Name: Liev Schreiber
Born As: Isaac Liev Schreiber
Birthdate/place: October 4, 1967 in San Francisco, CA
Claim To Fame: His role as British bouncer Nigel in indie hit Party Girl (1995)
Liev Schreiber Bio: Schreiber shares, “It’s not easy being 6′ 3″ and being called ‘Huggy’.” – on the nickname he’s had since childhood. Schreiber had many supporting roles in various independent films until his big break, as the accused murderer Cotton Weary in the Scream trilogy of horror films. He was then cast as the young Orson Welles in the HBO original movie RKO 281, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. He then played supporting roles in several films, including Hamlet, The Hurricane, The Sum of All Fears and the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.
Name: Emile Hirsch
Birthdate/place: March 13, 1985 in Topanga Canyon, CA
Claim to Fame: As Francis Doyle in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Emile Hirsch Biography: Hirsch share, “I think I’ve always been half out of my shell and half in. Sometimes I can be extremely wild and sometimes I can be extremely shy. It just depends on the day.”
Hirsch first appeared in minor roles on television shows and made-for-television films, including Kindred: the Embraced; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and NYPD Blue. The drama, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys was his film debut in 2002. He was in the drama, The Emperor’s Club, released later in 2002. Hirsch was cast in the 2004 teen comedy, The Girl Next Door, and gained recognition with teenage audiences. He starred in Lords of Dogtown (2005), then appeared in Alpha Dog. Hirsch played adventurer Christopher McCandless in Sean Penn’s adventure-drama Into the Wild (2007) and received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for best actor. Hirsch had the lead role in Speed Racer (2008) and played the gay rights activist Cleve Jones in Gus Van Sant’s 2008 Harvey Milk bio-pic Milk. He is presently co-starring in Taking Woodstock, that is being reported to be be released in 2009.
Name: Olivier Martinez
Birthdate/place: January 12, 1966 in Paris, France
Claim to Fame: As Horty, the passionate storyteller and passenger, in J.J. Bigas Luna’s The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1998)
Oliver Martinez Bio: Although Martinez first started in foreign film in 1990 he first came to mainstream attention in Hollywood films with his performance opposite Diane Lane in Unfaithful (2002). He has since appeared in a television adaptation of The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone (2003), S.W.A.T. (2003) and Taking Lives (2004). He also starred as Gabriel in the 2007 movie adaptation of Blood and Chocolate, a popular book.
Claim to Fame: as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Elijah Wood Bio: Wood was ranked #2 on Entertainment Weekly’s ’30 Under 30′ the actors list. (2008).
Wood made his film debut appearing in Back to the Future Part II (1989). He then landed a high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. Since then he has choosen varying roles in films such as Bobby, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated. Recently he starred in the film Day Zero. His next project is the upcoming Iggy Pop biopic The Passenger. In 2008, Wood set a new world record when he became the first person ever to cross the Victoria Falls on ropes during an appearance on Jack Osbourne’s hit show Adrenaline Junkie.
Name: Christopher Pine
Born As: Christopher Whitelaw Pine
Birthdate/place: August 26, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA
Claim to Fame: His 2004 role as Nicholas in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Chris Pine’s Bio: Pine started his career in 2003 with appearances in ER, The Guardian and CSI: Miami. In 2004, he appeared in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. In 2005, Pine appeared in an episode of the series Six Feet Under. He played Jake Hardin in the American film Just My Luck, a romantic comedy in which he stars opposite Lindsay Lohan. Pine then appeared in the comedy, Blind Dating and in the action film Smokin’ Aces. In 2007, Pine turned down a role in the film adaptation of White Jazz in order to accept the part of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek, which will be released in 2009.
Name: Kiefer Sutherland
Born As: Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland
Birthdate/place: December 21, 1966 in London, England, UK
Claim to Fame: As David in The Lost Boys (1987)
Kiefer Sutherland Bio: “Now I know how Charlie (Sheen) feels, I’ve lost all feeling in my lower half.” (his reaction to winning the Golden Globe Award!)” shares Sutherland. Stand By Me was Sutherland’s first American made film and as of 2008 he has appeared in over seventy films. The most notable include: The Lost Boys, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, A Few Good Men, Flatliners, Young Guns, The Vanishing, The Three Musketeers, Stand by Me, Dark City, To End All Wars and A Time To Kill, The Sentinel and MIRЯORS (2008). He has also starred in the role of Jack Bauer in the critically acclaimed television series 24. He has numerous nominations for Golden Gloe, Emmy and Sag Awards for his starring role. In 2002 he won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series. In 2004 and 2006 he won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. In 2006 he won two Emmy Awards. The first for Outstandinding Drama Series and the second for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Name: John Stamos
Born As: John Phillip Stamos
Birthdate/place: August 19, 1963 in Cypress, CA
Claim to Fame: Played Jesse Katsopolis in ABC’s TV comedy series Full House (1987-1995)
John Stamos Bio: Stamos was mentioned in the film Step Brothers as the one guy the main characters would sleep with if they were a female. Stamos is an Emmy Award-nominated American television/theatre actor. He began his acting career with a role on the television show General Hospital as Blackie Parrish, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1983. He next landed a starring role on the TV sitcom You Again? After this, he solidified his career when starring on the TV series Full House from 1987 until 1995. He had starring roles in the television series Thieves (2001), Jake in Progress (2005), and Wedding Wars (2006). In 2008, Stamos appeared in the television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun.
Name: Eric Dane
Born As: Eric William Dane
Birthdate/place: November 9, 1972 in San Francisco, CA
Claim to Fame: As Dr. Mark Sloan in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy
Eric Dane Bio: Dane made his television debut in 1993 on “The Wonder Years” (1988). Early in his career he also had bit parts on the TV series “Married with Children,” “Silk Stalkings” and “Roseanne.” Dane played Dr. Cooper in “Gideon’s Crossing.” He was a recurring guest star as Jason Dean in the hit show “Charmed”. In 2006, he appeared as handsome Dr. Mark Sloan, the plastic surgeon on the show “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005). Dane has appeared in the films: X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Open Water 2: Adrift (2006) and Marley & Me (2008).
Name: Owen Wilson
Born As: Owen Cunningham Wilson
Birthdate/place: November 18, 1968 in Dallas, TX
Claim to Fame: As Roy O’Bannon in Shanghai Noon (2000)
Owen Wilson Bio: Wilson remembers, “We spent so much time together that I can remember us being in our teens and our dad saying we should try to find some other friends because he thought we were our own lowest common denominator when we got together.” – on his brothers.
Wilson got his big break with the comedy action film Shanghai Noon (2000). In 2001, he continued his work with Zoolander, Behind Enemy Lines, and The Royal Tenenbaums. He continued with his comedic roles in I Spy (2002) and Shanghai Knights. In 2005 Wilson worked in the Wedding Crashers and The Wendell Baker Story. In 2006, Wilson starred in You, Me and Dupree and appeared with Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum. Wilson appeared in the film, The Darjeeling Limited, and next starred in the comedy, Drillbit Taylor, released in March 2008. He acted in Kyle Gulutzan and Sean George Casey’s production of Roundabout, released in 2008. He most recently released a film adaptation of John Grogan’s best-selling memoir, Marley & Me, co-starring Jennifer Aniston, currently showing in cinemas
Name: Nicholas Cage
Born As: Nicholas Kim Coppola
Birthdate/place: January 7, 1964 In Long Beach, CA
Claim to Fame: As punk rocker Randy in Valley Girl (1983)
Nicolas Cage Biography: Cage has been nominated for two Academy Awards, winning once for his portrayal of a sucidal alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas (1995). In the same year he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, and The SAG Award for Outstanding Actor – Motion Picture. He prides himself that he does all sorts of moves, claiming “I want to make all kinds of movies. I do want to make big movies that are a lot of fun to go to, but I also want to make movies that are going to stimulate some thought and maybe raise some awareness. And so please don’t think you’re gonna go on a roller-coaster ride with those movies.” Some of these movies include: Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, 8mm, Adaptation, Lord of War, National Treasure and Bangkok Dangerous.
Name: John Travolta
Born As: John Joseph Travolta
Birthdate/place: February 18, 1954 in Englewood, NJ
Claim to Fame: As Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977)
John Travolta Biography: Travolta made $20,000,000 for his starring role in Ladder 49 (2004). He is also a very private, family man who tries to stay out of the public eye.
Travolta became a star with his roles as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Danny Zuko in Grease (1978). He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in his role in Saturday Night Fever. After his role in 1980′s Urban Cowboy, Travolta’s career took a downturn. He made a strong comeback in 1994 with his role in Pulp Ficion and he hasn’t stopped since. He has had successful starring roles in films such as Face/Off (1997), Primary Colors (1998), Ladder 49 (2004) and Hairspray (2007).
Name: Balthazar Getty
Born As: Paul Balthazar Getty
Birthdate/place: January 22, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA
Claim to Fame: As Ralph in Harry Hook’s 1990 remake of Lord of the Flies
Balthazar Getty Biography: During the the 1990′s and early 2000′s, Getty appeared in films such as Young Guns II, Natural Born Killers, Judge Dredd, Lost Highway, Big City Blues, The Center of the World, Deuces Wild, Ladder 49, and the television series Traffic. He guest-starred on the television series Charmed and appeared in the fifth season of the hit show Alias. He currently stars in the ABC series Brothers & Sisters, although in late 2008, it was reported that Getty’s contract as a full-time series regular will not be renewed due, in part, to budgetary and storyline considerations, though he may return in a reduced capacity.
Name: Billy Zane
Born As: William George Zane Jr.
Birthdate/place: February 24, 1966 in Chicago, IL
Claim to Fame: As Hughie Warriner in Dead Calm (1988)
Billy Zane Biography: As of 2009, Zane has appeared in over 50 films and several TV-series. He began his film career in the 1985 playing one of Biff Tannen’s friends in the film Back to the Future. His first starring role was in an independent film, Megaville (1990). Zane also keeps busy in other areas of the entertainment industry as well. He is a singer and is sometimes seen in various Broadway shows, like Chicago, where he played lawyer Billy Flynn. In 2009, Zane will be taking over Timothy Olyphant’s role as Christina Applegate’s ex-boyfriend on the television series Samantha Who?.
Name: Joaquin Phoenix
Born As: Joaquin Raphael Phoenix
Birthdate/place: October 28, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Claim to Fame: As Commodus in The Gladiator (2000)
Joaquin Phoenix Bio: “I enjoy humour more than anything, I don’t really sit around banging my head and crying all the time,” says Phoenix. He made his big-screen debut in Space Camp (1986), playing the role of Max. In 1987 he co-starred in Ron Howard’s Parenthood (1989). He has earned positive reviews for his portrayals of various individuals: a troubled teen in To Die For (1995) the cruel Roman emperor Commodus in Gladiator (2000) in which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a lovestruck farmer in Shyamalan’s The Village (2004), and heroic firefighter in Ladder 49 (2004). Phoenix sang all of the vocal tracks, along with co-star Reese Witherspoon in the life story of Johnny Cash, in Walk the Line (2005). Phoenix was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, and won a Golden Globe in the same category in 2006. In 2008, Phoenix announced his retirement from acting and stated that he was going to be focusing on a music career.
Name: Dermot Mulroney
Birthdate/place: October 13, 1963 in Alexandria, VA
Claim to Fame: Plays Dirty Steve Stephens in popular Young Guns (1988)
Dermot Mulroney Biography: Mulroney was in a band called The Low & Sweet Orchestra. He now plays in a band called the Cranky George Trio. Most of his lead performances in film have been in romantic comedies such as My Best Friend’s Wedding alongside Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. Though he is probably best known for his western roles as either an outlaw or gunman. He co-starred in the 1988 western Young Guns, in which he played “Dirty Steve” alongside Emilio Estevez, and in 1994 he starred alongside Mickey Rourke in The Last Outlaw. Mulroney also played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in the western Bad Girls. He gained critical acclaim in the film Longtime Companion, portraying an HIV victim during the early days of the outbreak of the virus, who becomes the first of his group of friends to succumb to the disease. He was also in the film The Family Stone.