Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
“ It doesn't matter what movie or show it is. He's extremely likable, and he's sort of a father figure. Yup. ” - imspmn
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ If ever there was someone who knew how to pick a movie Mr. Norton would be it. Everything he touches seems to benefit more from his presence than anything else. ” - imspmn
Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood...
“ Like Carell, Mr LaBeouf just makes movies easier to watch. I don't know why, but he makes the movies seem like they're happening to me. I can insert myself into whatever role he's portraying. Even some of his misses like Eagle Eye benefited enough from his acting to be worth my while. ” - imspmn
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell
and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco...
“ The first movie I saw with Mr. Rockwell was The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, and he's about the only reason you should see that movie. He's funny, even when no one else is. Iron Man II, Moon and many others make him stick somewhere as funny guy, good guy and bad guy. It doesn't matter the role, he takes it and he makes it worth watching. ” - imspmn
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...
“ Need I say more? Most of his movies are terrible (all maybe, with the exception of 17 Again) but he's got talent. He makes his good looks seem like they're a BURDEN that he has to carry around all day. I don't care if he's playing with M. Knight Shammy's plot-twists, I'll still go see Charlie St. Cloud just to watch him talk for a few hours. Gay? Maybe, but I'm ok with that. ” - imspmn