Best Performances of 2019

by diego_cuevs21 | created - 31 Mar 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Both in movies and television.

1. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Her

Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family from New ...

Best Actor- Joker

Without a doubt the best performance of the year and maybe up there with some of the best of the decade. He definitely slides in as the number Joker, and maybe let us see as the years go by if he actually takes the number slot. On the basis of how the film handles Arthur and his mental state is something we should be exploring as an audience not trying to tear it down. He is incredible and so is the movie.

2. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

3. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

4. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries ...

5. Adam Driver

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes...

6. Paul Walter Hauser

Actor | I, Tonya

Paul Walter Hauser was born on October 15, 1986 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for I, Tonya (2017), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Late Night (2019).

7. Zac Efron

Actor | High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, to Starla Baskett, a secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. The surname "Efron", which is Hebrew and a Biblical place name, comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal ...

Best Actor- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Yes upon casting many people which not including myself really questioned why he was cast. I find it extremely captivating their decision on why they cast someone like Zac. It made sense from the word go why he was cast. Through most of the film that pretty boy antics is pretty much a given for Zac. But two scenes really won me over. (If I didn't already think Zac is an amazing actor,) One scene involving the courtroom and then the confession is truly some of the greatest acting this year.

8. Shia LaBeouf

Actor | Honey Boy

Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around ...

9. Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Actor | Luce

Kelvin Harrison Jr. was born on July 23, 1994 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Luce (2019), Monsters and Men (2018) and It Comes At Night (2017).

10. Oscar Isaac

Actor | Ex Machina

Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking ...

Best Actor- Triple Frontier

Oscar Issac is no doubt the lead in the film and he is amazing from the start. The movie opens and ends with him and he carries the whole film with his motivation and so much command seeing him on screen is amazing to see this guy get a shot like this. J.C. Chandor can get the best out of any of his actors that are on screen. But it is how Oscar is a leader in this film and does it with ease. I love just how cool, calm, and collected throughout the film he is but he does have those moments in the script that allows him to go to the extremes and still do it so calmly and cool he is a leader you want on your team.

11. André Holland

Actor | Moonlight

André Holland was born on December 28, 1979 in Bessemer, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Moonlight (2016), Selma (2014) and 42 (2013).

Best Actor- High Flying Bird

Best part of the film is the opening conversation with him and Melvin Gregg is just amazing. I have love Andre Holland for the longest time ever since seeing his performance in Moonlight and just following his career this is his film which he is amazing in.

12. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, has gone on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2020).

He was born ...

13. George MacKay

Actor | Captain Fantastic

George MacKay was born 13 March, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, England, to Kim Baker, a British costume designer, and Paul Christopher MacKay, an Australian stage/lighting manager, from Adelaide. One of his grandmothers is from Cork, Ireland.

At the age of ten, George was scouted to audition for a ...

14. Aaron Paul

Actor | Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant in Emmett, Idaho, to Darla (Haynes) and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays.

He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron ...

Best Actor- El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Aaron Paul is awesome and he really has never been better in a role like this. Yes it is a continuous of his role from Breaking Bad which this is truly a totally 180 of what happened. He is just great flat out amazing and this Aaron Paul like we have never seen.

15. Roman Griffin Davis

Actor | Jojo Rabbit

Roman Griffin Davis was born on March 5, 2007 in London, UK. He holds both French and British nationality, he lives with his parents and twin brothers in East Sussex. Roman started auditioning at the age of nine until Jojo Rabbit (2019) became his first professional acting role at the age of eleven...

16. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...

Best Actor- The Highway Men

To say Kevin Costner can play this role in his sleep is a definite yes. However, much movies like this where older actors get to play their age is it nice to see them actually give a crap about the material. Which is kinda a shame to see what this film would have looked like if it was made years ago. But this film along with his co star do bring a lot to make an average movie to a very entertaining movie.

17. Jesse Eisenberg

Actor | The Social Network

Curly haired and with a fast-talking voice, Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor, known for his Academy Award nominated role as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network. He has also starred in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, The Education of Charlie Banks, 30 Minutes or ...

Best Actor- The Art of Self-Defense

This is bar far the best I have seen from Jesse Eisenberg. Without a doubt my favorite performance by him. He has an incredible arc that that is so awesome and the film throughout gets better and better. I wish he would get some recognition because he is so damn good in this movie it is scary how good he is in the movie.

18. Timothée Chalamet

Actor | Call Me by Your Name

Timothée Hal Chalamet was born in Manhattan, to Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and dancer, and Marc Chalamet, a UNICEF editor. His mother, who is from New York, is Jewish, of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent. His father, who is from Nîmes, France, is of French and English ancestry. ...

19. Jamie Bell

Actor | Billy Elliot

Described by top film critic Mark Kermode as an "unbelievably versatile" actor, Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He comes from a family of dancers including his grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister. It was at his sister's dance ...

Best Actor- Skin

A very difficult movie and performance to love but Jamie Bell and director made it possible.With movies like this dealing with subject matter of creating a human being rather than going down the path so many young men go down in this country as the movie proves. This is a great double feature to watch in comparison with Joker. It is the opposite and what we should be doing in society instead tearing down others.

20. Noah Jupe

Actor | Honey Boy

Noah Jupe was born on February 25, 2005 in London as Noah Casford Jupe. He is an actor, known for Honey Boy (2019), Ford v Ferrari (2019) and A Quiet Place (2018).

21. Seann William Scott

Actor | American Pie

Seann William Scott was born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, to Patricia Anne (Simons) and William Frank Scott, a factory worker. He was discovered at a talent competition in Los Angeles, and almost immediately was flown to New York by ABC to test for All My Children (1970). His face has also been ...

Best Actor- Bloodline

I always knew he was talented. Why are comedic actors so good at doing some real dramatic work. But not a lot of people will see this film and it is a shame but please give Stifler, I mean Seann William Scott, more opportunities like this because he is really good.

22. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

Best Actor- Avengers: End Game

23. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

24. Robert Pattinson

Actor | Twilight

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born May 13, 1986 in London, England, to Richard Pattinson, a car dealer importing vintage cars, and Clare Pattinson (née Charlton), who worked as a booker at a model agency. He grew up in Barnes, southwest London with two older sisters. Robert discovered his ...

Best Actor- The Lighthouse

25. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

Best Actor- Dragged Across Concrete

Listen I hate Mel Gibson. For his comments and even some of his films he chosen. But I do have to admit that as an actor he is great. Now I didn't grow up with the Mad Max Mel, or the Lethal Weapon Mel, or even the Braveheart Mel, so me seeing him being the racist, a$$hole that he is does rub me the wrong way just seeing him on screen. Now this movie is the best role for Mel. He was written beautifully for this role and he does knock this role out of the park. He is a desperate man in a difficult possession that he can't hide from and what I see on screen when he is on it is amazing to see an older age actor be able to do something like this play his age. And yes him playing that asshole old man is great to see on screen, because it fits the tone and it fits the motive of his character. I just wish he wasn't like that in real life.

26. Zachary Levi

Actor | Chuck

The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh on September 29, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Alton Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "...

Best Actor- Shazam!

The funniest performance this year. Holy crap I am in love with this movie and along with Asher Angel I think the duo are cast perfectly and are fascinating among heartbreaking to watch. The child like wonderment is just the highest enjoyment I can see in a film.

27. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

Best Actor- The Mustang

28. Tom Holland

Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, to Nicola Elizabeth (Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland (Dominic Anthony Holland), who is a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives with his parents and ...

Best Actor- Spider-Man: Far From Home

29. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

30. Randall Park

Actor | Fresh Off the Boat

Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Korean parents, and graduated from the Humanities Magnet Program at Hamilton High School. Park went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing and a Master's degree ...

Best Actor- Always Be My Maybe

Charismatic as hell. A really smooth and real character that he holds everything together just how funny he is.

31. Asher Angel

Actor | Shazam!

Asher Angel was born as Asher Dov Angel. He is an actor, known for Shazam! (2019), Andi Mack (2017) and Untitled Shazam! Sequel (2022).

Best Actor- Shazam!

One scene. Just one. When his mother opens the door and we see him more broken then ever. This long searched for his mother only to end up the way it did is something truly a great young actor to show something in a superhero movie we have not seen yet.

32. Keanu Reeves

Actor | The Matrix

Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, ...

Best Actor- John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum

What an amazing time we are living in where an actor like Keanu can have a stable franchise that grossed the money it did and still be consider to be a game changer. Seriously, Keanu Reeves has been in the talk of action movies since the 90's and it seems he ain't stopping. That is an incredible feat to pull off quite like this. Talk about shock and awe with every inch of this movie he mores than pulls it off, he soars like no other actor before him. (Stunts wise)

33. Jack Reynor

Actor | Sing Street

Jack Reynor was born on 23 January, 1992, in Longmont, Colorado, to an Irish mother. He moved to County Wicklow, Ireland, when he was two, and was raised there. In early 2010, Jack was cast in Kirsten Sheridan's Dollhouse (2012) which debuted at Berlinale 2012. In late 2011 he played the title role...

Best Actor- Midsommer

34. Sam Claflin

Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level ...

Best Actor- The Nightingale

35. Alexander England

Actor | Alien: Covenant

Alexander England is an actor and manager, known for Alien: Covenant (2017), Gods of Egypt (2016) and Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story (2013).

Best Actor- Little Monsters

36. Awkwafina

Actress | Ocean's Eight

Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress and rapper. She has played supporting roles in the comedy films Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and her leading role in the comedy-drama The Farewell (2019) earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress nomination.

She ...

Best Actress- The Farewell

36. Aisling Franciosi

Actress | The Nightingale

Aisling Franciosi is an Irish-Italian actress, known for The Fall (2013), Game of Thrones (2011) and The Nightingale (2018). She was born in Dublin in 1993, moved with her family to Italy soon after, and returned to Ireland 4 years later with her mother. She attended acting classes as a child and ...

Best Actress- The Nightingale

38. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Lost in Translation

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

39. Thomasin McKenzie

Actress | Leave No Trace

Thomasin McKenzie was born on July 26, 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Leave No Trace (2018), Jojo Rabbit (2019) and The King (2019).

40. Florence Pugh

Actress | The Falling

Florence Pugh is an English actress. She is known for The Falling (2014), her film debut, Lady Macbeth (2016), Outlaw King (2018), Fighting with My Family (2019), and Midsommar (2019).

Pugh also appear in the ITV detective series Marcella and starred in the AMC Mini-Series The Little Drummer Girl.

In...

Best Actress- Fighting with My Family

A brilliant young actress with a performance filled with so much joy and humor you will fall in love her and this movie. I mean I didn't know anything about Paige. Well except a couple of things out there but I do really love Florence Pugh in this movie. And she is the entire heart of this film that pumps the blood to actually route and cheer for her.

Along with Best Actress- Midsommer

Which to me she should definitely be nominated for best actress across all award season shows because she got it all in this role. Dealing with grief, an incredible arc, and of course she has multiple scenes where they can use a clip when she gets nominated.

41. Meryl Streep

Actress | The Devil Wears Prada

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

Best Actress- The Laundromat

42. Lupita Nyong'o

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to...

Best Actress- Us

Wow! Just WOW! Both of the parts she is playing bring the story into play. Where as most horror movies the plot is happening with replaceable characters can come in and out of without them having an indent on the story. But this movie has Lupita Nyong'o being the central point and again the movie opens up and closes with her which this is her story and as film fans can see most horror movies doesn't have a lead that carries the film unlike other horror films like Hard Candy, Train to Busan, and even Get Out these horror films have characters who are the movie and are allowed to go to the extremes that most horror movies can't or won't even go to that level. She crushes this movie and she is this movie.

Best Actress- Little Monsters

43. Ana de Armas

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Ana de Armas was born in Cuba on April 30, 1988. At the age of 14, she began her studies at the National Theatre School of Havana, where she graduated after 4 years. At the age of 16, she made her first film, Virgin Rose (2006), directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. A few titles came after until she...

44. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who has co-starred with Thompson in several films. Her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. ...

Best Actress- Late Night

To me she is the lead and she is awesome. She is very funny and extremely likable. Even though she is a pain in the arse. But she owns it and she makes it her own.

45. Olivia Wilde

Actress | Tron

Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many acclaimed film productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.

She was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn. Her ...

Best Actress- A Vigilante

Yes. Finally someone gave my girl a role she can sink her teeth into. She crushes it in this film. So seemingly less she is just amazing in this movie, where a movie that no one will probably see. But I am a huge fan of actors trying to do something different and here is Wilde doing something that many women in Hollywood have been doing more recently and that is producing their own films and picking talented filmmakers to let them tell their stories by giving them the chance to. She is awesome in this film and she has even one scene of levity without it being a comedy just a moment to herself of loneliness. Because it adds more realism to what women of past abuse relationships do go through and it is haunting to see this in a movie form. It truly is great to see her get this chance to shine.

46. Ali Wong

Writer | Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Ali Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Dawn Wong. She is an actress and writer, known for Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016), Always Be My Maybe (2019) and Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020). She has been married to Justin...

Best Actress- Always Be My Maybe

Awesome. She has been killing it lately and this proves she is much more funnier, nicer, and better than most actresses out there today.

47. Kerry Washington

Actress | Django Unchained

Kerry Washington was born on January 31, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Kerry Marisa Washington. She is an actress and producer, known for Django Unchained (2012), Scandal (2012) and Save the Last Dance (2001). She has been married to Nnamdi Asomugha since June 24, 2013. They ...

48. Clara Rugaard

Actress | I Am Mother

Clara Rugaard is an actress, known for I Am Mother (2019), Still Star-Crossed (2017) and Teen Spirit (2018).

Best Actress- I Am Mother

49. Lily Collins

Actress | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Lily Jane Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. Her father is English musician Phil Collins, while her mother, Jill Tavelman, who is from Los Angeles, California, was president of the Beverly Hills Women's Club for three terms. Lily moved with her mother to LA at the age of five, after ...

Best Actress- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

She is the movie. She makes it all work. This is the best performance I have seen from Lily Collins who I have not liked her performances or even her movies. But in this along with To the Bone she fits right in by being an incredible actress. She has multiple scenes where she is the most vulnerable and believable in her performance. She is amazing in this movie.

50. Jessica Rothe

Actress | Happy Death Day

Rothe was born Jessica Rothenberg on May 28, 1987 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Steve and Susan Rothenberg. Jessica is known for her role in the Academy-award winning film La La Land (2016). She came into limelight starring as Tree Gelbman in the horror- thriller, Happy Death Day (2017). ...

Best Actress- Happy Death 2U

Yes I know it is a dumb little movie but I think Tree is an amazing character who I love. The movie is a little dumb and goofy but Jessica Rothe is still not only super relate able but she is an incredible comedian. She is hilarious in this film and she is a little kinder in this film but even the subplot with her mom is incredibly heart breaking. She is a great actress hoping she is getting more work.

51. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

Best Supporting Actor- The Lighthouse

52. Baykali Ganambarr

Actor | The Nightingale

Baykali Ganambarr is an actor, known for The Nightingale (2018), The Furnace (2020) and 75th Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony (2018).

Best Supporting Actor- The Nightingale

53. Sterling K. Brown

Actor | Black Panther

Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown stars in NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated drama series THIS IS US. For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe, becoming the first African American actor to win his ...

