1. George Clooney – George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker, activist. Clooney has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, the other for producing. In 1999, Clooney took the lead role in a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2013, Clooney received the Academy Award for producing the political thriller Argo. Clooney is the only person, nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories. In 2009, he was included in the World". Clooney has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008. Clooney is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Nina Bruce, was a beauty queen and city councilwoman. Nick Clooney, is a former anchorman and game show host who hosted AMC for five years in the late 1990s. He has Irish, German, English ancestry. Mary Ann Sparrow, was the half-sister of Nancy Lincoln, mother of President Abraham Lincoln. He has an older sister named Adelia. His aunt was actress Rosemary Clooney.George Clooney – Clooney at a ceremony for John Wells in January 2012
2. Alfred Hitchcock – Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an English film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense". He pioneered many elements of psychological thriller genres. He became renowned as England's best director. Hitchcock became a US citizen in 1955. With a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for a recognisable directorial style. His stylistic trademarks include the use of movement that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. In addition, he used innovative forms of film editing. His work often features fugitives on the run alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Hitchcock is often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker. His flair was for narrative, engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." Prior to 1980, there had long been talk of Hitchcock being knighted to film. Hitchcock later received his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in the 1980 New Year Honours. In 2002, the MovieMaker named Hitchcock the most influential filmmaker of all time. Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born at the time part of Essex. He was the youngest of three children of William Hitchcock, a greengrocer and poulterer, Emma Jane Hitchcock.Alfred Hitchcock – Studio publicity photo, circa 1955.
3. Anthony Hopkins – Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE, is a Welsh actor of film, stage, television. In 1968, Hopkins got his break in Winter playing King Richard the Lionheart. Since 2016, Hopkins has starred in the critically acclaimed HBO television Westworld. Along with his Academy Award, Hopkins has won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys, the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, Hopkins was knighted to the arts. He was born on New Year's Eve 1937, in a suburb of Port Talbot, Glamorgan. His parents were Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His school days were unproductive; he would rather immerse himself in art, such as playing the piano, than attend to his studies. In 1949, to instill discipline, his parents insisted he attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool. Hopkins was then educated at Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale of Glamorgan. He was encouraged by Welsh compatriot Richard Burton, whom he met at the age of 15. He promptly enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama from which he graduated in 1957. After two years in the British Army doing his national service, Hopkins moved to London, where he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He made his first professional stage appearance in the Palace Theatre, Swansea, with Swansea Little Theatre's production of Have a Cigarette.Anthony Hopkins – Hopkins at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2010
4. Bing Crosby – Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. The first multimedia star, from 1931 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, motion picture grosses. His early career coincided with technical recording innovations such as the microphone. Also in 1948, the Music Digest estimated that Crosby recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded music. In 1963, Crosby received the first Grammy Global Achievement Award. He is one of the 22 people to have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Crosby influenced the development of the postwar industry. He became the first performer to master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington, in a house his father built at 1112 North J Street. In 1906, Crosby's family moved to Spokane, in 1913, Crosby's father built a house at 508 E. Sharp Ave. The house now sits on the campus of Crosby's alma mater Gonzaga University and formerly housed the Alumni Association. He was the fourth of seven children: brothers Larry, Everett, Bob; and two sisters, Catherine and Mary Rose. His parents were Harry Lowe Crosby, Catherine Helen "Kate". Crosby's mother was a second Irish-American. In 1910, seven-year-old Harry Crosby Jr. was forever renamed.Bing Crosby – Bing Crosby, c. 1930s
5. Batman – Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Detective Comics # 27. Originally named the "Bat-Man", the character is also referred to as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the World's Greatest Detective. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an American billionaire, playboy, owner of Wayne Enterprises. Wayne crafts a bat-inspired persona to fight crime. Batman operates with assistance from various supporting characters, including his butler Alfred, police commissioner Gordon, vigilante allies such as Robin. A large assortment of villains make up Batman's rogues gallery, including the Joker. Batman gained his own comic book title, Batman, the following year. As the decades went on, differing interpretations of the character emerged. The late 1960s Batman series used a camp aesthetic, which continued to be associated with the character for years after the show ended. Various creators worked culminating in 1986 with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. The success of Warner Bros.' Batman feature films have helped maintain the public's interest in the character. The character has also intrigued psychiatrists, with many trying to understand the character's psyche. In 2015, FanSided ranked Batman on their list of "50 Greatest Super Heroes In Comic Book History". Kevin Conroy, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Jason O'Mara, among others, have provided the character's voice for animated adaptations.Batman – First image of Batman in Action Comics #12, announcing the character's debut in the forthcoming Detective Comics #27
6. Billy Bob Thornton – Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, musician. In 2016, Thornton starred in an Amazon original series, Goliath about a washed up attorney with a new case. Thornton has been vocal about his disrespect for culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. He has appeared in at least one film per year nearly every year since 1991. After Sling Blade, Thornton directed other films, including Daddy and Them, All the Pretty Horses, Jayne Mansfield's Car. Thornton was also nominated for an Emmy Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to work, he began a career as a singer-songwriter. Thornton has is the vocalist of a blues rock band The Boxmasters. He was one of three brothers, with Jimmy Don, who died of a heart attack at 30, John David. who resides in California. Jimmy Don wrote a number of songs, two of which Thornton has recorded on his solo albums. During his childhood, he lived in numerous places including Alpine, Mount Holly, Malvern. Thornton was raised a Methodist in an extended family in a shack that had neither plumbing. Thornton graduated in 1973. He tried out for the Kansas City Royals, but was released after an injury.Billy Bob Thornton – Thornton receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 6, 2012
7. Burt Lancaster – Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster was an American film actor. Lancaster also won a Golden Globe for The Birdman of Alcatraz and Atlantic City. The American Film Institute ranks Lancaster as #19 of the greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema. He was James Henry Lancaster, a mailman. Both of his parents were Protestants of working origin. All of Lancaster's grandparents were Ulster immigrants to the United States; his maternal grandparents were descendants of English immigrants to Ireland. The family believed themselves to be related to 1st Earl Roberts. Before he graduated from DeWitt Clinton, his mother died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He subsequently dropped out. At the age of 19, he met Nick Cravat, with whom he developed a lifelong partnership. Together they learned to act at Union Settlement, one of the city's oldest settlement houses. They soon joined the Kay Brothers circus. However, in 1939, an injury forced Lancaster to give up the profession, with great regret. Lancaster then found temporary work, as a singing waiter in various restaurants. Lancaster served in Italy from 1943 -- 45.Burt Lancaster – in Desert Fury (1947)
8. Batman (1989 film) – Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' Initial Batman film series. The film stars Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, alongside Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Jack Palance. After Burton was hired as director in 1986, Steve Englehart and Julie Hickson wrote film treatments before Sam Hamm wrote the first screenplay. Batman was not greenlit until after the success of Burton's Beetlejuice. Numerous A-list actors were considered for the role of Batman before Keaton was cast. Keaton's casting caused a controversy since, by 1988, he had become typecast as a comedic actor and many observers doubted he could portray a serious role. Nicholson accepted the role of the Joker under strict conditions that dictated a high salary, a portion of the box office profits and his shooting schedule. The film notably invents a unique origin story for the Joker, presenting him as an organised criminal named Jack Napier. Filming took place at Pinewood Studios from October 1988 to January 1989. The budget escalated from $30 million to $48 million, while the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike forced Hamm to drop out. Uncredited rewrites were performed by Warren Skaaren, Charles McKeown and Jonathan Gems. Batman was a financial success, earning over $ million in office totals. It was the fifth-highest-grossing film in history at the time of its release.Batman (1989 film) – Theatrical release poster
9. Batman & Robin (film) – Batman & Robin is a 1997 American Superhero film based on the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' Initial Batman film series. The film was directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Akiva Goldsman. It stars George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is also to date the live-action appearance of Batgirl, who helps the title characters fight the villains. Warner Bros. fast-tracked development for Batman & Robin following the success of the previous film, Batman Forever. Schumacher had a strong interest in casting William Baldwin in Kilmer's place before George Clooney won the role. Photography finished in January 1997, two weeks ahead of the shooting schedule. Batman & Robin was released on June 20, 1997. Schumacher and Warner Bros. originally envisioned that Batman Unchained would follow the film. However, the film's critical reception ended plans for the film series was rebooted with Batman Begins in 2005. In Gotham, Batman and Robin stop Mr. Freeze from a robbery attempt, but he escapes. In South America, Pamela Isley is working under Dr. Jason Woodrue, experimenting with the Venom drug. She witnesses Woodrue use the formula to turn a diminutive convict into a hulking monstrosity dubbed "Bane".Batman & Robin (film) – Theatrical release poster
10. Charlie Chaplin – Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film. Chaplin's childhood in London was one of poverty and hardship. As his father was absent and his mother struggled financially, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine. When he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental asylum. He began later working as comedian. At 19 he was signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company, which took him to America. Chaplin was scouted for the film industry, began appearing in 1914 for Keystone Studios. He soon developed the Tramp persona and formed a large fan base. He continued to hone his craft as he moved to First National corporations. By 1918, he was one of the best known figures in the world. In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the distribution company United Artists, which gave him complete control over his films. His first feature-length was The Kid, followed by A Woman of Paris, The Gold Rush, The Circus. He refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights and Modern Times without dialogue. Chaplin became increasingly political, his next film, The Great Dictator, satirised Adolf Hitler. The 1940s were a decade marked with controversy for Chaplin, his popularity declined rapidly.Charlie Chaplin – Publicity portrait, circa 1920
11. Casey at the Bat – "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888" is a baseball poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. First published on June 1888, it was later popularized by DeWolf Hopper in many vaudeville performances. It has become one of the best-known poems in American literature. The poem was originally published anonymously. A baseball team from the fictional town of "Mudville" is losing by two runs in its last inning. Both its fans believe they can win if Mudville's star player, gets to bat. However, Casey is scheduled to be the fifth batter of the inning, the first two batters fail to get on base. The next two batters are perceived to be weak hitters with little chance of reaching base to allow Casey a chance to bat. Surprisingly, Flynn hits a single, Blake follows with a double that allows Flynn to reach third base. Both runners are now in scoring position and Casey represents the potential winning run. Casey is so sure of his abilities that he does not swing at the first two pitches, both called strikes. On the last pitch, the overconfident Casey strikes out sending the crowd home unhappy. The text is filled with references to baseball as it was in 1888, which in many ways is not far removed from today's version. As a work, the poem encapsulates much of the appeal of baseball, including the involvement of the crowd. It also has a fair amount of baseball jargon that can pose challenges for the uninitiated.Casey at the Bat – Tim Wiles, Director of Research at the Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown, frequently dresses up as Casey to recite the poem.
12. Cecil B. DeMille – Cecil Blount DeMille was an American filmmaker. Between 1956, he made seventy features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged in cinema history. His films were distinguished by his cinematic showmanship. He made silent films of every genre: social dramas, comedies, Westerns, farces, historical pageants. DeMille began his career in 1900. He later moved to directing stage productions, some with Jesse Lasky, then a vaudeville producer. The Squaw Man, was also the first feature film shot in Hollywood. It "put Hollywood on the map." The continued success of his productions led with Lasky and Adolph Zukor. The Ten Commandments, was both a critical and financial success; it held the Paramount revenue record for twenty-five years. In 1927 he reached more than 800 million viewers. The Sign of the Cross was the sound film to integrate all aspects of cinematic technique. Cleopatra was his first film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Along with historical narratives, he also directed films oriented toward "neo-naturalism," which tried to portray the laws of man fighting the forces of nature.Cecil B. DeMille – Cecil B. DeMille, c. 1920
13. Chaim Topol – Chaim Topol, mononomously known as Topol, is an Israeli theatrical and film performer, singer, actor, comedian, voice artist, writer and producer. He is best known as Tevye the dairyman in the production of Fiddler on the Roof on both stage and film. He has won two Golden Globe Awards. Topol was born in what was then British mandated Palestine, to Rel and Jacob Topol. He first practiced acting in theatrical plays staged by the Israeli Army. In 1961 he significantly contributed to the foundation of the Haifa Municipal Theatre. In 1966, Topol made his English-language screen appearance as Abou Ibn Kaqden in the big-budget Mickey Marcus biopic Cast a Giant Shadow. He came in the role of Tevye the milkman in the long-running musical show Fiddler on the Roof, at Her Majesty's Theatre. After a major success on the West End stage, he later starred in the 1971 version. In 1972, Topol was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the film. He was granted permission to attend the awards ceremonies. In 1983, he reprised the role of Tevye on the Roof. In the late 1980s, he played the role in a touring United States production. He was by then the approximate age of the character. Also, the actress playing Golde, in that production -- Rosalind Harris -- had played his eldest daughter, Tzeitel, in the film.Chaim Topol – Chaim Topol, Lex Goudsmit, and Norman Jewison (1971)
14. Drew Barrymore – Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model and producer. Barrymore is the granddaughter of actor John Barrymore. She first appeared in an advertisement when she became one of Hollywood's film actresses. Following a turbulent childhood, marked by two stints in rehab, she wrote the 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. Barrymore also co-starred in The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates and Blended. In 1995, her friend Nancy Juvonen formed their production company Flower Films, with its first film Never Been Kissed. The company went on to produce some films, such as Donnie Darko. Other films include He's Just Not Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Everybody's Fine and Going the Distance. A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she appeared on the cover of the 2007 People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful people. Barrymore was named an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme. Since then, Barrymore donated over $ million to the program. In 2007, Barrymore became both spokeswoman for the cosmetic and the face for Gucci's newest jewelry line. She was born to American actor John Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore, an aspiring actress. Barrymore's mother was born to Hungarian World War II refugees. Her parents divorced in 1984, when she was nine years old.Drew Barrymore – Barrymore at the Blended Berlin premiere, May 2014
15. Doris Day – Doris Day is a retired American actress and singer, continuing animal welfare activist. She began her career in 1939. Her popularity began to rise in 1945. Day received a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. In 2011, Day released My Heart, which debuted at No. 9 on the UK Top 40 charts. As of January 2014, she is the oldest artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album featuring new material. Day is currently ranked sixth among the top 10 box office performers, as of 2012. In 1989, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures. Day made her last film in 1968. Her strong commitment to welfare began in 1971, when she co-founded Actors and Others for Animals. Day started her non-profit organization in the 1970s, the Doris Day Animal Foundation and, later, the Doris Day Animal League. In 2004, Day received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush to the country. She has continued her work in animal rights and welfare causes. All of her grandparents were German immigrants.Doris Day – Publicity photo, 1957
16. David Beckham – David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE is an English former professional footballer. Beckham is the English player to win league titles in four countries: England, France. He announced his retirement in May 2013 after a 20-year career, during which he won 19 major trophies. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008. A global ambassador for the sport, Beckham is regarded as a British cultural icon. Beckham's professional club career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. With United, he won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He then played four seasons with Real Madrid, winning the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. In July 2007 Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with Milan in 2009 and 2010. He was the first British footballer to play 100 UEFA Champions League games. In international football, Beckham made his England debut on 1 September 1996 at the age of 21. He was captain for six years, earning 58 caps during his tenure. He has been married to Victoria Beckham since 1999 and they have four children. In February 2014, MLS announced a group of investors would own an team in Miami, which would begin in 2017.David Beckham – Beckham at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
17. David Bowie – David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure for over five decades regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at million worldwide, made one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. "Space Oddity" became his top-five entry after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged during the glam era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. In 1976, Bowie starred in the film The Man Who released Station to Station. Lodger followed; each album received lasting critical praise. He then reached his commercial peak with its title track topping both UK and US charts. Throughout the 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment including industrial and jungle. He stopped concert touring after his live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day.David Bowie – Bowie during the Heathen Tour in 2002
18. Dubbing (filmmaking) – The process usually takes place on a dub stage. After sound editors prepare all necessary tracks, mixers proceed to balance all of the elements and record the finished soundtrack. In the past, dubbing was practiced primarily in musicals when the actor had an unsatisfactory singing voice. Films, videos, sometimes video games are often dubbed into the local language of a foreign market. In foreign distribution, dubbing is common in television films, television series, anime. Automated replacement is the process of re-recording dialogue by the original actor after the filming process to reflect dialogue changes. ADR is also used to change original lines recorded on set to replace an vocal performance. In India the process is simply known as "dubbing", while in the UK, it is also called "post-synchronisation" or "post-sync". In conventional production, a production mixer records dialogue during filming. Accompanying noise from the surrounding environment often results in unusable sound. During post-production, ADR supervisor, decides which lines must be re-recorded. For animation, such as computer-generated imagery or animated cartoons, dialogue is recorded to match a pre-edited version of the show. Although the characters' voices are recorded in a studio, ADR is necessary whenever members of the cast cannot all be present at once. ADR is recorded during an ADR session, which takes place in a specialized sound studio. The actor, usually the original actor from the set, views the scene with the original sound, then attempts to recreate the performance.Dubbing (filmmaking) – Dubbing studio
19. Danny Kaye – David Daniel Kaminsky, better known by his screen name Danny Kaye, was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, rapid-fire novelty songs. His films were popular, especially his performances of patter songs and favorites such as "Inchworm" and "The Ugly Duckling". He received the French Legion of Honour in 1986 with the organization. David Daniel Kaminsky was born on January 1911. Kaye was the youngest of three children born to Jacob and Clara Nemerovsky Kaminsky. His mother died when he was in his early teens. Long after his mother's death, his friend Louis ran away to Florida. Kaye sang while Louis played the guitar; the pair eked out a living for a while. The family could not afford a medical education. He held a succession of jobs after leaving school, office clerk. Most ended with his being fired. He lost the job when he made an error that cost $40,000. He learned his trade in his teenage years in the Catskills as a tummler in the Borscht Belt. Kaye's first break came in 1933 when he joined a vaudeville act.Danny Kaye – Danny Kaye
20. Ernst Kaltenbrunner – Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany during World War II. An Obergruppenführer in the Schutzstaffel, between January 1943 and May 1945 he held the offices of Chief of the Reich Main Security Office. He was the highest-ranking member of the SS to face trial at the first Nuremberg trials. He was executed. Born in Austria, Kaltenbrunner was the son of a lawyer, was educated at the Realgymnasium in Linz. After Gymnasium, Kaltenbrunner went on to obtain his doctorate degree at Graz University in 1926. He worked at a law firm in Salzburg before opening his own law office in Linz. He had deep scars on his face from dueling in his student days, although some sources attribute them to an accident. On 14 Kaltenbrunner married Elisabeth Eder, from Linz and a Nazi Party member. They had three children. In addition to the children from his marriage, Kaltenbrunner had twins, Wolfgang, with his long-time mistress Gisela Gräfin von Westarp. All the children survived the war. On 18 Kaltenbrunner joined the Nazi Party as NSDAP member number 300,179. In 1931, he was the Bezirksredner for the Nazi Party in Oberösterreich. He went on to join the SS on 31 August 1931, his SS number was 13,039.Ernst Kaltenbrunner – Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei und Waffen-SS Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Chief of the RSHA and President of Interpol.
21. Elie Wiesel – Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. Along with writing, he was a professor of the humanities at Boston University, which created the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in his honor. He was involved with Jewish causes, helped establish the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In his political activities he also campaigned in genocide in Sudan. He publicly condemned the 1915 Armenian genocide and remained a strong defender of human rights during his lifetime. He had been described as "the most important Jew in America" by the Los Angeles Times. He was a founding board member of the New York Human Rights Foundation and remained active throughout his life. Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Maramureș in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. His parents were Sarah Feig and Shlomo Wiesel. At home, Wiesel's family spoke Yiddish most of the time, but also Romanian. Sarah, was the daughter of Dodye Feig, farmer from a nearby village. Dodye was active and trusted within the community. Wiesel has said his father represented reason while his mother Sarah promoted faith. Wiesel had Tzipora. Beatrice and Hilda were reunited at a French orphanage.Elie Wiesel – Wiesel at the 2012 Time 100
22. Frank Sinatra – Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor, producer, one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. Sinatra is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than million records worldwide. Born to Italian immigrants, he began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. He found success as a artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". Sinatra released The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. His career was reborn in 1953 with the success of From Here for Best Supporting Actor. Sinatra released several critically lauded albums, including In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice'n' Easy. He released a string of successful albums. It was followed with Duke Ellington. He retired for the first time in 1971, but recorded several albums and resumed performing at Caesars Palace. In 1980 Sinatra scored a Top 40 hit with "New York". He forged a highly successful career as a actor. On television, he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. A perfectionist, renowned for cleanliness, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes".Frank Sinatra – Sinatra in 1957
23. George Lucas – George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm, before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. Upon graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, he co-founded American Zoetrope with fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. He directed THX 1138, based on his earlier student short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, a critical success but a financial failure. The film was critically and commercially successful, received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. Following the first Star Wars film, he co-wrote the following installments in the trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Along with Steven Spielberg, he wrote the Indiana Jones films Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade. He also wrote a variety of films through Lucasfilm in the 1980s and 1990s. He also returned to consisting of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith. Five of Lucas's seven features are among the 100 highest-grossing movies at the North American office, adjusted for ticket-price inflation. He has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards. He is considered a significant figure in the New Hollywood era. He was raised in Modesto, California, the son of Dorothy Ellinore Lucas and George Walton Lucas, Sr. who owned a stationery store. Lucas is of French, descent. Up, he had a passion for cars and motor racing, which would eventually serve as inspiration for his films 1:42.08 and American Graffiti.George Lucas – Lucas in 2009
24. Gene Kelly – Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, the likeable characters that he played on screen. In his later career, Kelly starred in two films which were outside the musical genre. Throughout his career, Kelly had directed films, some of which he starred in. He did not star in Hello, Dolly he directed. Despite being a commercial failure at the time, it is now more highly regarded as a musical film. The film was even nominated in 1969 for Best Picture at the 42nd Academy Awards. He is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences. He received an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements. Kelly later received achievement awards in the Kennedy Center Honors, from the Screen Actors Guild and American Film Institute. In 1999, the American Film Institute also numbered him 15th in their Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood list. He was born in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Kelly was the third son of James Patrick Joseph Kelly, his wife Harriet Catherine Curran. His father was born to an Irish-Canadian family. His maternal grandmother was of German ancestry.Gene Kelly – Kelly in 1943
25. Gene Hackman – Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career spanning five decades, he was nominated for five Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven. Hackman won two BAFTAs. Hackman's final appearance to date was the romantic comedy Welcome to Mooseport in 2004, co-starring comedian Ray Romano. He was born in California, the son of Eugene Ezra Hackman and Anna Lyda Elizabeth. Hackman has Richard. He has Pennsylvania Dutch, Scottish ancestry; his mother was born in Lambton, Ontario. According to a plaque in a park, Hackman worked for a time as a dog catcher for the local animal shelter. His family moved frequently, finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where they lived in the house of Beatrice. Hackman's father operated the printing press for a local paper. As a teenager, he knew Dick Van Dyke, friends with Richard. His father subsequently left the family. He spent his sophomore year at Storm Lake High School. However, Hackman lied about his age to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Hackman served four and a half years as a field operator.Gene Hackman – Gene Hackman at a book signing in June 2008
26. Irish diaspora – The Irish diaspora refers to Irish people and their descendants who live outside Ireland. This is more than the population of Ireland at its historical peak in the 1840s of million. The poorest of them went to Great Britain, especially Liverpool; almost 5 million, went to the United States. After 1840, emigration from Ireland became efficiently managed national enterprise. In 1890 40% of Irish-born people were living abroad. As recently as the second half of the nineteenth century, the majority of Irish emigrants spoke Irish as their first language. This had cultural consequences for the cultivation of the language abroad, including innovations in journalism. The language continues to be cultivated abroad by a small minority as a social medium. In July 2014, the Irish Government appointed Jimmy Deenihan for the Diaspora. The term Irish diaspora is open to many interpretations. Irishness could now be identified with dispersed groups of Irish descent. But many of those individuals were the product of ethnic intermarriage in America and elsewhere, complicating the idea of a single line of descent. "Irishness" might then rely primarily on individual identification with an Irish diaspora. The Government of Ireland defines the Irish diaspora as all persons of Irish nationality who habitually reside outside of the island of Ireland. This includes their children, who are Irish citizens by descent under Irish law.Irish diaspora – 'Emigrants Leave Ireland', engraving by Henry Doyle (1827–1892), from Mary Frances Cusack's Illustrated History of Ireland, 1868
27. Ian McKellen – Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He has also received five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging to popular fantasy and fiction. The BBC states his "performances have guaranteed a place in the canon of English film actors". A recipient of every theatrical award in the UK, McKellen is regarded as a cultural icon. His most well known film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films. He continues to be a champion for social movements worldwide. He was made a Freeman of the City of London in October 2014. McKellen was born on 25 May 1939 in Denis Murray McKellen, a civil engineer. He was their second child, with five years his senior. Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, his family moved to Wigan. They lived there through the war and his early childhood. They relocated to Bolton in 1951, after his father had been promoted. McKellen's father was of Protestant Irish and Scottish descent. James McKellen, was a "strict, evangelical Protestant minister" in Ballymena, County Antrim.Ian McKellen – McKellen at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
28. 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
29. Jack Lemmon – John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. He was an eight Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He was born in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Jr. the president of a doughnut company. His paternal grandmother was from an immigrant family. He attended the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. During his acceptance of his lifetime award, Lemmon stated that he knew he wanted to be an actor from the age of eight. After graduation in 1947, he took up working on radio, television and Broadway. Lemmon studied acting under coach Uta Hagen. Lemmon was learned to play it on his own. Lemmon could also play the harmonica, guitar, the double bass. Lemmon was close friends with actors Tony Curtis, Ernie Kovacs, Kevin Spacey. Lemmon made eleven with Matthau. Early in Lemmon's career he met comedian Ernie Kovacs co-starring with him in Operation Mad Ball. It Happened to Jane.Jack Lemmon – Jack Lemmon in 1968.
30. James Cagney – James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for deadpan comic timing, Cagney won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its list of greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. In his acting performance, Cagney danced costumed as a woman in the chorus line of the revue Every Sailor, in 1919. Cagney spent several years as a comedian until he got his first major acting part in 1925. He secured several other roles, receiving good notices, before landing the lead in the 1929 play Penny Arcade. After rave reviews, Warner Bros. signed him for an initial $500-a-week, three-week contract to reprise his role; this was quickly extended to a seven-year contract. Cagney's seventh film, The Public Enemy, became one of the most influential gangster movies of the period. Notable for a famous scene in which Cagney pushes a grapefruit against Mae Clarke's face, the film thrust him into the spotlight. He became one of Hollywood's biggest stars and one of Warner Bros.' Biggest contracts. In 1942, Cagney won the Oscar for his energetic portrayal of George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He was nominated a third time in 1955 for Love Me or Leave Me. Cagney retired from acting and dancing in 1961 to spend time on his farm with his family. He exited retirement, 20 years later, for a part in the movie Ragtime, mainly to aid his recovery from a stroke.James Cagney – Cagney in a publicity photo
31. 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
32. John Sayles – John Thomas Sayles is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor and novelist. Sayles has twice been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Passion Fish and Lone Star. His Men with Guns has been nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Return of the Secaucus 7, has been added to the National Film Registry. He was born in Donald John Sayles, a school administrator. Both of Sayles's parents were Catholic. Sayles attended Williams College. Like James Cameron, he began his career working with Roger Corman. In 1979, he used $30,000 he earned writing scripts for Corman to fund Return of the Secaucus 7. The film has held its reputation. In 1983, after the films Baby It's Lianna, he received a MacArthur Fellowship. In 1989, he wrote the pilot episode for the short-lived television show Shannon's Deal about a down-and-out Philadelphia lawyer played by Jamey Sheridan. He received a 1990 Edgar Award for the pilot. The show ran before being cancelled in 1991. He has funded most of his films by writing genre scripts, such as Piranha, Alligator, The Challenge.John Sayles – John Sayles, March 2008
33. Jennifer Lopez – Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as JLo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author, producer. Lopez received a portrayal that earned her a Golden Globe nomination. For her role in Out of Sight Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. Lopez ventured into the music industry in 1999 On the 6, preceded by the number-one single "If You Had My Love". Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut on the U.S. Billboard 200. Following her second divorce, Lopez had a high-profile relationship with Ben Affleck, which strongly influenced her third studio album, This Is Me... Then, while also overshadowing the release of the notorious bomb Gigli. She subsequently married longtime friend Marc Anthony, rebounded with the box office hits, Shall We Dance? and Monster-in-Law. Como Ama una Mujer, received the highest first-week sales for a debut Spanish album in the United States. For her contributions to the arts, she has received a landmark star among other honors. Lopez has an older sister, a younger sister, Lynda, a journalist. David worked the night shift before becoming a computer technician at the firm while Guadalupe was a homemaker. When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment. At the age of five, she began taking dancing lessons.Jennifer Lopez – Lopez at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards, April 2014
34. James Stewart – Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona, which helped him often portray American middle-class men struggling in crisis. Many of the films he starred in have become enduring classics. He received an Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985. The American Film Institute has also named five of Stewart's films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made. He was born on May 1908, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth Ruth Jackson and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was raised as a Presbyterian. Stewart was descended from veterans of the American Revolution, the American Civil War. The eldest of three children, Stewart was expected to continue his father's business, for three generations. His father discouraged Stewart's request for lessons. As the family grew, music continued to be an important part of life. He attended Mercersburg Academy school, graduating in 1928. Stewart was active in a variety of activities. Over the following two summers, Stewart took a job with a professional magician. Stewart made his first appearance as Buquet in the play The Wolves. However, Stewart abandoned visions of being a pilot when his father insisted that instead of the United States Naval Academy he attend Princeton University.James Stewart – Publicity photo for Call Northside 777, 1948
35. Jon Voight – Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight is an American actor. Voight is the winner of one Academy Award, having been nominated for four. Voight was nominated for eleven. Voight is the father of actor James Haven. He came to prominence as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy. Although his output slowed during the 1980s, he received critical acclaim as a ruthless bank robber in Runaway Train. During the 1990s, he made somewhat of a comeback, starring in Michael Mann's cult Al Pacino. He was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Barbara and Elmer Voight, a professional golfer. Voight's paternal grandfather and his paternal grandmother's parents were Slovak immigrants, while his maternal grandmother's parents were German immigrants. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he pursued an acting career. In 1962, he married actress Lauri Peters, whom he met when they both appeared in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. They divorced in 1967. Voight married actress Marcheline Bertrand in 1971. They divorced in 1980. They reconciled in 2007 after Bertrand's death.Jon Voight – Voight in Los Angeles in October 2011
36. Julia Roberts – Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. Roberts became a Hollywood star after headlining Pretty Woman, which grossed US $ million worldwide. Roberts was the highest-paid actress in the world throughout most of the 1990s and in the first half of the 2000s. Her fee for 1990's Pretty Woman was US$300,000; in 2003, she was paid an unprecedented US$25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile. As of 2007 Roberts's net worth was estimated to be US$140 million. She has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" eleven times, tied with Halle Berry. She was born to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, Swedish descent. Her father was a Baptist, her mother a Roman Catholic, she was raised Catholic. Her older brother, Eric Roberts, from whom she was estranged until niece Emma Roberts, are also actors. One-time playwrights, met while performing theatrical productions for the armed forces. They later co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, off Juniper Street in Midtown. They ran a children's acting school in Decatur, Georgia, while they were expecting Julia. The children of Coretta Scott King attended the school; Walter Roberts was their daughter Yolanda Denise King's acting coach. As a thank-you for his service, Mrs. King paid Mrs. Roberts's hospital bill when Julia was born.Julia Roberts – Roberts at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Jesus Henry Christ
37. Kevin Spacey – Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, singer. Spacey began his career as a stage actor before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. In Broadway theatre, he won a Tony Award in Yonkers. Spacey was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London until stepping down in mid-2015. Since 2013, he has played House of Cards. He was born to Kathleen Ann, a secretary, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, a technical writer and data consultant. Spacey has a brother, Randy. Spacey has English, Welsh ancestry. His family relocated to Southern California when Spacey was four years old. Spacey attended Northridge Military Academy, then Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California, where he graduated co-valedictorian of his class in 1977. Spacey took "Spacey" as his name. Several reports have incorrectly suggested that he took his name to actor Spencer Tracy combining Tracy's first and last names. During this period, he performed stand-up comedy in bowling alley talent contests. Spacey's professional stage appearance was as a spear carrier in a New York Shakespeare Festival performance of Henry VI, Part 1 in 1981. He made his first Broadway appearance, as Oswald in a production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, starring Liv Ullmann.Kevin Spacey – Spacey at South Street Seaport in 2009
38. Kevin Bacon – Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician. Also on television, he starred Following from 2013 to 2015. Bacon was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. The Guardian named one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2003, Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bacon has become an icon for the concept of interconnectedness, having been popularized by the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". In 2007, he created a charitable foundation. One of six children, was born and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia. The experience solidified Bacon's passion for the arts. "I wanted life, the real thing", he later recalled to Nancy Mills of Cosmopolitan. "The message I got was'The arts are it. Business is the devil's work. Creative expression are next to godliness.' You wind up with an actor." He briefly worked for Tomorrow and Guiding Light in New York.Kevin Bacon – Bacon at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
39. Klaus Maria Brandauer – Klaus Maria Brandauer is an Austrian actor, film director, professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. Brandauer was born as Klaus Georg Steng in Austria. He is Georg Steng, a civil servant. He subsequently took his mother's maiden name as part of Klaus Maria Brandauer. Brandauer began acting on stage in 1962. After working in national television, he made his film debut in 1972. In 1975 he played in Derrick -- in Episode 8 called "Pfandhaus". His starring and award-winning role in István Szabó's Mephisto playing a self-absorbed actor, launched his international career. He chooses not to play the villain as a cliché. In 1987, he was the Head of the Jury at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1988 he appeared opposite Erland Josephson and Ildikó Bánsági. Brandauer was originally cast for Red October. That role eventually went to Oscar nominee Sean Connery, who played James Bond in Never Say Never Again. He co-starred again in The Russia House. Brandauer directed his first film in the title role.Klaus Maria Brandauer – Klaus Maria Brandauer at the premiere of The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich (2012)
40. Kirsten Dunst – Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. Dunst made her debut in Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. She appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. Dunst achieved fame for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Dunst starred to Lose Friends & Alienate People. She won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance in Lars von Trier's Melancholia. Dunst starred in 2015 playing the role of a slightly delusional and neurotic hairdresser. In 2001, Dunst made her singing debut in the film Get Over It, in which she performed two songs. She also sang the jazz song "After You've Gone" for the end credits of the film The Cat's Meow. Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to Inez and Klaus Dunst. She has a younger brother, Christian. Her mother was an artist and one-time gallery owner. Dunst's father is German, originally from Hamburg, Dunst's mother was born in New Jersey. Until the age of eleven, Dunst lived in Brick Township, New Jersey, where she attended Ranney School. In 1995, her mother filed for divorce.Kirsten Dunst – Dunst at the 2013 premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues in Sydney, Australia
41. Lee Marvin – Lee Marvin was an American film and television actor. Prematurely white hair, he initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers, other hardboiled characters. From 1957 to 1960, Marvin starred in the NBC crime series, M Squad. He was born in New York City. As with Robert, Marvin was named in honor of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, his first cousin, four times removed. His father was a direct descendant of Matthew Marvin, Sr. who emigrated from Great Bentley, Essex, England, in 1635, helped found Hartford, Connecticut. He studied violin when he was young. As a teenager, he "spent weekends and spare time hunting deer, puma, bobwhite in the wilds of the then-uncharted Everglades." He left school at 18 to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on August 1942. Marvin served during World War II. Marvin was shot by machine fire, which severed his sciatic nerve, then was hit again in the foot by a sniper. In 1950, he moved to Hollywood. Marvin found work from the beginning was cast in various war films. Marvin played Gloria Grahame's vicious boyfriend in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat. He had a small but memorable role in The Wild One followed by Seminole and Gun Fury.Lee Marvin – Marvin in 1971.
42. Lois Lane – Lois Lane is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, she first appeared in Action Comics #1. Lois is a reporter for the Metropolis newspaper, the Daily Planet, an award-winning journalist and the primary love interest of Superman. In DC Comics she is also his wife. Her physical appearance was originally based on Joanne Carter, a model hired by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Siegel's future wife. Siegel took her name from actress Lola Lane. She was also influenced by the real-life journalist Nellie Bly. Depictions of the character have varied spanning the comics and other media adaptations. Beginning in 2015, Lois star as the protagonist in the young adult novel series, Lois Lane, by writer Gwenda Bond. She is among the best-known American comic book characters. Actress Noel Neill first late reprise her role in the 1950s series Adventures of Superman. Margot Kidder played the character in the'80s. Teri Hatcher portrayed her in Erica Durance in Smallville. In the 2006 film Superman Returns, she was played by Kate Bosworth. The character was most recently portrayed by actress Amy Adams in the films Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.Lois Lane – The Earth-Two Lois Lane and Superman, from the cover of Action Comics #484 (June 1978). Art by José Luis García-López and Dick Giordano.
43. Martin Scorsese – Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, gang conflict. Many of his films are also notable for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. His work in television includes the episode of the latter of which he also co-created. He won the Academy Award for The Departed. With eight Best Director nominations, he is the most nominated living director, is tied with Billy Wilder for the second most nominations overall. Scorsese was born in Queens, New York. His family moved to the Little Italy section of Manhattan before he started school. Catherine Scorsese, both worked in New York's Garment District. His mother was an actress. His father's parents emigrated from Polizzi Generosa, in the province of Palermo, Sicily, his maternal grandparents were also from Palermo, precisely from Ciminna. Scorsese was raised in a devoutly Catholic environment. As a teenager in the Bronx, Scorsese frequently rented Powell and Pressburger's The Tales of Hoffmann from a store that had one copy of the reel.Martin Scorsese – Scorsese at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
44. Marlon Brando – Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director and activist. Brando is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. Brando helped studying with Stella Adler in the 1940s. He was also an activist for many causes, notably various Native American movements. The 1960s proved to be a fallow decade for Brando. The Godfather was then one of the most commercially successful films of all time. He took a four-year hiatus before appearing in The Missouri Breaks. He was ranked as the fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen debuts occurred in or before 1950. Brando died at age 80. He was born to Marlon Brando, Sr. a pesticide and chemical feed manufacturer, Dorothy Julia. He had two older sisters, Frances. His ancestry included German, Dutch, English, Irish. Johann Wilhelm Brandau, arrived in New York in the early 1700s from the Palatinate of Germany. He was raised a Christian Scientist. However, she was an alcoholic and often had to be brought home by her husband.Marlon Brando – Brando in 1948.
45. Morgan Freeman – Morgan Freeman is an American actor, producer and narrator. Freeman has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award. Freeman is his skill at narration. Freeman got his break as part of the cast of the 1970s children's program The Electric Company. Morgan Freeman is ranked as the 3rd highest box office star with over $4.316 billion total box office gross, an average of $74.4 million per film. Morgan Freeman was born on June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. Freeman is a barber who died on April 27, 1961, from cirrhosis. Freeman has three older siblings. According to a DNA analysis, some of his ancestors were from Niger. He was sent to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. Freeman moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. He made his acting debut at age nine, playing the lead role in a play. Freeman then attended a building which serves today as Threadgill Elementary School, in Greenwood, Mississippi. Freeman's portrait appears in his character's funeral scene in The Bucket List. Freeman also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker.Morgan Freeman – Freeman in December 2008
46. Nicolas Cage – Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. Cage has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, dramas to science fiction and action films. Cage earned his second Academy Award nomination in Adaptation. In 2002, Cage directed the Sonny, for which he was nominated for Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival. He has produced films such as Shadow of the Vampire and The Life of David Gale. Cage has also appeared in National Treasure, Kick-Ass. Films such as Ghost Rider and Knowing were office successes. He has been strongly criticized for his choice of roles, some of which have been universally panned. However, Cage recently starred in The Croods and Joe, both of which were warmly received by critics. He was born in Joy Vogelsang, a dancer and choreographer. Cage was raised in a Catholic family. His mother's ancestry was German and Polish. His paternal great-grandparents were immigrants from Bernalda, Basilicata. Cage's two brothers are director Christopher Coppola. Cage attended Beverly Hills High School, known for its many alumni who became entertainers.Nicolas Cage – Cage at the Deauville Film Festival in 2013
47. Nicole Kidman – Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian-American actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton. Successful films followed in the late 1990s. Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! The thriller The Paperboy earned her Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress respectively. Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994. and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, she was the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry in that year. As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, she has dual citizenship in the United States. She owns the production company Blossom Films. Nicole Mary Kidman was born on 20 June 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily on educational visas. Her father was Antony Kidman, clinical psychologist and author, who died of a heart attack in Singapore aged 75. Janelle Ann, is a nursing instructor who edited her husband's books and was a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby. Kidman's ancestry includes Irish, English heritage. Being born in Hawaii, Kidman was given Hōkūlani. At the time of Kidman's birth, her father was a graduate student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.Nicole Kidman – Kidman at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival promoting her film, Moulin Rouge!
48. O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Set during the Great Depression, the film's story is a modern satire loosely based on Odyssey. Much of the music used in the film is music, including that of Virginia bluegrass singer Ralph Stanley. The movie was one of the first to extensively use digital color correction, to give an sepia-tinted look. The American folk soundtrack won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2001. The three get a lift from a blind man driving a handcar on a railway. He tells them, among other prophecies, that they will find a fortune but not the one they seek. The trio make their way to the house of Wash, Pete's cousin. They sleep in the barn, but Wash reports them to Sheriff Cooley, who, along with his men, torches the barn. Wash's son helps them escape. They pick up a black man, who claims he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to play guitar. In need of money, the four stop at a tower where they record a song as The Soggy Bottom Boys. The part ways with Tommy after their car is discovered by the police. Unbeknownst to them, the recording becomes a major hit. Near a river, the group hears singing. They see three women washing clothes and singing.O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Theatrical release poster
49. Odysseus – Odysseus, also known by the Latin name Ulysses, was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in that same epic cycle. He is most famous for the Odyssey, ten eventful years he took to return home after the decade-long Trojan War. Hence, "there may originally have been the other something like Ulixes, who were combined into one complex personality." The etymology of the name is unknown. Ancient authors linked the name to the Greek verbs odussomai ` to be wroth to oduromai ` to bewail'. Homer in references and puns, relates it to various forms of this verb. In Book 19 of the Odyssey, where Odysseus's early childhood is recounted, Euryclea asks Autolycus to name him. Euryclea tries to guide him to naming the boy Polyaretos, "for he has much been prayed for". Autolycus "apparently in a sardonic mood... decided to give the child a name that would commemorate his own experience in life. 'Because I got odium upon myself before coming here... from many... let the child's name be Odysseus to signify this.' The pun was prophetic as well as commemorative." Odysseus often receives the patronymic epithet Laertiades, "son of Laërtes". In the Iliad and Odyssey there are several epithets used to describe Odysseus. His name and stories were adopted under the Uthuze.Odysseus – Head of Odysseus from a Roman period Hellenistic marble group representing Odysseus blinding Polyphemus, found at the villa of Tiberius at Sperlonga