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1. Bill Murray Bill Murray Actor, Groundhog Day Bill is the fifth of nine children born to Edward and Lucille Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. He played sports and did some acting while in that school, but in his words, mostly "screwed off." He enrolled at Regis College in Denver to study pre-med but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession...
2. Ron Perlman Ron Perlman Actor, Hellboy Ron Perlman, a classically trained actor, has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions. He was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy, still lives there and is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, now deceased...
3. John Matuszak John Matuszak Actor, The Goonies John Daniel Tooz Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and also an actor. Matuszak was born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Tampa and played for their football team. Matuszak also played for the Houston Oilers of the NFL and joined the Houston Texans of the World Football League...
4. William H. Macy William H. Macy Actor, Fargo
5. Brad Dourif Brad Dourif Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Character actor Brad Dourif was born on March 18, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia, where his father owned and operated a dye factory. His father died when Dourif was three years old, after which his mother married Bill Campbell, a champion golfer, who helped raise Brad, his brother, and his four sisters...
6. Ed Harris Ed Harris Actor, A Beautiful Mind By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, Harris grew up as the middle child. After graduating high school, he attended New York's Columbia University, where he played football...
7. Christine Lahti Christine Lahti Actress, Running on Empty Christine Lahti was born April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan to Elizabeth Margaret and Paul Theodore Lahti. She studied fine arts at Florida State University and received a bachelors degree in drama from the University of Michigan. In New York, Christine worked as a waitress and did commercials before she found her breakthrough role in ...And Justice for All. with Al Pacino...
8. Morgan Fairchild Morgan Fairchild Actress, The Seduction "You can never be too rich or too thin." This elegant lady defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama lessons after she was too shy to give a book report in class...
9. Richard Dean Anderson Richard Dean Anderson Actor, General Hospital The future MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his two younger brothers, Thomas John and James Stuart...
10. John Candy John Candy Actor, Spaceballs Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded. Born in Toronto, Ontario, in the year 1950, Candy found his passion for drama while attending a community college...
11. Gabriel Byrne Gabriel Byrne Actor, The Usual Suspects Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was assumed that you had a vocation...
12. John Hughes John Hughes Writer, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
13. Robbie Coltrane Robbie Coltrane Actor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. He was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a suburb of Glasgow...
14. Steven Van Zandt Steven Van Zandt Soundtrack, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
15. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Actor, Planet of the Apes Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor. A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo...
16. Cybill Shepherd Cybill Shepherd Actress, Taxi Driver Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patty, a homemaker, and William Shepherd, a small business owner. Named after her grandfather, Cy, and her father, Bill, Shepherd's career began at a young age in modeling, when she won the "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest in 1966 and the "Model of the Year" contest in 1968...
17. William Hurt William Hurt Actor, Into the Wild William Hurt was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. Hurt received Best Supporting Actor accolades for the role from the Los Angeles Film Critics circle and the New York Film Critics Circle...
18. Jeff Conaway Jeff Conaway Actor, Grease
19. Randy Quaid Randy Quaid Actor, Brokeback Mountain Hollywood's most extreme character star.... Randy Quaid has never been timelier. Randy, a man who took a bus to Hollywood with nothing but raw talent, is now a proven and current vast and varied star with that one other sustaining asset - he is a great and much admired actor on the world's stage and...
20. Martin Short Martin Short Actor, Frankenweenie
21. Julie Walters Julie Walters Actress, Brave For decades, Brit actress and comedienne Julie Walters has served as a sturdy representation of the working class with her passionate, earthy portrayals on England's stage, screen and TV. A bona fide talent, her infectious spirit and self-deprecating sense of humor eventually captured the hearts of international audiences...
22. Wendie Malick Wendie Malick Actress, The Emperor's New Groove The actress Wendie Malick was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1950 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, from which she graduated in 1972. The 5-foot, 10-inch beauty was a Wilhelmina model in the 1970s, giving it up to go to work for Buffalo-area Congressman Jack Kemp. She quickly left Washington, DC, behind to act in the theater...
23. Kathy Baker Kathy Baker Actress, Edward Scissorhands For someone who has made an award-winning impact in all three mediums (stage, film and TV), actress Kathy Baker has been strangely denied all-out stardom, yet continues to demonstrate her versatility in whatever material comes her way. The comely blonde was born Katherine Whitton Baker in Midland, Texas...
24. Nancy Allen Nancy Allen Actress, RoboCop Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy made her first film appearance in The Last Detail with Jack Nicholson...
25. Amy Madigan Amy Madigan Actress, Field of Dreams In the 1960s, Amy attended St. Philip Neri grammar school and Aquinas High School, both in Chicago, where she performed in school plays, and was known as the school tomboy. In the early 1970s, Amy was featured in Playboy Magazine wearing only jelly, to promote her music band, "Jelly." Amy is the daughter of John Madigan...
26. William Sadler William Sadler Actor, The Shawshank Redemption William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning play "Biloxi Blues". He is best remembered for his roles in Die Hard 2...
27. Lindsay Duncan Lindsay Duncan Actress, About Time
28. Bruce McGill Bruce McGill Actor, Collateral Bruce McGill grew up in San Antonio, Texas where he began his acting career in in the MacArthur High School department of theatre. His most popular role was in Animal House.
29. Joe Johnston Joe Johnston Director, Captain America: The First Avenger
30. Jim Beaver Jim Beaver Actor, Adaptation. Jim Beaver is an American character actor, best known for his leading roles on the TV series Deadwood and Supernatural. Born in Laramie, Wyoming a minister's son, he was raised in and around Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Following high school and a year of college, he joined the Marines and served as a radioman with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam...
31. Margaret Whitton Margaret Whitton Actress, Major League Actress Margaret Whitton came from the New York stage, performing in off-Broadway gems "Baba Goya" (1973) and "Nourish the Beast" (1973). She made her Broadway debut in "Steaming" (1982). She impressed in films as well, effectively cast as sexy and strong supporting characters in such movies as the prison drama Love Child...
32. Markie Post Markie Post Actress, There's Something About Mary Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die, E! True Hollywood Story and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl...
33. Victoria Principal Victoria Principal Actress, Earthquake Victoria Principal is the elder of two daughters born to Bertha Ree (Veal) and Victor R. Principal. Her paternal grandparents were Italian, while her mother's family was from Gordon, Georgia, and South Carolina. Her father, a United States Air Force sergeant, was often transferred to different duty stations...
34. Billy West Billy West Actor, Futurama: Bender's Big Score
35. Erin Gray Erin Gray Actress, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Erin Gray was born on January 7, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gray moved with her family from Hawaii to California when she was eight years old and graduated from Pacific Palisades High School. She was fifteen when a chance meeting with Nina Blanchard, head of one of Hollywood's top model agencies, convinced her what she wanted to do in life...
36. Phil Alden Robinson Phil Alden Robinson Writer, Field of Dreams
37. Michael Ironside Michael Ironside Actor, The Machinist Michael Ironside has made a strong and indelible impression with his often incredibly intense and explosive portrayals of fearsome villains throughout the years. He was born as Frederick Reginald Ironside on February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ironside was a successful arm wrestler in his teenage years...
38. Julie Kavner Julie Kavner Actress, The Simpsons Movie
39. Bruce Boxleitner Bruce Boxleitner Actor, TRON: Legacy As one of Hollywood's leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels. Boxleitner received his formal acting training on stage...
40. P.J. Soles P.J. Soles Actress, Halloween P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, Venezuela...
41. Joanna Gleason Joanna Gleason Actress, Boogie Nights She may be the daughter of Let's Make a Deal game show host Monty Hall (ne Maurice Halperin), but talented Joanna Gleason has never had to worry about being overshadowed by her father's looming TV star. Born Joanna Hall on June 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (her father and mother (Marilyn Plotell Hall) were wed in Winnipeg...
42. John Landis John Landis Director, The Blues Brothers John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns...
43. Bill Irwin Bill Irwin Actor, How the Grinch Stole Christmas Bill is the oldest of three children born to Horace and Elizabeth Irwin. He spent a year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as an exchange student. He is a graduate in theatre arts from Oberlin College, OH, a graduate of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College, FL, and received a MacArthur Genius Grant in 1984.
44. Jay Leno Jay Leno Self, Delivery Man Jay Leno began his career in night clubs, where he worked 300 nights a year before hitting it big in 1992 with his own late-night talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. By that time he had appeared on television, acted in a few films (American Hot Wax) but hit paydirt with his late-night television appearances (he made a record number of visits to Late Night with David Letterman); for several years...
45. Ian McNeice Ian McNeice Actor, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ian McNeice went to Taunton School in Somerset and then had two years at the Salisbury Playhouse as an Acting A.S.M. before going to L.A.M.D.A. 1971-74. The next few years were spent in theatre, including four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, ending with "Nicholas Nickleby" on Broadway. His TV breakthrough was as Harcourt in the B.A.F.T.A award-wining series Edge of Darkness...
46. Susan George Susan George Actress, Straw Dogs
47. Leonard Whiting Leonard Whiting Actor, Romeo and Juliet Leonard Whiting was born and raised in North London, in the Woodgreen-Hampstead area. He is the only son of Arthur Leonard Whiting, who managed a store where exhibition materials were made, and of Peggy Joyce O'Sullivan, who worked in a telephone instrument factory. There are two younger sisters, Linda and Anne...
48. David Cassidy David Cassidy Actor, Popstar David Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950 to Jack Cassidy, a very skilled actor, and actress Evelyn Ward. By the time he was five, his parents were divorced and Jack had married actress Shirley Jones, an actress who in 1955 had just made Oklahoma!. When David was about 10, his mother moved to California from New Jersey...
49. David Graf David Graf Actor, Police Academy David Graf was a Lancaster, Ohio native. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School in 1968. He went on to attend college at Otterbein University where he graduated in 1972 as a theater major. He attended Ohio State University grad school until 1975 when he dropped out to pursue an acting career in New York...
50. Marshall Manesh Marshall Manesh Actor, True Lies Marshall Manesh was born in Iran. He lost his father at an early age and was raised by his beloved mother, whom he feels he got his strength from to make it in show biz. He came to America in the mid "70s" and joined the Persian Theater Group and traveled extensively through out The United States, Canada and Europe for 8 years...
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