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1. Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren Actor, The Expendables 2 Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm and lived there until the age of 13, when he moved to his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts, Dolph decided to follow in his father's footsteps and pursue an Engineering degree. After having completed his military service, he enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm...
2. Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis Actor, There Will Be Blood Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the only person in film history to win the Oscar award for Best Actor three times. Born in London, England, he is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon...
3. Ray Winstone Ray Winstone Actor, The Departed Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing Club...
4. Steve Buscemi Steve Buscemi Actor, Fargo Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg. He began writing and performing original theatre pieces with fellow actor/writer Mark Boone Junior. This led to his being cast in his first lead role in Parting Glances...
5. Melanie Griffith Melanie Griffith Actress, Working Girl Melanie Griffith was born on August 9, 1957, in New York City to model Tippi Hedren and advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents' marriage ended in 1961 and Tippi came to Los Angeles to get a new start. Tippi caught the eye of the great director Alfred Hitchcock, who gave her starring roles in The Birds and Marnie...
6. Michael Clarke Duncan Michael Clarke Duncan Actor, The Green Mile Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
7. Denis Leary Denis Leary Writer, Two If by Sea Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his hand at acting and writing. He was a charter member of Emerson's Comedy Workshop...
8. Kelly McGillis Kelly McGillis Actress, Top Gun Kelly McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Joan, a homemaker, and Donald McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She decided to drop out of high school to pursue a career as an actress and eventually attended Juilliard in Manhattan and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Art in Santa Monica, CA...
9. Frances McDormand Frances McDormand Actress, Fargo Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian minister Vernan McDormand and his wife Noreen, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany College in 1979 and her MFA from Yale in 1982. Her career after graduation began onstage...
10. Maria Conchita Alonso Maria Conchita Alonso Actress, The Running Man Born in Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Maria Conchita Alonso was crowned Miss Teenager of the World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that year in the top seven of the Miss World 1975. She became a popular actress in Latin America...
11. Stephen Fry Stephen Fry Actor, V for Vendetta Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
12. Fran Drescher Fran Drescher Writer, The Nanny Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30th, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York to Mort Drescher and Sylvia Drescher. Fran, as she is called, attended Hillcrest High school in New York with another now-famous name, Ray Romano. She was a studious girl and was quite popular. In fact, at age fifteen...
13. Ray McKinnon Ray McKinnon Actor, The Blind Side
14. Carole Bouquet Carole Bouquet Actress, For Your Eyes Only
15. Amanda Plummer Amanda Plummer Actress, Pulp Fiction Amanda Plummer has appeared in a wide variety of films, including The Fisher King by Terry Gilliam [the British Film Academy Award nomination for her performance as "Lydia"], Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino [American Comedy Award nomination for her performance as "Honey Bunny"], Butterfly Kiss as "Eunice" by Michael Winterbottom and in My Life Without Me by Isabel Coixet...
16. Ted Levine Ted Levine Actor, Shutter Island Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in May, 1957, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains ensemble...
17. Khandi Alexander Khandi Alexander Actress, There's Something About Mary
18. Kathy Najimy Kathy Najimy Actress, WALL·E Kathy Najimy was born and raised in San Diego, California. She is of Lebanese ancestry. Kathy attended Crawford High School, and began her film career in the early 1990s, with several minor roles. Kathy got her breakthrough screen role as "Sister Mary Patrick" in Sister Act. She reprised this role in 1993 in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit...
19. Ethan Coen Ethan Coen Producer, No Country for Old Men
20. Spike Lee Spike Lee Director, Inside Man Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University...
21. Denise Crosby Denise Crosby Actress, Pet Sematary Denise Michelle Crosby was born on November 24, 1957 in Hollywood, California. Forming part of the extensive Crosby family dynasty, this striking leading actress, daughter of entertainer Dennis Crosby, has appeared in film and television since the early 1980s. A photo spread in a 1979 issue of Playboy...
22. John Turturro John Turturro Actor, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Highly talented, lightly built Italian American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles. Has become a regular in the thought provoking films of Spike Lee and the off the wall comedies of Joel Coen & Ethan Coen...
23. Lori Singer Lori Singer Actress, Footloose Dancer, cellist, actress -- it's not just "Virtual Reality". Lori Jacqueline Singer was born on November 6, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her father Jacques Singer was a symphony conductor, and her mother Leslie a concert pianist. Lori grew up in Texas, Portland, Vancouver and London. Lori always wanted to become a dancer...
24. Richard E. Grant Richard E. Grant Actor, Dracula
25. Michael Madsen Michael Madsen Actor, Reservoir Dogs Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill, Sin City, Hell Ride, Die Another Day, Donnie Brasco, Species, The Getaway, The Doors, Thelma & Louise, and Free Willy. Michael Madsen is notably recognized for his role as Mr. Blonde, in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs...
26. Judge Reinhold Judge Reinhold Actor, Beverly Hills Cop Educated at Mary Washington College & North Carolina School of the Arts; performed at various regional theatres, including Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida before getting national exposure on TV in the 1970s.
27. Andrew Dice Clay Andrew Dice Clay Actor, Blue Jasmine
28. Christopher Lambert Christopher Lambert Actor, Mortal Kombat Though born in Great Neck, Long Island, Christopher Lambert's family left the US when he was only two years old. His father was a United Nations diplomat assigned to Switzerland and, as a result, Chris was educated at private boarding schools in Geneva. Inspired through his having appeared in a play at age 12...
29. Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer Music Department, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents, having first enjoyed success in the world of pop music as a member of The Buggles. The group's single "Video Killed the Radio Star" became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
30. Joyce Hyser Joyce Hyser Actress, Just One of the Guys
31. Ray Romano Ray Romano Actor, Ice Age
32. Jon Gries Jon Gries Actor, Taken
33. Shannon Tweed Shannon Tweed Actress, Detroit Rock City Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Shannon Tweed rose to stardom as Miss November 1981 for Playboy magazine. In 1982, she began her movie career and also appeared in the soap opera Falcon Crest. She became Playmate of the Year in 1982. She was briefly involved with Playboy magazine founder...
34. Daniel Stern Daniel Stern Actor, Home Alone Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Daniel Stern has been acting professionally since the age of seventeen. Following his high school graduation, he auditioned for the Washington Shakespeare Festival seeking a job as a lighting engineer but ended up as "a strolling player with a lute" in their production of "As You Like It." Shortly thereafter...
35. Brad Bird Brad Bird Writer, Ratatouille
36. Roger Ashton-Griffiths Roger Ashton-Griffiths Actor, Gangs of New York Dual Canadian/British nationalities. Read Music at Lancaster University (1975-78) before joining English National Opera as singer (1979-81). Theatre credits subsequently include Gloucester (King Lear) at Colchester, Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd) at Liverpool and Watford, Algol (Space Queen Maladjusta) at Southampton...
37. Timothy Spall Timothy Spall Actor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Timothy Spall is the son of a postal worker and a hairdresser. Raised in London, he auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in "Macbeth" and "Othello." In 1979 he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and stayed...
38. Zeljko Ivanek Zeljko Ivanek Actor, Donnie Brasco
39. Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe Director, Almost Famous Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market. He began his writing career as a 15-year-old high-school student, with articles on music submitted to Rolling Stone magazine, and only a few years later had his first script...
40. Dan Castellaneta Dan Castellaneta Actor, The Simpsons Movie
41. Rachel Ward Rachel Ward Actress, Against All Odds
42. Bill Fagerbakke Bill Fagerbakke Actor, The Artist
43. Mykelti Williamson Mykelti Williamson Actor, Con Air Perhaps best remembered for his touching performance as "Bubba" opposite Tom Hanks in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump, Mykelti Williamson is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, who has been steadily honing his craft since he first began acting professionally at the age of 18...
44. Kevin Pollak Kevin Pollak Actor, The Usual Suspects Born in San Francisco in 1957 and a stand-up comedy performer at age 10, actor Kevin Pollak turned professional comedian a decade later and was puttering around from city to city when film roles beckoned. Pollak refocused thereafter on acting in what would be a wise and profitable career move. Landing his first film role in George Lucas' Willow...
45. LeVar Burton LeVar Burton Actor, Star Trek: First Contact
46. Chelsea Field Chelsea Field Actress, The Last Boy Scout
47. Theresa Russell Theresa Russell Actress, Spider-Man 3 Theresa Russell, named one of the "100 sexiest stars in film history" (Empire Magazine), was born in San Diego, California. She was discovered by a photographer at the age of 12, and made her film debut in Elia Kazan's The Last Tycoon, opposite Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Robert Mitchum...
48. Bernie Mac Bernie Mac Actor, Ocean's Eleven Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in Chicago in 1957. He grew up in Chicago, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, and the situations surrounding them would be what dominated his comedy...
49. Kate Burton Kate Burton Actress, 127 Hours Kate Burton earned her bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history at Brown University in Rhode Island, where she was also on the board of Production Workshop, one of the university's student theater groups. She furthered her education by studying at Yale University School of Drama, she graduated in 1983...
50. Nana Visitor Nana Visitor Actress, One Life to Live
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