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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Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix
Puerto Rican, American

Jason Momoa Jason Momoa
American

Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves
Canadian, Lebanese

Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
American

Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
American

Al Pacino Al Pacino
American

Chris Pratt Chris Pratt
American

Heath Ledger Heath Ledger
Australian
Bruce Lee Bruce Lee
Chinese, American

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian, American
Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
French, Polish

Tom Cruise Tom Cruise
American

Jon Favreau Jon Favreau
American
Will Smith Will Smith
American

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
American
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Tom Hardy Tom Hardy
British

Jim Carrey Jim Carrey
Canadian, American

John Cena John Cena
American

Rami Malek Rami Malek
American

Terry Crews Terry Crews
American

Luke Perry Luke Perry
American

Kevin Hart Kevin Hart
American

Rob Lowe Rob Lowe
American

Cole Sprouse Cole Sprouse
Italian, American

Zac Efron Zac Efron
American

Tom Selleck Tom Selleck
American

Bing Crosby Bing Crosby
American

Paul Walker Paul Walker
American

John Candy John Candy
Canadian

Colin Jost Colin Jost
American

Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx
American
Matt Damon Matt Damon
American

Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg
American

Liam Neeson Liam Neeson
American, Northern Irish