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.
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor
Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992, British
Model, Actress

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973, American
 
Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American
Actress

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Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian
Actor

Demi MooreDemi Moore
11 November 1962, American
American actress

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

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor
Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

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

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946, American
Actress
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969, American
Actor
AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor
Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Actor
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916, American
Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968, American
Actor, American Football Player
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

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

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980, American
 
Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971, American
Actor

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director
David BenioffDavid Benioff
25 September 1970, American
TV Producer

Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966, American
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979, American
Comedian
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer
Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942, Indian
Actor
Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
17 July 1935, American
Actress

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer
Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
15 July 1973, American
 

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948, Canadian, American
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British
Actress

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor
Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress