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1. Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Actor, The Terminator With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
2. David Letterman David Letterman Self, Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special Television would never be the same after David Letterman made his second attempt at a television show in 1982. But his career before becoming host of the show was quite an interesting and long one. Letterman was born in Broad Ripple, a neighborhood in Indianapolis. His childhood was relatively unremarkable...
3. Kevin Kline Kevin Kline Actor, A Fish Called Wanda After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, Kline joined the Acting Company in New York which was run by John Houseman. With this company, Kline performed Shakespeare across the country. On the stage, Kline has won two Tony Awards for his work in the musicals "On the Twentieth Century" (1978) and "The Pirates of Penzance" (1981)...
4. Jonathan Banks Jonathan Banks Actor, Beverly Hills Cop Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays sinister types or villains. Most recently he can be seen in Breaking Bad as Mike Ehrmantraut.
5. James Woods James Woods Actor, Once Upon a Time in America James Howard Woods was born on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of a United States Army intelligence officer. Leanly built, strangely handsome actor-producer-director with intense eyes and a sometimes untrustworthy grin has been impressing audiences for over three decades with his compelling performances...
6. John Ratzenberger John Ratzenberger Actor, Toy Story John started the improvisational comedy group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while a student at Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield/Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan...
7. Farrah Fawcett Farrah Fawcett Actress, Logan's Run Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. A native of Texas, she is the daughter of James Fawcett and Pauline Evans. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong arts program. She attended University of Texas in Austin, graduating with a degree in Microbiology...
8. Richard Dreyfuss Richard Dreyfuss Actor, Close Encounters of the Third Kind American leading man who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers, Richard Dreyfuss worked his way up through bit parts (The Graduate, for one) and TV before gaining attention with his portrayal of Baby Face Nelson in John Milius' Dillinger. He gained...
9. Peter Weller Peter Weller Actor, RoboCop Peter Frederick Weller is the youngest son of a United States Army helicopter pilot. He was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin but traveled extensively as his father literally flew around the world. Before he was out of his teens, he had attended high schools in Heidelberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas...
10. Stephen King Stephen King Writer, The Shawshank Redemption Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Donald Edwin King and Ruth Pillsbury King. He was the only natural-born child in the family, his older brother David having been adopted at birth two years earlier. The Kings were the typical...
11. Rob Reiner Rob Reiner Actor, This Is Spinal Tap Robert Reiner was born to Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner, and mother, Estelle Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in. Estelle Reiner was the inspiration for Rob Reiner to become a director...
12. Sam Neill Sam Neill Actor, Jurassic Park Sam Neill was born in Northern Ireland, to army parents, a New Zealand-born father and an English-born mother. His family returned to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria. He has a BA in English Literature...
13. Glenn Close Glenn Close Actress, Mars Attacks! Six time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close was born and was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was often seen on Broadway until 1982 when she was cast in her award winning role as Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp alongside Robin Williams. For this role, a breakthrough in film for Close, she later went on to receive an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress...
14. David Bowie David Bowie Soundtrack, Memento David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of pop music. Born David Jones, he changed his name to Bowie in the 1960s, to avoid confusion with the then well-known Davy Jones (lead singer of The Monkees). The 1960s were not a happy period for Bowie, who remained a struggling artist...
15. Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos Actor, Blade Runner If Edward James Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered his life: rock music. By age 15, he was already an experienced rock singer, forming and reforming several "garage bands" along the way. During the late 1960s and early 1970s...
16. Teri Garr Teri Garr Actress, Close Encounters of the Third Kind Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was the daughter of Eddie Garr, a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr, a dancer. While she still an infant her family moved from Hollywood to New Jersey but, after the death of her father when she was 11, the family returned to Hollywood...
17. Ted Danson Ted Danson Actor, Saving Private Ryan Ted Danson is well known for his role as "Sam Malone" in the television series Cheers. During the show's 11-year run, he was nominated nine times for an Emmy Award as Best Actor in a Comedy Series and won twice, in 1990 and 1993. The role also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989 and 1990...
18. Robert Englund Robert Englund Actor, Freddy vs. Jason American leading actor of a number of horror films, probably best known as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street and all of its sequels. Englund became a cult favorite after that film but had started working in the 1970s. He was cast as a sex-crazed maniac in Eaten Alive by Tobe Hooper, who also directed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre...
19. Albert Brooks Albert Brooks Actor, Finding Nemo
20. Alan Thicke Alan Thicke Writer, Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights
21. Tim Matheson Tim Matheson Actor, Van Wilder
22. Gerald McRaney Gerald McRaney Actor, The NeverEnding Story McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke - in the episode "Hard Labor", first broadcast February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the villain; but, since his first series...
23. Anne Archer Anne Archer Actress, Patriot Games Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' sympathetic, tortured wife, "Beth Gallagher", in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. Archer is also well-known for her poignant Golden Globe-winning performance...
24. Joe Morton Joe Morton Actor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
25. Joe Mantegna Joe Mantegna Actor, The Godfather: Part III Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr., born in Chicago Illinois, is an American actor who has made over 200 Film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III, in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia...
26. Richard Jenkins Richard Jenkins Actor, Jack Reacher
27. Larry David Larry David Writer, Seinfeld
28. Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits...
29. Jane Curtin Jane Curtin Actress, Antz Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live. Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy, a tough competitor. Also in the same year (1975), she married Patrick Lynch...
30. Michael Gross Michael Gross Actor, Tremors Born in Chicago in 1947, Gross was involved with a gang for a couple of years during high school before becoming a better student. He went on to be senior class president. Received an M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Drama. Worked in theater before moving to New York to begin an acting career. This eventually led to his breakthrough role on the show Family Ties...
31. Jeffrey DeMunn Jeffrey DeMunn Actor, The Shawshank Redemption Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor), "Spoils of War" and "Comedians"...
32. Ray Wise Ray Wise Actor, Jeepers Creepers II
33. Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Actor, Fight Club Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell"...
34. Deidre Hall Deidre Hall Actress, The Young and the Restless Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives. Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a fan following...
35. Alan Dale Alan Dale Actor, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours, played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C., featured on Lost and has a long list of recurring roles...
36. Stephen Collins Stephen Collins Actor, Blood Diamond
37. Glynn Turman Glynn Turman Actor, Super 8 New York City-born African-American actor Glynn Turman enjoyed his first real taste of acting success at the age of 13 originating the role of Travis Younger on Broadway in Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959 opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and Diana Sands as his various family members...
38. Barbara Bach Barbara Bach Actress, The Spy Who Loved Me Barbara Goldbach was born to Howard and Marjorie Goldbach in Queens, New York. Her father was a policeman. Barbara is the oldest of 5 children. She met her first husband Augusto Gregorini in New York while she worked as a model and he was visiting from Italy for a business trip in 1966. Barbara followed him to Italy to be with him In 1968...
39. Wes Studi Wes Studi Actor, Avatar From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves...
40. John Larroquette John Larroquette Actor, Ri¢hie Ri¢h
41. Michael McKean Michael McKean Actor, This Is Spinal Tap
42. Jonathan Pryce Jonathan Pryce Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jonathan Pryce was born on June 1, 1947, in Holywell, Wales. His father, named Isaac Price, was a coal miner, who died in 1976. His mother, named Margaret Ellen (nee Williams), was a retail cashier. He left the home of his parents at age 16 to attend an art school, where he became interested in drama...
43. Stephen McHattie Stephen McHattie Actor, 300
44. William Atherton William Atherton Actor, Die Hard William Atherton's career has spanned motion pictures, Broadway and television. He first achieved international recognition as the lead in Steven Spielberg's debut feature The Sugarland Express, and next starred in John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust, Robert Wise's The Hindenburg and Richard Brooks' Looking for Mr. Goodbar...
45. Peter Riegert Peter Riegert Actor, The Mask
46. Richard Lewis Richard Lewis Actor, Robin Hood: Men in Tights Richard Philip Lewis was born on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York City and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He went to Dwight Morrow High School (where John Travolta went a few years later). He graduated from Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in marketing and communications. He wrote an ad copy in New Jersey while also writing jokes for comedians such as Morty Gunty...
47. Dwight Schultz Dwight Schultz Actor, Star Trek: First Contact
48. Bryan Brown Bryan Brown Actor, Cocktail
49. Jacki Weaver Jacki Weaver Actress, Silver Linings Playbook
50. Kim Darby Kim Darby Actress, True Grit The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness...
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