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.
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor

Jake PaulJake Paul
17 January 1997
Actor, Viner

Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet
27 December 1995
Actor

Kurt RussellKurt Russell
17 March 1951
 
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer
Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

Cameron BoyceCameron Boyce
28 May 1999
Actor, Dancer

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Tom Lister Jr.Tom Lister Jr.
24 June 1958
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973
 

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player

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Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908
Actor

Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982
Screenwriter, Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903
American singer
Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor
Garrett HedlundGarrett Hedlund
03 September 1984
Actor, Model, Singer

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 
Chris EvansChris Evans
13 June 1981
Actor

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor
Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943
Actor
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

Chris PineChris Pine
26 August 1980
Actor
Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor
River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

John David WashingtonJohn David Washington
28 July 1984
Actor
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950
American actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor

Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
26 April 1958
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor
Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor
Ryan PhillippeRyan Phillippe
10 September 1974
Actor

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian

Evan PetersEvan Peters
20 January 1987
Actor

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker
Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961
Actor
Charles Robert Redford Jr.Charles Robert Redford Jr.
18 August 1936
Actor

Michael B. JordanMichael B. Jordan
09 February 1987
Actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 
Jon VoightJon Voight
29 December 1938
Actor

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor

Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953
Actor
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975
Actor
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
24 March 1930
Actor

Chris ElliottChris Elliott
31 May 1960
Actor
Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges
04 December 1949
Actor
Randy QuaidRandy Quaid
01 October 1950