The 20th century was a dynamic period which saw unprecedented growth and development in several fields, one of the major ones being entertainment. The dawn of the century witnessed a period of great change within the theatrical culture especially in Europe and North America. The artistic reputation of theater improved in the era with the development of new theatrical forms including modernism, Expressionism, and Impressionism. Russian playwrights Ivan Turgenev, Alexander Ostrovsky and Leo Tolstoy were the key proponents of realism while in America theater practitioners like Lee Strasberg and Harold Edgar Clurman co-founded the New York City's Group Theatre. Films emerged as a new medium of entertainment in the early 20th century, with the likes of Georges Méliès making pioneering innovations to the art of filmmaking. The rapid growth of the film industry across globe saw the emergence of great personalities like Cecil Blount DeMille, Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Cooper, Gloria Swanson, Claudette Colbert, and Charlton Heston. Both the theater and film industries continued to develop and evolve over the following decades, giving birth to superstars of the recent times like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, and Susan Sarandon. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous film & theater personalities of the 20th century.
Helen McCroryHelen McCrory
17 August 1968, British
Actress
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Zack SnyderZack Snyder
01 March 1966, American
Film Director

Caitlyn JennerCaitlyn Jenner
28 October 1949, American
Media Personality, Socialite
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Damian LewisDamian Lewis
11 February 1971, British
Actor

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
23 June 1957, American
Actress
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow
30 July 1963, American
Actress

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, American
Former Governor of California

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937, British, American, Welsh
 
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor, Photographer
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American
Singer-Songwriter
Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress
David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
02 November 1966, American
Actor

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Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc
25 July 1967, American
Actor
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly
22 April 1990, American
Rapper

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor
Stanley TucciStanley Tucci
11 November 1960, American
Actor

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Mia FarrowMia Farrow
09 February 1945, American
Actress, Human Rights Activist

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Actress
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
09 February 1981, British
Actor
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor
Kris JennerKris Jenner
05 November 1955, American
Reality TV Personality

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952, American, Northern Irish
Actor

George SegalGeorge Segal
13 February 1934, American
Actor
Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928, American
Actress

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
19 January 1954, American
Actress

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress, Singer

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie
23 September 1978, American
Actor
Randy SavageRandy Savage
15 November 1952, American
Professional Wrestler

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model, Actress

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor
Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971, Scottish
Actor

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress

Amy AdamsAmy Adams
20 August 1974, American
Actress

MadonnaMadonna
16 August 1958, American
Singer-songwriter
Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996, American
Actress, Singer
Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925, American
Actors

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

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
18 November 1968, American
American actor

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Britanny MurphyBritanny Murphy
10 November 1977, American
Actress

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
Actor
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924, American
Actor
James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978, American
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
Actress
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, American
Actor