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 out of school when he was 15...
“ in "Ed Wood" ” - dvmorton2003
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg
's A History of Violence
“ In "The Accidental Tourist" ” - dvmorton2003
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ In "Apartment Zero" ” - dvmorton2003
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 fascinates others...
“ In "Day For Night" ” - dvmorton2003
Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift
. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg) and William Brooks Clift. His father made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the depression...
“ In "I Confess" ” - dvmorton2003
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ In "Le Locataire" ” - dvmorton2003
Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor, model and musician. He is of English and Italian heritage. A casting agent, whom Pitt mistook as a police officer attempting to arrest him, noticed him and recommended him for a guest role on the television series Dawson's Creek (he played Henry Parker in 15 episodes between 1999 and 2000) In 2005...
“ In "The Dreamers" ” - dvmorton2003
Best known for his 1984 smash "One Night in Bangkok", actor/singer Murray Head was born March 6, 1946 in England to Seafield Head
(a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler
(an actress). He appeared in his father's documentaries at the age of 7, and began his performing career at age 12 with appearances in a series of radio plays...
“ In "Sunday Bloody Sunday" ” - dvmorton2003
James Fox is the second of three sons, born to the theatrical agent Robin Fox and his actress wife Angela Worthington - aka Angela Fox
. His brothers are the actor Edward Fox
and the producer Robert Fox
. He started acting as a child actor and used his real name, until he reached his early 20s...
“ In "Passage To India" ” - dvmorton2003
Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage work...
“ In "Midnight Express" ” - dvmorton2003
“ In "Decline and Fall" ” - dvmorton2003
, was born William "Billy" Frank Jones on Monday, August 18th, 1941, in Jackson, Tennessee, the younger son of J.G. Jones, a grocery clerk, and his wife Robbie. Until Billy Frank was three years old, the Jones family lived in a small apartment over the grocery store that employed his father, J.G. Jones...
“ In "Ryan's Daughter" ” - dvmorton2003
Dean Stockwell is one of only a few people left that were alive and acting during the golden age of Hollywood. Over a long career he has worked with many of Hollywood's greatest talents. He's stared with Orson Welles in the court drama Compulsion. Worked with Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra in the film Anchors Aweigh...
“ In "Sons And Lovers" ” - dvmorton2003
Linus Roache began his acting career with a two-week appearance as a young Barlow on Coronation Street
at the age of 11. He also played a boy with the bubonic plague in The Onedin Line
. He spent much of the next two decades on stage. In 1986 he had brief appearances in a few films, including Link
. He was brought to attention in 1994 after appearing in the BBC TV series Seaforth
“ In "Priest" ” - dvmorton2003
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson
. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
“ In "Shallow Grave" ” - dvmorton2003