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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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Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix
Puerto Rican, American

Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
American

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
American

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
American

Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves
Canadian, Lebanese
Hyun Bin Hyun Bin
South Korean

Tom Cruise Tom Cruise
American

Al Pacino Al Pacino
American

Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
French, Polish

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian, American

Bruce Lee Bruce Lee
Chinese, American

Jason Momoa Jason Momoa
American

Ben Affleck Ben Affleck
American
Heath Ledger Heath Ledger
Australian

John Cena John Cena
American
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Jim Carrey Jim Carrey
Canadian, American
Will Smith Will Smith
American

Vin Diesel Vin Diesel
American

Adam Driver Adam Driver
American

Tom Selleck Tom Selleck
American

Tom Hardy Tom Hardy
British
Chris Pratt Chris Pratt
American

Sean Connery Sean Connery
British, Scottish

Paul Walker Paul Walker
American

Zac Efron Zac Efron
American
Matt Damon Matt Damon
American

Park Seo-joon Park Seo-joon
South Korean

Max von Sydow Max von Sydow
French, Swedish
Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg
American

Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
American

Larry David Larry David
American

RuPaul RuPaul
American

Luke Perry Luke Perry
American

Bruce Willis Bruce Willis
German, American

Jackie Chan Jackie Chan
Hong Konger

Liam Hemsworth Liam Hemsworth
Australian

Joel McHale Joel McHale
Italian, American

John Wayne John Wayne
American

Big Show Big Show
American
Will Arnett Will Arnett
Canadian

Rob Lowe Rob Lowe
American

Woody Allen Woody Allen
American