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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts
Although she had been performing for more than 15 years in her native Australia, actress Naomi Watts finally landed her breakthrough role when she was tapped by David Lynch to portray an aspiring starlet in "Mulholland Drive" (2001), the director's bizarre, darkly nightmarish vision of show business. Her vaunted turn propelled the unknown actress into stardom, resulting in leading roles in major...

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
From Hollywood wild child to Academy Award winner to U. N. Goodwill Ambassador, actress Angelina Jolie underwent a series of metamorphoses over the course of her much-storied life and career. Both strikingly beautiful and exceedingly talented, Jolie - who was the daughter of Jon Voight - earned her first acclaim in the television movie "Gia" (HBO, 1998). She quickly developed a reputation for her...

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
An ambitious triple threat who went from dancer to top shelf actress to best-selling recording artist, Jennifer Lopez was able to maintain a high level of publicity throughout a majority of her career, even when negative press managed to enter her orbit. After getting her start as a "Fly Girl" on the hit variety series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94), Lopez broke through with a strong leading...

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei
For some performers, winning an Oscar became both a blessing and a curse. While an Academy Award could lead to bigger and better roles, it could also bring about career stagnation, as the actor tried to live up to unrealistic expectations. Actress Marisa Tomei was in danger of failing to warrant the hype after seemingly coming out of nowhere to nab Best Supporting Actress for her comical...

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Dubbed "the next Miley Cyrus" in 2008, singer and actress Selena Gomez vaulted to the top of tween stardom thanks to her starring role as a New York teenager with magical powers on the hit Disney Channel series, "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007-2012). While fame came at a young age, Gomez had already been working in the entertainment business for several years, having started her acting career at...

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes
The tragedy of actor Wesley Snipes' career was due not to the fact that he was sentenced to three years of jail time for tax evasion in 2008, but rather because it overshadowed a prolific decade of work in which he proved himself to be among the most versatile and popular leading men in Hollywood. Though his athletic prowess made him an ideal action hero in films like "Blade" (1997) and its two...

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber
Unlike the chart-toppers who graduated from "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) or the bubblegum pop stars groomed by the Disney Channel, Justin Bieber's talent and wholesome appeal was purely homemade. The Canadian singer became a worldwide sensation after teen girls discovered videos he had posted on YouTube.com where he performed pop and R&B cover songs. Singer and songwriter Usher took Bieber...

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf
Few of the 21st century class of teen actors enjoyed as meteoric a rise as Shia LaBeouf, who was elevated from kid TV star to bankable movie lead in such Hollywood blockbusters as "Transformers" (2007) and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). Though an Emmy winner for his performance as an excitable grade schooler on the Disney sitcom "Even Stevens" (The Disney Channel...

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence
Despite not having any professional training, Jennifer Lawrence became one of Hollywood's most sought after and respected young actresses within five years of beginning her career. After a fairly typical start on television as a cast member of the family sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (TBS, 2007-09), she began to show surprising depth with performances in harrowing dramas like "The Poker House"...

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen
Unlike many of Hollywood's <i>GQ</i>-esque, A-list types, comedy actor-writer Seth Rogen, with curly locks and Yogi Bear physique, was instantly embraced by audiences for his common-man appeal. While paying his initial dues working on a variety of TV sitcoms, he fell under the tutelage of producer-writer-director Judd Apatow. Under Apatow's brilliant guidance, Rogen's...

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
In the mid-2000s, when gossip stories about twenty-something actresses behaving badly dominated headlines, Scarlett Johansson was nowhere to be found. Johansson was certainly one of the most respected actresses of her generation, having made an impact in a number of roles as intriguing young muses to older men in crisis, but she preferred to limit her dramatic behavior to movie screens. For her...

Leslie

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To Lee

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Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth
Tall, muscular and exceptionally handsome, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth became a star in the U. S. with a series of well-received genre films. He was a household name in his native country while starring on the popular drama series, "Home and Away" (7 Network, 1988- ), playing an opinionated student navigating his way through high school in a seaside town. He quickly became a sci-fi sensation...

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Megan Fox

Megan Fox
A statuesque actress who flaunted a "bad girl" attitude both on and off the screen, Megan Fox was one of the more popular performers of the new millennium, thanks to roles as spunky girlfriends in features like "Transformers" (2007), provocative layouts in men's magazines, and a much buzzed about romance with "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Brian Austin Green. After a successful stint as a model, Fox...

Robert Redford

Robert Redford
Robert Redford's all-American blond good looks and subtle, sardonic sense of humor made him one of the most popular leading men of the late 1960s into the 1970s in features like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), "The Sting" (1973) and "All the President's Men" (1976). Along with his peers Warren Beatty and Paul Newman, he was one of the rare movie icons who could balance being both a...

Lucas Black

Lucas Black
Soft-spoken and unassuming, actor Lucas Black's biggest asset was the sense of genuineness he brought to his performances. Having no previous acting training whatsoever, the 11-year-old Alabama native aced a casting call for a supporting role in the Kevin Costner drama "The War" (1994) then jumped straight into television as a cast member on the short-lived but well-regarded supernatural drama...

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck
Actor, writer and director Ben Affleck hit the Hollywood radar in 1997 as the co-writer and co-star of "Good Will Hunting," earning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay along with childhood best friend Matt Damon. In fact, the seemingly overnight ascent to stardom in tandem with Damon became one of the great "Hollywood" stories" of all time - rivaling Lana Turner being discovered at Schwab's...

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Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum
After starting out as a model and music video dancer, actor Channing Tatum shot to stardom as the star of "Step Up" (2006), a classic high school romance set in the world of competitive dance that gave the unknown Tatum a chance to prove that he had more to offer. From there, Tatum enjoyed another teen success with "She's the Man" (2006), before unveiling surprising acting chops in the acclaimed...

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Sean Young

Sean Young
Initially touted as one of Hollywood's most promising starlets, actress Sean Young experienced a precipitous fall from grace within a decade of making her film debut. A former model and dancer, Young made an early splash in popular films like the Bill Murray comedy "Stripes" (1981) and the futuristic noir "Blade Runner" (1982), opposite Harrison Ford. Although not every project would yield a hit -...

Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving
Though he shied away from big Hollywood blockbusters early in his career, actor Hugo Weaving went on to have prominent supporting roles - typically as the villain - in some of the biggest movie franchises in cinema history. After emerging from his native Australia wearing drag for the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994), Weaving used his powerful and...

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
At first blush, Kim Kardashian seemed indistinguishable from any of the twenty-something actresses, models and socialites whose faces littered the pages of gossip magazines and web sites in the early millennium. Like so many of them, she had access to fabulous wealth, male companions of varying celebrity pedigrees, her own reality series and an uncanny ability to appear wherever the paparazzi were...

Michael Learned

Michael Learned
Intelligent, sometimes with a stern aura, yet attractive, warm and inviting, Michael Learned was a stage actress virtually unknown to TV viewers when she was cast as Olivia Walton, mother of John-Boy and the others, in the long-running CBS series "The Waltons" (1972-81). Assuming the role that Patricia Neal had originated in a TV-movie special, Learned was so unknown that she was originally billed...

Leslie

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan
When it came time to locate the proper actress for the coveted role of identical twins in a remake of Disney's Hayley Mills classic "The Parent Trap" (1961), an exhaustive casting search occurred around the world. After three callbacks and one screen test, freckle-faced Long Islander Lindsay Lohan won the role. Although just 11 years old when cast, it would be her affiliation with Disney that...

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet
Ever since making her impressive feature debut in the acclaimed "Heavenly Creatures" (1994), actress Kate Winslet amassed a résumé full of exquisite performances of which most of her contemporaries could have only dreamed. In fact, by the time she was only 22, Winslet broke the record for being the youngest actress to have received two Academy Award nominations - the first for her...

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt
Despite his leading man looks and movie star charisma, actor Brad Pitt spent most of his career trying to avoid bloated box office roles in favor of riskier, lower profile work. After achieving heartthrob status with revealing performances showing off his six-pack abs in "Thelma and Louise" (1991) and "Legends of the Fall" (1994), Pitt actively subverted his hunky image by taking on ugly and often...

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
International pop culture phenomenon Miley Cyrus rocketed to fame almost instantly after being added to the Disney Channel's stable of wholesome teenage entertainers in 2006. As "Hannah Montana" (2006-2010), Cyrus won over tween audiences by playing a perky and charming middle-school student who happens to lead a secret double life as a pop singer. While the premise was the definition of hokey TV...

To Lee

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No Tag

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Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz burst onto the scene in her native Spain in the early 1990s and quickly established herself as a talent to be reckoned with. A longtime critical darling on the international film circuit, Cruz was a favorite creative muse of famed Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the actress in some of his most acclaimed features, including "Live Flesh" (1997) and "All About My...

Editors

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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest
One of the most unique voices in contemporary comedy, Christopher Guest earned a following with the acutely observed characters and spontaneous improvised spirit of "This is Spinal Tap" (1984), "Waiting for Guffman" (1997), and "Best in Show" (2000). Offbeat and satirical in nature, Guest's portraits of regular people with big dreams were effectively compelling as they steered clear of the mean...

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
With an intense and exotic beauty that both helped and hindered her career, Jessica Alba was a polarizing figure for fans and critics alike. Graduating from early TV roles on "The Secret World of Alex Mack" (Nickelodeon, 1994-98) and "The New Adventures of Flipper" (syndicated, 1994-2000) to the lead in James Cameron's futuristic sci-fi drama, "Dark Angel" (FOX, 2000-02), Alba enjoyed widespread...

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel
An overnight action-film sensation who intrigued audiences when he seemingly emerged from nowhere in the summer of 2001, Vin Diesel actually made his first mark on the movie business as a filmmaker. His first two independent films screened at the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals after which the hulking, clean-shaven actor had a breakthrough role as imposing antihero Riddick in the cult-favorite...

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts
The daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts and the niece of "America's Sweetheart," Julia Roberts, youthful actress Emma Roberts seemed almost destined by blood to go into the family business. Her first professional claim to fame, however, came on the small screen for her role as junior high school student Allie Singer on the popular children's television series "Unfabulous" (Nickelodeon...

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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey
A laid-back actor who stood out from Hollywood for his down-to-earth charm and fun-loving lifestyle, Matthew McConaughey was the exact opposite of his image behind the scenes and used his strong work ethic to carve out a vibrant career marked with a number of quality performances. McConaughey made his first impression early on as an older guy who hangs out with high school kids in Richard...

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage
Though haunted by cries of nepotism early in his career thanks to being born the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire, actor Nicolas Cage managed to strike out on his own based on the strength of his fearless and often over-the-top performances while becoming one of Hollywood's highest paying stars. After landing his first leading role in "Valley Girl" (1983), Cage was featured in a pair...

After 7

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio
Ever since he emerged with a stunning performance as an abused stepson in "This Boy's Life" (1993), actor Leonardo DiCaprio was expected to achieve greatness by critics and the public alike. DiCaprio met these expectations, thanks to an Oscar-worthy performance as a mentally challenged teenager in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993) and as a troubled teen in "Marvin's Room" (1996). While he...

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston
Thanks to a rare combination of winsome girl-next-door charm and vulnerability, as well as wholesome sex appeal and whip-smart comic timing, actress Jennifer Aniston found television stardom playing Rachel Green, the spoiled rich girl making her way in life as a waitress and fashion buyer on the hit sitcom, "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). Perhaps one of the most popular television actresses of her era...

Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D'Onofrio
Though he established his career in the 1980s and 1990s with numerous film roles, actor Vincent D'Onofrio became a household name thanks to his nine-season run as the intelligent, but imposing Detective Robert Goren on the long-running procedural drama, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001- ). Prior to the acclaim and stardom he received from his television role, D'Onofrio made a quick...

James Franco

James Franco
During the 1990s, actor James Franco broke out as one of the era's go-to guys by playing sports heroes, disaffected pretty boys and rebellious burnouts with equal appeal. His career began in the brilliant-but-canceled television comedy series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000), and while Franco's portrayal of a moody dreamboat on the series won him a legion of love-struck teenage fans, it was his...

Matt Damon

Matt Damon
Despite his all-American persona, actor Matt Damon has thrived in roles that ran counter to his mom-and-apple-pie image. Whether playing a combative mathematics genius, a serial killer hunting the rich and famous or a lethal spy unable to recall his identity, Damon built a strong and respected career tackling characters against type. After appearing in several supporting roles, Damon forged his...

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz
Perhaps no actress had a faster ride to the top than Cameron Diaz, who was launched into stardom with "The Mask" (1994), her first-ever onscreen performance. Though originally slated for a minor role, Diaz won over the movie's producers with her unique charm and looks, and took on the lead actress role with verve. Though she followed up her success with a string of mediocre independent features...

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
The biggest star in the world for decades, Tom Cruise stood atop the Hollywood pecking order thanks to his charisma, movie star looks, and consistent box office success. Beginning with "Risky Business" (1983), he became the industry's biggest draw in the wake of the blockbuster "Top Gun" (1986). Following a compelling turn opposite Paul Newman in "The Color of Money" (1986), Cruise continued to...

Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones
Despite wading through a significant amount of dreck at the beginning of his career, actor Tommy Lee Jones emerged to become one of the most admired and respected film stars of his generation. An inauspicious start on the daytime soap "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1967-2012) eventually led to leading roles in made-for-television movies like "The Amazing Howard Hughes" (CBS, 1977) and "The Executioner's...
Credits: The Homesman, Criminal, Emperor, The Family, Hope Springs BIRTHDATE| 09/15/1946

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Katie Boskovich

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Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart
An exceptionally poised young film actress with a knack for challenging roles as troubled adolescents, Kristen Stewart got her big break playing Jodie Foster's daughter in David Fincher's hot-wired thriller, "Panic Room" (2002). As the teen's profile rose over the following years, Stewart consistently impressed audiences and critics alike with her realistic performances and her choice of projects...

