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.
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930, British, Scottish
Actor
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Singer

Cicely TysonCicely Tyson
18 December 1924, American
Actress

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

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

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American
 

Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
16 May 1990, British
Actor

Tanya RobertsTanya Roberts
15 October 1955, American
Actress
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress
Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
17 January 1980, American
Actress

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
10 March 1984, American
Actress, Model

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951, American
 

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer

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

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966, American
Actor

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor
Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn
21 November 1945, American
Actress

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961, American
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960, British
 

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American
Actor
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American
Actress

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966, British
Actress

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress
Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961, American
Actor

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Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

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

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946, British
Actor

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

Kelly PrestonKelly Preston
13 October 1962, American
Actress

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director

Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996, American
Actress, Singer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961, Canadian
Actor

Tom Lister Jr.Tom Lister Jr.
24 June 1958, American
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992, American
Actress

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987, American
Model and Actress

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954, American
American actor

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor

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

Elisabeth ShueElisabeth Shue
06 October 1963, American
Actress
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975, American
Actor
Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964, American
Actor, Producer

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908, American
Actor
Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Actor

Kate HudsonKate Hudson
19 April 1979, American
Actress
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973, American
 

Jenni RiveraJenni Rivera
02 July 1969, American
Singer

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952, American, Northern Irish
Actor
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Katie HolmesKatie Holmes
18 December 1978, American
Actress

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903, American
American singer

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983, Ukrainian, American
Actress

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949, American
Actress

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942, American
American actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965, American
Actor

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952, American
Actor

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955, American
Actor
Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971, British
Actor

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British
Actress
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress