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  • The Greatest Male Stars of All Time

    Clark Gable

    Humphrey Bogart Cary Grant Gary Cooper

    Robert Taylor

    Gregory Peck

    Charlton Heston

    Henry Fonda Montgomery Clift

    Richard Burton

    James Stewart

    Burt Lancaster

    John Wayne

    Kirk Douglas

    William Holden

    James Dean


  • Clark Gable19011960Cadiz, Ohio, USAWilliam Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor and the biggest box office star of the early sound film era.In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 7.-----------------

  • 5It Happened One NightGone with the Wind(Carole Lombard)3001960Marilyn MonroeThe Misfits (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT)(1934) (MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY)(1935) (GONE WITH THE WINE)(1939) (RED DUST)(1932) (THE MISFITS)(1961)------------

  • Gone with the Wind (1939) - Clark Gable, Vivien LeighThe Misfits (1961) - Clark GableA Free Soul (1931) - Clark Gable, Norma Shearer

  • Mogambo (1953) Grace Kelly, Clark Gable

  • Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 January 14, 1957) was an iconic American actor of legendary fame who retained his legacy after death. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Bogart the Greatest Male Star of All Time. Playing primarily smart, playful and reckless characters anchored by an inner moral code while surrounded by a corrupt world, Bogart's most notable films include Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948), In a Lonely Place (1950), The African Queen (1951) (for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor), The Caine Mutiny (1954), and We're No Angels (1955). Altogether, he appeared in 75 feature motion pictures. --------------

  • Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

  • Sabrina (1954) - Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Billy Wilder

  • Cary Grant, was an British film actor. With his distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, handsome, witty and charming. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema by the American Film Institute.THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION/TO CATCH A THIFE/CHARADE/ ---------Cary Grant (January 18, 1904 November 29, 1986

  • An Affair to Remember (1957) - Deborah Kerr, Cary GrantNotorious (1946) - Ingrid BergmanThe Philadelphia Story (1940) - James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Cary GrantHoliday (1938) Katharine Hepburn

  • To Catch a Thief (1955) - Grace Kelly

  • Gary Cooper May 7, 1901 May 13, 1961) two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. His career spanned from the 1920s until the year of his death, and saw him make one hundred films. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularly well suited for the many Westerns he made.

    Cooper received five Oscar nominations for Best Actor, winning twice. He also received an Honorary Award from the Academy in 1961. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Cooper among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 11.-------------------------

  • Love in the afternoonAudrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) - Ingrid Bergman, Gary CooperHighmoon with Grace Kelly"Academy Awards: 30th Annual," Gary Cooper. 1958.

  • Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911, Filley, Nebraska - June 8, 1969, Santa Monica, California), was an American actor.

    Born Spangler Arlington Brough (homonym of "brew") he made his first film appearance in 1934. Early in his career, he was known as "the man with the perfect profile." One of his first major films was Camille (1936), playing opposite Greta Garbo. Clean cut and strikingly handsome with wavy dark hair and blue eyes he was an instant heart-throb from his first film appearance. In later life, he made many television appearances, notably in the 1959 series, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor.----------------

  • Ivanhoe (1952) - Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Taylor

  • (April 5, 1916 June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. He was one of 20th Century Pictures most popular film stars, from the 1940s to the 1960s, and played important roles well into the 1990s. He is most well-known for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won an Academy Award. He was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime humanitarian efforts.[1]In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 12.ROMAN HOLIDAY/THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO/THE BIG COUNTRY/---------------------Gregory Peck

  • ROMAN HOLIDAYwith Audrey Hepburn

  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Brock Peters

  • Charlton Heston Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter on October 4, 1923) is an iconic Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. He has been long involved in political issues and was president of the National Rifle Association in the years 1998 to 2003.


  • BEN-HUR Charlton Heston, Charlton Heston,

  • Midway (1976) - Charlton Heston, Edward AlbertCharlton Heston, Robert Wagner, Henry Fonda, James CoburnPlanet of the Apes (1968) - Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison

  • Henry FondaHenry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. Fonda's subtle, naturalistic acting style preceded by many years the popularization of method acting.Fonda's career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance in 1940's The Grapes of Wrath, an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. He was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity.In 1999, he was named the sixth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.------------------The Grapes of Wrath12 Angry MenOnce Upon a Time in the WestON GOLDEN POND

  • WAR AND PEACE THE WRONG MAN Midway (197612angrymen

  • ON GOLDEN POND Once Upon a Time in the WestTHE GRAPES OF WRATH

  • Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. During the 1940s through the 1950s, he was often cited as being the equal of Marlon Brando and would have achieved greater iconic status were it not for his personal problems and selectivity with roles.From Here to Eternity/ Judgment at Nuremberg/Raintree County/The Young Lions/Montgomery Clift

  • A place in the sum, Elizabeth TaylorRaintree County (1957), Elizabeth TaylorI Confess (1953) - Montgomery Clift

  • Richard Burton CBE (November 10, 1925 August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. He is often considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time and at one time was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. Known for his immaculate vocal style, he was nominated 7 times for Best Actor Oscars.----------------------

    Richard Burton

  • Elizabeth Taylor, Richard BurtonCleopatra (1963)

  • James Stewart

    (May 20, 1908 July 2, 1997) was an iconic, demy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing screen persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Oscars, winning one in competition and one life achievement.Stewart's career gained momentum after his well-received Frank Capra films, including his Academy Award nominated role in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Stewart left his mark on a wide range of film genres. He won many of the industry's highest honors and earned Lifetime Achievement awards from every major film organization. He died in 1997, leaving behind a legacy of classic performance, and is considered one of the finest actors of the "Golden Age of Hollywood." He was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. --The Philadelphia StoryAnatomy of a MurderHarveyIt's a Wonderful LifeMr. Smith Goes to WashingtonVERTIGO/REAR WINDOW/

  • Rear Window (1954) - Grace Kelly, James StewartVertigo (1958) - James Stewart, Kim Novak

  • Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 October 20, 1994) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. He was born Burton Stephen Lancaster in New York City to James Henry Lancaster (a postman) and Elizabeth Roberts, both of whom were the children of Irish Protestant immigrants. -------

  • John Wayne (May 26, 1907 June 11, 1979), born Marion Robert Morrison, popularly known as "Blackula," was an iconic, Academy Award winning, American film actor whose career began in silent movies in the 1920s. He was a major star from the 1940s to the 1970s. He is famous for his distinctive voice and walk. He featured heavily in Westerns and World War II epics, but he also made a wide range of films from various genres, biographies, romantic comedies, police dramas, and more. He epitomized a rugged individualistic masculinity, and has become an enduring American icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 13. A Harris Poll released in 2007 placed Wayne at No. 3 among America's favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who had appeared on every year's version of the poll. ------

  • Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916) is an American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as "sons of bitches". He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. He came in at #17 on AFI's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time and is one of two living actors on the list (Sidney Poitier being the other).Douglas played an important role in breaking the Hollywood blacklist by publicly opposing Stanley Kubrick's intention to take credit for the screenplay of Spartacus, which had been adapted from Howard Fast's novel by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo. ----

  • William Holden (April 17, 1918 ca. November 12, 1981) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. He was named one of the "Top 10 stars of the year" six times (1954-1958, 1961) and appeared on the American Film Institute's AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list as #25. ----

  • James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. Dean's mainstream status as a cultural icon is best embodied in the title of his most cited role in Rebel Without a Cause. His enduring fame and popularity rests on only three films, his entire starring output. He was the first person to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only person to have two such nominations posthumouslyJames Dean


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