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.
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976
Actor
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor
Jonathan GroffJonathan Groff
26 March 1985
Actor

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor
Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982
Actor, Musician

Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs
24 January 1982
Actor
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945
 

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Aidan GallagherAidan Gallagher
18 September 2003
Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986
Actor

Leslie Odom Jr.Leslie Odom Jr.
06 August 1981
Actor
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet
27 December 1995
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor
Dan BilzerianDan Bilzerian
07 December 1980
Actor

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Cameron BoyceCameron Boyce
28 May 1999
Actor, Dancer

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940
Martial artist
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player
Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player
Michael B. JordanMichael B. Jordan
09 February 1987
Actor

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor
Wilford BrimleyWilford Brimley
27 September 1934
Actor

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor
Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973
 

John David WashingtonJohn David Washington
28 July 1984
Actor

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
17 May 1955
 

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor
Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor

Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
26 July 1959
Actor
Brandon LeeBrandon Lee
01 February 1965
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist
John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964
Actor

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor
Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
17 February 1981
Actor, Director

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor
Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor

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

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
27 January 1969
Stand-up Comedian
Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Sean PennSean Penn
17 August 1960
Actor
John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
09 December 1953
Actor

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Actor

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman
23 July 1967
Actor
Jake PaulJake Paul
17 January 1997
Actor, Viner
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

James FrancoJames Franco
19 April 1978
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor
Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978
Actor

Josh Duhamel Josh Duhamel
14 November 1972
Actor
Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor
Cole SprouseCole Sprouse
04 August 1992
Actor
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor