American cinema, which emerged in the early 20th century is today the dominant force in world cinema. With several hundred movies made every year, the United States is one of the most prolific producers of films in the world and unsurprising home to many of the best known actors in the international scenario. Acting as a profession thrived in the U.S. even before the advent of motion pictures. Edwin Thomas Booth, a prominent theater actor famous for performing Shakespearean plays is considered by several theatrical historians to be the greatest American actor. Claude Cooper was another theater actor who successfully forayed into films as well. Early 20th century actors Lionel Barrymore, Al Jolson—dubbed as "The World's Greatest Entertainer”, and Warner Oland played a vital role in popularizing American cinema. The Golden Age of Hollywood led to the emergence of many other distinguished actors like "King of Hollywood" Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and Paul Stewart. With time American actors adopted a more polished and sophisticated style, and it comes as no surprise that Hollywood in the late 20th century was dominated by stylish stars like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Steven Seagal. Read on to know about the life and works of famous American actors.
Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

Rami MalekRami Malek

12 May 1981

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke

13 December 1925

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

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Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas

25 September 1944

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

Michael B. JordanMichael B. Jordan

09 February 1987

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Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey

26 July 1959

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

John CenaJohn Cena

23 April 1977

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

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Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey

04 November 1969

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal

19 December 1980

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Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

Trevante RhodesTrevante Rhodes

10 February 1990

Ezra MillerEzra Miller

30 September 1992

Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

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Liam NeesonLiam Neeson

07 June 1952

Ray LiottaRay Liotta

18 December 1954

Steve CarellSteve Carell

16 August 1962

Donald GloverDonald Glover

25 September 1983

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

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Chris PineChris Pine

29 August 1980

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen

03 September 1965

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze

18 August 1952

Andy SambergAndy Samberg

18 August 1978

Bruce WillisBruce Willis

19 March 1955

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage

07 January 1964

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Cole SprouseCole Sprouse

04 August 1992

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy

03 April 1961

Kevin HartKevin Hart

06 July 1979

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby

03 May 1903

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

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Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber

04 October 1967

Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges

04 December 1949

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith

08 July 1998

Paul WalkerPaul Walker

12 September 1973

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington

28 December 1954

Noah CentineoNoah Centineo

09 May 1996

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Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase

08 October 1943

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich

09 December 1953

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando

03 April 1924

Harrison FordHarrison Ford

13 July 1942

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

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John TravoltaJohn Travolta

18 February 1954

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson

09 July 1947

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson

21 December 1948

Al PacinoAl Pacino

25 April 1940

Matt DamonMatt Damon

08 October 1970

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner

07 January 1971

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Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

Bill MurrayBill Murray

21 September 1950

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin

03 April 1958

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry

19 August 1969

Joe JonasJoe Jonas

15 August 1989

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson

22 April 1937

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John Wayne John Wayne

26 May 1907

James StewartJames Stewart

20 May 1908

Will FerrellWill Ferrell

16 July 1967