ACTOR

  • Peter Sellers

    Born on September 8, 1925 in Portsmouth, England, British comedian Peter Sellers was an incredibly versatile actor, playing Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films with as much ease as Clare Quilty in Lolita. Stanley Kubrick asked him to play three roles in Dr. Strangelove for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He also released two comedy records, controversial for including material involving the royal family.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, India. In 1969, he debuted in Saat Hindustani. His role in 1972's Zanjeer made him an action movie star. In the 1980s, Bachchan held a seat in the Indian Parliament. In the '90s, he started his own production company. He returned to acting in 1997, with Mrityudaata. In 2000, he began hosting the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.