Heros & Villains

Actors/actresses who play just as good a villain as they do the "hero/heroin." Or just the ol' Good Guy vs. Bad Guy
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1.
Angelina Jolie
Actress, Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt and Maleficent. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ Mr. & Mrs. Smith vs. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Salt vs. Salt
Wanted vs.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider vs. ” - LilJQ
 
2.
Demi Moore
Actress, Ghost
Demi Moore was born 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father, Charles Foster Harmon, left her mother, Virginia King, before Demi was born. Her stepfather, Danny Guynes, did not add much stability to her life, either. He frequently changed jobs and made the family move a total of 40 times. The parents kept on drinking...
“ G.I. Jane vs. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle ” - LilJQ
 
3.
Eva Green
Actress, Casino Royale
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar. Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
“ Casino Royale vs. 300: Rise of an Empire
Sin City 2 ” - LilJQ
 
4.
Famke Janssen
Actress, X-Men
Famke Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, and has two siblings, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam. Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeled for Chanel in New York City. Later, taking a break from modeling...
“ X-Men vs. X3
X2 vs. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
I Spy vs. I Spy
Taken vs. Golden Eye ” - LilJQ
 
5.
Gina Carano
Actress, Deadpool
Gina Joy Carano was born under a tornado warning in Dallas, Texas, to parents Dana Joy (Cason) and Glenn Thomas Carano. Her father played for the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback for Roger Staubach and Danny White from 1977-1983. In 1984, he was the starting quarterback for the USFL Pittsburgh Maulers...
“ Fast and Furious 6 vs. Fast and Furious 6
Haywire vs. ” - LilJQ
 
6.
Glenn Close
Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families. Glenn...
“ Air Force One vs. 101 Dalmations ” - LilJQ
 
7.
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
“ Daredevil vs. Arthur
Electra vs.
The Kingdom vs. ” - LilJQ
 
8.
Jennifer Lawrence
The highest-paid actress in the world, with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born August 15, 1990 in Louisville...
“ The Hunger Games vs. X-Men: First Class ” - LilJQ
 
9.
Jodie Foster
Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which resulted in Alicia's birth...
“ Flight Plan vs. Elysium ” - LilJQ
 
10.
Kate Beckinsale
Actress, Underworld
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale...
“ Pearl Harbor vs. Total Recall
Underworld vs. ” - LilJQ
 
11.
Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, California, to Patricia (Potter), a homemaker, and Harold Bosworth, who was an executive for Talbots. Unlike the characters Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film, which are known as "townies", Kate spent most of her childhood in different cities and states...
“ Superman Returns vs. Homefront ” - LilJQ
 
12.
Kelly Lynch
Kelly Lynch was born in 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She started her acting career with a small job at the Guthrie Theater. She studied under acting teacher Sanford Meisner and became a model for the famous Elite Modeling Agency. She first gained acclaim for acting in the Gus Van Sant film Drugstore Cowboy...
“ Road House vs. Charlie's Angels ” - LilJQ
 
13.
Lena Headey
Actress, 300
Lena Headey is a British actress. She was born in Bermuda to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm, Possession...
“ 300 vs. Dredd ” - LilJQ
 
14.
Michelle Rodriguez
Actress, Avatar
Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
“ Fast & Furious 6 vs. Fast & Furious 6
Fast and Furious 1,4 vs.
SWAT vs.
Avatar vs. ” - LilJQ
 
15.
Mireille Enos
Actress, World War Z
Mireille Enos was born in Houston, Texas, to Monique, a teacher, and Jon Goree Enos. Her Texas-born American father, and French mother, met while her father was serving on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is the fourth of five children and grew up in Houston, Texas...
“ Sabotage vs. Sabotage
Gangster Squad vs. ” - LilJQ
 
16.
Olga Kurylenko
Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig. She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva...
“ Oblivion vs. Centurion
Quantum of Solace vs. Erased
Hitman vs. ” - LilJQ
 
17.
Rosamund Pike
Actress, Gone Girl
Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol...
“ Die Another Day vs. Die Another Day
Jack Reacher vs. ” - LilJQ
 
18.
Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed to the life of entertainment and stars at a very early age...
“ AVP vs. Out of Time
vs. Blade ” - LilJQ
 
19.
Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
“ Aliens vs. Holes
Avatar vs. Heartbreakers
Galaxy Quest vs. The Cold Light of Day ” - LilJQ
 
20.
Sophie Marceau
Actress, Braveheart
Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that director Claude Pinoteau was looking for new faces for a movie about teenagers called The Party...
“ The World is Not Enough vs. The World is Not Enough
Braveheart vs. ” - LilJQ
 
21.
Uma Thurman
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman)...
“ Kill Bill vs. Batman & Robin
Paycheck vs. ” - LilJQ
 
22.
“ The Dark Knight vs. The Dark Knight
Olympus Has Fallen vs. Paycheck
I, Frankenstein vs. ” - LilJQ
 
23.
Al Pacino
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an Italian-American family...
“ The Recruit vs. The Recruit
88 Minutes vs. Ocean's Thirteen ” - LilJQ
 
24.
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...
“ Harry Potter vs. Harry Potter
Galaxy Quest vs. Die Hard ” - LilJQ
 
25.
Alex Carter
Al grew up in Toronto, Canada and went to high school at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute. After graduation, he followed his dream and left for Hollywood where he studied at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. He then returned to Canada to pursue his acting career where things took off and he appeared in several series and movies...
“ Burn Notice vs. Burn Notice
The Island
Out of Time ” - LilJQ
 
26.
Alexander Ludwig
Actor, Vikings
Alexander Richard Ludwig was born in Vancouver, Canada. His mother, Sharlene Martin, is a former actress and serves as his manager, and his father, Harald Horst Ludwig, is a businessman and co-chairman of the board for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. He has 3 siblings; Nicholas, Natalie and Sophia, as well as a golden retriever named Waverly. He has German, Belgian, English, and Scottish ancestry...
“ Lone Survivor vs. The Hunger Games ” - LilJQ
 
27.
“ The Dark Knight Rises vs. Body of Lies
NCIS vs. NCIS LA ” - LilJQ
 
28.
Andy Garcia
One of Hollywood's most private and guarded leading men, Andy Garcia has created a few iconic characters while at the same time staying true to his acting roots and personal projects. Garcia was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez, a teacher of English...
“ The Untouchables vs. Ocean's Eleven, Twelve
Ocean's Thirteen vs. Ocean's Thirteen ” - LilJQ
 
29.
Anthony Hopkins
Actor, Hannibal
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
“ The Mask of Zorro vs. RED 2
Thor vs.
In Bad Company vs.
Alexander
Mission Impossible II ” - LilJQ
 
30.
Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow...
“ Man on a Ledge vs. Man on a Ledge
The Winter Soldier vs. Pain & Gain
The Hurt Locker vs.
The Adjustment Bureau vs. ” - LilJQ
 
31.
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!...
“ Terminator 2 vs. Terminator
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines vs. Batman & Robin
Sabotage vs. Sabotage
Total Recall vs. Total Recall
Predator vs. Around the World in 80 Days
The Last Stand vs.
Escape Plan vs.
Collateral Damage vs.
The 6th Day vs.
The Expendables vs.
Commando vs. ” - LilJQ
 
32.
Barry Pepper
Barry Robert Pepper was born on April 4, 1970, in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, as the youngest of three sons. He has two older brothers named Alex and Doug Pepper. The Peppers didn't stick around Campbell River for too long. They had been building a ship in their backyard for years. When Barry was five years old...
“ Saving Private Ryan vs. Enemy of the State
Knockaround Guys vs.
Snitch vs.
Broken City
True Grit ” - LilJQ
 
33.
Ben Foster
Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland...
“ X3: The Last Stand vs. 3:10 to Yuma
Lone Survivor vs. The Mechanic ” - LilJQ
 
34.
Bill Paxton
Actor, Titanic
Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures...
“ Tombstone vs. 2 Guns
Haywire vs. Vertical Limit
Mighty Joe Young vs. ” - LilJQ
 
35.
Billy Bob Thornton
Actor, Armageddon
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in 1958 and now deceased) and John David (born in 1969)...
“ Eagle Eye vs. Faster
The Alamo vs. Tombstone ” - LilJQ
 
36.
Billy Campbell
Actor, Dracula
American actor Billy Campbell was born on July 7, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He came to prominence playing Luke Fuller on Dynasty, the gay lover of character Steven Carrington, on what was then the top-rated TV show in America. He followed this up playing Detective Joey Indelli on Crime Story...
“ The Rocketeer vs. Enough ” - LilJQ
 
37.
Billy Zane
Actor, Titanic
William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy was bitten by the acting bug early on...
“ Sniper: Reloaded vs. Scorpion King 3
Tombstone vs. Titanic
Memphis Belle vs. Back to the Future I-III ” - LilJQ
 
38.
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
“ Braveheart vs. Troy
Gangs of New York vs. Dark Blue
Harry Potter 4 vs. Harry Potter 5
Safe House vs. Safe House
In Bruges vs.
Kingdom of Heaven ” - LilJQ
 
39.
Brian Cox
Actor, Troy
Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish descent...
“ RED vs. Troy
Braveheart vs. X-Men 2
The Bourne Identity vs. The Bourne Supremacy
Red Eye vs. ” - LilJQ
 
40.
“ SWAT vs. Man of the House
Burn Notice vs. Burn Notice
Black Hawk Down vs.
Bullet to the Head
Basic ” - LilJQ
 
41.
Bruce Willis
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Die Hard vs. Looper
Fire with Fire vs.
Expendables vs.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation vs.
RED vs.
The Cold Light of Day vs.
16 Blocks vs.
Over the Hedge vs.
Lucky Number Slevin vs.
Tears of the Sun vs.
Hart's War vs.
Pulp Fiction vs.
Striking Distance vs. ” - LilJQ
 
42.
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
“ White House Down vs. Public Enemies
21 & 22 Jump Street vs. Haywire ” - LilJQ
 
43.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things, the Operative in Serenity...
“ Salt vs. American Gangster
Inside Man vs. Four Brothers ” - LilJQ
 
44.
Chris Cooper
Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama...
“ The Patriot vs. The Bourne Identity
The Kingdom vs. ” - LilJQ
 
45.
“ Back to the Future vs. Dennis the Menace
My Favorite Martian vs. Anastasia ” - LilJQ
 
46.
Clive Owen
British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting soul but forceful will...
“ King Arthur vs. Inside Man
The International vs. Bourne Identity
Derailed vs.
Sin City ” - LilJQ
 
47.
Cole Hauser
Cole Hauser was born in Santa Barbara, California. He is the son of Cass Warner, who founded a film production company (Warner Sisters), and Wings Hauser, an actor. His grandfathers were screenwriters Dwight Hauser and Milton Sperling, and his maternal great-grandfather was film mogul Harry M. Warner...
“ Tears of the Sun vs. 2 Fast 2 Furious
Olympus Has Fallen vs.
A Good Day to Die Hard vs.
Hart's War ” - LilJQ
 
48.
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
“ SWAT vs. Daredevil
The Recruit vs. Horrible Bosses
Total Recall vs.
American Outlaws vs.
The Recruit vs.
Dead Man Down vs.
Alexander vs.
In Bruges vs.
Miami Vice vs.
Hart's War vs.
London Boulevard
Minority Report ” - LilJQ
 
49.
Daniel Craig
Actor, Skyfall
One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968...
“ 007 vs. Road to Perdition
Defiance vs. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Cowboys & Aliens vs.
A Kid in King Arthur's Court ” - LilJQ
 
50.
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...
“ The Last of the Mohicans vs. Gangs of New York ” - LilJQ
 
51.
Danny Glover
Actor, Saw
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater...
“ Lethal Weapon vs. Shooter
Rage vs.
Predator 2 vs.
Silverado vs. ” - LilJQ
 
52.
David Oyelowo
Actor, Selma
David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998. David starred as Martin Luther King Jr...
“ Jack Reacher vs. Jack Reacher
Red Tails vs.
Derailed ” - LilJQ
 
53.
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)...
“ Sneakers vs. The Bourne Ultimatum ” - LilJQ
 
54.
“ Burn Notice vs. The Expendables
vs. 16 Blocks ” - LilJQ
 
55.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ Man on Fire vs. American Gangster
Safe House vs. Safe House
The Book of Eli vs.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 vs.
Deja Vu vs.
Inside Man vs. ” - LilJQ
 
56.
Dominic West
Actor, 300
“ Centurion vs. 300
Star Wars I vs. John Carter ” - LilJQ
 
57.
Don Cheadle
Actor, Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver...
“ Ocean's Trilogy vs. After the Sunset
Iron Man 2,3 vs. Out of Sight
Hotel Rwanda vs.
Traitor vs.
Rush Hour 2 vs. ” - LilJQ
 
58.
Donald Sutherland
The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John...
“ The Italian Job vs. The Hunger Games
Space Cowboys vs. Backdraft ” - LilJQ
 
59.
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...
“ Fast Five vs. Fast Five
Get Smart vs. Get Smart
Fast and Furious 6 vs. Pain & Gain
The Scorpion King vs. The Scorpion King 2
Walking Tall vs.
Faster vs.
Snitch vs.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation vs. ” - LilJQ
 
60.
Dylan McDermott
A Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee, Dylan McDermott has proved his talent in film, television and theater. He was born Mark Anthony McDermott in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Diane (Marino) and Richard McDermott. Diane was 15 and Richard was 17 when Dylan was born. Richard earned money by hustling pool...
“ Olympus Has Fallen vs. Olympus Has Fallen ” - LilJQ
 
61.
Ed Harris
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned a reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally. Both of his parents were originally from Oklahoma...
“ Appaloosa vs. The Rock
Pain & Gain vs. Man on a Ledge
National Treasure 2 vs. National Treasure 2
Radio vs. Enemy at the Gates ” - LilJQ
 
62.
Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan was born in Bethnal Green, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, Terrence Malick...
“ Sherlock Holmes vs. Hancock
Gangs of New York
V for Vendetta
Miami Vice
Mission Impossible III ” - LilJQ
 
63.
Elias Koteas
Elias Koteas was born on March 11, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. Both his parents are of Greek descent. Elias attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a graduate. He also attended the Actors Studio in New York City...
“ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Shooter ” - LilJQ
 
64.
Eric Bana
Actor, Munich
Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser...
“ Black Hawk Down vs. Star Trek
Hulk vs.
Lone Survivor vs. ” - LilJQ
 
65.
Gary Busey
A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has English...
“ Predator 2 vs. Lethal Weapon ” - LilJQ
 
66.
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...
“ The Incredible Hulk vs. The Italian Job
vs. The Bourne Legacy ” - LilJQ
 
67.
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is a talented British born movie actor who played Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, Drexl in True Romance, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He starred in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the remake of RoboCop. He is also an English filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style...
“ Batman Trilogy vs. The Book of Eli
Harry Potter vs. Air Force One
Robocop vs. Paranoia
Lawless ” - LilJQ
 
68.
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ Enemy of the State vs. Runaway Jury
Behind Enemy Lines vs. Antz
Wyatt Earp vs. ” - LilJQ
 
69.
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ Ocean's Trilogy vs. Out of Sight ” - LilJQ
 
70.
Gerard Butler
Actor, 300
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child...
“ Olympus Has Fallen vs. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
300 vs. Law Abiding Citizen
Timeline vs.
Reign of Fire vs. ” - LilJQ
 
71.
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...
“ Traitor vs. Iron Man 3
Lockout vs. Lawless
vs. Prometheus
vs. Bedtime Stories ” - LilJQ
 
72.
Heath Ledger
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised nineteen films...
“ A Knight's Tale vs. The Dark Knight
The Patriot vs. ” - LilJQ
 
73.
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...
“ V for Vendetta vs. Captain America
Lord of the Rings vs. Transformers
vs. The Matrix
vs. Happy Feet
vs. Babe ” - LilJQ
 
74.
Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen...
“ Lord of the Rings vs. X-Men ” - LilJQ
 
75.
Idris Elba
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out...
“ Thor vs. The Losers
Thor: The Dark World vs. American Gangster
Prometheus vs. ” - LilJQ
 
76.
“ A Good Day to Die Hard vs. Jack Reacher
I, Frankenstein vs. Divergent ” - LilJQ
 
77.
James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother is Betsy Franco and his father is Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco who ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted. Growing up with his two younger brothers...
“ Annapolis vs. Spiderman 3
The Great Raid vs. Homefront
Rise of the Planet of the Apes vs.
Flyboys vs. ” - LilJQ
 
78.
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...
“ The Kingdom vs. The Amazing Spiderman 2
Stealth ” - LilJQ
 
79.
“ Lawless vs. White House Down ” - LilJQ
 
80.
Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila (née Nathan) and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. While at Bristol University...
“ Awake vs. Harry Potter
Black Hawk Down vs. The Patriot
The Tuxedo vs.
Soldier
Armageddon
Green Zone
Elektra ” - LilJQ
 
81.
Jason Momoa
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of mostly German ancestry. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa by his mother. After high school...
“ Conan the Barbarian vs. Bullet to the Head ” - LilJQ
 
82.
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...
“ Assassination Games vs. Expendables 2 ” - LilJQ
 
83.
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...
“ The Lost World: Jurassic Park vs. Silverado
Independence Day vs. ” - LilJQ
 
84.
“ Burn Notice vs. Hitch ” - LilJQ
 
85.
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...
“ Expendables vs. Lethal Weapon 4
WAR vs. WAR
The One vs. The One ” - LilJQ
 
86.
Jim Broadbent
One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a place at an art school...
“ Harry Potter 7 vs. Around the World in 80 Days
The Borrowers vs. Hot Fuzz
vs. Gangs of New York ” - LilJQ
 
87.
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...
“ Ace Ventura vs. Batman Forever ” - LilJQ
 
88.
Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon and attended Mount Lebanon high school...
“ Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia vs. Spiderman
Sabotage vs. White Collar ” - LilJQ
 
89.
“ Batman Begins vs. Person of Interest ” - LilJQ
 
90.
John Corbett
John Corbett is an American actor who received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Chris Stevens in Northern Exposure, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Aidan Shaw in Sex and the City. He was born John Joseph Corbett on May 9...
“ NCIS: LA - Red P1&2 vs. Tombstone ” - LilJQ
 
91.
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...
“ RED vs. Con Air
RED 2 vs. Knockaround Guys
Of Mice and Men vs. Jonah Hex
Johnny English
Transformers 3 ” - LilJQ
 
92.
John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
“ Grease vs. Pulp Fiction
Michael vs. The Taking of Pelham 123
Face Off vs. Face Off
Basic vs. Broken Arrow
vs. Killing Season ” - LilJQ
 
93.
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...
“ Pirates of the Caribbean vs. Public Enemies ” - LilJQ
 
94.
“ Tears of the Sun vs. Arena
vs. Burn Notice ” - LilJQ
 
95.
“ Transformers vs. Mission Impossible
National Treasure vs. Holes
Pearl Harbor vs. Enemy of the State
Lara Croft vs. Glory Road ” - LilJQ
 
96.
Jonathan Pryce
From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as the one of greatest ones both on stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly...
“ GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra vs. Tomorrow Never Dies
GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra vs. GI Joe: Retaliation ” - LilJQ
 
97.
Joseph Sikora
Joseph Sikora was born and raised in the city of Chicago on the far northwest side. He studied acting at the Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanton, Illinois and also at Columbia College, Chicago where he received his B.A. degree in Theater. He has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson award for theatre in Chicago and received an Ovation award for theatre in Los Angeles.
“ Jack Reacher vs. White Collar ” - LilJQ
 
98.
Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of Speech and Drama...
“ Mighty Ducks vs. The Hunt for Red October
A Kid in King Arthur's Court vs. Lethal Weapon 2 ” - LilJQ
 
99.
Josh Brolin
Actor, W.
Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has recently seen a massive surge in his career, finding well-known roles such as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States. Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California...
“ MIIIB vs. True Grit
Gangster Squad vs. American Gangster
Jonah Hex vs. ” - LilJQ
 
100.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra vs. G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra
The Dark Knight Rises vs. Looper
Premium Rush vs.
Inception vs.
Angels in the Outfield vs.
3rd Rock from the Sun vs. ” - LilJQ