FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSESby mrdanielhur | created - 22 May 2018 | updated - 6 hours ago | Public
Actress | Moulin Rouge!
Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.
Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...
LEADING ACTRESS Performances: The Hours, To Die For, Rabbit Hole, Big Little Lies, The Others, Cold Mountain, Birth, The Paperboy, Eyes Wide Shut, Dogville, The Invasion, The Interpreter, Stoker, Practical Magic, Bewitched, Australia, Birthday Girl, The Stepford Wives, Nine, Grace of Monaco, The Golden Compass, Destroyer, Boy Erased, Just Go With It, Practical Magic, Dogville, The Beguiled, Queen of the Desert, The Paperboy, Before I Go to Sleep, The Portrait of a Lady
2. Naomi Watts
Actress | Mulholland Dr.
Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...
LEADING ACTRESS Oscar, Golden Globe Nominee Performances: 21 Grams, The Impossible, Gypsy, The Ring, King Kong, Mulholland Dr., Funny Games, Eastern Promises, Luce, St. Vincent, The Painted Veil, The International, Mother and Child, Diana, J. Edgar, Birdman, Dream House, Adore, I Heart Huckabees, The Book of Henry, Shut In, Eastern Promises
Actress | Carol
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...
LEADING ACTRESS Performances: Elizabeth, The Aviator, Notes on a Scandal, Blue Jasmine, The Lord of the Rings, Thor: Ragnarok, Carol, Cinderella, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Shipping News, Robin Hood, The Gift, Babel, Bandits, The Monuments Men, I’m Not There, Manifesto, The Good German, Veronica Guerin, Little Fish, Oscar and Lucinda, Knight of Cups, Truth, The Missing
Actress | Wild
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose ...
LEADING ACTRESS Performances: Walk the Line, Wild, Big Little Lies, Home Again, Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions, The Man in the Moon, This Means War, Hot Pursuit, Fear, Just Like Heaven, Freeway, Election, How Do You Know, A Wrinkle in Time, Water for Elephants, Four Christmases, Rendition, Penelope, The Good Lie, Vanity Fair, Mud, Rendition, Devil's Knot, Inherent Vice
Actress | Pretty Woman
Julia Fiona Roberts never dreamed she would become the most popular actress in America. She was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, and is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. As a child, due to her ...
LEADING ACTRESS Performances: Erin Brockovich, Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Homecoming, Ben is Back, My Best Friend's Wedding, Wonder, Eat Pray Love, Sleeping with the Enemy, The Pelican Brief, Runaway Bride, Stepmom, Steel Magnolias, Secret in Their Eyes, Ocean's Eleven, Mirror Mirror, Mystic Pizza, The Normal Heart, Valentine's Day, The Mexican, Duplicity, America's Sweethearts, Larry Crowne, Flatliners, Charlotte's Web, Conspiracy Theory, Full Frontal
6. Kate Winslet
Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...
LEADING ACTRESS Performances: The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Little Children, Iris, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Titanic, Sense and Sensibility, Steve Jobs, Wonder Wheel, Mildred Pierce, The Dressmaker, Labor Day, Quills, Finding Neverland, Movie 43, A Little Chaos, Hideous Kinky, The Life of David Gale, Romance & Cigarettes, Enigma
Actress | Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international ...
LEADING ACTRESS Performances: Girl, Interrupted, Maleficent, Changeling, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Salt, Wanted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Gia, The Tourist, Original Sin, Taking Lives, By the Sea, Beowulf, A Mighty Heart, The Bone Collector, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Alexander, Kung Fu Panda, Beyond Borders, Hackers, The Good Shepherd, Playing by the Heart, Alexander, Life or Something Like It
9. Amy Adams
Actress | Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...
LEADING ACTRESS Performances: American Hustle, Enchanted, Junebug, Doubt, Julie & Julia, The Fighter, Arrival, The Master, Big Eyes, Nocturnal Animals, Man of Steel, Leap Year, Catch Me If You Can, Vice, Big Eyes, Trouble with the Curve, The Master, Sunshine Cleaning, Charlie Wilson's War, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Serving Sara, he Ex, Wedding Day, The Muppets, The Road, Talladega Nights, Lullaby
9. Rachel Weisz
Actress | The Constant Gardener
Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, was of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: The Constant Gardener, Disobedience, The Favourite, The Whistleblower, Denial, Constantine, The Mummy, Confident, The Deep End of the Ocean, Oz the Great and Powerful, Agora, Youth, Runaway Jury, The Mercy, Complete Unknown, My Blueberry Nights, Eragon, Beautiful Creatures, Sunshine, 360, My Cousin Rachel, The Bourne Legacy, The Deep Blue Sea, Chain Reaction, Bent
Actress | Chicago
Catherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the daughter of Patricia (Fair) and David James "Dai" Jones, who formerly owned a sweet factory. Her father is of Welsh descent and her mother is of English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Her brothers are ...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: Chicago, Entrapment, No Reservations, Intolerable Cruelty, The Terminal, The Legend of Zorro, America's Sweethearts, Traffic, Rock of Ages, Side Effects, The Haunting, Cocaine Godmother, Queen America, The Rebound, No Reservations, Broken City, Rock of Ages, Playing for Keeps, Death Defying Acts, Lay the Favorite
Actress | Mystic River
Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theatre when the family was...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: Pollock, Mystic River, Code Black, Fifty Shades of Grey, The First Wives Club, The Mist, Miller's Crossing, Space Cowboys, Mona Lisa Smile, Into the Wild, Flubber, Meet Joe Black, Bad News Bears, Love You to Death, Rails & Trees, The Maiden Heist, Whip It, The Newsroom, Parkland, American Dreamz, Gaudi Afternoon, American Gun, If I Were You, Someday This Pain will Be Useful To You, The Invisible, Damages, Detachment, The Dead Girl, Magic in the Moonlight, The Courageous Heart, Get a Job
13. Catherine Keener
Actress | Capote
Catherine Keener is an American actress, Oscar-nominated for her roles in the independent films Being John Malkovich (1999) and Capote (2005). Acclaimed in her community for her quirky roles in independent film and mainstream such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Keener got her start as a casting ...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: Being John Malkovich, Capote, The 40-Year Old Virgin, An American Crime, Get Out, Friends with Money, Into the Wild, Synecdoche New York, Incredibles 2, Please Give, Sicario, The Soloist, A Late Quartet, Enough Said, Living in Oblivion, Captain Phillips, Where the Wild Things Are, The Oranges, Percy Jackson, Death to Smoochy, The Interpreter, Walking and Talking, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Lovely & Amazing, 8mm, What Just Happened, Simone
14. Sarah Paulson
Actress | 12 Years a Slave
Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. ...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J Simpson, American Horror Story, Blue Jay, 12 Years a Slave, Carol, Game Change, The Runner, The Post, Bird Box, What Women Want, Mud, Down with Love, The Spirit, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Serenity, Rebel in the Rye, New Year's Eve
14. Octavia Spencer
Actress | Hidden Figures
Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, ...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: The Help, Hidden Figures, The Shape of Water, Ma, Instant Family, Gifted, Luce, Snowpiercer, Zootopia, Spider-Man, Fruitvale Station, Insurgent, A Time to Kill, Get On Up, Red Band Society, Black or White, Coach Carter, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Seven Pounds, Big Momma's House, The Free World, Small Town Crime, Drag Me to Hell, Dinner for Schmucks, Smashed, A Kid Like Jake, Flypaper, Beauty Shop, Being John Malkovich, Fathers and Daughters, Halloween II
16. Whoopi Goldberg
Actress | Ghost
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS E.G.O.T Winner Performances: Ghost, Sister Act, The View, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Nobody's Fool, The Little Rascals, Sarafina, Girl Interrupted, Rat Race, Made in America, The Associate, Corrina Corrina, Theodore Rex, Furlough, Fatal Beauty, For Colored Girls, A Knight in Camelot, The Long Walk Home, Boys on the Side, Ghosts of Mississippi, Clara's Heart, 9/11, A Little Bit of Heaven
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.
Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, A Room with a View, Howard's End, Great Expectations, Fight Club, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Conversations with Other Women, Planet fo the Apes, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, Frankenstein, Lady Jane, Hamlet, Great Expectations, Suffragette, Wallace & Gromit, Terminator Salvation, Novocaine, Mighty Aphrodite, Burton & Taylor
17. Meryl Streep
Actress | Out of Africa
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Cecil B. Demille Award Winner AFI Lifetime Achievement Recipient Performances: Sophie's Choice, The Devil Wears Prada, Kramer vs. Kramer, Doubt, Out of Africa, The Iron Lady, Julie & Julia, Mamma Mia!, August: Osage County, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Hours, Adaptation, The Bridges of Madison County, The Deer Hunter, The Post, Hope Springs, Silkwood, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Ironweed, Manhattan, The Manchurian Candidate, Lions for Lambs, Marvin's Room, Suffragette, Still of the Night, The Giver, Rendition, Prime
18. Helen Mirren
Actress | RED
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: The Queen, The Cook the Thief His Wife and Lover, The Last Station, Calendar Girls, The Long Good Friday, Prime Suspect, Hitchcock, RED, Eye in the Sky, The Debt, State of Play, Woman in Gold, Winchester, Trumbo, Shadowboxer, Gosford Park, The Hundred Foot Journey, Elizabeth, The Tempest, Collateral Beauty, Trumbo, The Clearing, Love Ranch, The Mosquito Coast, Greenfingers, Raising Helen, The Pledge, Arthur, Phil Spector, Some Mother's Son, The Leisure Seeker
19. Tilda Swinton
Actress | We Need to Talk About Kevin
The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late.
She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was ...
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Performances: Michael Clayton, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Only Lovers Left Alive, I Am Love, Snowpiercer, The Deep End, Okja, Constantine, The Chronicles of Narnia, Doctor Strange, The Beach, Vanilla Sky, Adaptation, Broken Flowers, The Zero Theorem, Hail Caesar, Edward II, Teknolust, Stephanie Daley, War Machine, The Garden, Trainwreck, Orlando
20. Julianne Moore
Actress | The Hours
Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: Still Alice, Far from Heaven, The Hours, The End of the Affair, Boogie Nights, The Kids Are All Right, Maps to the Stars, Hannibal, Savage Grace, The Forgotten, A Single Man, Game Change, Chloe, Non-Stop, Savage Grace, A Single Man, Suburbicon, Carrie, The English Teacher, Freedomland, 6 Souls, Freeheld, Magnolia, Blindness, Seventh Son, What Maisie Knew, The Shipping News, Trust the Man
21. Demi Moore
Actress | G.I. Jane
Demi Moore was born 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father Charles Harmon left her mother Virginia King before Demi was born. Her stepfather Danny Guynes didn't add much stability to her life either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times. The parents kept on ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: Ghost, Striptease, Indecent Proposal, G.I Jane, Disclosure, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, A Few Good Men, St. Elmo's Fire, The Joneses, Mr. Brooks, Nothing But Trouble, About Last Night, Now and Then, The Scarlet Letter, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Margin Call, LOL, Rough Night, The Juror, The Butcher's Wife, Passion of Mind, Mortal Thoughts, Half Light, If These Walls Could Talk, Blind, Another Happy Day, Flawless, Bobby
22. Holly Hunter
Actress | The Piano
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: The Piano, The Incredibles, Batman, Copycat, Thirteen, Batman v. Superman, The Firm, Raising Arizona, Broadcast News, Top of the Lake, Saving Grace, Always, The Big Sick, Crash, Here and Now, Living Out Loud, Strange Weather, Home for the Holidays, Once Around, Little Black Book, The Big White, Miss Firecracker, Manglehorn, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her, Nine Lives, Won't Back Down, Paradise, Jackie, Song to Song
Actress | Hairspray
Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns, What Lies Beneath, Dangerous Liaisons, The Age of Innocence, I Am Sam, Frankie and Johnny, Dangerous Minds, Murder on the Orient Express, Married to the Mob, Personal Effects, Wizard of Lies, Stardust, The Family, Up Close and Personal, White Oleander, Frankie and Johnny, The Witches of Eastwick, Wolf, Cheri, Personal Effects, Love Field, A Thousand Acres, People Like Us, Where is Kyra?, Ladyhawke
25. Judi Dench
Actress | Skyfall
Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: Shakespeare in Love, Philomena, Notes on a Scandal, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Victoria & Abdul, Skyfall, Iris, Chocolat, Goldeneye, Pride & Prejudice, J. Edgar, A Room with a View, My Week with Marilyn, The Shipping News, Henry V, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Jane Eyre, Iris, Nine, Tulip Fever, All is True, Quantum of Solace
25. Sigourney Weaver
Actress | Alien
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: Alien, Working Girl, Avatar, Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Gorillas in the Mist, Holes, You Again, Copycat, Heartbreakers, The Defenders, The Cold Light of Day, The Assignment, Red Lights, The Ice Storm, Snow White, A Monster Calls, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Chappie, Dave, Snow Cake, The Village, Vantage Point, The TV Set, Abduction, A Monster Calls, You Again, The Village, The Ice Storm, Eyewitness, A Map of the World, Snow Cake, Baby Mama, Rampart
26. Glenn Close
Actress | Fatal Attraction
Seven time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Bettine (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.
Glenn was often seen on ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: Fatal Attraction, Albert Nobbs, The Wife, Damages, Dangerous Liaisons, 101 Dalmatians, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Big Chill, The Natural, Reversal of Fortune, Jagged Edge, Hook, Mars Attacks, The Girl with All the Gifts, The Stepford Wives, Tarzan, Air Force One, The Paper, Father Figures, Paradise Road, Meeting Venus, Crooked House, Hamlet, Nine Lives, The Safety of Objects, What Happened to Monday
27. Susan Sarandon
Actress | Thelma & Louise
Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, NY, to homemaker Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, an advertising executive. She is of Italian descent on her mother's side and English, Irish, Welsh, and German on her father's.
After the 1968 Democratic convention ...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: Dead Man Walking, Atlantic City, Bull Durham, Thelma & Louise, The Client, The Witches of Eastwick, Stepmom, White Palace, Lorenzo's Oil, The Hunger, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Banger Sisters, Feud: Bette & Joan, In the Valley of Elah, You Don't Know Jack, Viper Club, Solitary Man, Arbitrage, Anywhere But Here, The Big Wedding, Cloud Atlas, Bernard and Doris, In the Valley of Elah, The Banger Sisters, The Calling, 3 Generations, Mr. Woodcock, Moonlight Mile
28. Kathy Bates
Actress | Misery
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...
LEGENDARY ACTRESS Performances: Misery, Dolores Claiborne, Harry's Law, Primary Colors, Fried Green Tomatoes, About Schmidt, The Waterboy, Titanic, Midnight in Paris, Revolutionary Road, Diabolique, The Blind Side, Cheri, The Family That Preys, Bee Movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still, A Little Bit of Heaven, Valentine's Day, Charlotte's Web, Warm Springs, White Palace, Tammy, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Personal Effects
29. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.
He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.
Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...
LEADING ACTOR Performances: Pirates of the Carribean, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, Sweeney Todd, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland, Cry-Baby, Blow, Sleepy Hollow, Public Enemies, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Secret Window, The Lone Ranger, The Tourist, Black Mass, Chocolat, The Murder on the Orient Express, Transcendence, Mortdecai, The Rum Diary, Donnie Brasco
Actor | Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...
LEADING ACTOR Performances: The Aviator, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Revenant, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Blood Diamond, Revolutionary Road, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Great Gatsby, Catch Me If You Can, Django Unchained, The Departed, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Blood Diamond, The Basketball Diaries, The Revolutionary Road, Gangs of New York, Body of Lies, Total Eclipse, J. Edgar, This Boy's Life, Marvin's Room
31. 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 (...
LEADING ACTOR Performances: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Moneyball, 12 Monkeys, World War Z, Seven, The Assassination of Jesse James, Inglorious Basterds, Fight Club, Ocean's Eleven, Troy, Fury, Legends of the Fall, Meet Joe Black, Snatch, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Allied, Thelma & Louise, Interview with the Vampire, Seven Years in Tibet, War Machine, The Big Short, The Tree of Life, Burn After Reading, 12 Years a Slave, Babel, Spy Game, Killing Them Softly
32. 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. ...
LEADING ACTOR Performances: Top Gun, Mission Impossible, The Mummy, Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, American Made, Cocktail, Tropic Thunder, Risky Business, Oblivion, War of the Worlds, Jerry Maguire, The Outsiders, Rock of Ages, A Few Good Men, Born on the Fourth of July, Eyes Wide Shut, The Last Samurai, Collateral, Knight and Day, Minority Report, Valkyrie, Vanilla Sky, The Firm, Rain Man, Legend, Days of Thunder, Interview with the Vampire, Magnolia
33. Christian Bale
Actor | The Dark Knight
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...
LEADING ACTOR Performances: The Fighter, The Dark Knight, Vice, The Machinist, American Psycho, Batman Begins, American Hustle, Hostiles, Empire of the Sun, The Big Short, The Prestige, Equilibrium, Newsies, Terminator Salvation, Exodus: Gods & Kings, Reign of Fire, Out of the Furnace, Harsh Times, 3:10 to Yuma, Rescue Dawn, Public Enemies, Little Women, Shaft, Pocahontas, Velvet Goldmine, The Promise, The Flowers of War, I'm Not There, Captain Morelli's Mandolin, Knight of Cups, Portrait of a Lady
35. Ethan Hawke
Actor | Training Day
Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...
LEADING ACTOR Performances: Training Day, Gattaca, Before Sunrise, Boyhood, Dead Poets Society, Predestination, The Magnificent Seven, First Reformed, Sinister, Reality Bites, The Purge, Taking Lives, Before Sunset, 24 Hours to Live, Brooklyn's Finest, Daybreakers, White Fang, Great Expectations, Maudie, Explorers, Hamlet, Regression, Assault on Precinct 13, Good Kill, Lord of War, In A Valley of Violence, Before The Devil Knows, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Woman in the Fifth, Getaway, Waking Life, Cymbeline, Maggie's Plan
36. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...
