Favourite actors and films of theirs included in my 'Favourite films' list.

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1.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
Robert De Niro, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, 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 Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Mean Streets
The Godfather: Part II
Taxi Driver
1900
The Deer Hunter
Raging Bull
The King of Comedy
Once Upon a Time in America
Brazil
The Mission
Angel Heart
The Untouchables
Midnight Run
We're No Angels
Goodfellas
Awakenings
Cape Fear
This Boy's Life
A Bronx Tale
Frankenstein
Casino
Heat
Sleepers
Cop Land
Wag the Dog
Jackie Brown
Ronin
Analyze This
City by the Sea
Hide and Seek
Stardust
Everybody's Fine
Machete
Limitless ” - mfilmslove
 
2.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak...
“ Bloodsport
Cyborg
Kickboxer
Death Warrant
Double Impact
Universal Soldier
Hard Target
Timecop
Sudden Death
Maximum Risk
JCVD ” - mfilmslove
 
3.
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!...
“ The Long Goodbye
Conan the Barbarian
The Terminator
Commando
Raw Deal
Predator
The Running Man
Red Heat
Twins
Total Recall
Kindergarten Cop
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Last Action Hero
True Lies
The 6th Day ” - mfilmslove
 
4.
John Belushi
John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six...
“ The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
Animal House
Goin' South
Old Boyfriends
1941
The Blues Brothers
Continental Divide
Neighbors ” - mfilmslove
 
5.
Alec Baldwin
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ Beetlejuice
The Hunt for Red October
Glengarry Glen Ross
Malice
The Shadow
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Cooler
Fun with Dick and Jane
The Departed
Brooklyn Rules
Rock of Ages ” - mfilmslove
 
6.
John Malkovich
John Gavin Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary Sinise...
“ The Killing Fields
Death of a Salesman
Empire of the Sun
Dangerous Liaisons
The Sheltering Sky
Of Mice and Men
Jennifer Eight
In the Line of Fire
Beyond the Clouds
The Portrait of a Lady
Con Air
The Man in the Iron Mask
Being John Malkovich
Ripley's Game
Johnny English
Changeling
Red ” - mfilmslove
 
7.
Bruce Campbell
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...
“ The Evil Dead
Crimewave
Evil Dead II
Maniac Cop
Darkman
Army of Darkness
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Majestic
Spider-Man
Bubba Ho-Tep
Spider-Man 2
Sky High
My Name Is Bruce ” - mfilmslove
 
8.
Matthew Lillard
Actor, Scooby-Doo
Matthew Lillard was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Paula and Jeffrey Lillard. He lived with his family in Tustin, California, from first grade to high school graduation. The summer after high school, he was hired as an extra for Ghoulies Go to College. Matthew was the MC of the Nickelodeon program SK8 TV in 1989...
“ Hackers
Scream
Scream 2
Dead Man's Curve
SLC Punk!
Thir13en Ghosts
The Descendants ” - mfilmslove
 
9.
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
“ Viva Zapata!
The Wild One
On the Waterfront
The Godfather
Last Tango in Paris
Superman
Apocalypse Now ” - mfilmslove
 
10.
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...
“ The Panic in Needle Park
The Godfather
Scarecrow
Serpico
The Godfather: Part II
Dog Day Afternoon
...And Justice for All.
Scarface
Sea of Love
Dick Tracy
The Godfather: Part III
Glengarry Glen Ross
Scent of a Woman
Carlito's Way
Heat
Donnie Brasco
The Devil's Advocate
The Insider
Any Given Sunday
Insomnia
You Don't Know Jack ” - mfilmslove
 
11.
James Caan
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...
“ El Dorado
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
A Bridge Too Far
1941
Violent Streets/Thief
Dick Tracy
Misery
Dogville ” - mfilmslove
 
12.
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College...
“ The Graduate
Midnight Cowboy
Little Big Man
Straw Dogs
Papillon
Lenny
All the President's Men
Marathon Man
Straight Time
Kramer vs. Kramer
Tootsie
Death of a Salesman
Rain Man
Dick Tracy
Sleepers
Wag the Dog
Runaway Jury
Finding Neverland
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Stranger Than Fiction ” - mfilmslove
 
13.
“ Quadrophenia
Scum
The Bride
Still Crazy ” - mfilmslove
 
14.
Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
“ If....
A Clockwork Orange
O Lucky Man!
Time After Time
Tank Girl
Gangster No. 1
Just Visiting
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead ” - mfilmslove
 
15.
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the...
“ See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Ref
Swimming with Sharks
The Usual Suspects
Se7en
A Time to Kill
L.A. Confidential
The Negotiator
A Bug's Life
American Beauty
Pay It Forward
K-PAX
The Life of David Gale
Beyond the Sea
Moon
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Horrible Bosses ” - mfilmslove
 
16.
“ Withnail & I
How to Get Ahead in Advertising
The Player
Dracula
The Portrait of a Lady
Gosford Park ” - mfilmslove
 
17.
Richard Griffiths
British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits...
“ Chariots of Fire
Ragtime
Gandhi
Withnail & I
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
Sleepy Hollow
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Venus
The History Boys
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Hugo ” - mfilmslove
 
18.
Guy Pearce
Actor, Memento
Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Anne (Pickering) and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, after his father was offered the position of Chief test pilot for the Australian Government...
“ L.A. Confidential
Memento
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Proposition
The Hurt Locker
The Road
Animal Kingdom
The King's Speech
Prometheus ” - mfilmslove
 
19.
Sean Bean
Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer)...
“ How to Get Ahead in Advertising
The Field
Ronin
Essex Boys
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Equilibrium
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Troy
National Treasure
Flightplan ” - mfilmslove
 
20.
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...
“ Empire of the Sun
Henry V
The Portrait of a Lady
Velvet Goldmine
American Psycho
Equilibrium
The Machinist
Howl's Moving Castle
The New World
Rescue Dawn
The Prestige
3:10 to Yuma
I'm Not There.
The Dark Knight
Public Enemies
The Fighter ” - mfilmslove
 
21.
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters...
“ Elvis
Escape from New York
The Thing
Big Trouble in Little China
Tango & Cash
Forrest Gump
Escape from L.A.
Breakdown
Soldier
Vanilla Sky
Sky High
Grindhouse
Death Proof (Basically same thing as Grindhouse) ” - mfilmslove
 
22.
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the early 2000s...
“ The Raven
Easy Rider
Five Easy Pieces
Carnal Knowledge
The Last Detail
Chinatown
The Passenger
Tommy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Goin' South
The Shining
Ragtime
Reds
Terms of Endearment
Prizzi's Honor
The Witches of Eastwick
Broadcast News
Batman
The Two Jakes
A Few Good Men
The Crossing Guard
Mars Attacks!
As Good as It Gets
The Pledge
About Schmidt
Anger Management
The Departed
The Bucket List ” - mfilmslove
 
23.
David Carradine
David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and Kansas Carradine, and nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton...
“ The Long Goodbye
Mean Streets
Bound for Glory
The Serpent's Egg
Lone Wolf McQuade
Roadside Prophets
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Crank: High Voltage ” - mfilmslove
 
24.
Sean Penn
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...
“ Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Falcon and the Snowman
At Close Range
We're No Angels
State of Grace
Carlito's Way
Dead Man Walking
The Game
The Thin Red Line
Sweet and Lowdown
Before Night Falls
Mystic River
21 Grams
Persepolis ” - mfilmslove
 
25.
Tim Robbins
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group...
“ The Sure Thing
Bull Durham
Jacob's Ladder
Jungle Fever
The Player
Bob Roberts
Short Cuts
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Shawshank Redemption
Nothing to Lose
Arlington Road
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
High Fidelity
Mystic River
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
War of the Worlds
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny ” - mfilmslove
 
26.
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...
“ No Way Out
Less Than Zero
Kalifornia
True Romance
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Legends of the Fall
Se7en
Twelve Monkeys
Sleepers
Meet Joe Black
Fight Club
Snatch.
The Mexican
Ocean's Eleven
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Troy
Babel
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Inglourious Basterds
Killing Them Softly ” - mfilmslove
 
27.
Meat Loaf
Actor, Fight Club
Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell"...
“ The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Wayne's World
Leap of Faith
Fight Club
The 51st State
The Salton Sea
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny ” - mfilmslove
 
28.
Benicio Del Toro
Actor, Snatch
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Benicio was born on February 19...
“ The Indian Runner
Fearless
Swimming with Sharks
The Usual Suspects
The Funeral
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Snatch.
21 Grams
Sin City
Che: Part One
Che: Part Two ” - mfilmslove
 
29.
Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ The Last Picture Show
Fat City
The Iceman Cometh
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Cutter's Way
TRON
The Fisher King
Fearless
The Big Lebowski
Arlington Road
K-PAX
Tideland
Iron Man
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Crazy Heart
True Grit ” - mfilmslove
 
30.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, 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...
“ City Slickers
October Sky
Donnie Darko
Jarhead
Zodiac
Source Code ” - mfilmslove
 
31.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an interant cook. His father had English and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ Bachelor Party
The Money Pit
Big
The 'Burbs
Turner & Hooch
Philadelphia
Forrest Gump
Apollo 13
Toy Story
Saving Private Ryan
The Green Mile
Cast Away
Road to Perdition
Catch Me If You Can
The Terminal
Charlie Wilson's War ” - mfilmslove
 
32.
Chris O'Dowd
Actor, Calvary
Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd born 9 October 1979 is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and is starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy. He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls and starred in the television series Family Tree...
“ Vera Drake
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
The Boat That Rocked ” - mfilmslove
 
33.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day. Denzel Hayes Washington...
“ Death Wish
A Soldier's Story
Cry Freedom
Glory
Malcolm X
Philadelphia
He Got Game
The Bone Collector
The Hurricane
Remember the Titans
Training Day
John Q
Man on Fire
Inside Man
Deja Vu
American Gangster
The Great Debaters ” - mfilmslove
 
34.
John Cleese
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height...
“ And Now for Something Completely Different
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
Time Bandits
The Meaning of Life
Yellowbeard
Clockwise
A Fish Called Wanda
Frankenstein
Fierce Creatures
Rat Race
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ” - mfilmslove
 
35.
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...
“ American Pie
Road Trip
Dude, Where's My Car?
Evolution
American Pie 2
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Old School
American Pie: The Wedding
Role Models
Cop Out
Goon
American Reunion ” - mfilmslove
 
36.
Jason Mewes
New Jersey born and bred actor, who burst onto cinema screens in 1994, playing the grass smoking, fast talking, foul mouthed and over sexed,...but very likable "Jay" in Kevin Smith's hilarious low budget hit Clerks. The off beat & philosophical drug dealing characters of "Jay and Silent Bob" (Mewes and Smith) cropped up again in four more films directed by the talented Smith...
“ (Who doesn't love Jay?)
Clerks.
Mallrats
Chasing Amy
Dogma
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Clerks II
Fanboys ” - mfilmslove
 
37.
Steve Buscemi
Actor, Fargo
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ King of New York
Miller's Crossing
Barton Fink
Reservoir Dogs
The Hudsucker Proxy
Pulp Fiction
Airheads
Living in Oblivion
Billy Madison
Desperado
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
Fargo
Trees Lounge
Escape from L.A.
Con Air
The Wedding Singer
The Big Lebowski
Big Daddy
Ghost World
Monsters, Inc.
Mr. Deeds
Coffee and Cigarettes
Big Fish
On the Road ” - mfilmslove
 
38.
John Simm
John Simm was born on 10 July 1970 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and grew up in Nelson, Lancashire. He attended Edge End High School, Nelson, Lancashire, followed by Blackpool Drama College at 16 and the Drama Centre, London, at 19. He lives with his wife, actress Kate Magowan, and their children Ryan (born 13 August 2001) and Molly (born February 2007)...
“ Human Traffic
24 Hour Party People
State of Play (Basically a film)
Brothers of the Head ” - mfilmslove
 
39.
Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman is an English actor, best known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo...
“ Ali G Indahouse
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Wild Target ” - mfilmslove
 
40.
Joe Pesci
Actor, Goodfellas
Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-'60s he released a record under the stage name of "Joe Ritchie" titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing"...
“ Raging Bull
Once Upon a Time in America
Lethal Weapon 2
Goodfellas
Home Alone
JFK
My Cousin Vinny
Lethal Weapon 3
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
A Bronx Tale
With Honors
Casino
Lethal Weapon 4 ” - mfilmslove
 
41.
Min-sik Choi
Actor, Oldeuboi
Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han Seok-gyu...
“ The Quiet Family
Failan
Oldboy
Brotherhood
Crying Fist
Lady Vengeance
I Saw the Devil ” - mfilmslove
 
42.
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
“ The Seventh Seal
Wild Strawberries
The Magician
The Virgin Spring
Through a Glass Darkly
Winter Light
Hour of the Wolf
Shame (1968)
The Passion of Anna
The Night Visitor
The Emigrants
The Exorcist
Three Days of the Condor
Conan the Barbarian
Dreamscape
Dune
Pelle the Conqueror
Ghostbusters II
Awakenings
Europa
Until the End of the World
Citizen X
What Dreams May Come
Minority Report
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Shutter Island ” - mfilmslove
 
43.
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral...
“ Any Given Sunday
Ali
Ray
Jarhead
Law Abiding Citizen
Horrible Bosses ” - mfilmslove
 
44.
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...
“ Where the Buffalo Roam
Caddyshack
Stripes
Tootsie
Ghostbusters
Scrooged
Ghostbusters II
Groundhog Day
Ed Wood
The Man Who Knew Too Little
Wild Things
Rushmore
The Royal Tenenbaums
Lost in Translation
Coffee and Cigarettes
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Broken Flowers
The Darjeeling Limited
The Limits of Control
Get Low ” - mfilmslove
 
45.
Tom Waits
Soundtrack, Fight Club
Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he recorded nine LPs for Asylum Records...
“ (Mostly known for his music career)
The Outsiders
Rumble Fish
Down by Law
Mystery Train
The Two Jakes
The Fisher King
Dracula
Short Cuts
Mystery Men
Wristcutters: A Love Story
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ” - mfilmslove
 
46.
George Carlin
Actor, Dogma
Born and raised by his mother in Manhattan, New York City. His parents divorced when he was two months. His mother (as well as his father) worked in marketing, where they met. The long hours the mother worked left the young George by himself for long hours every day, providing him (in his own words)...
“ Car Wash
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Dogma
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ” - mfilmslove
 
47.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis 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 and Lincoln, 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...
“ Sunday Bloody Sunday
Gandhi
My Beautiful Laundrette
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
My Left Foot
The Last of the Mohicans
In the Name of the Father
The Boxer
Gangs of New York
There Will Be Blood ” - mfilmslove
 
48.
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...
“ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Car Wash
Goin' South
Terms of Endearment
Romancing the Stone
Ruthless People
Throw Momma from the Train
Twins
Batman Returns
Last Action Hero
Get Shorty
Mars Attacks!
L.A. Confidential
Men in Black
The Rainmaker
The Virgin Suicides
Man on the Moon
Big Fish ” - mfilmslove
 
49.
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...
“ Sixteen Candles
The Sure Thing
Better Off Dead...
Stand by Me
Broadcast News
Eight Men Out
Say Anything...
The Grifters
Roadside Prophets
Bob Roberts
Bullets Over Broadway
Grosse Pointe Blank
Con Air
The Thin Red Line
Being John Malkovich
High Fidelity
Identity
Runaway Jury
1408 ” - mfilmslove
 
50.
Jack Black
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member...
“ Bob Roberts
Demolition Man
Dead Man Walking
The Cable Guy
Mars Attacks!
Enemy of the State
High Fidelity
Shallow Hal
Orange County
School of Rock
Nacho Libre
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Be Kind Rewind
Tropic Thunder
Bernie ” - mfilmslove
 
51.
Christopher Walken
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter, and has been seen in mostly supporting roles, often portraying psychologically unstable characters...
 
52.
Heath Ledger
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979...
 
53.
Benny Hill
He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in homage to his all time favourite comedian Jack Benny) and began appearing in variety shows...
 
54.
John Turturro
Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles. Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine, a jazz singer...
 
55.
John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne...
 
56.
Yun-Fat Chow
Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo. Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong...
 
57.
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...
 
58.
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...
 
59.
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...
 
60.
Ice Cube
Producer, Friday
Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight Outta Compton" (Ruthless/Priority...
 
61.
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He initially acted on TV before moving to Hollywood for the big screen, cultivating a career that would span decades. An eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins, Lemmon starred in over 60 films including Some Like It Hot...
 
62.
Ray Walston
Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Texas, Walston's father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting). He went on to associate with Margo Jones at the Houston Civic Theater for six years...
 
63.
James Dean
James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting...
 
64.
Sal Mineo
Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother enrolled him in dancing school and...
 
65.
Anthony Perkins
Actor, Psycho
Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony. Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University and Rollins College...
 
66.
Hugh Laurie
Actor, House M.D.
Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980)...
 
67.
Michael Parks
Michael Parks is known as an actor's actor by his peers with a breadth of astonishing range that has allowed him to portray stunning contrasts - sometimes in the same film, like in 2014's "TUSK", starring in dual roles as an erudite serial killer opposite Justin Long, and as a feeble rube opposite Johnny Depp...
 
68.
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is known for portraying Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle, Doug Heffernan's neighbor Tim Sacksky on the CBS comedy series King of Queens, Dr...
 
69.
Stephen Fry
Self, QI
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
 
70.
Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck was born in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only child, he was sent to live with his grandmother...
 
71.
Sidney Poitier
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother...
 
72.
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...
 
73.
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...
 
74.
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...
 
75.
Leslie Nielsen
Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before moving on to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse...
 
76.
Terence Stamp
Actor, Wanted
Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise, Poor Cow and Far from the Madding Crowd...
 
77.
Common
First known as a rapper who became one of the more prominent voices in hip-hop's new millennium renaissance, Common later transitioned into acting. He was born in Chicago, and is the son of educator Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines and Lonnie Lynn, an ABA basketball player turned youth counselor. On October 6...
 
78.
Alan Tudyk
Actor, Rogue One
Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity...
 
79.
F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. Primarily a stage actor, Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants. By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-over work...
 
80.
Jim Belushi
James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton...
 
81.
Peter Boyle
A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades. He was born on October 18, 1935...
 
83.
Seth Rogen
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent...
 
84.
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...
 
85.
Clint Eastwood
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...
 
86.
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
 
87.
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)...
 
88.
Sean Connery
Actor, Dr. No
Sean Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...
 
89.
Richard Burton
Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless regarded as one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period. Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins...
 
90.
Richard Harris
A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was the son of Mildred Josephine (Harty) and Ivan John Harris, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature...
 
91.
Jackie Chan
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...
 
92.
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life in extremely modest circumstances in Mexico...
 
93.
Marcello Mastroianni
Actor,
Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette, then started working for the Italian department of "Eagle Lion Films" in Rome and joined a drama club...
 
94.
Viggo Mortensen
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness, Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was American...
 
95.
Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen...
 
96.
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
 
97.
Robbie Coltrane
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...
 
98.
Graham Chapman
Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he practiced medicine for only a few years...
 
99.
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...
 
100.
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing...