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Top 50 Most Popular Actors In Their 60s

AishwaryaAishwarya-Posted June 29, 2022


Most Popular Actors in Their 60s!

 

Aged like fine wine - this is how we could define the actors in this list. These are a list of actors who are in their 60s and yet they show no signs of stopping.

 

They pack good looks, fine talent, and maturity that can add all the nuances to a fine actor. The actors in today's list were born in the 1950s.

 

They have seen and experienced many of the major events that have shaped the world today. They have seen the old way of the world but are not rigid in their stance.

 

These actors could be hailed as the pioneers who have ushered in the change or maybe, reaped the changes first-hand.

 

As a third party, many of the actors have seen the damages caused by archaic thinking, and hence they pushed the world toward change with their movies of hope, liberal attitudes, new world dreams, and more.

 

Here are some of the powerful movers and shakers of Hollywood who may be old but not obsolete. Have a look at all the actors in their 60s who are yet to hang up their boots.

 

 

50. Sean Bean

 

Sean Bean

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 17, 1959
Place of Birth Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series The Bill

 

Sean Bean was born Shaun Mark Bean in Yorkshire. He studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and started performing on stage after graduation.

 

Bean gained notice and positive reviews for his role as Richard Sharpe in the TV series Sharpe. After that, Bean starred in films like GoldenEye, Lord of the Rings, Patriot Games, Equilibrium, National Treasure, Troy, Flightplan, North Country, The Island, Silent Hill, Black Death, Jupiter Ascending, The Martian, etc.

 

He also appeared in TV series like Game of Thrones, Accused, Broken, etc.

 

 

49. Alfred Molina

 

Alfred Molina

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 24, 1953
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.89 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series The Losers

 

Alfred Molina is a British actor of Spanish origin. He debuted with theater plays and performed on the West End.

 

His highly acclaimed shows include Oklahoma, Fiddler On The Roof, Red, etc. For his performances, Molina won a Laurence Olivier award.

 

He earned nominations for three BAFTAs, two Emmys, five SAG awards, three Tony Awards and more. The most memorable roles of Alfred Molina are in Prick Up Your Ears, Not Without My Daughter, Chocolat, Enchanted April, Boogie Nights, DaVinci Code, Frida, An Education, Rango, Love is Strange, Spider-Man 2, etc.

 

 

48. Dolph Lundgren

 

Dolph Lundgren

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 3, 1957
Place of Birth Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Height 1.96 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series A View to a Kill

 

Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish- American actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. He earned his fourth dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate while studying at the University of Sydney.

 

Lundgren has a degree in Chemical Engineering and he was pursuing his Master’s degree with a Fulbright scholarship at MIT.

 

Lundgren was discovered while working as the bodyguard for the singer Grace Jones. He got offers to model and act in films.

 

He debuted with the Bond film, A View to Kill, but the role that earned him a breakthrough was as the Russian boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.

 

The other notable movies of Lundgren are Masters of the Universe, I Come in Peace, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Universal Soldier film series, Joshua Tree, Men of War, Johnny Mnemonic, Silent Trigger, Blackjack, the Expendables franchise, etc.

 

 

47. John Goodman

 

John Goodman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 20, 1952
Place of Birth Affton, Missouri, USA
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1954
Debut Movie/ TV series M&M's

 

John Goodman is a character actor who gained his break when he was cast in the TV series Roseanne as the patriarch Dan Conners.

 

He worked in more comedy series like Alpha House, The Righteous Gemstones, West Wing, Damages, etc. The most-watched movies of Goodman include Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Inside Llewyn Davis,  King Ralph, The Babe, The Flintstones, Blues Brothers 2000, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Patriots Day, Trumbo, etc.

 

 

46. Ron Howard

 

Ron Howard

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 1, 1954
Place of Birth Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1956
Debut Movie/ TV series Frontier Woman

 

Ron Howard is an award-winning actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He starred in many TV series like Happy Days, The Andy Griffin Show, The Twilight Zone, etc.

 

He wrote the script for films like  Night Shift, Splash, Cocoon, Willow, Backdraft, Apollo 13, The Paper, etc. Ron Howard gained popularity and acclaim for the films he directed like A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Rush, In The Heart of the Sea,  The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Inferno, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Pavarotti, Frost/Nixon, etc.

 

Ron Howard won the Academy Award for Best Direction and Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind and earned more nominations.

 

 

45. James Spader

 

James Spader

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 7, 1960
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series Team-Mates

 

James Spader is a television and film actor who has won multiple accolades and numerous nominations. Spader has been nominated for three Golden Globes, ten SAG awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, etc.

 

He has won three Primetime Emmy Awards. James Spader is famous for his role as Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal.

 

He portrayed the Android Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Sex, Lies and Videotapes, Stargate, Lincoln, Crash, The Blacklist, The Office, etc.

 

 

44. Tim Allen

 

Tim Allen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 13, 1953
Place of Birth Denver, Colorado, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1983
Debut Movie/ TV series Tropical Snow

 

Tim Allen is a comedy actor who was famous for his role as Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor in the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement.

 

Tim Allen studied at Western Michigan University for a degree in Science, specializing in communication with radio and television production.

 

While he was most famous for the role in Home Improvement, he also starred in many comedy films. A few of them are Galaxy Quest, the Santa Clause franchise, Last Man Standing, Toy Story series, Tropical Snow, Joe Somebody, Wild Hogs, Six Wives of Henry Lefay, etc.

 

 

43. Dennis Quaid

 

Dennis Quaid

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 9, 1954
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1975
Debut Movie/ TV series Crazy Mama

 

Dennis Quaid is a well-respected film actor from Texas. He joined the University of Houston to study drama and theater, but he quit it and began taking up roles.

 

The Guardian lists Dennis Quaid among the great actors who never received an Oscar nomination. Quaid worked in both comedy films and dramatic roles.

 

His list of comedy films includes Breaking Away, Innerspace, The Parent Trap,  In Good Company, Yours, Mine & Ours, etc.

 

He worked in dramatic and biographical roles in The Right Stuff, The Big Easy, Great Balls of Fire!, Dragonheart, Frequency, The Rookie, Vantage Point, The Intruder, Blue Miracle, American Underdog, Any Given Sunday, Traffic, etc.

 

 

42. Emilio Estevez

 

Emilio Estevez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 12, 1962
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series Badlands

 

Emilio Estevez is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the son of Martin Sheen and the elder brother of Charlie Sheen.

 

Estevez began acting as a child actor in his father's film Badlands. He also worked as an extra in Apocalypse Now with his father.

 

Emilio Estevez was a teenage heartthrob as he starred in many hit films like The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, The Outsiders, Repo Man, The Mighty Ducks, its sequels, Stakeout, Another Stakeout, Maximum Overdrive, Bobby, Young Guns, Young Guns II, etc.

 

 

41. Kevin Bacon

 

Kevin Bacon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 8, 1958
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Search for Tomorrow

 

Kevin Bacon is an American actor with a wide range of roles in films. He has worked in comedies like  National Lampoon's Animal House, Diner, Tremors, Crazy, Stupid, Love, etc.

 

Bacon convincingly played dramatic roles in JFK, Mystic River, Apollo 13, A Few Good Men, etc. The roles that he has received praise for include Footloose, Sleepers, Hollow Man, Friday the 13th, Flatliners, The River Wild, Wild Things, Stir of Echoes, Frost/Nixon, X-Men: First Class, Black Mass, Patriots Day, etc.

 

Kevin Bacon won a Golden Globe, a SAG award and has been nominated for Primetime Emmy awards too.

 

 

40. Rick Moranis

 

Rick Moranis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 18, 1953
Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series SCTV

 

Rick Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician, writer and producer. He is known for his most famous role in the film franchise Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

 

He reprised the role in two more sequels, Honey I Blew The Kids and Honey We Shrunk Ourselves. In the 1990s, he took a long sabbatical to take care of his family after his wife expired.

 

After 23 years, Moranis made a comeback to live action roles in 2020 with Shrunk. The other notable movies from Rick Moranis include  Second City Television, Strange Brew, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, Parenthood, My Blue Heaven, The Flintstones, etc.

 

 

39. Michael J. Fox

 

Michael J. Fox

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 9, 1961
Place of Birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.63
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series The Magic Lie

 

Michael J Fox was a teenage heartthrob during the 1980s. He starred in hit TV series and many successful films too.

 

Unfortunately, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1998, and after that, he considerably reduced his job assignments. Michael J Fox starred in Family Ties, the Back To The Future trilogy, The Frighteners, Spin City, Stuart Little, The Good Wife, The Michael J. Fox Show, Designated Survivor, The Good Fight, etc. Michael J  Fox won five Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two SAG Awards, a Grammy Award, etc.

 

 

38. John Leguizamo

 

John Leguizamo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 22, 1960
Place of Birth Bogotá, Colombia
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series Mixed Blood

 

John Leguizamo is a Colombian- American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He has a unique voice and a typical style of speech which has made him famous for voice acting in animated movies.

 

His famous works include Luigi in Super Mario Bros., Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age franchise, Bruno in Encanto, etc.

 

Leguizamo has starred in other comedy and dramatic roles as well. A few of them are Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!, Julie Newmar, Romeo + Juliet, A Brother's Kiss, Body Count, Summer of Sam, Moulin Rouge, Collateral Damage, The Alibi, Righteous Kill, Repo Men, The Counselor, John Wick, etc.

 

 

37. Hugh Grant

 

Hugh Grant

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 9, 1960
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series Privileged

 

Hugh Grant is a British actor known for his romantic comedies. He has worked in several critically acclaimed films by renowned filmmakers like the Merchant-Ivory production Maurice, The Remains of the Day, Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility, etc.

 

Hugh Grant burst onto the international scene with his successful British comedy, Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

 

After that, he starred in Notting Hill, Bridget Jones' Diary, About a Boy, Two Weeks Notice, Love Actually, Music and Lyrics, Cloud Atlas, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Man from U. N. C. L. E., The Gentlemen, etc.

 

 

36. J.K. Simmons

 

J.K. Simmons

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 9, 1955
Place of Birth Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1954
Debut Movie/ TV series M&M's

 

Jonathan Kimble Simmons is a highly respected character actor with over 200 films and TV series to his credit.

 

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Whiplash and got another Oscar nomination for Being the Ricardos.

 

The prominent films and TV series that J. K. Simmons starred in include Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Juno, La La Land, Justice League, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Batgirl, The Daily Bugle, Venom: Let THere Be Carnage, Law & Order, Oz, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home, etc.

 

 

35. Bruce Willis

 

Bruce Willis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 19, 1955
Place of Birth Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series The First Deadly Sin

 

Bruce Willis is an action star known for his roles in the Die Hard franchise. He played the police officer John McClain in the franchise with great success.

 

Throughout his career, Willis received accolades like a Golden Globe Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two People's Choice Awards, etc.

 

The filmography of Bruce Willis includes Armageddon, Hart’s War, Tears of the Sun, The Sixth Sense, The Last Boy Scout, Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element,  Moonrise Kingdom, Motherless Brooklyn, Hostage, the TV series Moonlighting, etc.

 

 

34. Andy Garcia

 

Andy Garcia

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 12, 1956
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series ¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

 

Andy Garcia is a Cuban- American actor who won a Grammy Award for his tropical Latin album ¡Ahora Si!.

 

He also has an Academy Award nomination, two Primetime Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, etc. Garcia gained prominence when he was cast in The Untouchables in 1987.

 

After that, he starred in The Godfather III (Oscar-nominated role), For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, Stand and Deliver, Internal Affairs, Hero, When a Man Loves a Woman, Desperate Measures, the Ocean’s trilogy, The Lost City, etc.

 

 

33. John Malkovich

 

John Malkovich

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 9, 1953
Place of Birth Christopher, Illinois, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series A Wedding

 

John Malkovich is a critically acclaimed actor who has starred in many award-winning films. Malkovich has won Primetime Emmy Awards and has received nominations for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA, two SAG awards, three Golden Globes etc.

 

The award-winning movies that feature John Malkovich are The Killing Fields, Empire of the Sun, Dangerous Liaisons, Of Mice and Men, Con Air, Rounders, Being John Malkovich, Ripley's Game, Johnny English, Burn After Reading, Red, Warm Bodies, Bird Box, Velvet Buzzsaw, Ghost World, Juno, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, etc.

 

Malkovich earned his Oscar Nominations for Places in the Heart, and In The Line of Fire.

 

 

32. John Travolta

 

John Travolta

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 18, 1954
Place of Birth Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Emergency!

 

John Travolta is an American actor who began his career in the early 1970s. He appeared in classics like Welcome Back Kotter!, Carrie, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Urban Cowboy, etc.

 

He earned two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe award, a Primetime Emmy award, and more. The career of Travolta made a resurgence in the 1990s with films like  Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Phenomenon, Face/Off, A Civil Action, Primary Colors, Hairspray, Bolt, The General’s Daughter, The American Crime Story, etc.

 

 

31. Pierce Brosnan

 

Pierce Brosnan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 16, 1953
Place of Birth Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Height 1.86 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series Murphy's Stroke

 

Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor who portrayed the British MI6 agent James Bond. He starred in four Bond films; GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.

 

He shot into the limelight for the first time when he played a private detective in Remington Steele. The other highlights of Brosnan’s career include films like The Ghost Writer,  Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Dante’s Peak, Mars Attacks, Remington Steele, The Fourth Protocol, Mrs Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, The Matador, etc.

 

 

30. Ricky Gervais

 

Ricky Gervais

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 25, 1961
Place of Birth Whitley, Reading, Berkshire, UK
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series The 11 O'Clock Show

 

Ricky Gervais is a British stand-up comic, actor, and filmmaker. He is well-known for his caustic wit and incisive remarks that uncover our failings.

 

Despite many people finding his jokes offensive, his popularity has only grown over the years. Ricky Gervais has hosted award ceremonies like the Golden Globes for five years.

 

He also directed and produced films and TV shows. The most popular shows from Gervais include The 11 o'clock show, The Office, Extras, Life's too Short, Afterlife, The Ricky Gervais Show, etc.

 

He starred in films like Passed of Fury: The legend of Hank, Dere, Stardust, The Invention of Lying, Ghost Town, Night at the Museum, its sequel, Special Correspondents, etc.

 

 

29. Jeff Goldblum

 

Jeff Goldblum

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 22, 1952
Place of Birth West Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.94 m
Debut year 1974
Debut Movie/ TV series Death Wish

 

Jeff Goldblum is famous in recent years for his role as The Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok. However, the sci-fi genre is not new to Goldblum as he has starred in many science fiction and fantasy films throughout his career.

 

He has also starred in many blockbuster film franchises. They are the Thor franchise, the Jurassic Park franchise, and the Independence Day franchise.

 

Apart from these, Jeff Goldblum starred in The Fly, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Prince of Egypt, Cats & Dogs, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Adam Resurrected, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Mortdecai, Isle of Dogs, The Switch, etc.

 

 

28. Woody Harrelson

 

Woody Harrelson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 23, 1961
Place of Birth Midland, Texas, USA
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series Harper Valley P.T.A.

 

Woody Harrelson is an amazing actor who has earned three Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globe nominations and has won a Primetime Emmy and two SAG awards.

 

He was noticed and gained popularity with the sitcom Cheers in which he was Woody Boyd, the bartender. The films that earned him critical acclaim include The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Messenger, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, True Detective, Natural Born Killers, Zombieland, Venom: Let THere Be Carnage, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Now You See Me 2, the Hunger Games franchise, etc.

 

 

27. Stanley Tucci

 

Stanley Tucci

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 11, 1960
Place of Birth Peekskill, New York, USA
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series Prizzi's Honor

 

Stanley Tucci is an American actor of Italian descent. He has starred in supporting roles in many award-winning films.

 

He worked with many top directors like Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes, etc. He also collaborated with Meryl Streep in the films The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia, etc.

 

The other memorable roles of Tucci have been in The Lovely Bones, The Hunger Games series, Burlesque, Easy A, Margin Call, Spotlight, Beauty and the Beast, Deconstructing Harry, The Terminal, Road to Perdition, etc.

 

 

26. Antonio Banderas

 

Antonio Banderas

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 10, 1960
Place of Birth Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series False Eyelash

 

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor who earned the moniker of Latin Lover for his good looks, charisma, great talent, and sheer hard work.

 

His collaborations with Pedro Almodovar earned him fame and acclaim in Matador, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!.

 

After that, Madonna introduced Antonio Banderas to Hollywood with Madonna: Truth or Dare. He starred in Desperado, Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire, Assassins, Evita, The Mask of Zorro, the Shrek franchise, the Spy Kids series, Skin, Pain and Glory, etc.

 

Banderas was nominated for an Oscar, a Tony Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, etc. He has won the Cannes Film Festival, European Film Awards, etc.

 

 

25. Eddie Murphy

 

Eddie Murphy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 3, 1961
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series 48 Hrs.

 

Eddie Murphy is an iconic stand-up comic, actor, and filmmaker. He started his career doing stand-up in front of live audiences after he got his inspiration from Richard Pryor.

 

The theme of Murphy’s routines were generally his experiences with white people, racial disparity, discrimination, etc. Seeing the talent in Eddie Murphy, he was cast as part of the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

 

It cemented his popularity in front of a national audience. After that, he quit the show to work in films like the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, Coming to America, Life, Dr. Dolittle, Nutty Professor, its franchise, etc.

 

His most famous role to date was in the Shrek franchise as Donkey the trusty sidekick. He did voice acting in Mulan as well.

 

 

24. Kevin Costner

 

Kevin Costner

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 18, 1955
Place of Birth Lynwood, California, United States
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.

 

Kevin Costner is an award-winning director, actor and producer. For his directorial debut film Dance With the Wolves, he won two Academy Awards and many more accolades.

 

However, the movie that brought him recognition was The Untouchables. The highly acclaimed films of Costner include No Way Out, Silverado, Bull Durham, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, A Message in a Bottle, JFK, Bodyguard, Fandango, The Postman, The Highwaymen, Molly’s Game, Yellowstone, Hatfields & McCoys, etc.

 

 

23. Steve Buscemi

 

Steve Buscemi

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 13, 1957
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series The Way It Is

 

Steve Buscemi is a highly regarded actor who reminds us of films like Reservoir Dogs, Con-Air, Desperado, Armageddon, Ghost World, etc.

 

He was trained at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater and Film  Institute in Manhattan. He starred in other iconic films like Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Paris, Je t'aime, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, The Sopranos, Portlandia, etc.

 

Steve Buscemi earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and two nominations for an Emmy Award.

 

 

22. Laurence Fishburne

 

Laurence Fishburne

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 30, 1961
Place of Birth Augusta, Georgia, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band

 

Laurence Fishburne instantly reminds us of the iconic Morpheus from the Matrix trilogy. He brought to life other major characters like Tyrone Miller in Apocalypse Now, Bowery King in the John Wick franchise, etc.

 

Fishburne worked in theater, in plays like Two Trains Running, A Lion in Winter, Fence, Thurgood, etc., and won a Tony Award for his work.

 

He also won three Primetime Emmy Awards, an Oscar nomination, five SAG nominations, and more. We remember Laurence Fishburne for his roles in Boyz n the Hood, What's Love Got To Do With It, Deep Cover, The Color Purple, Mystic River, Contagion, Last Flag Flying, Man of Steel,  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ant-Man And The Wasp, etc.

 

 

21. Mel Gibson

 

Mel Gibson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 3, 1956
Place of Birth Peekskill, New York, USA
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1976
Debut Movie/ TV series The Sullivans

 

Mel Gibson was born in America but grew up in New South Wales, Australia. He was interested in acting and drama from a young age and debuted with the Australian soap The Sullivans.

 

He came into the limelight with his film Mad Max in 1979 and its sequels. Later, Gibson starred in Gallipoli, the Lethal Weapon franchise, A Year of Living Dangerously, Tequila Sunrise, A Bird on a Wire, Maverick, etc.

 

Mel Gibson became an award-winning director and producer. He made films like Braveheart, The Passion of Christ, The Hacksaw Ridge, A Man Without a Face, Apocalypto, etc.

 

Mel Gibson won two Academy Awards for Braveheart and was nominated for another in Hacksaw Ridge. He was also nominated for two BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, etc.

 

 

20. Hugo Weaving

 

Hugo Weaving

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 4, 1960
Place of Birth Ibadan, Nigeria
Height 1.9 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series ...Maybe This Time

 

Hugo Weaving is a British actor who grew up in Australia. He is known for his role in blockbuster film franchises like the Matrix trilogy, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit trilogy, and his Marvel role as Red Skull in Captain America franchise.

 

Apart from all these major franchises, Hugo Weaving has starred in films like Priscilla: The Queen of the Desert, V for Vendetta, Bodyline, etc.

 

He also did voice acting in Babe, Happy Feet, Happy Feet 2, Transformers, etc.

 

 

19. Stephen Fry

 

Stephen Fry

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 24, 1957
Place of Birth Hampstead, London, England, UK
Height 1.95 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Chariots of Fire

 

Stephen Fry is a British actor, comedian, writer and broadcaster. He began his career with sketch comedy shows with his comedy troupe in Alfresco.

 

He often collaborated with Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane. The most prominent works include A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, and Blackadder.

 

His prominent films are Wilde, Gosford Park, Love & Friendship, Chariots of Fire, A Fish Called Wanda, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, etc.

 

 

18. Rowan Atkinson

 

Rowan Atkinson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 6, 1955
Place of Birth Consett, County Durham, England, UK
Height 1.81 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Canned Laughter

 

Rowan Atkinson is an iconic British comedian and sketch actor. He is best known around the world for the role of Mr. Bean, which was made into a film, TV series, and animated show.

 

He made his debut with sketch comedy shows on BBC like Not the Nine O’Clock News, Canned Laughter, etc.

 

After his success with sketch comedy, he worked in the Blackadder series. It cemented his reputation as a highly respected comic.

 

He starred in films like Johnny English, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Lion King, Love Actually, The Thin Blue Line, Maigret, etc.

 

Rowan Atkinson won an Olivier Award for his comedy stage show titled Rowan Atkinson in Revue.

 

 

17. Hiroyuki Sanada

 

Hiroyuki Sanada

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 12, 1960
Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 1965
Debut Movie/ TV series Game of Chance

 

Hiroyuki Sanada is a Japanese actor, martial artist, and singer. He began modeling and acting at the age of five years when he was scouted while playing with an actor’s son.

 

He joined the Himawari theater group to train in drama. He also learned Kyokushin Karate and Shorinji Kempo. He started working in Japanese films and in Hong Kong films.

 

His most popular roles have been in Ninja in the Dragon's Den, Ring, The Twilight Samurai, Sunshine, Rush Hour 3, Mortal Kombat, Speed Racer, The Wolverine, 47 Ronin, Life, Avengers: Endgame, Army of the Dead, Westworld, etc.

 

 

16. Hugh Laurie

 

Hugh Laurie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 11, 1959
Place of Birth Blackbird Leys, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series The Cellar Tapes

 

Hugh Laurie is famous the world over for his role as Dr House in the medical drama House. However, British audiences have long loved Hugh Laurie for his sketch comedy roles in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster.

 

He is well-loved for his comedy roles in Blackadder, 101 Dalmatians, Stuart Little, The Borrowers, Veep, Catch-22, Avenue 5, etc.

 

Yet, he is equally famous for his dramatic movies and shows like The Night Manager, House, Street Kings, Roadkill, Why Didn't They Ask Evans, etc.

 

 

15. Bryan Cranston

 

Bryan Cranston

 

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Date of Birth March 7, 1956
Place of Birth Hollywood, California, USA
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1958
Debut Movie/ TV series One Life to Live

 

Bryan Cranston is a highly accomplished actor, writer, director and producer. He has won two Tony Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, six primetime Emmy awards, two Golden Globe awards, five SAG awards, etc.

 

He was also nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA. Bryan Cranston is most famous for his roles in Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad, and Trumbo.

 

His other notable films are Saving Private Ryan, Argo, Godzilla, Little Miss Sunshine, Drive, The Upside, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Kungfu Panda 3, Isle of Dogs, etc.

 

He also directed episodes of Modern Family, The Office, Malcolm in the Middle, etc.

 

 

14. Daniel Day-Lewis

 

Daniel Day-Lewis

 

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Date of Birth April 29, 1957
Place of Birth Greenwich, London, England, UK
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1971
Debut Movie/ TV series Sunday Bloody Sunday

 

Daniel Day-Lewis is an English actor who garnered the praise, acclaim, and respect of his peers, critics and audiences with his fine performances.

 

He earned three Oscar wins from six nominations. He won the awards for the films My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln.

 

In his career spanning close to five decades, Day-Lewis worked on 30 projects for TV and films, including Gangs of New York, In The Name of The Father, The Bounty, My Beautiful Laundrette, A Room With a View, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Crucible, and The Age of Innocence, Phantom Thread, The Boxer, etc.

 

 

13. Willem Dafoe

 

Willem Dafoe

 

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Date of Birth July 22, 1955
Place of Birth Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series Heaven's Gate

 

Willem Dafoe is a respected and highly acclaimed actor specializing in experimental cinema. He was a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group and worked with directors like Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, and Wes Anderson.

 

Willem Dafoe has received recognition for his work and was nominated for four Academy Awards, four SAG Awards, three Golden Globes and a BAFTA.

 

You can watch the best of his performances in Platoon, The Last Temptation of Christ, Mississippi Burning, Shadow of the Vampire, Antichrist, The Fault In Our Stars, John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Murder on the Orient Express, The Florida Project, The Lighthouse, At Eternity’s Gate and Togo.

 

 

12. Jim Carrey

 

Jim Carrey

 

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Date of Birth January 17, 1962
Place of Birth Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Rubberface

 

Jim Carrey is a renowned comedian, actor, writer and producer. In Canada, he worked in stand-up clubs and did sketch comedy shows before entering Hollywood.

 

Although he is known for his comedy roles, Carrey has worked in dramatic films like Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Doing Time on Maple Drive, The Truman Show, Man On The Moon, etc.

 

His comedy films are numerous, and the most popular of them are Ace Ventura: The Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Batman Forever, Me, Myself & Irene, Bruce Almighty, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fun with Dick and Jane, Yes Man, Horton Hears a Who!, etc.

 

 

11. Gary Oldman

 

Gary Oldman

 

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Date of Birth March 21, 1958
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series Remembrance

 

Gary Oldman is a celebrated English actor with a formidable experience in playing complex and intense characters with ease.

 

Oldman garnered accolades like an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three BAFTAs, etc., and more nominations.

 

The films of Gary Oldman that have been nominated for awards are Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Darkest Hour, Mank, Prick Up Your Ears, Nil By Mouth, The Contender, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Lost in Space, the Harry Potter franchise, The Dark Knight trilogy, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, etc.

 

 

10. Jackie Chan

 

Jackie Chan

 

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Date of Birth April 7, 1954
Place of Birth British Hong Kong
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1962
Debut Movie/ TV series Big and Little Wong Tin Bar

 

Jackie Chan was born in China and took the world by storm with his martial art skills, gravity-defying stunts, fight sequences, and comic timing.

 

His discipline, dedication to the art, and determination are well known and highly respected. Jackie Chan has won several accolades in Asia, China, and Hollywood.

 

The Academy Awards association awarded a lifetime achievement award to Jackie Chan to honor his work. Here are a few of his internationally renowned films: Drunken Master, Police Story, its sequels, Wheels on Meals, Armor of Gods, Rumble in The Bronx, Rush Hour, Its sequels, Shanghai Noon, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Spy Next Door, The Karate Kid, Kung Fu Panda, etc.

 

 

9. Colin Firth

 

Colin Firth

 

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Date of Birth September 10, 1960
Place of Birth Grayshott, Hampshire, England
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series Crown Court

 

Colin Firth is an English actor who came into prominence when he played Mr. Darcy in the BBC production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

 

He suited the character and portrayed the role so well that he became an overnight sensation around the world.

 

Later he acted in many acclaimed films and earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in A Single Man and The King’s Speech.

 

Firth won his Academy Award for the latter film. The other memorable roles of Colin Firth have been in The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Bridget Jones's Diary, The Importance of Being Earnest, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Love Actually, Mamma Mia, its sequel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Kingsman: The Secret Service, its sequel, 1917, etc.

 

 

8. Forest Whitaker

 

Forest Whitaker

 

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Date of Birth July 15, 1961
Place of Birth Longview, Texas, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut Year 1982
Debut Movie/TV Series Making the Grade

 

Forest Whitaker is a highly respected black actor known for his studied approach towards all his roles that take intense preparation.

 

His dedication to his role has garnered an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA,  two Screen Actors Guild Awards, etc.

 

While Forest Whitaker has starred in many movies, he also starred in TV series like Hill Street Blues, Different Strokes, Trapper John M. D, Fall Guy, Extrapolation, Godfather of Harlem, etc.

 

Whitaker’s film roles include Good Morning, Vietnam, The Crying Game, Platoon; Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler; Arrival, Respect, Panic Room, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Last King of Scotland, etc.

 

 

7. Viggo Mortensen

 

Viggo Mortensen

 

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Date of Birth October 20, 1958
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series George Washington

 

Viggo Mortensen is a true artist who can act, sing, paint, and more. He is an actor, director, producer, visual artist, musician, and writer.

 

Mortensen has been nominated for three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, etc., and won a SAG award.

 

Viggo Mortensen is famous for his role as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Apart from this, he starred in Eastern Promises, Green Book, Captain Fantastic, A Dangerous Method, A History Of Violence, Carlito's Way, Crimson Tide, Daylight, The Portrait of a Lady, Appaloosa, etc.

 

 

6. Spike Lee

 

Spike Lee

 

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Date of Birth March 20, 1957
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height 17 m
Debut year 1986
Debut Movie/ TV series She's Gotta Have It

 

Spike Lee is an influential black actor, director, and producer. He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of Arts with a master's degree in film and television.

 

After graduation, Spike Lee began directing small-budget independent films. Spike Lee is a gifted filmmaker and screenwriter who can catch the pulse of society.

 

He has been honored with  Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, NAACP Image awards, and more nominations. The most prominent films of Lee are She’s Gotta Have it, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Crooklyn, Clockers, 25th Hour, Inside Man, Chi-Raq, BlacKkKlansman, Da 5 Bloods, etc.

 

 

5. Christoph Waltz

 

Christoph Waltz

 

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Date of Birth October 4, 1956
Place of Birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 1977
Debut Movie/ TV series Der Einstand

 

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian actor of German, Austrian and Slovenian descent. His family is steeped in theater culture and tradition.

 

Waltz trained in the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in the 1970s and with Stella Adler too. All this training can be seen in his performances that have earned him two Oscars, two BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, two SAG Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy, etc.

 

The most popular works of Waltz are Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, Most Dangerous Games, Big Eyes, The Zero Theorem, Carnage, No Time To Die, The French Dispatch, Downsizing, Rifkin’s Festival, Spectre, Epic, Pinocchio, etc.

 

 

4. George Clooney

 

George Clooney

 

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Date of Birth May 6, 1961
Place of Birth Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series Centennial

 

George Clooney is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He has six Oscar nominations, and two Oscar wins. Clooney also has 9 BAFTA nominations and 1 win, thirteen Golden Globes nominations, four wins, etc.

 

George Clooney starred in TV series like Golden Girls, Roseanna, Body of Evidence, ER, etc. His film roles include the Ocean trilogy, Solaris, Intolerable Cruelty, Good Night..and Good Luck, Syriana, Ides of March, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Monuments Man, Michael Clayton, Up In The Air, Syriana, etc. As a producer, he made the films Argo, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, August: Osage County, Suburbicon, etc.

 

 

3. Kenneth Branagh

 

Kenneth Branagh

 

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Date of Birth December 10, 1960
Place of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Chariots of Fire

 

Kenneth Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and is an established stage and theater actor with six Laurence Olivier Award nominations, out of which he won the award for Another Country.

 

Branagh also has one Academy Award out of eight nominations, thirteen BAFTA nominations with five wins, etc. His nominated works include Henry V, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour Lost, Swan Song, Hamlet, Belfast, My Week With Marilyn, Conspiracy, Shackleton, etc.

 

Kenneth Branagh acted in Valkyrie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dunkirk, Tenet, Murder On the Orient Express, Death On The Nile, The Road to El Dorado, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Wallander, Warm Springs, etc.

 

 

2. Denzel Washington

 

Denzel Washington

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 28, 1954
Place of Birth Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1977
Debut Movie/ TV series Wilma

 

Denzel Washington is arguably one of the greatest actors of the 21st century. He has vast experience on stage doing Shakespeare plays and the works of contemporary playwrights.

 

Washington won two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, three Golden Globes, and more for his work. Some of his critically acclaimed films of his are A Soldier’s Story, Hard Lessons, Cry Freedom, The Mighty Quinn, Glory, For Queen and Country, Malcolm X, Philadelphia, The Hurricane, Pelican Brief, Training Day, Fences, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, Antwane Fisher, etc.

 

Denzel Washington is known to work often with Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott to make award-winning films.

 

 

1. Tom Hanks

 

Tom Hanks

 

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Date of Birth July 9, 1956
Place of Birth Concord, California, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series He Knows You're Alone

 

Tom Hanks is one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood, with multiple award-winning films to his credit. He also has a reputation for being a very nice and down-to-earth star.

 

Hanks won two Oscars out of six nominations and also has six BAFTA nominations, thirteen Emmy, and ten Golden Globe nominations.

 

His popular films include DaVinci Code, Sully, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan, Road to Perdition, Turner and Hooch, A League of Their Own, The Green Mile, Bridge of Spies, Terminal, Cast Away, Toy Story franchise, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, etc.

 

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