My favorite living actors (as of this writing)

People I enjoy watching for whatever inexplicable reason.
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Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born 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, he gained 'O'-levels in English Language and English Literature and enjoyed reading...
“ His expressions are hardly subtle, but he manages to make the best out of even the smallest of roles (think Slartibartfast, Chief Inspector and so forth). Elevates any movie he's in. ” - h79423
John Slattery
Actor, Mad Men
John Slattery was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Joan (Mulhern), a CPA, and John "Jack" Slattery, a leather merchant, both of Irish descent. John landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover...
“ I don't really like Mad Men. For me, the joke ran it's course after a few episodes. Still, it has a terrific cast, including this man. Like Nighy, he can make the best out of small roles, like the elder Stark in Iron Man 2, or the presidential bodyguard in The National's video for Conversation 16. ” - h79423
Sharlto Copley
Actor, District 9
Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content for broadcast...
“ I foresee great things for this man (well, an easy prediction) as a character actor. I can't really see him as a leading man in too many productions (not due to lack of talent, but lack of confidence from the establishment). ” - h79423
Anna Kendrick
Actress, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever)...
“ Another new comer. I haven't seen the Twilight movies, so I can't comment on that, but she was great in both Up in the Air and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. ” - h79423
Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress, Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian...
“ There's a strong possibility her young start will end up being her undoing. Despite this, I loved her in (500) Days of Summer as the wise-beyond-her-years little sister... and who doesn't love Hit Girl? ” - h79423
“ I know this actor mostly from TV, but in shows such as Spaced and Jam he has clearly won me over. ” - h79423
Will Arnett
Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested Development. He also appeared in films such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017)...
“ He might not (yet) be the quintessential comedy villain, but hopefully he'll get there. ” - h79423
Barry Pepper
Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, as the youngest of three sons. He has two older brothers named Alex and Doug Pepper. The Peppers didn't stick around Campbell River for too long. They had been building a ship in their backyard for years. When Barry was five years old...