My Favorite Actors. And Their Performances.

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1.
Al Pacino
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest 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 the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family...
“ 1. Scarface
2. The Godfather
3. Scent of a Women
4. Heat
5. Dog Day Afternoon ” - beattie
 
2.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
Robert De Niro thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, 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 the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ 1. Raging Bull!!
2. Goodfellas
3. Taxi Driver
4. Casino
5. Awakenings ” - beattie
 
3.
Jack Nicholson
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 early 2000s...
“ 1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest!!!
2. The Shining
3. Easy Rider
4. A Few Good Men
5. Chinatown ” - beattie
 
4.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day. Denzel Hayes Washington...
“ 1. Training Day
2. The Hurricane
3. Man on Fire
4. Glory
5. He Got Game ” - beattie
 
5.
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 in Andover...
“ 1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre!!
2. Casablanca
3. The Maltese Falcon
4. The African Queen
5. In a Lonely Place ” - beattie
 
6.
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard 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 throughout Bale's childhood...
“ 1. The Fighter
2. The Machinist
3. American Psycho
4. The Prestige
5. Batman Begins ” - beattie
 
7.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln, making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ 1. There Will Be Blood!!!!
2. My Left Foot!!!
3. Gangs of New York!!
4. In the Name of the Father
5. Last of the Mohicans ” - beattie
 
8.
James Stewart
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 was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing), and sometime actor...
“ 1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
2. Vertigo
3. Rear Window
4. It's a Wonderful Life
5. Rope ” - beattie
 
9.
Edward Norton
Actor, Fight Club
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ 1. Primal Fear
2. Rounders
3. Fight Club
4. American History X
5. The People Vs. Larry Flint ” - beattie
 
10.
Leonardo DiCaprio
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 and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ 1. The Basketball Diaries
2. The Departed
3. The Aviator
4. Catch Me If You Can
5. Shutter Island ” - beattie