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson
A gifted and rather complicated performer who became one of the biggest stars in the world, only to be ostracized for racist comments and anger issues, actor-director Mel Gibson rode the wave of his 20-plus years of popularity to become one of the industry's most bankable stars. After finding fame in Australia with only his second film, "Mad Max" (1979), Gibson vaulted onto the international scene...

The Body

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Bill Murray

Bill Murray
A droll, iconoclastic comedic actor who enjoyed existing outside of Hollywood while thriving in it, Bill Murray carved a unique career that moved successfully from slapstick comedy to subtly complex seriocomic roles that earned him several awards and untold critical praise. After a stint in Chicago's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, Murray took over the space left behind by Chevy Chase on...

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks
Almost in spite of his inauspicious beginnings, actor and perennial nice guy Tom Hanks rose from the star of the cult comedy series "Bosom Buddies" (ABC, 1980-82) to become a respected Academy Award-winning actor and Emmy-winning producer. Though it took almost a decade to rise from the depths, Hanks made his name with a touching performance in "Big" (1988), opening the doors to eventual...

Will Lee

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake
Grammy-winning recording artist and actor Justin Timberlake more or less grew up in the spotlight. Making his screen debut before he was even old enough to shave, Timberlake was a cast member of the early 1990s revamp of "The Mickey Mouse Club (The Disney Channel, 1989-1994). From there, he gained international fame as Britney Spears' boyfriend and the front man for the phenomenally popular boy...

Emma Watson

Emma Watson
Famous for playing the role of Hermione Granger in all eight adaptations of the "Harry Potter" film series, actress Emma Watson was one of those rare actresses who enjoyed a balanced, normal life despite being one of the most recognized and highest-earning stars of the franchise. Her meteoric rise to fame was nothing short of magical. With virtually no professional acting experience, the...

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro
Often regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was also one of the most enigmatic and remained famously tight-lipped about his personal life throughout his career. After gaining attention in "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973), De Niro exploded onto the public's consciousness as the reckless Johnny Boy in "Mean Streets" (1973), which commenced his partnership with Martin...

Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker
Sophisticated and statuesque Brooklyn Decker proved she was a force to be reckoned with as a supermodel, but it was her deft and hilarious acting skills in various film and television projects that won over audiences. Born on April 12, 1987 in Kettering, OH, Decker was reportedly named by her parents - both of whom worked in the medical field - after a horse called "Brook." Her family lived in...

Hollywood

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Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson
A pneumatic blonde model and former <i>Playboy</i> playmate, Canadian-American actress Pamela Anderson burst onto the scene in the early 1990s and defied skeptics by staying there. As the star of the international television phenomenon, "Baywatch" (syndicated, 1989-2001), Anderson cemented her seamless transition from modeling into acting and a long run as <i>Page Six</i>...

Jason Statham

Jason Statham
One of very few English actors to find success in American action films, Jason Statham was an untrained unknown when director Guy Ritchie cast him in a close-to-home role as a con artist in his directorial debut "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998). Praised for its fresh visual style and quick wit, the film defined a new era of action caper and helped establish Statham as the go-to-guy for...

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Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson
A gifted actor who switched back and forth effortlessly between comedy and drama, Woody Harrelson arrived seemingly out of nowhere, endearing himself to audiences with his portrayal of loveable, but dimwitted bartender Woody Boyd for eight seasons of the classic sitcom, "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993). Because of his small screen success, he transitioned effortlessly to features where he became a highly...

Heather Graham

Heather Graham
Ever since her breakthrough performance as a wide-eyed drug addict in "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), actress Heather Graham had a hit-or-miss career that was punctuated with several winning performances amidst an equal amount of duds. She spent nearly the next 10 years looking to fulfill the early promise of "Drugstore." But instead, she lagged in better-forgotten films like "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk...

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift sang about the joy and pain of adolescence on her way to becoming an international pop phenomenon. Her crossover success from country music darling to pop culture superstar happened seemingly happened overnight, yet Swift's prodigious natural talent, honest songwriting and cheerfully free spirit gave her staying power on the charts. Her sophomore album <i>Fearless</i>...

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
One of the few bankable female stars of the 1990s, actress Julia Roberts remained an iconic figure whose assured, winsome performances underscored her undeniable public appeal. Following a breakthrough role in "Mystic Pizza" (1988), Roberts earned critical acclaim and award recognition for her portrayal of the ill-fated Shelby in "Steel Magnolias" (1989). But it was her performance as a hooker...

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker
Working professionally from the age of 10, Sarah Jessica Parker made the difficult transition from awkward teen actress to respected leading lady, evolving into a trendsetting fashion icon in the process. At 15, Parker took on the lead role in the 1979 Broadway production of the hit musical "Annie," then co-starred on the popular high school comedy series "Square Pegs" (CBS, 1982-83). After nearly...