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
 
Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916, American
Actor

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress
Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

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

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor

Bong Joon-hoBong Joon-ho
14 September 1969, South Korean
Film Director
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965, British
Film Director

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

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Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer
Maggie BairdMaggie Baird
30 March 1959, American
Actress

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American
Actress

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor

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

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress
AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968, British
Actor

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946, American
Actress
Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946, American
Filmmaker

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988, American
Actress
Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Actor

Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937, American
American actress

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress
Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972, American
Actress

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
13 October 1925, American
Standup Comedian
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940, British
Actor

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American
Actress

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968, American
Actor, American Football Player
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971, American
Actor

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946, British
Actor

Liv TylerLiv Tyler
01 July 1977, American
Actress
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966, American
Actor

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974, British
 

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor
Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979, American
Comedian
Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
24 July 1968, American
 

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor