Top 100 Actors

a list of my 100 favorite actors
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Bela Lugosi
Actor, Dracula
Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded three times...
“ Favorite Roles:

Dr. Richard Vollin-The Raven (1935), Dr. Vitus Werdegast-The Black Cat (1934), Count Dracula-Dracula (1931), Murder Legendre-White Zombie, Dr. Mirakle-Murders in the Rue Morgue, Ygor-Son of Frankenstein-The Ghost of Frankenstein, Dr. Felix Benet-The Invisible Ray and Armand Tesla/Dr. Hugo Bruckner-The Return of the Vampire ” - darthtom405
Ralph Fiennes
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lord Voldemort-The Harry Potter Series, Monsieur Gustave H.-The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Waters-In Bruges, Amon Goeth-Schindler's List, Francis Dolarhyde-Red Dragon, Rameses-The Prince of Egypt, M-The James Bond Franchise and Michael-The Reader ” - darthtom405
Tim Curry
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ Favorite Roles:

Long John Silver-Muppet Treasure Island, Mr. Reginald Boddy/Wadsworth-Clue, Dr. Frank n' Furter-The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pennywise-It, The Devil-Legend, Billy Flynn/The Prince of Darkness-Criminal Minds, Rooster-Annie (1982) and Dr. Petrov-The Hunt for Red October ” - darthtom405
Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
“ Favorite Roles:

Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus-The Star Wars Saga, Saruman-The Lord of the Rings Saga, Count Dracula-Horror of Dracula, Francisco Scaramenga-The Man With the Golden Gun, Lord Summerisle-The Wicker Man (1973), Rochefort-The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge, Rasputin-Rasputin: The Mad Monk and Duc de Richleau-The Devil Rides Out ” - darthtom405
Boris Karloff
Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William Henry Pratt was born on November 23...
“ Favorite Roles:

Hjalmar Poelzig-The Black Cat (1934), Frankenstein-Frankenstein(1931)-Son of Frankenstein, Im-Ho-Tep-The Mummy (1932), Edmond Bateman-The Raven (1935), The Grinch-How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966), Cabman John Gray-The Body Snatcher, Dr. Hugo Hollingshead-The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Dr. Janos Rukh-The Invisible Ray ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Randle Patrick McMurphy-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Joker-Batman (1989), JJ Gittes-Chinatown, Frank Costello-The Departed, Jack Torrance-The Shining, Colonel Nathan R. Jessup-A Few Good Men, Melvin Udall-As Good As It Gets and Jimmy Hoffa-Hoffa ” - darthtom405
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ Favorite Roles:

Little Bill Daggett-Unforgiven, Popeye Doyle-The French Connection 1 and 2, Agent Rupert Anderson-Mississippi Burning, John Herod-The Quick and the Dead, Royal Tenenbaum-The Royal Tenenbaums, Sen. Kevin Keeley-The Birdcage and Rankin Fitch-Runaway Jury ” - darthtom405
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School...
“ Favorite Roles:

Shelley Levene-Glengarry Glen Ross, Jerry/Daphne-Some Like it Hot, Professor Fate/Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick-The Great Race, Felix-The Odd Couple Films, Ensign Pulver-Mister Roberts and John-Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men ” - darthtom405
Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen...
“ Favorite Roles:

Magneto-The X-men Series, Gandalf-The Lord of the Rings Saga, Richard III-Richard III (1995), Sir Leigh Teabing-The Da Vinci Code, James Whale-Gods And Monsters and Sherlock Holmes-Mr. Holmes ” - darthtom405
John Hurt
This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnould Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and mathematician...
“ Favorite Roles:

John Merrick-The Elephant Man, The Horned King-The Black Cauldron, Adam Sutler-V for Vendetta, Control-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, S.R. Hadden-Contact and The Doctor-Doctor Who ” - darthtom405
Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
“ Favorite Roles:

Professor Charles Xavier-The X-men Series, Captain Jean-Luc Picard-Star Trek, Ebenezer Scrooge-A Christmas Carol (1999) and Walter Blunt-Blunt Talk ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Colonel Slade-Scent of a Woman, Vincent Hanna-Heat, Don Michael Corleone-The Godfather Trilogy, Sonny-Dog Day Afternoon, Tony Montana-Scarface (1983) and Ricky Roma-Glengarry Glen Ross ” - darthtom405
Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau was best known for starting in many films which included Charade (1963), The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Dennis the Meance (1993). He often worked with Jack Lemmon and the two were Hollywood's craziest stars. He was born Walter John Matthow in New York City, New York on October 1...
“ Favorite Roles:

Oscar-The Odd Couple Films, Lt. Zachary Garber-The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) Willie-The Fortune Cookie and Max-Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men ” - darthtom405
Michael Keaton
Quirky, inventive and handsome American actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door-busting performance as fast-talking ideas man Bill Blazejowski, alongside a nerdish morgue attendant (Henry Winkler), in Night Shift. He played further comedic roles in Mr. Mom, Johnny Dangerously...
“ Favorite Roles:

Batman/Bruce Wayne-Batman-Batman Returns, Riggan Thomson/Birdman-Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Walter "Robby" Robinson-Spotlight, Betelgeuse-BeetleJuice, , Captain Mauch-The Other Guys and Jack-Mr. Mom ” - darthtom405
Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - a role he would reprise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hamill also starred and co-starred in the films Corvette Summer, The Big Red One, and Kingsman: The Secret Service...
“ Favorite Roles:

Luke Skywalker-The Star Wars Saga, The Joker-Various Batman and DC Projects, John Curtis/The Replicator-Criminal Minds, Donald Swan-Comic Book The Movie, James Jesse/The Trickster-The Flash and Crow-Sushi Girl ” - darthtom405
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lester Burnham-American Beauty, Keyser Soze-The Usual Suspects, John Doe-Se7en, Buddy Ackerman-Swimming With Sharks, Jack Vincennes-L. A. Confidential and John Williamson-Glengarry Glen Ross ” - darthtom405
Anthony Hopkins
Actor, Hannibal
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, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
“ Favorite Roles:

Dr. Hannibal Lecter-The Hannibal Lecter Series, Mr. Stevens-The Remains of thr Day, Frederick Treves-The Elephant Man, John Quincy Adams-Amistad and Professor Abraham Van Helsing-Bram Stoker's Dracula ” - darthtom405
Brian Cox
Actor, Troy
Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish descent...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ward Abbot-The Bourne Series, William Stryker-X2 X-men United, James Brogan-25th Hour, Robert McKee-Adaptation and Captain O'Hagan-Super Troopers ” - darthtom405
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
“ Favorite Roles:

Severus Snape-The Harry Potter Series, Hans Gruber-The Die Hard Series, Judge Turpin-Sweeny Todd,The Metatron-Dogma and Alexander Dane-Galaxy Quest ” - darthtom405
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ Favorite Roles:

Korshunov-Air Force One, Sirius Black-The Harry Potter Series, Stansfield-Leon The Professional, George Smiley-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Mason Verger-Hannibal ” - darthtom405
Peter Cushing
Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was attracted to acting...
“ Favorite Roles:

Grand Moff Tarkin-The Star Wars Saga, Professor Abraham Van Helsing-Hammer's Dracula Series, Victor Frankenstein-Hammer's Frankenstein Series and Dr. Wells-Horror Express ” - darthtom405
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
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 the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Favorite Roles:

Jimmy Conway-Goodfellas, Neil McCauley-Heat, Noodles-Once Upon A Time In America, Sam Rothstein-Casino and Tavis Bickle-Taxi Driver ” - darthtom405
Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
“ Favorite Roles:

Hub McCann-Secondhand Lions, Tom Hagen-The Godfather Trilogy, and Frank Hackett-Network ” - darthtom405
Michael Caine
Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War...
“ Favorite Roles:

Cutter-The Prestige, Jack Carter-Get Carter (1971), Garth Mcann-Secondhand Lions and Sidney Bruhl-Deathtrap ” - darthtom405
Richard Burton
Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless regarded as one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period. Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins...
“ Favorite Roles:

George-Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, O'Brien-Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), King Henry VIII-Anne of the Thousand Days and Paul-The V.I.P.s ” - darthtom405
“ Favorite Roles:

Max Bialystock-The Producers(2005), Albert-The Birdcage, Ernie-Mousehunt, Timon-The Lion King Series and Phil-At First Sight ” - darthtom405
Donald Sutherland
The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John...
“ Favorite Roles:

President Coriolanus Snow-The Hunger Games Trilogy, Dave Jennings-Animal House, Matthew-Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and Jerry-Space Cowboys ” - darthtom405
Alan Arkin
Actor, Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer. He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946 the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles...
“ Favorite Roles:

Harry Roat/Junior/Senior-Wait Until Dark, Grandpa-Little Miss Sunshine, George Aaronow-Glengarry Glen Ross, Gorvy-Thin Ice and Sheldon-The In-Laws (1979) ” - darthtom405
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He is...
“ Favorite Roles:

Darth Vader-The Star Wars Saga, Mr. Mertle-The Sandlot, Thulsa Doom-Conan The Barbarian (1982), Admiral James Greer-The Hunt For Red October-Clear And Present Danger and Mufasa-The Lion King ” - darthtom405
Vincent Price
Actor, writer, and gourmet, Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was born in St Louis, Missouri, to Marguerite Cobb (Wilcox) and Vincent Leonard Price, Sr., president of the National Candy Company. He traveled through Europe, studied at Yale and became an actor. He made his screen debut in 1938, and after many minor roles...
“ Favorite Roles:

Frederick Loren-House On Haunted Hill (1959), Professor Ratigan-The Great Mouse Detective, Waldo Trumbull-The Comedy of Terrors and Mr. Maranov-The Whales of August ” - darthtom405
Paul Giamatti
Actor, Sideways
Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor, Sideways, and Barney's Version (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella Man, The Illusionist, and San Andreas...
“ Favorite Roles:

Miles-Sideways, Harvey Pekar-American Splendor, Hertz-Shoot 'Em Up and Mike-Win Win ” - darthtom405
Gabriel Byrne
Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was assumed that you had a vocation...
“ Favorite Roles:

Tom Reagen-Miller's Crossing, Dean Keaton-The Usual Suspects and The Devil-End Of Days ” - darthtom405
Christopher Walken
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter, and has been seen in mostly supporting roles, often portraying psychologically unstable characters...
“ Favorite Roles:

The Headless Horseman-Sleepy Hollow, Nick-The Deer Hunter, Sgt. Toomey-Biloxi Blues, Hans-Seven Psychopaths and Max Schreck-Batman Returns ” - darthtom405
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ Favorite Roles:

Indiana Jones-The Indiana Jones Series, Jim Marshall-Air Force One, Richard Kimble-The Fugitive, John Book-Witness, Han Solo-The Star Wars Saga and Rick Deckard-Blade Runner ” - darthtom405
Lon Chaney
Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame...
“ Favorite Roles:

Erik the Phantom-The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Professor Fate-The Unholy Three and Quasimodo-The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) ” - darthtom405
Hugo Weaving
Actor, The Matrix
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ Favorite Roles:

Smith-The Matrix Trilogy, V-V for Vendetta, Johann Schmidt/Red Skull-Marvel Cinematic Universe, Haskell Moore/Tadeusz Kesselring/Bill Smoke/Nurse Noakes/Boardman Mephi/Old Georgie-Cloud Atlas and Elrond-The Lord of the Rings Saga ” - darthtom405
Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only child...
“ Favorite Roles:

Atticus Finch-To Kill a Mockingbird, Sam Bowden-Cape Fear (1962), John Ballantyne-Spellbound and Robert Thorn-The Omen (1976) ” - darthtom405
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only person who ever had his back was himself...
“ Favorite Roles:

