Favorite Actors

by haz-20 | created - 10 Jan 2015 | updated - 24 Jan 2015 | Public

1. Arletty

Actress | Les enfants du paradis

Before Arlette-Leonie Bathiat went to the movies she was a secretary and had posed several times as a model for different painters and photographers. In 1920 she debuted on stage at a theatre. She only began to work in movies after 1930. After World War II she was condemned to prison for having ...

2. Warren Oates

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Warren Oates was an American character actor of the 1960s and 1970s and early 1980s whose distinctive style and intensity brought him to offbeat leading roles.

Oates was born in Depoy, a very small Kentucky town. He was the son of Sarah Alice (Mercer) and Bayless Earle Oates, a general store owner. ...

3. 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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. Lillian Gish

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893, in Springfield, Ohio. Her father, James Lee Gish, was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother, Mary Gish ...

6. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

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

7. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

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

8. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

9. Anton Walbrook

Actor | The Red Shoes

This dark, debonair, dashing and extremely distinguished Austrian actor was christened Adolf Wohlbrück in Vienna, the scion of a family of circus clowns. He broke away easily from generations of tradition as the circus life had no appeal whatsoever to Walbrook.

Trained by the legendary director Max ...

10. Mary Pickford

Actress | Coquette

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Marie Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...

11. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Detective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993), ...

12. 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...

13. Ingrid Bergman

Actress | Casablanca

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

14. Paul Frankeur

Actor | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Paul Frankeur was born on June 29, 1905 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Phantom of Liberty (1974) and Children of Paradise (1945). He died on October 27, 1974 in Nevers, Nièvre, France.

15. Millie Perkins

Actress | Wall Street

Millie Perkins was born on May 12, 1936 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Mildred Frances Perkins. She is an actress, known for Wall Street (1987), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976). She was previously married to Robert Thom and Dean Stockwell.

16. 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 Phantom of Liberty (1974) and Raboliot (1946). He was married to Micheline Boudet and Denise Clair. He died on October 28, 1995...

17. Jacques Becker

Writer | Le trou

His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured ...

18. Simone Simon

Actress | Cat People

Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in ...

19. Kôji Mitsui

Actor | Donzoko

Kôji Mitsui was born on March 6, 1910 in Yokohama, Japan. He was an actor, known for The Lower Depths (1957), High and Low (1963) and The Hidden Fortress (1958). He died on July 20, 1979 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.

20. Michel Piccoli

Actor | Le mépris

This suave, elegant character star was a ubiquitous presence in French cinema for nearly seven decades. His distinguished career extended to both stage and screen and his versatility was such that he could take on just about any persona (in his own words: "I do not put on an act... I slip away ...

21. Muni

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Muni was born on June 23, 1911 in Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar as Marguerite Dupuy. She was an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Belle de Jour (1967) and Diary of a Chambermaid (1964). She died on August 22, 1999 in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

22. Dick Powell

Actor | Murder, My Sweet

Few actors ever managed a complete image transition as thoroughly as did Dick Powell: in his case, from the boyish, wavy-haired crooner in musicals to rugged crime fighters in films noir. Powell grew up in the town of Little Rock, Arkansas, one of three brothers (one of them, Howard, ended up as ...

23. Kyôko Kagawa

Actress | Tengoku to jigoku

Born in Namegata, Ibaraki Prefecture in 1931, Kagawa Kyoko (also Makino Kyoko) has endured through the golden age of Japanese cinema, into the end of the century and onto the new to act in many of the more important films from her native country. Growing up she had aspired to learn English and then...

24. Jean-Louis Trintignant

Actor | Amour

Born 1930 in Piolenc in south France as son of a wealthy industrialist. Studied law in Aix-en-Provence. Started theatrical acting in 1950, but was regarded untalented at first, until Roger Vadim discovered him for the movies. When the press stalked him 1956 because of rumors of an affair with ...

25. Jean-Claude Brialy

Director | Églantine

One of the most popular and respected actors to come from the French "New Wave" film movement, Jean-Claude Brialy was born to a military family, which included one brother, in French colonial Algeria on March 30, 1933. Residing in various places while his father, a colonel with the French Army, ...

26. Erland Josephson

Actor | Offret

Erland Josephson, the distinguished Swedish actor best known for his appearance in Ingmar Bergman's films, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1923. Josephson's relationship with Bergman, a long-time friend, began in the late 1930s when they first worked together in the theater.

Although he ...

27. Gaston Modot

Actor | La grande illusion

Gaston Modot was born on December 31, 1887 in Paris, France as Gaston Victor Modot. He was an actor and writer, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Children of Paradise (1945) and The Rules of the Game (1939). He died on February 19, 1970 in Le Raincy, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.

28. Chishû Ryû

Actor | Tôkyô monogatari

What an amazing career! Few can boast a longer one (64 years of activity). Few have been able to have to relate to three generations. And it is pretty sure that no one can compare with him in terms of faithfulness to a director: Chishu Ryu indeed appeared in no fewer than fifty-two out of ...

29. Jacques Tati

Writer | Playtime

The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who ...

30. Andrew Brackfield

Self | 56 Up

Andrew Brackfield was born in 1956 in the UK.

31. Chieko Naniwa

Actress | Kumonosu-jo

Chieko Naniwa was born on November 19, 1908 in Osaka, Japan as Kikuno Minaguchi. She was an actress, known for Throne of Blood (1957), A Geisha (1953) and Miyamoto Musashi (1961). She was married to Tengai Shibuya. She died on December 22, 1973.

32. Simone Signoret

Actress | Les diaboliques

The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...

33. Evgeni Leonov

Cinematographer | Korven

Evgeni Leonov is an actor and cinematographer, known for Korven (2019), Johan Falk: Slutet (2015) and First Date (2014).

34. Anna Karina

Actress | Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux

Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "...

35. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Suspicion

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...

36. Jean Gabin

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean-Alexis Moncorgé started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. ...

37. Tully Marshall

Actor | Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the...

38. Ryan O'Neal

Actor | Love Story

Ryan O'Neal was born on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Samuel Eldridge Patrick Ryan O'Neal III. He is an actor, known for Love Story (1970), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Paper Moon (1973). He was previously married to Leigh Taylor-Young and Joanna Moore.

39. Vladimir Osenev

Actor | Bratya Karamazovy

Vladimir Osenev was a Russian character actor best known for his roles as Tikhiy in Beg (1971) and Shturmer in Rasputin (1981).

He was born Vladimir Ivanovich Osenev on September 21, 1908, in Moscow, Russia. His father was a salesman. From 1925 - 1928 Osenev studied economics at Plekhanov College, ...

40. Ray Wise

Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke

Raymond Herbert "Ray" Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor. Some of his best-known roles include Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks (1990), henchman Leon C. Nash in RoboCop (1987), Jack Taggart Sr. in Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003), the Devil in the CW television series Reaper (2007), Donald ...

41. Peter Berling

Actor | Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Peter Berling was born on March 20, 1934 in Obrawalde, Meseritz, West Prussia, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and The Name of the Rose (1986). He died on November 21, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

42. Pierre Brasseur

Actor | Les enfants du paradis

Pierre Brasseur was born on December 22, 1905 in Paris, France as Pierre Espinasse. He was an actor and writer, known for Children of Paradise (1945), Eyes Without a Face (1960) and Gates of the Night (1946). He was married to Lina Magrini and Odette Joyeux. He died on August 14, 1972 in Bruneck, ...

43. Iya Savvina

Actress | Dama s sobachkoy

Iya Savvina is a Russian actress of Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT).

She was born Iya Sergeevna Savvina on March 2, 1936, in Voronezh, Russia, Soviet Union (now Russia). From 1954 - 1958 she studied Journalism at Moscow University, graduating in 1958 as a journalist. While a student, Savvina was active ...

44. Satsuko Yamamura

Actress | Kozure Ôkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigorô

Satsuko Yamamura is an actress, known for Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974) and Tracked (1985).

45. Pierre Étaix

Actor | Le grand amour

Pierre Étaix was born on November 23, 1928 in Roanne, Loire, France as Pierre Léon Étaix. He was an actor and writer, known for Le Grand Amour (1969), As Long As You're Healthy (1966) and Yoyo (1965). He was married to Odile Crepin, Annie Fratellini and Denise bernard. He died on October 14, 2016 ...

46. Eijirô Tôno

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Eijirô Tôno was born on September 17, 1907 in Gunma, Japan. He was an actor, known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Yojimbo (1961) and Tokyo Story (1953). He died on September 8, 1994.

47. Seiji Miyaguchi

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Seiji Miyaguchi was born on November 15, 1913 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957) and Ikiru (1952). He died on April 12, 1985.

48. 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 ...

49. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was an American actor of Italian descent, and enjoyed a lengthy career in film. He was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione in the comedy-drama film "Do the Right Thing" (1989).

Aiello was born in Manhattan, New York ...

50. Werner Herzog

Director | Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has...

51. 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 Alec 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 in ...

52. Claire McDowell

Actress | The Big Parade

Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.

53. Marcel Dalio

Actor | Sabrina

Sunday, November the 20th is the anniversary of Marcel Dalio's death in 1983. It was the end of a serendipitous life. You know him. He was a citizen of the world. Born Israel Moshe Blauschild, in Paris, in 1900, he became a much sought-after character actor. His lovely animated face with its great ...

54. Patricia Arquette

Actress | True Romance

With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...

55. Ben Gazzara

Actor | Road House

Ben Gazzara's screen career began with two critically acclaimed roles as heavies in the late 1950s. He turned to television in the 1960s but made a big screen comeback with roles in three John Cassavetes films in the 1970s. The 1980s and 1990s saw Gazzara work more frequently than ever before in ...

56. 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 ...

57. Mark Pellegrino

Actor | Mulholland Dr.

Mark Pellegrino was born on April 9, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Ross Pellegrino. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), National Treasure (2004) and The Number 23 (2007). He has been married to Tracy Pellegrino since October 30, 2008. They have two ...

58. Robert Stack

Actor | To Be or Not to Be

"Straight Shooting" -- whether skeet shooting, or portraying Eliot Ness -- Robert Stack always told it like it was, and shot straight. Born in Los Angeles, California, the younger son of James Langford Stack (1860-1928), the owner of an advertising agency, and Mary Elizabeth Modini Wood (1891-1975)...

59. Treat Williams

Actor | Hair

Richard Treat Williams was born in Rowayton, Connecticut, to Marian (Andrew), who dealt in antiques, and Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive. Educated at prep-school, he first made a serious commitment to his craft during his days at Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College. Working ...

60. Carol Cleveland

Actress | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Born in England, Carol moved to the United States as a youngster after her mother remarried a man in the U.S. Air Force. She attended grammar school in San Antonio, Texas, then John Marshall Junior High and Pasadena High School both in Pasadena, California. She returned to London in 1960 and soon ...

61. Henry Bergman

Actor | Modern Times

Henry Bergman was born on February 23, 1868 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Modern Times (1936), City Lights (1931) and The Gold Rush (1925). He died on October 22, 1946 in Hollywood, California.

62. Haruko Sugimura

Actress | Tôkyô monogatari

Haruko Sugimura was born on January 6, 1909 in Hiroshima, Japan. She was an actress, known for Tokyo Story (1953), A Last Note (1995) and An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953). She died on April 4, 1997 in Tokyo, Japan.

63. Roman Polanski

Director | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.

His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

64. Edith Scob

Actress | Holy Motors

Edith Scob was born on October 21, 1937 in Paris, France as Édith Scobeltzine. She was an actress, known for Holy Motors (2012), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Eyes Without a Face (1960). She was married to Georges Aperghis. She died on June 26, 2019 in Paris.

65. Erich von Stroheim

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatter from Gleiwitz, Germany (now Gliwice, Poland). His family was Jewish.

After spending some time working in his father's hat factory, he emigrated to America ...

66. 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 ...

67. Terry Gilliam

Writer | Brazil

Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In ...

68. Edith Massey

Actress | Polyester

The wonderfully eccentric, snaggle-toothed Edith Massey was born in New York City and raised in an orphanage in Denver, Colorado, before running away to Hollywood as a teenager. She met director John Waters while working as a barmaid and as the owner of a thrift shop, Edith's Shopping Bag at Fells ...

69. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...

70. Virginia Fox

Actress | The Haunted House

Virginia Fox was born on April 19, 1902 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Virginia Oglesby Fox. She was an actress, known for The Haunted House (1921), Itching Palms (1923) and The Goat (1921). She was married to Darryl F. Zanuck. She died on October 14, 1982 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

71. Bruce Kane

Producer | Spicks and Specks

Bruce Kane is a producer and writer, known for Spicks and Specks (2005), Recovery (1996) and Kitty Is Not a Cat (2018).

72. Mia Farrow

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...

73. Clark Gable

Actor | It Happened One Night

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

74. Maria Bello

Actress | A History of Violence

Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an ...

75. Danielle Darrieux

Actress | 8 femmes

Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...

76. Jack MacGowran

Actor | The Quiet Man

Jack MacGowran is an Irish actor, probably best known for his work with Samuel Beckett.

He established his professional reputation as a member of the Abbey Players in Dublin, while he achieved stage renown for his knowing interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett. He appeared as Lucky in ...

77. Monte Blue

Actor | Key Largo

Stalwart, durable Monte Blue, a romantic leading man of the silent days, was born January 11, 1887, as Gerard Monte Blue (some sources indicate 1890, but his mother's application for his admission to the Soldier's and Sailor's Orphan's Home lists his birth date as January 11, 1887). Various sources...

78. Werner Krauss

Actor | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Werner Krauss was born on June 23, 1884 in Gestungshausen, Sonnefeld, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Paracelsus (1943) and Robert Koch: The Battle Against Death (1939). He was married to Liselotte Graf, Maria Bard and Paula Saenger. He died on ...

79. Molly Shannon

Actress | Never Been Kissed

Molly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live (1995 - 2001), primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher, Sally O'Malley, Helen Madden: Licensed Joyologist, and Terry Rialto, the National Public Radio host ...

80. Trevor Howard

Actor | The Third Man

The son of an insurance underwriter who represented Lloyd's of London in Ceylon, Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith was born in Margate, Kent. He spent his early childhood globetrotting with his mother, frequently left in the care of strangers. After attending private school he went on to study drama at ...

81. Jean Dasté

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean Dasté was born on August 18, 1904 in Paris, France as Jean Georges Gustave Dasté. He was an actor, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), La vie est à nous (1936) and The Man Who Loved Women (1977). He was married to Marie-Hélène Dasté. He died on October 15, 1994 in Saint-Priest-en-Jarez...

82. Joe Roberts

Actor | Our Hospitality

Joe Roberts was born on February 2, 1871 in Albany, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Our Hospitality (1923), The Primitive Lover (1922) and Three Ages (1923). He was married to Nina Mildred Straw Shannon and Lillian Stuart Feld Roberts. He died on October 28, 1923 in Los Angeles, ...

83. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

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

84. James Hong

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

85. Zbigniew Zamachowski

Actor | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Zbigniew Zamachowski was born on July 17, 1961 in Brzeziny, Lódzkie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Three Colors: White (1994), Three Colors: Blue (1993) and Three Colors: Red (1994). He has been married to Monika Richardson since May 3, 2014. He was previously married to Aleksandra Justa and ...

86. Toshirô Mifune

Actor | Yojinbo

Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in ...

87. Fred Melamed

Actor | A Serious Man

Revered character actor Fred Melamed was born in Queens, NY. His birth-parents were unmarried; an American actress and British psychoanalyst. He was adopted as an infant by Manhattanites Lou and Syma Melamed (nee Krichefsky). His adoptive father was an early television producer, having contributed ...

88. Paulette Dubost

Actress | La règle du jeu

Paulette Dubost was born on October 8, 1910 in Paris, France as Paulette Marie Emma Deplanque. She was an actress, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Clairette's 28 Days (1933) and Les mystères de Paris (1962). She was married to André Ostertag. She died on September 21, 2011 in ...

89. Michael Palin

Writer | 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 ...

90. Joan Crawford

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1904, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ...

91. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...

92. Edward F. Cline

Director | The Boat

Edward "Eddie" Cline began his career in the film business as one of the Keystone Kops. The former vaudevillian appeared sporadically in films as an actor until 1922, but became increasingly active behind the camera as a gagman and scenario writer for Mack Sennett. From 1916 he worked on a steady ...

93. Richard Attenborough

Actor | Jurassic Park

Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. The family...

94. Theresa Harris

Actress | I Walked with a Zombie

Theresa Harris appeared with more stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood than anyone else. She sang, she danced, she appeared in movies and TV. She graced the screen with her magnetic presence and most times stole scenes from the top stars of the day every chance she got and made a lot of dull films ...

95. Sybil Seely

Actress | One Week

Sybil Seely was born on January 2, 1900 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sybil Travilla Furthman. She was an actress, known for One Week (1920), Love, Honor and Behave! (1920) and Down on the Farm (1920). She was married to Jules Furthman. She died on June 26, 1984 in Culver City, Los Angeles.

96. Judith Anderson

Actress | Rebecca

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...

97. Ted de Corsia

Actor | The Lady from Shanghai

A big, brawny villain of many 1940s and 1950s films, Ted de Corsia was an actor in touring companies and on radio before making a memorable film debut as the killer in The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Although he occasionally played such sympathetic roles as a judge or prison warden, de Corsia's ...

98. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

99. Alida Valli

Actress | The Third Man

Enigmatic, dark-haired foreign import Alida Valli was dubbed "The Next Garbo" but didn't live up to postwar expectations despite her cool, patrician beauty, remote allure and significant talent. Born in Pola, Italy (now Croatia), on May 3, 1921, the daughter of a Tridentine journalist and professor...

100. B.J. Novak

Actor | The Office

B.J. Novak was born on July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. He is an actor and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013).



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