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.
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor
Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French
French-Polish film director
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

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

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor
Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980, American
 

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian
Actor
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor
Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

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

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973, American
 

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

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

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Actor
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian

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Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer
O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968, American
Actor, American Football Player
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Actor
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971, American
Actor
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Sam ElliottSam Elliott
09 August 1944, American
Actor

Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966, American
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979, American
Comedian
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931, American
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916, American
Actor

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
15 July 1973, American
 
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948, American
Actor

Stellan SkarsgårdStellan Skarsgård
13 June 1951, Swedish
Actor
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American
Actor

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982, Canadian, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948, Canadian, American
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982, Canadian
Actor

Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969, American
Wrestler, Actor

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

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970, American
Actor
Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955, German, American
Actor
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969, Scottish
 

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989, British
Actor

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
21 April 1979, Scottish
Actor
Jackie ChanJackie Chan
07 April 1954, Hong Konger
Actor, Martial Artist

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925, American
Actors

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936, American
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955, American
Actor

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor
Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969, British
Actor

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980, Canadian
 

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968, American
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924, American
Actor
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980, American
 

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937, American
Actor

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952, American, Northern Irish
Actor
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961, American
Actor, Activist

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
11 February 1936, American
Actor
Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
12 October 1968, Australian
Actor, Producer

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953, Irish, American
Actor
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American