My Favorite actors

by tintuvjoe | created - 07 Nov 2016 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

2. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem belongs to a family of actors that have been working on 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 grandparents were...

3. 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 ...

4. 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. ...

5. Chris Pratt

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence for his small-screen roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood (2002), Ché in The O.C. (2003), and Andy Dwyer and Parks and Recreation (2009), and notable film roles in Moneyball (2011), The Five-Year ...

6. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

As the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016, and with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actress of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

7. Laurence Fishburne

Actor | The Matrix

Critically hailed for his forceful, militant, authoritative figures and one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers, Laurence (John) Fishburne III has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a number of NAACP Image honors.

Born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie ...

8. Steve Carell

Actor | The Office

Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet Theresa (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother was of Polish descent and his father of Italian and ...

9. Thilakan

Actor | Thaniyavartanam

Thilakan (born Surendranatha Thilakan) was a Malayalam film actor. Widely considered one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, he was stubborn, uncompromising and very critical of the way lead actors worked in comparison to character actors. In a span of around 40 years, Thilakan handled a huge ...

10. Mohanlal

Actor | Dasharatham

Mohanlal was born to Viswanathan Nair (father) and Santhakumari (mother) in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the southern part of India on 21st May 1960. Starting his career with a classic villain role, he has now become an outstanding actor of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala. Without no doubt, ...

11. Mammootty

Actor | Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha

Malayalam film actor Mammootty was born to Ismail (an agriculturist) and Fatima (a homemaker). He had two younger brothers Ibrahim and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina. He did his high school (pre-degree) at Maharaja's College, Thevara and then studied law at Ernakulam ...

12. Cochin Hanifa

Actor | Enthiran

Cochin Hanifa was born on April 22, 1951 in Kochi, Travancore-Cochin, India as Salim Ahmed Ghoush. He was an actor and writer, known for Enthiran (2010), Paasa Paravaigal (1988) and Moonnu Masangalkku Munpu (1986). He died on February 2, 2010 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

13. Innocent

Actor | Devasuram

Innocent was born in Thrissur, Kerala, India as Innocent Vincent. He is an actor and producer, known for Devasuram (1993), Pranchiyettan and the Saint (2010) and Aavanazhi (1986).

14. Revathi

Actress | Thevar Magan

Revathi was born on July 8, 1966 in Kochi, Kerala, India as Asha Kelunni. She is an actress and director, known for Thevar Magan (1992), Power Paandi (2017) and Kizhakku Vasal (1990). She was previously married to Menon, Suresh.

15. Mala Aravindan

Actor | Sallapam

Mala Aravindan was born in 1939 in Ernakulam, Kerala, India as T. K. Aravindan. He is known for his work on Sallapam (1996), Sandesham (1991) and Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002). He was married to Geetha. He died on January 28, 2015 in Coimbatore, India.

16. Indrans

Actor | Apothecary

Indrans is a Malayalam film actor and costume designer. He acts mainly in comedy roles. He has acted in over 250 films.

Indrans, a tailor by profession, debuted in the film Choothattam as a costume designer. It was producer Charlie who offered him a chance to assist in costume designing. Although he...

17. Jagathi Sreekumar

Actor | Witness

One of the best actor ever graced Indian film. He was the son of the write Jagathy N Achari. He was very active in the school and college drama activities and wanted to be an actor from childhood. Since he didn't want to use his father's name to get a chance in movies, he never revealed about his ...

18. Jayaram

Actor | Thuppakki

Jayaram was born in Perumbavoor, Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Thuppakki (2012), Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare (2015) and Panchatanthiram (2002). He is married to Parvathi. They have two children.

19. Manju Warrier

Actress | How Old Are You?

Manju Warrier was born on September 10, 1979 in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India. She is an actress and producer, known for How Old Are You? (2014), Prathi Poovankozhi (2019) and Odiyan (2018). She was previously married to Dileep.

20. K.P.A.C. Lalitha

Actress | Godfather

K.P.A.C. Lalitha was born on February 25, 1947 in Kayamkulam, Alappuzha, Kerala, India. She is known for her work on Godfather (1991), Sandesham (1991) and Amaram (1991). She was previously married to Bharathan.

21. Shobana

Actress | Manichitrathazhu

Shobana was born on March 21, 1966 in Kerala, India as Shobana Chandrakumar. She is an actress, known for Manichitrathazhu (1993), Mitr: My Friend (2002) and Thira (2013).

22. Jennifer Connelly

Actress | A Beautiful Mind

Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across ...

23. Josh Brolin

Actor | Avengers: Endgame

Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.

Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...

24. Blake Lively

Actress | Gossip Girl

Blake Ellender Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown on August 25, 1987 in Los Angeles, California to Elaine Lively & Ernie Lively. Her brother is actor Eric Lively, and her half-siblings are actors Lori Lively, Robyn Lively and Jason Lively. She followed her parents' and siblings' steps. Her first ...

25. Dileep

Actor | Thilakkam

Dileep was born on October 27, 1968 in Ernakulam, Kerala, India as Dileep Gopalakrishnan. He is an actor and producer, known for Thilakkam (2003), Kunjikkoonan (2002) and Kammara Sambhavam (2018).

26. Jagadish

Actor | In Harihar Nagar

Jagadish was born as P. V. Jagadish Kumar. He is an actor and writer, known for In Harihar Nagar (1990), Billu (2009) and News (1989).

27. Rosamund Pike

Actress | Gone Girl

Born on January 27, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother, Caroline (Friend), and an opera singer father, Julian Pike. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood traveling around Europe. Pike attended Badminton ...

28. 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 ...

29. Kaviyoor Ponnamma

Actress | In Harihar Nagar

Kaviyoor Ponnamma is known for her work on In Harihar Nagar (1990), Nirmalyam (1973) and Devadas (1989).

30. Sankaradi

Actor | Ezhuthatha Katha

Sankaradi was an actor, known for Ezhuthatha Katha (1970), Vazhve Mayam (1970) and Ithrayum Kalam (1987). He died on October 9, 2001 in Cherayi, Kerala, India.

31. Sreenivasan

Actor | Sandesham

Sreenivasan is an actor and writer, known for Sandesham (1991), Nadodikkattu (1987) and Njan Prakashan (2018).

32. Nedumudi Venu

Actor | Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam

Nedumudi Venu was born on May 22, 1948 in Alleppey, Travancore, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam (1987), Bharatham (1991) and Charlie (2015).

33. Dennis Quaid

Actor | Far from Heaven

Dennis William Quaid was born on April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" Quaid (née Jordan), a real estate agent & William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance ...

34. Murali

Actor | Aadharam

Murali was born on May 25, 1954 in Kollam, Kerala, India. He was an actor and director, known for Aadharam (1992), Neythukaran (2002) and Amaram (1991). He died on August 6, 2009 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

35. Kalpana

Actress | Charlie

Kalpana was born on October 5, 1965 in Kerala, India as Kalpana Ranjani. She is known for her work on Charlie (2015), Ithu Nalla Thamasa (1985) and Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal (1989). She was married to Anil. She died on January 25, 2016 in Hyderabad, India.

36. Jacob Tremblay

Actor | Room

Jacob Tremblay is a Canadian actor. He made his film debut as Blue in the live action animated film The Smurfs 2 (2013). His breakout performance was in the dark drama Room (2015), for which he received critical acclaim. In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's ...

37. Adam Driver

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes...

38. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

39. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

40. Fahadh Faasil

Actor | Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum

Fahadh is the son of Malayalam film director Fazil, and his wife Rozina. He has two sisters, Ahameda and Fatima, and a brother, Farhaan Faasil. He completed his schooling from SDV Central School Alleppey, Lawrence School Ooty and Choice School Thripunithara. He went on to pursue his degree from ...

41. Nyla Usha

Actress | Fireman

Nyla Usha is an actress, known for Fireman (2015), Gangster (2014) and Porinju Mariyam Jose (2019).

42. Joju George

Actor | Joseph

Joju George is an actor and producer, known for Joseph (2018), Shadow of Water (2019) and Udaharanam Sujatha (2017).

43. Chemban Vinod Jose

Actor | Ee. Ma. Yau

Chemban Vinod Jose is an actor and producer, known for R.I.P. (2018), Falaknuma Das (2019) and Kohinoor (2015).

44. Balachandra Menon

Actor | Samantharangal

Balachandra Menon was born on January 11, 1954 in Kerala, British India. He is an actor and writer, known for Samantharangal (1998), Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985) and Vivahitare Itihile (1986).

45. Saikumar

Actor | Drishyam 2

Saikumar is an actor, known for Drishyam 2 (2021), Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015) and Ramji Rao Speaking (1989).

46. Mukesh

Actor | In Harihar Nagar

Mukesh was born in Kollam, Kerala, India. He is an actor and producer, known for In Harihar Nagar (1990), Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988) and Ramji Rao Speaking (1989).

47. Kochu Preman

Actor | Nariman

Kochu Preman is an actor, known for Nariman (2001), Hridyam (2019) and Thilakkam (2003).

48. Will Smith

Music_department | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden ...

49. Nivin Pauly

Actor | Premam

Nivin Pauly is considered as Superstar of Malayalam movies since the year 2015. He was considered as most promising young star when his performance was appreciated in his initial films released from 2012. In his childhood he had been major fan of actors Rajesh Khanna, M.G.Ramachandran, Kamal Hasan,...

50. Rekha

Actress | Dasharatham

Rekha is an actress, known for Dasharatham (1989), In Harihar Nagar (1990) and Oliyampukal (1990).

51. Darshana Rajendran

Actress | Kavan

Darshana Rajendran is an actress, known for Kavan (2017), Virus (2019) and Irumbu Thirai (2018).

52. Sandra Bullock

Producer | Miss Congeniality

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 ...

53. Joy Mathew

Writer | Shutter

Joy Mathew was born on September 20, 1961. He is an actor and writer, known for Shutter (2012), Uncle (2018) and Drishyam 2 (2021).

54. Suraj Venjaramoodu

Actor | Neerali

Suraj Venjaramoodu is known for his work on Neerali (2018), Thondi Muthalum Driksakshiyum (2017) and Vikruthi (2019).

55. Charlie Hunnam

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Charles Matthew Hunnam was born on April 10, 1980 in Newcastle, England, to Jane (Bell), a business owner, and William Hunnam, a scrap metal merchant. At 18 years of age, he made a guest appearance in popular TV series Byker Grove (1989).

He gained fame in Britain thanks to his television role as ...

56. Emilia Clarke

Actress | Game of Thrones

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Oxfordshire, England. Her father was a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age ...

57. Prem Kumar

Actor | Koottu

Prem Kumar is an actor, known for Koottu (2004), Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997) and Sainyam (1993).

58. Helen Mirren

Actress | RED

Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. ...

59. Om Puri

Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey

Om Puri was an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE.

Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri ...

60. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), ...

61. Samyuktha Varma

Actress | Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal

Samyuktha Varma was born in 1982 in Thrissur, Kerala, India. She is an actress, known for Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999), Mazha (2000) and Swayamvarapandhal (2000). She has been married to Biju Menon since November 21, 2002.

62. Seema

Actress | Thirakil Alppam Samayam

Seema was born as Shanthakumari. She is an actress and producer, known for Thirakil Alppam Samayam (1984), Onnanu Nammal (1984) and Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986). She was previously married to I.V. Sasi.

63. Kunchan

Actor | Drishyam

Kunchan is an actor, known for Drishyam (2013), Nair Saab (1989) and Thanthram (1988).

64. Jim Caviezel

Actor | The Passion of the Christ

James Patrick Caviezel was born on September 26, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was one of five children born to Margaret (Lavery), a former stage actress, and James Caviezel, a chiropractor. The Caviezels are a closely knit Catholic family. He is of Irish (mother) and Swiss and ...

65. Vineeth Sreenivasan

Music_department | Premam

Vineeth Sreenivasan is known for his work on Premam (2015), Aravindante Athidhikal (2018) and Malarvaadi Arts Club (2010).

66. Girija Shettar

Actress | Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Girija Shettar was born on July 20, 1969 in Orsett, Essex to a Kannada doctor father and a British mother. From the age of 18, Girija got trained in Bharatanatyam. She has completed a doctoral thesis in Integral Yoga Philosophy & Indian spiritual psychology from Cardiff University in 2003. She ...

67. Jayasurya

Actor | Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam

Jayasurya was born in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. He is known for his work on Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015), Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014) and Njan Marykutty (2018). He has been married to Saritha since January 25, 2004.

68. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

69. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented, multi-award-winning actress 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...

70. Pradeep Kottayam

Actor | Amar Akbar Anthony

Pradeep Kottayam is an actor and cinematographer, known for Amar Akbar Anthony (2015), Shikhamani (2016) and Oru Kadath Naadan Katha (2019).

71. 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...

72. Emma Stone

Actress | La La Land

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born on November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona to Krista Jean Stone (née Yeager), a homemaker & Jeffrey Charles "Jeff" Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish, German & British Isles descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the ...

73. 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 ...

74. Dave Chappelle

Writer | Chappelle's Show

Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established ...

75. Forest Whitaker

Actor | The Last King of Scotland

Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to...

76. James McAvoy

Actor | Filth

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to James, a bus driver, and Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He went to St ...

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