Best Actors of all time

Here's my list of nearly a hundred of the best actors in the industry, in order of preference. (There's a separate list for actresses). More actor comments to come as I get time.
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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...
“ This guy just has a golden touch! From his TV start on Bosom Buddies, through his numerous stellar performances in films, I don't think anybody tops him.
Favorite films chronologically: Splash; The Man With One Red Shoe; Big; A League Of Their Own; Forrest Gump; Apollo 13; That Thing You Do!; Saving Private Ryan; The Green Mile; Castaway; Band Of Brothers (TV); Road To Perdition; Catch Me if You Can; The Terminal; Saving Mr. Banks, and Sully. Of course, everyone has a dud or two (e.g. The Money Pit). ” - TimKaye
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...
“ I hesitated putting him number two, because I frequently don't care for his film choices. But bottom line is that even in a medicore film, he ALWAYS delivers a great performance!
Favorite films chronologically: Bonnie And Clyde; The French Connection; Young Frankenstein; A Bridge Too Far; Under Fire; No Way Out; Mississippi Burning; Narrow Margin; Unforgiven; The Firm; Wyatt Earp; The Birdcage; Twilight; Antz; Enemy Of The State; and Runaway Jury. ” - TimKaye
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...
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...
“ I grew up watching this guy on The Electric Company -- I still remember DJ Mel Mound with Pounds of Sound. I have a record album from The Electric Company with him on it, which I'm guessing is probably worth a few bucks by now!
Favorite films chronologically: Brubaker; Street Smart; Clean And Sober; Driving Miss Daisy; Glory; Unforgiven; The Shawshank Redemption; Outbreak; Seven; Amistad; Deep impact; Nurse Betty; Dreamcatcher; Bruce Almighty; Million Dollar Baby; An Unfinished Life; 10 Items Or Less; Gone Baby Gone; The Bucket List; The Dark Knight; The Magic Of Belle Isle; and Olympus Has Fallen. ” - TimKaye
Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve, a business manager with the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina who was born in 1959...
“ He was fantastic on the TV show Talk Soup! Not only do I like his acting, I frequently like his choice of films.
Favorite films chronologically: As Good As It Gets; Nurse Betty; The Gift; Dinner With Friends (TV); The Matador; Auto Focus; Stuck On You; Little Miss Sunshine; Fast Food Nation; Ghost Town; Flash Of Genius; Thin Ice; and Heaven Is For Real. ” - TimKaye
Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ I like his films better when they don't automatically inject race and/or politics into the story lines, but when an actor is as talented as he is, I guess he's earned the right to mount a soapbox from time to time.
Favorite films chronologically: Glory; Mississippi Masala; Malcom X; The Pelican Brief; Philadelphia; Fallen; Training Day; Man On Fire; Inside Man; Deja Vu; The Taking Of Pelham 123; Unstoppable; and Flight. ” - TimKaye
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...
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...
Edward Norton
Actor, Fight Club
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...
Johnny Depp
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...
“ The guy's fantastic! He mixes the sensibilities of a character actor (caring more about a great role than about how popular the movie will be) with the box-office muscle to frequently squeeze out a blockbuster. Interesting formula, as it almost guarantees he can do what he wants to do on smaller projects.
Favorite films chronologically: A Nightmare On Elm Street; Platoon; Edward Scissorhands; What's Eating Gilbert Grape; Ed Wood; Dead Man; Donnie Brasco; Blow; Pirates Of The Caribbean - Curse Of The Black Pearl; Finding Neverland; Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; Alice In Wonderland; and The Lone Ranger. ” - TimKaye
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...
“ This man has such a believable and real delivery in everything he does that you can't help but watch his films. Like Gene Hackman, this is another actor of whom I'm not always wild about his film choices, but no matter what he's in, he's very compelling on the screen.
Favorite films chronologically: To Kill A Mockingbird; True Grit; MASH; THX 1138; The Godfather; The Godfather Part II; Network; Apocalypse Now; Tender Mercies; The Natural; A Family Thing; Phenomenon; Sling Blade; The Apostle; Deep impact; A Civil Action; Open Range; Secondhand Lions; Thank You For Smoking; and The Road. ” - TimKaye
Giovanni Ribisi
Actor, Avatar
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents both have careers in the entertainment industry. His mother, Gay Ribisi (née Landrum), is a talent manager for actors and writers, and his father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician. He has a twin sister...
Laurence Olivier
Actor, Rebecca
Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin...
“ Favorite films chronologically: Spartacus; Sleuth; Marathon Man; A Bridge Too Far; The Boys From Brazil; and The Bounty. ” - TimKaye
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s...
Brad Pitt
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club. However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
“ I so wanted to dislike him for being such a "pinup-boy," but he's actually a decent actor.
Favorite films chronologically: Thelma & Louise; True Romance; Interview With The Vampire; Seven; Twelve Monkeys; Sleepers; Meet Joe Black; The Mexican; Babel; Inglorious Basterds; Moneyball and Killing Them Softly. ” - TimKaye
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ I don't care much for his rabidly left-leaning politics, but he's got great screen presence, so I can live with a little of the BS.
Favorite films chronologically: From Dusk Till Dawn; Out Of Sight; The Thin Red Line; Three Kings; Fail Safe (TV); O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind; Intolerable Cruelty; Good Luck, And Good Night; Syriana; The Good German; Michael Clayton; Up In The Air; The Ides Of March; and The Monuments Men. ” - TimKaye
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...
“ Can be just a bit hammy at times, as I think he is very aware of his legend & it momentarily goes to his head now & then. But with talent like that, I guess he's earned that right.
Favorite films chronologically: The Graduate; Straw Dogs; Lenny; All The President's Men; Marathon Man; Tootsie; Rain Man; Hero; Outbreak; Sleepers; Runaway Jury; Finding Neverland; Meet The Fockers; Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events; The Holiday (cameo); and Stranger Than Fiction. ” - TimKaye
Kevin Bacon
Actor, Apollo 13
Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964. Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. His debut as the strict Chip Diller in Animal House almost seems like an inside joke...
“ I guess there's a reason they based that game Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon on him...he's such a good actor that he's worked with just about everybody who's anybody.
Favorite films chronologically: Animal House; Diner; Planes, Trains & Automobiles; The Big Picture; Tremors; Flatliners; JFK; A Few Good Men; Apollo 13; Sleepers; Wild Things; Stir Of Echoes; Mystic River; and Frost/Nixon. ” - TimKaye
Billy Bob Thornton
Actor, Armageddon
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in 1958 and now deceased) and John David (born in 1969)...
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ The very first time I saw him was in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and he was so convincing that I began to wonder if he was really mentally-retarded (it's been done - e.g. the kid on death row in The Seventh Sign with Demi Moore and Michael Biehn). I hadn't seen such a convincing portrayal since Benny (Larry Drake) on the TV series L.A. Law.
Favorite films chronologically: What's Eating Gilbert Grape?; The Basketball Diaries; Titanic; Gangs Of New York; Catch Me If You Can; The Aviator; The Departed; Blood Diamond; and Shutter Island. ” - TimKaye
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 films chronologically: Reservoir Dogs; The Hudsucker Proxy; Pulp Fiction; Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead; Fargo; Trees Lounge; The Big Lebowski; 28 Days; Ghost World; The Grey Zone; The Sopranos (TV series); Paris, je t'aime (a rather dull film overall, but his segment and a couple other segments are good), and Boardwalk Empire (TV series). ” - TimKaye
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 films chronologically: Coming to America; Do The Right Thing; Goodfellas; White Sands; Patriot Games; Jurassic Park; True Romance; Fresh; Pulp Fiction; Kiss Of Death; Trees Lounge; Jackie Brown; The Negotiator; Inglorious Basterds (narrator), and maybe Unthinkable (haven't quite decided yet). ” - TimKaye
Bruce Willis
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...
“ From a very promising start on the TV series Moonlighting, he managed to keep career momemtum growing as he delved into films.
Favorite films chronologically: Die Hard; Look Who's Talking; Mortal Thoughts; Death Becomes Her; Die Hard 2; Pulp Fiction; Twelve Monkeys; The Fifth Element; The Jackal; The Sixth Sense; The Whole Nine Yards; Bandits; Hostage; Alpha Dog; 16 Blocks; Fast Food Nation; and Moonrise Kingdom. ” - TimKaye
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 films chronologically: The Bounty; Schindler's List; Rob Roy; Gangs Of New York; Love Actually; Kinsey; Taken; The Next Three Days; and Taken 2. ” - TimKaye
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 films chronologically: Die Hard; Quigley Down Under; Closet Land; Dogma; Galaxy Quest; Love Actually; Snow Cake; Bottle Shock; and Alice In Wonderland. ” - TimKaye
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...
Peter Krause
Peter William Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. Both his parents were teachers, and he has a sister and brother. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. In 1990...
“ Not many actors who are really good prefer to stay on television, but I've heard that's the case with this actor. Sure, he's done a few films, but he's more than at-home on various TV series (like Cybill, Sports Night, Parenthood and Dirty, Sexy Money). Of course, Six Feet Under is nearly perfect!
Favorite films chronologically: The Truman Show; Six Feet Under (TV series); Civic Duty; and The Lost Room (TV series). ” - TimKaye
Michael C. Hall
Actor, Dexter
Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character "Dexter" in Dexter and as mortician "David Fisher" in Six Feet Under...
“ He really hasn't done much work, so it may be too soon to rank him this high. But in the work he has done he's got an incredibly natural acting ability. He's best known for TV series such as Six Feet Under and Dexter. ” - TimKaye
Sam Rockwell
Actor, Moon
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco...
Val Kilmer
Actor, Heat
Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's Professional's School and...
“ Favorite films chronologically: Top Secret!; Real Genius; The Doors; True Romance; Tombstone; At First Sight; Deja Vu; Felon; and Kill The Irishman. ” - TimKaye
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
Chris Penn
Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, and his mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent...
“ It's too bad he passed away at a relatively young age. I'm sure he had the ability to create many more great films if given the chance.
Favorite films chronologically: Pale Rider; At Close Range; Reservoir Dogs; True Romance; The Funeral; and Rush Hour. ” - TimKaye
John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. Nonetheless...
“ Another "poster-boy" I desperately wanted to dislike for that fact alone, but he's done some good work. Even in a medicore film, he throws himself into the role and becomes the character. A prime example is Taps - although Sean Penn probably gives a better performance, I completely believe Tom Cruise is his character.
Favorite films chronologically: Taps; Risky Business; Rain Man; A Few Good Men; The Firm; Interview With The Vampire; Mission: Impossible; Jerry Maguire; Magnolia; The Last Samurai; Collateral; War Of The Worlds; Valkyrie; and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol . ” - TimKaye
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 films chronologically: Erin Brockovich; Nurse Betty; The Pledge; Thank You For Smoking; The Dark Knight; and Olympus Has Fallen. ” - TimKaye
John Cusack
John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American family...
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...
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...
Ray Liotta
Actor, Goodfellas
Intense is the word for Ray Liotta. He specializes in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice guy roles in Field of Dreams and Operation Dumbo Drop, you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream of work, completing multiple projects per year...
“ Favorite films chronologically: Something Wild; Field Of Dreams; Goodfellas; Cop Land; Blow; Identity and Killing Them Softly.
And more recently he's been on television in the series Shades Of Blue. ” - TimKaye
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor, Jaws
Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers. He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents were Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and his mother's family was Russian Jewish...
Rainn Wilson
Actor, The Office
Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University of Washington...
“ Another televsion actor! He's done a few movies, too, but is stellar on both The Office, and on Six Feet Under.
Favorite films chronologically: Galaxy Quest; Almost Famous; and The Rocker. ” - TimKaye
Eric Stoltz
Actor, Mask
Eric Cameron Stoltz is a theater-trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. He was born on September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California, to Evelyn Vawter, a violinist and schoolteacher, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher. He has German, English, and Scottish ancestry...
Frank Whaley
Frank Whaley is a critically acclaimed actor/writer/director. He is best known for the films Pulp Fiction and Swimming with Sharks, and has worked with Oliver Stone multiple times. His feature directorial debut, Joe the King, earned him the Waldo Salt Screenwriting prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival...
Woody Harrelson
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater...
“ He's unforgettable on the TV series Cheers, but he's gone on to prove he can carry a motion picture, too.
Favorite films chronologically: Natural Born Killers; The People vs. Larry Flynt; The Thin Red Line; EdTV; Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; North Country; No Country For Old Men; Transsiberian; Seven Pounds; Zombieland; Seven Psychopaths; and True Detective (TV series). ” - TimKaye
Wilford Brimley
Actor, The Thing
He was a farmer and rodeo rider who, after gaining weight, became a blacksmith and then a film actor.
“ He just has an "aww shucks" believability and trustworthiness to him (even when he's playing a bad guy, and especially when he's playing a grandfatherly type).
Favorite films chronologically: The China Syndrome; Brubaker; Absence Of Malice; The Thing; Tender Mercies; The Natural; Country; Cocoon; The Firm; and My Fellow Americans. ” - TimKaye
Timothy Spall
Timothy Leonard Spall was born in Battersea, London, to Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, and Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker. He was raised in London. Spall auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in "Macbeth"...
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
“ For sheer acting ability, he probably deserves to be much higher on this list. But I never warmed to him very much due to the stories I've always heard about his lack of respect (almost contempt) for the acting profession. There are tales of how he kind of squandered his acting talent and only did it when he needed another paycheck. There are many other very talented actors on this list who seem to strive for some degree of excellence, now that they're popular enough that they can pick and choose projects.
Favorite films chronologically: A Streetcar Named Desire; On The Waterfront; The Young Lions; One-Eyed Jacks; Mutiny On The Bounty; The Godfather; Last Tango In Paris; Apocalypse Now; The Freshman; and The Score. ” - TimKaye
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...
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...
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)...
Dwight Yoakam
Actor, Panic Room
Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor. Dwight Yoakam was born in the coal mining community of Pikeville...
“ I was really impressed that a country-singer could come along and not only act, but play the parts so perfectly. He can play a great bad guy who makes you hate him every step of the way, and love the hero or underdog.
Favorite films chronologically: Sling Blade; When Trumpets Fade (TV); The Minus Man; Panic Room; The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada ; and Wedding Crashers. ” - TimKaye
Ned Beatty
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor Ned Beatty was once hailed by Daily Variety as the "busiest actor in Hollywood". Ned Thomas Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret (Fortney) and Charles William Beatty. He grew up fishing and working on farms. His hometown of St. Matthews, Kentucky...
“ He may be the best character actor out there. He's more concerned about doing a great job in a movie and contributing to the overall success of the story, than about being the leading man.
Favorite films chronologically: Deliverance; The Execution Of Private Slovik (TV); All The President's Men; Network; Back To School; The Big Easy; Life; and Spring Forward. ” - TimKaye
James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin...
“ This guy was born to play Tony Soprano and is perfect in the role! Unfortunately, he seems somewhat limited in his range. He's great in The Mexican, but he's basically playing Tony Soprano again in that movie (a mob hitman, rather than a mob boss). Whenever he's in other roles, he's kind of average. But his top-notch performance in the HBO series of The Sopranos still earns him a spot on this list.
Favorite films chronologically: True Romance; 12 Angry Men (TV); Fallen; The Mighty; A Civil Action; The Mexican; The Man Who Wasn't There; The Taking Of Pelham 123 Killing Them Softly; Zero Dark Thirty; ans The Drop. ” - TimKaye
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, Virginia...
Jeremy Sisto
Jeremy Sisto was born in Northern California, in a small town called Grass Valley. He is the son of actress Reedy Gibbs and jazz musician Dick Sisto. His film debut was in the movie Grand Canyon. He studied at UCLA for a while and then started acting full time. Jeremy likes to play Bocce (Italian Bowling) and play his guitar in his spare time.
“ Perhaps his most prestigious work was in the spectacular cable television series Six Feet Under.
Favorite films chronologically: Grand Canyon; Clueless; Suicide Kings; The '60s (TV); Jesus (TV); Thirteen; and Waitress. ” - TimKaye
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...
“ I absolutely love his performance in Leon: The Professional! Likewise, I think he gives pretty good performances in The Fifth Element, in Air Force One,and even in Lost In Space (although overall the latter film is pretty dreadful). I just haven't been as completely impressed with other films, so his range "may" be slightly limited. But The Professional alone earns his inclusion here.
Favorite films chronologically: State of Grace; JFK; True Romance; Leon: The Professional; The Fifth Element; Jesus (TV); The Dark Knight; and A Christmas Carol. ” - TimKaye
Richard Harris
A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was the son of Mildred Josephine (Harty) and Ivan John Harris, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature...
Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development, as well as his role on Valerie. He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
“ His sister Justine Bateman had a very promising start on television series like Family Ties and Men Behaving Badly, but then she kind of hit a wall. Jason, on the other hand, has demonstrated a real knack for comedies on the big screen.
Favorite films chronologically: The Sweetest Thing; The Ex; State Of Play; Extract; Up In The Air; The Invention Of Lying; The Switch; Paul; Horrible Bosses; The Change-Up; and Horrible Bosses 2. ” - TimKaye
Alec Baldwin
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ I'm actually only a casual fan of his serious acting in films. It's certainly adequate, but I think his real strength is as a comedic actor. He's great on 30 Rock, and postively fantastic every time he hosts Saturday Night Live.
Favorite films chronologically: Beetlejuice; Talk Radio; The Hunt For Red October; The Edge; Glengarry Glen Ross; The Cooler; The Aviator; The Departed; The Good Shepherd; and Blue Jasmine. ” - TimKaye
Joaquin Phoenix
Actor, Gladiator
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his father...
Ben Foster
Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland...
“ Favorite films chronologically: 11:14; Hostage; Alpha Dog; and The Mechanic.
He's also been on a few decent television series: including Freaks And Geeks; Six Feet Under; and My Name Is Earl. ” - TimKaye
Don Cheadle
Actor, Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver...
Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his parents split up...
Henry Fonda
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish. Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando...
“ Favorite films chronologically: The Grapes Of Wrath; 12 Angry Men; The Tin Star; The Longest Day; Fail-Safe; The Boston Strangler; and On Golden Pond. ” - TimKaye
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...
Ethan Hawke
Actor, Gattaca
Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the next five years...
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...
Viggo Mortensen
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness, Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American...
“ Favorite films chronologically: Witness; Carlito's Way; The Prophecy; A History Of Violence; Eastern Promises; and The Road; A Walk On The Moon; ” - TimKaye
Chris Pine
Actor, Star Trek
Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from his maternal grandfather)...
“ Favorite films chronologically: Bottle Shock; Star Trek; Unstoppable; People Like Us and Horrible Bosses 2. ” - TimKaye
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...
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...
“ I read that he was Al Gore's roommate in college.
Favorite films chronologically: The Executioner's Song (TV); JFK; The Fugitive; The Client; Natural Born Killers; Men In Black; The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada; No Country For Old Men; and The Company Men. ” - TimKaye
Brian Dennehy
Imposing, barrel-chested and now silver-haired Brian Dennehy is a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage for the best part of 25 years. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. He majored in history, before moving on to Yale to study dramatic arts...
“ Favorite films chronologically: 10; First Blood; Gorky Park; Cocoon; Silverado; F/X; To Catch A Killer (TV); Death Of A Salesman (TV); Fail Safe (TV); Every Day; and The Next Three Days. ” - TimKaye
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...
“ I am not that wild about him as an actor, but I love many of his films. It's not just his film choices, it is his performance -- he's just not a typical actor, but rather has his own quirky style that somehow works for him. He also is a great comedic actor, although I don't think he's often thought of in that way. But every time he appears on Saturday Night Live he is hilarious! "I need more cowbell!"
Favorite films chronologically: The Deer Hunter; The Dead Zone; At Close Range; Biloxi Blues; True Romance; Pulp Fiction; The Prophecy; Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead; The Funeral; Suicide Kings; Antz; Blast From The Past; Undetaking Betty; Catch Me if You Can; Man On Fire; Wedding Crashers; and Seven Psychopaths. ” - TimKaye
Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant in Emmett, Idaho, to Darla (Haynes) and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays. He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron decided he wanted to become an actor...
“ As great as the cast was on the TV series Breaking Bad, He may have given the best performance of all of them!
Favorite films chronologically: The only movie I've seen with him in it is K-Pax, and I thought that was OK, but not brilliant. I'm not sure why he doesn't have a long list of greats films, because he was incredible in Breaking Bad. ” - TimKaye
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...
“ He was wonderful on television series such as The Rockford Files and Maverick (and decades later Bret Maverick).
Favorite films chronologically: The Great Escape; 36 Hours; Barbarians At The Gate (TV); Maverick; My Fellow Americans; Twilight; and The Notebook. ” - TimKaye
Ron Eldard
Actor, Sleepers
Former golden gloves boxer Ron Eldard has found success on stage, television and in feature films. Fans of the NBC medical drama ER will remember Eldard for playing a paramedic and love interest for nurse Julianna Margulies on the show's second season. The New York native graduated from the...
“ I absolutely loved his television series Men Behaving Badly. Sure, it was crude and low-brow, but it was also very funny, in the tradition of Dumb & Dumber, or Me, Myself & Irene, or Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. At some point he and co-star Justine Bateman objected to the locker-room humor and exited the show. The show tried to carry on with the third co-star Rob Schneider by himself, but it just wasn't the same.
Favorite films chronologically: Scent Of A Woman; Sleepers; When Trumpets Fade (TV); Mystery, Alaska; Death Of A Salesman (TV); Black Hawk Down; and House Of Sand And Fog. ” - TimKaye
Jude Law
Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway...
Matthew McConaughey
American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Irish...
“ Favorite films chronologically: Dazed And Confused; Lone Star; Contact; Amistad; EdTV; Frailty; Failure To Launch; The Lincoln Lawyer; and True Detective (TV series). ” - TimKaye
Ewan McGregor
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...
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...
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997...
Adam Goldberg
An actor with a talent for mining the neuroses of his characters for both comedic and dramatic effect and a filmmaker adept at exploring the philosophical questions at the heart of the human experience, Adam Goldberg has solidified his position as a versatile and unique talent. Goldberg was born in Santa Monica...
“ Favorite films chronologically: Dazed And Confused; The Prophecy; Saving Private Ryan; EdTV; and Deja Vu. He was also briefly Chandler's roommate on the hit television series Friends, and appeared as a hitman on Fargo (TV series).. ” - TimKaye
Diedrich Bader
Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, four-year-old...
“ Another guy who seems comfortable in television. Sure, there's the cult classic movie Office Space, but perhaps more impressive are his hilarious television series, like The Drew Carey Show, and the too short-lived Outsourced.
Favorite films chronologically: Office Space; Ice Age; and Napoleon Dynamite. ” - TimKaye
Tom Skerritt
Actor, Alien
Lean, ruggedly handsome leading man and supporting actor whose "outdoor" looks have improved with age, Tom Skerritt attended Wayne State University and UCLA, and was first noticed in a UCLA production of "The Rainmaker" before making his movie debut in War Hunt. However, he spent most of the next decade in television...
“ Favorite films chronologically: MASH; Harold And Maude; Big Bad Mama; Up In Smoke; Ice Castles; Alien; Fighting Back; The Dead Zone; Cheers (TV series); Contact; and Ted. ” - TimKaye
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Vince first started to get noticed for his excellent performances at the start of his career in Shy People and Mississippi Burning. In both these films he played something of a blathering redneck idiot, although there was a streak of pathos in both performances which made it impossible to dismiss his characters as just 'bad' people...
“ This is another great character actor who seems more concerned about a good movie role and a solid performance than about how big a blockbuster it's going to be.
Favorite films chronologically: Angel Heart; Mississippi Burning; Jacob's Ladder; JFK; Natural Born Killers; Heavy; Beautiful Girls; Nurse Betty; Identity; Monster; Leaves Of Grass and Flypaper. He was also on the AMC television series The Walking Dead. ” - TimKaye
John Heard
Actor, Home Alone
John Heard was a very talented actor who established himself as a respected thespian in the late 1970s and early '80s, though he is perhaps better known for his turns as Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin')s father in the Home Alone movies. John was born in Washington, D.C., to Helen (Sperling)...
“ For an actor in TV movies, he stands out far above his co-stars. In an A-list film, however, he is not nearly as noteworthy, but is still adequate. So what am I trying to say? I'm saying he has definite acting talent, but when alongside other great actors, I suppose he fades more to character-actor status.
Favorite films chronologically: Cat People; After Hours; The Trip To Bountiful; The Seventh Sign; Big; Beaches; In The Line Of Fire; The Pelican Brief; My Fellow Americans; The Pilot's Wife (TV); and The Sopranos (TV). ” - TimKaye
Robert Shaw
Actor, Jaws
Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while she was a nurse at a hospital in Truro...
Vince Vaughn
Producer, The Internship
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters...
Eddie Murphy
Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian (Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant...
“ He's a very talented comedic actor and has a knack for improvisation, but he's not much of a serious or dramatic actor, which is why I include him only at the bottm end of the list. On television, he was at the top of his game on Saturday Night Live, and The PJ's was pretty good, too.
Favorite films chronologically: 48 Hrs; Trading Places; Beverly Hills Cop; Beverly Hills Cop II; Coming to America; The Nutty Professor; Life; Bowfinger; Shrek; Shrek 2; and Tower Heist. ” - TimKaye
Owen Wilson
Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest)...
Donnie Wahlberg
Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. was born August 17, 1969 in Dorchester Massachusetts, into a family of Swedish (from his paternal grandfather), Irish, and more distant French-Canadian, English, and Scottish, descent. He is the eighth of nine children of Alma Elaine (Donnelly), a nurse's aide and clerk, and Donald Edward Wahlberg...
“ His brother Mark Wahlberg has made some higher profile movies, but he doesn't have the acting ability that Donnie has.
Favorite films chronologically: Ransom; The Sixth Sense; Band Of Brothers (TV); and Dreamcatcher. ” - TimKaye
Casey Affleck
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects. Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher...
“ His brother Ben Affleck has had much bigger roles, but I think Casey is a better actor overall.
Favorite films chronologically: To Die For; Good Will Hunting; Gone Baby Gone; and Tower Heist. ” - TimKaye
Steve Carell
Actor, The Office
Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
“ He's rather mediocre as a serious actor, but phenomenally talented as a comedic actor. He's downright stellar on yhe American version of The Office.
Favorite films chronologically: Bruce Almighty; Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy; The 40-Year-Old Virgin; Little Miss Sunshine; Dan in Real Life; Dinner for Schmucks; Crazy, Stupid, Love; and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. ” - TimKaye