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
 
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor
Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor

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

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980, American
Actress, Singer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American
Actress
Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
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

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress

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Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor
Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Actor

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

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969, American
Actor
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988, American
Actress

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979, American
American singer

Kris JennerKris Jenner
05 November 1955, American
Reality TV Personality

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor
Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974, British
 

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

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

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916, American
Actor
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976, American
Actress

Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946, American
Actress

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990, American
Actress

Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
24 July 1968, American
 
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975, American
Actor

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968, American
Actor, American Football Player
Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937, American
Actor, Filmmaker

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946, American
Actress, Singer

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
17 July 1935, American
Actress
Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971, American
Actor

David BenioffDavid Benioff
25 September 1970, American
TV Producer

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966, American
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979, American
Comedian
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968, British
Actor
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946, British
Actor

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress
Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901, American
 

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973, British
Actress
Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988, American
Actress

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress