chishu Ryu is so wonderful in every one of their collaborations.

4. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

1. Lust For Life (-56) 10 / 10 2. The Bad and The Beautiful (-52) 10 / 10 3. Paths of Glory (-57) 10 / 10 4. Seven Days in May (-65) 10 / 10 5. Ace In The Hole (-51) 10 / 10 6. Detective Story (-51) 10 / 10 7. Two Weeks In Another Town (-62) 10 / 10 8. Last Sunset (-62) 10 / 10 9. The Champion (-49) 10 / 10 10. Lonely Are The Brave (-62) 10 / 10

An Excellent filmography, the man can really read scripts, and pick the good ones. I think Michael Douglas inherited that talent. Kirk was also very funny in The Simpsons.

5. Giulietta Masina

Actress | Le notti di Cabiria

Born in San Giorgio di Piano, Giulietta Masina spent part of her teenage years living with a widowed aunt in Rome, where she cultivated a passion for the theater and studied for a degree in Philosophy. She began her career on the radio with the program "Terzoglio" (1942), about the adventures of ...

1. La Notte Di Cabiria (-57) 10 / 10 2. Giulietta Degli Spiriti (-65) 10 / 10 3. La Strada (-54) 9,5 / 10 4. Il Bidone (-55) 9,5 / 10 5. Europa '51 (-51) 9,5 / 10 6. Ginger e Fred (-86) 9 / 10 7. Paisan (-48) 9 / 10 (Allthough I couldn't really find her in the movie) 8. The White Sheik (-52) 8,5 / 10 9. Variety Lights (-50) 7,5 / 10 10. The Madwoman of Chaillot (-69) 4 / 10

I think Masina's performance in Cabiria is the greatest performance in cinema history.

6. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

1. All About Eve (-50) 10 / 10 2. Now, Voyager (-42) 10 / 10 3. Jezebel (-38) 10 / 10 4. Old Acquaintance (-43) 9,5 / 10 5. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (-61) 9,5 / 10 6. Hush... Hush... Sweet Charlotte (-64) 9,5 / 10 7. Burnt Offerings (-76) 9,5 / 10 8. Mr. Skeffington (-44) 9,5 / 10 9. The Catered Affair (-56) 9,5 / 10 10. The Nanny (-65) 9,5 / 10

7. Marcello Mastroianni

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Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette (1939), then started working for the Italian ...

1. 8 1/2 (-63) 10 / 10 2. La Dolce Vita (-60) 10 /10 3. La Grande Bouffet (-73) 10 / 10 4. Le notti bianche (-57) 10 / 10 5. C'eravamo tanto amati (-74) 10 / 10 6. Ieri, Oggi, Domani (-63) 10 /10 7. Todo modo (-76) 9,5 / 10 8. Marriage Italian Style (-64) 9,5 /10 9. A Special Day (-77) 9,5 / 10 10. The Stranger (-67) 9 / 10

8. Tauno Palo

Actor | Härmästä poikia kymmenen

Tauno Palo was born on October 25, 1908 in Hämeenlinna, Finland as Tauno Valdemar Brännäs. He was an actor, known for Härmästä poikia kymmenen (1950), Rosvo Roope (1949) and The Apple Falls (1952). He was married to Kirsti Ortola and Sylvi Palo. He died on May 24, 1982 in Helsinki, ...

1. Valkoiset ruusut (-43) 10 / 10 2. Niskavuori taistelee (-57) 10 / 10 3. Mies tältä tähdeltä (-58) 10 / 10 4. Kulkurin valssi (-41) 10 / 10 5. SF-paraati (-40) 10 / 10 6. Tuntematon sotilas (-55) 10 / 10 7. Koskenlaskijan morsian (-37) 10 / 10 8. Tulipunainen kyyhkynen (-61) 10 / 10 9. Rosvo Roope (-48) 10 / 10 10. Professori Masa (-50) 10 / 10

9. 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 ...

1. Double Indemnity (-44) 10 / 10 2. Lady Eve (-41) 10 / 10 3. The Furies (-50) 10 / 10 4. There's Always Tomorrow (-56) 10 / 10 5. Ball of Fire (-41) 9,5 / 10 6. All I Desire (-53) 9,5 / 10 7. Strange Love of Martha Ivers (-46) 9,5 / 10 8. Meet John Doe (-41) 9,5 / 10 9. Sorry, Wrong Number (-48) 9,5 / 10 10. Baby Face (-32) 9 / 10

10. Toshirô Mifune

Actor | Yôjinbô

Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in ...

1. High And Low (-63) 10 / 10 2. Seven Samurai (-54) 10 / 10 3. The Bad Sleep Well (-60) 10 / 10 4. Samurai Rebellion (-68) 10 / 10 5. Red Beard (-65) 10 / 10 6. Throne of Blood (-57) 10 / 10 7. Sword of Doom (-66) 10 / 10 8. Stray Dog (-49) 10 / 10 9. The Hidden Fortress (-58) 10 / 10 10. The Quiet Duel (-49) 10 / 10

11. 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 ...

1. White Heat (-49) 10 / 10 2. Angels With Dirty Faces (-38) 10 / 10 3. Yankee Doodle Dandy (-42) 10 / 10 4. One, Two, Three (-61) 10 / 10 5. Mr. Roberts (-55) 10 / 10 6. Run For Cover (-55) 10 / 10 7. G' Men (-35) 9,5 / 10 8. Footlight Parade (-33) 9,5 / 10 9. The Public Enemy (-31) 9,5 / 10 10. The Bride Came C.O.D. (-41) 9 / 10

I have seen all 64 of Jimmy's films.

12. Robert Mitchum

Actor | Out of the Past

Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a ...

1. The Night of The Hunter (-55) 10 / 10 2. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (-57) 10 / 10 3. El Dorado (-67) 10 / 10 4. Out of the Past (-47) 10 / 10 5. The Locket (-46) 10 / 10 6. The Lusty Men (-52) 10 / 10 7. Undercurrent (-46) 10 / 10 8. The Big Steal (-49) 10 / 10 9. His Kind of Woman (-51) 10 / 10 10. Angel Face (-52) 9,5 / 10

Mitchum was also hilarious in What a Way To Go (1964), an episode of What's My Line (1960's), and the peeling session in the end of List of Adran Messenger (1963).

13. 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...

1. Great Expectasions (-46) 10 / 10 2. Tunes of Glory (-60) 10 / 10 3. Ladykillers (-55) 10 / 10 4. Kind Hearts and Cronets (-49) 10 / 10 5. The Lavender Hill Mob (-51) 10 / 10 6. Kafka (-91) 10 / 10 7. Doctor Zhivago (-65) 10 / 10 8. Murder By Death (-76) 10 / 10 9. Our Man in Havana (-60) 10 / 10 10. Lawrence of Arabia (-62) 9,5 / 10

14. 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 ...

1. Born Yesterday (-50) 10 / 10 2. Sunset Boulevard (-50) 10 / 10 3. The Moon is Blue (-53) 10 / 10 4. Horse Soldiers (-59) 10 / 10 5. The Country Girl (-54) 10 / 10 6. Stalag 17 (-54) 10 / 10 7. Network (-76) 10 / 10 8. The Invicible Stripes (-39) 10 / 10 9. Fedora (-78) 9,5 / 10 / 10 10. Bridge Over River Kwai (-57) 9 / 10

15. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ...

1. The Apartment (-60) 10 / 10 2. Days of Wine and Roses (-62) 10 / 10 3. Irma La Douce (-63) 10 / 10 4. The Out of Towners (-70) 10 / 10 5. Mister Roberts (-54) 10 / 10 6. The Front Page (-74) 10 / 10 7. The Fortune Cookie (-66) 10 / 10 8. It Should Happen To You (-54) 9,5 / 10 9. Save The Tiger (-73) 9,5 / 10 10. Glengarry Glenn Ross (-92) 9,5 / 10

Jack Lemmon was also very funny in The Simpsons. He has also done some really bad movies like Bagger Vance (1 / 10), and Short Cuts (2 / 10).

16. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

1. Angel (Lubitsch, 1937) 10 / 10 2. Foreign Affair (Wilder, 1948) 10 / 10 3. The Devil is a Woman (Sternberg, 1935) 10 / 10 4. The Scarlett Empress (Sternberg, 1934) 10 / 10 5. Judgement at Nurnberg (Kramer, 1961) 10 / 10 6. The Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958) 10 / 10 7. The Spoilers (Enright, 1942) 9,5 / 10 8. Blonde Venus (Sternberg, 1932) 9,5 / 10 9. Manpower (Walsh, 1941) 9,5 / 10 10. The Blue Angel (Sternberg, 1930, the german version) 9 / 10

17. Kinuyo Tanaka

Actress | Joyû Sumako no koi

Tanaka Kinuyo was a highly regarded and prolific actress best known for her films with director Mizoguchi Kenji. She was immersed in the world of film having received her start in the world of entertainment at age fourteen, being a filmmaker herself, being the cousin of director Kobayashi Masaki ...

1. Equinox Flower (-58) 10 / 10 2. Red Beard (-65) 10 / 10 3. Sansho The Bailiff (-54) 10 / 10 4. Ugetsu Monogotari (-53) 10 / 10 5. Woman of Tokyo (-33) 10 / 10 6. Where Now Are The Dreams of Youth? (-32) 9,5 / 10 7. Dragnet Girl (-33) 9,5 / 10 8. A Hen In The Wind (-48) 9,5 / 10 9. Love Letter (-53) 9,5 / 10 10. Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna (-46) 9,5 / 10

Tanaka was also a brilliant director.

18. 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...

1. People vs. Larry Flynt (-95) 10 / 10 2. War for the Planet of the Apes (-17) 10 / 10 3. Cheers (TV, 1985 - 1993) 10 / 10 4. Three Billboards (-17) 9,5 / 10 5. True Detective: Season 1 (2014, TV) 9,5 / 10 6. Seven Psychopaths (-12) 9,5 / 10 7. L.A. Story (-91) 9,5 / 10 8. White Men Can't Jump (-92) 9 / 10 9. No Country for Old Men (-07) 9 / 10 9. Wag the Dog (-97) 9 / 10 10. LBJ (-16) 9 / 10

19. Edmond O'Brien

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored by...

1. White Heat (-49) 10 / 10 2. Seven Days in May (-65) 10 / 10 3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (-62) 10 / 10 4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (-39) 10 / 10 5. The Hitchhiker (-53) 9,5 / 10 6. Barefoot Contessa (-54) 9,5 / 10 7. Shield For Murder (-53) 9,5 / 10 8. The Great Impostor (-61) 9 / 10 9. The Killers (-46) 9 / 10 10. The Bigamist (-53) 9 / 10

20. Judy Holliday

Actress | Born Yesterday

Judy Holliday was born Judith Tuvim in New York City on June 21, 1921. Her mother, a piano teacher, was attending a play when she went into labor and made it to the hospital just in time. Judy was an only child. By the age of four, her mother had her enrolled in ballet school which fostered a ...

1. Born Yesterday (-50) 10 / 10 2. On The Town (-49) 10 / 10 3. Bells Are Ringing (-60) 9,5 / 10 4. It Should Happen To You (-54) 9,5 / 10 5. Pffffth! (-56) 9 / 10 6. Adam's Rib (-49) 8 / 10 7. Too Much Johnson (-38) 7 / 10 8. The Marrying Kind (-52) 6,5 / 10 9. The Solid-Gold Cadillac (-56) 6,5 / 10 10. Greenwich Village (-44) 6 / 10

I have seen all of her 13 movies.

21. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

1. Grapes of Wrath (Ford, 1940) 10 / 10 2. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1958) 10 / 10 3. Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford, 1939) 10 / 10 4. Fort Apache (Ford, 1948) 10 / 10 5. The Ox-Bow Incident (Wellman, 1943) 10 / 10 6. The Boston Strangler (Fleischer, 1968) 10 / 10 7. Once Upon A Time In The West (Leone, 1968) 10 / 10 8. Lady Eve (P. Sturges, 1941) 10 / 10 9. Mister Roberts (Ford, LeRoy, 1952) 10 / 10 10. My Darling Clementine (Ford, 1946) 10 / 10

22. Haruko Sugimura

Actress | Tôkyô monogatari

Haruko Sugimura was born on January 6, 1909 in Hiroshima, Japan. She was an actress, known for Tokyo Story (1953), A Last Note (1995) and Repast (1951). She died on April 4, 1997 in Tokyo, Japan.

1. An Autumn Afternoon (-62) 10 / 10 2. Early Spring (-56) 10 / 10 3. Late Spring (-49) 10 / 10 4. Tokyo Story (-53) 10 / 10 5. Late Chrysanthemums (-54) 10 / 10 6. Floating Weeds (-59) 10 / 10 7. Early Summer (-51) 10 / 10 8. Good Morning (-59) 10 / 10 9. Redbeard (-65) 10 / 10 10. Tokyo Twilight (-57) 10 / 10

23. Burt Lancaster

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and ...

1. Seven Days in May (-65) 10 / 10 2. Il Gattopardo (-63) 10 / 10 3. The Conversation Piece (-76) 10 / 10 4. 1900 (-76) 10 / 10 5. The Sweet Smell Of Success (-57) 10 / 10 6. From Here To Eternity (-53) 10 / 10 7. Judgement At Nurnberg (-61) 10 / 10 8. Gunfight At O.K. Corral (-57) 9,5 / 10 9. Separate Tables (-58) 9,5 / 10 10. The Train (-64) 9,5 / 10

24. John Mills

Actor | The Family Way

Sir John Mills, one of the most popular and beloved English actors, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on February 22, 1908, at the Watts Naval Training College in North Elmham, Norfolk, England. The young Mills grew up in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where his father was a mathematics teacher and his ...

1. Great Expectasions (-46) 10 / 10 2. This Happy Breed (-44) 10 / 10 3. Tunes of Glory (-60) 10 / 10 4. The October Man (-47) 10 / 10 5. Tiger Bay (-59) 9,5 / 10 6. Ice Cold in Alex (-58) 9,5 / 10 7. Morning Departure (-50) 9 / 10 8. The Way To The Stars (-45) 9 / 10 9. Waterloo Road (-45) 9 / 10 10. Flame In The Streets (-61) 9 / 10

25. Charles Boyer

Actor | Gaslight

Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was L'homme du large (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations ...

1. Algiers (-38) 10 / 10 2. Madame De (-53) 10 / 10 3. Tovarich (-37) 10 / 10 4. Gas Light (-44) 10 / 10 5. Love Affair (-37) 10 / 10 6. Fanny (-61) 9,5 / 10 7. Conquest (-37) 9 / 10 8. Flesh and Fantasy: Episode 3 (-43) 9 / 10 9. All This and Heaven Too (-40) 8,5 / 10 10. Hold Back the Dawn (-41) 8,5 / 10

26. Jean-Pierre Léaud

Actor | Les quatre cents coups

Jean-Pierre Léaud is not everybody's cup of tea for sure, but will remain an important name in film history. As an actor he can be adored or hated for exactly the same reasons: he is one of those rare players that directors let improvise his dialogue, which gets on certain viewers' nerves while it ...

1. The Mother and The Whore (Eustache, 1073) 10 / 10 2. La Nuit Americaine (Truffaut, 1973) 10 / 10 3. Pierrot le Flou (Godard, 1965) 10 / 10 4. 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1958) 10 / 10 5. Maskulin Feminin (Godard, 1964) 10 / 10 6. Last Tango In Paris (Bertolucci, 1973) 10 / 10 7. Le testament d'Orphee (Cocteu, 1960) 10 / 10 8. La vie de Boheme (A. Kaurismäki, 1992) 10 / 10 9. Baisers Voles (Truffaut, 1968) 9,5 / 10 10. Domicile Conjugal (Truffaut, 1970) 9,5 / 10

27. Joel Rinne

Actor | Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu.

Joel Rinne was born on June 6, 1897 in Asikkala, Finland as Toivo Joel Gröndahl. He was an actor, known for The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962), Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961) and Kalle-Kustaa Korkin seikkailut (1949). He was married to Saga Rikberg and Rosi Rinne. He died on December 3, 1981...

1. Niskavuori taistelee (E. Laine, 1957) 10 / 10 2. Komisaario Palmun erehdys (Kassila, 1960) 10 / 10 3. Rakas lurjus (Särkkä, 1954) 10 / 10 4. SF -paraati (Särkkä, 1941) 10 / 10 5. Kaasua, Komisario Palmu (Kassila, 1961) 10 / 10 6. Tähdet kertovat, Komisario Palmu (Kassila, 1962) 10 / 10 7. Päämaja (Kassila, 1970) 8. Tyttö kuunsillalta (Kassila, 1954) 10 / 10 9. Kirkastettu sydän (Unho, 1943) 9,5 / 10 10. Vodkaa, Komisario Palmu (Kassila, 1970) 9 / 10

Also excellent in the tv-movie Kustaa III.

28. Alain Delon

Actor | Le samouraï

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Édith (Arnold) and Fabien Delon. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being ...

1. Le Sammourai (-67) 10 / 10 2. L'Eclisse (-62) 10 / 10 3. Le Cercle Rouge (-70) 10 / 10 4. Il Gattopardo (-63) 10 / 10 5. Plein soleil (-60) 10 / 10 6. Rocco e i suoi fratelli (-60) 10 / 10 7. Un Flic (-72) 9,5 / 10 8. Melodie en sois-sol (-62) 9 / 19 9. La piscine (-69) 9 / 10 10. The Sicilian Clan (-69) 9 / 10

29. Tony Curtis

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only ...

1. The Boston Strangler (-68) 10 / 10 2. The Defiant Ones (-58) 10 / 10 3. The Sweet Smell Of Success (-57) 10 / 10 4. Rosemary's Baby (-68) 10 / 10 5. Spartacus (-60) 9,5 / 10 6. The Vikings (-58) 9,5 / 10 7. Winchester '73 (-53) 9,5 / 10 8. Who Was That Lady (-60) 9,5 / 10 9. The Great Impostor (-61) 9,5 / 10 10. The Great Race (-65) 9,5 / 10

Hmm... I seemed to have ranked two very small appereances (Rosemary and Winchester). I think Curtis may be one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood history. Not that many people took him seriously, mainly because of his good looks.

30. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

1. The Quiet Man (-52) 10 / 10 2. Rio Bravo (-59) 10 / 10 3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (-62) 10 / 10 4. The Searchers (-56) 10 / 10 5. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (-49) 10 / 10 6. Stagecoach (-39) 10 / 10 7. El Dorado (-66) 10 / 10 8. Fort Apache (-48) 10 / 10 9. Horse Soldiers (-59) 10 / 10 10. Hatari! (-61) 10 / 10

Having seen over 100 John Wayne -movies, the choosing was quite hard. I also have to give credit to Wayne's television work I have seen; his appereances in Screen Director's Playhouse, Wagon Trail (cameo), Fred Astaire presents (cameo) and of course Lucy Show.

31. Bing Crosby

Actor | White Christmas

Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in ...

1. The Bells of St. Mary's (McCarey, 1945) 10 / 10 2. The Emperor Waltz (Wilder, 1948) 10 / 10 3. The Country Girl (Seaton, 1956) 10 / 10 4. Going My Way (McCarey, 1944) 10 / 10 5. Blue Skies (Heisler, 1946) 9,5 / 10 6. High Society (Walters, 1956) 9,5 / 10 7. Road to Bali (Walker, 1952) 9,5 / 10 8. Road to Morocco (Butler, 1942) 9,5 / 10 9. Here Comes The Groom (Capra, 1952) 9,5 / 10 10. Rhytm of The River (Schertzinger, 1940) 9,5 / 10

His Memoirs "Call Me Lucky" was also a good read. Whoever wrote it...

32. Judy Garland

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.

She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...

1. Wizard of Oz (-39) 10 / 10 2. A Star Is Born (-56) 10 / 10 3. Meet Me in St. Louis (-44) 10 / 10 4. Judgement at Nurnberg (-61) 10 / 10 5. Love Finds Andy Hardy (-38) 9,5 / 10 6. Strike Up the Band (-41) 9 / 10 7. Listen Darling (-39) 9 / 10 8. Easter Parade (-48) 8,5 / 10 9. The Harvey Girls (-46) 8,5 / 10 10. In The Good Old Summertime (-49) 8,5 / 10

One of Judy's greatest acomplisments, if not the greatest, was the live album Judy at the Carnegie Hall.

33. Frank Sinatra

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants Natalina Della (Garaventa), from Northern Italy, and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra, a Sicilian boxer, fireman, and bar owner. Growing up on the gritty streets of Hoboken made Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. ...

1. Some Came Running (-58) 10 / 10 2. On The Town (-49) 10 / 10 3. Man With The Golden Arm (-56) 10 / 10 4. Manchurian Candidate (-62) 10 / 10 5. From Here To Eternity (-53) 10 / 10 6. The Joker is Wild (-57) 9,5 / 10 7. High Society (-56) 9,5 / 10 8. Suddenly (-54) 9,5 / 10 9. Tony Rome (-67) 9,5 / 10 10. Anchors Aweight (-45) 9,5 / 10

34. Greta Garbo

Actress | Ninotchka

Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and ...

1. Ninotchka (-37) 10 / 10 2. Queen Christina (-33) 9,5 / 10 3. Joyless Street (-25) 9,5 / 10 4. Conquest (-37) 9 / 10 5. The Kiss (-29) 9 / 10 6. The Painted Veil (-34) 9 / 10 7. Grand Hotel (-32) 8 / 10 8. Mata Hari (-31) 8 / 10 9. As You Desire Me (-32) 7,5 / 10 10. Anna Christie (-30) 7,5 / 10

35. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

One of the greatest actors in all of film history, 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 ...

1. Godfather, Part II (-74) 10 / 10 2. Godfather (-72) 10 / 10 3. Dog Day Afternoon (-75) 10 / 10 4. ... And Justice For All (-78) 10 / 10 5. Frankie and Johnny (-91) 10 / 10 6. Carlito's Way (-93) 10 / 10 7. The Merchant of Venice (-04) 10 / 10 8. Serpico (-73) 9,5 / 10 9. The Insider (-99) 9,5 / 10 10. You Don't Know Jack (-10) 9,5 / 10

As of 2018, I've seen all of Al Pacino's films. Besides the masterworks, he also has some of the most awful things I've ever seen in his filmography. Gigli, Jack and Jill, Misconduct, Two Bits, Revolution, Bobby Deerfield...

36. Nobuo Nakamura

Actor | Tôkyô monogatari

Nobuo Nakamura was born on September 14, 1908 in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. He was an actor, known for Tokyo Story (1953), Tampopo (1985) and Late Autumn (1960). He died on July 5, 1991.

1. Equinox Flower (-58) 10 / 10 2. An Autumn Afternoon (-62) 10 / 10 3. Early Spring (-56) 10 / 10 4. Tokyo Story (-54) 10 / 10 5. High and Low (-63) 10 / 10 6. The Bad Sleep Well (-60) 10 / 10 7. Ikiru (-51) 10 / 10 8. Late Autumn (-60) 10 / 10 9. Throne of Blood (-57) 10 / 10 10. Tokyo Twilight (-57) 10 / 10

He seems to have systematically acted in all my favorite films, at least all Japanese ones.

37. Michel Simon

Actor | Le quai des brumes

The son of a sausage-maker, Michel Simon was conscripted into the Swiss Army at the start of World War I, but was thrown out through a combination of tuberculosis and general insubordination. He was variously a boxer, photographer, general handyman and right-wing anarchist, finally becoming a stage...

1. Le quai des brumes (-38) 10 / 10 2. Boudu (-32) 10 / 10 3. L'Atalante (-34) 10 / 10 4. La passion d'Jean D'arc (-28) 9,5 / 10 5. La chienne (-31) 9,5 / 10 6. The Train (-64) 9,5 / 10 7. Drole de drame (-37) 9,5 / 10 8. The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life (-72) 6,5 / 10

38. Dean Martin

Soundtrack | Rio Bravo

If there had to be an image for cool, the man to fit it would be Dean Martin.

Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, to Angela (Barra) and Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, a barber. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother was of Italian descent. He spoke only Italian until ...

1. Rio Bravo (-59) 10 / 10 2. Some Came Running (-58) 10 / 10 3. Artists and Models (-54) 10 / 10 4. The Stooge (-52) 10 / 10 5. Hollywood Or Bust (-56) 10 / 10 6. The Jumping Jacks (-53) 10 / 10 7. Bells Are Ringing (-60) 9,5 / 10 8. The Young Lions (-58) 9,5 / 10 9. Kiss Me Stupid (-64) 9,5 / 10 10. Pardners (-55) 9,5 / 10

Also awesome in the television classic "Colgate Comedy Hour".

39. Dustin Hoffman

Actor | Rain Man

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, ...

1. The Graduate (Nichols, 1967) 10 / 10 2. Kramer vs. Kramer (Benton, 1979) 10 / 10 3. Lenny (Fosse, 1974) 10 / 10 4. Tootsie (Pollack, 1982) 10 / 10 5. The Marathon Man (Schlesinger, 1976) 9,5 / 10 6. Midnight Cowboy (Schlesinger, 1969) 9,5 / 10 7. Little Big Man (A. Penn, 1971) 9,5 / 10 8. The President's Men (Pakula, 1975) 9,5 / 10 9. Hook (Spielberg, 1991) 9,5 / 10 10. Rain Man (Levinson, 1989) 9,5 / 10

40. James Mason

Actor | Lolita

James Mason was a great English actor of British and American films. He was born in Yorkshire, and attended Marlborough and Cambridge, where he discovered acting on a lark, and abandoned a planned career as an architect. Following work in stock companies, he joined the Old Vic under the guidance of...

1. North By Northwest (-59) 10 / 10 2. A Star Is Born (-54) 10 / 10 3. Lolita (-62) 10 / 10 4. 20 000 Leagues Unde The Sea (-54) 9,5 / 10 5. Odd Man Out (-48) 9,5 / 10 6. Pandora And The Flying Dutchman (-51) 9 / 10 7. Bigger Than Life (-55) 9 / 10 8. Child's Play (-73) 9 / 10 9. The Boys From Brazil (-78) 9 / 10 10. The Desert Fox (-51) 9 / 10

41. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

1. The Apartment (-60) 10 / 10 2. Steel Magnolias (-89) 10 / 10 3. Some Came Running (-58) 10 / 10 4. Artists and Models (-55) 10 / 10 5. The Trouble With Harry (-55) 10 / 10 6. Irma La Douce (-63) 10 / 10 7. Being There (-79) 9,5 / 10 8. What A Way To Go! (-64) 9,5 / 10 9. Children's Hour (-61) 9,5 / 10 10. Terms of Endearment (-83) 8,5 / 10

Also have to say that she was great in Postcards from the edge, even though the movie wasn't that good. She was also quite excellent in Downton Abbey.

42. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

1. Moby Dick (-56) 10 / 10 2. To Kill A Mockinbird (-62) 10 / 10 3. Roman Holiday (-53) 10 / 10 4. At The Beach (-58) 10 / 10 5. Spellbound (-45) 10 / 10 6. Cape Fear (-62) 10 / 10 7. The Yerling (-46) 9,5 / 10 8. Guns of Navarone (-60) 9,5 / 10 9. Gentleman's Agreement (-47) 9 / 10 10. The Boys From Brazil (-78 ) 9 / 10

The doumentary "A Conversation with Gregory Peck" is one of my favourite documentaries. Didn't count in to the film list.

43. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Sleuth

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

1. Brideshead Revisited (TV, 1981) 10 / 10 2. Hamlet (-48) 10 / 10 3. Sleuth (-72) 10 / 10 4. Rebecca (-40) 10 / 10 5. Richard III (-53) 10 / 10 6. Marathon Man (-76) 10 / 10 7. Bounty (-86) 10 / 10 8. Spartacus (-60) 9,5 / 10 9. Love Among The Ruins (TV, -75) 9,5 / 10 10. Henry V (-44) 9,5 / 10

I ranked Brideshead number one. Even though not Olivier's greatest performance, I think it's the greatest title he was ever in. I did'nt count "This Happy Breed" to the list, because he was just the narrator, and I had seen enough roles from him.

44. 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...

1. One Flew Over Cockoo's Nest (Forman, 1975) 10 / 10 2. A Few Good Men (Reiner, 1992) 10 / 10 3. The Shining (Kubrick, 1980) 10 / 10 4. The Passenger (Antonioni, 1975) 10 / 10 5. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974) 9,5 / 10 6. Heartburn (Nichols, 1985) 9,5 / 10 7. As Good As It Gets (Brooks, 1997) 9,5 / 10 8. Batman (Burton, 1989) 9,5 / 10 9. the Last Detail (Ashby, 1973) 9,5 / 10 10. About Scmidt (Payne, 2002) 9,5 / 10

45. Michael Douglas

Actor | Wall Street

An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny ...

1. American President (Reiner, 1995) 10 / 10 2. Wall Street (Stone, 1987) 10 / 10 3. Fatal Atraction (Lyne, 1987) 10 / 10 4. Wonderboys (Hanson, 2000) 5. Romancing The Stone (Zemeckis, 1985) 10 / 10 6. Falling Down (Schumacher, 1993) 10 / 10 7. Basic Instinct (Verhoeven, 1992) 10 / 10 8. The Game (Fincher, 1997) 10 / 10 9. Perfect Murder (Davis, 1998) 9,5 / 10 10. China Syndrome (Bridges, 1979) 9,5 / 10

46. Deborah Kerr

Actress | The King and I

Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory ...

1. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allyson (-57) 10 / 10 2. An Affair to Remember (-57) 10 / 10 3. The Night of The Iguana (-64) 10 / 10 4. From Here To Eternity (-53) 10 / 10 5. The Sundowners (-60) 9,5 / 10 6. Separate Tables (-58) 9,5 / 10 7. The King And I (-56) 9,5 / 10 8. Julius Caesar (-53) 8 / 10 9. Black Narcissus (-48) 8 / 10 10. The Innocent (-61) 8 / 10

47. Shin Saburi

Actor | Shikko yuyo

Shin Saburi was born on February 12, 1909 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was an actor and director, known for Shikko yuyo (1950), The Fossil (1974) and The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952). He died on September 22, 1982 in Japan.

1. Equinox Flower (-58) 10 / 10 2. Late Autumn (-60) 10 / 10 3. Kaseki (-75) 10 / 10 4. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (-52) 9,5 / 10 5. Castle of Sand (-74) 9,5 / 10 6. There Was A Father (-42) 9 / 10 7. Hunting Riffle (-61) 8,5 / 10 8. Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (-41) 8 / 10 9. The Masseurs and a Woman (-38) 7,5 / 10 10. Devil's Gate Island (-77) 7 / 10

48. 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 ...

1. Casablanca (-42) 10 / 10 2. Angels with Dirty Faces (-38) 10 / 10 3. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (-48) 10 / 10 4. In a Lonely Place (-50) 10 / 10 5. The Big Sleep (-46) 10 / 10 6. High Sierra (-41) 10 / 10 7. Key Largo (-48) 10 / 10 8. The Maltese Falcon (-41) 10 / 10 9. The African Queen (-51) 10 / 10 10. The Dark Passage (-47) 10 / 10

49. Gene Kelly

Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

1. On The Town (-49) 10 / 10 2. It's Always Fair Weather (-56) 10 / 10 3. Singin' In The Rain (-52) 10 / 10 4. The Young Girls Of Rochefort (-67) 10 / 10 5. Anchor's Aveight (-45) 9,5 / 10 6. What A Way To Go! (-64) 9,5 / 10 7. American in Paris (-51) 9,5 / 10 8. Brigadoon (-54) 9 / 10 9. Take Me Out To The Ball Game (-49) 9 / 10 10. The Three Musketeers (-48) 9 / 10

Didn't count That's entertainment and the first sequel to the list, because they are more documentaries.

50. 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 ...

1. Casablanca (-42) 10 / 10 2. Voyage In Italy (-54) 10 / 10 3. Bell's of St. Mary's (-45) 10 / 10 4. Gaslight (-44) 10 / 10 5. Stromboli (-50) 10 / 10 6. Europa '51 (-51) 10 / 10 7. Notorious (-46) 9,5 / 10 8. Spellbound (-45) 9,5 / 10 9. Intermezzo (-36) 9 / 10 10. Autumn Sonata (-78) 8,5 / 10

51. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

1. Antichrist (-09) 10 / 10 2. Wild at Heart (-90) 10 / 10 3. Pasolini (-14) 10 / 10 4. Mississippi Burning (-88) 9,5 / 10 5. Shadow of the Vampire (-00) 9,5 / 10 6. ExistenZ (-99) 9,5 / 10 7. Cry-baby (-90) 9,5 / 10 8. The Grand Budapest Hotel (-14) 9 / 10 9. Spider-man (-02) 9 / 10 10. Platoon (-86) 8,5 / 10

And what a creepy voice role in Tales of the Earthsea!

