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
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973
 

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

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

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player

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Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor
jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor
Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Sam ElliottSam Elliott
09 August 1944
Actor
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
15 July 1973
 
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director
Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian

Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors
Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955
Actor

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor
Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor
Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980
 
Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937
Actor

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961
Actor, Activist

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
11 February 1936
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968
Actor
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Brandon LeeBrandon Lee
01 February 1965
Actor
Matthew BroderickMatthew Broderick
21 March 1962
Actor

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor
Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
29 April 1954
 

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor

Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor
Richard GereRichard Gere
31 August 1949
Actor & Activist

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
08 July 1977
Actor

Tobey MaguireTobey Maguire
27 June 1975
Actor
Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969
Actor

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978
Actor
Jason PriestleyJason Priestley
28 August 1969
Actor, Director