Shirt ON or Shirt OFF? (103 actors)

Some male stars need to take off their shirts to keep your attention in a movie. Some male stars have enough charisma and talent to leave their shirts on and you will still watch the movie. This is a list of both. The actors are in no particular order.
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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...
“ Shirt off or on, smile on high, 5 o'clock shadow evident. I have developed a fondness for him as years go on. I think it helped to end the whole J Lo thing, he's not so overwhelmed by tacky publicity. At first he seemed merely a likeable character with screen charisma, but now he has grown into an enormous talent with directing and acting. He is such a pleasure to watch. Of course my all time favorite is his video with Jimmy Kimmel - absolute BRILLIANT comedy!!!
Good Will Hunting, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Reindeer Games, Bounce, Smoking Aces, The Town, Argo ” - osborn-griffith
Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
“ Shirt off, intensity on high. Once again if you mention Ben Affleck you need to mention his bromance partner Matt Damon. Who I must say has developed into a consummate actor. He is great at comedy and fantastic at action movies. Once again it is so wonderful to have an action star who can actually act. He is sheer pleasure to watch on the screen and he has charisma to top it off. I absolutely loved his video with Sarah Silverman.
Good Will Hunting, Dogma, Bourne series, The Departed, Invictus, The Ocean's series, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Stuck on You ” - osborn-griffith
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!...
“ Shirt off immediately, hands in pockets and no women nearby. You need something else to concentrate on rather than he ran the "gamut of emotions from A to B;" so it is either his shirt off or google his personal life and it's machinations. The less dialogue in the movie the better; fewer snarky lines you have to hear over and over until you're ready to scream or throw something at whomever says "I'll be back!" or whatever other stupid line he's known for - he's certainly not known for any of his "brilliant performances."
Commando is great the opening scene is hilarious the whole movie is over the top ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt off in youth, shirt on now. Okay, I am a bit angry at him for bringing the rest of the Baldwin boys into acting - this was not a kind action, but I will forgive him because HE is incredibly talented. In his youth he was simply beautiful. He has aged well, but not in classic handsome looks. He is very personable, he is the best SNL host (next to my favorite Steve Martin). This actor has a brilliant touch with comedy, which is quite difficult. He brings a lightness and likeablility to the screen. He also has a talent with drama, but his comedy roles just seem perfect.
TV: 30 Rock, SNL host
Beetlejuice, It's Complicated, State and Main, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Hunt for Red October, The Departed ” - osborn-griffith
Ryan Reynolds
Actor, Deadpool
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen, a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors...
“ Shirt OFF because I just plain want it that way. He doesn't need it off but it's just too beautiful to resist. Actually a fun actor who seems to enjoy his trade and his roles. He brings a sense of play to the screen.
Blade:Trinity, Green Hornet, Van Wilder, Smokin' Aces ” - osborn-griffith
Jackie Chan
Actor, Rush Hour
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...
“ Shirt off or on, smiling happy face on. This man has charisma. He is a pleasure to watch on screen. His face is simply wonderful, he can impart such happiness and kindness. It is sad but understandable to see him retire. His stunts are truly amazing. His movies are fun, funny and action filled. Privately he is trying to lead other millionaires in China to donate money ( which is apparently quite uncommon there), so not only is he good in movies he is exceptionally good in his personal life.
Rush Hour, Rumble in the Bronx, Drunken Master, Shanghai Noon ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on. The man has so much class and presence it is almost overwhelming. He takes over the screen from everyone around him. He's just plain "cool."
Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Star Wars, XXX, The Long Kiss Goodnight ” - osborn-griffith
Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro...
“ Shirt off or on. I simply love his face; it has such character and macho appeal. It isn't traditionally handsome but I find him unbelievably attractive. He is a consummate actor. He brings his all to each of his roles, he can be frighteningly violent or a comedic sex stud ( personally I prefer the sex stud!). He seems to have a good sense of humor about his roles (joking about his hair cut when he won the best supporting Oscar for "No Country for Old Men").
Skyfall, Jamon Jamon, Before Night Falls, No Country for Old Men, Eat, Pray, Love; and numerous Spanish movies ” - osborn-griffith
Jet Li
Actor, Ying xiong
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ Shirt off but just for the sheer pleasure of it. He can act and he makes an action movie exciting. He seems so likeable on screen but he can also be quite intimidating. His martial arts skills are not only beautiful and graceful but amazing. It is such a pleasure to watch him on the screen.
The One, Romeo Must Die, The Expendables series ” - osborn-griffith
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ Shirt off or on. This actor has charisma, likeability, talent,and beauty all just oozing out of him. He pulls you into his character and gives it his all. The sheer pleasure he brings to the screen is compelling. He's beautiful to watch and fascinating too. He excels at both comedy and drama. To top it off he does a great Keith Richards impression.
The Secret Garden, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Cry Baby, Blow, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies ” - osborn-griffith
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ Shirt on. I know how Titanic ended - it wasn't good and I didn't bother to see it; so the heart throb thingie never seemed real to me. He always seems to look like a 1950's tough guy with his slicked back hair but his baby face seems to strongly counteract that image; it just confuses me and I can't figure his appeal. Although by his incredible resume of films I assume he must be an extremely talented actor but he just doesn't draw me to the screen.
Of course: Titanic; What's Eating Gilbert Grape, This Boy's Life, The Beach, Gangs of New York, Blood Diamond, The Aviator ” - osborn-griffith
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ Shirt off or on. Great to watch with the shirt off, just for the sheer pleasure but really interesting with the shirt on. Can carry a movie either way! He's macho intense but at the same time is vulnerable and likeable - it all makes an incredibly sexy actor.
Transporter, Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, The Expendables series ” - osborn-griffith
Daniel Day-Lewis
Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (aka Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing Studios...
“ Shirt off or on. What an amazing actor, I don't know if I have seen anyone bring such life and passion to his characters. He morphs into each role with enthusiam and skill. He is exquisite in his looks, a real thrill for the eyes. His wide range of roles show his immense talent. He should definitely be acknowledged as equal to Laurence Olivier or Marlon Brando.
There Will be Blood, Gangs of New York, My Left Foot, My Beautiful Laundrette, A Room with a View, The Last of the Mohicans, Lincoln ” - osborn-griffith
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Charlie's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
“ Shirt stuffed in his mouth, drugs locked up, no hookers nearby. What a ride! It's really sad when an actor's off screen life is more heartbreaking and outlandishly bizarre than any possible role he could play. Sometimes it seemed as if his interviews were farcical short movies. He was once a good actor but now he seems to be merely a weird sad, sad character.
Wall Street, Hot Shots 1 & 2, Major League, Platoon, Red Dawn, Eight Men Out ” - osborn-griffith
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and European cinema and audiences the way it has over the past four decades...
“ Shirt off or on. What a remarkable actor and athlete! He introduced to the Western world a whole genre of movies. His artistry in his choreography of martial arts was breathtaking. He had such a beautiful face. His sense of play was prominent in all his movies, he must have had a wonderful sense of humor. It seemed as if he enjoyed his movies as much as his audience did. He had incredible charisma. He brought such likeability to his characters. He is simply a joy to watch both for his artistry and his characters.
TV: The Green Hornet
Movies: too many to mention Chinese movies, Enter the Dragon, Fists of Fury, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection ” - osborn-griffith
Wesley Snipes
Actor, Blade
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame)...
“ Shirt off, but just for the sake of seeing his beautiful body, voice on sexy macho, no tax auditors nearby. Okay, there are two weird things about him - he is an action star named "Wesley" and he is an action star who can actually act! What a wonderful pleasure it is to watch him on screen, he is macho beautiful, his martial artistry is beautiful, and he is a marvelous actor. He puts his all into his characters and it shows. He is an incredible asset to any movie.
Blade series, Demolition Man, US Marshalls, Money Train, Rising Sun, Passenger 57 (which is hilarious!!!), New Jack City, Mo' Better Blues ” - osborn-griffith
Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts...
“ Shirt DEFINITELY off. With all his education you would think it would be easy for him to act but well, I guess it doesn't take brains to act. Surprisingly he studied acting, he must have had a really incompetent acting coach or one who simply gave up or maybe one who kept him on for the laughs! He just didn't seem to catch on to the nuances of acting! Look at his picture - even he seems disgusted and bored with his acting!!
Universal Soldier, Expendables, Masters of the Universe ” - osborn-griffith
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...
“ Shirt on ( I saw him on Ellen's show, it needs to be on) voice on beautiful accent and quality. What an attractive man. I love his face, it has so much character. I have to admit I almost walked out of Star Wars: Episode 1 when they killed him. I was so angry!! Surprisingly he seems to be somewhat heading towards being an action star, which is nice to have one who can actually act. He was exceptional in Schindler's List. He is able to bring so many dimensions to his characters. He has an ability to draw you into the action and care about his character. Wonderful actor.
Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode 1, The Other Man, Kinsey, Gangs of New York, The Haunting ( a hilarious, horrifying remake of a wonderful movie), Michael Collins ” - osborn-griffith
Colin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ Shirt on but it would be nice to see it off. Not only a great face but he can act too. He has such a diversity of roles and he is remarkable in all of them.
TV: Pride and Prejudice
What a Girl Wants, The King's Speech, A Single Man, Valmont, The English Patient, The Importance of Being Earnest ” - osborn-griffith
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws...
“ Needs his shirt off to keep the laughter at a minimum, could also use a good enunciation coach (it might help with the laughter) and maybe a larger vocabulary although he does grunt well. In his movies he doesn't seem to be playing a character, he seems to be playing Sly Stallone boxing, or Sly Stallone shooting people (most common). I never really see a character, I just see Sly Stallone in a different costume (if any).
Rambo movies are a laugh, Rocky movies needed to end 4 movies ago, Cobra is unbelievable in it's badness, I could go on forever on the unintentional hilarity of his "macho" movies ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on. A marvelous actor with a beautiful face. A pleasure to watch on screen. He has a huge presence on the screen your eyes are just drawn to him. Also, he is an extremely graceful and beautiful Martial Artist.
Curse of the Golden Flower (sad but beautiful movie - worth watching), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Bulletproof Monk, The Replacement Killers ” - osborn-griffith
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
“ Shirt off. I know in interviews he has said he can't wait to start a role with his shirt on, but honestly I've watched his acting and he has one expression and one tone of voice. He needs the shirt off to keep your attention on something besides the scenery (although the woods in the Twilight series are beautiful).
Twilight Series ” - osborn-griffith
Hugo Weaving
Actor, The Matrix
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ Shirt off or on. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him in "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." I have been astounded by his array of roles since then. He definitely morphs into a character so that he is almost impossible to recognize. He is a brilliant actor who brings depth to the most one dimensional characters (i.e. Agent Smith in Matrix series). His presense on the screen is so subtle yet powerful. You want to watch him and his every move. He is simply a talented, marvelous actor who is a pleasure to watch.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Matrix series, The Lord of the Ring series, V for Vendetta, too many to mention voice characters. ” - osborn-griffith
Rock Hudson
Actor, Giant
Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school plays because he couldn't remember lines...
“ Shirt off or on. I used to think he just played himself in movies and really wasn't talented but just charismatic. Once his private life was revealed his work took on a new twist. Unfortunately because of prejudice he had to act both in his private image and on screen, so sad he wasn't free to be himself. But now I feel he was a consummate actor, he played a character on and off screen with ease. His films are fun to watch and he really was quite good.
Pillow Talk, Magnificent Obsession, Giant, All That Heaven Allows, Written in the Wind, Farewell to Arms, Lover Come Back, Ice Station Zebra ” - osborn-griffith
George Sanders
George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936...
“ Shirt on, voice turned on sexy deep British accent, sophistication on high. To quote George Sanders: "Acting is like roller-skating. Once you know how to do it, it is neither stimulating nor exciting." His acting style was not stimulating or exciting however it was clever, urbane, and exceptionally charming. He oozed charm and sophistication in his roles. He won a well deserved Oscar for "All About Eve." He is a pleasure to watch, his characters on screen are interesting and always filled with a sarcastic wit (which seemed to occur in his personal life also). Sadly, "Sanders told David Niven in 1937, that he intended to commit suicide when he got older. In 1972, he fulfilled his promise, leaving this note: "Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck." He was 65 when he died.
All About Eve ( his best role), Rebecca, A Picture of Dorian Grey, The Jungle Book (1967 - voice - Shere Khan, the tiger), A Shot in the Dark, Village of the Damned, Death of a Scoundrel, The Falcon series, The Saint series ( 1939-1941 movies) ” - osborn-griffith
Steven Seagal
Producer, Under Siege
Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician...
“ Shirt off early in his career, now definitely on, volume up. What can I say? Over the top macho demeanor, one expression, one low serious voice - I guess he "means business" when he talks. Intense expression - kind of like he needs to really concentrate to remember his lines. Could someone please explain to me why action stars have this strange need to look so intense when actually they look dense?
Under Seige 1 & 2, Above the Law, Exit Wounds, Hard to Kill (unfortunately), Glimmer Man, and a whole bunch of other movies with the same plot and the same bad acting - really fun (and funny) to watch ” - osborn-griffith
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ Shirt off or on, voice set on nasal/whiney intensity, and mind set on unconventional. Definitely just as quirky as some of his roles, so who knows if he is acting or just being himself? How many people would name their child Kal-el after Superman, no wait, this is Hollywood - stars specialize in ruining their child's future by naming them ridiculous names ( Sparrow, Apple, Zolten, Moxie Crimefighter, Bronx Mowgli - to name a few). He does have excellent taste in making atypical movies and does a good job "acting(?)" in them.
Peggy Sue Got Married, Moonstruck, Raising Arizona, Vampire's Kiss, Honeymoon in Vegas, Leaving Las Vegas, Face/Off, Ghost Rider ” - osborn-griffith
“ Shirt off, voice on with accent. A pleasure to watch especially in his youth but only for his looks, painful to watch acting. He had 2 styles of acting, little dialogue, intense sweet performance or ridiculous dialogue and macho intense performance. Shockingly he studied with Elia Kazan, who must have left each session tearing his hair out (amazingly Kazan wasn't bald after this). His acting and his choices of roles were equally bad; one exception: The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming luckily in the role he didn't talk much, he just stood around looking innocently beautiful.
The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming, Barbarella, Space Mutiny (safer watching the MST3000 version), Love Machine, Danger: Diabolik (once again you are safer watching the MST3000 version), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad ” - osborn-griffith
Christopher Lambert
Although born in the USA, Lambert is French. His father was a French diplomat stationed in the US at the United Nations at the time of Lambert's birth. Lambert's formative years were spent in Geneva, Switzerland, to where his family moved when he was two, before returning to Paris when he was 16. Lambert has served in the French military, allegedly at his father's insistence.
“ Shirt off, intensity on low, accent on strong, volume on high. Over the top macho intensity with inconsequential, infrequent, stingy, whispering dialogue. His facial expressions widely vary from intense with eyebrows down and intense with eyes squinty or in other words the gamut of emotions from A1 to A2. Frankly I have to admit when I see him on the screen regardless of the role I uncontrollably giggle, it's sad but true, I find him silly in his version of intense manly macho. Once again, could someone please explain to me why all these action actors have this weird need to look intense to the point of looking dense?
Highlander series, Mortal Combat (hilarious) ” - osborn-griffith
David Strathairn
David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and one sixteenth Chinese (the latter three from his paternal grandmother)...
“ Shirt ON, fascinating to watch no need for distraction. He is like some other exceptional actors can morph into a role so you don't actually focus on who is acting but the character he is playing.
Sneakers, Goodnight and Goodluck, LA Confidential, Eight Men Out ” - osborn-griffith
William Holden
William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying chemistry at Pasadena Junior College...
“ Shirt on. Incredible actor, keeps your eyes glued to the screen. He brings characters alive. Talent unlimited, his vision for his characters seems perfect - especially in such a wide range of roles.
Stalag 17, Born Yesterday, Bridge Over the River Kwai, Sabrina, Sunset Boulevard, Network, The Wild Bunch, Picnic, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Golden Boy ” - osborn-griffith
Humphrey Bogart
Actor, Casablanca
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover...
“ Shirt on, concentrate on his charisma on the screen, a real dream to watch. He makes characters come alive. He isn't the most handsome man but it doesn't matter, you fall in love with him anyway. He has what I would consider a powerful presence on screen.
Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre, Petrified Forest ” - osborn-griffith
Roger Moore
Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down. Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His mother was born in Calcutta...
“ Shirt off or on there's just no reason to watch him. I see him and I immediately think of a "1970's turtle-necked baby blue double knit leisure suited oily lounge lizard." He turned James Bond into a smarmy sycophantic secret agent. He actually made George Lazenby look good! His acting range is basically an oily arrogant style.
He's made one good fun movie: Ffolkes ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Please keep the shirt ON, great to watch keeps the screen alive, I will say though, I am always conscious the character is being played by Jack Nicholson. Maybe he's too personally famous, I don't know, but I am always aware of who he is and not totally able to buy into his character.
The Shining ,Chinatown, Easy Rider, The Terror, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ” - osborn-griffith
Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and worked there until he was injured...
“ Shirt on or off. Actually a friend just reminded me that you definitely wanted him to have his shirt off in his younger years. The man had a beautiful body. As it says in his biography, he was an acrobat in the circus as a youth and if you see him with his shirt off it shows, he was probably one of the first in his generation of actors to be so muscular (other than the actual body builder "actors" like Steve Reeves or Mickey Hargitay). He keeps your eyes peeled to the screen, a real pleasure to watch. Brilliant actor with charisma out the whazoo.
Elmer Gantry, The Sweet Smell of Success, The Swimmer ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on. Incredible actor, a pleasure to watch - makes the movie come alive. He's incredibly likeable on screen. He has a deft touch with comedy. But once again he is incredible in drama, too.
Mr. Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Under the Yum Yum Tree, The Apartment, Missing, The Days of Wine and Roses ” - osborn-griffith
“ Shirt off, body on flex, face on vacant smile. I have only seen him in one movie, thank God! To quote a line from "Time Bandits," he is "mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence." Basically he can flex his muscles and concentrate on his lines so earnestly that he blanks out for a while before he can say them. His acting style is comical but also sometimes painful to watch.
Space Mutiny (this version has sex scenes but even they are painfully bad to watch), Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Space Mutiny (the better version although unfortunately for me I have seen both) ” - osborn-griffith
Gene Kelly
Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941...
“ Shirt on although it would have been nice to see it off. Made dancing sexy. Grace personified. Extremely likable on the screen
Singing in the Rain, The Scopes Trial, Xanadu (for a laugh) ” - osborn-griffith
Fredric March
Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of John Barrymore in The Royal Family of Broadway...
“ Shirt on once again it would have been nice to see it off in his younger years. Captures the screen with his acting, fun to watch.
The Best Years of our Lives, Anna Karinina, Nothing Sacred, The Talk of the Town ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on, fun to watch-good for a laugh or just plain interesting in his range of characters. He has a likability on screen and you just want to watch him. He has an interesting face.
Kill Bill 1 & 2, Lone Wolf Mcquade ” - osborn-griffith
Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman, The Delta Force and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection. He also starred in Missing in Action and its sequels, Firewalker and Sidekicks. He was an executive producer of Walker, Texas Ranger as well as the star. Chuck Norris was born in Ryan...
“ Shirt off, back shaved, mouth shut - NO SINGING. Need I say more? Yes, I discovered I do, I simply love the Chuck Norris Facts website but I don't have to watch him act while I read it. Of course, I am risking my life writing this review; but frankly, you can't argue with the "acting facts."
Lone Wolf Mcquade, Missing in Action movies ” - osborn-griffith
Fred MacMurray
Fred MacMurray was likely the most underrated actor of his generation. True, his earliest work is mostly dismissed as pedestrian, but no other actor working in the 1940s and 50s was able to score so supremely whenever cast against type. Frederick Martin MacMurray was born in Kankakee, Illinois, to Maleta Martin and Frederick MacMurray...
“ Shirt on, his older movies are really great to watch - they show a really good actor not the one note acting of "My Three Sons." He has an intensity in his earlier acting that is enjoyable to watch. He also did some fun screwball comedy style movies.
Double Indemnity (a must see of film noir) ” - osborn-griffith
Victor Mature
American leading man Victor John Mature was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Clara P. (Ackley) and Marcellus George Mature, a cutler and knife sharpener. His father, born Marcello Gelindo Maturi in Pinzolo, Trentino, was Italian, and his mother was of Swiss-German and German descent. Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for butcher supplies...
“ Shirt off. To quote Victor himself: "I'm no actor, and I've got 64 pictures to prove it." Need I say more? Actually though, he's pretty fun to watch, he really can't act!
Samson and Delilah, The Robe, Million Dollar Mermaid, My Darling Clementine, My Gal Sal, One Million BC (1940) ” - osborn-griffith
Sterling Hayden
Born to George & Frances Simonson Walter, and named Sterling Relyea Walter. Father died in 1925. Adopted by stepfather 'James Hayden' renamed Sterling Walter Hayden. Grew up in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Maine. Though very poor, attended prep school at Wassookeag School in Dexter...
“ Shirt on. Fascinating actor, a unique style of acting, kind of a "macho hard." He is very interesting to watch.
Dr Strangelove, Johnny Guitar (one of the strangest movies ever), The Godfather, The Asphalt Jungle ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on. Brilliant actor with a beautiful face. A true pleasure to watch on the screen, charismatic with a wonderful understated acting style.
Lillies of the Field, Sneakers, In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, To Sir with Love, The Defiant Ones ” - osborn-griffith
Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set out to find gold...
“ Shirt on but once again it might have been interesting to see it off. Just plain fun to watch on the screen. Great charisma, he was so playful in many of his roles.
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood ” - osborn-griffith
Cary Grant
Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I." Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years in Bristol would have been an ordinary lower-middle-class childhood...
“ Shirt on. Really just takes over the movie with his personality. Brilliant in screwball comedies - a perfect comedic touch. A real pleasure to watch. He has an incredible charisma on screen.
Arsenic and Old Lace, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, Talk of the Town, My Favorite Wife, The Philadelphia Story ” - osborn-griffith
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ Shirt off, watch out for phones. He's not that bad an actor but the shirt off really helps the movie.
Gladiator, LA Confidential, The Insider, A Beautiful Mind ” - osborn-griffith
Gary Cooper
Actor, High Noon
"Dad was a true Westerner, and I take after him", Gary Cooper told people who wanted to know more about his life before Hollywood. Dad was Charles Henry Cooper, who left his native England at 19, became a lawyer and later a Montana State Supreme Court justice. In 1906, when Gary was 5, his dad bought the Seven-Bar-Nine...
“ Shirt on. Really quite beautiful man, different acting style ( kind of a weird flatness - maybe his take on "manliness") but makes a movie better by his presence.
The Fountainhead( hilarious dialogue, written by the unique Ayn Rand, silly plot, just plain silly movie), High Noon, Ball of Fire, Sargeant York, The Pride of the Yankees, Beau Geste, The Cowboy and the Lady ” - osborn-griffith
Paul Newman
Actor, The Sting
Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned a successful sporting goods store...
“ Shirt off or on. Anyway you look at it he's an incredible, charismatic, talented actor. In his early movies luckily his shirt was off a lot and it was well worth the view but his acting talent made it totally unnecessary - his work is brilliant. He was a true "star" in both his public and private life, his good works live on.
Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, Somebody up There Likes Me, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Exodus, Sweet Bird of Youth ” - osborn-griffith
Kirk Douglas
Actor, Spartacus
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. His parents...
“ Shirt off but an interesting very emotional actor. Interesting voice that is often hilariously imitated. One interesting fact is that for the writing of Spartacus he insisted Dalton Trumbo (one of the black-listed writers in the 1950's during the Communist witch hunts) be given credit for writing the screen play. This began the end of black listing of actors, screen writers, directors and those whose lives had been destroyed by these deplorable actions - what courage Douglas had!!
Spartacus, Paths of Glory, The List of Adrian Messenger, Gunfight at the OK Corral, A Letter to Three Wives ” - osborn-griffith
Paul Douglas
A rare breed this guy. Paul Douglas became an unlikely middle-aged cinema star by simply capitalizing on his big, burly, brash and boorish appeal to the nth degree. The 5'11", 200 lb. actor was a bold, unabashed risk taker. He forsook an extremely successful career as one of the country's top radio/sports announcers to prove his value as an actor...
“ Definitely Shirt on. A really great actor who can carry a movie but also a great character actor
Panic in the Streets, Born Yesterday, The Solid Gold Cadillac ” - osborn-griffith
Stephen Boyd
Actor, Ben-Hur
Stephen Boyd was born William Millar on July 4, 1931, at Glengormley, Northern Ireland, one of nine children of Martha Boyd and Canadian truck driver James Alexander Millar, who worked for Fleming's on Tomb Street in Belfast. He attended Glengormley & Ballyrobert primary school and then moved on to Ballyclare High School and studied bookkeeping at Hughes Commercial Academy...
“ Shirt off. Really, really bad actor but hilarious to watch, to quote Dorothy Parker: he "runs the gamut of emotions from A to B."
Spartacus, Ben Hur, The Best of Everything, and the worst of all: The Oscar (a real treat for bad movie lovers) ” - osborn-griffith
Edward Norton
Actor, Fight Club
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ Shirt on. Great actor with a great choice of movies, a pleasure to watch
Fight Club, Death to Smoochy, American History X ” - osborn-griffith
Jeff Goldblum
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at age seventeen...
“ Shirt on. Quirky actor maybe quirky person too. Interesting and fun to watch on screen
TV: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
The Big Chill, Silverado, Into the Night, The Fly ” - osborn-griffith
Joe Morton
Joe Morton was born on October 18, 1947 in New York, New York, USA. He is a television, film, and theater actor, best known for The Brother from Another Planet, Terminator 2, Eureka, and Scandal. He also writes and directs, and is a singer/songwriter.
“ Shirt on. He can carry a movie but doesn't often get a chance, great character actor enjoyable to watch
Brother from Another Planet, Terminator 2, Stealth ” - osborn-griffith
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 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...
“ Shirt on. Great to watch, really brings character, strength and "cool" to any role
TV: In Living Color
Ray, Dream Girls, Stealth ” - osborn-griffith
Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles: his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in All the King's Men, and as Chief Dan Mathews on the syndicated TV series Highway Patrol. He was also memorable as Judy Holliday's boisterous boyfriend in Born Yesterday. He was born William Broderick Crawford on December 9...
“ Obviously Shirt on. Incredible voice, great actor, carries a movie with ease and a real pleasure to watch.
TV: Highway Patrol
All the King's Men, Born Yesterday, ” - osborn-griffith
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music and mechanics...
“ Shirt on, no chair nearby. Better director than actor seems to always have the same look on his face and the same voice.
Early Spaghetti westerns are fun ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt off, intensity set on low. Over the top intensity in movies. But he is fun to watch, just would be nice if he could act.
Time Cop, Sudden Death, Street Fighter ” - osborn-griffith
Karl Urban
Actor, Dredd
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
“ Shirt on but it sure would be nice to see it off! He is like a chameleon on the screen. He morphs into a role so well you don't realize it is him but he becomes the character. He is gifted and intense.
Chronicles of Riddick, Red, Star Trek(2009), Lord of the Rings 2 & 3, Priest ” - osborn-griffith
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artists' housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
“ Shirt off. He does have an interesting take on his characters but his movies are just better when his shirt is off. I honestly thought at first that Fast and Furious 1 was a love story between him and Paul Walker. The look they give eachother after they beat a train drag racing is "precious." Sorry but I thought the movie was hilarious.
Fast and Furious, XXX, Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black, The Pacifier ” - osborn-griffith
Dwayne Johnson
Actor, Moana
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia...
“ Shirt off. AKA: The Rock. Definitely needs the distraction during his movies. Something in the movie needs to keep your attention so the shirt needs to be off.
The Scorpion King ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on, voice on. He brings a calm, cool acting style to the screen. He is just wonderful to watch on the screen.
Red, Shawshank Redemption, Lean on Me, Driving Miss Daisy ” - osborn-griffith
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ Shirt off, but only because he has earned the right to exhibitionism. A beautiful incredibly talented man, he can sing, dance and act - triple threat. You can tell he enjoys his trade, he brings energy and joy to it.
X-Men series, Van Helsing, Swordfish ” - osborn-griffith
“ Shirt on but once again it would be nice to see it off. Incredibly handsome actor who is enjoyable to watch. Another intense actor who draws you into the movie.
The Mummy 1 & 2, Resident Evil: Extinction, Apacalypse and Retribution ” - osborn-griffith
Steve McQueen
He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture...
“ Shirt off or on. The man was the embodiment of macho cool. His riveting acting style was a joy to watch. He kept your eyes focused on him and his every move. Truly a talented intense actor.
TV: Wanted Dead or Alive
The Great Escape, Love with a Proper Stranger, Bullit, Cincinnati Kid, Nevada Smith, The Sand Pebbles, Papillon, The Getaway ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on or off. Simply a beautiful man and a brilliant actor. Superb at his craft and mesmerizing on the screen. His intensity and talent were apparent the moment you saw him and you couldn't take your eyes away from him. I would have gotten on that motor cycle in a second and rebeled against whatever he wanted.
The Wild Ones, The Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, Mutiny on the Bounty, Apacalypse Now, The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris ” - osborn-griffith
Laurence Olivier
Actor, Rebecca
Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin...
“ Shirt on but it would have been nice to see it off in his youth. Words to describe him on screen are hard to find. He was a pleasure to watch, once again brilliant at his craft considered one of the best actors ever. His beauty and talent just swept you away. He was a versatile actor, being exceptional in both comedy and drama.
Pride and Prejudice, Rebecca, too many to mention Shakespeare plays and movies, Marathon Man, Come Back Little Sheba, The Betsy (a laughable hoot), The Boys From Brazil ” - osborn-griffith
Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 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...
“ Shirt off but just for the view. He was amazingly gorgeous. He was an intense, likeable and underestimated actor. He brought so much talent to each role, a dream to watch on screen. Likeable on screen, your eyes stayed glued to his characters.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Roman Holiday, On the Beach, Moby Dick (1956), Gentlemen's Agreement, Beloved Infidel, Cape Fear (1962), The Boys From Brazil, MacArthur ” - osborn-griffith
Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a train accident when he was two...
“ Shirt off or on. Fascinating man and actor, a real macho rebel with an acting style all his own. I would have loved to have been in his cell when he was arrested for marijuana possession early in his career - what an interesting character he must have been. He was mesmerizing on the screen and could embody the scariest characters - he had a real intensity in his acting but yet he seemed not to take it seriously. Vastly underestimated as an actor.
The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Ryan's Daughter, The Big Sleep ” - osborn-griffith
Burt Reynolds
Enduring, strong-featured, and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in TV westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970/1980s popular culture as a male sex symbol (posing nearly naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine) and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a wisecracking...
“ Shirt off, but just for enjoyment. He has a great sense of humor about his roles and himself - the Cosmo centerfold was wonderful. He has a real touch with comedy and proved himself with drama in Deliverance. He's fun to watch, with a proven charisma.
The End(wonderful), Starting Over(hilarious), The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Citizen Ruth, Boogie Nights ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt off or on. Fun to watch on screen, a real macho character. He seems as if he is enjoying himself and wants you to enjoy the movies too. A pleasure to watch, his face is so perfect. Best James Bond - he has the perfect 1960's sexist macho demeanor for the character!
James Bond series, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables, Five Days One Summer, Shalako (over the top macho acting and really hilarious bad movie), Zardoz, The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would be King, Time Bandits ” - osborn-griffith
Peter O'Toole
A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a journalist...
“ Shirt on. Although the man was breathtakingly beautiful in his youth (Lawrence of Arabia, How to Steal a Million), he hasn't aged well. On the other hand his acting is enthralling. He just seems to light up the screen with is presence. His every mood is a pleasure to watch and he makes it all look so easy.
Lawrence of Arabia, The Lion in Winter, Man of La Mancha, How to Steal a Million, Becket, My Favorite Year ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on, more cowbells. This man is a brilliant, brilliant actor. In his youth he had a beautiful innocent face. He has developed into a remarkable lead and character actor. He is also one of the best hosts of SNL. He is adept at drama and comedy which is really difficult. As the saying goes "Drama is easy, Comedy is hard." Christopher can do both with a graceful ease.
TV: Saturday Night Live (the cowbell sketch is a riot)
The Deerhunter, Annie Hall (in a short but amusing part), Heaven's Gate, A View to a Kill ” - osborn-griffith
Stephen Chow
Born Chow Sing-Chi in Hong Kong on June twenty-second, 1962, Stephen Chow spent his youth days with three sisters in Shanghai, China. He developed an interest in the martial arts after witnessing the talent of Bruce Lee, where he began training in the style of Wing Chun, which was one of Bruce Lee's specialties...
“ Shirt off or on. Stephen Chow is not just a triple threat he is a quadruple threat: he directs, he writes, he acts, and he's a martial artist. He is adept at all four of these talents. He is a delight to watch in his movies, the characters he writes are appealing and engaging. He evolves into his characters perfectly and brings sympathy and charm to each one.
Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, ” - osborn-griffith
Conrad Veidt
Actor, Casablanca
Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, flying...
“ Shirt on, beautifully accented voice on. Although he began in silent films his career, luckily for us, continued into the talkies. He left Germany at the rise of Hitler and became a British citizen. His best silent films are the unique, scary "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and "The Hands of Orlac." He was also in "Casablanca." Unfortunately he was typecast because of his German accent but he portrayed those characters beautifully. One of his most fascinating movies is "The Man Who Laughs." His character is the basis for the Joker in Batman movies. ” - osborn-griffith
Matthew McConaughey
American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Irish...
“ Shirt off, once the shirt is off that's about it, otherwise not much there to keep your interest
Can't think of one movie worth watching ” - osborn-griffith
Lorenzo Lamas
Lorenzo Fernando Lamas was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of actors Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas. His father was Argentinian and his mother was American, of Norwegian descent. Lorenzo was raised in Pacific Palisades, California. In 1968, his family moved to New York. He attended private school...
“ Shirt definitely off, dimples in place, blank model look. What to say, what to say? Okay, first shocker - he actually studied acting!! Well at least he tried even if he probably didn't pass the class. He is simply a "pretty boy with a great body." His acting seems to be just showing up and saying his lines. He has studied martial arts for some of his roles. My favorite bit of trivia is: he wore hair extentions for the last year of "Renegade" his TV series, which was hilarious in it's awfulness. I think his personal life is much more interesting than his acting, son of Fernando Lamas ( of SNL Billy Crystal fame - "marvelous") and married 5 times with 6 children from a variety of women (one of whom he had a restraining order against because she hit him - I think that might negate his macho status).
TV: Renegade ( well worth watching for laughs), Falcon Crest
Movies: Snake Eater 1 & 2, Raptor Island (and coming soon Raptor Ranch!!) ” - osborn-griffith
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. Nonetheless...
“ Shirt off. Weird OFF screen, mundane on screen. Frankly whenever I watch him on screen I am more conscious it is Tom Cruise than his character. He seems to be more a "star" than an actor. And I am not even commenting on his personal "religious" views which are literally out of this world. Nothing really interesting to watch here move on.
Top Gun, Cocktail, Risky Business ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt off or on, voice on with his natural British "snarky" drawl. Alan Rickman is a gifted accomplished actor. He has talent out the whazoo. He can do the most mean nasty character "to a T" or the best of comedy. Actually he has the comedic touch of Cary Grant, he's brilliant at comedy with his unique attitude. I will watch any movie just to see him act. He is a delight on the screen. His choices in roles are interesting and diverse. He perfectly develops his on screen characters. He makes you want to know him; he just seems to bring such interest in his characters.
Dogma, Harry Potter series (which he deserves an Oscar for his role of Professor Snape), Nobel Son, Blow Dry, Galaxy Quest, Die Hard (best villain of all the Die Hard movies), Bob Roberts, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (voice only- Marvin) ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt off or on, chin out. What a marvelous, humorous, excellent "B" actor - which he called himself in his biography. He has excellent taste in his wide variety of roles. He has a brilliant touch with comedy. He has a sly wit that shows in most of his roles. He is just plain enjoyable to watch!! He has his own unique charisma. Careful though, some of his movies are quite violent (but more of a comic book violence). He works frequently with close friend Director Sam Raimi.
TV: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. ( a hilarious series well worth renting/buying), Xena: Warrior Princess, Burn Notice
Movies: The Evil Dead series, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep, My Name is Bruce, Sky High
Books: "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor," "Man with the Screaming Brain," "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" ” - osborn-griffith
Benjamin Bratt
The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic, Miss Congeniality, and Despicable Me 2. He is married to actress Talisa Soto.
“ Shirt off or on, smile on high. Why do you think so many women love Law and Order, the plots? Nah, Benjamin Bratt is the reason why! ( Along with Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin and Sam Waterston but none of them are as handsome as Benjamin Bratt!) Not only is he pleasing to watch but he does an admirable job in developing his characters. He has talent with comedy as well as drama, which isn't easy. He brings an engaging quality to his characters. You enjoy his acting! He just seems so bloody likeable!
TV: Law and Order
Movies: Miss Congeniality, Pinero, Demolition Man, Traffic ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt off or on, hair long but clean, personal life OFF. I have mixed feelings about Pitt. He definitely is a pretty face. As I watch him and his movies, he has excellent taste in roles. He choices are interesting and unique. He has an ability to do comedy or drama. He is able to morph into the most unusual characters with a sense of play and ease. So to put it frankly, I now feel he is NOT just another pretty face, but he definitely has talent.
Legends of the Fall, Se7en, Fight Club, Snatch, Mr and Mrs Smith, Troy, Babel, Inglourious Basterds, Burn After Reading ” - osborn-griffith
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
“ Shirt off or on. The man was absolutely a genius in film making. He wrote, directed and acted in most of his films. He was one of the original founders of United Artists (along with Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and DW Griffith). He managed the difficult transition from silent films to talking fims. He was brilliant at physical comedy and his "Little Tramp" will be forever memorable. He made characters come alive, he filled them with humor and pathos. His personal life was, well, a bit scandalous. He had a tendency to marry incredibly younger women ( supposedly the story Lolita is based on his marriage to Lita Gray - she was 16 and he was 35). He was married 4 times and his last marriage at age 54 was to Oona O'Neill who was 17. Brilliant actor, director, writer - the triple threat! If you can tolerate a silent film, his are breath takingly beautiful. Although his best, The Great Dictator, is a talkie.
City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush, The Great Dictator, The Circus, ” - osborn-griffith
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)...
“ Shirt on, voice on with beautiful tone and accent. This man is an accomplished, gifted actor in both comedy and drama. In his early years he worked in several hilarious British comedies. He was adept at comedy, which is surprising because he is known mainly for his brilliant dramatic roles. He could bring so much depth to a character. His refinement of the nuances of his most known characters are remarkable ( Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai comes to mind). Simply put, he was a remarkable dramatic and comic actor. Definitely he was an equal to Laurence Olivier and Marlon Brando.
The Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars, The Swan, The Ladykillers (1955), Kind Hearts and Coronets, Captain's Paradise, The Lavender Hill Mob, Lawrence of Arabia, The Horse's Mouth, Our Man in Havana, The Man in the White Suit, Doctor Zhivago ” - osborn-griffith
Boris Karloff
Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William Henry Pratt was born on November 23...
“ Shirt on, voice on. Okay, he was Frankenstein, but I think he is gorgeous! His face is full of character and he has wonderful bone structure. Vastly under rated as actor, he created so many memorable characters. He could bring pathos to the scariest roles. His nuances in his portrayals were magnificent. Karloff could be one of the scariest men, and yet in other roles sweet and kind. I could listen to his voice for hours, he could read The Weekly World News and I might actually believe it! He was a gifted actor who was a pleasure to watch.
Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, The Mask of Fu Manchu, The Mummy, Mr. Wong, Detective (a series), The Raven, The Comedy of Terrors, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the narrator), he began in the silent years and the number of movies he has made is amazing. ” - osborn-griffith
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa...
“ Shirt off, hair blonde and long!! During Lord of the Rings Trilogy I could hardly take my eyes off him to pay attention to the movie, I had to keep asking my spouse what was going on because once he was on the screen, he was it. The man is simply breathtakingly beautiful. But even more irritating is he can act. Usually you expect a pretty face to be boring (i.e. Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Lorenzo Lamas) but no, Orlando Bloom does an great job with his characters. He brings your interest to his roles. As I said earlier he takes over the screen with his beauty. Okay, I actually do enjoy his looks more than his acting, oh well.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3, Black Hawk Down, Elizabethtown, Kingdom of Heaven ” - osborn-griffith
Jesse Eisenberg
Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or Less...
“ Shirt off or on, hair on curly. He has charisma on the screen. He is appealing in the weird range of roles he has chosen. He's a very good actor in all of them, taking on the different nuances of each character. I loved him in Zombieland!!!
The Social Network, Zombieland, 30 minutes or less, The Squid and the Whale ” - osborn-griffith
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber and The Mask established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ Shirt on, bag over his face. His acting is like a cartoon character, over the top in facial contortions, body movements and voice. He simply doesn't know or understand the word subtle. No matter how dramatic the role is, he is way out there, and when the role requires him to be a bit over the top, he "jumps the shark." He is irritating on the screen and generally his movies are just as irritating.
Ace Ventura Pet Detective series, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Me, Myself and Irene ” - osborn-griffith
John Lithgow
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ Shirt on, mind on unique. He is a fascinating, gifted actor who brings his unique talent to every role. He face is marvelous to watch. It is a pleasure to see him in any role, he brings his characters alive with a special way only he has. He is simply a joy to watch. He can do both drama and comedy with ease - a rare gift.
TV: 3rd Rock from the Sun
The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, 2010, Harry and the Hendersons, Cliffhanger, Shrek (voice), and many other voice roles ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on, face on a bit crazy/wild. What an appealing, irresistable character. I don't know if he is personally as interesting as his acting style but I find him engrossing. He brings his unique machinations to every role. He is riveting on screen. His presence is sometimes subtle and sometimes overwhelming. He is so incredibly fun to watch, you never know quite what to expect!! A joy in every role he takes and once again he is adept at both comedy and drama.
Dangerous Liaisons, Shadows and Fog, Of Mice and Men, Red, In the Line of Fire, Mulholland Falls, Being John Malkovich, Shadow of the Vampire ” - osborn-griffith
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writer, White Chicks
Keenan attended college at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama but dropped out his senior year to persue comedy full time. His comic influence is Richard Pryor.
“ Shirt off or on, smile on high, mind on funny. The man is a comedy genius, no two ways about it. He is so incredibly talented and gorgeous. Again, he is a triple threat, he can direct, write and act and he is superb at all three. His work in television has been trend setting. He is extremely talented at both acting and writing. He has a presence that is enjoyable on screen, he seems to enjoy his roles as much as you do.
TV: In Living Color
Movies: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (brilliant writing and satire), Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats ” - osborn-griffith
Ray Milland
Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor. Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, to Elizabeth Annie (Truscott) and Alfred Jones...
“ Shirt off or on. He was a consummate actor in both comedy and drama. Vastly underestimated and ignored in his later years, quite sad. In his younger years he did comedy, and later he did more drama finally ending with some really bad sci-fi. He was an extremely handsome man in his youth, playing romantic leads. I find myself irritated at how he was not given the credit he deserves and how his name is relatively unknown now, such a shame.
TV: Columbo episodes, numerous guest roles on other series
Movies: The Lost Weekend, The Major and the Minor, Lady in the Dark, The Uninvited, Golden Earrings, The Big Clock, It Happens Every Spring, Dial M for Murder, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, Panic in Year Zero, X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes, Love Story, Frogs, The Thing with Two Heads, ” - osborn-griffith
Guy Pearce
Actor, Memento
Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne 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...
“ Shirt off or on. What an interesting face that he uses to perfection in his roles. He is a consummate dramatic actor, I think he is under rated. He does a beautiful job in every role. He evolves into each of his characters so wonderfully.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, LA Confidential, Hurt Locker, Momento, The Time Machine (2002), Prometheus ” - osborn-griffith
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...
“ Shirt on. No one underestimates this gifted accomplished actor. He is a genius in his wide variety of roles. He is brilliant with the subtle nuances of his characters. He has 2 well deserved Oscars. He also has an interesting resume of unique roles. He definitely should be mentioned with the big guns - Brando, Guiness, Olivier. He oozes talent and is a joy to watch on the screen.
The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, LA Confidential, Casino Jack, Beyond the Sea, Pay it Forward, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Se7en, Swimming with Sharks, Glengarry Glen Ross, ” - osborn-griffith
Peter Falk
Actor, Columbo
Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, and...
“ Shirt on, raincoat on, "Dog" in foreign wreck of a car. What an incredibly appealing actor. He has charisma on the screen, you simply love to watch him. Early in his career while auditioning for the obnoxious Harry Cohn, he was told by Cohn: "For the same money, I can get an actor with two eyes!" Falk had lost an eye to cancer as a child. Falk was mainly known for his TV character Columbo but he had an illustrious movie career also. He was good friends with John Cassavetes and starred in 6 of his movies. He played comedy and drama with equal aplomb.
TV: Columbo (1971-2003)
Movies: Pocket Full of Miracles, It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Robin and the 7 Hoods, The Great Race, Luv, Anzio, Machine Gun McCain, Husbands, Castle Keep, A Woman Under the Influence, Mikey and Nicky, The Brinks Job, The In-Laws (1979) ” - osborn-griffith
“ Shirt off or on, intensity on high, genius at work. Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous man, with talent, brains, charisma out the wazoo. Cassavetes is considered the "actor and film director who was regarded as a pioneer of American cinema verité." His films were amazing with their insight into the human condition and their realism. Friend/actor Peter Falk said: "Cassavetes was the most fervent man I ever met, and he didn't have a copy-cat bone in his body." Cassavetes was unique, innovative and brilliant as both an actor and director.
The Killers, Machine Gun McCain, Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence, Gloria, Mikey and Nicky, The Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby, The Incubus, The Tempest (1982), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Faces, ” - osborn-griffith
Tom Selleck
Thomas William Selleck is an American actor and film producer, known for his starring role as Hawaii-based private investigator "Thomas Magnum" on the 1980s television series, Magnum, P.I.. Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Martha S. (Jagger), a homemaker, and Robert Dean Selleck, a real estate investor and executive...
“ Shirt off, eyebrows trimmed, dimples out, body on model attitude and mouth shut with mustache in place. Okay, I guess that about says it. Pretty much once he flashes his smile and dimples most women don't pay attention to the fact he can't act his way out of a paper bag. I guess I will admit he has some appeal but it doesn't seem to go much beyond looks.
TV: Magnum PI (he's so forgettable to me I had to look up the name of his series), lots of TV movies
Movies: In and Out, 3 Men and a Baby, Folks, Her Alibi, Runaway, Coma (I think he played a comatose body in this - his best acting yet!!) ” - osborn-griffith
“ Shirt off, mind off (no wait, it's automatically is off). Well, in his youth he tortured us with his acting, in his older years he tortured us with his writing and direction. The only really interesting fact about him is he married 3 look-a-like women; Ursula Andress, Linda Evans, and Bo Derek- seriously, look at pictures of the 3 of them in their youth and you think you area looking at the same person! On second thought, they are clones and by the time they got to Bo Derek there was genetic brain damage. The man was astounding in his atrocious acting and if you can believe it even worse in his writing and directing - to quote Victor Marture "He's no actor and he has the movies to prove it!!!"
Actor: All the King's Men, The Adventures of Hajii Baba, The Ten Commandments
Director/Writer: Ghosts Can't Do It, Bolero, Fantasies, Tarzan, the Ape Man, A Boy. . . a Girl ” - osborn-griffith