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

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett

21 June 1982

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen

20 October 1958

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

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Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson

07 June 1952

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson

21 December 1948

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

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Cole SprouseCole Sprouse

04 August 1992

Terry CrewsTerry Crews

30 July 1968

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner

07 January 1971

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John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal

19 December 1980

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

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Spike LeeSpike Lee

20 March 1957

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage

07 January 1964

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

Andy SambergAndy Samberg

18 August 1978

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze

18 August 1952

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen

03 September 1965

Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson

09 July 1947

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas

25 September 1944

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke

13 December 1925

Bruce WillisBruce Willis

19 March 1955

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Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

John TravoltaJohn Travolta

18 February 1954

Kevin HartKevin Hart

06 July 1979

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Harrison FordHarrison Ford

13 July 1942

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Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg

17 August 1969

Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges

04 December 1949

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando

03 April 1924

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

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John Wayne John Wayne

26 May 1907

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin

03 April 1958

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry

19 August 1969

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

Paul WalkerPaul Walker

12 September 1973

Bill MurrayBill Murray

21 September 1950

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Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage

11 June 1969

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

Dylan Sprouse Dylan Sprouse

04 August 1992

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson

22 April 1937

Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc

25 July 1967

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey

26 July 1959

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Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman

01 June 1937

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington

28 December 1954

Vin DieselVin Diesel

18 July 1967

Ron HowardRon Howard

01 March 1954

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

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Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy

03 April 1961

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds

11 February 1936

James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini

18 September 1961

Al PacinoAl Pacino

25 April 1940

Tom SelleckTom Selleck

29 January 1945

Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

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Mel GibsonMel Gibson

03 January 1956

Richard GereRichard Gere

31 August 1949

Matt DamonMatt Damon

08 October 1970