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1.
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...
“ Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, State of Grace, JFK ” - ttron2000
 
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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)...
“ The Insider, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Beginners, Syriana ” - ttron2000
 
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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...
“ Sideways, American Splendor, The Idles of March, Private Parts, Cinderella Man ” - ttron2000
 
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Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
“ The General, Braveheart, In Bruges, Gangs of New York, Kingdom of Heaven ” - ttron2000
 
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Donald Pleasence
Actor, Halloween
Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the obsessed...
“ Halloween, The Great Escape, Prince of Darkness, You Only Live Twice, Escape From New York ” - ttron2000
 
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Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is known for his roles as Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves (1996), Prof. Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting (1997), Bootstrap Bill in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia...
“ The Hunt For Red October, Thor, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World ” - ttron2000
 
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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...
“ Capote, Doubt, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, The Master ” - ttron2000
 
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John Lithgow
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ Harry & the Hendersons, Cliffhanger, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Blow Out, Kinsey ” - ttron2000
 
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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...
“ Killing Them Softly, Zero Dark Thirty, Enough Said, True Romance, Crimson Tide ” - ttron2000
 
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Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
“ A Clockwork Orange, Cat People, Blue Thunder, Star Trek Generations, The Player ” - ttron2000
 
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Mark Strong
British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law. Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an Austrian mother and an Italian father...
“ Zero Dark Thirty, Green Lantern, Rock n' Rolla, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Body of Lies ” - ttron2000
 
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Rod Steiger
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...
“ In the Heat of the Night, On the Waterfront, Doctor Zhivago, The Hurricane, Mars Attacks! ” - ttron2000
 
13.
Tim Curry
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ Clue, Legend, Kinsey, The Hunt For Red October, The Rocky Horror Picture Show ” - ttron2000
 
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William Fichtner
A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974...
“ Black Hawk Down, Heat, The Perfect Storm, Crash, Strange Days ” - ttron2000
 
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Stanley Tucci
Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria. Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase...
“ The Hunger Games, Margin Call, Captain America, Lucky Number Slevin, Road to Perdition ” - ttron2000
 
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Jürgen Prochnow
Actor, Das Boot
Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot, which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood productions.
“ In the Mouth of Madness, Beverly Hills Cop II, Air Force One, The Keep, The Seventh Sign ” - ttron2000
 
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Paul Sorvino
Actor, Goodfellas
Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as a foreman...
“ Goodfellas, The Rocketeer, The Cooler, Bulworth, Nixon ” - ttron2000
 
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Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing Club...
“ The Departed, Sexy Beast, London Boulevard, Hugo, Cold Mountain ” - ttron2000
 
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Jeffrey Wright
Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation, Jeffrey Wright's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from the prestigious Amherst college in 1987...
“ Shaft, Basquiat, Syriana, Ali, The Manchurian Candidate ” - ttron2000
 
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Rip Torn
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...
“ The Insider, Men in Black, Extreme Prejudice, DodgeBall, The Man Who Fell To Earth ” - ttron2000
 
21.
Joe Pantoliano
Actor, Memento
With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run, Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive, Cypher in The Matrix and Teddy in Memento...
“ Memento, Risky Business, Running Scared, Daredevil, The Goonies ” - ttron2000
 
22.
Delroy Lindo
Actor, Up
On the stage and on the big screen, Delroy Lindo projects a powerful presence that is almost impossible to ignore. Alhough it was not his first film role, his portrayal of the bipolar numbers boss West Indian Archie in Spike Lee's Malcolm X is what first attracted attention to Lindo's considerable talents. Since then, his star has slowly been on the rise...
“ Malcolm X, Get Shorty, Domino, Clockers, Gone in Sixty Seconds ” - ttron2000
 
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Raymond J. Barry
Raymond J. Barry was born in New York, and attended Brown University, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball, and track. While there, he earned his degree in Philosophy and as a senior, was cast in the stage production of "Picnic," where he played a football player. He then entered the Yale Drama School and after completing...
“ Born on the Fourth of July, Training Day, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Rapid Fire, Year of the Dragon ” - ttron2000
 
24.
Walton Goggins
In his second collaboration with Academy Award-winning Quentin Tarantino, Walton Goggins stars in the writer/director's THE HATEFUL EIGHT. He plays the integral role of 'Chris Mannix,' a southern renegade who claims to be the new sheriff. In the last few years Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood's most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino...
“ Django Unchained, House of 1000 Corpses, Machete Kills, The Bourne Identity, Lincoln ” - ttron2000
 
25.
Jonathan Pryce
From Holywell to Hollywood Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly moving between Hollywood studio films and the classical West End to bold independent cinema and the broadway musical...
“ Brazil, Ronin, Pirates of the Caribbean, GI Joe: Retalliation, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Surviving the Game, Get on the Bus, Q&A, Menace II Society, Alien 3 ” - ttron2000
 
27.
Lance Henriksen
Actor, Aliens
An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope...
“ Aliens, The Terminator, Near Dark, Stone Cold, Johnny Handsome ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Alien, Midnight Run, Blue Collar, Freddy's Dead, Live & Let Die ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Miami Vice, Public Enemies, Narc, American Gangster, Carlito's Way ” - ttron2000
 
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James Remar
James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors. That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent". In a career spanning nearly four decades...
“ 48 Hrs., The Warriors, Django Unchained, Band of the Hand, The Cotton Club ” - ttron2000
 
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David Warner
Actor, Titanic
David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He has described his childhood as "messy". His father changed jobs often and moved from town to town. David attended eight schools and "failed his exams at all of them". His parents separated when he was a teenager and he only saw his mother again seven years later...
“ Time Bandits, Waxwork, Titanic, Scream 2, Straw Dogs ” - ttron2000
 
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Ian Holm
Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK, to Scottish parents who worked at the Essex mental asylum...
“ Alien, Chariots of Fire, Lord of the Rings, The Aviator, The Hobbit ” - ttron2000
 
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Ving Rhames
Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied at the Juilliard School of Drama...
“ Mission Impossible, Pulp Fiction, Casualties of War, Kiss of Death, Con Air ” - ttron2000
 
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Ben Cross
Actor, Star Trek
Ben Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross on December 16, 1947, in London, England. He began acting at a very young age and participated in grammar school plays -- most notably playing "Jesus" in a school pageant at age 12. Ben left home and school at age 15 and worked various jobs, including work as a window washer...
“ Star Trek, The Unholy, Chariots of Fire ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Star Trek, Flight, Exotica, Deja Vu, The Place Beyond the Pines ” - ttron2000
 
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Bruce Davison
Actor, X-Men
With his blond, clean-cut, Ivy League handsomeness and ready-whipped smile reminiscent of Kennedyesque times, actor Bruce Davison fits the prototype of today's more current crop of fresh-faced, likable blonds such as Brian Kerwin and Aaron Eckhart. While it proved difficult at times for the actor to get past those perfect features and find meatier roles...
“ X-Men, Spies Like Us, Apt Pupil, The Lords of Salem, Short Cuts ” - ttron2000
 
37.
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...
“ First Blood, Silverado, Tommy Boy, F/X, Best Seller ” - ttron2000
 
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R. Lee Ermey
A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did two tours in Okinawa...
“ Full Metal Jacket, The Frightners, Dead Man Walking, Leaving Las Vegas, Saving Silverman ” - ttron2000
 
39.
Harry Dean Stanton
Actor, Alien
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...
“ Alien, Escape From New York, Christine, The Avengers, Wild at Heart ” - ttron2000
 
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Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
“ The Fog, Lincoln, Creepshow ” - ttron2000
 
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Xander Berkeley
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...
“ Heat, The Rock, Leaving Las Vegas, Sid & Nancy, Terminator 2: Judgment Day ” - ttron2000
 
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Bruce Dern
Actor, Nebraska
Bruce Dern was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Jean (MacLeish) and John Dern, an attorney and utility chief. His paternal grandfather, George Henry Dern, served as Governor of Utah (1925-1933) and then U.S. Secretary of War (1933-1936). His ancestry includes German, English, Scottish, and Dutch. Bruce Dern had established himself as the movies' premier heavy...
“ nebraska, the burbs, coming home, world gone wild ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Watchmen, Shutter Island, Breaking Away, Lincoln, Semi-Pro ” - ttron2000
 
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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...
“ Shutter Island, Needful Things, Minority Report, Robin Hood, Never Say Never Again ” - ttron2000
 
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Sean Bean
Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer)...
“ Ronin, Patriot Games, North Country, GoldenEye, Lord of the Rings ” - ttron2000
 
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Kevin Pollak
Kevin Pollak was born in San Francisco in 1957, to Elaine (Klein) and Robert Pollak. A stand-up comedy performer at age 10, he turned professional comedian a decade later and was puttering around from city to city when film roles beckoned. Pollak refocused thereafter on acting in what would be a wise and profitable career move...
“ Ricochet, The Usual Suspects, 3000 Miles to Graceland, A Few Good Men, The Whole Nine Yards ” - ttron2000
 
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Ted Levine
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in May, 1957, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains ensemble...
“ Heat, The Silence of the Lambs, American Gangster, Wonderland, Ali ” - ttron2000
 
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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...
“ The Insider, Magnolia, Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Midnight Run ” - ttron2000
 
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Ben Gazzara
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...
“ Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Husbands, Opening Night, Road House, The Thomas Crown Affair ” - ttron2000
 
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Seymour Cassel
Actor, Rushmore
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' Faces, 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...
“ Faces, Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Dick Tracy, Boiling Point, Rushmore ” - ttron2000
 
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Brad Dourif
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...
“ Ragtime, The Exorcist III, Child's Play, One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest, Halloween ” - ttron2000
 
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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...
“ Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, Blade Runner, Back to School, Narrow Margin ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Back to the Future, The Addams Family, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest, Clue ” - ttron2000
 
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John C. McGinley
Actor, Scrubs
John's path to stardom is a story that reads like a classic Hollywood script. While an understudy in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," he was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in Platoon, the first of a long list of collaborations between Stone and McGinley which includes Wall Street...
“ Platoon, Any Given Sunday, The Rock, Talk Radio, Wall Street ” - ttron2000
 
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“ The Visitor, Step Brothers, Killing The Softly, White House Down, Wolf ” - ttron2000
 
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Tony Shalhoub
Actor, Monk
Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joe Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at the age of ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...
“ Barton Fink, Pain & Gain, Men In Black, The Man Who Wasn't There, Galaxy Quest ” - ttron2000
 
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Sam Neill
Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria...
“ The Hunt For Red October, In The Mouth Of Madness, Escape Plan, Dead Calm, Jurassic Park ” - ttron2000
 
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William Forsythe
Actor, The Rock
Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikeable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the "hero" against Forsythe's "villain", then you have your work cut out for you...
“ Raising Arizona, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, Dick Tracy, The Rock, Virtuosity ” - ttron2000
 
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Robert Prosky
Member of Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage repertory company in 60's and 70s, where he worked with Jane Alexander James Earl Jones Robert Foxworth and others.
“ Christine, Dead Man Walking, Mad City, Hoffa, Thief ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Michael Clayton, Edge of Darkness, Changeling, Milk, J. Edgar ” - ttron2000
 
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Darren McGavin
A remarkably seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of 200 performances; however, he is most fondly remembered by cult TV fans as heroic newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak in the classic but short-lived horror TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. In a long and varied career...
“ A Christmas Story, Billy Madison, Turk 182 ” - ttron2000
 
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Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions...
“ An Education, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spider-Man 2, Species, Maverick ” - ttron2000
 
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David Strathairn
David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and one sixteenth Chinese (the latter three from his paternal grandmother)...
“ Lincoln, Sneakers, A League of Their Own, Good Night & Good Luck, The Bourne Ultimatum ” - ttron2000
 
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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...
“ Ghost World, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Miller's Crossing ” - ttron2000
 
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David Patrick Kelly
Actor, Twin Peaks
Compact, feisty and fierce character actor David Patrick Kelly was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Margaret Elizabeth (Murphy) and Robert Corby Kelly, Sr., an accountant. He burst onto the acting scene in 1979, playing the devious leader of the leather-clad gang "The Rogues" in Walter Hill's controversial New York City gang film The Warriors...
“ The Warriors, 48 Hrs, The Crow, Last Man Standing, Commando ” - ttron2000
 
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J.K. Simmons
Actor, Whiplash
J.K. Simmons is an American actor. He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music). He had originally planned to be a singer and studied at the University of Montana to become a composer...
“ Spider-Man, Up In The Air, The Gift, The Ref, Spider-Man 2 ” - ttron2000
 
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“ The Frightners, Gone In Sixty Seconds, I Robot ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Kill Bill, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Red State, Death Proof, Planet Terror ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Full Metal Jacket, Moneyball, Amistad ” - ttron2000
 
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“ A Serious Man, Hugo, Men In Black 3 ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Barton Fink, A Serious Man, Harlem Nights ” - ttron2000
 
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Bill Duke
Actor, Predator
Duke Media Entertainment, led by actor, director, producer, writer and humanitarian, Bill Duke, is dedicated to bringing quality Edutainment to audiences around the globe. Formerly Yagya Productions, Duke Media has successfully produced critically acclaimed film and television content for more than 30 years...
“ Commando, Action Jackson, Predator, The Limey ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Robocop, Traffic, DeepStar Six, Iron Man 3, Mulan ” - ttron2000
 
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Ray Wise
Actor, RoboCop
Raymond Herbert "Ray" Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor. Some of his best-known roles include Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks, henchman Leon C. Nash in RoboCop, Jack Taggart Sr. in Jeepers Creepers II, the Devil in the CW television series Reaper, Donald Wadsworth in Suburban Gothic...
“ Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Robocop, Rising Sun, Cat People ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Cat People, Pineapple Express, Recount, Streets of Fire ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Robocop, True Believer ” - ttron2000
 
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Robert Loggia
Actor, Scarface
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...
“ Scarface, The Believers, Necessary Roughness, Jagged Edge, Prizzi's Honor ” - ttron2000
 
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“ Clue, Best In Show, True Crime ” - ttron2000
 
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Harris Yulin
Another one of those frustratingly nameless but omnipresent and talented faces of stage, film and TV, chameleon-like player Harris Yulin has avoided the severe stereotyping lost to many a prolific actor. Benign, balding and often bearded, Yulin off camera was a stark contrast to the tough, unsympathetic men he presented on camera...
“ Scarface, Training Day, The Hurricane ” - ttron2000
 
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John Spencer
John Spencer was born John Speshock, Jr. in New York City, the only son of Mildred (Benzeroski), a homemaker and occasional waitress, and John Speshock, a truck driver. He grew up near Paterson, New Jersey, and left at age 16 to attend the Professional Children's School. In 1963, he landed a recurring role on The Patty Duke Show...
“ The Rock, Black Rain, The Negotiator, Presumed Innocent ” - ttron2000
 
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“ DodgeBall, A Simple Plan ” - ttron2000
 
82.
Keith David
Actor, Platoon
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...
“ The Thing, Platoon, They Live, Clockers, Dead Presidents ” - ttron2000
 
83.
Charles Martin Smith
Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas' 1973 film...
“ Starman, The Untouchables, American Graffitti ” - ttron2000
 
84.
Jonathan Banks
Actor, Wiseguy
Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. He can be seen in Better Call Saul as Mike Ehrmantraut.
“ Beverly Hills Cop, Airplane!, 48 Hrs., Coming Home ” - ttron2000
 
85.
John Lone
Born Leung Kwok Ng in Hong Kong October 13, 1952, John Lone was spartanly raised by a single mother until the age of 7 when he was sent off to be schooled with the Peking Opera. He never again saw his mother. The Peking Opera could be a brutal and grueling life for a child but he was a diligent and...
“ Year of the Dragon, The Last Emperor, Iceman, Ruch Hour 2 ” - ttron2000
 
86.
John Heard
Actor, Home Alone
John Heard is a very talented actor who established himself in the late 1970s and early '80s with roles in the movies Between the Lines, Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) (a.k.a. "Head Over Heels"), and Heart Beat (1981) (in which he played Jack Kerouac to Nick Nolte's Neal Cassady and Sissy Spacek's...
“ Cat People, Snake Eyes, Cutter's Way, Awakenings ” - ttron2000
 
87.
Michael Rooker
Michael Rooker was born in 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was 13 his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "don't-mess-with-me" good looks were highlighted to chilling effect as the title character in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer...
“ Tombstone, Days of Thunder, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Slither ” - ttron2000
 
88.
James Tolkan
Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. James Stewart Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan. His father...
“ Top Gun, Boiling Point, Turk 182, Armed & Dangerous ” - ttron2000
 
89.
Ed Lauter
Actor, The Artist
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...
“ The Rocketeer, Death Wish 3, Mulholland Falls, True Romance ” - ttron2000
 
90.
Dabney Coleman
Actor, WarGames
For twenty years Dabney Coleman has appeared mostly in one type of role: a smarmy selfish, nervous person mostly with money that is out for himself, mostly. He did such a good job in this type of part that he's made a career of it in film Dabney Wharton Coleman was born in Austin, Texas, to Mary Wharton (Johns) and Melvin Randolph Coleman...
“ WarGames, 9 to 5, Domino, Cloak & Dagger, You've Got Mail ” - ttron2000
 
91.
Barry Corbin
Barry's full given name is Leonard Barrie Corbin, and he was born on October 16, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas, to Kilmer Blain Corbin, an attorney, and Alma Corbin, an elementary school teacher. Barry has a daughter named Shannon Ross, with whom he shares his 15-acre ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, when he isn't working. He says that he rides horses there every chance he gets.
“ WarGames, No Country For Old Men, Nothing in Common ” - ttron2000
 
92.
“ Black Hawk Down ” - ttron2000
 
93.
William Sadler
William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, to Jane and William Sadler. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning play "Biloxi Blues"...
“ Trespass, Machete Kills, Iron Man 3, Kinsey ” - ttron2000