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1. Sam Elliott Sam Elliott Actor, Hulk Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The Legacy Together. Over the years there would be few opportunities to act in feature westerns...
2. Peter Mayhew Peter Mayhew Actor, Star Wars Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England. Now residing in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. Schneer saw his photo, literally standing above the crowd around him...
3. Danny Trejo Danny Trejo Actor, Machete Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses...
4. Michael Douglas Michael Douglas Actor, The Game Michael Douglas is one of the few actors who actually appears to be a walking paradox. A household name, an estimated worth of over $200 million, a father (Kirk Douglas) who was one of the world's biggest film stars when he was growing up, and a wife whose father is younger than he is, Douglas has indeed gained fame and acclaim...
5. George Lucas George Lucas Writer, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
6. Timothy Dalton Timothy Dalton Actor, The Living Daylights At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping into roles played by other actors...
7. Jill Clayburgh Jill Clayburgh Actress, Bridesmaids It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh to its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For nearly 30 years, she has delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles. Born into wealth in 1944 in New York City, Jill Clayburgh was educated at the finest schools including the Brearley School and Sarah Lawrence College...
8. Danny DeVito Danny DeVito Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker...
9. John Rhys-Davies John Rhys-Davies Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade...
10. Ian McDiarmid Ian McDiarmid Actor, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work...
11. Rutger Hauer Rutger Hauer Actor, Blade Runner Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and Arend Hauer...
12. Stockard Channing Stockard Channing Actress, Grease One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier Stockard, a well-to-do shipping executive...
13. R. Lee Ermey R. Lee Ermey Actor, Full Metal Jacket A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did two tours in Okinawa...
14. Richard Kline Richard Kline Actor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
15. Jeffrey Tambor Jeffrey Tambor Actor, The Hangover An incisive talent when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. Tambor was born and raised in San Francisco, to Eileen (Salzberg) and Michael Bernard Tambor, a flooring contractor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Hungary and Ukraine)...
16. Sondra Locke Sondra Locke Actress, The Outlaw Josey Wales Sondra Locke was born May 28, 1944, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, a quiet little town about 60 miles southeast of Nashville. She was the daughter of Raymond Smith, a military man stationed in the area, and Pauline Bayne. Smith departed the scene before Sondra's birth. Her mother quickly wed Alfred Locke...
17. Harold Ramis Harold Ramis Writer, Groundhog Day Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi...
18. Craig T. Nelson Craig T. Nelson Actor, The Incredibles
19. Gary Busey Gary Busey Actor, Lethal Weapon A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has English...
20. Jan-Michael Vincent Jan-Michael Vincent Actor, Buffalo '66 Virile, handsome and square-jawed youthful star of the 1970s and 1980s whose early potential at super-stardom fizzled out. Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself portraying rebellious young men bucking the system, as in Tribes, White Line Fever and Baby Blue Marine or as a man of action on either side of the law, as in The Mechanic, Vigilante Force and The Winds of War...
21. Frances de la Tour Frances de la Tour Actress, Hugo
22. Swoosie Kurtz Swoosie Kurtz Actress, Liar Liar Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Frank Kurtz. As her father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she moved often during her school years, living in eight different states. At the University of Southern California she majored in drama; later she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art...
23. Jacqueline Bisset Jacqueline Bisset Actress, Bullitt Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George Cukor and Roman Polanski...
24. Frank Oz Frank Oz Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
25. Tony Scott Tony Scott Producer, Man on Fire Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
26. Bernard Hill Bernard Hill Actor, Titanic
27. Peter Weir Peter Weir Director, The Truman Show
28. Geraldine Chaplin Geraldine Chaplin Actress, Chaplin Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, to Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill) and legendary entertainer Charles Chaplin (A.K.A. Charlie Chaplin). She is a granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and a great-granddaughter of stage actor James O'Neill. She attended the Royal Ballet Academy in London...
29. Ken Howard Ken Howard Actor, The Judge Ken Howard was elected the National President of The Screen Actors Guild on September 24, 2009. He has been a working member of SAG for over forty years. The Tony and two-time Emmy Award-winning actor, most recently received the 2009 Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy for his role as "Phelan Beale" in HBO's critically-acclaimed Grey Gardens...
30. Shelley Fabares Shelley Fabares Actress, Brian's Song Vibrant, increasingly lovely teen fave Shelley Fabares withstood the test of time by transitioning successfully into adult parts unlike many of her 1960s "teen queen" peers who faded quickly into the memory books. She was born Michele Marie Fabares on January 19, 1944, in sunny Santa Monica, Californnia...
31. Dennis Farina Dennis Farina Actor, Snatch. Actor Dennis Farina is unique among thespians in that he was one of the few to achieve success as a "late-bloomer." He did not start acting until he was 37 years old, after stints in the military and 18 years on the Chicago Police Department. He made his bones in show business as a character actor, often cast as a cop or gangster...
32. Lynda Day George Lynda Day George Actress, Pieces An American television actress, Lynda Day George first drew attention when she appeared in the popular TV series Mission: Impossible as Lisa Casey, a role for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She also did numerous guest-star roles in such series as The Love Boat and Charlie's Angels. While appearing in the feature The Gentle Rain...
33. Diana Ross Diana Ross Soundtrack, Bridget Jones's Diary Best known as the the lead singer of the popular 1960s singing group The Supremes, Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, the second of six children of African-American parents Ernestine Lillian (Moten), a schoolteacher, and Fred Earl Ross, who served in the army...
34. Richard Belzer Richard Belzer Actor, Scarface A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (Ballantine Books, 1999).
35. G.W. Bailey G.W. Bailey Actor, Police Academy George William Bailey was born on August 27, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas. Although Bailey started college at Lamar University in Beaumont, he eventually transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He did not complete his studies. He worked at local theater companies during the mid 1960s until his move to California...
36. Kevin Tighe Kevin Tighe Actor, What's Eating Gilbert Grape This beefy, genial-looking character actor was born John Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles. Performing as a child from age 10, Tighe initially attended Pasadena City College. He later obtained a Masters Degree in Theater, then taught drama at USC. Living Bohemian-style out of a suitcase after he decided to pursue acting professionally...
37. William Sanderson William Sanderson Actor, Blade Runner Prolific and versatile character actor William Sanderson was born on January 10, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father was a landscape designer. William served two years in the US Army. Following his military service he attended Southern Methodist University...
38. Udo Kier Udo Kier Actor, Blade Udo Kier was born October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. His entrance was just as dramatic as some of his roles. On the evening of his birth Udo's mother requested extra time with her new baby. The nurses had gathered all of the other babies and returned them to the nursery when the hospital was bombed...
39. Kelly Bishop Kelly Bishop Actress, Dirty Dancing
40. Jonathan Demme Jonathan Demme Director, The Silence of the Lambs
41. Richard Corliss Richard Corliss Self, Life Itself
42. John Glover John Glover Actor, RoboCop 2
43. Patricia Quinn Patricia Quinn Actress, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Patricia Quinn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was beginning to break into television when she was offered the role of "the Usherette/Magenta" in Richard O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show", the role she would become best known for. Patricia continued to work hard after "Rocky Horror" and soon...
44. Bonnie Franklin Bonnie Franklin Actress, The Law Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear and a highly popular TV sitcom to finally make the 31-year-old performer a household star in the mid-1970s...
45. Michelle Phillips Michelle Phillips Soundtrack, Forrest Gump Michelle Phillips first became known as a member of the pop group The Mamas and the Papas. She sang the Mamas and Papas song "Dedicated To The One I Love" on a March 1987 episode of Knots Landing in her role as Anne Matheson. She is the mother of singer Chynna Phillips and ex-stepmother of actress Mackenzie Phillips.
46. Dennis Franz Dennis Franz Actor, Die Hard 2 Dennis Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlacta in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and is the son of Eleanor (Mueller) and Franz Ferdinand Schlachta. His father was a German immigrant, and both he and Franz's mother, a German-American, were postal workers. He has two sisters, Marlene (born 1938) and Heidi (born 1935)...
47. Roger Rees Roger Rees Actor, The Prestige Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees was originally trained for the visual arts. He acted in church and Boy Scout stage productions while growing up in London, but studied painting and lithography at the Slade School of Art, and his first paying jobs in show business were as a scenery painter...
48. Angharad Rees Angharad Rees Actress, Hands of the Ripper
49. Robert Powell Robert Powell Actor, Mahler Robert Powell was born on June 1, 1944 in Salford, Manchester, England. In 1964, he started his acting career while attending Manchester University. In 1967, he made his film debut, and later landed his first starring role in The Italian Job. Some of his well known movies include Franco Ziefirelli's Jesus of Nazareth...
50. Margaret Avery Margaret Avery Actress, The Color Purple Slender, attractive actress Margaret Avery, spellbinding in her role of Shug in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, is certainly no "one-hit wonder". Although filmgoers may be able to trace her back only to that once-in-a-lifetime part, Margaret has been a talented player on the large and small screens for well over three decades...
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