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.
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Rock HudsonRock Hudson
17 November 1925, American
Actor

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969, American
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927, American
Comedian
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

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

Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952, American
Film Producer

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

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

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

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
09 July 1938, American
Actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director

Carmen ElectraCarmen Electra
20 April 1972, American
 

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor

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Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965, American
Actor

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

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor
Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972, British
Actor

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

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

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress

Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate
25 November 1971, American
Actress
Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Actor

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968, British
Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American
Actress
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946, American
Filmmaker
Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967, British
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971, Italian, American
Comedian, Actor
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978, American
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942, Indian
Actor

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940, American
Martial artist

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989, British
Actor

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981, American
Actress
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974, British
 

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980, American
 

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Actor

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971, American
 

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
13 January 1990, Australian
Actor
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988, American
Actress
Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor