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.
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961, American
Actor
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

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

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor
Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor
River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970, American
Actor

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970, Canadian, British
Writer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer

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Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor
Wilford BrimleyWilford Brimley
27 September 1934, American
Actor
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951, British
Drummer

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954, American
American actor

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor
Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971, Scottish
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968, British
Actor
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981, American
Actor, Director

Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964, American
Actor

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989, British
Actor
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974, British
 

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960, American
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980, American
 
BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice
02 June 1968, American
Actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor
Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924, American
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953, Irish, American
Actor
Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963, American
Actor

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952, American, Northern Irish
Actor
Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980, Canadian
 

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955, American
 
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
Actor

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician
Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942, Indian
Actor

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

David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971, British
Actor
Jason ConneryJason Connery
11 January 1963, British
Actor, Director
Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian
Actor

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
12 October 1968, Australian
Actor, Producer

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967, American
Actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959, American
Actor
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961, American
Actor

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970, Indian
Actor

Garrett HedlundGarrett Hedlund
03 September 1984, American
Actor, Model, Singer

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969, American
Singer-songwriter

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969, American
Actor
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980, British
Actor
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Actor

Jackie ChanJackie Chan
07 April 1954, Hong Konger
Actor, Martial Artist
Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948, American
Actor