actor, actress

actor, actress
noun PERFORMER, player, trouper, thespian; film star, matinee idol, star, starlet; informal ham; Brit. informal luvvy; N. Amer. informal hambone. See list.
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Actors and Actresses
Abril, Victoria (Spanish)
Adjani, Isabelle (French)
Aimée, Anouk (French)
Alda, Alan (American)
Aldridge, Ira (American)
Allen, Woody (American)
Alleyn, Edward (English)
Andress, Ursula (Swiss)
Andrews, Julie (English)
Arquette, Patricia (American)
Arquette, Rosanna (American)
Ashcroft, Peggy (English)
Astaire, Fred (American)
Attenborough, Richard (English)
Auteuil, Daniel (French, b. in Algeria)
Aykroyd, Dan (American)
Bacall, Lauren (American)
Bancroft, Anne (American)
Banderas, Antonio (Spanish)
Bankhead, Tallulah (American)
Bara, Theda (American)
Bardot, Brigitte (French)
Barrault, Jean-Louis (French)
Barrymore, Ethel (American)
Barrymore, Lionel (American)
Basinger, Kim (American)
Bates, Alan (English)
Beatty, Warren (American)
Belmondo, Jean-Paul (French)
Bergman, Ingrid (Swedish)
Bernhardt, Sarah (French)
Betterton, Thomas (English)
Bloom, Claire (English)
Bogarde, Dirk (British, of Dutch descent)
Bogart, Humphrey (American)
Bonham-Carter, Helena (English)
Booth, Edwin (American)
Bow, Clara (American)
Boyer, Charles (French)
Bracegirdle, Anne (English)
Branagh, Kenneth (English)
Brando, Marlon (American)
Bridges, Jeff (American)
Bridges, Lloyd (American)
Bronson, Charles (American)
Brooks, Louise (American)
Brooks, Mel (American)
Bullock, Sandra (American)
Burbage, Richard (English)
Burton, Richard (Welsh)
Cage, Nicholas (American)
Cagney, James (American)
Caine, Michael (English)
Callow, Simon (English)
Campbell, Mrs Patrick (English)
Candy, John (American)
Carlyle, Robert (Scottish)
Chan, Jackie (Hong Kong)
Chaney, Lon (American)
Chaplin, Charlie (English)
Chase, Chevy (American)
Chevalier, Maurice (French)
Christie, Julie (British, b. in India)
Cibber, Colley (English)
Cleese, John (English)
Clements, John Selby (English)
Clift, Montgomery (American)
Clooney, George (American)
Close, Glenn (American)
Colbert, Claudette (French)
Collins, Joan (English)
Connery, Sean (Scottish)
Cooper, Gary (American)
Costner, Kevin (American)
Courtenay, Tom (English)
Courtneidge, Cicely (Australian)
Crawford, Joan (American)
Crosby, Bing (American)
Cruise, Tom (American)
Curtis, Jamie Lee (American)
Curtis, Tony (American)
Cusack, Cyril (Irish, b. in South Africa)
Cusack, Sinead (Irish)
Cushing, Peter (English)
Dafoe, Willem (American)
Dalton, Timothy (Welsh)
Davis, Bette (American)
Day, Doris (American)
Day-Lewis, Daniel (English)
De Niro, Robert (American)
Dean, James (American)
Delon, Alain (French)
Dench, Judi (English)
Deneuve, Catherine (French)
Depardieu, Gérard (French)
Depp, Johnny (American)
Diaz, Cameron (American)
DiCaprio, Leonardo (American)
Dietrich, Marlene (American, b. in Germany)
Dixit, Madhuri (Indian)
Donat, Robert (English)
Douglas, Kirk (American)
Douglas, Michael (American)
Dreyfuss, Richard (American)
Dunaway, Faye (American)
Duse, Eleonora (Italian)
Eastwood, Clint (American)
Elliott, Denholm (English)
Evans, Edith (English)
Fairbanks Jr, Douglas (American)
Fairbanks Sr, Douglas (American)
Farrow, Mia (American)
Fields, W. C. (American)
Fiennes, Ralph (English)
Finlay, Frank (English)
Finney, Albert (English)
Flynn, Errol (American, b. in Australia)
Fonda, Bridget (American)
Fonda, Henry (American)
Fonda, Jane (American)
Ford, Harrison (American)
Foster, Jodie (American)
Gable, Clark (American)
Gambon, Michael (Irish)
Garbo, Greta (American, b. in Sweden)
Gardner, Ava (American)
Garland, Judy (American)
Garrick, David (English)
Gere, Richard (American)
Gibson, Mel (Australian, b. in America)
Gielgud, John (English)
Gish, Lillian (American)
Goldberg, Whoopi (American)
Goldblum, Jeff (American)
Goodman, John (American)
Granger, Stewart (English)
Grant, Cary (American, b. in Britain)
Grant, Hugh (English)
Grenfell, Joyce (English)
Griffith, Melanie (American)
Grimaldi, Joseph (English)
Guinness, Alec (English)
Guitry, Sacha (French)
Hackman, Gene (American)
Hanks, Tom (American)
Hardy, Oliver (American)
Harlow, Jean (American)
Hauer, Rutger (Dutch)
Hawn, Goldie (American)
Hawthorne, Nigel (English)
Hayes, Helen (American)
Hayete, Salma (Mexican)
Hayworth, Rita (American)
Hepburn, Audrey (British, b. in Belgium)
Hepburn, Katharine (American)
Heston, Charlton (American)
Hoffman, Dustin (American)
Holm, Ian (English)
Hope, Bob (American)
Hopkins, Anthony (Welsh)
Hopper, Dennis (American)
Hordern, Michael (English)
Hoskins, Bob (English)
Howard, Alan (English)
Howard, Leslie (English)
Howard, Trevor (English)
Hudson, Rock (American)
Hurt, John (English)
Hurt, William (American)
Huston, Angelica (American)
Irons, Jeremy (English)
Irving, Henry (English)
Jackson, Glenda (English)
Jacobi, Derek (English)
Johnson, Celia (English)
Jordan, Dorothea (Irish)
Jouvet, Louis (French)
Kapoor, Raj (Indian)
Karloff, Boris (English)
Kaye, Danny (American)
Kean, Edmund (English)
Keaton, Buster (American)
Keaton, Diane (American)
Keaton, Michael (American)
Keitel, Harvey (American)
Kelly, Gene (American)
Kelly, Grace (American)
Kemble, Fanny (English)
Kemble, Peter (English)
Kerr, Deborah (Scottish)
Kidman, Nicole (Australian, b. in Hawaii)
Kingsley, Ben (English)
Kinski, Klaus (Polish)
Kinski, Nastassja (Polish, b. in Germany)
Kline, Kevin (American)
Lamarr, Hedy (American, b. in Austria)
Lancaster, Burt (American)
Lange, Jessica (American)
Langtry, Lillie (English)
Lapotaire, Jane (English)
Laughton, Charles (American, b. in Britain)
Laurel, Stan (English)
Lawrence, Gertrude (English)
Lee, Bruce (American)
Lee, Christopher (English)
Lehman, Beatrix (English)
Leigh, Vivien (British, b. in India)
Lemmon, Jack (American)
Lillie, Beatrice (English)
Lloyd, Marie (English)
Lopez. Jennifer (American)
Loren, Sophia (Italian)
Lorre, Peter (American, b. in Hungary)
Lugosi, Bela (American, b. in Hungary)
Lunt, Alfred (American)
Mac Liammóir, Micheál (Irish)
MacDowell, Andie (American)
MacGregor, Ewan (Scottish)
Maclaine, Shirley (American)
Mansfield, Jayne (American)
Marceau, Sophie (French)
Martin, Steve (American)
Mason, James (English)
Massey, Raymond (Canadian)
Mastroianni, Marcello (Italian)
Matthau, Walter (American)
Maura, Carmen (Spanish)
McCowan, Alec, (English)
McEwan, Geraldine (English)
McKellen, Ian (English)
McKenna, Siobhán (Irish)
McKern, Leo (Australian)
McQueen, Steve (American)
Mercouri, Melina (Greek)
Midler, Bette (American)
Mifune, Toshiro (Japanese)
Mills, John (English)
Minnelli, Liza (American)
Mirren, Helen (English)
Mitchum, Robert (American)
Monroe, Marilyn (American)
Montand, Yves (Italian)
Moore, Demi (American)
Moore, Dudley (English)
Moore, Roger (English)
Moreau, Jeanne (French)
Murphy, Eddie (American)
Murray, Bill (American)
Neeson, Liam (Irish)
Neill, Sam (New Zealand)
Newman, Paul (American)
Nicholson, Jack (American)
Nielsen, Leslie (Canadian)
Niven, David (English)
Noiret, Philippe (French)
O'Neal, Ryan (American)
O'Toole, Peter (British, b. in Ireland)
Oldman, Gary (English)
Olivier, Laurence (English)
Pacino, Al (American)
Paltrow, Gwyneth (American)
Peck, Gregory (American)
Pfeiffer, Michelle (American)
Pickford, Mary (American, b. in Canada)
Pitt, Brad (American)
Plowright, Joan (English)
Poitier, Sidney (American)
Porter, Eric (English)
Price, Vincent (American)
Quaid, Dennis (American)
Quinn, Anthony (American, b. in Mexico)
Rachel (Élisa Félix; French)
Rampling, Charlotte (English)
Redford, Robert (American)
Redgrave, Michael (English)
Redgrave, Vanessa (English)
Reed, Oliver (English)
Reeve, Christopher (American)
Reeves, Keanu (American, b. in Lebanon)
Richardson, Ralph (English)
Robards, Jason (American)
Robbins, Tim (American)
Roberts, Julia (American)
Robeson, Paul (American)
Robinson, Edward G. (American, b. in Romania)
Rogers, Ginger (American)
Rooney, Mickey (American)
Roscius, Quintus (Roman)
Roth, Tim, (American)
Rourke, Mickey (American)
Russell, Jane (American)
Rutherford, Margaret (English)
Ryan, Meg (American)
Ryder, Winona (American)
Sarandon, Susan (American)
Schwarzenegger, Arnold (American, b. in Austria)
Schygulla, Hanna (Polish)
Scofield, Paul (English)
Scott, George C. (American)
Sellers, Peter (English)
Sheen, Martin (American)
Siddons, Mrs Sarah (English)
Sim, Alistair (Scottish)
Sinden, Donald (English)
Slater, Christian (American)
Smith, Maggie (English)
Smith, Will (American)
Spall, Timothy (English)
Stallone, Sylvester (American)
Stamp, Terence (English)
Stanislavsky, Konstantin (Russian)
Stanwyck, Barbara (American)
Steadman, Alison (English)
Steiger, Rod (American)
Stewart, James (American)
Stone, Sharon (American)
Streep, Meryl (American)
Streisand, Barbra (American)
Sutherland, Donald (American)
Suzman, Janet (South African)
Swanson, Gloria (American)
Tati, Jacques (French)
Taylor, Elizabeth (American, b. in Britain)
Temple, Shirley (American)
Terry, Ellen (English)
Thompson, Emma (English)
Thorndike, Sybil (English)
Tracy, Spencer (American)
Travolta, John (American)
Turner, Kathleen (American)
Turturro, John (American)
Tutin, Dorothy (English)
Ustinov, Peter (British, of Russian descent)
Valentino, Rudolf (American, b. in Italy)
Von Sydow, Max (Swedish)
Walken, Christopher (American)
Washington, Denzel (American)
Wayne, John (American)
Weaver, Sigourney (American)
Weigel, Helene (Austrian)
Weissmuller, Johnny (American)
Welles, Orson (American)
West, Mae (American)
Williams, Robin (American)
Willis, Bruce (American, b. in Germany)
Winslet, Kate (English)
Woffington, Peg (Irish)
Wolfit, Donald (English)
Wood, Natalie (American)

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