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.
Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

American

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

American

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

American

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth

11 August 1983

Australian

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

American

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger

30 July 1947

Austrian,American

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth

13 January 1990

Australian

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Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke

13 December 1925

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

American

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

British

Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

American

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas

25 September 1944

American

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan

16 August 1970

Indian

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Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

British

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

American

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

American

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey

26 July 1959

American

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

American

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Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

American

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman

12 October 1968

Australian

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

American

James McAvoyJames McAvoy

21 April 1979

Scottish

Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

American

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger

04 April 1979

Australian

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Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Canadian,American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

American

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

American

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

American

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal

19 December 1980

American

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

American

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Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

American

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

British

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson

06 January 1955

British

Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

Chinese,American

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

American

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson

07 June 1952

American,Northern Irish

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Ray LiottaRay Liotta

18 December 1954

American

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

American

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

American

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen

03 September 1965

American

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze

18 August 1952

American

Andy SambergAndy Samberg

18 August 1978

American

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Bruce WillisBruce Willis

19 March 1955

American

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage

07 January 1964

American

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse

04 August 1992

American

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy

03 April 1961

American

Jude LawJude Law

29 December 1972

British

Jason StathamJason Statham

26 July 1967

British

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Kevin HartKevin Hart

06 July 1979

American

Michael BubleMichael Bublé

09 September 1975

Canadian

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby

03 May 1903

American

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

American

Jackie ChanJackie Chan

07 April 1954

Hong Konger

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

American

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Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren

03 November 1957

Swedish

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

British

Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges

04 December 1949

American

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith

08 July 1998

American

Paul WalkerPaul Walker

12 September 1973

American

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington

28 December 1954

American

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Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

American

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

Canadian

Sean ConnerySean Connery

25 August 1930

Scottish

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase

08 October 1943

American

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich

09 December 1953

American

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando

03 April 1924

American

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Harrison FordHarrison Ford

13 July 1942

American

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

American

John TravoltaJohn Travolta

18 February 1954

American

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson

09 July 1947

American

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson

21 December 1948

American

Al PacinoAl Pacino

25 April 1940

American

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Matt DamonMatt Damon

08 October 1970

American

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig

02 March 1968

British

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner

07 January 1971

American