Movie Actors Names - The good, the bad and the ugly!

My List of Actors Names


I love films, so movie actors names are of particular interest.

Saddo that I am, I often work out the meaning of their names during the adverts of their films on TV! (I do name numerology, so I do have some excuse!)

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I'll start the movie actors names list with the ladies:


A. Jessica Alba, Julie Andrews, Jennifer Aniston.

B. Anne Bancroft, Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Annette Benning, Ingrid Bergman, Halle Berry, Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn.

C. Stockard Channing, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Joan Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Elisha Cuthbert.

D. Bette Davis, Geena Davis, Doris Day, Judi Dench, Olivia De Havilland, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Duff, Faye Dunaway, Kirsten Dunst.

F. Sally Field, Linda Fiorentino, Carrie Fisher, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster.

G. Judy Garland, Whoopi Goldberg.

H. Salma Hayek, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Paris Hilton, Katie Holmes, Bonnie Hunt, Helen Hunt, Holly Hunter, Anjelica Huston.

J. Angelina Jolie.

K. Diane Keaton, Grace Kelly, Nicole Kidman.

L. Diane Lane, Jessica Lange, Vivien Leigh, Laura Linney, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Loren.

M. Shirley MacLaine, Ann Margret, Frances McDormand, Marlee Matlin, Marilyn Monroe, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore, Brittany Murphy.

P. Gwyneth Paltrow, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Natalie Portman.

R.Vanessa Redgrave, Tara Reid, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Winona Ryder.

S. Susan Sarandon, Elisabeth Shue, Sissy Spacek, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank.

T. Jessica Tandy, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, Kathleen Turner, Liv Tyler.

W. Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver, Debra Winger, Kate Winslet, Natalie Wood.

Z. Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Movie actors names are all different you will have noticed. No two actors can share the same name! For example the British comedian David Walliams had to use the surname Walliams instead of his actual name of Williams as there was already an actor with his name.


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And now for the boys!

Here the male list of movie actors names:

A. Alan Arkin.

B. Kevin Bacon, Eric Bana, Antonio Banderas, Orlando Bloom, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Borgnine, Kenneth Branagh, Marlon Brando, Jeff Bridges, Matthew Broderick, Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Yul Brynner, Richard Burton.

C. James Caan, Nicolas Cage, James Cagney, Michael Caine, Jim Carrey, James Caviezel, Chevy Chase, Montgomery Clift, George Clooney, Sean Connery, Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner, Bing Crosby, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Billy Crystal, Tony Curtis, John Cusack.

D. Matt Damon, James Dean, Johnny Depp, Danny DeVito, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Dillon, Robert De Niro, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Robert DowneyJr., Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Duvall, Michael Clarke Duncan.

E. Clint Eastwood.

F. Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman.

G. Clark Gable, James Garner, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Cary Grant, Hugh Grant, Alec Guinness, Topher Grace.

H. Tom Hanks, Charlton Heston, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris, Richard Harris, Rex Harrison, Ethan Hawke, Dustin Hoffman, William Holden, Anthony Hopkins, Rock Hudson, William Hurt.

I. Jeremy Irons.

J. Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, Tommy Lee Jones.

K. Michael Keaton, Harvey Keitel, Gene Kelly, Ben Kingsley, Val Kilmer, Greg Kinnear.

L. Burt Lancaster, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Jack Lemmon, Daniel Day-Lewis.

M. John Malkovich, Steve Martin, Walter Matthau, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Steve McQueen, Viggo Mortensen, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Mike Myers.

N. Liam Neeson, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Nick Nolte, Edward Norton.

O. Gary Oldman, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Haley Joel Osment, Peter O'Toole.

P. Al Pacino, Bill Paxton, Gregory Peck, Sean Penn, River Phoenix, Joachin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier.

Q. Dennis Quaid, Anthony Quinn.

R. Robert Redford, Keanu Reeves, Burt Reynolds, Geoffrey Rush, Kurt Russell.

S. Adam Sandler, Roy Schneider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George C. Scott, Peter Sellers, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Kevin Spacey, Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, James Stewart, Ben Stiller, Kiefer Sutherland.

T. Billy Bob Thornton, Spencer Tracy, John Travolta.

V. Jon Voight.

W. Christopher Walken, Denzel Washington, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Robin Williams, Bruce Willis, Owen Wilson, Elijah Wood, James Woods.



Phew! That's a lot of famous names! I will be adding more movie actors names to my list of actors names as new 'stars' emerge.

You may be interested to see which of these actors have different names to the one they were born with? I have put these in a separate section. Did their name change affect their talent and success? Movie actors names are a fascinating topic with regard to name meanings.



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