People of interest and their best

by dxtrhllnd | created - 07 Mar 2013 | updated - 05 Sep 2013 | Public

1. Tihomir Dukic

Stunts | The Equalizer

Serbian-born actor and stuntman Tihomir "Tika" Dukic is the perfect example of the American dream. Dukic has been featured in several films, including The Equalizer (2014) starring Oscar-award winner Denzel Washington, 37 (2014) and Exit Strategy (2015). A former professional boxer and kick boxer, ...

Mobster: A Call for the New Order (Actor)

2. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Reservoir Dogs (Director)

3. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

Machette (Director)

4. Michael Madsen

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Sin City (2005), Hell Ride (2008), Die Another Day (2002), Donnie Brasco (1997), Species (1995), ...

Reservoir Dogs (Actor)

5. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England as Daniel Boyle. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

Trainspotting (Director)

6. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Avatar

Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S....

Machette (Actor)

7. 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), ...

Pulp Fiction (Actor)

8. Eli Roth

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Eli Raphael Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Cora (Bialis), a painter, and Sheldon H. Roth, a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and clinical professor. His family is Jewish (from Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Poland). He began shooting Super 8 films at the age of eight, after watching Ridley ...

Hostel (Director)

9. Max Brooks

Writer | World War Z

Max Brooks was born on May 22, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Maximilian Michael Brooks. He is a writer and actor, known for World War Z (2013), The Great Wall (2016) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He has been married to Michelle Kholos Brooks since 2003. They have one child.

World War Z (Writer)

10. Diego Luna

Actor | Rogue One

Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Alejandro Luna and Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. His father is Mexican and his mother was British, of Scottish and English descent. His mother died when Diego was only two, in a car accident. He soon ...

Y tu mamá también (Actor)

11. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

Y tu mamá también / Paris, je t'aime (Director)

12. Sergej Trifunovic

Actor | Srpski film

Sergej Trifunovic was born on September 2, 1972 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. He is an actor, known for Srpski film (2010), Next (2007) and War, Inc. (2008).

Next / A Serbian film (Actor)

13. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

Shaun of the Dead (Actor)

14. Anna Kendrick

Actress | Up in the Air

Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was...

50/50 (Actor)

15. Vanessa Marcil

Actress | The Rock

Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, to Peter Ortiz, a contractor, and Patricia Marcil Ortiz, an herbalist. She grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and her two older sisters Tina (born October 20, 1959) and Sherry (born September 7, 1962) and her older brother Sam ...

Las Vegas -Tv Series- (Actor)

16. Anna Faris

Actress | The House Bunny

Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Karen (Bathurst), a special education teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. She was raised in Edmonds, Washington. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh.

Anna started acting very young but ...

Scary Movie (Actor)

17. Steve Buscemi

Actor | Fargo

Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to...

Reservoir Dogs (Actor)

18. 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 ...

Big Lebowski (Actor)

19. Joel Coen

Writer | Fargo

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for Fargo (1996), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Director)

20. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

Mr. Deeds (Actor)

21. 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 ...

21 Jump Street (Writer/Actor)

22. Ben Stiller

Producer | Zoolander

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism).

It's not surprising that Ben has ...

Meet the Fockers (Actor)

23. Dennis Dugan

Actor | Happy Gilmore

Dennis Dugan was born on September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois, USA as Dennis Barton Dugan. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Gilmore (1996), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Big Daddy (1999). He is married to Sharon Dugan. He was previously married to Joyce Van Patten.

Big Daddy (Director)

24. Ed Helms

Actor | The Hangover

Ed Helms was born on January 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Edward Parker Helms. He is an actor, known for The Hangover (2009), The Office (2005) and Vacation (2015).

The Hangover (Actor)

25. Zachary Quinto

Actor | Star Trek

Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award ...

Heroes -Tv Series- (Actor)

26. Zach Galifianakis

Actor | The Hangover

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing ...

The Hangover Part II (Actor)

27. 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 ...

Silver Linings Playbook (Actor)

28. John Turturro

Actor | Barton Fink

Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles.

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (...

The Man Who Cried (Actor)

29. Robert De Niro

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...

Being Flynn (Actor)

30. 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...

The Town (Director / Writer / Actor)

31. 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 ...

From Dusk Till Dawn (Actor)

32. Marija Karan

Actress | Assassination Games

Marija Karan was born on April 29, 1982 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Assassination Games (2011), The Rite (2011) and Cetvrti covek (2007).

The Rite / The 4th man (Actor)

33. Eric Balfour

Actor | Six Feet Under

Eric Balfour was born on April 24, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eric Salter Balfour. He is an actor and director, known for Six Feet Under (2001), Haven (2010) and 24 (2001). He has been married to Erin Chiamulon since May 30, 2015.

Jesus Hates Zombies (Director/Actor)

34. Electra Avellan

Actress | The Son

Electra Avellan was born on August 12, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela as Electra Amelia Avellan. She is an actress and producer, known for The Son (2017), Queen of the South (2016) and Grindhouse (2007).

Grindhouse (Actor)

35. 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, ...

The Silence of the Lambs (Actor)

36. Jack Nicholson

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...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Actor)

37. Jason Eisener

Director | V/H/S/2

Jason Eisener is a director and editor, known for V/H/S/2 (2013), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) and Grindhouse (2007).

Hobo with a Shotgun (Director)

38. John Davies

Writer | Hobo with a Shotgun

John Davies is known for his work on Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), Grindhouse (2007) and V/H/S/2 (2013).

Grindhouse (Writer)

39. Rob Cotterill

Assistant_director | Hobo with a Shotgun

Rob Cotterill has been working in film since 1994. Through fate, on the set of TRAILER PARK BOYS, Rob met Jason Eisener, where they began talking about making films together. A partnership was born, and together the duo made the fake trailer version of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, entering it into the SXSW...

Grindhouse (Producer)

40. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

Shaun of the Dead (Director)

41. Marilyn Manson

Soundtrack | Detroit Rock City

Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what ...

Doppelherz (Director)

42. Charlie Sheen

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art ...

Hot Shoots (Actor)

43. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

He was born JosÃf© Antonio DomÃf­nguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in MÃf¡laga, ...

Desperado (Actor)

44. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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 ...

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Actor)

45. Nikola Djuricko

Actor | In the Land of Blood and Honey

Nikola Djuricko was born on July 9, 1974 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is an actor and director, known for In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), World War Z (2013) and Legends (2014). He has been married to Ljiljana Nesic since June 7, 2002.

World War Z / In the Land of Blood and Honey (Actor)

46. 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 ...

Apocalypto (Director / Writer)

47. Danny Trejo

Actor | Machete

Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for ...

Machette (Actor)

48. 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 ...

Donnie Brasco (Actor)

49. Sam Maccarone

Actor | Captain Jackson

After writing and directing over twenty short films, Sam Maccarone moved from Yosemite, California to Los Angeles when he was 18 years old. He earned his SAG card in 1995 getting Taft-hartleyed by director Amy Heckerling in the film Clueless. In 1998 a short film he made called Disco Masters was ...

The Life of Lucky Cucumber (Director)

50. Alex Ballar

Actor | All American Zombie Drugs

Alex Ballar was born as Walter Alexander Ballar. He is an actor and producer, known for All American Zombie Drugs (2010), Savages (2012) and The Resolve (2010).

All American Zombie Drugs (Director)

51. Steve-O

Writer | Jackass: The Movie

Steve graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997. He says the program was more like boot camp than college. Out of 2000 applicants, only 33 were accepted and Steve-O was one of them. However, after graduation, 10 were selected for the circus and this didn't include ...

Jackass: The Movie (Actor)

52. Johnny Knoxville

Writer | Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville was born on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Philip John Clapp. He is a writer and producer, known for Bad Grandpa (2013), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and The Ringer (2005). He has been married to Naomi Nelson since September 24, 2010. They have two children. He was ...

Jackass: The Movie (Actor)

53. Spike Jonze

Producer | Her

Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the ...

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Writer)

54. Jeff Tremaine

Producer | Bad Grandpa

Jeff Tremaine was born a military brat and hustled from state to state until finally settling in Rockville, Maryland. There, he quickly gravitated towards the alternative world of skateboarding, BMX, reggae music, and art... pursuits that would shape a career to come.

After attending Washington ...

Jackass: The Movie (Director)

55. Jordenn Thompson

Actress | A Haunted House

Jordenn Thompson is an actress, known for A Haunted House (2013), Good Deeds (2012) and The New Normal (2012).

A Haunted House (Actor)

56. Dane Cook

Actor | Good Luck Chuck

Dane Cook was born on March 18, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Dane Jeffrey Cook. He is an actor and writer, known for Good Luck Chuck (2007), My Best Friend's Girl (2008) and Employee of the Month (2006).

My Best Friend's Girl (Actor)

57. Rob Benedict

Actor | Waiting...

Rob Benedict is an actor best known for his roles in TV and films including "Felicity", "Supernatural" and the movie Waiting...

Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Benedict received a degree in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. After graduating, his passion for theater lead him to...

Not Another Teen Movie (Actor)

LiTTLEMAN (Producer)

59. 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: ...

Me, Myself & Irene (Actor)

60. 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 ...

Jumanji (Actor)

61. Marlon Wayans

Actor | White Chicks

Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Marlon L. Wayans. He is an actor and writer, known for White Chicks (2004), Littleman (2006) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009). He is married to Angelica Zackary. They have two children.

Scary Movie 2 (Actor)

62. Damon Wayans

Writer | My Wife and Kids

An outrageous cueball-domed comedian of film and television satire, fortified by a dazzling, sly smile, New York-born Damon Wayans is the third of ten children of Elvira Alethia (Green), a social worker and singer, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. He grew up humbly in the Fulton Housing ...

Mo' Money (Actor)

63. Keenen Ivory Wayans

Writer | White Chicks

Keenan attended college at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama but dropped out his senior year to persue comedy full time. His comic influence is Richard Pryor.

Scary Movie (Director)

64. Shawn Wayans

Actor | White Chicks

Shawn Wayans was born on January 19, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Shawn M. Wayans. He is an actor and writer, known for White Chicks (2004), Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) and Littleman (2006).

Scary Movie (Writer / Actor)

65. Damon Wayans Jr.

Actor | Big Hero 6

Damon Wayans Jr. was born at his grandmother's home in Vermont, in November 1982, and was raised in Los Angeles. He is the son of Lisa Thorner and actor Damon Wayans.

He made his film debut at age 11 in the 1994 film "Blank Man" playing the role of young Kevin. Later, Damon pursued his early passion...

The Other Guys (Actor)

66. Craig Wayans

Producer | My Wife and Kids

Craig Wayans is a producer and writer, known for My Wife and Kids (2001), Scary Movie 2 (2001) and Dance Flick (2009).

Scary Movie 2 (Writer)

67. Damien Dante Wayans

Writer | My Wife and Kids

Damien Dante Wayans was born on April 15, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for My Wife and Kids (2001), Dance Flick (2009) and Malibu's Most Wanted (2003).

LiTTLEMAN (Actor)

68. Michael Tiddes

Director | A Haunted House

Michael Tiddes is a director and producer, known for A Haunted House (2013), White Chicks (2004) and Littleman (2006).

A Haunted House 2 (Director)

69. 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...

Django Unchained (Actor)

70. 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 ...

Water for Elephants (Actor)

71. Eva Mendes

Actress | Hitch

Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known ...

Hitch (Actor)

72. Will Smith

Music_department | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden ...

Hitch (Actor)

73. Kevin Bisch

Writer | Hitch

Named among Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005.

Hitch (Writer)

74. Andy Tennant

Director | Fool's Gold

Andy Tennant was born on June 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Andrew Tennant. He is a producer and director, known for Fool's Gold (2008), Hitch (2005) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). He has been married to Sharon Johnson since February 13, 1993. They have four children.

Hitch (Director)

75. 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 ...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Actor)

76. Tyrese Gibson

Actor | Baby Boy

Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born December 30, 1978 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where he was raised. He is an R&B singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer and model. He is well known for his actor role as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and Furious movie franchise. Other popular ...

Baby Boy (Actor)

77. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Training Day

Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known ...

Boss'n Up (Actor)

78. Michael Clarke Duncan

Actor | The Green Mile

Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let ...

Green Mile (Actor)

79. 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),...

Romper Stomper (Actor)

80. Andrew Currie

Director | Fido

Fido (Director)

81. Ali Larter

Actress | Final Destination

A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons (1997). She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity ...

Heroes -Tv Series- (Actor)

82. Hayden Panettiere

Actress | Heroes

Hayden Lesley Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel and fire department captain Skip Panettiere. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. Her parents are both of half Italian descent, along with German and English. Her mother got her started ...

Heroes -Tv Series- (Actor)

83. Britt Robertson

Actress | Tomorrowland

Brittany Leanna Robertson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Beverly (Hayes) and Ryan Robertson, a restaurateur. She was raised in South Carolina, the oldest of seven children. Her mother's worries about the public school system led to Robertson being home-schooled. She began acting at the ...

The First Time (Actor)

84. Jimmy Jean-Louis

Actor | Heroes

Jimmy led a simple life in a remote village in Haiti until the age of twelve, when he moved to Paris. He has worked in musical theatre in Spain, spending three years with a musical theater "La Belle Epoque", and has had a successful career as an international model. Jimmy moved to Los Angeles in ...

Heroes -Tv Series- (Actor)

85. Jordana Brewster

Actress | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Raven-haired beauty Jordana Brewster was born on April 26, 1980 in Panama City, Panama. Her mother, Maria João Leal de Sousa, is a Brazilian-born model who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1978. Her father, Alden Brewster, is an American-born investment banker, who has English, ...

Fast Five (Actor)

86. 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...

Knocked Up (Actor)

87. Charlie Hunnam

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Charles Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearances in the popular TV series Byker Grove (1989).

He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role ...

Sons of Anarchy (Actor)

88. Lexi Alexander

Director | Hooligans

A former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, Lexi Alexander found her calling to become a filmmaker while traveling around the world competing and teaching martial arts seminars. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Lexi dreamed of eventually moving to Hollywood and made it a point to attend every karate ...

Green Street Hooligans (Director)

89. Nicolás López

Writer | Aftershock

Writer, Director, Producer.

At age 19, López wrote and directed his first feature film: 'Promedio Rojo,' a teen comedy that Quentin Tarantino called, "The funniest movie of the year." 'Promedio Rojo' was a box-office smash in Chile and it was selected in Tokyo, SXSW, LA Film Festival. López's second...

Aftershock (Driector)

90. John Singleton

Writer | Boyz n the Hood

Son of mortgage broker Danny Singleton and pharmaceutical company sales executive Sheila Ward and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three writing ...

2 Fast 2 Furious / Shaft (Director)

91. Francis Lawrence

Director | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence was born on March 26, 1971 in Vienna, Austria. He is a director and producer, known for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), I Am Legend (2007) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014).

Water for Elephants (Director)

92. André Benjamin

Actor | Four Brothers

André Benjamin was born on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Andre Benjamin.

Andre 3000 (Soundtracks)

Four Brothers (Actor)

93. Woody Harrelson

Actor | True Detective

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he...

Natural Born Killers (Actor)

94. Nikola Kojo

Actor | Cetvrti covek

Nikola Kojo was born on September 5, 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is an Serbian actor and producer, known for Parada (2011), Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996) and We Are Not Angels (1992). He has been married to Aleksandra Djuric since 2006. They have three children. Nikola name comes...

The 4th man / Skinning (Actor)

95. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

25th Hour (Director)

96. Frank Miller

Writer | Sin City

Frank Miller was born in Olney, Maryland, to a nurse mother and a carpenter and electrician father, and was raised in Montpelier, Vermont. He is of Irish descent. Miller was a big comics writer/artist in the '70s and '80s. He wrote and penciled the Marvel series "Daredevil" for a long time. His ...

Sin City (Director)

The ABCs of Death "R" / A Serbian Film (Director)

98. Dragan Bjelogrlic

Director | Montevideo, Bog te video!

Dragan Bjelogrlic is a Serbian actor, director, and producer. As a 14-year-old he debuted in movies, playing a memorable role of Sava Jovanovic Sirogojno in Bosko Buha, a 1978 film that achieved sizable popularity. He followed that up in the coming years with other roles in TV series, short, and ...

Montevideo , God Bless You (Director)

Nataša (Actor)

99. Anica Dobra

Actress | Vec vidjeno

Anica Dobra was born on June 3, 1963 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Vec vidjeno (1987), Rosamunde (1990) and Spieler (1990).

Roula (Actor)

100. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Director)