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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Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves
Canadian, Lebanese

Jason Momoa Jason Momoa
American
Joe Jonas Joe Jonas
American

Tom Cruise Tom Cruise
American

Will Smith Will Smith
American
Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian, American

Chris Pratt Chris Pratt
American

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
American

Zac Efron Zac Efron
American
Liam Hemsworth Liam Hemsworth
Australian

Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
American

Bruce Lee Bruce Lee
Chinese, American
Kevin Jonas Kevin Jonas
American

Jon Favreau Jon Favreau
American

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
American

Josh Brolin Josh Brolin
American

Tom Hardy Tom Hardy
British

Heath Ledger Heath Ledger
Australian
Rami Malek Rami Malek
American
Terry Crews Terry Crews
American

Sean Connery Sean Connery
British, Scottish
Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
American

Luke Perry Luke Perry
American
Kevin Hart Kevin Hart
American

Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg
American
Cole Sprouse Cole Sprouse
Italian, American

Jim Carrey Jim Carrey
Canadian, American

Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
American
Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman
Australian

Paul Walker Paul Walker
American

Bill Murray Bill Murray
American
Seth Rogen Seth Rogen
Canadian, American
John Cena John Cena
American

Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix
Puerto Rican, American

Vin Diesel Vin Diesel
American

Sam Elliott Sam Elliott
American
Luke Hemsworth Luke Hemsworth
Australian