Their Greatest Roles

Here, I list the performance that I think the listed actor gave their best performance (that I have seen).
Films (at least 45 minutes) and TV Miniseries Only (Though I might have a few exceptions).
I will also list their other roles (that I have seen) as well
More info will be added as time passes.
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1.
Quinton Aaron
Quinton Aaron is best known for his portrayal of Michael Oher, aka Big Mike, alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, in the Academy Award winning hit movie, The Blind Side, which has grossed over $300 million in U.S. box office alone. Aaron has guest-starred on many television shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit playing the son of Jill Scott...
“ The Blind Side (2009) ” - elephant999
 
2.
“ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) ” - elephant999
 
3.
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...
“ 1. Joshua (2002)
2. Scarface (1983)
3. Noah's Ark (1999) ” - elephant999
 
4.
Jean Acker
Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a farm in Trenton, NJ, and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish, and they had separated when she was young. Jean attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, NJ. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company drama before she moved in front of the cameras...
“ 1. My Favorite Wife (1940)
2. Spellbound (1945)
3. Remember the Night (1940)
4. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
5. A Star Is Born (1937)
6. San Francisco (1936) ” - elephant999
 
5.
Jean Adair
Slight, birdlike Jean Adair came to the screen after playing a succession of crotchety or maternal roles on the stage. She was born Violet McNaughton in Ontario, Canada, and absolved her acting studies in Chicago. After extensive touring with local stock companies and a few seasons on the vaudeville Orpheum Circuit performing in one-act plays...
“ Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) ” - elephant999
 
6.
Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ 1. Enchanted (2007)
2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
3. Man of Steel (2013) ” - elephant999
 
7.
Claire Adams
Claire Adams was born in Winnipeg, Canada (her brother was prolific screenwriter Gerald Drayson Adams), and after her education in that country she was sent to a private school in England, where she studied drama. At the outbreak of World War I, however, she joined the nursing corps and spent the war years as a nurse...
“ The Big Parade (1925) ” - elephant999
 
8.
Edie Adams
Actress, The Apartment
The scintillating, sultry-eyed blonde (formerly a redhead) star of screen, TV and award-winning stage went on to become best known, however, for her sensual delivery pitching cigars in taunting 60s ads and commercials with her Mae Westian come-on line, "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it sometime?" This...
“ 1. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
2. The Apartment (1960) ” - elephant999
 
9.
Nick Adams
Nick Adams, best known to audiences as Johnny Yuma of the TV series The Rebel, played leads and supporting parts in many films of the 1950s, often cast in the same "troubled young man" mold as his good friend, James Dean. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Twilight of Honor He died in 1968 due to an overdose of drugs he was taking for a nervous disorder.
“ 1. Pillow Talk (1959)
2. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
3. The Hook (1963)
4. The Killers (1946)

Provides James Dean's voice in certain scenes in Giant (1956) ” - elephant999
 
10.
Renée Adorée
Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in acting surfaced during her teen years with minor stage productions in France...
“ 1. The Big Parade (1925)
2. The Show (1927)
3. Redemption (1930)
4. Mr. Wu (1928) ” - elephant999
 
11.
Scott Adsit
Actor, Big Hero 6
Scott Adsit performed on the mainstage of Chicago's Second City, between 1994 and 1998, and, alongside Saturday Night Live's Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey, was one of the driving forces behind such groundbreaking revues as "Pinata Full of Bees" and "Paradigm Lost". An in-depth look at his craft is available in the PBS documentary...
“ Big Hero 6 (2014) ” - elephant999
 
12.
Ben Affleck
Producer, Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ 1. Argo (2012)
2. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
3. Field of Dreams (1989) ” - elephant999
 
13.
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the Moscow Film Festival...
“ The Nativity Story (2006) ” - elephant999
 
14.
Christina Aguilera
Soundtrack, Get Smart
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was young and she lived with her mother...
“ Shark Tale (2004) ” - elephant999
 
15.
Jenny Agutter
Actress, The Avengers
Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan, which was quickly followed by Ballerina: Part 1 and Ballerina: Part 2...
“ 1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
2. The Avengers (2012) ” - elephant999
 
16.
Brian Aherne
Actor, I Confess
Brian Aherne was an Oscar-nominated Anglo-American stage and screen actor who was one of the top cinema character actors in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Born on May 2, 1902 in King's Norton, Worcestshire, England, Aherne performed as an actor as a child. At age 18 he made his debut as an adult with the company that would evolve into the world-famous Birmingham Repertory Theatre...
“ 1. I Confess (1953)
2. The Swan (1956) ” - elephant999
 
17.
Claude Akins
Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes in a career spanning over 40 years...
“ 1. The Killers (1964)
2. From Here to Eternity (1953) ” - elephant999
 
18.
“ 1. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (2004)
2. Happy Feet (2006)
3. The Fairly OddParents in Fairy Idol (2006)
4. Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004)
5. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide (2006)
6. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)
7. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
8. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
9. Toy Story 3 (2010)
10. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
11. A Bug's Life (1998)
12. An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998) ” - elephant999
 
19.
Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert's television career is the earliest of any other performer. It began years before electronic television was introduced to the public. In June of 1936 Eddie appeared in RCA/NBC's first private live performance for their radio licensees in New York City. This was very early experimental all electronic television system...
“ 1. Roman Holiday (1956)
2. Attack (1956)
3. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
4. Mouse on the Mayflower (1968)
5. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) ” - elephant999
 
20.
Jack Albertson
A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man, for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Subject Was Roses, a part which also won him the Tony award during its Broadway run.
“ 1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
2. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
4. Strike Up the Band (1940) ” - elephant999
 
21.
Jane Alexander
Actress, The Ring
Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander's has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in films following a towering Broadway success...
“ 1. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
2. Glory (1989) ” - elephant999
 
22.
Jason Alexander
Actor, Seinfeld
Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld, from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
“ 1. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
3. The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)
4. Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999) ” - elephant999
 
23.
“ To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) ” - elephant999
 
24.
“ 1. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010) ” - elephant999
 
25.
Barbara Jo Allen
Comedienne/writer Barbara Jo Allen induced laughs nationwide after originating and literally becoming synonymous with the talky, shrill-voiced, man-hungry spinster "Vera Vague," a WWII creation in the late 1930s. She kept the name throughout much of her career and was often billed as such. The character, however, was to be both her fortune and her curse...
“ 1. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
2. The Opposite Sex (1956)
3. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
4. The Women (1939) ” - elephant999
 
26.
Joan Allen
Actress, Face/Off
Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed...
“ 1. The Crucible (1996)
2. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) ” - elephant999
 
27.
Karen Allen
Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school". Acting did not really cross...
“ The Sandlot (1993) ” - elephant999
 
28.
Tim Allen
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
“ 1. Toy Story (1995)
2. Toy Story 2 (1999)
3. Toy Story 3 (2010)
4. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
5. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2003)
6. The Shaggy Dog (2006)
7. Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004)
8. Cars (2006) ” - elephant999
 
29.
Sara Allgood
Dublin-born Sara Allgood started her acting career in her native country with the famed Abbey Theatre. From there she traveled to the English stage, where she played for many years before making her film debut in 1918. Her warm, open Irish face meant that she spent a lot of time playing Irish mothers...
“ 1. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
2. Between Two Worlds (1944)
3. That Hamilton Woman (1941)
4. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
5. Blackmail (1929)
6. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
7. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
8. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) ” - elephant999
 
30.
“ 1. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
2. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
3. Mickey's House of Villains (2001)
4. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
6. The Spirit of Mickey (1998)
7. Fantasia/2000 (1999)
8. A Goofy Movie (1995)
9. The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
10. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
11. The Black Cauldron (1985) ” - elephant999
 
31.
Astrid Allwyn
Lovely Connecticut-born blonde Astrid Allwyn, with her foreign-sounding name and icy countenance, spruced up a number of 1930s and early 1940s films. Of Swedish descent, she studied dancing and dramatics in New York and later gathered experience joining a stock company. Allwyn made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" and...
“ 1. International Crime (1938)
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
3. Love Affair (1939) ” - elephant999
 
32.
June Allyson
American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace...
“ 1. The Three Musketeers (1948)
2. The Opposite Sex (1956)
3. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
4. Girl Crazy (1943) ” - elephant999
 
33.
Tom Amandes
Tom grew up in the small towns of Richmond and Crystal Lake, Illinois. He began performing at home, with his 10 brothers and sisters, creating puppet shows, short films, music and radio dramas, before moving on to school plays and community theater. He graduated from The Goodman School of Drama, as it became the Theatre School at DePaul University...
“ Second Chances (1998) ” - elephant999
 
34.
Don Ameche
Actor, Cocoon
Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film career...
“ 1. In Old Chicago (1937)
2. Down Argentine Way (1940) ” - elephant999
 
35.
Robbie Amell
Actor, The DUFF
Along with his sister, Robert Patrick Amell started acting when he was just six years old. At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. The experience brought Robbie to realize that he wanted to pursue a career in acting...
“ Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) ” - elephant999
 
36.
Leon Ames
Leon Ames was born Harry Wycoff in Portland, Indiana, to Cora Alice (DeMoss) and Charles Elmer Wycoff. He had always wanted to be an actor and he did it the hard way, serving a long apprenticeship in touring amateur theatre companies, even selling shoes for a while on 42nd Street in the 1920's. It took him until 1933 to make his debut on Broadway...
“ 1. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
2. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
3. On Moonlight Bay (1951)
4. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
5. Peyton Place (1957)
6. Son of Lassie (1945)
7. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
8. The Happy Years (1950) ” - elephant999
 
37.
“ 1. Hoodwinked! (2005)
2. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) ” - elephant999
 
38.
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He eventually moved his way up to the Roxy and Apollo theaters in New York...
“ 1. Cabin in the Sky (1943)
2. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
3. Gone with the Wind (1939)
4. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
5. Jezebel (1938)
6. Show Boat (1936) ” - elephant999
 
39.
Judith Anderson
Actress, Rebecca
Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway throughout the 1930s...
“ 1. Rebecca (1940)
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
3. Salome (1953)
4. The Ten Commandments (1956)
5. Laura (1944)
6. Edge of Darkness (1943)
7. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) ” - elephant999
 
40.
“ 1. Lifeboat (1944)
2. To Each His Own (1946)
3. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
4. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
5. Gone with the Wind (1939)
6. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
7. The Women (1939) ” - elephant999
 
41.
“ 1. Major Dundee (1965)
2. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) ” - elephant999
 
42.
Pamela Anderson
Actress, V.I.P.
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada at 4:08 PST. During her childhood, she moved to the city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson and Carol Anderson. As a teenager, she went to Highland Secondary School. Pamela was first "discovered" at a British Columbia Lions football game...
“ Scooby-Doo (2002) ” - elephant999
 
43.
Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in Twelve O'Clock High) and all the other minor jobs required of your basic struggling actor. He did comedy scenes on a "screen test"-like TV series called Lights, Camera, Action! and impressed the right people at MGM...
“ 1. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
2. Scaramouche (1952)
3. Hit the Deck (1955) ” - elephant999
 
44.
André the Giant
André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the Giant grew up (very quickly...
“ 1. The Princess Bride (1987)
2. Noah's Ark (1999) ” - elephant999
 
45.
Ursula Andress
Actress, Dr. No
The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous desire to explore the world outside Switzerland...
“ Clash of the Titans (1981) ” - elephant999
 
46.
Dana Andrews
American leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Dana Andrews, was born Carver Dana Andrews on a farm by Collins, Covington County, Mississippi. He was the son of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. He was one of thirteen children, including actor Steve Forrest. Andrews studied business administration at Sam Houston State Teachers College in Texas...
“ 1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
2. Laura (1944)
3. Fallen Angel (1945)
4. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
5. Ball of Fire (1941)
6. The Westerner (1940)
7. The Loved One (1965) ” - elephant999
 
47.
Edward Andrews
Edward Andrews' familiar face has been seen in guest-starring appearances on numerous television shows and as a character actor in many movies. His image as a boss, father-in-law or other authority figure only grew as he aged, his stark white hair and glasses adding to the effect. He was frequently on Love, American Style and also turned in strong work as Admiral Harold Stark in Tora! Tora! Tora!...
“ 1. The Thrill of It All (1963)
2. Friendly Persuasion (1956) ” - elephant999
 
48.
Julie Andrews
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
“ 1. The Sound of Music (1965)
2. Mary Poppins (1964)
3. The Princess Diaries (2001)
4. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Diaries (2004)
5. Shrek 2 (2004)
6. Despicable Me (2010)
7. Tooth Fairy (2010)
8. Enchanted (2007) ” - elephant999
 
49.
Heather Angel
Actress, Peter Pan
Heather Grace Angel was born in Oxford, England, on February 9, 1909. She dabbled on the stage for a time before coming to California to try her luck on the screen. Heather was 20 years old when she landed a bit part for the 1929 film, Bulldog Drummond. Although she didn't know it at the time, she would become a staple of that particular series eight years hence...
“ 1. Peter Pan (1953)
2. Lifeboat (1944)
3. Suspicion (1941)
4. That Hamilton Woman (1941)
5. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
6. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
7. Kitty Foyle (1940) ” - elephant999
 
50.
Ann-Margret
Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century. Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson...
“ 1. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
2. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) ” - elephant999
 
51.
Annabella
Actress, Le million
At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon. In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she attempted a comeback in France. She retired from show business in 1954.
“ 13 Rue Madeleine (1947) ” - elephant999
 
52.
Francesca Annis
Actress, Dune
English actress Francesca Annis, who has enjoyed a 50-plus year career, spanning seven decades in movies, television and the theater, was born in London six days after V-E Day, on May 14, 1945. Her father, Lester, was English, but her mother, Mariquita (aka Mara Purcell), was of Brazilian-French heritage...
“ Cleopatra (1963) ” - elephant999
 
53.
Jennifer Aniston
Actress, Friends
Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents divorced when she was nine...
“ 1. Office Space (1999)
2. The Iron Giant (1999) ” - elephant999
 
54.
“ 1. Cinderella (2015)
2. The Bible (2013) ” - elephant999
 
55.
Tony Anselmo
Tony Anselmo was born on February 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, UT, and formed an early fascination with all things Disney sparked by a screening of Mary Poppins at the age of five. His family moved to Sunnyvale, in northern California, when he was seven, and he continued to actively study Disney and animation...
“ 1. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
2. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
3. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)
4. Mickey's House of Villains (2001)
5. The Spirit of Mickey (1998)
6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
7. Fantasia/2000 (1999)
8. The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
9. The Great Mouse Detective (1986) ” - elephant999
 
56.
Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15 July 1981)...
“ Mars Attacks! (1996) ” - elephant999
 
57.
Anne Archer
Actress, Patriot Games
Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' sympathetic, tortured wife, "Beth Gallagher", in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. Archer is also well-known for her poignant Golden Globe-winning performance...
“ Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000) ” - elephant999
 
58.
Eve Arden
Eve was born just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley and was interested in show business from an early age. At 16, she made her stage debut after quitting school to joined a stock company. After appearing in minor roles in two films under her real name, Eunice Quedens, she found that the stage offered her the same minor roles...
“ 1. Mildred Pierce (1945)
2. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
3. Whistling in the Dark (1941)
4. Cover Girl (1944)
5. Grease (1978)
6. Night and Day (1946) ” - elephant999
 
59.
“ Astro Boy (2009) ” - elephant999
 
60.
Alan Arkin
Actor, Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer. He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946 the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles...
“ 1. Argo (2012)
2. The Fourth Wise Man (1985)
3. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) ” - elephant999
 
61.
Richard Arlen
Actor, Wings
During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount Pictures and suffered a broken leg...
“ Alice in Wonderland (1933) ” - elephant999
 
62.
George Arliss
Actor, Disraeli
One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli that brought him his greatest success.
“ The House of Rothschild (1934) ” - elephant999
 
63.
Pedro Armendáriz
Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' parents died...
“ 1. Fort Apache (1948)
2. Francis of Assisi (1961)
3. The Fugitive (1947) ” - elephant999
 
64.
Richard Armitage
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love...
“ 1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
2. The Phantom Menace (1999) ” - elephant999
 
65.
“ 1. Les Miserables : 10th Anniversary Concert (1995)
2. Braveheart (1995)
3. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
4. Millions (2004)
5. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010) ” - elephant999
 
66.
“ 1. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
2. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
3. Jingle All the Way (1996)
4. Shredderman Rules (2007) ” - elephant999
 
67.
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band...
“ 1. High Society (1956)
2. Cabin in the Sky (1943) ” - elephant999
 
68.
Robert Armstrong
Actor, King Kong
Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the so-called "Warner Brothers Stock Company" that consisted of such players as James Cagney...
“ 1. King Kong (1933)
2. The Fugitive (1947) ” - elephant999
 
69.
James Arness
American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke. Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman of medical supplies and his mother later became a newspaper columnist...
“ Them! (1954) ” - elephant999
 
70.
Will Arnett
Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested Development. He also appeared in films such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017)...
“ 1. The Lego Movie (2014)
2. Despicable Me (2008)
3. Horton Hears a Who! (2007)
4. RV (2006)
5. Ratatouille (2007)
6. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) ” - elephant999
 
71.
Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold was born as Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider in 1890, on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of German immigrants, Elizabeth (Ohse) and Carl Schneider. Arnold began his acting career on the New York stage and became a film actor in 1916. A burly man with a commanding style and superb baritone voice...
“ 1. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
3. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
4. Janie (1944)
5. Janie Gets Married (1946)
6. Johnny Eager (1941)
7. I'm No Angel (1933)
8. He Who Gets Slapped (1924) ” - elephant999
 
72.
Gemma Arterton
Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden. Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived with her younger sister and her mother...
“ Clash of the Titans (2010) ” - elephant999
 
73.
Jean Arthur
This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Greene in upstate New York...
“ 1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
2. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
4. Shane (1953) ” - elephant999
 
74.
Peggy Ashcroft
Actress, The 39 Steps
Academy Award-winning, legendary English actress - who maintained her status in the British acting elite for decades. Made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Almost always on stage, she appeared rarely in film, her first being The Wandering Jew. On stage she was cast in many a Shakespearean role...
“ The Nun's Story (1959) ” - elephant999
 
75.
Elizabeth Ashley
Actress, Another World
Love her or not, award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley can always be counted on to give her all. Grand in style, exotic in looks, divinely outgoing in personality and an engaging interpreter of Tennessee Williams' florid Southern-belles on stage, she was born Elizabeth Ann Cole on August 30, 1939, in Ocala...
“ Ship of Fools (1965) ” - elephant999
 
76.
Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on October 7, 1979. He is the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the Multiple Births Association in Alberta...
“ Cadet Kelly (2002) ” - elephant999
 
77.
“ Tarzan (1999) ” - elephant999
 
78.
Edward Asner
Actor, Up
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award...
“ 1. Up (2009)
2. Elf (2003)
3. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
4. Our Friend, Martin (1999) ” - elephant999
 
79.
Armand Assante
Actor, Gotti
Armand Assante is a coarsely handsome American actor who has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater. Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. was born on October 4, 1949 in New York City, to Katherine (Healey), a music teacher and poet...
“ The Road to El Dorado (2000) ” - elephant999
 
80.
Fred Astaire
Actor, Top Hat
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. Signed to RKO...
“ 1. Easter Parade (1948)
2. The Band Wagon (1953)
3. Funny Face (1957)
4. Swing Time (1936)
5. You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
6. Finian's Rainbow (1968)
7. Royal Wedding (1951)
8. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970)
9. Ziegfeld Follies (1945) ” - elephant999
 
81.
Nils Asther
Nils Asther was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1897 and raised in Malmö, Sweden, by his wealthy Swedish parents. After attending the Royal Dramatic Theater School in Stockholm, he began his stage career in Copenhagen. His film debut came in 1916 when the director Mauritz Stiller cast him in the lead role (as an aspiring actor...
“ Son of Lassie (1945) ” - elephant999
 
82.
John Astin
Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family, John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and studied mathematics...
“ 1. West Side Story (1961)
2. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962) ” - elephant999
 
83.
“ Selma, Lord, Selma (1999) ” - elephant999
 
84.
Mary Astor
Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized Mary's beauty and knowing if they played their cards right...
“ 1. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
2. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
3. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
4. Listen, Darling (1938)
5. Other Men's Women (1931)
6. Fiesta (1947)
7. Cass Timberlane (1947)
7. In This Our Life (1942) ” - elephant999
 
85.
William Atherton
Actor, Die Hard
William Atherton's career has spanned motion pictures, Broadway and television. He first achieved international recognition as the leading man in Steven Spielberg's debut feature The Sugarland Express, and next starred in John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust, Robert Wise's The Hindenburg and Richard Brooks' Looking for Mr. Goodbar...
“ Ghostbusters (1984) ” - elephant999
 
86.
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering...
“ 1. The Lion King (1994)
2. Scooby-Doo (2002) ” - elephant999
 
87.
Richard Attenborough
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. Attenborough...
“ 1. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
2. A Bridge Too Far (1977) ” - elephant999
 
88.
Hayley Atwell
Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after actress Hayley Mills. Her parents, Alison (Cain) and Grant Atwell, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's self-help bible "How to Win Friends and Influence People"...
“ 1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
3. Cinderella (2015)
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) ” - elephant999
 
89.
“ 1. Cinderella (1950)
2. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
3. Pretty Baby (1950)
4. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
5. A Summer Place (1959)
6. Jeanne Eagles (1957)
7. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
8. No Way Out (1950) ” - elephant999
 
90.
Mischa Auer
Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a professional actor in the U.S...
“ 1. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
2. Sweethearts (1938)
3. The Sign of the Cross (1932) ” - elephant999
 
91.
Pernilla August
Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander. In 1982 she got married to author Klas Östergren and started work at the Folkteatern in Gävle...
“ 1. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
2. The Phantom Menace (1999)
3. Attack of the Clones (2002) ” - elephant999
 
92.
“ Motocrossed (2001) ” - elephant999
 
93.
Jake T. Austin
He was born in New York, USA. His mother is Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and father is Joe Szymanski. His "T"-middle initial is taken from his mother's name 'Toranzo'. His younger sister, Ava, is his only sibling. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian...
“ Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) ” - elephant999
 
94.
Dan Aykroyd
Writer, Ghostbusters
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology...
“ 1. Ghostbusters (1984)
2. Ghostbusters II (1989)
3. Tommy Boy (1995) ” - elephant999
 
95.
Lew Ayres
Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss, but it was the role of Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front that was his big break...
“ 1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
2. Johnny Belinda (1948) ” - elephant999
 
96.
“ 1. Anastasia (1997)
2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) ” - elephant999
 
97.
Lauren Bacall
Actress, The Big Sleep
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary...
“ 1. Written on the Wind (1956)
2. The Big Sleep (1946)
3. To Have and Have Not (1944)
4. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
5. Key Largo (1948)
6. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
7. Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999)
8. Patterns (1956) ” - elephant999
 
98.
“ Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) ” - elephant999
 
99.
Jim Backus
Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade...
“ 1. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
2. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
3. The Opposite Sex (1956)
4. Pat and Mike (1952) ” - elephant999
 
100.
Olga Baclanova
Actress, Freaks
Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 19 to apprentice at the Moscow Art Theatre...
“ Freaks (1932) ” - elephant999