Actors based on my ranking of their films

by donegalcat | created - 02 May 2012 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

List of actors, using the rating of the films i have seen them in to give them an average score. I have left out uncredited roles and voice parts.

1. Cary Grant

Actor | North by Northwest

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...

Average - 8.4

North by Northwest - 10 Bringing Up Baby - 9 Notorious - 8 His Girl Friday - 8 Suspicion - 7

2. Elijah Wood

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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 (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

Average - 8.38

Fellowship of the Ring - 10 The Two Towers - 10 Return of the King - 9 Sin City - 8 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 8 The Ice Storm - 8 The Faculty - 8 The Hobbit - 6

3. Daniel Brühl

Actor | Rush

Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was German TV director Hanno Brühl (1937-2010), who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His Spanish mother was a teacher. He also has a brother and a sister, Oliver and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he ...

Average - 8.25

The Bourne Ultimatum - 9 Inglourious Basterds - 9 Joyeux Noel - 9 The Edukators - 9 Goodbye Lenin - 9 Rush - 8 A Most Wanted Man - 7 Woman in Gold - 6

4. Jared Leto

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

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 Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto is an accomplished actor merited by the numerous, challenging projects he has ...

Average - 8.13

Fight Club - 10 Requiem for a Dream - 9 Panic Room - 9 American Psycho - 8 The Thin Red Line - 8 Dallas Buyers Club - 8 Alexander - 7 Urban Legend - 6

5. Gael García Bernal

Actor | Mozart in the Jungle

Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When...

Average - 8

The Motorcycle Diaries - 9 Bad Education - 9 Y Tu Mama Tambien - 8 The King - 8 Babel - 6

6. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

Average - 8

Apocalypse Now - 9 Catch Me If You Can - 9 The Departed - 8 Badlands - 8 O - 6

7. Bob Balaban

Actor | Gosford Park

Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Gosford Park (2001), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Capote (2005). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children.

Average - 7.88

Gosford Park - 9 The Grand Budapest Hotel - 9 Moonrise Kingdom - 9 Capote - 8 Ghost World - 8 Cradle Will Rock - 8 The Mexican - 7 Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 5

8. Chris Cooper

Actor | Adaptation.

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 ...

Average - 7.86

American Beauty - 9 The Muppets - 8 The Bourne Identity - 8 Capote - 8 Syriana - 8 Jarhead - 7 Adaptation - 7

9. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

Average - 7.83

No Country for Old Men - 9 The Sea Inside - 9 Collateral - 9 Before Night Falls - 8 Skyfall - 7 Vicky Christina Barcelona - 5

10. Ed Harris

Actor | The Truman Show

By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned a 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. ...

Average - 7.83

The Truman Show - 10 A History of Violence - 9 Gone Baby Gone - 8 The Hours - 7 Enemy at the Gates - 7 The Firm - 6

11. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

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 ...

Average - 7.83

Milk - 9 Carlitos Way - 8 Before Night Falls - 8 The Thin Red Line - 8 The Game - 7 All the Kings Men - 7

12. David Wenham

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and 300 (2006).

Average - 7.83

The Proposition - 10 The Two Towers - 10 Return of the King - 9 Moulin Rouge - 8 Public Enemies - 7 300 - 3

13. Guy Pearce

Actor | Memento

Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, ...

Average - 7.8

The Proposition - 10 LA Confidential - 10 Memento - 9 The Road - 9 Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - 9 Animal Kingdom - 8 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - 7 Lawless - 6 Prometheus - 6 Time Machine - 4

14. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

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...

Average - 7.79

The Dark Knight - 10 Seven - 10 Million Dollar Baby - 10 Batman Begins - 9 The Shawshank Redemption - 9 The Lego Movie - 9 Unforgiven - 8 Gone Baby Gone - 8 Invictus - 7 The Dark Knight Rises - 7 Bruce Almighty - 6 Now You See Me - 6 Oblivion - 5 Wanted - 5

15. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

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...

Average - 7.78

Seven - 10 LA Confidential - 10 Moon - 9 American Beauty - 9 The Usual Suspects - 8 The Shipping News - 7 Superman Returns - 6 A Bugs Life - 6 Fred Claus - 5

16. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

Average - 7.78

Shaun of the Dead - 9 Notes on a Scandal - 9 The Constant Gardener - 9 Pride - 9 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 8 Hot Fuzz - 8 The Deathly Hallows - 6 Valkyrie - 6 Love Actually - 6

17. Mark Strong

Actor | The Imitation Game

British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), 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 ...

Average - 7.78

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 9 The Imitation Game - 9 Syriana - 8 Sunshine - 8 The Guard - 8 Robin Hood - 7 The Eagle - 7 Good - 7 Sherlock Holmes - 7

18. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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 ...

Average - 7.75

The Matrix - 10 Fellowship of the Ring - 10 The Two Towers - 10 Return of the King - 9 V For Vendetta - 9 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - 9 Matrix Reloaded - 7 Matrix Revolutions - 7 Bedrooms and Hallways - 7 Captain America - 6 The Hobbit - 6 Battle of the Five Armies - 3

19. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | Nightcrawler

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...

Average - 7.75

Zodiac - 9 Brokeback Mountain - 9 Donnie Darko - 9 Prisoners - 8 Jarhead - 7 Source Code - 7 The Day After Tomorrow - 7 Prince of Persia - 6

20. Brad Dourif

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Gaunt 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, ...

Average - 7.75

The Two Towers - 10 Return of the King - 9 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call-New Orleans - 9 One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - 8 Blue Velvet - 8 Alien Resurrection - 7 Urban Legend - 6 Heavens Gate - 5

21. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting ...

Average - 7.71

Children of Men - 9 Gosford Park - 9 Inside Man - 8 Sin City - 8 The Bourne Identity - 8 Bent - 8 Derailed - 4

22. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

Average - 7.7

The Dark Knight - 10 Batman Begins - 9 The Prestige - 9 Children of Men - 9 Inception - 8 The Dark Knight Rises - 7 The Quiet American - 7 Austin Powers in Goldmember - 7 Now You See Me - 6 Interstellar - 5

23. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

Average - 7.67

Inception - 9 The Constant Gardener - 9 Dark Water - 8 Romeo + Juliet - 8 Alien 3 - 8 Dragonheart - 7 In the Name of the Father - 7 The Shipping News - 7 The Lost World - 6

24. Albert Finney

Actor | Erin Brockovich

Albert Finney came to the movies from the theatre, where he was especially successful in the plays of William Shakespeare. He became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His film debut was in 1960 with The Entertainer (1960) by Tony Richardson, who had also directed him in theatre plays ...

Average - 7.67

The Bourne Ultimatum - 9 Millers Crossing - 8 A Man of No Importance - 8 Erin Brokovich - 8 Skyfall - 7 The Bourne Legacy - 6

25. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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 ...

Average - 7.64

Edward Scissorhands - 9 Crybaby - 9 Sleepy Hollow - 9 Before Night Falls - 8 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 8 Finding Neverland - 8 Alice in Wonderland - 8 Public Enemies - 7 Once Upon a Time in Mexico - 7 Donnie Brasco - 7 Blow - 7 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 7 Pirates of the Carribbean - 7 Sweeney Todd - 6

26. Josh Brolin

Actor | No Country for Old Men

Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.

Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...

Average - 7.63

No Country for Old Men - 9 Milk - 9 True Grit - 9 Flirting with Disaster - 8 Hail Caesar - 7 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - 7 Men in Black III - 7 Hollow Man - 5

27. Ray Winstone

Actor | The Departed

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 ...

Average - 7.63

The Proposition - 10 Hugo - 9 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - 8 The Departed - 8 The War Zone - 7 Scum - 7 Noah - 7 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - 5

28. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

Average - 7.63

Shaun of the Dead - 9 Star Trek Into Darkness - 9 Hot Fuzz - 8 Star Trek - 8 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8 Mission Impossible III - 7 Land of the Dead - 6 Star Trek Beyond - 6

29. 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 ...

Average - 7.6

Moon - 10 Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - 9 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 8 Seven Psychopaths - 8 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - 8 Matchstick Men - 7 Cowboys and Aliens - 7 Last Exit to Brooklyn - 7 Galaxy Quest - 6 Charlies Angels - 6

30. Cillian Murphy

Actor | 28 Days Later...

Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, the oldest child of Brendan Murphy, who works for the Irish Department of Education, and a mother who is a teacher of French. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law ...

Average - 7.58

The Dark Knight - 10 Batman Begins - 9 Wind that Shakes the Barley - 9 Inception - 8 Breakfast on Pluto - 8 Sunshine - 8 28 Days Later - 8 The Dark Knight Rises - 7 Red Eye - 7 Intermission - 7 In the Heart of the Sea - 6 Red Lights - 4

31. Ron Perlman

Actor | Hand of God

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, ...

Average - 7.56

Drive - 9 Cronos - 8 Blade II - 8 Hellboy II - 8 Hellboy - 7 Pacific Rim - 7 Alien Resurrection - 7 Enemy at the Gates - 7 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 7

32. Adrien Brody

Actor | The Pianist

Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the ...

Average - 7.56

Splice - 9 The Grand Budapest Hotel - 9 The Fantastic Mr. Fox - 8 The Thin Red Line - 8 King Kong - 8 The Darjeeling Limited - 7 The Village - 7 Summer of Sam - 6 Predators - 6

33. Scott Glenn

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Scott Glenn was born January 26, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth and Theodore Glenn, a salesman. As he grew up in Appalachia, his health was poor; he was bedridden for a year and doctors predicted he would limp for the rest of his life. During long periods of illness, Glenn was ...

Average - 7.56

Silence of the Lambs - 9 Apocalypse Now - 9 The Bourne Ultimatum - 9 The Virgin Suicides - 8 Training Day - 8 The Shipping News - 7 The Paperboy - 7 The Bourne Legacy - 7 Vertical Limit - 4

34. 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...

Average - 7.55

Fargo - 10 The Big Lebowski - 10 Pulp Fiction - 10 The Hudsucker Proxy - 9 Millers Crossing - 8 Ghost World - 8 Coffee and Cigarettes - 7 Reservoir Dogs - 6 Escape From LA - 6 Con Air - 5 Domestic Disturbance - 4

35. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

Average - 7.5

The Big Lebowski - 10 True Grit - 9 Hell or High Water - 8 The Fisher King - 7 Iron Man - 6 Heavens Gate - 5

36. Paul Dano

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Paul Dano was born on June 19, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul Franklin Dano. He is an actor, known for There Will Be Blood (2007), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Prisoners (2013).

Average - 7.5

Looper - 9 Prisoners - 8 There Will Be Blood - 8 The King - 8 Cowboys & Aliens - 7 Little Miss Sunshine - 5

37. David Strathairn

Actor | Good Night, and Good Luck.

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 ...

Average - 7.5

LA Confidential - 10 Bourne Ultimatum - 9 Good Night and Good Luck - 8 The River Wild - 7 Sneakers - 7 The Bourne Legacy - 7 The Firm - 6 Lincoln - 6

38. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

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, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

Average - 7.47

True Grit - 9 The Bourne Ultimatum - 9 Bourne Supremacy - 8 Bourne Identity - 8 Oceans Eleven - 8 The Departed - 8 Syriana - 8 Dogma - 8 Chasing Amy - 8 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - 8 Talented Mr Ripley - 8 Invictus - 7 Jason Bourne - 7 Contagion - 7 Oceans Thirteen - 6 Oceans Twelve - 5 Interstellar - 5

39. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

Average - 7.46

12 Years a Slave - 10 Inglorious Basterds - 9 Macbeth - 9 X-Men First Class - 8 Jane Eyre - 8 Slow West - 7 X-Men: Days of Future Past - 7 Centurion - 7 Haywire - 7 Shame - 7 A Dangerous Method - 7 Prometheus - 6 300 - 5

40. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his "big" acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Drexl in ...

Average - 7.46

The Dark Knight - 10 Batman Begins - 9 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 9 Prick Up Your Ears - 8 The Dark Knight Rises - 8 Hannibal - 7 Leon - 7 True Romance - 7 Order of the Phoenix - 7 Prisoner of Azkaban - 7 Lawless - 6 Goblet of Fire - 6 Air Force One - 6

41. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

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),...

Average - 7.44

LA Confidential - 10 Gladiator - 9 Les Miserables - 8 Master and Commander - 8 The Quick and the Dead - 7 Robin Hood - 7 Noah - 7 A Beautiful Mind - 6 Man of Steel - 5

42. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

Average - 7.44

L.A. Confidential - 10 Mars Attacks - 10 One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - 8 The Virgin Suicides - 8 Matilda - 8 The War of the Roses - 7 Get Shorty - 6 Batman Returns - 6 Junior - 4

43. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

Average - 7.43

Zodiac - 9 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - 9 Good Night and Good Luck - 8 Tropic Thunder - 7 Sherlock Holmes - 7 The Avengers - 6 Iron Man - 6

44. Liev Schreiber

Actor | Spotlight

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 (1976). His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and ...

Average - 7.43

Spotlight - 9 The Manchurian Candidate - 8 Scream - 8 Scream 2 - 7 Salt - 7 Wolverine - 7 Scream 3 - 6

45. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

Average - 7.4

12 Years a Slave - 10 The Imitation Game - 9 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 9 Star Trek into Darkness - 9 Atonement - 8 Starter for 10 - 7 The Desolation of Smaug - 7 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 6 Doctor Strange - 6 Battle of the Five Armies - 3

46. Brian Cox

Actor | X2

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...

Average - 7.38

Zodiac - 9 Bourne Supremacy - 8 Bourne Identity - 8 Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8 X2 - 8 Manhunter - 8 The Ring - 7 Rushmore - 7 Red Eye - 7 The Campaign - 7 Adaptation - 7 Troy - 6 Running with Scissors - 6

47. Viggo Mortensen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), 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...

Average - 7.36

The Two Towers - 10 Fellowship of the Ring - 10 Return of the King - 9 A History of Violence - 9 Eastern Promises - 9 The Road - 9 Carlitos Way - 8 Good - 7 A Dangerous Method - 7 Captain Fantastic - 7 The Prophecy - 5 A Perfect Murder - 5 GI Jane - 4 Psycho - 4

48. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

Average - 7.33

The Proposition - 10 Alien - 10 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 9 V For Vendetta - 9 Midnight Express - 8 Hellboy II - 8 Hellboy - 7 Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - 7 The Deathly Hallows Part II - 6 The Deathly Hallows Part I - 5 Heavens Gate - 5 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - 4

49. Charles Dance

Actor | Gosford Park

Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011), Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986),...

Average - 7.33

Gosford Park - 9 The Imitation Game - 9 Alien3 - 8 Ghostbusters - 8 Swimming Pool - 8 Starter for 10 - 7 Michael Collins - 6 Woman in Gold - 6 For Your Eyes Only - 5

50. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...

Average - 7.33

eXistenZ - 9 The Others - 9 28 Days Later - 8 Elizabeth - 7 Jude - 7 Gone in 60 Seconds - 4

51. Val Kilmer

Actor | The Doors

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 ...

Average - 7.33

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans - 9 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - 9 Heat - 7 Alexander - 7 True Romance - 7 Batman Forever - 5

52. Vincent Cassel

Actor | Black Swan

Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine (1995), the young actor, ...

Average - 7.3

La Haine - 10 Black Swan - 9 Eastern Promises - 9 L'Appartement - 9 Jason Bourne - 7 A Dangerous Method - 7 Elizabeth - 7 Oceans Thirteen - 6 Oceans Twelve - 5 Derailed - 4

53. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

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...

Average - 7.3

Mars Attacks - 10 The Shining - 9 One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - 8 The Departed - 8 About Schmidt - 8 Batman - 8 As Good as it Gets - 6 Wolf - 6 A Few Good Men - 5 Anger Management - 5

54. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different ...

Average - 7.3

The Dark Knight - 10 The Prestige - 9 Batman Begins - 9 The Machinist - 9 I'm Not There - 8 American Psycho - 8 The Big Short - 8 The Dark Knight Rises - 7 Public Enemies - 7 Harsh Times - 7 Terminator Salvation - 5 American Hustle - 5 Reign of Fire - 3

55. Sean Bean

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Sean Bean's career since the eighties 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 ...

Average - 7.3

Fellowship of the Ring - 10 The Two Towers - 10 Return of the King - 9 Goldeneye - 8 Black Death - 7 Flightplan - 7 Black Beauty - 7 Troy - 6 The Hitcher - 5 Ronin - 4

56. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his ...

Average - 7.29

Bronson - 10 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 9 Inception - 8 The Dark Knight Rises - 7 Lawless - 6 Layer Cake - 6 This Means War - 5

57. Bill Murray

Actor | Lost in Translation

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...

Average - 7.29

Moonrise Kingdom - 9 Lost in Translation - 8 Ghostbusters - 8 Ghostbusters (2016) - 8 Cradle Will Rock - 8 Rushmore - 8 The Royal Tenenbaums - 8 The Darjeeling Limited - 7 The Life Acquatic - 7 Coffee and Cigarettes - 7 Groundhog Day - 7 Zombieland - 7 Charlies Angels - 6 Osmosis Jones - 4

58. Christopher Lloyd

Actor | Back to the Future

Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Christopher Allen Lloyd. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Addams Family Values (1993). He was previously married to Jane Walker Wood, Carol Ann Vanek, Kay Tornborg ...

Average - 7.29

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - 9 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 8 Back to the Future - 8 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - 7 The Addams Family - 7 Addams Family Values - 7 My Favourite Martian - 5

59. Josh Hartnett

Actor | Lucky Number Slevin

Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Wendy Anne (Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager. His father is of Irish and German descent, and his mother is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Hartnett graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in June of ...

Average - 7.29

30 Days of Night - 9 Sin City - 8 The Virgin Suicides - 8 The Faculty - 8 O - 7 Halloween H2O - 6 40 Days and 40 Nights - 5

60. 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 (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

Average - 7.23

Django Unchained - 10 Inception - 9 Catch Me if You Can - 9 The Departed - 8 Romeo + Juliet - 8 The Aviator - 7 Revolutionary Road - 7 The Wolf of Wall Street - 7 Shutter Island - 6 Blood Diamond - 6 Gangs of New York - 6 Titanic - 6 Man in the Iron Mask - 5

61. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...

Average - 7.23

Fellowship of the Ring - 10 The Two Towers - 10 Return of the King - 9 Gods and Monsters - 9 Bent - 8 X-Men - 8 X2 - 8 And the Band Played On - 7 The Desolation of Smaug - 7 X-Men III - 6 The Hobbit - 6 The Battle of the Five Armies - 3 The Da Vinci Code - 3

62. Brad Pitt

Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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 (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

Average - 7.2

12 Years a Slave - 10 Fight Club - 10 Se7en - 10 Inglorious Basterds - 9 The Assassination of Jesse James - 9 Burn After Reading - 8 Oceans Eleven - 8 Twelve Monkeys - 8 Killing Them Softly - 8 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - 8 Thelma and Louise - 8 World War Z - 7 True Romance - 7 The Mexican - 7 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - 7 Babel - 6 Interview with a Vampire - 6 Spy Game - 6 Oceans Thirteen - 6 Troy - 6 Meet Joe Black - 6 Snatch - 6 Sleepers - 5 Oceans Twelve - 5 The Devils Own - 4

63. Marton Csokas

Actor | xXx

Marton was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa, to Margaret Christine (Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, a mechanical engineer. His father is Hungarian and his mother is Australian (of English, Irish, and Danish origin). He inherited some of his talents from his father, who was also a trained opera ...

Average - 7.2

Fellowship of the Ring - 10 Return of the King - 9 Loving - 9 Bourne Supremacy - 8 Alice in Wonderland - 8 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - 7 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - 7 Noah - 7 AEon Flux - 4 Kangaroo Jack - 3

64. Christopher Plummer

Actor | Beginners

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...

Average - 7.2

Up - 10 Beginners - 8 Inside Man - 8 Twelve Monkeys - 8 Syriana - 8 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 7 Alexander - 7 A Beautiful Mind - 6 Wolf - 6 The Sound of Music - 4

65. Kevin Kline

Actor | Wild Wild West

Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...

Average - 7.2

The Ice Storm - 8 Stakeland - 8 A Fish Called Wanda - 8 In & Out - 7 Wild Wild West - 5

66. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

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 ...

Average - 7.18

The Big Lebowski - 10 Magnolia - 8 The Talented Mr Ripley - 8 Capote - 8 Happiness - 8 Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 8 Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 - 8 Flawless - 7 Ides of March - 7 Red Dragon - 7 Mission Impossible III - 7 A Most Wanted Man - 7 Along Came Polly - 7 Boogie Nights - 6 Charlie Wilsons War - 6 Patch Adams - 5 Scent of a Woman - 5

67. Tom Wilkinson

Actor | Michael Clayton

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 ...

Average - 7.18

Batman Begins - 9 The Ghost Writer - 8 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 8 In the Bedroom - 8 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8 Ride with the Devil - 7 Shakespeare in Love - 7 Wilde - 7 In the Name of the Father - 7 Valkyrie - 6 Rush Hour - 4

68. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor | Inception

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 ...

Average - 7.17

Inception - 9 Looper - 9 Stop-Loss - 8 Mysterious Skin - 8 Brick - 8 The Dark Knight Rises - 7 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - 7 500 Days of Summer - 7 10 Things I Hate About You - 7 Lincoln - 6 Halloween H20 - 6 Beethoven - 4

69. Elias Koteas

Actor | The Thin Red Line

Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in ...

Average - 7.17

Zodiac - 9 The Killer Inside Me - 9 Curious Case of Benjamin Button - 7 Crash - 7 Shutter Island - 6 The Prophecy - 5

70. Ryan Phillippe

Actor | Crash

Ryan Phillippe was born on September 10, 1974 in New Castle, Delaware, to Susan (Thomas), a nurse, and Richard Phillippe, a chemical technician. He has three sisters, Kirsten, Lindsay, and Katelyn, and attended New Castle Baptist Academy. Ryan's acting career began with the soap opera One Life to ...

Average - 7.17

Gosford Park - 9 Stop-Loss - 8 Igby Goes Down - 7 Cruel Intentions - 7 Crash - 6 Nowhere - 6

71. Jude Law

Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley

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 (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...

Average - 7.17

eXistenZ - 9 Talented Mr Ripley - 8 Bent - 8 Contagion - 7 Sherlock Holmes - 7 All the Kings Men - 7 The Aviator - 7 Enemy at the Gates - 7 Wilde - 7 I Heart Huckabees - 7 AI - 6 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - 6

72. Colin Farrell

Actor | The Lobster

Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history.

Farrell ...

Average - 7.14

A Home at the End of the World - 8 In Bruges - 8 Veronica Guerin - 8 Tigerland - 8 Seven Psychopaths - 8 The War Zone - 7 Fright Night - 7 Miami Vice - 7 Alexander - 7 Intermission - 7 Phone Booth - 7 Minority Report - 7 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 7 S.W.A.T. - 4

73. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

Average - 7.13

The Prestige - 9 Les Miserables - 8 Prisoners - 8 X-Men - 8 X2 - 8 Wolverine - 7 X-Men III - 6 Swordfish - 3

74. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

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 ...

Average - 7.13

The Godfather - 9 The Godfather II - 9 Apocalypse Now - 9 The Road - 9 John Q - 6 Falling Down - 6 Four Christmases - 5 Gone in 60 Seconds - 4

75. John Malkovich

Actor | Being 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 ...

Average - 7.11

Being John Malkovich - 9 Burn After Reading - 8 Changeling - 8 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 8 Of Mice and Men - 8 Shadow of the Vampire - 7 Johnny English - 6 Con Air - 5 Man in the Iron Mask - 5

76. Mark Ruffalo

Actor | The Avengers

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, ...

Average - 7.09

Zodiac - 9 Collateral - 9 Spotlight - 9 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 8 All the Kings Men - 7 Ride with the Devil - 7 Now You See Me - 6 Shutter Island - 6 The Avengers - 6 Date Night - 6 The Kids Are Alright - 5

77. Harvey Keitel

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976), Ridley Scott's The Duellists (1977) and Thelma & Louise (1991), ...

Average - 7.09

Pulp Fiction - 10 Moonrise Kingdom - 9 From Dusk Till Dawn - 8 The Piano - 8 Thelma and Louise - 8 Bad Lieutenant - 7 Red Dragon - 7 Sister Act - 7 Reservoir Dogs - 6 Finding Graceland - 5 Taxi Driver - 3

78. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

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 ...

Average - 7.09

The Godfather - 9 The Godfather II - 9 Dog Day Afternoon - 9 Carlitos Way - 8 Heat - 7 Insomnia - 7 Donnie Brasco - 7 Scarface - 6 Oceans Thirteen - 6 The Devils Advocate - 5 Scent of a Woman - 5

79. Ben Stiller

Producer | Zoolander

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism).

It's not surprising that Ben has ...

Average - 7.09

Zoolander - 9 Anchorman - 9 Tropic Thunder - 8 The Royal Tenenbaums - 8 Flirting with Disaster - 8 The Cable Guy - 7 Dodgeball - 7 Along Came Polly - 7 Starsky and Hutch - 6 Meet the Parents - 5 Meet the Fockers - 4

80. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

Average - 7.06

eXistenZ - 9 Cry Baby - 9 American Psycho - 9 Inside Man - 8 The English Patient - 8 Spiderman 2 - 8 The Hunger - 7 Shadow of a Vampire - 7 Daybreakers - 7 The Aviator - 7 The Life Aquatic - 7 Once Upon a Time in Mexico - 7 Spiderman - 7 Spiderman 3 - 5 Heavens Gate - 5 Speed 2 - 3

81. Bruce Willis

Actor | Die Hard

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 ...

Average - 7.06

Pulp Fiction - 10 Moonrise Kingdom - 9 Looper - 9 Death Becomes Her - 8 Sin City - 8 Twelve Monkeys - 8 The Sixth Sense - 7 16 Blocks - 7 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - 7 Bandits - 7 Unbreakable - 6 Die Hard - 6 Die Hard with a Vengance - 6 Die Hard 2 - 5 Live Free or Die Hard - 5 The Whole Nine Yards - 5

82. Michael Shannon

Actor | The Shape of Water

Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.

Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His ...

Average - 7

Take Shelter - 9 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call-New Orleans - 9 Tigerland - 8 8 Mile - 8 Groundhog Day - 7 Revolutionary Road - 7 The Iceman - 7 Man of Steel - 5 Kangaroo Jack - 3

83. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

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 ...

Average - 7

Bonnie and Clyde - 8 Unforgiven - 8 The Royal Tenenbaums - 8 The Birdcage - 8 The French Connection - 7 Superman - 6 Get Shorty - 6 The Firm - 6 Enemy of the State - 6

84. William H. Macy

Actor | Fargo

William H. Macy was born on March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida, USA as William Hall Macy Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Fargo (1996), Magnolia (1999) and Shameless (2011). He has been married to Felicity Huffman since September 6, 1997. They have two children.

Average - 7

Fargo - 10 Room - 9 Magnolia - 8 Jurassic Park III - 7 The Client - 6 Air Force One - 6 Boogie Nights - 6 The Lincoln Lawyer - 6 Psycho - 5

85. Casey Affleck

Actor | Manchester by the Sea

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 ...

Average - 7

The Killer Inside Me - 9 Assassination of Jesse James - 9 Gone Baby Gone - 8 Chasing Amy - 8 Oceans Eleven - 8 Triple 9 - 7 Oceans Thirteen - 6 Oceans Twelve - 5 Interstellar - 5 American Pie - 5

86. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the ...

Average - 7

12 Years a Slave - 10 Children of Men - 9 Inside Man - 8 American Gangster - 8 Kinky Boots - 7 Serenity - 7 Triple 9 - 7 Salt - 7 Doctor Strange - 6 Love Actually - 6 2012 - 2

87. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on ...

Average - 7

Casino Royale - 9 Quantam of Solace - 8 Skyfall - 8 Girl with the Dragon Tatoo - 7 Cowboys and Aliens - 7 Love is the Devil - 7 Elizabeth - 7 Layer Cake - 6 The Golden Compass - 6 Spectre - 5

88. Michael Stuhlbarg

Actor | A Serious Man

Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California. He attended UCLA, and then The Juilliard School in New York City, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His other studies included time at the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Baliol and...

Average - 7

Hugo - 9 A Serious Man - 9 Seven Psychopaths - 8 Blue Jasmine - 7 Men in Black 3 - 7 Hitchcock - 6 Arrival - 6 Doctor Strange - 6 Lincoln - 5

89. James McAvoy

Actor | Atonement

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 7. He ...

Average - 7

Atonement - 8 X-Men: First Class - 8 Starter for 10 - 7 X-Men: Days of Future Past - 7 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - 7 Wanted - 5

90. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...

Average - 7

A Single Man - 9 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 9 The English Patient - 8 The Kings Speech - 7 Shakespeare in Love - 7 Love Actually - 6 Gambit - 5 Bridget Jones Diary - 5

91. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

Average - 7

Mars Attacks - 10 Be Kind Rewind - 9 Tropic Thunder - 8 King Kong - 8 Cradle Will Rock - 8 The Cable Guy - 7 Enemy of the State - 6 Waterworld - 4 Shallow Hal - 3

92. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal ...

Average - 7

Sleepy Hollow - 9 The History Boys - 8 The Naked Gun 2 1/2 - 8 The Philosophers Stone - 7 The Prisoner of Azkaban - 7 The Order of the Phoenix - 7 The Deathly Hallows Part I - 6 Withnail & I - 6 The Chamber of Secrets - 5

93. John C. Reilly

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps.

The fifth of six ...

Average - 7

Magnolia - 8 Dark Water - 8 The Hours - 8 The Aviator - 7 The Perfect Storm - 7 The River Wild - 7 Step-Brothers - 6 Gangs of New York - 6 Boogie Nights - 6

94. Bill Pullman

Actor | Independence Day

William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...

Average - 7

The Killer Inside Me - 9 Casper - 8 Igby Goes Down - 7 The Grudge - 7 While You Were Sleeping - 6 Independence Day - 5

95. Pierce Brosnan

Actor | The World Is Not Enough

Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left...

Average - 7

Mars Attacks - 10 The Ghost Writer - 8 World is not Enough - 8 Goldeneye - 8 Die Another Day - 7 Tomorrow Never Dies - 7 The Lawnmower Man - 7 Thomas Crown Affair - 5 Dante's Peak - 5 Mrs Doubtfire - 5

96. Christopher Walken

Actor | Catch Me If You Can

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 (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

Average - 6.88

Pulp Fiction - 10 Catch Me if You Can - 9 Sleepy Hollow - 9 Seven Psychopaths - 8 Annie Hall - 8 Hairspray - 8 Americas Sweethearts - 7 True Romance - 7 Wedding Crashers - 7 Batman Returns - 6 A View to a Kill - 6 Mousehunt - 6 The Stepford Wives - 6 The Prophecy - 5 Heavens Gate - 5 Kangaroo Jack - 3

97. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Average - 6.88

Sleepy Hollow - 9 Gosford Park - 8 Dancing at Lughnasa - 8 Fantastic Mr Fox - 8 Charlotte Gray - 7 Hail Caesar! - 7 The Kings Speech - 7 Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - 7 Prisoner of Azkaban - 7 Order of the Phoenix - 7 Half-Blood Prince - 7 Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 7 Deathly Hallows Part 1 - 6 Goblet of Fire - 6 Layer Cake - 6 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - 6 Toys - 4

98. Ving Rhames

Actor | Pulp Fiction

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 ...

Average - 6.88

Pulp Fiction - 10 Mission Impossible - 9 Mission Impossible III - 7 Dawn of the Dead - 7 Out of Sight - 6 Entrapment - 6 Mission Impossible II - 5 Con Air - 5

99. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

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 ...

Average - 6.88

I Love You, Phillip Morris - 9 Beginners - 8 The Ghost Writer - 8 Moulin Rouge - 8 Haywire - 7 Revenge of the Sith - 6 Attack of the Clones - 5 The Phantom Menace - 4

100. Ted Levine

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

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 ...

Average - 6.88

Silence of the Lambs - 9 Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - 9 The Manchurian Candidate - 8 Heat - 7 Evolution - 7 Shutter Island - 6 Wild Wild West - 5 Flubber - 4