My Favourite Actors

A list of my favorite actors and their movies that I like. It will be updated as soon as I see new movies so it will be a work in progress!
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1.
Will Smith
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards...
“ 11 Movies:
- After Earth
- Bad Boys
- Bad Boys 2
- Collateral Beauty
- Enemy of the State
- Hitch
- I Am Legend
- I, Robot
- Men in Black
- Men in Black 2
- Wild Wild West ” - mad200647
 
2.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ 10 Movies:
- Collateral Damage
- Eraser
- Escape Plan
- Jingle All the Way
- Kindergarten Cop
- Predator
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- The Terminator
- Total Recall
- True Lies ” - mad200647
 
3.
Johnny Depp
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...
“ 10 Movies:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Chocolat
- Dark Shadows
- Finding Neverland
- From Hell
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- The Lone Ranger
- The Ninth Gate
- The Tourist
- Transcendence ” - mad200647
 
4.
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. Nonetheless...
“ 9 Movies:
- Edge of Tomorrow
- Jack Reacher
- Minority Report
- Mission: Impossible 2
- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
- Oblivion
- Rain Man
- The Mummy
- War of the Worlds ” - mad200647
 
5.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ 8 Movies:
- Deja Vu
- Flight
- John Q
- The Book of Eli
- The Bone Collector
- The Equalizer
- The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
- Unstoppable ” - mad200647
 
6.
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. His parents ran a restaurant (his father is a chef)...
“ 8 Movies:
- 12 Years a Slave
- Alien: Covenant
- Assassin's Creed
- Jane Eyre
- Prometheus
- X-Men: Apocalypse
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- X-Men: First Class ” - mad200647
 
7.
Morgan Freeman
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...
“ 8 Movies:
- Bruce Almighty
- Last Vegas
- Now You See Me
- Oblivion
- Olympus Has Fallen
- The Bucket List
- Under Suspicion
- Wanted ” - mad200647
 
8.
Keanu Reeves
Actor, The Matrix
Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese...
“ 8 Movies:
- Constantine
- Devil's Advocate
- John Wick
- Johnny Mnemonic
- The Lake House
- The Matrix
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions ” - mad200647
 
9.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ 7 Movies:
- Great Expectations
- Last Vegas
- Meet the Parents
- Meet the Fockers
- Red Lights
- Stardust
- The Big Wedding ” - mad200647
 
10.
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...
“ 7 Movies:
- American Psycho
- Equilibrium
- Out of the Furnace
- The Dark Knight
- The Fighter
- The Machinist
- The Prestige ” - mad200647
 
11.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance, Unbreakable, Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ 6 Movies:
- Django Unchained
- Pulp Fiction
- The Hateful Eight
- The Spirit
- xXx
- xXx 2: The Next Level ” - mad200647
 
12.
James McAvoy
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 7. He went to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill...
“ 6 Movies:
- Atonement
- Split
- Wanted
- X-Men: Apocalypse
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- X-Men: First Class ” - mad200647
 
13.
Jude Law
Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca 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...
“ 6 Movies:
- Alfie
- Anna Karenina
- King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
- Sherlock Holmes
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ” - mad200647
 
14.
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ 5 Movies:
- Death Race
- The Expendables
- The Expendables 3
- The Mechanic
- The Transporter ” - mad200647
 
15.
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws...
“ 5 Movies:
- Escape Plan
- Rambo
- Rocky
- The Expendables
- The Expendables 3 ” - mad200647
 
16.
Hugo Weaving
Actor, The Matrix
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ 5 Movies:
- Cloud Atlas
- The Matrix
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions
- V for Vendetta ” - mad200647
 
17.
Woody Harrelson
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater...
“ 5 Movies:
- Friends with Benefits
- Money Train
- Now You See Me
- Out of the Furnace
- White Men Can't Jump ” - mad200647
 
18.
Michael Douglas
Actor, The Game
An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns...
“ 5 Movies:
- Basic Instinct
- Disclosure
- Last Vegas
- The American President
- The Game ” - mad200647
 
19.
Jim Carrey
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 and Dumber and The Mask established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ 5 Movies:
- Ace Ventura
- Bruce Almighty
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
- The Mask ” - mad200647
 
20.
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
“ 5 Movies:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Minority Report
- The Recruit
- Total Recall
- Winter's Tale ” - mad200647
 
21.
Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ 4 Movies:
- Along Came Polly
- Meet the Fockers
- Meet the Parents
- Our House ” - mad200647
 
22.
Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club...
“ 4 Movies:
- Bedtime Stories
- Big Daddy
- Click
- Grown Ups ” - mad200647
 
23.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains 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 and Titanic...
“ 4 Movies:
- Django Unchained
- Inception
- The Man in the Iron Mask
- Titanic ” - mad200647
 
24.
Matt Damon
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...
“ 4 Movies:
- Elysium
- Hereafter
- The Informant!
- The Martian ” - mad200647
 
25.
Gerard Butler
Actor, 300
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...
“ 4 Movies:
- Gamer
- Olympus Has Fallen
- P.S. I Love You
- The Ugly Truth ” - mad200647
 
26.
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ 4 Movies:
- A Beautiful Mind
- Robin Hood
- The Mummy
- Winter's Tale ” - mad200647
 
27.
Brad Pitt
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...
“ 4 Movies:
- Meet Joe Black
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- World War Z ” - mad200647
 
28.
Ryan Reynolds
Actor, Deadpool
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Green Lantern
- The Amityville Horror
- The Proposal ” - mad200647
 
29.
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Django Unchained
- The Green Hornet
- Water for Elephants ” - mad200647
 
30.
Brendan Fraser
Actor, The Mummy
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Furry Vengeance
- Inkheart
- Journey to the Center of the Earth ” - mad200647
 
31.
Nicolas Cage
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Drive Angry
- Season of the Witch
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice ” - mad200647
 
32.
Joe Pesci
Actor, Goodfellas
Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, 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-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-1960s...
“ 3 Movies:
- Home Alone
- Home Alone 2
- My Cousin Vinny ” - mad200647
 
33.
Macaulay Culkin
Actor, Home Alone
Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Kit Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin...
“ 3 Movies:
- Home Alone
- Home Alone 2
- Richie Rich ” - mad200647
 
34.
Danny DeVito
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Matilda
- Twins
- What's the Worst That Could Happen? ” - mad200647
 
35.
Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana...
“ 3 Movies:
- Jumanji
- Mrs. Doubtfire
- What Dreams May Come ” - mad200647
 
36.
Laurence Fishburne
Actor, The Matrix
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- The Matrix
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions ” - mad200647
 
37.
Daniel Radcliffe
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Horns
- The Woman in Black
- What If ” - mad200647
 
38.
Toma Caragiu
Toma Caragiu was one of the best Romanian actors, playing either comedy or drama, but having a special attraction to the comic movies. He tragically died during the earthquake in Bucharest in 1977, being trapped under the remains of the block of flats he lived in, which collapsed. His body was found days later...
“ 3 Movies:
- B.D. intră în acțiune
- B.D. în alertă
- B.D. la munte și la mare ” - mad200647
 
39.
“ 3 Movies:
- B.D. intră în acțiune
- B.D. în alertă
- B.D. la munte și la mare ” - mad200647
 
40.
“ 3 Movies:
- B.D. intră în acțiune
- B.D. în alertă
- B.D. la munte și la mare ” - mad200647
 
41.
“ 3 Movies:
- B.D. intră în acțiune
- B.D. în alertă
- B.D. la munte și la mare ” - mad200647
 
42.
“ 3 Movies:
- B.D. intră în acțiune
- B.D. în alertă
- B.D. la munte și la mare ” - mad200647
 
43.
“ 3 Movies:
- B.D. intră în acțiune
- B.D. în alertă
- B.D. la munte și la mare ” - mad200647
 
44.
“ 3 Movies:
- B.D. intră în acțiune
- B.D. în alertă
- B.D. la munte și la mare ” - mad200647
 
45.
Antonio Banderas
Actor, Desperado
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series. He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain...
“ 3 Movies:
- Automata
- Original Sin
- The Expendables 3 ” - mad200647
 
46.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ 3 Movies:
- Cloud Atlas
- Sleepless in Seattle
- You've Got Mail ” - mad200647
 
47.
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Begin Again
- Just Like Heaven
- Now You See Me ” - mad200647
 
48.
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Intolerable Cruelty
- The Peacemaker
- Tomorrowland ” - mad200647
 
49.
Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant in Emmett, Idaho, to Darla (Haynes) and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays. He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron decided he wanted to become an actor...
“ 3 Movies:
- Come and Find Me
- Need for Speed
- The 9th Life of Louis Drax ” - mad200647
 
50.
Jeremy Irons
British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire...
“ 3 Movies:
- Assassin's Creed
- Beautiful Creatures
- The Man in the Iron Mask ” - mad200647
 
51.
Bruce Willis
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ 3 Movies:
- Pulp Fiction
- The Sixth Sense
- Twelve Monkeys ” - mad200647
 
52.
John Travolta
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Look Who's Talking
- Pulp Fiction
- The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ” - mad200647
 
53.
Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson). He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman...
“ 3 Movies:
- Blue Valentine
- La La Land
- The Notebook ” - mad200647
 
54.
Luke Evans
Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions...
“ 3 Movies:
- Beauty and the Beast
- Dracula Untold
- The Raven ” - mad200647
 
55.
Hugh Jackman
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...
“ 3 Movies:
- Logan
- The Prestige
- X-Men: Days of Future Past ” - mad200647
 
56.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko. His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English and Swiss-German...
“ 2 Movies:
- Love and Other Drugs
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ” - mad200647
 
57.
Seann William Scott
Seann William Scott was born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, to Patricia Anne (Simons) and William Frank Scott, a factory worker. He was discovered at a talent competition in Los Angeles, and almost immediately was flown to New York by ABC to test for All My Children. His face has also been seen from his...
“ 2 Movies:
- Dude, Where's My Car?
- Road Trip ” - mad200647
 
58.
John Cusack
John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American family...
“ 2 Movies:
- Serendipity
- The Raven ” - mad200647
 
59.
Vin Diesel
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 artists' housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
“ 2 Movies:
- xXx
- Fast and Furious ” - mad200647
 
60.
James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ 2 Movies:
- 127 Hours
- Oz the Great and Powerful ” - mad200647
 
61.
“ 2 Movies:
- The Family Stone
- The Proposal ” - mad200647
 
62.
Stanley Tucci
Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria. Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase...
“ 2 Movies:
- Shall We Dance
- The Devil Wears Prada ” - mad200647
 
63.
Daniel Craig
Actor, Skyfall
One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968...
“ 2 Movies:
- Casino Royale
- Dream House ” - mad200647
 
64.
Anthony Hopkins
Actor, Hannibal
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...
“ 2 Movies:
- Meet Joe Black
- The Wolfman ” - mad200647
 
65.
Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Ellen and Michael Mulroney, a law professor at Villanova. Since being discovered at Northwestern University by a Hollywood talent agent 28 years ago, Mulroney has been seen in over 70 films. Mulroney is a classically trained cellist who began playing in Alexandria...
“ 2 Movie:
- jOBS
- The Family Stone ” - mad200647
 
66.
Al Pacino
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family...
“ 2 Movies:
- Devil's Advocate
- The Recruit ” - mad200647
 
67.
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 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...
“ 2 Movies:
- Eliza Graves
- Hugo ” - mad200647
 
68.
Dominic Cooper
Dominic Edward Cooper was born and raised in Greenwich, London, England. His mother, Julie (Heron), is a nursery school teacher and a keen theater-goer. His father, Brian Cooper, is an auctioneer. They divorced when Dominic was age 5. His maternal great-grandfather was film enthusiast E.T. Heron, who published The Kinematograph Weekly...
“ 2 Movies:
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
- Mamma Mia! ” - mad200647
 
69.
Colin Firth
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...
“ 2 Movies:
- Mamma Mia!
- The King's Speech ” - mad200647
 
70.
Liam Neeson
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...
“ 2 Movies:
- Chloe
- Third Person ” - mad200647
 
71.
Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon. At school...
“ 2 Movies:
- About Time
- I, Frankenstein ” - mad200647
 
72.
Jai Courtney
Actor, Divergent
Born March 15, 1986 in Sydney, Australia, Courtney and his sister were raised in Sydney's leafy northwest suburbs, attending Galston Public School where their mother, Karen, was a teacher. His father, Chris, was a civil servant with the state electricity company, implying that there were no show business influences in the family when Jai caught the acting bug as a 10-year-old...
“ 2 Movies:
- Divergent
- I, Frankenstein ” - mad200647
 
73.
Chris Pine
Actor, Star Trek
Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from his maternal grandfather)...
“ 2 Movies:
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
- Unstoppable ” - mad200647
 
74.
Michael Cera
Actor, Juno
Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga Public School...
“ 2 Movies:
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ” - mad200647
 
75.
Mark Wahlberg
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
“ 2 Movies:
- Max Payne
- The Fighter ” - mad200647
 
76.
Matthew McConaughey
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 Irish...
“ 2 Movies:
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- Interstellar ” - mad200647
 
77.
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)...
“ 2 Movies:
- A Beautiful Mind
- Somewhere in Time ” - mad200647
 
78.
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)...
“ 2 Movies:
- Sherlock Holmes
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ” - mad200647
 
79.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ 2 Movies:
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- Snowden ” - mad200647
 
80.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG...
“ 2 Movies:
- Doctor Strange
- The Imitation Game ” - mad200647
 
81.
Rufus Sewell
Actor, Dark City
Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th of October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, was Welsh, and was an artist and painter. His father, Bill, was an Australian animator who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and left in June of 1989 after completing three years of training...
“ 2 Movies:
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
- The Illusionist ” - mad200647
 
82.
Eddie Redmayne
British actor Eddie Redmayne is the first, and thus far only, millennial male to have won an acting Oscar (for The Theory of Everything). Edward John David Redmayne was born and raised in London, England, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, a businessman. His great-grandfather was Sir Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne...
“ 2 Movies:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- The Theory of Everything ” - mad200647
 
83.
“ 2 Movies:
- Bad Boys
- Bad Boys 2 ” - mad200647
 
84.
Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended Harrow...
“ 2 Movies:
- Robin Hood: Men in Tights
- The Princess Bride ” - mad200647
 
85.
Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England to parents Glenis and Roger Hoult. His great-aunt was one of the most popular actresses of her time, Dame Anna Neagle. He attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, a school for performing arts, to start acting as a career. Hoult has been acting since appearing in the film Intimate Relations; his breakthrough role was in About a Boy...
“ 2 Movies:
- X-Men: Apocalypse
- Warm Bodies ” - mad200647
 
86.
Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, Kline joined the Acting Company in New York which was run by John Houseman...
“ 2 Movies:
- Beauty and the Beast
- Last Vegas ” - mad200647
 
87.
Josh Gad
Actor, Frozen
“ 2 Movies:
- Beauty and the Beast
- jOBS ” - mad200647
 
88.
“ 2 Movies:
- Contratiempo
- El Cuerpo ” - mad200647
 
89.
Ethan Hawke
Actor, Gattaca
Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the next five years...
“ 2 Movies:
- Great Expectations
- Predestination ” - mad200647
 
90.
Sam Worthington
Actor, Avatar
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power planet employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Worthington...
“ 2 Movies:
- Avatar
- The Shack ” - mad200647
 
91.
Edward Norton
Actor, Fight Club
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...
“ 2 Movies:
- Collateral Beauty
- The Illusionist ” - mad200647
 
92.
Matthew Macfadyen
David Matthew Macfadyen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Meinir (Owen), a drama teacher and actress, and Martin Macfadyen, an oil executive. He is of Scottish and Welsh descent. Because of his father's career, he spent at least part of his childhood in Indonesia, before finishing his education back in England and winning a place at RADA in 1992...
“ 2 Movies:
- Anna Karenina
- Pride & Prejudice ” - mad200647
 
93.
Jim Caviezel
James Patrick Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was one of five children born to Margaret (Lavery), a former stage actress, and James Caviezel, a chiropractor. The Caviezels are a closely knit Catholic family. He is of Irish (mother) and Swiss and Slovak-Romansh (father) descent; the surname...
“ 2 Movies:
- Escape Plan
- The Count of Monte Cristo ” - mad200647
 
94.
Jim Sturgess
Actor, 21
Jim was born in London, the son of Jane O. (Martin) and Peter J. S. Sturgess. He was raised in Surrey. First and foremost his interest was music. However, he began to develop a secret passion for acting, at age 8, when he auditioned for local theatre to get out of class. Whilst music appeared cool, he felt being in school plays wasn't...
“ 2 Movies:
- Eliza Graves
- One Day ” - mad200647
 
95.
Bill Murray
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray...
“ 2 Movies:
- City of Ember
- Groundhog Day ” - mad200647
 
96.
Asa Butterfield
Actor, Hugo
Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in films...
“ 2 Movies:
- Ender's Game
- Hugo ” - mad200647
 
97.
Harrison Ford
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...
“ 2 Movies:
- Ender's Game
- The Expendables 3 ” - mad200647
 
98.
Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson was born in 1960 in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster in the North of England, an area renowned for its loud shouting and rampant exaggeration. He went to Repton school but didn't really pay attention and then got a job with a local newspaper where he was famed for stories such as 'Literally 50 billion people visit cake sale'...
“ Everything related to Top Gear and all his movies, even he's not actually an actor, he's a great man! ” - mad200647
 
99.
Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond was born in 1969 in the British town of Solihull, which is near to Birmingham although it tries to pretend that it isn't. He started his career in local radio before getting a break on a cable TV car show where he was able to hone his presenting skills, safe in the knowledge that no one was watching...
“ Top Gear, Brainiac and other documentaries. Same story as Clarkson but also a great character! ” - mad200647
 
100.
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant, one of Britain's best known faces, has been equally entertaining on-screen as well as in real life, and has had enough sense of humor to survive a media frenzy. He is known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, with Andie MacDowell, Notting Hill, opposite Julia Roberts, and Music and Lyrics, opposite Drew Barrymore, among his other works...
“ 1 Movie:
- Music and Lyrics ” - mad200647