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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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#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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#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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#538 Edward Norton / Christian Slater – 18 August 1969

Edward Norton Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role in American History X earned a nomination for Academy … Continue reading

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#536 Quentin Tarantino / Xuxa – 27 March 1963

Quentin Tarantino Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with films employing non linear storylines and the aestheticization of violence. His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp … 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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#480 John Sentamu / Phil Redmond – 10 June 1949

John Sentamu John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu (born 10 June 1949) is the 97th Archbishop of York, Metropolitan of the province of York, and Primate of England. He is the second most senior cleric in the Church of England. In October 2007 Sentamu was awarded the Yorkshireman of the … Continue reading

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#442 Steve Biko / Steven Spielberg – 18 December 1946

Steve Biko Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement. Since his death in police custody, he has been … Continue reading

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#440 Peter Farrelly / Dominic Lawson – 17 December 1956

Peter Farrelly Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. The Farrelly Brothers are mostly famous for directing and producing gross-out humor romantic comedy films such as, Dumb and Dumber, Me, Myself and Irene, There’s Something About … Continue reading

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#429 Bob Hawke / John Cassavetes – 09 December 1929

Bob Hawke Robert James Lee “Bob” Hawke AC GCL (born 9 December 1929) was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia and longest serving Australian Labor Party Prime Minister. John Cassavetes John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an … 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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#414 Bruce Lee / John Alderton – 27 November 1940

Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other … Continue reading

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#409 Terry Gilliam / Roy Thomas – 22 November 1940

Terry Gilliam Terrence Vance “Terry” Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is a screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam is also known for directing several films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen … Continue reading

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#391 Lester Piggott / Christopher Wood – 05 November 1935

Lester Piggott Lester Keith Piggott (born 5 November, 1935) is a retired English professional jockey, popularly known as “The Long Fellow”. He is considered to be the best of his generation and the greatest English flat jockey of all time, with 4,493 career wins, … Continue reading

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#361 Charles Dance / Chris Tarrant – 10 October 1946

Charles Dance Charles Dance, OBE (born Walter Charles Dance; 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter and director. His big break when he played the major role of Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown. He has appeared in numerous films, including Plenty (1985) with Meryl Streep and White Mischief … Continue reading

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#359 Matt Damon / Anne-Marie Duff – 08 October 1970

Matt Damon Matthew Paige “Matt” Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997), from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy … Continue reading

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#332 Oliver Stone / Tommy Lee Jones – 15 September 1946

Oliver Stone William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director and screenwriter. Stone became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as … Continue reading

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#327 Chris Columbus / Siobhan Fahey – 10 September 1958

Chris Columbus Christopher Joseph Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is a film director, producer and screenwriter. Columbus had most success with the first film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, along with Home Alone, winning a British Comedy Award … Continue reading

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#325 Martin Freeman / David Arquette – 08 September 1971

Martin Freeman Martin John C. Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as John in Love Actually, Tim Canterbury in the BBC’s Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office, Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Dr. … Continue reading

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