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1. Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Actor, Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, as the character Mitch Henessey, in The Long Kiss Goodnight and in Die Hard: With a Vengeance. From character player to leading man. His performance in Pulp Fiction gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield...
2. Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons Actor, The Lion King Although the son of a tax consultant, young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire. At the age of 13 he enrolled in Sherborne School, Dorset, where he was very happy as he could practise his favorite sport...
3. James Rebhorn James Rebhorn Actor, Scent of a Woman
4. Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Soundtrack, Grease Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to live in England with her mother...
5. Barbara Hershey Barbara Hershey Actress, Black Swan Born in Hollywood and raised in a small bungalow, Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Herzstein) had dreams of being an actress from her earliest memories. The multi-award-winning actress has been in some of Hollywood's most memorable films. She has been a winner of an Emmy and a Golden Globe for A Killing in a Small Town...
6. Jean Reno Jean Reno Actor, Léon: The Professional Born in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work, Jean Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. His first two marriages both ended in divorce, and he had two children with each of them. He keeps homes in Paris and Los Angeles.
7. Billy Crystal Billy Crystal Actor, Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in New York. He was the youngest of three sons born to Jack and Helen Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. With his father in the music business, Billy was no stranger to some of the top performers of the time...
8. Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson Actor, Batman Begins Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in a long line of urban farmers. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after he had returned to England, he attended and graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in English and American Literature...
9. John Ritter John Ritter Actor, Sling Blade The son of a legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife Dorothy Fay, who was also an actress, John Ritter started out his life as Jonathan Southworth Ritter, born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. After his father married Dorothy Fay Southworth in 1941, the couple had their first child...
10. Kathy Bates Kathy Bates Actress, Titanic Kathleen Doyle Bates was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, the youngest of three daughters born to Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer, and his homemaker wife Bertye Talbot. Kathy's great-great Irish grandfather, who emigrated to New Orleans, once served as President Andrew Jackson's doctor...
11. Carl Weathers Carl Weathers Actor, Predator Carl Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A famous and successful football star at San Diego State, he played with the Oakland Raiders and retired from the sport in 1974, in order to give full attention to his goal: to be a real actor. Weathers first played small parts in two blaxploitation flicks...
12. Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters Actress, Anastasia Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948 in Queens, New York City. Peters is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards...
13. Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Soundtrack, School of Rock Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age, she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met her future long-time companion...
14. George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin Writer, The Lion and the Rose
15. John Carpenter John Carpenter Writer, Halloween John Carpenter was educated at Western Kentucky university. He began making short films in 1962. He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy. Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director.
16. James Cosmo James Cosmo Actor, Braveheart
17. Bonnie Bedelia Bonnie Bedelia Actress, Die Hard The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Christopher (Kit)...
18. Margot Kidder Margot Kidder Actress, Superman Born Margaret Ruth Kidder to Jill Kidder and Kendall Kidder, a mining engineer, in Yellowknife, Canada, on October 17, 1948, Margot was a delightful child who took pride in everything she did. At an early age she became aware of the great emotions she felt towards expressing herself, and caught the acting bug...
19. Gérard Depardieu Gérard Depardieu Actor, Life of Pi Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Gérard Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. After minor roles in cinema, at last, he got his chance in Bertrand Blier's Going Places. That film established a new type of hero in the French cinema and the actor's popularity grew enormously...
20. John Noble John Noble Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.
21. Christopher Guest Christopher Guest Actor, This Is Spinal Tap U.S.-born actor, director, writer, musician, and composer best known for his mockumentaries, poking fun at heavy metal music, small town theatre, dog shows, folk music and film-making itself. Christopher Haden-Guest was born February fifth, 1948, in New York City to a U.S. mother and a British father, Peter Haden-Guest, the fourth Baron of Saling in the County of Essex...
22. Grace Jones Grace Jones Soundtrack, Lord of War Grammy-nominee and three-time Saturn Award-nominee, Grace Jones can claim a career in show business by birthright. Her grandfather (on her mother's side) was a musician who traveled with Nat 'King' Cole. She was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W...
23. Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest Actress, Edward Scissorhands One of three children (she has two brothers, Greg and Don), Dianne Wiest was born on March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Her father was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Austrian descent, and her mother was Scottish, from Auchtermuchty in Scotland. Her original ambition was to be a ballerina...
24. Pam Ferris Pam Ferris Actress, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
25. Bud Cort Bud Cort Actor, Dogma Bud Cort, American actor/comedian, was born Walter Edward Cox in New Rochelle, New York. The second of five children, he grew up in Rye, New York, the son of Joseph P. Cox, an orchestra leader, pianist, and owner of a successful men's clothing store in Rye, and Alma M. Court a former newspaper and Life magazine reporter and an executive asst...
26. Powers Boothe Powers Boothe Actor, Sin City American actor born 1948, in Snyder, Texas. Leading man of the American stage, TV, and films. He made a strong presence in some films in the 80s, but he was most successful on TV. He won an Emmy award as Best Actor for his performance in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.
27. M.C. Gainey M.C. Gainey Actor, Tangled
28. JoBeth Williams JoBeth Williams Actress, Poltergeist The product of a musical family, Houston-born Jobeth Williams was the daughter of an opera-singing father who encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional debut at age 18 in a Houston-based musical production, then studied at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island...
29. Rhea Perlman Rhea Perlman Actress, Matilda
30. Phylicia Rashad Phylicia Rashad Actress, One Life to Live Born to dentist Andrew Arthur Allen and poet Vivian Ayers in Harris County, TX. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina). Their mother...
31. Errol Morris Errol Morris Self, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara His documentaries helped spur a rebirth of non-fiction film in the 80s & garnered wide critical success. But until 2003's "The Fog of War," Morris was shunned by the Academy Awards. Morris' first two films won much acclaim (Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida). In the second movie, Morris intended to explore "Nub City," the town known for residents trading limbs for insurance settlements...
32. Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Self, Be Cool
33. Cassandra Harris Cassandra Harris Actress, For Your Eyes Only
34. Phil Hartman Phil Hartman Actor, Jingle All the Way Philip Edward Hartmann was born on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann" but he later dropped the other "n" -- the reason of which is unknown. As one of the eight children of Rupert and Doris Hartmann, Phil was a very caring and sensitive person and was described as "very sweet and kind of quiet." Although he was born in Canada...
35. Kate Jackson Kate Jackson Actress, Loverboy
36. Vincent Schiavelli Vincent Schiavelli Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous articles on food for magazines and newspapers. In 2001, he received the James Beard Journalism Award.
37. Dee Wallace Dee Wallace Actress, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following amongst the fantasy film fans...
38. John de Lancie John de Lancie Actor, Reign Over Me John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on Days of Our Lives and the iconic, all-powerful Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
39. Jim Carter Jim Carter Actor, Episode #2.1
40. Meg Foster Meg Foster Actress, They Live
41. Michael Kitchen Michael Kitchen Actor, Out of Africa
42. Jonathan Hyde Jonathan Hyde Actor, Titanic
43. Sinéad Cusack Sinéad Cusack Actress, V for Vendetta
44. Saul Rubinek Saul Rubinek Actor, Unforgiven Saul Rubinek was born in a refugee camp in Germany, after WWII, where his father ran a Yiddish Repertory Theatre company. Saul started his professional career as a child actor in theatre and radio in Canada. He was a member of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival company in Stratford, Ontario (1969-70) and...
45. Mercedes Ruehl Mercedes Ruehl Actress, Big Mercedes Ruehl was born February 28, 1948 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City to Mercedes Ruehl, a school teacher, and Vincent Ruehl, an FBI agent. She made several film and television appearance before coming to her most successfully received role in Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King. She played the part of Jeff Bridges's on-screen supportive yet neurotic girlfriend...
46. Georgia Engel Georgia Engel Actress, Open Season
47. Chris Mulkey Chris Mulkey Actor, Captain Phillips
48. Susan Blakely Susan Blakely Actress, Over the Top She stands out easily in a crowd with her wholesome beauty, knock-out figure and dazzling smile. Ever-radiant TV and film resident Susan Blakely found success on several paths she chose for herself over the years -- first as a model, then as an award-winning actress on TV and, finally, as a jewelry designer...
49. John Ashton John Ashton Actor, Beverly Hills Cop
50. Marcia Strassman Marcia Strassman Actress, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids This tall, willowy brunette (these days, frequently blonde) was born April 28, 1948, in New York City, one of four children. Raised in Passaic, New Jersey, she grew into a striking young teen and worked for a time as a model in a local children's department store. Trekking back to New York City equipped only with her modeling credentials and a natural singing talent...
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