Alan Rickman, born
Feb. 21, 1946 in the United Kingdom, is probably better
known now than as an actor than he was in the 80's. Never the
less, not counting his TV appearances, the two movies he
was part of were Die Hard (1988), where he played the
menacing role of Hans Gruber, and January Man (1989).
Word has it that Rickman consistently gives up choice
movie roles in order to entertain his true passion, live
theatre. We loved him in Galaxy Quest (1999).