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.
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer
Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Tom Lister Jr.Tom Lister Jr.
24 June 1958
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973
 

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

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

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908
Actor
Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982
Screenwriter, Actor

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Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903
American singer

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

Garrett HedlundGarrett Hedlund
03 September 1984
Actor, Model, Singer

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943
Actor
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

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

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor
John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950
American actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor
Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
26 April 1958
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor

Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor
Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Ryan PhillippeRyan Phillippe
10 September 1974
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961
Actor
Charles Robert Redford Jr.Charles Robert Redford Jr.
18 August 1936
Actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 
Jon VoightJon Voight
29 December 1938
Actor

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor
Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953
Actor

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor
Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975
Actor
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
24 March 1930
Actor

Chris ElliottChris Elliott
31 May 1960
Actor

Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges
04 December 1949
Actor

Randy QuaidRandy Quaid
01 October 1950
 
Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969
Actor

Tobey MaguireTobey Maguire
27 June 1975
Actor

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

Orson WellesOrson Welles
06 May 1915
Actor

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Mickey RourkeMickey Rourke
16 September 1952
Actor, Boxer

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor
Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967
Actor

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 
Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian
Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor