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1. Scott Wilson
Actor | The Ninth Configuration
One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern ...
Actor | Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie
He graduated from Moscow Art Theatre and made his cinema debut in Noktyurn dlya barabana i mototsikla (1994). Since 1994 he has played a wide range of characters, such as Ivan Brilling in Azazel (2002), Irakliy in The Irony of Fate 2 (2007), Kappel in Admiral (2008), Sumarokov in High Security ...
3. Aidan Turner
Aidan Turner was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. After graduating from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004, Aidan appeared in a number of stage productions, many with Ireland's national theatre, The Abbey. Such productions included The Plough & The Stars, Romeo & Juliet and A Cry from Heaven. In ...
Actor | Die Another Day
Toby Stephens began his acting career while a stagehand at the Chichester Festival Theatre, in end-of-season productions mounted by the crew. In his brief professional career, he has already won the Sir John Gielgud Prize for Best Actor and the Ian Charleson Award for his performance in the title ...
Director | Arna's Children
Juliano Mer-Khamis was born on May 29, 1958 in Nazareth, Israel. He was an actor and director, known for Arna's Children (2004), Deadly Heroes (1993) and God's Sandbox (2002). He was married to Jenny Nyman. He died on April 4, 2011 in Jenin, West Bank, Palestine.
Actor | La maison des Bories
(Spiegel Online, 2001) Was möchten Sie dem Zuschauer geben?
Spaß. Interesse. Oder, wie Eisenstein sagte, Attraktion. Ich möchte, ganz egal ob ich einen Kinderschänder oder Pontius Pilatus spiele, dass das Publikum hinguckt. Viele Leute finden mich zum Kotzen, andere schwärmen von mir. Was mich freut, ist, dass sich beide Gruppen für meine Arbeit interessieren.
Actor | The Manchurian Candidate
Laurence Harvey was a British movie star who helped usher in the 1960s with his indelible portrait of a ruthless social climber, and became one of the decade's cultural icons for his appearances in socially themed motion pictures.
Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Skikne on October 1, 1928 in Joniskis, ...
9. Joe Absolom
Actor | Doc Martin
Born in 1978, Joe Absolom began acting in 1990 at age 11 in a peanut butter advertisement. After appearing in Screenplay: Antonia and Jane (1990) , he achieved fame as Matthew Rose in EastEnders (1985) in 1997 at age 18. After leaving EastEnders (1985) in 2000, he has appeared in Long Time Dead (...
Actor | Underworld: Evolution
Steven Mackintosh was born on April 30, 1967 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He is an actor, known for Underworld: Evolution (2006), Rang De Basanti (2006) and Memphis Belle (1990). He has been married to Lisa Jacobs since 1989. They have two children.
12. Diego Serrano
Actor | Insecure
Diego Serrano was born in Quito, Ecuador. He is an actor, screenwriter and producer. He began his acting career on the long-running, soap opera "Another World" as Tomas Rivera (1993-97). In (2000-2002), he starred alongside star Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Gardner on the Fox television series...
13. Alun Armstrong
Actor | Krull
Alun Armstrong was born on July 17, 1946 in Annfield Plain, County Durham, England as Robert Alun Armstrong. He is an actor, known for Krull (1983), The Mummy Returns (2001) and Eragon (2006). He has been married to Susan J. Bairstow since 1977. They have three children.
14. Rory Kinnear
Actor | The Imitation Game
Rory Michael Kinnear is an English actor and playwright who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shakespeare's villain Iago in the National Theatre production of Othello.
He is known for ...
15. Ben Whishaw
Actor | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (...
17. Ricky Tognazzi
Director | Ultrà
Ricky Tognazzi was born on May 1, 1955 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Riccardo Tognazzi. He is an actor and director, known for Ultrà (1991), Canone inverso - Making Love (2000) and La scorta (1993). He has been married to Simona Izzo since June 1995. He was previously married to Flavia Toso.
18. Billy Zane
Actor | Titanic
William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy ...
19. Jim Caviezel
Actor | The Passion of the Christ
James Patrick Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was one of five children born to Margaret (Lavery), a former stage actress, and James Caviezel, a chiropractor. The Caviezels are a closely knit Catholic family. He is of Irish (mother) and Swiss and ...
20. Claude Laydu
Actor | Journal d'un curé de campagne
Claude Laydu was born on March 10, 1927 in Brussels, Belgium. He was an actor and writer, known for Diary of a Country Priest (1951), Rasputin (1954) and Sinfonia d'amore (1956). He was married to Christine Laydu. He died on July 29, 2011 in Paris, France.
Actor | Tous les matins du monde
Guillaume Depardieu was born on April 7, 1971 in Paris, France as Guillaume Jean Maxime Antoine Depardieu. He was an actor, known for Tous les matins du monde (1991), The Duchess of Langeais (2007) and Pola X (1999). He was married to Elise Ventre. He died on October 13, 2008 in Garches, ...
23. John Le Mesurier
Actor | The Italian Job
The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a career in law. However, acting was his true calling, and at age 20, with his parents' approval, he began his acting career by studying drama at the Fay Compton School of...
24. Ed Flanders
Actor | St. Elsewhere
Ed Flanders was born on December 29, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Edward Paul Flanders. He was an actor, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), The Ninth Configuration (1980) and Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976). He was married to Cody Lambert, Ellen Geer and Bennye Kelly. He died on ...
25. 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 ...
26. Mehdi Nebbou
Actor | Body of Lies
Mehdi Nebbou was born in Bayonne, France, to a German mother and an Algerian father.
He started his career by appearing in the film My Sweet Home (2001), directed by Filippos Tsitos.
In 2004, the director Samir Nasr offered him the leading role in the film Seeds of Doubt (2004), which won the Golden ...
28. Nikita Mikhalkov
Actor | 12
Nikita Mikhalkov is the son of the famous communist poet Sergey Mikhalkov, who wrote the lyrics of the Soviet national anthem and had strong connections to the Communist Party. Nikita Mikhalkov's mother, Natalya Petrovna Konchalovskaya, was also a poet and daughter of famous painter Pyotr Petrovich...
29. Jack Farthing
Actor | Poldark
Jack was born in 1985 and grew up in his native London, attending Westminster School and the Hall School, Hampstead, where he got into acting . From Oxford University he went to study acting at LAMDA but left when he was spotted and cast as Benvolio at the Globe Theatre, taking part in other ...
30. Mel Ferrer
Actor | Lili
Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became ...
31. David Morrissey
Actor | The Other Boleyn Girl
David Morrissey started acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. He made an auspicious debut in One Summer (1983), a series about two Liverpool runaways. Following a degree at RADA, he worked with the theatre company Cheek By Jowl. He has also worked at theatre...