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.
Luke PerryLuke Perry

11 October 1966

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth

11 August 1983

Australian

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

American

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

American

Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage

11 June 1969

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

American

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger

30 July 1947

Austrian,American

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

American

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Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

British

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

American

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth

13 January 1990

Australian

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

American

Chris FarleyChris Farley

15 February 1964

American

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Paul RuddPaul Rudd

06 April 1969

American

Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau

27 July 1970

Danish

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

American

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger

04 April 1979

Australian

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

American

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

American

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Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

Chinese,American

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

Puerto Rican,American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

American

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

American

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

American

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse

04 August 1992

American

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Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson

21 December 1948

American

Bob FosseBob Fosse

23 June 1927

American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

American

Sean ConnerySean Connery

25 August 1930

Scottish

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage

07 January 1964

American

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

American

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Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner

07 January 1971

American

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett

21 June 1982

American

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

American

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo

22 November 1967

American

Jan-Michael VincentJan-Michael Vincent

15 July 1945

American

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner

18 January 1955

American

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Michael SheenMichael Sheen

05 February 1969

British

Kevin HartKevin Hart

06 July 1979

American

Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

American

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Canadian,American

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen

03 September 1965

American

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

American

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Dave BautistaDave Bautista

18 January 1969

American

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson

23 July 1961

American

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

American

Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen

20 October 1958

American

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal

19 December 1980

American

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson

09 July 1947

American

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John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

American

Jason StathamJason Statham

26 July 1967

British

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

American

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

American

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson

22 April 1937

American

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney

06 May 1961

American

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Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman

12 October 1968

Australian

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze

18 August 1952

American

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais

25 June 1961

British

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

Canadian

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

American

Ron HowardRon Howard

01 March 1954

American

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Sean BeanSean Bean

17 April 1959

British

John TravoltaJohn Travolta

18 February 1954

American

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin

03 April 1958

American

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

American

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando

03 April 1924

American

Mel GibsonMel Gibson

03 January 1956

American

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Harrison FordHarrison Ford

13 July 1942

American

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson

06 January 1955

British

Paul WalkerPaul Walker

12 September 1973

American

James McAvoyJames McAvoy

21 April 1979

Scottish

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam

10 April 1980

British

Bruce WillisBruce Willis

19 March 1955

American

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John Wayne John Wayne

26 May 1907

American

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix

23 August 1970

American

Jackie ChanJackie Chan

07 April 1954

Hong Konger