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Famous Film Actors From Arkansas

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Arkansas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Arkansas, as in some cases Arkansas may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Arkansas then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Arkansas, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

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This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Arkansas?" and "Which famous actors were born in Arkansas?"
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  • 1

    A.W. Sweatt

    Dec. at 22 (1922-1944)

    Films Acted InBoys Town

    BirthplaceUSA, Hot Springs, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 2
    Al Bell

    Al Bell

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceBrinkley, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 3
    Al Green

    Al Green

    Age: 74

    Films Acted InBeverly Hills Cop III, On the Line, You Instead, Gospel According to Al Green, Al Green: Gospel Concert from L.A.

    BirthplaceForrest City, Arkansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsRobert Greene, Cora Greene

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  • 4

    Alaina McClellan Sims

    Age: 35

    Films Acted InThe River Within

    BirthplaceUSA, Arkansas, Warren

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 5
    Alan Belcher

    Films Acted InUFC 69: Shootout, UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2

    BirthplaceUSA, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 6
    Alan Ladd

    Alan Ladd

    Dec. at 51 (1913-1964)

    Films Acted InCitizen Kane, Shane, The Reluctant Dragon, The Blue Dahlia, Hustle

    BirthplaceUSA, Hot Springs, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsIna Raleigh Ladd, Alan Ladd, Sr.

  • 7

    Andre Jackson

    Age: 42

    Films Acted InBrooklyn's Bridge to Jordan

    BirthplaceUSA, Arkansas, Forrest City

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 8

    Andy Shuford

    Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)

    Films Acted InMason of the Mounted, The Montana Kid, When a Feller Needs a Friend

    BirthplaceHelena, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 9
    Ann Gillis

    Ann Gillis

    Age: 93

    Films Acted In2001: A Space Odyssey, Bambi, Neath Brookyln Bridge, Janie, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 10

    April M. Walsh

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InDisfigured

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 11
    Arthur Hunnicutt

    Arthur Hunnicutt

    Dec. at 69 (1910-1979)

    Films Acted InCat Ballou, El Dorado, Harry and Tonto, Broken Arrow, The Red Badge of Courage

    BirthplaceGravelly, Arkansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 12
    Ashley Hayes

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  • 13
    Ashlie Atkinson

    Films Acted InInside Man, Eat Pray Love, Margot at the Wedding, All Good Things, Another Gay Movie

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 14

    B.J. Hopper

    Dec. at 87 (1924-2011)

    Films Acted InThe Toy, Because of Winn-Dixie, Favorite Son, Dixie Changing Habits

    BirthplaceUSA, Bentonville, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 15
    Barbara Castleton

    Barbara Castleton

    Dec. at 84 (1894-1978)

    Films Acted InDangerous Hours, What's Wrong with the Women?, On Trial

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 16
    Barbara Fairchild

    Films Acted InGail Davies: Greatest Hits

    BirthplaceUSA, Knobel, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 17
    Barbara Hendricks

    Films Acted InDisengagement, The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Falstaff, Some Tales of Hoffmann: Offenbach: Opera De Lyon, Aida's Brothers & Sisters: Black Voices in Opera and Concert

    BirthplaceUSA, Arkansas, Stephens

    NationalitySweden, United States of America

  • 18
    Barry Switzer

    Films Acted InAny Given Sunday, Varsity Blues

    BirthplaceCrossett, Arkansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsFrank Switzer, Mary Louise Switzer

  • 19
    Ben Moody

    Ben Moody

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InResident Evil: Apocalypse, Dead and Gone, Evanescence: Broken, Evanescence: After Midnight

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 20
    Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy

    Age: 78

    Films Acted InThe Graduate, The Winds of War, Hanging Up, Time Walker, Yours

    BirthplaceUSA, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 21

    Ben Piazza

    Dec. at 58 (1933-1991)

    Films Acted InThe Blues Brothers, The Bad News Bears, Rocky V, Mask, Guilty by Suspicion

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 22
    Beth Ditto

    Beth Ditto

    Age: 39

    Films Acted InGossip: Live in Liverpool

    BirthplaceSearcy, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 23

    Betty Francisco

    Dec. at 50 (1900-1950)

    Films Acted InThe Wife of the Centaur, Long Pants, Maytime, Romance in the Rain

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, USA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 24

    Beulah Archuletta

    Dec. at 57 (1912-1969)

    Films Acted InThe Searchers, How the West Was Won, The Man from Laramie, The Big Sky, Westward Ho the Wagons!

    BirthplaceUSA, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 25
    Big Bill Broonzy

    Big Bill Broonzy

    Dec. at 65 (1893-1958)

    Films Acted InMasters of the Country Blues: Roosevelt Sykes and Big Bill Broonzy

    BirthplaceUSA, Lake Dick, Arkansas, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

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