52. Herbert Marshall

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Herbert Marshall had trained to become a certified accountant, but his interest turned to the stage. He lost a leg while serving in World War I, he was rehabilitated with a wooden leg. This did not stop him from making good his decision to make the stage as his vocation. He used a very deliberate ...

1. Angel (-37) 10 / 10 2. The Razor's Edge (-46) 10 / 10 3. Trouble In Paradise (-32) 10 / 10 4. Blonde Venus (-32) 9,5 / 10 5. Angel Face (-52) 9,5 / 10 6. Little Foxes (-41) 9 / 10 7. Foreign Correspondent (-41) 9 / 10 8. The Secret Garden (-49) 9 / 10 9. The Painted Veil (-34) 9 / 10 10. Hitchcock Presents: A Bottle of Wine (TV, -57) 9 / 10

53. Miriam Hopkins

Actress | The Heiress

Born into wealth in Savannah,Georgia on October 18, 1902, Ellen Miriam Hopkins was able to attend the finest educational institutions including Goddard Seminary in Plainfield, Vermont and Syracuse University in New York State. Studying dance in New York , she received her first taste of show ...

1. Trouble in Paradise (-32) 10 / 10 2. The Smiling Lieutenant (-31) 10 / 10 3. The Chase (-66) 10 / 10 4. Old Acquaintance (-43) 9,5 / 10 5. The Children's Hour (-61) 9,5 / 10 6. The Heiress (-48) 9 / 10 7. The Old Maid (-39) 9 / 10 8. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (-31) 9 / 10 9. Woman Chases Man (-37) 9 / 10 10. The Stranger's Return (-33) 8,5 / 10

54. James Stewart

Actor | Vertigo

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 ...

1. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958) 10 / 10 2. You Can't Take It With You (Capra, 1938) 10 / 10 3. Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford, 1962) 10 / 10 4. It's A Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946) 10 / 10 5. Shop Around The Corner (Lubitsch, 1940) 10 / 10 6. The Naked Spur (A. Mann, 1954) 10 / 10 7. Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954) 10 / 10 8. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Capra, 1938) 9,5 / 10 9. Anatomy of A Murder (Preminger, 1959) 9,5 / 10 10. The Mortal Storm (-40) 9,5 / 10

55. Broderick Crawford

Actor | All the King's Men

Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles: his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in All the King's Men (1949), and as Chief Dan Mathews on the syndicated TV series Highway Patrol (1955). He was also memorable as Judy Holliday's boisterous boyfriend in Born Yesterday (1950).

He was born ...

1. Born Yesterday (-50) 10 / 10 2. Il Bidone (-56) 10 / 10 3. Human Desire (-54) 9,5 / 10 4. All The King's Men (-48) 9,5 / 10 5. Woman Chases Man (-37) 9 / 10 6. Seven Sinners (-40) 9 / 10 7. Beau Geste (-39) 8,5 / 10 8. Not as a Stranger (-55) 8 / 10 9. Time of Your Life (-48) 7,5 / 10 10. Night People (-54) 6,5 / 10

56. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

1. The African Queen (-51) 10 / 10 2. A Lion In The Winter (-68) 10 / 10 3. Bringing Up Baby (-38) 10 / 10 4. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (-67) 10 / 10 5. Undercurrent (-46) 10 / 10 6. The Iron Petticoat (-55) 10 / 10 7. Love Among The Ruins (-75) 9,5 / 10 8. Long Day's Journey Into Night (-62) 9,5 / 10 9. Suddenly Last Summer (-57) 9,5 / 10 10. Holiday (-38) 9 / 10

57. Peter Falk

Actor | Columbo

Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, ...

1. Columbo (TV, 1967 - 2003) 10 / 10 2. Wings of Derire (-87) 10 / 10 3. Murder by Death (-76) 10 / 10 4. A Woman Under The Influence (-74) 9,5 / 10 5. The Great Race (-65) 9,5 / 10 6. Robin and the 7 Hoods (-64) 9,5 / 10 7. The Princess Bride (-87) 9 / 10 8. The Twilight Zone: Mirror (TV, -61) 8,5 / 10 9. The Thing About My Folks (-06) 8,5 / 10 10. Pressure Point (-62) 8 / 10

58. Kaarlo Halttunen

Actor | Niskavuoren Heta

Kaarlo Halttunen was born on August 18, 1909 in Lappeenranta, Finland. He was an actor, known for Niskavuoren Heta (1952), The Unknown Soldier (1955) and Dancing on Graves (1950). He was married to Hilkka Helinä. He died on March 8, 1986.

1. Mies tältä tähdeltä (-58) 10 / 10 2. Niskavuoren Heta (-52) 10 / 10 3. Tuntematon sotilas (-55) 10 / 10 4. Vieras mies (-57) 10 / 10 5. Ihmiset suviyössä (-48) 9,5 / 10 6. Skandaali tyttökoulussa (-60) 9,5 / 10 7. Yö on pitkä (-52) 9,5 / 10 8. Kovaa peliä pohjolassa (-59) 9,5 / 10 9. Minkkiturkki (-61) 9 / 10 10. Lakeuksien lukko (-51) 9 / 10

59. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Key Largo

Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ...

1. Double Indemnity (-44) 10 / 10 2. The Woman In The Window (-44) 10 / 10 3. Two Weeks In Another Town (-62) 10 / 10 4. The Stranger (-47) 9,5 / 10 5. Key Largo (-48) 9,5 / 10 6. Manpower (-41) 9,5 / 10 7. Flesh and Fantasy: Episode 2 (-43) 9,5 / 10 8. The Scarlet Street (-45) 9,5 / 10 9. The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV, 1970) 9 / 10 10. The Red House (-47) 9 / 10

60. 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...

1. North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959) 10 / 10 2. Bringing Up Baby (Hawks, 1938) 10 / 10 3. Arsenic and Old Lace (Capra, 1946) 10 / 10 4. To Catch A Thief (Hitchcock, 1954) 10 / 10 5. My Favourite Wife (Kanin, 1940) 10 / 10 6. Father Goose (Neilson, 1965) 10 / 10 7. I'm No Angel (Ruggles, 1933) 9,5 / 10 8. Suspicion (Hitchcock, 1944) 9,5 / 10 9. Charade (Donen, 1963) 9,5 / 10 10. Blonde Venus (Sternberg, 1932) 9,5 / 10

61. Gene Tierney

Actress | Laura

With prominent cheekbones and the most appealing overbite of her day, her striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura (1944). She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Her acting performances were few in the 1950s ...

1. Heaven Can Wait (-43) 10 / 10 2. The Razor's Edge (-46) 10 / 10 3. Leave Her To Heaven (-45) 9,5 / 10 4. Laura (-46) 9 / 10 5. The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (-48) 9 / 10 6. Tobacco Road (-40) 9 / 10 7. Where the Sidewalk Ends (-50) 9 / 10 8. Advise and Consent (-61) 9 / 10 9. Night and the City (-48) 8 / 10 10. Toys in the Attic (-63) 7 / 10

62. Thomas Mitchell

Actor | Stagecoach

Thomas Mitchell was one of the great American character actors, whose credits read like a list of the greatest films of the 20th century: Lost Horizon (1937); Stagecoach (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939); It's a Wonderful Life...

1. The Lost Horizon (-36) 10 / 10 2. Stagecoach (-39) 10 / 10 3. It's A Wonderful Life (-46) 10 / 10 4. Gone With The Wind (-39) 10 / 10 5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (-39) 10 / 10 6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (-39) 9,5 / 10 7. The Dark Mirror (-46) 9,5 / 10 8. Flesh and Fantasy: Episode 2 (-43) 9,5 / 10 9. The Black Swan (-42) 9 / 10 10. Moontide (-42) 9 / 10

63. Rauni Luoma

Actress | Niskavuoren Heta

Rauni Luoma was born on October 15, 1911 in Oulu, Finland as Rauni Maria Erika Luoma. She was an actress, known for Niskavuoren Heta (1952), The Tug of Home: The Famous Niskavuori Saga (1984) and Luxemburgin kreivi (1966). She was married to Aarne Ervi and Uno Wikström. She died on January 12, 1996.

