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1. Kim Basinger Kim Basinger Actress, L.A. Confidential Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. Both her parents had been in entertainment, her dad had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams movies. Kim was introspective, from her father's side. As a schoolgirl...
2. Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan Actor, GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, and lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left the household when Pierce was a child and although reunited later in life...
3. Ciarán Hinds Ciarán Hinds Actor, Munich Ciaran Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciaran follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his decision to become an actor...
4. Mary Steenburgen Mary Steenburgen Actress, Back to the Future Part III Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant Dutch ancestry, and has roots also include English, Scottish, and Welsh...
5. Peter Stormare Peter Stormare Actor, Fargo Peter Stormare began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions of many Shakespeare plays, including "Hamlet". In 1993 he moved to New York, where he appeared in English productions...
6. John Malkovich John Malkovich Actor, Dangerous Liaisons In 1976, John Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary Sinise. After that, it would take seven years before Malkovich would show up in New York and win an Obie in Sam Shepard's play "True West". In 1984, Malkovich would appear with Dustin Hoffman in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman"...
7. Kate Capshaw Kate Capshaw Actress, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Capshaw worked as a teacher with an MA in Learning Disabilities. Her desire to be an actress led her to New York where she landed a role on the soap The Edge of Night. She met her future husband, Steven Spielberg while beating out 120 actresses for the female lead in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
8. Jeff Kober Jeff Kober Actor, The Hills Have Eyes II Jeff Kober, a native of Billings, Montana, was born on December 18, 1953. Kober moved to Los Angeles in his twenties. His first appearance on television was a non-billed role in the 1980s series V. Kober was a regular in the highly-acclaimed Vietnam War drama, China Beach. He also starred in the short-lived...
9. Frances Conroy Frances Conroy Actress, The Aviator Frances Conroy is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division and a member of The Acting Company. She recently won a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway hit "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan." Her other Broadway credits include "Ring Round the Moon", "The Little Foxes", "The Rehearsal" (Drama Desk Nominee)...
10. Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch Director, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
11. Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan Self, WrestleMania III One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is he was in the "sport" for several years in virtual obscurity before hitting the big time...
12. Bill Pullman Bill Pullman Actor, Independence Day Born in Hornell, New York, Bill Pullman is one of seven children. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta and later attended University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He worked with various theater companies, most notably the Folger Theater Groupe and the Los Angeles Theater Center...
13. Tim Allen Tim Allen Actor, Toy Story Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA. His father was Gerald Dick, a real-estate salesman who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game when Tim was 11-years-old. His mother was Martha Dick (aka Marty Dick)...
14. Rick Moranis Rick Moranis Actor, Ghostbusters Rick began his career as a radio dj while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian tv series 'SCTV' winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film 'Strange Brew' which he co-wrote...
15. Debralee Scott Debralee Scott Actress, Police Academy
16. James Remar James Remar Actor, Crocodile James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors. That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent". In a career spanning nearly four decades...
17. Tony Shalhoub Tony Shalhoub Actor, Men in Black Tony Shalhoub spent his early life in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at the age of ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, who herself originated from Lebanon. When Tony was just six, he was introduced to the theater, in a school production of "The King and I"...
18. Alfred Molina Alfred Molina Actor, Chocolat Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England, of a Spanish father and an Italian mother. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions, Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana" (as Shannon) and David Mamet's "Speed the Plow" (as Fox)...
19. Roger Allam Roger Allam Actor, V for Vendetta
20. Tom Hulce Tom Hulce Actor, Amadeus Thomas Edward Hulce grew up in Plymouth, Michigan where he was raised with his two sisters and older brother. Wanting to be a singer, Tom had to make a switch in plans when his voice began changing. Knowing that if he wanted to be in show business he needed to become an actor, Tom began taking the necessary steps almost immediately...
21. David Morse David Morse Actor, The Green Mile David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, became established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead. He was born the first of four children to Charles and Jacquelyn Morse on October 11, 1953, in Beverly, Massachusetts...
22. Colleen Camp Colleen Camp Actress, Die Hard: With a Vengeance She began working as a juvenile actress at the age of 3 and was eventually 'discovered' while working as a bird trainer at Busch Gardens. She appeared on The Dean Martin Comedy Hour and made her film debut in Battle for the Planet of the Apes. She has since gone on to appear in over 100 major motion pictures and television productions.
23. Ron Jeremy Ron Jeremy Actor, Ronin Since the demise of the legendary John Holmes in March 1988, the short, mustachioed, heavyset Ron Jeremy has assumed the mantle as the number one U.S. male star of adult cinema. However, don't confuse Ron with the similar looking mustachioed 1970/'80s adult film star, Harry Reems, who has long since retired from the adult film industry...
24. Christine Ebersole Christine Ebersole Actress, Amadeus Ms. Ebersole won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in "Grey Gardens". Previously, she was awarded the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League awarded her both a citation and the Outstanding Performance of the Year, and she was named to its dais for 2007...
25. Peter Firth Peter Firth Actor, The Hunt for Red October Peter Firth was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1953. His parents owned a pub and he attended local grammar school. Firth took weekend classes at the Bradford Playhouse near his Pudsey home and by his mid-teens was playing in "Camelot" at the Bradford Alhambra. Leaving school at 16, he became a major child star in television series such as The Double Deckers...
26. Lydia Cornell Lydia Cornell Actress, A Bond of Silk Lydia Cornell is a gifted actress who has had extensive theater, film and television experience. She won the People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Sarah Rush on the ABC hit series Too Close for Comfort. Lydia appeared in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's "Midsummer Night's Dream", "Othello", "As You Like It"...
27. Michael Bowen Michael Bowen Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
28. Colm Meaney Colm Meaney Actor, Con Air
29. William Petersen William Petersen Actor, Manhunter
30. Curtis Armstrong Curtis Armstrong Actor, Ray
31. Jay O. Sanders Jay O. Sanders Actor, The Day After Tomorrow
32. Danny Elfman Danny Elfman Music Department, Corpse Bride As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
33. David Threlfall David Threlfall Actor, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
34. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Actor, The Jacksons: An American Dream Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs was born in New York City. He is one of nine children born to Hilton and Clothilda Jacobs. Larry, as his family and friends call him, attended public schools in New York City, so he has first-hand knowledge of what it is like to be a student in a big-city high school like the one pictured on "Welcome Back...
35. Amy Irving Amy Irving Actress, Carrie Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. Daughter of actress Priscilla Pointer and acclaimed theater/TV director and producer Jules Irving, Amy grew up in San Fransisco and began acting in her father's theater at a very young age. Developing a passion for drama and acting when in school...
36. Jean-Pierre Jeunet Jean-Pierre Jeunet Director, Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
37. Robert Beltran Robert Beltran Actor, Night of the Comet Robert Adame Beltran was born in Bakersfield, California. He is the seventh of ten children, of Mexican-Native American ancestry, though Robert describes his heritage as Latindio. After finishing high school, he attended Fresno State College, where he graduated with a degree in theater arts. Beltran landed his first film role in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit in 1981...
38. Kurt Fuller Kurt Fuller Actor, Midnight in Paris Kurt Fuller is best known for his work in the films Wayne's World with Mike Myers, Anger Management, with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, and most recently as part of the all star cast of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Kurt was born in San Francisco and raised in the agricultural heartland of California's San Joaquin Valley...
39. Isabelle Huppert Isabelle Huppert Actress, The Piano Teacher Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
40. Robert Picardo Robert Picardo Actor, Gremlins 2: The New Batch Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where he spent his whole childhood. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School and attended Yale University. At Yale, he landed a role in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and at age 19, he played a leading role in the European premiere of "Mass"...
41. Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper Soundtrack, The Goonies Cyndi was born at Boulevard Hospital, in Astoria, Queens. She spent her first four years in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Her family then moved to Ozone Park, Queens.
42. Kevin Nealon Kevin Nealon Actor, Good Shit Lollipop
43. Tchéky Karyo Tchéky Karyo Actor, Bad Boys Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Tcheky Karyo grew up in Paris. He studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre and became a member of the Daniel Sorano Company, where he played numerous classical roles. He next joined the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where he starred in contemporary theatre as well as in such classical works as "Tartuffe"...
44. Kay Lenz Kay Lenz Actress, House Kay came from an L.A. showbiz family. Her father was producer/commentator Ted Lenz and her mother model/radio engineer Kay Miller Lenz. At the ripe old age of eight weeks, Kay appeared on her first TV show produced by her dad as a baby being held up and sung to. She continued on in her father's TV shows and commercials throughout her childhood...
45. Paul Haggis Paul Haggis Writer, Crash Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back - Million Dollar Baby directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash which he himself directed. For Crash, he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay...
46. Gil Birmingham Gil Birmingham Actor, Twilight
47. Desi Arnaz Jr. Desi Arnaz Jr. Actor, The Mambo Kings Desi Arnaz Jr. has lived in Boulder City, Nevada, since 1986, where he owns the Historic Boulder Theatre and helps direct non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company (BCBC) with his wife, Amy Arnaz. Boulder Theatre was built in 1932 during the construction of Hoover Dam and operated as a movie theatre until it could no longer compete with the new...
48. Bill Nunn Bill Nunn Actor, Spider-Man Commanding performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee's School Daze, but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing, playing Radio Raheem, whose ever-present boom box is at the center of a fight that leads to his death at the hands of an overzealous police officer...
49. Bess Armstrong Bess Armstrong Actress, Jaws 3-D
50. Lynn Whitfield Lynn Whitfield Actress, Stepmom With roots that lead back to Louisiana southern aristocracy, lovely leading lady Lynn Whitfield was born in 1953, the eldest of four children and a third-generation BFA graduate from Howard University. Her dentist father was instrumental in developing Lynn's initial interest in acting as he was a prime figure in forming community theater in her native Baton Rouge...
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