1. Joaquin Phoenix – Joaquín Rafael Phoenix, known formerly as Leaf Phoenix, is an American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. For his work as an artist, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Phoenix started acting in television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His major release was in the comedy-drama Parenthood. During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name. To this date, he and River Phoenix hold the distinction of being the first and only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards. Aside from his acting career, he has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. He has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk The Line, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Phoenix is a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations. He is also widely known for his animal rights advocacy. He has been a vegan since the age of three, actively campaigns for PETA and In Defense of Animals. Phoenix was born Joaquín Rafael Bottom in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, to parents from the U.S. mainland. He is the third of five children, including River, Rain, Liberty and Summer, all of whom have also acted. He also has a half-sister named Jodean from a previous relationship of his father's. Phoenix's father, John Lee Bottom, originally from Fontana, California, was a lapsed Catholic, of English, some German and French, ancestry.Joaquin Phoenix – Phoenix at the New York Film Festival in 2014
2. 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
3. Brigitte Bardot – Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She started her acting career in 1952. After appearing with international release, Bardot became world-famous in 1957 after starring in the controversial film And God Created Woman. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mépris. For her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film Viva Maria! Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress. From 1969 to 1978, Bardot was the official face of Marianne to represent the liberty of France. Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in business, Bardot starred in 47 films, recorded over 60 songs. She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1985 but refused to receive it. After her retirement, she established herself as an animal rights activist. During the 2000s, she generated controversy by criticizing immigration and Islam in France and has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred. She was born in the daughter of Anne-Marie "Toty" Bardot. Louis worked in the family business.Brigitte Bardot – Bardot in 1962
4. 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
5. 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)
6. 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)
7. 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
8. Ellis Island – The island was greatly expanded with reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of later a naval magazine. The island has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. Long considered part of New York state, a 1998 United States Supreme Court decision found that most of the island is in New Jersey. Largely created through reclamation, the island has a land area of 27.5 acres, most of, part of New Jersey. The natural island and contiguous areas comprise the 3.3 acres that are part of New York. The entire island has been operated by the National Park Service since 1965. Since September 2001, the island is guarded by patrols of the United States Park Police Marine Patrol Unit. Public access is from either Communipaw Terminal in Liberty State Park or from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Hornblower Cruises and Events, also provides service to the nearby Statue of Liberty. A bridge built for transporting personnel during restoration projects connects Ellis Island with Liberty State Park, but is not open to the public. Much including the entire south side, has been closed to the general public since 1954. The renovated area on the side was again closed to the public after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The island was re-opened to the museum partially re-opened on October 28, 2013, after major renovations. There were several islands which were not completely submerged at high tide.Ellis Island – Main building
9. 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
10. Gladiator – Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their legal and social standing by appearing in the arena. Most segregated even in death. Irrespective in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. Their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world. The origin of gladiatorial combat is open to debate. Its popularity led in ever more lavish and costly games. The gladiator games lasted for nearly a thousand years, reaching their peak between the 2nd century AD. Early literary sources seldom agree on the origins of the gladiator games. In the 1st century BC, Nicolaus of Damascus believed they were Etruscan. A generation later, Livy wrote that they were first held in 310 BC in celebration of their victory over the Samnites. Roman historians emphasized the gladiator games as most likely Etruscan. This preference informed most standard histories of the Roman games in the modern era. Reappraisal of the evidence supports a Campanian origin, or at least a borrowing, for the gladiators. The earliest known Roman gladiator schools were in Campania. Tomb frescoes from Paestum show paired fighters, in a propitiatory funeral blood-rite that anticipates early Roman gladiator games.Gladiator – Part of the Zliten mosaic from Libya (Leptis Magna), about 2nd century CE. It shows (left to right) a thraex fighting a murmillo, a hoplomachus standing with another murmillo (who is signaling his defeat to the referee), and one of a matched pair.
11. George Peppard – George Peppard, Jr. was an American film and television actor. On television, Peppard sleuth Thomas Banacek in the early-1970s mystery series Banacek. Peppard played the cigar-smoking leader of a renegade commando squad, in the hit 1980s action show The A-Team. George Peppard, Jr. was born in the son of building contractor George Peppard, Sr. and opera singer Vernelle Rohrer. Peppard graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan. Peppard then transferred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1955. Peppard also trained at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. In addition to acting, he was a pilot. Peppard spent a portion of his 1966 training to fly his Learjet in Wichita, Kansas. He made his stage debut at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. After moving to New York City, he enrolled in the Actors Studio, where he studied the Method with Lee Strasberg. Peppard appeared at the open air Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Peppard ended up appearing in Pleasure of His Company before making Home from the Hill. Part of the arrangement of the latter involved signing for a long term contract. Home from the Hill was a prestigious film starring Robert Mitchum, who played Peppard's father.George Peppard – Peppard in 1964
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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.
15. Joseph Cotten – Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. He achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. One of his final films was Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate. Cotten showed an aptitude for drama and a gift for storytelling. Cotten earned money playing professional football on Sundays, for $25 a quarter. After graduation, Cotten earned enough money as a lifeguard at Wilcox Lake to pay back his family's loan, with interest. He made his Broadway debut in 1930. In 1934 he became friends with Orson Welles, a fellow cast member on CBS Radio's The American School of the Air. Welles gave him the starring role in his Federal Theatre Project farce, Horse Eats Hat. He was sure that Horse Eats Hat won the notice of his future Broadway costar, Katharine Hepburn. The film was lost until 2013. Hayward suggested that they call Orson Welles. "He's been making big waves out here," Hayward said. "everybody certainly knows about the Mercury Theatre in New York." After the success of Welles's War of the Worlds 1938 Halloween broadcast, Welles gained a unique contract with RKO Pictures.Joseph Cotten – The Joseph Cotten Show (1957)
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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)
20. 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.
21. 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
22. 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
23. Peter Singer – Peter Albert David Singer, AC is an Australian moral philosopher. Singer approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective. On two occasions, he served at Monash University where he founded its Centre for Human Bioethics. In 1996 Singer stood unsuccessfully for the Australian Senate. Singer is the founder of The Life You Can Save. Singer's parents were Austrian Jews who immigrated to Australia from Vienna in 1938, by Nazi Germany. They settled in Melbourne, where Singer was born. Singer has Joan. David Oppenheim, published numerous papers with Sigmund Freud before a falling out between the two in Venice. Singer's father imported coffee, while his mother practiced medicine. Singer attended Preshil and later Scotch College. After leaving school, he studied law, philosophy at the University of Melbourne, gaining his BA degree in 1967. Subsequently, he received an MA degree for a thesis entitled "Why should I be moral?" at the same university in 1969. Singer names Hare and Australian philosopher H. J. McCloskey as his two most important mentors. After spending two years as a Radcliffe lecturer at Oxford, Singer was a visiting professor at New York University for 16 months.Peter Singer – Peter Singer, AC
24. Peter Sellers – Peter Sellers, CBE was an English film actor, comedian and singer. Born in Portsmouth, he made his debut at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, when he was two weeks old. Sellers began accompanying his parents in a act that toured the provincial theatres. Sellers first toured around England as a member of the Entertainments National Service Association. Sellers developed his mimicry and improvisational skills in Ralph Reader's wartime Gang Show entertainment troupe, which toured Britain and the Far East. After the war, he eventually became a regular performer on various BBC radio shows. He began his career during the 1950s. His performances had a strong influence on a number of later comedians. Turner Classic Movies calls Sellers "one of the most comic actors of the late 20th century." In his personal life, he struggled with depression and insecurities. An enigmatic figure, Sellers often claimed to have no identity outside the roles that he played. He had three children from his first two marriages. Sellers died as a result of a attack in 1980, aged 54. English filmmakers the Boulting brothers described Sellers as this country has produced since Charles Chaplin." He was born on 8 September 1925, in a suburb of Portsmouth.Peter Sellers – Sellers in 1973
25. Russell Crowe – Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician from New Zealand. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. Crowe is also the co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, an Australian National Rugby League team. Crowe's maternal grandfather, Stan Wemyss, was a cinematographer, named an MBE for filming footage of World War II. Crowe's paternal grandfather, John Doubleday Crowe, was from Wrexham, Wales, while one of Crowe's maternal great-grandmothers was Māori. Crowe also has English, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Scottish, Swedish, Welsh ancestry. He is a cousin of former New Zealand cricket captains Martin Crowe and Jeff Crowe, nephew of Dave Crowe. Russell has built a cricket field named for his uncle. When Crowe was four years old, his family moved to Sydney, Australia, where his parents pursued a career in set catering. Crowe also appeared briefly in the serial The Young Doctors. Crowe was educated at Sydney Boys High School. He then continued his secondary education at Mount Roskill Grammar School, which he left at the age 16 to pursue his ambition of becoming an actor. He released several New Zealand singles including "I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando", "Pier 13", "Shattered Glass", none of which charted. He managed an Auckland music venue called "The Venue" in 1984. Crowe returned to Australia at age 21, intending to apply to the National Institute of Dramatic Art.Russell Crowe – Crowe at the Sydney premiere of Man of Steel, June 2013
26. Sean Connery – Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000 after receiving Kennedy Center Honors in the US in 1999. He was the first actor to portray James Bond on screen starring in seven Bond films between 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. Connery has been polled as "The Greatest Living Scot" and "Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure". In 1989, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the Century". Thomas Sean Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland on 25 August 1930. Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and lorry driver. His paternal grandfather's parents emigrated to Scotland from Ireland in the mid-19th century. His father was a Roman Catholic, his mother was a Protestant. He has a younger brother, Neil. He was generally referred to in his youth as "Tommy". Connery's first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society. ... ... the other is self-explanatory, ` Scotland Forever."Sean Connery – Connery at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival
27. Spike Jonze – Spike Jonze is an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He is well known with Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Weezer, the Beastie Boys, Kanye West. Jonze was a producer of MTV's Jackass. He is currently the creative director of Vice Media, Inc.. He is part owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. He co-founded Directors Label, with filmmakers Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry, the Palm Pictures company. Jonze has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director for Being Best Picture, Best Original Song for Her. He grew up in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania. Arthur H. Spiegel III, founded APM Management Consultants. Sandra L. Granzow, is artist. Sam "Squeak E. Clean" Spiegel, is DJ. He also has a sister, Julia. His father was from a German Jewish family, while his mother has English ancestry. Jonze attended the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California. The three also created the youth culture magazines Homeboy and Dirt.Spike Jonze – Jonze at the 2013 New York Film Festival
28. Space Shuttle Atlantis – Its maiden flight was STS-51-J from 3 to 7 October 1985. Atlantis embarked on 8 July 2011. STS-134 by Endeavour was expected to be the final flight before STS-135 was authorized in October 2010. STS-135 took advantage of the processing for the STS-335 Launch On Need mission that would have been necessary if STS-134's crew became stranded in orbit. Atlantis landed on 21 July 2011. When it rolled out of the Palmdale plant, weighing 151,315 lb, Atlantis was nearly 3.5 short tons lighter than Columbia. Atlantis is the lightest shuttle of the remaining fleet, weighing three pounds less than the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off on its maiden voyage October 1985 on mission STS-51-J, the second dedicated Department of Defense flight. Atlantis was then used for ten flights between 1992. Two of these, both flown in 1989, deployed the planetary probes Magellan to Jupiter. With STS-30 Atlantis became the first shuttle to launch an interplanetary probe. During STS-37 flown in 1991, Atlantis deployed the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Beginning in 1995 with STS-71, Atlantis made seven straight flights as part of the Shuttle-Mir Program. When linked, Mir together formed the largest spacecraft in orbit at the time. Shuttle Atlantis also delivered vital components for the construction of the International Space Station.Space Shuttle Atlantis – Atlantis launching on the STS-122 mission to dock with the International Space Station in February 2008
29. Speciesism – Speciesism involves the assignment of different values, rights, or special consideration to individuals solely on the basis of their species membership. Their claim is that species membership has no moral significance. The term is not used consistently, but broadly embraces two ideas. It usually refers to the exclusion of all protections afforded to humans. Activities such as these, that were human behaviors across the globe, are now pejoratively labeled by some as "speciesism". Ryder was a member of a group of intellectuals in the animal rights community, now known as the Oxford Group. One of the group's activities was distributing pamphlets about areas of concern; the pamphlet titled "Speciesism" was written to protest against animal experimentation. Ryder argued in the pamphlet that "scientists have agreed that there is other animals, biologically-speaking. Why then do we make an almost total distinction morally? If all organisms are on one physical continuum, then we should also be on the same moral continuum." Discrimination on grounds of race, although most universally condoned two centuries ago, is now widely condemned. Similarly, it may come to pass that enlightened minds may one day abhor "speciesism" as much as they now detest "racism." The illogicality in both forms of prejudice is of an identical sort. ... The time has come to act upon this logic.Speciesism – Richard D. Ryder coined the term "speciesism" in 1970.
30. Thomas Vinterberg – Vinterberg was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. His first film was The Biggest Heroes, a road movie that received acclaim in his native Denmark. In 1995, Vinterberg formed the Dogme 95 movement with Lars von Trier, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. Following that dogma in 1998, he conceived, directed the first of the Dogme movies, The Celebration. As per the rules of the Dogme manifesto, he did not take a directorial credit. However, the film won numerous nominations and awards, including the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. This movie featured, among others, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Sean Penn.. The movie did not do well, as audiences found it idiosyncratic and somewhat incomprehensible. The English-language Dear Wendy, scripted by Lars von Trier, also flopped, even in his native Denmark where it sold only 14,521 tickets. However he won the Silver George at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival. Vinterberg then tried to retrace his roots with a smaller Danish-language production, En mand kommer hjem, which also flopped, selling only 31,232 tickets. On 1 August 2008. He directed the video for "The Day That Never Comes", the first single off Metallica's album Death Magnetic. His 2010 Submarino was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. Vinterberg will reunite with Matthias Schoenaerts in a film about the Kursk submarine disaster that happened in 2000.Thomas Vinterberg – Thomas Vinterberg in February 2010
31. 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
32. Veganism – A follower of either the philosophy is known as a vegan. Distinctions are sometimes made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans refrain from ingesting animal products. This means avoiding not only meat but also other animal-derived foodstuffs. Some dietary vegans choose to wear clothing that includes animal products. The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives. This philosophy means opposing the use of animal products for any purpose. Environmental veganism refers to avoiding animal products on the premise that industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable. The vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England. At first this meant "non-dairy vegetarian" and later "the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals". Interest in veganism increased in the 2010s; vegan options became increasingly available in more supermarkets and restaurants in many countries. Well-planned vegan diets can reduce the risk of some types of chronic disease including disease. Because uncontaminated plant foods do not provide B12, researchers agree that vegans should eat B12-fortified foods or take a supplement. The origin of the English vegetarian is unknown. The earliest known use is attributed to the actress Fanny Kemble, writing around 1839 in Georgia in the United States.Veganism – Clockwise from top left: Seitan pizza; roasted sprouts, tofu and pasta; cocoa–avocado brownies; leeks and beans with dumplings.
33. Vegetarianism – Vegetarianism /vɛdʒɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm/ is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat, may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter. Vegetarianism may be adopted for various reasons. Many people object to eating meat out of respect for sentient life. Ethical motivations have been codified under religious beliefs, well as animal rights advocacy. Other motivations for vegetarianism are health-related, political, economic, or personal preference. A diet excludes all animal products, including honey. Some vegans also avoid other animal products such as goose-fat polish. Often, prior to purchase or consumption, vegetarians will scrutinize products for animal-derived ingredients. Vegetarians' feelings vary with regard to these ingredients. Semi-vegetarian diets consist largely of vegetarian foods, but may include fish or poultry, or sometimes other meats, on an infrequent basis. Those with diets containing fish or poultry may define meat only as mammalian flesh and may identify with vegetarianism. A pescetarian diet has been described as "fish but no other meat". The term'vegetarian' has been in use since 1839 to refer to what was previously described as a "vegetable diet". The word is commonly believed to be a compound of vegetable and the suffix -arian. The term was popularized with the foundation of the Vegetarian Society in Manchester, UK in 1847.Vegetarianism – Vegetarianism
34. Woody Allen – Woody Allen is an American actor, author, filmmaker, comedian, playwright, musician, whose career spans more than six decades. Allen worked in the 1950s publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen began performing as a stand-up comedian, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. As a comedian, Allen developed the persona of an fretful nebbish, which he maintains is quite different from his real-life personality. He is often identified as part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmakers of the mid-1960s to late 1970s. Allen often stars in his films, typically in the persona he developed as a standup. Some best-known of his over 40 films are Hannah and Her Sisters. In 2007 he said Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Match Point were his best films. Critic Roger Ebert described Allen as "a treasure of the cinema." Allen won four Academy Awards: three for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Director. He also won nine British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. His screenplay for Annie Hall was named the funniest screenplay by the Writers Guild of America in its list of the "101 Funniest Screenplays." In 2011, PBS televised Woody Allen: A Documentary, on the American Masters series. Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg in The Bronx. His family was Jewish; his grandparents immigrated from Russia and Austria, spoke Yiddish, Hebrew, German.Woody Allen – Allen in the 1970s
35. 1974 – January 20 – The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon makes its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California. January 26 – Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey. February 1 Fire breaks out in the Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil; 177 die, 11 die later of their injuries. The capital of Malaysia, is declared a Federal Territory. Heiress Patty Hearst, is kidnapped outside her Berkeley, California apartment by the Symbionese Liberation Army. February 8 -- After 84 days in orbit, the crew of Skylab 4 returns to Earth. February 17 – A soccer stampede occurs in Cairo, killing 49. March 3 – Turkish Airlines Flight 981 travelling from Paris to London crashes in a wood near Paris, killing all 346 aboard. People magazine's first issue released with Mia Farrow on the cover. Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France. The Brady Bunch is cancelled after 5 seasons on ABC. Queen releases Queen II of Rhye. March 10 – Japanese holdout: A Japanese World War II soldier, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, surrenders in the Philippines. March 18 End of five month oil embargo by most OPEC nations against the United States, Europe and Japan which had caused the 1973 oil crisis. After 23 consecutive years on television, Lucille Ball airs the finale of Here's Lucy.1974 – 38th US President Gerald R. Ford
36. Al Pacino – Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor of stage and screen, filmmaker, screenwriter. DeMille Award, the National Medal of Arts. Pacino achieved international recognition as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Pacino would reprise the role in The Godfather Part III. Pacino's performance as Corleone is now regarded as one of the greatest screen performances in film history. For his performances in Glengarry Glen Ross, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation and a 2010 production of The Merchant of Venice. Since 1994, Pacino has been the joint president of the Actors Studio with Ellen Burstyn and Harvey Keitel. Pacino was born in New York City, to Sicilian-American parents Salvatore Pacino and Rose, who divorced when he was two years old. His mother moved to The Bronx to live with James Gerardi, who, coincidentally, had come from a town in Sicily named Corleone. His father, from San Fratello in the Province of Messina, worked as restaurateur. In his teen years "Sonny", as he was known to his friends, aimed to become a baseball player, was also nicknamed "The Actor". Pacino went through Herman Ridder Junior High School, but in secondary school dropped out of many classes, though not English. Pacino dropped out at age 17. His mother disagreed with his decision; they argued and he left home.Al Pacino – Pacino in September 2004.
37. 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
38. 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
39. Albert Finney – Albert Finney is an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, he was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films. Finney has maintained a successful career in theatre, film and television. He was born in the Charlestown area of Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, England, the son of Alice and Albert Finney, Sr. a bookmaker. Finney was educated at Tootal Drive Primary School, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then in 1959 Finney appeared in Coriolanus replacing a sick Laurence Olivier. This led in kitchen sink dramas before he starred in the Academy Award-winning 1963 film Tom Jones. However, he chose not to accept the role. The success of Tom Jones saw British exhibitors vote Finney the ninth most popular star in 1963. After Charlie Bubbles, which he also directed, his film appearances became less frequent as he focused more on acting on stage. He became well known for the role that he complained that it typecast him for a number of years. "People really do think I am 300 pounds with a French accent" Finney said. Finney also sings in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. In the latter Finney played a disembodied head.Albert Finney – Albert Finney in 1966
40. Commodus – He was Roman Emperor from 180 to 192. Commodus also ruled as co-emperor until his father's death in 180. His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his biological father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79. Commodus was also the first emperor to have both a grandfather as the two preceding emperors. He was the first emperor "born in the purple", i.e. during his father's reign. He was assassinated in 192, succeeded by Pertinax whose reign did not last long during the tumultuous Year of the Five Emperors. He was born on 31 August 161, as Commodus, in Lanuvium, near Rome. He had Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus, who died in 165. On 12 October 166, he was made Caesar together with Marcus Annius Verus. The latter died in 169 having failed to recover from an operation, which left Commodus as Marcus Aurelius' sole son. Commodus was looked after by Galen, in order to keep Commodus healthy and alive. Galen treated many of Commodus' common illnesses. He received extensive tutoring with a focus on intellectual education. Among his Onesicrates, Antistius Capella, Titus Aius Sanctus, Pitholaus are mentioned. He is known to have been in 172.Commodus – Commodus as Hercules, Capitoline Museums
41. Brad Pitt – William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own company Plan B Entertainment. He first gained recognition in the movie Thelma & Louise. His first leading roles in big-budget productions came Through Interview with the Vampire. He starred in the cult film Fight Club and the major international hit Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Thirteen. His greatest commercial successes have been Troy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, World War Z. Pitt received his second and third Academy Award nominations for his leading performances in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball. His personal life is also the subject of wide publicity. Divorced from actress Jennifer Aniston, to whom he was married for five years, he has been married to actress Angelina Jolie since 2014. They have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally. In September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt. William Bradley Pitt was born to William Alvin Pitt, who ran Jane Etta, a school counsellor. The family soon moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he lived together with Julie Neal. He has described Springfield as "Jesse James country", having grown up with "a lot of a lot of lakes". He attended Kickapoo High School, where he was a member of the tennis teams.Brad Pitt – Pitt at the premiere of Fury in Washington D.C, October 2014
42. Paul Muni – Paul Muni was an American stage and film actor who grew up in Chicago. He started his acting career in the Yiddish theatre. At the age of 12, he played the role of an 80-year-old man; in one of his films, Seven Faces, he played seven different characters. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1936 film The Story of Louis Pasteur. His Hebrew name was Meshilem; he was also called Frederich Meier Weisenfreund, born to a Jewish family in Lemberg, a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.. . His parents were Phillip Weisenfreund. He learned Yiddish as his first language. When he was seven, he emigrated with his family in 1902; they settled in Chicago. As a boy, he was known as "Moony". He started his acting career with his parents, who were both actors. As a teenager, he developed a skill in creating makeup, which enabled him to play much older characters. In his first role at the age of 12, Muni played the role of an 80-year-old man. He was quickly recognized by Maurice Schwartz, who signed him up with his Yiddish Art Theater. Edward G. Robinson and Paul Muni were cousins to Charles M. Fritz, a notable actor during the Great Depression.Paul Muni
43. 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
44. Jeremy Bentham – Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher, jurist, social reformer. Bentham is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism. Bentham became a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. Bentham called including that of children. Bentham has also become known as an early advocate of animal rights. Though strongly in favour of the extension of legal rights, Bentham opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts". The auto-icon is now on public display at University College London. Because of his arguments in favour of the general availability of education, Bentham has been described as the "spiritual founder" of UCL. However, Bentham played only a direct part in its foundation. He was born to a wealthy family that supported the Tory party. Bentham had Samuel Bentham, with whom he was close. Bentham trained as a lawyer and, though he never practised, was called to the bar in 1769. Bentham became deeply frustrated with the complexity of the legal code, which he termed the "Demon of Chicane". Among his many proposals for social reform was a design for a prison building Bentham called the Panopticon. Although the prison was never built, the concept had an important influence on later generations of thinkers.Jeremy Bentham – Jeremy Bentham
45. Dudley Moore – Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. But Also. The double act worked until the mid-1970s, by which time Moore had settled in Los Angeles to concentrate on his film acting. His solo career as a comedy actor was heightened by the success of hit Hollywood films, particularly Foul Play, 10 and Arthur. Moore received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was born at the original Charing Cross Hospital in central London, John Moore, a railway electrician. His father was Scottish, from Glasgow. His mother stated that Dudley was 1/8th Jewish. He was brought up in Dagenham, Essex. This was something he remained very self-conscious of throughout his life. He became a choirboy at the age of six. At age eleven Moore earned a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music, where he took up harpsichord, organ, violin, musical composition. Moore rapidly was playing the pipe organ at local church weddings by the age of 14. Moore's musical talent won an organ scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. While studying composition there, Moore also performed with Alan Bennett in the Oxford Revue.Dudley Moore – Moore at the 43rd Emmy Awards, 25 August 1991
46. Kate Winslet – Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE, is an English actress and singer. Brought up in Berkshire, she began her career in British television in 1991. Winslet made her debut in Heavenly Creatures, for which she received praise. In 2008, the critic David Edelstein described her as "the best English-speaking actress of her generation". Winslet's greatest commercial successes since Titanic include the first two films of the Divergent series. In addition to acting, she has narrated children's books. Winslet was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for narrating Listen To the Storyteller. Winslet has also provided her vocals including the single "What If" from Christmas Carol: The Movie. Divorced from film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, she is married to businessman Ned Rocknroll. Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born to Sally Anne, a barmaid, Roger John Winslet, a swimming pool contractor. Winslet has two sisters, one brother, Joss Winslet. She began studying drama at the Redroofs Theatre School, a co-educational independent school in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she was head girl. At the age of 12, she appeared in a advertisement directed by filmmaker Tim Pope for Sugar Puffs cereal. Pope said her naturalism was "there from the start". She made her television debut, in the BBC children's science fiction serial Dark Season.Kate Winslet – Winslet at the premiere of The Dressmaker in Toronto, September 2015
47. Leonardo DiCaprio – Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. In 1993, he began his career by starring as Josh in Critters 3. He was praised for his supporting role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Since 2000, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. He won his first BAFTA award for The Revenant. DiCaprio is the founder of Appian Way Productions. DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, California, the only child of Irmelin, a legal secretary, George DiCaprio, producer/distributor of comic books. DiCaprio's father is of German descent. Wilhelm Indenbirken, was German. Helene Indenbirken, was a Russian-born German citizen. In an interview in Russia, DiCaprio said that two of his grandparents were Russian. DiCaprio's parents met while subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California. DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when he first kicked. He lived mostly with his mother. The two lived such as Echo Park and Los Feliz, while his mother worked several jobs.Leonardo DiCaprio – DiCaprio at the London premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014