Their Greatest Rolesby elephant999 | created - 31 Jul 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
Here, I list the performance that I think the listed actor gave their best performance (that I have seen). Films (at least 45 minutes) and TV Miniseries Only (Though I might have a few exceptions). I will also list their other roles (that I have seen) as well
Actor | The Blind Side
Quinton Aaron is best known for his portrayal of Michael Oher, aka Big Mike, alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, in the Academy Award winning hit movie, The Blind Side (2009), which has grossed over $300 million in U.S. box office alone.
Aaron has guest-starred on many television shows including ...
The Blind Side (2009)
2. Jake Abel
Actor | Love & Mercy
Jake Abel was born on November 18, 1987 in Canton, Ohio, USA as Jacob Allen Abel. He is an actor and producer, known for Love & Mercy (2014), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) and Supernatural (2005). He has been married to Allie Wood since November 9, 2013.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. His father, Frederick Abraham, was from an Assyrian Christian (Antiochian) family, from Syria. His mother, Josephine (Stello) Abraham, was the daughter of Italian ...
1. Joshua (2002) 2. Scarface (1983) 3. Noah's Ark (1999)
4. Jean Acker
Actress | Checkers
Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a farm in Trenton, NJ, and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish, and they had separated when she was young. Jean attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, NJ. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company ...
1. My Favorite Wife (1940) 2. Spellbound (1945) 3. Remember the Night (1940) 4. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 5. A Star Is Born (1937) 6. San Francisco (1936)
5. Jean Adair
Actress | Arsenic and Old Lace
Slight, birdlike Jean Adair came to the screen after playing a succession of crotchety or maternal roles on the stage. She was born Violet McNaughton in Ontario, Canada, and absolved her acting studies in Chicago. After extensive touring with local stock companies and a few seasons on the ...
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
6. Amy Adams
Actress | Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...
1. Enchanted (2007) 2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) 3. Man of Steel (2013)
7. Edie Adams
Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The scintillating, sultry-eyed blonde (formerly a redhead) star of screen, TV and award-winning stage went on to become best known, however, for her sensual delivery pitching cigars in taunting '60s ads and commercials with her Mae Westian come-on line "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it ...
1. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) 2. The Apartment (1960)
8. Julie Adams
Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon
Born in Iowa, Betty May Adams grew up in Arkansas and made her acting debut in a third grade play, "Hansel and Gretel". When she grew up and decided to become an actress, she moved to California, where she worked three days a week as a secretary (to support herself) and spent the remainder of her ...
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
9. Nick Adams
Actor | Kaijû daisensô
Nick Adams, best known to audiences as Johnny Yuma of the TV series The Rebel (1959), played leads and supporting parts in many films of the 1950s, often cast in the same "troubled young man" mold as his good friend, James Dean. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Twilight of Honor...
1. Pillow Talk (1959)
2. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
3. The Hook (1963)
4. The Killers (1946)
Provides James Dean's voice in certain scenes in Giant (1956)
10. Renée Adorée
Actress | The Big Parade
Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in ...
1. The Big Parade (1925) 2. The Show (1927) 3. Redemption (1930) 4. Mr. Wu (1928) 5. Show People (1928)
11. Scott Adsit
Actor | Big Hero 6
Scott Adsit performed on the mainstage of Chicago's Second City, between 1994 and 1998, and, alongside Saturday Night Live (1975)'s Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey, was one of the driving forces behind such groundbreaking revues as "Pinata Full of Bees" and "Paradigm Lost". An in-depth look at his craft...
Big Hero 6 (2014)
12. Ben Affleck
Producer | Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...
1. Argo (2012) 2. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) 3. Field of Dreams (1989)
Actress | House of Sand and Fog
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as Gozaresh (1977) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the ...
The Nativity Story (2006)
Soundtrack | The Voice
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...
Shark Tale (2004)
15. Jenny Agutter
Actress | The Avengers
Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan (1964), which was quickly followed by Walt Disney's Wonderful...
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 2. The Avengers (2012)
16. Brian Aherne
Actor | Juarez
Brian Aherne was an Oscar-nominated Anglo-American stage and screen actor who was one of the top cinema character actors in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Born on May 2, 1902 in King's Norton, Worcestshire, England, Aherne performed as an actor as a child. At age 18 he made his debut as an adult with ...
1. I Confess (1953) 2. The Swan (1956)
17. Claude Akins
Actor | Rio Bravo
Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes ...
1. The Killers (1964) 2. From Here to Eternity (1953)
18. Carlos Alazraqui
Actor | The Fairly OddParents
Carlos Alazraqui was born on July 20, 1962 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Carlos Jaime Alazraqui. He is an actor and writer, known for The Fairly OddParents (2001), Planes (2013) and Happy Feet (2006). He has been married to Laura Mala since 2010. They have two children.
1. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (2004) 2. Happy Feet (2006) 3. The Fairly OddParents in Fairy Idol (2006) 4. Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004) 5. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide (2006) 6. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) 7. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) 8. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) 9. Toy Story 3 (2010) 10. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) 11. A Bug's Life (1998) 12. An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998) 13. Ponyo (2008)
19. Eddie Albert
Actor | Roman Holiday
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...
1. Roman Holiday (1956) 2. Attack (1956) 3. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) 4. Mouse on the Mayflower (1968) 5. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
20. Jack Albertson
A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting ...
1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) 2. The Fox and the Hound (1981) 3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 4. Strike Up the Band (1940)
21. Lola Albright
Actress | Peter Gunn
Lola Jean Albright was born on July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of John Paul Albright and Marion Harvey, both of whom were gospel singers. She worked as a model before moving to Hollywood in the mid-1940s, studied piano for 20 years and worked as a receptionist at radio station WAKR in ...
1. Champion (1949) 2. The Pirate (1947) 3. Easter Parade (1948)
22. Jane Alexander
Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer
Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...
1. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) 2. Glory (1989)
23. Jason Alexander
Actor | Seinfeld
Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
1. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) 2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) 3. The Trumpet of the Swan (2001) 4. Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999)
24. Phillip Alford
Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird
Phillip Alford was born on September 11, 1948 in Gadsden, Alabama, USA as Phillip Michael Alford. He is an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Shenandoah (1965) and The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962).
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
25. Roger Allam
Actor | V for Vendetta
Roger Allam was born on October 26, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006) and Tamara Drewe (2010). He is married to Rebecca Saire. They have two children.
1. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010)
26. Barbara Jo Allen
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Comedienne/writer Barbara Jo Allen induced laughs nationwide after originating and literally becoming synonymous with the talky, shrill-voiced, man-hungry spinster "Vera Vague," a WWII creation in the late 1930s. She kept the name throughout much of her career and was often billed as such. The ...
1. Sleeping Beauty (1959) 2. The Opposite Sex (1956) 3. The Sword in the Stone (1963) 4. The Women (1939)
27. Joan Allen
Actress | Room
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 ...
1. The Crucible (1996) 2. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
28. Karen Allen
Actress | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school". Acting did not really ...
The Sandlot (1993)
29. Nancy Allen
Actress | RoboCop
Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy ...
1. Blow Out (1981) 2. Carrie (1976)
30. Tim Allen
Actor | Toy Story
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
1. Toy Story (1995) 2. Toy Story 2 (1999) 3. Toy Story 3 (2010) 4. The Santa Clause 2 (2002) 5. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2003) 6. The Shaggy Dog (2006) 7. Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004) 8. Cars (2006)
31. Sara Allgood
Actress | How Green Was My Valley
Dublin-born Sara Allgood started her acting career in her native country with the famed Abbey Theatre. From there she traveled to the English stage, where she played for many years before making her film debut in 1918. Her warm, open Irish face meant that she spent a lot of time playing Irish ...
1. How Green Was My Valley (1941) 2. Between Two Worlds (1944) 3. That Hamilton Woman (1941) 4. Storm in a Teacup (1937) 5. Cluny Brown (1945) 6. Blackmail (1929) 7. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) 8. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) 9. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
32. Wayne Allwine
Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Wayne Allwine was born on February 7, 1947 in Glendale, California, USA as Wayne Anthony Allwine. He is known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Innerspace (1987) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). He was married to Russi Taylor, Kim Knowlton, Karla Marie (Hokr) Carlsen and ...
1. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) 2. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) 3. Mickey's House of Villains (2001) 4. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) 5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 6. The Spirit of Mickey (1998) 7. Fantasia/2000 (1999) 8. A Goofy Movie (1995) 9. The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) 10. The Great Mouse Detective (1986) 11. The Black Cauldron (1985)
33. Astrid Allwyn
Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Lovely Connecticut-born blonde Astrid Allwyn, with her foreign-sounding name and icy countenance, spruced up a number of 1930s and early 1940s films. Of Swedish descent, she studied dancing and dramatics in New York and later gathered experience joining a stock company. Allwyn made her Broadway ...
1. International Crime (1938) 2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 3. Love Affair (1939)
34. June Allyson
Actress | Executive Suite
American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined ...
1. The Three Musketeers (1948) 2. The Opposite Sex (1956) 3. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) 4. Girl Crazy (1943)
35. Tom Amandes
Actor | The Long Kiss Goodnight
Tom grew up in the small towns of Richmond and Crystal Lake, Illinois. He began performing at home, with his 10 brothers and sisters, creating puppet shows, short films, music and radio dramas, before moving on to school plays and community theater.
He graduated from The Goodman School of Drama, as ...
Second Chances (1998)
36. Don Ameche
Actor | Cocoon
Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...
1. In Old Chicago (1937) 2. Down Argentine Way (1940)
37. Robbie Amell
Actor | The DUFF
Along with his sister, Robert Patrick Amell started acting when he was just six years old. At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. The experience brought Robbie to realize ...
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
38. Leon Ames
Actor | Peggy Sue Got Married
Leon Ames was born Harry Wycoff in Portland, Indiana, to Cora Alice (DeMoss) and Charles Elmer Wycoff. He had always wanted to be an actor and he did it the hard way, serving a long apprenticeship in touring amateur theatre companies, even selling shoes for a while on 42nd Street in the 1920's. It ...
1. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 2. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) 3. On Moonlight Bay (1951) 4. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) 5. Peyton Place (1957) 6. Son of Lassie (1945) 7. Anchors Aweigh (1945) 8. The Happy Years (1950)
39. Anthony Anderson
Actor | The Departed
Anthony Anderson was born on August 15, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and Transformers (2007). He has been married to Alvina Renee Stewart since September 11, 1999. They have two children.
1. Hoodwinked! (2005) 2. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He ...
1. Cabin in the Sky (1943) 2. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) 3. Gone with the Wind (1939) 4. You Can't Take It With You (1938) 5. Jezebel (1938) 6. Show Boat (1936)
41. Gillian Anderson
Actress | The X Files
Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has English, German, and Irish ancestry.
Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. ...
Princess Mononoke (1997)
42. Judith Anderson
Actress | Rebecca
Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...
1. Rebecca (1940) 2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 3. Salome (1953) 4. The Ten Commandments (1956) 5. Laura (1944) 6. Edge of Darkness (1943) 7. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
43. Mary Anderson
Actress | Lifeboat
Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and To Each His Own (1946). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.
1. Lifeboat (1944) 2. To Each His Own (1946) 3. The Song of Bernadette (1943) 4. All This, and Heaven Too (1940) 5. Wilson (1944) 6. Gone with the Wind (1939) 7. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) 8. The Women (1939)
Actor | Logan's Run
Michael Anderson Jr. was born on August 6, 1943 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England as Michael Hamilton Anderson. He is an actor, known for Logan's Run (1976), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and The Sundowners (1960).
1. Major Dundee (1965) 2. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
45. Pamela Anderson
Actress | Barb Wire
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada at 4:08 PST, to young newlywed parents who are still married. During her childhood, she moved to the city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson and Carol Anderson. She has a younger brother Gerry, born ...
46. Richard Anderson
Actor | Forbidden Planet
Richard Anderson appeared in high school plays, served a hitch in the Army and, upon his discharge, began doing summer stock, radio work, a movie bit part (a wounded soldier in Twelve O'Clock High (1949)) and all the other minor jobs required of your basic struggling actor. He did comedy scenes on a...
1. The Long, Hot Summer (1958) 2. Scaramouche (1952) 3. Rich, Young, and Pretty (1951) 4. Hit the Deck (1955)
47. André the Giant
Actor | The Princess Bride
André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the ...
