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1. Robert De Niro Robert De Niro Actor, Goodfellas Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly, but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Streets...
2. Christopher Walken Christopher Walken Actor, Catch Me If You Can Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films. He won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter. Seen in mostly supporting roles throughout the 80s and early 90s, often portraying psychologically unstable characters.
3. Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley Actor, Schindler's List Ben Kingsley was born in England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was of Gujrati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was British. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor, and also began to have roles in films and TV. His birth name was Krishna Bhanji...
4. Chevy Chase Chevy Chase Actor, Christmas Vacation Born Cornelius Crane Chase, his grandmother gave him the name Chevy when he was two years old and has gone by that name ever since. Chevy Chase, who was a part of the Saturday Night Live crew, embarked on a highly successful movie career. Chase scored in the eighties with hits such as Caddyshack...
5. Joe Pesci Joe Pesci Actor, Goodfellas Compact Italian-American actor born February 9, 1943, in Newark, NJ, who first broke into entertainment as a child actor and by the mid-50s was starring on the series "Star Time Kids". In the mid-'60s he released a record under the stage name of "Joe Ritchie" titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing", and was also playing guitar with several bands...
6. Malcolm McDowell Malcolm McDowell Actor, A Clockwork Orange Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Charles and Edna Taylor. His father was a publican and an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways and fought against it. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
7. Blythe Danner Blythe Danner Actress, Meet the Parents Blythe studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the Theater World Award for her work in Molière's "The Miser", at Lincoln Center. She also won the 1970 Tony award for her role in "Butterflies Are Free". She made her film premiere in the same year in the television production of Dr. Cook's Garden...
8. Sam Shepard Sam Shepard Actor, The Right Stuff As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Sam Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base around the US until finally settling in Duarte, California. While at high school he began acting and writing and worked as a ranch hand in Chino. He graduated high school in 1961 and then spent a year studying agriculture at Mount San Antonio Junior College...
9. Kurtwood Smith Kurtwood Smith Actor, RoboCop
10. Wallace Shawn Wallace Shawn Actor, Toy Story American character actor and writer Wallace Shawn has one of those fun, mischievously homely faces just made to entertain. Though he got out of the starting gate rather slowly, he has since excelled on stage, television and film while managing to turn himself into a winner with his loser-type looks...
11. Terrence Malick Terrence Malick Writer, The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
12. 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...
13. David Cronenberg David Cronenberg Director, The Fly David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
14. 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...
15. Jack O'Halloran Jack O'Halloran Actor, Superman "Irish" Jack O'Halloran was a rated heavyweight boxing contender in the early 1970s. The 6' 6" native of Runnemede, New Jersey, was considered one of boxing's most promising heavyweight hopefuls after he remained undefeated in his first 16 professional matches. O'Halloran went on to defeat former title contenders Cleveland Williams...
16. Sharon Gless Sharon Gless Actress, The Star Chamber Show business is in Sharon Gless' blood. Her grandfather, Neil S. McCarthy, was the most respected entertainment lawyer of Hollywood's Golden Age. His clients included Howard Hughes, Louis B. Mayer and Cecil B. DeMille. The famous McCarthy Chopped Salad, at the legendary Polo Lounge, was named after him...
17. Bill Duke Bill Duke Director, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Shaven headed, imposing looking African American actor, director, producer and writer who received his dramatic arts training at Boston University, New York University's Tisch School of Arts and at the American Film Institute. Duke first broke into TV in the early eighties directing episodes of well known TV shows including Miami Vice...
18. Sylvester McCoy Sylvester McCoy Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland. He spent much of his childhood in Dublin, Ireland. Before becoming an actor, as Percy Smith he trained as a priest, sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. He started his acting career as a part of the Ken Campbell Roadshow, at...
19. Conchata Ferrell Conchata Ferrell Actress, Edward Scissorhands It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy Two and a Half Men. Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "April" in the Norman Lear-produced series Hot L Baltimore...
20. Max Gail Max Gail Actor, 42
21. Sharon Tate Sharon Tate Actress, The Fearless Vampire Killers Sharon Tate won the first of many beauty contests before her first birthday. Her looks, charm, and grace would be her passport into the acting world, initially as an extra in movie shot on location in Italy, where her army officer father was posted in the early 1960's. Commercials and modeling assignments followed...
22. Jerry Bruckheimer Jerry Bruckheimer Producer, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
23. Holland Taylor Holland Taylor Actress, The Truman Show Holland Taylor is the third born (and last) daughter of her mother Virginia Taylor, and the only child of her father C. Tracy Taylor (an attorney). She was born in Philadelphia and spent her teen years in nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania where Holland got the nickname "Penny Taylor" because of her coppery hair color...
