The Top 25 Actors Born 1945-1949

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1. Samuel L. Jackson

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), ...

Ranked: 1. Pulp Fiction 2. Django Unchained 3. The Hateful Eight 4. Jackie Brown 5. Die Hard with a Vengeance 6. The Marvel Universe (Nick Fury) 7. Coach Carter 8. Jurassic Park 9. The Incredibles 10. The Negotiator

2. Sylvester Stallone

Actor | Rocky

This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ...

Ranked: 1. Rocky 2. First Blood 3. Rocky II 4. Rambo 5. Antz 6. The Expendables 7. Judge Dredd 8. The Expendables 2 9. The Expendables 3 10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Predator

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

Ranked: 1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day 2. The Terminator 3. Predator 4. Total Recall 5. The Expendables 2 6. The Expendables 7. The Expendables 3 8. Around the World in 80 Days 9. Jingle All the Way 10. Twins

4. Steve Martin

Writer | Roxanne

Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic ...

Ranked: 1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles 2. Parenthood 3. Bowfinger 4. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 5. Roxanne 6. Little Shop of Horrors 7. Father of the Bride 8. The Big Year 9. The Prince of Egypt 10. Cheaper by the Dozen

5. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

Ranked: 1. Die Hard 2. The Harry Potter Franchise 3. Quigley Down Under 4. Dogma 5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 6. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 8. Love Actually 9. CBGB 10. Alice in Wonderland

6. Danny Glover

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 35 years.

Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black ...

Ranked: 1. The Lethal Weapon Franchise 2. The Royal Tenenbaums 3. Shooter 4. Sorry to Bother You 5. Saw 6. The Prince of Egypt 7. Maverick 8. Antz 9. Be Kind Rewind 10. Operation Dumbo Drop

7. Gérard Depardieu

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along ...

Ranked: 1. Cyrano de Bergerac 2. The Last Metro 3. Jean de Florette 4. La Vie en Rose 5. Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre 6. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 7. Green Card 8. Crime Spree 9. Asterix at the Olympic Games 10. Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia

8. Tom Waits

Actor | Seven Psychopaths

Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he ...

Ranked: 1. Down by Law 2. Short Cuts 3. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 4. Seven Psychopaths 5. The Fisher King 6. Rumble Fish 7. Dracula 8. Coffee and Cigarettes 9. The Book of Eli 10. Mystery Train

9. Richard Jenkins

Actor | The Shape of Water

Richard Jenkins was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Shape of Water (2017), The Visitor (2007) and Step Brothers (2008). He has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick since August 23, 1969. They have two children.

Ranked: 1. The Shape of Water 2. Killing Them Softly 3. The Cabin in the Woods 4. Friends with Benefits 5. Intolerable Cruelty 6. The Rum Diary 7. Step Brothers 8. Jack Reacher 9. Hannah and Her Sisters 10. Burn After Reading

10. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

Ranked: 1. The Boat That Rocked 2. The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise 3. State of Play 4. Love Actually 5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 7. Lucky Break 8. Wild Target 9. Hot Fuzz 10. Rango

11. Jonathan Pryce

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as one of the greatest on both stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly ...

Ranked: 1. Brazil 2. The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise 3. Taboo 4. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote 5. Tomorrow Never Dies 6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 7. Ronin 8. Hysteria 9. The New World 10. The Brothers Grimm

12. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

Ranked: 1. Moulin Rouge! 2. The Harry Potter Franchise 3. Cloud Atlas 4. Bullets Over Broadway 5. The Iron Lady 6. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 7. Gangs of New York 8. Hot Fuzz 9. Paddington 1 & 2 10. Brazil

13. Tom Wilkinson

Actor | Michael Clayton

Popular British character actor Tom Wilkinson was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and comes from a long line of urban farmers. He is the son of Marjorie (Percival) and Thomas Wilkinson. Economic hardships forced his family to move to Canada for a few years when Wilkinson was a child; after ...

Ranked: 1. Michael Clayton 2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 3. Batman Begins 4. The Full Monty 5. Rush Hour 6. In the Name of the Father 7. RocknRolla 8. The Ghost Writer 9. The Grand Budapest Hotel 10. The Patriot

14. 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 ...

Ranked: 1. The Big Lebowski 2. The Fisher King 3. True Grit 4. Iron Man 5. Tron (1982) 6. The Men Who Stare at Goats 7. TRON: Legacy 8. Surf's Up 9. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

15. Richard Dreyfuss

Actor | The Goodbye Girl

Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers.

He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents ...

Ranked: 1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 2. Jaws 3. The Goodbye Girl 4. Mr. Holland's Opus 5. American Graffiti 6. Stand by Me 7. RED 8. Leaves of Grass 9. The Graduate

16. Kevin Kline

Actor | Wild Wild West

Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...

Ranked: 1. Sophie's Choice 2. A Fish Called Wanda 3. Beauty and the Beast 4. The Road to El Dorado 5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame 6. Last Vegas 7. The Pink Panther 8. No Strings Attached 9. Wild Wild West

17. John Lithgow

Actor | 3rd Rock from the Sun

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was ...

Ranked: 1. Dexter 2. Terms of Endearment 3. The World According to Garp 4 .Interstellar 5. Footloose 6. Shrek 7. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 8. All That Jazz 9. New Year's Eve

18. Jean Reno

Actor | Léon

Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. ...

Ranked: 1. Léon: The Professional 2. Ronin 3. Mission: Impossible 4. The Visitors 5. The Da Vinci Code 6. Couples Retreat 7. Flushed Away 8. The Pink Panther 9. The Pink Panther 2

19. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

Ranked: 1. In the Name of the Father 2. The Usual Suspects 3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park 4. The Last of the Mohicans 5. The Town 6. Romeo + Juliet 7. Amistad 8. Inception 9. Hamlet

20. 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 ...

Ranked: 1. No Country for Old Men 2. The Fugitive 3. Natural Born Killers 4. Men in Black 5. Captain America: The First Avenger 6. Lincoln 7. Batman Forever 8. Men in Black II

21. Jeremy Irons

Actor | Dead Ringers

British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up ...

Ranked: 1. The Mission 2. Die Hard with a Vengeance 3. The Lion King 4. Appaloosa 5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 6. Justice League 7. Eragon 8 .The Pink Panther 2

22. James Woods

Actor | Vampires

James Howard Woods was born on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a United States Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and ...

Ranked: 1. Once Upon a Time in America 2. Casino 3. John Q 4. Hercules 5. Recess: School's Out 6. Stuart Little 2 7. Surf's Up

23. Sam Neill

Actor | Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities ...

Ranked: 1. Jurassic Park 2. Peaky Blinders 3. Bicentennial Man 4. Jurassic Park III 5. Thor: Ragnarok 6. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

24. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

Ranked: 1. The Prestige 2. Labyrinth 3. Basquiat 4. Zoolander

25. John Belushi

Actor | Saturday Night Live

John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...

Ranked: 1. The Blues Brothers 2. Animal House 3. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

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