10-10ers

by randinmusic | created - 17 Jul 2012 | updated - 24 Oct 2014 | Public

I think it's cool that these people all share my October 10th birthday. That is all. Apologies to the other 898 10-10ers currently on IMDb. So far these are the names that struck me on first glance through the listings. I'm sure you're cool too. In your own way.

1. Randin Graves

Composer | Two Brothers at Galarra

Now an award-winning film composer of orchestral, electronic and world music and a renowned expert on the Australian didjeridu, Randin started his artistic career as a self-taught electronic musician and guitarist in Del Mar, California. His formal study began at the California State Summer School ...

Well, that's me. Apparently, as of this writing I am the 72nd most popular person on IMDb with an October 10th birthday. Neat.

2. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Star Trek

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

He has an Oscar. I do not. Maybe I'll follow 7 years behind, like our births. Maybe not. Anyway, I loved his work in the Incredibles and the early seasons of Lost.

3. Bradley Whitford

Actor | The West Wing

Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least...

I'm a fan, particularly of his work in Sorkin-world.

4. Bai Ling

Actress | The Crow

Born in the city of Cheng Du in southern China, Bai Ling began her career at age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army, where she spent three years in a performance troupe entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. She first gained the attention of audiences and critics alike ...

Call her Bai Ling or Ling Bai, either way she's hot and she's cool.

5. Charles Dance

Actor | Gosford Park

Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011), Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986),...

He got to play with Aliens, was in Gosford Park and Space Truckers. You don't get much cooler than that.

6. Peter Coyote

Actor | Bitter Moon

Peter Coyote was born on October 10, 1941 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon. He is an actor, known for Bitter Moon (1992), Sphere (1998) and Patch Adams (1998). He was previously married to Stefanie Pleet and Marilyn McCann.

The alien hunter with a heart of gold.

7. Julia Sweeney

Actress | It's Pat: The Movie

Benevolent, sweet-faced, actress and comedienne Julia Sweeney, who was born in 1959 in Spokane, Washington, is normally identified with one single, highly unappetizing androgynous character. This sniveling, chunky-framed, springy-haired, plaid shirt-wearing, grotesque-looking character named Pat ...

Yes, it's Pat. But check out her post-Pat monologues on youtube. Brilliant.

8. Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writer | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Since the beginning of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century, thousands of untalented people have come to Los Angeles from all over America and abroad to try to make it big (as writers, producers, directors, actors, talent agents, singers, composers, ...

Yep, a proud fellow 10-10er.

9. Ben Vereen

Actor | All That Jazz

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me...

He gets on here for Roots and All That Jazz, not for his appearances on the Love Boat.

10. Harold Pinter

Writer | Sleuth

Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature, was born October 10, 1930, in London's working-class Hackney district to Hyman and Frances Pinter, Eastern European Jews who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Portugal. Hyman (known as "Jack") was a tailor specializing in women's ...

Sweet. I didn't know Pinter was a 10-10er.

11. David Lee Roth

Soundtrack | The Green Hornet

David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington Indiana in 1954. A few years later, his father Nathan, a doctor, moved the family to sunny California. The move proved to be a good one because while attending Pasadena Community College, David hooked up with the Van Halen brothers and Michael Anthony to form ...

How the heck does he make that sound? You know the one I'm talking about.

12. Giuseppe Verdi

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Giuseppe Verdi was born Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi on October 10, 1813, in Le Roncole di Busseto, Parma, Italy. His parents were landowners and innkeepers. Young Verdi received his first organ lessons at the age of 7. He studied composition privately with Ferdinando Provesi in Busseto. At ...

Joe Green!

13. Kirsty MacColl

Soundtrack | I Want You

English songwriter and singer Kristy MacColl had hits with such albums as "Kite" (1989), "Titanic Days" (1994) and "Tropical Brainstorm" (2000). Her first hit as a songwriter was "They Don't Know" for Tracey Ullman in 1983. Her trademark style is a sharp wit allied to strong melodies. Her work ...

No matter what else she achieved in her too short life, she's on here for singing with the Pogues.

14. Thelonious Monk

Soundtrack | Se7en

Thelonious Monk was born on October 10, 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA as Thelonious Sphere Monk. He was married to Nellie Monk. He died on February 17, 1982 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

COOL.

15. Andrea Morricone

Music_department | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Andrea Morricone was born on October 10, 1964 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Cinema Paradiso (1988), In the Line of Fire (1993) and Lolita (1997).

OK, clearly his dad would be cooler, but congrats to Andrea for being a 10-10er as well.

16. Robert Gould Shaw

Writer | Glory

When Colonel Shaw fell in the assault on Fort Wagner, the Confederate soldiers purposefully buried him with his African American soldiers as an insult. Shaw's father, upon hearing of this deed, stated however that he was proud that happened to his son and Robert would have wanted it that way.

His letters were used for Glory? That's cool.

17. Dave Nilson

Actor | The Life of Jesus Christ

Dave Nilson is an actor and writer, known for The Life of Jesus Christ (2011), Mantuition (2012) and Justice (2012).

Dave is an actor who has appeared in several short films I have scored. He's got a cool deep voice. And he shares my birthday. These things make him cool.

18. Rebecca Pidgeon

Actress | State and Main

From the adorably quirky Ann in State and Main, to a sister seeking justice in The Winslow Boy, to the tightly wound risk taker in The Spanish Prisoner, Rebecca Pidgeon has portrayed a wide range of multifaceted characters in both film, television and on the stage. In addition to the aforementioned...

OK, she married the boss, but she was so great in Mamet's films. I'll never forget her brilliant oddness in them.

19. Lucy Griffiths

Actress | Winter's Tale

Lucy Griffiths (10 October 1986) was born in Brighton, Griffiths was educated at Roedean School, Windlesham House School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean College. She is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre. She first appeared on television in Sea of Souls and then Sugar ...

OK, I've never seen anything she's been in, but she's currently the most popular 10-10er. Which I guess means she must be cool.

20. Aimee Teegarden

Actress | Friday Night Lights

Aimee Richelle Teegarden, born October 10, 1989, is an American actress, model and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights (2006) from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, she co-starred with Dennis Quaid in Martin Guigui's thriller Beneath the Darkness (2011). Later she plays ...

Again, I haven't seen anything she's been in, but she's a 10-10er and I've known a couple very cool people named Aimee, so I'm guessing she must be cool.

21. Joelle Carter

Actress | Justified

Joelle Carter can be seen in such feature cult favorites as High Fidelity (2000) and American Pie 2 (2001), and indies, Swimming (2000) and Lisa Picard is Famous (2000). In addition, Carter has starred in numerous television projects, including the controversial series, Wonderland (2000), created by...

She was one of the exes in High Fidelity. That is cool.

22. Naike Rivelli

Actress | Casanova

Naike Rivelli was born on October 10, 1974 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. She is an actress and composer, known for Casanova (2005), Open Graves (2009) and The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002). She was previously married to Manou Lubowski.

She's beautiful and German and is the first one I've noticed on this list born on the same day in the same year as me. All this = cool.

23. Craig Kingsbury

Actor | Jaws

Craig Kingsbury was born on October 10, 1912 in South Orange, New Jersey, USA as Craig Johnstone Kingsbury. He was an actor, known for Jaws (1975) and E! True Hollywood Story (1996). He died on August 30, 2002 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, USA.

If you're only going to have one film actor credit in your life, it should be Jaws.

24. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Actor | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Being just a "regular guy" and partying with his friends are two things that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #8 Budweiser, likes to do when he has time off from his NASCAR racing schedule.

Outgoing and fond of being out in public, another of his favorite things to do is to hang out with his ...

Well, they say NASCAR is the most popular sport, so he must be cool. Plus, he's not just a 10-10er, but 10/10/74, like me, which is cool.

25. Jean-Antoine Watteau

Art_department | Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum

Created the fêtes galantes style of painting, which celebrated the pursuits of idle rich aristocrats.

A birth year of 1684 makes him the oldest credited 10-10er on IMDb. Which is cool.

26. Alexander Rhodes

The Dark Knight Rises

Alexander Julian Rhodes was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents Althea Azeff and Phillip Rhodes. He has two siblings, Axel and Claire, along with a cat named Huckle. He recently graduated with a B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Due to his interest in the film ...

Who the heck is this guy and why is he the 2nd most popular person on IMDb right now?

27. Sean Tretta

Writer | The Prometheus Project

Sean Tretta is a film and television writer/producer/director best known for Syfy's 12 Monkeys (2015 -), Hunters (2016), The Prometheus Project (2010), and Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007). Sean began writing, directing, and producing independent features while still a student at Arizona State ...

28. Jamie J. Watkins

Subterranea

Jamie J. Watkins is an assistant director and production manager, known for Subterranea (2015), The Devil's Bounty (2013) and Resin (2014).

Jamie worked on the short film 'The Devil's Bounty' which I scored a while back. I just found out she's also a 10-10er. This is cool.