ACTOR/ACTRESS: TOP Rated 873 ♥♥♥

by the_wesley_crushers | created - 02 Oct 2015 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

(credited feature films only) Ranked IN ORDER as Seen & Rated by Me.

1. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

113/112 ~ 445/67=6.64 {Actress #1}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1935 - Dangerous 1938 - Jezebel

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1939 - Dark Victory 1940 - The Letter 1941 - The Little Foxes 1942 - Now, Voyager 1944 - Mr. Skeffington 1950 - All About Eve 1952 - The Star 1962 - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

WRITE IN VOTE (not won) - Academy Award for Best Actress 1934 - Of Human Bondage

2. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

112/112 ~ 471/75=6.28 {Actor #1}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1969 - True Grit

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1949 - Sands of Iwo Jima

3. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...

100/98 ~ 372/56=6.64 {Actor #2}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1952 - The African Queen

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1944 - Casablanca 1955 - The Caine Mutiny

4. James Stewart

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...

91/91 ~ 381/61=6.24 {Actor #3}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1941 - The Philadelphia Story

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1940 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1947 - It's a Wonderful Life 1951 - Harvey 1960 - Anatomy of a Murder

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1985 - For his fifty years of memorable performances, for his high ideals both on and off the screen, with respect and affection of his colleagues

5. 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), ...

89/83 ~ 312/47=6.64 {Actor #4}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1994 - Pulp Fiction

6. Clark Gable

Actor | It Happened One Night

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...

82/82 ~ 367/59=6.22 {Actor #5}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1935 - It Happened One Night

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1936 - Mutiny on the Bounty 1940 - Gone with the Wind

7. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

82/82 ~ 368/62=5.93 {Actor #6}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1982 - On Golden Pond

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1941 - The Grapes of Wrath

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1981 - The consummate actor, in recognition of his brilliant accomplishments and enduring contribution to the art of motion pictures.

8. Cary Grant

Actor | Charade

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...

79/78 ~ 340/56=6.07 {Actor #7}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1942 - Penny Serenade 1945 - None But the Lonely Heart

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1970 - For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.

9. Gary Cooper

Actor | High Noon

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...

79/78 ~ 355/58=6.12 {Actor #8}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1942 - Sergeant York 1953 - High Noon

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1937 - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1943 - The Pride of the Yankees 1944 - For Whom the Bell Tolls

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1961 - For his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry.

10. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

72/70 ~ 332/54=6.15 {Actor #9}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1938 - Captains Courageous 1939 - Boys Town

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1937 - San Francisco 1951 - Father of the Bride 1956 - Bad Day at Black Rock 1959 - The Old Man and the Sea 1961 - Inherit the Wind 1962 - Judgment at Nuremberg 1968 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

11. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

68/68 ~ 260/39=6.67 {Actress #2}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1946 - To Each His Own 1949 - The Heiress

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1941 - Hold Back the Dawn 1948 - The Snake Pit

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 1939 - Gone with the Wind

12. Barbara Stanwyck

Actress | Double Indemnity

Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the ...

67/67 ~ 348/58=6.00 {Actress #3}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1937 - Stella Dallas 1941 - Ball of Fire 1944 - Double Indemnity 1948 - Sorry, Wrong Number

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1982 - For superlative creativity and unique contribution to the art of screen acting.

13. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

66/66 ~ 234/36 6.50 {Actor #10} WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1994 - Philadelphia 1995 - Forrest Gump

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1989 - Big 1999 - Saving Private Ryan 2001 - Cast Away

14. Ray Milland

Actor | The Lost Weekend

Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor.

Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, to Elizabeth Annie (Truscott) and Alfred ...

76/66 ~ 312/51=6.12 {Actor #11}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1946 - The Lost Weekend

15. Robert Mitchum

Actor | Out of the Past

Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a ...

70/64 ~ 305/51=5.98 {Actor #12}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1945 - Story of G.I. Joe

16. Claudette Colbert

Actress | It Happened One Night

One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Emilie Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Saint Mandé, France where her father owned a bakery at 57, rue de la République (now Avenue Général de Gaulle). The family moved to the United States when she was three. As Claudette ...

63/63 ~ 291/46=6.33 {Actress #4}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1934 - It Happened One Night

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1935 - Private Worlds 1944 - Since You Went Away

17. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Key Largo

Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ...

62/62 ~ 262/41=6.39 {Actor #13}

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1973 - Who achieved greatness as a player, a patron of the arts, and a dedicated citizen ... in sum, a Renaissance man. From his friends in the industry he loves.

18. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

62/62 ~ 261/42=6.21 {Actor #14}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1950 - Champion 1953 - The Bad and the Beautiful 1957 - Lust for Life

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1996 - For 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.

19. Loretta Young

Actress | The Farmer's Daughter

Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. No combination of terms better describes the screen persona of lovely Loretta Young. A&E's Biography (1987) has stated that Young "remains a symbol of beauty, serenity, and grace. But behind the glamour and stardom is a woman of substance whose true beauty lies in her ...

60/60 ~ 295/48=6.14 {Actress #5}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1947 - The Farmer's Daughter

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1949 - Come to the Stable

20. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

61/59 ~ 215/32=6.72 {Actor #15}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1993 - Unforgiven 2005 - Million Dollar Baby

21. Fredric March

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of ...

59/59 ~ 265/43=6.16 {Actor #16}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1932 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1947 - The Best Years of Our Lives

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1931 - The Royal Family of Broadway 1938 - A Star Is Born 1952 - Death of a Salesman

22. James Cagney

Actor | The Roaring Twenties

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...

62/59 ~ 275/44=6.25 {Actor #17}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1943 - Yankee Doodle Dandy

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1939 - Angels with Dirty Faces 1956 - Love Me or Leave Me

23. 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 ...

60/58 ~ 208/30=6.93 {Actress #6}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1943 - The More the Merrier

24. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

58/58 ~ 216/34=6.35 {Actor #18}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1990 - Driving Miss Daisy 1995 - The Shawshank Redemption 2010 - Invictus

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 2005 - Million Dollar Baby

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1988 - Street Smart

25. Myrna Loy

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, 1905 in Helena, Montana, to Adelle Mae (Johnson) and David Franklin Williams. Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, a rancher, was ...

58/58 ~ 290/48=6.04 {Actress #7}

WON Honorary Academy Award: 1991 - In recognition of her extraordinary qualities both on screen and off, with appreciation for a lifetime's worth of indelible performances.

26. Charles Laughton

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent, respectively. He was educated at Stonyhurst (a highly esteemed Jesuit college in England) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). ...

56/56 ~ 223/33=6.76 {Actor #19}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1934 - The Private Life of Henry VIII.

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1936 - Mutiny on the Bounty 1958 - Witness for the Prosecution

27. Lionel Barrymore

Actor | Key Largo

Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...

56/56 ~ 228/35=6.51 {Actor #20}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1931 - A Free Soul

28. Joan Crawford

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ...

56/56 ~ 281/49=5.73 {Actress #8}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1945 - Mildred Pierce

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1947 - Possessed 1952 - Sudden Fear

29. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, ...

55/55 ~ 185/27=6.85 {Actor #21}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1986 - Witness

30. Burt Lancaster

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and ...

55/55 ~ 236/39=6.05 {Actor #22}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1961 - Elmer Gantry

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1954 - From Here to Eternity 1963 - Birdman of Alcatraz 1982 - Atlantic City, USA

31. William Holden

Actor | Stalag 17

William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying ...

55/55 ~ 263/45=5.84 {Actor #23}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1954 - Stalag 17

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1951 - Sunset Blvd. 1977 - Network

32. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

54/54 ~ 286/50=5.72 {Actress #9}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1940 - Kitty Foyle

33. Gene Tierney

Actress | Laura

With prominent cheekbones and the most appealing overbite of her day, her striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura (1944). She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Her acting performances were few in the 1950s ...

52/52 ~ 222/35=6.34 {Actress #10}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1945 - Leave Her to Heaven

34. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

52/52 ~ 233/40=5.82 {Actress #11}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1932/1933 - Morning Glory 1967 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1968 - The Lion in Winter 1981 - On Golden Pond

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1935 - Alice Adams 1940 - The Philadelphia Story 1942 - Woman of the Year 1951 - The African Queen 1955 - Summertime 1956 - The Rainmaker 1959 - Suddenly, Last Summer 1962 - Long Day's Journey Into Night

35. William Powell

Actor | The Thin Man

William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did ...

52/52 ~ 260/43=6.05 {Actor #24}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1935 - The Thin Man 1937 - My Man Godfrey 1948 - Life with Father

36. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...

51/51 ~ 185/29=6.38 {Actor #25}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 2018 - Darkest Hour

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 2012 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

37. Charles Coburn

Actor | The More the Merrier

A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.

51/51 ~ 211/35=6.03 {Actor #26}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1944 - The More the Merrier

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1942 - The Devil and Miss Jones 1947 - The Green Years

38. 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 ...

50/50 ~ 215/34=6.32 {Actress #12}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 1941 - The Great Lie

39. Claude Rains

Actor | Casablanca

William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth...

49/49 ~ 176/26=6.77 {Actor #27}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1940 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1944 - Casablanca 1945 - Mr. Skeffington 1947 - Notorious

40. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

49/49 ~ 175/26=6.73 {Actor #28}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 2002 - Training Day

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1993 - Malcolm X 2000 - The Hurricane 2013 - Flight 2017 - Fences 2018 - Roman J. Israel, Esq.

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1990 - Glory

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1988 - Cry Freedom

41. Walter Pidgeon

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Walter Pidgeon, a handsome, tall and dark-haired man, began his career studying voice at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He then did theater, mainly stage musicals. He went to Hollywood in the early 1920s, where he made silent films, including Mannequin (1926) and Sumuru (1927). ...

51/49 ~ 232/38=6.10 {Actor #29}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1943 - Mrs. Miniver 1944 - Madame Curie

42. George Brent

Actor | The Rains Came

The favorite leading man of star actress Bette Davis, was born George Brendan Nolan, near Dublin, and became an orphan at the tender age of eleven. For a while, he stayed with an aunt in New York, but returned to Ireland to study at the University of Dublin. After leaving university in 1919, George...

48/48 ~ 231/37=6.24 {Actor #30}

43. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

47/47 ~ 213/35=6.08 {Actor #31}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1963 - To Kill a Mockingbird

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1946 - The Keys of the Kingdom 1947 - The Yearling 1948 - Gentleman's Agreement 1950 - Twelve O'Clock High

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1968 - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

44. Fred MacMurray

Actor | Double Indemnity

Fred MacMurray was likely the most underrated actor of his generation. True, his earliest work is mostly dismissed as pedestrian, but no other actor working in the 1940s and 50s was able to score so supremely whenever cast against type.

Frederick Martin MacMurray was born in Kankakee, Illinois, to ...

47/47 ~ 239/41=5.83 {Actor #32}

45. David Niven

Actor | Murder by Death

David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the...

52/46 ~ 223/39=5.72 {Actor #33}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1959 - Separate Tables

46. Joan Blondell

Actress | Grease

With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a ...

46/46 ~ 241/41=5.88 {Actress #13}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 1951 - The Blue Veil

47. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

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...

48/46 ~ 259/51=5.08 {Actor #34}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1981 - Raging Bull

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1977 - Taxi Driver 1979 - The Deer Hunter 1991 - Awakenings 1992 - Cape Fear

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1975 - The Godfather: Part II

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 2013 - Silver Linings Playbook

48. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

Peter Lorre was born Laszlo Lowenstein on Roszahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...

45/45 ~ 182/30=6.07 {Actor #35}

49. 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 (...

45/45 ~ 166/31=5.35 {Actor #36}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 2009 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2012 - Moneyball

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1996 - Twelve Monkeys

50. Anne Baxter

Actress | All About Eve

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was ...

46/45 ~ 199/32=6.22 {Actress #14}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1950 - All About Eve

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 1946 - The Razor's Edge

51. Karl Malden

Actor | On the Waterfront

Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when...

47/44 ~ 183/29=6.31 {Actor #37}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1952 - A Streetcar Named Desire

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1955 - On the Waterfront

52. Dana Andrews

Actor | Laura

American leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Dana Andrews was born Carver Dana Andrews on New Years Day 1909 on a farmstead outside Collins, Covington County, Mississippi. One of thirteen children, including fellow actor Steve Forrest, he was a son of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a ...

44/44 ~ 209/35=5.97 {Actor #38}

53. Charles Boyer

Actor | Gaslight

Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was L'homme du large (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations ...

44/44 ~ 217/37=5.86 {Actor #39}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1938 - Conquest 1939 - Algiers 1945 - Gaslight 1962 - Fanny

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1943 - For his progressive cultural achievement in establishing the French Research Foundation in Los Angeles as a source of reference (certificate).

54. Vincent Price

Actor | Laura

Actor, raconteur, art collector and connoisseur of haute cuisine are just some of the attributes associated with Vincent Price. He was born of Welsh ancestry to prosperous parents ("not rich enough to evoke envy but successful enough to demand respect"). His uniquely cultivated voice and persona ...

47/43 ~ 208/36=5.78 {Actor #40}

55. Agnes Moorehead

Actress | Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal ...

43/43 ~ 229/41=5.58 {Actress #15}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 1942 - The Magnificent Ambersons 1944 - Mrs. Parkington 1948 - Johnny Belinda 1964 - Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

56. Charlton Heston

Actor | Ben-Hur

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...

44/42 ~ 212/37=5.73 {Actor #41}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1960 - Ben-Hur

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1978 - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

57. Melvyn Douglas

Actor | Being There

Two-time Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas was one of America's finest actors. In addition to his two Oscars, he also won a Tony Award and an Emmy. Douglas would enjoy cinema immortality if for no other reason than his being the man who made Greta Garbo laugh in Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy Ninotchka ...

42/42 ~ 232/41=5.66 {Actor #42}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1971 - I Never Sang for My Father

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1964 - Hud 1980 - Being There

58. Gloria Swanson

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915). From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in...

41/41 ~ 131/18=7.28 {Actress #16}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1927-1928 - Sadie Thompson 1929-1930 - The Trespasser 1950 - Sunset Boulevard

59. George Kennedy

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...

41/41 ~ 171/27=6.33 {Actor #43}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1968 - Cool Hand Luke

60. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Notorious

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...

43/41 ~ 177/28=6.32 {Actress #17}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1944 - Gaslight 1956 - Anastasia

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1943 - For Whom the Bell Tolls 1945 - The Bells of St. Mary's 1948 - Joan of Arc 1978 - Autumn Sonata

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 1974 - Murder on the Orient Express

61. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

41/41 ~ 169/28=6.03 {Actress #18}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1930-1931 - Morocco

62. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

41/41 ~ 191/30=6.37 {Actor #44}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1951 - All About Eve

63. Paul Newman

Actor | The Hustler

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned...

41/41 ~ 176/30=5.87 {Actor #45}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1987 - The Color of Money

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1959 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1962 - The Hustler 1964 - Hud 1968 - Cool Hand Luke 1982 - Absence of Malice 1983 - The Verdict 1995 - Nobody's Fool

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 2003 - Road to Perdition

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1986 - In recognition of his many and memorable and compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft.

WON Academy Honorary Award: 1994 - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

64. Richard Widmark

Actor | The Alamo

Richard Widmark established himself as an icon of American cinema with his debut in the 1947 film noir Kiss of Death (1947) in which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination as the killer "Tommy Udo". Kiss of Death (1947) and other noir thrillers established Widmark as part of a new ...

41/41 ~ 223/39=5.72 {Actor #46}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1948 - Kiss of Death

65. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

40/40 ~ 127/18=7.05 {Actor #47}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 2016 - The Revenant

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 2005 - The Aviator 2007 - Blood Diamond 2014 - The Wolf of Wall Street

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1994 - What's Eating Gilbert Grape

66. Van Heflin

Actor | Shane

Craggy-faced, dependable star character actor Van Heflin never quite made the Hollywood "A" list, but made up for what he lacked in appearance with hard work, charisma and solid acting performances. He was born Emmett Evan Heflin in Oklahoma in December 1908, the son of Fanny Bleecker (Shippey) and...

40/40 ~ 172/28=6.14 {Actor #48}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1943 - Johnny Eager

67. Joel McCrea

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

One of the great stars of American Westerns, and a very popular leading man in non-Westerns as well. He was born and raised in the surroundings of Hollywood and as a boy became interested in the movies that were being made all around. He studied acting at Pomona College and got some stage ...

42/40 ~ 199/33=6.03 {Actor #49}

68. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...

40/40 ~ 201/34=5.91 {Actor #50}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1958 - Wild Is the Wind 1965 - Alexis Zorbas

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1953 - Viva Zapata! 1957 - Lust for Life

69. 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 ...

41/40 ~ 184/34=5.41 {Actor #51}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1967 - Alfie 1973 - Sleuth 1984 - Educating Rita 2003 - The Quiet American

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1987 - Hannah and Her Sisters 2000 - The Cider House Rules

70. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ...

40/39 ~ 147/24=6.12 {Actor #52}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1994 - Schindler's List

71. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

41/39 ~ 155/27=5.74 {Actress #19}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 2013 - Blue Jasmine

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1998 - Elizabeth 2007 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2016 - Carol

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 2004 - Aviator

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 2006 - Notes on a Scandal 2007 - I'm Not There

72. 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...

39/39 ~ 179/33=5.42 {Actor #53}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1997 - The People vs. Larry Flynt

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 2010 - The Messenger 2018 - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

73. Sidney Poitier

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (although born, two months prematurely, in Miami during a visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (nee Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to...

38/38 ~ 153/24=6.37 {Actor #54}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1964 - Lilies of the Field

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1959 - The Defiant Ones

WON Academy Honorary Award: 2002 - For his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence.

74. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...

39/38 ~ 156/26=6.00 {Actress #20}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: 1996 - The Mirror Has Two Faces

WON Honorary Academy Award: 2010 - In recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.

75. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

40/38 ~ 162/28=5.78 {Actor #55}

76. Pat O'Brien

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman ...

38/38 ~ 193/32=6.03 {Actor #56}

77. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ...

38/38 ~ 188/34=5.53 {Actor #57}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1974 - Save the Tiger

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1960 - Some Like It Hot 1961 - The Apartment 1963 - Days of Wine and Roses 1980 - The China Syndrome 1981 - Tribute 1983 - Missing

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1956 - Mister Roberts

78. John Goodman

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best ...

38/38 ~ 191/35=5.46 {Actor #58}

79. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...

43/38 ~ 212/40=5.30 {Actress #21}

WON Academy Award for Best Actress: 1960 - BUtterfield 8 1966 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1957 - Raintree County 1958 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1959 - Suddenly, Last Sumer

80. Miriam Hopkins

Actress | The Heiress

Born into wealth in Savannah,Georgia on October 18, 1902, Ellen Miriam Hopkins was able to attend the finest educational institutions including Goddard Seminary in Plainfield, Vermont and Syracuse University in New York State. Studying dance in New York , she received her first taste of show ...

37/37 ~ 158/25=6.32 {Actress #22}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actress: 1935 - Becky Sharp

81. Ronald Colman

Actor | Random Harvest

British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his ...

37/37 ~ 155/25=6.20 {Actor #59}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1948 - A Double Life

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1930 - Bulldog Drummond 1930 - Condemned! 1943 - Random Harvest

82. Tyrone Power

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Tyrone Power was one of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known ...

37/37 ~ 196/33=5.94 {Actor #60}

83. Joseph Cotten

Actor | The Third Man

Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia, into a well-to-do Southern family. He was the eldest of three sons born to Sally Whitworth (Willson) and Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Sr., an assistant postmaster.

Jo (as he was known) and his brothers Whit and Sam spent their summers at their...

37/37 ~ 196/34=5.76 {Actor #61}

84. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Her

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

36/36 ~ 132/21=6.28 {Actress #23}

85. 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 ...

41/36 ~ 125/21=5.95 {Actor #62}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1998 - Good Will Hunting 2016 - The Martian

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 2010 - Invictus

86. Edmund Gwenn

Actor | Miracle on 34th Street

There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...

36/36 ~ 141/22=6.41 {Actor #63}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1948 - Miracle on 34th Street

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1951 - Mister 880

87. 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 ...

38/36 ~ 155/26=5.96 {Actor #64}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 2004 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2005 - Finding Neverland 2008 - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

88. Tom Cruise

Actor | Top Gun

In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...

36/36 ~ 164/27=6.07 {Actor #65}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1990 - Born on the Fourth of July 1997 - Jerry Maguire

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 2000 - Magnolia

89. Tony Curtis

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only ...

40/36 ~ 172/29=5.93 {Actor #66}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1959 - The Defiant Ones

90. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...

36/36 ~ 178/32=5.56 {Actor #67}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1972 - The French Connection

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1989 - Mississippi Burning

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1993 - Unforgiven

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1968 - Bonnie and Clyde 1971 - I Never Sang for My Father

91. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...

36/36 ~ 188/34=5.53 {Actor #68}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1984 - Tender Mercies

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1981 - The Great Santini 1998 - The Apostle

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1973 - The Godfather 1980 - Apocalypse Now 1999 - A Civil Action 2015 - The Judge

92. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

36/36 ~ 184/34=5.41 {Actor #69}

WON Academy Honorary Award: 2018 -

93. Robert Young

Actor | Marcus Welby, M.D.

Quiet, soft-spoken Robert grew up in California and had some stage experience with the Pasadena Playhouse before entering films in 1931. His movie career consisted of playing characters who were charming, good-looking--and bland. In fact, his screen image was such that he usually never got the girl...

36/36 ~ 208/37=5.62 {Actor #70}

94. John Garfield

Actor | Four Daughters

John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on the Lower East Side of New York City, to Hannah Basia (Margolis) and David Garfinkle, who were Jewish immigrants from Zhytomyr (now in Ukraine). Jules was raised by his father, a clothes presser and part-time cantor, after his mother's death in 1920,...

36/35 ~ 139/21=6.62 {Actor #71}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1948 - Body and Soul

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1939 - Four Daughters

95. Robert Redford

Actor | The Natural

Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955,...

35/35 ~ 146/24=6.08 {Actor #72}

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Actor: 1974 - The Sting

WON Honorary Academy Award: 2002 - Actor, director, producer, creator of Sundance, inspiration to independent and innovative filmmakers everywhere.

96. Errol Flynn

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set ...

35/35 ~ 174/29=6.00 {Actor #73}

97. Ernest Borgnine

Actor | Marty

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...

35/35 ~ 184/32=5.75 {Actor #74}

WON Academy Award for Best Actor: 1956 - Marty

98. Glenn Ford

Actor | Superman

Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school...

35/35 ~ 217/38=5.71 {Actor #75}

99. Randolph Scott

Actor | The Tall T

Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, ...

37/35 ~ 277/52=5.33 {Actor #76}

100. Edmond O'Brien

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored by...

36/34 ~ 132/21=6.28 {Actor #77}

WON Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1955 - The Barefoot Contessa

NOMINATED (not won) Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor: 1965 - Seven Days in May



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