24. Tuesday Weld Tuesday Weld Actress, Once Upon a Time in America Susan Ker Weld was born on August 27, 1943, in New York City. When her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, died three years later at the age of 49, the cute little girl, whose name by then had somehow been transmogrified into "Tuesday", took over the role of the family breadwinner, which included her mother Yosene Balfour Ker...
25. Paul Michael Glaser Paul Michael Glaser Actor, Something's Gotta Give
26. Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Soundtrack, The Departed Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined with blues...
27. Edward Herrmann Edward Herrmann Actor, The Aviator
28. Donald Sumpter Donald Sumpter Actor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
29. Keith Richards Keith Richards Soundtrack, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989...
30. Gary Burghoff Gary Burghoff Actor, MASH
31. David Soul David Soul Actor, Salem's Lot David Soul achieved pop icon status as handsome, blond-haired, blue-eyed Detective Kenneth Hutchinson on the cult "buddy cop" TV series Starsky and Hutch, Soul also had a very successful singing career recording several albums, with worldwide number one hit singles including "Silver Lady" & "Don't Give Up on Us Baby"...
32. J.T. Walsh J.T. Walsh Actor, Sling Blade
33. Paul Freeman Paul Freeman Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark One of Britain's most versatile character actors, Paul Freeman's dark, hypnotic good looks and talent for accents have often seen him cast as villains. He originally worked first in advertising and then he trained as a teacher, while he participated in amateur dramatics as a pastime. As a professional...
34. Eric Idle Eric Idle Actor, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
35. Michael Palin Michael Palin Writer, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
36. Penny Marshall Penny Marshall Actress, The Hard Way Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall in the Bronx, New York, on October 15, 1943. The Libra is 5' 6 1/2" with brown hair and green eyes. Born to parents Marjorie Ward and Anthony "Tony" Marshall (he changed his last name from Masciarelli after his family moved to the states), she is the younger sister of Garry Marshall and Ronny Hallin. Penny was known in her family as "the bad one"...
37. Gianni Russo Gianni Russo Actor, The Godfather With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality, and jewelry tycoon, and comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor...
38. Richard Moll Richard Moll Actor, The Flintstones
39. Lauren Hutton Lauren Hutton Actress, American Gigolo Following her success as a top fashion model for the Ford Modeling Agency and Revlon cosmetics, Hutton was selected to play the only major female character in Paper Lion. After a semi-successful starring role in American Gigolo, Hutton's modeling career took a slide in the 1980s, and she was relegated to B-movie roles...
40. Martin Mull Martin Mull Actor, Mrs. Doubtfire Offbeat funnyman Martin Mull was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children, and raised in Ohio. The blond-maned, blue-eyed comedian with the sad, droopy mustache first came in contact with the arts by honing in on his innate talents as a painter. In order to pay his art school tuition...
41. Creed Bratton Creed Bratton Actor, Terri Creed Bratton's talent for acting and music began at a young age. Born in Los Angeles, he grew up in the small town of Coarsegold near Yosemite, California. He attended the College of the Sequoias and Sacramento State College as a drama major. He began playing the guitar professionally as a teenager...
42. Joan Van Ark Joan Van Ark Actress, Frogs Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing. Van Ark began her professional career at the Minneapolis Guthrie Theater in Moliere's "The Miser"...
43. Bruce Paltrow Bruce Paltrow Writer, Here's Mud in Your Eye
44. Hervé Villechaize Hervé Villechaize Actor, The Man with the Golden Gun Hervé Villechaize was born in Paris on April 23, 1943. He stopped growing very early and his father (who was a surgeon) tried to find a cure by visiting several doctors and hospitals. But there was none, so Hervé had to live with his small height and also with undersized lungs. He studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and made an exhibition of his own paintings...
45. Harry Shearer Harry Shearer Actor, The Simpsons Movie Harry Shearer was born in 1943 in Los Angeles, California. His film debut was with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, followed by The Robe. Probably best known for his Saturday Night Live gigs, his NPR satire program "Le Show" and The Simpsons, where he plays 21 characters...
46. Valerie Perrine Valerie Perrine Actress, Superman
47. George Harrison George Harrison Soundtrack, Goodfellas A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold and Louise Harrison. Like his future band mates...
48. Lynn Redgrave Lynn Redgrave Actress, Gods and Monsters Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in London, England to one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. Daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, surprisingly her early aspirations were to become an equestrienne...
49. Larry Clark Larry Clark Director, Kids Was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1943). Son of Frances Clark (baby photographer) and Lewis Clark. Graduated from Central High school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Studied under Walter Sheffer and Gerard Bakker. Film debut was the movie Kids. He was already well known for his revolutionary photographic body of work...
50. Mike Leigh Mike Leigh Director, Secrets & Lies
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