1. The Princess Bride (1987) 2. Noah's Ark (1999)
48. Ursula Andress
Actress | Dr. No
The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous ...
Clash of the Titans (1981)
49. Dana Andrews
Actor | Laura
American leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Dana Andrews, was born Carver Dana Andrews on a farm by Collins, Covington County, Mississippi. He was the son of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. He was one of thirteen children, including actor Steve Forrest.
1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 2. Laura (1944) 3. Fallen Angel (1945) 4. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 5. Ball of Fire (1941) 6. The Westerner (1940) 7. The Loved One (1965)
50. Edward Andrews
Actor | Sixteen Candles
The son of a Georgia minister, Edward Andrews debuted on stage in 1926 at age 12 and by 1935 had landed on Broadway. A solid character actor, his large physique and amiable demeanor made him a natural for the jovial, grandfatherly type or genial, small-town businessman which he often played, but ...
1. The Thrill of It All (1963) 2. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
51. Julie Andrews
Actress | The Sound of Music
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her...
1. The Sound of Music (1965) 2. Mary Poppins (1964) 3. The Princess Diaries (2001) 4. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Diaries (2004) 5. Shrek 2 (2004) 6. Despicable Me (2010) 7. Tooth Fairy (2010) 8. Enchanted (2007)
52. Heather Angel
Actress | Alice in Wonderland
Heather Grace Angel was born in Oxford, England, on February 9, 1909. She dabbled on the stage for a time before coming to California to try her luck on the screen. Heather was 20 years old when she landed a bit part for the 1929 film, Bulldog Drummond (1929). Although she didn't know it at the ...
1. Peter Pan (1953) 2. Lifeboat (1944) 3. Suspicion (1941) 4. That Hamilton Woman (1941) 5. Alice in Wonderland (1951) 6. Pride and Prejudice (1940) 7. Kitty Foyle (1940)
Actress | Bye Bye Birdie
Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.
Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...
1. The Cincinnati Kid (1965) 2. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Actress | 13 Rue Madeleine
At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon (1927). In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she ...
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
55. Francesca Annis
Actress | Dune
English actress Francesca Annis, who has enjoyed a 50-plus year career, spanning seven decades in movies, television and the theater, was born in London six days after V-E Day, on May 14, 1945. Her father, Lester, was English, but her mother, Mariquita (aka Mara Purcell), was of Brazilian-French ...
56. Jennifer Aniston
Actress | Friends
Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...
1. Office Space (1999) 2. The Iron Giant (1999)
57. Nonso Anozie
Actor | Conan the Barbarian
1. Cinderella (2015) 2. The Bible (2013)
58. Aziz Ansari
Actor | Parks and Recreation
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...
I Love You, Man (2009)
59. Tony Anselmo
Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Tony Anselmo was born on February 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, UT, and formed an early fascination with all things Disney sparked by a screening of Mary Poppins (1964) at the age of five.
His family moved to Sunnyvale, in northern California, when he was seven, and he continued to actively study ...
1. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) 2. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) 3. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) 4. Mickey's House of Villains (2001) 5. The Spirit of Mickey (1998) 6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 7. Fantasia/2000 (1999) 8. The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) 9. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Actress | The Sweetest Thing
Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15...
Mars Attacks! (1996)
61. Anne Archer
Actress | Fatal Attraction
Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' sympathetic, tortured wife, "Beth Gallagher", in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction (1987). Archer is also well-known for her poignant Golden ...
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000)
62. Eve Arden
Actress | Our Miss Brooks
Eve was born just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley and was interested in show business from an early age. At 16, she made her stage debut after quitting school to joined a stock company. After appearing in minor roles in two films under her real name, Eunice Quedens, she found that the stage ...
1. Mildred Pierce (1945) 2. Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 3. Whistling in the Dark (1941) 4. My Dream is Yours (1949) 5. Cover Girl (1944) 6. Grease (1978) 7. Night and Day (1946)
63. Moises Arias
Actor | The Kings of Summer
Astro Boy (2009)
64. Alan Arkin
Actor | Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer.
He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish emigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946, the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to ...
1. Argo (2012) 2. The Fourth Wise Man (1985) 3. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
65. Richard Arlen
Actor | Island of Lost Souls
During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount ...
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
66. George Arliss
Actor | Disraeli
One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929) that brought him his greatest ...
The House of Rothschild (1934)
67. Pedro Armendáriz
Actor | From Russia with Love
Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' ...
1. Fort Apache (1948) 2. Francis of Assisi (1961) 3. The Fugitive (1947)
68. Richard Armitage
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, where he discovered his love for acting. He took part in many theatre productions all over the UK, from ...
1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 2. The Phantom Menace (1999)
69. Alun Armstrong
Actor | Krull
Alun Armstrong was born on July 17, 1946 in Annfield Plain, County Durham, England as Robert Alun Armstrong. He is an actor, known for Krull (1983), The Mummy Returns (2001) and Eragon (2006). He has been married to Susan J Bairstow since 1977. They have three children.
1. Les Miserables : 10th Anniversary Concert (1995) 2. Braveheart (1995) 3. A Bridge Too Far (1977) 4. Millions (2004) 5. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010)
70. Curtis Armstrong
Actor | Better Off Dead...
Curtis Armstrong was born on November 27, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Better Off Dead... (1985), Risky Business (1983) and Revenge of the Nerds (1984). He has been married to Elaine Aronson since January 2, 1994. They have one child.
1. Akeelah and the Bee (2006) 2. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) 3. Jingle All the Way (1996) 4. Shredderman Rules (2007)
71. Robert Armstrong
Actor | King Kong
Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the ...
1. King Kong (1933) 2. The Fugitive (1947)
72. James Arness
Actor | Gunsmoke
American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman ...
73. Will Arnett
Actor | The Lego Batman Movie
Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series, Arrested Development (2003). He also appeared in films, such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ...
1. The Lego Movie (2014) 2. Despicable Me (2008) 3. Horton Hears a Who! (2007) 4. RV (2006) 5. Ratatouille (2007) 6. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
74. Edward Arnold
Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Edward Arnold was born as Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider in 1890, on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of German immigrants, Elizabeth (Ohse) and Carl Schneider. Arnold began his acting career on the New York stage and became a film actor in 1916. A burly man with a commanding style ...
1. You Can't Take It With You (1938) 2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 3. Ziegfeld Follies (1945) 4. Janie (1944) 5. Janie Gets Married (1946) 6. Johnny Eager (1941) 7. The White Sister (1933) 8. I'm No Angel (1933) 9. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
75. Gemma Arterton
Actress | Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden.
Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived ...
Clash of the Titans (2010)
76. Jean Arthur
Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...
1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 2. You Can't Take It With You (1938) 3. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 4. Shane (1953)
77. Peggy Ashcroft
Actress | A Passage to India
Academy Award-winning, legendary English actress - who maintained her status in the British acting elite for decades. Made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Almost always on stage, she appeared rarely in film, her first being The Wandering Jew (1933). On stage she was cast...
The Nun's Story (1959)
78. Elizabeth Ashley
Actress | Stagecoach
Award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley can always be counted on to give her all. Grand in style, exotic in looks, divinely outgoing in personality and an engaging interpreter of Tennessee Williams' florid Southern-belles on stage, she was born Elizabeth Ann Cole on August 30, 1939, in Ocala, ...
Ship of Fools (1965)
79. Shawn Ashmore
Actor | X2
Shawn Robert Ashmore was born one minute after his twin brother Aaron in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on October 7, 1979. He is the son of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. By the age of seven, when their mother became a part of the Multiple Births Association ...
Cadet Kelly (2002)
80. Joseph Ashton
Actor | Rocket Power
Joseph Ashton was born on November 18, 1986 in Butte County, California, USA as Joseph Ashton Valencia. He is an actor, known for Rocket Power (1999), The Education of Little Tree (1997) and Slappy and the Stinkers (1998).
81. Edward Asner
Actor | Up
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a ...
1. Up (2009) 2. Elf (2003) 3. Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) 4. Our Friend, Martin (1999)
82. Armand Assante
Actor | Gotti
Armand Assante is a coarsely handsome American actor who has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater.
Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. was born on October 4, 1949 in New York City, to Katherine (Healey), a music ...
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
83. Fred Astaire
Actor | The Towering Inferno
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ...
1. Easter Parade (1948) 2. The Band Wagon (1953) 3. Funny Face (1957) 4. Swing Time (1936) 5. You'll Never Get Rich (1941) 6. Finian's Rainbow (1968) 7. Royal Wedding (1951) 8. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970) 9. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
84. Nils Asther
Actor | The Man in Half Moon Street
Nils Asther was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1897 and raised in Malmö, Sweden, by his wealthy Swedish parents. After attending the Royal Dramatic Theater School in Stockholm, he began his stage career in Copenhagen. His film debut came in 1916 when the director Mauritz Stiller cast him in the ...
1. Son of Lassie (1945) 2. Samson and Delilah (1949)
85. John Astin
Actor | The Frighteners
Dark haired, usually mustachioed US actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch "Gomez Addams" in the hit TV series The Addams Family (1964), John Astin was born March 30, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University and ...
1. West Side Story (1961) 2. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
86. Mackenzie Astin
Actor | The Magicians
Mackenzie Astin was born on May 12, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mackenzie Alexander Astin. He is an actor, known for The Magicians (2015), Scandal (2012) and Iron Will (1994). He has been married to Jennifer Bautz since April 11, 2011.
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
87. Mary Astor
Actress | The Maltese Falcon
Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized ...
1. The Maltese Falcon (1941) 2. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 3. Red Dust (1932) 4. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) 5. Listen, Darling (1938) 6. Other Men's Women (1931) 7. Page Miss Glory (1935) 8. Fiesta (1947) 9. Cass Timberlane (1947)
88. William Atherton
Actor | Die Hard
William Atherton's career has spanned motion pictures, Broadway and television. He first achieved international recognition as the leading man in Steven Spielberg's debut feature The Sugarland Express (1974), and next starred in John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust (1975), Robert Wise's The ...
89. Rowan Atkinson
Actor | Johnny English
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees ...
1. The Lion King (1994) 2. Scooby-Doo (2002)
Actor | Jurassic Park
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. ...
1. The Sand Pebbles (1966) 2. A Bridge Too Far (1977) 3. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
91. Hayley Atwell
Actress | Captain America: The First Avenger
Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after actress Hayley Mills. Her parents, Alison (Cain) and Grant Atwell, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's ...
1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 3. Cinderella (2015) 4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
92. Eleanor Audley
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Eleanor Audley was born on November 19, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA as Eleanor Zellman. She was an actress, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Cinderella (1950) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She died on November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
1. Cinderella (1950) 2. Sleeping Beauty (1959) 3. Pretty Baby (1950) 4. All That Heaven Allows (1955) 5. A Summer Place (1959) 6. Jeanne Eagles (1957) 7. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) 8. No Way Out (1950)
93. Stéphane Audran
Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She was an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Babette's Feast (1987) and Le Boucher (1970). She was married to Claude Chabrol and Jean-Louis ...
1. Le Boucher (1970) 2. Les Biches (1968) 3. Les Bonnes Femmes (1960) 4. Betty (1992) 5. Les Cousins (1959)
94. Mischa Auer
Actor | My Man Godfrey
Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a ...
1. You Can't Take It With You (1938) 2. Sweethearts (1938) 3. The Sign of the Cross (1932) 4. The Princess Comes Across (1936)
95. Pernilla August
Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander (1982).
In 1982 she got ...
1. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999) 2. The Phantom Menace (1999) 3. Attack of the Clones (2002)
Actor | Lili
Another in the long line of dramatically handsome foreign imports who made an immediate impact on WWII Hollywood was debonair French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont. The epitome of grace and sophistication, the stylish leading man went on to have a long and respectful career on stage, film and TV, both ...
97. Alana Austin
Actress | A Simple Twist of Fate
98. Jake T. Austin
Actor | Wizards of Waverly Place
Jake T. Austin was born Jake Austin Szymanski in New York City, to Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and Joe Szymanski. His middle initial is taken from his mother's name Toranzo. He has a younger sister, Ava. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian, ...
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)
99. Dan Aykroyd
Writer | The Blues Brothers
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...
1. Ghostbusters (1984) 2. Ghostbusters II (1989) 3. Tommy Boy (1995)
100. Lew Ayres
Actor | Holiday
Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...
1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 2. Johnny Belinda (1948)