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1. Tom Hardy Tom Hardy Actor, Inception With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception, English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. But the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the mini-series Band of Brothers...
2. Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg Actor, Boogie Nights American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
3. Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Actor, The Prestige Born in Sydney, to English parents, and the youngest of five children, Jackman has a communications degree with a journalism major from the University of Technology Sydney. After graduating, he pursued drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, immediately after which he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli...
4. Ana de la Reguera Ana de la Reguera Actress, Nacho Libre Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later taking...
5. Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich Actress, The Fifth Element Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet, and the Resident Evil franchise. She was born Milica Natasha Jovovich on December 17...
6. Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni Actor, Man of Steel With his piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni drew on his sexy Italian heritage to grab audiences attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough stardom playing on both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his stunning portrayal of a sexually arresting...
7. Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Actor, The Shawshank Redemption 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. Born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, the young Freeman attended Los Angeles City College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959...
8. Danny Trejo Danny Trejo Actor, Machete A child drug addict and criminal, Danny Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life...
9. Wentworth Miller Wentworth Miller Actor, Underworld Wentworth Earl Miller III, better known to audiences as just Wentworth Miller, was born on June 2, 1972, in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II, a lawyer educator. He has two younger sisters, Gillian and Leigh...
10. Eric Bana Eric Bana Actor, Star Trek 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...
11. Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal Actress, The Dark Knight Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner, are both filmmakers, and Maggie made her film debut in Stephen's film Waterland. She had sporadic roles throughout her teenage years...
12. Edward Furlong Edward Furlong Actor, American History X Born in Glendale, California, Edward Furlong had no acting ambitions until he was approached by casting agent Mali Finn, who was looking for a young actor to play the role of John Conner in what turned out to be one of the the biggest box-office hits of the 1990s, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Finn instantly recognized his ability...
13. John Hurt John Hurt Actor, V for Vendetta This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England, to a parish vicar and a one-time actress. The youngest of three children, he spent much of his childhood in solitude. Demonstrating little initiative...
14. Richard Gere Richard Gere Actor, Pretty Woman Humanitarian and actor, Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia. The second of five children of Doris (Tiffany) and Homer Gere, an insurance salesman. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school productions. He graduated from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967...
15. Nazanin Boniadi Nazanin Boniadi Actress, Iron Man Nazanin Boniadi is rapidly making her mark in both film and television. Beginning in episode two, season three of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama "Homeland", she co-stars as CIA analyst Fara Sherazi. Among her many television credits, Ms. Boniadi is probably best known as Nora, a relatively longstanding love interest to Neil Patrick Harris's Barney Stinson...
16. Ben Whishaw Ben Whishaw Actor, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Ben Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, where he grew up along with his twin brother James. Ben attended Samuel Whitbread Community College where his interest in theatre grew and he became a member of the Bancroft Players Youth Theatre at Hitchin's Queen Mother Theatre...
17. Donal Logue Donal Logue Actor, Blade Donal Logue's versatility and talent makes him one of the most well respected and beloved actors today. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Logue moved all over the United States, from the Boston area as an infant to various towns on the Mexican border. He returned to Boston to attend Harvard University, where he majored in Intellectual History and discovered his love for the performing arts...
18. Omar Epps Omar Epps Actor, Scream 2 Epps currently appears on the ABC drama Resurrection. He previously co-starred on the critically-acclaimed FOX medical drama, House M.D., for which he received an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2007. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" in 2005...
19. Eric Roberts Eric Roberts Actor, The Dark Knight One of Hollywood's edgier, more intriguing characters running around and about for decades, Eric Anthony Roberts started life in Biloxi, Mississippi, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his acting career at age 5 in a local theater company called the "Actors and Writers Workshop", founded by his late father...
20. Clancy Brown Clancy Brown Actor, The Shawshank Redemption A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation. Born in Urbana, Ohio, he is the son of former US representative Clarence J. Brown, which meant Clancy spent much of his youth in close proximity to Washington...
21. Stephen Fry Stephen Fry Actor, V for Vendetta Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
22. Danielle Campbell Danielle Campbell Actress, StarStruck Danielle Campbell is from Hinsdale, Illinois. She was first discovered at a hair salon in Chicago. Danielle's first role was as a guest star in the television series "Prison Break" where she appeared in 4 episodes as the character Gracey Hollander (2006-2007). She has also been seen in the movie "The Poker House" as Darla (2008)...
23. Virginia Madsen Virginia Madsen Actress, Sideways One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most talented actresses. Voted as one of the most beautiful actresses in 1986, Virginia has had several excellent performances in her career thus far. Audiences first caught a glimpse of her as "Princess Irulan" in the 1984 science fiction epic Dune...
24. Kim Coates Kim Coates Actor, Black Hawk Down Kim's film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Brothers' hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other films include Waterworld and Open Range with Kevin Costner...
25. Bobby Cannavale Bobby Cannavale Actor, Win Win In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite a lack of formal training...
26. Traci Lords Traci Lords Actress, Blade Traci Lords is a study of a determined and complex woman with a very controversial background. Born and raised in Ohio as Nora Louise Kuzma, she moved with her divorced mother and three sisters to Los Angeles at age 12. While staying at the house of her mother's boyfriend, Roger, she began nude modeling at age 15, then adult films a year later...
27. Kurt Sutter Kurt Sutter Writer, Sons of Anarchy Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt spent several years as an actor in NYC...
28. Roman Polanski Roman Polanski Director, The Pianist Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
29. Matthias Schoenaerts Matthias Schoenaerts Actor, Rust and Bone Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His parents are Dominique Wiche and actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his acting debut at age 15 alongside his father in the belgian film Daens, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Schoenaerts enrolled in film school but was expelled for poor attendance in his second year...
30. Linda Blair Linda Blair Actress, The Exorcist From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist. Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role...
31. John Belushi John Belushi Actor, The Blues Brothers The son of an Albanian immigrant restaurant owner, Adam Belushi, and his vivacious wife, Agnes, who was also of Albanian descent, John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six. Though a young hellion in grade school...
32. Anne Francis Anne Francis Actress, Forbidden Planet One tall, cool drink of water, the beautiful, curvaceous, mole-lipped Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Anne Lloyd Francis on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip, a businessman/salesman, and Edith Francis...
33. Clifton Collins Jr. Clifton Collins Jr. Actor, Pacific Rim An acting chameleon who can easily lose himself in the life of his film and television characters, Clifton Collins Jr. is a native Angeleno who grew up destined to become a part of the Latino entertainment industry. His great-grandparents on his mother's side were a Mexican trumpet player and Spanish dancer who formed a traveling family act...
34. Renny Harlin Renny Harlin Director, Die Hard 2 Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood. Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a buyer for Finnish film distributor and met Finnish Markus Selin in Los Angeles...
35. Stacy Keach Stacy Keach Actor, American History X Stacy Keach has played to grand success a constellation of the classic and contemporary stage's greatest roles, and he is considered a pre-eminent American interpreter of Shakespeare. His SRO run as "King Lear" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. received the best reviews any national leader has earned in that town for decades...
36. Oliver Stone Oliver Stone Director, Platoon Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. Oliver was born in New York City...
37. Bonnie Bedelia Bonnie Bedelia Actress, Die Hard The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Christopher (Kit)...
38. Alice Amter Alice Amter Actress, The Good Girl Alice Amter is a British born actress of mixed ethnic heritage. She is multilingual and possesses an inate deftness with accents which have been fueled by a curiosity about other languages and cultures. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in the U.S. Her ambiguous ethnic appearance...
39. Edie Falco Edie Falco Actress, Cop Land Edith Falco, called Edie, was born on July 5, 1963, grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Purchase, where she was trained in acting at the prestigious Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film. She moved to Manhattan after graduation, auditioning for roles and supporting herself as best she could; for example...
40. Michael Landon Michael Landon Actor, Little House on the Prairie Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey. When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, and his athletic skills earned him a scholarship to USC...
41. Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve Actress, Dancer in the Dark Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut at age 13 in The Twilight Girls, and continued with small parts in minor films. Her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, in which she gave an unforgettable performance...
42. Frank Gorshin Frank Gorshin Actor, General Hospital Frank Gorshin was born on April 5, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a railroad worker and his mother was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen idols: Al Jolson, James Cagney...
43. Michael Mann Michael Mann Producer, Heat A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
44. Xander Berkeley Xander Berkeley Actor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Xander's father was a painter and his mother a school teacher who sewed, providing him with costumes (his preference over toys). School plays and Community Theater were next. An experimental theater troupe in the area (which was an offshoot from Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater in New York) took Xander under their wing when he was 16...
45. J. August Richards J. August Richards Actor, Not Fade Away Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Maryland suburb of Bladensburg, Richards discovered his love for acting at an early age and enrolled in a performing arts high school where he appeared in several plays a year. Academically confident and determined to move out to Los Angeles to pursue his acting aspirations...
46. Bryan Callen Bryan Callen Actor, Warrior Born in Manila, Philippines, Bryan Callen made his television debut as a series regular on MADtv and the HBO prison series Oz. He was recently seen as Kirstie Alley's wisecracking assistant on Showtime's comedy series Fat Actress. Callen has appeared on several television series including Sex and the City...
47. Rae Dawn Chong Rae Dawn Chong Actress, Commando Rae Dawn Chong was born February 28, 1961 in Edmonton, Canada to Maxine Sneed and Tommy Chong. After a few film and television spots, Rae Dawn earned a Genie for her performance in Jean-Jacques Annaud's prehistoric-drama Quest for Fire. She played the young, Ivaka prisoner, Ika. Other notables roles include Harpo's girlfriend "Squeek"...
48. Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Self, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert Highly influential, and always controversial, African/American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as a key influence on their careers...
49. Martin Landau Martin Landau Actor, Ed Wood Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson on "The Gumps" comic strip...
50. Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum Actor, The Night of the Hunter Underrated American leading man of enormous ability who sublimates his talents beneath an air of disinterest. Born to a railroad worker who died in a train accident when he was two, Robert Mitchum and his siblings (including brother John Mitchum, later also an actor) were raised by his mother and stepfather (a British army major) in Connecticut...
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