My Favourite Actorsby Echt_Mal_Jetzt | created - 17 Apr 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
1. Alfred Abel
Actor | Metropolis
This elegant actor of the golden age of German cinema appeared in several masterpieces, before the cameras of such inspired geniuses as Lang, Lubitsch and Murnau. Vocation had come rather late in his life, though. Abel was indeed already 33 when he made his first film. Beforehand, he had been a ...
Actor | Zardoz
An English actor active in the theater since 1961, having made few theatrical movies, none of which particularly outstanding, with the exception of John Boorman's Zardoz (1974) and Nigel Cole's popular Calendar Girls (2003), John Alderton has become famous thanks to British television. Appearing in ...
Actor | Casa Ricordi
Born in 1927, Roland Alexandre started his adult (and professional) life under favorable auspices. Young (he was only 22 when he joined the prestigious Comédie-Française), handsome (L'Aurore, a French newspaper described him as having a wonderful physical appearance and a fantastic charm), gifted (...
Actor | Funny Games
Christoph Bantzer was born on January 4, 1936 in Marburg, Hesse, Germany. He is an actor, known for Funny Games (1997), Wer zu spät kommt - Das Politbüro erlebt die deutsche Revolution (1990) and Irrungen - Wirrungen (1966).
Actor | Henry V
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...
9. Pinkas Braun
Actor | Les brigades du Tigre
This lean, incisive, basso-voiced Swiss actor with the unsettling mephistophelean countenance was the son of a Galician-Jewish merchant. Pinkas Braun began his chosen vocation at the age of eighteen as an extra with the Zürcher Schauspielhaus (embracing what he considered the 'order and discipline'...
12. Wolfgang Büttner
Actor | The Longest Day
Wolfgang Büttner was born on June 1, 1912 in Rostock, Germany. He is known for his work on The Longest Day (1962), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955). He was married to Eleonore Noelle. He died on November 18, 1990 in Stockdorf, Gauting, Bavaria, Germany.
14. John Castle
Actor | The Lion in Winter
John Castle was born on January 14, 1940 in Croydon, Surrey, England as John Michael Frederick Castle. He is an actor, known for The Lion in Winter (1968), RoboCop 3 (1993) and Man of La Mancha (1972). He has been married to Maggie Wadey since 1963. They have one child.
16. Charlie Condou
Actor | Nathan Barley
Charlie Condou was born on January 8, 1973 as Charlie Lomax David Condou. He is an actor and producer, known for Nathan Barley (2005), The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001) and The Impressionists (2006). He has been married to Cameron Laux since June 8, 2015. They have two children.
17. 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...
18. Ivor Dean
Actor | The Saint
Ivor Dean was born on December 21, 1917 in Edmonton, London, England as Ivor Donald Dean. He was an actor and writer, known for The Saint (1962), Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) and My Partner the Ghost (1969). He was married to Patricia Hamilton. He died on August 10, 1974 in Truro, Cornwall, ...
19. William Dieterle
Actor | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Wilhelm Dieterle was the youngest of nine children of parents Jacob and Berthe Dieterle. They lived in poverty, and when he was old enough to work, young Wilhelm earned money as a carpenter and a scrap dealer. He dreamed of better things, though, and theater caught ...
21. Gösta Ekman
Actor | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
Generally spoken of as Swedish theater's most legendary stage actor, Gösta Ekman enjoyed a prolific stage career during his short life, becoming the first real star of Swedish theater. His boyish good looks attracted both sexes, helping to create a massive cult following and elevating him to the ...
22. Ron Eldard
Actor | Super 8
Former golden gloves boxer Ron Eldard has found success on stage, television and in feature films. Fans of the NBC medical drama ER (1994) will remember Eldard for playing a paramedic and love interest for nurse Julianna Margulies on the show's second season. The New York native graduated from the ...
A tall, athletic bear of a man, Raimund Harmstorf rose to stardom on the strength of a single role: the amoral, brutal, self-righteous captain Wolf Larsen (a Nietzschean 'superman', if there ever was one) in Jack London's The Seawolf (1971). Harmstorf's was a genuinely chilling, mesmerizing ...
27. Richard Häussler
Actor | Die schöne Tölzerin
Richard Häussler was born on October 26, 1908 in Munich, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Die schöne Tölzerin (1952), Die Martinsklause (1951) and Dein Herz ist meine Heimat (1953). He was married to Maria Andergast. He died on September 28, 1964 in Munich, Bavaria, West ...
28. Sam Heughan
Actor | Outlander
Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2021), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the ...
31. Gordon Jackson
Actor | The Great Escape
Gordon Cameron Jackson was born on December 19, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of five children, whose father taught painting in the city. His interest in acting began during his school years, when he took part in many amateur productions. This led to him being spotted by the BBC, and ...
32. Emil Jannings
Actor | The Last Command
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The ...
33. Curd Jürgens
Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me
Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser ...
34. Hellmut Lange
Actor | Das Halstuch
Popular German television star from the 1960's to the 1980's, with long-standing experience in radio and on the stage. Lange trained at an acting school in Hannover between 1946 and 1948, subsequently making his stage debut at the Junges Theater in Munich, followed by an open-air Karl May revival ...
35. Karl Lieffen
Actor | One, Two, Three
German character actor on screen, TV and stage. Trained in Brunswick he had his stage debut in Freiburg. Later he was on stage in Frankfurt and since 1975 in Munich. After more and more bigger filmparts since 1949 he played his only leading role in The Kidnapping of Miss Nylon (1959). Then he ...
36. Nick Moran
Nick Moran was born on December 23, 1969 in East End, London, England as Nick James Moran. He is an actor and producer, known for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and The Musketeer (2001). He was previously married to Sienna Guillory.
37. Anton Pampushnyy
Actor | Aleksandr. Nevskaya bitva
Anton Pampushnyy was born on May 5, 1982 in Tselinograd, Tselinogradskaya oblast, Kazakhskaya SSR, USSR as Anton Gennadevich Pampushnyy. He is an actor, known for Aleksandr. Nevskaya bitva (2008), Guardians (2017) and Realnaya skazka (2011). He is married to Monika Gossmann.
38. Bruce Payne
Actor | Passenger 57
Having worked extensively in film, theatre and television in both the UK and the US, and on location in many parts of the globe. Bruce Payne (Producer, Actor, 1st A.D.) was born in London Town and is a much-loved and respected talent recognized around the world. Known in the Industry as the ...
39. Danny Pino
Actor | Cold Case
Danny Pino was born on April 15, 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA as Daniel Gonzalo Pino. He is an actor and writer, known for Cold Case (2003), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Burn Notice (2007). He has been married to Lilly Pino Bernal since February 15, 2002. They have two children.
43. Jeremy Roberts
Actor | The Mask
Jeremy Roberts was born in 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is an actor known for The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Mask (1994) and Christmas Vacation (1989). He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps after serving in the Vietnam War. He went to the American ...
44. Joseph Rye
Actor | V for Vendetta
Joseph Rye is a British actor and writer who has appeared in numerous Film, Theatre & Television productions. Film highlights include V for Vendetta, Batman Begins, Alien Vs Predator. Television highlights include CSI New York, Midsomer Murders, Nash Bridges, Judge John Deed. Theatre highlights ...
45. Max Schreck
Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly ...
46. Paul Scofield
Actor | A Man for All Seasons
Though his number of film roles amount to a bit over 30, Paul Scofield has cast a giant shadow in the world of stage and film acting. He grew up in West Sussex, the son of a schoolmaster. He attended the Varndean School for Boys in Brighton. The love of acting came early. While still high school ...
47. Rufus Sewell
Actor | Dark City
Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th of October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, was Welsh, and was an artist and painter. His father, Bill, was an Australian animator who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and left ...
49. Spencer Tracy
Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...
50. Lee Ving
Actor | Flashdance
Lee Ving was born on April 10, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA as Lee James Jude Capallero. He is best known as the frontman for the seminal L.A. hardcore punk band Fear. His film appearances include Flashdance (1983), Streets Of Fire (1984) and Clue (1985). He was also one of the principal subjects ...
51. Orson Welles
Actor | Citizen Kane
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was six) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. ...
52. Timothy West
Actor | The Day of the Jackal
A versatile British actor noted for his great power and command on the classical stage and in several other mediums including radio, film and television, Timothy West was born on October 20, 1934 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, the son of actors (Harry) Lockwood West and his wife Olive (...
54. Grant Williams
Actor | The Incredible Shrinking Man
As a child, Williams acted in summer stock productions. After graduation from high school he joined the Air Force for a four-year stint. Then, returning to New York, he took acting classes with Lee Strasberg. A few minor Broadway roles followed as did parts on some live TV dramas. One of these ...
55. Simon Williams
Actor | Kinvig
Simon Williams was born on June 16, 1946 in Windsor, Berkshire, England as Hugh Valentine Simon Williams. He is an actor, known for Kinvig (1981), Jabberwocky (1977) and Don't Wait Up (1983). He is married to Lucy Fleming. They have four children. He was previously married to Belinda Carroll.
56. Stuart Wilson
Actor | Hot Fuzz
Stuart Wilson was born in Guildford, Surrey in England, on December 25th, 1946. He went to thirteen different schools, as his father worked in the RAF and traveled around the world. After the RAF, his father worked as an engineer in the copper mines in Rhodesia. Stuart moved to London in the mid- ...