Pictured in: “The Fighter”

Amy Adams

Named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2014 and is among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

Pictured in: “Bernie”

Jack Black

Actor, musician, and cult idol; known for both his flamboyant film characters and as one of the driving forces of Tenacious D.

Pictured in: “Elizabeth”

Cate Blanchett

Regal and elegant, she ascended to the ranks of Hollywood stardom with her Academy Award-nominated turn as Queen Elizabeth.

Pictured in: “The Blind Side”

Sandra Bullock

Has won over filmgoers and critics alike with her wholesome,
buoyant portrayals of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances.

Pictured in: “Batman”

Michael Caine

A British icon in the 1960s, a leading action star in the late ’70s, and knighted in 1993, Michael Caine has built an amazing career.

Pictured in: “Dan in Real Life”

Steve Carell

Offbeat, off-kilter, outlandish actor with a strangely childish
comic persona, enhanced by deceptively straight-laced looks.

Pictured in: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

George Clooney

This son of journalist Nick Clooney and nephew of singer
Rosemary Clooney has always had show business in his blood.

Pictured in: “The Man Who Would be King”

Sean Connery

Truly a Superstar of Superstars, he was born into a middle-class
Scottish family in the first year of the worldwide Depression.

Pictured in: “The Martian”

Matt Damon

He went from obscure actor to Hollywood golden boy when
he and Ben Affleck co-wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting.

Pictured in: “Places in the Heart”

Sally Field

Got her start with fluffy ’60s sitcoms before growing
steadily into a respected and Academy Award winning actress.

Pictured in: “The King’s Speech”

Colin Firth

Part of the “Brit Pack” of rising, young British actors in the late
’80s, his films have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide to date.

Pictured in: “Witness”

Harrison Ford

If he’d listened to studio heads early in his career, he’d still be a carpenter and would never have become one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.

Pictured in: “Invictus”

Morgan Freeman

He rose to fame and a beloved place in American culture as part
of the cast of the 1970s children’s program The Electric Company.

Pictured in: “Braveheart”

Mel Gibson

Best known as an action hero in such movies as the Lethal
Weapon cop series, and the first three installments of Mad Max.

Pictured in: “Rosemary’s Baby”

Ruth Gordon

The daughter of a former ship captain, she knew she wanted to
act after witnessing a performance by stage actress Hazel Dawn.

Pictured in: “Charade”

Cary Grant

He escaped his humble Bristol environs and tumultuous home
life by joining a troupe of acrobats, where he became a stilt-walker.

Pictured in: “The Devil Wears Prada”

Anne Hathaway

Her first big screen gig, in The Princess Diaries, was also her
breakthrough, and she became familiar to millions of moviegoers.

Pictured in: “Wait Until Dark”

Audrey Hepburn

A magical screen presence and tireless crusader for children’s rights, she was one of the most enduring screen icons of the 20th century.

Pictured in: “Charlie Wilson’s War”

Philip Seymour Hoffman

One of the most original, versatile, and prolific actors in
Hollywood, he made a name for himself playing dysfunctional characters.

Pictured in: “The Prestige”

Hugh Jackman

A star in his native Australia thanks to his TV work, he became
known in America via his role as Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men movies.

Pictured in: “Jojo Rabbit”

Scarlett Johansson

Universally regarded as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood,
she has actually been acting professionally since the age of eight.

Pictured in: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Jeffrey Jones

He earned an enduring place in the zeitgeist with his portrayal
of Matthew Broderick’s outwitted foe in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Pictured in: “Paper Moon”

Madeline Kahn

Though she trained for an operatic career, she found her
most gainful employment in musical comedy and revue work.

Pictured in: “Birdman”

Michael Keaton

Equally adept at thoughtful drama and over-the-top comedy,
he has a knack for giving ordinary guys an idiosyncratic twist.

Pictured in: “American Hustle”

Jennifer Lawrence

As the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016, she
is often cited as the most successful actress of her generation.

Pictured in: “The Dark Knight”

Heath Ledger

Ledger received numerous posthumous accolades for his
critically acclaimed performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Pictured in: “The Apartment”

Jack Lemmon

A private school-educated everyman who could play outrageous comedy and wrenching tragedy, his career spanned 50 years.

Pictured in: “The Fortune Cookie”

Walter Matthau

Given to playing shambling, cantankerous cynics, his jowly
features and seedy, rumpled demeanor were his calling cards.

Pictured in: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Frances McDormand

One of the few to win acting’s Triple Crown: an Oscar (for Fargo),
a Tony (for Good People), and an Emmy (for Olive Kitteridge).

Pictured in: “Birdman”

Edward Norton

Won almost instant stardom with his film debut in 1996’s Primal
Fear, with a chilling performance as an altar boy accused of murder.

Pictured in: “The Lion Winter”

Peter O’Toole

Blessed with immense talent, he chalked up one of the most
formidable and heatedly honored acting resumes of the 20th century.

Pictured in: “Darkest Hour”

Gary Oldman

Whether playing a punk rocker, an assassin, a war vet, or a ghoul,
he amazes viewers with his ability to disappear into his roles.

Pictured in: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Brad Pitt

Son of a trucking company manager, he was raised in Missouri,
the oldest of three children, and brought up in a strict Baptist home.

Pictured in: “The Sound Of Music”

Christopher Plummer

From his 1950 debut onward, he’s been considered one
of the most brilliant Canadian actors of his generation.

Pictured in: “Harry Potter”

Alan Rickman

While he made his name playing ruthless villains, he proved himself
equally remarkable in romantic, comic, and good-guy dramatic roles.

Pictured in: “All That Jazz”

Roy Scheider

Will forever be associated with the ’70s “American film renaissance” thanks to The French Connection, Klute, Jaws, and All That Jazz.

Pictured in: “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”

Maggie Smith

Is there a theatergoer or film fan alive who hasn’t, at some point,
fallen in love with this sublimely brilliant British comedic actress?

Pictured in: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Jimmy Stewart

A quintessential Everyman who parlayed his easygoing persona
into one of the most successful and honored careers in film history.

Pictured in: “La La Land”

Emma Stone

Her combination of deadpan comic timing and undeniable beauty made her an instant hot property in Hollywood.

Pictured in: “Sophie’s Choice”

Meryl Streep

Widely considered the most gifted film actress of the late 20th
century, she represents the essence of onscreen dramatic art.

Pictured in: “The Fighter”

Mark Wahlberg

He made a successful transition from music to film, garnering
particular early praise for his role in Boogie Nights.

Pictured in: “The Butler”

Forest Whitaker

He got his big break when he appeared in Oliver Stone’s Platoon
and Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money (both in 1986).

Pictured in: “Young Frankenstein”

Gene Wilder

A volatile energy, a mad spark in the eye, and a tendency to explode into manic hilarity lies beneath his milquetoast mannerisms.

Pictured in: “My Week With Marilyn”

Michelle Williams

She first came to the public’s attention as bad girl Jen Lindley in the television series Dawson’s Creek (1998).

Pictured in: “Good Will Hunting”

Robin Williams

An improvisational master with a style comparable to Danny Kaye, his words would rush forth in torrents of manic energy.

Pictured in: “Pulp Fiction”

Bruce Willis

Well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films.