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.
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969
Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

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

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player

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Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982
Screenwriter, Actor
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903
American singer

Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer
Jared LetoJared Leto
26 December 1971
American actor

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor
Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961
Actor, Activist
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908
Actor
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964
Actor

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor

Jeff Goldblum Jeff Goldblum
22 October 1952
Actor
Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980
 
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950
American actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Sam ElliottSam Elliott
09 August 1944
Actor
Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 

Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967
Actor
James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

James DeanJames Dean
08 February 1931
Actor
Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter
John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor
Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Singer-songwriter

Tyler PerryTyler Perry
13 September 1969
Actor

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978
Actor

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937
Actor
Brandon LeeBrandon Lee
01 February 1965
Actor

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor
Matthew BroderickMatthew Broderick
21 March 1962
Actor

Bill HaderBill Hader
07 June 1978
Comedian
Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors