Best Actorsby Amir Sheykhi | created - 25 Jun 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Actor | Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...
1- Inception - 10/10 2- The Wolf of Wall Street - 9/10 3- Shutter Island - 9/10 4- Django Unchained - 9/10 5- Titanic - 9/10
2. Tom Hanks
Producer | Cast Away
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...
(Toy Story 1 - 10/10) (Toy Story 3 - 10/10) 1- Forrest Gump - 9/10 2- The Green Mile - 9/10 3- Catch me if you Can - 9/10 (Yoy Story 2 - 8/10) 4- Saving Private Ryan - 8/10 5- Road to Perdition - 7/10
3. Al Pacino
Actor | Serpico
One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.
Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, to an ...
1- The Godfather - 10/10 2- The Godfather part II - 9/10 3- Donnie Brasco - 9/10 4- The Godfather part III - 8/10 5- Devil's Advocate - 8/10
Actor | Rain Man
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...
1- Rain Man - 8/10 (Kung Fu Panda - 8/10) 2- Stranger Than Fiction - 7/10 (Kung Fu Panda 2 - 7/10) 3- Meet the Fockers - 7/10 4- Meet the Parents - 7/10 5- Papillon - 7/10
Actor | There Will Be Blood
Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Nicholas Blake, Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing ...
1- Gangs of New York - 8/10 2- The Age of Innocence - 5/10 3- Lincoln - 5/10
Actor | Cape Fear
One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at...
1- Once Upon a Time in America - 9/10 2- The Godfather part II - 9/10 3- Heat - 8/10 4- Taxi Driver - 8/10 5- The King of Comedy - 7/10
Actor | Chinatown
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...
1- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 9/10 2- The Departed - 8/10 3- The Shining - 8/10 4- As Good as It Gets - 7/10
Actor | Fences
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...
1- Inside Man - 7/10 2- Training Day - 7/10 3- American Gangster - 7/10 4- Fences - 7/10 5- Flight - 7/10
Actor | Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...
1- Unforgiven - 8/10 2- Million Dollar Baby - 8/10 3- Gran Torino - 7/10 4- For a Few Dollars More - 7/10
10. Christian Bale
Actor | The Dark Knight
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different ...
1- The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10 2- The Dark Knight - 9/10 3- Batman Begins - 8/10 4- The Machinist - 8/10 5- 3:10 to Yuma - 8/10
11. Marlon Brando
Actor | Apocalypse Now
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...
1- The Godfather - 10/10 2- A Streetcar Named Desire - 8/10 3- Apocalypse Now - 7/10
12. Brad Pitt
Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...
1- Fight Club - 10/10 2- Seven - 10/10 3- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - 8/10 4- Troy - 8/10 5- The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford - 7/10
13. Ryan Gosling
Actor | Blue Valentine
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).
He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...
1- The Notebook - 8/10 2- La La Land - 8/10 3- The Place Beyond the Pines - 7/10 4- Drive - 7/10 5- The Big Short - 7/10
14. Jake Gyllenhaal
Actor | Nightcrawler
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...
1- Donnie Darko - 8/10 2- Prisoners - 8/10 3- Nocturnal Animals- 8/10 4- Nightcrawler - 8/10 5- Zodiac - 7/10
15. Humphrey Bogart
Actor | Casablanca
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...
16. Sean Penn
Actor | Mystic River
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.
Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...
1- Carlito's Way - 7/10 2- 21 Grams - 7/10 3- The Tree of Life - 7/10 4- Milk - 6/10 5- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - 6/10
17. Kevin Spacey
Actor | The Usual Suspects
Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...
1- Se7en - 10/10 2- The Usual Suspects - 8/10 3- Baby Driver - 8/10 4- American Beauty - 8/10 (Moon - 8/10) 5- L.A. Confidential - 7/10
18. Joaquin Phoenix
Actor | Walk the Line
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his ...
1- Her - 8/10 2- Gladiator - 7/10 3- Hotel Rwanda - 7/10 4- The Master - 6/10
19. Tom Hardy
Actor | Inception
With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his ...
1- The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10 2- Inception - 10/10 3- Locke - 8/10 4- Mad Max: Fury Road - 8/10 5- The Revenant - 7/10
20. Morgan Freeman
Actor | Se7en
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
1- Se7en - 10/10 2- The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10 3- The Dark Knight - 9/10 4- The Shawshank Redemption - 9/10 5- Batman Begins - 8/10
21. Tom Cruise
Actor | Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...
1- Rain Man - 8/10 2- Collateral - 8/10 3- The Last Samurai - 7/10 4- Edge of Tomorrow - 7/10 5- Magnolia - 7/10
22. Edward Norton
Actor | Primal Fear
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.
His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...
1- Fight Club - 10/10 2- American History X - 9/10 3- Birdman - 8/10 4- The Grand Budapest Hotel - 8/10 5- The Incredible Hulk - 7/10
Actor | The Master
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...
1- The Big Lebowski - 8/10 2- Scent of a Woman - 8/10 3- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - 7/10 4- Magnolia - 7/10 5- Boogie Nights - 7/10
24. Ralph Fiennes
Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...
1- Schindler's List - 9/10 2- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - 8/10 3- In Bruges - 8/10 4- The Grand Budapest Hotel - 8/10 5- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 7/10
25. Russell Crowe
Actor | Les Misérables
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...
1- 3:10 to Yuma - 8/10 2- Cinderella Man - 7/10 3- American Gangster - 7/10 4- Gladiator - 7/10 5- L.A. Confidential - 7/10
26. Paul Newman
Actor | The Hustler
Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned...
(Cars - 8/10) 1- Road to Perdition - 7/10
27. Javier Bardem
Actor | Skyfall
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.
He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...
1- No Country for Old Men - 8/10 2- Collateral - 8/10 3- Vicky Cristina Barcelona - 7/10 4- Eat Pray Love - 4/10
28. George Clooney
Actor | Up in the Air
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...
1- Gravity - 10/10 (Fantastic Mr. Fox - 8/10) 2- Up in the Air - 8/10 3- Ocean's Eleven - 7/10 4- Hail, Caesar! - 6/10 5- Ocean's Thirteen - 6/10
29. Aamir Khan
Actor | Taare Zameen Par
Aamir was first introduced as a child artiste in the 1970's hit Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) - he was the youngest child in the trio.
His performance in Earth (1998) as the Ice-Candy man has received rave reviews from Indian and international critics. Using classic "method acting" and an adopted ...
1- Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - 8/10 2- PK - 8/10
30. Robin Williams
Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...
1- Insomnia - 7/10 2- Dead Poets Society 7/10 3- Good Will Hunting - 7/10 4- Jumanji - 6/10 5- Awakenings - 6/10
31. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.
He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.
Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...
1- Donnie Brasco - 9/10 2- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - 8/10 3- Edward Scissorhands - 7/10 (Rango - 7/10) 4- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - 7/10 (Corpse Bride - 7/10) 5- What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 6/10
32. Robert Redford
Actor | All Is Lost
Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955,...
1- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 7/10 2- All Is Lost - 7/10
Actor | Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.
Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...
1- Iron Man - 8/10 2- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - 8/10 3- Zodiac - 7/10 4- Iron Man 3 - 7/10 5- The Avengers - 7/10
Actor | Shame
Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...
1- 12 Years a Slave - 7/10 2- Inglourious Basterds - 7/10 3- X-Men: First Class - 7/10 4- Shame - 7/10 5- X-Men: Days of Future Past - 7/10
35. Parviz Parastui
Actor | Ajans-E Shisheh-I
Parviz Parastui was born on June 24, 1955 in the village of Charli in the Hamedan providence of Iran to a farming family. They moved to Tehran in pursuit of a better life when he was three years old. He began acting on stage at age fifteen by joining the theatrical group of director, Bahram Beizai....
1- The Lizard - 8/10 2- The Glass Agency - 8/10 3- Leily Is with Me - 8/10 4- Zir-e Tigh (Series) - 8/10 5- The Willow Tree - 7/10
36. Michael Caine
Actor | The Dark Knight
Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...
1- The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10 2- Inception - 10/10 3- The Dark Knight- 9/10 4- Interstellar - 9/10 5- Batman Begins - 8/10
37. Cary Grant
Actor | North by Northwest
Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...
1- Notorious - 6/10
38. Charles Chaplin
Writer | The Great Dictator
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...
1- The Kid - 7/10 2- The Great Dictator - 5/10
39. Hugh Jackman
Actor | Les Misérables
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...
1- Prisoners - 8/10 2- Real Steel - 7/10 3- X-Men: First Class - 7/10 4- X-Men: Days of Future Past - 7/10 5- X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 7/10
40. Matt Damon
Actor | Good Will Hunting
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...
1- Interstellar - 9/10 2- The Departed - 8/10 3- Saving Private Ryan - 8/10 4- The Martian - 7/10 (Ponyo - 7/10) 5- Ocean's Eleven - 7/10
41. Geoffrey Rush
Actor | Shakespeare in Love
Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...
(Finding Nemo - 9/10) 1- The Best Offer - 8/10 2- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 6/10 3- Munich - 5/10 4- The Book Thief - 5/10 5- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - 5/10
42. James Stewart
Actor | Vertigo
James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...
1- Rope - 6/10 2- Vertigo - 5/10
43. Shahab Hosseini
Actor | Forushande
Shahab Hosseini was born on February 3, 1974 in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in a family of six and was the oldest child. He earned his high school diploma in Biology. Once a psychology student at the University of Tehran, he dropped out with the intent of emigrating to Canada. Instead, he ended up as ...
1- About Elly - 10/10 2- A Separation - 9/10 3- Superstar - 7/10 4- Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand - 7/10 5- Howze Naghashi - 7/10
44. Gene Hackman
Actor | The French Connection
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...
1- Unforgiven - 8/10 2- The Mexican - 7/10
45. Robert Duvall
Actor | The Apostle
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...
1- The Godfather - 10/10 2- The Godfather: Part II - 9/10 3- Apocalypse Now - 7/10 4- Crazy Heart - 7/10 5- The Judge - 6/10
46. Henry Fonda
Actor | 12 Angry Men
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.
Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...
1- 12 Angry Men - 10/10 2- The Grapes of Wrath - 8/10 3- Once Upon a Time in the West - 7/10
47. Viggo Mortensen
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances.
Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. His father was Danish, his mother was...
1- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 8/10 2- Captain Fantastic - 8/10 3- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 8/10 4- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 7/10 5- A History of Violence - 7/10
48. Steve Carell
Actor | The Office
Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet Theresa (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother was of Polish descent and his father, of Italian and...
(Over the Hedge - 7/10) 1- Little Miss Sunshine - 7/10 (Horton Hears a Who! - 7/10) 2- Foxcatcher - 7/10 3- The Way Way Back - 7/10 4- The Big Short - 7/10 5- Moonrise Kingdom - 6/10
49. Gary Oldman
Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his "big" acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Drexl in ...
1- The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10 2- The Dark Knight - 9/10 3- Batman Begins - 8/10 4- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 8/10 5- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 7/10
50. Jack Lemmon
Actor | The Apartment
Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Burgess LaRue (Noel) and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to ...
51. Mark Wahlberg
Producer | The Fighter
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed (2006) who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter (...
1- The Departed - 8/10 2- The Fighter - 8/10 3- Ted - 7/10 4- Boogie Nights - 7/10 5- Lone Survivor - 7/10
52. Steve McQueen
Actor | The Great Escape
He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular ...
1- Papillon - 7/10
53. Jim Carrey
Actor | The Truman Show
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...
1- The Truman Show - 10/10 2- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 8/10 (Horton Hears a Who! - 7/10) 3- A Christmas Carol - 5/10 4- Mr. Popper's Penguins - 4/10 5- The Mask - 3/10
Actor | Pulp Fiction
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...
1- Pulp Fiction - 10/10 2- Django Unchained - 9/10 3- The Hateful Eight - 8/10 (The Incredibles - 8/10) 4- The Avengers - 7/10 5- Resurrecting the Champ - 7/10
55. Jonah Hill
Actor | 21 Jump Street
Jonah Hill was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of Sharon Feldstein (nee Chalkin), a fashion designer and costume stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. His siblings are music manager Jordan Feldstein and actress Beanie Feldstein. He graduated from Crossroads ...
1- The Wolf of Wall Street - 9/10 2- Knocked Up - 8/10 3- Superbad - 7/10 4- 21 Jump Street - 7/10 (Horton Hears a Who! - 7/10) (How to Train Your Dragon - 7/10) (The Lego Movie - 7/10) 5- Moneyball - 7/10
56. Bradley Cooper
Actor | Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...
1- The Place Beyond the Pines - 7/10 2- Silver Linings Playbook - 7/10 3- American Sniper - 7/10 4- Wedding Crashers - 7/10 5- Guardians of the Galaxy - 6/10
Actor | Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and ...
1- The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10 2- Inception - 10/10 3- Looper - 7/10 4- The Walk - 7/10 5- 500 Days of Summer - 6/10
58. Ethan Hawke
Actor | Training Day
Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...
1- Boyhood - 8/10 2- Training Day - 7/10 3- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - 7/10 4- Dead Poets Society - 7/10 5- Lord of War - 6/10
59. Jeff Bridges
Actor | The Big Lebowski
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...
1- Iron Man - 8/10 2- The Big Lebowski - 8/10 3- Hell or High Water - 7/10 4- Crazy Heart - 7/10
60. Mark Ruffalo
Actor | The Avengers
Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, ...
1- Shutter Island - 9/10 2- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 8/10 3- Collateral - 8/10 4- Begin Again - 8/10 5- Spotlight - 7/10
61. Will Ferrell
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...
1- Stranger Than Fiction - 8/10 2- The Lego Movie - 7/10 3- Wedding Crashers - 7/10 4- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 6/10 5- The Other Guys - 6/10
62. Harrison Ford
Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk,...
1- Apocalypse Now - 7/10 2- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - 7/10
63. Gregory Peck
Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird
Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...
64. Michael Douglas
Actor | Wonder Boys
An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny ...
1- Ant-Man - 6/10 2- Haywire - 6/10 3- Traffic - 5/10
65. Clark Gable
Actor | It Happened One Night
William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...
66. Benicio Del Toro
Actor | Sicario
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).
1- The Usual Suspects - 8/10 2- 21 Grams - 7/10 3- Sicario - 6/10 4- Guardians of the Galaxy - 6/10 5- Sin City - 5/10
67. Jamie Foxx
Actor | Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...
1- Django Unchained - 9/10 2- Collateral - 8/10 3- Baby Driver - 8/10 4- Horrible Bosses - 7/10 (Rio - 6/10)
68. Bill Murray
Actor | Lost in Translation
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...
(Fantastic Mr. Fox - 8/10) 1- The Grand Budapest Hotel - 8/10 2- Groundhog Day - 7/10 3- Lost in Translation - 6/10 4- Ed Wood - 6/10 5- Moonrise Kingdom - 6/10
69. 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 ...
1- Braveheart - 8/10 (Chicken Run - 7/10)
Actor | 8½
Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette (1939), then started working for the Italian ...
71. Anthony Hopkins
Actor | The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...
1- The Elephant Man - 9/10 2- The Silence of the Lambs - 8/10 3- Thor: The Dark World - 6/10 4- Thor - 6/10 5- Noah - 5/10
72. Colin Farrell
Actor | The Lobster
Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history.
1- In Bruges - 8/10 2- Saving Mr. Banks - 7/10 3- Crazy Heart - 7/10 4- Horrible Bosses - 7/10 5- The Way Back - 7/10
73. Liam Neeson
Actor | Schindler's List
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by ...
1- The Dark Knight Rises - 10/10 2- Schindler's List - 9/10 3- Gangs of New York - 8/10 4- Batman Begins - 8/10 5- Love Actually - 8/10
74. John C. Reilly
Actor | Wreck-It Ralph
Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps.
The fifth of six ...
1- Gangs of New York - 8/10 2- We Need to Talk About Kevin - 7/10 (Wreck-it Ralph - 7/10) 3- Magnolia - 7/10 4- Boogie Nights - 7/10 5- What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 6/10
75. Jeremy Renner
Actor | The Hurt Locker
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...
1- Wind River - 8/10 2- The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford - 7/10 3- The Avengers - 7/10 4- Captain America: Civil War - 7/10 5- The Hurt Locker - 7/10
Actor | Dallas Buyers Club
American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is ...
1- The Wolf of Wall Street - 9/10 2- Interstellar - 9/10 3- Mud - 7/10 4- Dallas Buyers Club - 7/10 5- The Lincoln Lawyer - 6/10
77. Daniel Craig
Actor | Casino Royale
One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on ...
1- Road to Perdition - 7/10 2- Logan Lucky - 7/10 3- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 7/10 (The Adventures of Tintin - 6/10) 4- Munich - 5/10
78. Jude Law
Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley
Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...
1- Spy - 8/10 2- The Grand Budapest Hotel - 8/10 3- Road to Perdition - 7/10 4- A.I. Artificial Intelligence - 7/10 5- Hugo - 7/10
79. Don Cheadle
Actor | Crash
Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...
1- Crash - 8/10 2- Iron Man 3 - 7/10 3- Captain America: Civil War - 7/10 4- Boogie Nights - 7/10 5- Flight - 7/10
80. Kevin Costner
Actor | The Postman
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...
1- Dances with Wolves - 9/10 2- The Bodyguard - 7/10 3- Man of Steel - 7/10 4- The Untouchables - 6/10 5- McFarland, USA - 6/10
81. Ewan McGregor
Actor | Moulin Rouge!
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...
1- The Impossible - 8/10 2- Trainspotting - 7/10 3- Angels & Demons - 7/10 4- Moulin Rouge! - 7/10 5- Big Fish - 7/10
Actor | The Imitation Game
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...
1- Star Trek Into Darkness - 8/10 2- 12 Years a Slave - 7/10 3- The Imitation Game - 7/10 (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 7/10) (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 7/10) (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 7/10) 4- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 6/10 5- War Horse - 5/10
83. Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...
1- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 8/10 2- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 8/10 3- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 7/10 4- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 7/10 5- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 7/10
84. Owen Wilson
Actor | The Royal Tenenbaums
Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and ...
1- Midnight in Paris - 9/10 (Fantastic Mr. Fox - 8/10) (Cars - 8/10) 2- The Grand Budapest Hotel - 8/10 (Cars 2 - 7/10) 3- Wedding Crashers - 7/10 4- Meet the Fockers - 7/10 5- Meet the Parents - 7/10
85. Ben Kingsley
Actor | Gandhi
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during ...
1- Shutter Island - 9/10 2- Schindler's List - 9/10 3- iron man 3 - 7/10 4- Hugo - 7/10 5- The Walk - 7/10
86. Eddie Redmayne
Actor | Les Misérables
British actor Eddie Redmayne is the first, and thus far only, millennial male to have won an acting Oscar (for The Theory of Everything (2014)).
Edward John David Redmayne was born and raised in London, England, the son of Patricia (Burke) and Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne, a businessman. His ...
1- The Danish Girl - 8/10 2- The Theory of Everything - 7/10 3- Les Misérables - 7/10
87. James Franco
Actor | 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...
1- Spider-Man 2 - 8/10 2- Spider-Man - 8/10 3- 127 Hours - 8/10 4- Freaks and Geeks (Series) - 8/10 5- Spider-Man 3 - 8/10
88. Casey Affleck
Actor | Gone Baby Gone
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school ...
1- Interstellar - 9/10 2- The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford - 7/10 3- Ocean's Eleven - 7/10 4- Good Will Hunting - 7/10 (ParaNorman - 6/10) 5- Ocean's Thirteen - 7/10
89. Andrew Garfield
Actor | The Social Network
Andrew Russell Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British-born mother, Lynn (Hillman), and an American-born father, Richard Garfield. When he was three, he moved to Surrey, U.K., with his parents and older brother. He is of English and Polish-Jewish heritage. Andrew was raised in a ...
1- Hacksaw Ridge - 8/10 2- The Amazing Spider-Man - 6/10
90. Channing Tatum
Actor | 21 Jump Street
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in ...
1- The Hateful Eight - 8/10 2- 21 Jump Street - 7/10 3- Logan Lucky - 7/10 (The Lego Movie - 7/10) 4- Foxcatcher - 7/10 5- This Is the End - 7/10
91. Josh Brolin
Actor | No Country for Old Men
Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.
Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...
1- No Country for Old Men - 8/10 2- American Gangster - 7/10 3- Everest - 7/10 4- Sicario - 6/10 5- Hail, Caesar! - 6/10
92. Ben Foster
Actor | Hell or High Water
Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in ...
1- 3:10 to Yuma - 8/10 2- Alpha Dog - 8/10 3- Hell or High Water - 7/10 4- Lone Survivor - 7/10 5- X-Men: The Last Stand - 6/10
93. 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 (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...
1- Django Unchained - 9/10 2- Inglourious Basterds - 7/10 3- Water for Elephants - 4/10
94. Tobey Maguire
Actor | Brothers
Tobias Vincent Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were 18 and 20, and not yet married, when he was born. His mother, Wendy (Brown), did advertising, publicity, and acting in Hollywood for years as she coached and managed Tobey. His father, Vincent Maguire, was a cook and ...
1- Spider-Man 2 - 8/10 2- Spider-Man - 8/10 3- Spider-Man 3 - 8/10 4- Brothers - 7/10 5- The Great Gatsby - 7/10
95. James McAvoy
Actor | Filth
McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 7. He ...
1- The Last King of Scotland - 7/10 2- X-Men: First Class - 7/10 3- Trance - 7/10 4- Atonement - 7/10 5- X-Men: Days of Future Past - 7/10
96. Heath Ledger
Actor | Brokeback Mountain
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...
1- The Dark Knight - 10/10
97. Tommy Lee Jones
Actor | The Fugitive
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school ...
98. Ed Harris
Actor | The Truman Show
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned a reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time.
Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally. ...
(Gravity - 10/10) 1- The Truman Show - 10/10 2- A History of Violence - 7/10 3- A Beautiful Mind - 7/10 4- The Way Back - 7/10 5- Snowpiercer - 7/10
99. Seth Rogen
Actor | This Is the End
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.
Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...
1- Knocked Up - 8/10 (Kung Fu Panda - 8/10) 2- Freaks and Geeks - 8/10 3- Superbad - 7/10 (Horton Hears a Who! - 7/10) (Kung Fu Panda 2 - 7/10) 4- This Is the End - 7/10 5- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 6/10
100. Paul Giamatti
Actor | Sideways
Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella ...