37 Most Famous Hollywood Actors
We all know about the glory and aura that surrounds Hollywood. This is the place where non-entities have had their lives transformed on the lines of a rags-to-riches stories! Acting being a passion to some or a means of livelihood to others, there have been many talents that have been unearthed over the years. The film industry is one of the largest lucrative fields and all the razzle-dazzle can blind any person who cannot really handle the glitz and glamor. There have been many male actors who have wooed audiences with their gorgeous looks and there have been a great number who have mesmerized people with their sheer talent. Here's a look at a list of famous male movie actors who have delighted audiences with their power packed performances.
He is known for his acting skills matched with good looks. Tom Hanks (9th July, 1956) began with television and then moved on to comedies. From there on, he did have film offers but he finally made a connection with the box office with 'Big'. He then had more hits to his credit with films such as 'A League of Their Own', 'Sleepless In Seattle', 'Forest Gump', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Cast Away', 'Catch Me If You Can', etc. This talented actor has won Academy Awards as well Golden Globe Awards apart from several other nominations. The talent of this American actor is surely limitless!
You've Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
(10th Anniversary Edition)
Saving Private Ryan
An actor of great potential, John Christopher Depp, famously known as Johnny Depp (9th June, 1963) has won the hearts of millions all around the world. Johnny Depp has always entertained people with his offbeat choice of roles. In the initial years, Johnny Depp appeared on some television series and then moved on to films. His appearance in 'Edward Scissorhands' began his success story. Johnny Depp is particularly known for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate of the hit trilogy, 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. He also starred in movies such as 'Finding Neverland', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Ed Wood' and more recently, 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' etc. This Academy Awards and Golden Globe Award winner has won many other awards and nominations apart from being rated as the sexiest actor ever in recent times!
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Curse of the Black Pearl
(Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
Alice in Wonderland
A true hunk of Hollywood, Tom Cruise (3rd July, 1962) is blessed with gorgeous looks and acting abilities! Thomas Cruise, known popularly as Tom Cruise, is an exceptionally talented actor whose first role happened in a movie called 'Endless Love'. Tom Cruise further gained media attention with 'Top Gun'. With 'Cocktail' and 'Rain Man', Tom Cruise further established himself as an actor of great potential. 'Born of the Fourth of July', 'A Few Good Men', 'The Firm', 'Jerry Maguire', 'Eyes Wide Shut', 'Mission Impossible Series', 'The Last Samurai' etc are some of his other famous films. Tom Cruise is one of the most famous male movie actors till date and was also in the news due to his marriage and then divorce with Nicole Kidman. More recently, Tom Cruise has been in the news with his relationship with Katie Holmes.
The Last Samurai
Knight and Day
(Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo+ Digital Copy)
An American actor of great acting prowess, this film actor is known for his many roles that showcase his dynamic abilities. Robin Williams (21st July, 1951) has many hit movies to his credit. The beginning of his career was mainly with films. Williams was also known as a voice actor. His movies such as, 'Good Morning Vietnam', 'Good Will Hunting', 'Patch Adams', 'The Birdcage', 'Mrs. Doubtfire' showcased his range as an actor. This actor is a proud recipient of many Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as Grammy Awards.
Live at the Albert
Robbie the Reindeer
Hooves of Fire/Legend of the Lost Tribe
Swing When You're Winning
Whenever Jim Carrey (17th January, 1962) takes control of any movie, you are bound to receive a lot of laughs. Jim Carrey also has a range of movies under his belt that showcases his shades as an actor. However, he tasted success as a comedic actor. Jim had his debut with 'Rubberface'. Carrey shot to stardom with the 'Ace Ventura' series although critics had their own opinion. 'The Cable Guy' further established his success ratio. 'Liar Liar' helped him to make a mark in the comedy genre. 'The Mask', 'Bruce Almighty', 'Dumb and Dumber', 'Me, Myself & Irene' etc helped him to gain a strong foothold in this industry and also have a large fan following. He even portrayed roles with negative shades with great Ã©lan in 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events'. Jim Carrey has won Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated for numerous other awards.
Dumb and Dumber
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Disney's A Christmas Carol
This former rapper is also a very successful actor in Hollywood. Willard Smith, fondly known as Will Smith (25th September, 1968), was first noticed as the rapper Fresh Prince especially with the success of the track, 'Boom! Shake the Room'. Will Smith had very modest beginnings and shot to fame with a sitcom. From there on, Will Smith was noticed particularly in 'Bad Boys', 'Independence Day', 'Agent K' and the very popular 'Men in Black'. Will Smith won more hearts with his performances in 'Wild Wild West', 'Hitch', 'The Pursuit of Happyness' etc. He has several Academy Award nominations as well as Golden Globe Awards and has also won several Grammy Awards.
I Am Legend
(Unrated Special Edition)
From 'Titanic' to 'Catch Me If You Can', this actor has enthralled everybody. Leonardo DiCaprio (11th November, 1974) has starred in many films that have wowed the audiences. He worked initially in commercials and on television. His breakthrough happened with 'This Boy's Life'. His role as Jack Dawson propelled him to stardom in 'Titanic'. 'Romeo + Juliet', 'The Aviator', 'Gangs of New York' etc are some of his popular films. Read more about Leonardo DiCaprio.
(Unrated Special Edition)
Body of Lies
He is loved as Rambo or even Rocky Balboa. This American actor is more than an actor, he is known as a true star! 'Rocky' helped Sylvestor Stallone (6th July, 1946) gain all the fame and adulation. Apart from this, he was also famous as 'Rambo'. Read all about the tough guy, Sylvester Stallone.
(Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Undisputed Collection
(Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa)
Antonio Banderas (10th August, 1960) is a high profile actor whose acting career began at the age of 19. He achieved critical acclaim for 'The Mask of Zorro'. Antonio beautifully essayed the role of a Ballroom dance teacher in 'Take the Lead'. He is also famous for his movies, 'Assassins', 'Desperado', 'Evita', 'Philadelphia' etc.
The Whole Story
(Shrek / Shrek 2 / Shrek the Third / Shrek Forever After)
The Mask of Zorro
Take the Lead
There's more to this actor than meets the eye. Orlando Bloom (5th February, 1977) became a success story with 'The Lord of the Rings'. With the success of 'Black Hawk Down', he achieved further attention. He also became more popular with the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series
The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Curse of the Black Pearl
(Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
Kingdom of Heaven
(Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)
Charlie Chaplin (16th April 1889-25th December 1977) was known for his comedic performances. He is known as the most creative persons of the silent-film movies. Charlie Chaplin's portrayal as the tramp won the hearts of people all over. Read all you need to know about this genius
(15th Anniversary Edition)
Chaplin At Keystone:
An International Collaboration of 34 Original Films
(The Criterion Collection)
2 DVD COLLECTOR'S EMBOSSED TIN SET!
This American actor has many hits to his credit. Kevin Costner (18th January, 1955) had his film debut at the age of 19. He tasted success with 'Dances with the Wolves'. This was followed by many other films, 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves', 'The Bodyguard', 'The Gaurdian' etc.
Dances with Wolves
(20th Anniversary Edition)
This talented actor is known the world over as the first 'James Bond'. Sean Connery (25th August, 1930) had his breakthrough in the film industry as this character. Apart from James Bond films, Sean Connery also starred in movies such as 'Murder on the Orient Express', 'The Man Who Would Be King', 'The Untouchables' etc.
Man Who Would Be King
James Bond Ultimate Collector's Set
This actor is rated by the People Magazine as the Sexiest Man! Matt Damon (8th October, 1970) is an award-winning actor who had his first role at the age of 18. His breakthrough happened with 'Good Will Hunting'. Apart from this, he also became famous as Jason Bourne of the 'The Bourne Identity' series.
The Bourne Trilogy
(The Bourne Identity / The Bourne Supremacy / The Bourne Ultimatum)
Good Will Hunting
(Miramax Collector's Series)
The Bourne Ultimatum
This American actor first starred in a television series. He struck with the audiences with 'Romancing the Stone'. 'Basic Instinct', 'Disclosure', 'The Jewel of the Nile', etc, which all gave him a new star status. Michael Douglas has many awards to his credit.
The American President
The Ghost and the Darkness
Money Never Sleeps
Robert Duvall (5th January, 1931) created headlines with his performance in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. His role as Tom Hagen in 'The Godfather' further brought him star status. This actor has also appeared in other films that were successes such as 'MASH', 'The Godfather Part II', 'Network', 'Lonesome Dove' etc. This talented personality has won the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards as well.
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This talented personality is known for his performances in typical western movies. He has received awards for his direction as well. Clint Eastwood (31st May, 1930) appeared in many films till he got his first break in a television series. From here on, Clint then starred in his first feature film 'Ambush at Cimarron Pass'. He is also known for his movies such as 'Dollars trilogy', 'The Good, the Bad, the Ugly', 'Dirty Harry' etc. Apart from acting, Clint has also shown a keen interest in politics.
The Man with No Name Trilogy
Dirty Harry Collection
(Dirty Harry / Magnum Force / The Enforcer / Sudden Impact / The Dead Pool)
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Harrison Ford (13th July, 1942) is known for the 'Indiana Jones' series. He has several Hollywood blockbusters to his credit. Interestingly, Harrison Ford landed up with his biggest role while he worked as a carpenter. He then became a part of the 'Star Wars' series and there was no looking back for this talented personality. His career graph also includes 'The Fugitive', 'Witness', 'What Lies Beneath', 'Air Force One' etc.
Star Wars Trilogy
The Complete Adventure Collection
(Raiders of the Lost Ark/ Temple of Doom/ Last Crusade/ Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
(Five-Disc Complete Collector's Edition)
An actor with great looks and acting skills, Richard Gere (31st August, 1949) has always caused the ladies to swoon. His first appearance in Hollywood happened in the mid 1970s. He had a mix of hits and misses in his career graph. 'American Gigolo' and 'Pretty Woman' brought him into the limelight. His other hits were 'Primal Fear', 'Runaway Bride', 'Unfaithful', 'Chicago', 'Shall We Dance' etc.
A Dog's Tale
Nights in Rodanthe
Shall We Dance?
(Full Screen Edition)
An award winning actor, Mel Gibson is mainly famous due to 'Braveheart'. The 'Mad Max' series from the Australian cinema is what brought him in the limelight amongst international audiences. Mel Gibson has had a series of hits that made him immensely popular amongst the moviegoers.
4 Film Favorites
(Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
Gene Hackman (30th January, 1930) has several award winning movies to his credit. He began his career in acting at the age of 26. From plays, he moved on to portray roles in films. Here, he even received an Academy Award nomination for the movie, 'Bonnie and Clyde'. Gene Hackman is noted for his roles in films such as 'The French Connection', 'The Conversation', 'Heist', 'The Poseidon Adventure' etc.
The Royal Tenenbaums
(The Criterion Collection)
An award winning actor, Eddie Murphy (3rd April, 1961) is popular as a comedian and singer. This actor has won several awards and prestigious nominations. 'Beverly Hills Cop', 'The Nutty Professor', 'Trading Places', 'Dreamgirls' etc are some of his popular movies.
This American actor is known for his wide range as an actor. Jack Nicholson (22nd April, 1937) began his career in Hollywood with Hanna-Barbera but later declined their offer to pursue a career in acting. He got recognition with 'Easy Rider' and then he followed this up with many other hit films. 'Chinatown', 'The Passenger', 'The Shining', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' etc are some of his hits. He is fondly remembered for the character of the joker from the Batman series.
This dynamic actor is recognized and remembered as Michael Corleone of 'The Godfather' series. Al Pacino (25th April, 1940) tasted success with 'The Godfather' and this paved way for many other hit films. From here on, Al Pacino starred in many movies but 'Scarface' brought him more into the limelight. He also starred in the 'Serpico', 'The Godfather Part II', 'Dick Tracy', 'Scent of a Woman' etc. He has several award wins to his credit.
This handsome actor was one of the most popular film stars. Gregory Peck (5th April 1916-12th June, 2003) was nominated 5 times as an actor at the Academy Awards. He won 4 during his first few years as an actor! His chemistry with Audrey Hepburn was seen in 'Roman Holiday'. Apart from this, he starred in 'The Paradine Case', 'The Guns of Navarone' and the film, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' also bagged him an Academy Award.
Tommy Lee Jones
This award-winning actor is known for many types of characters portrayed by him. He had his debut with 'Love Story'. Tommy Lee Jones (15th September, 1946) was best noticed for his performance in 'The Fugitive'. Following this, he was seen with Will Smith in 'Men in Black', which shot him to fame. Tommy Lee Jones is also known as the Two-Face personality in 'Batman Forever' and 'No Country for Old Men'.
Known the world over as Neo from 'The Matrix' series, Keanu Reeves (2nd September, 1964) had his first brush with acting at the age of 9. With 'River's Edge', he was selected for many teenybopper movies. 'Point Break' helped him win more hearts especially with the female audiences. 'Speed' added the much need momentum to his career. From there on, there was no looking back for this actor. 'A Walk in the Clouds', 'Speed 2: Cruise Control', 'The Devil's Advocate', 'The Matrix' series, 'Constantine', 'The Lake House' etc are some of his popular films.
This American actor has quite a few hits to his credit. His big screen debut happened with 'The Legend of Billie Jean'. He is known for his performances in 'Heathers', 'True Romance' etc.
Patrick Swayze (18th August, 1952) definitely is strong in the acting department but is also an equally graceful dancer. This was evident in 'Dirty Dancing'! The role as dance instructor in this movie propelled him towards stardom.
John Travolta (18th February, 1954) made his mark with films such as 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Grease'. These two films helped to shape his career. After that, he had a series of flops but with 'Pulp Fiction', he was nominated for the Academy Awards. John Travolta is also known as a very good dancer.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
This actor is more popular as an action film hero. This is mainly because this actor is also an excellent martial artist. After a successful career in martial arts, Jean-Claude (18th October, 1960) began with a career in films. He is famously known as 'The Muscles from Brussels'.
Bruce Willis (19th March, 1955) is known for his 'Die Hard' series. This actor began his career with television and landed with a major film role in 'Blind Date'. Bruce Willis struck a chord with the audiences especially with the 'Die Hard' series. Here, he performed all his stunts on his own! Some of his other memorable films are 'Pulp Fiction', 'Unbreakable', 'Sin City', 'Armageddon' etc.
He made the girls swoon with the television series called 'Remington Steele'. Also famous as James Bond, the women can never get enough of this hunky Irish actor. Pierce Brosnan (16th May, 1953) played the role of James Bond in 'Golden Eye', 'The World is Not Enough', 'Die Another Day' and 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. He was recently seen in 'Mamma Mia'.
This English actor is better known as the Mr. Darcy from the movie, 'Pride and Prejudice'. Colin Firth (10th September, 1960) made his debut with 'A Month in the Country'. 'Pride and Prejudice' got him all the attention. Besides, he is also known for the 'Bridget Jones' series. Colin Firth also starred in 'Love Actually', 'Shakespeare in Love', 'Nanny McPhee' and 'The Last Legion' with Aishwarya Rai.
He made his mark with 'Leaving Las Vegas'. Nicholas Cage (7th January, 1964) has also worked as a director. One of his biggest hits in the recent times was 'National Treasure'.
An award-winning actor, he is known for his role in the 'Gladiator'. He began his career with a television series. Following success in Australia, Russell Crowe (7th April, 1964) moved to American films. He was then seen in 'Virtuosity'