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Top 50 Most Popular Actors In Their 40s

Shivam ParasharShivam-Posted June 20, 2022


Top 50 Most Popular Actors In Their 40s!

 

Heroes are not only the people who can manage to win hearts with their many character projections on celluloid, but they are also the people who inspire their viewers to live life the best way possible, come what may.

 

The actors who we are going to be talking about today might be in their 40s already but they have managed to click for years for reasons beyond mere fame.

 

While these screen performers are more than aware of how to carry themselves on the silver screen, one also cannot dispute the fact that plenty of these stars happen to be enjoying their cinematic run to the absolute fullest at 40+.

 

So, be sure to fasten your seatbelts as you are about to enter the realm of some of the world's most popular movie and television personalities who happen to be in their flamboyant 40s.

 

 

50. Justin Jacob Long

 

Justin Jacob Long

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 2, 1978
Place of Birth Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1999
Debut Film Galaxy Quest

 

Justin Jacob Long is an actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter who first gained recognition after having appeared in movies such as Jeepers Creepers, Dodgeball, and Accepted.

 

Also seen playing a key role in the television series Ed, the actor is also known for his boyish charm, friendly smile, and thick eyebrows.

 

Long has made his presence felt in motion pictures such as Live Free or Die Hard, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, Drag Me to Hell, and He's Just Not That Into You, to name a few.

 

 

49. Joel Edgerton

 

Joel Edgerton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 23, 1974
Place of Birth Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Height 179 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut TV Series Spellbinder

 

Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor and filmmaker who was first seen in a couple of episodes of a television show, titled Spellbinder, in 1995.

 

The actor is known to have featured in motion pictures and shows such as Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Great Gatsby, Black Mass, Red Sparrow, Loving, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to mention a few.

 

He is known to have directed movies such as The Gift and Boy Erased.

 

 

48. Jason Jordan Segel

 

Jason Jordan Segel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 18, 1980
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 192 centimeters
Debut Year 1998
Debut Film Can't Hardly Wait

 

Jason Jordan Segel, who was first seen playing a character in the 1998 feature film Can't Hardly Wait, is best known for his role as Marshall Eriksen in the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

 

Aside from being a believable screen performer, the Bad Teacher star is also an actor, comedian, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, author, and producer.

 

Segel can be seen in famous motion pictures such as Windfall, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and Sex Tape, to mention a few.

 

 

47. José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal

 

José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 2, 1975
Place of Birth Santiago de Chile, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Series Good vs Evil

 

José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal, who is best known as Pedro Pascal, was first seen in an episode of the television series Good vs Evil.

 

The actor was seen playing a part in several television shows before gaining recognition for his character projection of Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.

 

He found further fame after playing a significant role in shows and movies such as Narcos, The Mandalorian, The Equalizer 2, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Wonder Woman 1984, to mention a few.

 

 

46. Justin Randall Timberlake

 

Justin Randall Timberlake

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 31, 1981
Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 1993
Debut TV Show The All-New Mickey Mouse Club

 

Besides being a known actor, Justin Randall Timberlake is also a hugely popular singer and songwriter. While the singer is known to have sold over 88 million records worldwide, the actor has managed to charm his viewers by appearing in motion pictures such as Palmer, Friends with Benefits, Black Snake Moan, In Time, and Wonder Wheel, to mention a few.

 

The American entertainer was first seen on the television show The All-New Mickey Mouse Club.

 

 

45. Michael Anthony Peña

 

Michael Anthony Peña

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 13, 1976
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1994
Debut Film Running Free

 

Michael Anthony Peña is a supremely talented and successful screen performer who was first seen in a feature film, titled Running Free, in 1994.

 

The actor made a name for himself after starring in feature films such as End of Watch, Crash, American Hustle, Collateral Beauty, Fury, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, to mention a few.

 

For his character play in End of Watch, Peña was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

 

 

44. Michael Corbett Shannon

 

Michael Corbett Shannon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 7, 1974
Place of Birth Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Height 191 centimeters
Debut Year 1992
Debut Television Film Overexposed

 

Michael Corbett Shannon, who was first seen in the television movie Overexposed in 1992, is an actor, producer, musician, and theatre director.

 

He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice; once for his role in the period drama Revolutionary Road and once for the acclaimed psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals.

 

Shannon can also be seen in films such as Take Shelter, 99 Homes, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and Man of Steel, to name a few.

 

 

43. Andy Samberg

 

Andy Samberg

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 18, 1978
Place of Birth Berkeley, California, United States of America
Height 177 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Series The 'Bu

 

Andy Samberg is not only an actor but also a competent comedian, musician, producer, and writer. The performer, who made his acting debut in the television series The 'Bu, was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012.

 

He has featured in movies such as Palm Springs, Hot Rod, and That's My Boy, to name a few.

 

For his performance in the police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Samberg won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2013.

 

 

42. Kevin Darnell Hart

 

Kevin Darnell Hart

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 6, 1979
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height 159 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut Television Film North Hollywood

 

The talented Kevin Darnell Hart won several stand-up comedy competitions before making it big in the entertainment industry. The actor, who was first seen in the television project titled North Hollywood, gained recognition after having portrayed a character in a show called Undeclared.

 

He can be seen utilizing his impeccable coming timing in feature films such as Little Fockers, Night School, Central Intelligence, Get Hard, and the very popular Jumanji franchise.

 

 

41. Chris Pine

 

Chris Pine

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 26, 1980
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 184 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Series ER

 

Chris Pine, who was first seen playing a minor role in the television series ER, made his feature film debut as Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

 

After having appeared in episodes of shows such as The Guardian and CSI; Miami in his debut year itself, the actor started his transition to the movies.

 

Soon enough, he was seen in feature films such as Hell or High Water, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Wonder Woman, and the Star Trek reboot series.

 

 

40. Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård

 

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 25, 1976
Place of Birth Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Height 194 centimeters
Debut Year 1984
Debut Film Åke and His World

 

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård, who is known within the entertainment industry as Alexander Skarsgård, made his debut as a child actor in the 1984 feature film Åke and His World.

 

After serving in the Swedish military, he returned to acting by playing a role in Zoolander. He made his breakthrough by acting in the television series True Blood and has since then been a part of films and shows such as Melancholia, The Legend of Tarzan, The Northman, Godzilla vs. Kong, Big Little Lies, and The Stand, among others.

 

 

39. Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE

 

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 10, 1977
Place of Birth Forest Gate, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1996
Debut TV Series Screen Two

 

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor was first seen making an appearance in an episode of the television series Screen Two. The actor has been a recipient of a BAFTA Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, and an NAACP Image Award, respectively.

 

The exceptional actor can be seen delivering acclaimed performances in feature films and television shows such as 12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Dancing on the Edge, and The Man Who Fell to Earth, among others.

 

 

38. Edward Parker Helms

 

Edward Parker Helms

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 24, 1974
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Series The Daily Show

 

Edward Parker Helms, who is popularly known as Ed Helms within the cinematic universe, is an actor, comedian, singer, writer, and producer.

 

First seen in the television show The Daily Show, the actor rose to prominence after playing the role of paper salesman Andy Bernard in the outstanding NBC sitcom The Office.

 

He found further fame after playing one of the three main leads in the renowned The Hangover trilogy of motion pictures.

 

 

37. James Joseph Parsons

 

James Joseph Parsons

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 24, 1973
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States of America
Height 186 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Series Ed

 

James Joseph Parsons was first seen making an appearance in a television show, titled Ed, in 2002. He shot to international fame after having played the much-loved character of Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

 

It is not surprising then that Parsons has been a recipient of four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy, respectively.

 

Forbes named him the world's highest-paid television star in 2018.

 

 

36. Daniel Jason Sudeikis

 

Daniel Jason Sudeikis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 18, 1975
Place of Birth Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1997
Debut Television Film Alien Avengers II

 

Daniel Jason Sudeikis, who is best known as Jason Sudeikis, is not only a talented actor but also a comedian, producer, and writer.

 

He gave his career a kick-start through improv comedy during the 1990s. And, with the dawn of the new century, one could find him playing prominent roles in movies such as We're the Millers, Downsizing, Booksmart, and the Horrible Bosses franchise.

 

Jason also starred in popular shows such as Ted Lasso, 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Last Man on Earth.

 

 

35. Rami Said Malek

 

Rami Said Malek

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 12, 1981
Place of Birth Torrance, California, United States of America
Height 171 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Series Gilmore Girls

 

The wide-eyed Rami Said Malek made his professional acting debut in an episode of a television series, titled Gilmore Girls, in 2004.

 

The actor is best known for playing the character of computer hacker Elliot Alderson in the television series Mr. Robot. For his performance in the same, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

 

However, the Night at the Museum actor found further fame after having played the role of singer Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

 

For his magnificent performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, Malek won the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and British Academy Film Award for Best Actor, respectively.

 

 

34. Neil Patrick Harris

 

Neil Patrick Harris

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 15, 1973
Place of Birth Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1988
Debut Film Clara's Heart

 

There are no arguments about the fact that Neil Patrick Harris is one of the most popular television actors of all time.

 

Primarily known for playing comedic television roles, the actor shot to global fame after playing Barney Stinson in the blockbuster television show, titled How I Met Your Mother.

 

Recipient of a Tony Award and five Primetime Emmy Awards, Harris can also be seen in popular motion pictures and shows such as Gone Girl, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, among others.

 

 

33. Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt

 

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 12, 1975
Place of Birth Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1988
Debut Television Film Lemon Sky

 

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt, who is known professionally as Casey Affleck, is an accomplished screen performer who is often seen playing characters that get trapped in a situation of emotional turmoil.

 

Recipient of an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Satellite Award, he made his acting debut in the 1988 television film Lemon Sky.

 

Some of the finest films that Casey has been a part of are Manchester by the Sea, Gone Baby Gone, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, among others.

 

 

32. Patrick Joseph Wilson

 

Patrick Joseph Wilson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 3, 1973
Place of Birth Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Series Angels in America

 

Patrick Joseph Wilson is a hugely talented actor, director, and singer who was first seen in the television show Angels in America - a project for which he was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

 

The actor continued to rise in stature after having played a crucial role in motion pictures such as Little Children, The Phantom of the Opera, and Insidious, to name a few.

 

For all the popular titles that Wilson has been a part of, he found widespread recognition for his portrayal of Ed Warren in the massively popular movies of the Conjuring Universe.

 

 

31. Luke George Evans

 

Luke George Evans

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 15, 1979
Place of Birth Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut Film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

 

Luke George Evans, who began his career on the stage, made his professional acting debut in a feature film, titled Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, in 2010.

 

After making his film breakthrough in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans, he was seen playing a part in motion pictures such as Immortals, The Raven, and the re-imagined The Three Musketeers.

 

One can also find Evans playing a prominent role in popular projects such as Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit, Dracula Untold, and Beauty and the Beast, to mention a few.

 

 

30. Christopher Ashton Kutcher

 

Christopher Ashton Kutcher

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 7, 1978
Place of Birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America
Height 189 centimeters
Debut Year 1998
Debut TV Show That '70s Show

 

Christopher Ashton Kutcher, who was first seen in the feature film Coming Soon, has been a recipient of a People's Choice Award.

 

The actor gained recognition after having played the role of Michael Kelso in the much-loved sitcom, titled That '70s Show.

 

Kutcher is also known to have played a role in motion pictures such as The Butterfly Effect, Guess Who, A Lot Like Love, What Happens in Vegas, and No Strings Attached, to mention a few.

 

 

29. Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt

 

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 17, 1981
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 176 centimeters
Debut Year 1988
Debut Television Film Stranger in My Land

 

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt, apart from being a mainstream screen performer in Hollywood, is also the founder of the online media platform HitRecord.

 

The star broke into the scene as a child actor by appearing in a handful of television movies and shows.

 

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his leading performances in titles such as 500 Days of Summer and 50/50.

 

Gordon-Levitt can also be seen in popular flicks such as Don Jon, Lincoln, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, and The Trial of the Chicago 7, to name a few.

 

 

28. Anthony Dwane Mackie

 

Anthony Dwane Mackie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 23, 1978
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Height 179 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut Film 8 Mile

 

Anthony Dwane Mackie, who made his professional acting debut in the semi-biographical drama feature 8 Mile, was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his praiseworthy performance in the LGBT drama Brother to Brother.

 

The actor continued to make his presence felt by playing a key role in feature films such as Million Dollar Baby, The Manchurian Candidate, The Hurt Locker, and Real Steel, to name a few.

 

He found global recognition after having played a prominent character in humungous blockbusters such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

 

 

27. Adrien Nicholas Brody

 

Adrien Nicholas Brody

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 14, 1973
Place of Birth Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, United States of America
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1988
Debut TV Series Annie McGuire

 

Adrien Nicholas Brody had won the hearts of the critics and viewers alike for his splendid character projection of Władysław Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The Pianist.

 

For his performance in the aforementioned title, he won a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29.

 

The win made him the youngest actor to earn the award in that category. A frequent collaborator of director Wes Anderson, Brody can be seen in famous features such as The Thin Red Line, The Village, King Kong, Predators, Midnight in Paris, The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The French Dispatch, to mention a few.

 

 

26. James McAvoy

 

James McAvoy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 21, 1979
Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut Film The Near Room

 

Known for his distinctive Scottish accent, James McAvoy was first seen in a feature film, titled The Near Room, in 1995.

 

The actor, who was mostly seen on television until 2003, soon started making his presence felt in motion pictures such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Last King of Scotland, and Inside I'm Dancing, to name a few.

 

That said, he continued to prove his versatility by playing characters in critically acclaimed titles such as Split, Atonement, and X-Men: First Class, among others.

 

For his adroit performance in Filth, McAvoy won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards.

 

 

25. David Jude Heyworth Law

 

David Jude Heyworth Law

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 29, 1972
Place of Birth Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1989
Debut Television Film The Tailor of Gloucester

 

David Jude Heyworth Law, who is known professionally as Jude Law, was first seen performing in the 1989 television film The Tailor of Gloucester.

 

Recipient of a British Academy Film Award, he obtained an Honorary César and was appointed a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

 

While Law first came into the limelight after having played a significant role in The Talented Mr. Ripley, movies such as Enemy at the Gates, Road to Perdition, A. I. Artificial Intelligence, The Holiday, and the Sherlock Holmes franchise were responsible for his tremendous rise as a reliable performer.

 

 

24. Michael Fassbender

 

Michael Fassbender

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 2, 1977
Place of Birth Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut TV Series Hearts and Bones

 

Best known for playing villainous or deeply-flawed anti-hero characters on the big screen, Michael Fassbender was first seen in the television series, titled Hearts and Bones, in 2001.

 

Recipient of a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award, the actor gained fame by delivering promising performances in feature films such as 300, Fish Tank, Inglourious Basterds, Jane Eyre, Steve Jobs, and Prometheus, to name a few.

 

He can also be seen in television shows such as Band of Brothers and Hex.

 

 

23. Colin James Farrell

 

Colin James Farrell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 31, 1976
Place of Birth Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut Film Frankie Starlight

 

Colin James Farrell had been seen playing a couple of uncredited roles before he started playing key characters in mainstream features.

 

The talented Irish actor, who made his film debut as a key performer in the drama film The War Zone, made a name for himself by starring in projects such as Phone Booth, S. W. A. T., The Recruit, and Minority Report.

 

The Horrible Bosses actor earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his superb performance in In Bruges.

 

 

22. Tobias Vincent Maguire

 

Tobias Vincent Maguire

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 27, 1975
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Height 172 centimeters
Debut Year 1989
Debut Film The Wizard

 

Tobias Vincent Maguire, who is popularly known as Toby Maguire, was first seen playing an uncredited role in the 1989 feature film, titled The Wizard.

 

The actor is credited with making the childhoods of millions of adults worldwide memorable with his stupendous titular character projection in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

 

A recipient of two Saturn Awards, he can also be seen in entertainers such as The Great Gatsby, Pleasantville, Ride with the Devil, The Cider House Rules, Wonder Boys, and Seabiscuit, among others.

 

 

21. James Edward Franco

 

James Edward Franco

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 19, 1978
Place of Birth Palo Alto, California, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 1997
Debut TV Series Pacific Blue

 

James Edward Franco, who was first seen in an episode of Pacific Blue in 1997, came to prominence after having played a key role in the series Freaks and Geeks.

 

After gaining further fame through Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, he featured in feature films such as Milk, Eat, Pray, Love, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Spring Breakers, and Oz the Great and Powerful, to mention a few.

 

For his spellbinding performance in 127 Hours, Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. That said, the Pineapple Express star went on to grab the Golden Globe Award for his commendable character play in The Disaster Artist.

 

 

20. Channing Matthew Tatum

 

Channing Matthew Tatum

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 26, 1980
Place of Birth Cullman, Alabama, United States of America
Height 184 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Series CSI: Miami

 

Channing Matthew Tatum made his acting debut by first appearing in an episode of the television series CSI: Miami in 2004.

 

After his film debut came in the drama movie Coach Carter, Tatum bagged his breakout role in the 2006 feature Step Up.

 

Included in the list of one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022 by Time magazine, the actor can be seen in movies such as Foxcatcher, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Hateful Eight, White House Down, Logan Lucky, and The Lost City, among others.

 

 

19. Thomas William Hiddleston

 

Thomas William Hiddleston

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 9, 1981
Place of Birth Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 187 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut Television Film The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

 

Thomas William Hiddleston, who is known professionally as Tom Hiddleston, has been a recipient of a Golden Globe Award and a Laurence Olivier Award.

 

He shot to fame after having played the character of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) projects such as Thor, Thor: Ragnarok, and Loki.

 

The actor can also be seen playing a part in feature films such as Kong: Skull Island, Midnight in Paris, and Unrelated, among others.

 

 

18. Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt

 

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 15, 1972
Place of Birth Berkeley, California, United States of America
Height 189 centimeters
Debut Year 1981
Debut Film The Dark End of the Street

 

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, who is popularly known as Ben Affleck, is not only a competent actor but also a capable filmmaker.

 

A recipient of two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Volpi Cup, he first rose to prominence after featuring in titles such as Dazed and Confused, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma.

 

He continued to deliver promising performances in feature films such as Gone Girl, The Town, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and Argo, among others.

 

Affleck is known to have helmed critically acclaimed motion pictures such as The Town, Argo, and Gone Baby Gone.

 

 

17. John Burke Krasinski

 

John Burke Krasinski

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 20, 1979
Place of Birth Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America
Height 191 centimeters
Debut Year 2000
Debut Film State and Main

 

John Burke Krasinski may well be one of the better know actors today but he kicked off his cinematic journey by playing an uncredited character in a motion picture, titled State and Main, in 2000.

 

The actor first gained fame after playing the sweet and goofy Jim Halpert in the immensely popular NBC sitcom The Office.

 

He has since then made his presence felt in titles such as 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Promised Land, and The Hollars.

 

Krasinski earned critical acclaim for having co-written, directed, and starred in the critically and commercially successful A Quiet Place series of films.

 

 

16. Edward John David Redmayne OBE

 

Edward John David Redmayne OBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 6, 1982
Place of Birth Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1998
Debut TV Series Animal Ark

 

Edward John David Redmayne, who is known within the cinematic universe as Eddie Redmayne, is one of the most resourceful screen performers of the 21st century.

 

Known mostly for playing characters in biopics, the actor has been a recipient of an Academy Award, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Laurence Olivier Awards, respectively.

 

He can be seen making his outstanding presence felt in acclaimed feature films such as The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl, and The Fantastic Beasts franchise.

 

 

15. scar Isaac Hernández Estrada

 

scar Isaac Hernández Estrada

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 9, 1979
Place of Birth Guatemala City, Guatemala
Height 174 centimeters
Debut Year 1996
Debut Film Illtown

 

Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada, who is known within his professional space as Óscar Isaac, is an actor who has been credited with bringing about change in the projection of Latinos in Hollywood.

 

The talented actor is known for having delivered versatile performances in both independent and blockbuster feature films. Named the best actor of his generation by Vanity Fair in 2017, Isaac can be seen in acclaimed projects such as Robin Hood, Drive, A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina, and X-Men: Apocalypse, to mention a few.

