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1. Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan Actor, GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He 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...
2. Kim Basinger Kim Basinger Actress, L.A. Confidential Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. She is the daughter of Ann Lee (Cordell) and Donald Wade Basinger, a loan manager. Both her parents had been in entertainment; her father had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams movies...
3. 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...
4. John Malkovich John Malkovich Actor, Dangerous Liaisons John 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...
5. 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)...
6. Bill Pullman Bill Pullman Actor, Independence Day Born in Hornell, New York, Bill Pullman is one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of English, Northern Irish, and Dutch descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in New York. He transferred to State University of New York College at Oneonta where he received his BA in Theater...
7. Mary Steenburgen Mary Steenburgen Actress, The Proposal 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 her roots also include English, Scottish, and Welsh...
8. 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...
9. Tom Hulce Tom Hulce Actor, Amadeus Thomas Edward Hulce was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Plymouth, MI, where he was raised with his two sisters and older brother. He is the son of Joanna (Winkleman), who had sung professionally, and Raymond Albert Hulce, who worked for Ford. He has English, German, and Irish ancestry. Wanting to be a singer...
10. Ciarán Hinds Ciarán Hinds Actor, Frozen 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...
11. 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.
12. Ken Burns Ken Burns Producer, The Central Park Five Celebrated American documentarian who gradually amassed a considerable reputation and a devoted audience with a series of reassuringly traditional meditations on Americana. Burns' works are treasure troves of archival materials; he skillfully utilizes period music and footage, photographs, periodicals and ordinary people's correspondence...
13. 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...
14. Alfred Molina Alfred Molina Actor, Chocolat Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions...
15. 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.
16. 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...
17. Tim Allen Tim Allen Actor, Toy Story Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, 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...
18. 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 of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on October 11...
19. 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...
20. Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch Director, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
21. Tony Shalhoub Tony Shalhoub Actor, Men in Black Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joe Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at the age of ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen, (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...
22. Colm Meaney Colm Meaney Actor, Con Air
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. Charles Martin Smith Charles Martin Smith Actor, The Untouchables Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas' 1973 film...
27. William Petersen William Petersen Actor, Manhunter
28. Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan Actor, Rocky 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...
29. Curtis Armstrong Curtis Armstrong Actor, Ray
30. Kevin Nealon Kevin Nealon Actor, Good Shit Lollipop
31. Amy Irving Amy Irving Actress, Carrie Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her mother's ancestry includes English, Scots-Irish, Welsh, Jewish, and German...
32. 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.
33. 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...
34. Roger Allam Roger Allam Actor, V for Vendetta
35. 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...
36. Barbara Niven Barbara Niven Actress, A Perfect Ending
37. Mindy Sterling Mindy Sterling Actress, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
38. Michael Bowen Michael Bowen Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
39. Lauren Tewes Lauren Tewes Actress, The Doom Generation
40. 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...
41. Bess Armstrong Bess Armstrong Actress, Jaws 3-D
42. Meredith Vieira Meredith Vieira Self, 60 Minutes
43. 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...
44. Bolaji Badejo Bolaji Badejo Actor, Alien
45. 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"...
46. Christine Ebersole Christine Ebersole Actress, The Wolf of Wall Street 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...
47. David Thornton David Thornton Actor, The Notebook
48. 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"...
49. Butch Patrick Butch Patrick Actor, The Phantom Tollbooth In 1960, a young 7-year-old named Patrick Lilley went on an Amos Carr photo shoot with his little sister. She was the subject but it was "Butch's" head shot that would wind up in the Hollywood Blvd. window! Utilizing his nickname and real first name, his agent Mary Grady and his mom Patti created the stage name...
50. 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"...
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