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by loveclassicmovies created on Jun 11, 2012 (a list of 48 people )
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I love these actors.
1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Laurence Olivier
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton, OM (22 May 1907 - 11 July 1989) was an English actor, director, and producer. He was one of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century. He married three times, to fellow actors Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh, and Joan Plowright.Olivier pl... read more...
11. 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...
12. Spencer Tracy
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 - June 10, 1967) was an American theatrical and film actor, who appeared in 75 films from 1930 to 1967. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Tracy ninth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. He was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor ... read more...
13. Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz on June 3, 1925 - September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in over 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious dr... read more...
14. Clark Gable
William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 - November 16, 1960), known as Clark Gable, was an American film actor most famous for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 Civil War epic film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. His performance earned him his third nomination for the Aca... read more...
15. Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911 - June 8, 1969) was an American film and television actor.Born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filley, Nebraska, he was the son of Ruth Adaline (née Stanhope) and Spangler Andrew Brugh, who was a farmer turned doctor. During his early life, the family moved several ti... read more...
16. Paul Muni
Paul Muni (born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund, September 22, 1895 - August 25, 1967) was an Austrian-Hungarian-born American stage and film actor. During the 1930s, he was considered the most prestigious actor at Warner Brothers studios, and one of the rare actors who was given the privilege of choosi... read more...
17. Paul Newman
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film ... read more...
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. David Niven
James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 - 29 July 1983), known as David Niven, was a British actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the 1958 Academy Award for Be... read more...
21. Orson Welles
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 - October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his disti... read more...
22. Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner (Russian: Юлий Борисович Бринер, Yuli Borisovich Bryner; July 11, 1920 - October 10, 1985) was a Russian-American actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for whic... read more...
23. Ray Milland
Ray Milland (3 January 1907 - 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), the murder-plotting husband in Dial M for Murder (1954), and as O... read more...
24. Richard Burton
Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 - 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever winning), and was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. Although never train... read more...
25. Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark (December 26, 1914 - March 24, 2008) was an American actor of films, stage, radio and television.He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as the villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death. Early in his career Widmark specialized in similar villainous or anti... read more...
26. 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...
27. Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 - August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor.Coming to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man (perhaps best typified by his performance in the 1939 romantic comedy Ninotchka), Douglas later transitioned into more mature and... read more...
28. James Dean
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 - September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his ... read more...
29. James Mason
James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 - 27 July 1984) was an English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. Mason remained a powerful figure in the industry throughout his career and was nominated for three Academy Awards as well as three Golden Globes (winning once).Mason was bor... read more...
30. 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...
31. Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905 - February 6, 1994) was an American actor of stage and film. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He is associated with Orson Welles, leading to appearances in Citizen Kane (... read more...
32. Robert Young
Robert George Young (February 22, 1907 - July 21, 1998) was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father of Father Knows Best (NBC and then CBS) and as physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC).Born in Chicago, Illinois, Young w... read more...
33. George Brent
George Brent (March 15, 1899 - May 26, 1979) was an Irish film and television actor in American cinema.He was born George Brendan Nolan in Raharabeg, County Roscommon on the opposite bank of the River Shannon from the town of Shannonbridge, County Offaly, Ireland, the son of a British Army officer. ... read more...
34. Al Jolson
Al Jolson (May 26, 1886 - October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian and actor. In his heyday, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". He was born in the Russian Empire (the part which is now in Lithuania) and emigrated to America at the age of five with his Jewish parents.His perf... read more...
35. 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...
36. Rock Hudson
Roy Harold Scherer, Jr., later Roy Harold Fitzgerald (November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985), known professionally as Rock Hudson, was an American film and television actor, recognized as a romantic leading man during the 1950s and 1960s, most notably in several romantic comedies with Doris Day.H... read more...
37. 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...
38. Victor McLaglen
Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen (10 December 1886 - 7 November 1959) was an English boxer and World War I veteran who became a successful film actor. Towards the end of his life he was naturalised as a U.S. citizen.McLaglen was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. His father, an Anglican bishop, ... read more...
39. Sidney Poitier
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 19... read more...
40. Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 - July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won an Academy Award f... read more...
41. Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb (November 19, 1889 - October 13, 1966) was an American actor, dancer, and singer known for his Oscar-nominated roles in such films as Laura, The Razor's Edge, and Sitting Pretty. In the theatrical world he was known for his appearances in the plays of Noël Coward, notably Blithe Spirit... read more...
42. Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (pronounced /sɨˈnɑːtrə/; December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor.Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became an unprecedentedly successful solo artist in the early to mid-1940... read more...
43. William Powell
William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor.A major star at MGM, he was paired with Myrna Loy in fourteen films, including the popular Thin Man series in which Powell and Loy played Nick and Nora Charles. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three ti... read more...
44. Peter Sellers
Richard Henry Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 24 July 1980), known as Peter Sellers, was a British film actor, comedian and singer. He appeared in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a world-wide audience through his many film chara... read more...
45. George Raft
George Raft (September 26, 1901 - November 24, 1980) was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas (mob films) of the 1930s and 1940s. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, today George Raft is mostly known for his gangster roles in Billy Wild... read more...
46. Dick Powell
Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell (November 14, 1904 - January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, producer, director and studio boss.Despite the same last name he was not related to William Powell, Eleanor Powell or Jane Powell.Born in Mountain View, the seat of Stone County in northern Arkansas, Pow... read more...
47. 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...
48. 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...