Actors I Recognized

by bobwong | created - 16 Nov 2014 | updated - 22 Dec 2016 | Public

1. Matthew McConaughey

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 ...

2. Michael Caine

Actor | The Quiet American

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 ...

3. Topher Grace

Actor | Spider-Man 3

Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph ...

4. 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 ...

5. Eddie Redmayne

Actor | Les Misérables

British actor Eddie Redmayne is the first Generation X 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 great-grandfather ...

6. Min-sik Choi

Actor | Oldeuboi

Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han ...

7. Brad Pitt

Producer | Moneyball

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 (...

8. 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 ...

9. Bradley Cooper

Actor | A Star Is Born

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 ...

10. Hiroshi Abe

Actor | Gojira ni-sen mireniamu

Hiroshi Abe was born on June 22, 1964 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Godzilla 2000 (1999), Still Walking (2008) and Thermae Romae (2012).

11. Xiaodong Guo

Actor | Yi He Yuan

Xiaodong Guo was born on December 18, 1974 in Shandong, China. He is an actor and producer, known for Summer Palace (2006), The Warlords (2007) and Blind Massage (2014). He has been married to Lisha Cheng since November 5, 2007. They have one child.

12. Hao Qin

Actor | Tui na

Hao Qin was born on May 20, 1979 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. He is an actor, known for Blind Massage (2014), The Nightingale (2013) and Chongqing Blues (2010). He has been married to Annie Shizuka Inoh since March 21, 2015. They have one child.

13. Chen Chang

Actor | Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian

Chang Chen, an international renowned actor, first earned his attention at the age of 14 when he took the lead role in A Brighter Summer Day. Since then, he was nominated three times at the Golden Horse Awards, and several times for best actor at the Berlinale and the Cannes Film Festival. He won ...

14. Qianyuan Wang

Actor | Jie jiu Wu xian sheng

Qianyuan Wang was born on June 23, 1972 in Shenyang, Liaoning, China as Jinpeng Wang. He is an actor, known for Saving Mr. Wu (2015), The Piano in a Factory (2010) and Brotherhood of Blades (2014).

15. Baoqiang Wang

Actor | Hello! Shu xian sheng

Baoqiang Wang was born on April 29, 1984 in Hebei, China. He is an actor and director, known for Mr. Tree (2011), Lost in Thailand (2012) and Blind Shaft (2003).

16. Nicolas Cage

Actor | Face/Off

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage ...

17. Bo Huang

Actor | Xi you: Xiang mo pian

Bo Huang was born on August 26, 1974 in Qingdao, Shandong, China. He is an actor and director, known for Journey to the West (2013), The Island (2018) and No Man's Land (2013).

18. Max Martini

Actor | 13 Hours

Maximilian Carlo Martini was born in Woodstock, New York, to an Italian father and an American mother. He is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Italy. His parents were involved in the arts and instilled in him an appreciation for all things creative. After moving around a bit as a child, ...



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