54. Zack Gottsagen

Actor | The Peanut Butter Falcon

Zack Gottsagen was born on April 22, 1985 as Zachary Robin Gottsagen. He is an actor, known for The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), Best Summer Ever and Bulletproof (2012).

55. Alessandro Nivola

Actor | Face/Off

Alessandro Nivola was born on June 28, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Alessandro Antine Nivola. He is an actor and producer, known for Face/Off (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001) and American Hustle (2013). He has been married to Emily Mortimer since January 3, 2003. They have two children.

Best Supporting Actor- The Art of Self-Defense

56. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

57. Bill Hader

Actor | The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and Trainwreck (2015). He was previously married to Maggie Carey.

Best Supporting Actor- It: Chapter 2

Wow. That is it. Wow. To me the real reason why this movie works with some of the other cast members, but he is awesome. With one of my favorite scenes in the film with Pennywise. And He is awesome. With of course that scene that will rip your heart out. It is amazing just how great an actor he is. I have always been a fan of Bill Hader so with this and Barry it just makes it easier to love him.

58. Woody Harrelson

Actor | True Detective

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he...

Best Supporting Actor- The Highway Men

59. Ray Liotta

Actor | Goodfellas

Intense is the word for Ray Liotta. He specializes in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice-guy roles in Field of Dreams (1989) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream...

60. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

61. James Saito

Actor | Always Be My Maybe

James Saito is an American actor of Japanese descent, best known as the original Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and as Dr Chen in the ABC series Eli Stone (2008). Along with film and television, James has worked extensively in theater, including the Broadway productions of The King...

Best Supporting Actor- Always Be My Maybe

Call me a big softy but whenever he was on screen it was such a joy to watch him.

62. Sam Rockwell

Actor | Moon

Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the only child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents separated, at which ...

63. Ben Mendelsohn

Actor | Rogue One

Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager.

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick ...

Best Supporting Actor- Captain Marvel

64. Vince Vaughn

Producer | The Break-Up

Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He ...

Best Supporting Actor- Dragged Across Concrete

65. Mark Strong

Actor | 1917

British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law.

Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an ...

Best Supporting Actor- Shazam!

66. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | Nightcrawler

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...

Best Supporting Actor- Spider-Man: Far From Home

67. Jack Dylan Grazer

Actor | It

Jack Dylan Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Angela LaFever and Gavin Grazer.

Growing up in and around the entertainment world it was not long before Jack's talent was spotted and he was encouraged to try acting professionally.

Never afraid of hard work, always with a smile on ...

Best Supporting Actor- Shazam!

68. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Lost in Translation

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

69. Shuzhen Zhao

Actress | The Farewell

Shuzhen Zhao was born in 1943 in China. She is an actress, known for The Farewell (2019), The Story of Ming Lan (2018) and Only Cloud Knows (2019).

Best Supporting Actress- The Farewell

70. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the The Bronx, New York City. Her parents, Lupe López & David López were born in Ponce, Puerto Rico: the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met while living...

71. Taylor Russell

Actress | Waves

Taylor Russell was born on July 18, 1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Waves (2019) and Lost in Space (2018).

72. Dale Dickey

Actress | Hell or High Water

Dale Dickey was born on September 29, 1961 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Diana Dale Dickey. She is an actress, known for Hell or High Water (2016), Iron Man 3 (2013) and The Pledge (2001).

Best Supporting Actress- Bloodline

73. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

Best Supporting Actress- Late Night

74. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

75. Billie Lourd

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Billie Lourd was born on July 17, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Billie Catherine Lourd. She is an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017), Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and Booksmart (2019).

Best Supporting Actress- Booksmart

Her as Gigi is as good as a scene stealer can get. Quite like Awkafina in last year Crazy Rich Asians. She explodes on screen and never let the audience stop laughing their ass off. Holy crap she is amazing in this movie.

76. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...

77. Mahershala Ali

Actor | House of Cards

Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...

Best Actor- True Detective

78. David Castañeda

Actor | Sicario: Day of the Soldado

David Castañeda is an actor and writer, known for Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), The Umbrella Academy (2019) and Standing Up, Falling Down (2019).

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

79. Robert Sheehan

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Robert Sheehan is an Irish actor. He was born in Portlaoise, County Laois, the son of Joe and Maria Sheehan. His father was a member of the Garda Síochána, the police force of the Republic of Ireland.

As a child, Sheehan was interested in performing music. He learned how to play the banjo, the ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

80. Hilary Swank

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and ...

Best Supporting Actress- I Am Mother

81. Stephen Dorff

Actor | Blade

Stephen Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Nancy and Steve Dorff, a composer. Chosen from over 2000 young men from around the world, he auditioned and won the coveted role of "PK" in John G. Avildsen's The Power of One (1992) in 1992, starring opposite Morgan Freeman, John Gielgud and Fay ...

Best Supporting Actor- True Detective

82. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

83. Emmy Raver-Lampman

Actress | The Umbrella Academy

Emmy Raver-Lampman is an actress, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), A Million Little Things (2018) and Hamilton (2021).

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

84. Linda Cardellini

Actress | Scooby-Doo

Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), German, English, and Scottish descent. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California, the...

Best Supporting Actress- Dead to Me

85. Tom Hopper

Actor | Black Sails

English-born Tom Hopper has come a long way in his acting career. A former student of Rose Bruford College where he studied acting, Tom Hopper has become widely known for his involvement in both films and in some of television's highly popular drama series including Merlin (2008) as the strongman ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

86. Justin H. Min

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Justin H. Min is an actor, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), New Amsterdam (2018) and Pure Genius (2016).

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

87. Aidan Gallagher

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

At an early age Aidan Gallagher showed a talent in creative writing and art. By age 8 he was story-boarding and shooting live action shorts with friends and stop motion Lego action videos using special effects.

By the age of 9 he asked for help in getting on sets to learn directing. His father being...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

88. Adam Godley

Actor | Breaking Bad

Adam Godley is a film, television and theatre actor. He is a Tony Award nominee and has been nominated four times for the Olivier Award. He began his acting career at the age of 9, in a BBC radio production of Hemingway's My Old Man. His first stage role came at age 11, as Prince Giovanni in The ...

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

89. Cameron Britton

Actor | Mindhunter

Cameron Britton is an actor, known for Mindhunter (2017), The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) and Stitchers (2015).

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

90. Mary J. Blige

Soundtrack | Mudbound

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She was previously married to Kendu Isaacs.

Best Ensemble Cast- The Umbrella Academy

91. Christina Applegate

Actress | The Sweetest Thing

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15...

Best Actress- Dead to Me

Best Supporting Actor- Sex Education

93. Natasha Lyonne

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Natasha Lyonne is an American stage, film, and television actress.

As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, she was cast as "Opal" on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986), which was quickly followed by film appearances in Heartburn (1986), written by Nora Ephron, ...

Best Actress- Russian Dolls

94. Jon Bernthal

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional ...

Best Actor- The Punisher

95. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

Best Actor- Sex Education

96. Emma Mackey

Actress | Sex Education

Born 4th January 1996 in Le Mans (France) to a British mother and a French father. She moved to the UK at the age of 17 to study English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds (2013-2016). After directing and appearing in various stage productions there, she started to pursue a career ...

Best Actress- Sex Education

97. Patricia Arquette

Actress | True Romance

With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed ...

Best Actress- The Act

98. Joey King

Actress | The Act

Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother, who used to perform in live theater.

She has appeared in several television shows and movies...

Best Supporting Actress- The Act

99. Emilia Clarke

Actress | Game of Thrones

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Oxfordshire, England. Her father was a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age ...

Best Actress- Game of Thrones

100. Maisie Williams

Actress | Game of Thrones

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting ...

Best Supporting Actress- Game of Thrones



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