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.
Cameron BoyceCameron Boyce
28 May 1999
Actor, Dancer
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California
Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
11 June 1969
Actor
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician
Chris FarleyChris Farley
15 February 1964
Actor

Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

Zachary LeviZachary Levi
29 September 1980
Actor

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor

Rami MalekRami Malek
12 May 1981
Actor

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player

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

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Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969
Actor
Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor

Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor
Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse
04 August 1992
Actor
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931
Actor

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
13 July 1942
American actor
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Noah CentineoNoah Centineo
09 May 1996
Actor

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
06 May 1961
Actor

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950
American actor
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper
Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
23 August 1970
Actor
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker

Sam ElliottSam Elliott
09 August 1944
Actor

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
07 January 1964
Actor, Producer

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916
Actor
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969
Actor
James MarsdenJames Marsden
18 September 1973
Actor
Kevin CostnerKevin Costner
18 January 1955
Actor

John Wayne John Wayne
26 May 1907
Actor, Director, Producer

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
07 June 1952
Actor

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956
Actor
Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969
Actor, Producer

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940
Actor

Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980
 

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
28 December 1954
American actor

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944
Actor, Producer
Matthew BroderickMatthew Broderick
21 March 1962
Actor

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
03 April 1924
Actor
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Actor, Rapper

Tobey MaguireTobey Maguire
27 June 1975
Actor

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944
 
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972
Actor

Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967
Actor
Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid
09 April 1954
Actor

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke
13 December 1925
Actors

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955
Actor
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
23 July 1961
Actor, Activist

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 
Brandon LeeBrandon Lee
01 February 1965
Actor & Martial Artist

Rob LoweRob Lowe
17 March 1964
 

Ron HowardRon Howard
01 March 1954
Actor

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962
Actor, Comedian, Director
Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970
Actor