Mostly known for playing real-life characters, Emmy Award-winner James Woods began his career on stage. Fans adore him for his performances in the play Moonchildren, the series Holocaust, and the TV movie Too Big to Fail. He also played a significant voice role in the animated feature Hercules.
A stint at U.S. Marine Corps and a variety of jobs later, Wilford Brimley finally entered the world of acting, albeit as an extra. He established himself as a character actor and bagged his first leading role at the age of fifty. His notable work include Cocoon, The Natural and Our House. He is known for Quaker Oats commercials too.
10 Travis Knight
Travis Knight is a film producer, director, and animator. He is best known for working as the lead animator for the stop-motion animation studio, Laika. In 2013, he won the Annie Award for his work in the film ParaNorman. Knight also directed Kubo and the Two Strings, which won the Best Animated Film award at the British Academy Film Awards.