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.
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor
Stanley TucciStanley Tucci
11 November 1960
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor
Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor
Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975
Actor

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Jared LetoJared Leto
26 December 1971
American actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor

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Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932
Actor, Comedian
Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

George SegalGeorge Segal
13 February 1934
Actor
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston
07 March 1956
Actor, Director

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor

Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964
Actor
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker
Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor

Paul NewmanPaul Newman
26 January 1925
Actor
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer
James SpadesJames Spader
07 February 1960
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker
Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
20 October 1958
Actor

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960
Actor

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher
Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967
Actor
Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937
Actor

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968
Actor

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
11 February 1936
Actor

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
23 September 1978
Actor
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
24 March 1930
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
18 November 1968
American actor

James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
18 September 1961
Actor

Wesley SnipesWesley Snipes
31 July 1962
 
Ted DansonTed Danson
29 December 1947
 

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978
Actor
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973
Actor
Kevin Norwood BaconKevin Norwood Bacon
08 July 1958
Actor