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Robert De Niro
(One of the Best and Most Eccentric Actors of His Generation)
Robert De Niro
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Birthdate: August 17, 1943
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

Amongst the best actors of his generation, Robert De Niro is known for his exceptional method acting skills. His formidable acting talent has impressed audience and critics alike in movies like Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II and Meet the Parents. The talented actor has also been applauded for his directorial skills in A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd.

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Patrick Swayze
(Best Known For His Roles in the Films: 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost')
Patrick Swayze
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Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, the American actor, dancer, singer and songwriter, was very popular during the 1980s. His movie the ‘Dirty Dancing’ catapulted him to stardom. Ghost was another of his hit films. Swayze died in September, 2009, at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer. His final role was that of a FBI Agent in the television series ‘The Beast’.

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Charles Robert Redford Jr.
(Actor, Director and the Founder of the ‘Sundance Film Festival’)
Charles Robert Redford Jr.
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Birthdate: August 18, 1936
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Charles Robert Redford Jr. is a retired actor, activist, and director. He is credited with founding the Sundance Film Festival and was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. For his contributions to arts, Charles Robert Redford Jr. was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Capote' and 'Charlie Wilson's War')
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Birthplace: Fairport, New York, United States
Died: February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman played distinctive supporting and character roles and is considered to be one of the greatest actors of his time. Some of his notable films are Scent of a Woman, Twister, The Big Lebowski and Magnolia. His lead role in the film Capote won him an Oscar for the Best Actor. He died of combined drug intoxication.

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Edward Norton
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Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Amongst the most talented actors of his generation, Edward Norton won a Golden Globe Award for his debut film Primal Fear. The formidable actor later went on to work in movies like The Illusionist, The Incredible Hulk, The Birdman and American History X. Norton ventured into film direction with Keeping the Faith. He also supports various environmental and social causes.

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Dustin Hoffman
(Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Role as ‘Benjamin Braddock’ in the Iconic Film ‘The Graduate’)
Dustin Hoffman
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Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

One of the most respected and decorated actors of his generation, Dustin Hoffman is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award and AFI Life Achievement Award among many other prestigious awards. As a cancer survivor, Dustin Hoffman also serves as an inspiration to many people suffering from cancer.

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Martin Sheen
(Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Apocalypse Now' and TV Series 'The West Wing')
Martin Sheen
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Birthdate: August 3, 1940
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

One of the most celebrated actors of Hollywood, Martin Sheen has won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes. Best known to fans as Captain Benjamin Willard from Apocalypse Now, he has also been involved in countless protests against nuclear power and strongly opposes abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.

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Sean Penn
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Mystic River' and 'Milk')
Sean Penn
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Birthdate: August 17, 1960
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Academy Award winner actor, Sean Penn, is known for his powerful and passionate performances. His work in Mystic River and Milk won him tremendous appreciation as an actor while Into the Wild and The Crossing Guard earned him positive review as a director. Sean Penn has also attracted media attention for his personal life, political views and humanitarian work.

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Jason Momoa
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the TV Series 'Game of Thrones' and Film 'Aquaman')
Jason Momoa
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Birthdate: August 1, 1979
Birthplace: Nānākuli, Hawaii, United States

An actor primarily known for his roles in the DC Extended Universe films, Jason Momoa is famous for his rugged good looks and raw sex appeal. He is of mixed Hawaiian and European descent. Beginning a career in entertainment in his late teens, he has now become an internationally renowned star. He has multiple tattoos.  

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Chris Hemsworth
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Thor' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Chris Hemsworth
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Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth, shot to superstardom after playing Thor, the crown prince of Asgard in the Thor and The Avengers film series. Before embarking on his Hollywood journey, he had already established himself in Australia with drama series Home and Away. The handsome actor has also won praise for films like Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghostbusters.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Actor & Former Mr. Universe)
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Birthdate: July 30, 1947
Birthplace: Thal, Austria

Former professional bodybuilder, actor, and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, needs no introduction! One of the most popular figures in the entertainment industry in the 20th century, he is a much-admired Hollywood star. Rising to international fame despite hailing from a humble background, he is an epitome the quintessential American dream that many youngsters hold close to their hearts.

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Jason Statham
(British Actor Best Known for His Action-Thriller Films)
Jason Statham
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Birthdate: July 26, 1967
Birthplace: Shirebrook. England

One of Hollywood's most important action heroes, Jason Statham debuted with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and later starred in more action film series like The Transporter, The Expendables and The Fast and the Furious. The martial artist, known for performing most of his own stunts himself, was once a world class diver, fashion model and black-market salesman.

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Robert Mitchum
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic American Cinema)
Robert Mitchum
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Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1997
Robert Mitchum is best known for his film noirs, such as Undercurrent, and for defining the antihero in movies of the 1950s and 1960s. Fans loved him in The Story of G.I. and Joe and as U.S. Navy Captain Victor Henry in The Winds of War and its sequel.
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Daniel Radcliffe
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Birthdate: July 23, 1989
Birthplace: London, England

Gaining international fame as a child actor in the Harry Potter movie series, English actor and producer Daniel Radcliffe has been active in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. After playing Harry Potter, he became one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He supports LGBTQA+ rights and contributes to various charities.

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Peter O'Toole
(Stage and Film Actor)
Peter O'Toole
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Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 14, 2013

Peter O'Toole was a British actor who became popular as a Shakespearean actor with the English Stage Company and at the Bristol Old Vic. O'Toole, who holds the record for receiving the most number of Oscar nominations for acting without a win, has appeared on several greatest actors list in England and Ireland.

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Andrew Garfield
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Birthdate: August 20, 1983
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Best known as Spider-Man from The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, Andrew Garfield is also a Tony-winning theater actor. His role in The Social Network earned him BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Hacksaw Ridge. He is also a WWO ambassador of sport.
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Ben Affleck
(Actor, Director, Producer & Screenwriter Known for the Portrayal of 'Batman' in Superhero Films)
Ben Affleck
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Birthdate: August 15, 1972
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

Ben Affleck is actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He started as a child actor and attained fame after winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997. He has been involved in a number of successful and critically acclaimed films. He’s had issues with alcoholism and has been accused by women of inappropriate behaviour.

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Steve Carell
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role of 'Michael Scott' in the NBC Sitcom 'The Office')
Steve Carell
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Birthdate: August 16, 1962
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Recognized as "America's Funniest Man" by Life magazine, Steve Carell is an actor, comedian, and writer. He has starred in several hit comedy films and has received numerous awards, including a Golden Globe. Also popular as a comedic TV actor, he has ventured into production and direction as well. Besides comedy, he also plays dramatic roles.

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Matthew Perry
(Best Known for His Role of 'Chandler Bing' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matthew Perry
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Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Matthew Perry gained worldwide popularity for playing the character of Chandler Bing on the television sitcom Friends. The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 and remains one of the most popular ones till date. He also starred in other television series and a number of films. He has had issued with vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol addiction.

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Terry Crews
(Actor, American Football Player)
Terry Crews
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Birthdate: July 30, 1968
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Terrence Crews is an actor, comedian, activist and a body-builder. He’s also a former professional football player. He has starred in sitcoms like Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Plus, he has acted in many movies including the Expendables series. In 2017, Crews talked about a sexual assault on him by a Hollywood executive. He fiercely advocates for women's rights.

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Sebastian Stan
(Best Known for His Role as 'Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Sebastian Stan
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Birthdate: August 13, 1982
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania

Sebastian Stan serves as an inspiration to many youngsters as he overcame his difficult beginnings to become a popular actor in the American film industry. A self-made man, he learned the art of acting at the prestigious Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London and went on to star in hit films like Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.

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Woody Harrelson
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Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States

Actor Woody Harrelson has been active in the entertainment world for over 40 years now. The son of a convicted hit-man, he had a difficult childhood and grew up in poverty. However, he was determined to build a good life for himself and earned a BFA in theater before venturing into acting. He is a vegan and an environmental activist.

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Matt LeBlanc
(Famous for His Role of 'Joey Tribbiani' in the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matt LeBlanc
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Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Best known for his performance as Joey in the TV sitcom Friends, Matt LeBlanc was initially told he was too short to be in the modeling industry. Despite the discouragement, he went on to become a model and then established himself as an actor. He is also known for his performance in the sitcom Episodes, for which he won a Golden Globe.

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Sam Elliott
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Birthdate: August 9, 1944
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Veteran actor, Sam Elliott, is best known for his work in movies like Hulk, Ghost Rider, The Big Lebowski and A Star Is Born. With his good looks and deep commanding voice, he became favourite for cowboy roles, like in TV series The Sacketts and movies Tombstone. However, the actor has also played various other characters in his long career.
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Bill Skarsgard
(Best Known for His Role as 'Pennywise the Dancing Clown' in the 'It' Films)
Bill Skarsgard
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Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Birthplace: Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård is best known for portraying Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror film It. Even though he has acted in a few comedy films, he prefers roles in horror films. The son of actor Stellan Skarsgård, he was introduced to acting at a young age and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Cole Sprouse
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Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy

American actor, Cole Sprouse, started acting as a child and a teenager. He is known for television series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Riverdale, and Friends. In the early days of his career, he mainly acted alongside his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse, in commercials, television shows and films. He has also acted in the film Five Feet Apart.

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Steve Martin
(Actor, Comedian, Writer and Musician)
Steve Martin
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Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States

A man of many talents, Steve Martin is a successful comedian, actor, and musician. In 2004, he was ranked sixth in Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comics list. Despite achieving great fame and success as a comedian and actor, Steve decided to pursue a career in music and began appearing seldom in films to record and tour with bluegrass acts.

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Billy Bob Thornton
(Best Known for Directing, Writing and Starring in the 1996 Drama Film 'Sling Blade')
Billy Bob Thornton
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Birthdate: August 4, 1955
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States

One of the few celebrities who have been open about their aversion towards celebrity culture, Billy Bob Thornton has had quite an impact on the entertainment industry as an actor, director, writer, and musician. He suffers from OCD and a phobia of antique furniture. He hates French antiques and can spot the imitation antiques from a far distance.

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Antonio Banderas
(Best Known for Playing 'Zorro' in the Eponymous Film Series)
Antonio Banderas
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Birthdate: August 10, 1960
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

One of the most popular Spanish-American actors of all time, Antonio Banderas has made a name for himself in Hollywood. Apart from being a successful actor, he is also an accomplished businessman. A perfume industry veteran, Antonio Banderas has been working with the fragrance and beauty company Puig for several years and is the brand's most popular representative.

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John Stamos
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Birthdate: August 19, 1963
Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States

A big fan of Elvis Presley, it was only natural for John Stamos to become a musician and actor. Though he is best known for his work as an actor, there is no denying the fact that he is also a skilled musician; he has performed with The Beach Boys in concerts. He is also known for his charity work.

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Wesley Snipes
(Known for His Action Roles in Films 'Blade' and 'Passenger 57')
Wesley Snipes
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Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

The quintessential vampire-killer of Hollywood, Wesley Snipes is best known for his action-oriented films, such as the Blade film trilogy and The Expendables 3. Apart from being an actor, Wesley Snipes is also a martial artist, and hence often portray roles that require him to perform stunts. He is a black belt holder in Hapkido and Shotokan Karate.

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Laurence Fishburne
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Birthdate: July 30, 1961
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

Known for his portrayal of domineering and aggressive characters in his films, Laurence Fishburne began his stint on screen as a child actor in projects such as Apocalypse Now. The play Two Trains Running won him multiple theater awards. However, fans remember him best as Morpheus from The Matrix.

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Austin Butler
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Birthdate: August 17, 1991
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States

Austin Butler is an American singer and actor. Butler started his acting career as a teenager, appearing in movies, such as Aliens in the Attic. He then went on to establish himself as a successful adult actor, playing important roles in popular films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Christian Slater
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Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Christian Slater serves as an inspiration to many people who are trying to live sober. For someone who had difficulties with alcoholism and substance abuse, Christian Slater has come a long way as he now solely focuses on his career as an actor, producer, and voice actor. He also focuses on charity work.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
(Actor & Producer Known for His Role as ‘Jaime Lannister’ in the HBO Drama Series ‘Game of Thrones’)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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Birthdate: July 27, 1970
Birthplace: Rudkøbing, Denmark
After starring in films such as Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau amazed audiences with his iconic two-time Emmy-nominated role of Jaime Lannister in the series Game of Thrones. He first gained fame with the Danish film Nightwatch. He is also a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador.
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David Duchovny
(Best Known for Playing FBI Agent 'Fox Mulder' on the TV Series ‘The X-Files’)
David Duchovny
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Birthdate: August 7, 1960
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

David Duchovny is best known for his Golden Globe-winning roles of FBI Agent Fox Mulder in the sci-fi series The X-Files and Hank Moody in Californication. He is an environment enthusiast and advocates for the use of electric cars. He has released music albums, written books, and recorded audiobooks.

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Casey Affleck
(Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Academy-Award Winning Film 'Manchester by the Sea')
Casey Affleck
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Birthdate: August 12, 1975
Birthplace: Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States

Actor and director, Casey Affleck has been active in the entertainment industry for over three decades. He developed a love for acting while in school and appeared in many school plays. Encouraged by his drama teacher, he decided to become an actor. After struggling for a few years, he established himself successfully in Hollywood.

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Jason Robards
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Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 2000
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David Walliams
(Comedian)
David Walliams
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Birthdate: August 20, 1971
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England

Best known as Matt Lucas from Rock Profile, David Williams has judged Britain's Got Talent; written bestselling children’s books, such as The World's Worst Children series; and swum across the English Channel to raise funds for the charity Sport Relief. His philanthropic efforts won him the OBE in 2017.

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Michael Shannon
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Birthdate: August 7, 1974
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

American actor Michael Shannon was born into a family of academicians and then decided not to follow in the footsteps of his parents due to his passion for acting. Also a musician, Michael Shannon is credited with forming an indie rock band called Corporal.

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Cameron Monaghan
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Birthdate: August 16, 1993
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Cameron Monaghan is an American actor whose transition from a child star to an adult actor was made successful by a TV series titled Shameless in which he played a gay bipolar teenager named Ian Gallagher. His performance in Shameless gained him international recognition and critical appreciation, after which he earned several important film and TV roles.

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Mark Strong
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Stardust’, ‘RocknRolla’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Kick-Ass’)
Mark Strong
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Birthdate: August 5, 1963
Birthplace: London, England
Mark Strong is best known as Prince Septimus from Stardust, Lord Blackwood from Sherlock Holmes, and Frank D'Amico from Kick-Ass. He has also narrated documentaries such as Who Do You Think You Are?, performed in Shakespearean theater, and sung for punk bands. He has appeared in many Guy Ritchie films.
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Marlon Wayans
(Actor, Comedian, Writer and Producer)
Marlon Wayans
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Birthdate: July 23, 1972
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Marlon Wayans is best known for his roles in the series In Living Color and The Wayans Bros. Fans loved him in comedies such as Scary Movie and its sequel, and the drama Requiem for a Dream. He also launched his own sitcom, Marlon, and a comedy-oriented digital media company.

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Paul Wesley
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Stefan Salvatore’ in the TV Series ‘The Vampire Diaries’)
Paul Wesley
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Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Paul Wesley is an American actor and filmmaker. The Vampire Diaries star has had significant roles in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2020 Mastercard Off Camera film festival, serving as a jury member on both occasions. Also a well-known humanitarian, Wesley was honored with the Humane Generation Award for his contribution to the Humane Society.

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Wil Wheaton
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Birthdate: July 29, 1972
Birthplace: Burbank, California

Wil Wheaton is best known for his roles in Stand by Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has voiced countless animation films, audiobooks, and video games. An avid blogger, he has also written several books. He loves poker and has hosted many web shows, such as TableTop.

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Donnie Yen
(Actor and Director Known for His Roles in the 2008 Film ‘Ip Man’ and the 2002 Film ‘Hero')
Donnie Yen
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Birthdate: July 27, 1963
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Donnie Yen is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, action choreographer, director, and producer. He has won several wushu tournaments and is credited for introducing mixed martial arts to mainstream Asian cinema. He is also credited with introducing UFC champion Zhang Weili to MMA. Donnie Yen has won several awards like Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Horse Awards.

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James Gunn
(Director Known for His Films: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’)
James Gunn
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Birthdate: August 5, 1966
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

At the age of 12, James Gunn started making 8 mm zombie films in the woods near his home along with his brothers. What started as a fun activity, eventually helped Gunn establish a career in filmmaking. Apart from filmmaking and acting, he is also interested in music and writing; he founded a band in 1989 and wrote a novel in 2000.

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Eric Bana
(Actor and Comedian)
Eric Bana
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Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Eric Bana, better known as Nero from Star Trek, initially gained fame with the series Full Frontal. The Australian actor made a mark in Hollywood with movies such as Hulk, Troy, and Munich. He loves racing and donates to charities related to causes such as mental-illness awareness and animal welfare.

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Sam Worthington
(He is best known for playing Jake Sully in Avatar)
Sam Worthington
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Birthdate: August 2, 1976
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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B.J. Novak
(Actor)
B.J. Novak
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Birthdate: July 31, 1979
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA