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.
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor
Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
11 June 1969
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Chris FarleyChris Farley
15 February 1964
 

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969
Actor, Comedian
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse
04 August 1992
Actor

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
 
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer
Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
21 June 1982
Actor
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967
Actor

Jan-Michael VincentJan-Michael Vincent
15 July 1945
Actor

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955
Actor

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Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor

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

Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961
Actor, Activist

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 
Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
20 October 1958
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 

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

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor

Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor
Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor, Director, Producer

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Sam ElliottSam Elliott
09 August 1944
Actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950
American actor
Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980
 

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
 
Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982
Screenwriter, Actor

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Actor, Rapper

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian, Actor, Musician
Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors

Paul NewmanPaul Newman
26 January 1925
Actor

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978
Actor
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor
Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937
 

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

James SpadesJames Spader
07 February 1960
Actor

James MarsdenJames Marsden
18 September 1973
Actor
Matthew BroderickMatthew Broderick
21 March 1962
Actor

Brandon LeeBrandon Lee
01 February 1965
Actor & Martial Artist
Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher
Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964