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Sunday, July 22, 2018

«actor»

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman
(12.10.1968 )
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television.
Hugh Jackman, actor

Clifton Webb

Clifton Webb
(November 19, 1889 - October 13, 1966)
Clifton Webb was an American actor, dancer, and singer known for his Oscar-nominated roles in such films as Laura, The Razor's Edge, and Sitting Pretty. In the theatrical world he was known for his appearances in the plays of Noël Coward, notably Blithe Spirit.
actor

Roger Moore

Roger Moore
(14.10.1927 )
Sir Roger George Moore KBE, is an English actor, perhaps best known for portraying British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. He also portrayed Simon Templar in the long-running British television series The Saint.
actor, English actor, James Bond

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins
(16.10.1958 )
Timothy Francis "Tim" Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is the former longtime partner of actress Susan Sarandon. He is known for his roles as Nuke in Bull Durham, Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, and as Dave Boyle in Mystic River, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
American actor, actor, director

Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift
(October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966)
Edward Montgomery Clift was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times’ obituary noted his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". Clift received four Academy Award nominations during his career, three for Best Actor and one for Best Supporting Actor.
American actor, actor

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme
(18.10.1960 )
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme, is a Belgian martial artist and actor, best known for his martial arts action films, the most successful of which include Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), and JCVD (2008). He is known as "The Muscles from Brussels", "JCVD" and "Van Damage".
Belgian actor, actor

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg
(20.10.1971 )
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, entrepreneur, and marijuana activist. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and spent six months in Wayside County Jail. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on several tracks on Dre's solo debut, The Chronic and on the titular theme song to the film Deep Cover.
Snoop Dogg, rapper, actor

Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins
(26.10.1942 )
Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. is an English actor known for playing Cockney rough diamonds, psychopaths and gangsters, in films such as The Long Good Friday (1980), and Mona Lisa (1986), and lighter roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Hook (1991).
English actor, actor

Jackie Coogan

Jackie Coogan
(October 26, 1914 - March 1, 1984)
John Leslie Coogan, known professionally as Jackie Coogan, was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films. Many years later, he became known as Uncle Fester on 1960s sitcom The Addams Family. In the interim, he sued his mother and stepfather over his squandered film earnings and provoked California to enact the first known legal protection for the earnings of child performers, billed as the Coogans Act.
American actor, child actor, actor

Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren
(03.11.1957 )
Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the movie action hero stereotype including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Swedish actor, actor

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen
(March 24, 1930 - November 7, 1980)
Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American movie actor. He was nicknamed "The King of Cool." His "anti-hero" persona, which he developed at the height of the Vietnam counterculture, made him one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s.
McQueen, American actor, actor

Alain Delon

Alain Delon
(08.11.1935 )
Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared to French actors such as Gérard Philipe and Jean Marais, as well as American actor James Dean.
French actor, actor

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio
(11.11.1974 )
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has received many awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Aviator (2004), and has been nominated by the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
DiCaprio, American actor, actor

Clark Gable

Clark Gable
(February 1, 1901 - November 16, 1960)
William Clark Gable known as Clark Gable, was an American film actor most famous for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh.
Gable, American actor, actor

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito
(17.11.1944 )
Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr., better known as Danny DeVito, is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC television series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
American actor, actor, comedian

James Coburn

James Coburn
(August 31, 1928 - November 18, 2002)
James Harrison Coburn III was an American film and television actor. Coburn appeared in nearly 70 films and made over 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, and played a wide range of roles and won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction.
American actor, actor

Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski
(October 18, 1926 - November 23, 1991)
Klaus Kinski, born Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski, was a German actor. He appeared in more than 130 films, and is perhaps best-remembered as a leading role actor in Werner Herzog films: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Cobra Verde (1987).
Kinski, German actor, actor

Pat Morita

Pat Morita
(June 28, 1932 - November 24, 2005)
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita was an American actor of Japanese descent who was well-known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and Mr. Miyagi in the «The Karate Kid» movie series, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984.
American actor, actor

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee
(November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973)
Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan) was a Chinese American, Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist, and a cultural icon.
Bruce Lee, Lee, American actor, Hong Kong actor, actor

John Carradine

John Carradine
(February 5, 1906 - November 27, 1988)
John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theater.
Carradine, American actor, actor

Jean Marais

Jean Marais
(December 11, 1913 - November 8, 1998)
Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais was a French actor and director.
French actor, actor

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra
(December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998)
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer and actor.
American singer, singer, actor

Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks
(May 23, 1883 - December 12, 1939)
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as «The Thief of Bagdad», «Robin Hood», and «The Mark of Zorro».
American actor, actor

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi
(13.12.1957 )
Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi is an American actor, writer and film director. An associate member of the renowned experimental theater company The Wooster Group.
American actor, actor

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor
(December 14, 1924 - June 2, 1988)
Ranbir Raj Kapoor was an Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema. A Punjabi refugee from Pakistan after the 1947 partition, Raj Kapoor saw great fame and fortune in Hindu India.
Indian actor, actor

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt
(18.12.1963 )
William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and film producer. Pitt has received two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one. He has been described as one of the world's most attractive men, a label for which he has received substantial media attention.
American actor, actor

Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni
(September 28, 1924 - December 19, 1996)
Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross was an Italian film actor. His honours included British Film Academy Awards, Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and two Golden Globe Awards.
Italian actor, actor

Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson
(21.12.1948 )
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American film and television actor and film producer. After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films.
American actor, actor

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart
(December 25, 1899 - January 14, 1957)
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American actor. He is widely regarded as a cultural icon. The American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema.
American actor, actor

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
(April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977)
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era.
Charlie Chaplin, English actor, actor

Jason Robards

Jason Robards
(July 26, 1922 - December 26, 2000)
Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was an American actor on stage, and in film and television, and a winner of the Tony Award (theatre), two Academy Awards (film) and the Emmy Award (television). He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II.
American actor, actor

Gerard Depardieu

Gerard Depardieu
(27.12.1948 )
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor and filmmaker. He is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite and has twice won the César Award for Best Actor. He also won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in “Green Card” and was nominated for an Academy Award for the title role in “Cyrano de Bergerac”.
French actor, actor

Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach
(October 20, 1935 - December 28, 2004)
Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach was an American actor and singer.
American actor, actor

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins
(31.12.1937 )
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs” (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor), its sequel “Hannibal”, and its prequel “Red Dragon”.
Welsh actor, actor

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson
(03.01.1956 )
Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.
American actor, actor

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson
(06.01.1955 )
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is a British actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is most famous for his work on the satirical sketch comedy show “Not The Nine O'Clock News”, and the sitcoms “Blackadder”, “Mr. Bean” and “The Thin Blue Line”.
Mr Bean, British actor, actor, comedian

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage
(07.01.1964 )
Nicolas Cage is an American actor, producer and director, having appeared in over 60 films.
American actor, actor

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom
(13.01.1977 )
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” and starring in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including “Elizabethtown” and “Kingdom of Heaven”.
English actor, actor

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey
(17.01.1962 )
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian actor and comedian.
Canadian actor, actor, comedian

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner
(18.01.1955 )
Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and businessman.
American actor, actor

Benny Hill

Benny Hill
(January 21, 1924 - April 20, 1992)
Benny Hill was an English comedian and actor, notable for his long-running television programme The Benny Hill Show.
English actor, actor, comedian

Louis de Funes

Louis de Funes
(July 31, 1914 - January 27, 1983)
Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was a very popular French actor who is one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and Fernandel. His acting style is remembered for its high energy performance, a wide range of facial expressions and an engaging, snappy impatience.
French actor, actor, comedian

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton
(October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966)
Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face".
American actor, actor, comedian

Donald Pleasence

Donald Pleasence
(October 5, 1919 - February 2, 1995)
Sir Donald Henry Pleasence was a British actor who gained more than 200 screen credits during a career which spanned over four decades. Known for his piercing blue eyes and bald head, Pleasence is arguably best remembered for his work in the Halloween and James Bond franchises.
British actor, actor

Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom
(February 4, 1915 - October 4, 2010)
Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin.
English actor, actor

Chris Rock

Chris Rock
(07.02.1965 )
Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. He was voted in the US as the 5th greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the UK as the 9th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the 8th greatest stand-up comic.
American actor, actor, comedian

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen
(February 11, 1926 - November 28, 2010)
Leslie William Nielsen was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in more than one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying more than 220 characters.
American actor, actor, comedian

Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith
(February 28, 1945 - August 3, 2011)
Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith was an American professional football player who became an actor after his retirement from the sport.
American actor, actor, American football player

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem
(01.03.1969 )
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. In 2007 he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as sociopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men, and has also garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro.
Spanish actor, actor

Andrei Mironov

Andrei Mironov
(March 7, 1941 - August 16, 1987)
Andrei Alexandrovich Mironov was a Soviet theatre and film actor who played lead roles in some of the most popular Soviet films, such as The Diamond Arm, Beware of the Car and Twelve Chairs. Mironov was also a popular singer.
Soviet actor, actor

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris
(10.03.1940 )
Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. As a result of his "tough guy" image, an Internet phenomenon began in 2005 known as Chuck Norris facts, ascribing various implausible or even impossible feats to Norris.
American actor, actor

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis
(19.03.1955 )
Walter Bruce Willis is a German-born American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles.
American actor, actor

Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau
(March 22, 1923 - September 22, 2007)
Marcel Marceau was an internationally acclaimed French actor and mime most famous for his persona as Bip the Clown.
French actor, actor, mime

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando
(April 3, 1924 - July 1, 2004)
Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American movie star and political activist. "Unchallenged as the most important actor in modern American Cinema" according to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Brando was one of only three professional actors, along with Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, named by Time magazine as one of its 100 Persons of the Century in 1999.
American actor, actor, movie star

Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo
(09.04.1933 )
Jean-Paul Belmondo is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s.
French actor, actor

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal
(10.04.1952 )
Steven Frederic Seagal is an American action film star, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan. He became the first foreigner to operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.
American actor, actor

American actor, actor

American actor, actor
(April 17, 1918 - November 12, 1981)
William Holden


Al Pacino

Al Pacino
(25.04.1940 )
Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations.
Al Pacino, American actor, actor

Eric Campbell

Eric Campbell
(April 26, 1879 - December 20, 1917)
Alfred Eric Campbell, known as Eric Campbell, was an English actor who for many years was wrongly believed to be Scottish. He was a key member of Charlie Chaplin's film ensemble, invariably playing an intimidating bully, and appeared in 11 of his films before he was killed in a car crash at 38 years old. He is the subject of a documentary by filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.
English actor, actor

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford
(May 1, 1916 - August 30, 2006)
Glenn Ford was a Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances.
American actor, actor

Masa Niemi

Masa Niemi
(July 20, 1914 - May 3, 1960)
Martti "Masa" Elis Niemi was a Finnish actor. Niemi started his career as a drummer, but became popular as a comedian. He is most famous for his role as "Pätkä" (in English: Stub) in all thirteen original Pekka ja Pätkä movies.
Finnish actor, actor

Jean Gabin

Jean Gabin
(May 17, 1904 - November 15, 1976)
Jean Gabin was a French actor.
French actor, actor

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper
(May 17, 1936 - May 29, 2010)
Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker and artist. As a young man, Hopper became interested in acting and eventually became a student of the Actors' Studio. He made his first television appearance in 1954 and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). During the next 10 years, Hopper appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and by the end of the 1960s had played supporting roles in several films.
American actor, actor

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
(June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996)
Tupac Amaru Shakur, known by his stage names 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. The themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground.
American rapper, rapper, actor

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger
(April 14, 1925 - July 9, 2002)
Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger was an Academy Award-winning American actor known for his performances in such films as On the Waterfront, The Big Knife, Oklahoma!, The Harder They Fall, Across the Bridge, The Pawnbroker, Doctor Zhivago, In the Heat of the Night, and Waterloo as well as the television programs Marty and Jesus of Nazareth.
American actor, actor

Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier
(May 22, 1907 - July 11, 1989)
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, was an English actor, director, and producer. One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century, he was the youngest actor to be knighted and the first to be elevated to the peerage. He married three times, to actresses Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh, and Joan Plowright. Actor Spencer Tracy said that Olivier was 'the greatest actor in the English-speaking world'.
English actor, actor
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