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by nerfnerd | created - 12 Aug 2012 | updated - 12 Aug 2012 | Public

1. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood ...

2. Gilbert Cates

Producer | I Never Sang for My Father

Gilbert Cates was born on June 6, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Gilbert Lewis Katz. He was a producer and director, known for I Never Sang for My Father (1970), Absolute Strangers (1991) and Dragonfly (1976). He was married to Dr. Judith Reichman and Jane Betty Dubin. He died on October ...

3. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

4. Tim Robbins

Actor | Mystic River

Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group, ...

5. Geoffrey Gilmore

Self | 100 Films and a Funeral

Geoffrey Gilmore was born in 1950.

6. Autumn Reeser

Actress | Sully

Autumn Reeser saw her breakout role in 2005, as the quirky-cute and socially awkward Taylor Townsend on the final two seasons of popular Fox drama series "The O.C." In addition to leading the cast in numerous romantic comedies for Hallmark, she is also known for her roles as firecracker junior ...

7. Rob Reiner

Actor | All in the Family

Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner.

As a child, he often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he created and also starred in....

8. Paul Schrader

Writer | First Reformed

Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a...

9. Aaron Lohr

Actor | Rent

A Los Angeles native and UCLA theater graduate, Aaron became a recognizable player of the Disney Studios stable, appearing in many of their beloved films, including "The Mighty Ducks" series and "Newsies". A veteran of both the small and big screen, he appeared in the film adaptation of the Tony ...

10. Jesse Warren

Producer | The Bannen Way

Born in Huntington Beach, California, Jesse's directorial debut was The Bannen Way, a web-series/feature, that quickly became Sony's most successful online venture to date. The project, which he also wrote and executive produced, was nominated for 2 Webby Awards, and won 4 Streamy Awards, including...

11. Jenn Wong

Actress | Yôkai Watch: Tanjô no himitsuda nyan

Jenn Wong was born on November 20, 1979 in San Diego County, California, USA as Jennifer Hoiyum Lagumen Wong. She is known for her work on Yo-kai Watch Movie: It's the Secret of Birth, Meow! (2014), Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012) and Yo-kai Watch (2015).

12. Mayim Bialik

Actress | Beaches

Mayim Bialik grew up in San Diego and got her first acting job (Pumpkinhead (1988)) when she was just 12 years old. A number of TV roles followed until in 1990 she was cast in Blossom (1990), the role which made her famous.

By 1993, while Blossom was still airing, she had already won a deferred ...

13. Jaleel White

Actor | Family Matters

Jaleel White was born on November 27, 1976 in Pasadena, California, USA as Jaleel Ahmad White. He is an actor and writer, known for Family Matters (1989), Big Fat Liar (2002) and Sonic the Hedgehog (1993).

14. Milo Ventimiglia

Actor | Heroes

Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor, director and producer.

Milo currently stars on the critically acclaimed drama series "This is Us." He has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2017 & 2018) and a Critic's Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama ...

15. Tony Mouleart

Actor | Loveless in Los Angeles

Tony Mouleart is an actor and producer, known for Loveless in Los Angeles (2007), The Fountain Pen (2019) and Bike Helmet Harry (2002).

16. Catherine Hardwicke

Director | Twilight

Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA as Helen Catherine Hardwicke. She is a director and production designer, known for Twilight (2008), Thirteen (2003) and Lords of Dogtown (2005).

17. Louise Bale

Actress | The Death of Batman

Louise Bale was born on July 22, 1972 in Cornwall, England as Louise Tabitha Bale. She is an actress and producer, known for The Death of Batman (2003) and Dead World (2001).

18. Eric Roth

Writer | Forrest Gump

Eric Roth was born on March 22, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Forrest Gump (1994), The Insider (1999) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). He has been married to Debra Greenfield since 1987. They have five children.

19. Ben Stiller

Producer | Zoolander

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real ...

20. Darren Star

Writer | Sex and the City

Darren Star was born on July 25, 1961 in Potomac, Maryland, USA as Darren Bennett Star. He is a writer and producer, known for Sex and the City (1998), Younger (2015) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).

21. Donna Deitch

Director | Desert Hearts

Donna Deitch was born on June 8, 1945 in San Francisco, California, USA as Donna Eleanor Deitch. She is a director and editor, known for Desert Hearts (1985), Angel on My Shoulder (1998) and Heroes (2006).

22. Alexander Payne

Director | Nebraska

Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...

23. Christopher Gorham

Actor | Insatiable

Christopher Gorham was born on August 14, 1974 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher David Gorham. He is an actor and director, known for Insatiable (2018), Covert Affairs (2010) and 2 Broke Girls (2011). He has been married to Anel Lopez Gorham since January 22, 2000. They have three children.

24. Shannon Shepherd

Actress | Oakville

Shannon Shepherd is an actress, known for Oakville (2013), Monogamy (2014) and A Difficult Thank You (2012).

25. Beth Behrs

Actress | 2 Broke Girls

Beth Behrs was born on December 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Elizabeth Ann Behrs. Beth spent her early years on the East Coast, first in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then in Lynchburg, Virginia, before moving with her family at the age of 15 to Marin County, just outside San Francisco. ...

26. Lawrence Long

Actor | Red Wing

Lawrence Long is known for his work on Red Wing (2013), Night Sights (2011) and American Kings.

27. Regina Schneider

Actress | The Blacklist

Regina Schneider is an actress, known for her role as First Lady, Miriam Diaz on The Blacklist, as well as Heights (2005), Primetime Glick (2001) and Law & Order SVU . Regina was born the youngest of 8 children on October 31, in Long Island, New York, USA. Her father, Robert, was a teacher, and her...

28. Kathryn Stockwood

Actress | Sorority Boys

Kathryn Stockwood is a story editor, writer, producer, director, and actor.

She was born in Toronto, Canada to a Latvian mother and English-Canadian father, and started her official theatre training while studying English at McGill University. Kathryn went on to receive her Master in Fine Arts at ...

29. James Dean

Actor | East of Eden

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...

30. Nikolai Kinski

Actor | Yves Saint Laurent

Nikolai Kinski was born on July 30, 1976 in Paris, France as Nanhoï Nikolai Kinski. He is an actor, known for Yves Saint Laurent (2014), Point Break (2015) and Klimt (2006).

31. Bodie Olmos

Actor | Battlestar Galactica

Bodie James Olmos was was named after a ghost town in California his mother, Kaija Keel, visited as a girl. He was only seven years old when he made his first acting appearance in American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982). Once a triathlon athlete (swimming, biking, running) and ...

32. Jason Bushman

Director | Hollywood, je t'aime

Jason Bushman is an actor and director, known for Hollywood, je t'aime (2009), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) and Boys on Film 1: Hard Love (2009).

33. Josh Cooke

Actor | Dexter

Josh Cooke was born on November 22, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Joshua Gregory Cooke. He is an actor and writer, known for Dexter (2006), Committed (2005) and I Love You, Man (2009). He has been married to Eleisha Eagle since April 26, 2011. They have one child.

34. Todd Holland

Director | The Real O'Neals

Todd Holland's life was changed forever when, at the age of five, he saw an episode of Jonny Quest that scared the bejesus out of him - and from that moment he wanted life to always be that exciting. Story-telling became his gateway drug of choice. Since that fateful viewing, Todd has directed more...

35. Mariska Hargitay

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...

36. Jorma Taccone

Writer | Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Jorma Taccone's theatrical debut took place at Saint Mary's College-High School in Berkeley, California in 1993. He played one of the townspeople in The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt. His father, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone, attended his son's performance in spite of a...

37. Daphne Zuniga

Actress | Spaceballs

Zuniga was born in San Francisco, California to Agnes A. Zuniga (née Janawicz) and Joaquin Alberto Zuniga Mazariegos. Her mother is a Unitarian minister, of Polish and Finnish descent, and her father, originally from Guatemala, was an emeritus professor of philosophy at California State University,...

38. Nasim Pedrad

Actress | Aladdin

Nasim Pedrad (born November 18, 1981) is an American actress and comedian best known for her five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975) from 2009 to 2014. She has since gone on to co-star in sitcoms such as Mulaney (2014), Scream Queens (2015), People of Earth (2016), and New Girl ...

39. John Nein

The X Files

John Nein was born on March 25, 1971 in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for his work on The X Files (1998), The Wedding Toast (2003) and Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996).

40. James Ponsoldt

Director | The Spectacular Now

James Ponsoldt was born in 1978 in Athens, Georgia, USA as James Adam Ponsoldt. He is a director and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), The Circle (2017) and The End of the Tour (2015). He has been married to Megan Holloway since September 25, 2010.

41. Kasey Wilson

Actress | Knuckle Draggers

Kasey Wilson is an actress and producer, known for Alpha Males Experiment (2009), State of Mind (2007) and Stages (2002).

42. Shane Acker

Director | 9

Shane Acker was born as Shane Richard Acker. He is known for his work on 9 (2009), 9 (2005) and Total Recall (2012).

43. Allison Anders

Director | Gas Food Lodging

Anders weathered a rough childhood and young adult life which not only encouraged an escapist penchant for making up characters but also an insider's sympathy for the strong but put-upon women who people her films. Growing up in rural Kentucky, Anders would always remember hanging onto her father's...

44. Judy Kaye

Actress | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Judy Kaye was born on October 11, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Law & Order (1990) and Kojak (1973). She is married to David Green.

46. George Takei

Actor | Star Trek

Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.

George ...

47. Will Forte

Actor | Nebraska

Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live (1975), but had been working in comedy since 1997.

Will Forte was born in Alameda County, California, and is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced). He has an older...

48. Mary Alexandra Stiefvater

Actress | Supergator

Mary Alexandra Stiefvater was born in Chico, California and grew up in Stockton, where she was first introduced to theater and dance at a young age. Educated at The University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, she also studied French cinema and ...

49. Moctesuma Esparza

Producer | Selena

Moctesuma Esparza, producer of such films as Selena, The Milagro Beanfield War, Gettysburg (1993), and Gods and Generals (2003), founder of Maya Pictures will spend the next six months identifying directors and scripts about the contemporary American Latino experience. These projects will represent ...

50. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

51. Valerie Faris

Director | Little Miss Sunshine

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have built an impressive body of work by perpetually seeking innovative projects in a variety of mediums.

After introducing bands such as REM and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ground breaking MTV show The Cutting Edge, Jonathan and Valerie continued to work in ...

52. Bree Turner

Actress | Grimm

As a child, Bree spent her time traveling the country with her family and her pro-football player father. During her teens, Turner's parents settled in Northern California where Bree first discovered a love for dance. In high school, she honed her talents in everything from ballet to jazz. When she...

53. Dustin Lance Black

Writer | Milk

Dustin Lance Black was born on June 10, 1974 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Milk (2008), When We Rise (2017) and My Life with Count Dracula (2003). He has been married to Tom Daley since May 6, 2017. They have one child.

54. Pietro Scalia

Editor | Gladiator

Though he's cut celluloid for some of the best in the business, chances are many film lovers wouldn't even recognize the name Pietro Scalia in a lineup of Hollywood's best film editors. Born in Sicily in 1960, Scalia resided in Switzerland before heading to Los Angeles to continue his education. ...

55. Marius A. Markevicius

Producer | The Other Dream Team

Marius A. Markevicius was born on September 3, 1976 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Other Dream Team (2012), The Way Back (2010) and Like Crazy (2011).

56. Jon Reiss

Director | Cleopatra's Second Husband

Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has produced and directed three feature films, including most recently Bomb It 2, the follow-up to the acclaimed documentary Bomb It about graffiti and the battle over visual public space throughout the world. His experience releasing Bomb It with a...

57. Michael Stuhlbarg

Actor | A Serious Man

Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California. He attended UCLA, and then The Juilliard School in New York City, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His other studies included time at the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Baliol and...

58. Kristina Lloyd

Director | Driving by Braille

Kristina Lloyd is known for her work on Driving by Braille (2011), The Room (2016) and 11-44 (2009).

59. Gavin Bellour

Actor | Army Wives

Gavin Bellour is an actor and producer, known for Army Wives (2007), A Buddy Story (2010) and This Revolution (2005). He has been married to Rebecca Minkoff since June 5, 2009. They have two children.

60. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

61. Sacha Gervasi

Director | Anvil: The Story of Anvil

Sacha Gervasi was born in 1966 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008), Hitchcock (2012) and The Terminal (2004). He has been married to Jessica de Rothschild since 2010.

62. Justin Lin

Producer | Furious 6

Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious 3-6 and Star Trek Beyond. He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True ...

63. Mark Harmon

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Thomas Mark Harmon was born on September 2, 1951, in Burbank, California, to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress and artist Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath). Harmon played college football and found success as one of TV's hunkiest actors. While many of his roles have relied on good ...

64. David Koepp

Writer | Jurassic Park

David Koepp was born on June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Stir of Echoes (1999) and Mission: Impossible (1996).

65. Natalie Avital

Producer | The Three Hikers

Natalie Avital was born on September 12, 1977 in London, England. She is an actress and casting director, known for 3 Hikers (2015), Misled (2015) and Past God (2013).

66. Jesse Draper

Actress | It's a Disaster

Jesse Draper is a multimedia talent. She began her career as an actress on the hit Nickelodeon series "The Naked Brother's Band", a family show created by her aunt Polly Draper that she starred in with her cousins Nat and Alex Wolff. She quickly became known as Jesse, the hot nanny.

Draper's career ...

67. Nina Menkes

Director | Phantom Love

Called "Brilliant, one of the most provocative artists in film today" by The Los Angeles Times, Nina Menkes synthesizes inner dream-worlds with harsh, outer realities. Her eight films (six full-length features) are a body of work Sight and Sound has called "Controversial, intense and visually ...

68. Frank Marshall

Producer | Congo

Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later ...

69. Brad Silberling

Director | City of Angels

Brad Silberling was born on September 8, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Bradley Mitchell Silberling. He is a producer and director, known for City of Angels (1998), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Moonlight Mile (2002). He has been married to Amy ...

70. Jonathan Dayton

Director | Little Miss Sunshine

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have built an impressive body of work by perpetually seeking innovative projects in a variety of mediums.

After introducing bands such as R.E.M. and Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ground-breaking MTV show The Cutting Edge (1992), Jonathan and Valerie continued to ...

71. Julie Dash

Director | Daughters of the Dust

Julie Dash was born on October 22, 1952 in Queens, New York, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Daughters of the Dust (1991), The Rosa Parks Story (2002) and Funny Valentines (1999).

72. Penelope Spheeris

Director | Suburbia

Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'.

In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the ...

73. Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writer | Shots Fired

Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball (2000) which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. Her other directing credits include ...

74. Alex Gibney

Producer | Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Alex Gibney was born on October 23, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Philip Alexander Gibney. He is a producer and director, known for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) and Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015). He has been married...

75. Danica McKellar

Actress | The Wonder Years

Together with her younger sister, Crystal McKellar, she began acting at a young age in her mother's dance studio. In 1982 the family moved to Los Angeles and a few years later she appeared in her first commercial. A few guest appearances in The Twilight Zone (1985) was followed by her breakthrough ...

76. Alyse Courtney

Actress | Hollywood Confidential

Alyse Courtney is a third generation San Franciscan who has been acting on the stage since the age of 7 years old. As a student of the San Francisco School of the Arts, she studied theater and competed in the National Shakespeare competition. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater from UCLA. ...

77. Kristin Hanggi

Director | Grantham & Rose

Kristin is best known for directing and developing the international smash-hit Rock of Ages. In 2009, Ms. Hanggi's rocking jukebox musical received five Tony Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical for Kristin. She has directed the productions on Broadway, the West...

78. Derek Taylor Kent

Writer | Rock Obama: The Barack Obama Musical

Derek Taylor Kent is a writer and actor, known for Rock Obama: The Barack Obama Musical (2008), Naughty and Moving Fast (2010).

80. Aaron Hendry

Actor | Beerfest

Aaron Hendry was born in Indiana, moved at a young age to Alaska, then arrived in Los Angeles as a teen to attend UCLA. He has been a performer and story teller of all varieties. An aerialist, a street performer, an actor and writer. He is perhaps best know for the inventive physical that he brings...

81. Ashley Hinson

Transportation_department | Vacation

Ashley Hinson is known for her work on Vacation (2015), Reign Over Me (2007) and Rise: Blood Hunter (2007).

82. Anel Lopez Gorham

Actress | Felicity

Anel Lopez Gorham was born on March 10, 1975 in the USA. She is an actress, known for Felicity (1998), Popular (1999) and Easy Six (2003). She has been married to Christopher Gorham since January 22, 2000. They have three children.

83. Tobias Slezak

Actor | Stargate SG-1

Tobias Slezak is an actor and producer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010) and Stargate Universe (2009).

84. Jenny D. Martin

Actress | Wedding for One

Jenny D. Martin is an actress and writer, known for Wedding for One (2008), Lost and Found (2006) and Sick Puppy (2009).

85. Reza Safai

Director | Yeke Bezan

Reza Safai was born on May 1, 1937 in Mashhad, Iran. He was a director and editor, known for Little Hero (1967), Hell Under My Foot (1964) and The Dangerous Chase (1965). He died on February 11, 2019 in Tehran, Iran.

86. Justin Doran

Stunts | 2012

Justin Doran was born on April 18, 1978. He is known for his work on 2012 (2009), The Revenant (2015) and This Means War (2012).

87. Steve Connell

Actor | Dirty Sexy Money

As an actor he has appeared in numerous independent films including Another Day in Paradise, The Beat (*Sundance), Blues, and ShangHai Kiss. TV work includes DirtySexyMoney and The List (both on ABC). His many roles on the stage include Macbeth (Macbeth), Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Tom (...

89. Tracie Lockwood

Actress | Tachyon: The Fringe

Tracie Lockwood is an actress, known for Tachyon: The Fringe (2000).

90. Jacques Heim

Art_director | Die Helene Fischer Show

Jacques Heim has been a transformative Director for over 20 years, founding DIAVOLO in 1992, and has directed the Company's work ever since. Mr. Heim was born and raised in Paris, France. His earliest experiences with performance came from street performing. He attended Middlebury College (B.F.A. ...

91. Justin Lerner

Director | Girlfriend

Justin Lerner is the son of two developmental psychologists, one Jewish and one Catholic, who compromised by sending him to Quaker school in Pennsylvania until the age of eleven. After getting his BA in Theatre Arts at Cornell University, he moved to Galicia, Spain, and then returned the following ...

92. Jim Morrison

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his ...

93. Alex Cox

Director | Repo Man

Throughout his years in the industry, Alex Cox, an English writer-director, has not only proven his loyalty and integrity to cult cinema, but also his love for it. This all began in 1977, when Cox dropped out of Oxford University to study Radio, Film & TV at Bristol until graduating in 1977. Seeing...

94. Jane Ruhm

Costume_designer | Amazing Stories

Jane Ruhm is known for her work on Amazing Stories (1985), Say Anything... (1989) and Death to Smoochy (2002).

95. Jennifer Arnold

Director | A Small Act

Jennifer Arnold is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning writer, director, and producer working in documentary and narrative formats. Her films tackle varied subjects, from non-monogamy, to poverty, to Glee fans, to sport in the Cold War and have premiered at prestigious festivals around the world, ...

96. Elliot Davis

Cinematographer | Out of Sight

Elliot Davis was born on May 23, 1948 in the USA. He is known for his work on Out of Sight (1998), Man of Tai Chi (2013) and Twilight (2008).

97. Dagmar Weaver-Madsen

Cinematographer | The Absence

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen is known for her work on The Absence (2010), Anchor and Hope (2017) and How Do I Say This? (2007).

98. Gregory Nava

Writer | American Family

Gregory Nava was born on April 10, 1949 in San Diego, California, USA as Gregory James Nava. He is a writer and director, known for American Family (2002), My Family (1995) and The Confessions of Amans (1976).

99. Laeta Kalogridis

Writer | Shutter Island

Laeta Kalogridis was born on August 30, 1965 as Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis. She is a writer and producer, known for Shutter Island (2010), Alexander (2004) and Altered Carbon (2018).

100. Erick Oh

Animation_department | Finding Dory

Erick Oh is an artist of Korean origin, living and working in California. His independent films have been introduced and nominated at Student Academy Awards, Annecy Animation Festival, Hiroshima Animation Festival, Zagreb Animation Festival, Siggraph, Anima Mundi, Ars Electronica, Angelus Film ...



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