My 21 Favorite Actors

A list of my personal favorite actors, keep in mind they are not put in an order of favorites I love them all just as much.
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Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, screen-writer and director, 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 nods in every decade from sixties through the naughts...
“ Brilliant, just plain brilliant. Loved his acting in Tim Burton's Batman. Scared the living s**t outta me in The Shining. And much more, my favorite actor by far. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
“ I got 4 words for you. Back to the Future. 'Nuff said. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Steve Buscemi
Actor, Fargo
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ Brilliant in Reservoir Dogs. Great in The Big Lebowski genius actor. Also amazing in Boardwalk Empire ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997)...
“ SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY! ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ Amazing job in Tron... Man. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ My mama always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

Great in every movie he's ever been in.

Also very thankful for doing voice acting for the movie I spent hours watching as a child Toy Story ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
“ Disgusted me in a good way in Clockwork Orange. Another brilliant actor. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Sean Connery
Actor, Dr. No
Sean Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...
“ If someone mentions James Bond who do I think of? THIS MAN!

Also amazing job in the Name of the Rose ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Pierce Brosnan
Actor, GoldenEye
Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left the household when Pierce was a child and although reunited later in life...
“ Funny as hell in Mars Attacks!

Amazing in Ghost Writer.

Need I continue? ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Leslie Nielsen
Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before moving on to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse...
“ I am serious and don't call me Shirley....

Funny beyond all reason, passed out a few times from laughing too hard to this mans movies.

R.I.P. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Mel Brooks
Actor, Spaceballs
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ I just love all his movies. FUSHTA! ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing...

Genius as Dr. Franken- *ahem* Fronkonstein ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Chevy Chase
Actor, Caddyshack
Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase in Lower Manhattan, New York, to Cathalene Parker (Browning), a concert pianist and librettist, and Edward Tinsley "Ned" Chase, an editor and writer. His parents both came from prominent families, and his grandfathers were artist and illustrator Edward Leigh Chase and admiral Miles Browning...
“ I watched Caddyshack for 2 days straight just because of this man. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Russell Brand
Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...
“ Amazing imitation of Brittish rock star in Get Him To The Greek. Very very funny. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Joaquin Phoenix
Actor, Gladiator
Joaquin Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his father, from California...
“ Brilliant when portraying Johnny Cash in Walk the Line.

Rapping career- I am very disappointed in you Joaquin.... ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
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 game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ Pretty good Batman, funny in Up In The Air, and also hilarious in Burn After Reading ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. His subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002) and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002) which also marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese...
“ Hated Titanic. But besides that loved Blood Diamond, Inception blew my mind to smithereens and left me wanting to spend weeks watching it. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Seth Green
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's portraying Christopher Guest in Netflix's upcoming National Lampoon origin film...
“ Funny in Austin Powers, and really good in Party Monster ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Mike Myers
Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, to Alice E. (Hind), an officer supervisor, and Eric Myers, an insurance agent. His parents were both English, and had served in the Royal Air Force and British Army, respectively. Myers' television career really started in 1988, when he joined Saturday Night Live...
“ Austin Powers made me laugh to death, which is why I only have 9 lives left at this point. And amazing in Wayne's World ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Macaulay Culkin
Actor, Home Alone
Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Christopher Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin...
“ Very very very funny and adorable in Home Alone 1 and 2. And THE original drug child in Party Monster. ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson
Jared Leto
In the vein of musicians-turned-actors, Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for American band 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto will always be remembered as an accomplished actor for the numerous, challenging projects he has taken in his life. He is known to be selective about his film roles...
“ Requiem For A Dream had me chanting in a corner "never heroin never heroin" for 6 straight hours. Just brilliant and his band 30 Seconds to Mars is amazing! ” - Fritz Checkers Bjäre Gustafsson