LEADING ACTOR Performances: The Truman Show, The Mask, Liar Liar, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Cable Guy, Man on the Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kidding, The Grinch, Yes Man, Man on the Moon, Me Myself & Irene, Dark Crimes, The Number 23, Lemony Snicket's A Tale of Unfortunate Events, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Bad Batch, Kick Ass 2, I Love Phillip Morris
37. 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 ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Cecil B. Demille Award Winner AFI Lifetime Achievement Recipient Performances: Scent of a Woman, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Heat, Donnie Brasco, Scarface, The Godfather, The Devil's Advocate, Simone, 88 Minutes, The Recruit, Hangman, Sea of Love, Chinese Coffee, People I Know, The Merchant of Venice, Jack and Jill, Mangelhorn, Misconduct, Hangman, Frankie and Johnny, The Panic in Needle Park, The Recruit, Two for the Money, The Humbling, Paterno, Gigli, Salome
38. 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...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Cecil B. Demille Award Winner AFI Lifetime Achievement Recipient Performances: Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Heat, Cape Fear, Casino, The Godfather, Meet the Parents, Analyze This, The Wizard of Lies, Goodfellas, The Untouchables, The Deer Hunter, Dirty Grandpa, Last Vegas, What Just Happened, Meet the Parents, Heist, Being Good Flynn, Mean Streets, Ronin, Silver Linings Playbook, The Score, Men of Honor, 15 Minutes, Hide and Seek, Angel Heart, The Good Shepherd, Stardust, Righteous Kill, This Boy's Life
38. Dustin Hoffman
Actor | Tootsie
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, ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Rain Man, The Graduate, Tootsie, Midnight Cowboy, All the President's Men, Kramer v.s Kramer, Marathon Man, Hook, Meet the Fockers, Little Big Man, Papilion, Kung Fu Panda, Wag the Dog, Straw Dogs, Outbreak, Mr. Margorium's Wonder Emporium, Runaway Jury, Perfume, Stranger than Fiction, Finding Neverland, Last Chance Harvey, Sleepers, Straight Time, Lenny, Death of a Salesman, Sphere, Confidence, I Heart Huckabees, Boychoir, The Meyerowitz Stories, Mad City
39. John Malkovich
Actor | Being John Malkovich
John Gavin Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary ...
SUPPORTING ACTOR Performances: Being John Malkovich, The ABC Murders, Of Mice and Men, Con Air, Billions, RED, Dangerous Liaisons, Johnny English, Burn After Reading, In the Line of Fire, The Man in the Iron Mask, The New Pope, Rounders, Secretariat, Empire of the Sun, Eragon, The Killing Fields, Mary Reilly, Jonah Hex, Ripley's Game, Places in the Heart, The Libertine, Shadow of the Vampire, Changeling, The Portrait of a Lady, Crossbones, Mulholland Falls, Knockaround Guys, Juno, Colour Me Kubrick
41. Nicolas Cage
Actor | Face/Off
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation, Ghost Rider, Mandy, National Treasure, Face/Off, Con Air, Knowing, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Family Man, Lord of War, The Rock, Snake Eyes, Left Behind, The Wicker Man, Drive Angry, City of Angels, The Frozen Ground, Season Of the Witch, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Moonstruck, 8mm, Stolen, Wild at Heart
41. 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.
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LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Die Hard, Unbreakable, Death Wish, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, RED, The Fifth Element, Moonlighting, Armageddon, 12 Monkeys, The Jackal, Hostage, Disney's The Kid, Looper, Tears of the Sun, Surrogates, Cop Out, The Whole Nine Yards, Sin City, Last Man Standing, Color Of Night, Mercury Rising, Blind Date, Hudson Hawk, 16 Blocks, Moonrise Kingdom, The Siege, The Prince, Striking Distance, Bandits, Lucky Number Slevin, Perfect Stranger
42. George Clooney
Actor | Michael Clayton
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Cecil B. Demille Award Winner AFI Lifetime Achievement Recipient Performances: Syriana, ER, Up in the Air, Batman & Robin, The Descendants, Gravity, The American, Ocean's Eleven, From Dusk till Dawn, Tomorrowland, The Monuments Men, The Ides of March, Suburbicon, The Perfect Storm, Michael Clayton, Out of Sight, Burn After Reading, Mr. Fantastic Fox, One Fine Day, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Intolerable Cruelty, Solaris
43. John Travolta
Actor | Battlefield Earth
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Pulp Fiction, Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray, American Crime Story: O.J v.s The People, Gotti, Face/Off, Staying Alive, The Punisher, From Paris with Love, Phenomenon, Look Who's Talking, Swordfish, Wild Hogs, Urban Cowboy, Michael, Domestic Disturbance, Perfect, Carrie, Battlefield Earth, A Civil Action, The General's Daughter, Get Shorty, Be Cool, Blow Out, Broken Arrow, Ladder 49, Primary Colors, Old Dogs, The Taking of Pelham 123, Bolt, Savages, Killing Season, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Mad City, A Valley of Violence, Lonely Hearts
45. Russell Crowe
Actor | Les Misérables
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Gladiator, Robin Hood, A Beautiful Mind, The Next Three Days, The Nice Guys, Cinderella Man, Les Miserables, Master and Commander, American Gangster, Noah, The Water Diviner, The Insider, Boy Erased, L.A Confidential, Virtuosity, Man of Steel, The Mummy, Proof of Life, Romper Stomper, Body of Lies, The Loudest Voice, 3:10 to Yuma, Fathers and Daughters, State of Play, Broken City, Winter’s Tale, Proof, The Man with the Iron Fists
Actor | Fences
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Cecil B. Demille Award Winner AFI Lifetime Achievement Recipient Performances: Training Day, Glory, American Gangster, Man on Fire, Flight, The Equalizer, Malcolm X, Fences, Philadelphia, Deja Vu, The Book of Eli, The Manchurian Candidate, Remember the Titans, Safe House, John Q, The Hurricane, Roman J. Israel Esq., 2 Guns, The Bone Collector, Crimson Tide, He Got Game, Courage Under Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123, Antwone Fisher
46. 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, ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Cecil B. Demille Award Winner Performances: The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, The Egde, Legends of the Fall, Hannibal, Westworld, The Remains of the Day, The Rite, Thor, Meet Joe Black, Fracture, The Mask of Zorro, The World's Fastest Indian, Solace, The Elephant Man, Amistad, The Bounty, Howard's End, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Shadowlands, The Human Stain, Noah, The Wolfman, Nixon, Hitchcock
47. 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...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Cecil B. Demille Award Winner AFI Lifetime Achievement Recipient Performances: Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption, The Bucket List, Seven, Bruce Almighty, Lucy, Going in Style, Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, Invictus, The Dark Knight, Driving Miss Daisy, Olympus Has Fallen, Glory, Robin Hood, Wanted, Last Vegas, Lean on Me, The Electric Company, Unforgiven, RED, Deep Impact, Oblivion, The Magic of Belle Isle, Gone Baby Gone, Dolphin Tale, High Crimes
49. 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 ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Cecil B. Demille Award Winner AFI Lifetime Achievement Recipient Performances: Wall Street, Falling Down, Basic Instinct, The Kominsky Method, Ant-Man, Fatal Attraction, The Game, Romancing the Stone, Behind the Candelebra, Disclosure, A Perfect Murder, The War of the Roses, The American President, Beyond the Reach, The Sentinel, Black Rain, Traffic, And So It Goes, Don't Say a Word, Wonder Boys, Last Vegas, Haywire, King of California
Actor | Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005),...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Pulp Fiction, Snakes on a Plane, Jackie Brown, Shaft, The Negotiator, Black Snake Moan, Unbreakable, Django Unchained, Lakeview Terrace, The Avengers, A Time to Kill, Coach Carter, Jungle Fever, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Robocop, The Samaritan, 1408, Jumper, The Spirit, One Eight Seven, Sphere, The Other Guys
51. Gary Oldman
Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Darkest Hour, Leon the Professional, Sid and Nancy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Fifth Element, State of Grace, The Book of Eli, The Dark Knight, Hannibal, Harry Potter, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Air Force One, Robocop, The Space Between Us, Immortal Beloved, The Scarlet Letter, Red Riding Hood, Kung Fu Panda 2, JFK, State of Grace
52. 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 ...
LEGENDARY ACTOR Performances: Platoon, At Eternity's Gate, Spider-Man, Aquaman, The Bondoock Saints, John Wick, John Carter, Antichrist, Finding Nemo, American Psycho, The Florida Project, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Hunter, Mississippi Burning, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Body of Evidence, Wild at Heart, The English Patient, Daybreakers, Inside Man, Anamorph