This list is based on "Who is the Center of the Hollywood Universe?" hosted on the Oracle of Bacon. A list of the 1000 best centers in the Hollywood universe is available on that website.
“ Harvey Keitel
has worked directly with 3864 actors, has an average score of 2.791420, and is on these lists
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...
“ Donald Sutherland
has worked directly with 4251 actors, has an average score of 2.798777, and is on these lists
With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard Hopper...
“ Dennis Hopper
has worked directly with 4266 actors, has an average score of 2.801620, and is on these lists
“ Michael Madsen
has worked directly with 4891 actors, has an average score of 2.805312, and is on these lists
Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when the hospital was bombed...
“ Udo Kier
has worked directly with 3882 actors, has an average score of 2.807683, and is on these lists
“ David Carradine
has worked directly with 4003 actors, has an average score of 2.808525, and is on these lists
Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking. Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish immigrant (from Borrisokane...
“ Martin Sheen
has worked directly with 3376 actors, has an average score of 2.812368, and is on these lists
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...
“ Christopher Lee
has worked directly with 4658 actors, has an average score of 2.813541, and is on these lists
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...
“ Max von Sydow
has worked directly with 3188 actors, has an average score of 2.816820, and is on these lists
Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes
, studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows
, on which he also served as associate producer...
“ Seymour Cassel
has worked directly with 4730 actors, has an average score of 2.817323, and is on these lists
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 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War...
“ Michael Caine
has worked directly with 4170 actors, has an average score of 2.820068, and is on these lists
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)...
“ Christopher Plummer
has worked directly with 3500 actors, has an average score of 2.825988, and is on these lists
Harry Dean Stanton
Prolific character actor Harry Dean Stanton's drooping, weather-beaten appearance and superb acting talent have been his ticket to appearing in over 100 films, and 50 TV episodes. Stanton was born in West Irvine, Kentucky, to Ersel (Moberly), a cook, and Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and tobacco farmer...
“ Harry Dean Stanton
has worked directly with 3677 actors, has an average score of 2.831269, and is on these lists
Rodney Stephen Steiger was born in Westhampton, New York, to Augusta Amelia (Driver) and Frederick Jacob Steiger, both vaudevillians. He was of German and Austrian ancestry. After his parents' divorce, Steiger was raised by his mother in Newark, New Jersey. He dropped out of Westside High school at age 16 and joined the Navy...
“ Rod Steiger
has worked directly with 2947 actors, has an average score of 2.832041, and is on these lists
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...
“ Malcolm McDowell
has worked directly with 3488 actors, has an average score of 2.832969, and is on these lists
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, 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 Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Robert De Niro
has worked directly with 4003 actors, has an average score of 2.834001, and is on these lists
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...
“ John Hurt
has worked directly with 3443 actors, has an average score of 2.835711, and is on these lists
“ Elliott Gould
has worked directly with 3438 actors, has an average score of 2.836954, and is on these lists
Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Muriel Isabel (Sprissler), a nurse, and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, a surgeon. He is of German, French, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. In 1979, Dafoe was given a small role in Michael Cimino
's Heaven's Gate
from which he was fired. His first feature role came shortly after in Kathryn Bigelow
's The Loveless
“ Willem Dafoe
has worked directly with 3574 actors, has an average score of 2.838545, and is on these lists
Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses...
“ Danny Trejo
has worked directly with 5024 actors, has an average score of 2.840896, and is on these lists
“ Rance Howard
has worked directly with 5393 actors, has an average score of 2.844481, and is on these lists
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...
“ Christopher Walken
has worked directly with 3851 actors, has an average score of 2.846304, and is on these lists
Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern University at 15 and left two years later...
“ Karen Black
has worked directly with 3756 actors, has an average score of 2.846594, and is on these lists
“ Samuel L. Jackson
has worked directly with 4668 actors, has an average score of 2.849129, and is on these lists
Enduring, strong-featured, and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in TV westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970/1980s popular culture as a male sex symbol (posing nearly naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine) and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a wisecracking...
“ Burt Reynolds
has worked directly with 3520 actors, has an average score of 2.854786, and is on these lists
This American film actor also multitasks as a producer, composer and production manager. He rose to fame in the 1970s, praised for his range and sensitivity. His blonde rugged looks helped viewers connect even more easily to his powerful performances. Born John Youngs in Old Bethpage, New York, Savage attended the American Academy of Performing Arts...
“ John Savage
has worked directly with 3247 actors, has an average score of 2.857097, and is on these lists
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...
“ Ernest Borgnine
has worked directly with 3360 actors, has an average score of 2.857532, and is on these lists
James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los Angeles...
“ James Hong
has worked directly with 3774 actors, has an average score of 2.857544, and is on these lists
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
“ John Malkovich
has worked directly with 2941 actors, has an average score of 2.858597, and is on these lists
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred. He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan...
“ James Caan
has worked directly with 3006 actors, has an average score of 2.858896, and is on these lists
Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose
's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson
on "The Gumps" comic strip...
“ Martin Landau
has worked directly with 2771 actors, has an average score of 2.858909, and is on these lists
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...
“ Gene Hackman
has worked directly with 3535 actors, has an average score of 2.859018, and is on these lists
Ben Gazzara's screen career began with two critically acclaimed roles as heavies in the late 1950s. He turned to television in the 1960s but made a big screen comeback with roles in three John Cassavetes
films in the 1970s. The 1980s and 1990s saw Gazzara work more frequently than ever before in character parts...
“ Ben Gazzara
has worked directly with 2263 actors, has an average score of 2.859094, and is on these lists
Faye Dunaway was born on a farm in Bascom, Florida in 1941, the daughter of Grace April (Smith), a housewife, and John MacDowell Dunaway, Jr., an army officer. After high school she majored in education at the University of Florida, but switched to theatre arts and transferred to Boston University, earning her degree in 1962...
“ Faye Dunaway
has worked directly with 2884 actors, has an average score of 2.859283, and is on these lists
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Bruce Willis
has worked directly with 3998 actors, has an average score of 2.859768, and is on these lists
Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and Arend Hauer
“ Rutger Hauer
has worked directly with 2569 actors, has an average score of 2.863518, and is on these lists
“ Frank Welker
has worked directly with 3995 actors, has an average score of 2.863861, and is on these lists
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...
“ Robert Duvall
has worked directly with 3718 actors, has an average score of 2.865027, and is on these lists
Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles. Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine, a jazz singer...
“ John Turturro
has worked directly with 3935 actors, has an average score of 2.865453, and is on these lists
WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most dependable and sought after supporting actors...
“ Charles Durning
has worked directly with 3901 actors, has an average score of 2.865837, and is on these lists
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...
“ Donald Pleasence
has worked directly with 3245 actors, has an average score of 2.866366, and is on these lists
One of Hollywood's edgier, more intriguing characters running around and about for decades, Eric Anthony Roberts started life in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is the son of Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights. His siblings are actors Lisa Roberts Gillan
and Julia Roberts
“ Eric Roberts
has worked directly with 3915 actors, has an average score of 2.866609, and is on these lists
Character actor Brad Dourif was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the son of Joan Mavis Felton (Bradford) and Jean Henri Dourif, a French-born art collector who owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell...
“ Brad Dourif
has worked directly with 3027 actors, has an average score of 2.867822, and is on these lists
“ Thomas Rosales Jr.
has worked directly with 4228 actors, has an average score of 2.868168, and is on these lists
“ James Earl Jones
has worked directly with 3191 actors, has an average score of 2.868713, and is on these lists
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at age seventeen...
“ Jeff Goldblum
has worked directly with 2935 actors, has an average score of 2.868994, and is on these lists
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As a Hollywood star...
“ Charlton Heston
has worked directly with 3323 actors, has an average score of 2.869303, and is on these lists
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...
“ Anthony Hopkins
has worked directly with 2995 actors, has an average score of 2.870026, and is on these lists
“ Mike Starr
has worked directly with 4277 actors, has an average score of 2.871423, and is on these lists
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...
“ Steve Buscemi
has worked directly with 3749 actors, has an average score of 2.871797, and is on these lists
Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also found work in movies such as The Greatest Story Ever Told
“ Robert Loggia
has worked directly with 2906 actors, has an average score of 2.873749, and is on these lists
Clint Howard also had a recurring role in The Andy Griffith Show, as a little boy always dressed in a cowboy outfit and always eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He never said a word, but was always offering someone a bite. He also had a co-starring role along with a black bear as the owner and friend of Gentle Ben, in that series.
“ Clint Howard
has worked directly with 4345 actors, has an average score of 2.874638, and is on these lists
Michael York was born in Fulmer, England, 27 March 1942. He performed on stage with the National Youth Theatre in London's East End and on international tour. Other early acting experience came through the Oxford University Dramatic Society (he graduated Oxford 1964), the Dundee Repertory, and Laurence Olivier's National Theater Company - where he worked with Franco Zeffirelli
“ Michael York
has worked directly with 2042 actors, has an average score of 2.875464, and is on these lists
Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile performers to succeed lifelong in films...
“ Dean Stockwell
has worked directly with 2802 actors, has an average score of 2.875656, and is on these lists
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...
“ Harrison Ford
has worked directly with 2483 actors, has an average score of 2.876349, and is on these lists
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...
“ Alfred Molina
has worked directly with 2473 actors, has an average score of 2.876850, and is on these lists
Sally Kirkland, BEST Actress Oscar Nominee, Golden Globe winner, Independent Spirit Award winner and veteran of over 200 films. Feisty, hard-working, famously liberal, with the trademark blonde hair, actress Sally Kirkland has certainly made an indelible mark on Hollywood history. Born in New York City...
“ Sally Kirkland
has worked directly with 3681 actors, has an average score of 2.877215, and is on these lists
Richard Riehle was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to Mary Margaret (Walsh), a nurse, and Herbert John Riehle, an assistant postmaster. He is of German and Irish descent. Richard attended the University of Notre Dame, where he became heavily involved with the University Theatre. Appearing in such productions as "Luther"...
“ Richard Riehle
has worked directly with 4848 actors, has an average score of 2.878724, and is on these lists
“ Tracey Walter
has worked directly with 3948 actors, has an average score of 2.878853, and is on these lists
Rip Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas. "Rip" is a family name, taken by generations of Torn men and bestowed on Elmore by his father, who was also called "Rip". Torn attended Texas A & M and the University of Texas, where he majored in animal husbandry. Extremely naive when he was young...
“ Rip Torn
has worked directly with 3300 actors, has an average score of 2.879353, and is on these lists
One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable
, Clint Eastwood
, Steve McQueen
, Marilyn Monroe
, Yul Brynner
, Peter O'Toole
, and Al Pacino
, to name but a few...
“ Eli Wallach
has worked directly with 2529 actors, has an average score of 2.879563, and is on these lists
“ Sean Connery
has worked directly with 2555 actors, has an average score of 2.879730, and is on these lists
Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business. Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore...
“ Tom Sizemore
has worked directly with 4059 actors, has an average score of 2.879826, and is on these lists
M. Emmet Walsh
Wonderfully talented, heavyset character actor (from New York, but regularly playing Southerners) M. Emmet Walsh has made a solid career of playing corrupt cops, deadly crooks, and zany comedic roles since the early 1970s. Michael Emmet Walsh was born in Ogdensburg, to Agnes Katharine (Sullivan) and Harry Maurice Walsh...
“ M. Emmet Walsh
has worked directly with 3954 actors, has an average score of 2.879940, and is on these lists
Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Helen (King) and Franklin Arthur Nolte, who worked in irrigation pump sales. He has German and British Isles ancestry. Nolte began his career on stage at the Pasadena (California) Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man
“ Nick Nolte
has worked directly with 2953 actors, has an average score of 2.880515, and is on these lists
Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy
. He portrayed an eclectic array of characters over the years...
“ Ed Lauter
has worked directly with 3353 actors, has an average score of 2.880954, and is on these lists
Bob Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as a bookkeeper...
“ Bob Hoskins
has worked directly with 3095 actors, has an average score of 2.881382, and is on these lists
“ Geraldine Chaplin
has worked directly with 2516 actors, has an average score of 2.881781, and is on these lists
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola
(whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola
) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ Nicolas Cage
has worked directly with 3376 actors, has an average score of 2.882375, and is on these lists
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...
“ Keith David
has worked directly with 4691 actors, has an average score of 2.883568, and is on these lists
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...
“ Morgan Freeman
has worked directly with 3600 actors, has an average score of 2.883943, and is on these lists
Robert John Wagner, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner, Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was seven. Always wanting to be an actor...
“ Robert Wagner
has worked directly with 2650 actors, has an average score of 2.884054, and is on these lists
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...
“ F. Murray Abraham
has worked directly with 2206 actors, has an average score of 2.885972, and is on these lists
“ Vernon Dobtcheff
has worked directly with 3743 actors, has an average score of 2.887496, and is on these lists
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Peter Jason was born on July 22, 1944, in Hollywood, CA, and grew up in Balboa. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. He originally planned on being a football player, but fell in love...
“ Peter Jason
has worked directly with 3234 actors, has an average score of 2.888567, and is on these lists
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
Hardly diminutive, 6' 5" Tommy "Tiny" Lister is not just a highly recognizable figure on screen, but also a highly accomplished actor. Originally a professional wrestler known by the names "Zeus" and "ZGangsta" for the WWE (Formerly WWF), Tiny left the world of wrestling in the mid 1980s to pursue an acting career and he has not stopped since...
“ Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
has worked directly with 3740 actors, has an average score of 2.890216, and is on these lists
“ Jon Voight
has worked directly with 3215 actors, has an average score of 2.890375, and is on these lists
“ Terence Stamp
has worked directly with 2143 actors, has an average score of 2.890558, and is on these lists
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as Irish...
“ Kathy Bates
has worked directly with 3138 actors, has an average score of 2.890579, and is on these lists
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...
“ Ed Harris
has worked directly with 2759 actors, has an average score of 2.890946, and is on these lists
Stellan Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Gudrun (Larsson) and Jan Skarsgård. He became a star in his teens through the title role in the TV-series Bombi Bitt och jag
. Between the years 1972-88 he was employed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where he participated in "Vita rum" (1988)...
“ Stellan Skarsgård
has worked directly with 2494 actors, has an average score of 2.890953, and is on these lists
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau
. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology...
“ Dan Aykroyd
has worked directly with 3623 actors, has an average score of 2.891344, and is on these lists
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
“ William Hurt
has worked directly with 2669 actors, has an average score of 2.891509, and is on these lists
Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere
“ Gérard Depardieu
has worked directly with 4546 actors, has an average score of 2.891528, and is on these lists
Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker Hall was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Berdene (McDonald) and William Alexander Hall, a factory worker who was originally from Montgomery, Alabama. He did not start acting until he was 30 years old, and shot to cult fame when he turned in an electrifying performance as Sydney, the veteran gambler...
“ Philip Baker Hall
has worked directly with 3161 actors, has an average score of 2.891762, and is on these lists
Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, the son of a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg
at the Actors Studio...
“ Burt Young
has worked directly with 2955 actors, has an average score of 2.892395, and is on these lists
A Manhattan-born character player who attended New York University, actor James Russo wrote and starred in a prize-winning short film, "The Candy Store", while attending college. His first big film break was as a convenience store robber in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
. Possessed with a stare that can bring shivers down one's back...
“ James Russo
has worked directly with 3203 actors, has an average score of 2.892722, and is on these lists
Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions. Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, Bertram "Bert" Perlman...
“ Ron Perlman
has worked directly with 2289 actors, has an average score of 2.893222, and is on these lists
Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker...
“ Danny DeVito
has worked directly with 3505 actors, has an average score of 2.893660, and is on these lists
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...
“ Alan Arkin
has worked directly with 2462 actors, has an average score of 2.893979, and is on these lists
Xander's father was a painter and his mother a school teacher who sewed, providing him with costumes (his preference over toys). School plays and Community Theater were next. An experimental theater troupe in the area (which was an offshoot from Joseph Chaikin
's Open Theater in New York) took Xander under their wing when he was 16...
“ Xander Berkeley
has worked directly with 3355 actors, has an average score of 2.894682, and is on these lists
Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in California...
“ Kris Kristofferson
has worked directly with 2664 actors, has an average score of 2.894909, and is on these lists
On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave
was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier
, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, Vanessa Redgrave...
“ Vanessa Redgrave
has worked directly with 2305 actors, has an average score of 2.895721, and is on these lists
Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, New York, to Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, a television producer and advertising executive. She is of Italian (mother) and English, Irish, Welsh, and German (father) descent. Soon after the 1968 Democratic convention...
“ Susan Sarandon
has worked directly with 3396 actors, has an average score of 2.895884, and is on these lists
Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting while attending Rochester's Madison High School...
“ Robert Forster
has worked directly with 2912 actors, has an average score of 2.896140, and is on these lists
George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps...
“ George Kennedy
has worked directly with 2865 actors, has an average score of 2.896539, and is on these lists
Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his parents divorced...
“ Mickey Rourke
has worked directly with 2420 actors, has an average score of 2.897028, and is on these lists
“ Joe Pantoliano
has worked directly with 3012 actors, has an average score of 2.897064, and is on these lists
Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler
. Her siblings are Page Hannah
“ Daryl Hannah
has worked directly with 2354 actors, has an average score of 2.897597, and is on these lists
Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler
. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns before being cast as the knife-throwing...
“ James Coburn
has worked directly with 2368 actors, has an average score of 2.897652, and is on these lists