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.
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961, American
Actor

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

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

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

Allison MackAllison Mack
29 July 1982, American
Actress

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor
Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model
Elisabeth ShueElisabeth Shue
06 October 1963, American
Actress

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Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Holland Taylor Holland Taylor
14 January 1943, American
Actress

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975, American
Actress
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 
Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970, American
Actor

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Valerie BertinelliValerie Bertinelli
23 April 1960, American
Actress
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970, Canadian, British
Writer

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Kelly PrestonKelly Preston
13 October 1962, American
Actress
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

Wilford BrimleyWilford Brimley
27 September 1934, American
Actor

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951, British
Drummer
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954, American
American actor

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Conchata FerrellConchata Ferrell
28 March 1943, American
Actress

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor
Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer
Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955, American
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971, Scottish
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian

Anne HecheAnne Heche
25 May 1969, American
Actress

Kris JennerKris Jenner
05 November 1955, American
Reality TV Personality

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968, British
Actor

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress
Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
17 April 1972, American
Actress
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor