1. Channing Tatum – Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor, dancer, former stripper. He made his debut in the drama film Coach Carter. His role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience. He is known for his portrayal of the character Duke in the 2009 action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Although both G.I. Joe films received negative reviews from critics, they were commercially successful, grossing more than $300 million at the box office. Tatum appeared as Dear John and The Vow. His other films include She's the Man, The Dilemma, White House Down, the drama Foxcatcher, Hail, Caesar!. . He was born in Cullman, the son of Kay, an airline worker, Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction. Tatum has a sister named Paige. Tatum is mostly of English ancestry, from elsewhere in Europe. His family moved to Mississippi area when he was six.Channing Tatum – Tatum at the premiere of Magic Mike XXL in Sydney Australia, July 2015
2. Billy Crystal – William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian and television host. He has hosted the Academy Awards 9 times, beginning in 1990 and most recently in 2012. Crystal was born at Doctors Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, initially raised in The Bronx. As a toddler, Crystal moved on Long Island. Crystal is Jewish. Jazz artists such as Arvell Shaw, Billie Holiday were often guests in the home. His mother, Helen Crystal, died in 2001. Crystal never played baseball at Marshall because the program was suspended during his first year. Crystal did not return instead deciding to stay in New York to be close to his future wife. He attended Nassau Community College with Janice, later transferred to New York University, where he was a film and television directing major. Crystal graduated from its School of Fine Arts not yet named for the Tisch family. One of his instructors was Martin Scorsese while Oliver Stone and Christopher Guest were among his classmates. Crystal returned to New York City. For four years he was part of a comedy trio with two friends. They played Crystal worked on Long Island.Billy Crystal – Crystal at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
3. Coen brothers – Joel David Coen and Ethan Jesse Coen, collectively referred to as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. Their films span many styles, which they frequently parody. Their best-reviewed works include Barton Fink, Fargo, True Grit, Inside Llewyn Davis. The brothers produce their films jointly, although until The Ladykillers, Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing while sharing film credits under the alias Roderick Jaynes. The duo also won the Palme d'Or for Barton Fink, were nominated for Fargo. The Coen brothers have written a number of films that neither of the two directed. Ethan is also a writer of poetry. Ethan Coen were raised in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Edward Coen, was an economist at the University of Minnesota. Their family is Jewish. When they were children, Joel saved money from mowing lawns to buy a Vivitar Super 8 camera. Together, the brothers remade movies they saw as the star. Their first attempt was a romp entitled Henry Kissinger, Man on the Go. Cornel Wilde's The Naked Prey became their Zeimers in Zambia, which also featured Ethan as a native with a spear.Coen brothers – Ethan Coen (left) and Joel Coen at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
4. John Wayne – Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, producer. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit, Wayne was among the top office draws for three decades. Born in Winterset, Iowa, he grew up in Southern California. Wayne found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, Wayne mostly appeared in small bit parts. Wayne's career took off with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant star. Wayne went on to star in 142 pictures. Biographer Ronald Davis said, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's heritage. In them he played cowboys, cavalrymen, unconquerable loners extracted from the Republic's central creation myth." Wayne is also remembered in The Quiet Man, Rio Bravo, The Longest Day. In his final performance, Wayne starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist. His last public appearance was at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979. He was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 1907 at 224 South Second Street in Winterset, Iowa. Winterset Madisonian, reported on page 4 of the May 30, 1907 edition that Wayne weighed 13 pounds at birth. His middle name was soon changed to Mitchell when his parents decided to name their next son Robert.John Wayne – Wayne in a 1965 publicity photo
5. Quentin Tarantino – Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American filmmaker and actor. His career began in the late 1980s, when he directed My Best Friend's Birthday, the screenplay of which formed the basis for True Romance. Its popularity was boosted by Pulp Fiction, a black comedy crime film, a major success both among critics and audiences. Judged the greatest film from 1983 -- 2008 by Entertainment Weekly, many scholars have named it one of the most significant works of modern cinema. For his next effort, he paid homage with Jackie Brown an adaptation of the novel Rum Punch. He directed Death Proof as part of a double feature under the collective title Grindhouse. After that came 2012's critically acclaimed Django Unchained, a Western film set in the antebellum era of the Deep South. It became the highest-grossing film of his career far, making over $425 million at the box office. Tarantino's films have garnered both commercial success. Tarantino was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2005. Historian Peter Bogdanovich has called him "the single most influential director of his generation". In December 2015, he received a star to the film industry. He was born on March 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh and Tony Tarantino. His mother has English and Irish ancestry. Quentin was named after Burt Reynolds' character in the CBS series Gunsmoke.Quentin Tarantino – Quentin Tarantino at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International.
6. Steven Soderbergh – Steven Andrew Soderbergh is an American film producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. Film critic Roger Ebert dubbed the "boy of the Sundance generation". Soderbergh also edited all episodes of the television drama The Knick. In addition, he provided editing on various projects. Soderbergh was born to Mary Ann and Peter Andrew Soderbergh, a university administrator and educator. His father's ancestry was Swedish and Irish; his paternal grandfather was an immigrant from Stockholm. His mother was of descent. In Baton Rouge, he discovered filmmaking as a teenager, directing short Super 8 mm films with equipment borrowed from LSU students. He has a brother, Charley. His big break came when he directed the Grammy-nominated concert 9012Live Yes in 1985. It was not until Soderbergh came back to Baton Rouge that he conceived the idea for Sex, Lies, Videotape, which he wrote in eight days. The independent film contributed to the 1990s independent film revolution. At age 26, Soderbergh became the second youngest director to win the festival's top award. Movie critic Roger Ebert dubbed the "boy of the Sundance generation". He also directed the Spalding Gray monologue film Gray's Anatomy in 1996.Steven Soderbergh – Soderbergh in 2009, at the 66th Venice International Film Festival
7. Tom Cruise – Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known professionally as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer. He has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career in the film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps and The Outsiders, his leading role was in the romantic comedy Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise became a full-fledged star after starring as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the action drama Top Gun. In 2012, Cruise was Hollywood's highest-paid actor. 16 of his films grossed over $ million domestically; 22 have grossed in excess of $200 million worldwide. In 2002, Cruise won the Saturn Award for Vanilla Sky. In 2003, he won an AFI Movie of an Empire Award for Best Actor for Minority Report. Cruise credits it with helping him overcome dyslexia. Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. He has three sisters: Lee Anne, Cass. They are of English, Irish ancestry. Patrick Russell Cruise, was born in north County Dublin in 1799; he married Teresa Johnson in County Meath, in 1825. They settled in New York.Tom Cruise – Cruise at the Edge of Tomorrow premiere in May 2014
8. The Wachowskis – Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski are sister American film directors, screenwriters, producers. They are both openly transgender women. Their most recent works are the Netflix Sense8, both of which debuted in 2015. Sense8 will return with a second season in May 5, 2017. The siblings have worked up to the first season of Sense8. Lilly could return in a more involved position in a third season. Lana was born Laurence Wachowski in Chicago in 1965; Lilly was born Andrew Paul Wachowski two and a half years later, in 1967. Lynne, was a painter; Their father, Ron Wachowski, was a businessman of Polish descent. Their uncle is the actor and Primetime Emmy Award-winning producer Laurence Luckinbill. They have Laura. Julie was credited as assistant coordinator in the Wachowskis' Bound; she is a screenwriter. Former students recall them working in the school's theater and program. Lana went to Bard College in New York and Lilly attended Emerson College in Boston. They ran a house painting and construction business while writing for Marvel Comics. Prior to working in the industry, the Wachowskis wrote comic books in 1993.The Wachowskis – Andy (left) and Lana Wachowski in September 2012, at the Fantastic Fest screening of Cloud Atlas.
9. 1980 – January 4 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaims a grain embargo against the USSR with the support of the European Commission. 6 Global Positioning System time epoch begins at 00:00 UTC. Piersanti Mattarella, is killed by the Mafia. January 9 – In Saudi Arabia, 63 Islamist insurgents are beheaded for their part in the siege of the Great Mosque in Mecca in November, 1979. January 11 – Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of International Master. January 20 Cuba recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever, at US$850 a troy ounce. MS Athina B is beached at Brighton, becoming a temporary attraction. At least 200 people are killed when the Corralejas Bullring collapses at Sincelejo, Colombia. January 22 – Andrei Sakharov, Soviet scientist and human rights activist, is arrested in Moscow. January 24 – The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad is ordered liquidated due to bankruptcy, debt owed to creditors. January 26 – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations. January 29 – The Rubik's cube makes its international debut at The British Toy and Hobby Fair, Earl's Court, London. January 31 – The Spanish Embassy in Guatemala is invaded and set on fire, killing 36 people. It is called "similar to the 1979 -- 80 Iran American hostage crisis.1980 – July 10: Fire at Alexandra Palace.
10. Dustin Hoffman – Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and a director, with a career in film, television, theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of vulnerable characters. Hoffman won the Academy Award in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer, in 1989 for Rain Man. This achievement was soon followed by his breakthrough 1967 role as Benjamin Braddock, the title character in The Graduate. Since that time, Hoffman's career has largely been focused with sporadic returns to television and to the stage. Hoffman made his directorial debut with Quartet. Along with 2 Academy Award wins, he was nominated for 13 Golden Globes, winning 6. Hoffman has won 4 BAFTAs, 3 Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award. He received the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2012. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of Lillian and Harry Hoffman. His father worked as a prop supervisor before becoming a furniture salesman. He was named after Dustin Farnum. Ronald, is a lawyer and economist. He is Jewish, from an Ashkenazi family of immigrants from Ukraine, Poland, Romania. He enrolled at Santa Monica College with the intention of studying medicine.Dustin Hoffman – Dustin Hoffman in 1968
11. Clint Eastwood – Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, political figure. These roles, among others, have made an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. Eastwood received considerable critical praise in France including some that were not well received in the United States. In 2000, Eastwood was awarded the Italian Venice Film Festival Golden Lion for achievement. Since 1967, Eastwood has run Malpaso, which has produced all except four of his American films. Starting in 1986, Eastwood served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, a non-partisan office. Eastwood was born in California, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr. and Ruth Wood. He has Jeanne Bernhardt. Eastwood is of Dutch ancestry. His family moved often as his father worked along the West Coast. They finally settled in Piedmont, California, where Eastwood attended Piedmont Junior High School. Each parent drove their own car. Instead, he attended Oakland Technical High School, where the drama teachers encouraged him to take part in school plays. However, Eastwood was not interested. "Clint graduated from the shop.Clint Eastwood – Eastwood at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
12. Tom Hanks – Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker. Hanks has been nominated for numerous awards during his career. In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In 2010, Spielberg and Hanks were executive producers on the HBO miniseries The Pacific. He was born to Janet Marylyn, Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother was of Portuguese descent, while his father had English ancestry. Hanks' parents divorced in 1960. In his childhood, his family moved often. By the age of ten, Hanks had lived in ten different houses. While Hanks' family religious history was Catholic and Mormon, he has characterized himself as being a "Bible-toting evangelical" for several years as a teenager. In school, Hanks was unpopular with teachers alike, later telling Rolling Stone magazine, "I was a spaz. I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy. At the same time, I was the guy who'd yell out funny captions during filmstrips. But I didn't get into trouble. I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible."Tom Hanks – Hanks receiving the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Medallion, December 2014
13. Harrison Ford – Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. In 1997, he was ranked No. 1 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. He is married to actress Calista Flockhart, known for playing the role in the comedy-drama series Ally McBeal. He was born at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Dorothy, a former radio actress. Terence, was born in 1945. John Fitzgerald Ford and Florence Veronica Niehaus, were of Irish Catholic and German descent, respectively. Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus. When asked in which religion his brother were raised, he jokingly responded, "Democrat," "to be liberals of every stripe". He achieved its second-highest rank, Life Scout. Ford worked as a counselor for the Reptile Study merit badge. In 1960, he graduated in Park Ridge, Illinois. He was its first sportscaster during his senior year. Ford attended Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Ford took a class in the final quarter of his senior year to get over his shyness. A self-described "late bloomer," became fascinated with acting.Harrison Ford – Ford at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
14. Mel Gibson – Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He was moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old. He studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, he founded a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called, "an alternative to the studio system." The film also helped to earn the reputation of a serious, versatile actor. In 2004, he produced the financially successful and controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ. He received Apocalypto, set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century. After a 10-year hiatus from directing, Gibson returned with the critically praised and financially successful Hacksaw Ridge. Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, the second son of Hutton Gibson, a writer, Irish-born Anne Patricia. One of Donal, is also an actor. Because of his mother, Gibson retains dual American citizenship. Mel Gibson was 12 years old at the time. Gibson was educated by members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers during his high school years. Gibson gained very favorable notices from film critics when he first entered the cinematic scene, well as comparisons to several classic movie stars. In 1982, Vincent Canby wrote that "Mr. Gibson recalls the young Steve McQueen...Mel Gibson – Gibson at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
15. Sacha Baron Cohen – Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer. Like his idol Peter Sellers, he uses a variety of accents and guises for his characters. He made a cameo as a BBC News Anchor in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. At the 2012 British Comedy Awards, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award, accepting the award while reprising his Ali G character. In 2013, he received the BAFTA Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, west London. His mother, Daniella Naomi, who worked as a movement instructor, was born in Israel. A clothing owner, was born in London and raised in Wales. Baron Cohen was raised Jewish. He is fluent in both Hebrew and English. Baron Cohen's father's family were Eastern European Jews who moved to Pontypridd, Wales and London, England, his mother's family were German Jews. His paternal grandfather, Morris Cohen, had added "Baron" to his surname. His maternal grandmother, who lived in Haifa, Israel, trained as a ballet dancer in Germany. Baron Cohen has two older brothers: Erran and Amnon. Erran is a composer and has worked on several of Sacha's films.Sacha Baron Cohen – Sacha Baron Cohen
16. Striptease – A striptease is an erotic or exotic dance in which the performer gradually undresses, either partly or completely, in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner. The person who performs a striptease is commonly known as exotic dancer. At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor or party. In addition to providing adult entertainment, stripping can be a form of sexual play between partners. Striptease involves a sensuous undressing. The emphasis is on the act of undressing along with sexually suggestive movement, rather than the state of being undressed. In the past, the performance often finished as soon though today's strippers usually continue dancing in the nude. The costume the stripper wears before disrobing can form part of the act. Public nudity have been subject to legal and cultural prohibitions and other aesthetic considerations and taboos. Restrictions on venues may be through a wide variety of national and local laws. These laws vary considerably around the world, even between different parts of the same country. One of the most famous striptease artists of all time, approved of the term. Various dates and occasions have been given from ancient Babylonia to 20th century America. There is a stripping aspect into the Underworld. At each of the seven gates, she removed a piece of jewelry.Striptease – American burlesque dancer Lola Bel Aire performing a traditional striptease.
17. Robin Williams – Robin McLaurin Williams was an American comedian and actor. Starting as Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, Williams is credited with leading San Francisco's renaissance. After rising as Mork in Mork & Mindy, he went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills. Williams won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. Williams also received two Emmy Awards, five Grammy Awards throughout his career. On August 2014, he committed suicide by hanging at his home in California. His wife attributed his suicide with Lewy dementia. Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 1951. His father Robert Fitzgerald Williams was a senior executive in Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury Division. His mother Laurie McLaurin was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi; her great-grandfather was Mississippi senator and governor Anselm J. McLaurin. Williams had two elder half-brothers named Robert and McLaurin. He had English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, French ancestry. He attended public elementary school both in Lake Forest, Illinois. Williams described himself as a shy child who did not overcome his shyness until he became involved with his high school department.Robin Williams – Williams in 2011
18. Juliette Binoche – Juliette Binoche is a French actress, artist and dancer. Binoche has appeared on stage and in movies across the world. Coming from an artistic background, Binoche began taking acting lessons during adolescence. Her sensual performance in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, directed by Philip Kaufman, launched her international career. For her performance in Lasse Hallström's romantic Chocolat, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. During the 2000s Binoche maintained a successful career, alternating between French and English language roles in both art-house productions. In 2008 Binoche began a tour with a modern dance production in-i devised in collaboration with Akram Khan. She was born in Paris, the daughter of Jean-Marie Binoche, a director, actor, sculptor, Monique Yvette Stalens, a teacher, actress. Her father, French, also has one eighth ancestry; he was raised partly in Morocco by his French-born parents. Juliette's mother was born in Częstochowa, Poland. Binoche's maternal grandmother, Julia Helena Młynarczyk, was of Polish origin. Both of them were actors who were born in Częstochowa; the Nazi occupiers imprisoned them at Auschwitz as intellectuals. When Binoche's parents divorced in 1968, her sister Marion were sent to a provincial boarding school. During their teens, the Binoche sisters spent their school holidays with their maternal grandmother, not seeing their parents for months at a time. She has stated that this perceived parental abandonment had a profound effect on her.Juliette Binoche – Binoche in 2015
19. United States Secret Service – The United States Secret Service is an American federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Until 2003, the Service was part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The U.S. The Secret Service's initial responsibility was to investigate counterfeiting of U.S. currency, rampant following the U.S. Civil War. The agency then evolved into counterintelligence agency. The Secret Service has physical protection of designated protectees. After the 1901 assassination of President William McKinley, Congress also directed the Secret Service to protect the President of the United States. Protection remains the key mission of the United States Secret Service. President Barack Obama signed legislation reinstating lifetime protection on January 10, 2013. The Secret Service investigates thousands of individuals threatening the President of the United States. The Director of Secret Service is appointed by the President of the United States. Chief William P. Wood was sworn by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch. It was commissioned in Washington, D.C. with the mission of suppressing counterfeiting. The legislation creating the agency was on Abraham Lincoln's desk the night he was assassinated. At the time, enforcement agencies were the United States Park Police, the U.S..United States Secret Service – Secret Service Special Agents and Special Officers (foreground) protecting the President of the United States, George W. Bush in 2007.
20. Sylvester Stallone – Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter. Stallone wrote or directed many of the films. Stallone's Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. Stallone's use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed the Rocky Steps. Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum. It was announced on December 2010 that Stallone was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the non-participant category. In 1977, he was nominated for Rocky, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. Stallone became the third man in history to receive these two nominations for the same film, after Orson Welles. Stallone's father immigrated to the United States in the 1930s. Stallone's mother is of half half Jewish descent. His younger brother is musician Frank Stallone. He was baptized Catholic. Around the age of 4, he was flat-footed and put by his mother. His father moved the family in the early 1950s where he opened a beauty school. His mother opened a women's gymnasium called Barbella's in 1954.Sylvester Stallone – Stallone at the Paris premiere of The Expendables 2 in August 2012
21. Vanessa Redgrave – Vanessa Redgrave, CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. Redgrave received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship. Redgrave also received Tony nominations for The Year of Driving Miss Daisy. Her other nominations were for Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, Isadora, Mary, Queen of Scots, Howards End. She was born in the daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Laurence Olivier announced her birth at the Old Vic when he said that Laertes had a daughter. Redgrave was educated before "coming out" as a debutante. Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, were also acclaimed actors. Vanessa Redgrave entered the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1954. Redgrave first appeared in the West End, playing opposite her brother, in 1958. In 1960, she had the Horse, in which she co-starred with her father. In 1961, Redgrave played Rosalind in As You for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1962, Redgrave played Imogen for the RSC. Redgrave won four Evening Standard Awards in four decades. In January 2006, she was presented the Ibsen Centennial Award for her "outstanding work in interpreting many of Henrik Ibsen's works over the last decades".Vanessa Redgrave – Redgrave at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2011
22. Jessica Lange – Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress who has received worldwide acclaim for her work in film, theater, television. In 2016, Lange became the twenty-second thespian in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. In 2010, she won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' famed aunt, Big Edie, in HBO's Grey Gardens. In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with three published works. She was born on April 1949. Dorothy Florence, was a housewife. Lange has a younger brother, George. Her paternal ancestry originates in Germany and the Netherlands, while her maternal ancestry originates in Finland. Due to the nature of her father's professions, her early home life was chaotic. The couple then moved to Paris, where they drifted apart. While in Paris, Lange studied mime theatre under the supervision of Étienne Decroux, joined the Opéra-Comique as a dancer. In 1973, Lange began work in Greenwich Village. Lange made her professional film debut in 1976's King Kong, beating out actresses Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn for the role of damsel in distress. However, renowned critic Pauline Kael praised her, noting, "The movie is sparked by Jessica Lange's dreamy comic style.Jessica Lange – Lange at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
23. Johnny Depp – John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. He rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. He has collaborated on nine films with director, producer, friend Tim Burton. Depp is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $ billion worldwide. Depp has been nominated for major acting awards, including three nominations for Academy Award for Best Actor. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records as the highest paid actor, with earnings of $75 million. Depp was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2015. He was born in a civil engineer. Depp is of mostly English ancestry, with some ancestors from elsewhere in Europe. He is descended from a French Huguenot immigrant, Pierre Deppe or Dieppe, who settled in Virginia around 1700. Depp is a 20th cousin of Elizabeth II. Depp moved frequently during his childhood. He and his siblings lived in more than 20 different places, eventually settling in Miramar, Florida in 1970.Johnny Depp – Depp in 2013
24. Michael Douglas – Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer. Douglas's career includes a diverse range of films in blockbuster genres, for which he has received a number of accolades, both competitive and honorary. These awards include the Golden Globe Cecil B. Douglas is the elder son of Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill. Douglas received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His acting roles included film, stage, television productions. In 1975 he produced having acquired the rights to the Ken Kesey novel from his father. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, earning Douglas his first Oscar as one of the film's producers. After leaving The Streets of San Francisco in 1976, he went on to produce films including Romancing the Stone. Douglas reprised the role in the sequel: Money Never Sleeps. He was born in New Jersey, the first child of actors Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill. His parents met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His father was born "Issur Danielovitch". His mother had English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Belgian, Dutch ancestry. He has a younger brother, two paternal half-brothers, Peter Douglas and Eric Douglas, from stepmother Anne Buydens.Michael Douglas – Douglas at the 2013 Deauville Film Festival
25. Jim Carrey – James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, producer. Carrey is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances. First gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color. Carrey then starred in The Truman Show and Man with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In the 2010s, Carrey has starred in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. In 2013, Carrey appeared as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Controversially, Carrey retracted support two months prior to its release. He reprised his role To. He was born to Kathleen, a homemaker, Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant. Carrey has three older siblings: John, Rita. Carrey was raised a Roman Catholic. Scottish descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry. He attended Aldershot High School. When looking across the Burlington Bay toward Hamilton, he thought, "Those were where the great jobs were." This gave him doubts about his capabilities as a professional entertainer.Jim Carrey – Carrey at the Yes Man premiere in 2008
26. Ben Stiller – Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films; he made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. In addition, Stiller has had multiple cameos in films. Stiller is a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $ billion with an average of $79 million per film. Throughout his career, Stiller has received multiple honors, including an Emmy Award, a Teen Choice Award. Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on October 30, 1965 in New York City. Jerry Stiller, is from a Jewish family that emigrated from Poland and Galicia in Eastern Europe. Actress/comedian Anne Meara, from an Catholic background, converted to Reform Judaism after marrying his father. While the family was "never very religious", they celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas, Stiller had a Bar Mitzvah. His parents frequently took him on the sets of their appearances, including The Mike Douglas Show when he was six. Stiller considered stating "In some ways, it was a lot of late nights -- not what you'd call traditional." Amy, has appeared in many including Reality Bites, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Zoolander. Stiller displayed an early interest in filmmaking and made Super 8 movies with his sister and friends.Ben Stiller – Stiller at the RTL-Spendenmarathon in 2014
27. Reese Witherspoon – Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. Her leading role of Tracy Flick in Election was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Witherspoon's role was playing Elle Woods in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, for which she received international recognition and her second Golden Globe nomination. She starred in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, which emerged as her biggest live-action commercial success. Her other films include Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde; Monsters vs. Aliens; and Water for Elephants. She is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She received a star on December 1, 2010. Her father was served as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He was until 2012. In 1988, her mother began nursing babies back to health in the intensive care unit of Vanderbilt University Hospital until she retired. Her parents are still legally married, although they separated in 1996. Because Witherspoon's father worked in Wiesbaden, Germany, she lived there for four years as a child. After returning to the U.S. Witherspoon spent her childhood in the suburb of Belle Meade. Witherspoon was raised as an Episcopalian. John Jr. is a real estate agent.Reese Witherspoon – Witherspoon at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
28. Adam Sandler – Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, musician. Sandler has ventured in Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish, Reign Over Me, Funny People. He has released five comedy albums in his career. They're All Gonna Laugh at You! and What the Hell Happened to Me? are both certified double-platinum. In 1999, he founded Happy Madison Productions. He was born to Judith "Judy", a nursery school teacher, Stanley Sandler, an electrical engineer. His family descends from Russian immigrants on both sides. Sandler grew up after moving there at the age of six. Sandler attended Manchester Central High School. He graduated in 1988. After his debut Going Overboard in 1989, he performed in comedy clubs, having first taken the stage at his brother's urging when he was 17. He was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. He told Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show that NBC fired Chris Farley from the show in 1995. In 1993, Adam Sandler appeared with Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Jane Curtin. In 1994, Sandler co-starred with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi.Adam Sandler – Sandler at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 1, 2011
29. Mike Myers – Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian-born actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, who also holds UK and US citizenship. Myers also had a small role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in 2009. He has two older brothers, Paul, an indie rock singer-songwriter, broadcaster and author, Peter, a Sears Canada employee. The family is of English, Irish ancestry. He was raised Protestant. He reportedly holds Canadian, U.S. and British citizenship. He began performing in commercials at the age of two. At the age of ten, Myers made a commercial for British Columbia Hydro, with Gilda Radner playing his mother. At the age of 12, Myers made a guest appearance on the TV series King of Kensington. After graduating from high school, he was accepted into the Second City Canadian company. Myers returned to Toronto and Second City as a cast member in the Second City's Toronto main stage show, Second City Theatre. In 1988, Myers moved to Chicago. In Chicago, Myers taught at the Improv Olympic. He made many appearances, including as Wayne Campbell, on Toronto's Citytv on the alternative video show City Limits hosted by Christopher Ward. He also appeared for Ward's Canadian hit "Boys and Girls".Mike Myers – Myers at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
30. Cullman, Alabama – Cullman is a city in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. Cullman is located along Interstate 65, about 50 miles north of Birmingham and about 55 miles south of Huntsville. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 14,775, with an estimated population of 15,350 in 2015. Cullman is the seat of Cullman County. In the time before European settlement, the area that today includes Cullman was originally in the territory of the Cherokee Nation. During the Civil War, the future location of Cullman was the site of the minor Battle of Day's Gap. On April 1863, Union forces under the command of Colonel Abel Streight won a victory under Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. This battle was part of a campaign and chase known collectively as Streight's Raid. Although Streight got the upper hand in this battle, Forrest would have the last laugh. In one of the more humorous moments of the war, Streight sought a truce and negotiations with Forrest in present-day Cherokee County near present-day Gaylesville. Thinking himself to be badly outnumbered, Streight surrendered to Forrest on the spot. Cullman itself was founded by a German refugee who had arrived in America in 1865. Five German families moved in March 1873; in 1874, the town was named after Colonel Cullmann. Over the next twenty years, Cullmann encouraged around 100,000 Germans to immigrate to the United States, with many settling in the Cullman area. Cullmann drew in planning the town.Cullman, Alabama – Buildings on 1st Avenue SE
31. Wetumpka, Alabama – Wetumpka is a city in and the county seat of Elmore County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 6,528. In the early 21st century, Elmore County, long a rural area, became one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. The city is considered part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Area. Wetumpka identifies as "The City of Natural Beauty". Among the notable landmarks are the Wetumpka crater and the Jasmine Hill Gardens, with a full-sized replica of the Temple of Hera of Olympia, Greece. Historic downtown Wetumpka was developed on both sides of the Coosa River, Fort Toulouse was built near it. It could be heard for miles before the construction of dams. Bienville selected this area as a strategic locale for a fortification. The French traded at Wetumpka and garrisoned Fort Toulouse until 1763, when they ceded the territory to the British following defeat in the Seven Years' War. After Britain was defeated in the American Revolutionary War, it ceded the territory east of the Mississippi River to the United States in 1783. In 1798 the US made this area part of the Mississippi Territory, after cessions from the states of Georgia and South Carolina. Between 1800 and 1812, pioneers began to arrive and encroach on the lands of the Southeast Indian tribes. Several Scots and Irish traders, such as McGillivray and Weatherford, had earlier married into the Creek matrilineal aristocracy and claimed vast land grants. Upon receiving the news of the massacre at Fort Mims, whose refugees included many Lower Creek, American settlers appealed for government help.Wetumpka, Alabama – Wetumpka, Alabama
32. Sewickley, Pennsylvania – Sewickley is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 12 miles west northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River. It is a residential suburb of Pittsburgh. The population was 3,827 at the 2010 census. The Sewickley Bridge crosses the Ohio River at Sewickley. Sewickley is thought to be a Native American word meaning "sweet water." Historian Charles A. Hanna suggested "Sewickley" came from Creek words for "raccoon" and "town". Sewickley is located at 40°32.2′N 80°10.5′W. The borough of Sewickley is bordered directly by the boroughs of Sewickley Heights, as well as Aleppo Township. Along with those four municipalities, plus Bell Acres, Glenfield, Haysville, Leetsdale, Leet Township, Sewickley Hills, Sewickley is located in the Quaker Valley School District. Together, these boroughs and townships constitute a loosely defined region in northwestern Allegheny County. Most of these municipalities -- not including parts of Leet Township -- share the Sewickley post office and its 15143 zip code. Sewickley sits across the Ohio River from Moon Township and Coraopolis. As of the 2010 census, there were 3,827 people with 1,765 households and 950 families residing in the borough's 1,965 housing units. The racial makeup of the borough was White 7.3 % American, with the remainder of other races or multi-racial. No other single race represented more than 2% of the population.Sewickley, Pennsylvania – Sewickley during Autumn
33. Kevin Costner – Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, singer. Costner has won two Academy Awards, one Emmy Award, among others. He directed, starred in The Postman. He grew up in Compton, California. Costner is the youngest of three boys. His father, William Costner, was an electrician and later utilities executive at Southern California Edison. Costner's patrilineal heritage originates to North Carolina in the 1700s; he also has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, other German, ancestry. He was raised Baptist. He was not academically inclined. Rather, Costner enjoyed sports, took piano lessons, sang in the First Baptist Choir. Costner has stated that a viewing of the 1962 film How the West Was Won at the age of seven had "formed" his childhood. He lived in Ventura, then in Visalia, graduating from Villa Park High School in 1973. Costner went on to earn a BA in finance from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. Burton agreed to speak to Costner after he finished his book. Burton replied, "You have green eyes.Kevin Costner – Costner at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
34. Catherine Zeta-Jones – Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to a theatrical career from an early age. In her early teens, she played roles in the West End productions of the musicals Annie and Bugsy Malone. Tired of being typecast as the token pretty girl in British films, Zeta-Jones relocated to Los Angeles. Zeta-Jones established herself with the heist film Entrapment. Critics praised her portrayal of a vengeful pregnant woman in Traffic and a murderous singer in the musical film Chicago. The latter won her Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades. Zeta-Jones continued starring in Red 2. She is a prominent endorser of brands. Her struggle with depression and bipolar II disorder has been well-documented by the media. She is married to the actor Michael Douglas with whom she has two children. Zeta-Jones was born on his wife Patricia, a seamstress. Her father is Welsh and her mother is of Irish Catholic descent. She was named after her grandmothers, Zeta Jones and Catherine Fair. She has Lyndon, who worked as a sales representative before venturing into film production.Catherine Zeta-Jones – Zeta-Jones at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
35. Will Smith – Willard Carroll "Will" Smith Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, songwriter. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, has won four Grammy Awards. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame under The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show ran for six seasons on NBC and has been syndicated consistently on various networks since then. After the series ended, Smith transitioned from television to film, ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films. Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. As of 2016, his films have grossed $ billion at the global office. Smith was raised to Caroline, a Philadelphia school board administrator, Willard Carroll Smith, Sr. a refrigeration engineer. He grew up in West Philadelphia's Wynnefield neighborhood, was raised Baptist. He has three siblings, sister Pamela, four years older, twins Harry and Ellen, who are three years younger. Smith attended Our Lady of a private elementary school in Philadelphia. His parents did actually divorce until around 2000. Smith attended Overbrook High School.Will Smith – Smith in 2012
36. Robert Downey Jr. – Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. This earned him a Golden Globe Award. His character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After his last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey achieved sobriety. Downey Jr. has also played the title character in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and its sequel. Downey was born in Manhattan, New York, the younger of two children. His father, Robert Downey Sr. is an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ann, was an actress, who appeared in Downey Sr.'s films. Downey's father is of half Lithuanian Jewish, one quarter Hungarian Jewish, one quarter Irish descent, while Downey's mother had Scottish, German, Swiss ancestry. Downey and his older sister Allyson grew up in Greenwich Village. As a child, Downey was "surrounded by drugs". His father, a drug addict, allowed Downey to use marijuana at age six, an incident which his father has said he now regrets. Eventually, Downey began spending every night abusing alcohol and "making a thousand phone calls in pursuit of drugs". During his childhood Downey had minor roles in his father's films. At the age of ten, he was living in England and studied classical ballet as part of a larger curriculum. He attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teenager.Robert Downey Jr. – Downey at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International
37. Burt Reynolds – Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds is an American actor, director and producer. He is the son of Burton Milo Reynolds. Reynolds is also said to have Cherokee roots. In his 2014 book, But Enough About Me, he said his mother had Italian ancestry. During his career, he confirmed in 2015 that he was actually born in Lansing, Michigan. Reynolds, sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, lived there for two years. When Reynolds' father was sent to Europe, the family moved to Michigan, where his mother had been raised. In 1946, the family moved to Florida. His father became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach, adjacent to the north of Florida. During 10th grade at Palm Beach High School, he received multiple scholarship offers. After graduating from Palm Beach High in West Palm Beach, Reynolds played halfback. His father suggested that he finish university and become a parole officer. To keep up with his studies, Reynolds began taking classes at Palm Beach Junior College in neighboring Lake Worth. In his first term at PBJC, he was in an English class taught by Watson B. Duncan III. Duncan pushed Reynolds into trying out for a play he was producing, Outward Bound.Burt Reynolds – Reynolds in 1991
38. Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis Ernie Hudson as the Ghostbusters' first recruit. He and Ramis dramatically after Reitman deemed Aykroyd's initial vision financially impractical. Ghostbusters was released on June 8, 1984. It grossed $242 million in the United States and more than $295 million worldwide. The American Film Institute ranked Ghostbusters 28th in its AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list of film comedies. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film in the National Film Registry finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". A reboot, also titled Ghostbusters, was released by Columbia Pictures. Parapsychologists Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler are called to the New York Public Library to investigate recent paranormal activity. They are frightened away when she transforms into a horrifying monster. After losing their jobs at Columbia University, the trio establish a paranormal investigation and service known as "Ghostbusters". They open their business in a disused, run-down firehouse. Egon warns them never to cross the streams of their proton pack weapons, as this could cause a catastrophic explosion. They deposit it in a specially built containment unit in the firehouse basement.Ghostbusters – The New York City firehouse at North Moore Street that served as the exterior for the Ghostbusters's headquarters in the film
39. Gambit (comics) – Gambit is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. The character was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Jim Lee. Drawn by artist Mike Collins, he makes his first appearances in # 14. Gambit belongs to a subspecies of humans called mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. He has the ability to mentally manipulate pure kinetic energy to his desire. Gambit is also incredibly skilled in the use of a staff. Gambit is known to charge playing cards and other objects with kinetic energy, using them as explosive projectiles. He was part of a thieves' guild before becoming a member of the X-Men. Given his history, few X-Men trusted Gambit when he joined the group. There was consistently a source of stress between his on-again, off-again love Rogue. This was exacerbated when Gambit's connections to villain Mister Sinister were revealed, although some of his team members accept that Gambit honestly seeks redemption. Often portrayed as a "ladies' man," Gambit has shown a more vulnerable side of himself over the years, especially when it comes to Rogue. Gambit remains fiercely proud of his Louisiana heritage and speaks in a thick Cajun accent. Since his debut, Gambit has appeared in several solo series. As of 2013, there have been three attempts at an ongoing title starring the character.Gambit (comics) – Cover to X-Men #200, second printing. Art by Chris Bachalo.
40. Ginuwine – Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. He was born in Washington, D.C.. Ginuwine is named after NBA legend Elgin Baylor, also a Washington native. There, Ginuwine met rapper Melissa "Missy" Elliott, producer Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley, who became his main collaborators through the 1990s. After Swing Mob folded, they continued working together on different projects, one of, titled Ginuwine... The Bachelor. The two became a hit-making duo. "Pony" was used in a karaoke scene from the film Wild Hogs in 2007. It was used again in 2008. In 2012, "Pony" was featured in a strip dance performed by Channing Tatum in the film Magic Mike. Mike Patton and Rahzel together perform a cover of "Pony" during their concerts. He covered Prince's "When Doves Cry" single from the movie soundtrack Rain. After 100 % Ginuwine, was released in 1999, Ginuwine and Timbaland grew apart. Producers such as R. Kelly have crafted hits for him since then. Within a year, he lost both of his parents. Ginuwine later recorded a song, featured on his third album The Life entitled "Two Reasons I Cry".Ginuwine – Ginuwine performing in Austin, Texas in 2014
41. Julianne Moore – Julianne Moore is an American-British actress, prolific in films since the early 1990s. After studying theatre at Boston University, she began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, Moore was a regular in the opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy for her performance. Successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street and Safe continued this acclaim. Starring roles in The Lost World: Jurassic Park established her as a leading actress in Hollywood. In the first of these Moore played pornographic actress, while the other three featured her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife. In addition to acting, she has written a series of children's books about a character named "Freckleface Strawberry". Moore is married to director Bart Freundlich, with whom she has two children. She was born Julie Anne Smith on December 1960, at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina. Anne, was a psychologist and social worker from Greenock, Scotland, who emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her family. She has a younger sister, a younger brother, the novelist Peter Moore Smith. Moore claimed British citizenship in 2011 to honor her deceased mother. She frequently moved as a child due to her father's occupation. Moore has said she never had the feeling of coming from one particular place. Moore attended nine different schools.Julianne Moore – Moore at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
42. Guys and Dolls – Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. Dolls was selected as the winner of the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Dolls was conceived by producers Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin as an adaptation of Damon Runyon's short stories. These stories, written in the 1930s, concerned gangsters, gamblers, other characters of the New York underworld. Runyon was known for the unique dialect he employed in his stories, mixing highly formal slang. Frank Loesser, who had spent most of his career as a lyricist for movie musicals, was hired as lyricist. George S. Kaufman was hired as director. Loesser had already written much of the score to correspond with the first version of the book. On, the critics spoke of the show as ` integrated'. The integration usually means that the composer has written songs that follow the story line gracefully. Well, we accomplished that but we did it in reverse. The character of Miss Adelaide was created specifically to fit Vivian Blaine into the musical, after Loesser decided she was ill-suited to play the conservative Sarah.Guys and Dolls – Original Cast Recording
43. The Forever War – It won the Hugo and the Locus awards in 1976. Forever Free and Forever Peace are, respectively, thematic sequel novels. The novella A Separate War is another sequel of sorts, occurring simultaneously to the final portion of The Forever War. Informally, the novels compose The Forever War series; the novel also inspired a board game. The Forever War is the first title in the SF Masterworks series. The UNEF ground troops are sent out for revenge. Above, are highly educated, healthy, fit. Training later on a planet called "Charon" beyond Pluto. Several of the recruits are killed during training, due to the use of live weapons. The new soldiers then depart for action, traveling via interconnected ` collapsars' that allow ships to cover thousands of light-years in a second. However, has massive relativistic effects. Their first encounter with Taurans on a planet orbiting Epsilon Aurigae turns with the unresisting enemy wiped out. This first expedition, beginning in 1997, lasts only two years for the soldiers, but due to dilation, decades have passed on Earth. Mandella, with soldier, companion Marygay Potter, returns to civilian life, only to find humanity drastically changed. His fellow soldiers have difficulty fitting into a society that has evolved almost beyond their comprehension.The Forever War – Cover of first edition (hardcover)
44. Jamie Foxx – Eric Morlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, comedian. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral. Eric Marlon Bishop was born on December 13, 1967. Foxx is the son of Darrell Bishop, who sometimes worked as Louise Annette Talley Dixon. Foxx has had little contact with his birth parents, who were not part of his upbringing. He was raised in the black quarter of Terrell, which at the time was a racially segregated community. Foxx has often acknowledged his grandmother's influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success. He began playing the piano when he was five years old. As a teenager he was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church. He attended Terrell High School, where he played basketball and football. He was the first player in the school's history to pass for more than 1,000 yards. Foxx also sang in a band called Leather and Lace. After completing high school, he received a scholarship to United States International University, where he studied classical composition. He first told jokes at a comedy club's open mic night after accepting a girlfriend's dare. Foxx chose his surname to the black comedian Redd Foxx.Jamie Foxx – Foxx in Paris in January 2013, at the French premiere of Django Unchained
45. Splash (film) – The film involves a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman, secretly a mermaid. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The original score was composed by Lee Holdridge. Splash had received a PG-rating for including some brief nudity. In 1964, 8 year old Allen Bauer is vacationing with his family near Cape Cod. While taking a sight-seeing tour on a small boat, he sees something below the surface that fascinates him. Allen jumps into the water, even though he cannot swim. He grasps the hands of a girl, inexplicably under an instant connection forms between the two. Allen can now breathe under water as he is in the hands of a mermaid. However, the two are separated, though apparently no one else sees the girl. Years later, Allen is now co-owner of a wholesale fruit and business in New York City with his womanizing brother Freddie. Depressed after his latest breakup, Allen returns to Cape Cod, where he encounters eccentric scientist Dr. Walter Kornbluth. After Allen is left alone when his motorboat conks out, he is knocked out when the boat hits his head. After kissing him, she leaves Allen to return home. The mermaid goes to a sunken boat where she finds a map.Splash (film) – Theatrical release poster
46. Jack Black – Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. He is the lead vocalist of the comedic group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious D, Rize of the Fenix. His father converted to Judaism. He was raised in the Jewish faith, celebrating a Bar Mitzvah. On a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Black said his surname may have come from the occupational name of blacksmith. Black's parents divorced when he was 10; Black frequently visited his mother's home. As a child, Black appeared in a commercial for the Activision game Pitfall! in 1982. This was shown during his later appearances as an adult actor on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and again on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. For high school, Black's parents enrolled him at a private secondary school designed specifically for students struggling in the traditional school system. He also attended the Crossroads School, where he excelled in drama. Black later dropped out during his sophomore year to pursue a career in entertainment. Fellow UCLA student Tim Robbins later cast Black in Bob Roberts.Jack Black – Jack Black at the San Diego Comic-Con International (2014)