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1. Mel Gibson Mel Gibson Actor, Braveheart Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
2. Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Actor, The Da Vinci Code Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own. Hanks has stated that his acting in earlier roles was not great, but that he subsequently improved. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks noted his "modern era of movie making ...
3. Bryan Cranston Bryan Cranston Actor, Breaking Bad Bryan 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 four consecutive Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards, and as "Hal", the father on the Fox situation comedy...
4. Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Actress, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer, and is known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (aka Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Fisher is also known for her book...
5. Danny Boyle Danny Boyle Director, Slumdog Millionaire
6. Christoph Waltz Christoph Waltz Actor, Django Unchained Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained. For each performance, he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award...
7. 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, Irish, and English descent. Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974...
8. Robby Benson Robby Benson Director, Friends
9. 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. Garcia was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez, a teacher of English...
10. Michael Biehn Michael Biehn Actor, The Terminator Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He 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...
11. 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...
12. 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 emigrated 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...
13. 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...
14. Bruce Greenwood Bruce Greenwood Actor, Star Trek
15. Linda Hamilton Linda Hamilton Actress, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Born in Salisbury, Maryland, USA, following high school Linda 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. Her first parts were small parts in TV series, with her biggest break coming with her role in The Terminator...
16. 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. He is the son of Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights. His siblings are actors Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts...
17. Dana Delany Dana Delany Actress, China Beach 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...
18. Keith David Keith David Actor, Platoon Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...
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 is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed...
20. Bo Derek Bo Derek Actress, Tommy Boy
21. 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...
22. Nathan Lane Nathan Lane Actor, The Lion King
23. Kevin McNally Kevin McNally Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 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...
24. Sela Ward Sela Ward Actress, The Fugitive Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (1961)...
25. Paige O'Hara Paige O'Hara Actress, Beauty and the Beast
26. Chloe Webb Chloe Webb Actress, Twins Chloe Webb studied at the Boston Conservatory of Drama and Music. She wrote for and acted in the New York Comedy review "Forbidden Broadway". Won New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics awards for her film debut role as drug addict Nancy Spungen in the cult classic Sid and Nancy...
27. Rita Wilson Rita Wilson Actress, Sleepless in Seattle
28. Steven Bauer Steven Bauer Actor, Scarface
29. Gary Cole Gary Cole Actor, Pineapple Express
30. Phyllis Logan Phyllis Logan Actress, Secrets & Lies
31. Sinbad Sinbad Actor, Jingle All the Way
32. 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...
33. 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.
34. Cherry Jones Cherry Jones Actress, Signs
35. Maureen McCormick Maureen McCormick Actress, The Brady Bunch Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. The youngest of four children, she has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Her acting career began 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...
36. Cynthia Rhodes Cynthia Rhodes Actress, Dirty Dancing
37. Maren Jensen Maren Jensen Actress, Deadly Blessing Maren Jensen was born in Glendale, California, USA on September 23, 1956. She attended Herbert Hoover High School from 1971 to 1974, and after graduating, received a scholarship to attend UCLA. The actress majored in theatre arts during her three years at UCLA. She appeared in several college productions...
38. Tim Daly Tim Daly Actor, Wings
39. 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...
40. David Caruso David Caruso Actor, CSI: Miami 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...
41. Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton Actress, Maleficent
42. John Lee Hancock John Lee Hancock Director, The Blind Side
43. Vladimir Kulich Vladimir Kulich Actor, The 13th Warrior Vladimir Kulich was born in Prague and began his training at the State Theatre of Czechoslovakia. During the Soviet occupation his father, an advisor in the military arranged for his escape to Austria by bribing border guards. Arriving in Canada he was scouted by John Ferguson and became a professional hockey player for the New York Rangers farm team...
44. Brian Benben Brian Benben Actor, Dream On Charming, compactly built, extremely affable American actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia, to Gloria Patricia (Coffman) and Peter Michael Benben, Sr., a produce buyer. His paternal grandparents were Polish. Deciding on an acting career while quite young, he started things out at age 17 performing in off-off-Broadway shows in New York...
45. Mel Harris Mel Harris Actress, Thirtysomething Mel Harris will next be seen in the role of Nadine Davies on Hulu's new series Shut Eye. Harris is an American actress, writer and director, best known for her portrayal of Hope Steadman on the critically acclaimed, Emmy award winning series, thirtysomething, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination as best Actress in a Drama Series...
46. Richard Kind Richard Kind Actor, Inside Out
47. Gary Ross Gary Ross Writer, The Hunger Games Gary Ross is an American writer, director and actor born November 3rd, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His father was screenwriter Arthur A. Ross (1920 - 2008). After writing for television series The Hitchhiker in 1986, Ross broke through by penning the Tom Hanks hit Big, his first screenplay to be made into a feature film...
48. Janet Hubert Janet Hubert Actress, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Janet Louise Hubert was born in Chicago, IL. She is best known for playing the sassy, witty, outgoing, protective mom on the hit TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Janet Hubert spent most of her childhood growing up in Momence, IL. That changed when she won a scholarship to Julliard School in New York City...
49. Wendy Crewson Wendy Crewson Actress, Room Wendy Crewson was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She attended Westwood Collegiate and was first exposed to acting when she performed in The Boy Friend in grade 10.
50. Kar-Wai Wong Kar-Wai Wong Writer, In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997)...
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