100 Greatest Actors of All Time

 

 

                       

 

1.

Paul Newman

Actor, Butch Cassidy und Sundance Kid

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Newman was born in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a successful sporting goods store owner. He acted in grade school and high school plays and after being discharged from the navy in 1946 enrolled at Kenyon College...

“ The Hustler, The Veredict, Cool Hand Luke, The Color of Money and Road to Perdition. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

2.

James Stewart

Actor, Das Fenster zum Hof

James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania where his father owned a hardware store. He was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing) and sometime actor. He won a place...

“ Mr Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo and Rope. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

3.

Dustin Hoffman

Actor, Kramer gegen Kramer

Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1954. Went to Santa Monica City College where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service...

“ Lenny, Midnight Cowboy, Kramer v/s Kramer, All the Presidents Men and Rainman. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

4.

Tom Hanks

Actor, The Da Vinci Code - Sakrileg

Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a "fractured" family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Tom moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism - just a confused childhood...

“ Philadelphia, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and Road to Perdition. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

5.

Robert De Niro

Actor, GoodFellas - Drei Jahrzehnte in der Mafia

Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Das letzte Spiel, but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Hexenkessel...

“ The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino, and Heat. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

6.

Al Pacino

Actor, Der Pate

Known for his forceful dramatic presentation, Al Pacino is most closely associated with the roles of Michael Corleone in Der Pate trilogy, as well as Tony Montana of the legendary gangster film Scarface - Toni, das Narbengesicht. But it was his performance as Frank Slade, a blind, retired Lt. Colonel, in Der Duft der Frauen that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993...

“ The Godfather, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Heat, and Scent of a Woman. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

7.

Charles Chaplin

Writer, Moderne Zeiten

Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache...

“ The Kid, City Light, Modern Times and The Great Dictator. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

8.

Max von Sydow

Actor, Minority Report

Max von Sydow was born on April 10, 1929 in a middle-class family in Lund, Sweden, where his father was an ethnologist. When he was in high school, he and a few fellow students, including Yvonne Lombard, started a theatre club which encouraged his interest in acting. After conscription, he began to study at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school (1948-1951)...

“ The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Exorcist, Pele The Conqueror, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

9.

Jack Lemmon

Actor, Das Appartement

Jack Lemmon's father was the president of a doughnut company. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby Brookline. After RCDS, he went to high school at Phillips Andover Academy. Jack was a member of the Harvard class of 1947...

“ Some like it Hot, The Apartment, Missing, Glengarry Glenn Ross, and 12 Angry Men (TV). ” - lalex81

 

 

 

10.

Marlon Brando

Actor, Der Pate

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...

“ On the Waterfront, A streetcar named desire, Sayonara, Julius Ceasar, The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris, Apocalypse Now, Superman, ” - lalex81

 

 

 

11.

Peter O'Toole

Actor, Lawrence von Arabien

A leading man of prodigious talents, Irish-born Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of a bookie. As a boy, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter, he discovered the theater and made his stage debut at 17. He served as a radioman in the Royal Navy for two years...

 

 

 

12.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor, There Will Be Blood

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the only person in film history to win the Oscar award for Best Actor three times. Born in London, England, he is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon...

 

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13.

Ben Kingsley

Actor, Schindlers Liste

Ben Kingsley was born in England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was of Gujrati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was British. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor, and also began to have roles in films and TV. His birth name was Krishna Bhanji...

 

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14.

Henry Fonda

Actor, Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife"...

 

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15.

Peter Sellers

Actor, Dr. Seltsam, oder wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu lieben

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born to a well-off English acting family in 1925. His mother and father worked in an acting company run by his grandmother. As a child, Sellers was spoiled, as his parents' first child had died at birth. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served during World War II...

 

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16.

Benicio Del Toro

Actor, Snatch - Schweine und Diamanten

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic - Die Macht des Kartells. Born in Puerto Rico on February 19...

“ The Usual Suspects, Traffic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 21 Grams, and Che. ” - lalex81

 

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17.

Richard Dreyfuss

Actor, Der weiße Hai

American leading man who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers, Richard Dreyfuss worked his way up through bit parts (Die Reifeprüfung, for one) and TV before gaining attention with his portrayal of Baby Face Nelson in John Milius' Jagd auf Dillinger. He gained...

 

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18.

Robert Duvall

Actor, Der Pate 2

Veteran actor and director Robert Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, the son of a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953. He began attending The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre In New York City on the G.I...

 

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19.

Ian McKellen

Actor, Der Herr der Ringe - Die Gefährten

Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. His parents, Denis and Margery, soon moved with Ian and his sister Jean to the mill town of Wigan. It was in this small town that young Ian rode out World War II. He soon developed a fascination with acting and the theater...

 

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20.

Laurence Olivier

Actor, Rebecca

He could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Laurence Olivier in 1927. One of Olivier's earliest successes as a Shakespearean actor on the London stage came in 1935 when he played "Romeo" and "Mercutio" in alternate performances of "Romeo and Juliet" with John Gielgud...

 

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21.

Humphrey Bogart

Actor, Casablanca

The son of a moderately wealthy Manhattan surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium) and a famed magazine illustrator, Humphrey Bogart was educated at Trinity School, New York City, sent to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in preparation for medical studies at Yale. He was expelled from Phillips and joined the U.S...

 

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22.

James Dean

Actor, ...denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun

James Dean was born in 1931 and raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received rave reviews for his work as the blackmailing Arab boy in the New York production of Gide's "The Immoralist", good enough to earn him a trip to Hollywood...

 

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23.

Christian Bale

Actor, The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales on January 30, 1974. Bale's father, David, was a commercial pilot, and the family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including England, Portugal, and the United States. Bale acknowledges the constant change was one of the influences on his career choice...

 

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24.

Clint Eastwood

Actor, Gran Torino

Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born in San Francisco on May 31, 1930 to itinerant workers, Eastwood grew up around Northern California and attended some eight schools before the family settled in Springfield, Oregon during his teen years...

 

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25.

Heath Ledger

Actor, The Dark Knight

When a young, hunky 20 year old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of not much depth. He has spent the past five years trying desperately to sway this image away, but this has indeed been a double-edged sword...

 

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26.

Jack Nicholson

Actor, Shining

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director, is a three-time Academy Award winner and 12-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nods in every decade from 1960s through the 2000s. Born on April 22...

 

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27.

Alec Guinness

Actor, Star Wars - Episode IV: Eine neue Hoffnung

Alec Guinness de Cuffe was born on April 2, 1914 in Marylebone, London, England. While working in advertising, he studied at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, debuting on stage in 1934 and played classic theater with the Old Vic from 1936. In 1941, he entered the Royal Navy as a seaman and was commissioned the next year...

 

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28.

Geoffrey Rush

Actor, Fluch der Karibik

Born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, but raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia after his parents (he an accountant, she a sales clerk) split up, actor Geoffrey Rush attended Everton Park State High School during his formative years. His early interest in the theatre led to his 1971 stage debut at age 20 in "Wrong Side of the Moon" with the Queensland Theatre Company...

 

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29.

Javier Bardem

Actor, No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He got his start in the family business, at age six, when he appeared in his first feature, "El picaro" (1974) (aka The Scoundrel). During his teenage years, he acted in several TV series...

 

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30.

Sean Penn

Actor, Mystic River

Powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints, California-born Sean Penn is the second son of actress Eileen Ryan & director Leo Penn...

 

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31.

Spencer Tracy

Actor, Urteil von Nürnberg

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war...

 

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32.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor, Mission: Impossible III

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in high school theatrics, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989. He made his feature film debut in the indie production Kreuzfahrt vor Manhattan as Phil Hoffman...

 

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33.

Clark Gable

Actor, Es geschah in einer Nacht

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio. Later that year his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania, where he stayed until he was two. His father then returned to take him back to Cadiz. When Clark was 16 he dropped out of school and worked at many odd jobs before joining a traveling theater company...

 

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34.

Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Actor, Ying xiong

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji or Alexander Fu Cheng - Die Eisenfaust...

 

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35.

Toshirô Mifune

Actor, Die sieben Samurai

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 his father's studio for a time after graduating from Dalian Middle School...

 

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36.

Orson Welles

Actor, Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was seven) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr...

 

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37.

Eli Wallach

Actor, Zwei glorreiche Halunken

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach has been in demand for over 50 years on stage and screen and has worked alongside the biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole, and Al Pacino, to name but a few...

 

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38.

Marcello Mastroianni

Actor, Achteinhalb

Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy on 28 September 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette, then started working for the Italian department of "Eagle Lion Films" in Rome and joined a drama club...

 

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39.

Harvey Keitel

Actor, Reservoir Dogs - Wilde Hunde

Came to prominence in the early films of Martin Scorsese after working in theatre for around ten years, particularly Hexenkessel and Taxi Driver. Faded into anonymity in the eighties even though he turned in some impressive performances in films by some of America's leading directors. He re-emergered into star status with his role as Mr...

 

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40.

Gary Oldman

Actor, The Dark Knight Rises

Gary Oldman, the son of a welder and a homemaker, won a scholarship to Britain's Rose Bruford Drama College, where he received a B.A. in theatre arts in 1979. He subsequently studied with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre and went on to appear in a number of plays throughout the early '80s, including...

 

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41.

Gene Hackman

Actor, Erbarmungslos

The son of Eugene Ezra Hackman and Lydia (nee Gray), Gene Hackman grew up in a broken home, which he left at the age of 16 for a hitch with the US Marines. Moving to New York after being discharged, he worked in a number of menial jobs before studying journalism and television production on the G.I...

 

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42.

Russell Crowe

Actor, Gladiator

Born in New Zealand, Russell has made his home in Australia since he was a small child. The son of movie set caterers, Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first, Romper Stomper, gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries...

 

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43.

Buster Keaton

Actor, Der General

Joseph Frank Keaton, was born in Piqua, Kansas, October 4, 1895 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 show that included family friend...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Steve McQueen" title="Image of Steve McQueen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ3Mjk2MTU1MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTA5MTkzNA@@._V1._SY209_CR16,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

44.

Steve McQueen

Actor, Gesprengte Ketten

He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ricardo Darín" title="Image of Ricardo Darín" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgxOTAyMTAzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODE2MTUzOA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

45.

Ricardo Darín

Actor, In ihren Augen

Ricardo Darín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 16, 1957. He works since he was a little boy, and has obtained with the years a remarkable evolution from soap opera gallant and tv comedies to an excellent leading figure of the most importants Argentinian movies. At the age of 10 he made his debut in a play along with his parents...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Anthony Hopkins" title="Image of Anthony Hopkins" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg5ODk1NTc5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjAwOTI4._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

46.

Anthony Hopkins

Actor, Hannibal

Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre, invited by Laurence Olivier, who could see the talent in Hopkins. In 1967, he made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Denzel Washington" title="Image of Denzel Washington" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE5NDU2Mzc3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjAwNTE5OQ@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

47.

Denzel Washington

Actor, American Gangster

Denzel Washington was born in December 28,1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the 3 children of a Pentecostal minister father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions and...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Richard Harris" title="Image of Richard Harris" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgzNTA5ODg1NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDU3MTU5Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

48.

Richard Harris

Actor, Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was an excellent rugby player and had a strong passion for literature. Unfortunately, a bout of tuberculosis as a teenager ended his aspirations to a rugby career...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Vittorio Gassman" title="Image of Vittorio Gassman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQwNzg4OTU1Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTY1OTQyOA@@._V1._SY209_CR14,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

49.

Vittorio Gassman

Actor, Sleepers

Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitterer Reis. This fixed him to his main parts: The ambigous gentleman inflicting pain and pleasure at the same time...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Sheen" title="Image of Michael Sheen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg0MjI4NjY2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTgwNjQzMg@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

50.

Michael Sheen

Actor, Königreich der Himmel

Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus". The only son of Meyrick and Irene Sheen...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Peter Finch" title="Image of Peter Finch" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE4NDMzMjM2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjQwMTM2._V1._SY209_CR13,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

51.

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 worked in a series of dead-end jobs before taking up acting...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Alan Rickman" title="Image of Alan Rickman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUwNTc4MTg4Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDY2MjkxOA@@._V1._SY209_CR7,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

52.

Alan Rickman

Actor, Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - Teil 2

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret and Bernard Rickman. He has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan has an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old, his father died. He attended Latymer Upper School on a scholarship...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Gregory Peck" title="Image of Gregory Peck" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA0ODc0NTE2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjYyMjQ2._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

53.

Gregory Peck

Actor, Wer die Nachtigall stört

Gregory Peck was born in La Jolla, California. His father was a druggist in San Diego. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only child, he was sent to live with his grandmother. He never felt he had a stable childhood. His fondest memories are of his grandmother taking him to the movies every week and of his dog...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ralph Fiennes" title="Image of Ralph Fiennes" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMzc5MjE1NDgyN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzg2ODgwNA@@._V1._SY209_CR10,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

54.

Ralph Fiennes

Actor, Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - Teil 2

Eldest of 6 children born to photographer Mark Fiennes and his wife, Jini - aka Jennifer Lash - a novelist. Siblings are Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie, a producer; and twins Joseph Fiennes, an actor, and Jacob, a gamekeeper. Foster brother Michael (Mick) is an archaeologist...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Edward Norton" title="Image of Edward Norton" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTYwNjQ5MTI1NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzU5MTI2Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR11,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

55.

Edward Norton

Actor, Fight Club

Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969 to parents Edward, an attorney who works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Robin Norton, a former foundation executive and teacher who passed away of brain cancer on March 6, 1997. Edward also has two younger siblings named James and Molly...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Liam Neeson" title="Image of Liam Neeson" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNjUzOTY2NDA3OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwODY2ODI4._V1._SY209_CR6,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

56.

Liam Neeson

Actor, Schindlers Liste

Born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, Liam Neeson worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St Mary's Teaching College, Newcastle upon Tyne. However, in 1976, Neeson...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Tim Roth" title="Image of Tim Roth" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA5NTA3MDQyOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODM4NDE3Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR11,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

57.

Tim Roth

Actor, Pulp Fiction

Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Smith in London, England on May 14, 1961 to mother Ann, a teacher and landscape painter, and father Ernie, an American born journalist who changed the family name to "Roth". Tim grew up in Dulwich...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jeff Bridges" title="Image of Jeff Bridges" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNTU1NjM4MDYzMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjIwMjMyMw@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

58.

Jeff Bridges

Actor, The Big Lebowski

The son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges, Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing, alongside their mother in the film The Company She Keeps...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Sidney Poitier" title="Image of Sidney Poitier" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ0OTE3MzQ2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDc2MDc1NA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

59.

Sidney Poitier

Actor, In der Hitze der Nacht

A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas, (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother, in order to forestall a growing tendency toward delinquency...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Kenneth Branagh" title="Image of Kenneth Branagh" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjI0NTQ4Mjk5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDc1NjkzNw@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

60.

Kenneth Branagh

Actor, Mary Shelleys Frankenstein

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a carpenter born in 1930, and Frances Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh, was born in 1970. At 23, Branagh joined the Royal Shakespeare Company...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Martin Sheen" title="Image of Martin Sheen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTM1MTA5MTY0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTQ4OTUzMg@@._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

61.

Martin Sheen

Actor, Apocalypse Now

Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is breathtaking. On the big screen, the Ohio native has appeared in more than 65 feature films including a star turn as Army Captain Benjamin L...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ian Holm" title="Image of Ian Holm" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI0ODA2MjM2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDg5NDIz._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

62.

Ian Holm

Actor, Ratatouille

Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK. His father, Doctor James Cuthbert, was a psychiatrist in the Essex mental asylum...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jeremy Irons" title="Image of Jeremy Irons" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY5Mzg2NDY5OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDQwNzA0Mg@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

63.

Jeremy Irons

Actor, Der König der Löwen

Although the son of a tax consultant, young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire. At the age of 13 he enrolled in Sherborne School, Dorset, where he was very happy as he could practise his favorite sport...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Morgan Freeman" title="Image of Morgan Freeman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTc0MDMyMzI2OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzM2OTk1MQ@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

64.

Morgan Freeman

Actor, Die Verurteilten

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. Born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, the young Freeman attended Los Angeles Community College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ryan Gosling" title="Image of Ryan Gosling" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAyMzI0NTU0NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODc0MjAwNQ@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

65.

Ryan Gosling

Actor, Drive

Ryan Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, to Thomas and Donna Gosling, and was the second of their two children. The Gosling family, moved to Cornwall, Ontario, where Ryan grew up and was home-schooled by his mother. Ryan attended Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational High School in Cornwall...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Albert Finney" title="Image of Albert Finney" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ5NzMwNzcxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDExNDY3NA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

66.

Albert Finney

Actor, Big Fish - Der Zauber, der ein Leben zur Legende macht

Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with Der Komödiant of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical role were young prolets like, e.g. Arthur Seaton in Samstagnacht bis Sonntagmorgen.

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Leonardo DiCaprio" title="Image of Leonardo DiCaprio" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjI0MTg3MzI0M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzQyODU2Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR7,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

67.

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 Unser lautes Heim and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 - Die Kuschelkiller kommen, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as William Shakespeares Romeo & Julia and Titanic...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Viggo Mortensen" title="Image of Viggo Mortensen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNDQzOTg4NzA2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzkwNjkxMg@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

68.

Viggo Mortensen

Actor, A History of Violence

Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Der einzige Zeuge, Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Critics have continually recognized his work in over thirty movies, including such diverse projects as Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Mads Mikkelsen" title="Image of Mads Mikkelsen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTcyMTU5MzgxMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDI0NjI1._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

69.

Mads Mikkelsen

Actor, James Bond 007 - Casino Royale

Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher, he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors. The success in his home country includes Blinkende Lichter...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Christopher Plummer" title="Image of Christopher Plummer" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTU5MzQ5MDY3NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzMxOTU5Ng@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

70.

Christopher Plummer

Actor, Oben

Until the 2009 Academy Awards were announced, it could be said about Christopher Plummer that he was the finest actor of the post-World War II period to fail to get an Academy Award. In that, he was following in the footsteps of the late great John Barrymore, whom Plummer so memorably portrayed on Broadway in a one-man show that brought him his second Tony Award...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Maximilian Schell" title="Image of Maximilian Schell" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk1MzYyNjkyMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzY2MjI2._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

71.

Maximilian Schell

Actor, Deep Impact

Maximilian Schell is the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he is a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and Marcello Mastroianni...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Daniel Auteuil" title="Image of Daniel Auteuil" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjc2ODU1MTMzM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTQwMjI1OQ@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

72.

Daniel Auteuil

Actor, Caché

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Harrison Ford" title="Image of Harrison Ford" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY4Mjg0NjIxOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTM2NTI3MQ@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

73.

Harrison Ford

Actor, Star Wars - Episode IV: Eine neue Hoffnung

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. His father was of Irish descent, his mother of Russian descent. He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge Illinois (no athletic star, never above a C average). After dropping out of Ripon College in Wisconsin...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jason Robards" title="Image of Jason Robards" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk5NDI3NDM4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjEwNjM2._V1._SY209_CR15,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

74.

Jason Robards

Actor, Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod

Powerful and highly respected American star character actor. Son of stage and film star Jason Robards Sr., he was born in Chicago, but raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he saw combat as a radioman (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ed Harris" title="Image of Ed Harris" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE4NDM4ODc2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzA5NjQ5MQ@@._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

75.

Ed Harris

Actor, A beautiful Mind - Genie und Wahnsinn

By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, Harris grew up as the middle child. After graduating high school, he attended New York's Columbia University, where he played football...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Mel Gibson" title="Image of Mel Gibson" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNTUzOTMwNTM0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDQwMTUxMw@@._V1._SY209_CR6,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

76.

Mel Gibson

Actor, Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York, USA as the sixth of eleven children to parents Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Ann Gibson, who was born in Australia and died in December of 1990. Though born in the US, Mel and his family moved to New South Wales...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Kirk Douglas" title="Image of Kirk Douglas" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTc1NDc0MjI5NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDE1MjM2._V1._SY209_CR12,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

77.

Kirk Douglas

Actor, Spartacus

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

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Robert Mitchum" title="Image of Robert Mitchum" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTI1NDIxOTQyMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDM4MjM2._V1._SY209_CR13,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

78.

Robert Mitchum

Actor, Die Nacht des Jägers

Underrated American leading man of enormous ability who sublimates his talents beneath an air of disinterest. Born to a railroad worker who died in a train accident when he was two, Robert Mitchum and his siblings (including brother John Mitchum, later also an actor) were raised by his mother and stepfather (a British army major) in Connecticut...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Douglas" title="Image of Michael Douglas" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ3NzMzOTQ3MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTE0MzY1Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

79.

Michael Douglas

Actor, The Game - Das Geschenk seines Lebens

Michael Douglas is one of the few actors who actually appears to be a walking paradox. A household name, an estimated worth of over $200 million, a father (Kirk Douglas) who was one of the world's biggest film stars in the 1940s, and a wife whose father is younger than he is, Douglas has indeed gained fame and acclaim...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Kevin Spacey" title="Image of Kevin Spacey" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUwMjQ3NDA0Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjU2MDk3OQ@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

80.

Kevin Spacey

Actor, American Beauty

As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person"...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Charlton Heston" title="Image of Charlton Heston" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTcxMDg1MjYzMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDMxOTE2._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

81.

Charlton Heston

Actor, Ben Hur

Renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston is one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. Heston was born John Charles Carter on October 4th 1924 in Evanston...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Fassbender" title="Image of Michael Fassbender" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk0NjM2MTE5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODIxMzcyNw@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

82.

Michael Fassbender

Actor, Inglourious Basterds

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany. He is of German and Irish parentage. His father is from Germany and his mother is from Northern Ireland. Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south west Ireland. At the moment he is based in London, England.

 

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83.

William Holden

Actor, Die Brücke am Kwai

William Holden came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. His father William Franklin Beedle was an industrial chemist and his mother Mary Blanche Ball a teacher. In 1937, while studying chemistry at Pasadena Junior College, he was signed to a film contract by Paramount...

 

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84.

Gael García Bernal

Actor, Amores perros

Gael García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen, he starred in a soap opera called El abuelo y yo. He appeared in film school exercises and short films, including De tripas, corazón, directed by Antonio Urrutia, which was nominated for an Academy 'Award' for Best Short Film...

 

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85.

Matt Damon

Actor, Good Will Hunting - Der gute Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon, or better known to fans as Matt Damon was born in Boston Massachusetts, USA to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, Realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. Unfortunately for Matt and his brother, their parents divorced in the year 1973...

 

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86.

Richard Gere

Actor, Pretty Woman

Humanitarian and actor, Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia. The second of five children, his father, Homer, was an insurance salesman, and his mother was Doris. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school productions...

 

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87.

Christopher Walken

Actor, Catch Me If You Can

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films. He won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his performance in Die durch die Hölle gehen. Seen in mostly supporting roles throughout the 80s and early 90s, often portraying psychologically unstable characters.

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Brad Pitt" title="Image of Brad Pitt" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA1MjE2MTQ2MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjE5MDY0Nw@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

88.

Brad Pitt

Actor, Sieben

Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri. His mother's name is Jane Etta Hillhouse. His father, William (Bill) Pitt, worked in management at a trucking firm in Springfield. He has a younger brother, Douglas (Doug) Pitt and a younger sister Julie Neal Pitt...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Gérard Depardieu" title="Image of Gérard Depardieu" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgwMDU4OTk5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTUwODY0._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

89.

Gérard Depardieu

Actor, Life of Pi: Schiffbruch mit Tiger

Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Gérard Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. After minor roles in cinema, at last, he got his chance in Bertrand Blier's Die Ausgebufften. That film established a new type of hero in the French cinema and the actor's popularity grew enormously...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Colin Firth" title="Image of Colin Firth" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUxMDMwMTI4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzE2MzQxMw@@._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

90.

Colin Firth

Actor, The King's Speech

Born into an academic family - his father is a history lecturer at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester and his mother is a comparative religions lecturer at the Open University - Colin Firth's first acting experience came in infant's school when he played "Jack Frost" in a Christmas pantomime...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Joaquin Phoenix" title="Image of Joaquin Phoenix" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNzAzNjg5MDE3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjIxNzU0OA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

91.

Joaquin Phoenix

Actor, Gladiator

Born in Puerto Rico to Children of God missionaries "John Bottom Amram" and "Arlyn Dunetz Jochebed" (a.k.a. Heart), Joaquin was the middle child in a brood of five. As a youngster, he took his cues from older siblings River Phoenix and Rain Phoenix, changing his name to Leaf to match their earthier monikers...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Robin Williams" title="Image of Robin Williams" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg5NzMyMzczNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjMwMjExNw@@._V1._SY209_CR6,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

92.

Robin Williams

Actor, Good Will Hunting - Der gute Will Hunting

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He briefly studied political science before enrolling at Juilliard School to study theatre. After he left Juilliard, he performed in nightclubs where he was discovered for the role of Mork on an episode of Happy Days and the subsequent spin-off Mork vom Ork...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jamie Foxx" title="Image of Jamie Foxx" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAyMDMwNzkxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzg4Nzg4Mg@@._V1._SY209_CR4,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

93.

Jamie Foxx

Actor, Django Unchained

Jamie's mother, Louise, was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age 7 months, adopted him too. He says he had a very rigid upbringing that placed him in the Boy Scouts and the church choir. During high school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Caine" title="Image of Michael Caine" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAwNzIwNTQ4Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzE1MTUz._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

94.

Michael Caine

Actor, The Dark Knight

Born Maurice Micklewhite in London, Michael Caine was the son of a fish-market porter and a charlady. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat. Upon his return to England he gravitated toward the theater and got a job as an assistant stage manager...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Bill Murray" title="Image of Bill Murray" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ1OTM0MjEwOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTQwNzI1._V1._SY209_CR1,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

95.

Bill Murray

Actor, ...und täglich grüßt das Murmeltier

Bill is the fifth of nine children born to Edward and Lucille Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. He played sports and did some acting while in that school, but in his words, mostly "screwed off." He enrolled at Regis College in Denver to study pre-med but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Tom Cruise" title="Image of Tom Cruise" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk1MjM3NTU5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTMyMjAyMg@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

96.

Tom Cruise

Actor, Top Gun - Sie fürchten weder Tod noch Teufel

If you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. Nonetheless, this sensitive...

 

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97.

Sean Connery

Actor, Indiana Jones und der letzte Kreuzzug

Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia C. Maclean, was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. Before going into acting...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Johnny Depp" title="Image of Johnny Depp" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTM0ODU5Nzk2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzI2ODgyNQ@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

98.

Johnny Depp

Actor, Edward mit den Scherenhänden

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood, who has recuperated his image greatly since his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the acclaimed Fluch der Karibik, with a supporting cast of Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush. Though highly successful now...

 

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99.

Samuel L. Jackson

Actor, Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, as the character Mitch Henessey, in Tödliche Weihnachten and in Stirb langsam - Jetzt erst recht. From character player to leading man. His performance in Pulp Fiction gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield...

 

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100.

Tommy Lee Jones

Actor, No Country for Old Men

Born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Clyde C. and Lucille Marie (Scott) Jones, Tommy Lee Jones worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas, on a scholarship, and went to Harvard on another scholarship.He roomed...

 

صد هنر بیشه موفق جهان

100 Greatest Actors of All Time

 

 

                       

 

1.

Paul Newman

Actor, Butch Cassidy und Sundance Kid

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Newman was born in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a successful sporting goods store owner. He acted in grade school and high school plays and after being discharged from the navy in 1946 enrolled at Kenyon College...

“ The Hustler, The Veredict, Cool Hand Luke, The Color of Money and Road to Perdition. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

2.

James Stewart

Actor, Das Fenster zum Hof

James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania where his father owned a hardware store. He was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing) and sometime actor. He won a place...

“ Mr Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo and Rope. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

3.

Dustin Hoffman

Actor, Kramer gegen Kramer

Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1954. Went to Santa Monica City College where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service...

“ Lenny, Midnight Cowboy, Kramer v/s Kramer, All the Presidents Men and Rainman. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

4.

Tom Hanks

Actor, The Da Vinci Code - Sakrileg

Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a "fractured" family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Tom moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism - just a confused childhood...

“ Philadelphia, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and Road to Perdition. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

5.

Robert De Niro

Actor, GoodFellas - Drei Jahrzehnte in der Mafia

Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop. He first gained fame for his role in Das letzte Spiel, but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Hexenkessel...

“ The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino, and Heat. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

6.

Al Pacino

Actor, Der Pate

Known for his forceful dramatic presentation, Al Pacino is most closely associated with the roles of Michael Corleone in Der Pate trilogy, as well as Tony Montana of the legendary gangster film Scarface - Toni, das Narbengesicht. But it was his performance as Frank Slade, a blind, retired Lt. Colonel, in Der Duft der Frauen that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993...

“ The Godfather, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Heat, and Scent of a Woman. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

7.

Charles Chaplin

Writer, Moderne Zeiten

Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache...

“ The Kid, City Light, Modern Times and The Great Dictator. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

8.

Max von Sydow

Actor, Minority Report

Max von Sydow was born on April 10, 1929 in a middle-class family in Lund, Sweden, where his father was an ethnologist. When he was in high school, he and a few fellow students, including Yvonne Lombard, started a theatre club which encouraged his interest in acting. After conscription, he began to study at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school (1948-1951)...

“ The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Exorcist, Pele The Conqueror, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. ” - lalex81

 

 

 

9.

Jack Lemmon

Actor, Das Appartement

Jack Lemmon's father was the president of a doughnut company. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers Country Day School, then located in nearby Brookline. After RCDS, he went to high school at Phillips Andover Academy. Jack was a member of the Harvard class of 1947...

“ Some like it Hot, The Apartment, Missing, Glengarry Glenn Ross, and 12 Angry Men (TV). ” - lalex81

 

 

 

10.

Marlon Brando

Actor, Der Pate

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...

“ On the Waterfront, A streetcar named desire, Sayonara, Julius Ceasar, The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris, Apocalypse Now, Superman, ” - lalex81

 

 

 

11.

Peter O'Toole

Actor, Lawrence von Arabien

A leading man of prodigious talents, Irish-born Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of a bookie. As a boy, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter, he discovered the theater and made his stage debut at 17. He served as a radioman in the Royal Navy for two years...

 

 

 

12.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor, There Will Be Blood

Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the only person in film history to win the Oscar award for Best Actor three times. Born in London, England, he is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (A.K.A. Nicholas Blake) (Poet Laureate of England) and his second wife, Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon...

 

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13.

Ben Kingsley

Actor, Schindlers Liste

Ben Kingsley was born in England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was of Gujrati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was British. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s. He soon became a successful stage actor, and also began to have roles in films and TV. His birth name was Krishna Bhanji...

 

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14.

Henry Fonda

Actor, Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod

Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Henry Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife"...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Peter Sellers" title="Image of Peter Sellers" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI0MjE1MjczMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDIxNTQ2._V1._SY209_CR15,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

15.

Peter Sellers

Actor, Dr. Seltsam, oder wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu lieben

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born to a well-off English acting family in 1925. His mother and father worked in an acting company run by his grandmother. As a child, Sellers was spoiled, as his parents' first child had died at birth. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served during World War II...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Benicio Del Toro" title="Image of Benicio Del Toro" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkzODQ4NzU1N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTUzMzc5Mg@@._V1._SY209_CR7,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

16.

Benicio Del Toro

Actor, Snatch - Schweine und Diamanten

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic - Die Macht des Kartells. Born in Puerto Rico on February 19...

“ The Usual Suspects, Traffic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 21 Grams, and Che. ” - lalex81

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Richard Dreyfuss" title="Image of Richard Dreyfuss" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUzMjIzMjM2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDAxMDY0Mg@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

17.

Richard Dreyfuss

Actor, Der weiße Hai

American leading man who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers, Richard Dreyfuss worked his way up through bit parts (Die Reifeprüfung, for one) and TV before gaining attention with his portrayal of Baby Face Nelson in John Milius' Jagd auf Dillinger. He gained...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Robert Duvall" title="Image of Robert Duvall" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjk1MjA2Mjc2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTE4MTUwMg@@._V1._SY209_CR4,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

18.

Robert Duvall

Actor, Der Pate 2

Veteran actor and director Robert Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, the son of a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953. He began attending The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre In New York City on the G.I...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ian McKellen" title="Image of Ian McKellen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ2MjgyNjk3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTA3NTY5Mg@@._V1._SY209_CR7,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

19.

Ian McKellen

Actor, Der Herr der Ringe - Die Gefährten

Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. His parents, Denis and Margery, soon moved with Ian and his sister Jean to the mill town of Wigan. It was in this small town that young Ian rode out World War II. He soon developed a fascination with acting and the theater...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Laurence Olivier" title="Image of Laurence Olivier" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkwNjYwNDE5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzg0MDQ2._V1._SY209_CR13,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

20.

Laurence Olivier

Actor, Rebecca

He could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Laurence Olivier in 1927. One of Olivier's earliest successes as a Shakespearean actor on the London stage came in 1935 when he played "Romeo" and "Mercutio" in alternate performances of "Romeo and Juliet" with John Gielgud...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Humphrey Bogart" title="Image of Humphrey Bogart" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTIyOTE3MDM5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzA2MTM2._V1._SY209_CR10,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

21.

Humphrey Bogart

Actor, Casablanca

The son of a moderately wealthy Manhattan surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium) and a famed magazine illustrator, Humphrey Bogart was educated at Trinity School, New York City, sent to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in preparation for medical studies at Yale. He was expelled from Phillips and joined the U.S...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of James Dean" title="Image of James Dean" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg5NTgzMTkzNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTQwNjI2._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

22.

James Dean

Actor, ...denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun

James Dean was born in 1931 and raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received rave reviews for his work as the blackmailing Arab boy in the New York production of Gide's "The Immoralist", good enough to earn him a trip to Hollywood...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Christian Bale" title="Image of Christian Bale" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkxMzk4MjQ4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzExODQxOA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

23.

Christian Bale

Actor, The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales on January 30, 1974. Bale's father, David, was a commercial pilot, and the family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including England, Portugal, and the United States. Bale acknowledges the constant change was one of the influences on his career choice...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Clint Eastwood" title="Image of Clint Eastwood" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg3MDc0MjY0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzU1MDAxOA@@._V1._SY209_CR7,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

24.

Clint Eastwood

Actor, Gran Torino

Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born in San Francisco on May 31, 1930 to itinerant workers, Eastwood grew up around Northern California and attended some eight schools before the family settled in Springfield, Oregon during his teen years...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Heath Ledger" title="Image of Heath Ledger" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI2NTY0NzA4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjE1MDE0._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

25.

Heath Ledger

Actor, The Dark Knight

When a young, hunky 20 year old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of not much depth. He has spent the past five years trying desperately to sway this image away, but this has indeed been a double-edged sword...

 

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26.

Jack Nicholson

Actor, Shining

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director, is a three-time Academy Award winner and 12-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nods in every decade from 1960s through the 2000s. Born on April 22...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Alec Guinness" title="Image of Alec Guinness" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTIxMTA5OTI2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjEwNjU2._V1._SY209_CR11,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

27.

Alec Guinness

Actor, Star Wars - Episode IV: Eine neue Hoffnung

Alec Guinness de Cuffe was born on April 2, 1914 in Marylebone, London, England. While working in advertising, he studied at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, debuting on stage in 1934 and played classic theater with the Old Vic from 1936. In 1941, he entered the Royal Navy as a seaman and was commissioned the next year...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Geoffrey Rush" title="Image of Geoffrey Rush" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg2MjkxNDU0NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTk3MDQ0NA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

28.

Geoffrey Rush

Actor, Fluch der Karibik

Born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, but raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia after his parents (he an accountant, she a sales clerk) split up, actor Geoffrey Rush attended Everton Park State High School during his formative years. His early interest in the theatre led to his 1971 stage debut at age 20 in "Wrong Side of the Moon" with the Queensland Theatre Company...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Javier Bardem" title="Image of Javier Bardem" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY1NTc4NTYzMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDIwOTY1NA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

29.

Javier Bardem

Actor, No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He got his start in the family business, at age six, when he appeared in his first feature, "El picaro" (1974) (aka The Scoundrel). During his teenage years, he acted in several TV series...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Sean Penn" title="Image of Sean Penn" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTc1NjMzMjY3NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzkxNjQzMg@@._V1._SY209_CR1,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

30.

Sean Penn

Actor, Mystic River

Powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints, California-born Sean Penn is the second son of actress Eileen Ryan & director Leo Penn...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Spencer Tracy" title="Image of Spencer Tracy" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTIwNjE5NTc0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDU5ODI2._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

31.

Spencer Tracy

Actor, Urteil von Nürnberg

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Philip Seymour Hoffman" title="Image of Philip Seymour Hoffman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTU1MjAwODc3OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODYyOTUxMg@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

32.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor, Mission: Impossible III

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in high school theatrics, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989. He made his feature film debut in the indie production Kreuzfahrt vor Manhattan as Phil Hoffman...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Clark Gable" title="Image of Clark Gable" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE1NDY5MjM5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTU1OTQ2._V1._SY209_CR10,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

33.

Clark Gable

Actor, Es geschah in einer Nacht

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio. Later that year his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania, where he stayed until he was two. His father then returned to take him back to Cadiz. When Clark was 16 he dropped out of school and worked at many odd jobs before joining a traveling theater company...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Tony Leung Chiu Wai" title="Image of Tony Leung Chiu Wai" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BODYzNjYzMzk0Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDUzMDU0._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

34.

Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Actor, Ying xiong

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji or Alexander Fu Cheng - Die Eisenfaust...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Toshirô Mifune" title="Image of Toshirô Mifune" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTM3NzE2MzEyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzA5MTU4Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR78,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

35.

Toshirô Mifune

Actor, Die sieben Samurai

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 his father's studio for a time after graduating from Dalian Middle School...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Orson Welles" title="Image of Orson Welles" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTE1Nzg5NzMwM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDQwMTM2._V1._SY209_CR14,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

36.

Orson Welles

Actor, Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was seven) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Eli Wallach" title="Image of Eli Wallach" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTc2NjEwOTQ4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwODk3NDc3._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

37.

Eli Wallach

Actor, Zwei glorreiche Halunken

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach has been in demand for over 50 years on stage and screen and has worked alongside the biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole, and Al Pacino, to name but a few...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Marcello Mastroianni" title="Image of Marcello Mastroianni" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyODczMTM2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjE2MjI2._V1._SY209_CR12,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

38.

Marcello Mastroianni

Actor, Achteinhalb

Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy on 28 September 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette, then started working for the Italian department of "Eagle Lion Films" in Rome and joined a drama club...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Harvey Keitel" title="Image of Harvey Keitel" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTcxMDcxMjgxOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODc2NTk2MQ@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

39.

Harvey Keitel

Actor, Reservoir Dogs - Wilde Hunde

Came to prominence in the early films of Martin Scorsese after working in theatre for around ten years, particularly Hexenkessel and Taxi Driver. Faded into anonymity in the eighties even though he turned in some impressive performances in films by some of America's leading directors. He re-emergered into star status with his role as Mr...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Gary Oldman" title="Image of Gary Oldman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTc3NTM4MzQ5MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTE4MDczNw@@._V1._SY209_CR1,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

40.

Gary Oldman

Actor, The Dark Knight Rises

Gary Oldman, the son of a welder and a homemaker, won a scholarship to Britain's Rose Bruford Drama College, where he received a B.A. in theatre arts in 1979. He subsequently studied with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre and went on to appear in a number of plays throughout the early '80s, including...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Gene Hackman" title="Image of Gene Hackman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTE5Njk0NDQ4OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjA0Mzc1._V1._SY209_CR1,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

41.

Gene Hackman

Actor, Erbarmungslos

The son of Eugene Ezra Hackman and Lydia (nee Gray), Gene Hackman grew up in a broken home, which he left at the age of 16 for a hitch with the US Marines. Moving to New York after being discharged, he worked in a number of menial jobs before studying journalism and television production on the G.I...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Russell Crowe" title="Image of Russell Crowe" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQyMTExNTMxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDg1NzkzNw@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

42.

Russell Crowe

Actor, Gladiator

Born in New Zealand, Russell has made his home in Australia since he was a small child. The son of movie set caterers, Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first, Romper Stomper, gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Buster Keaton" title="Image of Buster Keaton" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI0MjA4ODk5OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDQyNjI2._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

43.

Buster Keaton

Actor, Der General

Joseph Frank Keaton, was born in Piqua, Kansas, October 4, 1895 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 show that included family friend...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Steve McQueen" title="Image of Steve McQueen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ3Mjk2MTU1MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTA5MTkzNA@@._V1._SY209_CR16,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

44.

Steve McQueen

Actor, Gesprengte Ketten

He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular culture...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ricardo Darín" title="Image of Ricardo Darín" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgxOTAyMTAzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODE2MTUzOA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

45.

Ricardo Darín

Actor, In ihren Augen

Ricardo Darín was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 16, 1957. He works since he was a little boy, and has obtained with the years a remarkable evolution from soap opera gallant and tv comedies to an excellent leading figure of the most importants Argentinian movies. At the age of 10 he made his debut in a play along with his parents...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Anthony Hopkins" title="Image of Anthony Hopkins" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg5ODk1NTc5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjAwOTI4._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

46.

Anthony Hopkins

Actor, Hannibal

Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre, invited by Laurence Olivier, who could see the talent in Hopkins. In 1967, he made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Denzel Washington" title="Image of Denzel Washington" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE5NDU2Mzc3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjAwNTE5OQ@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

47.

Denzel Washington

Actor, American Gangster

Denzel Washington was born in December 28,1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the middle child of the 3 children of a Pentecostal minister father and a beautician mother. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University intent on a career in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions and...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Richard Harris" title="Image of Richard Harris" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgzNTA5ODg1NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDU3MTU5Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

48.

Richard Harris

Actor, Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was an excellent rugby player and had a strong passion for literature. Unfortunately, a bout of tuberculosis as a teenager ended his aspirations to a rugby career...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Vittorio Gassman" title="Image of Vittorio Gassman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQwNzg4OTU1Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTY1OTQyOA@@._V1._SY209_CR14,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

49.

Vittorio Gassman

Actor, Sleepers

Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitterer Reis. This fixed him to his main parts: The ambigous gentleman inflicting pain and pleasure at the same time...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Sheen" title="Image of Michael Sheen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg0MjI4NjY2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTgwNjQzMg@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

50.

Michael Sheen

Actor, Königreich der Himmel

Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade--and appeared in several films--Michael Sheen was not really "discovered" by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of "Amadeus". The only son of Meyrick and Irene Sheen...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Peter Finch" title="Image of Peter Finch" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE4NDMzMjM2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjQwMTM2._V1._SY209_CR13,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

51.

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 worked in a series of dead-end jobs before taking up acting...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Alan Rickman" title="Image of Alan Rickman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUwNTc4MTg4Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDY2MjkxOA@@._V1._SY209_CR7,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

52.

Alan Rickman

Actor, Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - Teil 2

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret and Bernard Rickman. He has English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan has an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old, his father died. He attended Latymer Upper School on a scholarship...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Gregory Peck" title="Image of Gregory Peck" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA0ODc0NTE2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjYyMjQ2._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

53.

Gregory Peck

Actor, Wer die Nachtigall stört

Gregory Peck was born in La Jolla, California. His father was a druggist in San Diego. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only child, he was sent to live with his grandmother. He never felt he had a stable childhood. His fondest memories are of his grandmother taking him to the movies every week and of his dog...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ralph Fiennes" title="Image of Ralph Fiennes" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMzc5MjE1NDgyN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzg2ODgwNA@@._V1._SY209_CR10,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

54.

Ralph Fiennes

Actor, Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - Teil 2

Eldest of 6 children born to photographer Mark Fiennes and his wife, Jini - aka Jennifer Lash - a novelist. Siblings are Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; Sophie, a producer; and twins Joseph Fiennes, an actor, and Jacob, a gamekeeper. Foster brother Michael (Mick) is an archaeologist...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Edward Norton" title="Image of Edward Norton" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTYwNjQ5MTI1NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzU5MTI2Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR11,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

55.

Edward Norton

Actor, Fight Club

Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969 to parents Edward, an attorney who works for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Robin Norton, a former foundation executive and teacher who passed away of brain cancer on March 6, 1997. Edward also has two younger siblings named James and Molly...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Liam Neeson" title="Image of Liam Neeson" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNjUzOTY2NDA3OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwODY2ODI4._V1._SY209_CR6,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

56.

Liam Neeson

Actor, Schindlers Liste

Born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, Liam Neeson worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St Mary's Teaching College, Newcastle upon Tyne. However, in 1976, Neeson...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Tim Roth" title="Image of Tim Roth" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA5NTA3MDQyOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODM4NDE3Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR11,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

57.

Tim Roth

Actor, Pulp Fiction

Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Timothy Simon Smith in London, England on May 14, 1961 to mother Ann, a teacher and landscape painter, and father Ernie, an American born journalist who changed the family name to "Roth". Tim grew up in Dulwich...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jeff Bridges" title="Image of Jeff Bridges" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNTU1NjM4MDYzMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjIwMjMyMw@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

58.

Jeff Bridges

Actor, The Big Lebowski

The son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges, Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing, alongside their mother in the film The Company She Keeps...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Sidney Poitier" title="Image of Sidney Poitier" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ0OTE3MzQ2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDc2MDc1NA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

59.

Sidney Poitier

Actor, In der Hitze der Nacht

A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas, (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother, in order to forestall a growing tendency toward delinquency...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Kenneth Branagh" title="Image of Kenneth Branagh" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjI0NTQ4Mjk5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDc1NjkzNw@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

60.

Kenneth Branagh

Actor, Mary Shelleys Frankenstein

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a carpenter born in 1930, and Frances Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh, was born in 1970. At 23, Branagh joined the Royal Shakespeare Company...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Martin Sheen" title="Image of Martin Sheen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTM1MTA5MTY0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTQ4OTUzMg@@._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

61.

Martin Sheen

Actor, Apocalypse Now

Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is breathtaking. On the big screen, the Ohio native has appeared in more than 65 feature films including a star turn as Army Captain Benjamin L...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ian Holm" title="Image of Ian Holm" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI0ODA2MjM2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDg5NDIz._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

62.

Ian Holm

Actor, Ratatouille

Sir Ian Holm is an Academy Award-nominated British film and stage actor who was a star of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and played more than 100 roles in films and on television. He was born Ian Holm Cuthbert on September 12, 1931, in Goodmayes, Essex, UK. His father, Doctor James Cuthbert, was a psychiatrist in the Essex mental asylum...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jeremy Irons" title="Image of Jeremy Irons" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY5Mzg2NDY5OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDQwNzA0Mg@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

63.

Jeremy Irons

Actor, Der König der Löwen

Although the son of a tax consultant, young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire. At the age of 13 he enrolled in Sherborne School, Dorset, where he was very happy as he could practise his favorite sport...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Morgan Freeman" title="Image of Morgan Freeman" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTc0MDMyMzI2OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzM2OTk1MQ@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

64.

Morgan Freeman

Actor, Die Verurteilten

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. Born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, the young Freeman attended Los Angeles Community College before serving several years in the US Air Force as a mechanic between 1955 and 1959...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ryan Gosling" title="Image of Ryan Gosling" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAyMzI0NTU0NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODc0MjAwNQ@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

65.

Ryan Gosling

Actor, Drive

Ryan Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, to Thomas and Donna Gosling, and was the second of their two children. The Gosling family, moved to Cornwall, Ontario, where Ryan grew up and was home-schooled by his mother. Ryan attended Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational High School in Cornwall...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Albert Finney" title="Image of Albert Finney" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ5NzMwNzcxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDExNDY3NA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

66.

Albert Finney

Actor, Big Fish - Der Zauber, der ein Leben zur Legende macht

Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with Der Komödiant of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical role were young prolets like, e.g. Arthur Seaton in Samstagnacht bis Sonntagmorgen.

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Leonardo DiCaprio" title="Image of Leonardo DiCaprio" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjI0MTg3MzI0M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzQyODU2Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR7,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

67.

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 Unser lautes Heim and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 - Die Kuschelkiller kommen, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as William Shakespeares Romeo & Julia and Titanic...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Viggo Mortensen" title="Image of Viggo Mortensen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNDQzOTg4NzA2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzkwNjkxMg@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

68.

Viggo Mortensen

Actor, A History of Violence

Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Der einzige Zeuge, Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances. Critics have continually recognized his work in over thirty movies, including such diverse projects as Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Mads Mikkelsen" title="Image of Mads Mikkelsen" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTcyMTU5MzgxMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDI0NjI1._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

69.

Mads Mikkelsen

Actor, James Bond 007 - Casino Royale

Mads Mikkelsen is a synonym to the great success the Danish film industry has had since the mid-1990s. Starting out as a low-life pusher/junkie in the 1996 success Pusher, he slowly grew to become one of Denmark's biggest movie actors. The success in his home country includes Blinkende Lichter...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Christopher Plummer" title="Image of Christopher Plummer" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTU5MzQ5MDY3NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzMxOTU5Ng@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

70.

Christopher Plummer

Actor, Oben

Until the 2009 Academy Awards were announced, it could be said about Christopher Plummer that he was the finest actor of the post-World War II period to fail to get an Academy Award. In that, he was following in the footsteps of the late great John Barrymore, whom Plummer so memorably portrayed on Broadway in a one-man show that brought him his second Tony Award...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Maximilian Schell" title="Image of Maximilian Schell" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk1MzYyNjkyMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzY2MjI2._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

71.

Maximilian Schell

Actor, Deep Impact

Maximilian Schell is the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he is a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and Marcello Mastroianni...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Daniel Auteuil" title="Image of Daniel Auteuil" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjc2ODU1MTMzM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTQwMjI1OQ@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

72.

Daniel Auteuil

Actor, Caché

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Harrison Ford" title="Image of Harrison Ford" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY4Mjg0NjIxOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTM2NTI3MQ@@._V1._SY209_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

73.

Harrison Ford

Actor, Star Wars - Episode IV: Eine neue Hoffnung

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. His father was of Irish descent, his mother of Russian descent. He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge Illinois (no athletic star, never above a C average). After dropping out of Ripon College in Wisconsin...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jason Robards" title="Image of Jason Robards" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk5NDI3NDM4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjEwNjM2._V1._SY209_CR15,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

74.

Jason Robards

Actor, Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod

Powerful and highly respected American star character actor. Son of stage and film star Jason Robards Sr., he was born in Chicago, but raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he saw combat as a radioman (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Ed Harris" title="Image of Ed Harris" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE4NDM4ODc2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzA5NjQ5MQ@@._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

75.

Ed Harris

Actor, A beautiful Mind - Genie und Wahnsinn

By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, Harris grew up as the middle child. After graduating high school, he attended New York's Columbia University, where he played football...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Mel Gibson" title="Image of Mel Gibson" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNTUzOTMwNTM0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDQwMTUxMw@@._V1._SY209_CR6,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

76.

Mel Gibson

Actor, Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York, USA as the sixth of eleven children to parents Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Ann Gibson, who was born in Australia and died in December of 1990. Though born in the US, Mel and his family moved to New South Wales...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Kirk Douglas" title="Image of Kirk Douglas" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTc1NDc0MjI5NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDE1MjM2._V1._SY209_CR12,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

77.

Kirk Douglas

Actor, Spartacus

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

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Robert Mitchum" title="Image of Robert Mitchum" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTI1NDIxOTQyMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDM4MjM2._V1._SY209_CR13,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

78.

Robert Mitchum

Actor, Die Nacht des Jägers

Underrated American leading man of enormous ability who sublimates his talents beneath an air of disinterest. Born to a railroad worker who died in a train accident when he was two, Robert Mitchum and his siblings (including brother John Mitchum, later also an actor) were raised by his mother and stepfather (a British army major) in Connecticut...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Douglas" title="Image of Michael Douglas" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ3NzMzOTQ3MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTE0MzY1Mw@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

79.

Michael Douglas

Actor, The Game - Das Geschenk seines Lebens

Michael Douglas is one of the few actors who actually appears to be a walking paradox. A household name, an estimated worth of over $200 million, a father (Kirk Douglas) who was one of the world's biggest film stars in the 1940s, and a wife whose father is younger than he is, Douglas has indeed gained fame and acclaim...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Kevin Spacey" title="Image of Kevin Spacey" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUwMjQ3NDA0Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjU2MDk3OQ@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

80.

Kevin Spacey

Actor, American Beauty

As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person"...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Charlton Heston" title="Image of Charlton Heston" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTcxMDg1MjYzMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDMxOTE2._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

81.

Charlton Heston

Actor, Ben Hur

Renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston is one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. Heston was born John Charles Carter on October 4th 1924 in Evanston...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Fassbender" title="Image of Michael Fassbender" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk0NjM2MTE5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODIxMzcyNw@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

82.

Michael Fassbender

Actor, Inglourious Basterds

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany. He is of German and Irish parentage. His father is from Germany and his mother is from Northern Ireland. Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south west Ireland. At the moment he is based in London, England.

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of William Holden" title="Image of William Holden" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BODI2NzM4MzA3Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODMxOTkxOA@@._V1._SY209_CR13,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

83.

William Holden

Actor, Die Brücke am Kwai

William Holden came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. His father William Franklin Beedle was an industrial chemist and his mother Mary Blanche Ball a teacher. In 1937, while studying chemistry at Pasadena Junior College, he was signed to a film contract by Paramount...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Gael García Bernal" title="Image of Gael García Bernal" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE5NzQ3NDc0NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDI0NzcwNA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

84.

Gael García Bernal

Actor, Amores perros

Gael García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen, he starred in a soap opera called El abuelo y yo. He appeared in film school exercises and short films, including De tripas, corazón, directed by Antonio Urrutia, which was nominated for an Academy 'Award' for Best Short Film...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Matt Damon" title="Image of Matt Damon" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTM0NzYzNDgxMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDg2MTMyMw@@._V1._SY209_CR8,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

85.

Matt Damon

Actor, Good Will Hunting - Der gute Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon, or better known to fans as Matt Damon was born in Boston Massachusetts, USA to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, Realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. Unfortunately for Matt and his brother, their parents divorced in the year 1973...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Richard Gere" title="Image of Richard Gere" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTI2NDQ2OTY4M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTYyNjc4._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

86.

Richard Gere

Actor, Pretty Woman

Humanitarian and actor, Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia. The second of five children, his father, Homer, was an insurance salesman, and his mother was Doris. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school productions...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Christopher Walken" title="Image of Christopher Walken" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA4ODUyNDQ2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwODk2MTYz._V1._SY209_CR2,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

87.

Christopher Walken

Actor, Catch Me If You Can

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films. He won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his performance in Die durch die Hölle gehen. Seen in mostly supporting roles throughout the 80s and early 90s, often portraying psychologically unstable characters.

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Brad Pitt" title="Image of Brad Pitt" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA1MjE2MTQ2MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjE5MDY0Nw@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

88.

Brad Pitt

Actor, Sieben

Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri. His mother's name is Jane Etta Hillhouse. His father, William (Bill) Pitt, worked in management at a trucking firm in Springfield. He has a younger brother, Douglas (Doug) Pitt and a younger sister Julie Neal Pitt...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Gérard Depardieu" title="Image of Gérard Depardieu" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgwMDU4OTk5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTUwODY0._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

89.

Gérard Depardieu

Actor, Life of Pi: Schiffbruch mit Tiger

Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Gérard Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. After minor roles in cinema, at last, he got his chance in Bertrand Blier's Die Ausgebufften. That film established a new type of hero in the French cinema and the actor's popularity grew enormously...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Colin Firth" title="Image of Colin Firth" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUxMDMwMTI4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzE2MzQxMw@@._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

90.

Colin Firth

Actor, The King's Speech

Born into an academic family - his father is a history lecturer at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester and his mother is a comparative religions lecturer at the Open University - Colin Firth's first acting experience came in infant's school when he played "Jack Frost" in a Christmas pantomime...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Joaquin Phoenix" title="Image of Joaquin Phoenix" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNzAzNjg5MDE3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjIxNzU0OA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

91.

Joaquin Phoenix

Actor, Gladiator

Born in Puerto Rico to Children of God missionaries "John Bottom Amram" and "Arlyn Dunetz Jochebed" (a.k.a. Heart), Joaquin was the middle child in a brood of five. As a youngster, he took his cues from older siblings River Phoenix and Rain Phoenix, changing his name to Leaf to match their earthier monikers...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Robin Williams" title="Image of Robin Williams" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg5NzMyMzczNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjMwMjExNw@@._V1._SY209_CR6,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

92.

Robin Williams

Actor, Good Will Hunting - Der gute Will Hunting

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He briefly studied political science before enrolling at Juilliard School to study theatre. After he left Juilliard, he performed in nightclubs where he was discovered for the role of Mork on an episode of Happy Days and the subsequent spin-off Mork vom Ork...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Jamie Foxx" title="Image of Jamie Foxx" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAyMDMwNzkxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzg4Nzg4Mg@@._V1._SY209_CR4,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

93.

Jamie Foxx

Actor, Django Unchained

Jamie's mother, Louise, was an adopted child. When her marriage to his father failed, his grandparents, Mark and Estelle Talley, stepped in and, at age 7 months, adopted him too. He says he had a very rigid upbringing that placed him in the Boy Scouts and the church choir. During high school, he played quarterback for his high school team and was good enough that he got press in Dallas newspapers...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Michael Caine" title="Image of Michael Caine" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAwNzIwNTQ4Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzE1MTUz._V1._SY209_CR5,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

94.

Michael Caine

Actor, The Dark Knight

Born Maurice Micklewhite in London, Michael Caine was the son of a fish-market porter and a charlady. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat. Upon his return to England he gravitated toward the theater and got a job as an assistant stage manager...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Bill Murray" title="Image of Bill Murray" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ1OTM0MjEwOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTQwNzI1._V1._SY209_CR1,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

95.

Bill Murray

Actor, ...und täglich grüßt das Murmeltier

Bill is the fifth of nine children born to Edward and Lucille Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. He played sports and did some acting while in that school, but in his words, mostly "screwed off." He enrolled at Regis College in Denver to study pre-med but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Tom Cruise" title="Image of Tom Cruise" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk1MjM3NTU5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTMyMjAyMg@@._V1._SY209_CR9,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

96.

Tom Cruise

Actor, Top Gun - Sie fürchten weder Tod noch Teufel

If you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. Nonetheless, this sensitive...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Sean Connery" title="Image of Sean Connery" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyMzkwMDU5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDgxODQ1._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

97.

Sean Connery

Actor, Indiana Jones und der letzte Kreuzzug

Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia C. Maclean, was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. Before going into acting...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Johnny Depp" title="Image of Johnny Depp" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTM0ODU5Nzk2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzI2ODgyNQ@@._V1._SY209_CR3,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

98.

Johnny Depp

Actor, Edward mit den Scherenhänden

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood, who has recuperated his image greatly since his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the acclaimed Fluch der Karibik, with a supporting cast of Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush. Though highly successful now...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Samuel L. Jackson" title="Image of Samuel L. Jackson" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ1NTQwMTYxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMjA1MzY1._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

99.

Samuel L. Jackson

Actor, Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson usually played bad guys and drug addicts before becoming an action hero, as the character Mitch Henessey, in Tödliche Weihnachten and in Stirb langsam - Jetzt erst recht. From character player to leading man. His performance in Pulp Fiction gave him an Oscar nomination for his character Jules Winnfield...

 

<img height="209" width="140" alt="Image of Tommy Lee Jones" title="Image of Tommy Lee Jones" src="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyNjc4MDc0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTc5OTUwOQ@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_.jpg" class="zero-z-index" />

 

100.

Tommy Lee Jones

Actor, No Country for Old Men

Born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Clyde C. and Lucille Marie (Scott) Jones, Tommy Lee Jones worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas, on a scholarship, and went to Harvard on another scholarship.He roomed...