Known for his tough-guy stare and cowboy debonair, Clinton “Clint” Eastwood is undoubtedly one of the biggest Hollywood stars of all time. Born in 1930, the San Francisco native boldly followed his dreams of Hollywood, prompting a swift move to Los Angeles after serving in the Army.
Handsome, smooth, charming – and of course talented. Perhaps that’s why many of us remember Randolph Scott as one of Hollywood’s most popular Western movie stars. The career of the World War I veteran-turned-film-actor spanned a remarkable five decades. Scott...
John Charles Carter was born in Evanston, IL in 1923. He would one day transform into the remarkable, historical, and heroic figure movie lovers adore—Charlton Heston. He created his own stage name by taking his mother’s surname, Charlton, as his first name and adopting his stepfather’s last name as his own.
With a public life marked by both tragedy and triumph, Audie Murphy is perhaps most remembered for his leading roles in a number of Western films that spanned the 1950s and 60s. However, Murphy’s gripping life story – which often leaves film critics and fans in perpetual awe – doesn’t begin with acting, but rather on treacherous battlefields.
Bruce Willis was born on Mar. 19, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, where his father was stationed in the U.S. military. Once his father was discharged from the service, Willis moved to New Jersey with his family, watching his blue-collar father work hard as a welder and factory employee.
He may have been born Leonard Franklin Slye, but his historic roles in musical Westerns led him to a new Hollywood name: Roy Rogers. Born in Cincinnati in 1911, Rogers would eventually carve out recognizable trademarks as an actor, singer, and as the “King of the Cowboys,” appearing in almost 100 films during the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s.
He once described himself as the “shy kid who never excelled at anything in school.” Who could’ve predicted that Carlos Ray Norris, Jr. would become actor Chuck Norris, a captivating hero on both the small and big screens?
From bodybuilder to actor to American politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger has seemingly done it all. The man known as the “Terminator” was born in Austria in 1947 and had a childhood that was far from the glamourous life he would come to know.