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
Kelly PrestonKelly Preston
13 October 1962, American
Actress

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor
Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
01 July 1916, French, British, American
Actress

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer
Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

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

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982, Canadian
Actor

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Leslie Odom Jr.Leslie Odom Jr.
06 August 1981, American
Actor
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

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Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942, Indian
Actor

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer
Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Actor

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress
Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986, American
Actress

Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952, American
Film Producer
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955, American
Actor
Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor
Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940, American
Martial artist

Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968, American
Actor, American Football Player

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954, American
American actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor
Wilford BrimleyWilford Brimley
27 September 1934, American
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor
Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953, Irish, American
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969, American
Wrestler, Actor
Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973, American
 

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
12 December 1970, American
Actress
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress
Riley KeoughRiley Keough
29 May 1989, American
Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Priscilla PresleyPriscilla Presley
24 May 1945, American
Film actress

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

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955, American
 

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924, American
Actor

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967, American
Actor
Dakota FanningDakota Fanning
23 February 1994, American
Actress

Kris JennerKris Jenner
05 November 1955, American
Reality TV Personality
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970, American
Actor