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1. Al Pacino Al Pacino Actor, The Godfather 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. Born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, Pacino's parents (Salvatore and Rose) divorced when he was young...
2. Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam Writer, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertisement...
3. 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...
4. James Cromwell James Cromwell Actor, The Green Mile Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie Tech, James Cromwell - the son of noted film director John Cromwell - studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays...
5. Michael Gambon Michael Gambon Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn. His career was catapulted in 1980 when he took the lead role in John Dexter's production of "Galileo". Since then...
6. Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart Actor, X2 Patrick Hewes Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
7. Raquel Welch Raquel Welch Actress, The Three Musketeers A new reigning 1960s international sex symbol took to the cinematic throne as soon as Raquel Welch emerged from the sea in her purposely depleted, furry prehistoric bikini. Tantalizingly wet with her garb clinging to all the right amazonian places, One Million Years B.C., if nothing else, captured the hearts...
8. James Caan James Caan Actor, The Godfather A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York born and bred (the son of a butcher). The athletically gifted Caan played football at Michigan State University while studying economics...
9. Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Actor, Enter the Dragon 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...
10. Chuck Norris Chuck Norris Actor, The Expendables 2 Chuck Norris is an Executive Producer of Walker, Texas Ranger as well as the star. 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. Norris was born Carlos Ray in Ryan...
11. Katharine Ross Katharine Ross Actress, The Graduate Katharine Ross was born in Hollywood, California on January 29, 1940. Her father was in the US Navy and was away when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto and finally to Walnut Creek, outside of San Francisco, where Ross grew up. She graduated from Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek in 1957 and attended Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area...
12. James Brolin James Brolin Actor, Catch Me If You Can
13. Martin Sheen Martin Sheen Actor, Apocalypse Now Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is breathtaking. On the big screen, the Ohio native has appeared in more than 65 feature films including a star turn as Army Captain Benjamin L...
14. Lance Henriksen Lance Henriksen Actor, Aliens An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope...
15. 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...
16. Mariette Hartley Mariette Hartley Actress, One Life to Live Mariette Hartley was born Mary Loretta, a name she dislikes, in Weston, Connecticut. She was raised in accordance with the principles espoused by her behavioral psychologist grandfather, John B. Watson, who believed that children should never be held or cuddled. She says that the lack of warmth at home is what drove her to the theatre...
17. Burt Young Burt Young Actor, Rocky Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, where he received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio...
18. Brian De Palma Brian De Palma Director, Scarface Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
19. Dan Hedaya Dan Hedaya Actor, The Usual Suspects Dan Hedaya is a familiar face from his work in films and on TV, where he often plays a villain (although he had a good comic turn as the charmingly sleazy Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband, in Cheers and its short-lived spin-off The Tortellis). He has also done much stage work, appearing...
20. Alex Trebek Alex Trebek Self, Charlie's Angels Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy. After his first decision to become a newscaster, he joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), Canada's premier network in 1961. As he was working, he helped organize national news and covered a variety of special events for CBC's radio and television divisions...
21. Stuart Margolin Stuart Margolin Actor, Days of Heaven Stuart Margolin, the Emmy Award-winning actor and director, was born in Davenport, Iowa. He won two Best Supporting Actor Emmies playing James Garner's former cell-mate "Angel" Martin in The Rockford Files. Margolin made his debut in The Gertrude Berg Show before becoming a series regular on Ensign O'Toole the following year. His acting career has now spanned more than 50 years...
22. Michael Parks Michael Parks Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
23. John Mahoney John Mahoney Actor, Primal Fear John Mahoney is an award-winning American actor who was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The seventh of eight children, Mahoney's family had been evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually returned to Manchester during the war...
24. Rene Auberjonois Rene Auberjonois Actor, The Little Mermaid René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss painter, and his father Fernand, a writer. The Auberjonois family moved to Paris shortly after World War II, and it was there that René made an important career decision at the age of six...
25. Barry Corbin Barry Corbin Actor, No Country for Old Men Barry's full given name is Leonard Barrie Corbin, and he was born on October 16, 1940, to Kilmer Blain Corbin, an attorney, and Alma Corbin, an elementary school teacher in Lamesa, Texas. Barry has a daughter named Shannon Ross, with whom he shares his 15-acre ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, when he isn't working. He says that he rides horses there every chance he gets.
26. Peter Fonda Peter Fonda Actor, Easy Rider Award-winning actor Peter Fonda wowed audiences and won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ulee Jackson, the taciturn beekeeper in the 1997 film Ulee's Gold, earning him both a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and the New York Film Critics Award, as well as an Oscar nomination. Following this, he published his autobiography...
27. Raul Julia Raul Julia Actor, The Addams Family Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active in student dramatics. Julia was discovered while performing in a nightclub in San Juan by actor Orson Bean who inspired him to move to the mainland to pursue other projects...
28. Lainie Kazan Lainie Kazan Actress, My Big Fat Greek Wedding Lainie Kazan was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Russian father and a Turkish mother. Lainie graduated from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. Her film career began in Dayton's Devils, starring alongside Leslie Nielsen. Later, Lainie was nominated a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for her performance in My Favorite Year...
29. Jill St. John Jill St. John Actress, Diamonds Are Forever An incredible piece of 1960s eye candy, Jill St. John absolutely smoldered on the big screen, a trendy presence in lightweight comedy, spirited adventure and spy intrigue who appeared alongside some of Hollywood's most handsome male specimens. Although she was not called upon to do much more than frolic in the sun and playfully taunt and tempt as needed...
30. Ringo Starr Ringo Starr Self, George Harrison: Living in the Material World Ringo Starr is a British musician, actor, director, writer, and artist best known as the drummer of The Beatles who also coined the title 'A Hard day's Night' for The Beatles' first movie. He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in a small two-storey house in the working class area of Liverpool...
31. George A. Romero George A. Romero Writer, Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; however, by all indications, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Dead" pentalogy was born February 4, 1940, in New York City. He grew up there until attending the renowned Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
32. Donna Mills Donna Mills Actress, Play Misty for Me Donna Mills was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was an oil executive and her mother was a dance instructor. Donna studied ballet throughout her teens. After spending a year studying drama at the University of Illinois, she made her way to New York, where she landed an understudy role in Woody Allen's first play, "Don't Drink the Water"...
33. Pete Duel Pete Duel Actor, Alias Smith and Jones Born on 24 February 1940 in Rochester, New York, Pete Duel moved to West Hollywood in 1963 following a tour with the National Road Company's "Take Her, She's Mine". After landing small guest spots on various TV series, Pete was cast in a recurring role alongside Sally Field on Gidget in 1965...
34. Sam Waterston Sam Waterston Actor, The Killing Fields
35. John Lennon John Lennon Soundtrack, A Hard Day's Night John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England. In the mid-1950s he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, which he attended) who, with the addition of Paul McCartney and George Harrison, later became The Beatles. After some years of performing in Liverpool and Hamburg...
36. Larry Hankin Larry Hankin Actor, Home Alone
37. Ken Jenkins Ken Jenkins Actor, The Sum of All Fears A versatile veteran of film, television and theater, Ken Jenkins began his acting career performing in high school theater productions in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. "I was fortunate to discover the world through the words of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, and to discover in myself a love for the theater that has shaped my life"...
38. David Jason David Jason Actor, Hogfather David Jason was born in Edmonton, London, in 1940. He has become one of Britain's most famous and respected actors. He is a versatile actor who is most famously known for his role in Only Fools and Horses.... as Del Boy. He made his debut as DelBoy back in 1981 and was still playing the same role up to the Christmas special in 2002...
39. Pauline Collins Pauline Collins Actress, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Pauline Collins, OBE, came to prominence with portraying Sarah Moffat in BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah during the 1970s. After having played the title-role in the play "Shirley Valentine" for which she earned Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards, she reprised the role in its film adaptation Shirley Valentine...
40. Richard Lynch Richard Lynch Actor, Halloween Richard Hugh Lynch was born on February 12, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is one of seven children. Before starting a career as an actor, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1958. He served for four years where he made Corporal, and did a tour of the Middle East with the Sixth Fleet. He began his training with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen at H.B...
41. James Gammon James Gammon Actor, The Iron Giant Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '40s...
42. Dario Argento Dario Argento Writer, Once Upon a Time in the West Dario Argento was born in Rome, Italy on September 7 1940. He is the son of producer Salvatore Argento. He began his career as a movie critic for the Rome daily newspaper "Paese Sera". A professional screenwriter by the tender age of 20, he joined Bernardo Bertolucci to write the screenplay for Sergio Leone's epic western "Once Upon A Time In The West" in 1967...
43. Daliah Lavi Daliah Lavi Actress, Casino Royale She was a star in Europe long before she made a dent in Hollywood in the late 60s. Along with other foreign imports at the time, such as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, Elke Sommer, Ewa Aulin, Senta Berger, Rosanna Schiaffino, Shirley Eaton, Sylva Koscina, Barbara Bouchet, et al., she pursued sex symbol status via spy spoofs...
44. Susan Clark Susan Clark Actress, Colossus: The Forbin Project Award-winning Canadian actress Susan Clark, born on March 8, 1940, took up acting at an early age (12) in her hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. Her family moved to Toronto around that period of time and she joined the Toronto Children's Players Theatre. Her first professional curtain call took place on the...
45. Howard Hesseman Howard Hesseman Actor, Turkeys Away Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The Andy Griffith Show...
46. Austin Pendleton Austin Pendleton Actor, Finding Nemo Actor Austin Pendleton was born March 27, 1940 in Warren, Ohio to Frances and Thorn Pendleton. He graduated from Yale University. He later became an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, and acted in several of the theater's productions. His first film appearance in Petulia, a minor and uncredited role. Since, he has made over 100 appearances in television and film.
47. Paul Williams Paul Williams Music Department, The Muppet Movie Known for timeless classics such as "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Evergreen", "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Rainbow Connection", Paul Williams is responsible for what will remain part of our popular culture for many years to come. His music has been recorded by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry...
48. Anna Karina Anna Karina Actress, Vivre Sa Vie Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless, but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "Nouvelle vague" movies directed by him, Jacques Rivette or Agnès Varda...
49. Linda Gray Linda Gray Actress, Oscar
50. James L. Brooks James L. Brooks Writer, The Simpsons Movie
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