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Elizabeth Taylor

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

BIO: 108
One of the most famous actresses of all time
Star of films such as Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, National Velvet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Giant
Elizabeth Taylor will always be known as one of the most beloved actresses of all time. Although she died in 2011, the impact she had on the world is still with us. The violet-eyed actress charmed generations of fans and starred in some of the most memorable films in history, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In addition to being a successful, Oscar-winning actress, Taylor was also a celebrated philanthropist who tirelessly fought to help those suffering from AIDS and worked to fund research for a cure. Born in England, She was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 in recognition of her significant influence. She led a fascinating ...
Audrey Hepburn

AUDREY HEPBURN

BIO: 107
Third-greatest female screen legend of all time, Academy Award for Best Actress (Roman Holiday)
Star of My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina
Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, Brussels, Hepburn spent parts of her childhood in Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. She studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam beginning in 1945 and with Marie Rambert in London starting in 1948. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions and then had minor appearances in several films. Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi afte ...
Kate Winslet

KATE WINSLET

BIO: 106
British Academy Film Award
Played (Rose) in the epic romance film TITANIC (1997)
Kate Elizabeth Winslet is an English actress best known for staring in the film, TITANIC, and for her work in period dramas, and often portrays angst-ridden women. Winslet is the recipient of various accolades, including three British Academy Film Awards, and is among the few performers to have won Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Awards. Born in Reading, Berkshire, Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School. Her first screen appearance, at age 15, was in the British television series Dark Season . She made her film debut playing a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures, and received her first BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, and first Academy Award nomination for playing Mari ...
Armie Hammer

ARMIE HAMMER

BIO: 105
The son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer
The great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer
Armand Douglas Hammer, known professionally as Armie Hammer, is an American actor. The son of businessman Michael Armand Hammer and the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer, he began his acting career with guest appearances in several television series. Hammer's first leading role was as Billy Graham in the 2008 film Billy: The Early Years, and he gained wider recognition for his portrayal of the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher's biographical drama film The Social Network, for which he won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hammer portrayed Clyde Tolson in the biopic J. Edgar , played the title character in the western The Lone Ra ...
Deb Haaland

DEB HAALAND

BIO: 104
The Senate-confirmed Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
The U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district since 2019
Debra Anne Haaland is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district since 2019 and the Senate-confirmed Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. From 2015 to 2017 she was chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Haaland's district includes most of Albuquerque and most of its suburbs. Along with Sharice Davids, she is one of the first two Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress. Haaland is an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo. Haaland is a political progressive who supports the Green New Deal and Medicare for All. On December 17, 2020, President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Haaland to serve as U ...
Anthony Hopkins

ANTHONY HOPKINS

BIO: 103
He portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, composer, director and film producer. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, three BAFTAs, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008 he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre i ...
Robert De Niro

ROBERT DE NIRO

BIO: 102
Role as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976)
Role as a soldier in the Vietnam War drama The Deer Hunter (1978)
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is an American actor, producer, and director. He is particularly known for his nine collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor, and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016. Born in Manhattan in New York City, De Niro studied acting at HB Studio, Stella Adler Conservatory, and Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio. His first major role was in Greetings , and gained recognition with his role as a baseball pl ...
Matt Damon

MATT DAMON

BIO: 101
The most bankable stars
Role as an astronaut stranded on Mars in The Martian (2015)
Matthew Paige Damon is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Ranked among Forbes' most bankable stars, the films in which he has appeared have collectively earned over $3.12 billion at the North American box office, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions. He made his professional acting debut in the film Mystic Pizza . He came to prominence in 1997 when he and Ben Affleck wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay. ...
Al Pacino

AL PACINO

BIO: 100
Role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972)
Role as a heroin addict in The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Alfredo James Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning over five decades, he has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. He is one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting. He has also been honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the National Medal of Arts. A method actor and former student of the HB Studio and the Actors Studio, where he was taught by Charlie Laughton and Lee Strasberg, Pacino's film debut came at the age of 29 with a minor role in Me, Natalie . He gained favorable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict i ...
Harrison Ford

HARRISON FORD

BIO: 99
No. 4 on the list of highest-grossing domestic box office stars of all time
Role as Han Solo in the epic space opera film Star Wars (1977)
Harrison Ford is an American actor, pilot, and environmental activist. As of 2019, the U.S. domestic box office grosses of his films total over $5.1 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9.3 billion, placing him at No. 4 on the list of highest-grossing domestic box office stars of all time. In addition to his box office success, he is also an Academy Award nominee, a four-time Golden Globe nominee, a three-time Saturn Award winner, and the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Following the initial part of his career in bit parts and supporting roles, Ford gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the epic space opera film Star W ...
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