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.
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds

11 February 1936

American

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande

26 June 1993

American

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra

18 July 1982

Indian

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

American

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

American

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston

11 February 1969

American

Lacey ChabertLacey Chabert

30 September 1982

American

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

American

Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

American

Blake LivelyBlake Lively

25 August 1987

American

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson

22 November 1984

American

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato

20 August 1992

American

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

American

Mila KunisMila Kunis

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson

06 January 1955

British

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger

30 July 1947

American

Bill CosbyBill Cosby

12 July 1937

American

Sally FieldSally Field

06 November 1946

American

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

American

Selena GomezSelena Gomez

22 July 1992

American

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth

11 August 1983

Australian

Jane FondaJane Fonda

21 December 1937

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

American

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

American

betty whiteBetty White

17 January 1922

American

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger

04 April 1979

Australian

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

01 June 1926

American

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston

09 August 1963

American

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

American

Kristen BellKristen Bell

18 July 1980

American

Stefán Karl StefánssonStefán Karl Stefánsson

10 July 1975

Icelander,American

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

04 June 1975

American

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

American

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze

18 August 1952

American

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

American

Jason BatemanJason Bateman

14 January 1969

American

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence

15 August 1990

American

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Canadian,American

Jason StathamJason Statham

26 July 1967

British

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Canadian,French

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts

28 October 1967

American

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen

16 February 1989

American

Emma WatsonEmma Watson

15 April 1990

British

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

Canadian

Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

Chinese,American

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

American

Emma RobertsEmma Roberts

10 February 1991

American

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

American

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

American

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson

19 October 1983

Swedish

Bruce WillisBruce Willis

19 March 1955

American

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

British

Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

American

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock

26 July 1964

American

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington

28 December 1954

American

Amy AdamsAmy Adams

20 August 1974

American

Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

American

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

American

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin

03 April 1958

American

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

American

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey

01 February 1987

American

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

American

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner

17 April 1972

American

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

Australian,American

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep

22 June 1949

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

American

Andy WarholAndy Warhol

06 August 1928

American

Demi MooreDemi Moore

11 November 1962

American

Judy GarlandJudy Garland

10 June 1922

American

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox

15 June 1964

American

Evan PetersEvan Peters

20 January 1987

American

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

American

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

American