Being spotted and hand-picked by director, Milos Forman, for his first film role on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (which got him an Oscar academy nomination) was just the start to Dourif’s hugely genre- crossing career. Nearly always playing the tortured and creepy characters, Dourif maintains an intensity that is unmatched. Chucky in Child’s Play still haunts us today.
Watch this! One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Child’s Play, Lord of the Rings;The Two Towers
Trivia: Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, never heard Dourif speak without an English accent until filming was complete on The Two Towers.
Synonymous with the blaxpoitation genre of the seventies, Pam Grier played some of the most badass women in cinema. Be it whooping some vampire butt, or exacting cold revenge on drug dealers, her roles created a new cinematic archetype that was strong and sexy, paving the way for actresses today.
Watch this! Jackie Brown, Coffy, Scream Blacula Scream
Trivia: Grier was a back-up singer for Bobby Womack and Sly and the Family Stone