20th century cinema was all about advancements - technologically, emotionally, artistically and creatively. The era gave us some world-class classics that shall be revered and enjoyed for generations to come in the future centuries. These movies are monumental in all terms – some unforgettable performances, charismatic screen presence, perfect script, brilliant direction and top-notch editing. Be it ‘Casablanca’ or ‘It happened One Night’, ‘North by Northwest’ or ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, ‘The Godfather’ or ‘The Searches’, ‘Top Hat’ or ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’, all of these movies and many more are today institutions in their own self. They beautifully portray the tradition and ethnicity of the bygone era, thus bringing out the historical and cultural context of the century. Though due credit for the same goes to the entire cast and crew of the films, one cannot ignore the hard work done by the actors in projecting the vision and making it a reality. Popularly called the face of cinema, American actors of the 20th century largely contributed in turning the fate of films with their inherent acting talent and their brilliant portrayal on screen. Today, it is hard to ignore the contribution made by Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, John Wayne or Fred Astaire in the field of acting. Check this section and find out some of the famous American actors of the 20th century.
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976
Actor
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor

Leslie Odom Jr.Leslie Odom Jr.
06 August 1981
Actor

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940
Martial artist

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

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O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor

Wilford BrimleyWilford Brimley
27 September 1934
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor

Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973
 

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 
Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor
Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor
Brandon LeeBrandon Lee
01 February 1965
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist
Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964
Actor

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor
Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
27 January 1969
Stand-up Comedian

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960
Actor
John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Actor
Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor
jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978
Actor

Josh Duhamel Josh Duhamel
14 November 1972
Actor

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961
Actor

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
17 November 1925
Actor

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor
Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937
Actor

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961
Actor, Activist

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963
Actor

Ansel ElgortAnsel Elgort
14 March 1994
Actor
Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
11 February 1936
Actor

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968
Actor
Paul NewmanPaul Newman
26 January 1925
Actor
Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944