4. Paul Newman
Born on January 26, 1925, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Paul Newman would catch the acting bug early, performing in the theater aged just 10 years old. He would attend the Yale School of Drama for a year before studying at the Actors Studio under famed acting coach Lee Strasberg before making his way to Broadway.
Newman would make his big screen debut in 1954s The Silver Chalice which would see him win the first of the many awards he would collect over his 55 year career. Newman wasn’t just a talented actor, he was also a very successful race car driver, winning several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing.