25 величайших актеров за 100 лет — версия Американского института киноискусства. Часть 1.
Предлагаю вашему вниманию список из 25 актеров — их Американский институт киноискусства счел величайшими звездами за столетие 20 века. Какие достижения привели этих мужчин на Олимп славы? Сколько фильмов, сколько наград и номинаций за их плечами? Давайте считать!
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars (100 лет… 100 звёзд) — один из рейтинговых списков цикла AFI 100 Years… Американского института киноискусства. Список включает 50 величайших легенд американского киноэкрана — 25 мужчин и 25 женщин.
Американский институт киноискусства определяет «легенду американского киноэкрана» как актёра (или группу актёров) со значительным присутствием в американских полнометражных фильмах, дебютировавшего в 1950 году или ранее либо уже умершего.
Телепрограмма AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars была показана 16 июня 1999 года на канале CBS. 50 легенд киноэкрана были представлены 50ю действующими актёрами, что в сумме дало сотню звезд. Вела передачу Ширли Темпл.
Американский институт киноискусства — независимая некоммерческая организация, созданная Национальным фондом искусств и учреждённая в 1967 году, когда президент Линдон Джонсон подписал закон о Национальном фонде искусств и гуманитарных наук.
В 1998 году, в столетний юбилей американского кинематографа, институт начал цикл AFI 100 Years… («AFI 100 лет…») с целью повышения интереса к истории кино.
Перейдем к звездам!
1. Хамфри Богарт (1899-1957).
Актер один из восьми звезд списка, родившихся в Нью-Йорке. Богарт пять раз упомянут в составленном Американским институтом киноискусства списке ста лучших цитат — больше, чем любой другой актер.
В послужном списке Хамфри Богарта 75 фильмов. Вот некоторые из них: «Мальтийский сокол» (1941), «Касабланка» (1942), «Сокровища Сьерра-Мадре» (1948), «Африканская королева» (1951), «Бунт на «Кейне» (1954).
А среди наград и номинаций у Хамфри есть: Оскар (2 номинации, 1 награда) и BAFTA (1 номинация).
8 февраля 1960 года на Голливудской аллее славы появилась звезда Хамфри Богарта. А в 1997 году журнал «Entertainment Weekly» назвал актера легендой номер один в истории кино.
Актер один из 13 звезд, кто родился не в США. Родина Кэри — Англия.
Кэри Грант сыграл в 72 фильмах, среди них: «Только у ангелов есть крылья» (1939), «Его девушка Пятница» (1940), «Филадельфийская история» (1940), «Мартышкин труд» (1952), «Шарада» (1963).
В списке премий Кэри Гранта: Оскар (2 номинации, 1 награда), BAFTA (1 номинация), Золотой глобус (5 номинаций).
3. Джеймс Стюарт (1908-1997).
Джеймс Стюарт за свою карьеру снялся в 117 фильмах (в 25 из которых в титрах не указан), 2 фильма срежиссировал, 1 спродюссировал, и в 130 проектах телевидения представлял себя. Вот некоторые из его актерских работ: «Когда мы снова полюбим» (1936), «Магазинчик за углом» (1940), «Эта замечательная жизнь» (1947), «Обнаженная шпора» (1953), «Самый меткий» (1976).
За столь внушительную карьеру Джеймс успел заработать множество наград и номинаций: Оскар (4 номинации, 2 награды), Берлинский кинофестиваль (2 награды), Золотой глобус (2 номинации, 1 награда), BAFTA (2 номинации), Венецианский кинофестиваль (1 награда), Сан-Себастьян (1 награда).
4. Марлон Брандо (1924-2004).
Актер один из трех звезд рейтинга, чья карьера началась в 1950 году.
Марлон Брандо сыграл в 40 картинах, например: «Трамвай «Желание» (1951), «Юлий Цезарь» (1953), «В порту» (1954), «Крестный отец» (1972), «Супермен» (1978).
У актера множество премий, и есть даже антипремия: Оскар (6 номинаций, 2 премии), BAFTA (по 4 премии и номинации), Каннский кинофестиваль (1 премия), Золотой глобус (4 номинации, 2 премии), Золотая малина (2 номинации, 1 премия).
Фред Астер снялся в 50 фильмах, среди которых: «Веселая разведенная» (1934), «Бродвейская мелодия 40-х» (1940), «Ты никогда не была восхитительнее» (1942), «Королевская свадьба» (1951), «История с привидениями» (1981).
Актер может похвастаться такими премиями как: Оскар (по 1 номинации и награде), BAFTA (1 награда), Золотой глобус (по 3 номинации и награды), Берлинский кинофестиваль (1 награда).
В копилке Генри Фонда 84 фильма, вот некоторые из них: «Иезавель» (1938), «Гроздья гнева» (1940), «Война и мир» (1956), «Как был завоеван Запад» (1962), «Город в огне» (1979).
Послужной список премий актера таков: Оскар (по 2 номинации и награды), BAFTA (по 1 номинации и награде), Золотой глобус (по 1 номинации и награде), Эмми (3 номинации), Кинофестиваль в Карловых Варах (1 награда), Национальный совет кинокритиков США (1 награда), Тони (1 номинация, 2 награды), Сесиль Б. Де Милль (1 награда).
Актер один из 13 легенд, кто начал сниматься в немом кино и продолжил в звуке.
Кларк Гейбл работал в 69 фильмах, среди которых: «Одержимая» (1931), «Сан-Франциско» (1936), «Унесенные ветром» (1939), «Могамбо» (1953), «Это началось в Неаполе» (1960).
Премии, которыми отметили работу актера, таковы: Оскар (2 номинации, 1 премия), «Золотой глобус» (2 номинации).
8. Джеймс Кэгни (1899-1986).
Актер один из восьми звезд списка, родившихся в Нью-Йорке.
Всего Джеймс Кэгни снялся в 62 картинах, среди них: «Враг общества» (1931), «В дело вступает флот» (1934), «Ангелы с грязными лицами» (1938), «Люби меня или покинь меня» (1955), «Человек с тысячью лиц» (1957).
Список наградных достижений Джеймса совсем скромный: 3 номинации на Оскар, в одной из которых он победил.
9. Спенсер Трейси (1900-1967).
Спенсер Трэйси сыграл в 96 фильмах, в 17 из которых в титрах не указан, участвовал в 33 телепроектах, представляя самого себя. Вот некоторые из его фильмов: «Легкие миллионы» (1931), «Лицо в небе» (1933), «Я возьму эту женщину» (1940), «Отец невесты» (1950), «Это безумный, безумный, безумный, безумный мир» (1963).
В багаже Спенсера следующие премии: Оскар (7 номинаций, 2 награды), BAFTA (4 номинации, 1 награда), Золотой глобус (3 номинации, 1 награда), Каннский кинофестиваль (1 награда).
10. Чарльз Чаплин (1889-1977).
Актер один из 13 легенд, кто начал сниматься в немом кино и продолжил в звуке. Кроме того, он один из 13 звезд, кто родился не в США. Родина Чарли — Англия.
Чарли Чаплин сыграл в 90 фильмах (в основном это были короткометражки), среди них: «Малыш» (1921), «Золотая лихорадка» (1925), «Огни большого города» (1931), «Великий диктатор» (1940),»Король в Нью-Йорке» (1957).
Актер отмечен такими премиями, как: Оскар (2 номинации, 3 награды), BAFTA (1 номинация), Венецианский кинофестиваль (1 номинация).
Актер один из 13 легенд, кто начал сниматься в немом кино и продолжил в звуке.
За плечами Гэри Купера 139 фильмов (в 44 в титрах не указан), 2 спродюсированных фильма и участие в 52 телепроектах. Некоторые из картин актера: «Последний изгой» (1927), «Городские улицы» (1931), «Алиса в Стране чудес» (1933), «Гордость янки» (1942), «Обнаженное лезвие» (1961).
Актера отметили такими премиями, как: Оскар (по 3 номинации и награды), Золотой глобус (по 1 номинации и награде).
12. Грегори Пек (1916-2003).
За свою карьеру Грегори Пек снялся в 52 картинах, среди которых: «Олененок» (1946), «Римские каникулы» (1953), «Убить пересмешника» (1962), «Золото Маккены» (1969), «Мыс страха» (1991).
Послужной список премий таков: Оскар (4 номинации, 2 награды), BAFTA (2 номинации), Золотой глобус (3 номинации, 3 награды), Эмми (1 номинация), Кинофестиваль в Карловых Варах (1 награда), Сезар (1 награда), Берлинский кинофестиваль (1 награда), Каннский кинофестиваль (1 награда), Сан-Себастьян (1 награда).
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Top 100 Best Hollywood Actors Of All Time
Top 100 Best Hollywood Actors Of All Time
1. Marlon Brando
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 .
2. Al Pacino
Alfredo James «Al» ‘Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema’s most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.
He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi).
3. Robert De Niro
One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained .
4. Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors — the other being Michael Caine — who have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through .
5. Daniel Day-Lewis
Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Cecil Day-Lewis (pseudonym Cecil Day-Lewis), Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and .
6. Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother’s family, originally surnamed «Fraga», was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has .
7. James Stewart
James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he .
8. Cary Grant
Once told by an interviewer, «Everybody would like to be Cary Grant», Grant is said to have replied, «So would I.»
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alec Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years in .
9. Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, .
10. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a bond salesman and later manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school .
11. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.
He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.
Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped .
12. Morgan Freeman
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman.
13. Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer «Jenny» (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries .
14. Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, .
15. Leonardo DiCaprio
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 Проблемы роста (1985) and low budget horror.
16. Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy .
17. John Wayne
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.
Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, .
18. Sidney Poitier
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (although born, two months prematurely, in Miami during a visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (nee Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to.
19. Brad Pitt
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt’s most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Бойцовский клуб (1999). However, his .
20. Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy was the second son born on April 5, 1900, to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While attending Marquette Academy, he and classmate Pat O’Brien quit school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. Tracy was still at Norfolk Navy Yard.
21. Paul Newman
Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Arthur Sigmund Newman (died 1950) and Theresa Fetsko (died 1982). His elder brother was Arthur S. Newman Jr., named for .
22. James Dean
James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to .
23. Kirk Douglas
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being «the ragman’s son» (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. .
24. Russell Crowe
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe’s recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham).
25. Henry Fonda
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 .
26. Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at .
27. Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a 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.
Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the .
28. Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford .
29. Orson Welles
His father, Richard Head Welles, was a well-to-do inventor, his mother, Beatrice (Ives) Welles, a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died in 1924 (when he was six) he traveled the world with his father. He was .
30. Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his work with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Бесславные ублюдки.
31. Heath Ledger
When hunky, twenty-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 little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised .
32. Sean Connery
The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known as the original actor to portray James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him unable to escape it, but he .
33. Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers .
34. Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in.
35. Gene Hackman
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After .
36. Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an .
37. Edward Norton
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.
His mother, Lydia Robinson «Robin» (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer .
38. Bruce Willis
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39. Gary Cooper
Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper. Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa (then called Iowa College). His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a .
40. Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only .
41. Robert Redford
Born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, and Martha Redford, who died in 1955, the year he graduated high school, Charles Robert Redford Jr. was a scrappy kid who stole hubcaps in high school and lost his college baseball .
42. Ralph Fiennes
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus .
43. Tom Cruise
In 1976, if you had told fourteen-year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. .
44. Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family from New .
45. Montgomery Clift
Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed ‘Monty’ his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel «Sunny» Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-.
46. Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, .
47. Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without .
48. Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Сид &.
49. Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a .
50. Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during .
51. Clark Gable
William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle .
52. Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark’s School of Texas, a prestigious prep school .
53. Philip Seymour Hoffman
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch .
54. Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including Крепкий орешек 3 (1995), Неуязвимый (2000), &.
55. Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, 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, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and .
56. Joe Pesci
Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series «Star Time Kids».
57. Charlton Heston
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood’s greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As .
58. George Clooney
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney .
59. Christopher Plummer
Legendary actor Christopher Plummer, perhaps Canada’s greatest thespian, delivered outstanding performances as Sherlock Holmes in Убийство по приказу (1979), the chilling villain in Мо&.
60. George C. Scott
George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of the big screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he .
61. Christopher Walken
Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Охотник на ол&.
62. John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, .
63. Will Smith
Willard Carroll «Will» Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him «the most powerful actor in Hollywood». Smith has been nominated for five Golden .
64. Peter O’Toole
A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O’Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O’Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a .
65. James Cagney
One of Hollywood’s preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur .
66. Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery .
67. Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and .
68. Bill Murray
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, .
69. Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish and German (mother) descent. Cage changed his.
70. Steve McQueen
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 40 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 .
71. Gene Wilder
When he was 11 he wanted to be a comedian like Sid Ceasar then when he was 15 and saw Lee J Cobb in ‘Death of a Salesman’ he decided he would be a comedy actor. and found that Mel Brooks was a great influence on his screen writing. He combined both talents with directing in’The World’s Greatest .
72. Kevin Costner
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle .
73. Charles Chaplin
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin 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 character, the Little Tramp; the man with the .
74. Peter Sellers
Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen «Peg» (Marks) and William «Bill» Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his .
75. Woody Allen
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young .
76. Jon Voight
Jon Voight is an American actor of German and Slovak descent. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as paraplegic Vietnam War veteran Luke Martin in the war film «Coming Home» (1978). He has also been nominated for the same award other two times. He was first .
77. Mel Gibson
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is .
78. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy В ярких кр.
79. Mark Wahlberg
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for Отступники (2006) who went on to receive .
80. Steve Martin
Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic .
81. Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem belongs to a family of actors that have been working on films since the early days of Spanish cinema.
He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were.
82. Tim Robbins
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors’ Gang theater group, .
83. Arnold Schwarzenegger
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and.
84. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone is a athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director/producer, the movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone’s films for over 40 years, making «Sly» one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever box office draws.
Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, in.
85. Viggo Mortensen
Since his screen debut as a young Amish farmer in Peter Weir’s Свидетель (1985), Viggo Mortensen’s career has been marked by a steady string of well-rounded performances.
Mortensen was born in New York City, to Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo .
86. Hugo Weaving
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the .
87. Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it .
88. Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. .
89. Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Большие надежды (1946), Fagin in Оливер Твис&.
90. Richard Burton
Probably best-remembered for his turbulent personal life with Elizabeth Taylor (whom he married twice), Richard Burton was nonetheless also regarded as an often brilliant British actor of the post-WWII period.
Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925 into a Welsh (Cymraeg)-speaking family in .
91. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.
Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and .
92. James Caan
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.
He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) .
93. Michael Douglas
An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning Пролетая над гнезд&.
94. Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent, respectively. He was educated at Stonyhurst (a highly esteemed Jesuit college in England) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). .
95. Willem Dafoe
Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and daring to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large .
96. Ed Harris
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned a reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time.
Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally. .
97. Harvey Keitel
American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Miriam (Klein) and Harry Keitel. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese’s Злые улицы (1973) and .
98. Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s 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 policeman in Steven Soderbergh’s Тра.
99. Kevin Bacon
Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964.
Kevin’s early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. .
100. Patrick Swayze
Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. .