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Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Sephardic Jewish...
“ Best Actress in Machete, Sin City, Fantastic 4, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Dark Angel. ” - ryancastonguay
The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous desire to explore the world outside Switzerland...
“ Best Actress in Dr. No and Casino Royale ” - ryancastonguay
Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston
and Nancy Dow
. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents divorced when she was nine...
“ Best Actress in Friends, Leprechaun, The Iron Giant (Animation), Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, and Just Go With It. ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actress in xXx ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actress in Machete and Machete Kills ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actress in Machete and Machete Kills. ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in American Psycho, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Terminator Salvation, Public Enemy, The Fighters, and The Dark Knight Rises ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actress in Scream, The Wedding Singer, and 50 First Date ” - ryancastonguay
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe
, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale
“ Best Actress in Underworld, Van Helsing, The Aviator, Underworld: Evolution, Click, Vacany, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Whiteout, and Underworld: Awakening ” - ryancastonguay
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry
“ Best Actress in The Boy Last Scout, X-Men, Swordfish, Die Another Day, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Pirate of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Troy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Raven-haired beauty Jordana Brewster was born on April 26, 1980 in Panama City, Panama. Her mother, Maria João
(Leal de Sousa), is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978. Her father, Alden Brewster, is an American-born investment banker, who has English, Scottish...
“ Best Actress in The Fast And The Furious, Fast And Furious, Fast Five, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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 the household when Pierce was a child and although reunited later in life...
“ Best Actor in Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, and The Ghost Writer ” - ryancastonguay
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock
(née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. Sandra grew up on the road with her parents and younger sister...
“ Speed, Crash, The Lake House, and The Blind Side ” - ryancastonguay
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred. He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan...
“ Best Actor in The Godfather, The Godfather part 2, Eraser, and Elf ” - ryancastonguay
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola
(whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola
) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ Best Actor in Kiss-Ass, Adaptation, Lord of War, Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona, The Rock, Face/Off, Matchstick Men, Wild At Heart, Birdy, Red Rock West, Con Air, Ghost Rider and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi
and Rob Tapert
, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead
, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983...
“ Best Actor in The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, and Burn Notice ” - ryancastonguay
Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck
and Planes, Trains & Automobiles
. His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded. Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in the year 1950, Candy was the son of Evangeline (Aker) and Sidney James Candy...
“ Best Actor in Spaceballs, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, and Home Alone ” - ryancastonguay
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")...
“ Best Actor in Bruce Almighty, Anchorman, The Office, The 40 year old Virgin, Over The Hedge(Animation), Get Smart, Despicable Me(Animation), Despicable me 2(Animation), Anchorman and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color
but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
, Dumb & Dumber
and The Mask
established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ Best Actor in In Living Color, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Batman Forever, The Truman Show, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, Me, Myself and Irene, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ Best Actress in Fight Club, Alice In Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Terminator Salvation and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak on April 7...
“ Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver...
“ Crash, Reign Over Me, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Swordfish, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney
, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney
). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ Best Actor in From Dusk Till Dawn, Ocean Eleven and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow...
“ Best Actor in Goldeneye, The World Is Not Enough, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan...
“ Best Actress in Requiem of a Dream, A beautiful Mind, Hulk, Blood Diamond, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actor in Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, The Rock, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell, the son of famous film director John Cromwell
, studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays...
“ Best Actor in L.A. Confidential, I Robot and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance...
“ Best Actress in Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Ocean Eleven, The Bourne Identity and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division
, which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy, urban filming that dates back to 1995 when she was only sixteen...
“ Best Actress in Sin City, Death Proof, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre...
“ Best Actress in Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, The Chronicles of Riddick, Casino Royale, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Pirate of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Batman Returns, Twins, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, L.A. Confidential, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan...
“ Best Actress in The Mask, There's Something About Mary, Gangs of New York and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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
“ Best Actor in Titanic, Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, Blood Diamond and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent
. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artist's housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
“ Best Actor in Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Fast and the Furious, xXx, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actresses in Wedding Crashers, The Wedding Singer and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Robert Downey Jr.
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 filmographer Robert Downey Sr.
and actress Elsie Downey
(née Elsie Ann Ford)...
“ Best Actor in Weird Science, U.S. Marshal, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
“ Best Actor in The Green Mile, The Scorpion King, Sin City, The Island and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ Best Actor in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Pale Rider, The Unforgiving, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell
, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ Best Actor in A Night At The Roxbury, Anchorman, Anchorman 2, Wedding Crashers, Bewitch, Old School, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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
“ Best Actor in Schindler's List, The English Patient, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Skyfall, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. His mother transplanted her family to Brooklyn after his parents divorced...
“ Best Actor in Apocalypse Now, The Matrix, Predators, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actress in Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Scotland before moving to Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla showed an interest in both acting and writing...
“ Best Actress in Wedding Crashers, Rango(Animation), and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Fugitive, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Gloria Foster will always be best known for her performance as The Oracle in The Matrix
and The Matrix Reloaded
, but the actress's career spanned four decades on the stage and screen. Born on November 15, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, Foster was put in the custody of her grandparents and raised on a farm...
“ Best Actress in The Matrix, The Matrix Revolution, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Megan Denise Fox was born in Rockwood, Tennessee, to Gloria Darlene (Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox, a parole officer. Megan began her training in drama and dance at age 5 and, at age 10, moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where she continued her training and finished school. Megan began acting and modeling...
“ Best Actress in Jennifer's Body, Transformers, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox
(née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their ten-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox
, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother, Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia...
“ Best Actor in Back To The Future part 1, 2 and 3, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Canadian parents Carol Mary (Genereux), a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, a journalist and travel executive. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. As his parents frequently moved, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa...
“ Best Actor in The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Monkeybone and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Bruce Almighty, Unleashed, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Wanted, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King." The 1930s saw him at the peak of his acting ability and his popular appeal, as he often portrayed down-to-earth, bravado characters with a carefree attitude. He was known as the epitome of masculinity with his unmatched charm and knowing smile...
“ Best Actor in It Happened One Night, Gone With The Wind, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, Braveheart, Payback, Machete Kills, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born December 30, 1978 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where he was raised. He is an R&B singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer and model. He is well known for his actor role as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and Furious movie franchise. Other popular movies Tyrese has acted in are Death Race...
“ Best Actor in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Transformers, Fast Five and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater...
“ Best Actor in Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Predator 2, Lethal Weapon 3, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actor in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Layer Cake, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Skyfall and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Mark Richard Hamill was born in Oakland, California, to Virginia Suzanne (Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill, a captain in the United States Navy. He grew up in California, Virginia, New York and Japan. He majored in drama at Los Angeles City College and made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show
“ Best Actor in Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway
, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway
, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real
“ Best Actress in The Princess Diaries, Get Smart, The Dark Knight Rises, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her opera-singing mother...
“ Best Actress in Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Once Upon Time In Mexico, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige (Parsons), an internet researcher, and David Clinton Heard, a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry. Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country
, in which she played Charlize Theron
's character in flashbacks...
“ Best Actress in Never Back Down, Pineapple Express, Zombieland, Step Father, Machete Kills, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A...
“ Best Actress in The Scorpion King, Cradle 2 The Crave, X2, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Vanessa was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego whilst she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens
, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina (Guangco), an officer worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Gregory Hudgens, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry...
“ Best Actress in Sucker Punch, The Frozen Ground, Machete Kills, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in X-Men, Swordfish, X2, The Prestige, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actor in Pulp Fiction, The Long Kiss Goodnight, xXx, Deep Blue Sea, Snake On A Plane, A Time To Kill, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actor in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Live Free or Die Hard, Fast And Furious, Fast Five, Bullet to the Head, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the late 1950s / early 1960s...
“ Best Actor in Tangled, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Pale Rider, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actress in Sin City and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson
(born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson
(born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia
“ Best Actor in The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns, Fast Five, The Rundown and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan
, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and her father, Karsten Johansson
, is Danish. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson
, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson
, born three minutes after her, and a paternal half-brother, Christian. Her grandfather was writer Ejner Johansson
“ Best Actress in The Island, The Prestige, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith
. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ Best Actress in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Mr. Mrs. Smith, Beowulf, Wanted, Salt, Kung Fu Panda, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Men In Black, No Country For Old Men, Man of the House, The Fugitive, U.S. Marshal, Under Siege, The Company Men, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top fashion model...
“ Best Actress in National Treasure, Troy, Inglorious Basterds, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
“ Best Actor in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England...
“ Best Actress in Gone With The Wind, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot
, There Will Be Blood
, making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ Best Actor in The Crucible, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ Best Actor in Hero, Lethal Weapon 4, Cradle 2 The Grave, War, The Expendables, The Expendables 2, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then picked up sporadic small parts. His family would not give up their effort to prevent him from a life on stage, so an uncle who was a high ranking police officer arranged for Llewelyn to take the department's physical exam...
“ Best Actor in From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, The Spy Loved Me, Moonraker, Goldeneye, The World Is Not Enough, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts...
“ Best Actor in Rocky 4, Masters of the Universe, Universal Soldier, The Expendables, The Expendables 2, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
“ Best Actor in Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids, Once Upon Time In Mexico, Machete, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was...
“ Best Actress in The Hot Chick, Mean Girls, Wedding Crashers, Red Eye, Sherlock Holmes, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Scottish...
“ Best Actor in Dazed and Confused, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, A Time To Kill, Sahara, Fool's Gold, Tropic Thunder, Lincoln Lawyer, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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 encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
“ Best Actor in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting, The Island, The Ghost Writer, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck
. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known until playing the girlfriend of Denzel Washington
's character in Training Day
“ Best Actress in Exit Wounds, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Fast Five, Ghost Rider, The Other Guy, Once Upon Time In Mexico, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her professional debut on the popular Australian soap...
“ Best Actress in Pitch Black, Man On Fire, Silent Hill, Silent Hill: Revolution 3D, The Frozen Ground, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, as youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice
, which was produced in Barcelona for its first season...
“ Best Actress in The Matrix, Silent Hill: Revolution 3D, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian, a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant. His siblings are Charlie Murphy
and Vernon Lynch
“ Best Actor in 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Beverly Hill Cop Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...
“ Best Actor in Schindler's List, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins, Gangs of New York, Clash of the Titans, Battleship, Taken, Taken 2, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Robert De Niro
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
“ Best Actor in The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Heat, Meet the Parents, Machete, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Children of Men, King Arthur, Sin City, Shoot 'Em Up, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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. Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family. His parents...
“ Best Actor in The Godfather Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, Scarface, Carlito's Way, Heat, The Devil Advocate, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and director Bruce Paltrow
and Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner
. Her father was from a Jewish family, while her mother has German, and some English and Irish, ancestry. When Gwyneth was eleven...
“ Best Actress in Se7en, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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 second son of actress Eileen Ryan
(née Annucci) and director...
“ Best Actor in Mystic River, Carlito's Way and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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"...
“ Best Actor in My Cousin Vinny, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Lethal Weapon 2, Home Alone, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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
. However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball
, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven
and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
“ Best Actor in Se7en, Fight Club, Ocean Eleven, Troy, Mr. Mrs. Smith, Inglorious Basterds, Killing Them Softly, World War Z, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ Best Actress in V for Vendetta, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Black Swan, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
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...
“ Best Actor in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Woman in Black, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon on September 2, 1964. He is the son of English-born Patricia Taylor
, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese...
“ Best Actor in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, Speed, The Devil Advocate, The Matrix, Constantine, The Lake House, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay
John C. Reilly
Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played a 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 children...
“ Best Actor in Gangs of New York, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brother, and more...ect ” - ryancastonguay