The Best Actors Ever - 1980s

by dziwnytenswiat | created - 22 Sep 2018 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

Points from my "The Best Films Ever Made"-Lists. Only Actors in films from 1980s. Vol. 1 = 100%, Vol. 2 = 50%, Vol. 3 = 33%, Vol. 4 = 25%, Vol. 5 = 20 %, Vol. 6 = 17%

1. Harrison Ford

Actor | The Fugitive

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, ...

3189 points

2. Gérard Depardieu

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along ...

2844 points

3. Armin Mueller-Stahl

Actor | Eastern Promises

Armin Mueller-Stahl was born on December 17, 1930 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Shine (1996) and The International (2009). He has been married to Gabriele Scholz since 1973. They have one child. He was previously married to Monika ...

2688 points

4. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

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 English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at...

2611 points

5. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

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 Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

2412 points

6. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He has been married to Sandy Cohen since January 8, 1955. They have four ...

2183 points

7. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

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 Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...

1964 points

8. Oleg Tabakov

Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova

Oleg Tabakov was a renown Russian actor, director, and public figure, who played over 100 roles in film and on TV. He is best known for his roles as Count Nikita Rostov in War and Peace (1966) by Sergey Bondarchuk, and as Oblomov in the eponymous film by Nikita Mikhalkov.

He was born Oleg Pavlovich ...

1817 points

9. John Turturro

Actor | Barton Fink

Highly talented, lightly built American actor who always looks unsettled and jumpy has become a favourite of cult/arthouse film aficionados with his compelling performances in a broad range of cinematic vehicles.

Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian-American parents, Katherine (...

1769 points

10. Boguslaw Linda

Actor | Psy

Boguslaw Linda was born on June 27, 1952 in Torun, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. He is an actor and director, known for Pigs (1992), Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania (1999) and Kroll (1991). He has been married to Lidia Popiel since July 23, 2000. They have one child.

1734 points

11. Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Actor | Zycie jako smiertelna choroba przenoszona droga plciowa

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz was born on September 13, 1934 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was an actor and director, known for Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000), Television Theater (1953) and Camouflage (1977). He was married to Miroslawa Dubrawska and Olga Sawicka. He died on July ...

1690 points

12. Adam Baldwin

Actor | Serenity

Adam Baldwin was born on February 27, 1962 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Serenity (2005), Independence Day (1996) and Full Metal Jacket (1987). He has been married to Ami Julius since 1988. They have three children.

1684 points

13. Adam Ferency

Actor | Kanalia

Adam Ferency was born on October 5, 1951 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Kanalia (1991), Cold War (2018) and Battle of Warsaw 1920 (2011).

1670 points

14. Rolan Bykov

Actor | Chuchelo

Rolan Bykov was born on November 12, 1929 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Rolan Antonovich Bykov. He was an actor and director, known for Chuchelo (1984), Oh How It Hurts 66 (1967) and Andrei Rublev (1966). He was married to Elena Sanaeva. He died on October 6, 1998 in Moscow, Russia.

1631 points

15. John Rhys-Davies

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (nee Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the...

1608 points

16. Keith David

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...

1595 points

17. Otto Sander

Actor | Der Himmel über Berlin

Otto Sander was born on June 30, 1941 in Hanover, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Wings of Desire (1987), Das Boot (1981) and Faraway, So Close! (1993). He was married to Monika Hansen. He died on September 12, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

1543 points

18. Yves Montand

Actor | Le salaire de la peur

Yves Montand was born on October 13, 1921 in Monsummano Terme, Tuscany, Italy as Ivo Livi. He was an actor, known for The Wages of Fear (1953), Jean de Florette (1986) and Let's Make Love (1960). He was married to Simone Signoret. He died on November 9, 1991 in Senlis, Oise, France.

1398 points

19. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

1354 points

20. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

1352 points

21. John Gielgud

Actor | Arthur

Born in London, England, John Gielgud trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. Best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other ...

1345 points

22. Klaus Maria Brandauer

Actor | Out of Africa

Gave his debut as an actor in 1962. Member of the 'Wiener Burgtheater' in Vienna since 1972. Played at the 'Salzburger Festspiele' since 1975. Directed plays since 1977. Debuted as a movie actor in 1972.

1316 points

23. Bruno Kirby

Actor | City Slickers

Native New Yorker and Italianate Bruno Kirby tended towards assertive, pushy, streetwise characters and was armed with a highly distinctive scratchy tenor voice that complemented his slim eyes and droopy puss and accentuated his deadpan comedic instincts on film and TV. The well-regarded character ...

1265 points

24. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

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"....

1258 points

25. Julian Glover

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Julian Wyatt Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England, to Honor Ellen Morgan (Wyatt), a BBC journalist, and Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. He is of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Primarily a classical stage actor, Glover trained at the National Youth ...

1218 points

26. Daniel Auteuil

Actor | Caché

Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and The Closet (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously married to Emmanuelle ...

1215 points

27. Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Actor | Czlowiek z zelaza

Jerzy Radziwilowicz was born on September 8, 1950 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Man of Iron (1981), Man of Marble (1977) and Passion (1982).

1213 points

28. Alec Guinness

Actor | Star Wars

Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence...

1212 points

29. Judd Hirsch

Actor | Taxi

Judd Hirsch was born on March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Judd Seymore Hirsch. He is known for his work on Taxi (1978), Independence Day (1996) and Ordinary People (1980). He was previously married to Bonni Chalkin and Elisa Sadaune.

1199 points

30. Denholm Elliott

Actor | A Room with a View

Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.

1185 points

31. Ian Holm

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sir Ian Holm is one of the world's greatest actors, a Laurence Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning, BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated British star of films and the stage. He was a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company and has played more than 100 roles in films and on ...

1180 points

32. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

1176 points

33. Marcello Mastroianni

Actor |

Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 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 (1939), then started working for the Italian ...

1151 points

34. James Woods

Actor | Vampires

James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a U.S. Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather ...

1121 points

35. Jerzy Stuhr

Actor | Historie milosne

Jerzy Stuhr was born on April 18, 1947 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland as Jerzy Oskar Stuhr. He is an actor and director, known for Love Stories (1997), Camera Buff (1979) and Tydzien z zycia mezczyzny (1999). He is married to Barbara Stuhr. They have two children.

1101 points

36. Michael J. Fox

Actor | Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox (née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their 10-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

1096 points

37. Tadeusz Lomnicki

Actor | Pan Wolodyjowski

Tadeusz Lomnicki began his education in the theatre arts in 1945 when he enrolled in the Theatre Studio at the Stary Teatr in Krakow. In 1946 he spent a season at the Teatr Slaski in Katowice. He returned to Krakow in 1947, appearing on stage at both the Teatr im. Juliusza Slowackiego and the Stary...

1088 points

38. Billy Crystal

Actor | Forget Paris

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants ...

1075 points

39. Matti Pellonpää

Actor | Night on Earth

Matti Pellonpää was born on March 28, 1951 in Helsinki, Finland as Matti Kalervo Pellonpää. He was an actor, known for Night on Earth (1991), La Vie de Bohème (1992) and Dolly and Her Lover (1990). He died on July 13, 1995 in Vaasa, Finland.

1067 points

40. Richard Edson

Actor | Super Mario Bros.

The great character actor Richard Edson's first feature film role came in Jim Jarmusch's 1983 cult hit, Stranger Than Paradise (1984), where he played "Eddie", one of the main characters. Edson then had small, but memorable, roles in other big hits such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), John ...

1065 points

41. John Savage

Actor | The Last Full Measure

John Savage is an American actor best known for his roles in The Deer Hunter (1978), The Onion Field (1979), Hair (1979), Salvador (1986), The Last Full Measure (2020), In Dubious Battle (2016), and the television shows Goliath (2016), Twin Peaks (2017), and Dark Angel (2000). He was born in Old ...

1062 points

42. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

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 ...

1058 points

43. Sam Shepard

Actor | August: Osage County

Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, IL, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base ...

1057 points

44. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

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 ...

1035 points

45. Philippe Noiret

Actor | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Philippe Noiret was one of French cinema's most familiar faces who appeared in more than 140 films in a career that spanned more than half a century.

He was born on October 1, 1930, in Lille, Nord, France, into a middle class family of shopkeepers. His father was fond of literature. Young Noiret ...

1023 points

46. Yuriy Bogatyryov

Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova

Yuriy Bogatyryov was born on March 2, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov. He was an actor, known for Oblomov (1980), Dead Souls (1984) and At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974). He died on February 2, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].

1009 points

47. Billy Dee Williams

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Billy Dee Williams was born William December Williams on April 6, 1937 in New York City. Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 50+ years. He is easily best known to international film audiences as the roguish Lando Calrissian in the last two ...

1008 points

48. Donald Sutherland

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint ...

955 points

49. Forest Whitaker

Actor | The Last King of Scotland

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

982 points

50. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of 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 ...

980 points

51. Christopher Lloyd

Actor | Back to the Future

Christopher Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Christopher Allen Lloyd. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Clue (1985). He has been married to Lisa Loiacono since November 23, 2016. He was previously married to ...

979 points

52. Timothy Hutton

Actor | Ordinary People

Timothy Hutton was born in Malibu, California, one of three children born to Maryline (Poole), a teacher, and actor Jim Hutton (Dana James Hutton). He burst onto the acting scene in the late 1970s. After only a few significant roles in TV movies, he bagged the part of Conrad in the Robert Redford-...

956 points

53. Erland Josephson

Actor | Offret

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

Although he ...

948 points

54. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Blues Brothers 2000

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

925 points

55. Olgierd Lukaszewicz

Actor | Seksmisja

Olgierd Lukaszewicz was born on September 7, 1946 in Chorzów, Slaskie, Poland. He is an actor and writer, known for Sexmission (1984), A Cat with a Dog (2018) and The Hexer (2001). He has been married to Grazyna Marzec since March 13, 1968. They have one child.

880 points

56. Jacques Perrin

Actor | Les choristes

He started out as romantic hero full of beauty and talent in Girl with a Suitcase (1961) beside Claudia Cardinale. Director Valerio Zurlini engaged the talented young actor for his Family Portrait (1962) as Marcello Mastroianni's brother. Jacques Perrin's longtime work with Director 'Constantin ...

878 points

57. Treat Williams

Actor | Hair

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

868 points

58. Ethan Hawke

Actor | Training Day

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...

848 points

59. Matthew Modine

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While...

843 points

60. Marek Kondrat

Actor | Dzien swira

Marek Kondrat was born on October 18, 1950 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland as Marek Tadeusz Kondrat. He is an actor and director, known for Day of the Wacko (2002), Prawo ojca (1999) and We're All Christs (2006). He has been married to Antonina Turnau since September 19, 2015. He was previously ...

837 points

61. Valeriy Priyomykhov

Actor | Kto, esli ne my

Valeriy Priyomykhov was born on December 26, 1943 in Kuybyshevka-Vostochnaya, Amur Oblast, Khabarovsk Krai, RSFSR, USSR as Valeri Mikhailovich Priyomykhov. He was an actor and writer, known for Kto, esli ne my (1999), The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988) and Krestonosets (1995). He was married to ...

836 points

62. Anatoliy Papanov

Actor | Brilliantovaya ruka

Anatoly Dmitrievich Papanov was born on October 31, 1922, in Vyasma, Smolensk region, USSR. His father, named Dmitri Filippovich Papanov, was a Russian industrial worker. His mother, named Elena Bronislavovna Roskovskaya, was of Polish ancestry. Young Papanov moved to Moscow with his parents in ...

836 points

63. Crispin Glover

Actor | Back to the Future

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.

The son of actress and...

834 points

64. Aleksey Kravchenko

Actor | Idi i smotri

Aleksey Kravchenko was born on October 10, 1969 in Moskovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksey Evgenevich Kravchenko. He is an actor, known for Come and See (1985), 9th Company (2005) and Velvet Revolution (2005). He is married to Nadezhda Borisova.

832 points

65. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

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 ...

831 points

66. Avtandil Makharadze

Actor | Monanieba

Avtandil Makharadze started his acting career as a student at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University with performances in the acts of his fellow students.

His role in the play "The Merchant of Venice", where he played Shylock caught the eyes of critics and the public.

He worked at Shota ...

829 points

67. Merab Ninidze

Actor | McMafia

Merab Ninidze was born on November 3, 1965 in Tbilisi, USSR. He is an actor, known for McMafia (2018), Jupiter's Moon (2017) and Repentance (1984).

829 points

68. Hilmar Thate

Actor | Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

Hilmar Thate was born on April 17, 1931 in Dölau, Germany as Hilmar Otto Thate. He was an actor, known for Veronika Voss (1982), Paths in the Night (1999) and Die Wahlverwandtschaften (1974). He was married to Angelica Domröse and Lore. He died on September 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

826 points

69. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII - ...

823 points

70. Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy

Actor | Gamlet

Innokenti Smoktunovsky (birth name Smoktunovich) was born in Siberian village of Tatianovka near Tomsk in 1925. There were some speculations that his ancestors were of Polish nobility or of Jewish ethnicity and that they were exiled to Siberia for participating in the January Uprising of 1863. But,...

821 points

71. Yuriy Nikulin

Actor | Brilliantovaya ruka

Yuri Nikulin was a Russian film actor, comedian, mime, and circus clown who was also Artistic Director of Moscow Circus and popular TV show host.

He was born Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin on December 18, 1921, in the town of Demidov, Smolensk province, Central Russia. His father, Vladimir Andreevich ...

819 points

72. Jürgen Prochnow

Actor | Das Boot

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot (1981), which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood ...

819 points

73. Herbert Grönemeyer

Actor | Das Boot

Herbert Grönemeyer was born on April 12, 1956 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany as Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer. He is a composer and actor, known for Das Boot (1981), The American (2010) and A Most Wanted Man (2014). He was previously married to Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer.

819 points

74. Martin Semmelrogge

Actor | Das Boot

Martin Semmelrogge was born on December 8, 1955 in Bad Boll, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is an actor, known for Das Boot (1981), Schindler's List (1993) and Das Boot (1985). He has been married to Sonja Semmelrogge since October 24, 1998. He was previously married to Susanne.

819 points

75. Heinz Hoenig

Actor | Das Boot

Heinz Hoenig was born on September 24, 1951 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor, known for Das Boot (1981), Der Schattenmann (1996) and Der König von St. Pauli (1998). He was previously married to Simone Hoenig.

819 points

76. Uwe Ochsenknecht

Actor | Transporter: The Series

Uwe Ochsenknecht was born on January 7, 1956 in Biblis, Hesse, Germany as Uwe Adam Ochsenknecht. He is an actor, known for Transporter: The Series (2012). He has been married to Kirsten Viebrock since July 7, 2017. He was previously married to Natascha Ochsenknecht.

819 points

77. Claude-Oliver Rudolph

Actor | Das Boot

Claude-Oliver Rudolph was born on November 30, 1956 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Das Boot (1981), The World is Not Enough (1999) and Rote Erde (1983). He was previously married to Sabine von Maydell.

819 points

78. Günter Lamprecht

Actor | Das Boot

Günter Lamprecht was born on January 21, 1930 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Das Boot (1981), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) and Baker's Bread (1976). He was previously married to Gisela Zülch.

819 points

79. James Garner

Actor | The Notebook

Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.

James Garner was born James Scott ...

818 points

80. Robert Preston

Actor | The Music Man

American leading man of vast charisma, Robert Preston was the son of a garment worker and a record store clerk and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a trained musician, playing several instruments, and in high school became interested in theatre. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, taking ...

818 points

81. Turo Pajala

Actor | Ariel

Turo Pajala was born on November 16, 1955 in Joutseno, Finland as Turo Tapio Pajala. He was an actor, known for Ariel (1988), Hamlet Goes Business (1987) and Off the Map (1991). He died on February 28, 2007 in Lappeenranta, Finland.

813 points

82. Ossie Davis

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia, USA as Raiford Chatman Davis. He was an actor and writer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) and The Client (1994). He was married to Ruby Dee. He died on February 4, 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

809 points

83. Giancarlo Esposito

Actor | Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples, Italy, and an African-American opera singer mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was 6, and ...

809 points

84. Marian Opania

Actor | Lalka

Marian Opania was born on February 1, 1943 in Pulawy, Lubelskie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Lalka (1968), Television Theater (1953) and Prom (1970).

809 points

85. Aleksey Batalov

Actor | Dama s sobachkoy

Aleksei Vladimirovich Batalov was born on November 20, 1928, into the family of famous Russian theatrical actor Vladimir Batalov. He was born in the city of Vladimir, near Moscow, where his grandmother was the Doctor General at the Vladimir city hospital. His parents, Vladimir Petrovich Batalov and...

808 points

86. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He was the son of Teunke (Mellema) and ...

808 points

87. Edward James Olmos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered...

808 points

88. Dragan Nikolic

Actor | Banovic Strahinja

Dragan Nikolic's movie debut was in 1964 (Pravo stanje stvari (1964)), but he started his career with role Dzimi Barka in movie When I Am Dead and Gone (1967), directed by Zivojin Pavlovic and for this role, he was awarded with Diploma at Pula Film Festival in 1968. He appeared in more than 90 ...

805 points

89. Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic

Actor | Underground

Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic was born on April 5, 1950 in Nis, Serbia, Yugoslavia as Predrag Manojlovic. He is an actor and director, known for Underground (1995), The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008) and The Bra (2018). He is married to Tamara Vuckovic. They have one child.

804 points

90. Oleg Yankovskiy

Actor | Lyubovnik

Yankovsky was named best actor in a 1984 reader poll by Soviet Screen for his role in "In Love Because He Wants to Be." He was awarded the State Prize in 1987 for his role in "Flying Asleep and Awake." In 1989 he received the Vasiliev State Prize for his role in "The Kreutzer Sonata." Yakovsky was ...

803 points

91. Hans Christian Blech

Actor | The Longest Day

Hans Christian Blech was born on February 20, 1915 in Darmstadt, Germany. He is known for his work on The Longest Day (1962), Battle of the Bulge (1965) and Wer zu spät kommt - Das Politbüro erlebt die deutsche Revolution (1990). He was married to Erni Wilhelmi. He died on March 5, 1993 ...

803 points

92. Jan Niklas

Actor | Anne Frank: The Whole Story

Jan Niklas was born on October 15, 1947 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany as Niklas Kupferroth. He is an actor, known for Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), The House of the Spirits (1993) and Peter the Great (1986).

803 points

93. Mario Adorf

Actor | Der große Bellheim

Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...

801 points

94. Matthias Fuchs

Actor | Der erste Frühlingstag

Matthias Fuchs was born on November 3, 1939 in Hannover, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der erste Frühlingstag (1956), Ferien auf Immenhof (1957) and The Buddenbrooks (1959). He was married to Ilse Welter. He died on December 31, 2001 in Hamburg, Germany.

801 points

95. Ivan Desny

Actor | Die Ehe der Maria Braun

Ivan Desny was born on December 28, 1922 in Peking, China as Ivan Nikolai Desnitskij. He was an actor, known for The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Guns for San Sebastian (1968) and Wrong Move (1975). He was married to Ghislaine Arsac. He died on April 13, 2002 in Ascona, Switzerland.

801 points

96. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

801 points

97. Kurt Russell

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western ...

800 points

98. Wilford Brimley

Actor | Cocoon

Wilford Brimley was born on September 27, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Anthony Wilford Brimley. He is known for his work on Cocoon (1985), The Thing (1982) and Hard Target (1993). He has been married to Beverly Berry since October 31, 2007. He was previously married to Lynne Brimley.

800 points

99. Sergey Nikonenko

Actor | Shestoy

Sergei Nikonenko is a popular Russian actor and director, known for his portrayal of Russian historic characters in film and on stage, such as poet Sergei Esenin and commander Chapaev.

He was born Sergei Petrovich Nikonenko on April 16, 1941, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Petr Nikanorovich, and his...

800 points

100. Danny Glover

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 35 years.

Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black ...

788 points



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