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Top 100 Hottest Actors Of All Time [Sexiest Actors]
Aishwarya-Updated Jan 5, 2023
Actors can bring to life all our dreams, our nightmares, our fantasies, and stark realities.
They bring life to every story and make us believe in what they have to show.
In the movie industry, while directors, producers, scriptwriters, technicians all have an important part to play in its success, actors are the face of the movie.
This is all the heavy stuff about being an actor. The adulations of screaming fans, the thrill of playing grander-than-life characters, and loads of moolah attract our eye at first sight.
And why not? Every time we see a hot actor win the affection of beauty, we feel like we have won.
Every time we see a bad guy beat up by a hunky actor, we jump up from our seats and cheer.
I still remember the Matrix, the thrill of watching Neo stop all the bullets from the agents.
When he plunged into Agent Smith and destroyed him from within, I can feel the righteous victory in my veins.
In the Avenger series, despite the betrayal of Loki, I still wept when he died at the hands of Thanos.
I rooted for Bucky Barnes and his friendship with Steve Rogers In The Civil War.
These are just a few examples of how hot actors affect and influence our emotions.
For the longest time, I expected Charlton Heston to come back to life because he was Moses, Ben-Hur, Samson, and all the great biblical characters.
This time, I bring you a list of all the hottest actors who have made us believe in all the ridiculous fantasies.
Who has kept our hopes alive of meeting them, and if you are one of the crazier fans, then maybe even marrying them?
This list has all those actors who are suave, debonair, hot as hell, and even cool as the Arctic.
Acting talent is secondary to this list, and good looks in their prime are the main consideration.
Here is ENTOIN’s list of 100 Hottest / Sexiest men of all time. I have collated the list based on the past and present actors from around the world.
It was a tough job to pick only 100. I am sure I may have missed a few good ones.
But, you can always leave us a message if you want anyone added. Without any more delays, here is the hottest celebrities list.
100. Tom Welling
|Date of Birth||26th April 1977|
|Place of Birth||Putnam Valley, New York, USA|
|Debut Movie||Angela Via: Picture Perfect (Short)|
If we have to introduce Tom Welling to a stranger, the best introduction would be his role as Superman in Smallville.
He played the part of young Clark Kent, who grew up, studied, and matured into the noble, selfless and tireless superhero he is.
But, that is not all there is to the popularity of Tom Welling. Welling started out as a model and did construction jobs during his downtime.
Through his modeling contacts, he slowly moved toward acting and appeared on screen, for the first time, in the short video of Angela Via, Picture Perfect.
Aside from being a famous model for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Abercrombie & Fitch, he played important roles in series like Judging Amy, Undeclared, Special Unit 2, etc.
His popularity peaked when he played Clarke Kent in the CW show Smallville. After that, he also acted in Lucifer on the Fox network.
Both roles were well-received by his fans. Between these roles, he also appeared in movies like Cheaper by the Dozen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Fog, Parkland, and more.
99. Jamie Dornan
|Date of Birth||1st May 1982|
|Place of Birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK|
|Debut Movie||Marie Antoinette|
Jamie Dornan is an Irish actor, made famous or rather infamous by his role in the Fifty Shades series.
His role as Christian Grey made him the lead character in the fantasies of millions of women around the globe.
But this role is not the only highlight of his career. He started out as a male model and enjoyed success before moving to an acting career.
At the behest of his stepmom and sisters, Jamie joined the reality show Model Behavior.
Though he was eliminated early in the season, he landed a modeling contract with Select Model Management.
He worked for many big brands and fashion labels like Dior Homme perfumes, Calvin Klein, Aquascutum, Hugo Boss, and Armani.
After tasting success as a model, he started his acting career with Marie Antoinette. He also gained fame for his role in television series like Once Upon a Time, The Fall, Siege of Jadotville, Anthropoid, and more.
He also earned Irish Film and Television Awards and BAFTA nominations for his various roles.
98. Giulio Berruti
|Date of Birth||27th September 1984|
|Place of Birth||Rome, Lazio, Italy|
|Debut Movie||The Lizzie McGuire Movie|
Giulio Berruti is an Italian hunk who started out as a model while studying dentistry at the University of Rome Tor Vergata School of Dentistry.
Initially, he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a dentist. In fact, he graduated in Dentistry and Dental prosthetics in 2010 but chose to follow his passion for acting.
While in college, Giulio pursued modeling as a hobby and walked the runway for several fashion houses.
He was also a part of fashion campaigns until 2003. He debuted on the silver screen with The Lizzie McGuire Movie.
This role ignited the spark for acting, and he appeared in many popular television shows and movies.
You can watch him in miniseries like La figlia di Elisa – Ritorno a Rivombrosa, Black Arrow, Angeli & diamanti and more.
In films, he has appeared in Melissa P, Monte Carlo, Walking on Sunshine, Gabriel’s Inferno, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, and more.
97. Justin Timberlake
|Date of Birth||31st January 1981|
|Place of Birth||Memphis, Tennessee, USA|
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Justin Timberlake started on his path of stardom from an early age. He was a Mouseketeer in the All-New Mickey Mouse Club.
This gave him his first exposure to being in front of the camera. He worked with his future bandmate, music collaborators, and industry friends, like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez, Ryan Gosling, and more.
He was the founding member of NSync, one of the most popular boy bands ever.
Even after disbanding, Timberlake’s solo career was equally successful, and he released five studio albums.
In 2000, Justin Timberlake ventured into acting with his role in Model Behavior. He followed it up with such roles as Edison, Bad Teacher, The Social Network, Friends with Benefits, and more Justin also did voice acting in successful animated movies like Shrek The Third, Yogi Bear, Trolls, and more.
He gained popularity as a singer then became the hottest singer with songs like SexyBack, Cry Me A River, What Goes Around, etc.
He is listed among the most successful artists in the music industry lists.
96. Ben Affleck
|Date of Birth||15th August 1972|
|Place of Birth||Berkeley, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||The Dark End of the Street|
Ben Affleck had a unique childhood where he was surrounded by artists from cinema and theater.
His mother was an elementary school teacher, and she encouraged his interest in the filmmaking process.
However, she did not like it as a career choice. With his staggering height of 6 ft 3 and a half in, Ben has always been able to attract and retain the attention of people.
This ability has aided in his acting career. He starred in such films as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dazed and Confused, Shakespeare In Love, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and more.
He first gained fame for writing the script for Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon.
They won their first Academy Award for it. They collaborated many times after this but concentrated on acting rather than screenwriting.
He had a low phase in his acting career, but he bounced back with successful films like Argo, Gone Girl, and more.
He played Bruce Wayne/Batman after Christian Bale passed on the mantle to him. He played Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
The audience appreciated his turn as the caped crusader, and he held his own against Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, and Gal Gadot.
95. Richard Armitage
|Date of Birth||22nd August 1971|
|Place of Birth||Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Boon (TV Series)|
Richard Armitage is a British actor with extensive experience in theater and stage. He is also an accomplished player of cello, flute, and the guitar.
This multi-talented artist is a method actor. He likes to get into the psyche of his character.
He got his first big television role in the BBC show, Sparkhouse. He played prominent roles in other shows like Between the Sheets, Cold Feet, Ultimate Force, etc.
The BBC message board was inundated with messages from fans of Armitage calling him the new age Mr.
Darcy for his role in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South. Fans were mesmerized by his blueish gray eyes, deep baritone, and not to forget his towering height of 6 ft 2in.
He continued to play roles in British television and films until he was noticed by the casting director of the Avengers series.
Richard Armitage played Heinz Kruger in Captain America: The First Avenger. In 2010, Peter Jackson cast him in the pivotal role of Thorin Oakensheild, the leader of the company of dwarves who set out to conquer the Lonely Mountain.
He went on to play many more highly acclaimed roles in television, film, and theater.
His turn as John Proctor, the wrongly accused man in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible for Old Vic productions, got an unprecedented number of 5star reviews from critics.
You can also catch his performances in Ocean’s 8, Into the Storm, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Hannibal, Berlin Station, Castlevania, and more.
94. William Levy
|Date of Birth||29th August 1980|
|Place of Birth||Havana, Cuba|
|Debut Movie||Olvidarte Jamás (TV Series)|
William Levy is a Cuban-American model and actor. He emigrated from Cuba at the age of 14 years to live in Miami, Florida.
Despite his goal to finish his degree in business administration, Levy moved to Los Angeles to learn acting.
He joined the Next Models Agency and worked on many fashion campaigns. He gained popularity as a latino actor in Mi Vida Eres Tu and Olvidarte Jamas.
He consistently appeared in multiple Mexican telenovelas that bolstered his fan base. In fact, the finale episode of his show, Sortilegio, drew more viewers during that time slot than the other networks like ABC and CBS.
He started off with reality shows that were broadcast by Telemundo. This is where he met his girlfriend and the mother of his two kids.
William Levy was ranked among the 50 sexiest bachelors by the Spanish People Magazine in 2006.
In 2011, he appeared on the cover of People en Espanol as the sexiest man of the year.
He also became the finalist on Dancing With The Stars season 14, and he finished third that season.
This bolstered his popularity and fame even more among his fans.
93. Alexis Georgoulis
|Date of Birth||6th October 1974|
|Place of Birth||Larissa, Greece|
|Debut Movie||Original Sin|
Alexis Georgoulis is often referred to as the George Clooney of Greece. He was born in a regular working-class family of a lottery worker and a kindergarten teacher.
Alexis joined the Hellenic Army, which is the largest part of the Hellenic armed forces.
Later, he joined the National Technical University to learn Civil Engineering, where he got a taste of drama.
He quit his university to join the Vasilis Diamantopoulos' Jasmine drama school. He was a part of the dance troupe, Heresies, that performed Carmen 33 and The Return.
He started enjoying the performance arts and joined TV series like Alice in Wonderland, Death Agony, and more.
He gained national and international fame with his performance in the television series Eisai to Tairi mou.
He went to act in back-to-back television series like Oneiro Itan, Erastis Ditikon Proastion, and Oi Istories Tou Astynomou Beka.
They cemented his fame as the most sought-after Greek actors. With his success on the small screen, he also starred in films like the comedy movie, The Bubble.
He followed it up with a crime thriller, Too Late Tomorrow, both of which were a success.
He later acted in many more movies including, Liubi, Oxygono, and the Fox Searchlight film, My Life in Ruins.
He also directed award-winning plays on stage like Good Luck, The Shape Of Things, etc.
He is currently serving in the European parliament for Greece.
92. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
|Date of Birth||17th February 1981|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||Stranger on My Land (TV Movie)|
Joseph Gordon-Levitt started out as a child performer, at the age of six, in television films like Stranger on My Land, Family Ties, Murder, She Wrote, and more.
But many people remember him from the hit NBC show, 3rd Rock From The Sun.
He won accolades and awards for this show. Before 3rd Rock From The Sun, Gordon-Levitt had already acted in many popular series like LA Law, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Roseanne, and more. He also worked in big movies like A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, The Juror, 10 Things I Hate About You, and more.
He was mostly known for his comedic roles, dimpled smile, and youthful looks. He turned the image around with independent films like Manic, Mysterious Skin, Brick, and many more serious films.
He also starred in action thrillers like Inception, Shadowboxer, Killshot, GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra, Stop-Loss, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, and more.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned into a director when he wrote and directed Don Jon. He also directed other short films like Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny and Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo, Mr. Corman, and more.
91. Karl Urban
|Date of Birth||7th June 1972|
|Place of Birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Debut Movie||Shark in the Park (TV Series)|
Karl Urban was born in idyllic New Zealand. He caught the acting bug at an early age, thanks to his mother, who was working with film facilities in the New Zealand film industry.
He acted in a few bit roles in television series before quitting to concentrate on studies.
Yet, he continued to take part in school plays and theater plays. Karl Urban temporarily moved to Bondi Beach to pursue his acting career.
Later, came back to New Zealand for roles in series like Xena: The Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and more.
In the comedy romance film, The Price of Milk his role was well received. He gained fame and acclaim for his role as the cop in Out of The Blue.
This set him on course to Hollywood. After coming to Hollywood, he was a part of several high-profile movies and franchises.
He was in Ghost Ship, LOTR: Two Towers, Return of the King, Riddick, Chronicles of Riddick, and more.
He also reprised the role of Bones/Dr. McCoy in the Star Trek franchise. With his towering height and personality, he fit right into the mold for many of the comic book superheroes.
In the MCU, he was cast as Skurge in Thor Ragnarok. He also played Judge Dredd in the movie Dredd.
He appeared in other films like Doom, Acts of Vengeance, Red, etc. On television, you can watch him on shows like Almost Human, and currently, he is working on The Boys.
90. Jensen Ackles
|Date of Birth||1st March 1978|
|Place of Birth||Dallas, Texas, USA|
|Debut Movie||Wishbone (TV Series)|
Jensen Ackles can be described as an All-American guy. In high school, he was good at baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and football.
He played on the baseball and lacrosse teams in his high school. He was also a member of the drama club and participated in plays and theater.
While attending a drama seminar, he was scouted by a talent agent, but he turned down the deal.
Jensen soon realized that his dreams lay in Hollywood and moved to LA to take up acting.
He was cast in multiple television series like Wishbone, Sweet Valley High, Mr. Rhodes, and more.
But, he hit national fame with his role as Eric Brady in the soap opera Days Of Our Lives.
He was also cast in a pivotal role in James Cameron’s Dark Angel. Despite his popularity from television commercials and all the TV series, his role in the CW show, Supernatural brought a new meaning to crazy fans.
The dry and sarcastic humor of Dean Winchester, his bromance with Jared Padalecki, his onscreen brother, and the angel Castiel created dedicated fan bases all over.
Jensen also lent his voice to animated shows and Direct-to-video movies like Batman: The Long Halloween, Supernatural anime show, and more.
He also acted in movies like Ten Inch Hero, My Bloody Valentine 3D, and more.
Both the films were well received by fans. Currently, he is playing Soldier Boy in the Amazon Prime show, The Boys.
89. Rodrigo Santoro
|Date of Birth||22nd August 1975|
|Place of Birth||Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Debut Movie||Olho no Olho (TV Series)|
Rodrigo Santoro is a Brazilian actor of Portuguese descent. He gradually moved from telenovelas on Globo to acting in Brazilian movies and, finally, to Hollywood movies.
His progress from the national fan base to international fans resulted in his spot on People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people list in 2004.
Rodrigo started his acting career with telenovelas like Olho no Olho in 1993 and continued till 2001.
Then he was cast in the highly acclaimed autobiographical movie Bicho de Sete Cabeças. This role attracted the attention of filmmakers and resulted in pictures like Abril Despedaçado, Carandiru, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, and more.
Each strong performance paved the way for a bigger movie. Columbia Pictures noticed his performance in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and offered him a role in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. He was also cast in the hugely successful movie Love Actually.
This film was his chance to act with greats like Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Grant, and more.
His hotness quotient raised another notch with the Chanel commercial, No. 5 The Film, He followed this up with many more high-profile movies and big blockbusters.
He acted in 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Rio, Rio 2, Jane Got a Gun, The 33, Ben-Hur, Project POwer, and more.
88. Jude Law
|Date of Birth||29th December 1972|
|Place of Birth||Lewisham, London, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||The Ragged Child (TV Movie)|
Jude Law is the highly acclaimed British actor who is known for his prolific body of work and the wide range of roles he has played.
Over the years, he has won several awards and accolades and even received the knighthood with the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, Despite starting his career in 1988, Jude Law was noticed and appreciated for his role in the sci-fi movie Gattaca and received an Academy Award nomination with his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley.
He went on to act with all the top-rated and renowned directors like Anthony Minghella, Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes, Guy Ritchie, Wes Anderson, Mike Nichols, Steven Soderberg, and more.
He won acclaim for his serious roles in movies like Enemy At The Gate, Road To Perdition, Sleuth, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and more. He was equally renowned for his comedy roles in Alfie, The Holiday, Spy, Rise of The Guardians, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, and more.
The appeal of Jude Law is in his ability to mold into any type of character, whether it is a heroic man, sleazy assassin, charmer, diplomat, evil villain, or otherwise.
This year, you can catch him in the cinemas in Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore.
87. Jesse Williams
|Date of Birth||5th August 1981|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Debut Movie||Law & Order (TV Series)|
Jesse Williams comes from an artistic family. His mother is a professional potter, and both his brothers are into visual arts.
Jesse started off as a high school teacher before following his passion for acting. He was one of the 14 actors selected from the 800 people who auditioned for the New York Actors Showcase.
He was cast in episodes of many hit series like Law & Order, Greek, Beyond the Break, and more.
In 2009, he appeared in his most popular role to date. He was Dr. Jackson Avery in Grey’s Anatomy.
It was a part of Jesse Williams’ career till 2021 when he exited the show.
He also played this part in two other TV series, Seattle Grace: A Message of Hope and Station 19.
He also reprised roles in movies like The Sisterhood of Traveling pants 2, Brooklyn’s Finest, Cabin in the Woods, Band-Aid, Jacob’s Ladder, and more.
With his light skin and blue eyes, he was ranked among the TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2010 and 2011.
He was also named the TV Actor of the Year in 2011.
86. Tom Selleck
|Date of Birth||29th January 1945|
|Place of Birth||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Debut Movie||The Dating Game|
Tom Selleck was born into the family of an 11th generation British colonist from Detroit.
He started acting in commercials and TV shows in 1965. But with the Vietnam War, he joined the California National Guard and served in the 160th Infantry Regiment for six years.
He acted in smaller movies like Myra Breckinridge, Coma, The Seven Minutes, etc. He also appeared in commercials and TV series before being cast in the titular role of Thomas Magnum in Magnum PI.
His role shot him into stardom with an Emmy award in 1984. During these years, he also starred in a couple of romantic and comedy movies that were box office draws.
He appeared in Runaway, Three Men and a Baby, Her Alibi, An Innocent Man, and more.
With his trademark bushy eyebrows and mustache, the towering height of 6ft 4in, he was a formidable personality that was difficult to ignore.
He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1998.
Selleck went on to play many more memorable roles like Dr. Richard Burke in Friends, Jesse Stone in Jesse Stone Franchise, A. J. Cooper in Las Vegas, Commissioner Frank Raegan in Blue Blood, and more.
85. Kellan Lutz
|Date of Birth||15th March 1985|
|Place of Birth||Dickinson, North Dakota, USA|
|Debut Movie||The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)|
Kellan Lutz is an American actor of German descent. He pursued a degree in Chemical Engineering before he changed course to take up acting as a profession.
He started his career with the soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful. In 2004, he was a participant in the TV show Model Citizens.
He played small parts in other TV series like The Comeback, CSI: NY, Summerland, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Heroes, etc.
He also acted in a few comedy films like Stick it and Accepted. While working on the miniseries Generation Kill, he was offered the role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga.
Later, he got the role of Emmett Cullen in the Twilight series and bolstered his image as a hunky actor to watch out for.
He also appeared in other fantasy action roles like Poseiden in The Immortals, Hercules in The Legends of Hercules, etc.
He also appeared in action films like Java Heat, Extraction, The Expendables 3, Money, Arena, and more.
He was considered for a few other action roles like Conan The Barbarian, Hansel, Gretel: The Witch Hunters, etc.
He was named in 2010 by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Amazing Bodies.
84. Hrithik Roshan
|Date of Birth||10th January 1974|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Hrithik Roshan was born Hrithik Rakesh Nagrath. He is the son of a famous Indian actor/ director/ producer, Rakesh Roshanlal Nagrath, and the grandson of music director Ira Nagrath.
Hrithik debuted as a child actor in 1980 in the film Aasha. After a few roles as a child actor, he went back to concentrating on his studies.
Hrithik debuted as a lead actor in the smash hit Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai in 2000.
The film was a resounding success and led to a few similar romantic hero films.
But, he boldly changed the course of his roles by acting in Fiza about a terrorist.
Hrithik was a star of many more blockbuster movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Koi... Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 2, Krrish 3, Dhoom 2, and more. He also acted in a historical drama, Jodhaa Akbar, as the emperor Akbar.
His movie, Agneepath, created a record in Indian cinema for the biggest opening night collection of Rs 25 crores.
Hrithik Roshan is also an accomplished dancer and has one of the fittest bodies in Indian cinema.
He was listed among the 50 most desirable men of 2010 by the Times Of India newspaper.
83. Aidan Turner
|Date of Birth||19th June 1983|
|Place of Birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Debut Movie||The Tudors (TV Series)|
Aidan Turner is an Irish actor. After finishing his schooling, he took up jobs as an electrician with his father.
That was when he noticed an advertisement for Gaiety School of Acting and enrolled right away.
After graduating, he acted in theater plays like Romeo and Juliet, The Plough and the Star, and A Cry From Heaven.
In 2007, Aidan Turner started to get acting jobs after appearing in the opening episode of The Tudors.
He appeared in such shows as The Clinic, Desperate Romantics, and Being Human. Peter Jackson saw his performance in Being Human and cast him in the role of Kili in The Hobbit Trilogy.
After finishing his part in the movie Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, he was cast as a shadowhunter and werewolf in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
He received the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer. He also appeared in the BBC miniseries, And Then There Were None.
You can also watch him on the hit BBC series Poldark.
82. Ewan McGregor
|Date of Birth||31st March 1971|
|Place of Birth||Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK|
|Debut Movie||Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini Series)|
Ewan McGregor is a Scottish actor who caught the acting bug from his uncle, Denis Lawson, when he was in school.
He joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to learn the craft. He worked in television miniseries, Lipstick on Your Collar, Scarlet, and Black, Being Human, Shallow Grave, and more.
He gained nationwide applause and praise for his role in the Danny Boyle film Trainspotting in 1996.
This cemented his friendship with Boyle and Johnny Lee Miller. His next big break came in 1999 when he was cast as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Episodes.
His fame skyrocketed after this, opening the door to dedicated Stars Wars fans. In 2001, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated film Moulin Rouge alongside Nicole Kidman.
In this role, he also got to display his singing talents. He played a variety of roles in comedy, action, psychological drama, animation, and more.
He was part of films like Black Hawk Down, Big Fish, The Island, Valiant, Robots, Doctor Sleep, The Beauty and The Beast, and more.
He was ranked 9th in the list of greatest movie stars of all time. He was also listed among the 50 hottest British actors.
This bad boy image got a boost when he went on a cross-country motorcycling trip with his buddy Charley Boorman from London up to New York, across central Europe, Mongolia, Russia, and Canada.
81. Godfrey Gao
|Date of Birth||22nd September 1984|
|Place of Birth||Taiwan|
|Debut Movie||Bull Fighting (TV Series)|
Godfrey Gao is a Taiwanese-Candian actor and model. He finished his schooling and college in Vancouver.
He took up modeling as a career and moved back to Taiwan. He is considered by many as the first Asian Supermodel.
He was a part of the Fashion 4 or F4, with models like Sphinx Ting, Victor Chen, and Lan Chun-tien.
With an imposing height of 6 ft 4 in, he modeled for Louis Vuitton in 2011.
He was already playing parts in Chinese television dramas like BullFighting, Momo Love, Odd Perfect match, Hello Gorgeous, and more.
He also acted and voiced roles in All About Women, Toy Story 3, and more.
He also appeared in the fantasy drama, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as Magnus Bane, for which he received wide acclaim.
Later, he played the lead role in films like Love is a Broadway Hit, The Jade Pendant, Legend of the Ancient Sword, Shanghai Fortress, and more.
Sadly he passed away during the filming of the reality game show in China. The grueling work schedules and unsafe work environment were blamed for his untimely demise.
80. Alain Delon
|Date of Birth||8th November 1935|
|Place of Birth||Sceaux, Seine, France|
|Debut Movie||Le rapt (Short)|
Alain Delon is a veteran French actor, singer, and filmmaker. The actor was considered as one of the most prominent actors of Europe and had the tag of a sex symbol.
He served in the French Navy for a short period before being dishonorably discharged. Alain worked odd jobs in Paris before he chanced upon a French actress.
This actress introduced him to the film fraternity, and the rest is history. Alain intended to learn English and move to Britain or Hollywood for acting roles, but Yves Allégret convinced him otherwise.
He played bit roles in films like Quand la femme s'en mêle, Be Beautiful But Shut Up, etc., till he got his first lead role in Christine, opposite Romy Schneider.
The film was a major box office draw. He went on to act in many more French films like Women Are Weak, Plein Soliel, Roccos and his Brothers, and more.
Apart from his good looks, his expressive and pliant performance was praised by many critics.
He acted in movies by well-known directors like Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Louis Malle.
Yet, he was cast in roles of the Latin lover in many Hollywood movies.
79. Manu Bennett
|Date of Birth||10th October 1969|
|Place of Birth||Rotorua, New Zealand|
|Debut Movie||Blue Heelers (TV Series)|
Manu Bennett is a New Zealander of half-Maori descent. He is the son of a model mother and a singer father.
As can be expected, he learned dancing, ballet dancing, and drama as his subjects in college.
Manu received a scholarship to attend the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. In a later interview, Manu disclosed that he was involved in a car accident back in New Zealand.
It killed his mother and brother. To vent out his sorrow and emotions, he took up acting as an outlet.
Manu Bennett acted in many Australian and New Zealand television series like Water Rats, Paradise Beach, Beastmaster, etc.
His filmography includes The Violent Earth, Xena Warrior Princess, Tomoko, and more. He also used his dancing skills in movies like Lantan, where he was a Salsa dance teacher.
He received praise for his role. Manu started to get Hollywood roles in 2006 with parts in movies like The Marine, The Condemned, 30 Days of Night, and more.
He also acted in TV series like Spartacus, Arrow, The Shannara Chronicles, etc. He played the villain in the Hobbit trilogy, Azog the Defiler.
There were many prominent roles for which he was considered, like Stargate Atlantis, Conan The Barbarian, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, and more.
78. Gaspard Ulliel
|Date of Birth||25th November 1984|
|Place of Birth||Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France|
|Debut Movie||Mission protection rapprochée (TV Series)|
Gaspard Ulliel is one of the hottest stars in France, and he gets his sense of style and charisma from his parents.
His mother is a runway show producer, and his father is a stylist. He grew up surrounded by fashion, art, and films.
He attended the University of Saint-Denis and studied cinema. But, even as a child, Gaspard appeared in a few television series like Une Femme En Blanc, Alias, and more.
After graduating, he performed in theater plays and films made for television during the late 90s and early 2000s.
He acted in movies like Les égarés, by André Téchiné. He was also cast in A Very Long Engagement by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Both the performances were highly praised, and he received the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor for the second film.
He wowed the French fashion scene by appearing on the January cover of French Vogue with supermodel Doutzen Kroes.
He was named as the face of Chanel for the new men’s perfume Blue de Chanel.
In 2007, Gaspard Ulliel was cast as the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising, Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World, and Stephanie Di Giusto's The Dancer.
He acted in Saint Laurent as the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Sadly, he passed away in January 2022 in a skiing accident.
77. Mark Consuelos
|Date of Birth||30th March 1971|
|Place of Birth||Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain|
|Debut Movie||All My Children|
Mark Consuelos is an American actor of Italian and Mexican descent. He was born in Spain and spent his childhood in Italy and America.
He earned his degree in marketing from the University of South Florida. He was working as a dancer/entertainer with The SunCoast Calendar Men when he got the call to cast him in All of My Children.
Mark Consuelos acted in this soap opera (All Of My Children) till 2010, and he met his future wife, Kelly Ripa, on the sets of this show.
He went on to act in other TV series and reality shows like Connect With English, Road Rules, Third Watch, Friends, and more.
He also got parts in films like The Last Place On Earth, The Great Raid, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Wedding Daze, and more.
Mark appeared in a variety of TV shows, reality shows, and TV series like Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Ugly Betty, Law & Order: Special Victims Units, The Alpha House, Pitch, Riverdale, Age of Love, Science Of Love, etc.
He was one of the panel members of the Oprah Winfrey Show. The panel discussed the latest news that happened in the week and its impact.
76. Colin Farrell
|Date of Birth||31st May 1976|
|Place of Birth||Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland|
|Debut Movie||Drinking Crude|
Colin Farrell is one of the most celebrated actors from Ireland. He has acted in a wide range of roles in war movies, comedy movies, psychological thrillers, fantasy movies, romantic movies, and more.
Colin Farrell intended to join the boy band Boyzone and auditioned for it. But he was rejected, and he switched lanes to become an actor.
While studying in the Gaiety School of Acting, he was offered a role in BallyKissingGirls.
He went on to act in television series and films like The War Zone, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Tigerland, and more.
Right from the start of his career, Colin appeared with big stars like Kevin Spacey, Tilda Swinton, Al Pacino, Bruce Willis, and more.
Colin Farrel has appeared in many successful films throughout his career like Minority Report, Phone Booth, In Bruges, Hart’s War, Total Recall, Miami Vice, Fantastic Beasts, and Where to Find Them, Ondine, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and more.
Colin Farrell was known for his strong performances, violent roles with temper issues, and innately moral characters.
His fans remember him for his full head of hair, eyebrows, and thick Irish accent.
He has been voted the sixth sexiest man by the Company Magazine.
75. Luca Argentero
|Date of Birth||12th April 1978|
|Place of Birth||Turin, Piedmont, Italy|
|Debut Movie||Grande Fratello|
Luca Argentero is an Italian actor who rose to fame with his appearance on the Italian version of the reality show Big Brother (season 3).
He finished third among the participants by earning 9% voting. This set him firmly in the hearts of Italians and catapulted him into the world of modeling and acting.
Luca acted in prominent parts in television serials like Carabinieri, La baronessa di Carini and films like Our Country, Saturn in Opposition, Lessons in Chocolate, and more.
He also continued to play parts in television series. He gained international fame for his part in Eat Pray and Love, The Lookout, Hop, and more.
He is known for his romantic comedy movies and crime thrillers in Italy. He acted in Italian films like Oggi Sposi, Gladiators of Rome, Vacanze ai Caraibi, Unique Brothers, A Boss in the Living Room, and more.
74. Boris Kodjoe
|Date of Birth||8 March 1973|
|Place of Birth||Vienna, Austria|
|Debut Movie||TLC: Red Light Special (Music Video)|
Boris Kodjoe is a German actor and son of a German psychologist and a Ghanaian physician.
He came to the USA to study marketing on a Tennis scholarship. His original plan was to be a professional tennis player, but a back injury put a damper on that dream.
After finishing college, he took up modeling assignments, appearing in a music video for the girl band, TLC.
This assignment led to roles in movies like Love and Basketball, Brown Sugar, etc., while appearing in television series like The Steve Harvey Show, Soul Food, Boston Public, and more.
On the sets of Soul Food, he met his future wife, Nicole Ari Parker. He continued to play small parts on TV series and movies like Doing Hard Time, The Gospel, Madea’s Family Business, Street Time, All Of Us, Second Time Around, and more.
He played the fictional version of himself in the BET show, The Real Husbands Of Hollywood, apart from roles in Nip/Tuck, Members Only, The Last Man On Earth, etc.
He had the lead role of a spy in J J Abrams show, Undercovers with Gugu Mbatha-Raw as his spy-wife.
He was also cast in Resident Evil: Afterlife. He also got a recurring role in Station 19, a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy.
The People Magazine listed him among the 50 Most Beautiful people in 2002.
73. Heath Ledger
|Date of Birth||4th April 1979|
|Place of Birth||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Debut Movie||Clowning Around|
Heath Ledger was one of Australia’s most promising actors, whose untimely death left an indelible mark on the many lives that he touched.
He took drama in his high school only to fulfill a compulsory elective rule, but he was enamored by the craft.
It was an outlet for the shy Heath to express himself. In the early days of his career, Heath started off with minor roles on Australian soap operas and small films.
They helped him get by, but none of them highlighted his acting talent. In 1997, he acted in an American production, Roar.
It was a short-lived fantasy drama series. Through it, Heath moved to Hollywood and auditioned for roles.
In 1999, he landed a lead role in 10 Things I Hate About You, which catapulted him to fame.
His later roles seemed to typecast him as a teenage heartthrob. As Heath Ledger vehemently opposed being typecast, he took a chance with a serious dramatic role in The Patriot.
He made sure to act in varied films that defied business sense but highlighted his acting.
With his role as Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, he earned his first Academy Award nomination.
He followed it up with a stellar performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight, which earned him an Academy Award win.
He was acting in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus when he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
In his short career, he played many memorable roles in films like Monster’s Ball, Lords of Dogtown, A Knight’s Tale, Candy, I’m Not There, and more.
72. Viggo Mortensen
|Date of Birth||20th October 1958|
|Place of Birth||Manhattan, New York City, USA|
|Debut Movie||George Washington (TV Mini Series)|
Viggo Mortensen is an American actor. He was born in New York City but spent a large part of his childhood in Venezuela, Denmark, and Argentina.
This gave him a good command of Spanish. Apart from Spanish and English, he is fluent in Danish, French, and Italian.
His grasp of multiple languages could be attributed to his extensive travels across Europe after he finished college.
Viggo returned to the USA and started to concentrate on his acting career. His first screen appearance with dialogues was in the 1985 film Witness.
He also played supporting roles in TV series like Miami Vice and Search For Tomorrow.
He appeared in the comedy film Salvation, but he gravitated towards crime and action movies.
He acted in a couple of horror films too. Viggo's filmography included many successful films like Carlito’s Way, The Indian Runner, Boiling Point, Crimson Tide, Albino Alligator, A Portrait of a Lady, Psycho, Hidalgo, and more.
In 2001, Viggo Mortensen played the role of Aragon in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and it proved to be his greatest role and shot him to international stardom.
After that role, he continued in many critically acclaimed movies like A Dangerous Method, Green Book, A History of Violence, and more.
Viggo Mortensen has been nominated for several awards like three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, three BAFTAs and has won many awards.
He is also an avid poet and an author of multiple works.
71. Scott Eastwood
|Date of Birth||21st March 1986|
|Place of Birth||Carmel, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||Flags of Our Fathers|
Scott Eastwood is the son of the legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood and Jacelyn Ann Reeves, a flight attendant.
He inherited his chiseled looks from his father and closely resembled him. He spent a part of his childhood in Hawaii before returning to California to finish college with a degree in communications.
In the early part of his career, Scott Eastwood worked under his mother’s maiden name of Reeves to avoid any nepotism.
However, he auditioned for all of Eastwood’s films. He was cast in a few of them, like Flags of our Fathers, Invictus, and Gran Torino.
Apart from them, he starred in several action flicks and war movies like Texas Chainsaw 3D, Dawn Patrol, Fury, Suicide Squad, Fate of the Furious, and more.
He starred in films like Mercury Plains, Overdrive, The Longest Ride, Snowden, etc. Next, he was cast as Nathan Lambert in the Pacific Rim series.
It was based on the futuristic war between Kaiju and humanoid mechas called Jaegers. He also appeared in TV series like Chicago Fire and Chicago PD in guest roles.
Scott Eastwood starred in a music video for the Taylor Swift song Wildest Dreams.
70. Gerard Butler
|Date of Birth||13th November 1969|
|Place of Birth||Paisley, Scotland, UK|
|Debut Movie||Mrs. Brown|
Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor famous for being the voice of Stoick the Vast in the animated film series How to Train Your Dragon.
He has acted and appeared in many more blockbuster movies and TV series. Gerard Butler was a lawyer by profession when the acting bug caught him.
He quit his job as a lawyer and moved to London. There, Gerard pursued theater roles in plays like Coriolanus, a lesser-known play by Shakespeare.
He later acted the same part in its film adaptation as well. He started playing roles in major blockbusters like Tomorrow Never Dies and Tale of the Mummy.
He started to play lead roles with films like Dracula 2000, Reign of Fire, Lara Croft 2: Cradle of Life, Phantom of the Opera, Timeline, and more.
He struck worldwide fame in Zack Snyder’s fantasy war film, 300. He followed it up with romantic and comedy pictures like P. S. I Love You, The Ugly Truth, Playing For Keeps, etc. Gerard was cast in action and adventure films, like Nim’s Island, Law Abiding Citizen, RocknRolla, Machine Gun Preacher, and more.
In 2010, he appeared in the animated film franchise How To Train Your Dragon series.
He was cast as Stoick The Vast. He continued playing in action films like Chasing Mavericks, London Has Fallen, and more.
69. Mel Gibson
|Date of Birth||3rd January 1956|
|Place of Birth||Peekskill, New York, USA|
|Debut Movie||Summer City|
Mel Gibson is an American actor of Irish descent. At the age of 12 years, he moved with his family to Australia and completed his education there.
He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and got his first role in Summer City in 1977.
Although, it was not until his films like Gallipoli and MadMax were released that he gained acclaim and fame.
He continued to act in highly acclaimed and commercially successful films like The Lethal Weapon series, the MadMax series, Tequila Sunrise, and more.
Mel gained an image of a young action star. Not wanting to be typecast, he appeared in dramatic, romantic, and comedy roles as well.
He starred in Mrs. Soffel, A Year of Living Dangerously, A Bird of a Wire, Air America, Forever, Young, The Bounty, and more.
After acting in great films, he shifted his focus to direction and film production. His first directorial venture was The Man Without a Face.
He followed it up with Braveheart, Passion Of Christ, Paparazzi, The Singing Detective, Apocalypto, Get The Gringo, Hacksaw Ridge, and more.
Mel Gibson is a highly acclaimed and praised actor, director, and producer. But, he has an equally publicized and controversy-ridden life off-screen.
He has taken a lot of flack for his temper issue in his relationships, his religious views, his political views, and more.
68. Daniel Day-Lewis
|Date of Birth||29th April 1957|
|Place of Birth||Greenwich, London, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Sunday Bloody Sunday|
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation. He has won an unprecedented three Academy Awards for Best Actor, apart from multiple BAFTAs, Golden Globes, SAG awards, and more.
He comes from a family that could, very well, be considered as the blueblood of artistic society.
His father, Cecil Day-Lewis, is a British poet and poet laureate, while his mother is the British actress Jill Balcon.
His maternal grandfather is Michael Blacon from Ealing Studios. Daniel first acted on screen at the young age of 14 years, in Sunday Bloody Sunday.
He then joined the Bristol Old Vic Theater school and learned drama. He acted on stage at the Bristol Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Society.
He appeared in movies like Gandhi, The Bounty, My Beautiful Laundrette, A Room With a View, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and more.
In 1989, he starred in Jim Sheridan’s My Left Foot, about Christy Brown. His role won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
This was his first Oscar win, followed by two more, for Lincoln and There Will Be Blood.
He was also nominated for Gangs of New York, In The Name Of The Father, and Phantom Thread.
Daniel Day-Lewis is infamous for his method of acting. For his role in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, he learned Czech and refused to get out of character for the whole eight months schedule.
Presently, he has retired from acting to concentrate on shoemaking that he learned in Florence, Italy.
67. Russell Crowe
|Date of Birth||7th April 1964|
|Place of Birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Debut Movie||Spyforce (TV Series)|
At the mention of Russell Crowe, the first movie that comes to our mind is his role as the Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius in The Gladiator.
This film won him his Academy Award for Best Actor. But, that is not all that he is known for.
Russell Crowe is an accomplished musician, singer, director, and actor. He gained fame and name in Australia with his performance in Romper Stomper and The Sum of Us.
The latter movie also established him in Hollywood, while The Quick and the Dead with Sharon Stone cemented his standing.
He followed it up with the role of a psychotic virtual serial killer in Virtuosity.
He also acted in LA: Confidential, Heaven’s Burning, The Insider, and more, before he was cast in Gladiator.
He continued his successful run with films like Proof of Life, Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind, Body of Lies, etc.
Russell appeared in big-budget movies like The Gladiator, Noah, Les Miserable, Man of Steel, etc.
Russell tried his hand at satire and comedy films like War Machine and The Nice Guys, too.
He received two more Oscar nominations for The Insider and A Beautiful Mind.
66. Robert Downey Jr.
|Date of Birth||4th April 1965|
|Place of Birth||Manhattan, New York City, USA|
Robert Downey Jr. is a storehouse of talent that temporarily lost its way for a few years but came back on track to deliver more blockbusters.
He is the son of Robert Downey Sr. and got his first taste of recreational drugs from his father at the age of six.
Robert was a part of the Hollywood Brat Pack and delivered strong performances despite his addiction.
His roles in films like Weird Science, True Believer, Johnny Be Good, Chances Are, etc., were in the capacity of supporting actors and character actors.
He started to play lead roles in the 90s with Air America, Soapdish, Chaplin, Heart, Souls, Only You, Richard III, US Marshals, etc.
They established him as a bankable lead actor. He also received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Chaplin.
But his drug dependence got out of control, and he was arrested multiple times. Until 2003, production companies were hesitant of casting him, but Mel Gibson vouched for him by paying the insurance and cast him in The Singing Detective.
This opened the gates for his resurgence in Hollywood. Robert Downey came back with memorable performances in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gothika, Good Night and Good Luck, A Scanner Darkly, Zodiac, and more.
The best phase of his career was yet to come. In 2008, Downey was cast in his biggest roles yet.
He played Tony Stark in Iron Man and in Tropic Thunder. Both movies were critical and commercial successes.
He was also cast in the role of Holmes in the Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes.
Time magazine listed Robert Downey among the 100 most influential people in the world. He was also the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.
65. James McAvoy
|Date of Birth||21st April 1979|
|Place of Birth||Glasgow, Scotland, UK|
|Debut Movie||The Near Room|
James McAvoy is a Scottish actor with mesmerizing blue eyes, a charming Scottish accent, and oodles of talent.
We can almost say that he stumbled into the acting career because he was set to join the Royal Navy and was accepted into it.
Right before setting off, James got his admission into the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Obviously, he chose drama school. By the time he graduated from drama school, James had already acted in a few TV series.
But none of them were getting him noticed. In 2003, he was cast in a recurring role in the TV series State of Play, and a film, The Bollywood Princess.
These roles helped him gain fame in Scotland, and he followed them up with Wimbledon, the TV series Shameless.
These brought him national recognition and fame in the UK. James burst into the International scene with Mr. Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He followed it up with The Last King of Scotland as Idi Amin’s Scottish physician.
He appeared in another critically acclaimed movie, Atonement, for which he received rave reviews and critical praise.
M. Night Shyamalan cast him as a psychiatric patient with Dissociative Identity Disorder in his psychological horror films Split and Glass.
He also worked in another horror film, It: Chapter Two. However, the role that made him an international sensation was his part in the X-Men franchise as the young Dr. Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days of the Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Dark Phoenix.
64. Lee Pace
|Date of Birth||25th March 1979|
|Place of Birth||Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA|
|Debut Movie||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
Lee Pace is an American actor who graduated from the Juilliard School of Drama with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
He spent a large part of his childhood in Saudi Arabia, where his father worked as an engineer in the oil industry.
After returning to the US, he enrolled in a school and started participating in theater plays in Houston, Texas.
After graduating from Juilliard, Lee Pace started his career in Off-Broadway plays. In 2002, he landed a guest role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
He followed it up with a television movie, Soldier’s Girl. He was cast in the lead role in the comedy series Wonderfalls.
Lee was critically praised for his part in the ABC comedy-drama series, Pushing Daisies, for which he received an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination too.
Lee Pace said in an interview that he took a risky decision to play Garreth in the Twilight series, but he thoroughly enjoyed it.
His roles in independent films like The Fall and Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day were not commercially successful.
However, Peter Jackson loved his performance and decided to cast him as King Thranduil in the upcoming Hobbit trilogy.
He also became a part of the MCU when he took on the role of Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel.
You can watch him on the Apple TV show, Foundation.
63. Colin Firth
|Date of Birth||10th September 1960|
|Place of Birth||Grayshott, Hampshire, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Crown Court (TV Series)|
Colin Firth was born in a family of academics, with both his parents teaching in universities.
His grandparents were missionaries who worked in Africa. Due to this, Colin was exposed to church plays from a young age.
He studied at the National Youth Theater Drama center, where he was discovered and cast in West End Productions.
He graduated from plays to television roles and film roles in 1984. But, he received his first taste of international fame with his role of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice.
He went on to act in movies like The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, The Bridget Jones Diary, and more.
With his role in Bridget Jones and Love Actually, Colin Firth cemented his fame in Hollywood.
He followed them up with strong performances in films like The Girl With The Pearl Earring, Conspiracy, Importance of Being Earnest, Mamma Mia, and Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!.
He acted in spy thrillers like Kingsmen: The Golden Circle, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, etc.
In 2010, Colin won his Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in King's Speech.
He was previously nominated for A Single Man. Apart from this, Colin Firth has won many more awards like A Golden Globe Award, a Critic’s Choice Award, two BAFTAs, three SAG Awards, and more.
62. Gong Yoo
|Date of Birth||10th July 1979|
|Place of Birth||Busan, South Korea|
|Debut Movie||My Tutor Friend|
Gong Ji-Cheol is a South Korean actor, popularly known as Gong Yoo. He gained international fame and recognition with his role in the zombie apocalypse, Train to Busan.
Gong Yoo started his career as a video jockey and played side roles in television serials like Hello My Teacher, Coffee Prince, etc.
Both roles were very popular and became a part of the Hallyu sensation. But then, Gong Yoo had to enlist for mandatory service in the army, and he returned only in 2010.
His comeback show, Finding Mr. Destiny, was not a big hit. His next film, Silenced, sparked national outrage, as it was based on a real-life incident of sexual abuse of minor girls in a school.
His film led to change in government policy and laws. Afterward, Gong Yoo appeared in many critically and commercially successful films and TV series like Train to Busan, Age of Shadows, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, The Squid Games, Silent Sea, and more.
61. Mads Mikkelsen
|Date of Birth||22nd November 1965|
|Place of Birth||Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Debut Movie||Blomsterfangen (Short)|
Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor who has been voted the sexiest man in Denmark.
He is a dancer trained in ballet at the Balettakademien in Gothenburg in Sweden. This was where he met his future wife, Hanne Jacobsen.
Initially, he was a gymnast, and he wanted to be an athlete but went for ballet.
After working ten years as a dancer, he decided to study drama and become an actor.
He started with small roles in successful films like Pusher, Flickering Lights, Shake It All About, Bleeders, and more.
He was popular in Denmark for his performance in Rejseholdet. But, he gained recognition across Europe for his role in the Spanish comedy Torremolinos 73.
He also acted in acclaimed films like I Am Dina, The Green Butcher, Adam’s Apples, Pusher II, Monster Inc., and more.
He got a strong footing in Hollywood after his role in King Arthur. Mads followed it up with Cars, Casino Royale, Clash of the Titans, The Three Musketeer, etc., while also acting in different languages like French, Swedish, German and Danish films.
His role in the TV series Hannibal, and films like Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, Chaos Walking, etc., cemented his popularity and prominence in Hollywood, too.
He is set to appear in the next Fantastic Beasts film in the role of the main antagonist, Gellert Grindelwald.
He replaced Johnny Depp in this role. He is also set to star in the upcoming Indiana Jones film too.
60. Tom Cruise
|Date of Birth||3rd July 1962|
|Place of Birth||Syracuse, New York, USA|
|Debut Movie||Endless Love|
Tom Cruise is one of the American highest-paid actors. His movies are money-minting blockbusters, and he is also critically acclaimed as an actor.
He started his career in small roles in films like Endless Love, Taps, The Outsiders, and more.
He got his break with the comedy movie, Risky Business. Following this movie, he had two more hits, Color of Money and Top Gun.
Both films did exceedingly well at the box office and received critics' approval. He went on to act in many more successful movies like Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, The Film, etc.
His role in the Mission Impossible series, as Ethan Hunt, took his popularity to a whole new level.
He was praised for picking roles that showcased his acting talent in Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, The Minority Report, The Last Samurai, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, War Of Worlds, and more.
Tom Cruise is often praised for his work ethic, professionalism, and dedication. There are many instances where Cruise has persevered through injury and sickness to ensure the production is not interrupted.
Of late, Tom Cruise has been in the news, more for his faith in the Church of Scientology and the related controversies.
But, we can watch him in the upcoming movies, Top Gun: Maverick, Mission Impossible 7, and MI:8.
59. Sebastian Stan
|Date of Birth||13th August 1982|
|Place of Birth||Constanta, Romania|
|Debut Movie||71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance|
Sebastian Stan is a Romanian actor who migrated with his mother to America when he was twelve.
He learned drama at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. He studied theater at the Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London before returning to the USA to start his career.
Initially, he was cast in bit roles and guest parts in TV series like Law & Order and independent films like Tony & Tina’s Wedding, The Architect, Red Doors, The Covenant, and more.
In 2007, he got a recurring role in TV series like The Gossip Girl, Kings, Once Upon a Time and more.
His movie roles also got meatier with parts in successful movies like The Hot Tub Time Machine, Black Swan, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Apparition, The Martian, The Bronze, and more.
His role in MCUs Capt America was a turning point. After the First Avenger, he was cast in all the subsequent MCU films like Captain America: Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, and more.
Apart from the MCU, he was also cast in successful movies like Logan Lucky, I, Tonya, The Last Full Measure, The Devil All The Time, and more.
In 2022, he appeared in the tv mini series Pam and Tommy.
58. Will Smith
|Date of Birth||25th September 1968|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Debut Movie||ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)|
Will Smith is more popular as the Fresh Prince, his rap name. He is one of America’s biggest actors, rappers, and producers.
He started his career as a rapper and had released a hit single even before he graduated high school.
Rumor has it that Will Smith turned down a scholarship to MIT to become a rapper.
He was already a Grammy-winning artist before he was cast in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
At this point, Will Smith was in trouble with the IRS and was low on money, so he took up acting opportunities given.
The show was a gigantic hit all over the world and made him a household name.
He followed it up with roles in films like Bad Boys, Six Degrees of Separation, Independence Day, and more.
He simultaneously released music albums with his films that regularly ranked in Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 lists.
His most prominent role up to date was in the Men in the Black franchise as Agent J.
In Ali, Will Smith tried his hand at the thoughtful cinema and dramatic roles. He also starred in Concussion, I am Legend, In Pursuit of Happiness, and more.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor twice. You can catch Will Smith in his latest venture, King Richard, for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
57. Jake Gyllenhaal
|Date of Birth||19th December 1980|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||City Slickers|
Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor of Swedish, Swiss-German, and English descent. He is the son of a Screenwriter-film producer mother, Naomi Foner, and a film director father, Stephen Gyllenhaal.
His older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, is an actress and film director. He started his career as a child actor in City Slickers.
His performance in October Sky was praised by all. But his role as the psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko brought him critical acclaim and made him a cult hero.
He followed this up with varied roles in films like The Day After Tomorrow, Jarhead, Brokeback Mountain, Brothers, Zodiac, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Source Code, and more.
He turned producer and made films like End of Watch, Nightcrawler, for which he received critical praise, Wildlife, The Devil All The Time, Relic, and more.
He also acted in MCU films Spiderman: Far From Home and SpiderMan: No Way Home.
56. Charlie Hunnam
|Date of Birth||10th April 1980|
|Place of Birth||Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Byker Grove (TV Series)|
Charlie Hunnam is a British actor who won worldwide acclaim for his role of Jackson Jax Teller in the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy.
Growing up in England, Charlie aimed and studied to become a screenwriter. At the age of 17, while Christmas shopping, he was discovered by a casting director who offered him a role in Byker Grove.
This started his acting career, and he went on to play roles in television shows the Queer as Folk.
His part in Abandon in 2002 got him noticed in Hollywood, and he started getting roles.
He acted in Nicholas Nickleby, Cold Mountain, Green Street Hooligans, Children of Men, and more.
In 2008, Charlie was cast in the critically acclaimed TV series Sons of Anarchy, followed up with films like Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, Lost City of Z, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Gentlemen, and more.
You can watch him in the future in the movie Last Looks and the TV series Shantaram.
55. Antonio Banderas
|Date of Birth||10th August 1960|
|Place of Birth||Málaga, Andalucía, Spain|
|Debut Movie||False Eyelash|
Antonio Banderas is one of the most famous actors from Spain. He is often referred to as the Latin Lover.
Born in Spain, Antonio dreamed of being a professional footballer, but a foot injury cut his dreams short.
He later took up theater and toured with the troupe performing plays. Spanish director, Pedro Almodovar, discovered Antonio in Madrid and gave him a chance in his movies.
Antonio shot to international acclaim with the Oscar-nominated movie Woman On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
He was cast in Hollywood movies like The Mambo Kings. He also appeared on the music video of Madonna: Truth or Dare.
His fame was bolstered with strong performances in movies like Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Assassins, The Mask of Zorro, Legend of Zorro, and more.
His voice role in the Shrek franchise as Puss in Boots was also widely praised.
After a brief period of lull Antonio Banderas came back with more diverse roles like the horror flick, The Skin I Live in, Freida, Genius: Picasso, Pain & Glory, Dolittle, The Laundromat, and more.
Soon, you can watch him in Uncharted and the next Indiana Jones film.
54. Shemar Moore
|Date of Birth||20th April 1970|
|Place of Birth||Oakland, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||Living Single (TV Series)|
Shemar Moore was born to an Irish-Canadian mother and an African-American father. Due to the intense racial tensions, civil unrest, and taboo of interracial relations, Shemar’s mother moved away from the country.
He stayed in Bahrain and Denmark for a part of his childhood, returning only in 1977.
In his college years, Shemar Moore was a varsity baseball player and a model. After graduating with a major in communications and a minor in theater arts, he took up acting seriously.
His role in Young & Restless brought him fame. Next, he hosted the show, Soul Train show.
He acted in films like Brothers and the animated series Birds of Prey. In 2005, he started to play the role of Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds.
It was his most famous role, and he stayed with it till 2016. He also acted in movies like The Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Motives 2.
He did voice acting for many installments of Justice League animated films. He is currently working in the TV series S.
W. A. T. in the role of Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson.
53. Christian Bale
|Date of Birth||30th January 1974|
|Place of Birth||Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK|
|Debut Movie||Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV Series)|
Christian Bale is a Welsh actor from England who rose to fame with his powerful performance in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.
He started acting in plays at the young age of twelve years. Spielberg noticed him, and his film career took off from that point.
He went on to act in Kenneth Brannagh’s Henry V, Treasure Island, Newsies, Swing Kids, Little Women, Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Pocahontas, etc., before 1999. With the spread of the world wide web, Christian Bale became an internet sensation with a cult following.
Entertainment Weekly named him one of the most creative people in the industry. He was listed among the best and hottest actors under 30 by Premier.
In 2000, Christian Bale took up the role of a psychopathic stockbroker in American Psycho.
This proved to be his most iconic role. He was also cast in other, lesser successful films like Reign of Fire, Shaft, etc.
In 2002, his role in Equilibrium was met with high critical acclaim. He followed it up with The Machinist in 2004.
His turn as Bruce Wayne/ Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy was very successful, both critically and commercially.
Bale gave many more strong performances in films like Public Enemies, Out of the Furnace, Vice, Flowers of War, American Hustle, The Fighter, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ford v Ferrari and more.
Throughout his career, Bale has earned many awards and nominations including four Oscar nominations.
52. Denzel Washington
|Date of Birth||28th December 1954|
|Place of Birth||Mount Vernon, New York, USA|
|Debut Movie||Wilma (TV Series)|
Denzel Washington is an American film actor extraordinaire. He has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Tony Award, and more.
This highly acclaimed actor started his career in theater, in Off-Broadway plays, then he graduated to TV roles and made a big splash in films.
He received national recognition for his role in the television series St Elsewhere in 1982.
In Glory, he portrayed Tripp, a runaway slave in the historical drama. This role won him his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He also played a South African anti-apartheid activist in Cry for Freedom in 1987. He started work on Spike Lee’s biographical drama, Malcolm X, and next, he was in Kenneth Brannagh’s Much Ado About Nothing.
He worked with many more great directors on films like The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, The Hurricane, Training Day, The Bone Collector, Remember the Titans, and more.
They were all critical successes. He became a director and producer in 2002 with Antwone Fisher.
He proceeded to make and star in The Great Debaters, The Book of Eli, The Equalizers, Fences, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and more.
He acted in The Magnificent Seven, Unstoppable, Taking of Pelham 123, American Gangster, Inside Man, and more.
51. Robert Redford
|Date of Birth||18th August 1936|
|Place of Birth||Santa Monica, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||Maverick (TV Series)|
Robert Redford started his career during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He is the recipient of several accolades including, the Cecil B. DeMille award and A Presidential Medal for Freedom. Time Magazine listed him among the 100 most influential people in the world.
He started his career as a theater actor and moved to television in 1960. He starred in guest roles and small parts in television series like Maverick, Rescue 8, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock presents, Route 66, Naked City, The Twilight Zone, The Virginian, and more.
He debuted on the silver screen in an uncredited role with The Tall Story. In 1962, he appeared in War Hunt, and the following year, he was cast in the oddball comedy movie, Situation Hopeless…But Not Serious.
He also acted alongside Marlon Brando in The Chase. He got back to comedies with Barefoot In The Park, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Little Fauss and Big Halsy, The Candidate, and more.
He also starred in critically acclaimed dramas like Jeremiah Johnson, The Sting, The Way We Were, Three Days of Condor, All The President's Men, Out of Africa, and more.
He also directed movies that won Academy Awards. He made Ordinary People, A River Runs Through it, Quiz Show, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and more.
50. Leonardo DiCaprio
|Date of Birth||11th November 1974|
|Place of Birth||Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||Romper Room (TV Series)|
Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor, producer, activist. He won several accolades for his roles and is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
Leo started his career with television commercials and guest roles in TV series. After a phase of a lull, he made a comeback and amazed the audiences and critics with a sensitive and nuanced performance.
Leonardo gained recognition for the first time in This Boy’s Life, opposite Robert De Niro.
The same year, he appeared in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, as a developmentally challenged teenager.
This role earned him his first Oscar nomination out of the six nominations to come.
He followed this up with roles in The Basketball Diaries, The Quick and The Dead, Romeo+Juliet, and more.
In 1997, he played the lead role in Titanic, which proved to be the biggest movie of the year and one of the highest-grossing films.
In the following years, he played many more interesting and powerful roles that earned nominations and awards.
He was cast in Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond, Django Unchained, Shutter Island, J Edgar, The Great Gatsby, Inception, and more.
In 2015, he played the role of Hugh Glass in The Revenant. He was nominated for his fifth Oscar and won the statuette for best actor.
In 2019, Leonardo was again nominated for his role in the Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
In 2021, his film Don’t Look Up was released, and he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role.
Leonardo has produced many documentaries and short films on various environmental causes and charities.
49. Richard Gere
|Date of Birth||31st August 1949|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Debut Movie||Chelsea D.H.O. (TV Movie)|
Richard Gere is a renowned humanitarian and actor. He is very popular for his romantic drama and comedy roles.
People magazine's list of 50 most beautiful people included Richard Gere. The magazine also listed him as the sexiest actor.
Richard Gere is an accomplished musician, and in the early days of his career, he made music and acted in musical plays like Grease, Taming of the Shrew, and more.
He was recognized as an actor for his role in Looking For Mr. Goodbar in 1977.
After that, he was immersed in activism for the rights of Tibetans and other threatened tribal groups.
He came back to Hollywood in 1980 with roles in movies like Bent, American Gigolo, An Officer, and a Gentleman.
All these movies gained praise. His next film with Julia Roberts skyrocketed his fame, and Pretty Woman was a hit film.
The same pairing did the magic in The Runaway Bride, which was a huge hit.
His best performance up to date came with his role in the musical Chicago. It was an Academy Award-nominated role and film.
His most recent appearance has been in the TV series, MotherFatherSon in 2019.
48. Montgomery Clift
|Date of Birth||17th October 1920|
|Place of Birth||Omaha, Nebraska, USA|
|Debut Movie||Hay Fever (TV Movie)|
Montgomery Clift was the original Hollywood Heartthrob from the Golden Age of cinema. He was born with a chiseled jawline and handsome appearance.
He often played the sensitive role of emotionally tortured men. At the peak of his career, he was involved in a car accident and severely fractured his face.
After extensive plastic surgery, he was left with a noticeable facial stiffness on the left side.
Eventually, he died of a heart attack at 45, after years of alcohol dependence to help the pain.
Throughout his career Monty Clift acted in many successful films like Red River, The Heiress, A Place in The Sun, I Confess, From Here to Eternity, Young Lions, Judgment At Nuremberg, Misfits, and more.
He was a famous proponent of the style of method acting. As many unforgettable movies as he was a part of, he also missed many more.
A few are Sunset Blvd, East Of Eden, Desiree, Moby Dick, and more. Some argue that Montgomery Clift would have overshadowed the great Marlon Brando’s success if it had not been for his health problems after the car accident.
47. Orlando Bloom
|Date of Birth||13th January 1977|
|Place of Birth||Canterbury, Kent, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Casualty (TV Series)|
Orlando Bloom is a British actor and humanitarian. He is also a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador.
Orlando was fascinated by the craft of acting due to his powerful oratory skill. He and his sister won accolades for their poetry recital and bible recital skills.
This triggered his interest in acting and took him to London to learn the craft.
While performing a play, Peter Jackson was in the audience and loved his performance. He was immediately cast in the role of Legolas in the Lord of The Rings Trilogy.
He also acted alongside Heath Ledger in Ned Kelly. In 2003, Orlando was offered his next major role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
His role as the pirate Will Turner made him an international sensation. He followed up these performances in period movies like Troy, where he was Paris and Kingdom of Heaven, as the templar knight Balian de Ibelin.
He also acted in TV series like Extras, Stairway to Stardom and continues to work in Carnival Row since 2019.
Orlando reprised his role as Legolas in the Hobbit trilogy as well. He appeared in The Desolation of Smaug and Battle of the Five Armies.
He continues to play the part of Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well.
46. Robert Pattinson
|Date of Birth||13th May 1986|
|Place of Birth||Barnes, London, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Vanity Fair|
Robert Pattinson is a British actor who is a self-professed cinephile. He would rather spend his time watching movies than studying.
Despite this, Robert wanted to be a musician during his initial days. He played guitar at an open mic in bars and pubs and sang songs he wrote.
At the insistence of his father, Pattinson took up the theater to get over his shyness.
After watching one of his plays, he was cast in Vanity Fair, but his scenes were cut out.
Next, he was cast in the role of Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies.
This role garnered him national fame in the UK, and he continued to get roles in local TV series and plays.
While auditioning for a role in the USA, he was cast as Edward Cullen, the Vampire from the blockbuster franchise of Twilight.
The five-movie series made him an international heartthrob and garnered $ 3.3 billion worldwide. RPatz, as he called, discovered his fascination for auteur cinema while working with David Cronenberg in Cosmopolis.
He acted in a slew of independent films that received rave reviews and critical acclaim.
He performed in The Rover, Map to the Stars, Life, Queen Of The Desert, Lost City of Z.
The King, and more. In 2020, Pattinson returned to commercial cinema with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.
He also appeared in the NetFlix movie, The Devil All The Time, where he plays a corrupt preacher.
You can also catch him in the upcoming Batman movie made by Matt Reeves.
45. Eric Dane
|Date of Birth||9th November 1972|
|Place of Birth||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||Saved by the Bell (TV Series)|
Eric Dane is an American actor who has gained the moniker Dr. McSteamy for his role in the hit ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
He has also acted in several successful television shows and movies. His debut was in the series Saved by The Bell back in 1991.
Eric was an athlete who played on the varsity water polo team. He participated in a theater play, All My Sons, written by Arthur Miller.
This triggered his interest in acting, and Eric soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue this career.
Initially, he played guest roles in the series Wonder Years, Saved by The Bell, Roseanne, and Married…with Children.
In 2000, he auditioned for a recurring role in Gideon’s Crossing and also played a role in the supernatural series, Charmed.
He was cast in the supporting roles in films like Sol Goode, Feast, X-Men: The Last Stand, Open Water 2, and more.
At this time, he was offered a guest role in Grey’s Anatomy. Based on the positive response from the audience, his character was made permanent in the third season.
Eric Dane appeared in many more TV shows like Private Practice, The Last Ship, Euphoria, Wireless, and more.
He was also in movies like Marley & Me, Burlesque, Redeeming Love, and more.
44. James Dean
|Date of Birth||8th February 1931|
|Place of Birth||Marion, Indiana, USA|
|Debut Movie||Family Theater (TV Series)|
James Dean was a Hollywood actor who belonged to the Golden Age of Hollywood. He had a short but illustrious career before his death in a car crash at the age of 24.
He was well known for his roles as a troubled youth, an anguished soul. James spent his childhood on a ranch with his uncle and aunty as he lost his mother at a young age.
He returned to California to study pre-law but quit to take up acting. The actor learned the art of method acting from Lee Strasberg.
He performed in stage plays and Off-Broadway shows like The Immortalist, The Metamorphosis, The ScareCrow, and more.
James Dean appeared in small parts in TV series and movies in 1951 and 52.
James Dean got his first lead role in Elia Kazan’s East of Eden. After viewing his performance in a play, the screenwriter, Paul Osborn, suggested him for the lead role as the tormented teen.
Most of his scenes in the film were improvised by Dean, and Kazan decided to keep them.
James Dean was cast in Rebel Without a Cause which was his biggest hit. Later he acted in Giant, which was his last performance.
He died in a car crash before the completion of the film. The film was released a year after his death, and he was the first actor to receive two posthumous Academy Award nominations.
43. Eduardo Verástegui
|Date of Birth||21st May 1974|
|Place of Birth||Xicoténcatl, Tamaulipas, Mexico|
|Debut Movie||Mi querida Isabel (TV Series)|
Eduardo Verástegui is a Mexican actor, singer, philanthropist, and businessman. He started his career as a singer in the Mexican pop band Kairo.
Later, he quit the band to start his solo career as a singer and released many hits.
While pursuing his singing career, he was offered roles in Mexican telenovelas, and his acting career took off.
He acted in telenovelas like Mi Querida Isabel, Soñadoras, Una luz en el camino, etc., until he was cast in an American comedy film, Chasing Papi, in 2003.
While working on this film, he had a spiritual awakening of sorts. He started to focus more of his efforts on philanthropic endeavors.
He aimed to become a role model for his community. With this in mind, he accepted inspiring roles and took up charity work on a larger scale.
He acted in films like Bella, The Butterfly Circus, Cristiada, Son of God, etc. He also appeared in guest roles in TV series like CSI: Miami, Charmed, Kevin Can Wait, and more.
42. Raoul Bova
|Date of Birth||14th August 1971|
|Place of Birth||Rome, Lazio, Italy|
|Debut Movie||Quando eravamo repressi (uncredited)|
Raoul Bova is an Italian actor who is famous in America for his romantic comedies and action films.
Bova was a champion swimmer in Rome by the age of 16 years. He joined the Italian armed forces and trained in the sharpshooter corps.
After finishing his tour, he came back to take up acting. He was cast in an uncredited role in Quando eravamo repressi, in 1992.
The same year, he also appeared in Mutande pazze and acted in a guest role in Una Storia Italiana.
He performed in the miniseries La Piovra 7, 8, and 9. In 1993, he appeared as a sexy watersports instructor in Pretty Princess.
This film set the tone for his roles for a few years. He was typecast in good-looking, romantic roles.
In search of more meaningful and deeper characters, Raoul Bova acted in movies like Palermo-Milan One Way, The Border, Rewind, The Knights of The Quest, facing Windows, and more.
He was also cast in Hollywood films like Avenging Angelo, Under The Tuscan Sun, Aliens vs Predators, The Tourist, and more.
He did voice acting in animated films like Bolt, Hercules, The Family Guy, and The Addams Family.
41. Henry Golding
|Date of Birth||5th February 1987|
|Place of Birth||Betong, Sarawak, Malaysia|
|Debut Movie||Gold Diggers|
Henry Golding is a Malaysian British actor and television host. He was born to an indigenous Malaysian mother and a British father.
Henry spent five years in that country before moving to Britain. At 21 years, he returned to Malaysia to pursue roles.
He hosted and performed in a variety of shows like The 8TV Quickie, Football Crazy, The Travel Show, and more.
He also acted in the Malaysian comedy film Gold Diggers. In 2017, a worldwide search for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians was conducted, and Henry was selected.
This film was his breakthrough role in Hollywood. After its tremendous success, he acted in films like A Simple Favor, Last Christmas, The Gentlemen, Persuasion, Snake Eyes, and more.
40. Chris Pine
|Date of Birth||26th August 1980|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||ER (TV Series)|
Chris Pine comes from a family of entertainers and Hollywood bigwigs. Both his parents are actors, as well as his grandparents.
Chris studied English at The University of California, Berkeley. He also studied at the University of Leeds, England as an exchange student.
Then, he joined the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He started his acting career in 2003 with TV roles in ER, The Guardian, and CSI: Miami, before he moved to films.
In 2004, he debuted in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, opposite Anne Hathaway. He followed it up with performances in Just My Luck, Blind Dating, Smokin’ Aces, and more.
In 2007, he started acting in the reboot of the Star Trek franchise. He was signed to play Captain James T Kirk.
He reprised it in Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond. Next, the DCEU films cast Chris as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman And Wonder Woman: 1984.
Some of the hits and memorable movies of Chris Pine include This Means War, Hell Or High Water, Unstoppable, Rise of the Guardians, The Finest Hours, Outlaw King, Horrible Bosses 2, and more.
39. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
|Date of Birth||27th July 1970|
|Place of Birth||Rudkøbing, Denmark|
|Debut Movie||Requiem (Short)|
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor and producer. He graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen.
He performed on stage at the Betty Nansen Theater in plays like Hamlet, Morgen og aften, and more.
In 1994, he debuted in the Danish film Nightwatch. It went on to win the Best Actor award at Bodil Awards for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
He also appeared regularly in TV films, miniseries, and shorts across Europe. He appeared in Black Hawk Down, Stealing Rembrandt, Wimbledon, Kingdom Of Heaven, Headhunters, Oblivion, and more.
His most prominent role was in the HBO series, Game Of Thrones, as Jaime Lannister.
For this role, Coster-Waldau was nominated for multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmys, Empire Awards, Critic’s Choice Television Award, and more.
You can catch him in his latest films, A Taste of Hunger and Against The Ice.
38. Tom Hardy
|Date of Birth||15th September 1977|
|Place of Birth||Hammersmith, London, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Tommaso (Short)|
Tom Hardy is a British actor, producer, writer, and model. He won a modeling contest and got a contract with Models One.
After modeling for a while, Tom joined the Drama Center in London to learn acting.
He quit early on as he started to get roles. In 2001, Tom Hardy acted in the HBO-BBC production Band of Brothers and debuted in the Ridley Scott film Black Hawk Down.
Following his debut, Tom performed in several successful movies like Star Trek: Nemesis, Dot the I, Marie Antoinette, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, RocknRolla, Thick as Thieves, Bronson, and more.
In 2008, he got a chance to act with his hero, Gary Oldman in the critically acclaimed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
He was also a part of the blockbuster Christopher Nolan film, Inception. He followed it up with performances in This Means War, Dark Knight Rises, Lawless, Mad Max: Fury Road, and more.
He acted in Revenant in 2015, for which he won a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He continued his association with Christopher Nolan in Dunkirk. He also acted in Venom and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (deleted scene).
His most recent appearances have been in Venom: Let there be Carnage and Spiderman: No Way Home.
37. Luke Evans
|Date of Birth 15th April 1979|
|Place of Birth||Pontypool, Wales, UK|
|Debut Movie||Taboo (Video)|
Luke Evans is a Welsh actor and singer known for his deep baritone. He has displayed his vocal talents in the film Beauty and The Beast.
He is an openly gay actor, but he insists that his private life is private and not open for discussion with the press.
In 2000, Luke Evans graduated from London Studio center and started to appear in theater and stage plays.
He performed in critically acclaimed West End productions La Cava, Taboo, Rent, Miss Saigon, and Avenue Q.
Apart from these, Luke also appeared in stage plays. For Small Change, he received the Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer award.
It also got him noticed by casting directors. In 2009, he got his first film role in The Clash of the Titans, like Apollo.
After that, he continued to act in films like Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Tamara Drewe, Blitz, Three Muskateers, Robin Hood, Immortals, etc.
In 2012, he was cast in the role of Bard and Girion in the Hobbit trilogy.
He also appeared in the Fast and Furious franchise in the 6th, 7th, and 8th installments.
His other outstanding film roles have been in Beauty and The Beast, Anna, Crisis, Midway, and more.
36. Matthew McConaughey
|Date of Birth||4th November 1969|
|Place of Birth||Uvalde, Texas, USA|
|Debut Movie||Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary)|
Alright…Alright…Alright… Now here is an actor that oozes coolness. Matthew McConaughey is a Texan actor, and he is known for his romantic comedies and heavy Texas drawl.
He has appeared in several critically acclaimed films, dramas, sci-fi flicks, and action movies. McConaughey studied his bachelor's in radio-television-film at the University of Texas.
He had performed in a few commercials and an episode of the TV series Unsolved Mysteries.
While at the bar, he met the casting director of Dazed and Confused, which landed him a role in the film.
This was his breakthrough performance and led to many more roles. He was cast in successful films like Angels in the Outfield, Amistad, A Time To Kill, Contact, The Newton Boys, EDtv, U-571, and more.
From the start of 2000, he switched gears and starred in a slew of comedies like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Wedding Planner, Fool’s Gold, Tropic Thunder, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and more.
He soon returned to serious drama and appeared in films like The Lincoln Lawyer, Mud, Magic Mike, Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Wolf of Wall Street, and more.
His role in Dallas Buyers Club earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
35. John Stamos
|Date of Birth||19th August 1963|
|Place of Birth||Cypress, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||General Hospital|
John Stamos is an American actor of Greek descent. Right after finishing high school, he decided to be an actor.
Lucky for him, John’s father was very supportive of his decision. So, John Stamos quit college and auditioned for roles.
In 1982, he was cast in his first role as Blackie Parrish in the drama General Hospital.
John appeared in this role till 1984 and won a Daytime Emmy for his performance.
He then moved to a short-lived lead role in a sitcom, Dreams. Next, he did You Again?
John Stamos made his film debut in Never Too Young to Die, which was unsuccessful at the box office.
John’s biggest role to date has been in Full House, a comedy show on ABC network.
He played Jesse Katsopolis in the series and became a household name. After the success of Full House, John starred in many more ventures like Tales From The Crypt, Friends, Thieves, Jake in Progress, ER, Entourage, Glee, Law & Order: SVU, Two and a Half Men, Grandfathered, and more.
He also acted in films like A Match Made in Heaven, How to Marry A Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, The Reagents, Wedding Wars, A Raisin in the Sun, and more.
You can watch him in the Netflix show Fuller House and Big Shot.
34. Javier Bardem
|Date of Birth||1st March 1969|
|Place of Birth||Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain|
|Debut Movie||El pícaro (TV Series)|
Javier Bardem is a Spanish actor from a long line of Spanish actors and filmmakers.
His mother, Pilar Bardem, is an award-winning actress herself. Surprisingly, Javier never dreamed of being an actor.
It was only a profession to earn money to fund his passion for painting. Javier Bardem appeared in his first role in the film El Picaro at the age of six years.
But, he still managed to impress his director with his talent. At 21 years, he was cast in small roles in films like The Ages of Lulu, Amo Tu Cama Rica, High Heels, Jamón Jamón, Huidos, Golden Balls, etc.
In 2000, Bardem was cast in his breakthrough film, Before Night Falls. This film brought him to the attention of Hollywood and earned him his first Academy Award nomination.
Next, he was cast in English films like The Dancer Upstairs, Collateral, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, No Country For Old Men, Love in the Time Of Cholera, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Counselor, and more.
33. Kevin Costner
|Date of Birth||18th January 1955|
|Place of Birth||Lynwood, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||Malibu Hot Summer|
Kevin Costner is an American actor, director, and producer. He fell in love with acting after participating in a college play but did not take any steps toward it.
Kevin earned his degree in finance and marketing to become a marketing executive. Yet, his dream was still alive in his heart.
In 1981, Kevin Costner made his film debut in Sizzle Beach, U. S. A (previously known as Malibu Hot Summer).
He made many more small appearances in films, TV commercials, and more. In 1985, he had his breakout role in Lawrence Kasdan’s Silverado.
The same year, he appeared in Amazing Stories, Fandango, and American Flyers. Kevin Costner went on to act in many successful films like The Untouchables, No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Revenge, and more.
In 1990, he made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film, Dances with the Wolves.
The film won him two Academy Awards, for best picture and best director. He followed this up with many more powerful performances in films like The Bodyguard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, A Perfect World, Wyatt Earp, Westworld, The Postman, and more.
His recent films include Man of Steel, Hidden Figures, Molly’s Game, Let Him Go, etc.
32. Steve McQueen
|Date of Birth||24th March 1930|
|Place of Birth||Beech Grove, Indiana, USA|
|Debut Movie||Family Affair (TV Short)|
Steve McQueen was the King of Cool, a moniker he gained from his days of moto racing.
He was an actor who represented the age of anti-establishment sentiment that swept across America.
This attitude might be a result of the long and difficult childhood he had. Throughout his growing years, Steve ran into troubles with petty crime, abusive stepfathers, and a lack of tolerance of authority.
McQueen started acting with bit parts in movies like A Girl on the Run, Somebody up there Likes Me, and television series, Goodyear Television Playhouse, The United States Steel Hour, and more.
In the film Never Love a Stranger, he got a substantive role that was noticed and praised.
He went on to act in films like The Blob, The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery, The Magnificent Seven, etc.
In 1963, he was cast in the WWII film The Great Escape. This role earned him a Silver Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival.
He also acted in Love With the Proper Stranger, The Cincinnati Kid, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Sand Pebbles, The Reivers, Bullitt, Le Mans, The Towering Inferno, Papillon, and more.
Steve McQueen was nominated four times for a Golden Globe for Best Actor award and once for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
These nominations were for The Sand Pebbles, The Reivers, Papillon, and Love with the Proper Stranger.
31. Michael Fassbender
|Date of Birth||2nd April 1977|
|Place of Birth||Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany|
|Debut Movie||Things I Notice. Things You See.|
Michael Fassbender is an Irish actor born in Germany. He spent his childhood in the small village of Killarney in Ireland and was fascinated with acting after doing a part in a play.
At the age of 19, he moved to London to attend the Drama Center and subsequently toured with the Oxford Stage Company performing plays.
In 2001, Michael Fassbender was cast in the HBO-BBC series Band of Brother. He also acted in guest roles in TV series and in television films like Hearts and Bones, NCS: Manhunt, Gunpowder: Treason and Plot, A Bear Named Winnie, Hex, Murphy’s Law, and more.
In 2007, he made his film debut in Zack Snyder’s 300. In 2008, Steve McQueen cast him in the lead role in Hunger about the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.
This role earned him fame and recognition, apart from two Best Actor awards. He went on to appear in many more successful and critically acclaimed films like Inglorious Basterds, Shame, A Dangerous Method, X Men: First Class, X Men: Days of The Future Past, 12 Years a Slave, Steve Jobs, and more.
For his roles in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender received two Academy Award nominations.
30. Joe Manganiello
|Date of Birth||28th December 1976|
|Place of Birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Debut Movie||Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance (Short)|
Joe Manganiello is literally a huge person with a muscular body and a height of 6 ft 5 in.
At school, he was the captain of his football team. Joe played in the volleyball and basketball teams.
He even played in the varsity teams for all three sports. But, his heart lay in acting.
He was a part of his school’s production of the play Oklahoma and this set his heart on becoming an actor.
He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and moved to LA for auditions and roles.
In 2002, Joe Manganiello had an amazing debut in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman. He played Flash Thompson, a role he repeated in Spiderman 3.
After that, the actor had guest roles in series like Jake In Progress, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Close to Home, Scrubs, ER, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and more.
He also had a recurring part in How I Met Your Mother, American Heiress, and more.
Joe shot to fame and recognition after taking the main role in the supernatural drama True Blood.
He was also cast in films like Magic Mike, Sabotage, Knight of Cups, Magic Mike XXL, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Justice League, Rampage, and more.
He is a big sports fan and an ardent supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
He made the documentary called DieHardz about the Steelers fans in Los Angeles. In 2017, he was the narrator of the documentary Pittsburgh Is Home: The Story of the Penguins about the 50 years journey of the hockey team.
29. Keanu Reeves
|Date of Birth||2nd September 1964|
|Place of Birth||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Debut Movie||Hangin' In (TV Series)|
Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor born in Beirut, Lebanon. He is often called the actor who never ages because of his ageless appearance and ability to perform complex martial arts stunts even in his 50s.
His life and career have been marked with dizzying heights of stardom and dismal lows, but he always bounces back with a hit.
Keanu Reeves had his film debut in Youngblood in 1986, but his breakout role was in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures in 1989.
He followed it up with a critically acclaimed role in the independent film, My Private Idaho, in which he played a hustler.
The same year, he was also cast in the action film Point Break. This expanded his fan base.
After playing a few unsuccessful roles in films, In 1994, he was cast in Speed.
It proved to be the biggest hit of his career till that point. It thrust him into superstardom and made him a Hollywood A-lister.
After this, he appeared in a series of films like Chain Reaction, A Walk In The Clouds, and more.
They were a misfire despite the best efforts. Reeves's next big hit and possibly his biggest role came in 1999 when he was cast as Neo in the sci-fi trilogy of Matrix.
His popularity and fame shot through the stratosphere. The films that followed could not compare with the success of the Matrix.
He also tried his hand at directing the film The Man of Tai-Chi. In 2014, he came back with the super successful John Wick series.
He also acted in other good films like The Devil's Advocate, Constantine, The Lake House, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Street Kings, and more.
28. Charlton Heston
|Date of Birth||4th October 1923|
|Place of Birth||Wilmette, Illinois, USA|
|Debut Movie||Peer Gynt|
Charlton Heston is an iconic Hollywood actor, most famous for playing biblical characters. His name was synonymous with such historical film roles as Moses, Ben-Hur, Marc Anthony, El Cid, and more.
He is also one of the biggest stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Charlton Heston started his career with a silent film, Peer Gynt, in 1941.
His feature film debut happened in 1950 with Dark City and Julius Caesar. He was cast by Cecil DeMille in The Greatest Show On Earth, with whom he collaborated again in The Ten Commandments as Moses.
His other iconic roles include John The Baptist in The Greatest Story Ever Told, George Taylor in Planet of The Apes, Gen.
Charles Gordon in Khartoum, Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers, and more. Surprisingly, Heston acted in many science fiction films and post-apocalyptic dystopian films.
He appeared in The Planet of the Apes, Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, Beneath The Planet of The Apes, Soylent Green, The Omega Man, and more.
His memorable films include Secret of the Incas, Touch of Evil, The Big Country, Arrowhead, etc.
27. Ian Sommerhalder
|Date of Birth||8th December 1978|
|Place of Birth||Covington, Louisiana, USA|
|Debut Movie||The Big Easy (TV Series)|
Ian Sommerhalder is an American actor, model, and activist. He was born and raised in Louisiana in an idyllic childhood.
From the age of 10, he took up multiple modeling assignments for three years and quit at the age of 13.
He concentrated on his studies and graduated high school. At 17 years, he again started modeling and learned acting.
In 2000, he was cast in a major role in Young Americans, a spin-off show for Dawson Creek.
Following this, he acted in Changing Heart, Rules of Attraction, etc. He also played guest roles in TV shows like CSI, CSI: Miami, Anatomy of Hate Crime, Law & Order SVU, etc.
In 2004, he was cast in a recurring role in the hit TV series Lost.
This could be considered his breakout performance, and it garnered him substantial fame. He also acted in Smallville, Lost City Raiders, Tell Me you Love Me, etc.
In 2009, Ian was cast in his biggest role as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries.
The film solidified his position in the hearts of millions of young Americans. Currently, he is working on the Netflix show V Wars.
26. Daniel Craig
|Date of Birth||2nd March 1968|
|Place of Birth||Chester, Cheshire, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||The Power of One|
Daniel Craig is the famous and successful James Bond in the James Bond franchise. This English actor has a mixed heritage of French, Welsh, and English ancestry.
His mother was an art teacher and encouraged Daniel Craig to take up stage performances.
His parents were present when he made his stage debut with the role of Agamemnon in Troilus and Cressida.
After graduation from drama school, Daniel debuted in films with The Power Of One. He acted in many successful films inside roles like Elizabeth, Lara Croft: The Tomb Raider, Road To Perdition, Fateless, Munich, and more.
In 2006, he became James Bond with the film Casino Royale. His casting was questioned by critics but, all the previous Bond actors strongly endorsed him.
He went on to perform in four more bond films, namely Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Specter, and No Time To Die.
Apart from the Bond series, he was cast in such films as The Invasion, The Golden Compass, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Knives Out, Logan Lucky, etc.
Shortly, you can catch him in the sequel Knives Out 2. Daniel Craig has also appeared in many acclaimed theater productions like Macbeth, Othello, Betrayal, A Steady Rain, and more.
He has extensive television work to his credit as well. In 2022 New Year Honors, Daniel Craig was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, making him an honorary Commander.
25. Channing Tatum
|Date of Birth||26th April 1980|
|Place of Birth||Cullman, Alabama, USA|
|Debut Movie||Ricky Martin: She Bangs (Music Video)|
Channing Tatum is an American actor, dancer, model, and producer. He started his career with modeling and gradually moved to acting.
He also practices martial arts, which he learned as a child. Us Weekly reported that Channing worked as a stripper before he took up modeling.
In 2000, Channing Tatum worked as a backup dancer in the music video of Ricky Martin.
From there, he moved to model for major fashion brands like Armani, Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters, Nautica, and more.
He also appeared in the TV commercials for Pepsi and Mountain Dew. In 2005, he debuted in films with Coach Carter, and the following year, he was cast in She’s The Man.
His breakout performance was in the dance movie, Step Up opposite Jenna Dewan, his future wife.
He followed up this performance with roles in Step-Up 2, Stop-Loss, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and more.
His next big role was in the cop-comedy movie 21 Jump Street that he produced.
The film was a big hit, and he followed it up with an equally successful Magic Mike.
Channing Tatum continued to appear in such films as 22 Jump Street, Magic Mike XXL, Jupiter Ascending, White House Down, Logan Lucky, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and more.
24. Alexander Skarsgard
|Date of Birth||25th August 1976|
|Place of Birth||Stockholms län, Sweden|
|Debut Movie||Ake and His World|
Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish actor and the son of Stellan Skarsgard. He comes from a big family of actors, with three of his brothers being actors.
Alexander started acting at seven years old in a Swedish film, Ake and his World.
He acted in a few more pictures like Hunden som log and Idag röd. He felt overwhelmed by the fame and quit the profession at 13 years.
At 19, he joined the Swedish Armed Forces in the anti-sabotage and anti-terrorism unit and served for one year.
After finishing his duty, he studied theater and drama in New York and became an actor again.
He stayed in Los Angeles and auditioned for movies while working in Swedish films. He was cast in Zoolander as a mindless model in his first Hollywood movie.
He followed it up with the miniseries Revelations. He appeared in several movies in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, etc.
His next role as Eric Northman in True Blood brought him fame and recognition. He was cast in many films like 13, Straw Dogs, Melancholia, Legend of Tarzan, Zoolander 2, The Hummingbird Project, and more.
In 2017, he was cast in the main role of Perry Wright in the TV series Big Little Lies.
This role helped him garner many awards and nominations. You can watch him in shows like The Stand, Succession, and films like Godzilla vs.
Kong, The Northman.
23. Brad Pitt
|Date of Birth||18th December 1963|
|Place of Birth||Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA|
Brad Pitt is an American actor and film producer who has received numerous accolades from all film bodies for his performances.
He was doing journalism and advertising at the University of Missouri when the acting bug caught on.
Brad quit college two weeks before graduation. He went to Los Angeles to study acting.
He worked many odd jobs and took small acting jobs in films and television. His roles were not outstanding, but his performance was noticed.
In 1990, he acted in Too Young to Die, which got him positive reviews and acclaim.
In 1992, Robert Redford cast him in A River Runs Through it. This role was noticed by all the right people.
Next, he acted in An Interview With A Vampire and Legend of the Falls. His role in the 1995 crime thriller Seven was his breakthrough performance.
He followed it up with 12 Monkeys, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
Brad continued to act in many more acclaimed films, some of which gained cult status, like The Fight Club.
With Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Oceans Thirteen, he became the biggest box office draw earning huge profits.
He turned producer and made critically acclaimed films like The Departed, 12 Years a Slave, The Big Short, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and more.
He won the Academy Awards for Best Picture for the earlier two films.
22. Johnny Depp
|Date of Birth||9th June 1963|
|Place of Birth||Owensboro, Kentucky, USA|
|Debut Movie||A Nightmare on Elm Street|
Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has built a formidable reputation for picking unconventional and quirky roles which set him apart from his contemporaries.
He often collaborates with Tim Burton to make fantastical and dark comedies on morbid themes.
He is also a member of the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires, with Joe Perry and Alice Cooper.
Johnny debuted with the horror film, Nightmare on Elm Street, but he gained nationwide recognition in the television series 21 Jump Street.
He performed in acclaimed movies like Platoon, Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Don Juan DeMarco, Nick Of Time, Donnie Brasco, Sleepy Hollow, and more.
In 2003, he was cast in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise as Captain Jack Sparrow.
In typical Johnny Depp style, he made the role his own and created an iconic persona that took the world by storm.
Johnny Depp’s other iconic roles include The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, and more.
21. George Clooney
|Date of Birth||6th May 1961|
|Place of Birth||Lexington, Kentucky, USA|
|Debut Movie||Centennial (TV Mini-Series)|
George Clooney is an American actor, director, and producer. His films have grossed over $1.9 billion in total at the box office, making him one of the highest-grossing actors.
He has also won multiple awards including, an Academy Award for Best Supporting action and another for Best Picture.
George Clooney debuted in television in series like Centennial, Golden Girls, Facts of Life, Roseanne, Bodies of Evidence, Sisters, and more.
In 1994, he was cast in a recurring role in the medical drama ER as Dr.
Doug Ross. This role was his breakthrough role and earned him many Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominations.
After his success in TV, he was cast in lead roles in movies like From Dawn Till Dusk, One Fine Day, The Peacemaker, O Brother: Where Art Thou?, Out of Sight, The Perfect Storm, and more.
George Clooney struck gold in 2001, with Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean's Eleven appearing in its sequels, too.
Next, Clooney performed in a variety of roles like Solaris, Intolerable Cruelty, Good Night..and Good Luck, Syriana, Ides of March, and more He became a director and made films like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Leatherheads, The Monuments Men, Suburbicon, and more.
He also produced many successful films like Argo, Michael Clayton, Syriana, etc.
20. Hugh Jackman
|Date of Birth||12th October 1968|
|Place of Birth||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Debut Movie||Law of the Land (TV Series)|
Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and theater personality. He started his career with theater, participating in musicals.
Later, gravitated to television roles and became a major Hollywood star. This award-winning actor has won a Grammy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards.
He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Les Misérables. Hugh Jackman started on stage, playing in his high school production of My Fair Lady and as Gaston in Beauty and The Beast, Sunset Boulevard, and more.
He acted in Australian television series like Correlli, Law of the Land, Halifax f.p, and other Australian movies like Erskineville Kings, Paperback Hero, and more.
Jackman had his breakthrough role in X Men as Wolverine in 2000. He reprised the role in future X-Men movies like X Men: Last Stand, X Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, Logan, and more.
Apart from this, his acting credits include Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Australia, and more.
In 2012, he was cast in the epic musical Les Misérables and in 2017, The Greatest Showman.
19. Harrison Ford
|Date of Birth||13th July 1942|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Debut Movie||Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round|
Harrison Ford is well known for playing roguish yet lovable characters in films. His movies have grossed over $ 9.3 billion worldwide, making him the seventh highest-grossing actor.
In college, he majored in Philosophy and took up acting in his final semester. It was Harrison’s way to get over his shyness, but this decision paved the path for his career.
In 1964, he worked in the summer stock in Wisconsin and moved to Los Angeles to work in radio programs.
He started to work on background roles in Columbia Pictures till he gained his first talking part in the film Luv in 1967.
He persevered in Hollywood by acting in the television series Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Virginian, The F.B.I. Love, American Style, etc. He also performed in a few movies like Force 10 from Navarone, Apocalypse Now, Heroes, and more.
In 1977, Harrison got his big break as Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise.
The film became the most successful film franchise of all time and thrust him into stardom.
In 1981, he got his next big role in the Indiana Jones franchise. This role was also very successful and popular.
Apart from these major franchises, Harrison Ford has acted in other successful films, Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, The Fugitive, Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, Working Girl, Air Force One, and more.
He did his first voice role in The Secret Life of Pets 2 in 2019.
In 2020, he played John Thornton in Call of The Wild. In 2023, he is set to return in the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones film.
18. Cary Grant
|Date of Birth||18th January 1904|
|Place of Birth||Horfield, Bristol, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||This Is the Night|
Cary Grant was a British actor who took American citizenship in 1942. Debonair, suave, charismatic, charming are just a few adjectives that begin to describe the persona of Cary Grant.
He was one of the biggest actors during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grant became a prominent Hollywood star after beginning from a middle-class family in Bristol.
He started his career in stage plays and vaudeville in New York. In 1932, he appeared in a crime film Blonde Venus and She Done Him Wrong the following year.
Cary Grant found success and fame only after comedic performances in films like The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, The Philadelphia Story, etc.
He also acted in dramatic roles like Gunga Din, Arsenic and Old Lace, Penny Serenade, None But The Lonely Heart, etc.
The latter two films earned Oscar nominations for Grant. He was seen in Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, and more.
Cary Grant was an actor known as much for his acting as he was famous for his style sense.
He was always immaculately dressed and perfectly groomed. He also took care of his health by doing everything in moderation, never overindulging.
17. Ryan Reynolds
|Date of Birth||23rd October 1976|
|Place of Birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Debut Movie||Hillside (TV Series)|
Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He is recognized across the world for his comedic talent and action roles.
Ryan is from Vancouver, and he is the son of an RCMP officer. He acted in many bit parts of Canadian TV series and films before gaining his foothold in Hollywood.
He started work in the Canadian soap opera Hillside. Then, he moved to the Nickelodeon show, Fifteen.
He continued to guest star in popular shows like X-Files, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Cold Blood, Outer Limits, etc.
In 1998, he starred in the comedy series, Two Guys, A Girl, and Pizza Place.
His role gained popularity, and he was cast in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder.
He played substantial roles in comedy movies like Just Friends, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, Smokin Aces, Definitely Maybe, and more.
He also made appearances in action and horror films like The Amityville Horror, Blade Trinity, X Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern, and more.
In 2009 he acted in The Proposal, opposite Sandra Bullock, and in Adventureland. Ryan Reynolds also worked in dramatic movies like Buried, Woman in Gold, Life, and more.
His biggest hit was the Marvel Superhero, Deadpool in Deadpool, and Deadpool 2. This R-rated comedy became the highest-grossing film of the year and earned him a nomination at the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards.
Reynolds appeared in People's Sexiest Man Alive lists in 2007, 2009, and topped the list in 2010.
16. Ryan Gosling
|Date of Birth||12th November 1980|
|Place of Birth||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Debut Movie||Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)|
Ryan Gosling is another Canadian actor from Ontario. He was a child actor who started performing at 12 and joined the Mickey Mouse Club.
He was performing with many future stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and more.
Ryan Gosling started his acting journey with roles in entertainment programs like Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Goosebumps, Breaker High, Young Hercules, and more.
He took up acting jobs in films like Remember The Titans, The Believer, Murder by Numbers, The Slaughter Rules, United States of Leland, and more.
He received critical acclaim for his portrayal in The Believer and the other. In 2004, Gosling played the lead role in The Notebook, based on Nicholas Sparks' novel.
This role made him the heartthrob of millions of young women around the world. He followed it up with an Academy Award-nominated performance in Half Nelson.
He acted in many other successful projects like Blue Valentine, Ides of March, Only God Forgives, The Big Shorts, Nice Guys, and more.
In 2016, Ryan Gosling performed in the musical drama La La Land. It earned him his second Academy Award nomination.
He followed it up with strong performances in Blade Runner 2049, First Man, and more.
15. Matt Bomer
|Date of Birth||11th October 1977|
|Place of Birth||Webster Groves, Missouri, USA|
|Debut Movie||All My Children (TV Series)|
Matt Bomer is an American actor. He is the son of Elizabeth Macy and John O'Neill Bomer, who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1972 to 1974.
In high school, Matt followed his father's footsteps and played football as a wide receiver.
But he soon realized his passion for acting and shifted his focus to that. He did his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.
After graduating with a degree in fine arts, Bomer was cast in the show All My Children as Ian Kipling.
Next, he took up the role in Relic Hunter, and after that, he appeared in Guiding Light.
Matt exited the show in 2003, moved on to a supernatural show Tru Calling and did an episode in Northshore.
He started to get movie roles in Flightplan and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
He also acted in recurring roles in TV shows, Travelers and Chuck. In 2009, Matt Bomer got his breakthrough role as Neal Caffrey, a con artist.
He was cast as the lead in White Collar. His film repertoire was expanding with roles in In Time, Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, Space Station 76, Winter’s Tale, The Nice Guys, Magnificent Seven, and more.
On the TV screens, he worked in Glee, The American Horror Story, The Last Tycoon, Will & Grace, Doom Patrol, and more.
14. Benedict Cumberbatch
|Date of Birth||19th July 1976|
|Place of Birth||Hammersmith, London, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||Tipping The Velvet (TV series)|
Benedict Cumberbatch is a renowned British actor from a prominent family in the English high society.
His father and mother are actors, while his grandfather was a submarine officer in both World Wars.
Benedict Cumberbatch is an alumnus of the Victoria University of Manchester, where he studied drama and went to the London School of Drama for an MA in classical acting.
The theater was the launchpad for Benedict, and he performed in plays like The Zoo Story, The Kvetch, Woyzeck, Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Visit, The Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Dead Hunt, Lady From The Sea, and more.
He debuted in 2002 with Tipping the Velvet and Silent Witness. He acted in many more TV series like Spooks, Dunkirk, Hawking, To The Ends of The World, Last Enemy, and more.
His eponymous role in Sherlock has been his most successful TV series. His roles in films have been equally spectacular.
He acted in pictures like Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek: Into The Darkness, 12 Years A Slave, The Fifth Estate, The Imitation Games, etc.
He was the voice of Sauron in the Lord of The Rings Trilogy and Smaug in The Hobbit trilogy.
His most successful run has been in the Marvel movies. He was cast as Doctor Strange in Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spiderman: No Way Home, and more.
13. Dwayne Johnson
|Date of Birth||2nd May 1972|
|Place of Birth||Hayward, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||USWA Championship Wrestling (TV Series)|
Dwayne Johnson is a Canadian-American actor and professional wrestler. He debuted in the limelight as The Rock during his professional wrestling career with WWF (later WWE).
His father was also a professional wrestler from the American Samoan family. Apart from wrestling, Johnson was also a Canadian Football league player.
He played for the Calgary Stampeders. After a long and successful wrestling career from 1996 till 2019, he quit twice in 2004 and 2013 to come back again.
He debuted in television shows for guest roles in That 70s Show and Star Trek Voyager.
He started acting in films, as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King.
He also appeared in films like Walking Tall, Be Cool, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, and more.
While he took up many action movies, Dwayne Johnson has a special talent for comedy.
His action movies include Fast Five, GI Joe: Retaliation, Fast & Furious 6, Empire State, Furious 7, Hobbs & Shaw, and more.
His comedy movie list includes Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level, Central Intelligence, The Tooth Fairy, Moana, Jungle Cruise, Free Guy, and more.
His latest movie is Red Notice, and he is set to appear in the DCEU with DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam.
He is also appearing in the TV show Young Rock.
12. Tom Hiddleston
|Date of Birth||9th February 1981|
|Place of Birth||Westminster, London, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Movie)|
Tom Hiddleston is an English actor who became famous for his role as Loki the Asgardian in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hiddleston studied at Eton College and Pembroke College, Cambridge, and he is also an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
While performing in the play A Streetcar Named Desire a talent scout discovered him. He debuted in the television film based on the life of Nicholas Nickelby.
He also appeared in other TV films like Conspiracy, Archipelago, and TV series like Victoria Cross Heroes, The Suburban Shootout, and more.
Hiddleston made his film debut with Unrelated in the role of Oakley, for which he received great praise.
He also acted in Midnight in Paris, War Horse, Friend Request Pending and more. Tom had his breakthrough role as Loki in Thor.
He reprised the role again in Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Thor Ragnarok.
He also starred in the series Loki on Disney+. Apart from this, he consistently appeared in many Broadway shows and theater plays like Coriolanus, Betrayal, Intelligence Squared: Dickens vs.
Tolstoy, etc. Hiddleston has been cast in many successful movies and TV series like Crimson Peak, High Rise, I Saw The Light, Kong Skull Island, The Night Manager, and more.
11. Paul Newman
|Date of Birth||26th January 1925|
|Place of Birth||Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA|
|Debut Movie||The Aldrich Family (TV Series)|
Paul Newman was an American actor, director, and race car driver. He has won many accolades throughout his career including, an Academy Award, a BAFTA, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Cecil B.
DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Paul Newman started his career in 1954 with A Silver Chalice, and the following year, he performed in Somebody Up There Likes Me.
He received rave reviews for both roles. His performance in A Cat On The Hot Tin Roof, opposite Elizabeth Taylor, was also well received.
He received an Oscar and BAFTA nomination. His next highly acclaimed role came in 1961, with The Hustler followed by Sweet Bird of Youth and Hemmingway’s Adventure of a Young Man.
Paul Newman’s other critically acclaimed films include Hud, What A Way to Go, Harper, Cool Hand Luke, Hombre, Butch Cassidy, and The Sundance Kid.
He also acted in The Towering Inferno, The Life and Times Of Judge Roy Bean, The Sting, Slap Shot, and more.
He was again nominated for an Academy Award for In The Absence of Malice, The Verdict, Nobody’s Fool, Road To Perdition, and The Color of Money.
For the latter film, he won his only Academy Award.
10. Paul Rudd
|Date of Birth||6th April 1969|
|Place of Birth||Passaic, New Jersey, USA|
|Debut Movie||Jamie's Secret (Video short)|
Paul Rudd is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is the son of English-born American parents who migrated to America after marriage.
Paul completed his studies at the University of Kansas and studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
He worked in many odd jobs before he debuted on television in the series Sisters.
In 1995, he was cast in the teen comedy film, Clueless as his debut. The same year he also acted in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.
He worked in many successful films like Romeo+Juliet, The Object of My Affection, The Cider House Rules, Anchorman 2: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and more.
On television, he did shows like Deadline, Friends, Robot Chicken, Reno 911!, Parks and Recreation, and more.
He displayed his comedic talent on Saturday Night Live by hosting it on many occasions.
He also co-created and wrote the sitcom Party Down. His biggest role came in 2015 with the MCU movie, Ant-Man where he played Ant-man.
He reprised the role in Captain America: The Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Apart from this, Paul Rudd has appeared in films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40, Wanderlust, Mute, The Fundamentals of Caring, Ideal Home, Ghostbusters: The Afterlife, and more.
In 2019, he was listed among the sexiest men by People magazine, and he topped the list of sexiest men in 2021. He is going to be seen again in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Untitled Ghostbusters Afterlife Sequel.
9. Errol Flynn
|Date of Birth||20th June 1909|
|Place of Birth||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
|Debut Movie||In the Wake of the Bounty|
Errol Flynn is an Australian actor known for his romantic films and swashbucklers. Off the screen, he was equally famous for his partying and his hedonistic lifestyle.
Errol Flynn was born in Australia, and his father was a lecturer, but Errol was not academically inclined.
He was expelled from multiple schools for various disciplinary reasons. In 1933, the Australian filmmaker Charles Chauvel was looking for a lead actor for his film In The Wake of The Bounty, and he cast Errol Flynn in that part.
Despite its poor performance, the film encouraged him to move to England for bigger roles.
After studying drama in England, Errol Flynn played a part in the film Murder at Monte Carlo.
The Warner Brothers executive in Britain was happy with the performance and offered him a contract with the studio.
With that, he moved to California. From here, Errol Flynn’s career took a turn for the good, and he acted in films like Captain Blood, Don’t Bet On Blondes, The Prince and The Pauper, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk, The Santa Fe Trail, The Charge Of the Light Brigade, Dodge City, San Antonio and more.
Erroll Flynn also wrote articles, novels, and screenplays when he was not acting. In 1958, Erroll was filming in Cuba and met Fidel Castro.
It was reported that he was the only reporter present on site when the Cuban Revolution ended.
Errol Flynn wrote many pieces on the revolution and on Fidel Castro himself.
8. Chris Evans
|Date of Birth||13th June 1981|
|Place of Birth||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Debut Movie||Biodiversity: Wild About Life! (Video)|
Chris Evans is an American actor famous for his role as Captain America in the Marvel movie franchise.
He appeared in many movies before and after Captain America. They give us a clear idea about his talent and his fan support.
Chris grew up in Boston and studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Institute before finishing high school.
After school, Chris Evans moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for roles. He played bit roles and guest appearances in movies and TV series like Opposite Sex, The Fugitives, Not Another Teen Movie, The Perfect Score, Cellular, Boston Public, and more.
He was offered substantial roles in films like Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, Sunshine, The Nanny Diaries, Street Kings, Push, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and more. While some of his performances were praised, some were panned. When Chris was offered the role of Captain America, he famously refused because of his anxiety problem.
Lucky for us, he was convinced to take up the job, and Evans has appeared as Captain America in the series The First Avenger, Winter Soldier, Civil War, Avengers, Ant-Man, etc.
Apart from Captain America, he has also appeared in movies like The Snowpiercer, Gifted, Before We Go, Red Sea Diving Resort, Knives Out, Defending Jacob, and more.
In 2021, he acted in Free Guy and Don’t Look Up. Shortly, he is set to appear in The Grey man and Lightyear.
7. Bradley Cooper
|Date of Birth||5th January 1975|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Debut Movie||Sex and the City (TV Series)|
Bradley Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker who has eight Academy Award nominations, a Tony Award nomination and has won two Grammy Awards.
He started his career as an actor and slowly began to produce, direct and even write screenplays.
Bradley Cooper started in television in 1999, with a guest role in Sex and The City.
He also appeared in a recurring role in The Street and Globe Trekker. In the TV series Alias, he was cast as a series regular, while he continued to act in films like My Little Eye, Bending All the Rules, and Wedding Crashers.
He found his niche with comedies and appeared in many movies like Failure to Launch, The Comebacks, Yes Man, He's Not That Into You, etc.
Bradley Cooper had his breakthrough role in Hangover in 2009, a role he reprised in The Hangover: Part II and part III.
He acted in other successful films like A-Team, Limitless, The Place Beyond The Pines, Hit and Run, etc.
He also appeared in critically acclaimed and nominated films like Silver Linings Playbook, American Sniper, American Hustle, Serena, and more.
In 2014, he took on the role of Rocket in MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy and appeared in all the Guardian’s sequels along with Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
In 2011, Bradley Cooper turned a producer and made successful films like Limitless, The Words, War Dogs, Joker, A Star Is Born, and many more.
With a Star is Born, he wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, getting three Oscar nominations.
6. Idris Elba
|Date of Birth||6th September 1972|
|Place of Birth||Hackney, London, England, UK|
|Debut Movie||2point4 Children (TV Series)|
Idris Elba is a British actor, DJ, and producer. He was born Idrissa Akuna Elba and shortened his name to Idris Elba, while his DJ name is DJ Big Driis.
He was introduced to the craft of DJing by his uncle, who was a wedding DJ.
Idris Elba set up his own business as a DJ, and in between jobs, he took up odd jobs like a cold caller, tire fitting, etc.
Idris Elba started his acting career with guest roles in TV series. He appeared in 2point4 Children, Crimewatch, Space Precinct, and more.
He started to get recurring roles in The Bill, The Governor, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Insiders, Family Affairs, and more.
In the meantime, Idris also acted in films like Belle Maman, Sorted, Buffalo Soldier, The Gospel, Daddy’s Little Girl, etc.
In 2002, Idris was cast in his breakthrough role in The Wire. He was cast in substantial roles in successful films like 28 Weeks Later, American Gangster, The Reaping, RocknRolla, and more.
In 2011, Idris appeared in the MCU film Thor as Heimdal, a role he reprised in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.
He also performed in other acclaimed films like Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom, No Good Deed, and more.
Idris Elba’s filmography includes many more hits like Star Trek Beyond, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Mountain Between Us, Zootopia, Finding Dory, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad, and more.
5. Marlon Brando
|Date of Birth||3rd April 1924|
|Place of Birth||Omaha, Nebraska, USA|
|Debut Movie/ TV series Actor's Studio (TV Series)|
Marlon Brando is one of the greatest Hollywood actors from the Golden era. He was nominated for eight Academy Awards for acting roles and won two of them.
He is also one of the earliest ‘Woke’ actors in Hollywood as he championed the cause of Civil Rights and Native American rights.
He was one of the most influential performers of the century. He started his career on stage in 1944, as was common in those days.
His first on-screen role was in the Actor’s Studio in 1949. He made his film debut with The Men in 1950, but his second film, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Elia Kazan, earned him the first Oscar nomination.
He followed it up with another Elia Kazan film, Viva Zapata, that was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Marlon Brando was renowned for his style of method acting, and he has been credited for introducing the Stanislavski system of acting.
He appeared in many more critically acclaimed films like Julius Caesar, On The Waterfront, The Teahouse of August Moon, Sayonara, The Young Lion, The Ugly American, The Nightcomer, The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris, A Dry White Season, Apocalypse Now, and more.
Between 1963-71, Brando experienced a period of underperforming films. He got back his rhythm with The Godfather and performed in critically acclaimed films like Last Tango In Paris, A Dry White Season, Apocalypse Now, and more.
In his final years, Brando suffered from health problems like obesity, diabetes, and more. This contributed to his difficult work environment on set.
4. Michael B Jordan
|Date of Birth||9th February 1987|
|Place of Birth||Santa Ana, California, USA|
|Debut Movie||The Sopranos (TV Series)|
Michael Bakan Johnson is an American actor and film producer. He is the eldest son of Donna and Michael A Johnson.
He started his career as a child model. He modeled for brands like Toys R Us and Modell Sporting Goods.
After modeling for a while, he was inspired to take up acting as a career choice.
Michael Jordan debuted on television with guest roles in shows like The Sopranos, Cosby, Black and White, and more.
In 2001, he was cast in the sports drama movie Hardball opposite Keanu Reeves. Michael Jordan was getting noticed for his talent, and he appeared on the hit show Wire as Wallace, as a recurring character.
He also replaced Chadwick Boseman in All My Children. Till 2009, Johnson acted in different shows in guest roles like CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Bones, Burn Notice, etc.
He was cast in a recurring role in The Assistants, a sitcom, and Friday Night Lights, a sports drama.
He appeared in House, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Parenthood, etc. He also acted in Blackout, Pastor Brown, Red Tails, Chronicle, etc.
His breakthrough role came in 2013 with The Fruitvale Station as Oscar Grant. He went on to play Donnie Creed in the movies Creed I, Creed II, and Creed III.
His biggest part was that of Eric Kilmonger in The Black Panther. He also turned producer and made films like Kin, Just Mercy, Without Remorse, and A Journey for Jordan.
Jordan was ranked TV’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2011. He was also named the actor to watch People and Variety magazines.
3. Jason Momoa
|Date of Birth||1st August 1979|
|Place of Birth||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA|
|Debut Movie||Baywatch (TV Series)|
Jason Momoa is an American actor and filmmaker. He is Hawaiian, and his ancestry includes Pawnee, German and Irish heritage.
Jason Momoa grew up in Norwalk, Iowa, with his mother. It was here that the designers, Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi, discovered him and encouraged him to take up modeling.
After modeling for a while, he tried his hand at acting and took up the role of Jason Ioane in Baywatch: Hawaii.
He was nineteen at that time, and he portrayed the role for two years. He auditioned for films and acted in the TV films Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, Tempted, and Johnson Family Vacation.
He was signed on for recurring parts in TV shows North Shore and Stargate Atlantis.
They got him noticed and led to his next big role of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones thrust him into international fame. He continued to act in movies like Conan The Barbarian, Bullet in the Head, Wolves, etc.
He also acted in the TV series, The Red Road, Drunk History, Frontier, etc. In 2016, Warner Bros. cast him as Arthur Curry/ Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
He reprised this role in Justice League, Aquaman, The Lego Movie 2, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
He has also appeared in the epic sci-fi movie Dune as Duncan Idaho and is now set to appear in his most anticipated movie Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
2. Chris Hemsworth
|Date of Birth||11th August 1983|
|Place of Birth||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Debut Movie||Guinevere Jones (TV Series)|
Christopher 'Chris' Hemsworth was born in sunny Australia as the middle child of Leonie and Craig Hemsworth.
The family shifted constantly between the Australian Outback in the Northern Territory and Melbourne. After high school, Hemsworth decided to pursue a career in acting.
In 2002, he debuted in the TV series Guinevere Jones. Chris Hemsworth acted in a recurring role in Neighbors, Home and Away while appearing in guest roles in Marshall Law, The Saddle Club, etc.
He also appeared in Dancing With the Stars, Australia edition. In 2009, Hemsworth made his film debut with small yet prominent parts in Star Trek and A Perfect Getaway.
In 2011, he auditioned for and got the part of Thor in the MCU franchise.
Hemsworth jokingly disclosed that when the casting directors saw a clip of him in Dancing with the Stars, they almost recast Thor.
He went on to play Thor in the next two Thor movies and Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Infinity War, and Endgame.
Apart from this, Chris was also a part of successful films like The Cabin In The Woods, Snow White and The Huntsman, Star Trek Into Darkness, Rush, Vacation, In The Heart of the Sea, and more.
His performance in Rush, The Cabin In The Woods, was critically praised. Chris Hemsworth also appeared in 12 Strong, Ghostbusters, Men in Black: International, Extraction, and more.
Extraction was released on Netflix, and it was streamed into 90 million households, breaking a record previously held by Birdbox.
His recent marvel movie "Thor: Love and Thunder" has been a commercial success. He is going to reprise his role as Tyler Rake in the sequel to Extraction titled "Extraction 2".
1. Henry Cavill
|Date of Birth||5th May 1983|
|Place of Birth||Jersey, Channel Islands, UK|
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is an English actor who breathed new life into Superman movies.
In an interview, Henry disclosed that his dream to become an actor was fuelled by a chance encounter with Australian actor Russell Crowe while Cavill was studying at Stowe School.
The advice given by Crowe made Cavill work harder to achieve his dream. Henry Cavil debuted on-screen in 2001.
He appeared in small roles in many movies and TV series like The Count of Monte Cristo, I Capture The Castle, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Goodbye Mr.
Chips, Hellraiser: Hellworld, Tristan & Isolde, Stardust, and more. In 2007, Cavill gained fame as Charles Brandon in the British series, The Tudors.
In 2011, Henry played Theseus in The Immortals and followed it up with a performance in A Cold Light of Day.
He gained international stardom when cast as Superman/ Clark Kent in DCEU’s Man of Steel.
He reprised the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. He also acted in other hit movies like The Man from U. N. C. L. E, Mission Impossible - Fallout, Enola Holmes, Night Hunter, and more. Since 2019, Henry Cavill has been playing the role of Geralt of Rivia in the hit fantasy series "The Witcher" on Netflix.
His recent movies include Enola Holmes 2, Argylle, The Rosie Project and many more are in production.
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