Oscar Nominated Actors and 5 Best Performancesby j1977 | created - 15 May 2017 | updated - 20 Apr 2018 | Public
Up to 5 of their best performances. * = best performance . Theatrical feature films only.
1. Barkhad Abdi
Actor | Captain Phillips
2013 Captain Phillips - Supporting - Nominated *
Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. His father, Frederick Abraham, was from an Assyrian Christian (Antiochian) family, from Syria. His mother, Josephine (Stello) Abraham, was the daughter of Italian ...
1983 Scarface - Supporting 1984 Amadeus - Winner * - Lead 1993 Loaded Weapon 1 - Supporting 1998 Star Trek Insurrection - Supporting 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel - Supporting
3. Amy Adams
Actress | Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...
2005 Junebug - Supporting - Nominated 2008 Doubt - Supporting - Nominated 2013 American Hustle - Lead - Nominated 2016 Arrival - Lead * 2016 Nocturnal Animals - Lead
4. Nick Adams
Actor | Kaijû daisensô
Nick Adams, best known to audiences as Johnny Yuma of the TV series The Rebel (1959), played leads and supporting parts in many films of the 1950s, often cast in the same "troubled young man" mold as his good friend, James Dean. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Twilight of Honor...
Actress | Possession
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...
Actor | Manchester by the Sea
An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple projects.
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and ...
1997 Good Will Hunting - Supporting 1999 200 Cigarettes - Supporting 2007 Assassination of Jesse James... - Nominated - Supporting 2007 Gone Baby Gone - Lead 2016 Manchester by the Sea - Winner * - Lead
Actress | House of Sand and Fog
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report (1977) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the...
2003 House of Sand and Fog - Supporting - Nominated * 2006 American Dreamz - Supporting
8. Brian Aherne
Actor | Juarez
Brian Aherne was an Oscar-nominated Anglo-American stage and screen actor who was one of the top cinema character actors in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Born on May 2, 1902 in King's Norton, Worcestshire, England, Aherne performed as an actor as a child. At age 18 he made his debut as an adult with ...
9. Danny Aiello
Actor | Do the Right Thing
Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He was married to Sandy Cohen. He died on December 12, 2019 in ...
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo - Supporting 1987 Moonstruck - Supporting 1989 Do the Right Thing - Nominated * - Supporting 1990 Jacob's Ladder - Supporting 1996 2 Days in the Valley - Supporting
10. Anouk Aimée
Actress | Un homme et une femme
The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in The Lovers of Verona (1949). During the 1950s and 1960s she made various films, including Montparnasse 19 (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960), but only Lola (1961) , Jacques Demy, and A Man and a Woman (1966) Claude ...
11. Eddie Albert
Actor | Roman Holiday
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...
12. Jack Albertson
A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting ...
1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Supporting * 1972 The Poseidon Adventure - Supporting 1981 The Fox and the Hound - Supporting Voice
13. Alan Alda
Actor | M*A*S*H
Alan Alda was born on January 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo. He is known for his work on M*A*S*H (1972), The Four Seasons (1981) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Arlene Alda since March 15, 1957. They have three children.
1978 Same Time Next Year - Lead * 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors - Supporting 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery - Supporting 2004 The Aviator - Supporting - Nominated 2011 Tower Heist - Supporting
14. Norma Aleandro
Actress | La historia oficial
Norma Aleandro is the Grande Dame of Argentine theater and cinema not only because she was not content to have trodden the stage as early as the the age of nine, she is still active in theater and cinema in 2011. Her last film to date, Daniel Burman's La suerte en tus manos (2012) is in ...
1985 The Official Story - Lead *
15. Jane Alexander
Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer
Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...
1976 All the President's Men - Supporting - Nominated 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer - Supporting - Nominated * 1983 Testament - Lead - Nominated
16. Mahershala Ali
Actor | House of Cards
Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.
This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Supporting 2016 Hidden Figures - Supporting 2016 Moonlight - Supporting - Winner *
17. Joan Allen
Actress | Room
Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She ...
1986 Manhunter - Supporting 1997 The Ice Storm - Supporting 1998 Pleasantville - Supporting 2005 The Upside of Anger - Lead * 2015 Room - Supporting
18. 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...
1972 Play It Again Sam - Lead 1976 The Front - Lead 1977 Annie Hall - Nominated * - Lead 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters - Supporting 1997 Deconstructing Harry - Lead
19. Sara Allgood
Actress | How Green Was My Valley
Dublin-born Sara Allgood started her acting career in her native country with the famed Abbey Theatre. From there she traveled to the English stage, where she played for many years before making her film debut in 1918. Her warm, open Irish face meant that she spent a lot of time playing Irish ...
20. Don Ameche
Actor | Cocoon
Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...
1983 Trading Places - Supporting 1985 Cocoon - Winner - Supporting 1988 Cocoon: The Return - Supporting 1988 Things Change * - Lead
21. Judith Anderson
Actress | Rebecca
Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...
1940 Rebecca - Nominated * - Supporting 1945 And Then There Were None - Supporting 1956 The Ten Commandments - Supporting 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Supporting 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock - Supporting
22. Julie Andrews
Actress | The Sound of Music
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her...
1964 Mary Poppins - Lead - Winner 1965 The Sound of Music - Lead - Nominated * 1979 10 - Supporting 2010 Despicable Me - Supporting Voice
Actress | Bye Bye Birdie
Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.
Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and ...
1963 Bye Bye Birdie - Supporting 1971 Carnal Knowledge - Nominated - Supporting 1993 Grumpy Old Men * - Lead 1995 Grumpier Old Men - Supporting 2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road - Supporting
24. Anne Archer
Actress | Fatal Attraction
Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' sympathetic, tortured wife, "Beth Gallagher", in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction (1987). Archer is also well-known for her poignant Golden ...
1978 Paradise Alley - Supporting 1987 Fatal Attraction - Supporting - Nominated 1993 Short Cuts - Supporting *
25. Eve Arden
Actress | Our Miss Brooks
Eve Arden was born Eunice Mary Quedens in Mill Valley, California (near San Francisco), and was interested in show business from an early age. At 16, she made her stage debut after quitting school to joined a stock company. After appearing in minor roles in two films under her real name, Eunice ...
1939 At the Circus - Supporting *
26. Alan Arkin
Actor | Argo
Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer.
He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish emigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946, the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to ...
1972 The Last of the Red Hot Lovers - Lead 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross - Supporting 1998 The Slums of Beverly Hills - Supporting 2001 13 Conversations About One Thing - Supporting 2006 Little Miss Sunshine - Supporting - Winner *
27. George Arliss
Actor | Disraeli
One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929) that brought him his greatest ...
Actress | True Romance
With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...
1993 True Romance * - Lead 1997 Lost Highway - Lead 2001 Human Nature - Lead 2002 The Badge - Lead 2003 Holes - Supporting
29. Jean Arthur
Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...
1938 You Can't Take It with You - Lead 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Lead * 1953 Shane - Supporting
30. Peggy Ashcroft
Actress | A Passage to India
Academy Award-winning, legendary English actress - who maintained her status in the British acting elite for decades. Made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Almost always on stage, she appeared rarely in film, her first being The Wandering Jew (1933). On stage she was cast...
31. Fred Astaire
Actor | The Towering Inferno
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ...
1957 Funny Face - Lead *
32. Mary Astor
Actress | The Maltese Falcon
Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized ...
1941 The Maltese Falcon - Lead *
33. Mischa Auer
Actor | My Man Godfrey
Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a ...
1938 You Can't Take It with You - Supporting * 1945 And Then There Were None - Supporting
34. Margaret Avery
Actress | The Color Purple
Slender, attractive actress Margaret Avery, spellbinding in her role of Shug in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985), is certainly no "one-hit wonder". Although filmgoers may be able to trace her back only to that once-in-a-lifetime part, Margaret has been a talented player on the large and ...
1985 The Color Purple - Supporting - Nominated *
35. 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...
1983 Trading Places - Lead 1983 Twilight Zone The Movie - Supporting 1988 The Great Outdoors - Lead 1993 Coneheads - Lead 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank - Supporting *
36. Lew Ayres
Actor | Holiday
Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...
37. Lauren Bacall
Actress | To Have and Have Not
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...
1974 Murder on the Orient Express - Supporting 1990 Misery * - Supporting 2004 Birth - Supporting 2004 Howl's Moving Castle - Supporting Voice 2012 Ernest and Celestine - Supporting Voice
Actress | The Secret of NIMH
A brash character actress who specialized in cinema, television, and theater, Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 in Broseley, Shropshire. She was the youngest of four sisters - including Angela Baddeley, also an actress - and her half-brother, Very Rev William ...
1951 A Christmas Carol - Supporting 1964 Mary Poppins - Supporting 1970 The AristoCats - Supporting Voice 1982 The Secret of NIMH* - Supporting Voice *
39. Mary Badham
Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird
Mary Badham was born on October 7, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She is an actress, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), This Property Is Condemned (1966) and Let's Kill Uncle (1966). She has been married to Richard Wilt since 1975. They have two children.
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird - Supporting - Nominated *
40. Fay Bainter
Actress | Jezebel
Fay Bainter's career began as a child performer in 1898. For some time, she was a member of the traveling cast of the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles. In 1912, she made her Broadway debut in 'The Rose of Panama', but this and her subsequent play 'The Bridal Path' (1913), were conspicuous ...
1961 The Children's Hour - Supporting - Nominated *
41. Carroll Baker
Actress | Baby Doll
Carroll Baker was born on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a traveling salesman, William W. Baker. She attended community college for a year and then worked as a dancer and magician's assistant. After a brief marriage, she had a small part in Easy to Love (1953), did TV ...
1956 Giant - Supporting 1962 How the West Was Won - Supporting 1987 Ironweed - Supporting *
42. Alec Baldwin
Actor | The Departed
Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (nee Martineau) Baldwin and ...
1988 Talk Radio - Supporting 1992 Glengarry Glenn Ross* - Supporting 1992 Prelude to a Kiss - Lead 1997 The Edge - Lead 2003 The Cooler - Nominated - Supporting
43. Christian Bale
Actor | The Dark Knight
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 ...
2000 American Psycho - Lead 2004 The Machinist - Lead * 2006 The Prestige - Lead 2006 Rescue Dawn - Lead 2010 The Fighter - Supporting - Winner
44. Martin Balsam
Actor | All the President's Men
Martin Henry Balsam was born on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, New York City, to Lillian (Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of women's sportswear. He was the first-born child. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his mother was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. ...
1957 12 Angry Men - Supporting 1960 Psycho - Supporting 1962 Cape Fear - Supporting 1970 Little Big Man - Supporting 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three * - Supporting
45. Anne Bancroft
Actress | The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of...
1962 The Miracle Worker - Lead - Winner * 1967 The Graduate - Lead - Nominated 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue - Lead 1980 Fatso - Supporting 1983 To Be or Not to Be - Lead
46. George Bancroft
Actor | Stagecoach
George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no...
47. Ian Bannen
Actor | Waking Ned
Scottish character actor and occasional leading man who enlivened scores of fine films in Britain and America. His father was a lawyer in a small town in Lanarkshire. Bannen served in the army and attended Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire. His first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin production of ...
1965 The Flight of the Phoenix - Nominated - Supporting 1965 The Hill - Supporting 1987 Hope and Glory - Supporting 1998 Waking Ned Devine * - Lead
48. Javier Bardem
Actor | Skyfall
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making 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 ...
2004 Collateral - Supporting 2007 No Country for Old Men - Supporting - Winner 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona - Lead 2010 Biutiful - Lead - Nominated * 2010 Eat Pray Love - Supporting
Actress | Marie Curie, une femme honorable
Marie-Christine Barrault was born on March 21, 1944 in Paris, France. She is an actress and writer, known for Marie Curie, une femme honorable (1991), Cousin cousine (1975) and My Night at Maud's (1969). She was previously married to Roger Vadim and Daniel Toscan du Plantier.
1980 Stardust Memories - Supporting *
50. Adriana Barraza
Actress | Babel
Adriana Barraza was born on March 5, 1956 in Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico. She is known for her work on Babel (2006), Drag Me to Hell (2009) and Thor (2011). She has been married to Arnaldo Pipke since April 29, 2005. She was previously married to Carlos Valsagna.
2000 Amores Perros - Supporting 2006 Babel - Supporting - Nominated *
51. Barbara Barrie
Actress | Breaking Away
After endless stage and television work, Barrie received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in One Potato, Two Potato (1964), in the film she acted as Julie, a young, single parent for four years, after her husband abandoned her and their daughter. The following ...
1979 Breaking Away - Supporting - Nominated * 1997 Hercules - Supporting Voice
52. Ethel Barrymore
Actress | None But the Lonely Heart
Ethel Barrymore was the second of three children seemingly destined for the actor's life of their parents Maurice and Georgiana. Maurice Barrymore had emigrated from England in 1875, and after graduating from Cambridge in law had shocked his family by becoming an actor. Georgiana Drew of ...
53. Lionel Barrymore
Actor | Key Largo
Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...
1938 You Can't Take It with You - Lead * 1946 Duel in the Sun - Supporting 1946 It's a Wonderful Life - Supporting
Actor | Only Angels Have Wings
Richard Barthelmess was born into a theatrical family in which his mother was an actress. While attending Trinity College in Connecticut, he began appearing in stage productions. While on vacation in 1916, a friend of his mother, actress Alla Nazimova, offered him a part in War Brides (1916), and ...
Actor | The Turning Point
Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.
Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was ...
56. Kim Basinger
Actress | L.A. Confidential
Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. Both her parents had been in entertainment, her dad had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams movies. Kim was introspective, from her father's side. As a ...
1991 The Marrying Man - Lead 1993 Wayne's World 2 - Supporting 1997 L. A. Confidential - Winner - Supporting 2004 The Door in the Floor * - Lead 2013 Grudge Match - Supporting
Actor | Foreign Correspondent
Classically-trained actor, former chemist, whose formative years on the stage were spent in Bern (Switzerland) and, from 1909, the Deutsches Theater Berlin under Max Reinhardt's direction. Specialised in Shakespearean roles ('Richard III', 'Hamlet') and was a famous interpreter of the plays of ...
58. Angela Bassett
Actress | Strange Days
Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...
1991 Boyz N the Hood - Supporting 1992 Malcolm X - Supporting 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It - Lead - Nominated * 1995 Strange Days - Supporting 2006 Akeelah and the Bee - Supporting
59. Alan Bates
Actor | Gosford Park
Alan Bates decided to be an actor at age 11. After grammar school in Derbyshire, he earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Following two years in the Royal Air Force, he joined the new English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre. His West End debut in 1956, at 22...
1964 Zorba the Greek - Lead 1990 Hamlet - Supporting 2001 Gosford Park - Supporting 2002 The Mothman Prophecies * - Supporting 2002 The Sum of All Fears - Supporting
60. Kathy Bates
Actress | Misery
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...
1990 Misery - Winner * - Lead 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes - Lead 1995 Dolores Claiborne - Lead 1998 Primary Colors - Nominated - Supporting 2002 About Schmidt - Nominated - Supporting
61. Anne Baxter
Actress | All About Eve
Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was ...
1950 All About Eve - Lead - Nominated * 1956 The Ten Commandments - Supporting
62. Warner Baxter
Actor | Penthouse
Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following ...
63. Ned Beatty
Actor | Network
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor Ned Beatty was once hailed by Daily Variety as the "busiest actor in Hollywood".
Ned Thomas Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret (Fortney) and Charles William Beatty. He grew up fishing and working on farms. His hometown of St. Matthews, ...
1972 Deliverance * - Supporting 1976 Network - Nominated - Supporting 1991 Hear My Song - Supporting 1999 Spring Forward - Lead 2010 Toy Story 3 - Supporting Voice
64. Warren Beatty
Actor | Bonnie and Clyde
Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...
1967 Bonnie and Clyde - Nominated - Lead 1978 Heaven Can Wait - Nominated - Lead 1981 Reds - Nominated - Lead 1991 Bugsy - Nominated * - Lead 1998 Bulworth - Lead
65. Wallace Beery
Actor | Dinner at Eight
In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on ...
1948 A Date with Judy - Supporting *
66. Ed Begley
Actor | 12 Angry Men
Charismatic character star Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut of Irish parents and educated at St.Patrick's school. His interest in acting first surfaced at the age of nine, when he performed amateur theatricals at the Hartford Globe Theatre. Determined to make his own way, he ...
1957 12 Angry Men - Supporting * 1968 Hang Em High - Supporting
67. Bérénice Bejo
Actress | The Artist
Actress Bérénice Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, the daughter of Silvia De Paoli, a lawyer, and Miguel Bejo, a filmmaker. When she was three, Bejo's family relocated to Paris, France. She embarked on a successful acting career in the 1990s, with various roles in French television and film ...
2011 The Artist - Supporting - Nominated *
Actress | Vertigo
Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. She was born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, ...
69. Ralph Bellamy
Actor | His Girl Friday
Ralph Bellamy was a veteran actor who was so well-liked and respected by his peers that he was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 1987 for his contributions to the acting profession.
Ralph Rexford Bellamy was born June 17, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lilla Louise (Smith), originally ...
1983 Trading Places - Supporting *
70. William Bendix
Actor | Lifeboat
William Bendix was not a son of Brooklyn, New York, although because of his stereotypical "Brooklyn accent" it has been widely supposed that he was. Bendix was actually born in the Borough of Manhattan (New York City proper), in a midtown flat hard by the tracks of the long-since defunct ...
1944 Lifeboat - Supporting *
71. 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 ...
1986 Down by Law - Supporting 1991 Johnny Stecchino 1991 Night on Earth - Supporting 1994 The Monster - Lead 1997 Life is Beautiful - Winner * - Lead
72. Annette Bening
Actress | American Beauty
Annette Carol Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she ...
1995 The American President - Lead 1999 American Beauty - Lead - Nominated 2009 Mother and Child - Lead 2010 The Kids Are All Right - Lead - Nominated 2016 20th Century Women - Lead *
73. Tom Berenger
Actor | Inception
Born in Chicago, Oscar nominee, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Tom Berenger was raised in a working class home as the son of a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Tom attended the University of Missouri to study journalism. It was there he first auditioned for a role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf...
1986 Platoon - Nominated * - Supporting 1989 Born on the Fourth of July - Supporting 1993 Sniper - Lead 2001 Training Day - Supporting 2010 Inception - Supporting
74. Candice Bergen
Actress | Murphy Brown
One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the '60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the '70s, both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to ...
1971 Carnal Knowledge - Supporting 1982 Gandhi - Supporting * 2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas - Supporting
75. Ingrid Bergman
Actress | Notorious
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with ...
1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Supporting 1942 Casablanca - Lead 1944 Gaslight - Lead - Winner * 1945 Spellbound - Lead 1978 Autumn Sonata - Lead - Nominated
Actress | Paris Calling
Elisabeth Bergner was the daughter of the merchant Emil Ettel and his wife Anna Rosa Wagner. She grew up in Vienna, and she made her theatre debut in Innsbruck in 1915. In 1916 she obtained a contract in Zürich, where she played Ophelia next to the famous Alexander Moissi, who fell in love with her...
77. Jeannie Berlin
Actress | The Heartbreak Kid
Jeannie Berlin was born on November 1, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jeannie Brette May. She is an actress and writer, known for The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Inherent Vice (2014) and Margaret (2011).
2016 Cafe Society - Supporting *
78. Halle Berry
Actress | Gothika
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...
1992 Boomerang - Supporting 1998 Bulworth - Supporting 2001 Monster's Ball - Winner * - Lead 2003 Gothika - Lead 2011 New Year's Eve - Supporting
79. Demián Bichir
Actor | The Hateful Eight
Demián Bichir Nájera was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Maricruz Nájera (María de la Cruz Najera Botello), an actress, and Alejandro Bichir (Alejandro Bichir Batres), a theatre director. His parents met in the theatre. He has two brothers who are also actors, Bruno Bichir and Odiseo Bichir. Demián...
2011 A Better Life - Lead - Nominated * 2013 Machete Kills - Supporting 2015 The Hateful Eight - Supporting
80. Charles Bickford
Actor | The Farmer's Daughter
American character actor of gruff voice and appearance who was a fixture in Hollywood pictures from the earliest days of the talkies. The fifth of seven children, he was born in the first minute of 1891. He was a boisterous child, and at nine was tried and acquitted for attempted murder in the ...
1939 Of Mice and Men - Supporting 1962 Days of Wine and Roses - Supporting *
81. Theodore Bikel
Actor | The Defiant Ones
Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...
1969 My Side of the Mountain - Supporting *
82. Juliette Binoche
Actress | The English Patient
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...
1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Lead 1996 The English Patient - Winner * - Supporting 2000 Chocolat - Nominated - Lead 2007 Dan in Real Life - Supporting 2011 The Son of No One - Supporting
83. Karen Black
Actress | Five Easy Pieces
Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern ...
1969 Easy Rider - Supporting 1970 Five Easy Pieces - Nominated * - Supporting 1976 Family Plot - Supporting 2003 House of 1000 Corpses - Supporting
84. Betsy Blair
Actress | Marty
Betsy Blair was born in Cliffside, New Jersey, a child model before finding work as a chorus dancer at the early age of 15. She received her first mini-break on Broadway in "Panama Hattie" in 1940 delivering a single line, but by the next year she had copped the ingénue lead in William Saroyan's "...
1948 The Snake Pit - Supporting 1955 Marty - Supporting - Nominated *
85. Linda Blair
Actress | The Exorcist
From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed...
1973 The Exorcist - Supporting - Nominated *
86. Ronee Blakley
Actress | Nashville
Ronee Blakley came to prominence as the fictional country superstar Barbara Jean (a role that was originally offered to Susan Anspach), in Robert Altman's Nashville (1975). Her performance in the film won her a National Board of Review for Best Supporting Actress, and garnered Academy Award, BAFTA,...
87. Cate Blanchett
Actress | Carol
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...
2000 The Gift - Lead 2003 The Missing - Lead 2006 Notes on a Scandal - Supporting - Nominated 2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Lead - Nominated 2013 Blue Jasmine - Lead - Winner *
88. Brenda Blethyn
Actress | Pride & Prejudice
After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved.
Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving ...
1996 Secrets and Lies - Nominated - Lead 1998 Little Voice - Nominated * - Supporting 2001 Lovely and Amazing - Supporting 2004 Beyond the Sea - Supporting 2007 Atonement - Supporting
89. Mary J. Blige
Soundtrack | Mudbound
Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She was previously married to Kendu Isaacs.
2017 Mudbound - Supporting - Nominated *
90. Joan Blondell
Actress | Grease
With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a ...
1931 The Public Enemy - Supporting *
91. Ann Blyth
Actress | Mildred Pierce
The dark, petulant beauty of this petite American film and musical star worked to her advantage, especially in her early dramatic career. Anne Marie Blythe was born of Irish stock to Harry and Annie (nee Lynch) Blythe on August 16, 1927 in Mt. Kisco, New York. Her parents split while she was young ...
92. Humphrey Bogart
Actor | Casablanca
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 ...
1936 The Petrified Forest - Supporting 1942 Casablanca - Nominated - Lead 1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre * - Lead 1951 The African Queen - Winner - Lead 1954 The Barefoot Contessa - Lead
93. Beulah Bondi
Actress | It's a Wonderful Life
Character actress Beulah Bondi was a favorite of directors and audiences and is one of the reasons so many films from the 1930s and 1940s remain so enjoyable, as she was an integral part of many of the ensemble casts (a hallmark of the studio system) of major and/or great films, including The Trail...
1946 It's a Wonderful Life - Supporting *
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.
Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...
1990 Hamlet - Supporting * 1999 Fight Club - Supporting 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Voice 2007 Sweeney Todd - Supporting 2012 Les Miserables - Supporting
95. Shirley Booth
Actress | Come Back, Little Sheba
Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was Miss Duffy the Tavern Owner's Man Crazy Daughter on "Duffy's Tavern", the sassy maid on TV's Hazel (1961) or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). For those who only know her through...
96. Ernest Borgnine
Actor | Marty
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...
1953 From Here to Eternity - Supporting 1955 Marty - Winner * - Lead 1967 The Dirty Dozen - Supporting 1969 The Wild Bunch - Supporting 1972 The Poseidon Adventure - Supporting
97. Charles Boyer
Actor | Conquest
Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was L'homme du large (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations ...
1944 Gaslight - Lead - Nominated * 1967 Barefoot in the Park - Supporting
98. Lorraine Bracco
Actress | Goodfellas
Lorraine was voted the "ugliest girl in the 6th grade" at her Long Island grade school. She moved to France in 1974 where she became a fashion superstar for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Her sister is Elizabeth Bracco. Has two daughters, Stella Keitel by ex-boyfriend Harvey Keitel and Margaux Guerard by ...
1989 The Dream Team - Supporting 1990 Goodfellas - Nominated * - Supporting 1992 Medicine Man - Lead 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys - Supporting
99. Alice Brady
Actress | My Man Godfrey
Alice Brady was born in New York City on November 2, 1892. She was interested in the stage from childhood, as her father was famed Broadway producer William A. Brady. After a few stage productions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York, since this was the film capital at the time. Her...
100. Kenneth Branagh
Actor | Henry V
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...
2000 The Road to El Dorado - Lead Voice 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets * - Supporting 2008 Valkyrie - Supporting 2009 Pirate Radio 2011 My Week With Marilyn - Nominated - Supporting