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1

Brad Pitt

  • American actor and producer, noted for his handsome appearance and publicized relationships with high-profile actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie
  • He has acted in films like Legends of the Fall, Seven, Fight Club, Troy, Ocean's Eleven, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Moneyball, and 12 Years a Slave

2

Angelina Jolie

  • American actress noted for her beauty and promotion of humanitarian causes
  • The daughter of actor Jon Voight, she won an Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted
  • She has appeared in films like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Changeling, Wanted, and Salt

3

Jennifer Aniston

  • American actress most famous for her role as Rachel Green on the popular sitcom Friends
  • Her film credits include Office Space, The Good Girl, Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Marley & Me, and Horrible Bosses

4

Kristen Stewart

  • American actress most known for her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga
  • She has also appeared in movies like Panic Room, Adventureland, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Still Alice

5

Robert Pattinson

  • English actor best known for playing Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga
  • He has also appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Remember Me, Cosmopolis, and The Rover

6

Julia Roberts

  • American actress who has long been considered one of the most successful and famous actresses in the world
  • She has appeared in movies such as Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Ocean's Eleven, and Mona Lisa Smile
  • She won an Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich

7

Matt Damon

  • American actor who famously won an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting, in which he also starred
  • He has acted in films like The Talented Mr. Ripley, Saving Private Ryan, the Bourne series, the Ocean's trilogy, and The Departed

8

Ben Affleck

  • American actor and director who has appeared in films like Chasing Amy, Dogma, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, and Hollywoodland
  • He won an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting
  • He has directed films like The Town and Argo, the latter of which won the Oscar for Best Picture

9

John Wayne

  • American film actor of the 20th century regarded as an American icon for his masculinity and frequent roles in Westerns
  • He is known for his roles in The Big Trail, The Quiet Man, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, The Shootist, and True Grit, the last of which won him an Oscar

10

Cary Grant

  • English-born American actor of the 20th century, one of classic Hollywood's major stars
  • His films include Bringing Up Baby, Gunga Din, The Philadelphia Story, Penny Serenade, To Catch A Thief, and North by Northwest

11

Denzel Washington

  • American actor who most notably has won Academy Awards for his roles in Glory and Training Day
  • He has appeared in such films as Malcolm X, Philadelphia, Het Got Game, The Hurricane, Remember the Titans, Inside Man, and Flight

12

Sidney Poitier

  • Bahamian actor best known as the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for Lilies of the Field
  • A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he has also appeared in films like In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, To Sir, with Love, No Way Out, The Defiant Ones, and A Patch of Blue

13

George Clooney

  • American actor and director noted for his political activism and role as Doug Ross on ER in the 1990s
  • In film he has appeared in titles like Batman & Robin, Out of Sight, the Ocean's trilogy, Michael Clayton, Up in the Air, The Descendants, and Gravity
  • He won an Oscar for Syriana, and has directed movies like Good Night, and Good Luck and The Ides of March

14

Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • American actor who earned considerable critical acclaim throughout his career
  • His film credits include Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Almost Famous, Doubt, Moneyball, and The Master
  • He won an Oscar for his performance in Capote

15

Anthony Hopkins

  • Welsh actor best known for his Oscar-winning portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs
  • He has also appeared in movies such as The Remains of the Day, Nixon, Amistad, The Mask of Zorro, Legends of the Fall, The Lion in Winter, and The Elephant Man

16

Halle Berry

  • American actress who famously became the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball
  • She has also appeared in Boomerang, many X-Men movies, Die Another Day, and Cloud Atlas

17

Robert De Niro

  • American actor widely regarded as one of the greatest living actors in Hollywood
  • He won Academy Awards for his performances in The Godfather Part II and Raging Bull
  • He has appeared in Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Analyze This, and Silver Linings Playbook

18

Al Pacino

  • American film and stage actor acknowledged by many to be one of the greatest living actors
  • He won an Oscar for his performance in Scent of a Woman, and is famed for his turns as Michael Corleone in The Godfather series
  • He has also appeared in films like Scarface, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Dick Tracy, and Ocean's Thirteen

19

Marlon Brando

  • American film and stage actor considered to be one of the most important figures in cinema
  • He is best known for starring as Vito Corleone in The Godfather
  • He also appeared in films like A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, The Wild One, Viva Zapata!, Last Tango in Paris, and Apocalypse Now

20

Gregory Peck

  • American actor of the 20th century best known for his turn as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, which earned him an Academy Award
  • He also appeared in films like Gentleman's Agreement, On the Beach, Roman Holiday, The Big Country, and Cape Fear

21

  • American actor and producer, noted for his handsome appearance and publicized relationships with high-profile actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie
  • He has acted in films like Legends of the Fall, Seven, Fight Club, Troy, Ocean's Eleven, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Moneyball, and 12 Years a Slave

Brad Pitt

22

  • American actress noted for her beauty and promotion of humanitarian causes
  • The daughter of actor Jon Voight, she won an Oscar for her role in Girl, Interrupted
  • She has appeared in films like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Changeling, Wanted, and Salt

Angelina Jolie

23

  • American actress most famous for her role as Rachel Green on the popular sitcom Friends
  • Her film credits include Office Space, The Good Girl, Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Marley & Me, and Horrible Bosses

Jennifer Aniston

24

  • American actress most known for her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga
  • She has also appeared in movies like Panic Room, Adventureland, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Still Alice

Kristen Stewart

25

  • English actor best known for playing Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga
  • He has also appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Remember Me, Cosmopolis, and The Rover

Robert Pattinson

26

  • American actress who has long been considered one of the most successful and famous actresses in the world
  • She has appeared in movies such as Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Ocean's Eleven, and Mona Lisa Smile
  • She won an Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich

Julia Roberts

27

  • American actor who famously won an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting, in which he also starred
  • He has acted in films like The Talented Mr. Ripley, Saving Private Ryan, the Bourne series, the Ocean's trilogy, and The Departed

Matt Damon

28

  • American actor and director who has appeared in films like Chasing Amy, Dogma, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, and Hollywoodland
  • He won an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting
  • He has directed films like The Town and Argo, the latter of which won the Oscar for Best Picture

Ben Affleck

29

  • American film actor of the 20th century regarded as an American icon for his masculinity and frequent roles in Westerns
  • He is known for his roles in The Big Trail, The Quiet Man, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, The Shootist, and True Grit, the last of which won him an Oscar

John Wayne

30

  • English-born American actor of the 20th century, one of classic Hollywood's major stars
  • His films include Bringing Up Baby, Gunga Din, The Philadelphia Story, Penny Serenade, To Catch A Thief, and North by Northwest

Cary Grant

31

  • American actor who most notably has won Academy Awards for his roles in Glory and Training Day
  • He has appeared in such films as Malcolm X, Philadelphia, Het Got Game, The Hurricane, Remember the Titans, Inside Man, and Flight

Denzel Washington

32

  • Bahamian actor best known as the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for Lilies of the Field
  • A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he has also appeared in films like In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, To Sir, with Love, No Way Out, The Defiant Ones, and A Patch of Blue

Sidney Poitier

33

  • American actor and director noted for his political activism and role as Doug Ross on ER in the 1990s
  • In film he has appeared in titles like Batman & Robin, Out of Sight, the Ocean's trilogy, Michael Clayton, Up in the Air, The Descendants, and Gravity
  • He won an Oscar for Syriana, and has directed movies like Good Night, and Good Luck and The Ides of March

George Clooney

34

  • American actor who earned considerable critical acclaim throughout his career
  • His film credits include Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Almost Famous, Doubt, Moneyball, and The Master
  • He won an Oscar for his performance in Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman

35

  • Welsh actor best known for his Oscar-winning portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs
  • He has also appeared in movies such as The Remains of the Day, Nixon, Amistad, The Mask of Zorro, Legends of the Fall, The Lion in Winter, and The Elephant Man

Anthony Hopkins

36

  • American actress who famously became the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball
  • She has also appeared in Boomerang, many X-Men movies, Die Another Day, and Cloud Atlas

Halle Berry

37

  • American actor widely regarded as one of the greatest living actors in Hollywood
  • He won Academy Awards for his performances in The Godfather Part II and Raging Bull
  • He has appeared in Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Analyze This, and Silver Linings Playbook

Robert De Niro

38

  • American film and stage actor acknowledged by many to be one of the greatest living actors
  • He won an Oscar for his performance in Scent of a Woman, and is famed for his turns as Michael Corleone in The Godfather series
  • He has also appeared in films like Scarface, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Dick Tracy, and Ocean's Thirteen

Al Pacino

39

  • American film and stage actor considered to be one of the most important figures in cinema
  • He is best known for starring as Vito Corleone in The Godfather
  • He also appeared in films like A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, The Wild One, Viva Zapata!, Last Tango in Paris, and Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando

40

  • American actor of the 20th century best known for his turn as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, which earned him an Academy Award
  • He also appeared in films like Gentleman's Agreement, On the Beach, Roman Holiday, The Big Country, and Cape Fear

Gregory Peck

41

Elizabeth Taylor

  • British-born American actress who was one of classic Hollywood's signature stars
  • Known for her many marriages and glamorous lifestyle, she won Oscars for her performances in BUtterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • She also appeared in Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun, Giant, and Cleopatra

42

Sandra Bullock

  • American actress who most notably won an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side
  • She has appeared in films like Crash, Speed, The Proposal, Miss Congeniality, and Gravity

43

Nicole Kidman

  • Australian-American actress who was famously married to star Tom Cruise for over a decade
  • Now married to recording artist Keith Urban, she has appeared in such films as Days of Thunder, Far and Away, To Die For, Eyes Wide Shut, Moulin Rouge!, and Cold Mountain
  • She won an Oscar for her role in The Hours

44

Charlize Theron

  • South African model and actress who won an Oscar for her leading role in Monster
  • Frequently called one of the most beautiful women in the world, she has also appeared in films like The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, The Cider House Rules, North Country, Hancock, Prometheus, and Mad Max: Fury Road

45

Will Smith

  • American actor who rose to prominence as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince
  • He then starred in the popular TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Since the mid-1990s he has moved to film acting, and he has become known as one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood
  • His films include Independence Day, the Men in Black series, Wild Wild West, Ali, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, and I Am Legend

46

Tom Hanks

  • American actor who is one of the highest-grossing film stars in history
  • He won Oscars for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump
  • He has also appeared in films such as Big, The Green Mile, Sleepless in Seattle, Catch Me If You Can, Apollo 13, Captain Phillips, and That Thing You Do!
  • He is the voice of Woody in the Toy Story series

47

Morgan Freeman

  • American actor active since the 1960s who won an Oscar for his role in Million Dollar Baby
  • He has appeared in films like Driving Miss Daisy, Street Smart, The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, Seven, and the Dark Knight trilogy

48

Daniel Day-Lewis

  • Irish film and stage actor famed for losing himself in his roles as a method actor
  • He has won Oscars for his roles in My Left FootThere Will Be Blood, and Lincoln
  • He has appeared in such films as My Beautiful Laundrette, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Last of the Mohicans, and Gangs of New York

49

Michael Caine

  • English actor active since the early 1950s who has won two Oscars, for his roles in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules
  • He has appeared in such films as Zulu, Alfie, Battle of Britain, The Man Who Would Be King, Educating Rita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Prestige, and the Dark Knight trilogy

50

Cameron Diaz

  • American actress who rose to fame in the 1990s thanks to roles in movies like The Mask and There's Something About Mary
  • She is also known for voicing Princess Fiona in the Shrek series, and for her roles in the Charlie's Angels films, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, My Best Friend's Wedding, and The Holiday

51

Tom Cruise

  • American actor who was generally considered the premiere movie star in the world for his turns in various blockbusters during the late 1980s and throughout the 90s
  • He has starred in such films as Risky Business, Top Gun, the Mission: Impossible series, Jerry Maguire, and The Last Samurai
  • He has married and divorced the actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes

52

Eddie Murphy

  • American comedian and actor who began his career on Saturday Night Live
  • He became arguably the first African-American film superstar
  • His films include 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop, The Nutty Professor, Mulan, the Shrek series, Bowfinger, and Dreamgirls

53

Leonardo DiCaprio

  • American actor perhaps best known for his starring role in Titanic and regarded at present to be one of the biggest movie stars in the world
  • He has appeared in films like What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Departed, Inception, and The Wolf of Wall Street

54

Kate Winslet

  • English actress who gained worldwide fame for her performance in Titanic and won an Oscar for her leading role in The Reader
  • She has also appeared in Sense and Sensibility, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road, and The Holiday

55

Ben Stiller

  • American comedian, actor, and director noted for his films There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, and Meet the Parents
  • He has also appeared in films like Dodgeball, The Royal Tenenbaums, Tropic Thunder, and the Madagascar and Night at the Museum franchises

56

Gene Hackman

  • Retired American actor best known for his leading role in The French Connection, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar
  • He has also appeared in movies like Bonnie and Clyde, The Poseidon Adventure, The Conversation, Young Frankenstein, Superman, Hoosiers, Mississippi Burning, and The Royal Tenenbaums
  • He also won an Oscar for his supporting role in Unforgiven, and has not acted since 2004

57

Bill Murray

  • American comedian and actor who got his start on Saturday Night Live
  • He has enjoyed a successful career appearing in movies like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Lost in Translation, and Moonrise Kingdom

58

Meryl Streep

  • American actress who is generally regarded as the best actress of her generation
  • She holds the record for most Academy Award nominations ever received by an actor or actress
  • She won Oscars for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, and The Iron Lady
  • She has also appeared in films like The Deer Hunter, Out of Africa, Death Becomes Her, Marvin's Room, Adaptation, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, and Julie & Julia

59

Anne Hathaway

  • American actress who rose to fame for her performance in The Princess Diaries
  • She has since appeared in films such as Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane, Alice in Wonderland, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises, and Les Misérables, the last of which won her an Oscar

60

Will Ferrell

  • American comedian and actor who first rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live
  • His film credits include Zoolander, Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Blades of Glory, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys

61

  • British-born American actress who was one of classic Hollywood's signature stars
  • Known for her many marriages and glamorous lifestyle, she won Oscars for her performances in BUtterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • She also appeared in Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun, Giant, and Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor

62

  • American actress who most notably won an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side
  • She has appeared in films like Crash, Speed, The Proposal, Miss Congeniality, and Gravity

Sandra Bullock

63

  • Australian-American actress who was famously married to star Tom Cruise for over a decade
  • Now married to recording artist Keith Urban, she has appeared in such films as Days of Thunder, Far and Away, To Die For, Eyes Wide Shut, Moulin Rouge!, and Cold Mountain
  • She won an Oscar for her role in The Hours

Nicole Kidman

64

  • South African model and actress who won an Oscar for her leading role in Monster
  • Frequently called one of the most beautiful women in the world, she has also appeared in films like The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, The Cider House Rules, North Country, Hancock, Prometheus, and Mad Max: Fury Road

Charlize Theron

65

  • American actor who rose to prominence as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince
  • He then starred in the popular TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Since the mid-1990s he has moved to film acting, and he has become known as one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood
  • His films include Independence Day, the Men in Black series, Wild Wild West, Ali, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, and I Am Legend

Will Smith

66

  • American actor who is one of the highest-grossing film stars in history
  • He won Oscars for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump
  • He has also appeared in films such as Big, The Green Mile, Sleepless in Seattle, Catch Me If You Can, Apollo 13, Captain Phillips, and That Thing You Do!
  • He is the voice of Woody in the Toy Story series

Tom Hanks

67

  • American actor active since the 1960s who won an Oscar for his role in Million Dollar Baby
  • He has appeared in films like Driving Miss Daisy, Street Smart, The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, Seven, and the Dark Knight trilogy

Morgan Freeman

68

  • Irish film and stage actor famed for losing himself in his roles as a method actor
  • He has won Oscars for his roles in My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln
  • He has appeared in such films as My Beautiful Laundrette, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Last of the Mohicans, and Gangs of New York

Daniel Day-Lewis

69

  • English actor active since the early 1950s who has won two Oscars, for his roles in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules
  • He has appeared in such films as Zulu, Alfie, Battle of Britain, The Man Who Would Be King, Educating Rita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Prestige, and the Dark Knight trilogy

Michael Caine

70

  • American actress who rose to fame in the 1990s thanks to roles in movies like The Mask and There's Something About Mary
  • She is also known for voicing Princess Fiona in the Shrek series, and for her roles in the Charlie's Angels films, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, My Best Friend's Wedding, and The Holiday

Cameron Diaz

71

  • American actor who was generally considered the premiere movie star in the world for his turns in various blockbusters during the late 1980s and throughout the 90s
  • He has starred in such films as Risky Business, Top Gun, the Mission: Impossible series, Jerry Maguire, and The Last Samurai
  • He has married and divorced the actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise

72

  • American comedian and actor who began his career on Saturday Night Live
  • He became arguably the first African-American film superstar
  • His films include 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop, The Nutty Professor, Mulan, the Shrek series, Bowfinger, and Dreamgirls

Eddie Murphy

73

  • American actor perhaps best known for his starring role in Titanic and regarded at present to be one of the biggest movie stars in the world
  • He has appeared in films like What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Departed, Inception, and The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio

74

  • English actress who gained worldwide fame for her performance in Titanic and won an Oscar for her leading role in The Reader
  • She has also appeared in Sense and Sensibility, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road, and The Holiday

Kate Winslet

75

  • American comedian, actor, and director noted for his films There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, and Meet the Parents
  • He has also appeared in films like Dodgeball, The Royal Tenenbaums, Tropic Thunder, and the Madagascar and Night at the Museum franchises

Ben Stiller

76

  • Retired American actor best known for his leading role in The French Connection, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar
  • He has also appeared in movies like Bonnie and Clyde, The Poseidon Adventure, The Conversation, Young Frankenstein, Superman, Hoosiers, Mississippi Burning, and The Royal Tenenbaums
  • He also won an Oscar for his supporting role in Unforgiven, and has not acted since 2004

Gene Hackman

77

  • American comedian and actor who got his start on Saturday Night Live
  • He has enjoyed a successful career appearing in movies like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Lost in Translation, and Moonrise Kingdom

Bill Murray

78

  • American actress who is generally regarded as the best actress of her generation
  • She holds the record for most Academy Award nominations ever received by an actor or actress
  • She won Oscars for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, and The Iron Lady
  • She has also appeared in films like The Deer Hunter, Out of Africa, Death Becomes Her, Marvin's Room, Adaptation, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, and Julie & Julia

Meryl Streep

79

  • American actress who rose to fame for her performance in The Princess Diaries
  • She has since appeared in films such as Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane, Alice in Wonderland, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises, and Les Misérables, the last of which won her an Oscar

Anne Hathaway

80

  • American comedian and actor who first rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live
  • His film credits include Zoolander, Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Blades of Glory, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys

Will Ferrell

81

Susan Sarandon

  • American actress who is famous for her role in the cult favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • She won an Oscar for her leading role in Dead Man Walking
  • She has also appeared in Atlantic City, The Hunger, Bull Durham, Thelma & Louise, The Client, and The Lovely Bones

82

Jane Fonda

  • American actress best known as a two-time Oscar winner (for her roles in Klute and Coming Home) and fitness guru
  • Aside from her famous fitness tapes, she has appeared in movies like Cat Ballou, Barbarella, Any Wednesday, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Julia, The Morning After, and Monster-in-Law

83

Drew Barrymore

  • American actress descendant from a family of iconic film and stage actors
  • She first gained fame for her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, then became a child star
  • Although her youth was characterized by drug and alcohol abuse, she eventually became a bonafide adult actress
  • She has appeared in films like The Wedding Singer, Ever After, Scream, Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates, and Fever Pitch

84

Mel Gibson

  • American actor and director who spent his formative years in Australia, best known for his starring roles in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series
  • He won an Oscar for directing Braveheart, which was also given the Oscar for Best Picture
  • He has starred in films like The Year of Living Dangerously, Hamlet, What Women Want, The Patriot, and Signs
  • He has also directed the movies The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto

85

Michael Douglas

  • American actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
  • He has appeared in films such as Romancing the Stone, Fatal Attraction, The War of the Roses, and Traffic

86

Gwyneth Paltrow

  • American actress who won an Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love
  • She was famously married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin
  • She has appeared in such films as Seven, Emma, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, and the Iron Man series

87

Bruce Willis

  • American action film actor known for starring in the Die Hard series and for having been married to actress Demi Moore
  • He has also appeared in films such as Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, Sin CityThe Sixth Sense, and Red

88

Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Austrian-born American action film actor and former bodybuilder who served two terms as Governor of California
  • Famously crowned Mr. Universe when he was 20
  • He married and divorced Maria Shriver, a member of the Kennedy family
  • He has appeared in films such as The Terminator series, True LiesPredator, Conan the Barbarian, and Batman & Robin

89

Russell Crowe

  • New Zealand-born Australian actor who won an Oscar for his starring role in Gladiator
  • He has also appeared in films such as A Beautiful Mind, L.A. Confidential, Master and Commander, and American Gangster

90

Robert Redford

  • American actor and director famed for his good looks as a leading man when he emerged on the Hollywood scene in the 1960s
  • He starred in such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All the President's Men, The Great Gatsby, Spy Game, Out of Africa, and All Is Lost
  • He has also had a successful, though less prolific, career as a director, winning the Best Director Oscar for Ordinary People
  • He founded the Sundance Film Festival

91

Paul Newman

  • American actor famed for his turns in such iconic films as Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Sting
  • Started a line of food products under his own name that donates all profits to charity
  • Was also notably a liberal political activist and racecar enthusiast

92

Warren Beatty

  • American actor and director who is one of only two men with Orson Welles to be nominated for an Oscar for acting, directing, writing, and producing for the same film, a feat which he achieved twice
  • Some of his notable films include Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Dick Tracy, and Bugsy

93

Harrison Ford

  • American actor who is one of the highest-grossing box-office stars of all time
  • He is famed for his leading roles in the original Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana Jones franchise
  • He has starred in other films like Blade Runner, The Fugitive, Witness, Air Force One, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, What Lies Beneath, and American Graffiti

94

Jack Nicholson

  • Iconic American actor who has won three Oscars, for his roles in Terms of Endearment, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and As Good as It Gets
  • He holds the record for most Oscar nominations (in acting) for a male actor
  • He has starred in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Shining, Chinatown, Batman, A Few Good Men, and The Departed

95

Jeff Bridges

  • American actor born into a family of actors and perhaps best known for his role as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
  • He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart
  • He has also appeared in Tron, Iron Man, True Grit, Seabiscuit, Fearless, Against All Odds, The Contender, and The Fabulous Baker Boys

96

Samuel L. Jackson

  • American actor who is by some estimates the highest-grossing actor of all time
  • He has appeared in films like Jungle Fever, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, the three Star Wars prequels, Jackie Brown, The Incredibles (voice), and the Marvel Comics franchise as Nick Fury

97

Julie Andrews

  • English singer and stage and film actress active since the 1940s and famed for her starring role in Mary Poppins, which earned her the Oscar for Best Actress
  • She has also appeared in The Sound of Music, Hawaii, Torn Curtain, 10, Victor Victoria, The Princess Diaries, and the Shrek films (voice)

98

Barbra Streisand

  • American singer and actress who has notably won at least one Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award
  • An adult contemporary and jazz singer, she holds the record for most top-10 albums by a female recording artist
  • As an actress she won an Academy Award for her role in Funny Girl

99

Clint Eastwood

  • American actor and director most notably associated with the Western genre
  • Starred in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy, and as the titular character in the Dirty Harry series
  • Transitioned successfully into directing, and has won two Best Director Academy Awards for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby
  • He also served as Mayor of Carmel, CA during the 1980s

100

Jackie Chan

  • Hong Kong-born actor renowned worldwide for his martial arts-influenced physical comedy
  • He has appeared in such films as the Rush Hour series, Shanghai Noon, The Tuxedo, and the remake of The Karate Kid

101

  • American actress who is famous for her role in the cult favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • She won an Oscar for her leading role in Dead Man Walking
  • She has also appeared in Atlantic City, The Hunger, Bull Durham, Thelma & Louise, The Client, and The Lovely Bones

Susan Sarandon

102

  • American actress best known as a two-time Oscar winner (for her roles in Klute and Coming Home) and fitness guru
  • Aside from her famous fitness tapes, she has appeared in movies like Cat Ballou, Barbarella, Any Wednesday, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Julia, The Morning After, and Monster-in-Law

Jane Fonda

103

  • American actress descendant from a family of iconic film and stage actors
  • She first gained fame for her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, then became a child star
  • Although her youth was characterized by drug and alcohol abuse, she eventually became a bonafide adult actress
  • She has appeared in films like The Wedding Singer, Ever After, Scream, Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates, and Fever Pitch

Drew Barrymore

104

  • American actor and director who spent his formative years in Australia, best known for his starring roles in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series
  • He won an Oscar for directing Braveheart, which was also given the Oscar for Best Picture
  • He has starred in films like The Year of Living Dangerously, Hamlet, What Women Want, The Patriot, and Signs
  • He has also directed the movies The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto

Mel Gibson

105

  • American actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
  • He has appeared in films such as Romancing the Stone, Fatal Attraction, The War of the Roses, and Traffic

Michael Douglas

106

  • American actress who won an Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love
  • She was famously married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin
  • She has appeared in such films as Seven, Emma, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, and the Iron Man series

Gwyneth Paltrow

107

  • American action film actor known for starring in the Die Hard series and for having been married to actress Demi Moore
  • He has also appeared in films such as Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, Sin CityThe Sixth Sense, and Red

Bruce Willis

108

  • Austrian-born American action film actor and former bodybuilder who served two terms as Governor of California
  • Famously crowned Mr. Universe when he was 20
  • He married and divorced Maria Shriver, a member of the Kennedy family
  • He has appeared in films such as The Terminator series, True LiesPredator, Conan the Barbarian, and Batman & Robin

Arnold Schwarzenegger

109

  • New Zealand-born Australian actor who won an Oscar for his starring role in Gladiator
  • He has also appeared in films such as A Beautiful Mind, L.A. Confidential, Master and Commander, and American Gangster

Russell Crowe

110

  • American actor and director famed for his good looks as a leading man when he emerged on the Hollywood scene in the 1960s
  • He starred in such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All the President's Men, The Great Gatsby, Spy Game, Out of Africa, and All Is Lost
  • He has also had a successful, though less prolific, career as a director, winning the Best Director Oscar for Ordinary People
  • He founded the Sundance Film Festival

Robert Redford

111

  • American actor famed for his turns in such iconic films as Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Sting
  • Started a line of food products under his own name that donates all profits to charity
  • Was also notably a liberal political activist and racecar enthusiast

Paul Newman

112

  • American actor and director who is one of only two men with Orson Welles to be nominated for an Oscar for acting, directing, writing, and producing for the same film, a feat which he achieved twice
  • Some of his notable films include Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Dick Tracy, and Bugsy

Warren Beatty

113

  • American actor who is one of the highest-grossing box-office stars of all time
  • He is famed for his leading roles in the original Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana Jones franchise
  • He has starred in other films like Blade Runner, The Fugitive, Witness, Air Force One, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, What Lies Beneath, and American Graffiti

Harrison Ford

114

  • Iconic American actor who has won three Oscars, for his roles in Terms of Endearment, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and As Good as It Gets
  • He holds the record for most Oscar nominations (in acting) for a male actor
  • He has starred in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Shining, Chinatown, Batman, A Few Good Men, and The Departed

Jack Nicholson

115

  • American actor born into a family of actors and perhaps best known for his role as The Dude in The Big Lebowski
  • He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart
  • He has also appeared in Tron, Iron Man, True Grit, Seabiscuit, Fearless, Against All Odds, The Contender, and The Fabulous Baker Boys

Jeff Bridges

116

  • American actor who is by some estimates the highest-grossing actor of all time
  • He has appeared in films like Jungle Fever, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, the three Star Wars prequels, Jackie Brown, The Incredibles (voice), and the Marvel Comics franchise as Nick Fury

Samuel L. Jackson

117

  • English singer and stage and film actress active since the 1940s and famed for her starring role in Mary Poppins, which earned her the Oscar for Best Actress
  • She has also appeared in The Sound of Music, Hawaii, Torn Curtain, 10, Victor Victoria, The Princess Diaries, and the Shrek films (voice)

Julie Andrews

118

  • American singer and actress who has notably won at least one Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award
  • An adult contemporary and jazz singer, she holds the record for most top-10 albums by a female recording artist
  • As an actress she won an Academy Award for her role in Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand

119

  • American actor and director most notably associated with the Western genre
  • Starred in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy, and as the titular character in the Dirty Harry series
  • Transitioned successfully into directing, and has won two Best Director Academy Awards for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby
  • He also served as Mayor of Carmel, CA during the 1980s

Clint Eastwood

120

  • Hong Kong-born actor renowned worldwide for his martial arts-influenced physical comedy
  • He has appeared in such films as the Rush Hour series, Shanghai Noon, The Tuxedo, and the remake of The Karate Kid

Jackie Chan

121

Sean Penn

  • American actor regarded as one of the finest of his generation
  • He won Oscars for his roles in Mystic River and Milk
  • He has appeared in films such as Dead Man Walking, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, I Am Sam, and The Tree of Life

122

Johnny Depp

  • American actor who rose to fame while appearing on the television show 21 Jump Street during the 1980s
  • Now a bonafide movie star, he is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
  • He has had a prolific working relationship with director Tim Burton
  • His films include Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland

123

Nicolas Cage

  • American actor who won an Oscar for his role in Leaving Las Vegas
  • His films include Raising Arizona, The Rock, Face/Off, Con Air, National Treasure, Ghost Rider, and Kick-Ass

124

Diane Keaton

  • American actress perhaps best known as Woody Allen's muse during his run of successful comedies in the late 1970s, including the titular role in Annie Hall, which won her an Oscar
  • She also notably played Michael Corleone's wife Kay in The Godfather series
  • She has appeared in films such as Manhattan, Reds, Father of the Bride, and Something's Gotta Give

125

Liam Neeson

  • Irish actor perhaps best known for his starring role in Schindler's List
  • He has also appeared in Michael Collins, the Taken series, Kinsey, Batman Begins, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • He was married to the late actress Natasha Richardson, daughter of screen legend Vanessa Redgrave

126

James Dean

  • American film actor who famously died after starring in only three films
  • His youth and the roles he played cemented him as an icon of teenage disillusionment
  • His films were Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, and Giant

127

Charlie Chaplin

  • English actor and director best known for his roles during the silent film era
  • His use of physical comedy, especially as the recurring character, The Tramp, made him the most famous movie star in the world by the 1920s
  • He was effectively exiled from the United States during the McCarthy era
  • Some of his best-known films include The Kid, City Lights, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator

128

Julianne Moore

  • American actress famed for her nuanced performances and signature red hair
  • She won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Still Alice
  • Her films include Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, The End of the Affair, Far From Heaven, and Crazy, Stupid, Love

129

Mel Brooks

  • American director and screenwriter best known for making farces and parodies
  • His films include Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, and The Producers

130

Humphrey Bogart

  • American actor named the greatest male star in American Cinema by the American Film Institute for his roles during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s
  • Often played a cynic who would ultimately show his noble side
  • He appeared in such iconic films as The Maltese Falcon, High Sierra, Casablanca, Key Largo, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and The African Queen

131

Woody Allen

  • American director, screenwriter, comedian, and actor best known for making and usually starring in his own films for over 50 years
  • He often plays a neurotic, insecure parody of himself
  • Some of his films include Take the Money and Run, Manhattan, Annie Hall, and Midnight in Paris

132

Ryan Gosling

  • Canadian actor who got his start on the Mickey Mouse Club before moving on to roles in films like Remember the Titans, Murder by Numbers, and The Notebook
  • Other film credits include Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, Fracture, The Ides of March, Drive, and Crazy, Stupid, Love

133

Keira Knightley

  • English actress best known for her roles in period dramas and for her starring turn in the Pirates of the Caribbean series
  • Her film credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, Love Actually, Anna Karenina, and The Imitation Game

134

Benedict Cumberbatch

  • English actor perhaps best known for playing the lead role in the series Sherlock
  • His film credits include Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, The Hobbit series, and The Imitation Game

135

Charlton Heston

  • American actor known for starring as the hero in films during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s
  • Later in life, he served as president of the National Rifle Association
  • He appeared in films such as The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes, and The Greatest Show on Earth

136

Jerry Seinfeld

American comedian and actor best known for starring in a self-titled sitcom in the 1990s that some consider the greatest show of all time

137

Tina Fey

  • American actress, comedian, and writer who rose to fame writing for Saturday Night Live
  • She is known for creating and starring in the acclaimed sitcom 30 Rock
  • She has also appeared in such films as Mean Girls, Baby Mama, and Date Night

138

Tyler Perry

  • American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer best known for creating and starring in drag as the character Madea
  • He has directed many films including Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, and For Colored Girls

139

Steve McQueen

  • American actor nicknamed "The King of Cool" for his roles as anti-heroes throughout the 1960s and 70s
  • Famously performed many of his own stunts as a motorcycle and automobile enthusiast
  • He appeared in such films as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Getaway, and The Sand Pebbles

140

Catherine Deneuve

  • Iconic French actress renowned for her beauty
  • She has appeared in over 100 films
  • Her films include Repulsion, Belle de Jour, Indochine, and The Hunger

141

Vanessa Redgrave

  • British stage and screen actress regarded as perhaps the greatest of her generation
  • She has appeared in films such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Julia, The Bostonians, Mission: Impossible, and Atonement
  • Meanwhile she has continued to act on stage throughout her career, having initially risen to fame as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

142

  • American actor regarded as one of the finest of his generation
  • He won Oscars for his roles in Mystic River and Milk
  • He has appeared in films such as Dead Man Walking, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, I Am Sam, and The Tree of Life

Sean Penn

143

  • American actor who rose to fame while appearing on the television show 21 Jump Street during the 1980s
  • Now a bonafide movie star, he is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
  • He has had a prolific working relationship with director Tim Burton
  • His films include Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp

144

  • American actor who won an Oscar for his role in Leaving Las Vegas
  • His films include Raising Arizona, The Rock, Face/Off, Con Air, National Treasure, Ghost Rider, and Kick-Ass

Nicolas Cage

145

  • American actress perhaps best known as Woody Allen's muse during his run of successful comedies in the late 1970s, including the titular role in Annie Hall, which won her an Oscar
  • She also notably played Michael Corleone's wife Kay in The Godfather series
  • She has appeared in films such as Manhattan, Reds, Father of the Bride, and Something's Gotta Give

Diane Keaton

146

  • Irish actor perhaps best known for his starring role in Schindler's List
  • He has also appeared in Michael Collins, the Taken series, Kinsey, Batman Begins, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • He was married to the late actress Natasha Richardson, daughter of screen legend Vanessa Redgrave

Liam Neeson

147

  • American film actor who famously died after starring in only three films
  • His youth and the roles he played cemented him as an icon of teenage disillusionment
  • His films were Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, and Giant

James Dean

148

  • English actor and director best known for his roles during the silent film era
  • His use of physical comedy, especially as the recurring character, The Tramp, made him the most famous movie star in the world by the 1920s
  • He was effectively exiled from the United States during the McCarthy era
  • Some of his best-known films include The Kid, City Lights, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator

Charlie Chaplin

149

  • American actress famed for her nuanced performances and signature red hair
  • She won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Still Alice
  • Her films include Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, The End of the Affair, Far From Heaven, and Crazy, Stupid, Love

Julianne Moore

150

  • American director and screenwriter best known for making farces and parodies
  • His films include Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, and The Producers

Mel Brooks

151

  • American actor named the greatest male star in American Cinema by the American Film Institute for his roles during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s
  • Often played a cynic who would ultimately show his noble side
  • He appeared in such iconic films as The Maltese Falcon, High Sierra, Casablanca, Key Largo, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and The African Queen

Humphrey Bogart

152

  • American director, screenwriter, comedian, and actor best known for making and usually starring in his own films for over 50 years
  • He often plays a neurotic, insecure parody of himself
  • Some of his films include Take the Money and Run, Manhattan, Annie Hall, and Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen

153

  • Canadian actor who got his start on the Mickey Mouse Club before moving on to roles in films like Remember the Titans, Murder by Numbers, and The Notebook
  • Other film credits include Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, Fracture, The Ides of March, Drive, and Crazy, Stupid, Love

Ryan Gosling

154

  • English actress best known for her roles in period dramas and for her starring turn in the Pirates of the Caribbean series
  • Her film credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, Love Actually, Anna Karenina, and The Imitation Game

Keira Knightley

155

  • English actor perhaps best known for playing the lead role in the series Sherlock
  • His film credits include Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, The Hobbit series, and The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch

156

  • American actor known for starring as the hero in films during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s
  • Later in life, he served as president of the National Rifle Association
  • He appeared in films such as The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes, and The Greatest Show on Earth

Charlton Heston

157

American comedian and actor best known for starring in a self-titled sitcom in the 1990s that some consider the greatest show of all time

Jerry Seinfeld

158

  • American actress, comedian, and writer who rose to fame writing for Saturday Night Live
  • She is known for creating and starring in the acclaimed sitcom 30 Rock
  • She has also appeared in such films as Mean Girls, Baby Mama, and Date Night

Tina Fey

159

  • American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer best known for creating and starring in drag as the character Madea
  • He has directed many films including Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, and For Colored Girls

Tyler Perry

160

  • American actor nicknamed "The King of Cool" for his roles as anti-heroes throughout the 1960s and 70s
  • Famously performed many of his own stunts as a motorcycle and automobile enthusiast
  • He appeared in such films as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Getaway, and The Sand Pebbles

Steve McQueen

161

  • Iconic French actress renowned for her beauty
  • She has appeared in over 100 films
  • Her films include Repulsion, Belle de Jour, Indochine, and The Hunger

Catherine Deneuve

162

  • British stage and screen actress regarded as perhaps the greatest of her generation
  • She has appeared in films such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Julia, The Bostonians, Mission: Impossible, and Atonement
  • Meanwhile she has continued to act on stage throughout her career, having initially risen to fame as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Vanessa Redgrave

163

Marion Cotillard

  • French actress who won an Oscar for her turn as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose
  • She has appeared in films such as Big Fish, A Very Long Engagement, Inception, Midnight in Paris, Les Petits Mouchoirs, The Dark Knight Rises, and Two Days, One Night

164

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

  • American actors, writers, and producers best known for co-creating the television series South Park
  • Their Broadway musical The Book of Mormon won numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical

165

Bill Cosby

  • American actor and comedian best known for starring in a self-titled sitcom that depicted the experiences of an affluent African-American family and became one of the defining shows of the 1980s
  • He also appeared on the children's television series The Electric Company and created the cartoon series Fat Albert

166

Edward R. Murrow

  • American broadcast journalist considered an icon and pioneer of TV news broadcasting
  • He recorded a series of popular radio news broadcasts during World War II before transitioning into television

167

Helen Mirren

  • English stage and film actress who began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s
  • She won an Oscar for her role as Elizabeth II in The Queen
  • She has also appeared in the TV series Prime Suspect and the films Age of Consent, Excalibur, The Long Good Friday, The Madness of King George, and Calendar Girls

168

Kim Kardashian

American celebrity of the 21st century who is famous for being famous

169

Grace Kelly

  • American actress best known for quitting acting to become the Princess of Monaco
  • She won an Oscar for her performance in The Country Girl
  • Her films include Mogambo, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, and To Catch a Thief

170

Oprah Winfrey

  • American talk show host best known for her self-titled day-time talk show which was the most successful of its kind
  • One of the world's richest women, she was the first black female billionaire, is an influential philanthropist, and according to some measures, the most influential woman in the world

171

Marilyn Monroe

  • American actress and model best known as the most celebrated Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and 60s
  • Her films include All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, and Some Like It Hot
  • She is famously rumored to have had a tryst with President John F. Kennedy while he was in office
  • She appeared on the cover of the first-ever issue of Playboy magazine

172

Johnny Carson

  • American television host and comedian best known for hosting The Tonight Show for 30 years from 1962 to 1992
  • His show became the archetype for all subsequent modern talk shows

173

Uma Thurman

  • American actress best known for being Quentin Tarantino's muse in several of his films
  • She has appeared in films such as Pulp Fiction, Gattaca, Batman & Robin, and the Kill Bill films

174

Katharine Hepburn

  • American film and stage actress named the top female Hollywood Legend by the American Film Institute
  • Famous for being independent and outspoken, she came to represent the modern 20th-century woman
  • She won 4 Oscars for Best Actress, the most for any performer
  • Her films include Morning Glory, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond

175

Audrey Hepburn

  • Belgian-born British actress who was a film and fashion icon of the 20th century
  • Her films include Roman Holiday, for which she won an Oscar, Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and My Fair Lady

176

Fred Astaire

  • American film and stage dancer and actor who was one of the biggest stars of the 20th century
  • His musical film credits include Flying Down to Rio, Shall We Dance, You'll Never Get Rich, and Holiday Inn

177

Steven Spielberg

  • Highly successful and influential American filmmaker who is often associated with the blockbuster genre
  • His films include Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • He won Oscars for directing Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan

178

George Lucas

  • American filmmaker most famous for being the creator of the Star Wars franchise
  • He is also noted for creating the character of Indiana Jones and directing American Graffiti

179

Alfred Hitchcock

  • English film director of the 20th century seen by many as the greatest filmmaker of all time
  • He pioneered many film techniques and helped shape modern cinema
  • He directed films such as Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds

180

Cate Blanchett

  • Australian actress who won Oscars for her roles in The Aviator and Blue Jasmine
  • She has also appeared in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elizabeth, Babel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Notes on a Scandal, and I'm Not There

181

James Cameron

  • Canadian filmmaker best known for directing Titanic and Avatar, the two highest-grossing films of all time, not adjusting for inflation
  • His other films include The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and True Lies

182

Martin Scorsese

  • American filmmaker often viewed as one of the greatest directors of all time
  • His films include Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, and The Departed, the last of which won him an Academy Award for Best Director

183

  • French actress who won an Oscar for her turn as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose
  • She has appeared in films such as Big Fish, A Very Long Engagement, Inception, Midnight in Paris, Les Petits Mouchoirs, The Dark Knight Rises, and Two Days, One Night

Marion Cotillard

184

  • American actors, writers, and producers best known for co-creating the television series South Park
  • Their Broadway musical The Book of Mormon won numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

185

  • American actor and comedian best known for starring in a self-titled sitcom that depicted the experiences of an affluent African-American family and became one of the defining shows of the 1980s
  • He also appeared on the children's television series The Electric Company and created the cartoon series Fat Albert

Bill Cosby

186

  • American broadcast journalist considered an icon and pioneer of TV news broadcasting
  • He recorded a series of popular radio news broadcasts during World War II before transitioning into television

Edward R. Murrow

187

  • English stage and film actress who began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s
  • She won an Oscar for her role as Elizabeth II in The Queen
  • She has also appeared in the TV series Prime Suspect and the films Age of Consent, Excalibur, The Long Good Friday, The Madness of King George, and Calendar Girls

Helen Mirren

188

American celebrity of the 21st century who is famous for being famous

Kim Kardashian

189

  • American actress best known for quitting acting to become the Princess of Monaco
  • She won an Oscar for her performance in The Country Girl
  • Her films include Mogambo, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, and To Catch a Thief

Grace Kelly

190

  • American talk show host best known for her self-titled day-time talk show which was the most successful of its kind
  • One of the world's richest women, she was the first black female billionaire, is an influential philanthropist, and according to some measures, the most influential woman in the world

Oprah Winfrey

191

  • American actress and model best known as the most celebrated Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and 60s
  • Her films include All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, and Some Like It Hot
  • She is famously rumored to have had a tryst with President John F. Kennedy while he was in office
  • She appeared on the cover of the first-ever issue of Playboy magazine

Marilyn Monroe

192

  • American television host and comedian best known for hosting The Tonight Show for 30 years from 1962 to 1992
  • His show became the archetype for all subsequent modern talk shows

Johnny Carson

193

  • American actress best known for being Quentin Tarantino's muse in several of his films
  • She has appeared in films such as Pulp Fiction, Gattaca, Batman & Robin, and the Kill Bill films

Uma Thurman

194

  • American film and stage actress named the top female Hollywood Legend by the American Film Institute
  • Famous for being independent and outspoken, she came to represent the modern 20th-century woman
  • She won 4 Oscars for Best Actress, the most for any performer
  • Her films include Morning Glory, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond

Katharine Hepburn

195

  • Belgian-born British actress who was a film and fashion icon of the 20th century
  • Her films include Roman Holiday, for which she won an Oscar, Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and My Fair Lady

Audrey Hepburn

196

  • American film and stage dancer and actor who was one of the biggest stars of the 20th century
  • His musical film credits include Flying Down to Rio, Shall We Dance, You'll Never Get Rich, and Holiday Inn

Fred Astaire

197

  • Highly successful and influential American filmmaker who is often associated with the blockbuster genre
  • His films include Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • He won Oscars for directing Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg

198

  • American filmmaker most famous for being the creator of the Star Wars franchise
  • He is also noted for creating the character of Indiana Jones and directing American Graffiti

George Lucas

199

  • English film director of the 20th century seen by many as the greatest filmmaker of all time
  • He pioneered many film techniques and helped shape modern cinema
  • He directed films such as Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock

200

  • Australian actress who won Oscars for her roles in The Aviator and Blue Jasmine
  • She has also appeared in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elizabeth, Babel, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Notes on a Scandal, and I'm Not There

Cate Blanchett

201

  • Canadian filmmaker best known for directing Titanic and Avatar, the two highest-grossing films of all time, not adjusting for inflation
  • His other films include The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and True Lies

James Cameron

202

  • American filmmaker often viewed as one of the greatest directors of all time
  • His films include Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, and The Departed, the last of which won him an Academy Award for Best Director

Martin Scorsese

203

Sean Connery

  • Scottish actor best known as the original James Bond
  • He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Untouchables
  • He has also appeared in films like The Rock, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and Murder on the Orient Express

204

Sylvester Stallone

American actor famous for his Hollywood action roles, most notably his portrayals of characters Rocky Balboa and John Rambo from the Rocky and Rambo franchises

205

Jessica Chastain

  • American actress who rose to fame in 2011 with a number of Hollywood releases like The Help, The Debt, The Tree of Life, and Coriolanus
  • Her other film credits include Lawless, Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent Year, and Interstellar

206

Penélope Cruz

  • Spanish actress who rose to prominence in the early 2000s with roles in Blow and Vanilla Sky
  • She has since appeared in films like Sahara, Volver, Nine, Bandidas, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • She won an Oscar for her supporting role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

207

Emma Stone

  • American actress who made her film debut in the comedy Superbad
  • She has since appeared in Zombieland, Easy A, The Help, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Birdman

208

Jennifer Lawrence

  • American actress who won an Oscar for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook
  • She has also appeared in American Hustle, the X-Men franchise, the Hunger Games series, and Winter's Bone, the last of which famously earned her an Oscar nomination at the age of 20

209

Zooey Deschanel

  • American actress and musician who stars in the sitcom New Girl
  • She has appeared in films like Almost Famous, Elf, (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man, and The Happening

210

Natalie Portman

  • Israeli-American actress who won an Oscar for her leading role in Black Swan
  • She is also famed for her performances in the Star Wars prequel trilogy
  • She has appeared in other films such as Léon: The Professional, Closer, V for Vendetta, The Other Boleyn Girl, Garden State, and Thor

211

Channing Tatum

  • American dancer, model, and actor whose breakthrough film role was in Step Up
  • He has appeared in films like Side Effects, the G.I. Joe series, the 21 Jump Street franchise, the Magic Mike movies, and Foxcatcher

212

Jim Carrey

  • Canadian American comedian and actor known for his energetic slapstick performances who became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood in the 1990s
  • He has appeared in In Living Color, The Mask, the Ace Ventura films, Liar Liar, the Dumb and Dumber movies, The Truman Show, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

213

Bradley Cooper

  • American actor who is best known for starring in The Hangover franchise
  • He has also appeared in films like Wedding Crashers, Limitless, Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and American Sniper

214

Emma Thompson

  • English actress and writer who has won Oscars for Howards End (Best Actress) and Sense and Sensibility (Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • She has also appeared in films like Much Ado About Nothing, The Remains of the Day, Love Actually, the Harry Potter series, and Saving Mr. Banks

215

Seth Rogen

  • Canadian comic actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker who got his start on the acclaimed but short-lived series Freaks and Geeks
  • He has appeared in movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, and This Is the End

216

Emily Blunt

  • English actress whose breakout film performances came in My Summer of Love and The Devil Wears Prada
  • She has gone on to appear in movies like The Young Victoria, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow, and Into the Woods

217

Reese Witherspoon

  • American actress and producer who won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line
  • She has appeared in films like Pleasantville, Election, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, and Wild

218

Jamie Foxx

  • Grammy-winning American singer, comedian, and actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray
  • He has appeared in films like Collateral, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Django Unchained, Any Given Sunday, and Dreamgirls

219

Robert Downey Jr.

  • American actor who rose to fame in his youth, went through a period of legal and substance abuse issues, then experienced a career resurgence in middle age
  • The son of a well-known filmmaker, he is sometimes considered to have been part of the Brat Pack in the 1980s
  • He has appeared in films like Weird Science, Chaplin, Natural Born Killers, Tropic Thunder, and the Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, and Avengers franchises

220

Ellen DeGeneres

  • American actress, comedian, and TV host who starred in a self-titled sitcom in the 90s and now hosts her own daytime talk show
  • She began her career as a stand-up comic and has hosted many of Hollywood's major awards shows
  • She came out as a lesbian in the late 90s and is married to actress Portia de Rossi
  • She voiced the character of Dory in Finding Nemo

221

David Letterman

  • American writer, comedian, and TV host who is seen as an iconic late night talk show host
  • A friend and protégé of Johnny Carson, he is famous for his self-deprecating, deadpan humor, and was the longest-serving late night host ever upon his retirement in 2015

222

Matthew McConaughey

  • American actor known for his catchphrase "Alright, alright, alright" and who won an Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club
  • He has appeared in the TV series True Detective and films like Dazed and Confused, Amistad, The Wedding Planner, Bernie, Mud, Magic Mike, and Interstellar

223

Ingrid Bergman

  • Swedish actress of the 20th century considered one of the great icons of classic Hollywood
  • She won three Oscars, for her roles in Gaslight, Anastasia, and Murder on the Orient Express
  • She also appeared in For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Bells of St. Mary's, Spellbound, Notorious, and Casablanca

224

Richard Burton

  • Welsh actor of the 20th century perhaps best known for his turbulent, publicized marriage to fellow screen legend Elizabeth Taylor
  • He appeared in films like My Cousin Rachel, The Robe, Becket, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cleopatra, and Equus

225

James Stewart

  • American actor of the 20th century known for his roles in classic films like Vertigo, The Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, and The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • He was also a decorated veteran who became Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve

226

Laurence Olivier

  • English actor of the 20th century who is widely regarded as one of the greatest pure actors of his generation
  • He appeared in films such as Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, The Entertainer, Sleuth, Marathon Man, and The Boys from Brazil

227

Spencer Tracy

  • Iconic American actor who is noted for his decades-long private relationship with Katharine Hepburn
  • His film credits include Woman of the Year, Boys Town, Captains Courageous, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Father of the Bride, and Judgment at Nuremberg

228

Clark Gable

  • American actor best known for his starring role in Gone with the Wind
  • He also appeared in films like The Misfits, Mutiny on the Bounty, Mogambo, and It Happened One Night

229

Orson Welles

  • American actor, writer, and director who worked in film, theater, and radio
  • He is most famous for his radio broadcast The War of the Worlds and for directing and starring in Citizen Kane
  • His other films include The Third Man, Touch of Evil, A Man for All Seasons, and The Magnificent Ambersons

230

Lauren Bacall

  • American actress active since the 1940s and regarded as a Hollywood icon
  • She has appeared in movies like To Have And Have Not, The Big Sleep, How to Marry a Millionaire, Key Largo, and The Mirror Has Two Faces

231

Akira Kurosawa

  • Japanese filmmaker of the 20th century regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of cinema
  • His acclaimed films include Drunken Angel, Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Kagemusha, and Ran

232

Josephine Baker

  • American-born French singer, dancer, and actress who became an international entertainment icon in the 1920s and 30s
  • Getting her start as a vaudeville dancer, she moved to Paris and became renowned for her singing, erotic dancing and costumes, and for bringing her pet cheetah onstage
  • In 1934 she became the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou
  • She also contributed to the American Civil Rights Movement and during World War II, assisted the French Resistance, later earning her the French military honor, the Croix de guerre

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  • Scottish actor best known as the original James Bond
  • He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Untouchables
  • He has also appeared in films like The Rock, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and Murder on the Orient Express

Sean Connery

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American actor famous for his Hollywood action roles, most notably his portrayals of characters Rocky Balboa and John Rambo from the Rocky and Rambo franchises

Sylvester Stallone

235

  • American actress who rose to fame in 2011 with a number of Hollywood releases like The Help, The Debt, The Tree of Life, and Coriolanus
  • Her other film credits include Lawless, Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent Year, and Interstellar

Jessica Chastain

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  • Spanish actress who rose to prominence in the early 2000s with roles in Blow and Vanilla Sky
  • She has since appeared in films like Sahara, Volver, Nine, Bandidas, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • She won an Oscar for her supporting role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Penélope Cruz

237

  • American actress who made her film debut in the comedy Superbad
  • She has since appeared in Zombieland, Easy A, The Help, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Birdman

Emma Stone

238

  • American actress who won an Oscar for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook
  • She has also appeared in American Hustle, the X-Men franchise, the Hunger Games series, and Winter's Bone, the last of which famously earned her an Oscar nomination at the age of 20

Jennifer Lawrence

239

  • American actress and musician who stars in the sitcom New Girl
  • She has appeared in films like Almost Famous, Elf, (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man, and The Happening

Zooey Deschanel

240

  • Israeli-American actress who won an Oscar for her leading role in Black Swan
  • She is also famed for her performances in the Star Wars prequel trilogy
  • She has appeared in other films such as Léon: The Professional, Closer, V for Vendetta, The Other Boleyn Girl, Garden State, and Thor

Natalie Portman

241

  • American dancer, model, and actor whose breakthrough film role was in Step Up
  • He has appeared in films like Side Effects, the G.I. Joe series, the 21 Jump Street franchise, the Magic Mike movies, and Foxcatcher

Channing Tatum

242

  • Canadian American comedian and actor known for his energetic slapstick performances who became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood in the 1990s
  • He has appeared in In Living Color, The Mask, the Ace Ventura films, Liar Liar, the Dumb and Dumber movies, The Truman Show, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jim Carrey

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  • American actor who is best known for starring in The Hangover franchise
  • He has also appeared in films like Wedding Crashers, Limitless, Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and American Sniper

Bradley Cooper

244

  • English actress and writer who has won Oscars for Howards End (Best Actress) and Sense and Sensibility (Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • She has also appeared in films like Much Ado About Nothing, The Remains of the Day, Love Actually, the Harry Potter series, and Saving Mr. Banks

Emma Thompson

245

  • Canadian comic actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker who got his start on the acclaimed but short-lived series Freaks and Geeks
  • He has appeared in movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, and This Is the End

Seth Rogen

246

  • English actress whose breakout film performances came in My Summer of Love and The Devil Wears Prada
  • She has gone on to appear in movies like The Young Victoria, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Looper, Edge of Tomorrow, and Into the Woods

Emily Blunt

247

  • American actress and producer who won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line
  • She has appeared in films like Pleasantville, Election, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, and Wild

Reese Witherspoon

248

  • Grammy-winning American singer, comedian, and actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray
  • He has appeared in films like Collateral, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Django Unchained, Any Given Sunday, and Dreamgirls

Jamie Foxx

249

  • American actor who rose to fame in his youth, went through a period of legal and substance abuse issues, then experienced a career resurgence in middle age
  • The son of a well-known filmmaker, he is sometimes considered to have been part of the Brat Pack in the 1980s
  • He has appeared in films like Weird Science, Chaplin, Natural Born Killers, Tropic Thunder, and the Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, and Avengers franchises

Robert Downey Jr.

250

  • American actress, comedian, and TV host who starred in a self-titled sitcom in the 90s and now hosts her own daytime talk show
  • She began her career as a stand-up comic and has hosted many of Hollywood's major awards shows
  • She came out as a lesbian in the late 90s and is married to actress Portia de Rossi
  • She voiced the character of Dory in Finding Nemo

Ellen DeGeneres

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  • American writer, comedian, and TV host who is seen as an iconic late night talk show host
  • A friend and protégé of Johnny Carson, he is famous for his self-deprecating, deadpan humor, and was the longest-serving late night host ever upon his retirement in 2015

David Letterman

252

  • American actor known for his catchphrase "Alright, alright, alright" and who won an Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club
  • He has appeared in the TV series True Detective and films like Dazed and Confused, Amistad, The Wedding Planner, Bernie, Mud, Magic Mike, and Interstellar

Matthew McConaughey

253

  • Swedish actress of the 20th century considered one of the great icons of classic Hollywood
  • She won three Oscars, for her roles in Gaslight, Anastasia, and Murder on the Orient Express
  • She also appeared in For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Bells of St. Mary's, Spellbound, Notorious, and Casablanca

Ingrid Bergman

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  • Welsh actor of the 20th century perhaps best known for his turbulent, publicized marriage to fellow screen legend Elizabeth Taylor
  • He appeared in films like My Cousin Rachel, The Robe, Becket, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cleopatra, and Equus

Richard Burton

255

  • American actor of the 20th century known for his roles in classic films like Vertigo, The Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, and The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • He was also a decorated veteran who became Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve

James Stewart

256

  • English actor of the 20th century who is widely regarded as one of the greatest pure actors of his generation
  • He appeared in films such as Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, The Entertainer, Sleuth, Marathon Man, and The Boys from Brazil

Laurence Olivier

257

  • Iconic American actor who is noted for his decades-long private relationship with Katharine Hepburn
  • His film credits include Woman of the Year, Boys Town, Captains Courageous, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Father of the Bride, and Judgment at Nuremberg

Spencer Tracy

258

  • American actor best known for his starring role in Gone with the Wind
  • He also appeared in films like The Misfits, Mutiny on the Bounty, Mogambo, and It Happened One Night

Clark Gable

259

  • American actor, writer, and director who worked in film, theater, and radio
  • He is most famous for his radio broadcast The War of the Worlds and for directing and starring in Citizen Kane
  • His other films include The Third Man, Touch of Evil, A Man for All Seasons, and The Magnificent Ambersons

Orson Welles

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  • American actress active since the 1940s and regarded as a Hollywood icon
  • She has appeared in movies like To Have And Have Not, The Big Sleep, How to Marry a Millionaire, Key Largo, and The Mirror Has Two Faces

Lauren Bacall

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  • Japanese filmmaker of the 20th century regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of cinema
  • His acclaimed films include Drunken Angel, Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Kagemusha, and Ran

Akira Kurosawa

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  • American-born French singer, dancer, and actress who became an international entertainment icon in the 1920s and 30s
  • Getting her start as a vaudeville dancer, she moved to Paris and became renowned for her singing, erotic dancing and costumes, and for bringing her pet cheetah onstage
  • In 1934 she became the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou
  • She also contributed to the American Civil Rights Movement and during World War II, assisted the French Resistance, later earning her the French military honor, the Croix de guerre

Josephine Baker