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.
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
17 November 1925
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor
Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927
Comedian

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 

Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
09 July 1938
Actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor
Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965
Actor

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971
Comedian, Actor

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

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940
Martial artist

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor

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

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

Stanley TucciStanley Tucci
11 November 1960
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor
James MarsdenJames Marsden
18 September 1973
Actor

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player
Big ShowBig Show
08 February 1972
WWE Wrestler, Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist
jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964
Actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943
Comedian, Actor
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
29 April 1954
 
Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 

Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947
 
James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman
01 June 1937
Actor

Paul NewmanPaul Newman
26 January 1925
Actor
Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor
Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978
Actor

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
22 October 1938
Actor

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960
Actor

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor
Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968
Actor

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961
Actor, Activist

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
25 July 1967
Actor

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor
Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980
 

Brandon LeeBrandon Lee
01 February 1965
Actor
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 
Richard GereRichard Gere
31 August 1949
Actor