<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent People Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//people http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//people <![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time
List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include the prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.

These ladies are the top of the list in the conversation for sexiest woman ever and prettiest woman in the world. These are the hottest women of all time, definitely in the top 10 most beautiful women ever.
The Most Beautiful Women of All Time, babes, all people, people, popular opinion,

Audrey Hepburn

Brigitte Bardot

Catherine Deneuve

Charlize Theron

Evangeline Lilly

Grace Kelly

Monica Bellucci

Sophie Marceau

Ursula Andress

Sophia Loren


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<![CDATA[The Best Actors in Film History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-actors
The best actors ever are ranked here in this list of the best actors in film history. These are the greatest actors ever to appear on the silver screen - male only (to vote on both genders, check out this list of the greatest film actors and actresses). These gentlemen were part of some of the greatest movies of all time (or were perhaps the reason they were the best movies ever), with countless Academy Awards between them.

What are the qualities of the best actors of all time? Is it the raw emotion they show, the parts they choose, their acting methods, or simply their effortless charm and charisma? There's no denying some of these amazing actors belong on the list of the hottest male celebrities, but behind the 1000 watt smiles lies the talent that defines generations of actors.

Who is the best actor of all time? Is it a classic actor like Marlon Brando, a comedic genius like Charlie Chaplin, a double-threat like Clint Eastwood, or a method actor like Daniel Day Lewis? There are so many choices for the greatest movie actor ever that you may have a hard time choosing just one (although you can vote for as many of the actors on this list of the greatest actors ever as you'd like). If your favorite leading man isn't on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him to receive the title of best actor in film history.
The Best Actors in Film History,

Al Pacino
See The Best Al Pacino Movies
Anthony Hopkins
See The Best Anthony Hopkins Movies
Daniel Day-Lewis
See The Best Daniel Day-Lewis Movies
Dustin Hoffman
See The Best Dustin Hoffman Movies
Jack Nicholson
See The Best Jack Nicholson Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio
See The Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies
Marlon Brando
See The Best Marlon Brando Movies
Morgan Freeman
See The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Robert De Niro
See The Best Robert De Niro Movies
Tom Hanks
See The Best Tom Hanks Movies

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<![CDATA[The Best Female Vocalists Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-voice-ever
List of the best female singers of all time, ranked by music fans and casual critics like you. Who are the greatest female vocalists ever? This list includes everyone from Aretha Franklin to Stevie Nicks to Christina Perri – those great women in music who have topped the charts for decades. Both solo singers and famous frontwomen in bands are among those on this list, as it is their voices to focus on here, not just their careers.

Vote: The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

This list of the top female singers are both living, like Adele and Madonna, and long gone, like Nico and Amy Winehouse, though their albums and singles continue to sell to loyal and new audiences. Vote up those great female voices you think should be at the top of the list, and vote down those who you think come in a bit flat. Click "rerank" to make a list of your own!

Rank: The Best Singers of All Time
The Best Female Vocalists Ever,

Adele

Aretha Franklin
See The Best Albums Of Aretha Franklin
Barbra Streisand
See The Best Songs Of Barbra Streisand
Celine Dion
See The best Songs Of Celine Dion
Christina Aguilera
See The Best Songs Of Christina Aguilera
Donna Summer
See The Best Songs Of Donna Summer
Ella Fitzgerald
See The Best Albums Of Ella Fitzgerald
Karen Carpenter

Mariah Carey
See The Best Songs Of Mariah Carey
Whitney Houston
See The Best Albums Of Whitney Houston

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<![CDATA[Make Your Voice Heard: Who Are the Best Female Jazz Singers?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-jazz-singers/rockboy
The best female jazz singers in music history have a sound that's like no other. Their melodies and tones captivate us and keep us coming back for more. Many of the women on this list have been gone for decades, but their incomparable jazz vocals will live on forever. Vote for your favorite famous female jazz vocalists and vote down any artists you don't like. Also, if you have a favorite who isn't listed here, add her! You can also rerank this list of top female jazz vocalists any way you like, including all of them or just a few. Enjoy!

How can any list of top female jazz vocalists not include the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan? Their unparalleled talents are indisputable. Once you get into the best female jazz singers' top 10, it's really hard to pick one over the other.

Arguments can be made, of course, that Sarah Vaughan's versatility makes her the best. Some might say that no one can or will ever match Ella Fitzgerald's incredible tone (and certainly her scat abilities). Others would argue that Billie Holiday is not only the greatest female jazz singer in history, but one of the best female vocalists ever.

Some of the best modern female jazz singers include the always wonderful Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, and certainly Esperanza Spalding and yes, even Norah Jones. Norah's sound is more of a jazzy fusion, but she makes the list. Defining a pure jazz singer isn't always easy: Like Norah, some of the women listed here are both jazz and blues. Either way, they're all fabulous, so vote!
Make Your Voice Heard: Who Are the Best Female Jazz Singers?,

Anita O'Day
See The Best Anita O'Day albums
Billie Holiday
See The Best Billie Holiday albums
Carmen McRae
See The Best Carmen McRae albums
Dinah Washington
See The Best Dinah Washington albums
Ella Fitzgerald
See The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums
Nancy Wilson
See The Best Nancy Wilson albums
Nina Simone
See The Best Nina Simone albums
Norah Jones
See The Best Norah Jones albums
Peggy Lee
See The Best Peggy Lee albums
Sarah Vaughan
See The Best Sarah Vaughan albums

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<![CDATA[The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-u-s-presidents-from-best-to-worst
The Greatest United States Presidents in history, ranked from best to worst. Who's the greatest U.S. president? Anyone can vote on or make their own version of this collaborative list of the men who shaped American policy - a fascinating insight into all the US Presidents and how their presidencies were perceived. Who were the best presidents? We expect this list of the Chief Executives to change over time as history's perceptions also change.

And be sure to check out Ranker's ultimate list of the Worst-Ever US Presidents as well, for comparison's sake.
The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time,

Abraham Lincoln

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Franklin D. Roosevelt

George Washington

Harry S. Truman

James Madison

John F. Kennedy

Ronald Reagan

Theodore Roosevelt

Thomas Jefferson


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<![CDATA[Women Who Michael Phelps Has Dated]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/women-michael-phelps-dated/rydavis

Michael Phelps is making a comeback in a big way. In 2014, Phelps got a DUI and spent 45 days in rehab. Now he's gearing up to dive back into Olympic waters for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro competition. During his fall from grace, Michael Phelps hooked up with several women, some you may know, and some you may have never heard of.

In 2015, Phelps became engaged to his fiancee of just over two years, Nicole Johnson. The two just had their first child together in May 2016. Now that he has a kid and a fiancee, it appears as though the former Olympian stud has finally settled down. But boy, did those years before he cleaned up include a few flings. From the Olympic Village to random hook-ups in Las Vegas, Phelps hasn't been subtle when it comes to his dating life.

If you're curious about the long list of Phelps' former lovers and girlfriends, this list has got you covered. Take a lap and wade through the waters of the women Michael Phelps has dated.


Women Who Michael Phelps Has Dated,

Brittny Gastineau

Phelps and Brittny Gastineau, a model and reality television personality, briefly dated from November 2010 to February 2011.


Lily Donaldson

Model Lily Donaldson and Phelps were rumored to be dating in 2008.


Stephanie Rice

Rumors that Phelps and fellow Beijing Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice were having a fling circled in 2008.


Maria Ho

Phelps and Maria Ho, a professional poker player and television personality, were rumored to be dating for a brief amount of time in 2008.


Caroline Pal

Phelps and Las Vegas cocktail waitress Caroline Pal dated from September 2008 to April 2009.


Nicole Johnson

Phelps has been engaged to American model, businesswoman, and pageant queen Nicole Johnson since February 2015. The two have one child together, born in May 2016. 


Carrie Prejean

Model and former Miss USA Carrie Prejean casually dated Phelps in 2009.


Megan Rossee

Phelps dated model Megan Rossee for one year from January to December 2012.


Taylor Lianne Chandler

Phelps was rumored to be dating Taylor Lianne Chandler, a television personality and model, for a brief period in August 2014. 


Win McMurry

Phelps dated American sportscaster Win McMurry from June to December 2013.



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<![CDATA[Top 30 Dance Songs of August 2016 / Top 30 Música Dance Agosto 2016]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-30-dance-songs-of-august-2016-and-top-30-m-and-uacute_sica-dance-agosto-2016/robert-sandoval

Top 30 Dance Songs of August 2016 / Top 30 Música Dance Agosto 2016,

Bob Sinclar

The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down Ft. Daya

Benny Benassi & Chris Brown - Paradise

Curbi - Triple Six

Yves V Vs Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman - Daylight

Kygo - Raging Ft. Kodaline.

Dj Snake - Middle Ft. Bipolar Sunshine

Sander Van Doorn - Not Alone

Krewella X Diskord - Beggars

Florian Paetzold - Easy


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<![CDATA[Strange Stories You Might Not Know About Colonial Americans]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-stories-about-colonial-americans/steve-silkin

It's not too much of a stretch to assume we live in the strangest era ever. After all, we have Donald Trump and his antics captivating us every day. But there are plenty of strange stories about early Americans too. From sad tales of intolerance to clownish buffoons, this is not your typical history lesson about colonial America. 

This list examines what it was like to live in colonial America, from the weird political landscape to the difficulties of not fitting in the (very stringent) mold. You may not have heard these weird stories about colonial Americans before, but you won't soon forget them after reading this list.


Strange Stories You Might Not Know About Colonial Americans,

John Adams

He could hardly control himself. As a young man in Worcester, MA, John Adams was teaching school and studying law. But he knew he had problems. "He began a lifelong conversation with his internal demons," wrote Joseph J. Ellis in First Family: Abigail and John Adams

When he was on a roll, he felt his passions made him explode like an "erupting volcano" and his emotions ran like "Lawless Bulls that roar and bluster, defy all Control, and sometimes murder their proper owner." Ellis wrote, 

"Whether the source of John's periodic bursts of vanity, insecurity, and sheer explosiveness was mental or physical - there is some scholarly speculation that he had a thyroid imbalance - remains a mystery. There is no question, however, that he was susceptible to swoonish emotional swings, especially when under extreme stress, and he would struggle with this problem throughout his life."

Even though Adams was a great leader, he struggled to keep his emotions in check.


Judah Monis

Judah Monis was born into a family of Portuguese conversos in 1683. Conversos were Jewish people who practiced Christianity publicly during the Portuguese Inquisition but remained Jews in private. This heritage makes his destiny all the more intriguing: he became the first Jew to receive a degree in the colonies and also the first to teach at Harvard, but he had to convert to Christianity in order to do it.

After studies in Europe, Monis set up a shop in New York where he taught Hebrew to both Jews and Christians and led theological discussions on the Jewish mystical teachings of Kabbalah. He moved to Massachusetts and got his master's at Harvard in 1720. As Biblical students were required to read the sacred texts in their original language, the college also needed a Hebrew professor, hence his appointment. However, Harvard required all professors to be practicing Christians. It was a prejudicial rule which put Monis in a quandary: convert to Christianity after he spent his whole life promoting the teachings of Judaism, or give up on his dream.

In the end, he converted, but not without controversy. The Jewish community felt betrayed and the Christians doubted his sincerity.

 

 

 


Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry is best known for his stirring speech in opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765, including his demand to "Give me liberty or give me death!" However, because this anti-Federalist later opposed stronger states' rights, he might today be saddled with the derisive label of "flip-flopper." 

Henry was opposed to the federal Constitution because he did not think it protected individual liberties and the states' power to legislate. As a result, he was instrumental in drafting and ratifying the Bill of Rights. Later, however, he joined the Federalists. When Virginia and Kentucky demanded resolutions allowing their laws to supersede national legislation, he made a very prescient prediction: there would be a civil war.


America's First Killer Came Over on the Mayflower

John Billington was a passenger on the Mayflower, the ship that carried the first settlers to the New World in 1620. He sailed with his wife Elinor and their two sons and was one of the signatories of the first governing document of the colonies, the Mayflower Compact. He was also, by all accounts of the time, a real piece of work

After landing, Billington quickly challenged the authority of Capt. Miles Standish and was punished for his speeches, which he continued to give anyway. He was then implicated in an uprising against the authority of the Plymouth church but insisted he was innocent and spared from retaliation. However, the governor of the colony later wrote to one of his opponents, "Billington still rails against you ... he is a knave, and so will live and die." Elinor Billington was later whipped in the stocks for slandering another colonist.
 
Billington was tried, convicted, and hanged for murdering a man he believed was his enemy. He waited in the woods, hiding behind a rock to ambush his rival who was out on a hunt, leveled his blunderbuss, and fired at close range. It was the first murder, first murder trial, and first execution in what would later become the United States of America.


William Beadle Killed His Family and then Himself

Sometimes things aren't what they seem, but sometimes they are. Take the case of William Beadle, a resident of Wethersfield, CT, during the Revolutionary War and the early years of American independence.   

Beadle had been a successful merchant but accepted Continental dollars even as they depreciated as demanded by the rebel government. Other merchants were not so patriotic and disobeyed the law to their financial advantage. Continental dollars were at one point worthless, then exchanged for new currency at a rate of 1 percent. That led to Beadle's financial downfall.

During the last year of his life, he seldom spoke to his wife or his four children. Meanwhile, he also developed a curious habit: he never slept without his ax and his carving knife. On a December morning in 1783, Beadle killed his entire family and slit his own throat. It was the first documented mass murder-suicide in the history of the United States.


Samuel Brand Killed His Brother for Being Flippant

Samuel Brand lived near Lancaster, PA in 1773. His story is set in a religious area where non-violence was an unbreakable tenet.

On the fatal evening, he set fire to the family farmhouse while his elderly parents were asleep, then entered their flaming home and confronted his brother. Brand was holding a loaded gun. His brother simply stared at him stoically. 

"I'll shoot thee," Brand said to his brother, who replied:  

"Shoot if thou wilt." 

The account of that night states: "This simple but inconsiderate answer did but more to provoke his fury so that he fired off and the poor victim fell dead on the spot." Brand was quickly caught, tried and hanged in December 1773 in Lancaster, PA. Why did he do it? According to Jay Robert Nash in Murder, America: Homicide in the United States from the Revolution to the Present, Brand was simply "never quite right in his head."


Even in Colonial Days, Men Did Stupid Things for Love

Alexander White was a young Irish immigrant who came to America in the mid-1700s. He left his hometown of Tyrone on the Emerald Isle and landed in Boston. No sooner had he arrived than he fell in love with a local lass. And proposed. 

As a new arrival, he had barely enough money to support himself, let alone afford to wed. He decided to solve that problem not through patience and hard work, but through crime. He was working as a ship's mate aboard a cutter and tried to rob his captain when the ship was anchored in Cow Harbor on Long Island. The attempt went bad, however, and White killed the captain during a struggle. 

A passenger witnessed the dramatic event and dove off the ship before White could kill him, too. The passenger then hurried to authorities and reported the crime. An arrest, trial, and conviction on charges of piracy and murder followed quickly. White was brought back to Massachusetts where a jury sentenced him to death by hanging in 1784.
 


Jemmy Led One of the First Colonial Slave Rebellions

The Stono Rebellion of 1739 was led by a literate slave named Jemmy who was originally from the Kongo area of Africa. The uprising took place in the British colony of South Carolina, when Jemmy led 20 other slaves (most of who were also Kongolese) toward Florida, where the Spanish had promised freedom and land to slaves who fled the British.  

Margaret Washington of Cornell University speculates on Jemmy: "He may have come from a leadership family in Africa. He had some skills, some cultural skills, that were European. But at the same time, his sense of himself, his sense of identity, his sense of his community, was African." 

The Stono Rebellion was the first slave revolt documented in the South. Some believed other slave uprisings were inspired by Stono. Others, however, say the slaves were reacting independently to the same harsh conditions that drove Jemmy and his allies to rebel. Still, in response to the rebellion, South Carolina's legislature enacted penalties against masters who abused their slaves, and issued a temporary ban on importing slaves and a permanent ban on Kongolese-Angolan slaves. Jemmy and the other rebels made slave owners fearful that slaves from the Kongo-Angola region of Africa were defiant and mistrustful.


This Nutball Made Millions When He Should Have Lost Every Dime

Timothy Dexter was born into a family of poor farmers in Massachusetts in the mid-1700s. Dexter, though, refused to accept his family's station in life and set out to become wealthy and well-respected. He started out as a leather craftsman but made his fortune by using new dollars to purchase heaps of Continentals, the pre-independence currency of the 13 colonies, for a fraction of pennies on the dollar.

It was an insanely stupid bet that no one with any sense would have made, because Continentals had been discontinued and were no longer in use when he bought them. However, when America became independent,the government allowed Continentals to be traded in for 1% of their face value, which was way more than what Dexter paid for them. He made millions on a crazy irresponsible gamble. 

That allowed him to indulge his fantasies: he called himself a lord, pretended to be a philosopher, and commissioned 40 statues of himself that he placed around his estate. Meanwhile, his aristocratic neighbors gave him horrendous investment advice in an attempt to bankrupt him, but to no avail. He thought the wealthy elite would embrace him now that he had money, but they shunned him, as they still saw him as low-class.

He was once urged to sell coals to Newcastle, an endeavor he then undertook. When he brought the coal to the English city which was internationally known for its supply, the local miners were on strike, so he actually made money! He also staged his own spectacular funeral, attended by 3,000, so he could observe the occasion while still among the living.

To celebrate his achievements, he wrote a near-incomprehensible memoir (Dexter was barely literate) that featured absolutely no punctuation. He handed out copies to his rich neighbors, who were, of course, horrified.


Anne Hutchinson Was a Revolutionary and All-Around BAMF who Split from the Puritan Church

Anne Hutchinson was a member of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the mid-1600s but quickly found herself at odds with the Puritan authorities. She demanded freedom of thought and led women's discussions of the scripture that were contrary to the views of church leadership. This led the colony's governor, John Winthrop, to declare her "an American Jezebel." Puritans viewed women as inferior, and Hutchinson, a mother of 15, broke with her church because of it.  

She was arrested on accusations of dissident views on the spirit and the soul as well as prophesying the Colony's doom. She was convicted and banished from the Colony. She and her family left Massachusetts to follow the teachings of Roger Williams in Providence, RI. Then, fearing further repression, they moved out of reach of the English to the Dutch area of Eastchester, NY, where they started their own government that called for the separation of church and state as well as trial by jury. She massacred by Native Americans in 1643.



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<![CDATA[20 Actors Known for Roles Similar to Who They Are in Real Life]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-whose-roles-are-similar-to-how-they-are-in-real-life/lisa-waugh

Sure, it’s cool if an actor transcends their own identity and become someone else. It’s amazing to witness. But sometimes, you just want Bill Murray to show up and be Bill Murray. He doesn’t need to sleep inside a bear and keep himself up for days to please an audience, because he’s one of those actors who are the same as their characters, or at least pretty darn close.

Some actors disappear into a role. Actors who are a lot like their characters prefer to lay a foundation from a familiar place. Larry David usually performs a slightly demented spin on his real life self. Robert Downey Jr. could probably morph into a whole other guy (Tropic Thunder, anyone?), but who doesn't like RDJ just as he is?

No one is saying these actors don’t have chops. It’s just that audiences want to see Morgan Freeman doing Morgan Freeman. Let Walken be Walken. Jared Leto may have the time to live as his character for months on end, but Bruce Willis has sh*t to do. He ain’t got no time for that. Or for memorizing lines, apparently.

Who are some of those actors known for roles similar to their real personalities? Matthew McConaughey, Zach Galifianakis, Bruce Willis...keep reading, if you really wanna know.


20 Actors Known for Roles Similar to Who They Are in Real Life,

Adam Sandler

In real life: Adam Sandler has made a career playing a regular, uncomplicated guy, because he’s never forgotten his roots. He came from a working class family and set his sights on being a comedian. Once he achieved his goals, he’s been content with maintaining a career playing regular Joes. He just wants to make people laugh.  
 
In film and TV roles: Uncomplicated and not impressed with the trappings of fame, Sandler is just fine making one silly film after the other. Audiences love them. The box office proves it at a collective revenue of $2 billion and counting. He’s had his moments of playing opposite of his usual lovable schlubs in Reign Over Me and Punch Drunk Love, but it seems as though he’s still just playing a more existentially fraught version of himself. Exhibit A: Funny People.  
 
Notable quote: “My name is Adam Sandler. I'm not particularly talented. I'm not particularly good-looking. And yet I'm a multi-millionaire.”


Bill Murray

In real life: Capable of anything, Bill Murray is living his best life. He’s crashed a kickball game and bachelor parties, done the dishes at a stranger’s house, bartended, eaten random people's French fries, conducted a school marching band, read poetry to construction workers, and sang karaoke with people he just met. 
 
In film and TV roles: Bill Murray always seems to be playing slightly altered versions of himself.
 Lost in Translation (an aging movie star) and Zombieland (himself as a zombie) are obvious examples, but there's always some Bill poking out in any role he's playing. Even if he’s morphed into the skin of a former president and is getting a handy from his cousin, he’s still Bill Murray. He's especially Bill Murray.   
 
Notable quote: “There aren't many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that's a 24-hour job right there.”


Bruce Willis

In real life: Bruce Willis seems perpetually annoyed, a spell broken only by interludes of awareness about how annoyed he is, making the whole thing a little bit meta. Perhaps his perpetual state of annoyance is how he went from being one of the great movie stars who can actually act to a guy who won't memorize lines
 
In film and TV roles: Willis seems to be completely okay with playing various versions of himself. That doesn’t mean he has no range. He’s been brilliant across several roles, including Pulp fiction, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, and The Sixth Sense
 
What Just Happened is a prime example of the thin line between Bruce IRL and Bruce in movies. Willis plays a depressed and angry version of himself. You can’t help but believe this is what it’s like to hang out with him.
 
Notable quote: “I wake up laughing. Yes, I wake up in the morning and there I am just laughing my head off.” 


Christopher Walken

In real life: If Christopher Walken isn’t, you know, Christopher Walken, does anyone really want to know? He certainly comes across as being the same on screen in interviews"More cowbell." You did your Walken impression as you read that, didn’t you?   
 
In film and TV roles: Walken is the king of kooky, playing offbeat characters that fill audiences (and other characters) with dread and wonder (usually at the same time). And they're always drenched in Walkenness. He's...you know, just...kind of...wee-erd.    
 
Notable quote: “You know, there's nothing you can do about your public image. It is what it is. I just try to do things honestly. I guess honesty is what you would call subjective: if you feel good about what you're doing, yourself, if you figure you're doing the right thing.”


George Clooney

In real life: George Clooney is made of golden sun rays, right? He's also a committed political activist and a lot of people who know him really seem to love him. 
 
In film and TV roles: At his most serious and at his most goofy, the characters he’s played seem like Clooney at different times of the day or night, with different levels of intoxication. 
 
Notable quote: “I can't give you 150 takes. I can't even give you 30 different ways of doing it! I don't have the talent or the range for it.”


Larry David

In real life: Larry David is a malcontent who enjoys watching the world burn. If you need further proof that he is in real life who he plays on screen, see this article entitled "Larry David really is the same in real life as he is on TV."
 
In film and TV roles: On Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David is Larry David, playing out exaggerated versions of things that happened to him in real life. For Seinfeld, David and Jerry Seinfeld based the titular character on David’s life, and the duo’s way of seeing the world. David is known for dry musings about the small things that snowball into big things. He will probably morph into Bernie Sanders in a few years.   
 
Notable quote: “Well, I always think the worst things are going to happen here, because I'm - basically inside, I'm a bad person, and so the bad kind of takes over.” 


Matthew McConaughey

In real life: Let’s put it this way - naked bongo playing is the one of the more normal things Matthew McConaughey has done. He’s dancing to his own beat, played by Martian ghosts surfing the debris of comets. Or he's smoking a boatload of weed.
 
In film and TV roles: There hasn't been a role yet that can make Matthew McConaughey disappear completely. He may lose tons of weight or slip on a bald cap, but he can’t mask who he is. All right all right all right. 
 
Notable quote: “There aren't many things that are universally cool, and it's cool not to litter. I'd never do it.”


Morgan Freeman

In real life: He's wise, funny, kind, chock full of style, and intelligent. Please let Morgan Freeman actually turn out to be God. Also, he always talks like he's prophesying divine truth, even if he's having a normal conversation. 
 
In film and TV roles: Same. Like, more or less exactly the same, whether the movie is a cynical, grotesque treatise against humanity (Se7en), a superhero blockbuster (The Dark Knight), or a goofball comedy (RED). 

 
Notable quote: “People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.”


Seth Rogen

In real life: Loves weed, has a strangled Muppet laugh, enjoys his friends, and has probably been shopping at the same place since 7th grade. Seth Rogen seems like an all around good dude
 
In film and TV roles: One imagines Rogen walks from his real life right onto the screen, sans make up or costume changes. His persona has resonated with audiences since his debut in Freaks and Geeks. The average guy with hilarious and real world reactions to myriad situations.  
 
Notable quote: “I don't make the best movies in the world, but at times, I do feel like I'm adding something to the cinematic community.”


Will Smith

In real life: Will Smith was born in West Philadelphia and launched his rap career while still in high school. In his early 20s, he moved to Hollywood to be an actor. He's an affable, charming man who would rather compliment you than take praise for himself.

In film and TV:  In movies like Independence Day and Men in Black, Smith comes across as slightly more arrogant than he is in real life, but his charisma and kindness translate more or less directly from real life to the silver screen. As for his television roles, well, to quote the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song: "In west Philadelphia born and raised..." You know the rest. 

Notable quote: "In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y'all just didn't know yet."



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 "One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next." – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This list of Indian freedom fighters honors the independence leaders that dedicated their lives for the cause of Indian independence. They are ranked in order of popularity by thousands of people in India and around the world. You can vote for your favorite freedom fighters by giving them a "thumbs up." 
Freedom Fighters of India,

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bhagat Singh
Date of birth: September 27, 1907
Place of birth: Lyallpur, Punjab, British India
Date of death: March 23, 1931
Place of death: Lahore, Punjab, British India
Movement: Indian Independence movement
Major organizations: Naujawan Bharat Sabha, Kirti Kissan Party and Hindustan
Socialist Republican Association
Religion: Sikhism (early life), Atheist (later life)
Influences Anarchism, Communism, Socialism
Lala Lajpat Rai

Mahatma Gandhi

Rani Lakshmibai

Vallabhbhai Patel

Subhash Chandra Bose

Tipu Sultan

Chandrashekhar Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
freedom fighter and first education minister of india.b1889

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