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1. Bryan Cranston Bryan Cranston Actor, Ozymandias Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, writer and director. He is perhaps best-known for his roles as "Walter White" on the AMC drama series, Breaking Bad, for which he has won three consecutive Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards, and as "Hal", the father on the Fox situation comedy...
2. Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Actor, The Da Vinci Code Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
3. Mel Gibson Mel Gibson Actor, Braveheart Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York, USA as the sixth of eleven children to parents Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Ann Gibson, who was born in Australia and died in December of 1990. Though born in the US, Mel and his family moved to New South Wales...
4. William Fichtner William Fichtner Actor, The Dark Knight A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974. His first roles were in soap operas such as As the World Turns and sitcoms like Grace Under Fire...
5. Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Actress, Star Wars
6. Lars von Trier Lars von Trier Writer, Melancholia Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
7. Christoph Waltz Christoph Waltz Actor, Django Unchained Christoph Waltz was born to Elisabeth Urbancic, a costume designer, and Johannes Waltz, a stage builder. He has 3 siblings. He was born into a theater family. His grandmother was the Viennese Burgtheater actress Maria Mayen, and his step-grandfather was fellow Burgtheater actor Emmerich Reimers. Christoph attended the Theresianium and Billrothstrasse in Vienna...
8. Kim Cattrall Kim Cattrall Actress, Sex and the City Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Dennis Cattrall and Gladys Shane. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she returned to her native country and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art...
9. Dallas Page Dallas Page Actor, The Devil's Rejects "DDP" is probably the biggest long-shot in the wrestling business who became a major star. This versatile entertainer was born and raised at the Jersey shore, growing up a fan of wrestling. He first found success in the bar business, owning and operating several wildly successful establishments in New Jersey and in Florida...
10. Cynthia Rhodes Cynthia Rhodes Actress, Dirty Dancing
11. Linda Hamilton Linda Hamilton Actress, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Linda Carroll Hamilton was born on September 26, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. Following Wicomico High School, she studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York, she attended acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg...
12. Michael Biehn Michael Biehn Actor, The Terminator Michael Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. His first...
13. Geena Davis Geena Davis Actress, Beetlejuice As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston University...
14. Stephen Dillane Stephen Dillane Actor, Spy Game
15. Eric Roberts Eric Roberts Actor, The Dark Knight One of Hollywood's edgier, more intriguing characters running around and about for decades, Eric Anthony Roberts started life in Biloxi, Mississippi, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his acting career at age 5 in a local theater company called the "Actors and Writers Workshop", founded by his late father...
16. Dana Delany Dana Delany Actress, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Dana Welles Delany was born on March 13, 1956, in New York City and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Dana knew early in life that she wanted to be an actress. Following graduation from Wesleyan University, this tall (5'7") beauty moved to New York and developed her skills working in daytime television and theater...
17. Andy Garcia Andy Garcia Actor, The Godfather: Part III One of Hollywood's most private and guarded leading men, Andy Garcia has created a few iconic characters while at the same time staying true to his acting roots and personal projects. Born on April 12, 1956, in Cuba, Garcia's family was relatively affluent. When he was five years old, Fidel Castro came to power...
18. Gary Cole Gary Cole Actor, Pineapple Express
19. Joan Allen Joan Allen Actress, Face/Off Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed. Joining Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 1977, she was one of the group's original members and starred in a number of its original productions...
20. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle Director, Slumdog Millionaire
21. Bob Saget Bob Saget Actor, Madagascar
22. Bo Derek Bo Derek Actress, Tommy Boy
23. Keith David Keith David Actor, Platoon Keith's extraordinary range of talent is evidenced by his body of work. Recent films include "The Princess and the Frog", "Coraline", and "Crash". Other credits include "Barbershop", "Agent Cody Banks", and "Requiem for a Dream". Prior to that, Keith was featured in "There's Something About Mary", "Armageddon" and "Dead Presidents"...
24. Sela Ward Sela Ward Actress, The Fugitive Sela is the oldest of four children. Her parents were an electrical engineer and homemaker in Meridian, Mississppi. Her name is a word from biblical Hebrew that is translated as "rock, boulder, cliff." "Sela" is the Hebrew form of the Greek "Petra." She studied art and advertising at the University of Alabama...
25. Alan Ruck Alan Ruck Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off Alan Ruck was born on July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has made over 100 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as the friend of Matthew Broderick and hopeless hypochondriac Cameron Frye, in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. During the 1980s he appeared...
26. Mimi Rogers Mimi Rogers Actress, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery It's fair to say that after 20 years and over 50 film appearances, Mimi Rogers should be praised for her variety of roles and acting capabilities, not for a brief marriage to a Hollywood star. In the early 1980s she began to carve a niche for herself in Hollywood, appearing on television and in films...
27. David E. Kelley David E. Kelley Writer, Ally McBeal David Kelley might be described as living the American Dream, 1990s' style: write a screenplay, move to Hollywood, make millions and marry a movie star. A former Boston lawyer, in the last decade, he switched careers to become a successful television producer whose shows are recognized for their quality as well as receiving top ratings...
28. Luis Guzmán Luis Guzmán Actor, Boogie Nights Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
29. Rita Wilson Rita Wilson Actress, Sleepless in Seattle
30. Kevin McNally Kevin McNally Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Kevin McNally was born on April 27, 1956, in Bristol, England. He grew up in Birmingham where he attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, he got his first job at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A year later he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art...
31. Steven Bauer Steven Bauer Actor, Scarface
32. Nathan Lane Nathan Lane Actor, The Lion King
33. Bruce Greenwood Bruce Greenwood Actor, Star Trek
34. David Caruso David Caruso Actor, Session 9 His low-keyed intensity, deep-voiced somberness, pale skin, puffy-eyed baby face and crop of carrot-red hair are all obvious and intriguing trademarks of TV star David Caruso. A hugely popular item in the 1990s as a result of a smash crime series, he got way too caught up in all the hoopla surrounding him...
35. Matt Craven Matt Craven Actor, Crimson Tide Matt Craven was born Matthew John Crnkovich to parents Nick Crnkovich and Joanne Leslie in the small Canadian town of Port Colborne, Ontario, on November 10, 1956. After his father died, six weeks after his birth, Matt's mother moved Matt and his two-year-old sister Debbie to her hometown of St. Catharines...
36. John Laughlin John Laughlin Actor, Footloose Actor John Laughlin has had a remarkable career spanning several decades. At 19, John felt compelled to pursue his passion and moved to Los Angeles to learn his craft and become a serious actor. He initially went about it by taking two years at the Film Industry Workshop and then went on to study with some of the best in the business...
37. Paige O'Hara Paige O'Hara Actress, Beauty and the Beast
38. Robby Benson Robby Benson Actor, Beauty and the Beast
39. Maureen McCormick Maureen McCormick Actress, Teen Angel Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. Maureen has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Maureen is the youngest daughter in the family. Maureen's acting career started at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of acting to the future teenie-bopper...
40. Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton Actress, Vera Drake
41. Vladimir Kulich Vladimir Kulich Actor, The 13th Warrior Vladimir Kulich was born in Czechoslovakia and began his training at the State Theatre of Czechoslovakia, also learning to speak three other languages fluently. He moved to Canada and immediately was cast in guest-starring television and feature roles. The 6'4" Kulich adds prowess and physical stature to his naturally strong presence on stage and screen.
42. Dwight Yoakam Dwight Yoakam Actor, Panic Room Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor. Dwight Yoakam was born in the coal mining community of Pikeville...
43. Matthew Garber Matthew Garber Soundtrack, Mary Poppins
44. Arsenio Hall Arsenio Hall Actor, Coming to America
45. Tim Daly Tim Daly Actor, Basic
46. Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Writer, Love Actually
47. Phyllis Logan Phyllis Logan Actress, Secrets & Lies
48. Kevin Dunn Kevin Dunn Actor, Transformers Kevin Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1956. He is an American actor who has made over 100 appearances in both TV and film. One of his earliest roles was in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning with Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. He followed this up with Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel, Ghostbusters II, and the Brian De Palma hit The Bonfire of the Vanities...
49. Richard Kind Richard Kind Actor, A Serious Man
50. Carol Leifer Carol Leifer Writer, The Hamptons
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