Just to stress, this is NOT a glorified list of 'hot' people, this is my opinion, and for every choice, I've given you a solid reason.
Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbell Bower was born in London, England, to Anne Elizabeth (Roseberry), a music manager, and David Bower, who works for Gibson Guitar Co. His 4 times maternal great-grandfather was Sir John Campbell, the 7th Baronet of Ardnamurchan and Airds. Jamie is also the lead singer in a band called "Counterfeit"...
“ Brilliant in Sweeny Todd, and can't wait for The Mortal Instruments! ” - emma-oquinn10
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen
, a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors...
“ Buried i enjoyed, and I'm a huge Green Lantern dork. ” - emma-oquinn10
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ Does she really need an explanation? This woman is fantastically creepy in ever roll she plays. I particularly love Marla in Fight Club. ” - emma-oquinn10
Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga Public School...
“ He has a certain geeky charm. I believe if Michael Cera is in it, I'll like it. ” - emma-oquinn10
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ I thought his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network was phenomenal. And i deem Adventureland to be one of the most severely underrated movies ever made. ” - emma-oquinn10
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...
“ He defined The Shawshank Redemption i.e one of the greatest and inspiring films of all time. The voice, nuff said. ” - emma-oquinn10
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson
. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
“ He's spectacular in Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, Big Fish, Moulin Rouge and soooo much more. Not to mention he's Obiwan Kenobi! ” - emma-oquinn10
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color
but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
, Dumb & Dumber
and The Mask
established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ I always thought of him as a glorified comedian. Until i saw The Number 23 and Eternal Sunshine. He can really act. ” - emma-oquinn10
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's portraying Christopher Guest in Netflix's upcoming National Lampoon origin film...
“ Huge Austin Powers fan! Not to mention, CHRIS GRIFFIN! ” - emma-oquinn10
Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Palisades...
“ Funny man. I loved Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and I'm a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, so whenever i see his name mentioned in a project, it becomes a must see. ” - emma-oquinn10
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock
(née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. Sandra grew up on the road with her parents and younger sister...
“ I just love her! I think she's a magnificent actress, when it comes to comedy and drama. She has a presence about her that makes every roll of hers appealing and relatable, and after seeing The Blind Side, there is no question about her level of talent. ” - emma-oquinn10
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt
, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ 500 days of Summer may be my favourite 'love story' movie, because its just so different, and i think as an actor he has a lot of appeal. I don't think he's ever made a bad movie, giving him a solid and credible career. Looking forward to 50/50, it should be excellent. ” - emma-oquinn10
Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British-born mother, Lynn (Hillman), and an American-born father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. He is of English and Polish-Jewish heritage. Andrew was raised in a middle class family...
“ My love of The Social Network has already been stressed. But, the thing that amazed me most about Andrew Garfield is how good of an actor he actually is. I saw Never Let Me Go, and not only did i think it was the greatest book-to-movie adaptation of all time, but i thought he did an unbelievable job. ” - emma-oquinn10
John started the improvisational comedy group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while a student at Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield/Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan
“ The guy does a voice in EVERY Pixar movie, Its become a familiarity that i love. 'Spot the Ratzenberger character!' ” - emma-oquinn10
Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley
and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald
. An older brother, Caleb Knightley
, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin...
“ There's no denying that she's a very good actress, even though i'm not particularly a fan of hers. I appreciate her, to the extent that i will watch something with her in it, because she won't disappoint. ” - emma-oquinn10
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ Everything this man has ever done, has been cinematic genius. I can't say anything against him, he is sensational. ” - emma-oquinn10
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979...
“ Same with Heath. He never made a stinker. Not only did he WOW as the joker, but he redefined an entire franchise. Severely underrated until his dying day. RIP. ” - emma-oquinn10
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ Two words...Fight Club. Number 3 in my top 10. He deserves a place in this list for playing one of the most intensely *beep* up characters of all time. And if that weren't enough, Derek Vinyard, another *beep* up character, in a sensational movie. Edward Norton is actually, my favourite actor. ” - emma-oquinn10
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England to parents Glenis and Roger Hoult. His great-aunt was one of the most popular actresses of her time, Dame Anna Neagle
. He attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, a school for performing arts, to start acting as a career. Hoult has been acting since appearing in the film Intimate Relations
; his breakthrough role was in About a Boy
“ I love him in X-Men First Class. He really got to show everyone what he could do, and i can't wait to see more. ” - emma-oquinn10
Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis
, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point...
“ You no what your getting when you see his name...hilarity. ” - emma-oquinn10
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ I have a lot of respect for her. I always look forward to seeing her work. ” - emma-oquinn10
Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater, graduating in 2001...
“ Comic Genius. ” - emma-oquinn10
Natalie Portman is the first millennial to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan
). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
“ V for Vendetta is my favourite movie of all time, and she was amazing in it. She cut her hair, she lost weight, so changed her accent. And in Black Swan she did nearly a year of intense ballet training. I was blown away by Black Swan, it made me look at her in a completely different light. Never have I known an actress with such dedication. I also have a ready programmed love for anyone thats been in Star Wars. ” - emma-oquinn10
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia...
“ When Harry Met Sally is one of my top 10. Plus he is so well known for Mike Wizowski, and I'm a child at heart. ” - emma-oquinn10
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
“ She's my favourite thing about Harry Potter. & I no you don't here that often. At least not from another chick. ” - emma-oquinn10
Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove...
“ I've seen him in many thing from a young age. But come on, He's ANAKIN SKYWALKER duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. ” - emma-oquinn10
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks
, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco
, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ Fantastic in 127 Hours!! Hilarious as a stoner in Pineapple Express. What can't he do? ” - emma-oquinn10
Ralph George Macchio was born on November 4, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He started out in various TV commercials in the late 1970s before appearing in the puerile comedy movie Up the Academy
, then a regular role in 1980 on the television series Eight Is Enough
followed by a decent performance...
“ I am a massive Karate Kid Nerd, but never really saw him in anything else. Therefore, I'd like to. ” - emma-oquinn10
“ Never a dull moment. ” - emma-oquinn10
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English stage, television, and film actor. He was born Aaron Perry Johnson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to Sarah and Robert Johnson, a civil engineer. He has a sister, Gemma Johnson
, who had a small role in his movie Tom & Thomas
. Aaron is of English-Russian Jewish background...
“ Loved his character in Kick Ass. REALLY loved his character in Chatroom. You really got to see what he could do. ” - emma-oquinn10
In the vein of musicians-turned-actors, Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for American band 30 Seconds to Mars
, Leto will always be remembered as an accomplished actor for the numerous, challenging projects he has taken in his life. He is known to be selective about his film roles...
“ Well of course theres Fight Club and Requiem for a Dream. But to me, his most defining moment was Mr. Nobody. Never has a movie ever made me think so much, i was very impressed. ” - emma-oquinn10
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell
, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ You know what your getting. He makes funny movies. ” - emma-oquinn10
Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson
's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred
and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising
“ Lord of the Rings SUPER FAN and i really thought he did a wonderful job and bringing Frodo to life. For that, he has earned my trust. ” - emma-oquinn10
is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu
“ Michael Caine...name a film he's been in that you didn't like? (We all even like him in Miss. Congeniality, we can't help it.) ” - emma-oquinn10
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...
“ I can't narrow it down. I think i love everything he's done. Even his down-right stinkers. And he's done some serious STINKERS. For example, I never thought I'd ever see him dancing with John Travolta, but it happened. And I'm glad it did. ” - emma-oquinn10
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ If you could trust any man to bring a characters to life, its Tom Hanks. He's a brilliant Thomas Langdon, he was outstanding in Cast Away, and theres no denying that Forest Gump is utter genius, made so much better by a flawless actor. Also the voice of a character that defined computer animation. He's Woody, and he always will be. ” - emma-oquinn10
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...
“ He plays, in my opinion, THE greatest character cinema has ever seen. V. V for Vendetta is outstanding, in ever sense of the word. My current favourite movie, and I think it will take a miracle for it to be knocked from its rightful place. Haughting voice. Captivating presence. Overall, a pleasure to watch. ” - emma-oquinn10