Greatest Actors

by Aleteija | created - 12 Aug 2013 | updated - 20 Dec 2014 | Public

1. Audrey Tautou

Actress | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Audrey Justine Tautou was born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon. Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award...

2. Rory Cochrane

Actor | Argo

Rory Cochrane was born in New York on February 28, 1972, but spent his childhood in England. He then returned to the United States and was educated in New York City and trained in the drama department of NYC's LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. His first roles included a part in a docudrama ...

3. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

4. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French...

5. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

6. Owen Wilson

Actor | The Royal Tenenbaums

Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and ...

7. Roberto Benigni

Actor | La vita è bella

Roberto Benigni was born on October 27, 1952 in Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy as Roberto Remigio Benigni. He is an actor and writer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Tiger and the Snow (2005) and Down by Law (1986). He has been married to Nicoletta Braschi ...

8. Michelle Williams

Actress | Blue Valentine

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

9. Michael Pitt

Actor | Funny Games

Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor, model and musician. A casting agent, whom Pitt mistook as a police officer attempting to arrest him, noticed him and recommended him for a guest role on the television series Dawson's Creek (1998) (he played Henry Parker in 15 episodes...

10. Louis Garrel

Actor | The Dreamers

Louis Garrel was born on June 14, 1983 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Dreamers (2003), Little Women (2019) and Love Songs (2007). He has been married to Laetitia Casta since June 10, 2017. He was previously married to Golshifteh Farahani.

11. Mathieu Kassovitz

Actor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Mathieu Kassovitz was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. He is an actor, known for Amélie (2001), La Haine (1995) and The Crimson Rivers (2000). He is married to Julie Mauduech. They have one child.

12. Matthew Macfadyen

Actor | Pride & Prejudice

David Matthew Macfadyen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Meinir (Owen), a drama teacher and actress, and Martin Macfadyen, an oil executive. He is of Scottish and Welsh descent. Because of his father's career, he spent at least part of his childhood in Indonesia, before finishing his ...

13. Keira Knightley

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Keira Christina Knightley was born March 26, 1985 in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born ...

14. Richard Paul

Actor | The People vs. Larry Flynt

Is understanding human behavior important to being a good actor? If so, then it's no surprise that Richard Paul is eminently qualified for his successful acting career. A native Californian with a BA in public affairs from Claremont Men's College, now Claremont McKenna College, Richard earned an MA...

15. Evgeniy Tsyganov

Actor | Chelovek, kotoryy udivil vsekh

Evgeniy Tsyganov was born on March 15, 1979 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR as Evgeniy Eduardovitch Tsyganov. He is an actor, known for The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018), Rayskie kushchi (2015) and Ottepel (2013).

from: Zajmiomsia liubovju (Rusija - 2002)

16. 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...

17. Kate Winslet

Actress | Revolutionary Road

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

18. Rowan Atkinson

Actor | Johnny English

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees ...

19. Ivan Okhlobystin

Actor | DMB

Ivan Okhlobystin was born on July 22, 1966 in Polenovo, Zaokskiy rayon, Tulskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Ivan Ivanovich Okhlobystin. He is an actor and writer, known for Demobbed (2000), Down House (2001) and Arbitr (1992). He has been married to Oksana Arbuzova since 1995. They have six children.

20. Fyodor Dobronravov

Actor | Svaty

Fyodor Dobronravov was born on September 11, 1961 in Taganrog, Rostov Oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Fyodor Viktorovich Dobronravov. He is an actor, known for Svaty (2008), Liquidation (2007) and Composition for Victory Day (1998).

21. Aleksandr Abdulov

Actor | O lyubvi

Aleksandr Abdulov, one of Russian cinema's best known sex symbols and was one of the most celebrated Russian film stars.

He was born Aleksandr Gavrilovich Abdulov on May 29, 1953, in Tobolsk, Siberian Russia, into the family of a theatre director from Fergana, Uzbekistan. His father, named Gavriil ...

22. Vladislav Galkin

Actor | V avguste 44-go

Vladislav Galkin was a Russian actor known for The Master and Margarita (2005 TV mini-series) and V avguste 44-go (2001).

He was born Vladislav Sukhachev on the 25th of December, 1971, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. His mother, filmmaker Yelena Galkina, divorced from his father, and later married ...

23. Sergey Bezrukov

Actor | Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie

He graduated from Moscow Art Theatre and made his cinema debut in Noktyurn dlya barabana i mototsikla (1994). Since 1994 he has played a wide range of characters, such as Ivan Brilling in Azazel (2002), Irakliy in The Irony of Fate 2 (2007), Kappel in Admiral (2008), Sumarokov in High Security ...

24. Yuliya Mavrina

Actress | Pisma k Elze

Yuliya Mavrina was born on September 10, 1984 in Feodosiya, USSR. She is an actress, known for Pisma k Elze (2002), Gorod bez solntsa (2005) and Uboynaya sila (2000). She was previously married to Nikita Zverev.

25. Rinal Mukhametov

Actor | Tri mushketera

Rinal Mukhametov was born on August 21, 1989 in Tatar ASSR, RSFSR, USSR as Rinal Albertovitch Mukhametov. He is an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (2013), Ikariya and Attraction (2017).

26. Anna Mikhaylovskaya

Actress | Karpov

Anna Mikhaylovskaya was born on July 3, 1988 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Anna Mikhaylovna Mikhaylovskaya. She is an actress, known for Karpov (2012), Pyat zvyozd (2012) and Barvikha (2009). She was previously married to Timofey Karataev.

27. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry.

After her parents' divorce, ...

28. Yuriy Kutsenko

Actor | Paragraf 78

Gosha Kutsenko is a popular Russian film and theatre actor known for his roles in such films as Mama ne goryuy (1998) and the vampire franchise Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006).

He was born Yuri Georgievich Kutsenko, on May 20, 1967, in Zaporozhie, Ukraine, USSR (now Zaporizhia, Ukraine). His...

29. Kristina Asmus

Actress | Psikhi

Kristina Asmus was born Kristina Igorevna Myasnikova on April 14, 1988, in Kaliningrad, Moscow region, RSFSR, USSR (now Korolev, Russia). As a child, she was involved in gymnastics, becoming a Candidate for Master of Sports.

In her mid-teens, while still in high school, she played the role of Zhenya...



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