My favorite actors of all time

by juha-puhtila | created - 23 Nov 2010 | updated - 23 Nov 2010 | Public

1. Vesa-Matti Loiri

Actor | Pahat pojat

Probably one of the most talented comedians in the history of film making, Finnish Vesa-Matti Loiri has created a significant career as an actor, singer, writer and as an sportsman.

Loiri's career in movies started in 1962. Young Loiri had a leading role in Mikko Niskanen's film Pojat (1962), which ...

2. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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 ...

3. Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Nicholas Blake, Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing ...

4. Tauno Palo

Actor | Härmästä poikia kymmenen

Tauno Palo was born on October 25, 1908 in Hämeenlinna, Finland as Tauno Valdemar Brännäs. He was an actor, known for Härmästä poikia kymmenen (1950), Rosvo Roope (1949) and Omena putoaa (1952). He was married to Kirsti Ortola and Sylvi Palo. He died on May 24, 1982 in Helsinki, ...

5. Siiri Angerkoski

Actress | Anna Liisa

Siiri Angerkoski was born on August 21, 1902 in Oulu, Finland as Siiri Saimi Palmu. She was an actress, known for Anna Liisa (1945), Nummisuutarit (1938) and Aliisa (1970). She was married to Kaarlo Angerkoski. She died on March 28, 1971 in Helsinki, Finland.

6. James Dean

Actor | East of Eden

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...

7. Peter Franzén

Actor | Tumman veden päällä

Peter Franzén is one of the most respected Finnish actors of all time. His first big supporting role was in A Summer by the River (1998), which turned out to be the biggest Finnish hit of the year. In Jussi Awards (also known as "The Finnish Oscars") Franzén was awarded for 'Best Supporting Actor' ...

8. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

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...

9. 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 ...

10. Paul Newman

Actor | The Hustler

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned...