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1.
Mischa Auer
Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a professional actor in the U.S...
“ 1936
1. Mischa Auer, MY MAN GODFREY
2. Walter Brennan, COME AND GET IT (*winner)
3. Stuart Erwin, PIGSKIN PARADE
4. Basil Rathbone, ROMEO AND JULIET
5. Akim Tamiroff, THE GENERAL DIED AT DAWN ” - jaydf60
 
2.
Roland Young
Best remembered for the many meek characters he played -- think Cosmo Topper, of the screwball classic ­­Topper -- this balding, short, yet distinguished actor was born in London, England, to an architect and his wife. Young was educated at Sherborne College and London University and trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art...
“ 1937
1. Roland Young, TOPPER
2. Ralph Bellamy, THE AWFUL TRUTH
3. Joseph Schildkraut, THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (*winner)
4. Thomas Mitchell, THE HURRICANE
5. H.B. Warner, LOST HORIZON ” - jaydf60
 
3.
John Garfield
John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on the Lower East Side of New York City, to Hannah Basia (Margolis) and David Garfinkle, who were Jewish immigrants from Zhytomyr (now in Ukraine). Jules was raised by his father, a clothes presser and part-time cantor, after his mother's death in 1920, when he was 7...
“ 1938
1. John Garfield, FOUR DAUGHTERS
2. Robert Morley, MARIE ANTOINETTE
3. Gene Lockhart, ALGIERS
4. Basil Rathbone, IF I WERE KING
5. Walter Brennan, KENTUCKY (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
4.
Thomas Mitchell
Certainly there have been many phrases coined about Thomas Mitchell as one of the most recognizable and exemplary character actors of Hollywood's golden years, but behind that elfish demeanor was a talent to fit many hats. He was a first-generation American of Irish immigrants who settled in New Jersey...
“ 1939
1. Thomas Mitchell, STAGECOACH (*winner)
2. Claude Rains, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
3. Harry Carey, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
4. Brian Donlevy, BEAU GESTE
5. Brian Aherne, JUAREZ ” - jaydf60
 
5.
Walter Brennan
In many ways the most successful and familiar character actor of American sound films and the only actor to date to win three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor, Walter Brennan attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying engineering. While in school he became interested in acting and performed in school plays...
“ 1940
1. Walter Brennan, THE WESTERNER (*winner)
2. Albert Basserman, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
3. William Gargan, THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED
4. Jack Oakie, THE GREAT DICTATOR
5. James Stephenson, THE LETTER ” - jaydf60
 
6.
Charles Coburn
A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.
“ 1941
1. Charles Coburn, THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES
2. James Gleason, HERE COMES MR. JORDAN
3. Walter Brennan, SERGEANT YORK
4. Donald Crisp, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (*winner)
5. Sydney Greenstreet, THE MALTESE FALCON ” - jaydf60
 
7.
Van Heflin
Actor, Shane
Craggy-faced, dependable star character actor Van Heflin never quite made the Hollywood "A" list, but made up for what he lacked in appearance with hard work, charisma and solid acting performances. He was born Emmett Evan Heflin in Oklahoma in December 1910, the son of Fanny Bleecker (Shippey) and Emmett Evan Heflin...
“ 1942
1. Van Heflin, JOHNNY EAGER (*winner)
2. Walter Huston, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
3. William Bendix, WAKE ISLAND
4. Frank Morgan, TORTILLA FLAT
5. Henry Travers, MRS. MINIVER ” - jaydf60
 
8.
Claude Rains
Actor, Casablanca
William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth business end as well...
“ 1943
1. Claude Rains, CASABLANCA
2. Charles Coburn, THE MORE THE MERRIER (*winner)
3. J. Carroll Naish, SAHARA
4. Charles Bickford, THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
5. Akim Tamiroff, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS ” - jaydf60
 
9.
“ 1944
1. Hume Cronyn, THE SEVENTH CROSS
2. Barry Fitzgerald, GOING MY WAY (*winner)
3. Clifton Webb, LAURA
4. Claude Rains, MR. SKEFFINGTON
5. Monty Woolley, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY ” - jaydf60
 
10.
Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a train accident when he was two...
“ 1945
1. Robert Mitchum, THE STORY OF G.I. JOE
2. Michael Chekov, SPELLBOUND
3. John Dall, THE CORN IS GREEN
4. J. Carroll Naish, A MEDAL FOR BENNY
5. James Dunn, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
11.
Claude Rains
Actor, Casablanca
William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth business end as well...
“ 1946
1. Claude Rains, NOTORIOUS
2. Harold Russell, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (*winner)
3. William Demarest, THE JOLSON STORY
4. Charles Coburn, THE GREEN YEARS
5. Clifton Webb, THE RAZOR'S EDGE ” - jaydf60
 
12.
Thomas Gomez
Actor, Key Largo
After graduating from high school in 1923, Thomas Sabino Gomez answered a help wanted ad, which resulted in his joining the Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne theater group. Prior to that time he had not considered acting as a career. He continued working as an actor with the Lunts, traveling across country and honing his acting skills...
“ 1947
1. Thomas Gomez, RIDE THE PINK HORSE
2. Robert Ryan, CROSSFIRE
3. Richard Widmark, KISS OF DEATH
4. Edmund Gwenn, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (*winner)
5. Charles Bickford, THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER ” - jaydf60
 
13.
Walter Huston
Walter Huston, who was born Toronto, Ontario, established himself as one of the great actors of the English-speaking stage and cinema. He established himself as a well-respected and much-sought-after character lead beginning with the early talkies and continuing through the 1930s & '40s. Huston originally studied engineering before seeking a life in the theater...
“ 1948
1. Walter Huston, THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (*winner)
2. Charles Bickford, JOHNNY BELINDA
3. Cecil Kellaway, THE LUCK OF THE IRISH
4. Jose Ferrer, JOAN OF ARC
5. Oscar Homolka, I REMEMBER MAMA ” - jaydf60
 
14.
Ralph Richardson
Sir Ralph Richardson was one of the greatest actors of the 20th Century English-language theater, ascending to the height of his profession in the mid-1930s when he became a star in London's West End. He became the first actor of his generation to be knighted. He became Sir Ralph in 1947, and was quickly followed Laurence Olivier in 1948...
“ 1949
1. Ralph Richardson, THE HEIRESS
2. James Whitmore, BATTLEGROUND
3. Arthur Kennedy, CHAMPION
4. Dean Jagger, 12 O'CLOCK HIGH (*winner)
5. John Ireland, ALL THE KING'S MEN ” - jaydf60
 
15.
George Sanders
George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936...
“ 1950
1. George Sanders, ALL ABOUT EVE (*winner)
2. Sam Jaffe, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
3. Edmund Gwenn, MISTER 880
4. Erich Von Stroheim, SUNSET BOULEVARD
5. Jeff Chandler, BROKEN ARROW ” - jaydf60
 
16.
Peter Ustinov
Actor, Robin Hood
Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions. He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, London...
“ 1951
1. Peter Ustinov, QUO VADIS?
2. Kevin McCarthy, DEATH OF A SALESMAN
3. Gig Young, COME FILL THE CUP
4. Karl Malden, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (*winner)
5. Leo Genn, QUO VADIS? ” - jaydf60
 
17.
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life in extremely modest circumstances in Mexico...
“ 1952
1. Anthony Quinn, VIVA ZAPATA! (*winner)
2. Victor McLaglen, THE QUIET MAN
3. Jack Palance, SUDDEN FEAR
4. Richard Burton, MY COUSIN RACHEL
5. Arthur Hunnicutt, THE BIG SKY ” - jaydf60
 
18.
Eddie Albert
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his most memorable roles was as the cowardly...
“ 1953
1. Eddie Albert, ROMAN HOLIDAY
2. Robert Strauss, STALAG 17
3. Brandon de Wilde, SHANE
4. Frank Sinatra, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (*winner)
5. Jack Palance, SHANE ” - jaydf60
 
