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.
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American
Actor
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Caitlyn JennerCaitlyn Jenner
28 October 1949, American
Media Personality, Socialite

Damian LewisDamian Lewis
11 February 1971, British
Actor

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, American
Former Governor of California
Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937, British, American, Welsh
 

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor, Photographer

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
02 November 1966, American
Actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
25 July 1967, American
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly
22 April 1990, American
Rapper

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor
Stanley TucciStanley Tucci
11 November 1960, American
Actor

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
09 February 1981, British
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

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Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer
Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor
Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952, American, Northern Irish
Actor

George SegalGeorge Segal
13 February 1934, American
Actor

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
23 September 1978, American
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971, Scottish
Actor

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925, American
Actors
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
18 November 1968, American
American actor
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor
Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924, American
Actor

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978, American
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, American
Actor

Justin TherouxJustin Theroux
10 August 1971, American
Actor

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Guy PearceGuy Pearce
05 October 1967, Australian, British
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969, American
Actor
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
Jackie ChanJackie Chan
07 April 1954, Hong Konger
Actor, Martial Artist

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954, American
American actor

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
27 May 1922, British
Actor
Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960, American
Actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American
 
Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952, American
Actor

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989, British
Actor
Charles GrodinCharles Grodin
21 April 1935, American
Actor

Tom EllisTom Ellis
17 November 1978, British
Actor

Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer
Alan ArkinAlan Arkin
26 March 1934, American
Actor and Director

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, Scottish
Actor

Jeffrey Dean MorganJeffrey Dean Morgan
22 April 1966, American
Actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959, American
Actor
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907, American
Actor

Danny TrejoDanny Trejo
16 May 1944, American
Actor

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937, American
Comedian

Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
24 March 1930, American
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946, British
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970, American
Actor
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
Actor

Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964, American
Actor
Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling
12 November 1980, Canadian
Actor & Musician
Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist