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Bond. James Bond. The actor formerly known as 007 also won an Oscar for playing Irish cop Jim Malone in The Untouchables. At 79, he still cuts a swashbuckling figure in swanky ads for Louis Vuitton.
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The Garbage frontwoman — and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles cyborg — has won fans with her style and attitude as well as her voice.
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The host of CBS' Late Late Show cracks people up with his quick wit, silliness — and his burr. A recurring theme of his monologues is how proud he was to become a U.S. citizen.
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Yes, he has an Italian name, but he's a high-profile Scottish race-car driver — and he's married to Ashley Judd.
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The brawny star of 300 has shown range as an actor: He also appeared in the film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera and the romantic comedy The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl.
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The comedian, who had a pivotal role in the recent X-Files movie, has a certain exuberance, as seen in the dirty-joke documentary The Aristocrats.
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Liddell won a gold medal in the 400-meter in the 1924 Olympics, inspiring the story of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.
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The Argyle Gargoyle gargled Gershwin gorgeously on The Muppet Show.
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She may have let her orange buzzcut grow out, but the Eurythmics singer has continue to create sweet dreams with her music — most recently, she won an Oscar for her Lord of the Rings love theme.
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Arthur Conan Doyle
He created Sherlock Holmes, a character so indelible they're still making movies about him. (Go see Robert Downey Jr.'s take on the sleuth Christmas Day.)
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The celebrity chef brought us the foulmouthed adventures of Hell's Kitchen, in which he berates his cooking protegees for our viewing pleasure.
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He now stars on Syfy's Stargate Universe, but his eclectic career has included memorable roles in Trainspotting, The Full Monty, The Beach and 28 Weeks Later.
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The 13th-century freedom fighter was vividly brought back to life — blue face paint, kilts and weaponry — by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart.
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The '80s pop singer (her baby took the "Morning Train") performed the theme for the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only and played Don Johnson's love interest on Miami Vice.
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George C. Scott
Get it? His last name is Scott. He gave indelible performances in such films as Anatomy of a Murder, The Hustler, and Dr. Strangelove. He won an Oscar for playing the title role in Patton, though he famously refused the award.
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Canadian actor James Doohan played Scotty on Star Trek across four decades, beaming crew members up and always assuring James T. Kirk, "I'm giving her all she's got, captain!"