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1. James Cagney
James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 - March 30, 1986) was an American actor, first on stage, then in film, where he had his greatest impact. Although he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances, he is best remembered for playing "tough guys." In 1999, the American Fi... read more...
2. John Wayne
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer.[1] An Academy Award-winner, Wayne is the biggest box office draw of all time.[2] An enduring American icon, he epitomize... read more...
3. Errol Flynn
Errol Leslie Flynn (20 June 1909 - 14 October 1959) was an Australian actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. Errol Flynn was born in Hobart, Tasmania, where his father, Theodore Thomson Flynn, was a lecturer (1909) and later prof... read more...
4. Gary Cooper
Frank James “Gary” Cooper (May 7, 1901 - May 13, 1961) was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularly well suited to the many Westerns he made.... read more...
5. Cary Grant
Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English actor who later took U.S. citizenship. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive... read more...
6. Basil Rathbone
Sir Basil Rathbone, KBE, MC, Kt (13 June 1892, Johannesburg - 21 July 1967, New York City) was an English actor. He rose to prominence in England as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers, and, occasionally, horror films. He freque... read more...
7. Fredric March
Fredric March (born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; August 31, 1897 - April 14, 1975) was an American stage and film actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1932 for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and in 1946 for The Best Years of Our Lives.March was born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel in Rac... read more...
8. Tyrone Power
Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. (May 5, 1914 - November 15, 1958), usually credited as Tyrone Power and known sometimes as Ty Power, was an American film and stage actor who appeared in dozens of films from the 1930s to the 1950s, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads such as in The Mark of Zorro, ... read more...
9. Burt Lancaster
Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 - October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initially building his career on "tough guy" roles Lancaster abandoned his "all-American" image in the late ... read more...
10. James Stewart
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and his everyman persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in co... read more...
11. Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 - June 12, 2003) was an American actor.One of 20th Century Fox's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play important roles well into the 1980s. His notable performances include that of Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mocki... read more...
12. Bette Davis
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical... read more...
13. Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. In a career that spanned eight decades, she was adept in both dramatic and comedic roles. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the h... read more...
14. Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich (27 December 1901 - 6 May 1992) was a German born American actress and singer.Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. He... read more...
15. Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert (/koʊlˈbɛər/; 1903-1996) was a French-born American stage and film actress.Born in Saint-Mandé, France and raised in New York City, Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the 1920s, progressing to film with the advent of talking pictures. She established a suc... read more...
16. Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג; December 12, 1893 - January 26, 1973) was a Romanian-born American actor. Although he played a wide range of characters, he is best remembered for his roles as a gangster, most notably as Rico in his star-m... read more...
17. Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 - June 22, 1987) was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star o... read more...
18. Fred MacMurray
Frederick Martin "Fred" MacMurray (August 30, 1908 - November 5, 1991) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s.MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir D... read more...
19. Walter Pidgeon
Walter Davis Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 - September 25, 1984) was a Canadian actor who starred in many motion pictures, including Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise and Consent and Funny Girl.Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Pidgeon was the son of Hannah (née Sanbo... read more...
20. Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 - May 10, 1977), born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was an American actress in film, television and theatre.Starting as a dancer in travelling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway, Crawford was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. Initi... read more...
21. Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990) was an American actress. A film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After... read more...
22. Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 - 3 August 1995) was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed seven others, mostly in the U.S. She also appeared in serial television programmes 58 times and directed 50 o... read more...
23. Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987) was an American film actress and dancer who attained fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. She appeared in 61 films over 37 years and is listed as one of the American Film Institute's Greatest Stars of All Time.Born as Margarita Car... read more...
24. Ava Gardner
Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 - January 25, 1990) was an American actress.She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses, considered one of t... read more...
25. Stewart Granger
Stewart Granger (6 May 1913 - 16 August 1993) was an English-American film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas.He was born James Labl... read more...
26. Paul Henreid
Paul Henreid (born Paul Georg Julius Hernreid Ritter von Wassel-Waldingau; 10 January 1908 - 29 March 1992) was an Austrian actor and film director. Henreid's best remembered role is as Victor Laszlo in Casablanca (1942).Born in Trieste, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Henreid wa... read more...
27. Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 - March 2, 1987) was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals (albeit in... read more...
28. Joel McCrea
Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 - October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned 50 years and appearances in over 90 films.McCrea was born in South Pasadena, California, the son of Thomas McCrea, who was an executive with the L.A. Gas & Electric Company. As a boy, he had a pap... read more...
29. Ronald Colman
Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 - 19 May 1958) was an English actor.He was born in Richmond, Surrey, England, the second son and fourth child of Charles Colman and his wife Marjory Read Fraser. His siblings included Eric, Edith, and Marjorie. He was educated at boarding school in Littlehampto... read more...
30. The Marx Brothers
The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act, originally from New York City, that enjoyed success in Vaudeville, Broadway, and motion pictures from the early 1900s to around 1950. Five of Marx Brothers’ thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute as among the top 10... read more...
31. Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 - January 14, 1957) was an American actor. He is widely regarded as a cultural icon. The American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema.After trying various jobs, Bogart began acting in 1921 and became a r... read more...
32. Robert Mitchum
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 - July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer and singer and is #23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several major wor... read more...
33. Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch, Russian: И́сер Даниело́вич; December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Li... read more...
34. John Garfield
John Garfield (March 4, 1913 - May 21, 1952) was an American actor adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class character roles. He grew up in poverty in Depression-era New York City and in the early 1930ss became an important member of the Group Theater. In 1937 he moved to Hollywood, event... read more...
35. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 - July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century.A cultural icon, Brando was perhaps best known for his role as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata!... read more...