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Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, James Dean, Anna Magnani, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Cary Grant, Marcello Mastroianni, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie, and hundreds more larger-than-life film stars have captured the collective imagination of millions of movie fans around the world. Now, 501 Movie Stars pays homage to these pop culture idols with absorbing essays that describe each star's work, influences, and legacy. Each entry also includes the actor's filmography to date, descriptions of productive alliances with directors and other actors, famous cameos, stylistic innovations, and the many other details that contributed to making these actors unforgettable stars. Entries are listed chronologically by birth date, with movie stills and portrait photos accompanying each star's entry.

The List[]

1 - Bela Lugosi
2 - George Arliss
3 - Edmund Gwenn
4 - Charles Coburn
5 - Lionel Barrymore
6 - Will Rogers
7 - King Baggot
8 - Sydney Greenstreet
9 - Bob Hope
10 - W C Fields
11 - John Barrymore
12 - Lon Chaney
13 - Douglas Fairbanks
14 - Walter Huston
15 - Emil Jannings
16 - George 'Gabby' Hayes
17 - Theda Bara
18 - Erich von Stroheim
19 - Al Jolson
20 - Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
21 - Boris Karloff
22 - Louis Jouvet
23 - Barry Fitzgerald
24 - Maurice Chevalier
25 - Charles Chaplin
26 - Sessue Hayakawa
27 - Claude Rains
28 - Edward Arnold
29 - Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
30 - Clara Kimball Young
31 - Groucho Marx Harpo Marx Chico Marx Zeppo Marx
32 - Wallace Reid
33 - Eddie Cantor
34 - Mary Pickford
35 - Basil Rathbone
36 - William Powell
37 - Harold Lloyd
38 - Mae West
39 - Lillian Gish
40 - Edward G Robinson
41 - Jack Benny
42 - Walter Brennan
43 - Pola Negri
44 - Rudolph Valentino
45 - Hattie McDaniel
46 - George Raft
47 - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello
48 - Buster Keaton
49 - George Burns
50 - Blanche Sweet
51 - Ruth Gordon
52 - Gloria Swanson
53 - Three Stooges
54 - Fredric March
55 - Walter Pidgeon
56 - Randolph Scott
57 - Toto
58 - Dorothy Gish
59 - Paul Robeson
60 - Irene Dunne
61 - Fred Astaire
62 - Charles Laughton
63 - James Cagney
64 - Humphrey Bogart
65 - Spencer Tracy
66 - Helen Hayes
67 - Jean Arthur
68 - Agnes Moorehead
69 - Clark Gable
70 - Melvyn Douglas
71 - Gary Cooper
72 - Marlene Dietrich
73 - Tallulah Bankhead
74 - Stepin Fetchit
75 - Norma Shearer
76 - John Houseman
77 - Ralph Richardson
78 - Edgar Bergen
79 - Bing Crosby
80 - Fernandel
81 - Jeanette MacDonald
82 - Nikolay Cherkasov
83 - Claudette Colbert
84 - Cary Grant
85 - John Gielgud
86 - Jean Gabin
87 - Robert Montgomery
88 - Johnny Weissmuller
89 - Ralph Bellamy
90 - Peter Lorre
91 - Greer Garson
92 - Dick Powell
93 - Ray Milland
94 - Anna May Wong
95 - Joan Crawford
96 - Joseph Cotten
97 - Henry Fonda
98 - Clara Bow
99 - Myrna Loy
100 - Greta Garbo
101 - Joel McCrea
102 - Gilbert Roland
103 - John Carradine
104 - Lon Chaney Jr
105 - Mary Astor
106 - George Sanders
107 - John Huston
108 - Louise Brooks
109 - Cesar Romero
110 - Buster Crabbe
111 - Katharine Hepburn
112 - Laurence Olivier
113 - John Wayne
114 - Rosalind Russell
115 - Barbara Stanwyck
116 - Reggie Nalder
117 - Fay Wray
118 - Gene Autry
119 - Burgess Meredith
120 - Rex Harrison
121 - Anna Magnani
122 - Buddy Ebsen
123 - Bette Davis
124 - James Stewart
125 - Don Ameche
126 - Robert Cummings
127 - Milton Berle
128 - Lupe Velez
129 - Fred MacMurray
130 - Carole Lombard
131 - Lew Ayres
132 - José Ferrer
133 - Carmen Miranda
134 - James Mason
135 - Jessica Tandy
136 - Burl Ives
137 - Errol Flynn
138 - Ruby Keeler
139 - Robert Ryan
140 - Douglas Fairbanks Jr
141 - Joan Bennett
142 - David Niven
143 - Anthony Perkins
144 - Simone Simon
145 - Paulette Goddard
146 - Gloria Stuart
147 - Kinuyo Tanaka
148 - Van Heflin
149 - Ronald Reagan
150 - Jean Harlow
151 - Maureen O'Sullivan
152 - Vincent Price
153 - Ginger Rogers
154 - Hume Cronyn
155 - Lucille Ball
156 - Cantinflas
157 - Roy Rogers
158 - Jorge Negrete
159 - Lee J Cobb
160 - Broderick Crawford
161 - Karl Malden
162 - Maria Montez
163 - Gene Kelly
164 - Dale Evans
165 - Loretta Young
166 - Lloyd Bridges
167 - Victor Mature
168 - Gert Fröbe
169 - John Garfield
170 - Stewart Granger
171 - Peter Cushing
172 - Red Skelton
173 - Alan Ladd
174 - Trevor Howard
175 - Burt Lancaster
176 - Vivien Leigh
177 - Hedy Lamarr
178 - Jane Wyman
179 - Arthur Kennedy
180 - Alec Guinness
181 - María Félix
182 - Tyrone Power
183 - Louis de Funès
184 - Dorothy Lamour
185 - Richard Widmark
186 - Ann Sheridan
187 - Anthony Quinn
188 - Orson Welles
189 - Yul Brynner
190 - Ingrid Bergman
191 - Eli Wallach
192 - Frank Sinatra
193 - Curd Jürgens
194 - Jackie Gleason
195 - Sterling Hayden
196 - Gregory Peck
197 - Glenn Ford
198 - Olivia de Havilland
199 - Martha Raye
200 - Kirk Douglas
201 - Betty Grable
202 - Ernest Borgnine
203 - Dean Martin
204 - Susan Hayward
205 - Robert Mitchum
206 - June Allyson
207 - Joan Fontaine
208 - Pedro Infante
209 - Ossie Davis
210 - Ida Lupino
211 - William Holden
212 - Robert Preston
213 - Rita Hayworth
214 - Jack Palance
215 - Howard Keel
216 - Louis Jourdan
217 - Slim Pickens
218 - Lino Ventura
219 - Veronica Lake
220 - Toshirô Mifune
221 - Alberto Sordi
222 - Setsuko Hara
223 - Maureen O'Hara
224 - Shelley Winters
225 - Mickey Rooney
226 - Montgomery Clift
227 - Gene Tierney
228 - Ricardo Montalban
229 - Donna Reed
230 - Lana Turner
231 - Giulietta Masina
232 - Simone Signoret
233 - Dirk Bogarde
234 - Peter Ustinov
235 - Jane Russell
236 - Fernando Fernán Gómez
237 - Deborah Kerr
238 - Yves Montand
239 - Charles Bronson
240 - Christopher Lee
241 - Judy Garland
242 - Dorothy Dandridge
243 - Kim Hunter
244 - Gérard Philipe
245 - Ava Gardner
246 - Gloria Grahame
247 - Sabu
248 - Lee Marvin
249 - Marlon Brando
250 - Doris Day
251 - Eva Marie Saint
252 - Lauren Bacall
253 - Marcello Mastroianni
254 - Charlton Heston
255 - Geraldine Page
256 - Paul Newman
257 - Jack Lemmon
258 - Rod Steiger
259 - Tony Curtis
260 - Peter Sellers
261 - Angela Lansbury
262 - Richard Burton
263 - Rock Hudson
264 - Sammy Davis Jr
265 - Hildegard Knef
266 - Jerry Lewis
267 - Marilyn Monroe
268 - Mel Brooks
269 - Klaus Kinski
270 - Sidney Poitier
271 - Gina Lollobrigida
272 - Janet Leigh
273 - Robert Shaw
274 - Roger Moore
275 - Jeanne Moreau
276 - Michel Serrault
277 - Hardy Krüger
278 - Shirley Temple
279 - Roddy McDowall
280 - George Peppard
281 - Max von Sydow
282 - Audrey Hepburn
283 - Grace Kelly
284 - John Cassavetes
285 - Gene Hackman
286 - Steve McQueen
287 - Jean Rochefort
288 - Clint Eastwood
289 - Gina Rowlands
290 - Sean Connery
291 - Richard Harris
292 - Philippe Noiret
293 - Maximilian Schell
294 - Armin Mueller Stahl
295 - James Dean
296 - Martin Landau
297 - Leslie Caron
298 - Tab Hunter
299 - Anne Bancroft
300 - Shintarô Katsu
301 - Piper Laurie
302 - Elizabeth Taylor
303 - Debbie Reynolds
304 - Omar Sharif
305 - Peter O'Toole
306 - Tatsuya Nakadai
307 - Kim Novak
308 - Michael Caine
309 - Jean Paul Belmondo
310 - Gian Maria Volonté
311 - Jayne Mansfield
312 - Gene Wilder
313 - Alan Arkin
314 - Shirley MacLaine
315 - Sophia Loren
316 - Brigitte Bardot
317 - Judi Dench
318 - Maggie Smith
319 - Elvis Presley
320 - Donald Sutherland
321 - Julie Andrews
322 - Alain Delon
323 - Woody Allen
324 - Lee Remick
325 - Burt Reynolds
326 - Dean Stockwell
327 - Dennis Hopper
328 - Robert Redford
329 - Vanessa Redgrave
330 - Warren Beatty
331 - Jack Nicholson
332 - Morgan Freeman
333 - Dustin Hoffman
334 - Virna Lisi
335 - Jane Fonda
336 - Anthony Hopkins
337 - Oliver Reed
338 - Claudia Cardinale
339 - Natalie Wood
340 - Romy Schneider
341 - Jean Seberg
342 - Isabelle Huppert
343 - Liv Ullmann
344 - Sal Mineo
345 - Shin'ichi Chiba
346 - Harvey Keitel
347 - Lily Tomlin
348 - John Cleese
349 - John Hurt
350 - Peter Fonda
351 - Raul Julia
352 - James Caan
353 - Al Pacino
354 - Martin Sheen
355 - Raquel Welch
356 - Anna Karina
357 - Bruce Lee
358 - Richard Pryor
359 - Faye Dunaway
360 - Bruno Ganz
361 - Julie Christie
362 - Barbra Streisand
363 - Richard Roundtree
364 - Harrison Ford
365 - Amitabh Bachchan
366 - Lynn Redgrave
367 - Christopher Walken
368 - Malcolm McDowell
369 - Robert De Niro
370 - Catherine Deneuve
371 - Ben Kingsley
372 - Rutger Hauer
373 - Jean Pierre Léaud
374 - Klaus Maria Brandauer
375 - Michael Douglas
376 - Udo Kier
377 - Danny DeVito
378 - Mia Farrow
379 - Helen Mirren
380 - Steve Martin
381 - Carmen Maura
382 - Divine
383 - Goldie Hawn
384 - Diane Keaton
385 - Liza Minnelli
386 - Sylvester Stallone
387 - Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong
388 - Danny Glover
389 - Tommy Lee Jones
390 - Susan Sarandon
391 - Pei Pei Cheng
392 - Takeshi Kitano
393 - Billy Crystal
394 - Meiko Kaji
395 - James Woods
396 - Arnold Schwarzenegger
397 - Richard Dreyfuss
398 - Kathy Bates
399 - Jean Reno
400 - Samuel L Jackson
401 - Gérard Depardieu
402 - Joe Dallesandro
403 - John Belushi
404 - Jessica Lange
405 - Pam Grier
406 - Meryl Streep
407 - Richard Gere
408 - Sigourney Weaver
409 - Jeff Bridges
410 - Sissy Spacek
411 - Daniel Auteuil
412 - William Hurt
413 - Naseeruddin Shah
414 - Bill Murray
415 - Kurt Russell
416 - Robin Williams
417 - Michael Keaton
418 - Liam Neeson
419 - Jeff Goldblum
420 - John Malkovich
421 - John Travolta
422 - Jackie Chan
423 - Kathleen Turner
424 - Denzel Washington
425 - Kevin Costner
426 - Bruce Willis
427 - Judy Davis
428 - Isabelle Adjani
429 - Willem Dafoe
430 - Whoopi Goldberg
431 - Mel Gibson
432 - Andy Garcia
433 - Tom Hanks
434 - Christopher Lambert
435 - Daniel Day Lewis
436 - Steve Buscemi
437 - Sharon Stone
438 - Gary Oldman
439 - Michelle Pfeiffer
440 - Tim Robbins
441 - Kevin Spacey
442 - Antonio Banderas
443 - Sean Penn
444 - Hugh Grant
445 - Hiroyuki Sanada
446 - Eddie Murphy
447 - George Clooney
448 - Forest Whitaker
449 - Anthony Wong
450 - Jim Carrey
451 - Jennifer Jason Leigh
452 - Tom Cruise
453 - Michelle Yeoh
454 - Jodie Foster
455 - Ralph Fiennes
456 - Jet Li
457 - Mike Myers
458 - Johnny Depp
459 - Emmanuelle Béart
460 - Brad Pitt
461 - Nicolas Cage
462 - Matt Dillon
463 - Juliette Binoche
464 - Russell Crowe
465 - Keanu Reeves
466 - Maggie Cheung
467 - Aamir Khan
468 - Robert Downey Jr
469 - Shah Rukh Khan
470 - Ben Stiller
471 - Li Gong
472 - John Cusack
473 - Halle Berry
474 - Salma Hayek
475 - Reese Witherspoon
476 - Adam Sandler
477 - Sophie Marceau
478 - Benicio Del Toro
479 - Nicole Kidman
480 - Mathieu Kassovitz
481 - Julia Roberts
482 - Will Smith
483 - Javier Bardem
484 - Cate Blanchett
485 - Edward Norton
486 - Catherine Zeta Jones
487 - Uma Thurman
488 - River Phoenix
489 - Matt Damon
490 - Ewan McGregor
491 - Gwyneth Paltrow
492 - Tadanobu Asano
493 - Penélope Cruz
494 - Hilary Swank
495 - Leonardo DiCaprio
496 - Drew Barrymore
497 - Angelina Jolie
498 - Kate Winslet
499 - Audrey Tautou
500 - Ziyi Zhang
501 - Natalie Portman

See Also[]

Books Editions
1001 Movies Editions1st Edition1st Edition (2014)2nd Edition3rd Edition4th Edition5th Edition6th Edition7th Edition8th Edition9th Edition10th Edition11th Edition12th Edition13th Edition14th Edition15th Edition16th Edition
101 Series101 Action Movies101 Cult Movies101 Gangster Movies101 Horror Movies101 SciFi Movies101 War Movies
501 Series501 Movie Directors501 Movie Stars
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