The Hollywood industry shows no signs of slowing down. It’s probably due to the high class actors which are produced in every generation. These Hollywood actors are quite dedicated and hardworking. That’s why they are at the very peak of fame.
But there are so many Hollywood actors that it’s is literally impossible to follow each and every one of them. So here is the list of the top 10 most famous movie actors:
10. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has performed in some legendary movies in Hollywood and has remained fresh even after four decades. He was born on April 4, 1965 and was the son of the writer and director Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey. Robert and his sister Allyson got into the business at a very young age and Robert Downey Jr. started to study at the Stagedoor Performing Arts Training Center in New York before moving to California with his father. In 1982, Robert Downey Jr. dropped out of high school and decided to follow a full time career in acting.
Robert Downey Jr. performed in some movies as a child actor and appeared in the film Pound. Later, in his teen years, he appeared in the teen comedy Weird Science in 1985 and the drama Less than Zero in 1987. His more recent films include movies like The Singing Detective, Sherlock Holmes, the mystery thriller Zodiac and Iron man. Due to these movies, his net worth has grossed over $500.
9. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt also deserves to be in the list of most famous Hollywood actors. He is mostly known for his versatility which he brings to every one of his roles.
Brad Pitt has received four Academy Award Nominations and five Golden Globe nominations and has won one Golden Globe. He has been described as the most attractive man due to which he has received wide media attention. Probably the first movie which made Brad Pitt popular was as Cowboy hitchhiker in the movie Thelma and Louis in 1991.
His first leading role came soon after that with movies like A Rivers Run Through it, Legends of the Fall and Interview with The Vampire. Another movie which became the reason of his fame was the crime thriller and science fiction film 12 Monkeys, which earned him the best performance as a male supporting actor. His greatest commercial successes are the Troy (2004), and World War Z (2013).
8. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman was born in 1968 in Sydney to Christopher John Jackman and Grace McNeil. He is the youngest of five children. His parents are both English, who moved to Australia before his birth. Hugh Jackman has an Australian and Scottish accent.
Hugh Jackman has communications degree with Journalism Major from the University of Technology Sydney. He pursued a career in acting after graduating and was immediately given a starring role in the ABC-TV drama Correlli (1995) where he eventually met his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Later in his acting years, he got fame mainly due to his roles as superhero and romance characters. He is particularly known for his role as Wolverine in the hit movie series X-men. He is also known for starring in movies like The Prestige, Van Helsing, Australia and Les Miserables. His work in Les Miserables earned him his first Golden Globe award in 2013.
7. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is an American actor and film maker. He was born and raised in Cambridge and he began his acting career in school theater productions. He made his acting debut in the movie Mystic Pizza in 1988. He reached the peak of fame at a very young in when he and Ben Affleck wrote and starred in the movie Good Will Hunting which won them golden globe award for Best Screenplay.
Matt Damon is put in this list of best actors due his brilliant acting and screenwriting abilities. He has an appeal to onlookers around the world. He is also known for doing philanthropy.
6. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson is an English actor, model and musician. Pattinson began his film acting career as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter in 2005. He later starred as Edward in the movie series Twilight which consisted of five movies from 2008 to 2012. In 2010, Pattinson was placed in the Forbes list of the 100 most influential personalities in the world.
Robert Pattinson is a standout actor and one of the most paid Hollywood actors. His late upcoming movies will be discharged soon.
5. Al Pacino
Al Pacino may not be the most famous man in filming industry, but he is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors in the industry. He established himself during one of the greatest decades of the Hollywood, the 1970s and established himself as an iconic character in the American movies.
Al Pacino is well-known for his acting roles in The God Father in 1972 and The God Father II in 1974. He appeared as a mobster in both these movies. He has also appeared on the other side of the law as a police officer, a lawyer and a detective. Well, as if this wasn’t enough, he won the academy award for Best Actor for his performance as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman. He had also received seven Oscar nominations prior to this.
4. Leonardo Dicaprio
It isn’t possible to have a list of the top 10 Hollywood actors without the mention of Leonardo Dicaprio. There are only a few actors who have starred in as diverse roles like him. He started as a relatively small time actor, like a supporting cast members in sitcoms Growing Pains and low budget movies Critters 3 to the Hunky lead actors in movies like Romeo and Juliet (1996) and Titanic (1997). His latest acting movies include his roles in The Departed, Shutter Island, Inception, The Great Gatsby and Revenant.
3. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson, commonly known as the Rock, began his career as a pro wrestler. Many wrestling legends like Hulk Hogan and John Cena call him as the greatest wrestler to step foot in the wrestling arena. Dwayne Johnson worked with WWF from 1996 to 2004 and quickly made his transition to the acting world after that. He has become one of the all-time hit movie actors playing lead roles in a variety of movies from the Comedy movie Tooth Fairy to the action thriller Fast and Furious.
When Hollywood producers are looking for incredibly strong but relatable movie actors, they turn to Dwayne Johnson. He has some new upcoming projects in 2016 and 2017.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian born actor, investor, businessman, filmmaker, author, former bodybuilder and politician. He is regarded as one of the richest Hollywood actors with net worth up to $300 million and is recognized all over the world as an action film icon.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s major box office hit was the sword and sorcery epic movie Conan The Barbarian in 1982, which turned out to be a box office hit and resulted in a sequel. In 1984, he starred in the science fiction thriller The Terminator which resulted in sequels in 1991, 2003 and 2015. Some of his major successes include movies like Commando, The Running man, The Predator, True Lies and Total Recall. His movies are ranked among the top movies in the world.
1. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely regarded as the greatest movie actor of all times. The reason that he is at the top of this list is that no actor has influenced the succeeding generations as much as Brando did.
Marlon Brando was criticized early in his career. But soon afterwards, he was hailed as the king of acting because he introduced realism into acting. Brando is widely known for his Oscar winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) and Apocalypse now (1979). Brando was also a civil rights activist and supported many issues like African civil rights movement and various American Indian Movements.
These are the top 10 famous Hollywood actors. Most people think that all the actors are lucky. But that isn’t true. These actors have some commonalities in them like they are hardworking, consistent and have proved that they are here to stay. Yes, luck also plays a part in it but it isn’t the whole story.
These actors are role models to many people. So if you want to pursue a career in acting, then you should learn from these successful actors and follow in their footsteps.