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Billy Bob Thornton is a celebrity actor and musician who began his career as a singer and drummer in the band Tres Hombres. In 1981 he moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at acting and writing. The first few years were very hard and he had almost no interest at all in his acting or writing skills. His first film role came in 1986, but he landed most small roles and received virtually no attention. In 1992 his role as a villain in “One False Move” finally got him some recognition and after this time he began to land more important roles. In 1997 he was nominated for two Academy Awards (one for best writing and one for best actor) and he took home the Best Writing Oscar. This was a further boost to his career and just two years later he was nominated for another Academy Award. The following is a list of movies that Billy Bob Thornton has acted in during his career so far.
Burt Reynolds is a celebrity actor who was began acting professionally in the late 1950’s. He featured in many TV Westerns during the 60’s, but it was the decade that followed that he became a superstar. He became one of the most celebrated Hollywood sex symbols and this led to a string of successful film roles. However, by the late 1980’s his career had waned and the public virtually stopped paying attention. He rejuvenated his career in the mid 90’s with a strong supporting role in the film “Boogie Nights”, which led to his first nomination for an Academy Award. He has now been on screen for more than 50 years and he doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon. The following is a list of movies that Burt Reynolds has acted in during his long career.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is a celebrity actor who began acting on the stage during his years at high school and college. His first on screen role came in 1991 with a small part in the TV series “Law & Order.” In 1992 his film breakthrough came with a supporting role in the movie “Scent of a Woman” and this launched his career. He went on to establish a reputation for an ability to play almost any role, although he was most often cast as a supporting actor. The highlight of his career came in 2006 when he won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “Capote” and has since been nominated for 3 more Academy Awards. He has also had a successful career on the stage and has 3 Tony Award nominations under his belt. The following is a list of movies that Philip Seymour Hoffman has acted in during his career so far.
John Hawkes is a celebrity actor who began his professional acting career in 1985 as John Perkins. He changed his stage name after his first performance, because there was another actor who shared his name. He has mostly taken bit parts and supporting roles in television and film, but is widely regarded as a genuine talent. This was confirmed in 2011 when he was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in the film “Winter’s Bone.” The following is a list of movies that John Hawkes has performed in during his career so far.
Alan Arkin is a celebrity actor who began his professional performing career in 1954 with the folk music group “The Tarriers.” At the same time he was a struggling actor and took any odd jobs that he could. His first film role came in 1957 and he made his off-Broadway stage debut not long after. In 1961 he landed his first Broadway role, writing lyrics, and in 1963 he landed his first starring role which led to a Tony Award. Not long after he earned his first Academy Award nomination, for his role in the film “The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!” and this led to more important roles. He was nominated for an Oscar again in 1969, but had to wait until 2007 before he actually won an Academy Award! A further nomination in 2013 shows that he has lost none of the talent that was honed on the stage all those years ago. The following is a list of movies that Alan Arkin has acted in during his career so far.
Maggie Smith is one of the most renowned female actresses of her time. She began her acting career in the 1950’s at the Oxford Playhouse. Her film debut came in 1956 with the movie “Child in the House.” She became an important member of the Royal National Theatre in the 1960’s and it was the film version of the production Othello in 1965 that landed her the first of six Academy Award nominations. In 1970 she won her first of two Academy Awards (the other was in 1979) and by this time was a genuine star. She has performed in more than fifty films, fifty theatre roles and a number of television series. Despite being almost 80 years of age she still finds time for occasional film and television appearances. The following is a list of movies that Maggie Smith has acted in during her long and distinguished career.
Sally Field is a celebrity actress who began working in the industry as the title character in 1965 on the television series “Gidget.” Even though the show was cancelled after a season she landed more work on television and her first film role not long after. Her first starring role in a box office hit came in 1977 with the film “Smokey and the Bandit.” Just 3 years later she won her first Academy Award for her role in the film “Norma Rae.” This truly launched her career and she went on to star in a number of successful, big budget films. She won another Oscar in 1985 and was nominated again in 2013. She is wildly respected in the industry and, despite the fact she is well past 60 years of age, doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. The following is a list of movies that Sally Field has acted in during her long career.
Joaquin Phoenix is a celebrity actor who was born in Puerto Rico to missionaries. The family traveled a lot, but by the time Joaquin was 6 the family had settled in Los Angeles. He began working on commercials with his siblings and eventually landed small roles on television series. The family moved to Florida and he landed a role in the film Parenthood, alongside Steve Martin. He left acting for a time after this movie and returned in 1995 with the film “To Die For.” His performance in this film got him the attention he needed and he landed more important roles. His true breakthrough, however, came in 2000 when he landed a role in the blockbuster film “Gladiator.” This landed him his first Academy Award nomination with two more coming in 2006 and 2013. The following is a list of movies that Joaquin Phoenix has acted in during his career so far.
Ian Somerhalder is a celebrity actor who began acting with the school drama club and his local theatre group. At just 10 years of age he began modeling in New York and a few years later landed jobs in Europe. He began his higher education at 19 years of age and committed to acting as a career. His big break came in 1999 when he was spotted by a talent manager while working as an extra. Since this time he has landed numerous television and movie roles and is one of the hottest up-and-coming actors in the industry. The following is a list of movies that Ian Somerhalder has acted in during his career so far.
Paul Rudd is a celebrity actor and comedian best known for his appearances in many comedies. His professional acting career began in the early 90’s and his breakthrough performance came in 1995 with the film “Clueless.” He continued to gain recognition with a recurring guest role on the hit television series “Friends.” However, it wasn’t until the mid 2000’s that he landed the roles that truly launched his career. Since this time he has gone on to take many leading roles and looks to have a bright future ahead of him. The following is a list of movies that Paul Rudd has acted in during his career so far.