Joe/Josephine/Junior-Some Like it Hot, The Great Leslie-The Great Race and John "Joker" Jackson-The Defiant Ones ” - darthtom405
James Garner
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison-The Americanization of Emily, Tank-Space Cowboys, Jim Rockford-The Rockford Files and Douglas-My Fellow Americans ” - darthtom405
Morgan Freeman
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Detective Lt. William Somerset-Se7en, Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding-The Shawshank Redemption and Lucius Fox-The Dark Knight Trilogy ” - darthtom405
Frank Langella
Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Angelina and Frank A. Langella, a business executive. He is of Italian descent. A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey production of "Dracula"...
“ Favorite Roles:

Count Dracula-Dracula(1979), Nixon-Frost/Nixon and Bob Alexander-Dave ” - darthtom405
David Ogden Stiers
Actor, M*A*S*H
David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon during high school and began his acting career in Northern California, acting in the Actor's Workshop and California Shakespeare Festival. He later moved to New York, where he studied drama at Juilliard, and joined the Houseman Acting Company at its outset...
“ Favorite Roles:

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III-M*A*S*H, Al Meyer-Better Off Dead..., Governor Ratcliffe-Pocahontas and D.A. Michael Reston-Perry Mason ” - darthtom405
Christopher Plummer
Actor, Up
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister (from 1891 to 1892)...
“ Favorite Roles:

Henrik Vanger-The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011), Det. John Mackey-Dolores Claiborne, Zev-Remember and Dr. Rosen-A Beautiful Mind ” - darthtom405
Liev Schreiber
Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper. His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and Russia...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ray Donovan-Ray Donovan, Raymond Shaw-The Manchurian Candidate(2004), Marty Baron-Spotlight and Sabertooth-X-Men Origins Wolverine ” - darthtom405
“ Favorite Roles:

Hawkeye-M*A*S*H, George-Same Time, Next Year, Jack-The Four Seasons and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster-The Aviator ” - darthtom405
Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III, in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia. Joseph Anthony Mantegna...
“ Favorite Roles:

David Rossi-Criminal Minds, Joey Zasa-The Godfather Trilogy, Fat Tony-The Simpsons, Andy-Forget Paris and Eddie-Baby's Day Out ” - darthtom405
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ra's al Ghul-The Dark Knight Trilogy, Oskar Schindler-Schindler's List and Qui-Gon Jinn-The Star Wars Saga ” - darthtom405
Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, Kline joined the Acting Company in New York which was run by John Houseman...
“ Favorite Roles:

Otto-A Fish Called Wanda, Dave/President Mitchell-Dave, Vince McCain/Rod McCain-Fierce Creatures and Tulio-The Road To El Dorado ” - darthtom405
“ Favorite Roles:

Judge Doom-Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Doc Brown-The Back to The Future Trilogy, Taber-One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Uncle Fester-The Addams Family and Addams Family Values and Rasputin-Anastasia(1997) ” - darthtom405
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 Sinise...
“ Favorite Roles:

Osbourne Cox-Burn After Reading, Cyrus Grissom-Con Air, Lennie-Of Mice and Men and Teddy KGB-Rounders ” - darthtom405
F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. Primarily a stage actor, Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants. By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-over work...
“ Favorite Roles:

Antonio Salieri-Amadeus, Mr. Moustafa-The Grand Budapest Hotel and Omar-Scarface (1983) ” - darthtom405
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work...
“ Favorite Roles:

Darth Sidious/Palpatine-The Star Wars Saga and Doctor Lancaster-Sleepy Hollow ” - darthtom405
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 mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ Favorite Roles:

Woody-The Toy Story Trilogy, Captain John H. Miller-Saving Private Ryan and Michael Sullivan-Road to Perdition ” - darthtom405
Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon. At school...
“ Favorite Roles:

Davy Jones-The Pirates of the Caribbean Series, Rufus Scrimgeour-The Harry Potter Series and Slartibartfast-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ” - darthtom405
Michael Madsen
Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Sin City, Hell Ride, Die Another Day, Donnie Brasco, Species, The Getaway, Thelma & Louise...
“ Favorite Roles:

Vic "Mr. Blonde" Vega-Reservoir Dogs, Budd-Kill Bill, Joe Gage/Grouch Douglass-The Hateful Eight, Sonny-Donnie Brasco and Jimmy-Thelma And Louise ” - darthtom405
Claude Rains
Actor, Casablanca
William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth business end as well...
“ Favorite Roles:

Jack Griffin/The Invisible Man-The Invisible Man (1933), Captain Louis Renault-Casablanca and Dr. Jaquith-Now, Voyager ” - darthtom405
James Cromwell
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell, the son of famous film director John Cromwell, studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays...
“ Favorite Roles:

Dudley Smith-L. A. Confidential, Warden Hal Moores-The Green Mile, Bob-Space Cowboys and Farmer Arthur H. Hoggett -Babe ” - darthtom405
Dustin Hoffman
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, and went to Santa Monica City College...
“ Favorite Roles:

Captain Hook-Hook, Babe-Marathon Man, Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels-Tootsie and Wendell Rohr-Runaway Jury ” - darthtom405
Albert Finney
Actor, Big Fish
Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with The Entertainer of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical roles when he was young were projects like Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
“ Favorite Roles:

Leo O'Bannion-Miller's Crossing, Edward Bloom-Big Fish and Albert Hirsch-The Bourne Series ” - darthtom405
Peter Boyle
A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades. He was born on October 18, 1935...
“ Favorite Roles:

Frank Barone-Everybody Loves Raymond, The Creature-Young Frankenstein and Wizard-Taxi Driver ” - darthtom405
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas...
“ Favorite Roles:

U. S. Deputy Marshall Sam Gerard-The Fugitive-U. S. Marshalls, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell-No Country For Old Men, Agent Kay-The Men In Black Trilogy and Hawk-Space Cowboys ” - darthtom405
Peter Stormare
Actor, Fargo
Peter Stormare was born in Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, to Gunhild (Holm) and Karl Ingvar Storm. He began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions of many Shakespeare plays...
“ Favorite Roles:

Gaear Grimsrud-Fargo, Uli-The Big Lebowski, and Dr. Solomon Eddie-Minority Report ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Frank Drebin-The Naked Gun Trilogy and Dr. Rumack-Airplane ” - darthtom405
Joe Pesci
Actor, Goodfellas
Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-1960s...
“ Favorite Roles:

Tommy DeVito-Goodfellas, Nicky Santoro-Casino and Harry Lime-Home Alone 1-2 ” - darthtom405
Pete Postlethwaite
Actor, Inception
Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in theatre...
“ Favorite Roles:

The Old Man-James and the Giant Peach, Kobyashi-The Usual Suspects and Roland Tembo-The Jurassic Park Series ” - darthtom405
Tom Wilkinson
Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and comes from a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after he had returned to England...
“ Favorite Roles:

Arthur Edens-Michael Clayton, Cornwallis-The Patriot Matt-In The Bedroom and Carmine Falcone-Batman Begins ” - darthtom405
David Warner
Actor, Titanic
David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He has described his childhood as "messy". His father changed jobs often and moved from town to town. David attended eight schools and "failed his exams at all of them". His parents separated when he was a teenager and he only saw his mother again seven years later...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ed Dillinger / Sark / Master Control Program-Tron, Jennings-The Omen, Jack the Ripper-Time After Time and Gul Madred-Star Trek The Next Generation ” - darthtom405
Harvey Keitel
American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & Louise, Peter Yates' Mother, Jugs & Speed...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mr. White-Reservoir Dogs, Jacob Fuller-From Dusk 'til Dawn, The Wolf-Pulp Fiction and Hal-Thelma And Louise ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Carl Showalter-Fargo, Mr. Pink-Reservoir Dogs, Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson-Boardwalk Empire and Randall Boggs-Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University ” - darthtom405
Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions...
“ Favorite Roles:

Doc Ock-The Spider-Man Trilogy, Robert Aldrich-Feud: Bette and Joan, Bishop Aringarosa-The Da Vinci Code and Dr. Malick-Identity ” - darthtom405
Peter Falk
Actor, Columbo
Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, and...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lt. Columbo-Columbo, The Grandfather-The Princess Bride, Sam Diamond, Murder By Death, Max-The Great Race and Vince-The In-Laws (1979) ” - darthtom405
Jerry Orbach
Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor, and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to become "a chameleon" to blend in his new settings...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lumiere-Beauty and the Beast, Det. Lennie Briscoe-Law and Order and Sa'luk-Aladdin and the King of Thieves ” - darthtom405
Bill Murray
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray...
“ Favorite Roles:

Peter Venkman-The Ghostbusters Series, Carl Spackler-Caddyshack, Bob Wiley-What About Bob? and Mr. Bishop-Moonrise Kingdom ” - darthtom405
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor, Capote
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lancaster Dodd-The Master, Father Flynn-Doubt, Freddy Lounds-Red Dragon, Brandt-The Big Lebowski and Plutarch Heavensbee-The Hunger Games Trilogy ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

James Bond-The James Bond Franchise, Eli McCullough-The Son, Stu-Mrs. Doubtfire and Remington Steele-Remington Steele ” - darthtom405
Sam Neill
Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria...
“ Favorite Roles:

Alan Grant-The Jurassic Park Series, Damien Thorn-Omen III The Final Conflict, Captain Vasili Borodin-The Hunt for Red October and Craig-Irresistible ” - darthtom405
Ed Harris
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally...
“ Favorite Roles:

Christof-The Truman Show, Gene Kranz-Apollo 13. Parcher-A Beautiful Mind and Dave Moss-Glengarry Glen Ross ” - darthtom405
Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...
“ Favorite Roles:

Marty Piletti-Marty, Tom-The Catered Affair, Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale-McHale's Navy, Rogo-The Poseidon Adventure and Mermaidman-SpongeBob SquarePants ” - darthtom405
Lon Chaney Jr.
American character actor whose career was influenced (and often overshadowed) by that of his father, silent film star Lon Chaney. The younger Chaney was born while his parents were on a theatrical tour, and he joined them onstage for the first time at the age of six months. However, as a young man...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lawrence Talbot/The Wolfman-The Wolfman-Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein, Martin Howe-High Noon and Big Sam-The Defiant Ones ” - darthtom405
Jeremy Irons
British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire...
“ Favorite Roles:

Scar-The Lion King, Simon Gruber-The Die Hard Series and Randall Bragg-Appaloosa ” - darthtom405
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance, Unbreakable, Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ Favorite Roles:

Major Marquis Warren-The Hateful Eight, Valentine-Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jules Winnfield-Pulp Fiction, Stephen-Djngo Unchained and Mace Windu-The Star Wars Saga ” - darthtom405
Gary Sinise
Actor, CSI: NY
Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. He was something of a rebel, playing in bands but paying little attention to school...
“ Favorite Roles:

Lieutenant Dan-Forrest Gump, Det. Jimmy Shaker-Ransom, Jack Garrett-Criminal Minds Beyond Borders and Ken Mattingly-Apollo 13 ” - darthtom405
Tim Roth
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to "Roth"; Ernie was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
“ Favorite Roles:

Mr. Orange-Reservoir Dogs, Pumpkin-Pulp Fiction, Oswaldo Mobray/Pete Hicox-The Hateful Eight, Thade-Planet of the Apes(2001) and Emil Blonsky/Abomination-Marvel Cinematic Universe ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Walter Sobchak-The Big Lebowski, Charlie Meadows-Barton Fink, Agent Keenan-Red State and Sully-Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Professor Henry Jones-The Indiana Jones Series, James Bond-The James Bond Franchise, Marko Ramiius-The Hunt for Red October, and Jimmy Malone-The Untouchables ” - darthtom405
John Rhys-Davies
Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade...
“ Favorite Roles:

Sallah-The Indiana Jones Series, Gimli-The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Cassim-Aladdin and the King of Thieves and General Pushkin-The Living Daylights ” - darthtom405
Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila (née Nathan) and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. While at Bristol University...
“ Favorite Roles:

Colonel Tavington-The Patriot, Lucius Malfoy-The Harry Potter Series and The Grand Inquisitor/The Sentinel-The Star Wars Saga ” - darthtom405
Chris Cooper
Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama...
“ Favorite Roles:

Alexander Conklin-The Bourne Series, Colonel Frank Fitts-American Beauty and John Hickam-October Sky ” - darthtom405
Jim Broadbent
One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a place at an art school...
“ Favorite Roles:

Frank Butterman-Hot Fuzz, Boss Tweed-Gangs of New York, Captain Molyneux/Vyvyan Ayrs/Timothy Cavendish/Korean Musician/Prescient 2-Cloud Atlas and Horace Slughorn-The Harry Potter Series ” - darthtom405
Timothy Dalton
At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping into roles played by other actors...
“ Favorite Roles:

Simon Skinner-Hot Fuzz, Neville Sinclair-The Rocketeer, James Bond-The James Bond Franchise and Alexi Volkoff-Chuck ” - darthtom405
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
“ Favorite Roles:

Father Merrin-The Exorcist, The Renter-Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Joubert-3 Days Of The Condor and Director Lamar Burgess-Minority Report ” - darthtom405
Leonard Nimoy
Actor, Star Trek
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit part in Queen for a Day and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb...
“ Favorite Roles:

Spock-Star Trek, Dr. Barry Mayfield-Columbo and Dr. David Kibner-Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) ” - darthtom405
Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro...
“ Favorite Roles:

Anton Chigurgh-No Country For Old Men, Raoul Silva-Skyfall and Felix Collateral ” - darthtom405
Joe Pantoliano
Actor, Memento
With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run, Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive, Cypher in The Matrix and Teddy in Memento...
“ Favorite Roles:

Teddy-Memento, Cosmo Renfro-The Fugitive-U. S. Marshalls and Cypher-The Matrix Trilogy ” - darthtom405
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. Held back in school, Clint moved with his parents to Seattle...
“ Favorite Roles:

The Man With No Name-The Dollars Trilogy, Walt Kowalski-Gran Torino, Frankie Dunn-Million Dollar Baby, Bill Munny -Unforgiven and Frank-Space Cowboys ” - darthtom405
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ Favorite Roles:

Logan/Wolverine-The X-men Series, Keller Dover-Prisoners, Jean Valjean-Les Miserables (2012) and Robert Angier/Lord Caldlow-The Prestige ” - darthtom405
Donald Pleasence
Actor, Halloween
Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the obsessed...
“ Favorite Roles:

Ernst Stavro Blofeld-You Only Live Twice, Adrian Carsini-Columbo, Samuel Loomis-Halloween Franchise and Dr. Seward-Dracula(1979) ” - darthtom405
Benicio Del Toro
Actor, Snatch
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Benicio was born on February 19...
“ Favorite Roles:

Dr. Gonzo-Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Alejandro-Sicario and Jackie Boy-Sin City ” - darthtom405
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...
“ Favorite Roles:

Alex DeLarge-A Clockwork Orange, H.G. Wells-Time After Time and Soran-Star Trek: Generations ” - darthtom405
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained. For each performance, he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award...
“ Favorite Roles:

Dr. King Schultz-Django Unchained, Colonel Hans Landa-Inglourious Basterds, Ernst Stavro Blofeld-Spectre and Walter Keane-Big Eyes ” - darthtom405