Almost Cast

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1. Tom Cruise

Actor | Top Gun

In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...

Billy-Air America (1990)

Batman/Bruce Wayne-Batman (1989)

Tony Stark/Iron Man-Iron Man (2008)

Captain Leo Davidson-Planet of the Apes (2001)

Neo-The Matrix (1999)

Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias-Watchmen (2009)

Capt. James West-Wild Wild West (1999)

Robert Neville-I Am Legend (2007)

Jean Valjean-Les Miserables (2012)

Johnny Nogorelli-Grease 2 (1982)

Jack Dawson-Titanic (1997)

Andy Dufresne-The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Johnny Cage-Mortal Kombat (1995)

John Carter-John Carter (2012)

Matt Kowalski-Gravity (2013)

Bruce Banner-Hulk (2003)

Face-The A-Team (2010)

Dr. Manhattan/Jon Osterman-Watchmen (2009)

Peter Parker/Spider-Man-Spider-Man (2002)

Rumplestiltskin ( voice)-Shrek Forever After (2010)

Stacker Pentecost-Pacific Rim (2013)

Valentine-Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Ferris Bueller-Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Edward Scissorhands-Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Doug Stauber-The Promotion (2008)

Lt. Commander Ron Hunter-Crimson Tide (1995)

Drago-Rocky IV (1985)

Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro-The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Dave Harken-Horrible Bosses (2011)

Robert Clayton Dean-Enemy of the State (1998)

Sherman McCoy-The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Benjamin Mee-We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Sam Wheat-Ghost (1990)

Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun-City Hall (1996)

Capt. Steven Hiller-Independence Day (1996)

Adult Prince Derek (voice)-The Swan Princess (1994)

Henry Hill-Goodfellas (1990)

Sodapop Curtis-The Outsiders (1983)

Darrel Curtis-The Outsiders (1983)

Randy Anderson-The Outsiders (1983)

Dallas Winston-The Outsiders (1983)

Brian McCaffrey-Backdraft (1991)

Ben Wade-3:10 to Yuma (2007)

John Nash-A Beautiful Mind (2001)

2. Bill Murray

Actor | Lost in Translation

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...

Billy-Air America (1990)

3. Jim Belushi

Actor | Red Heat

James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was comedian John Belushi - he ...

Billy-Air America (1990)

4. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...

Billy-Air America (1990)

5. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him ...

Gene-Air America (1990)

6. Ally Sheedy

Actress | The Breakfast Club

Ally Sheedy was born in New York City, to Charlotte (Baum), a press agent and writer, and John J. Sheedy, Jr., an advertising executive. She is of Russian Jewish (mother) and Irish and German (father) descent. While at New York's Bank Street School, twelve-year old Ally Sheedy wrote about a ...

Corinne Landreaux-Air America (1990)

7. Michael McKean

Actor | This Is Spinal Tap

Michael McKean was born on October 17, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael John McKean. He is an actor, known for This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Better Call Saul (2015) and Clue (1985). He has been married to Annette O'Toole since March 20, 1999. He was previously married to Susan Russell.

Ted-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

8. Charles Rocket

Actor | Dumb and Dumber

Charles Rocket was born on August 28, 1949 in Bangor, Maine, USA as Charles Adams Claverie. He was an actor, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Short Cuts (1993). He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Crellin. He died on October 7, 2005 in Canterbury, Connecticut, USA.

Woody-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

9. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

Valerie-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

10. Daryl Hannah

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page ...

Valerie-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

11. Elisabeth Shue

Actress | Leaving Las Vegas

Elisabeth Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster (Wells), who worked for the Chemical Banking Corporation, and James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer. She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers. Shue's parents divorced while ...

Valerie-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

12. Justine Bateman

Actress | Satisfaction

Bateman was born in Rye, New York. Her younger brother is actor/director Jason Bateman.

Bateman played the role of superficial Mallory Keaton on the television sitcom Family Ties from 1982 to 1989, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Bateman hosted an episode of ...

Valerie-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

13. Molly Ringwald

Actress | Sixteen Candles

Molly Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, to Adele Edith (Frembd), a chef, and Robert Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist. Her ancestry includes German, English, and Swedish. She released an album at the age of 6 entitled, "I Wanna Be Loved By You, Molly Sings". She is the youngest daughter of ...

Valerie-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

14. Debra Winger

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her ...

Valerie-Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

15. James Mason

Actor | Lolita

James Mason was a great English actor of British and American films. He was born in Yorkshire, and attended Marlborough and Cambridge, where he discovered acting on a lark, and abandoned a planned career as an architect. Following work in stock companies, he joined the Old Vic under the guidance of...

King Mongkut-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

16. Robert Montgomery

Actor | Night Must Fall

Born Henry Montgomery Jr., the elder son of New York businessman Henry Montgomery and his wife, Mary W. (nee Barney) Montgomery (a native of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York), Robert Montgomery had a younger brother, Donald. He was not related to Belinda Montgomery.

As a child, he enjoyed a ...

King Mongkut-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

17. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

Anna Owens-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

18. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

Anna Owens-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

19. Vivien Leigh

Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire

If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time ...

Anna Owens-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

20. Myrna Loy

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, 1905 in Helena, Montana, to Adelle Mae (Johnson) and David Franklin Williams. Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, a rancher, was ...

Anna Owens-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

21. Merle Oberon

Actress | Wuthering Heights

Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson was born in India on February 19, 1911. She was educated in that country until the age of 17, when she left for London. Merle began her career in British films with mostly forgettable roles or bit parts. She appeared in an uncredited role in Alf's Button (1930), a ...

Anna Owens-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

22. Charles Boyer

Actor | Gaslight

Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was L'homme du large (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations ...

King Mongkut-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

23. William Powell

Actor | The Thin Man

William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did ...

King Mongkut-Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

24. Molly Ringwald

Actress | Sixteen Candles

Molly Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, to Adele Edith (Frembd), a chef, and Robert Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist. Her ancestry includes German, English, and Swedish. She released an album at the age of 6 entitled, "I Wanna Be Loved By You, Molly Sings". She is the youngest daughter of ...

Amanda Jones-Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

25. Kim Delaney

Actress | NYPD Blue

Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Roxborough. She is the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney, who retired from Delphi Automotive, where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She has four brothers: Ed Delaney and John Delaney...

Amanda Jones-Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

26. Kyle MacLachlan

Actor | Twin Peaks

The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch.

...

Hardy Jenns-Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

27. Keith Richards

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of ...

Jack Butler-Crossroads (1986)

28. Dabney Coleman

Actor | WarGames

For decades, Dabney Coleman has often appeared as a smarmy, selfish, nervous person, often with money, who is mostly out for himself. He did such a good job in this type of part that he's made a career of it in film.

Dabney Wharton Coleman was born in Austin, Texas, to Mary Wharton (Johns) and ...

George Fields-Tootsie (1982)

29. Cher

Actress | Moonstruck

The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...

Julie-Tootsie (1982)

30. Chevy Chase

Actor | Caddyshack

Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase in Lower Manhattan, New York, to Cathalene Parker (Browning), a concert pianist and librettist, and Edward Tinsley "Ned" Chase, an editor and writer. His parents both came from prominent families, and his grandfathers were artist and illustrator Edward ...

Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels-Tootsie (1982)

31. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels-Tootsie (1982)

32. Peter Sellers

Actor | Being There

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his ...

Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels-Tootsie (1982)

33. Dudley Moore

Actor | Arthur

Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, ...

Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels-Tootsie (1982)

34. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels-Tootsie (1982)

35. Seena Owen

Actress | Shipwrecked

Seena Owen was born in Spokane, WA, on Nov. 14, 1894. Her first film was A Yankee from the West (1915) under the name of Signe Auen, when she was 21. The following year she appeared (as "Attarea") in D.W. Griffith's epic Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916). In 1919 she played ...

Mary Magdalene-The King of Kings (1927)

36. Gloria Swanson

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915). From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in...

Mary Magdalene-The King of Kings (1927)

37. Gertrude Lawrence

Actress | Lord Camber's Ladies

Gertrude Lawrence was born on July 4, 1898 in London, England as Gertrude Alexandria Dagmar Lawrence-Klasen. She was an actress, known for Lord Camber's Ladies (1932), Rembrandt (1936) and The Glass Menagerie (1950). She was married to Richard Aldrich and Francis Gordon-Howley. She died on ...

Mary Magdalene-The King of Kings (1927)

38. Vilma Bánky

Actress | The Eagle

Vilma Bánky appeared in Hungarian, Austrian and French movies between 1920 and 1925, the year in which Samuel Goldwyn signed her, in Budapest, to a Hollywood contract. In Hollywood she was billed as the "The Hungarian Rhapsody". In the mid and late 1920s she was Goldwyn's biggest money maker, ...

Mary Magdalene-The King of Kings (1927)

39. Raquel Meller

Actress | Violettes impériales

Raquel Meller was born in Tarazona, Zaragoza, Aragón (Spain) from a very poor family. Since her parents could not afford her education she was sent to live with an aunt who was a nun at a convent. At age 12 she returned with her parents who were then residing in Barcelona and shortly after began ...

Mary Magdalene-The King of Kings (1927)

40. J.B. Warner

Actor | Big Stakes

James Byron Warner was the younger brother of H.B. Warner and the son of Charles Warner, a prominent English stage actor, whose own father James Warner, whom J.B. was named after, was also a famous actor.

Born in Nebraska in 1895, the handsome J.B. joined the Warner family profession, though--unlike...

Jesus - the Christ-The King of Kings (1927)

41. Myrna Loy

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, 1905 in Helena, Montana, to Adelle Mae (Johnson) and David Franklin Williams. Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, a rancher, was ...

The Mountain Girl-The Gaucho (1927)

42. Fay Wray

Actress | King Kong

Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...

The Mountain Girl-The Gaucho (1927)

43. Raquel Torres

Actress | Duck Soup

Fetching Raquel Torres had a very brief but sexy reign in Hollywood with the advent of sound, but late-night viewers can still get a sampling of this spitfire's charms in one zany piece of slapstick with The Marx Brothers.

Born Paula Osterman in Hermosillo, Mexico, on November 11, 1908, she arrived ...

The Mountain Girl-The Gaucho (1927)

44. Loretta Young

Actress | The Farmer's Daughter

Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. No combination of terms better describes the screen persona of lovely Loretta Young. A&E's Biography (1987) has stated that Young "remains a symbol of beauty, serenity, and grace. But behind the glamour and stardom is a woman of substance whose true beauty lies in her ...

The Mountain Girl-The Gaucho (1927)

45. Dolores del Rio

Actress | Las abandonadas

Dolores del Rio was the one of the first Mexican movie stars with international appeal and who had meteoric career in the 1920s/1930s Hollywood. Del Rio came from an aristocratic family in Durango. In the Mexican revolution of 1916, however, the family lost everything and emigrated to Mexico City, ...

The Mountain Girl-The Gaucho (1927)

46. Rosetta Duncan

Actress | It's a Great Life

Composer, songwriter ("Rememb'ring") and entertainer, one of The Duncan Sisters. She played Topsy in the Broadway musical "Topsy and Eva" for which she wrote songs. With her sister, she also appeared in "Doing Our Bit", "She's a Good Fellow", and "Tip Top", and also in vaudeville. Joining ASCAP in ...

Queenie Mahoney-The Broadway Melody (1929)

47. Vivian Duncan

Actress | It's a Great Life

Composer, songwriter ("Rememb'ring") and entertainer, one of The Duncan Sisters. She played Eva in the Broadway musical "Topsy and Eva", for which she and her sister Rosetta wrote songs. With her sister, she also appeared in "Doing Our Bit", "She's a Good Fellow", and "Tip Top", and also in ...

Hank Mahoney-The Broadway Melody (1929)

48. Gary Cooper

Actor | High Noon

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...

Breck Coleman-The Big Trail (1930)

49. Marjorie Rambeau

Actress | Tobacco Road

Born July 15, 1889 in San Francisco, unappreciated character player Marjorie Rambeau worked on the stage from the age of 12. In the 1910s and 1920s, she became a prominent Broadway lead, noted for her serene beauty, elegant poise and touching theatrics. Around the same time she made a few silent ...

Edith Trent-Trader Horn (1931)

50. Joan Crawford

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ...

Jan Ashe-A Free Soul (1931)

51. Marion Davies

Actress | Going Hollywood

Marion Cecelia Douras was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York on January 3, 1897. She had been bitten by the show biz bug early as she watched her sisters perform in local stage productions. She wanted to do the same. As Marion got older, she tried out for various school plays and did fairly ...

Jan Ashe-A Free Soul (1931)

52. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

Otto Kringelein-Grand Hotel (1932)

53. Norma Shearer

Actress | The Divorcee

She won a beauty contest at age fourteen. In 1920 her mother, Edith Shearer, took Norma and her sister Athole Shearer (Mrs. Howard Hawks) to New York. Ziegfeld rejected her for his "Follies," but she got work as an extra in several movies. She spent much money on eye doctor's services trying to ...

Flaemmchen-Grand Hotel (1932)



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