The top 30 best actors (well i think they are).
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen
, a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors...
“ He's gorgeous and got the same birthday as me...whats not to love??? His acting was great in 'The Proposal' with Sandra Bullock. They are both comedy genius' and put together make you laugh so much. Much love for him! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born May 13, 1986 in London, England, to Clare (Charlton), who worked at a modeling agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car importer. He enjoys music and plays both the guitar and piano. When Robert was fifteen, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company...
“ Cedric Diggory's life as a male lead in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', didn't go to plan. When he got cast as Edward Cullen for the 'Twilight Saga's, i was over the moon because i was annoyed that he died in Harry Potter. He's the perfect Edward and that's all that matters. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham
(née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe
. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, Poland...
“ Well, Daniel Radcliffe is the ultimate Harry Potter isn't he?? I honestly can't think of any other actor to play Harry other than him. I love Harry Potter so you might just think i'm bias but i'm not trying to be. He is the most amazing Potter i have ever seen! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
“ Honestly, i had a crush on him when i saw him in 'Sharkboy & Lavagirl'. And then when he was in 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2', i was so happy. I think him being in 'Twilight' is a huge deal and i think he makes a fit wolf! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the son of Starla Baskett, a former secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. His surname, "Efron", is a Biblical place name, and comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal grandfather...
“ I love HSM and Zac Efron. It might just be the cheesy songs or how gorgeous he is but i still really like it for one of those reasons. '17 Again' is amazing too and 'Charlie St. Cloud' just made me cry. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ Captain Jack Sparrow is the making of Johnny Deep. He is my favourite character in the trio (now theres 4). He makes such a great Willy Wonka and Mad Hatter in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' & 'Alice in Wonderland'. A fab guy! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa...
“ Legolas, Legolas, Legolas.....He was my 'Lord of the Rings' crush (apart from Gimley, haha). I think he made an excellent elf in the movie and a great pirate in 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. Much love for this guy!!! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993 and 1996 respectively, and last, but not least, Charlotte, who was born in 1999...
“ The Bestest Ron Weasley EVER! I think with his humour, he is made for this character. With the odd swear word here and there, it's just the making of Ron. I love him! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes
, a director; Magnus Fiennes
“ Voldemort was made for Ralph! Don't think the ladies like him very much though but who cares. If you've got the Elder Wand, you can do anything, right? He was also amazing in 'Schindler's List' as the evil guy called Amon Goeth. Still, an awesome actor. ” - BrittOnBroadway
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 College) in Winchester...
“ When Colin played King George VI in 'The King's Speech', i couldn't believe how great he was at it and how comical he could be. He has been in 'Mamma Mia!' too and doesn't have the best of singing voices but it's not bad. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson
, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ I first watched him in 'What Women Want' and think it is a classic film. I then saw him in 'Lethal Weapon' as Martin Riggs and thought it was absolutely fantastic! ” - BrittOnBroadway
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 series...
“ I love Hugh Jackman. I first saw him in 'Van Helsing' with Kate Beckinsdale. I also loved him in 'Swordfish' with Halle berry and John Travolta in it. Great actor!!! ” - BrittOnBroadway
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979...
“ Even though his death was a shock to the world, his movies still live on as being legends! 'Brokeback Mountain' was the best ever movie he has been in in my eyes. The Dark Knight was fabulous too with him being The Joker. Great guy...R.I.P. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997...
“ 'The Hangover' is so funny. Bradley plays Phil and is so suited to his character. Amazing guy! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
“ He can do every type of performance. Serious like Professor Snape in 'Harry Potter' to being all lovey dovey in 'Love Actually' as Harry. I love Alan Rickman, he's a fantastic actor! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton
, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
“ His performance in 'The Rite' was fantastic! The part where the devil was inside of him was amazing acting. Great guy! ” - BrittOnBroadway
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta
(née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
“ I love him in 'Face/Off' with Nicholas Cage. 'Grease' though, was however phenomenal! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
“ First saw him in 'She's The Man' with Amanda Bynes. I love him so much and in 'Step Up', he was fantastic. ” - BrittOnBroadway
James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was nine years old...
“ I first saw him in 'Hairspray' and thought "He's a well good singer!!" We then saw him in '27 Dresses' with Katherine Heigl and they are Hilarious together. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child...
“ 300 was great with Gerard Butler in it. The look in his eyes in the movie really freaked me out but apart from that, amazing! 'The Ugly Truth' is one of my favourite's, if not my favourite film. Him and Katherine Heigl mesh really well and create great comedic moments. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Talented British actor Hugh Dancy is one of the UK's most up-and-coming talents. Hugh Michael Horace Dancy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, to Sarah Ann (Birley), who works in academic publishing, and Jonathan Peter Dancy, a philosophy professor and writer. He has a brother, Jack (b...
“ Prince Charmant a.k.a Char has had me mesmerized ever since i saw 'Ella Enchanted'. He then again caught my eye when e played Luke Brandon in 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' with Isla Fisher. ” - BrittOnBroadway
“ Love this guy in 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'. He is so gorgeous and buff in that movie too. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains
and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3
, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet
“ The film 'Titanic' is one of those films in which a story is told all the way through it. Leo and Kate make this so real with their amazing acting. 'Inception' is also a great film that i didn't understand properly the first time i watched it but the second time i watched it, i kind of knew what was going on. Still, a great movie. ” - BrittOnBroadway
“ In 'Love Actually' he plays the Prime Minister and i think he suits the role very well. In 'Bridget Jones 1 & 2' he plays Daniel Cleaver which i think is better suited to him as he plays a huge flirt, which he is good at doing. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon
, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige
, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
“ The Bourne Identity, Supremacy & Ultimatum are really good. Plus i love 'Saving Private Ryan'. It made me cry at the end. Still, a great film. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir
, Viggo Mortensen
's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American...
“ Best known for playing Aragorn in 'The Lord of the Rings' series (which i love). He is an amazing actor that is not noticed enough for his great talent. ” - BrittOnBroadway
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent...
“ I watched 'The Green Hornet' a few weeks ago actually and thought it was pretty good and quite humorous. His character in 'Knocked Up' is so much better though. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Matthew Mackendree Lanter was born April 1, 1983 in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio, to Jana Kay (Wincek) and Joseph Hayes Lanter. He has a sister, Kara. When he was eight years old, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where his father's family is from. His recent ancestry includes Polish, English, Austrian, Scottish, and German...
“ When i first saw Matt in 90210, my face literally dropped in sheer amazement at how gorgeous he was. His acting is great too and i hope too see him again in the next series. ” - BrittOnBroadway
Actor and model Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Karla (Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz. He has six brothers and a sister, and is of German, as well as smaller amounts of English, Swedish, and Dutch, descent. As a child, his family moved around, and he grew up in North Dakota, the Midwest and Arizona...
“ I love him in the 'Twilight Saga's! He may not have many lines but he is just so much fun to look at, you know! ” - BrittOnBroadway
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English stage, television, and film actor. He was born Aaron Perry Johnson in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to Sarah and Robert Johnson, a civil engineer. He has a sister, Gemma Johnson
, who had a small role in his movie Tom & Thomas
. Aaron is of English-Russian Jewish background...
“ Angus, Thongs & Perfect (Full Frontal) Snogging would NOT be the same without Aaron in it playing Robbie. When we first see him, 'The ACE Gang' say "Who are those fitties???" And i was thinking the exact same thing. I still havn't seen 'Kick-Ass' with him yet but i really, really want to. ” - BrittOnBroadway