A list of famous actors is available on the website of the American Film Institute. The list was unveiled by the Institute on June 15, 1999, in a televised special on CBS.Continue Reading
The American Film Institute's list of famous actors consists of the 25 greatest actors and actresses in American cinema. The list deemed the greatest actor to be Humphrey Bogart, known for roles in films such as "The Treasure of Sierra Madre," "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca." Other actors on the list include Cary Grant, known for films such as "North by Northwest" and "His Girl Friday," and James Stewart, known for his roles in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and "It's a Wonderful Life."
The highest ranked actress on the list is Katherine Hepburn, who won four Academy Awards for Best Actress, for her performances in "Morning Glory," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "The Lion in Winter" and "On Golden Pond." Other actresses on the list include Bette Davis, known for films such as "All About Eve" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", and Elizabeth Taylor, known for films such as "Cleopatra" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" As of Dec. 5, 2015, the only living actors on the list are Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren and Sidney Poitier.Learn more about Art & Literature