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#651 John Schlesinger / Margot Frank – 16 February 1926

John Schlesinger John Richard Schlesinger, CBE (16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy, and was nominated for two other films … Continue reading

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#636 Leon Trotsky / King Baggot – 7 November 1879

Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky ( 7 November 1879 – 21 August 1940) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. On 20 August 1940, Trotsky was attacked in his … Continue reading

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#618 Sofía Vergara / Peter Serafinowicz – 10 July 1972

Sofía Vergara Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (born July 10, 1972) (@SofiaVergara) is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess, and model. Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Vergara currently stars on the TV series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she … Continue reading

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#617 Angela Bowie / Pedro Almodóvar / Anson Williams – 25 September 1949

Angela Bowie Angela Bowie (born Mary Angela Barnett, September 25, 1949) (@AngelaBowie) is an American cover girl, model, actress and musician. She was the wife of English musician David Bowie. He wrote the songs “The Prettiest Star” and “Golden Years” about her. Pedro Almodóvar Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (born 25 September 1949) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. Almodóvar … Continue reading

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#616 Linda Gray / Patrick Mower – 12 September 1940

Linda Gray Linda Ann Gray (born September 12, 1940) is an American film, stage and television actress, director, producer and former model. Gray is best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the long-running drama series Dallas, for which she was nominated for two Golden … Continue reading

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#597 Laurence Olivier / Hergé – 22 May 1907

Laurence Olivier Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was a British actor, director, and producer. One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century, he was the youngest actor to be knighted as a Knight Bachelor and the first to be … Continue reading

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#595 Eartha Kitt / E.W. Swackhamer – 17 January 1927

Eartha Kitt Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and the enduring Christmas novelty smash “Santa Baby”. Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting … Continue reading

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#587 Michael Crichton / Anita Roddick – 23 October 1942

Michael Crichton John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, … Continue reading

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#550 Ewan McGregor / Craig McCracken – 31 March 1971

Ewan McGregor Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in … Continue reading

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#525 Laura Linney / Martha Fiennes / Duff McKagan – 05 February 1964

Laura Linney Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress of film, television, and theatre. Linney has won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has been nominated three times for an Academy Award and once for a BAFTA Award. … Continue reading

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#519 Katarina Witt / Andrew Stanton – 03 December 1965

Katarina Witt Katarina Witt (born 3 December 1965) is a German figure skater and model. She won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She won the World Championships four times (in 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988), and … Continue reading

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#510 George Layton / Tony Meehan – 2 March 1943

George Layton George Layton (born George Lowy on 2 March 1943) is an English actor, director, screenwriter and author. He is best known for two television roles: that of Junior Dr Paul Collier in the comedy series Doctor in the House and its first two sequels Doctor at Large and Doctor in Charge, and that … Continue reading

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#494 Lance Armstrong / Jada Pinkett Smith – 18 September 1971

Lance Armstrong Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist who won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times, after having survived testicular cancer. He is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for … Continue reading

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#493 Baz Luhrmann / Michael French – 17 September 1962

Baz Luhrmann Mark Anthony “Baz” Luhrmann (born 17 September 1962) is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for The Red Curtain Trilogy, which includes his films Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!. In 2008, he released his film Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. Michael French … Continue reading

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#424 Walt Disney / Werner Heisenberg – 05 December 1901

Walt Disney Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. As the co-founder (with … Continue reading

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#417 Frank Ifield / Ridley Scott – 30 November 1937

Frank Ifield Francis Edward Ifield (born 30 November 1937) is an early Australian-English easy listening and country music singer and yodeller. He achieved considerable success in the early 1960s, especially in the UK Singles Chart, where he had four Number 1 hits between 1962 … Continue reading

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#416 Busby Berkeley / Yakima Canutt – 29 November 1895

Busby Berkeley Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976) was a highly influential Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. Berkeley was famous for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. Berkeley’s works used large numbers of showgirls … Continue reading

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#376 Sam Raimi / “Weird Al” Yankovic – 23 October 1959

Sam Raimi Samuel Marshall “Sam” Raimi (October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing cult horror films like the Evil Dead series, Darkman and Drag Me to Hell. as well as the blockbuster Spider-Man films and the producer … Continue reading

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#375 Christopher Lloyd / Derek Jacobi – 22 October 1938

Christopher Lloyd Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Doc Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family films, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He played Reverend Jim … Continue reading

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#365 Cliff Richard / Christopher Timothy – 14 October 1940

Cliff Richard Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb; 14 October 1940) is an English pop star, musician, performer, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has sold over 260 million records worldwide. Famous for his collaboration with the Shadows and his second place … Continue reading

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