Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous actors.

Actors are professional performers who portray a given character in a dramatic production on stage or in motion pictures. Even though the term actor is basically used to refer to a male performer, it is becoming increasingly common to use it as a gender neutral term. Theater as an artistic means of expression and entertainment began evolving in ancient Greece and the known history of acting dates back to around 534 BC when Thespis, of Icaria, became the first person ever to portray a character in a play on stage. Acting as a profession has come a long way over the centuries, and so have actors. Initially acting was not considered a respectable profession, and few, if any, educated and well-to-do people chose to pursue acting as a career. But now times have changed and acting is an honorable profession just like any other and there are colleges and institutions dedicated to the grooming of aspiring performers into skilled actors. There are different types of actors, some like experimenting with versatile roles while others prefer specializing in a certain genre of acting like comedy, horror, or romance. You will find information about the life and works of various actors from all over the world in this section.

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Luke Perry Luke Perry
American
Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves
Canadian, Lebanese

Jason Momoa Jason Momoa
American
Joe Jonas Joe Jonas
American

Rami Malek Rami Malek
American

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian, American
Josh Brolin Josh Brolin
American

Zac Efron Zac Efron
American
Liam Hemsworth Liam Hemsworth
Australian
Will Smith Will Smith
American

Tom Cruise Tom Cruise
American
Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
American

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
American
Heath Ledger Heath Ledger
Australian

Chris Pratt Chris Pratt
American
Bruce Lee Bruce Lee
Chinese, American

Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix
Puerto Rican, American

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
American

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse
American
John Cena John Cena
American

Tom Hardy Tom Hardy
British

Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
American
Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg
American

Kevin Hart Kevin Hart
American
Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
American

Jim Carrey Jim Carrey
Canadian, American

Luke Hemsworth Luke Hemsworth
Australian

Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman
Australian

Ron Howard Ron Howard
American
Sean Bean Sean Bean
British

Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
American

Paul Walker Paul Walker
American

John Wayne John Wayne
American