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1. 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 Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, and his father had Irish-Australian ancestry...
2. Kim Cattrall Kim Cattrall Actress, Sex and the City Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. Joan Allen Joan Allen Actress, Face/Off Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed. Joining Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 1977...
6. Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Actress, Star Wars
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. 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, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German and Irish descent. Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974...
9. Nathan Lane Nathan Lane Actor, The Lion King
10. 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...
11. Geena Davis Geena Davis Actress, Beetlejuice Geena Davis was born in Wareham, Massachusetts, to Lucille (Cook), a teacher's assistant, and William F. Davis, a church deacon and civil engineer. Her parents, originally from small towns in Vermont, were both from families with deep roots in New England. As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Lars von Trier Lars von Trier Writer, Melancholia Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime. A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer...
16. Andy Garcia Andy Garcia Actor, The Godfather: Part III As a youngster, Andres "Andy" Garcia dreamed of playing professional baseball. Born on the Island of Cuba, Garcia's family fled to Miami Beach, Florida in the United States of America following Fidel Castro's communist revolution. At Natilus Junior High School and later at Miami Beach Senior High School...
17. Ann Dowd Ann Dowd Actress, Compliance
18. Steven Bauer Steven Bauer Actor, Scarface
19. Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton Actress, Vera Drake
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Stephen Dillane Stephen Dillane Actor, Spy Game
23. Bo Derek Bo Derek Actress, Tommy Boy
24. 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"...
25. Rita Wilson Rita Wilson Actress, Sleepless in Seattle
26. Laura Morante Laura Morante Actress, The Son's Room
27. Adam Arkin Adam Arkin Actor, Hitch
28. 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...
29. Gary Cole Gary Cole Actor, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
30. 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...
31. 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...
32. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle Director, Slumdog Millionaire
33. Tim Daly Tim Daly Actor, My Neighbor Totoro
34. 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.
35. Bruce Greenwood Bruce Greenwood Actor, Star Trek
36. Lesley Manville Lesley Manville Actress, Maleficent Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award winning stage and screen actress and has worked extensively with the director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Secrets & Lies (1996).
37. 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...
38. Robby Benson Robby Benson Actor, Beauty and the Beast
39. Bob Saget Bob Saget Actor, Madagascar
40. Phyllis Logan Phyllis Logan Actress, Secrets & Lies
41. Vladimir Kulich Vladimir Kulich Actor, The 13th Warrior Vladimir Kulich began his acting career in his native land, at the State Theatre of Czechoslovakia. Kulich brought his rich cultural background, experience and versatility (he speaks several languages fluently) to Canada and the US, where he was immediately cast in guest-starring television and feature roles...
42. Paige O'Hara Paige O'Hara Actress, Beauty and the Beast
43. Cynthia Rhodes Cynthia Rhodes Actress, Dirty Dancing
44. Brett Cullen Brett Cullen Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
45. Stephanie Zimbalist Stephanie Zimbalist Actress, Caroline? Born in Manhattan and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie grew up swimming, riding, playing tennis, dancing, diving, clowning around, doing chores, and living the normal life of a tomboy in the great expanse of the San Fernando Valley. As a very young amateur theatrical entrepreneur, she produced, wrote...
46. Matthew Garber Matthew Garber Soundtrack, Mary Poppins
47. John Kapelos John Kapelos Actor, The Breakfast Club
48. Richard Kind Richard Kind Actor, A Serious Man
49. Robert Romanus Robert Romanus Actor, Fast Times at Ridgemont High When Robert originally came to Los Angeles to become a singer with the possibility of having a band. He instead ended up in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He became a singing busboy at a restaurant for a little while. He later quit working a this restaurant to pursue another job, when he came back for a visit and play a few songs at his old job...
50. Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Writer, Love Actually
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