10 actors and their highlights in the last 20 years

by pasteur | created - 05 Oct 2010 | updated - 06 Oct 2010 | Public

1. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 Dances with Wolves (1990), JFK (1991), A Perfect World (1993), The War (1994), Thirteen Days (2000), Open Range (2003), The Upside of Anger (2005), The Company Men (2010)

2. 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 ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Toy Story (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), Catch Me if You Can (2002), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Toy Story 3 (2010)

3. 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, ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 The Silence of Lambs (1991), Howards' End (1992), Dracula (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993), Shadowlands (1993), Nixon (1995), Amistad (1997), Proof (2005), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

4. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a bond salesman and later 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 ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 White Hunter Black Heart (1990), Unforgiven (1992), A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Gran Torino (2008)

5. 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 ...

Dead Again (1991), career highlights in 1990-2010 Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Dead Again (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), The Birdcage (1996), Hamlet (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Insomnia (2002), Happy Feet (2006)

6. Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (pseudonym Cecil Day-Lewis), Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 The Last of the Mohicans (1992), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Age of Innocence (1993), The Crucible (1996), The Boxer (1997), Gangs of New York (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007), Nine (2009)

7. Ben Kingsley

Actor | Sexy Beast

Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 Bugsy (1991), Schindler's List (1993), Death and the Maiden (1994), Sexy Beast (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Oliver Twist (2005), Shutter Island (2010)

8. 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 ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 Husbands and Wives (1992), Schindler's List (1993), Nell (1994), Rob Roy (1995), Michael Collins (1996), Les Miserables (1998), Gangs of New York (2002), Love Actually (2003), Kinsey (2004), Breakfast On Pluto (2005), Batman Begins (2005)

9. Geoffrey Rush

Actor | The King's Speech

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 Shine (1996), Children of the Revolution (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Les Miserables (1998), Quills (2000), Lantana (2001), Frida (2002), Swimming Upstream (2003), Finding Nemo (2003), Munich (2005), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), The King's Speech (2010)

10. Ralph Fiennes

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...

career highlights in 1990-2010 Schindler's List (1993), Quiz Show (1994), The English Patient (1996), Oscar and Lucida (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Sunshine (1999), Spider (2002), The Constant Gardener (2005), The White Countess (2005), The Reader (2008), In Bruges (2008)

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