My Favourite Comedians

by Invisible2015 | created - 30 Sep 2017 | updated - 15 Jan 2019 | Public

Not all of these actors are/were strictly specialized on comedy, but in my opinion, all of them are or were particularly good in comedic roles.

1. Louis de Funès

Actor | Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born on July 31, 1914, in Courbevoie, France. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter. His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction.

Young Louis...

2. 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...

3. Peter Sellers

Actor | Being There

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his ...

4. Iva Janzurová

Actress | Ene bene

Iva Janzurová was born on May 19, 1941 in Zirovnice, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. She is an actress, known for Eeny Meeny (2000), Some Secrets (2002) and Pension pro svobodné pány (1968).

5. Herbert Lom

Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Herbert Lom was born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich Schluderpacheru on September 11, 1917. He made his film debut in the Czech film Woman Below the Cross (1937) and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon ...

6. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

7. Walter Matthau

Actor | The Odd Couple

Walter Matthau was best known for starring in many films which included Charade (1963), The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Dennis the Menace (1993). He often worked with Jack Lemmon and the two were Hollywood's craziest stars.

He was born Walter Jake Matthow in New York City, New York...

8. 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 ...

9. Milos Kopecký

Actor | Tajemství hradu v Karpatech

Milos Kopecký was born on August 22, 1922 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981), The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) and Lemonade Joe (1964). He was married to Jana Krecková and Stella Zázvorková. He died on February 16, 1996 in ...

10. Groucho Marx

Actor | A Night at the Opera

The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love...

11. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

12. Diane Keaton

Actress | Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, to Dorothy Deanne (Keaton), an amateur photographer, and John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall, a civil engineer and real estate broker. She studied Drama at Santa Ana College, before dropping out in favor of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New ...

13. Michel Galabru

Actor | Subway

Michel Galabru was born on October 27, 1922 in Safi, French Protectorate of Morocco as Michel Louis Edmond Galabru. He was an actor and writer, known for Subway (1985), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) and La Cage aux Folles (1978). He was married to Claude Etevenon and Annette Jacquot. He died...

14. Claude Gensac

Actress | L'immortel

Claude Gensac was born on March 1, 1927 in Acy-en-Multien, Oise, France as Claude Jeanne Malca Gensac. She was an actress, known for 22 Bullets (2010), The Troops get Married (1968) and The Troops on Vacation (1970). She was married to Henri Chemin and Pierre Mondy. She died on December 27, 2016 in...

15. Jirí Sovák

Actor | Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem

Jirí Sovák was born on December 27, 1920 in Prague, Czechoslovakia as Jirí Schmitzer. He was an actor and writer, known for Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977), Na kolejích ceká vrah (1970) and Arabela (1979). He died on September 6, 2000 in Prague, Czech Republic.

16. Lubomír Lipský

Actor | Slamený klobouk

Lubomír Lipský was born on April 19, 1923 in Pelhrimov, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Straw Hat (1972), The Three Musketeers (1983) and I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970). He was married to Vera Kittlerová. He died on October 2, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

17. Michel Serrault

Actor | Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud

As accomplished and versatile the well-loved French actor Michel Serrault proved to be over the course of five decades, American audiences still remember this actor for one role only - that of the neurotic, outrageously flamboyant drag performer Albin (aka Zaza) in the side-splitting French gay ...

18. Jacques Villeret

Actor | Le dîner de cons

Jacques Villeret was born on February 6, 1951 in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France as Jacky Boufroura. He was an actor, known for Le Dîner de Cons (1998), Robert et Robert (1978) and Malevil (1981). He was married to Irina Tarassov. He died on January 28, 2005 in Evreux, Eure, France.

19. David Niven

Actor | Murder by Death

James David Graham Niven was born on the feast day of St David, patron Saint of Wales. Although registered as the son of his mother's husband (William Edward Graham Niven), he was, in fact, the result of one of the many extra-marital flings she enjoyed while her husband was off fighting in the ...

20. Oldrich Nový

Actor | Dívka v modrém

Oldrich Nový was born on August 7, 1894 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Dívka v modrém (1940), Ctrnáctý u stolu (1943) and Christian (1939). He died on March 15, 1983 in Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic].

21. Natasa Gollová

Actress | Dívka v modrém

Natasa Gollová was born on February 27, 1912 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Natasa Hodácová. She was an actress, known for Dívka v modrém (1940), Prague Nights (1969) and Eva tropí hlouposti (1939). She was married to Karel Konstantin. She died on October 29, 1988 in ...

22. Will Hay

Actor | Oh, Mr. Porter!

William Thompson Hay was probably one of the most versatile of entertainers. He was not only a character comedian of the first rank, but was also an astronomer of high repute - he discovered the spot on the planet Saturn in 1933 - and a fully qualified air pilot; he was once an engineer. Born in ...

23. Hugh Grant

Actor | Love Actually

Hugh Grant, one of Britain's best known faces, has been equally entertaining on-screen as well as in real life, and has had enough sense of humor to survive a media frenzy. He is known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), with Andie MacDowell, Notting Hill (1999), opposite Julia ...

24. Josef Abrhám

Soundtrack | Valerie a týden divu

Josef Abrhám was born on December 14, 1939 in Zlín, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. He is an actor, known for Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), Leaving (2011) and Beauty in Trouble (2006). He has been married to Libuse Safránková since 1976. They have one child.

25. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

26. Eric Idle

Actor | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, playwright, director, and songwriter. co-creator of Monty Python on TV, stage, and five films, including The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which he later adapted for the stage with John Du Prez as Monty Python's Spamalot, winning the Tony...

27. Michael Palin

Actor | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Michael Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python.

After the Monty Python television series ended in 1974, the Palin/Jones team worked on Ripping Yarns, an intermittent television comedy series broadcast over ...

28. Graham Chapman

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...

29. Terry Jones

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, the son of Dilys Louisa (Newnes), a homemaker, and Alick George Parry Jones, a bank clerk. His older brother is production designer Nigel Jones. His grandparents were involved in the entertainment business, having managed the local Amateur Operatic ...

30. Václav Kopta

Actor | Snezenky a machri

Václav Kopta was born on June 21, 1965 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for Snowdrops and Aces (1983), The Great Thaw (2008) and Opera Betlém (2013). He has been married to Simona Vrbická since 1996. They have two children.

31. Elaine May

Actress | Small Time Crooks

Elaine May was born on April 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elaine Iva Berlin. She is an actress and writer, known for Small Time Crooks (2000), A New Leaf (1971) and Primary Colors (1998). She was previously married to David L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick and Marvin May.

32. Tracey Ullman

Actress | The Tracey Ullman Show

Tracey Ullman (born Trace Ullman) is a multiple award-winning television, stage and film actress who performs as a comedian, singer, dancer, as well as works as a screenwriter, producer, director, author, and businesswoman. She holds dual British and American citizenship.

Ullman's early appearances ...

33. Doris Day

Soundtrack | Pillow Talk

One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...

34. Annie Girardot

Actress | La pianiste

Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film ...

35. Philippe Noiret

Actor | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Philippe Noiret was one of French cinema's most familiar faces who appeared in more than 140 films in a career that spanned more than half a century.

He was born on October 1, 1930, in Lille, Nord, France, into a middle class family of shopkeepers. His father was fond of literature. Young Noiret ...

36. Jean-Paul Belmondo

Actor | Pierrot le Fou

The son of the renowned French sculptor Paul Belmondo, he studied at Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD); after the minor stage performances he made his screen debut in À pied, à cheval et en voiture (1957) but the episodes with his participation were cut before ...

37. Christian Clavier

Actor | Les visiteurs

Christian Clavier was born on May 6, 1952 in Paris, France. He is an actor and writer, known for The Visitors (1993), Just Visiting (2001) and Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999). He was previously married to Marie-Anne Chazel.

38. Petr Nározný

Actor | Slané pohádky

Petr Nározný was born on April 14, 1938 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for Slané pohádky (1983), Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977) and Let Him Face the Music! (1978).

39. Vladimír Mensík

Actor | Nahá pastýrka

Vladimír Mensík was born on October 9, 1929 in Ivancice, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor and writer, known for Nahá pastýrka (1966), Straw Hat (1972) and Klec pro dva (1968). He was married to Olga and Vera. He died on May 29, 1988 in Brno, Czechoslovakia.

40. Jirí Lábus

Actor | Amerika

Jirí Lábus was born on January 26, 1950 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for Amerika (1994), Clownwise (2013) and Arabela se vrací (1993).

41. Karel Kovár

Writer | Kovy

Karel Kovár was born on September 11, 1996 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. He is a writer and director, known for Kovy (2014), Gameballcz (2012) and Call Me Charlie (2017).

42. Martin Carev

Director | Jmenuju Se Martin

Martin Carev was born on May 24, 1998 in Prague, Czech Republic. He is a director and writer, known for Jmenuju Se Martin (2014), Martin: Come Back To Me (2018) and Martin Carev (2017).

43. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

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 was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real...

44. Alec Guinness

Actor | Star Wars

Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence...

45. Jaroslav Marvan

Actor | Velké dobrodruzství

Jaroslav Marvan was born on December 11, 1901 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Great Adventure (1952), Battalion (1937) and The Inspector General (1933). He was married to Marie Marvanová. He died on May 21, 1974 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

46. Ruzena Slemrová

Actress | Paní Morálka krácí mestem

Ruzena Slemrová was born on November 10, 1886 in Plzen, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Ruzena Machová. She was an actress, known for Paní Morálka krácí mestem (1939), Dívka v modrém (1940) and Mrtví zijí (1922). She was married to Robert Slemr. ...

47. Cenek Slégl

Writer | Ted' zas my

Cenek Slégl was born on September 30, 1893 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Vincenc Schlögel. He was an actor and writer, known for Ted' zas my (1939), Paní Morálka krácí mestem (1939) and Armádní dvojcata (1938). He died on February 17, 1970 in ...

48. Frantisek Filipovský

Actor | Dobrý voják Svejk

Frantisek Filipovský was born on September 23, 1907 in Prelouc, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Dobrý voják Svejk (1957), Haskovy povidky ze stareho mocnarstvi (1952) and Jak svet prichází o básníky (1982). He died on October 26, 1993 ...

49. Jan Libícek

Actor | Zabil jsem Einsteina, panove

Jan Libícek was born on September 28, 1931 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970), Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973) and The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962). He died on May 24, 1974 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

50. Jirina Jirásková

Actress | Vrásky z lásky

Jirina Jirásková was born on February 17, 1931 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress, known for Oldies But Goldies (2012), On the Comet (1970) and Svetáci (1969). She was married to Jirí Pleskot. She died on January 7, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.

51. Jirina Bohdalová

Actress | Fany

Jirina Bohdalová was born on May 3, 1931 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Fany (1995), The Immortal Aunt (1993) and Oldies But Goldies (2012).

52. Maggie Smith

Actress | Gosford Park

One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...

53. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) (later known as Paula Kahn) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university ...

54. Johnny Depp

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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 ...

55. Renée Zellweger

Actress | Chicago

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée ...

56. Goldie Hawn

Actress | Overboard

Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her ...

57. Jean Dujardin

Actor | The Artist

In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille (1999). This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end ...

58. Rowan Atkinson

Actor | Johnny English

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees ...

59. Jaroslav Plesl

Actor | Díra u Hanusovic

Jaroslav Plesl was born on October 20, 1974 in Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for Nowhere in Moravia (2014), The Quartette (2017) and Four Suns (2012).

60. Ivan Trojan

Actor | Horící ker

Ivan Trojan was born on June 30, 1964 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor and writer, known for Burning Bush (2013), Viditelny svet (2011) and In the Shadow (2012). He has been married to Klára Pollertová since 1992.

61. Ludek Sobota

Actor | Jeste vetsí blbec, nez jsme doufali

Ludek Sobota was born on May 27, 1943 in Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. He is an actor and writer, known for Jeste vetsí blbec, nez jsme doufali (1994), Nebát se a nakrást (1999) and Let Him Face the Music! (1978).

62. Jan Werich

Actor | Císaruv pekar - Pekaruv císar

Jan Werich was born on February 26, 1905 in Prague, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and writer, known for The Emperor and the Golem (1952), King and Women (1967) and Workers, Let's Go (1934). He died on October 31, 1980 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

63. Ricky Gervais

Writer | The Office

Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and ...

64. Dylan Moran

Actor | Black Books

Irish comedian Dylan Moran was born in Navan, County Meath in 1971. Leaving school without any qualifications at age 16, Moran quickly became attracted to stand-up comedy and debuted, in 1992, at a comedy club in Dublin, The Comedy Cellar. A year later, he won the Channel Four comedy newcomer's "So...

65. 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 ...

66. Nathan Lane

Actor | The Producers

Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.

67. Lee Evans

Actor | The Fifth Element

In 2014 Whilst being interviewed by Jonathon Ross on his show, he announced his immediate retirement from Stand Up and Touring after the premature death of his manager from a heart attack. He is now determined to spend more time with his wife Heather and daughter Molly, or Little Mo as he calls her.

68. Michael Caine

Actor | The Prestige

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 ...

69. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

70. Bill Murray

Actor | Lost in Translation

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...

71. Viktor Preiss

Actor | Romaneto

Viktor Preiss was born on March 13, 1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for Romaneto (1981), Dvacátý devátý (1974) and Hospital at the End of the City (1977).

72. Martha Issová

Actress | Sedmero krkavcu

Martha Issová was born on March 22, 1981 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for The Seven Ravens (2015), Deti noci (2008) and The Zookeeper's Wife (2017).

73. Karel Hermánek

Actor | Stalingrad

Karel Hermánek was born on October 17, 1947 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for Stalingrad (1993), Cerní baroni (2004) and The Land Gone Wild (1997). He is married to Hana Hermánková. They have three children.

74. Thierry Lhermitte

Actor | Le dîner de cons

One of France's most popular actors, writers, and producers, Thierry Lhermitte has been appearing in films since the 1970s. Perhaps best known for work in farcical comedies, the tall, handsome actor has appeared in some of France's more outrageous films over the course of his prolific career.


75. Greg Kinnear

Actor | As Good as It Gets

Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (nee Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. He has two brothers -- James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and ...

76. Jean Carmet

Actor | Les misérables

Jean Carmet was born on April 25, 1920 in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France as Jean Gabriel Edmond Carmet. He was an actor and writer, known for Les Misérables (1982), Bouvard et Pecuchet (1990) and The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972). He was married to Raymonde Machet. He died on ...

77. Bernard Blier

Actor | Speriamo che sia femmina

Bernard Blier was born on January 11, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Speriamo che sia femmina (1986), L'école buissonnière (1949) and Manèges (1950). He was married to Annette Martin and Gisèle Brunet. He died on March 29, 1989 in Saint-Cloud, ...

78. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Katharine Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut to a suffragist and a doctor who both 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 very close to her brother Tom; at 14 she was ...

79. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was a Dutch noblewoman, while her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, to English and Austrian parents.

After her parents' divorce, ...

80. James Cagney

Actor | Angels with Dirty Faces

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 ...

81. Pierre Mondy

Actor | Le comte de Monte Cristo

Pierre Mondy was born on February 10, 1925 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Pierre Cuq. He is known for his work on The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961), Les mystères de Paris (1962) and The Battle of Austerlitz (1960). He was married to Catherine Allary, ...

82. Milan Lasica

Actor | Jak jsme hráli cáru

Milan Lasica was born on February 3, 1940 in Zvolen, Slovenský stát. He is an actor, known for Hostage (2014), Bakalari (1980) and Frankenstein's Aunt (1987). He is married to Magda Vásáryová. They have two children. He was previously married to Zora Kolínska.

83. Július Satinský

Actor | Tri veteráni

Was born on August 20, 1941 in Bratislava, then the capital of pro-Nazi Slovakia. His family was pretty wealthy, his grandfather being landowner and uncle running one of the biggest restaurants in Bratislava. He studied at pedagogical school, acted in amateur drama and radio plays. In 1958 won a ...

84. Helena Ruzicková

Actress | Trhala fialky dynamitem

Helena Ruzicková was born on June 13, 1936 in Prague, Czechoslovakia as Helena Málková. She was an actress and writer, known for Trhala fialky dynamitem (1992), I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970) and Prítelkyne z domu smutku (1992). She died on January 4, 2004 in Plzen, Czech Republic.

85. Stella Zázvorková

Actress | Kolja

Stella Zázvorková was born on April 14, 1922 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress, known for Kolya (1996), Autumn Spring (2001) and A Pound on Demand (1963). She was married to Milos Kopecký. She died on May 18, 2005 in Prague, Czech Republic.

86. Kveta Fialová

Actress | Adéla jeste nevecerela

Kveta Fialová was born on September 1, 1929 in Vel'ké Dravce, Czechoslovakia as Kvetoslava Fialová. She was an actress, known for Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet (1978), Spring Waters (1968) and Straw Hat (1972). She was married to Pavel Hása and Jirí Joska. She died on September 26, 2017 in Prague, ...

87. Nada Konvalinková

Actress | Adéla jeste nevecerela

Nada Konvalinková was born on April 18, 1951 in Prague, Czechoslovakia as Nadezda Konvalinková. She is an actress, known for Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet (1978), The Great Movie Robbery (1986) and Jak je dulezité míti Filipa (1979). She was previously married to Oldrich Kaiser.

88. Oldrich Kaiser

Actor | Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále

Oldrich Kaiser was born on May 16, 1955 in Liberec, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for I Served the King of England (2006), A Prominent Patient (2016) and Barefoot (2017). He was previously married to Nada Konvalinková.

89. Míla Myslíková

Actress | Jak svet prichází o básníky

Míla Myslíková was born on February 14, 1933 in Trebíc, Czechoslovakia as Bohumila Myslíková. She was an actress, known for Jak svet prichází o básníky (1982), Konec básníku v Cechách (1993) and How Poets Are Losing Their Illusions (1985). She died ...

90. Josef Bláha

Actor | Prazske noci

Josef Bláha was born on June 8, 1924 in Novo Mesto, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. He was an actor, known for Prague Nights (1969), Palette of Love (1976) and I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970). He was married to Bohumila Bláhová. He died on December 6, 1994 in Prague, Czech Republic.

91. Juraj Herz

Director | Habermann

Juraj Herz was born on September 4, 1934 in Kezmarok, Czechoslovakia. He was a director and actor, known for Habermann (2010), Beauty and the Beast (1978) and The Cremator (1969). He was married to Therese Herz. He died on April 8, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

92. Libuse Safránková

Actress | Kolja

Libuse Safránková was born on June 7, 1953 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. She is an actress, known for Kolya (1996), Bájecná léta pod psa (1997) and Vivát, Benyovszky! (1975). She is married to Josef Abrhám. They have one child.

93. Eliska Balzerová

Actress | Nemocnice na kraji mesta

Eliska Balzerová was born on May 25, 1949 in Vsetín, Czechoslovakia as Eliska Havránková. She is an actress, known for Hospital at the End of the City (1977), Women in Temptation (2010) and Tiger Theory (2016).

94. Vlastimil Brodský

Actor | Jakob, der Lügner

Vlastimil Brodský was born on December 15, 1920 in Hrusov, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Jacob the Liar (1974), A Night at Karlstein (1974) and Autumn Spring (2001). He was married to Jana Brejchová and Bozena Brodská. He died on April 20, 2002 in Slunecna, Czech Republic.

95. Frantisek Peterka

Actor | Arabela

Frantisek Peterka was born on March 17, 1922 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Arabela (1979), Darling, Are We a Good Match...? (1975) and Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977). He died on November 25, 2016 in Liberec, Czech Republic.

96. Jan Cina

Actor | Národní trída

Jan Cina was born on March 20, 1988 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor, known for National Street (2019), Ordinace v ruzové zahrade 2 (2008) and Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (2016).

97. Chevy Chase

Actor | National Lampoon's Vacation

Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase in Lower Manhattan, New York, to Cathalene Parker (Browning), a concert pianist and librettist, and Edward Tinsley "Ned" Chase, an editor and writer. His parents both came from prominent families, and his grandfathers were artist and illustrator Edward ...

98. Donald Glover

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...

99. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who has co-starred with Thompson in several films. Her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. ...

100. Harold Lloyd

Actor | The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

Born in Buchard, Nebraska, USA to Elizabeth Fraser and 'J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd' who fought constantly and soon divorced (at the time a rare event), Harold Clayton Lloyd was nominally educated in Denver and San Diego high schools and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San ...

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