Famous Novelists on Screen

by angelwizzard666 | created - 13 Mar 2016 | updated - 02 Apr 2016 | Public

1. Woolsey Ackerman

Producer | The David Whiting Story

Woolsey Ackerman is known for his work on The David Whiting Story (2014), The Harvey Girl from Shanghai (2010) and The Big Raincheck (2015).

Ayn Rand in "The David Whiting Story" (2014)

2. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

Emily Brontë in "Les sœurs Brontë" (1979)

3. Afzaal Ahmad

Actor | International Gorillay

Afzaal Ahmad is an actor, known for International Guerillas (1990), Aakhri Muqabala (1977) and Shah Behram (1985).

Salman Rushdie in "International Gorillay" (1990)

4. Boris Alexander

Actor | Lives and Deaths of the Poets

Boris Alexander is an actor, known for Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011).

F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

5. Josh Anderson

Actor | Lives and Deaths of the Poets

Josh Anderson is an actor, known for Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011).

William S. Burroughs in "Lifes and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

6. Harry Andrews

Actor | The Hill

British character actor Harry Andrews had the sort of massive granite face and square jaw that would stamp that career, but he set himself apart with brilliant stage and screen work. He had graduated from Wrekin College in Shropshire and then moved on to the stage, appearing with Liverpool ...

Leo Tolstoy in "A Question of Faith" (1979)

7. Philip Anglim

Actor | Haunted Summer

Philip Anglim was born on February 11, 1952 in Oakland, California, USA as Philip Charles Anglim. He is an actor, known for Haunted Summer (1988), The Thorn Birds (1983) and The Elephant Man (1982).

Franz Kafka in "Milena" (1991)

8. Greg Armstrong-Morris

Actor | Watchmen

Greg Armstrong-Morris is an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Antitrust (2001) and Marco Chow Massage (2012).

Truman Capote in "Watchmen" (2009)

9. Jürgen Arndt

Actor | Céleste

Jürgen Arndt was born in 1932 in Berlin, Germany. He is an actor, known for Céleste (1980), Das Trauerspiel von Julius Caesar (1969) and Die Heirat (1970).

Marcel Proust in "Céleste" (1980)

10. Jonah Baker

Actor | Hail to the Groupies

Jonah Baker is an actor, known for Hail to the Groupies (2012) and Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011).

Ernest Hemingway in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) Ernest Hemingway in "Hail to the Groupies" (2012)

11. Josiane Balasko

Actress | Gazon maudit

Josiane Balasko was born on April 15, 1950 in Paris, France as Josiane Balaskovic. She is an actress and writer, known for French Twist (1995), A French Gigolo (2008) and The Hedgehog (2009). She has been married to George Aguilar since June 12, 2003. She was previously married to Philippe Berry.

Marguerite Duras in "J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka" (2005)

12. Michael Barbour

Actor | The Raven

Michael Barbour is an actor, known for The Raven (2006), The Tomb (2007) and Killer Pickton (2006).

Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven" (2006)

13. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

Reinaldo Arenas in "Before night falls" (2000)

14. Jean-Marc Barr

Actor | Le grand bleu

Jean-Marc Barr was born on September 27, 1960 in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Blue (1988), Lovers (1999) and American Translation (2011).

Jack Kerouac in "Big Sur" (2013)

15. Edgar Barrier

Actor | Phantom of the Opera

Edgar Barrier was born on March 4, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Phantom of the Opera (1943), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and The Secret of St. Ives (1949). He died on June 20, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Robert Louis Stevenson in "Adventures in Silverado" (1948)

16. Roland Barthes

Actor | Les soeurs Brontë

Roland Barthes was born on November 12, 1915 in Cherbourg, France. He was a writer, known for The Brontë Sisters (1979), Mouvements du désir (1994) and Let the Sunshine In (2017). He died on March 25, 1980 in Paris, France.

William Makepeace Thackeray in "Les sœurs Brontë" (1979)

17. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...

Gertrude Stein in "Midnight in Paris" (2011)

18. Chris Bauer

Actor | The Wire

Chris Bauer was born on October 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Christopher Bauer. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), True Blood (2008) and The Deuce (2017). He has been married to Laura Bauer since May 12, 1997. They have two children.

Ken Kesey in "Neal Cassady" (2007)

19. Alberte Bayol

Actress | Pontcarral, colonel d'empire

Alberte Bayol is an actress, known for Pontcarral, colonel d'empire (1942).

George Sand in "Pontcarral, colonel d'empire" (1942)

Marcel Proust in "Mauvais genre" (1997)

21. Raine Bennett

Self | The Pacific Frontier

Raine Bennett was born on October 23, 1891 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Pacific Frontier (1942). He died in July 1981 in New York, USA.

Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven" (1935)

22. Julien Bertheau

Actor | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Julien Bertheau was born on June 19, 1910 in Algiers, Alger, France as Julien Désiré Bertheau. He was an actor, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Count of Monte Cristo (1954) and The Phantom of Liberty (1974). He was married to Micheline Boudet and Denise Clair. He died on...

Victor Hugo in "La symphonie fantastique" (1942)

23. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

George Sand in "Les enfants du siècle" (1999)

24. Dan Borden

Director | Fucking Different New York

Dan Borden is a director and actor, known for Fucking Different New York (2007) and Mix Breed (2010).

Arthur Miller in *beep* Different New York" (2007)

25. Marco Borromei

Writer | SKAM Italia

Marco Borromei is a writer and actor, known for SKAM Italia (2018), Saremo giovani e bellissimi (2018) and P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (2011).

Edgar Allan Poe in "P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie" (2011)

26. Lucia Bosè

Actress | La signora senza camelie

Lucia Bosè was born on January 28, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Lucia Borlani. She is an actress, known for The Lady Without Camelias (1953), Story of a Love Affair (1950) and Fellini Satyricon (1969). She was previously married to Luis Miguel Dominguín.

George Sand in "Jutrzenka" (1969)

27. Alain Bougie

Actor | Chasing Holden

Alain Bougie is an actor, known for Chasing Holden (2003).

J.D. Salinger in "Chasing Holden" (2003)

28. Bill Boylan

Actor | Monster

Bill Boylan is an actor, known for Monster (2003), Dropped Frames (2004) and All That Remains (2006).

Ernest Hemingway in "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (2003)

29. Claude Brasseur

Actor | Un éléphant ça trompe énormément

Claude Brasseur was born on June 15, 1936 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Claude Espinasse. He is an actor, known for Pardon Mon Affaire (1976), On the Edge of the Horizon (1993) and Le souper (1992). He has been married to 'Michèle Cambon since 1970. They have one child. He was ...

Guy de Maupassant in "Guy de Maupassant" (1982)

30. Lino Braxe

Actor | La herencia Valdemar

Lino Braxe was born in 1962 in Murgados, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as Lino Braxe Mandiá. He is an actor and casting director, known for The Valdemar Legacy (2010), La novia de medianoche (1997) and Un café de ollos verdes (1992).

Bram Stoker in "La herencia Valdemar" (2010)

31. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

Miguel de Cervantes in "Cervantes" (1967)

32. Sandra Bullock

Producer | The Proposal

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of German descent. Sandra grew up on the road ...

Harper Lee in "Infamous" (2006)

33. Jean Burgess

Actress | Lives and Deaths of the Poets

Jean Burgess is an actress, known for Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011) and Collide (2010).

Gertrude Stein in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

34. James Bush

Actor | The Return of Peter Grimm

James Bush was born on October 14, 1907 in Greenfield, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Return of Peter Grimm (1935), Battle of Greed (1937) and Sky Giant (1938). He died on April 9, 1987 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

Mark Twain in "Battle of Greed" (1937)

35. Simon Callow

Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Simon Callow was born on June 13, 1949 in London, England as Simon Phillip Hugh Callow. He is an actor, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), A Room with a View (1985) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). He has been married to Sebastian Fox since June 2016.

Charles Dickens in "Christmas Carol : The Movie" (2001)

36. John Cameron

Producer | Fargo

John Cameron was born on August 31, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and production manager, known for Fargo (2014), Legion (2017) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Hallie Singleton since April 17, 1998. They have two children.

Edgar Allan Poe in "Lunatics : A Love Story" (1991)

37. André Carnège

Actor | Madame Sans-Gêne

André Carnège is an actor, known for Madame Sans-Gêne (1941), Miss Bonaparte (1942) and Orpheus (1950).

Alexandre Dumas in "Mam'zelle Bonaparte" (1942)

38. Sharon Carpenter-Rose

Actress | Touching Yonder

Multi-award winning actress and award-winning on-camera television host, and Assistant Producer for the multi-award winning film production company, Roman Pictures. She most recently performed in the Roman Pictures film production of the suspense/thriller drama, "Dissensions," which garnered a ...

Virginia Woolf in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

39. Guido Celano

Director | Giurò... e li uccise ad uno ad uno... Piluk il timido

Guido Celano was born on April 19, 1904 in Francavilla al Mare, Abruzzo, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for Piluk, the Timid One (1968), The Life of Giuseppe Verdi (1938) and Journey to the Lost City (1960). He was married to Tina Xeo. He died on March 7, 1988 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Victor Hugo in "Giuseppe Verdi" (1953)

40. Jean Chaduc

Actor | La Malibran

Jean Chaduc is an actor, known for La Malibran (1944), Pontcarral, colonel d'empire (1942) and Paméla (1945).

Victor Hugo in "La Malibran" (1944)

41. Geneviève Chambry


Geneviève Chambry is an actress, known for Gigi (1949).

Colette in "Gigi" (1949)

42. Ben Chaplin

Actor | The Thin Red Line

With charm to spare and dark, unassumingly handsome looks, British actor Ben Chaplin arrived on the Hollywood scene in smart and sexy fashion with the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996). While his habit for avoiding mainstream artificiality in favor of small, intense, independent ...

Edgar Allan Poe in "Twixt" (2011)

43. Christopher Chaplin

Actor | Je suis le ténébreux

Christopher Chaplin was born on July 8, 1962 in Lausanne, Switzerland as Christopher James Chaplin. He is an actor and composer, known for Je suis le ténébreux (2017), Labyrinth (1991) and Till We Meet Again (1989).

Franz Kafka in "Labyrinth" (1991)

44. Robert Christidès

Art_department | Le samouraï

Robert Christidès was born on March 7, 1922 in France. He is known for his work on Le Samouraï (1967), Gauguin the Savage (1980) and Pontcarral, colonel d'empire (1942).

Alexandre Dumas in "Pontcarral, colonel d'empire" (1942)

45. Imogen Claire

Actress | Billy Elliot

Stark-looking Imogen Claire, the British dancer, choreographer and actress, was born in London in 1943 and trained at the Royal Ballet School. She went on to study at the London Dance Theatre and progressed to principal roles. As an actress with a decided taste for the avant garde, she became a ...

George Sand in "Lisztomania" (1975)

46. Fernando Conde

Actor | La loca historia de los tres mosqueteros

Fernando Conde was born on January 24, 1952 in Ibdes, Zaragoza, Spain as Fernando Conde Yagüe. He is known for his work on The Crazy Story of the Three Musketeers (1983), Hospital Central (2000) and The Ministry of Time (2015).

Alexandre Dumas in "La loca historia de los tres mosqueteros" (1983)

47. Chris Cooper

Actor | Adaptation.

Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised.

Educated at the University of Missouri school of ...

J.D. Salinger in "Coming Through the Rye" (2015)

48. María Teresa Costantini

Director | Yo soy así, Tita de Buenos Aires

María Teresa Costantini was born on October 9, 1949 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Teresa Constantini. She is an actress and director, known for Yo soy así, Tita de Buenos Aires (2017), Felicitas (2009) and Bajamar, la costa del silencio (1998). She was previously married to Eduardo ...

Emily Brontë in "Cuatro caras para Victoria" (1992)

49. Alex Cox

Director | Repo Man

Throughout his years in the industry, Alex Cox, an English writer-director, has not only proven his loyalty and integrity to cult cinema, but also his love for it. This all began in 1977, when Cox dropped out of Oxford University to study Radio, Film & TV at Bristol until graduating in 1977. Seeing...

D.H. Lawrence in "Catchfire" (1990)

50. Bernard Cribbins

Actor | The Railway Children

An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also ...

Gertrude Stein in "Picassos äventyr" (1978)

51. Michael Culkin

Actor | A Very English Scandal

Michael Culkin is an Irish actor probably best known for his role as Judge Buller in the BBC drama Garrow's Law (2009). He appeared as Rab Butler in both seasons of The Crown (2016), in The Iron Lady (2011) with Meryl Streep, opposite Johnny Depp in Mortdecai (2015) and with Hugh Grant in A Very ...

Oscar Wilde in "An Ideal Husband" (1999)

52. John Cusack

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American ...

Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven" (2012)

53. Peter Cusanelli

The Lady from Shanghai

Peter Cusanelli was born on April 12, 1898 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lady from Shanghai (1947), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) and The Pirate (1948). He died on April 10, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Honoré de Balzac in "A Song to Remember" (1945)

54. James D'Arcy

Actor | Cloud Atlas

James D'Arcy was born Simon Richard D'Arcy in London, England, to Caroline (O'Connor) and Richard D'Arcy. He was raised by his mother, a nurse. He trained at LAMDA and graduated in July 1995. During his three-year course, he gained acting experience by appearing in the plays "Heracles", "As You ...

Ian Fleming in "Age of Heroes" (2011)

55. Claude Darget

Actor | Marie Soleil

Claude Darget was born on January 26, 1910 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Marie Soleil (1964), Diamonds Are Brittle (1965) and Honey, Scare Me (1958). He died on March 26, 1992.

Franz Kafka in "Marie Soleil" (1966)

56. Judy Davis

Actress | Husbands and Wives

Davis was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She found international success with the role of Adela Quested in A Passage to India (1984). Her performance was nominated an Academy Award for Best...

George Sand in "Impromptu" (1991)

57. Bruce Allen Dawson

Actor | Signals 2

Bruce Allen Dawson was born on October 2, 1957 and is a Bronx, New York native. In his late teens, he hung out in Times Square and the theatre district in mid-town Manhattan where the neon lights of Broadway left a very lasting impression. Since bitten by the acting bug, he is now a veteran actor ...

Ralph Ellison in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

58. 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 ...

Charlotte Brontë in "Devotion" (1946)

59. Maria de Medeiros

Actress | Pulp Fiction

Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher.

Studied at Lycée ...

Anaïs Nin in "Henry & June" (1990)

60. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...

Iris Murdoch in "Iris" (2001)

61. Gérard Depardieu

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along ...

Alexandre Dumas in "L'autre Dumas" (2010)

62. 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 ...

J.M. Barrie in "Finding Neverland" (2004)

63. Arnold Diamond

Actor | Fiddler on the Roof

Arnold Diamond was born on April 18, 1915 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), The Italian Job (1969) and The Saint (1962). He died on March 18, 1992 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

Charles Dickens in "The Best House in London" (1969)

64. 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,...

Jim Carroll in "The Basketball Diaries" (1995)

65. Émile Drain

Actor | Un drame sous Napoléon

Émile Drain was born on February 1, 1890 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Uncle Bernac (1921), Casanova (1934) and The Fighting Eagle (1927). He died on November 22, 1966 in Paris.

Victor Hugo in "Si Paris nous était conté" (1956)

66. Luca Ducceschi

Actor | Lives and Deaths of the Poets

Luca Ducceschi is an actor, known for Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011), Signals (2008) and Deceptors (2005).

D.H. Lawrence in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

67. Françoise Dukrate

Actress | Mon coeur est rouge

Françoise Dukrate is an actress, known for Mon coeur est rouge (1976).

Honoré de Balzac in "Mon cœur est rouge" (1976)

68. Jeff East

Actor | Superman

Jeff East was born on October 27, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Superman (1978), Tom Sawyer (1973) and Huckleberry Finn (1974). He has been married to Pascale Lambert East since October 23, 2015. He was previously married to Lori East.

Jack London in "Klondike Fever" (1980)

69. Ashley Edmiston

Actress | Lives and Deaths of the Poets

Ashley Edmiston is an actress, known for Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011), The Boomers (2009) and 97 Echo (2008).

Mary Shelley in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

70. Mikhail Efremov

Actor | 12

He made his stage and screen debut in mid 1970's as schoolboy. In 1982-1984 Yefremov served in Soviet Army. In 1987 he graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School.

Yefremov was married four times, has six children. His first wife was the editor Asya Vorobieva, their son Nikita Efremov is a ...

Leo Tolstoy in "Rzhevskiy protiv Napoleona" (2012)

71. Jessica Erickson

Actress | Adieu au langage

Jessica Erickson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She is an actress, known for Goodbye to Language (2014) and Louis-Ferdinand Céline (2016).

Mary Shelley in "Adieu au langage" (2014)

72. Javier Escrivá

Actor | Molokai, la isla maldita

Javier Escrivá was born on July 21, 1930 in València, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain as Javier Escribá de Scorcia y Vergés. He was an actor and writer, known for Molokai, la isla maldita (1959), El chulo (1974) and El príncipe encadenado (1960). He was married to Alicia. He died on ...

Miguel de Cervantes in "Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo" (1973)

73. Carl Esmond

Actor | Sergeant York

Born Willy Eichberger in Vienna, Austria, he changed his name to the ethnically nondescript Carl Esmond and went on to become a well-regarded actor both here and in Europe, a career that sustained itself for nearly 50 years. He initially studied drama in Vienna at the State Academy of Dramatic Arts...

Jules Verne in "From the Earth to the Moon" (1958)

74. Brent Fidler

Actor | Poe: Last Days of the Raven

Brent Fidler was born to play characters that have a spiritual impact, his first stage role at age six being the tavern owner that tossed Mary Magdalene out of the Inn and into the manger. Brent's theater and film company, Theater Crossing, has produced a wide variety of acclaimed productions in ...

Edgar Allan Poe in "Poe : Last Days of the Raven" (2008)

75. 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 ...

Charles Dickens in "The Invisible Woman" (2013)

76. Goran Filipas

Assistant_director | Nemanjici-radjanje kraljevine

Goran Filipas is an assistant director and producer, known for The Nemanjic Dynasty: The Birth of the Kingdom (2018), Autumn in My Street (2009) and Apophenia (2016).

Herman Melville in "Srce je mudrih u kuci zalosti" (2009)

77. Peter Finch

Actor | Network

Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he ...

Oscar Wilde in "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" (1960)

78. Albert Finney

Actor | Erin Brockovich

The son of a Lancashire bookmaker, Albert Finney came to motion pictures via the theatre. In 1956, he won a scholarship to RADA where his fellow alumni included Peter O'Toole and Alan Bates. He joined the Birmingham Repertory where he excelled in plays by William Shakespeare. A member of the Royal ...

Ernest Hemingway in "Hemingway, the Hunter of Death" (2001)

79. Tom Fisher

Actor | The Mummy Returns

Tom Fisher was born in 1968 in Camden, London, England. He is an actor, known for The Mummy Returns (2001), The Young Victoria (2009) and Shanghai Knights (2003).

Arthur Conan Doyle in "Shanghai Knights" (2003)

80. Glenn Fitzgerald

Actor | Flirting with Disaster

Glenn Fitzgerald is a highly regarded actor of stage, film, and television.

Film roles include: Lonnie, the son of Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin in David O. Russell's cult classic Flirting with Disaster; Neil, the boy at the "key party" that goes home with Sigourney Weaver in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm; ...

Jack Kerouac in "Neal Cassady" (2007)

81. Bridget Fonda

Actress | A Simple Plan

Bridget Jane Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, to Susan Brewer and actor Peter Fonda. She is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, both famous actors. Bridget made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider (1969), but first became interested in acting after ...

Mary Shelley in "Frankenstein Unbound" (1990)

82. Karn Ford

Actress | Lives and Deaths of the Poets

Karn Ford is an actress, known for Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011), Cinema Insomnia with Mr. Lobo (2001) and First Lady (2020).

Charlotte Brontë in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

83. Karl Formes

Actor | Ghosts

Karl Formes was born on July 3, 1841 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Ghosts (1915), Old Heidelberg (1915) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921). He died on November 18, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Mark Twain in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1921)

84. Frederic Forrest

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Frederic Forrest, the Oscar-nominated character actor, was born two days before Christmas Day in 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas, the same home town as director Robert Benton. Forrest had long wanted to be an actor, but he was so nervous that he ran out of auditions for school plays. Later, at Texas ...

Dashiell Hammett in "Hammett" (1982)

85. Ben Foster

Actor | Hell or High Water

Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in ...

William S. Burroughs in "Kill Your Darlings" (2013)

86. Laurence Foster

Actor | Vikings

Born in Wolverhampton in 1944. Educated at Regis School and Birmingham Theatre School where he won the Outstanding Student Award. Seasons of twice nightly rep followed in 1968 and was then engaged by Peter Dews at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Othello, Romeo & Juliet, St. Joan and After The Rain ...

Charles Dickens in "A Christmas Carol" (2012)

87. Janet Fox

Actress | They Knew What They Wanted

Janet Fox was born on June 12, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for They Knew What They Wanted (1940), Suspense (1949) and The United States Steel Hour (1953). She was married to Henry Goldsmith. She died on April 22, 2002 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Edna Ferber in "Act One" (1963)

88. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...

Oscar Wilde in "Wilde" (1997)

89. Gabriel Gabrio

Actor | Les misérables

The youngest of no less than sixteen children, Gabriel Gabrio was born in Reims in 1887. His father worked for the Pommeray Champagne cellars but his son was soon more attracted to the theater than to the bubbles of the famous French sparkling white wine. Puppet theater was his first passion. He ...

Honoré de Balzac in "Giuseppe Verdi" (1938)

90. Ricardo Galache

Actor | Madame Bovary

Ricardo Galache was an actor, known for Madame Bovary (1947), El misterioso tío Sylas (1947) and La pícara soñadora (1956).

Gustave Flaubert in "Madame Bovary" (1947)

91. Juan Luis Galiardo

Actor | El caballero Don Quijote

Juan Luis Galiardo was born on March 2, 1940 in San Roque, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Juan Luis Galiardo Comes. He was an actor and producer, known for Don Quixote, Knight Errant (2002), El vuelo de la paloma (1989) and Goodbye from the Heart (2000). He was married to Juana Prieto and María Elías. ...

Miguel de Cervantes in "Miguel y William" (2007)

92. Bruno Ganz

Actor | Der Untergang

Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).

Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in "Saint-Ex" (1996)

93. Dezsö Garas

Actor | A legényanya

Dezsö Garas was born on December 9, 1933 in Budapest, Hungary as Dezsö Grósz. He was an actor and director, known for A legényanya (1989), Jacob the Liar (1974) and A három növér (1991). He was married to Ágnes Böszörményi Nagy. He died on December 30, 2011 in Budapest.

Daniel Defoe in "Hagyjátok Robinsont !" (1990)

94. Victor Garber

Actor | Argo

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...

Ernest Hemingway in "The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway" (1989)

95. John Geoffrion

Actor | Lives and Deaths of the Poets

John is a professional actor, director, writer and producer originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has worked in various professional, summer stock, and local theatres throughout New England, New York City, and Washington DC. He received his MFA in Acting from Catholic University of America....

James Joyce in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)

96. Heinrich George

Actor | Metropolis

Heinrich George was born on October 9, 1893 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz. He was an actor and producer, known for Metropolis (1927), Kolberg (1945) and Die Degenhardts (1944). He was married to Berta Drews. He died on September 25, 1946 in Soviet Special ...

Émile Zola in "Dreyfus" (1930)

97. Sergey Gerasimov

Director | Lev Tolstoy

Sergei Gerasimov was born in the village of Kundravy in Urals area of the Russian Empire, in 1906. He studied at the Leningrad College of Arts and graduated from the Actors Department of the Leningrad Institute for Stage Arts in 1928. He started his film career in 1924 as an actor, continued as an ...

Leo Tolstoy in "Lev Tolstoy" (1984)

98. Charles Gerson

Actor | The Pony Express

Charles Gerson was born on October 8, 1903 in California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Pony Express (1925) and Pop Tuttle's Movie Queen (1922). He died on September 23, 1973 in Canoga Park, California.

Mark Twain in "The Pony Express" (1925)

99. Malcolm Gets

Actor | Caroline in the City

Malcolm Gets was born in Chicago but lived in New Jersey until he was 5. Both of his parents are of English ancestry. His mother, Lispbeth, was a special educationist and his father, Terence, works as a college textbook representative for a Boston-based publisher and runs in many competitve ...

F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" (1994)

100. Robert Gill

Actor | Hugo

Robert Gill is an actor, known for Hugo (2011), The Forsyte Saga (1967) and Nitrate.

James Joyce in "Hugo" (2011)

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