1. Niskavuoren Heta (-52) 10 / 10 2. Elokuu (-56) 9,5 / 10 3. Niskavuori (-84) 9,5 / 10 4. Yövartija vain (-40) 9 / 10 5. Yhden yön hinta (-52) 8,5 / 10 6. Vihaan sinua - rakas (-52) 8 / 10 7. Minä soitan sinulle illalla (-54) 8 / 10 8. Kun on tunteet (-54) 6 / 10 9. Vain neljä kertaa (-68) 6 / 10 10. Evakko (-56) 6 / 10

64. Gloria Grahame

Actress | The Bad and the Beautiful

Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944) was ...

1. The Big Heat (-53) 10 / 10 2. The Bad and the Beautiful (-52) 10 / 10 3. It's A Wonderful Life (-46) 10 / 10 4. In A Lonely Place (-50) 10 / 10 5. Human Desire (-54) 9,5 / 10 6. Crossfire (-47) 8,5 / 10 7. Odds Against Tomorrow (-59) 8 / 10 8. Not as a Stranger (-55) 8 / 10 9. Black Noon (TV, -71) 8 / 10 10. Oklahoma! (-55) 7,5 / 10

65. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

Peter Lorre was born Laszlo Lowenstein on Roszahegy, 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 ...

1. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942) 10 / 10 2. M (Lang, 1931) 10 / 10 3. Der Verlorene (Lorre, 1951) 10 / 10 4. Arsenic And Old Lace (Capra, 1946) 10 / 10 5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock, 1934) 10 / 10 6. Stranger On the Third Floor (Ingster, 1940) 10 / 10 7. Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1939) 9,5 / 10 8. Crime and Punishment (Sternberg, 1936) 9,5 / 10 9. 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea (Fleischer, 1954) 9,5 / 10 10. Passage to Marseilles (Curtiz, 1943) 9 / 10

66. Harpo Marx

Actor | A Night at the Opera

With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. ...

1. Duck Soup (McCarey, 1933) 10 / 10 2. Monkey Business (MacLeod, 1931) 10 / 10 3. Animal Crackers (Heerman, 1930) 10 / 10 4. Horse Feathers (MacLeod, 1932) 10 / 10 5. Day At The Races (Wood, 1936) 10 / 10 6. Night At The Opera (Wood, 1935) 9,5 / 10 7. Room Service (Seiter, 1937) 9,5 / 10 8. The Cocoanuts (Florey & Santley, 1929) 9,5 / 10 9. Go West (Buzzell, 1940) 8,5 / 10 10. Love Happy (Miller, 1949) 8 / 10

67. Celia Johnson

Actress | Brief Encounter

Celia Johnson was an English actress, once nominated for an Academy Award. Johnson was born in the town of Richmond, Surrey in 1908. Richmond was incorporated into Greater London in 1965, as part of an administrative reform. Celia's parents were John Robert Johnson and Ethel Griffiths. Neither of ...

1. This Happy Breed (-44) 10 / 10 2. Brief Encounter (-45) 10 / 10 3. The Captain's Paradise (-53) 9,5 / 10 4. In Which We Serve (-42) 8,5 / 10

68. 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...

1. Beyond The Sea (Spacey, 2004) 10 / 10 2. Heartburn (Nichols, 1985) 9,5 / 10 3. Glengarry Glenn Ross (Foley, 1992) 9,5 / 10 4. Seven (Fincher, 1995) 9,5 / 10 5. American Beauty (Mendez, 1999) 9,5 / 10 6. Outbreak (Petersen, 1996) 9 / 10 7. Negotiator (Gray, 1998) 9 / 10 8. Usual Suspects (Singer, 1994) 9 / 10 9. Pay it Forward (Leder, 2000) 8,5 / 10 10. Margin Call (Chandor, 2011) 8,5 / 10

69. Ward Bond

Actor | The Quiet Man

Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...

1. Rio Bravo (Hawks, 1959) 10 / 10 2. The Quiet Man (Ford, 1952) 10 / 10 3. Grapes of Wrath (Ford, 1940) 10 / 10 4. You Can't Take It With You (Capra, 1938) 10 / 10 5. It's A Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946) 10 / 10 6. Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford, 1939) 10 / 10 7. The Searchers (Ford, 1956) 10 / 10 8. It Happened One Night (Capra, 1934) 10 / 10 9. Bringing Up Baby (Hawks, 1938) 10 / 10 10. Fort Apache (Ford, 1948) 10 / 10

Ward was also great in the TV -series Wagon Train.

70. Setsuko Hara

Actress | Banshun

Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in ...

1. Late Spring (-49) 10 / 10 2. Tokyo Story (-53) 10 / 10 3. Early Summer (-51) 10 / 10 4. Late Autumn (-60) 10 / 10 5. Ball at the Anjo House (-47) 10 / 10 6. Tokyo Twilight (-57) 10 / 10 7. The End of Summer (-61) 9,5 / 10 8. Repast (-51) 8 / 10 9. The Idiot (-53) 7,5 / 10 10. Sudden Rain (-56) 7,5 / 10

71. Montgomery Clift

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-...

1. From Here To Eternity (-53) 10 / 10 2. Judgement at Nurnberg (-61) 10 / 10 3. Suddenly Last Summer (-57) 9,5 / 10 4. The Search (-48) 9,5 / 10 5. The Misfits (-61) 9 / 10 6. A Place In the Sun (-53) 9 / 10 7. Young Lions (-58) 9 / 10 8. The Heiress (-49) 9 / 10 9. Freud (-62) 9 / 10 10. Red River (-46) 8,5 / 10

72. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, and of an English and Austrian ...

1. Wait Until Dark (-67) 10 / 10 2. The Lavender Hill Mob (-51) 10 / 10 3. Roman Holiday (-53) 10 / 10 4. Sabrina (-54) 9,5 / 10 5. Love in the Afternoon (-57) 9 / 10 6. Charade (-63) 9,5 / 10 7. Children's Hour (-61) 9 / 10 8. Breakfast at Tiffany's (-63) 9 / 10 9. My Fair Lady (-65) 9 / 10 10. The Nun's Story (-59) 9 / 10

73. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

1. Remains of the day (Ivory, 1993) 10 / 10 2. Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991) 10 / 10 3. A Lion In The Winter (Harvey, 1968) 10 / 10 4. The Bounty (Donaldson, 1984) 10 / 10 5. Nixon (Stone, 1995) 10 / 10 6. You Will Meet A Tall... (Allen, 2010) 7. Hannibal (R. Scott, 2000) 9,5 / 10 8. Hearts in Atlantis (Hicks, 2001) 9,5 / 10 9. Red Dragon (Ratner, 2002) 9 / 10 10. Fracture (Hoblit, 2007) 9 / 10

Has also done his share of bad movies: Desperate Hours, Alexander, Proof, World's fastest indian, Grinch, MI 2, Red 2, Joe Black, Shadowlands, Chaplin, BS's Dracula, Amistad, The Edge, Legends of the Fall, When Eight Bells Toll, Misconduct...

74. Gunnar Björnstrand

Actor | Det sjunde inseglet

Being the son of an acting father, Oscar Johanson, it isn't surprising that he wanted to be an actor already as a child. However, he first worked as a baker's apprentice, in a barber shop or in the docks. After the conscription he got his first role, a bit part on the theater Lilla Teatern in ...

1. Såsom i en spegel (-61) 10 / 10 2. Fanny och Alexander - 6-hour vers. (-82) 10 / 10 3. Det Sjunde insglet (-57) 10 / 10 4. Nattsvardsgästerna (-63) 10 / 10 5. Smulltronstället (-57) 10 / 10 6. Hets (-44) 10 / 10 7. Persona (-66) 9,5 / 10 8. Skammen (-68) 9,5 / 10 9. Gycklarna's Afton (-53) 8,5 / 10 10. Det är aldrig för sent (-56) 8 / 10

75. Takashi Shimura

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded ...

1. High and Low (-63) 10 / 10 2. Seven Samurai (-54) 10 / 10 3. The Bad Sleep Well (-60) 10 / 10 4. Ikiru (-51) 10 / 10 5. Throne of Blood (-57) 10 / 10 6. Stray Dog (-51) 10 / 10 7. Red Beard (-65) 10 / 10 8. The Hidden Fortress (-58) 10 / 10 9. The Silent Duel (-49) 10 / 10 10. Drunken Angel (-49) 10 / 10

76. Jerry Lewis

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis...

1. The Stooge (Taurog, 1952) 10 / 10 2. Artists and Models (Tashlin, 1955) 10 / 10 3. Who's Minding The Store (Tashlin, 1964) 10 / 10 4. Hollywood or Bust (Tashlin, 1956) 10 / 10 5. King of Comedy (Scorsese, 1983) 10 / 10 6. Jumping Jacks (Taurod, 1953) 10 / 10 7. Geisha Boy (Tashlin, 1958) 9,5 / 10 8. Rock-A-Bye Baby (Tashlin, 1957) 9,5 / 10 9. Nutty Professor (Lewis, 1963) 9,5 / 10 10. Family Jewls (Lewis, 1965) 9 / 10

77. Thelma Ritter

Actress | All About Eve

Thelma Ritter appeared in high school plays and was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1940s she worked in radio. Her movie career was started with a bit part in the 1946 Miracle on 34th Street (1947). In the movie she played a weary Xmas shopper. Her performance in the short ...

1. All About Eve (-50) 10 / 10 2. Rear Window (-54) 10 / 10 3. Pillow Talk (-59) 10 / 10 4. Pickup On South Street (-53) 10 / 10 5. Miracle on 34th Street (-47) 9,5 / 10 6. Boeing Boeng (-66) 9,5 / 10 7. The Misfits (-61) 9 / 10 8. A Hole in The Head (-58) 8,5 / 10 9. Birdman of Alcatraz (-63) 8 / 10 10. Hitchcock Presents: Baby Sitter (TV, -56) 8 / 10

78. 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 ...

1. Seven Chances (Keaton, 1925) 10 / 10 2. Sherlock Jr. (Keaton, 1924) 10 / 10 3. The Navigator (Keaton, 1924) 10 / 10 4. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950) 10 / 10 5. Frozen North (Keaton, 1922) 10 / 10 6. One Week (Keaton, 1922) 10 / 10 7. Play House (Keaton, 1922) 10 / 10 8. Cameraman (Keaton, 1928) 10 / 10 9. Steamboat Bill Jr. (Bruckner, 1928) 10 / 10 10. Out West (Keaton, 1918) 9,5 / 10

79. Jeremy Irons

Actor | Dead Ringers

British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up ...

1. Brideshead Revisited (-83) 10 / 10 2. Inland Empire (-06) 10 / 10 3. Kafka (-91) 10 / 10 4. Dead Ringers (-88) 9,5 / 10 5. The Merchant of Venice (-04) 9,5 / 10 6. M. Butterfly (-93) 9,5 / 10 7. Lion King (-94) 9,5 / 10 8. Die Hard: With A Vengeange (-94) 9,5 / 10 9. Margin Call (-11) 8,5 / 10 10. Being Julia (-04) 8 / 10

80. John Belushi

Actor | Saturday Night Live

John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...

1. Blues Brothers (-80) 10 / 10 2. Animal House (-78) 10 / 10 3. Continental Divide (-81) 9,5 / 10 4. The Rutles (TV, -78) 9,5 / 10 5. Neighbors (-81) 8 / 10 6. 1941 (-78) 7 / 10 7. Goin' South (-77) 5 / 10

Hard to give a general rating to SNL, but Belushi was the greatest cast member they ever had.

81. Fredric March

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of ...

1. Seven Days in May (-65) 10 / 10 2. Inherit The Wind (-60) 10 / 10 3. Desperate Hours (-55) 9,5 / 10 4. Hombre (-67) 9,5 / 10 5. The Best Years of Our Lives (-46) 9 / 10 6. A Star Is Born (-37) 9 / 10 7. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (-31) 9 / 10 8. Victory (-40) 8,5 / 10 9. I Married A Witch (-42) 8,5 / 10 10. Man In A Gray Flannel Suit (-56) 8,5 / 10

82. Claude Rains

Actor | Casablanca

William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth...

1. Casablanca (-42) 10 / 10 2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (-38) 10 / 10 3. Now, Voyager (-42) 10 / 10 4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (-39) 9,5 / 10 5. Mr. Skeffington (-44) 9,5 / 10 6. Lawrence of Arabia (-62) 9,5 / 10 7. Notorious (-46) 9,5 / 10 8. Passage to Marseilles (-43) 9 / 10 9. A. Hitchcock Presents: And So Died Riabouchinska (TV, -56) 9 10. Where Danger Lives (-50) 9 / 10

83. Greer Garson

Actress | Mrs. Miniver

Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson was born on September 29, 1904 in London, England, to Nancy Sophia (Greer) and George Garson, a commercial clerk. She was of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. Her childhood was a normal if not non-descript life. Greer showed no early signs of interest in becoming an ...

1. Mrs. Miniver (-42) 10 / 10 2. Random Harvest (-42) 9,5 / 10 3. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (-39) 9,5 / 10 4. Pride and Prejudice (-40) 9,5 / 10 5. Julius Caesar (-53) 8 / 10 6. Julia Misbehaves (-48) 8 / 10 7. Valley of Decision (-45) 7,5 / 10 8. Mrs. Parkington (-44) 6,5 / 10 9. Madame Curie (-43) 6,5 / 10 10. Scandal at Scourie (-53) 6,5 / 10

Also liked her final role, in "The Love Boat".

84. Mary Astor

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized ...

1. Meet Me in St. Louis (-44) 10 / 10 2. The Maltese Falcon (-41) 10 / 10 3. Hush... Hush... Sweet Charlotte (-64) 9,5 / 10 4. The Palm Beach Story (-42) 9,5 / 10 5. The Prisoner of Zenda (-37) 9 / 10 6. Listen Darling (-37) 9 / 10 7. Little Women (-49) 8,5 / 10 8. Midnight (-39) 8,5 / 10 9. Red Dust (-32) 8,5 / 10 10. Dodsworth (-36) 8,5 / 10

85. Henry Travers

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

British-born Henry Travers was a veteran of the English stage before emigrating to the U.S. in 1917. He gained more stage experience there on Broadway working with the Theatre Guild, and began his long film career with Reunion in Vienna (1933). Travers' kindly, grandfatherly demeanor became ...

1. Shadow of A Doubt (-41) 10 / 10 2. It's A Wonderful Life (-46) 10 / 10 3. The Bells of St. Mary's (-45) 10 / 10 4. High Sierra (-41) 10 / 10 5. Mrs. Miniver (-42) 10 / 10 6. Random Harvest (-42) 9,5 / 10 7. Ball of Fire (-41) 9,5 / 10 8. The Yearling (-46) 9 / 10 9. Stanley and Livingstone (-39) 8 / 10 10. Edison, The Man (-40) 6,5 / 10

86. Joseph Cotten

Actor | The Third Man

Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia, into a well-to-do Southern family. He was the eldest of three sons born to Sally Whitworth (Willson) and Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Sr., an assistant postmaster.

Jo (as he was known) and his brothers Whit and Sam spent their summers at their...

1. The Shadow Of A Doubt (-43) 10 / 10 2. Gaslight (-44) 10 / 10 3. The Last Sunset (-61) 10 / 10 4. A. Hitchcock Presents: Breakdown (TV -55) 10 / 10 5. The Third Man (-49) 10 / 10 6. Citizen Kane (-42) 9,5 / 10 7. Hush... Hush... Sweet Charlotte (-64) 9,5 / 10 8. The Touch Of Evil (-58) 9,5 / 10 9. The Magnificent Ambersons (-43) 9 / 10 10. Hitchcock Presents: Together (TV, -57) 9 / 10

87. Lino Ventura

Actor | L'armée des ombres

One of France's most beloved character stars from the 1950s through and including the 1980s was the Italian-born Lino Ventura. Born Angiolino Joseph Pascal Ventura to Giovanni Ventura and Luisa Borrini, on July 14, 1919, in Parma (northern) Italy, young Lino moved with his family at a young age to ...

1. Army of Shadows (-69) 10 / 10 2. Second Breath (-66) 10 / 10 3. Elevator to the Gallows (-58) 10 / 10 4. The Sicilian Clan (-69) 9 / 10 5. La Gifle (-74) 8,5 / 10 6. Touchez pas au grisbi (-54) 8,5 / 10 7. Le chemin des écoliers (-59) 8,5 / 10 8. Un papillon sur l'épaule (-78) 8 / 10 9. The Medusa Touch (-78) 5,5 / 10

88. 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 ...

1. Last Tango in Paris (-73) 10 / 10 2. The Godfather (-72) 10 / 10 3. The Chase (-66) 10 / 10 4. Mutiny on Bounty (-61) 10 / 10 5. One-Eyed Jacks (-61) 10 / 10 6. The Fugitive Kind (-59) 9,5 / 10 7. Apocalypse Now! (-79) 9,5 / 10 8. Streeycar Named Desire (-51) 9,5 / 10 9. On The Waterfront (-54) 9,5 / 10 10. Bedtime Story (-64) 9 / 10

89. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

1. The Devil Rides Out (-68) 10 / 10 2. The Wicker Man (-73) 10 / 10 3. Hamlet (-48) 10 / 10 4. The Man With the Golden Gun (-74) 10 / 10 5. Hound Of The Baskervilles (-59) 10 / 10 6. Dracula (-58) 10 / 10 7. Gremlins 2 (-91) 10 / 10 8. A Tale of Two Cities (-58) 9 / 10 9. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (-60) 9 / 10 10. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (-73) 9 / 10

90. Susan Hayward

Actress | I Want to Live!

Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she...

1. The Lusty Men (-52) 10 / 10 2. The Lost Moment (-47) 9,5 / 10 3. I'll Cry Tomorrow (-55) 9,5 / 10 4. I Want to Live! (-58) 9,5 / 10 5. I Married a Witch (-42) 9 / 10 6. They Won't Believe Me (-47) 8,5 / 10 7. Honey Pot (-67) 8,5 / 10 8. With a Song in My Heart (-52) 8 / 10 9. My Foolish Heart (-49) 8 / 10 10. The Saxon Charm (-48) 8 / 10

91. Ernest Borgnine

Actor | Marty

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...

1. Marty (-55) 10 / 10 2. From Here To Eternity (-53) 10 / 10 3. The Catered Affair (-56) 9,5 / 10 4. Bad Day At The Black Rock (-55) 8 / 10 5. Run For Cover (-55) 10 / 10 6. Ice Station Zebra (-66) 7. The Vikings (-57) 9,5 / 10 8. Johnny Guitar (-53) 9 / 10 9. The Dirty Dozen (-67) 9 / 10 10. The Poseidon Adventure (-72) 8,5 / 10

92. David Niven

Actor | Murder by Death

David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the...

1. The Moon is Blue (-53) 10 / 10 2. Murder By Death (-76) 10 / 10 3. Separate Tables (-58) 9,5 / 10 4. Guns of Navarone (-61) 9,5 / 10 5. Bachelor Mother (-39) 9,5 / 10 6. The Pink Panther (-63) 9,5 / 10 7. The Wuthering Heights (-37) 9,5 / 10 8. Bluebeard's Eight Wife (-38) 9 / 10 9. Carringotn V.C. (-55) 9 / 10 10. A Matter of Life And Death (-46) 9 / 10

93. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...

1. Lust for Life (-56) 10 / 10 2. The Ox-Bow Incident (-43) 10 / 10 3. La Strada (-54) 10 / 10 4. Lawrence of Arabia (-62) 9.5 / 10 5. Zorba The Greek (-64) 9,5 / 10 6. Last Train From Gun Hill (-58) 9,5 / 10 7. Guns of Navarone (-60) 9,5 / 10 8. Road to Morocco (-42) 9,5 / 10 9. Flap (-70) 9,5 / 10 10. Ulysses (-54) 9 / 10

94. Erland Josephson

Actor | Offret

Erland Josephson, the distinguished Swedish actor best known for his appearance in Ingmar Bergman's films, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1923. Josephson's relationship with Bergman, a long-time friend, began in the late 1930s when they first worked together in the theater.

Although he ...

1. Fanny and Alexander (-82) 10 / 10 2. Scenes from a Marriage (-73) 10 / 10 3. Cries and Whispers (-72) 10 / 10 4. Saraband (TV, -03) 10 / 10 5. Hanussen (-88) 10 / 10 6. Hour of the Wolf (-68) 10 / 10 7. Nostalgia (-83) 9,5 / 10 8. Passion of Anna (-69) 9,5 / 10 9. Ulysses' Gaze (-95) 9 / 10 10. Offret (-87) 8,5 / 10

Did not count Erland's brief appereance in The Magic Flute (10 / 10).

95. Ronald Colman

Actor | Random Harvest

British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his ...

1. Lost Horizon (-37) 10 / 10 2. Random Harvest (-42) 9,5 / 10 3. The Prisoner of Zenda (-37) 9 / 10 4. The Talk of the Town (-42) 9 / 10 5. Stella Dallas (-25) 9 / 10 6. A Tale of Two Cities (-35) 8,5 / 10 7. B. Drummond Strikes Back (-34) 9,5 / 10 8. Champagne for Caesar (-50) 9 / 10 9. Kiki (-26) 8,5 / 10 10. Lady Windermere's Fan (-25) 8 / 10

96. Lon Chaney

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in ...

1. The Unknown (-27) 10 / 10 2. He, Who Gets Slapped (-24) 9,5 / 10 3. The Phantom of the Opera (-25) 9 / 10 4. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (-28) 8,5 / 10 5. Outside the Law (-20) 6 / 10

97. Regina Linnanheimo

Actress | Levoton veri

Regina Linnanheimo was one of the most luminous stars of Finnish cinema during its golden age of 1930-50's. She was also one the few actresses who worked almost exclusively for film industry and not for theatre or radio. She is mostly known for her roles in romantic and historical period melodramas...

1. Mustasukkaisuus (-53) 10 / 10 2. Kulkurin valssi (-40) 10 / 10 3. Helmikuun manifesti (-39) 9 / 10 4. Hornankoski (-49) 8,5 / 10 5. Vain kaksi tuntia (-48) 8,5 / 10 6. Olet mennyt minun vereeni (-56) 8,5 / 10 7. Kaivopuiston kaunis Regina (-41) 8,5 / 10 8. Mieheke (-36) 8,5 / 10 9. Katariina ja munkkiniemen kreivi (-42) 8,5 / 10 10. Rakkauden risti (-46) 8,5 / 10

98. Barry Fitzgerald

Actor | The Quiet Man

One of Hollywood's finest character actors and most accomplished scene stealers, Barry Fitzgerald was born William Joseph Shields in 1888 in Dublin, Ireland. Educated to enter the banking business, the diminutive Irishman with the irresistible brogue was bitten by the acting bug in the 1920s and ...

1. The Quiet Man (-52) 10 / 10 2. Going My Way (-44) 10 / 10 3. And Then There Were None (-45) 10 / 10 4. Bringing Up Baby (-38) 10 / 10 5. How Green Was My Valley (-41) 10 / 10 6. Naked City (-48) 9,5 / 10 7. The Catered Affair (-56) 9,5 / 10 8. None But The Lonely Heart (-46) 8 / 10 9. The Long Voyage Home (-40) 7,5 / 10 10. Top O' The Morning (-49) 7 / 10

99. 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...

1. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976) 10 / 10 2. Godfather, Part II (Coppola, 1974) 10 / 10 3. The Deer Hunter (Cimino, 1978) 10 / 10 4. Casino (Scorsese, 1995) 10 / 10 5. 1900 (-76) 10 / 10 6. The King of Comedy (Scorsese, 1983) 10 / 10 7. Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990) 10 / 10 8. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980) 10 / 10 9. Once Upon A Time In America (Leone, 1984) 9,5 / 10 10. Awakenings (P. Marshall, 1990) 9 / 10

Yet the fact remains that he's last 20 years have been unforgivable, and he has become a horrible actor.

100. Esko Nikkari

Actor | Hamlet liikemaailmassa

Esko Nikkari was born on November 23, 1938 in Lapua, Finland as Esko Vilhelm Nikkari. He was an actor, known for Hamlet Goes Business (1987), The Match Factory Girl (1990) and Pohjanmaa (1988). He was married to Asteri Martikkala. He died on December 17, 2006 in Seinäjoki, Finland.

1. Mies vailla menneisyyttä (-02) 10 / 10 2. Kahdeksan surmanluotia (-72) 10 / 10 3. Arvottomat (-81) 10 / 10 4. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (-90) 10 / 10 5. Varjoja paratiisissa (-86) 10 / 10 6. Niskavuori (-85) 9,5 / 10 7. Hamlet liikemaailmassa (-87) 9,5 / 10 8. Ariel (-87) 9,5 / 10 9. Kuningasjätkä (-98) 9 / 10 10. Vaiennut kylä (-96) 8,5 / 10



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