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Marcello Mastroianni
Leading Player
(1924-1996) Born September 28, Fontana Liri, Italy
"The premier Italian actor of the postwar era, Marcello Mastroianni was among the most popular international stars in movie history. A speculative, almost introverted screen presence, he was the perfect foil for the arid, often puzzling films of directors like Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini, with whom he achieved some of his greatest success." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films La Dolce vita (1960), La Notte (1961), 8½ (1963), The Organiser (1963), Dark Eyes (1987) Key Directors Federico Fellini, Ettore Scola, Marco Ferreri Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Walter Matthau
Leading Player
(1920-2000) Born October 1, New York, New York, USA
"Specializing in playing shambling, cantankerous cynics, Walter Matthau, with his jowly features, slightly stooped posture, and seedy, rumpled demeanor, looked as if he would be more at home as a laborer or small-time insurance salesman than as a popular movie star equally adept at drama and comedy. An actor who virtually put a trademark on cantankerous behavior, Matthau was a staple of the American cinema for almost four decades." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Bigger Than Life (1956), A New Leaf (1971), Charley Varrick (1973), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), The Bad News Bears (1976) Key Directors Billy Wilder, Herbert Ross Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Toshiro Mifune
Leading Player
(1920-1997) Born April 1, Tsingtao, China
"Mifune's raw, unbridled masculinity was ideal for such Kurosawa films as Rashomon (1950) and Seven Samurai (1954). But as he matured artistically, the actor proved he was no one-trick pony, as demonstrated by his low-key, carefully crafted performance as a tormented business executive in High and Low (1963). The first internationally popular Japanese film star since Sessue Hayakawa, Mifune was held in as high esteem by the film industry as he was by the public." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Rashomon (1950), Throne of Blood (1957), Yojimbo (1961), High and Low (1962), Red Beard (1965) Key Directors Akira Kurosawa Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Thomas Mitchell
Leading & Character Player
(1892-1962) Born July 11, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
"Entering films in 1934, Mitchell's first role of note was as the regenerate embezzler in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon (1937). Many film fans assume that Mitchell won his 1939 Best Supporting Oscar for his portrayal of Gerald O'Hara in the blockbuster Gone With the Wind; in fact, he won the prize for his performance as the drunken doctor in Stagecoach — one of five Thomas Mitchell movie appearances in 1939." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Make Way for Tomorrow (1937), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Stagecoach (1939), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), High Noon (1952) Key Directors Frank Capra, John Ford, Henry King  Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Robert Mitchum
Leading Player
(1917-1997) Born August 6, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
"Mitchum generally played macho heroes and villains who lived hard and spoke roughly, and yet there was something of the ordinary Joe in him to which male audiences could relate. Women were drawn to his physique, his deep resonant voice, his sexy bad boy ways, and those sad, sagging eyes, which Mitchum claimed were caused by chronic insomnia and a boxing injury." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Out of the Past (1947), Pursued (1947), The Lusty Men (1952), Angel Face (1953), The Night of the Hunter (1955) Key Directors Otto Preminger, William Wellman, Edward Dmytryk Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Yves Montand
Leading Player
(1921-1991) Born October 13, Monsummano Alto, Tuscany, Italy
"He was discovered in 1944 by singer Edith Piaf, the first of Montand's many celebrity lovers. After working in Piaf's nightclub act and appearing with her in the 1946 film Star Without Light, Montand gained stature as a solo actor/singer, proving his dramatic mettle in Georges Clouzot's The Wages of Fear (1953)." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Wages of Fear (1953), Z (1969), The Red Circle (1970), Tout va bien (1972), Jean de Florette (1986)  Key Directors Constantin Costa-Gavras, Claude Berri, Claude Sautet Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
       
 
Jeanne Moreau
Leading Player
(1928-  ) Born January 23, Paris, France
"One of the most recognizable faces of the French cinema, and also one of its most celebrated, Jeanne Moreau is a legend in her own right. Combining off-kilter beauty with strong character, Moreau came to embody forthright, devil-may-care sensuality in such films as Jules and Jim and The Bride Wore Black. Comparing her to some of her best-known colleagues, Ginette Vincendeau noted, "Where Brigitte Bardot was sex and Catherine Deneuve elegance, Moreau incarnated intellectual femininity." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Lovers (1958), Jules et Jim (1961), La Notte (1961), Bay of Angels (1963), The Trial (1962) Key Directors Orson Welles, Louis Malle, François Truffaut Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Bill Murray
Leading & Character Player
(1950-  ) Born September 21, Wilmette, Illinois
"Of the many performers to leap into films from the springboard of the television sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, Bill Murray has been among the most successful and unpredictable, forging an idiosyncratic career allowing him to stretch from low-brow slapstick farce to intelligent adult drama... In 2003 Murray essayed the role that would offer what was perhaps his most heartfelt combination of personal drama and touching comedy to date in director Sofia Coppola's acclaimed indie film Lost in Translation." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Ghostbusters (1984), Quick Change (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), Rushmore (1998), Lost in Translation (2003),  Key Directors Wes Anderson, Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 2 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
Paul Newman
Leading Player
(1925-2008) Born January 26, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
"In a business where public scandal and bad-boy behavior are the rule rather than the exception, Paul Newman is as much a hero offscreen as on. A blue-eyed matinee idol whose career successfully spanned five decades, he was also a prominent social activist, a major proponent of actors' creative rights, and a noted philanthropist." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Hustler (1961), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Verdict (1982) Key Directors George Roy Hill, Martin Ritt, John Huston Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
           
 
Jack Nicholson
Leading Player
(1937- ) Born April 22, Neptune, New Jersey, USA
"With his cheshire-cat grin, devil-may-care attitude and potent charisma, Jack Nicholson emerged as the most popular and celebrated actor of his generation. A classic anti-hero, he typified the new breed of Hollywood star — rebellious, contentious and defiantly non-conformist. A supremely versatile talent, he uniquely defined the zeitgeist of the 1970s, a decade which his screen presence dominated virtually from start to finish, and remained an enduring counterculture icon for the duration of his long and renowned career. " - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Five Easy Pieces (1970), Chinatown (1974), The Passenger (1975), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Shining (1980) Key Directors Bob Rafelson, James L. Brooks, Tim Burton Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 2 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
Laurence Olivier
Leading Player
(1907-1989) Born May 22, Dorking, Surrey, England
"Laurence Olivier — Sir Laurence after 1947, Lord Laurence after 1970 — has been variously lauded as the greatest Shakespearean interpreter of the 20th century, the greatest classical actor of the era, and the greatest actor of his generation. Although his career took a rather desperate turn toward the end when he seemed willing to appear in almost anything, the bulk of Olivier's 60-year career stands as a sterling example of extraordinary craftsmanship." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Rebecca (1940), Henry V (1945), Hamlet (1948), Richard III (1955), Spartacus (1960) Key Directors Himself, William Wyler, Guy Hamilton Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Al Pacino
Leading Player
(1940- ) Born April 25, South Bronx, New York, USA
"Brooding and intense, Al Pacino has remained one of Hollywood's premier actors throughout his lengthy career, a popular and critical favorite whose list of credits includes many of the finest films of his era... As Michael Corleone (in The Godfather), the son of an infamous crime lord reluctantly thrust into the family business, Pacino shot to stardom, earning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his soulful performance." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Scarface (1983), The Godfather Part III (1990) Key Directors Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Michael Mann Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Gregory Peck
Leading Player
(1916-2003) Born April 5, La Jolla, California, USA
"One of the postwar era's most successful actors, Gregory Peck was long the moral conscience of the silver screen; almost without exception, his performances embodied the virtues of strength, conviction, and intelligence so highly valued by American audiences. As the studios' iron grip on Hollywood began to loosen, he also emerged among the very first stars to declare his creative independence, working almost solely in movies of his own choosing." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Duel in the Sun (1946), Roman Holiday (1953), On the Beach (1959), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Omen (1976) Key Directors Henry King, William Wyler, Robert Mulligan Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Michel Piccoli
Leading & Character Player
(1925- ) Born December 27, Paris, France
"Like Hollywood's Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Gary Cooper, Piccoli was possessed of that rare gift of being able to adapt himself to virtually any kind of material without altering his essential screen persona. And like those aforementioned actors, Piccoli's talents suited the prerequisites of a wide variety of directors." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Contempt (1963), Belle de jour (1967), Passion (1982), Mauvais Sang (1986), La Belle noiseuse (1991) Key Directors Luis Buñuel, Marco Ferreri, Claude Sautet Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 2 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
Vincent Price
Leading Player
(1911-1993) Born May 27, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
"Lean, effete, and sinister, Vincent Price was among the movies' greatest villains as well as one of the horror genre's most beloved and enduring stars... By the 1960s, Price was working almost exclusively in the horror genre. For producer Roger Corman, he starred in a series of cult classic adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe stories including 1960's The Fall of the House of Usher, 1963's The Raven, 1964's The Masque of the Red Death, and 1968's The Conqueror Worm." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Laura (1944), Leave Her to Heaven (1945), The Tingler (1959), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Witchfinder General (1968) Key Directors Roger Corman, William Castle, John M. Stahl Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Anthony Quinn
Leading & Character Player
(1915-2001) Born April 21, Chihuahua, Mexico
"Earthy and at times exuberant, Anthony Quinn was one of Hollywood's more colorful personalities. Though he played many important roles over the course of his 60-year career, Quinn's signature character was Zorba, a zesty Greek peasant who teaches a stuffy British writer to find joy in the subtle intricacies of everyday life in Zorba the Greek (1964), which Quinn also produced." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), La Strada (1954), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Zorba the Greek (1964), A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) Key Directors Raoul Walsh, William Wellman Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Robert Redford
Leading Player
(1937- ) Born August 18, Santa Monica, California, USA
"The rugged, dashingly handsome Robert Redford was among the biggest movie stars of the 1970s. While an increasingly rare onscreen presence in subsequent years, he remained a powerful motion-picture industry force as an Academy Award-winning director as well as a highly visible champion of American independent filmmaking." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), All the President's Men (1976), The Natural (1984), Out of Africa (1985) Key Directors Sydney Pollack, George Roy Hill, Michael Ritchie Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 3 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Ralph Richardson
Leading & Character Player
(1902-1983) Born December 19, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
"Sir Ralph Richardson was one of the most esteemed British actors of the 20th century and one of his country's most celebrated eccentrics. Well into old age, he continued to enthrall audiences with his extraordinary acting skills — and to irritate neighbors with his noisy motorbike outings, sometimes with a parrot on his shoulder." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Four Feathers (1939), The Fallen Idol (1948), The Heiress (1949), Outcast of the Islands (1951), O Lucky Man! (1973) Key Directors Carol Reed, David Lean Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
            
             
             
 
Robert Ryan
Leading Player
(1909-1973) November 11, Chicago, Illinois, USA
"It was his failure as a playwright that led Robert Ryan to a three-decade career as an actor. He was a unique presence on both the stage and screen, and in the Hollywood community, where he was that rarity: a two-fisted liberal. In many ways, at the end of the 1940s, Ryan was the liberals' answer to John Wayne, and he even managed to work alongside the right-wing icon in Flying Leathernecks (1951)." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Woman on the Beach (1947), The Set-Up (1949), On Dangerous Ground (1951), The Naked Spur (1953), The Wild Bunch (1969) Key Directors Anthony Mann, Nicholas Ray, Robert Wise Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 2 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Chishu Ryu
Leading & Character Player
(1904-1993) May 13, Kumamoto, Japan
"Chishu Ryu was Ozu's lifelong friend and the most regular member of the stock company of actors he drew together. He is in Ozu's earliest surviving film (his eighth) Wakaki hi (1929), played his first major role in Daigaku yoitoko (1936), and is in all the last 17 (and the star of many) of the director's films. Just how consistent his contributions were in between is somewhat difficult to determine, as many of the films are lost or inaccessible." - Excerpt from Film Reference biography
Key Films There Was a Father (1942), Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951), Tokyo Story (1953), An Autumn Afternoon (1962) Key Directors Yasujiro Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
George Sanders
Leading & Character Player
(1906-1972) Born July 3, St. Petersburg, Russia
"Throughout much of his screen career, actor George Sanders was the very personification of cynicism, an elegantly dissolute figure whose distinct brand of anomie distinguished dozens of films during a career spanning nearly four decades... With his portrayal of the world-weary Lord Henry Wooten in 1945's The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Sanders essayed the first of the rakish, cynical performances which would typify the balance of his career." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Rebecca (1940), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), All About Eve (1950), Voyage in Italy (1953), Moonfleet (1955) Key Directors Fritz Lang, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Alfred Hitchcock Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 7 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
           
 
Takashi Shimura
Leading & Character Player
(1905-1982) Born March 12, Ikuno, Hyogo, Japan
"Whenever asked to name his favorite actors, Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa would cite, with reservations, the unpredictable Toshiro Mifune—then would lavish unqualified praise upon Takashi Shimura. After a long stage career, Shimura made his first film in 1935. Eight years later, he worked for Kurosawa for the first time in Sanshiro Sugata (1943), going on to appear in virtually all of the director's films until 1965." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Stray Dog (1949), Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957) Key Directors Akira Kurosawa Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 10 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Michel Simon
Leading Player
(1895-1975) Born April 9, Geneva, Switzerland
"Swiss-born actor Michel Simon was one of the most popular and beloved actors of the French cinema... His screen performances of the 1930s remain fresh and alive even after six decades, largely due to Simon's sudden spurts of improvisation; Jean Renoir, who directed Simon in La Chienne (1931) and Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932), has credited the actor with introducing the "improv" technique to French filmmaking." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), La Chienne (1931), Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932), L'Atalante (1934), Port of Shadows (1938) Key Directors Sacha Guitry, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 5 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Harry Dean Stanton
Character Player
(1926- ) Born July 14, West Irvine, Kentucky, USA
"A perpetually haggard character actor with hound-dog eyes and the rare ability to alternate between menace and earnest at a moment's notice, Harry Dean Stanton has proven one of the most enduring and endearing actors of his generation. From his early days riding the range in Gunsmoke and Rawhide to a poignant turn in David Lynch's uncharacteristically sentimental drama The Straight Story, Stanton can always be counted on to turn in a memorable performance no matter how small the role." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Alien (1979), Paris, Texas (1984), Repo Man (1984), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Key Directors David Lynch, Monte Hellman, John Milius Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 1 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
         
 
Barbara Stanwyck
Leading Player
(1907-1990) Born July 16, Brooklyn, New York, USA
"n an industry of prima donnas, actress Barbara Stanwyck was universally recognized as a consummate professional; a supremely versatile performer, her strong screen presence established her as a favorite of directors, including Cecil B. De Mille, Fritz Lang, and Frank Capra... In 1944, she delivered perhaps her most stunning performance in Billy Wilder's classic noir Double Indemnity." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), Stella Dallas (1937), The Lady Eve (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), There's Always Tomorrow (1956) Key Directors Frank Capra Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
James Stewart
Leading Player
(1908-1997) Born May 20, Indiana Pennsylvania, USA
"James Stewart was the movies' quintessential Everyman, a uniquely all-American performer who parlayed his easygoing persona into one of the most successful and enduring careers in film history. On paper, he was anything but the typical Hollywood star: Gawky and tentative, with a pronounced stammer and a folksy "aw-shucks" charm, he lacked the dashing sophistication and swashbuckling heroism endemic among the other major actors of the era. Yet it's precisely the absence of affectation which made Stewart so popular." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Shop Around the Corner (1940), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Key Directors Anthony Mann, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra  Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 13 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Meryl Streep
Leading Player
(1949- ) Born June 22, Summit, New Jersey, USA
"Sydney Pollack — one of Meryl Streep's collaborators time and again — once proclaimed her the most gifted film actress of the late 20th century. Most insiders would concur with this assessment. To avid moviegoers, she represents the essence of onscreen dramatic art, and classifying her as a contemporary reincarnation of Eleonora Duse or Sarah Bernhardt would not overstate the case." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Sophie's Choice (1982), Out of Africa (1985), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Adaptation (2002) Key Directors Mike Nichols Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 3 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
           
 
Donald Sutherland
Leading & Character Player
(1934- ) Born July 17, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
"Certainly one of the most distinctive looking men ever to be granted the title of movie star, Donald Sutherland is an actor defined as much by his almost caricature-like features as his considerable talent. Tall, lanky and bearing perhaps the most enjoyably sinister face this side of Vincent Price, Sutherland made a name for himself in some of the most influential films of the 1970s and early '80s." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films M*A*S*H (1970), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980) Key Directors John Landis Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Spencer Tracy
Leading Player
(1900-1967) Born April 5, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
"Universally regarded among the screen's greatest actors, Spencer Tracy was a most unlikely leading man. Stocky, craggy-faced, and gruff, he could never be considered a matinee idol, yet few stars enjoyed greater or more consistent success. An uncommonly versatile performer, his consistently honest and effortless performances made him a favorite of both audiences and critics throughout a career spanning well over three decades." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Man's Castle (1933), Fury (1936), Captains Courageous (1937), Adam's Rib (1949), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Key Directors Stanley Kramer, Victor Fleming, George Cukor Links Amazon IMDB
● Doesn't appear in any of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
Max von Sydow
Leading & Character Player
(1929- ) Born April 10, Lund, Skåne, Sweden
"Standing over six feet-four inches tall, the bony Swedish actor Max von Sydow spent much of his acting career portraying stern, oppressive characters... After starring in The Seventh Seal, von Sydow went on to star in more than a dozen films with Bergman, including Wild Strawberries, Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly, and Winter Light." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Seventh Seal (1957), The Virgin Spring (1959), Winter Light (1962), Hour of the Wolf (1968), The Exorcist (1973) Key Directors Ingmar Bergman, Jan Troell, John Huston Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 8 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
● Appears in 2 of the 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
 
             
 
Christopher Walken
Leading & Character Player
(1943- ) Born March 31, Queens, New York, USA
"A versatile character actor whose intense demeanor and slightly off-kilter delivery served him well in both comedies and dramas, Christopher Walken was at once one of the busiest and most respected actors of his generation, appearing in as many as five films in a year while still finding time for stage and occasional television work." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven's Gate (1980), King of New York (1989), The Addiction (1994), New Rose Hotel (1998) Key Directors Abel Ferrara, Michael Cimino, Tim Burton Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 4 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
John Wayne
Leading Player
(1907-1979) Born May 26, Winterset, Iowa, USA
"Arguably the most popular — and certainly the busiest — movie leading man in Hollywood history, John Wayne entered the film business while working as a laborer on the Fox lot during summer vacations from U.S.C., which he attended on a football scholarship. He met and was befriended by John Ford, a young director who was beginning to make a name for himself in action films, comedies, and dramas." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Stagecoach (1939), Red River (1948), The Quiet Man (1952), The Searchers (1956), Rio Bravo (1959) Key Directors John Ford, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 12 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
Orson Welles
Leading Player
(1915-1985) Born May 6, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
"The most well-known filmmaker to the public this side of Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles was the classic example of the genius that burns bright early in life only to flicker and fade later. The prodigy son of an inventor and a musician, Welles was well-versed in literature at an early age — particularly Shakespeare — and, through the unusual circumstances of his life (both of his parents died by the time he was 12, leaving him with an inheritance and not many family obligations), he found himself free to indulge his numerous interests." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Citizen Kane (1941), The Lady from Shanghai (1948), The Third Man (1949), Othello (1952), Chimes at Midnight (1966) Key Directors Himself, John Huston Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 9 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 
             
 
Shelley Winters
Leading & Character Player
(1920-2006) Born August 18, St. Louis, Illinois, USA
"The breakthrough came with her role as a "good time girl" murdered by insane stage star Ronald Colman in A Double Life (1947). Her roles became increasingly more prominent during her years at Universal-International, as did her offstage abrasive attitude; the normally mild-mannered James Stewart, Winters' co-star in Winchester '73 (1950), said after filming that the actress should have been spanked." - Excerpt from Allmovie biography
Key Films Winchester '73 (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Lolita (1962), The Tenant (1976) Key Directors George Stevens, Robert Wise, George Cukor Links Amazon IMDB
● Appears in 6 of the 1,000 Greatest Films
 

Top 5 Gallery Targets by Decade...

1910s: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Kate Bruce.

1920s: Buster Keaton, Emil Jannings, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Charles Chaplin, Georg John.

1930s: Marlene Dietrich, Edward Everett Horton, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Lionel Barrymore.

1940s: Humphrey Bogart, Ward Bond, George Sanders, Dana Andrews, Joseph Cotten.

1950s: James Stewart, Kirk Douglas, William Holden, Rock Hudson, James Mason.

1960s: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Marcello Mastroianni.

1970s: Donald Sutherland, Clint Eastwood, Ned Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Fernando Rey.

1980s: Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, M. Emmet Walsh, Mickey Rourke, Gerard Depardieu.

1990s: Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Leung.

2000s: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Brian Cox, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen.

 
         
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