 

However, his most remarkable performance has come in the sensational musical drama Inside Llewyn Davis.

 

 

14. Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa

 

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 1, 1979
Place of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Height 193 centimeters
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Series Baywatch

 

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, who is popularly known as Jason Momoa, burst into the mainstream after having played a character in the popular show Baywatch.

 

Also known for playing a key role in shows such as Stargate Atlantis, Game of Thrones, and See, the actor gained prominence after playing the character of Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the Aquaman series of motion pictures.

 

Momoa was also recently seen playing a character in the 2021 film adaptation of the science fiction novel Dune.

 

 

13. Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

 

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 19, 1980
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 1991
Debut Film City Slickers

 

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, who is popularly known as Jake Gyllenhaal, is one of the most competent screen performers gracing the silver screen today.

 

The actor, who made his feature film debut in 1991's City Slickers, is known to have starred in a variety of motion pictures.

 

For his performance in Brokeback Mountain, he won a well-deserved BAFTA Award. Gyllenhaal gained prominence after having proven himself as a serious screen performer in motion pictures such as Prisoners, Nocturnal Animals, Nightcrawler, and Enemy, to mention a few.

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home is his highest-grossing project to date.

 

 

12. Cillian Murphy

 

Cillian Murphy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 25, 1976
Place of Birth Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Height 172 centimeters
Debut Year 1998
Debut Film Sweety Barrett

 

Cillian Murphy, who made his acting debut in the feature film Sweety Barrett, has been a lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist as well.

 

He first gained recognition after having played a role in motion pictures such as 28 Days Later, Red Eye, and Intermission.

 

His performance in Breakfast on Pluto earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

 

Murphy shot to international fame after having played a key role in projects such as The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dunkirk, and A Quiet Place Part II, among others.

 

The Peaky Blinders star will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer.

 

 

11. Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba OBE

 

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba OBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 6, 1972
Place of Birth Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 189 centimeters
Debut Year 1994
Debut TV Series 2point4 Children

 

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba, who is popularly known as Idris" Elba, is an English actor, producer, and musician who was first seen in an episode of the television show 2point4 Children in 1994.

 

The actor gained recognition after having played a significant role in shows such as The Wire and Luther. He shot to international fame after playing key characters in some critically and commercially acclaimed movies such as American Gangster, Prometheus, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Pacific Rim, and Beasts of No Nation.

 

 

10. Christopher Michael Pratt

 

Christopher Michael Pratt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 21, 1979
Place of Birth Virginia, Minnesota, United States of America
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut TV Series The Huntress

 

Christopher Michael Pratt, who is known in his professional space as Chris Pratt, was first seen in an episode of a television series, titled The Huntress, in 2001.

 

The actor gained recognition after having played a key role in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. For his performance in the show, Pratt was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013.

 

He can be seen in motion pictures such as Wanted, Her, Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Jurassic World franchise of films.

 

 

9. Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE

 

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 19, 1976
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut Television Film Fields of Gold

 

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, who is popularly known as Benedict Cumberbatch, is one of the most distinguished actors to make it to our list.

 

The supremely talented motion picture star has received a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award, respectively.

 

Appointed as Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Cumberbatch has been seen in feature films such as The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness, 1917, and The Courier, among others.

 

However, his fabulous character projection of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series, titled Sherlock, is credited with bringing him widespread recognition.

 

 

8. Edward Thomas Hardy CBE

 

Edward Thomas Hardy CBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 15, 1977
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut TV Series Band of Brothers

 

Edward Thomas Hardy, who is popularly known as Tom Hardy, has been acting since he first appeared on the television show Band of Brothers in 2001.

 

A recipient of the BAFTA Rising Star Award, Hardy has got to be among the most underrated mainstream actors of his generation.

 

The phenomenal star has made his striking presence felt in feature films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, The Revenant, and The Drop, to mention a few.

 

He can also be seen playing a significant role in the popular gangster drama series, titled Peaky Blinders.

 

 

7. Bradley Charles Cooper

 

Bradley Charles Cooper

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 5, 1975
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Series Sex and the City

 

Bradley Charles Cooper was first seen in an episode of the popular television series, titled Sex and the City, in 1999.

 

Recipient of a British Academy Film Award and two Grammy Awards, the actor played his breakout role in the ridiculously popular The Hangover series of motion pictures.

 

The star found further fame after having starred in projects such as Limitless, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and American Sniper, to name a few.

 

He produced, directed, and starred in the acclaimed motion picture A Star Is Born.

 

 

6. Joaquin Rafael Phoenix

 

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 28, 1974
Place of Birth San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 1982
Debut TV Series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

 

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was first seen in a television series, titled Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, in 1982. Best known for playing shady and unconventional characters, he is the recipient of an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards, respectively.

 

The Joker star has been seen mesmerizing the viewers with his performances in feature films such as Quills, Signs, Hotel Rwanda, The Master, and You Were Never Really Here, to mention a few.

 

For his performance in You Were Never Really Here, Phoenix won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

 

 

5. Christian Charles Philip Bale

 

Christian Charles Philip Bale

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1974
Place of Birth Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1986
Debut Television Film Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

 

Christian Charles Philip Bale, who is known professionally as Christian Bale, is known for his unmatched dedication and recurring physical transformations for his roles.

 

Recipient of an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, he came into the spotlight by playing a role in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun at the age of 13.

 

Since then, Bale has gone on to earn the respect of the fans and critics alike by portraying challenging characters in features such as American Hustle, American Psycho, The Machinist, The Big Short, Ford v Ferrari, and the globally famed The Dark Knight trilogy.

 

 

4. Christopher Robert Evans

 

Christopher Robert Evans

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 13, 1981
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2000
Debut TV Series Opposite Sex

 

Christopher Robert Evans, who is professionally known as Chris Evans, made his mainstream acting debut in a television series, titled Opposite Sex, in 2000.

 

The actor, who is known to have played a character in quite a few teen movies, gained recognition after playing the role of the Marvel Comics character the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.

 

Furthermore, he shot to international fame after having appeared as the beloved Steve Rogers/Captain America in several Marvel Cinematic Universe feature films.

 

The actor can also be seen in acclaimed projects such as Snowpiercer, Gifted, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, among others.

 

 

3. Ryan Rodney Reynolds

 

Ryan Rodney Reynolds

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 23, 1976
Place of Birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1991
Debut TV Series Fifteen

 

Ryan Rodney Reynolds has spent well over 30 years as a mainstream screen performer. He made his acting debut in a television show, titled Fifteen, in 1991.

 

The actor has received a Critics' Choice Movie Award, three People's Choice Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, respectively.

 

Even though Reynolds was always a known actor, his several appearances as the titular character in the Deadpool film franchise ensured that he turns out to be one of the top-grossing actors of the 21st century.

 

 

2. Ryan Thomas Gosling

 

Ryan Thomas Gosling

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 12, 1980
Place of Birth London, Ontario, Canada
Height 184 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut TV Series Are You Afraid of the Dark?

 

Ryan Thomas Gosling, who was first seen in an episode of the television show Are You Afraid of the Dark?, is one of the most popular Hollywood stars working today.

 

While he has proved himself as a leading actor in several mainstream blockbusters, his contribution to independent features cannot be ignored either.

 

The star has been a recipient of a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and two Satellite Awards, respectively.

 

Gosling won hearts worldwide after having played an important role in motion pictures such as Drive, Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines, La La Land, Blade Runner 2049, and Crazy, Sweet, Love, among others.

 

 

1. Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio

 

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 11, 1974
Place of Birth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1979
Debut TV Series Romper Room

 

There is no denying the fact that Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is one of the most loved motion picture stars in the history of film production.

 

The actor, who was first seen in an episode of the television show Romper Room, began his screen career as a child actor.

 

Therefore, it would not be an exaggeration to claim that DiCaprio was born to act. The legendary cine-star has been seen in globally acclaimed motion pictures such as Titanic, The Departed, The Aviator, Don't Look Up, Django Unchained, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and Revolutionary Road, to name a few.

 

He had been a recipient of an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards, respectively.

 

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