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1. Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Actor, Top Gun If you had told fourteen-year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not-too-distant future he would be considered one of the top hundred movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. None the less...
2. Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Eldest of 6 children born to photographer Mark Fiennes and his wife, Jini - aka Jennifer Lash - a novelist. Siblings are Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie, a producer; and twins Joseph Fiennes, an actor, and Jacob, a gamekeeper. Foster brother Michael (Mick) is an archaeologist...
3. Jim Carrey Jim Carrey Actor, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The youngest of four children born to Percy (an accountant and aspiring jazz saxophonist) and Kathleen, Jim Carrey was an incurable extrovert from day one. As a child he performed constantly, for anyone who would watch, and even mailed his résumé to The Carol Burnett Show at age 10. In junior high he was granted...
4. Clark Gregg Clark Gregg Actor, The Avengers
5. Wesley Snipes Wesley Snipes Actor, Blade Wesley Snipes grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame). But dreams of the musical theater (and maybe a few commercials) faded when his mother moved to Orlando...
6. Steve Carell Steve Carell Actor, Stress Relief Steve Carell is one of America's most versatile comics and has been celebrated as the funniest man on the cover of Life Magazine. He was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, into a family of Italian, German, and Polish descent (his grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
7. Cary Elwes Cary Elwes Actor, The Princess Bride Comes from a long-established recusant English family on his father's side. Several prominent Catholic clerics are among his relatives, including Fr. Luke Cary-Elwes, Dom Columba Cary-Elwes, and Dom Cuthbert Cary-Elwes. His paternal great-grandfather was Chamberlain to the Pope. Cary (the surname "Cary-Elwes"...
8. Jodie Foster Jodie Foster Actress, The Silence of the Lambs Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. Her parents divorced three years before she was born, and she was conceived when her mother, Brandy, was visiting her father, Lucius, for child support. Alicia's siblings nicknamed her "Jodie," a name she has used in her profession...
9. Demi Moore Demi Moore Actress, Ghost Demi Moore was born 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico. Her father, Charles 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...
10. Kelly Preston Kelly Preston Actress, Jerry Maguire
11. Thomas Kretschmann Thomas Kretschmann Actor, King Kong Thomas Kretschmann was born in East Germany. Before becoming an actor, he was a swimmer. He has acted in several popular American movies, such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Pianist, U-571, In Enemy Hands, etc. He has three children, Nicolas, Stella and Sascha with his ex-girlfriend Lena.
12. Andrew McCarthy Andrew McCarthy Actor, Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, until he was 15. He then moved to Bernardsville, and attended a prep school called the Pingry School, where he performed in plays and musicals and played basketball. At 18, he went to New York University as a theatre major and wound up as the lead in the 1983 film Class...
13. Bob Odenkirk Bob Odenkirk Actor, Nebraska Bob Odenkirk grew up in Naperville, Illinois, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Three credits shy of graduation, he moved to Chicago. He began work there in local improv workshops. He also did open-mic stand-up comedy for several years...
14. Emilio Estevez Emilio Estevez Actor, The Breakfast Club The eldest son of Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen, Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side until his family relocated to Malibu in 1968. Before graduating from Santa Monica High School in 1980, Estevez had already had a small role as a messenger boy in Apocalypse Now, that was ultimately cut from the film...
15. Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Jason Leigh Actress, The Machinist Born in Los Angeles, Jennifer Jason Leigh - the daughter of actor Vic Morrow - worked in her first film at the age of nine, in a nonspeaking role for the film Death of a Stranger (The Spy Who Never Was). At 14 she attended summer acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg and landed a role in the Disney TV movie The Young Runaways...
16. Jennifer Rubin Jennifer Rubin Actress, Screamers Strikingly beautiful and multi-talented, Jennifer Collene Rubin is an American actress, producer, and model, with a career spanning nearly three decades. She has appeared in both film and television and was voted Ford International Model of the Year in 1984. Jennifer was also the original Calvin Klein model for "Obsession"...
17. David Fincher David Fincher Director, Fight Club David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
18. Ally Sheedy Ally Sheedy Actress, The Breakfast Club While at New York's Bank Street School, 12-year-old Ally Sheedy wrote about a mythical encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and an inquisitive mouse. The result, "She Was Nice to Mice", was published by McGraw-Hill and became an instant best seller. Although it proved a springboard to an acting career...
19. Adam Baldwin Adam Baldwin Actor, Full Metal Jacket
20. Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962, in New York City to actor James Broderick and Patricia Broderick. Matthew initially took up acting at New York's upper-crust Walden School after being sidelined from his athletic pursuits (football and soccer) by a knee injury...
21. Mike Judge Mike Judge Actor, Office Space
22. Gina Gershon Gina Gershon Actress, Face/Off Since making her uncredited debut as a dancer in Beatlemania, Gina Gershon has established herself as a character actress and one of the leading icons of American camp. For it was fourteen years after her movie debut that Gina made movie history as the predatory bisexual who was the leading light of a Las Vegas leg-line in director Paul Verhoeven's kitsch classic Showgirls...
23. Min-sik Choi Min-sik Choi Actor, Oldboy Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han Seok-gyu...
24. James Marsters James Marsters Actor, P.S. I Love You James graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work he finally moved to L.A. to pursue a career in film and television. After appearing in several guest roles he finally got his big break as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer...
25. Joan Cusack Joan Cusack Actress, Working Girl Actress Joan Cusack is the daughter of Nancy and Dick Cusack. Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor and her mother was a math teacher. Her siblings - Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack and Bill Cusack also act. Raised in Illinois, Cusack was actively encouraged to explore her creativity by her parents...
26. Amy Yasbeck Amy Yasbeck Actress, The Mask
27. Lana Clarkson Lana Clarkson Actress, Scarface This beautiful, long-legged blonde actress was known to be a kind, intelligent and dependable actor with a comedic talent as well. She appeared in many American TV hits of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Three's Company, The Jeffersons, The New Mike Hammer, Riptide, Knight Rider, Who's the Boss?...
28. Mark Calaway Mark Calaway Actor, King of the Ring Born in 1962. Probably best known as "The Undertaker" from the WWF. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiases mystery partner at The Survivor Series. At first he was a heel, but he later turned face, around Wrestlemania VIII. He has held the WWF World Title on two separate occasions, first at the 1991 Survivor Series (dubbed "Hulk Hogan's Gravest Challenge")...
29. Daphne Zuniga Daphne Zuniga Actress, Spaceballs
30. John Slattery John Slattery Actor, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes John Slattery was born in 1962 and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He landed his first TV gig on the 1988 series Dirty Dozen: The Series and has worked steadily since then. His television career has included the short-lived series Under Cover, Homefront, Maggie and Feds; and the mini-series A Woman of Independent Means with Sally Field and From the Earth to the Moon...
31. Jordan Belfort Jordan Belfort Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street
32. Tom Kenny Tom Kenny Actor, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the 80's and 90's as well as stints on The Dennis Miller Show...
33. David Koechner David Koechner Actor, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Actor, writer and producer David Koechner, an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theater, got his first break as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and since has become an instantly recognizable face appearing in more than 120 films and television shows. He is best known for his roles as Todd Packer...
34. Arnold Vosloo Arnold Vosloo Actor, The Mummy Arnold Vosloo quickly established a fine reputation as an actor in his native South Africa, winning several awards there for his theater work, including "More Is 'n Lang Dag", "Don Juan" and "Torch Song Trilogy". A regular performer with South Africa's State Theatre, he also played leading roles in "Savages"...
35. Baz Luhrmann Baz Luhrmann Writer, Moulin Rouge! Luhrmann grew up in rural Australia and it was at his father's movie theatre that he first became enthralled by the world of movies and the power of story telling. He also encountered a variety of interesting people while working at the local gas station, and Luhrmann went on to use these experiences as a source for his own creativity...
36. Felicity Huffman Felicity Huffman Actress, Transamerica
37. Bobcat Goldthwait Bobcat Goldthwait Director, God Bless America Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian. He is most widely known for his high pitch voice during his comedy acts. He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He decided on a career as a comedian at an early age and was performing professionally while still in high school at the age of 15...
38. Laura San Giacomo Laura San Giacomo Actress, Pretty Woman Laura San Giacomo was born November 14, 1962 in West Orange, New Jersey, to MaryJo and John San Giacomo. She was raised in the nearby city of Denville. She went to Morris Knolls High School in Denville, where she got the acting bug and had the lead in several school plays. Laura got a Fine Arts degree...
39. Eddie Izzard Eddie Izzard Actor, Valkyrie Eddie Izzard made his first stage appearance in London's West End in 1993 with his one-man comedy show Eddie Izzard: Live at the Ambassadors. The show earned Izzard a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for outstanding achievement and garnered Izzard his first British Comedy Award for top stand-up comedian. He returned to the West End the next year with his second one-man show...
40. Danny Huston Danny Huston Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine
41. John Hannah John Hannah Actor, The Mummy John Hannah is the youngest child of his family, having two older sisters. Before he decided on a career as an actor, John was an apprentice electrician for four years. He gave up his work as an electrician after being accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. After years of struggling...
42. Michelle Yeoh Michelle Yeoh Actress, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Born as Yang Zi Chong in the mining town of Ipoh in West Malaysia in the lunar year of the Tiger, she spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy as a teenager. After a brief dance career, she won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant title in her native country and the Miss Moomba beauty pageant title in Melbourne...
43. Lou Diamond Phillips Lou Diamond Phillips Actor, La Bamba
44. Jon Stewart Jon Stewart Self, The 78th Annual Academy Awards Jon Stewart is just hitting his stride. It's amazing that it has taken this long for people to embrace his sarcastic, sardonic and incisive sense of humor. Of particular note was a regular "gig" on The Larry Sanders Show. Playing himself, Stewart was the oft-timed "Guest Host" of "The Larry Sanders Show". He became as much a part of the show's fabric as some of the regular performers...
45. Thomas Gibson Thomas Gibson Actor, Eyes Wide Shut Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival...
46. Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson Self, Episode #1.1 By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.
47. Marcia Cross Marcia Cross Actress, One Life to Live Marcia Anne Cross was born on March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. As a child, Marcia always wanted to be an actress, so she set out to have a career in acting. Cross graduated from the Julliard School in New York, a naturally gifted girl. Her career began in 1984, when she joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Edge of Night...
48. Denis O'Hare Denis O'Hare Actor, Dallas Buyers Club
49. Anthony Edwards Anthony Edwards Actor, Zodiac Born to a well-blended family, Anthony Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, on July 19, 1962, the youngest of five children. Growing up as the son of an architect and an artist, his parents encouraged him to act at age 16, which eventually led him to attending a summer workshop in London before graduating from high school...
50. Ben Browder Ben Browder Actor, Stargate: Continuum Ben Browder was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, earned a BS in psychology at Furman University, and then went on to study drama at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, where he met his wife, Francesca Buller. As of 2002, he resides in Australia...
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