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.
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor
Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer
13 December 1929, Canadian
Actor

Stanley TucciStanley Tucci
11 November 1960, American
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian
Actor

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
28 October 1949, American
Athlete

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

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

Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961, American
Actor

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971, British
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937, British, American, Welsh
 

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

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
Actor
Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

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Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor
Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor
Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952, American, Northern Irish
Actor
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954, American
American actor

George SegalGeorge Segal
13 February 1934, American
Actor

Jared LetoJared Leto
26 December 1971, American
American actor

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975, American
Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924, American
Actor
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931, American
Actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American
 

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
Actor
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962, British
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969, American
Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor
Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974, British
 

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955, American
Actor
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989, British
Actor
Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980, Canadian
 

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956, American
Actor, Director

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962, American
Actor
jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961, Canadian
Actor
Tyler PerryTyler Perry
13 September 1969, American
Actor

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
21 March 1958, British
Actor

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961, American
Actor

Jackie ChanJackie Chan
07 April 1954, Hong Konger
Actor, Martial Artist
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931, Canadian
Actor, Producer

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946, British
Actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959, American
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980, American
 

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
21 April 1979, Scottish
Actor
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966, American
Actor

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969, British, Scottish
Actor
Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
20 October 1958, Danish, American
Actor

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955, American
 
Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925, American
Actors
Kevin Norwood BaconKevin Norwood Bacon
08 July 1958, American
Actor