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Top 50 Most Popular Actors in Their 50s

AishwaryaAishwarya-Posted June 20, 2022


Most Popular Actors In Their 50s!

 

Hollywood is often accused of being youth-obsessed. There is no dearth of fresh new talent, youth, and vigor in show business.

 

This is true not only for the actresses but also for the actors. Every year we see fresh new faces as the old quietly fade into the background.

 

Or do they? We are now seeing a resurgence of old actors who are making a comeback in Hollywood.

 

We have many actors who are over 50 years old and yet enjoy the star status and fan following of youth sensations.

 

Just like aged wine, these actors above 50 years are getting better in their craft. From suspense, drama, and rom coms, to thrillers and espionage films, they are able to offer something new and unique that is enjoyable to the audience.

 

So why not celebrate the old guard. In this list, we offer a peek into all those actors who have crossed fifty years but show no signs of stopping or even slowing down.

 

They are all the top actors that we love and enjoy watching. Here is a list of the 50 most popular actors in their 50s.

 

 

50. Wentworth Miller

 

Wentworth Miller

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 2, 1972
Place of Birth Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 

Wentworth Miller is a British - American actor and screenwriter. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English and decided to become an actor.

 

During his initial years in Los Angeles, he worked in several TV series and movies in minor roles. The role that gave him recognition was that of Michael Scoffield in the crime thriller Prison Break.

 

He starred in all seasons of the TV series and garnered critical praise. Later, he was cast as Captain Cold/ Leonard Snart in The Flash.

 

He reprised the role in Arrow and DC Legends of Tomorrow, etc. Miller has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, four Teen Choice Awards for TV, and two Black Reel Awards.

 

 

49. Liev Schreiber

 

Liev Schreiber

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 4, 1967
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series Janek: The Silent Betrayal

 

Liev Schreiber is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He had an unusual upbringing in the New York Lower East Side neighborhood.

 

His mother exposed him to different experiences and influences as part of her bohemian lifestyle, and it made him a better actor from his experiences.

 

Schreiber starred in films like the Scream franchise, Ransom, Phantoms, The Hurricane, The Sum of All Fears, The Manchurian Candidate, The Omen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt, Goon, Pawn Sacrifice, etc.

 

He also worked in Broadway shows and TV series, some of which are Glengarry Glen Ross, Ray Donovan, Hard Knocks, etc.

 

He won a Tony Award, a SAG award, and a Drama Desk award. He was nominated for seven Primetime Emmys, Five Golden Globes, and more.

 

 

48. Ken Jeong

 

Ken Jeong

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 13, 1969
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series The Big Easy

 

Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, better known as Ken Jeong, is an M. D. in Internal medicine who quit it to become a comedian and actor.

 

He was born to South Korean immigrant parents and studied medicine, as per his family’s wishes. However, Ken Jeong always had a knack for comedy.

 

He took a summer course in drama at UCLA before joining medical college. After graduating, he continued to do stand-up shows while practicing Internal Medicine.

 

He was discovered at one of his shows and moved to LA. Some of Ken Jeong's biggest hits are the Hangover Trilogy, Community, Dr. Ken, Knocked Up, Role Models, Furry Vengeance, The Duff, Crazy Rich Asians, Ride Along 2, etc.

 

 

47. Will Ferrell

 

Will Ferrell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 16, 1967
Place of Birth Irvine, California, USA
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series On Our Own

 

Will Farrell is one of the highly respected comedians in Hollywood. He has been doing stand-up comedy and comedy sketches since high school without realizing it.

 

After graduating from USC, he worked many jobs as a bank teller, sports broadcaster, etc., before starting acting. Will Farrell joined the Saturday Night Live team as a cast member doing comedy sketches, scriptwriting, etc.

 

He also did stand-up comedy and built a loyal fan following. The prominent films that Will Farrell worked in are Elf, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Land of the Lost, The Producers, Stranger Than Fiction, etc.

 

Farrell and Adam MacKay launched Funny Or Die, a video streaming website for short comedy films.

 

 

46. Shemar Moore

 

Shemar Moore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 20, 1970
Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Living Single

 

Shemar Moore was a biracial child, and his family faced a lot of flak for being interracial. So they moved out of the USA, and Moore’s childhood was spent in Bahrain, Denmark, etc.

 

He returned in 1977 and continued studying to graduate from Santa Clara University with a B. A. in communications and theater arts.

 

Moore worked in many Young and Restless, Soul Train, Criminal Minds, The Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Motives 2, S. W. A. T, etc. He also did voice acting in the Justice League Animated Series.

 

 

45. Daniel Dae Kim

 

Daniel Dae Kim

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 4, 1968
Place of Birth Busan, South Korea
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series American Shaolin

 

Daniel Dae Kim is a South Korean- American actor. He migrated to the USA when he was one year old.

 

Kim graduated from New York University with a Masters in Fine Arts. He is an actor and producer with his production company 3AD.

 

Daniel Dae Kim was born Kim Dae-Hyun, and during the pandemic, he actively campaigned for a stop to violence against Asians.

 

Some of the prominent roles of Daniel Dae Kim have been in Hawaii Five-O, Lost, The Good Doctor (executive producer), Angel, Hellboy, etc.

 

He also starred in the Divergent series, For The Love of the Game, Raya and the Last Dragon, Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series), etc.

 

 

44. Matt LeBlanc

 

Matt LeBlanc

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 25, 1967
Place of Birth Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Doll Day Afternoon

 

Matt LeBlanc is a comedy actor who gained an international following with his sitcom Friends. LeBlanc has appeared in a few daytime soaps, music videos and TV series, etc.

 

Some of his works before Friends include Married…with Children, Top of the Heap, Jon Bon Jovi: Miracle, Vinny and Bobby, etc.

 

Friends is a super successful sitcom that ran for ten seasons with LeBlanc playing Joey Tribbiani. After that, he starred in the spin-off series Joey, Episodes, Top Gear, Man With a Plan, etc.

 

 

43. Martin Freeman

 

Martin Freeman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 8, 1971
Place of Birth Aldershot, England, UK
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series The Bill

 

Martin Freeman is a British actor and comedian who gained recognition through many iconic roles that he played. Freeman portrayed Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit trilogy, Dr. Watson in Sherlock (TV series), Everett K. Ross in Black Panther, and Captain America: Civil War, etc.

 

These were not the only roles he played. He has a wide range of roles in Fargo, Love Actually, The Office (UK version), A Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, Shaun of the Dead, The Responders, Ali G, Inda House, Nativity, The World's End, etc.

 

 

42. Adam Sandler

 

Adam Sandler

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 9, 1966
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.77 m
Debut Year 1987
Debut Movie/TV Series The Cosby Show

 

Adam Sandler is a comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is well-loved by his fans and critics alike. Sandler graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of Arts and worked as a writer and stand-up comic.

 

His talent was discovered, and he was hired in The Cosby Show, Remote Control, Saturday Night Live, etc. After that, Sandler starred in Wedding Singer, Bulletproof, Happy Gilmore, Coneheads, Airheads, The Waterboy, etc.

 

His fame peaked with Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, Punch Drunk Love, The Longest Yard, Click, Grown Ups, Just Go with It, Grown Ups 2, Blended, etc.

 

Sandler was nominated for a Golden Globe, three Grammy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, etc.

 

 

41. Mark Wahlberg

 

Mark Wahlberg

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 5, 1971
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series The Ben Stiller Show

 

Mark Wahlberg is an actor, producer, and former rapper from Boston. His music stage name was Marky Mark, and he performed with his group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

 

He was also the founding member of New Kids on The Block with his brother Donnie Walhberg but quit within a few months.

 

Wahlberg is a two-time Oscar-nominated actor who worked in films like Fear, The Departed, Plant of The Apes, The Italian Job, The Perfect Storm, The Fighter, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Last Knight, etc.

 

Wahlberg also had success as a comedy actor in films like The Other Guys, Ted, Ted 2, Daddy's Home, Daddy's Home 2, etc.

 

 

40. Jon Hamm

 

Jon Hamm

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 10, 1971
Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height 1.86 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series Ally McBeal

 

Jon Hamm is an American actor and producer who first came to notice in the period drama, Mad Men.

 

He earned a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy for his role and garnered sixteen more nominations for acting and production.

 

After Mad Men, he continued to star in TV series like A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Black Mirror, Good Omens, 30 Rock, Toast of London, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Parks and Recreation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, etc.

 

He also starred in films like The Day the Earth Stood Still, Stolen, Beirut, Sunker Punch, Keeping Up with the Joneses, The Town, Bridesmaids, Baby Driver, Tag, Bad Times at the El Royale, etc.

 

 

39. Nicolas Cage

 

Nicolas Cage

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 7, 1964
Place of Birth Long Beach, California, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series The Best of Times

 

Nicolas Cage was born as Nicolas Kim Coppola to avoid nepotism claims as he was from the famous Coppola family.

 

He is an actor and filmmaker. Cage did not take his success for granted and studied theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and television before working in theater plays.

 

Eventually, Nicolas Cage earned an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas and got nominated for the film Adaptation. He was cast in many successful and memorable films like Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Wild At Heart, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, City of Angels, Windtalkers, Lord of War, The Wicker Man, Knowing, Kick-Ass, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Pig, etc.

 

 

38. Gerard Butler

 

Gerard Butler

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 13, 1969
Place of Birth Paisley, Scotland, UK
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series Mrs Brown

 

Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor who is also a qualified lawyer. He passed law school and worked as a trainee lawyer in an Edinburgh law firm.

 

However, Butler was addicted to heavy drinking and partying since his college days, and this caused him to lose his job.

 

After that, he turned to acting and worked on stage. His memorable acting roles are in 300, Attila, Reign of Fire,  Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, The Phantom of the Opera, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise,  Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen, etc.

 

 

37. Tyler Perry

 

Tyler Perry

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 14, 1969
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height 1.97 m
Debut year 2002
Debut Movie/ TV series Madea's Family Reunion

 

Tyler Perry was born Emmitt Perry Jr. He is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He is famous for the character Madea, which he created and used in a series of films.

 

He is known for his comedies and black entertainment shows like Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, The Haves and the Have Nots, etc.

 

He has acted in acclaimed films like Star Trek, Alex Cross, Gone Girl, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Vice, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Don't Look Up, etc.

 

Tyler Perry received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from Academy Awards, a Governor's Award from Primetime Emmy Awards, five Black Reel nominations, etc.

 

 

36. Ben Stiller

 

Ben Stiller

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 30, 1965
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.71 m
Debut Year 1986
Debut Movie/TV Series Kate & Allie

 

Ben Stiller is the son of actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. He worked in Hollywood as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.

 

He specializes in comedy films and scripts. He rose to fame with The Ben Stiller Show and made his directorial debut with Reality Bites.

 

His most memorable performances have been in comedies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander, The Cable Guy, There’s Something About Mary, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, Night at The Museum series, etc.

 

Stiller won accolades like Primetime Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards, a Britannia Award, a Teen Choice Award, etc.

 

 

35. Will Yun Lee

 

Will Yun Lee

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 22, 1971
Place of Birth Arlington, Virginia, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series Nash Bridges

 

Will Yun Lee is a Korean-American actor and martial artist. He was born in America to Korean parents who are Taekwondo instructors.

 

Lee is also a trained Taekwondo practitioner. Will Yun Lee starred as Danny Woo in Witchblade. His other memorable roles have been in Bionic Woman as Jae-Kim,  Die Another Day, Elektra, The Wolverine, etc.

 

He had a recurring role as Sand-Min in Hawaii Five-O and in Altered Carbon as Takeshi Kovacs. The notable performances of Will Yun Lee have been in Sleeping Dogs, Rampage, San Andreas, Falling Water, Guardians of Justice, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, The Good Doctor, etc.

 

 

34. Dave Bautista

 

Dave Bautista

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 18, 1969
Place of Birth Washington, D.C., USA
Height 1.93 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Smallville

 

David Michael Bautista Jr. was a wrestler who competed in WWE and later moved to MMA fighting. His WWE career lasted from 2002 to 2010 and from 2018 to 2019.

 

He fought with the ring name of Batista. Dave Bautista is most famous for his role as Drax The Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

 

He also reprised the role in Thor: Love and Thunder, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The other films he starred in include The Man with the Iron Fists, Riddick, Spectre, Blade Runner 2049, Army of the Dead, Dune, etc.

 

 

33. Terry Crews

 

Terry Crews

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 30, 1968
Place of Birth Flint, Michigan, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 2009
Debut Movie/ TV series The 6th Day

 

Terry Crews was an American sportsman before he became an actor. Crews was an American football player and worked with the NFL teams Los Angeles Rams, GreenBay Packers, San Diego Chargers, etc.

 

After his football career, he began a new career in acting in advertisements, TV shows, and movies. He appeared in Everybody Hates Chris, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Family Crews, Are We There Yet? etc.

 

He hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and America’s Got Talent. The film credits of Crews include Friday After Next, White Chick, The Longest Yard, Starsky & Hutch, Get Smart, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, its sequel, Rumble, etc.

 

 

32. Jon Favreau

 

Jon Favreau

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 19, 1966
Place of Birth Queens, New York, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1992
Debut Movie/ TV series Folks!

 

Jon Favreau is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. He dropped out of college to pursue stand-up comedy in Chicago.

 

He joined the ImprovOlympics and the Improv Institute. After gaining some experience, he debuted in films and starred in  PCU, Swingers, Deep Impact, The Replacements, Daredevil, The Break-Up, etc.

 

He starred as Happy Hogan in the Iron Man franchise, the Spider-man franchise, and the Avengers franchise. Favreau turned to direction and production.

 

He made Elf, Zathura: A Space Adventure, IronMan, Cowboys & Aliens, Chef, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, etc.

 

 

31. Peter Dinklage

 

Peter Dinklage

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 11, 1969
Place of Birth Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.32 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Shadows and Fog

 

Peter Dinklage is an American actor who has worked on stage, on TV, and in films. Dinklage has starred in the epic HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister.

 

The role earned him four Primetime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a SAG award. Dinklage has starred in The Station Agent, Living in Oblivion,  Elf, Find Me Guilty, Underdog, Death at a Funeral, and the US version, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pixels, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Avengers: Infinity War,  My Dinner with Hervé, etc.

 

 

30. Owen Wilson

 

Owen Wilson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 18, 1968
Place of Birth Dallas, Texas, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut Year 1994
Debut Movie/TV Series Bottle Rocket

 

Owen Wilson is an actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He frequently collaborates with fellow actors like Ben Stiller, Jackie Chan, Vince Vaughn, etc. to make great comedy hits.

 

Some of Owen Wilson’s successful comedies include Zoolander, Starsky and Hutch, Night At The Museum and its sequel, Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights, Around The World in 80 Days, The Wedding Crashers, The Internship, The Big Year, How Do You Know, etc.

 

Wilson shares screenwriting credits with Wes Anderson in Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Rushmore. He acted in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch, etc.

 

 

29. Jason Statham

 

Jason Statham

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 26, 1967
Place of Birth Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, UK
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

 

Jason Statham is a British actor, former diver, and martial artist. He is trained in Chinese martial arts, Karate, and kickboxing.

 

He was a diver who competed with the British team in the Commonwealth Games. He is also an avid footballer and model.

 

Jason Statham was discovered at a diving meet, and became a model for French Connection, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi's.

 

After modeling, Guy Ritchie cast him in Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels. From here, his acting career began.

 

Statham is famous for his Transporter film series. He also starred in Spy, The Bank Job, The Italian Job,  Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, F9, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, 13, Crank, The Mechanic, etc.

 

 

28. Steve Carell

 

Steve Carell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 16, 1962
Place of Birth Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Curly Sue

 

Steve Carell garnered international fame and following for his role as the awkward and socially inept office manager, Michael Scott in The Office.

 

He also voiced the lead character of the super successful animated series Despicable Me. While he is known for his comedy roles, he has also played a few dramatic roles and has an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Foxcatcher.

 

His other dramatic roles were in Vice as Donald Rumsfeld and in Beautiful Boy as David Sheff. The other notable films of Carrell are 40-Year-Old Virgin,  Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its sequel, Evan Almighty, Get Smart, Date Night, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Way, Way Back. etc.

 

 

27. Jet Li

 

Jet Li

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 26, 1963
Place of Birth Beijing, China
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series Shaolin Temple

 

Jet Li was born Li Lianjie in a poor family in China. He discovered his natural-born talent for martial arts and used it to rise from his poverty and support his family.

 

He trained hard with instructors to become a Wushu champion. He even won gold medals in international events for China.

 

After an injury forced him to stop competing, he used his skill to teach and work in movies. Some of Jet Li’s popular martial arts films are Shaolin Temple, its sequels, Hero, Fist of Legend, Once Upon a Time in China series, Romeo Must Die, Kiss of the Dragon, Unleashed, The One, War, The Forbidden Kingdom, etc.

 

 

26. Jack Black

 

Jack Black

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 28, 1969
Place of Birth Hermosa Beach, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series The Fall Guy

 

Thomas Jacob Black or Jack Black is the son of Thomas Black and Judith Love Cohen. Despite coming from a family of scientists, Black showed an early talent for drama and music.

 

He quit his course at UCLA, and began appearing in supporting roles in films. Black worked in supporting roles in Demolition Man, Dead Man Walking, The Cable Guy, Mars Attacks, etc.

 

He got his breakthrough in High Fidelity and played lead roles in  Shallow Hal, Orange County, School of Rock, Gulliver's Travels, the Jumanji franchise, etc.

 

Jack Black also performs as the lead singer in his comedy rock band Tenacious D, and they won a Grammy Award for their work.

 

 

25. Jeremy Renner

 

Jeremy Renner

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 7, 1971
Place of Birth Modesto, California, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series National Lampoon's Senior Trip

 

Jeremy Renner is a two-time Oscar-nominated actor. He became famous for his role as Clint Barton/ Hawkeye in the Marvel superhero films.

 

He starred in the Avengers franchise, Captain America: Civil War, and the Disney+ show Hawkeye. Apart from the Marvel movies, Renner has starred in successful films like The Hurt Locker, Dahmer, S. W. A. T, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, American Hustle, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Town,  etc.

 

 

24. Vin Diesel

 

Vin Diesel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 18, 1967
Place of Birth Alameda County, California, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1990
Debut Movie/ TV series Awakenings

 

Mark Sinclair is the birth name of the action star Vin Diesel. He has starred in many successful action franchises like Chronicles of Riddick, XXX, Fast and the Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Avengers franchise.

 

Diesel has also worked in comedy films like The Pacifier, Find Me Guilty, Ralph Breaks the Internet, etc. The other popular films of Vin Diesel are Strays, Bloodshot, Saving Private Ryan, The Iron Giant, the upcoming Avatar film series, etc.

 

 

23. Russell Crowe

 

Russell Crowe

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 7, 1964
Place of Birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Spyforce

 

Russell Crowe is a New Zealand actor and director who won an Academy Award and has two more nominations.

 

Crowe is well known for portraying iconic characters in films like Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Insider, Les Misérables, Cinderella Man, etc.

 

He also worked in many commercially successful films like Proof of Life, Man of Steel, Body of Lies, Virtuosity, LA: Confidential, Heaven’s Burning, American Gangster, State of Play, The Nice Guy, The Water Diviner, Noah, etc.

 

 

22. Jamie Foxx

 

Jamie Foxx

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 13, 1967
Place of Birth Terrell, Texas, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1990
Debut Movie/ TV series Comedy on the Edge

 

Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop. He is a rapper, singer, actor, and producer with many critical hits and accolades.

 

Foxx won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, a SAG award, etc., apart from multiple other nominations.

 

Some of the high points of Jamie Foxx’s film career include Ray, Collateral, The Dreamgirls, Django Unchained, Just Mercy, Any Given Sunday, The Amazing Spider-man, Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Jamie Foxx Show, Miami Vice, etc.

 

He is set to appear as Mike Tyson in a biopic series made by Antoine Fuqua.

 

 

21. Brad Pitt

 

Brad Pitt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 18, 1963
Place of Birth Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Hunk

 

Brad Pitt is a successful Hollywood actor and producer. He won two Academy Awards and five more Oscar nominations for acting and production work.

 

Pitt earned his first nomination for Twelve Monkeys, and his other nominations are for The Big Short, 12 Years a Slave, Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Once Upon s Time….in Hollywood.

 

Brad Pitt acted and produced films like A River Runs Through it, Troy, The Fight Club. the Ocean’s trilogy, An Interview With A Vampire, Legend of the Falls, The Departed, Ad Astra, Inglourious Basterds, etc.

 

 

20. David Tennant

 

David Tennant

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 18, 1971
Place of Birth Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series Dramarama

 

David Tennant is a Scottish actor who gained worldwide recognition for his role as the tenth Doctor Who in the eponymous sci-fi series.

 

He worked extensively on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in television adaptations of the plays. Tennant gained notice for the first time with his role as Giacomo Cassanova in the TV series Cassanova.

 

He also starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Fright Night, Broadchurch, Jessica Jones, Good Omens, etc.

 

He is also known for his voice roles in The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, Ferdinand, Final Space, gen: LOCK, the How to Train Your Dragon films, and DuckTales as Scrooge McDuck.

 

 

19. Sacha Baron Cohen

 

Sacha Baron Cohen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 13, 1971
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Jack and Jeremy's Police 4

 

Sacha Baron Cohen is a British character actor who has brought life to characters such as Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Admiral General Aladeen, Bruno Gehard, etc.

 

He is also a comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He won awards like two BAFTA TV awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a SAG award, etc., and two Academy Award nominations for adapted screenplay and supporting role categories.

 

The most memorable films of Sacha Baron Cohen are Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Hugo, Les Misérables, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Spy, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Who is America, etc.

 

 

18. Jason Bateman

 

Jason Bateman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 14, 1969
Place of Birth Rye, New York, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Little House on the Prairie

 

Jason Bateman is an American actor, director, and producer. He started as a child actor in 1980 with Little House on the Prairie.

 

Bateman went on to act in Silver Spoons, The Hogan Family, Teen Wolf Too, etc. He also appeared in guest roles in many TV series and films.

 

In the 2000s, Bateman made a comeback with the TV series Arrested Development. He starred in films like Juno, Hancock, Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, Extract, The Switch, The Change Up, Paul, Horrible Bosses, This is Where I Leave You, Identity Thief, The Gift, Office Christmas Party, Zootopia, Game Night, etc.

 

 

17. Tom Cruise

 

Tom Cruise

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 3, 1962
Place of Birth Syracuse, New York, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Endless Love

 

Tom Cruise is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and he was the highest-paid actor for many years.

 

He did not taste success in his early movies until he did the comedy, Risky Business, which was his breakthrough.

 

After that, Tom Cruise acted in films like Color of Money, Top Gun, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, The Film, etc., that were critical and commercial hits.

 

In 1996, he acted in the first of the Mission: Impossible films as Ethan Hunt. He reprised this role in eight more films.

 

The other hits from Cruise are Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, The Minority Report, The Last Samurai, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, War Of Worlds, The Edge of Tomorrow, etc.

 

 

16. Ralph Fiennes

 

Ralph Fiennes

 

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Date of Birth December 22, 1962
Place of Birth Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Prime Suspect

 

Ralph Fiennes is a renowned British actor, director, and producer. He has performed in numerous plays and films that won accolades.

 

He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, five BAFTAs, five Golden Globes, four SAG Awards, etc.

 

Fiennes won a BAFTA, a Tony Award, and more. The most memorable performances of Ralph Fiennes have been in Schindler’s List, The English Patient, Wuthering Heights, The Constant Gardener, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Man, The End of the Affair, Red Dragon, Maid in Manhattan, In Bruges, Clash of the Titans, Great Expectations, Skyfall, Spectre, No Time to Die, etc.

 

 

15. Don Cheadle

 

Don Cheadle

 

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Date of Birth November 29, 1964
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series 3 Days

 

Don Cheadle is an Oscar-nominated actor who appeared in many critically successful films throughout his career. He has also accumulated nominations for BAFTAs, and Primetime Emmys and won a Tony Award, Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, etc.

 

Cheadle is most famous for his role as Rhodes / War Machine in the Iron Man and Avengers franchise.

 

He also starred in Hotel Rwanda, the Ocean’s trilogy, Devil in a Blue Dress, Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault, Rosewood, Boogie Nights, etc.

 

Apart from the films mentioned here, Cheadle performed on stage and on TV. He starred in Night Court, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Picket Fences, The Bernie Mac Show, ER, House of Lies, etc.

 

 

14. Paul Rudd

 

Paul Rudd

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 6, 1969
Place of Birth Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1992
Debut Movie/ TV series Jamie's Secret

 

Paul Rudd is the son of British immigrant parents. He studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

 

After graduation, he worked odd jobs till he got a role in Sisters. He starred in films like Clueless, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Romeo + Juliet, The Object of My Affection, etc.

 

Rudd starred in several comedies like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This Is 40, Wanderlust, Mute, The Fundamentals of Caring, Ideal Home, Friends, Parks and Recreation, etc.

 

The most famous role of Paul Rudd has been Ant-man /Scott Lang in MCU. He starred in Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, etc.

 

 

13. Matthew McConaughey

 

Matthew McConaughey

 

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Date of Birth November 4, 1969
Place of Birth Uvalde, Texas, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1992
Debut Movie/ TV series Unsolved Mysteries

 

Matthew McConaughey is a Texan actor who won the Academy Award for his role in the dramatic film Dallas Buyers Club.

 

He starred in films like Amistad, A Time To Kill, Contact, The Newton Boys, EDtv, U-571, Reign of Fire, Lincoln Lawyer, True Detective, Interstellar, Wolf of Wall Street, etc.

 

McConaughey is equally famous for his comedy roles in films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Wedding Planner, Fool’s Gold, Tropic Thunder, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Dazed and Confused, Magic Mike, etc.

 

 

12. Daniel Craig

 

Daniel Craig

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1968
Place of Birth Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1992
Debut Movie/ TV series The Power of One

 

Daniel Craig is a British actor, well-known as the latest James Bond in the Bond franchise. He starred in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Spectre, Skyfall, and No Time To Die.

 

Craig also has a long list of stage plays and West End shows that he performed in. The other prominent films of Daniel Craig are The Invasion, The Golden Compass, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Knives Out, Logan Lucky, Elizabeth, Road to Perdition, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Power of One, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, etc.

 

 

11. Mads Mikkelsen

 

Mads Mikkelsen

 

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Date of Birth November 22, 1966
Place of Birth Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Blomsterfangen

 

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor who aspired to be a ballet dancer and a gymnast before becoming an actor.

 

Mikkelsen trained as a ballet dancer at Balettakademien in Gothenburg, Sweden. He also studied drama at the Aarhus Theater School.

 

After graduation, he worked in many roles in local theater and movies. The primary of them is the Pusher trilogy, Rejseholdet, Open Hearts, The Green Butchers, Adam's Apples, After the Wedding, etc.

 

Mikkelsen entered Hollywood with roles in King Arthur, Cars, Casino Royale, Clash of the Titans, The Three Musketeer, Hannibal, Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, Chaos Walking, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, etc.

 

 

10. Will Smith

 

Will Smith

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 25, 1968
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1990
Debut Movie/ TV series ABC Afterschool Specials

 

Will Smith is an American rapper, singer, actor, and producer. He first gained popularity as a rapper while he was in high school.

 

When his and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s rap album was released, he hit the number one spot on the charts, and the fame and money were dizzying at his young age.

 

But it all came down soon after. Due to discrepancies with the IRS, Will Smith lost all his wealth in a short time, and at this point, he was offered the role of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

 

With the success of this show, Smith was back on top and followed it up with the films Bad Boys, Six Degrees of Separation, Independence Day, etc.

 

The biggest films in Will Smith’s career are Ali, I, Robot, I am Legend, Hitch, Men in Black, its sequels, Enemy of the State, Suicide Squad, In Pursuit of Happiness, etc. He won his first Oscar for King Richard.

 

 

9. Matt Damon

 

Matt Damon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 8, 1970
Place of Birth Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1988
Debut Movie/ TV series Mystic Pizza

 

Matt Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He and his childhood friend Ben Affleck wrote the script for Good Will Hunting and acted it in.

 

That film was the breakthrough role and earned them both an Oscar for Screenplay. After receiving a positive response for the movie, Matt Damon starred in Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, the Ocean's trilogy, the Bourne series, Syriana, The Departed, The Martian, Behind the Candelabra, The Informant, Invictus, etc.

 

 

8. Ewan McGregor

 

Ewan McGregor

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 31, 1971
Place of Birth Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series Lipstick on Your Collar

 

Ewan McGregor is a Scottish actor inspired to act in films after watching his uncle Dennis Lawson. He studied drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Arts.

 

McGregor worked in many small films and BBC productions before being noticed in Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting. Ewan McGregor was cast in many award-winning and successful films like Moulin Rouge, Black Hawk Down, Big Fish, The Island, Valiant, Robots, Doctor Sleep, The Beauty and The Beast, etc.

 

In the Star Wars prequel trilogy, he plays Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is reprising the role in the latest TV series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

 

The actor won a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award.

 

 

7. Mark Ruffalo

 

Mark Ruffalo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 22, 1967
Place of Birth Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1989
Debut Movie/ TV series CBS Summer Playhouse:

 

Mark Ruffalo is famous for his role as Bruce Banner/ The Hulk in the Avengers franchise. He portrayed the role in Iron Man 3, Captain Marvel, and Thor Ragnarok.

 

Apart from his work with the MCU, Ruffalo has appeared in many dramatic films and earned multiple nominations. He has three Academy Award nominations for his roles in The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher and Spotlight.

 

He starred in other critically acclaimed films like Dark Waters, In The Cut, Zodiac, Shutter Island, etc. His comedy roles include 13 Going on 30, Just Like Heaven, Rumor Has It, etc.

 

Mark Ruffalo is also an accomplished theater actor. He performed in This is Our Youth and has earned Tony award nominations for Awake and Sing.

 

 

6. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 22, 1966
Place of Birth Seattle, Washington, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Uncaged

 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan came to prominence when he played the role of John Winchester in the CW series Supernatural.

 

He had a supporting role, and it made a strong impact on the audience's mind. Later, he starred in Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, The Walking Dead, etc.

 

Apart from his roles in TV series, Morgan also worked in successful films like Rampage, Watchmen, The Losers, P. S. I Love You, Jonah Hex, Texas Killing Fields, Extant, Isle of The Dead, Magic City, etc. For his role in The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan won a Critics Choice Award and two Saturn Awards.

 

 

5. Hugh Jackman

 

Hugh Jackman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 12, 1968
Place of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series Law of the Land

 

Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and theater personality. Jackman always loved performing in front of people and worked in stage plays and musicals in his home country.

 

For his theater work, Hugh Jackman won two Tony Awards as well. He began acting in Australia in daily soaps and slowly graduated to film roles.

 

Jackman gained notice after he was cast as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. He reprised the role in five more X-men movies.

 

Apart from X-men, Hugh Jackman worked in films like The Prestige, Kate & Leopold, Australia, Van Helsing, The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables, etc.

 

For the latter movie, he was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor.

 

 

4. Robert Downey Jr.

 

Robert Downey Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 4, 1965
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, USA
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Pound

 

Robert Downey Jr. is a talented actor who started acting at the age of 14. He was a victim of the Hollywood celebrity culture and became addicted to drugs and alcohol.

 

After a few brushes with law and rehab, Robert Downey made a comeback to become a huge star. The early roles of Robert Downey Jr. include Air America, Soapdish, Chaplin, Heart and Souls, Only You, Richard III, US Marshals, etc.

 

After his comeback, he starred in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gothika, Good Night and Good Luck, A Scanner Darkly, Zodiac, the Iron Man franchise, the Avengers franchise, Dolittle, Sherlock, Tropic Thunder, etc.

 

Downey has been nominated for an Academy Award for Chaplin and has many more accolades.

 

 

3. Dwayne Johnson

 

Dwayne Johnson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 2, 1972
Place of Birth Hayward, California, USA
Height 1.96 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series That ‘70s show

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson is a former professional wrestler, WWE champion, actor, and producer. Initially, Dwayne Johnson followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and planned to become a wrestler.

 

He joined WWE and steadily rose to become the WWE champion, just like his Anoa’i family. Johnson began making guest appearances in TV series in 1999 with That ‘70s Show.

 

He got his break as Mathayus of Akkad / The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns and later in The Scorpion King.

 

He followed it up with hits like The Game Plan, Tooth Fairy, Central Intelligence, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, G. I. Joe: Retaliation, San Andreas, Rampage, the Fast & Furious franchise, etc.

 

The biggest successes of The Rock’s career have been Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level, and Moana. He is cast to portray Black Adam in the eponymous film.

 

 

2. Keanu Reeves

 

Keanu Reeves

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 2, 1964
Place of Birth Beirut, Lebanon
Height 1.86 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series Hangin' In

 

Keanu Reeves is one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood with staggering hit films like Speed, the Matrix trilogy, the John Wick trilogy, etc.

 

He is also known for being one of the nicest people and the most down-to-earth actors. Apart from the hits mentioned above, Reeves has starred in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, My Private Idaho, Point Break, The Man of Tai-Chi, The Devil's Advocate, Constantine, The Lake House, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Street Kings, 47 Ronin, Chain Reaction, A Walk In The Clouds, etc.

 

 

1. Johnny Depp

 

Johnny Depp

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 9, 1963
Place of Birth Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series A Nightmare on Elm Street

 

Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician. He was in the news recently for the defamation case against Amber Heard.

 

In 2022, Johnny Depp won the case and was awarded compensation by the jury. However, the case has been in the making for six years since the unsubstantiated OpEd by Ms. Heard in the Washington Post.

 

This OpEd negatively impacted Depp’s career, and he lost his future roles in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

 

Before this, Johnny Depp starred in Platoon, 21 Jump Street, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Alice In Wonderland, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Black Mass, Finding Neverland, etc.

 

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