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Top 50 Most Popular Actors In Their 70s

AishwaryaAishwarya-Posted June 29, 2022


Top 50 Most Popular Actors in their 70s!

 

When a person reaches the age of 70, it is safe to say that they have fully experienced life in its good and bad days.

 

They have seen and experienced a lifetime's worth of memories and enjoyed changing time and technology to their fullest extent.

 

When an actor reaches 70 years, it is a much more profound experience as they have overcome the ups and downs of fame, popularity, and in some cases, wealth and fortunes.

 

Today, we are here with a list of actors in their 70s. These actors were born at a time when olden-day chivalry, curtsey and good manners were still in style.

 

A man would have to stand up when a woman joined the table or left. People would curtsey or bow when in the presence of nobility and royalty.

 

It is safe to say that this list of actors are the most charming of the lot and, at the same time, the most jaded of the lot.

 

Whichever way we look at it, they deserve the due respect and recognition for surviving in an industry that is obsessed with youth and vitality.

 

Without any more delay, here is the list of 50 most popular actors in their 70s.

 

 

50. Billy Connolly

 

Billy Connolly

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 24, 1942
Place of Birth Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1975
Debut Movie/ TV series Play for Today

 

Billy Connolly is a Scottish folk singer, comedian and actor. Initially, he was a welder and made boilers at the shipping yard, but he quit that job to become a folk singer with the band, Humblebums.

 

Later, he transitioned into a comedian and an actor. Connolly was well-loved in his native land and referred to as The Big Yin.

 

He acted in movies like Mrs. Brown, The Boondock Saints, Brave, X-Files: I Want To Believe, Indecent Proposal, Pocahontas, Muppet Treasure Island, The Last Samurai, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies, etc.

 

 

49. Ron Perlman

 

Ron Perlman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 13, 1950
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Ryan's Hope

 

Ronald ‘Ron’ Perlman said he loved to play characters that were somewhat deformed but endearing. He took up a career as an actor after his father convinced him of his talent.

 

Perlman earned his master’s degree in theatre arts from the University of Minnesota. After that, Perlman starred in many films and TV series like Quest For Fire, The Name of the Rose, The Beauty and The Beast, The City of Lost Children, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Alien Resurrection, Sons of Anarchy, Drive,  Cronos, Blade II, Pacific Rim, Nightmare Alley, etc.

 

 

48. Joe Mantegna

 

Joe Mantegna

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 13, 1947
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1976
Debut Movie/ TV series Medusa Challenger

 

Joe Mantegna is a respected theatre actor, actor, director and producer. He studied drama and theatre at the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

After graduation, he began working in plays, and he starred in acclaimed productions of Hair, Glengarry Glen Rose, A Life in the Theater, etc.

 

Mantegna received a Tony Award and a Joseph Jefferson Award for his role in Glengarry Glen Ross. He also garnered multiple Primetime Emmy nominations for his TV work.

 

Joe Mantegna gradually moved from theatre to TV and films. He starred in notable works like Criminal Minds, Three Amigos, The Godfather Part III, First Monday, Lakeboat, Things Change, House of Games, Joan of Arcadia, The Last Don, The Rat Pack, The Starter Wife, etc.

 

 

47. Robbie Coltrane

 

Robbie Coltrane

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 30, 1950
Place of Birth Rutherglen, Scotland, UK
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Play for Today

 

Anthony Robert McMillan is known professionally as Robbie Coltrane. He is best known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise, and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the Bond films, Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough.

 

Coltrane began his acting journey with Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson in the sketch comedy show Alfresco.

 

Later he went on to star in Tutti Frutti, National Treasure, Mona Lisa, Nuns on The Run, Let It Ride, Henry V, Ocean’s Twelve, The Brothers Bloom, Great Expectations, Brave, etc.

 

 

46. Bill Nighy

 

Bill Nighy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 12, 1949
Place of Birth Caterham, Surrey, England, UK
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1976
Debut Movie/ TV series Softly Softly: Task Force

 

William Francis Nighy is an English actor known for roles in Pirates of the Caribbean as Davy Jones, Underworld as the vampire Victor, Love Actually as Billy Mack, etc.

 

He also worked on stage on Broadway shows like Skylight, Arcadia, The Seagull, The Vertical Hour, etc. He earned a Tony nomination for it.

 

The notable performances of Bill Nighy are in Page Eight, About Time, Still Crazy, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Constant Gardener, Notes on a Scandal, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, The Boat That Rocked, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, etc.

 

 

45. Craig T. Nelson

 

Craig T. Nelson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 4, 1944
Place of Birth Spokane, Washington, USA
Height 1.92 m
Debut year 1970
Debut Movie/ TV series The Tim Conway Comedy Hour

 

Craig T Nelson is an American actor who starred in many TV series and films. He studied drama at the University of Arizona but dropped out before completing the course.

 

He moved to Hollywood to audition for roles, and in between auditions, he worked as a security guard, comedy writer, etc.

 

Nelson used his comedy writing skill to make sketch comedy shows on the Tim Conway Comedy Hour and gradually got noticed.

 

Some of the notable films that Craig T Nelson performed include Coach, Stir Crazy, Poltergeist, Action Jackson, Turner & Hooch, The Devil’s Advocate, The District, My Name is Earl, Incredibles, its sequels, etc.

 

Nelson won a Primetime Emmy Award and has been nominated for three Golden Globe awards, two Emmy Awards, an MTV TV and Movie award, etc.

 

 

44. Richard Dreyfuss

 

Richard Dreyfuss

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 29, 1947
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.64 m
Debut year 1964
Debut Movie/ TV series Karen

 

Richard Dreyfuss is an influential American actor and producer who starred in many acclaimed films from the 1970s through the 1990s.

 

He won an Academy Award for Best Actor and was nominated for another. He was also nominated for three Golden Globes, two SAG awards and a BAFTA.

 

The prominent films that Dreyfus starred in include American Graffiti, Jaws, The Goodbye Girl, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Day Reagan Was Shot, Weeds, The Competition, Stand by Me, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Tin Men, Stakeout, Always, What About Bob? etc.

 

 

43. Jonathan Pryce

 

Jonathan Pryce

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1947
Place of Birth Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Doomwatch

 

Jonathan Pryce is a Welsh actor who has won many accolades for his theatre and film roles. Pryce won two Laurence Olivier Awards and two Tony Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, and more.

 

Jonathan Pryce was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2021. Pryce is well known for his roles in films like Brazil, Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Glengarry Glen Ros, The Age of Innocence, Carrington, The New World, The Wife, The Two Popes, The Crown, Game of Thrones, Taboo, etc.

 

 

42. Jean Reno

 

Jean Reno

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 30, 1948
Place of Birth Casablanca, French Protectorate of Morocco
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1974
Debut Movie/ TV series One Mystery a Day

 

Juan Moreno y Herrera–Jiménez is the birth name of Jean Reno. He is a French actor of Andalusian descent who changed his name when he moved to France.

 

Reno began his career with Luc Besson films and acted in French, English, Spanish, and Italian films. Jean Reno starred in many films in different languages; the most well-known among them are Leon: The Professional, Crimson Rivers, Godzilla, The Da Vinci Code, La Femme Nikita,  Mission: Impossible, The Pink Panther, Ronin, Les Visiteurs, Wasabi, The Big Blue, Hector and the Search for Happiness, French Kiss, etc.

 

 

41. Don Johnson

 

Don Johnson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 15, 1949
Place of Birth Flat Creek, Missouri, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1970
Debut Movie/ TV series The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart

 

Don Johnson was known as the bad boy of Hollywood with his music band and partying culture. He began as a musician and singer with two studio albums, titled Heartbeat and Let it Roll.

 

Johnson garnered popularity with his role in the TV series Miami Vice in 1984, and later in Nash Bridges.

 

The most memorable roles of Don Johnson are in Knives Out, Django Unchained, Book Club, The Tin Cup, Machete, A Boy and his Dog, Brawl In Cell Block 99, From Here To Eternity, Just Legal, Kenan, When in Rome,  Watchmen, A Series of Unfortunate Events, etc.

 

 

40. Carl Weathers

 

Carl Weathers

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 14, 1948
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series Magnum Force

 

Carl Weathers was a sportsman before the acting bug caught him. In high school, he was a boxer, wrestler, gymnast and football player.

 

He decided to pursue American football, and he was drafted into the NFL and played eight games before he retired.

 

He decided to concentrate on acting. Weathers starred in many sports-based films, but he hit the limelight with the Rocky franchise, where he portrayed a boxer, Apollo Creed.

 

Later, he also acted in Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Predator, Action Jackson, the Toy Story franchise, Street Justice, Arrested Development,  Star vs the Forces of Evil, The Mandalorian, etc.

 

 

39. William H. Macy

 

William H. Macy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 13, 1950
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series The Awakening Land

 

William H. Macy is an American actor who has worked in many independent films and earned accolades for his roles.

 

Macy trained in drama at the Goddard College under the tutelage of the playwright David Mamet. After graduation, he starred in many of Mamet’s plays on stage.

 

William H Macy starred in acclaimed films like Shameless, Fargo, Jurassic Park III, Wild Hogs, Pleasantville, Bobby, Boogie Night, Magnolia, State and Main, E. R, Sports NightStealing Sinatra, Seabiscuit, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, etc.

 

Macy won two Primetime Emmy awards, four SAG awards, four Satellite awards, an Academy Award nomination, etc.

 

 

38. Amitabh Bachchan

 

Amitabh Bachchan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 11, 1942
Place of Birth Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1969
Debut Movie/ TV series Saat Hindustani

 

Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian actor, film producer, and singer. He has been honored with India’s second-highest civilian honor of Padma Vibhushan in 2015, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2019, The Legion of Honour in 2007, etc.

 

Bachchan had a slow start getting commercial success, but he was a critically acclaimed star from his debut film itself.

 

His most memorable films include Anand, Zanjeer, Deewar, Silsila, Sholay, Namak Haram, Shehenshah, Don, The Great Gatsby, Piku, Paa, Black, Bhootnath, etc.

 

 

37. Martin Short

 

Martin Short

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 26, 1950
Place of Birth Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Right On

 

Martin Short is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, and singer. His singing talents were on display in his Broadway performances in musicals like The Goodbye Girl and Little Me.

 

Both the plays earned him a Tony award and a nomination. Short began in SCTV in Canada and moved to SNL doing sketch comedy shows.

 

He starred in films like Three Amigos, Innerspace, Three Fugitives, Captain Ron, Clifford, Mars Attacks!, Jungle 2 Jungle, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Only Murders in the Building, The Morning Show, etc.

 

 

36. Tim Curry

 

Tim Curry

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 19, 1946
Place of Birth Grappenhall, Cheshire, England
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1968
Debut Movie/ TV series Sinking Fish Move Sideways

 

Timothy James Curry is a British actor and singer. He worked extensively in Broadway, and West End plays that earned him multiple Tony awards and Laurence Olivier Awards.

 

He is best remembered for his role in the play and film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tim Curry has starred in acclaimed films like Annie, Legend, Clue, It, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, Muppet Treasure Island, Peter Pan & the Pirates, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, The Wild Thornberrys, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, etc.

 

 

35. John Rhys-Davies

 

John Rhys-Davies

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 5, 1944
Place of Birth Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series Penny Gold

 

John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor who was brought up in the British colony in Tanzania. He worked as a Secondary School teacher for a while before joining the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

 

Initially, Rhys-Davies starred in historical BBC productions like Fall of Eagles, I, Claudius, etc. The other prominent works of Rhys-Davies include the Indiana Jones series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Untouchables (TV series),  Shōgun, The Living Daylights, Sliders, Robin of Sherwood, 1, Claudius, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, The Jungle Book 2, Gargoyles, Justice League, etc.

 

 

34. Sam Elliott

 

Sam Elliott

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 9, 1944
Place of Birth Sacramento, California, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1967
Debut Movie/ TV series The Way West

 

Sam Elliott is an American actor who has an unassuming presence with his soft southern drawl and lanky physique.

 

He acted in many critically acclaimed films, earning an Academy Award nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, two Primetime Emmy nominations, and two SAG nominations.

 

Sam Elliott has starred in films like A Star is Born, The Way West, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Legacy, Gunsmoke, Murder in Texas, The Shadow Riders, The Quick and the Dead, The Buffalo Girls, Conagher, Gettysburg, Tombstone, We Were Soldiers, Hulk, Up In The Air, Grandma, etc.

 

 

33. Richard Gere

 

Richard Gere

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 31, 1949
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series Chelsea D.H.O

 

Richard Gere is an accomplished musician, actor, and humanitarian. He has campaigned for many marginalized communities and tribes across the world.

 

Gere started his career on stage with musical plays like Grease, Bent, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern Are Dead, etc. Richard Gere was noticed for his performance in Looking For Mr. Goodbar.

 

He went on to star in acclaimed films like An Officer and a Gentleman, Days of Heaven, The Cotton Club, Pretty Woman, Sommersby, Primal Fear, Runaway Bride, I'm Not There, Arbitrage, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, Chicago, etc.

 

 

32. Timothy Dalton

 

Timothy Dalton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 21, 1946
Place of Birth Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1968
Debut Movie/ TV series Sat'day While Sunday

 

Timothy Dalton is a Welsh actor who has an extensive stage, film, and television career. He is most known for his role as James Bond in films like The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.

 

On stage, Dalton performed in several of Shakespeare’s plays. The most notable of Timothy Dalton’s films include The Lion in Winter, Flash Gordon, The Rocketeer, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hot Fuzz, Toy Story 3, The Tourist, Jane Eyre, Scarlett, Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, Doom Patrol, etc.

 

 

31. Sam Neill

 

Sam Neill

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 14, 1947
Place of Birth Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1971
Debut Movie/ TV series The City of No

 

Sam Neill is an Irish- New Zealand actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He was born in Northern Ireland but moved to New Zealand when he was young.

 

Neill began his acting career working in local New Zealand TV movies and Australia. Sam Neill worked in many critically acclaimed films in the genre of science fiction and paranormal.

 

He starred in Omen III: The Final Conflict, Possession, The Piano, A Cry in the Dark, Dead Calm, The Hunt For Red October, Reilly, Ace of Spies, Event Horizon, Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, etc.

 

In recent years, we saw Sam Neill in Jurassic World: Dominion, Peter Rabbit, its sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, Peaky Blinder, etc.

 

 

30. Billy Crystal

 

Billy Crystal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 14, 1948
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1975
Debut Movie/ TV series Keep on Truckin'

 

Billy Crystal is a much loved and respected comedian, actor, screenwriter, and television host. He has also worked as a stage actor for a play that he wrote and performed.

 

The play won him a Tony Award. Apart from that, Billy Crystal also won the Primetime Emmy Award six times and has been nominated 21 times.

 

He also won a Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Lifetime achievement award from Critics Choice Award.

 

The memorable performances of Billy Crystal can be seen in Rabbit Test, Running Scared, The Princess Bride, Throw Momma from the Train, Memories of Me, When Harry Met Sally..., City Slickers, Mr. Saturday Night, Analyze This, Parental Guidance, Monster Inc., Cars, etc.

 

 

29. Tom Selleck

 

Tom Selleck

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 29, 1945
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height 1.93 m
Debut year 1965
Debut Movie/ TV series The Dating Game

 

Tom Selleck had an interest in drama and theatre from a young age. However, he could not pursue acting after graduation as he joined the Vietnam War.

 

After returning from the war, Tom Selleck appeared in TV commercials and guest roles in TV series. He starred in Myra Breckinridge, Coma, The Seven Minutes, etc., during the initial days of his career.

 

Finally, he had his breakthrough with the TV series Magnum PI where he played the lead role. After that, Selleck was cast in major films like Runaway, Three Men and a Baby, Her Alibi, An Innocent Man, Blue Blood, etc.

 

 

28. Bill Murray

 

Bill Murray

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 21, 1950
Place of Birth Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series The Hat Act

 

Bill Murray is an award-winning Hollywood comedian and actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Lost in Translation and earned a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, etc.

 

Murray became a well-known comedian with his sketch comedy on SNL and the National Lampoons Hour radio show. His notable movies include Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Scrooged, Groundhog Day, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Kingpin, Rushmore, Hyde Park on Hudson, St. Vincent, etc. Bill Murray also did voices in the animated films Garfield: The Movie, its sequel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Isle of Dogs, and Jungle Book.

 

 

27. Eugene Levy

 

Eugene Levy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 17, 1946
Place of Birth Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1971
Debut Movie/ TV series Foxy Lady

 

Eugene Levy is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer and filmmaker. He graduated from McMaster University and began training for drama at the Royal Alexandra Theater.

 

He also worked on sketch comedy at the Second City theatre, which introduced him to the world of comedy writing and acting.

 

Eugene Levy created, wrote and starred in many great comedy films and TV shows. A few of his works include Waiting For Guffman, Almost Heroes, American Pie film series, Holy Man, Bringing Down The House, Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd, Schitt’s Creek, etc.

 

 

26. Ted Danson

 

Ted Danson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 29, 1947
Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1975
Debut Movie/ TV series Somerset

 

Ted Danson is a celebrated actor and producer who was nominated for 18 Primetime Emmys, 11 Golden Globes, a SAG Award, etc.

 

In high school, Danson was a star basketball player and went on to study at Stanford University. He loved theatre, so he changed to Carnegie Mellon University to pursue theatre.

 

Ted Danson got his breakout role in the sitcom Cheers as Sam Malone. Later, he starred in Becker, Three Men and a Baby, Three Men and a Little Lady, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Damages, The Good Place, Fargo, Bored to Death, Mr Mayor, etc.

 

 

25. Danny Glover

 

Danny Glover

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 22, 1946
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA
Height 1.92 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series B.J. and the Bear

 

Donald ‘Danny’ Glover is an American actor and director. He trained in theatre and drama at the American Conservatory Theater and starred in many plays before debuting on screen.

 

Glover is best known for his role in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. However, he starred in many influential films like The Color Purple, Witness, To Sleep With Anger, Silverado, Witness, Hill Street Blues, Mandela, A Raisin in The Sun, etc.

 

Glover also appeared in other notable roles in Predator 2, A Rage in Harlem, Dreamgirls, Shooter, Death at a Funeral, Beyond the Lights, Sorry to Bother You, The Dead Don't Die, Lonesome Dove, Jumanji: The Next Level, etc.

 

 

24. James Wood

 

James Wood

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 18, 1947
Place of Birth Vernal, Utah, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series The Visitors

 

James Woods is an accomplished actor with a rich and diverse career. He started work on stage and worked in Off-Broadway and Broadway plays like The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Moonchildren, etc.

 

Later, he debuted in the Elia Kazan film, The Visitors. Woods also starred in TV series and films that were highly praised and Oscar-nominated.

 

A few of his performances include The Holocaust, Salvadore, Once Upon a Time in America, Against All Odds, Videodrome, Chaplin, Casino, Nixon, Ghosts of Mississippi, Any Given Sunday, Contact, True Crime, Virgin Suicides, My Names Bill W., Family Guy, The Simpsons, Start Little 2, Surfs Up, etc.

 

 

23. Mark Harmon

 

Mark Harmon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 2, 1951
Place of Birth Burbank, California, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series Ozzie's Girls

 

Mark Harmon is a TV actor who has also starred in many acclaimed films. He is best known for his long-running role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the crime drama NCIS.

 

Harmon was one of the highest-paid TV actors for a few years. In 1986, People magazine named him the Sexiest Man Alive.

 

Harmon was a college football player, and after college, he decided to take up acting. His famous roles are in NCIS, West Wing, St. Elsewhere, JAG, Wyatt Earp, Moonlighting, Eleanor and Frankie: The White House Years, Reasonable Doubts, Chicago Hope, The Deliberate Stranger, Flamingo Road, etc.

 

 

22. Michael Keaton

 

Michael Keaton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 5, 1951
Place of Birth Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1975
Debut Movie/ TV series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

 

Michael Keaton was born Michael John Douglas. He is famous for his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman in the 1989 Batman and its sequel.

 

In 2023, the DCEU films The Flash and BatGirl will have Keaton reprising the role of Bruce Wayne/ Batman.

 

Apart from that, Keaton earned an Academy Award nomination and won two Golden Globe awards, five Critic Choice Awards, four SAG Awards, etc.

 

The most prominent films of Michael Keaton are Birdman, The Company, Trial of the Chicago 7, Dopesick, Spotlight, Live From Baghdad, Spider-man: Homecoming, Beetlejuice, Clean and Sober, Much Ado About Nothing, Multiplicity, Jackie Brown, Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Other Guys, etc.

 

 

21. Mark Hamill

 

Mark Hamill

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 25, 1951
Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1963
Debut Movie/ TV series General Hospital

 

Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars Saga. This role made him an international sensation and thrust him into unwanted stardom.

 

So, to keep a low profile for a while, Hamill started working as a voice actor. Mark Hamill was the voice behind key characters in animated shows and films like Batman: Animated Series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spiderman, Regular Show, etc.

 

He also acted on Broadway in many plays like The Elephant Man, Amadeus, Harrigan ‘N Hart, Room Service, The Nerd, etc.

 

Mark Hamill’s film credits include Corvette Summer, The Big Red One, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Britannia Hospital, etc.

 

 

20. Ed O’Neill

 

Ed O’Neill

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 12, 1946
Place of Birth Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Height 1.84 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series Cruising

 

Ed O’Neill is best known for his character Jay Pritchett in Modern Family. Previously, he starred in another family sitcom, Married...With Children.

 

Both these shows were very successful and earned O’Neill multiple award nominations. Ed O’Neill has two Golden Globe nominations, five SAG nominations, three Primetime Emmy nominations, etc.

 

He won four SAG awards for outstanding performance by an Ensemble cast. The most-watched performances of Ed O’Neill are in the Wayne's World film series, Little Giants, Prefontaine, The Bone Collector, Sun Dogs, Wreck-It Ralph franchise, Finding Dory, etc.

 

 

19. Kevin Kline

 

Kevin Kline

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 24, 1947
Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1976
Debut Movie/ TV series Search for Tomorrow

 

Kevin Kline was a theater enthusiast and a music lover from a young age. He attended and graduated from Juilliard School of Arts with a degree in drama.

 

Immediately Kline immersed himself in theater plays and stage performances. He also won acclaim for his theater work. Kline moved to movies and television only at a later stage.

 

His films include Sophie’s Choice, A Fish Called Wanda,  The Big Chill, Silverado, Cry Freedom, Grand Canyon, Dave, French Kiss, The Ice Storm, In & Out, The Conspirator, etc.

 

Through the course of his career, Kevin Kline won an Academy Award and three Tony Awards, apart from multiple nominations for BAFTAs, Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, etc.

 

 

18. Steve Martin

 

Steve Martin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 14, 1945
Place of Birth Waco, Texas, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1967
Debut Movie/ TV series Off to See the Wizard

 

Steve Martin is a well-respected stand-up comic, writer, and actor. Martin started out doing stand-up comedy tours and built a loyal fan following.

 

He wrote sketch comedy and skits for the Smothers Brothers and Saturday Night Live. Steve Martin began working in films and carried on his tradition of comedy.

 

He starred in films like The Jerk, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, The Man with Two Brains, Three Amigos, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, etc.

 

Steve Martin received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He performed in the films like Sgt. Bilko, Bowfinger, Parenthood, the Father of the Bride film series, the Cheaper by the Dozen films, and most recently Only Murders in the Building. etc.

 

 

17. Kurt Russell

 

Kurt Russell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 17, 1951
Place of Birth Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1962
Debut Movie/ TV series Dennis the Menace

 

Kurt Russell is the son of the minor league baseball player Bing Russell. As a child, Kurt Russell also played baseball, but he soon recognized his love for acting and began working in TV series and films.

 

He appeared in shows like The Man From U. N. C. L. E, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, Daniel Boone, Gilligan’s Island, etc.

 

As he grew, Russell graduated to mainstream roles and starred in Escape From New York, The Thing,  Big Trouble in Little China, Best of Times, Overboard, Tango & Cash, Silkwood, Tequila Sunrise, Winter People, etc.

 

He also starred in MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

 

 

16. Stellan Skarsgård

 

Stellan Skarsgård

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 13, 1951
Place of Birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 1968
Debut Movie/ TV series Bombi Bitt och jag

 

Stellan Skarsgård is a character actor who gained fame among international audiences with all the eccentric characters he played.

 

Some of the best-loved roles were in the Thor film franchise, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Hint For the Red October, etc.

 

The other memorable roles of Skarsgard were in films like Good Will Hunting, Breaking the Waves, Exorcist: The Beginning, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mamma Mia!, its sequel, Angels and Demons, Chornobyl, Dune, etc.

 

 

15. Danny DeVito

 

Danny DeVito

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 17, 1944
Place of Birth Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.47 m
Debut year 1970
Debut Movie/ TV series Dreams of Glass

 

Danny DeVito is an American actor who gained fame with his role in the TV series Taxi, where he worked as a dispatcher.

 

DeVito studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began work in theater plays and Broadway shows.

 

He also has an enviable collection of TV shows that he starred in. Danny DeVito became a much-loved actor due to his performances in films.

 

He starred in Get Shorty, Junior, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Romancing the Stone, Throw Momma From the Train, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Batman Returns, LA Confidential, Jumanji: The Next Level, etc.

 

 

14. Liam Neeson

 

Liam Neeson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 7, 1952
Place of Birth Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Height 1.92 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series Pilgrim's Progress

 

Liam Neeson is a British actor who has delivered such hits as Taken, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, The Schindler’s List, etc.

 

Neeson was born in Northern Ireland and holds citizenship in Ireland, the UK, and America. However, he identifies as Irish.

 

Liam Neeson has starred in films like the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, A-Team, Excalibur, The Bounty, The Mission, Michael Collins, Kinsey, Silence, The Grey, A Monster Calls, etc.

 

Liam Neeson was nominated for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, etc.

 

 

13. Harrison Ford

 

Harrison Ford

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 13, 1942
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1966
Debut Movie/ TV series Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

 

Harrison Ford is an iconic actor who starred in some of the biggest film franchises like the Star Wars franchise, the Indiana Jones franchise, Blade Runner, its sequel, etc.

 

He starred in other commercially successful films like Air Force One, Clear and Present Danger, Witness, etc. Ford starred in other notable films like What Lies Beneath, Ender's Game, 42, The Age of Adaline, Presumed Innocent, Sabrina, Working Girls, American Graffiti, The Conversation, Six Days Seven Nights, Random Hearts, The Fugitive, etc.

 

 

12. Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 30, 1947
Place of Birth Thal, Styria, Allied-occupied Austria
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1970
Debut Movie/ TV series Hercules in New York

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a former bodybuilder from Austria. He made the sport of bodybuilding and going to the gym fashionable.

 

He made promotional videos and campaigns to encourage people. He became the Mr. Universe and went to America to expand his horizons.

 

After overcoming his language difficulty, Schwarzenegger starred in films like Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, Red Sonja, Predator, Terminator, its sequel, Junior, Kindergarten Cop, Commando, Total Recall, Jingle All The Way, etc.

 

 

11. Joe Pesci

 

Joe Pesci

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 9, 1943
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1961
Debut Movie/ TV series Hey, Let's Twist!

 

Joe Pesci is an Oscar-winning actor with two more Oscar nominations along with a BAFTA and three Golden Globe nominations.

 

He grew up in a neighborhood where many known mob associates would frequent. This gave Pesci a chance to observe their behavior and mannerisms, and it proved helpful in films.

 

Joe Pesci was interested in theater and performance arts as a young man, so he created his music band and performed in plays.

 

He was discovered in one such performance and cast in Martin Scorsese’s The Raging Bull. After that, he starred in Casino, Goodfellas, The Irishman, My Cousin Vinny, The Good Shepherd, etc.

 

 

10. Jeff Bridges

 

Jeff Bridges

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 4, 1949
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1951
Debut Movie/ TV series The Company She Keeps

 

Jeff Bridges comes from a talented family of performers like Lloyd Bridges and Beau Bridges. We can even say that his acting prowess surpassed them, considering the six Oscar nominations that Jeff Bridges earned.

 

He also won the Academy Award for his role in the 2008 film Crazy Heart. Bridges is known for his gregarious personality and laid-back style.

 

This attitude seems to reflect in most of his movie roles as well. A few of them are The Big Lebowski, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, etc.

 

The other nominated and appreciated films by Jeff Bridges include Tron, True Grit, The Contender, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Last Picture Show, Starman, Hell or High Water, The Fisher King, Iron Man, Tron: Legacy, etc.

 

 

9. Tommy Lee Jones

 

Tommy Lee Jones

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 15, 1946
Place of Birth San Saba, Texas, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1970
Debut Movie/ TV series Love Story

 

Tommy Lee Jones is an actor who played some of the most hard-hitting characters, who were sometimes evil and sometimes self-righteous.

 

He could sometimes uphold justice or unleash complete anarchy. Such were the varied roles that Tommy Lee Jones played throughout his career.

 

For his roles, he earned four Oscar nominations and won an Oscar. He also won Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, etc.

 

The most well-loved movie by Tommy Lee Jones is the Men In Black franchise, Batman Forever, Lonesome Dove, No Country for Old Men, In the Valley of Elah, Volcano, Lincoln, The Homesman,  Hope Springs, The Sunset Limited, The Company Men, The Prairie Home Companion, etc.

 

 

8. Christopher Walken

 

Christopher Walken

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 31, 1943
Place of Birth Queens, New York City, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1953
Debut Movie/ TV series The Wonderful John Acton

 

Christopher Walken is known for playing characters that are not totally sound of mind. His characters appear calm and restrained, but they pack a powerful punch.

 

A few films that serve as examples can be The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can, etc. Walken won several accolades and nominations, including an Academy Award and BAFTA award for his role in The Deer Hunter.

 

Christopher Walken starred in films, including Annie Hall, The Dogs of War, A View To Kill, King of New York, Batman Returns, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Last Man Standing, Vendetta, Sleepy Hollow, Joe Dirt, Click, Hairspray, Seven Psychopaths, etc.

 

 

7. Jeremy Irons

 

Jeremy Irons

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 19, 1948
Place of Birth Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1971
Debut Movie/ TV series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

 

Jeremy Irons is an acclaimed British actor who starred in many hit theater plays. He worked in many West-End, and Broadway shows that earned him a Tony Award and many more nominations.

 

He is famous for his Shakespearean plays. Jeremy Irons won an Academy Award for Reversal of Fortune. He also has two Primetime Emmy nominations, two BAFTA, and four Golden Globe nominations.

 

With his unique voice, Irons voiced Scar in The Lion King. He also acted in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Brideshead Revisited, The Mission, Dead Ringer, Dungeons & Dragons, Appaloosa, Die-Hard  With a Vengeance, The Man With the Iron Mask, Being Julia, DCEU’s Batman and Justice League series.

 

 

6. John Lithgow

 

John Lithgow

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 19, 1945
Place of Birth Rochester, New York, USA
Height 1.93 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues

 

John Lithgow is an American actor who studied at Harvard University with a Fulbright scholarship and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

 

Lithgow starred in numerous Broadway plays and won two Tony Awards for it with multiple nominations. Lithgow won two Golden Globe Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, etc., and was nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards.

 

John Lithgow starred in films and TV series like 3rd Rock from the Sun, 30 Rock, The Life, and Death of Peter Sellers, How I Met Your Mother, All That Jazz, Blow Out, World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment Footloose, The Pelican Brief, Cliffhanger, Shrek, Kinsey, Dreamgirls, Love Is Strange, etc.

 

 

5. Sylvester Stallone

 

Sylvester Stallone

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 6, 1946
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series The Square Root

 

Sylvester Stallone is an actor, screenwriter, and director. He had a difficult time in his initial years, but he found success with his screenplay for Rocky.

 

In 1974, Stallone made Rocky and played the central role of Rocky Balboa, and the movie was nominated for two Academy Awards.

 

Sylvester Stallone starred in many more films in the Rocky series and created more hit films. He appeared in the Rambo films, the Expendables series, Tango and Cash, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, The Specialist, Escape Plan, etc.

 

 

4. Michael Douglas

 

Michael Douglas

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 25, 1944
Place of Birth New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1966
Debut Movie/ TV series Cast a Giant Shadow

 

Michael Douglas is the son of the legendary actor, Kirk Douglas. He bought the rights for the novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from his father and made the film.

 

It was a critical and commercial hit earning him his first Oscar. Michael Douglas won his next Oscar for acting in the film Wall Street.

 

He earned more accolades like nine Golden Globe nominations and six wins, two BAFTA nominations and one win, etc.

 

The remarkable contribution of Douglas have been Romancing the Stone, Basic Instincts, Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Behind the Candelabra, Traffic, Wonder Boys, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Endgame, The Kominsky Method, the War of The Roses, etc.

 

 

3. Ben Kingsley

 

Ben Kingsley

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 31, 1943
Place of Birth Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1966
Debut Movie/ TV series Pardon the Expression

 

Sir Ben Kingsley is a British actor who has starred in multiple highly acclaimed movies. He gained international recognition with his role as Mahatma Gandhi in the Richard Attenborough film Gandhi.

 

He earned accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globes.

 

He also starred in other award-winning films like  Schindler's List, Twelfth Night, Sexy Beast, House of Sand and Fog, Thunderbirds, Lucky Number Slevin, Shutter Island, Iron-Man 3, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Hugo, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, etc.

 

 

2. Robert De Niro

 

Robert De Niro

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 17, 1943
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut Year 1965
Debut Movie/TV Series Three Rooms in Manhattan

 

Robert De Niro is one of the most distinguished actors in Hollywood. He has worked in various films, from suspense drama and crime thrillers to comedy and satires.

 

For his work, Robert De Niro has received high praise from critics and audiences. De Niro won two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, among several other nominations and awards.

 

The most memorable films of Robert De Niro include Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Godfather II, This Boy's Life, Brazil, Midnight Run, Wag the Dog, Analyze This,  The Irishman, Meet The Parents, The Intern, etc.

 

 

1. Samuel L. Jackson

 

Samuel L. Jackson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 21, 1948
Place of Birth Washington D.C., USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Together for Days

 

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most successful actors of his generation. His films have grossed over $27 billion worldwide.

 

Although he starred in character roles, Jackson worked in many action film franchises like the Avengers franchise, Star Wars franchise, XXX franchise, etc.

 

Samuel L. Jackson has collaborated with Spike Lee to make films like School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Oldboy and Chi-Raq.

 

He also starred in Coming to America, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Jackie Brown, Patriot Games, Menace II Society, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Hard Eight, Unbreakable, Shaft, etc.

 

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