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.
Luke PerryLuke Perry

11 October 1966

Rami MalekRami Malek

12 May 1981

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett

21 June 1982

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen

20 October 1958

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

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Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson

07 June 1952

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey

04 November 1969

Joe JonasJoe Jonas

15 August 1989

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Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson

21 December 1948

Donald GloverDonald Glover

25 September 1983

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse

04 August 1992

Terry CrewsTerry Crews

30 July 1968

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Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner

07 January 1971

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal

19 December 1980

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Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet

27 December 1995

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

John CenaJohn Cena

23 April 1977

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

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Spike LeeSpike Lee

20 March 1957

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage

07 January 1964

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

Chris PineChris Pine

29 August 1980

Andy SambergAndy Samberg

18 August 1978

Darren CrissDarren Criss

05 February 1987

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Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze

18 August 1952

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen

03 September 1965

Ben AffleckBen Affleck

15 August 1972

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson

09 July 1947

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas

25 September 1944

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Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke

13 December 1925

Bruce WillisBruce Willis

19 March 1955

Michael B. JordanMichael B. Jordan

09 February 1987

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

John TravoltaJohn Travolta

18 February 1954

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Kevin HartKevin Hart

06 July 1979

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Harrison FordHarrison Ford

13 July 1942

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg

17 August 1969

Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges

04 December 1949

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Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando

03 April 1924

Zachary LeviZachary Levi

29 September 1980

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

John Wayne John Wayne

26 May 1907

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin

03 April 1958

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Matthew PerryMatthew Perry

19 August 1969

Jon Bernthal Jon Bernthal

20 September 1976

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

Paul WalkerPaul Walker

12 September 1973

Steve CarellSteve Carell

16 August 1962

Bill MurrayBill Murray

21 September 1950

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Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage

11 June 1969

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

Dylan Sprouse Dylan Sprouse

04 August 1992

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson

22 April 1937

Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc

25 July 1967

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey

26 July 1959

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Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman

01 June 1937

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington

28 December 1954

Vin DieselVin Diesel

18 July 1967