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Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona is a French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer.

He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes, and Leeds United before ending his career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles.

He won the league championship in seven of his last eight full seasons as a professional. At international level, he played for the French national team.

  • Full name: Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona
  • Profession: French actor, director, producer
  • Born: 24 May 1966 (age 53 years), Marseille, France
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Position: Forward
  • Number: 7 (Manchester United F.C. / Forward), 11 (FC Girondins de Bordeaux / Forward), 11 (Montpellier HSC / Forward)
  • Spouse: Rachida Brakni (m. 2007), Isabelle Ferrer (m. 1987–2003)

Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor and producer of Spanish descent. He has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards.

Including an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the jaded but morally upright police officer Javier Rodriguez in the film Traffic (2000).

Del Toro’s performance as ex-con turned religious fanatic in despair, Jack Jordan, in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 21 Grams (2003) earned him a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

As well as a second Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination and a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

  • Full name: Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez
  • Profession: Puerto Rican actor
  • Born: 19 February 1967 (age 53 years), San Germán, Puerto Rico
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • TV shows: Escape at Dannemora
  • Children: Delilah del Toro

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in 1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several television series and made her film debut with Disney’s Napoleon and Samantha (1972).

Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973) and Martin Scorsese’s comedy-drama Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster’s breakthrough came with Scorsese’s psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute; at age 14, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other roles as a teenager include the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney’s Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980).

After attending college at Yale, Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she gained critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She won her second Academy Award three years later for the psychological horror The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which she portrayed Clarice Starling. Foster made her debut as a film director the same year with Little Man Tate, and founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992.

The company’s first production was Nell (1994), in which she also played the title role, garnering her fourth nomination for an Academy Award.

Her other successful films in the 1990s were the romantic drama Sommersby, western comedy Maverick (1994), science fiction Contact (1997), and period drama Anna and the King (1999).

Foster experienced career setbacks in the early 2000s, including the cancellation of a film project and the closing down of her production company, but she then starred in four commercially successful thrillers: Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), and The Brave One (2007).

She has focused on directing in the 2010s, directing the films The Beaver (2011) and Money Monster (2016), as well as episodes for Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror. She also starred in the films Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), and Hotel Artemis (2018).

  • Full name: Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 19 November 1962 (age 57 years), Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Spouse: Alexandra Hedison (m. 2014)
  • TV shows: Gunsmoke, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, MORE
  • Children: Kit Bernard Foster, Charles Bernard Foster

Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi is an Indian film actor, producer, television personality and playback singer who appears in Bollywood films.

He is the recipient of several awards including a Filmfare Award from five nominations and is noted for acting in varied film genres.

  • Full name: Arshad Warsi
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 19 April 1968 (age 51 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Maria Goretti (m. 1999)
  • TV shows: Bigg Boss, Sabse Bada Kalakar, MORE
  • Children: Zeke Warsi, Zene Zoe Warsi

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, actor, playback singer, producer, and television host.

Akhtar, after establishing a production company named Excel Entertainment along with Ritesh Sidhwani, made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and received critical acclaim for portraying modern youth.

The film also won a National award. Following it, he made the cult war film Lakshya (2004) and had his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for which he wrote the lyrics.

He went on to make the commercially successful Don (2006). He directed a short film titled Positive (2007), to spread awareness on HIV-AIDS.

  • Full name: Farhan Akhtar
  • Profession: Indian film director, actor
  • Born: 9 January 1974 (age 46 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar (m. 2000–2017)
  • Children: Shakya Akhtar, Akira Akhtar

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, model and producer. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004.

Gadot’s first international film role came as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious (2009), a role she reprised in subsequent instalments of the film franchise.

She went on to earn worldwide fame for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), followed by the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).

In 2018, Gadot was included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was listed among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

  • Full name: Gal Gadot
  • Profession: Israeli actress
  • Born: 30 April 1985 (age 34 years), Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Spouse: Yaron Varsano (m. 2008)
  • Upcoming movies: Wonder Woman 1984, Death on the Nile
  • Children: Maya Versano, Alma Versano

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in over hundred Hindi-language films, as well as international films and television series.

His career has spanned 40 years as an actor, and as a producer since 2005. He has also won numerous awards in his career, including two National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards in varied acting categories.

  • Full name: Anil Kapoor
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 24 December 1956 (age 63 years), Chembur, Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Sunita Kapoor (m. 1984)
  • Upcoming movie: Mumbai Saga
  • TV shows: 24, Navrangi Re!, Oasis

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and producer. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, her accolades include three Filmfare Awards.

She features in listings of the nation’s most popular personalities, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.

  • Full name: Deepika Padukone
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 5 January 1986 (age 34 years), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Height: 1.74 m
  • Spouse: Ranveer Singh (m. 2018)
Actors Director & Producer

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born Canadian actor, producer, martial artist and television personality who works in Bollywood films.

Akshay is one of the most successful Bollywood actors of all time and has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom (2016), and two Filmfare Awards for Ajnabee (2001) and Garam Masala (2005).

He was the first Bollywood actor whose films’ domestic net lifetime collections crossed ₹20 billion (US$280 million) by 2013, and ₹30 billion (US$420 million) by 2016.

In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an honorary Doctorate on Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema.

In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2011, The Asian Awards honoured Kumar for his outstanding achievement in cinema.

  • Full/Real name: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
  • Profession: Canadian-Indian actor
  • Born: 9 September 1967 (age 52 years), Amritsar, India
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Citizenship: Canadian
  • Spouse: Twinkle Khanna (m. 2001)
Singer & Songwriter

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor.

His real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s solo debut, “Deep Cover”, and then on Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic.

He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

  • Full name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
  • Born: 20 October 1971, Long Beach, California, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor
  • Height: 1.93 m
  • Net worth: US$124 million (2017)
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Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza is an Indian model, actress, producer, social worker and beauty queen who won the Miss Asia Pacific 2000 title.

She is best known for her remarkable work in Hindi movies as well as in Bengali movies.

She made her acting debut with Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein. She subsequently featured in films including Dus, Lage Raho Munnabhai and Sanju.

Also, she is an UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and UN Secretary Generals SDGs Advocate, Ambassador – WildLife Trust Of India, Save The Children.

  • Born: 9 December 1981 (age 38 years), Hyderabad, India
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Sahil Sangha (m. 2014–2019)
  • Parents: Frank Handrich, Deepa Mirza
Director & Producer Singer & Songwriter

50 Cent

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is an American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.

He became famous for his streetwise raps and rags-to-riches life story. He gained his fame with his 2003 debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.”

  • Full name: Curtis James Jackson III
  • Born: 6 July 1975 (age 44 years), South Jamaica, New York, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.
  • Height: 1.83 m
Actors Director & Producer Humanitarian & Philanthropist Model & Media personality

Salman Khan

Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, occasional singer and television personality. One of the highest rated Bollywood actors.  

In a film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards for acting.

  • Born: 27 December 1965 (age 54 years), Indore, India
  • Full name: Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
  • Height: 1.74 m
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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.

  • Born: June 4, 1975, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Full name: Angelina Jolie Voight
  • Citizenship: United States, Cambodia

Will Smith

Willard Carroll “Will” Smith, Jr. He is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter.

He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music.

In April 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”.

Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

  • Born: 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Full name: Willard Carroll Smith Jr.
  • Height: 1.88 m

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress and producer. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005.

  • Born: 30 November 1985 (age 34 years), Camarillo, California, United States
  • Full name: Kaley Christine Cuoco
  • Height: 1.68 m
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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is an American actor and film producer. He has received multiple awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award for his acting, in addition to another Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award as producer under his production company, Plan B Entertainment.

  • Born: 18 December 1963, Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
  • Full name: William Bradley Pitt
  • Height: 1.8 m

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer.

She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, an American Cinematheque Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

  • Born: 7 August 1975, Benoni, South Africa
  • Nickname: Charlie
  • Height: 1.77 m

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is an actress, director, and producer.

She is best known for her portrayal of the title character Dr. Meredith Grey in ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

The role on the long running series earned her a Golden Globe nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Special Achievement in Entertaining by the National Italian American Foundation.

The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses.

  • Born: 19 November 1969, Everett, Massachusetts, US
  • Full name: Ellen Kathleen Pempeo
  • Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68m)