19.
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...
“ 1954
1. Rod Steiger, ON THE WATERFRONT
2. Edmond O'Brien, THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (*winner)
3. Lee J. Cobb, ON THE WATERFRONT
4. Tom Tully, THE CAINE MUTINY
5. Karl Malden, ON THE WATERFRONT ” - jaydf60
 
20.
Sal Mineo
Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother enrolled him in dancing school and...
“ 1955
1. Sal Mineo, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
2. Jack Lemmon, MISTER ROBERTS (*winner)
3. Arthur O'Connell, PICNIC
4. Arthur Kennedy, TRIAL
5. Joe Mantell, MARTY ” - jaydf60
 
21.
Anthony Perkins
Actor, Psycho
Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony. Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University and Rollins College...
“ 1956
1. Anthony Perkins, FRIENDLY PERSUASION
2. Don Murray, BUS STOP
3. Mickey Rooney, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
4. Anthony Quinn, LUST FOR LIFE (*winner)
5. Robert Stack, WRITTEN ON THE WIND ” - jaydf60
 
22.
Vittorio De Sica
Director, Bicycle Thieves
Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee idol of the Italian theatre...
“ 1957
1. Vittorio de Sica, A FAREWELL TO ARMS
2. Red Buttons, SAYONARA (*winner)
3. Sessue Hayawaka, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
4. Arthur Kennedy, PEYTON PLACE
5. Russ Tamblyn, PEYTON PLACE ” - jaydf60
 
23.
Burl Ives
Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family. He first sang in public for a soldiers' reunion when he was age 4. In high school, he learned the banjo and played fullback, intending to become a football coach when he enrolled at Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College in 1927. He dropped out in 1930 and wandered, hitching rides, doing odd jobs, street singing...
“ 1958
1. Burl Ives, THE BIG COUNTRY (*winner)
2. Lee J. Cobb, THE BROTHERS KARAMOZOV
3. Theodore Bikel, THE DEFIANT ONES
4. Gig Young, TEACHER'S PET
5. Arthur Kennedy, SOME CAME RUNNING ” - jaydf60
 
24.
Ed Wynn
An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows...
“ 1959
1. Ed Wynn, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
2. George C. Scott, ANATOMY OF A MURDER
3. Arthur O'Connell, ANATOMY OF A MURDER
4. Robert Vaughn, THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS
5. Hugh Griffith, BEN-HUR (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
25.
Peter Falk
Actor, Columbo
Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, and...
“ 1960
1. Peter Falk, MURDER, INC.
2. Peter Ustinov, SPARTACUS (*winner)
3. Sal Mineo, EXODUS
4. Jack Kruschen, THE APARTMENT
5. Chill Wills, THE ALAMO ” - jaydf60
 
26.
Montgomery Clift
Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg) and William Brooks Clift. His father made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the depression...
“ 1961
1. Montgomery Clift, JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
2. Peter Falk, POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES
3. George C. Scott, THE HUSTLER
4. Jackie Gleason, THE HUSTLER
5. George Chakiris, WEST SIDE STORY (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
27.
Terence Stamp
Actor, Wanted
Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise, Poor Cow and Far from the Madding Crowd...
“ 1962
1. Terence Stamp, BILLY BUDD
2. Victor Buono, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
3. Ed Begley, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (*winner)
4. Omar Sharif, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
5. Telly Savalas, BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ ” - jaydf60
 
28.
Melvyn Douglas
Two-time Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas was one of America's finest actors. In addition to his two Oscars, he also won a Tony Award and an Emmy. Douglas would enjoy cinema immortality if for no other reason than his being the man who made Greta Garbo laugh in Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy Ninotchka, but he was much, much more...
“ 1963
1. Melvyn Douglas, HUD (*winner)
2. Hugh Griffith, TOM JONES
3. Bobby Darin, CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D.
4. Nick Adams, TWILIGHT OF HONOR
5. John Huston, THE CARDINAL ” - jaydf60
 
29.
Edmond O'Brien
Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of The Bronx, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored by neighbor Harry Houdini...
“ 1964
1. Edmond O'Brien, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY
2. John Gielgud, BECKET
3. Stanley Holloway, MY FAIR LADY
4. Peter Ustinov, TOPKAPI (*winner)
5. Lee Tracy, THE BEST MAN ” - jaydf60
 
30.
Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn was born Gary Neil Miller in Oklahoma. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller. They moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1938. Dunn was 5 years old when he knew he'd be a dwarf but was determined not to let it stop him or make him dependent. He graduated from Detroit's Redford High School in 1951...
“ 1965
1. Michael Dunn, SHIP OF FOOLS
2. Frank Finlay, OTHELLO
3. Tom Courtneay, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
4. Martin Balsam, A THOUSAND CLOWNS (*winner)
5. Ian Bannen, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX ” - jaydf60
 
31.
James Mason
James Mason was a great English actor of British and American films. He was born in Yorkshire, and attended Marlborough and Cambridge, where he discovered acting on a lark, and abandoned a planned career as an architect. Following work in stock companies, he joined the Old Vic under the guidance of Sir Tyrone Guthrie and of Alexander Korda...
“ 1966
1. James Mason, GEORGY GIRL
2. George Segal, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
3. Walter Matthau, THE FORTUNE COOKIE (*winner)
4. Robert Shaw, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
5. Mako, THE SAND PEBBLES ” - jaydf60
 
32.
“ 1967
1. John Cassavetes, THE DIRTY DOZEN
2. Gene Hackman, BONNIE AND CLYDE
3. Cecil Kellaway, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
4. Michael J. Pollard, BONNIE AND CLYDE
5. George Kennedy, COOL HAND LUKE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
33.
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...
“ 1968
1. Seymour Cassel, FACES
2. Gene Wilder, THE PRODUCERS
3. Jack Albertson, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES (*winner)
4. Daniel Massey, STAR!
5. Jack Wild, OLIVER! ” - jaydf60
 
34.
Elliott Gould
Elliott Gould is an American actor known for his roles in MASH, his Oscar-nominated performance in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and more recently, his portrayal of old-time con artist Reuben Tishkoff in Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. Gould was born Elliott Goldstein on August 29...
“ 1969
1. Elliott Gould, BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
2. Jack Nicholson, EASY RIDER
3. Gig Young, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? (*winner)
4. Anthony Quayle, ANNE OF A THOUSAND DAYS
5. Rupert Crosse, THE REIVERS ” - jaydf60
 
35.
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ 1970
1. Gene Hackman, I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER
2. Richard Castellano, LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS
3. Dan George, LITTLE BIG MAN
4. John Mills, RYAN'S DAUGHTER (*winner)
5. John Marley, LOVE STORY ” - jaydf60
 
36.
Ben Johnson
Born in Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo performer when, in 1940, Howard Hughes hired him to take a load of horses to California. He decided to stick around (the pay was good), and for some years was a stunt man, horse wrangler, and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper and James Stewart...
“ 1971
1. Ben Johnson, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (*winner)
2. Roy Scheider, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
3. Leonard Frey, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
4. Jeff Bridges, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
5. Richard Jaeckel, SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION ” - jaydf60
 
37.
“ 1972
1. Joel Grey, CABARET (*winner)
2. Al Pacino, THE GODFATHER
3. Eddie Albert, THE HEARTBREAK KID
4. Robert Duvall, THE GODFATHER
5. James Caan, THE GODFATHER ” - jaydf60
 
38.
Jason Miller
Character actor and playwright Jason Miller had a variety of jobs before he started a writing career and wrote his own play, "That Championship Season", for which he received the Pulitzer Prize Award. Miller gave up his professional writing career in the early seventies to start acting. In 1973, he starred as a troubled priest in the horror film classic The Exorcist...
“ 1973
1. Jason Miller, THE EXORCIST
2. Randy Quaid, THE LAST DETAIL
3. John Houseman, THE PAPER CHASE (*winner)
4. Jack Gilford, SAVE THE TIGER
5. Vincent Gardenia, BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY ” - jaydf60
 
39.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
De Niro's longtime collaboration with Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. He also earned nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver and Cape Fear, both directed by Scorsese. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter...
“ 1974
1. Robert DeNiro, THE GODFATHER, PART II
2. Lee Strasberg, THE GODFATHER, PART II
3. Michael V. Gazzo, THE GODFATHER, PART II
4. Jeff Bridges, THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT
5. Fred Astaire, THE TOWERING INFERNO ” - jaydf60
 
40.
Burgess Meredith
Actor, Rocky
One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1907 and educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company in New York City in 1933. He became a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson...
“ 1975
1. Burgess Meredith, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
2. George Burns, THE SUNSHINE BOYS (*winner)
3. Brad Dourif, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
4. Jack Warden, SHAMPOO
5. Chris Sarandon, DOG DAY AFTERNOON ” - jaydf60
 
41.
Laurence Olivier
Actor, Rebecca
Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin...
“ 1976
1. Laurence Olivier, MARATHON MAN
2. Jason Robards, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (*winner)
3. Burgess Meredith, ROCKY
4. Burt Young, ROCKY
5. Ned Beatty, NETWORK ” - jaydf60
 
42.
Jason Robards
Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School...
“ 1977
1. Jason Robards, JULIA (*winner)
2. Peter Firth, EQUUS
3. Maximilian Schell, JULIA
4. Alec Guinness, STAR WARS
5. Mikhail Baryshnikov, THE TURNING POINT ” - jaydf60
 
43.
John Hurt
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 Arnould Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and mathematician...
“ 1978
1. John Hurt, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
2. Christopher Walken, THE DEER HUNTER (*winner)
3. Jack Warden, HEAVEN CAN WAIT
4. Bruce Dern, COMING HOME
5. Richard Farnsworth, COMES A HORSEMAN ” - jaydf60
 
44.
Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
“ 1979
1. Robert Duvall, APOCALYPSE NOW
2. Frederic Forrest, THE ROSE
3. Melvyn Douglas, BEING THERE (*winner)
4. Justin Henry, KRAMER VS. KRAMER
5. Mickey Rooney, THE BLACK STALLION ” - jaydf60
 
45.
Jason Robards
Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School...
“ 1980
1. Jason Robards, MELVIN AND HOWARD
2. Joe Pesci, RAGING BULL
3. Timothy Hutton, ORDINARY PEOPLE (*winner)
4. Michael O'Keefe, THE GREAT SANTINI
5. Judd Hirsch, ORDINARY PEOPLE ” - jaydf60
 
46.
John Gielgud
Actor, Gandhi
Born in London, England, John Gielgud trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. Best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other contemporaries of the National Theatre at the "Old Vic"...
“ 1981
1. John Gielgud, ARTHUR (*winner)
2. Jack Nicholson, REDS
3. Howard Rollins, Jr., RAGTIME
4. Ian Holm, CHARIOTS OF FIRE
5. James Coco, ONLY WHEN I LAUGH ” - jaydf60
 
47.
Robert Preston
American leading man of vast charisma, Robert Preston was the son of a garment worker and a record store clerk and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a trained musician, playing several instruments, and in high school became interested in theatre. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, taking classes and appearing in scores of plays alongside such soon-to-be-well-known actors as Dana Andrews...
“ 1982
1. Robert Preston, VICTOR/VICTORIA
2. Charles Durning, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
3. John Lithgow, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
4. James Mason, THE VERDICT
5. Louis Gossett, Jr., AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
48.
Charles Durning
Actor, The Sting
WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most dependable and sought after supporting actors...
“ 1983
1. Charles Durning, TO BE OR NOT TO BE
2. John Lithgow, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
3. Rip Torn, CROSS CREEK
4. Sam Shepherd, THE RIGHT STUFF
5. Jack Nicholson, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
49.
Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor was a native of Cambodia, and before the war was a physician (obstetrics) and medical officer in the Cambodian army. He became a captive of the Khmer Rouge during the and was imprisoned and tortured; in order to escape execution he denied being a doctor or having an education. He moved to the U.S...
“ 1984
1. Haing S. Ngor, THE KILLING FIELDS (*winner)
2. John Malkovich, PLACES IN THE HEART
3. Ralph Richardson, GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES
4. Pat Morita, THE KARATE KID
5. Adolph Caesar, A SOLDIER'S STORY ” - jaydf60
 
50.
William Hickey
Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor, Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 production, starring Uta Hagen)...
“ 1985
1. William Hickey, PRIZZI'S HONOR
2. Klaus Maria Brandauer, OUT OF AFRICA
3. Robert Loggia, JAGGED EDGE
4. Eric Roberts, RUNAWAY TRAIN
5. Don Ameche, COCOON (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
51.
Michael Caine
Michael Caine is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu...
“ 1986
1. Michael Caine, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (*winner)
2. Willem Dafoe, PLATOON
3. Dennis Hopper, HOOSIERS
4. Denholm Elliott, A ROOM WITH A VIEW
5. Tom Berenger, PLATOON ” - jaydf60
 
52.
Vincent Gardenia
Actor, Moonstruck
He was honored twice off-Broadway with Distinguished Performance OBIE Award, first in 1960 for "Machinal" and again in 1969 for "Passing Through From Exotic Places." In 1972 he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play for "Prisoner on 2nd Avenue." In 1979 he was nominated for Best Actor in...
“ 1987
1. Vincent Gardenia, MOONSTRUCK
2. Albert Brooks, BROADCAST NEWS
3. Morgan Freeman, STREET SMART
4. Denzel Washington, CRY FREEDOM
5. Sean Connery, THE UNTOUCHABLES (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
53.
Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell is one of only a few people left that were alive and acting during the golden age of Hollywood. Over a long career he has worked with many of Hollywood's greatest talents. He's stared with Orson Welles in the court drama Compulsion. Worked with Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra in the film Anchors Aweigh...
“ 1988
1. Dean Stockwell, MARRIED TO THE MOB
2. Kevin Kline, A FISH CALLED WANDA (*winner)
3. Alec Guinness, LITTLE DORRIT
4. River Phoenix, RUNNING ON EMPTY
5. Martin Landau, TUCKER: A MAN AND HIS DREAM ” - jaydf60
 
54.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day. Denzel Hayes Washington...
“ 1989
1. Denzel Washington, GLORY (*winner)
2. Danny Aiello, DO THE RIGHT THING
3. Martin Landau, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
4. Marlon Brando, A DRY WHITE SEASON
5. Dan Aykroyd, DRIVING MISS DAISY ” - jaydf60
 
55.
Joe Pesci
Actor, Goodfellas
Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-'60s he released a record under the stage name of "Joe Ritchie" titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing"...
“ 1990
1. Joe Pesci, GOODFELLAS (*winner)
2. Bruce Davison, LONGTIME COMPANION
3. Al Pacino, DICK TRACY
4. Andy Garcia, THE GODFATHER, PART III
5. Graham Greene, DANCES WITH WOLVES ” - jaydf60
 
56.
Harvey Keitel
Came to prominence in the early films of Martin Scorsese after working in theatre for around a decade, particularly Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Faded into anonymity in the 1980s even though he turned in some impressive performances in films by some of America's leading directors. He reemergered into star status with his role as Mr...
“ 1991
1. Harvey Keitel, BUGSY
2. Ben Kingsley, BUGSY
3. Tommy Lee Jones, J.F.K.
4. Michael Lerner, BARTON FINK
5. Jack Palance, CITY SLICKERS (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
57.
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ 1992
1. Gene Hackman, UNFORGIVEN (*winner)
2. Al Pacino, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
3. David Paymer, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
4. Jaye Davidson, THE CRYING GAME
5. Jack Nicholson, A FEW GOOD MEN ” - jaydf60
 
58.
Ralph Fiennes
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...
“ 1993
1. Ralph Fiennes, SCHINDLER'S LIST
2. Pete Postlethwaite, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
3. Tommy Lee Jones, THE FUGITIVE (*winner)
4. John Malkovich, IN THE LINE OF FIRE
5. Leonardo DiCaprio, WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? ” - jaydf60
 
59.
Gary Sinise
Actor, CSI: NY
Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. He was something of a rebel, playing in bands but paying little attention to school...
“ 1994
1. Gary Sinise, FORREST GUMP
2. Martin Landau, ED WOOD (*winner)
3. Samuel L. Jackson, PULP FICTION
4. Chazz Palminteri, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
5. Paul Scofield, QUIZ SHOW ” - jaydf60
 
60.
Tim Roth
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Simon Timothy Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to "Roth"; Ernie was in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
“ 1995
1. Tim Roth, ROBY ROY
2. Brad Pitt, 12 MONKEYS
3. James Cromwell, BABE
4. Ed Harris, APOLLO 13
5. Kevin Spacey, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
61.
“ 1996
1. William H. Macy, FARGO
2. Edward Norton, PRIMAL FEAR
3. Armin Mueller-Stahl, SHINE
4. James Woods, GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI
5. Cuba Gooding, Jr., JERRY MAGUIRE (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
62.
Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. Greg has two brothers--James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve, a business manager with the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina who was born in 1959...
“ 1997
1. Greg Kinnear, AS GOOD AS IT GETS
2. Robert Forster, JACKIE BROWN
3. Burt Reynolds, BOOGIE NIGHTS
4. Anthony Hopkins, AMISTAD
5. Robin Williams, GOOD WILL HUNTING (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
63.
Billy Bob Thornton
Actor, Armageddon
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in 1958 and now deceased) and John David (born in 1969)...
“ 1998
1. Billy Bob Thornton, A SIMPLE PLAN
2. Ed Harris, THE TRUMAN SHOW
3. Geoffrey Rush, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
4. Robert Duvall, A CIVIL ACTION
5. James Coburn, AFFLICTION (*winner) ” - jaydf60
 
64.
Jude Law
Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway...
“ 1999
1. Jude Law, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
2. Haley Joel Osment, THE SIXTH SENSE
3. Michael Caine, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (*winner)
4. Tom Cruise, MAGNOLIA
5. Michael Clarke Duncan, THE GREEN MILE ” - jaydf60
 
65.
Benicio Del Toro
Actor, Snatch
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Born on February 19...
“ 2000
1. Benicio Del Toro, TRAFFIC (*winner)
2. Jeff Bridges, THE CONTENDER
3. Albert Finney, ERIN BROCKOVICH
4. Willem Dafoe, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE
5. Joaquin Phoenix, GLADIATOR ” - jaydf60
 
66.
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor...
“ 2001
1. Ben Kingsley, SEXY BEAST
2. Jim Broadbent, IRIS (*winner)
3. Ethan Hawke, TRAINING DAY
4. Ian McKellen, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
5. Jon Voight, ALI ” - jaydf60
 
67.
Chris Cooper
Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama...
“ 2002
1. Chris Cooper, ADAPTATION (*winner)
2. John C. Reilly, CHICAGO
3. Paul Newman, THE ROAD TO PERDITION
4. Christopher Walken, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
5. Ed Harris, THE HOURS ” - jaydf60
 
68.
Djimon Hounsou
Actor, Gladiator
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator by Ridley Scott and Amistad by Steven Spielberg.
“ 2003
1. Djimon Hounsou, IN AMERICA
2. Benicio Del Toro, 21 GRAMS
3. Tim Robbins, MYSTIC RIVER (*winner)
4. Ken Watanabe, THE LAST SAMURAI
5. Alec Baldwin, THE COOLER ” - jaydf60
 
69.
Clive Owen
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 soul but forceful will...
“ 2004
1. Clive Owen, CLOSER
2. Thomas Haden Church, SIDEWAYS
3. Morgan Freeman, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (*winner)
4. Jamie Foxx, COLLATERAL
5. Alan Alda, THE AVIATOR ” - jaydf60
 
70.
Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon's successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film Crash. This role earned him nominations for an Academy award...
“ 2005
1. Matt Dillon, CRASH
2. George Clooney, SYRIANA (*winner)
3. Jake Gyllenhaal, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
4. Paul Giamatti, CINDERELLA MAN
5. William Hurt, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE ” - jaydf60
 
71.
Alan Arkin
Actor, Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer. He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946 the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles...
“ 2006
1. Alan Arkin, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (*winner)
2. Jackie Earle Haley, LITTLE CHILDREN
3. Djimon Hounsou, BLOOD DIAMOND
4. Eddie Murphy, DREAMGIRLS
5. Mark Wahlberg, THE DEPARTED ” - jaydf60
 
72.
Javier Bardem
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 grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro...
“ 2007
1. Javier Bardem, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (*winner)
2. Casey Affleck, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
3. Tom Wilkinson, MICHAEL CLAYTON
4. Hal Holbrook, INTO THE WILD
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR ” - jaydf60
 
73.
Heath Ledger
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...
“ 2008
1. Heath Ledger, THE DARK KNIGHT (*winner)
2. Robert Downey, Jr., TROPIC THUNDER
3. Josh Brolin, MILK
4. Michael Shannon, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, DOUBT ” - jaydf60
 
74.
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained. For each performance, he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award...
“ 2009
1. Christoph Waltz, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (*winner)
2. Stanley Tucci, THE LOVELY BONES
3. Woody Harrelson, THE MESSENGER
4. Christopher Plummer, THE LAST STATION
5. Matt Damon, INVICTUS ” - jaydf60
 
75.
Christian Bale
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 countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ 2010
1. Christian Bale, THE FIGHTER (*winner)
2. John Hawkes, WINTER'S BONE
3. Mark Ruffalo, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
4. Geoffrey Rush, THE KING'S SPEECH
5. Jeremy Renner, THE TOWN ” - jaydf60
 
76.
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)...
“ 2011
1. Christopher Plummer, BEGINNERS (*winner)
2. Max Von Sydow, EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
3. Jonah Hill, MONEYBALL
4. Kenneth Branagh, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
5. Nick Nolte, WARRIOR ” - jaydf60
 
77.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas...
“ 2012
1. Tommy Lee Jones, LINCOLN
2. Robert DeNiro, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
3. Christoph Waltz, DJANGO UNCHAINED (*winner)
4. Alan Arkin, ARGO
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, THE MASTER ” - jaydf60
 
78.
Jared Leto
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 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto will always be remembered as an accomplished actor for the numerous, challenging projects he has taken in his life. He is known to be selective about his film roles...
“ 2013
1. Jared Leto, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (*winner)
2. Michael Fassbender, 12 YEARS A SLAVE
3. Barkhad Abdi, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
4. Bradley Cooper, AMERICAN HUSTLE
5. Jonah Hill, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET ” - jaydf60
 
79.
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, Virginia...
“ 2014
1. Mark Ruffalo, FOXCATCHER
2. Edward Norton, BIRDMAN
3. J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH (*winner)
4. Robert Duvall, THE JUDGE
5. Ethan Hawke, BOYHOOD ” - jaydf60
 
80.
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy made his debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war film Black Hawk Down. Hardy's other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), sports drama Warrior (2011)...
“ 2015
1. Tom Hardy, THE REVENANT
2. Mark Rylance, BRIDGE OF SPIES (*winner)
3. Mark Ruffalo, SPOTLIGHT
4. Christian Bale, THE BIG SHORT
5. Sylvester Stallone, CREED ” - jaydf60