Famous Actors Of The 20th Century
Without a doubt, the entertainment industry has most evolved in the past century. Films and television today are like never before – technologically advanced, emotionally real and contextually brilliant. Though the process involves a lot of artisans, from script writers and directors to cinematographers and editors, very few of us get into the depth of cinema. We generally are obsessed with the face of cinema – i.e. the actors. They are the people who bring to life characters, plot and story. Though the success or failure of a film depends on the combined effort of the cast and crew, it is generally actors who walk away with the adoration or pay the price for the success or failure of a film. 20th century boasts of a large pool of actors who have redefined cinema with their inherent acting skills and talent. With each outing, they have wowed the audience with their awe-inspiring performances. The past century entertainment industry saw some brilliant actors who were highly endowed and exceptional in their art. They were at the top of the game all through and gave some exceptional performances that have remained etched in the history of cinema; their films now being considered classics. Read through this section to know about some of the best known actors of the 20th century.
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969, American
Actor

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974, British
 
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian
O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916, American
Actor

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

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Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968, American
Actor, American Football Player

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971, American
Actor
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966, American
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979, American
Comedian
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968, British
Actor

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor

Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Actor
Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924, American
Actor

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903, American
American singer
Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969, American
Wrestler, Actor

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980, American
 
River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970, American
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor
Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer

Jared LetoJared Leto
26 December 1971, American
American actor

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942, Indian
Actor

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971, Scottish
 
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor
John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952, American, Northern Irish
Actor

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
 

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961, American
Actor, Activist
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908, American
Actor

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
21 April 1979, Scottish
Actor

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor
Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964, American
Actor

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955, German, American
Actor
Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980, Canadian
 

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
Jeff Goldblum Jeff Goldblum
22 October 1952, American
Actor

Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980, American
 
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949, American
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Sam ElliottSam Elliott
09 August 1944, American
Actor

Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
05 September 1942, German
Actor, Director
Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959, American
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American
 
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960, British