Top 50 Most Popular Marvel Actors Of All Time


Marvel comics were a collection of superhero and science fiction comic books. When Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and friends created characters like Spider-Man, Ironman, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow,  Doctor Strange, etc., they did not expect that this would become part of a billion-dollar film franchise that continues to grow as we speak.


While the comic book characters that Marvel created were larger than life, they were limited to books and animated films.


Even live-action films were not able to come close to the kind of success that they enjoy today.


So, when we see the Marvel universe today, we need to take a step back and appreciate the fun-filled and sometimes tense films that they gave us.


While we are in awe of the superheroes, we must also remember characters like Nick Fury, Happy Hogan, Agent Coulson, etc.


They were the ones who supported the heroes, cheered them, guided them, and sometimes even controlled them.


ENTOIN’s collection of most popular Marvel actors aims to collate a list of all Marvel superheroes from the Avenger series, post-Avengers TV series, and the individual backstories of major characters.


This list is not complete or exhaustive. We might have missed a few characters based on their screen time, popularity with fans, or importance in the plot.


If you find that we have omitted important people, drop us a message, and we will rectify ourselves. Without any more delays, let us start the list now.




1. Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr.


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


RDJ, as he is commonly known, is a talented actor with multiple Oscar nominations. He starred in l Air America, Soapdish, Chaplin, Heart and Souls, Only You, Richard III, US Marshals, etc.


He had a temporary setback in his career due to his substance abuse, but he bounced back stronger with Tropic Thunder, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gothika, Good Night and Good Luck, A Scanner Darkly, Zodiac, etc.


Downey was the first superhero from Marvel Studios to have his film, and his success paved the way for Thor, Captain America, and the rest of the Avengers films.


He portrays Tony Stark, a troubled genius who finds his calling after being kidnapped in Afghanistan. He pulls back on his weapons manufacturing and builds a technology base that functions as a hub for all the Avengers to meet and train.




2. Chris Evans


Chris Evans


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 13, 1981
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Biodiversity: Wild About Life!


Chris Evans is an American actor who trained at Lee Strasberg Institute before beginning his career.


He appeared in Tv series and films like Not Another Teen Movie, The Perfect Score, Boston Public, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, Sunshine, Street Kings, Push, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, etc.


Evans was cast as Steve Rogers / Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger. He reprised this role in its sequels and all the Avengers films too.


He is the super soldier on whom the serum is successfully tested and has the strength of character to withstand it.




3. Tom Holland


Tom Holland


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1996
Place of Birth Kingston upon Thames, England, UK
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 2010
Debut Movie/ TV series The Secret World of Arrietty


Tom Holland is a British actor trained in ballet to star in the West-End play, Billy Elliot: The Musical.


After the theater role, he continued to act in film roles like The Impossible, In The Heart of The Sea, How I Live Now, etc.


His most recent roles include Chaos Walking, The Devil All The Time, Cherry, Uncharted, etc. In Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland was introduced as the new Spider-man.


He reprised the role in Spider-man: Homecoming, Spider-man: Far From Home, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-man: No Way Home.




4. Samuel L Jackson


Samuel L Jackson


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 21, 1948
Place of Birth Washington, D.C., USA
Height 1.89 m
Debut year 1972
Debut Movie/ TV series Together For Days


Samuel L. Jackson is an accomplished actor who has appeared in many of the biggest franchises like Star Wars, Incredibles, XXX, Jurassic Park, Die-Hard With a Vengeance, Kingsman: The Secret Service, etc.


He has frequently collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on films like Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill Vol 2, etc.


Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury, the director of S. H. I. E. L. D. Fury brings together many superheroes and coordinates with them in resolving all the crises that hit the earth.


He is the contact point of many non-earth superheroes like Captain Marvel, Thor, etc.



5. Chris Hemsworth


Chris Hemsworth


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 11, 1983
Place of Birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 2002
Debut Movie/ TV series Guinevere Jones


Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor who worked in multiple Australian TV series like Neighbors, Home and Away, etc before he was cast in MCU.


As his visibility in Hollywood increased, he worked in films like The Cabin In The Woods, Snow White and The Huntsman, Star Trek Into Darkness, Rush, etc.


Hemsworth played Thor in the eponymous movie and its three sequels, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, etc. He portrays the Norse god of thunder, who is the only one who can wield Mjolnir, the hammer.



6. Josh Brolin


Josh Brolin


Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 12, 1968
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series The Goonies


Josh Brolin is the son of James Brolin and Jane Cameron. He is an accomplished actor with an Oscar nomination and multiple other accolades to his name.


He appeared in films like The Hollowman, Grindhouse, No Country for Old Men, American Gangster, W., Milk, True Grit, Men in Black 3, Inherent Vice, Sicario, etc.


In the Marvel universe, he was introduced as Thanos, the supervillain who plans to wipe out half the world’s population and reset evolution.


He appeared for the first time in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and came back in Thor Ragnarok, Avengers Infinity War, and Avengers Endgame.



7. Mark Ruffalo


Mark Ruffalo


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


Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor and director. He was nominated thrice for an Academy Award for his roles in The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher, and Spotlight.


He was also nominated for multiple BAFTAs, Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG awards, and more. In 2012, Mark Ruffalo joined the Marvel cast as Bruce Banner/ Hulk.


He performed the role in The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.



8. Tom Hiddleston


Tom Hiddleston


Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 9, 1981
Place of Birth Westminster, London, England, UK
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby


Tom Hiddleston is a British actor with great experience working in theater, television, and movies. His roles in Shakespearean theater opened up avenues for film roles in Conspiracy, Archipelago, and TV series like Victoria Cross Heroes, The Suburban Shootout, etc.


Initially, Hiddleston auditioned for the role of Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s Marvel film Thor. However, he was cast as Loki, the Asgardian god of mischief and deceit.


He is the adopted son of Odin and Frigga, and he is the son of Laffey, the frost giant.



9. Benedict Cumberbatch


Benedict Cumberbatch


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 19, 1976
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 2002
Debut Movie/ TV series Fields of Gold


Benedict Cumberbatch is an Oscar-nominated actor who worked in many nominated films. His acclaimed roles include Imitation Game, the Hobbit trilogy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek: Into The Darkness, 12 Years A Slave, The Fifth Estate, Dunkirk, etc.


Cumberbatch took on the role of Doctor Strange in the MCU. He portrayed the well-meaning sorcerer who likes to bend and break the rules while being the best at what he does.


He reprised the role in Avengers Infinity Ward, Avengers Endgame, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, etc.



10. Chris Pratt


Chris Pratt


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 21, 1979
Place of Birth Virginia, Minnesota, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 2000
Debut Movie/ TV series Cursed Part 3


Chris Pratt is an actor and comedian who gained fame for his role as Andy Dwyer in NBC’s Parks and Recreation.


He appeared in other comedies and action films like Moneyball, The Five-Year Engagement, Movie 43, Zero Dark Thirty, Jurassic World franchise, The Magnificent Seven, Passengers, etc.


In 2014, he was cast as Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequels. He reprised the role in Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder, etc.


He is the Half celestial/half-human being who joins the fight against Thanos to save the universe.



11. Chadwick Boseman


Chadwick Boseman


Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 29, 1976
Place of Birth Anderson, South Carolina, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series All My Children


Chadwick Boseman was an American actor and playwright. He studied directing at Howard University and earned the Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO.


He worked in plays like Deep Azure. Boseman appeared in TV dramas Persons Unknown, Lincoln Heights, etc. His film roles consisted of biographies and stories of historical figures.


Boseman worked in Marshall, 42, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Get On Up, etc. MCU cast Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther in the film Black Panther.


He is the newly appointed ruler of the secretive kingdom of Wakanda which holds highly advanced technology.



12. Anthony Mackie


Anthony Mackie


Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 23, 1978
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 2002
Debut Movie/ TV series 8-Mile


Anthony Mackie is an American actor who graduated from the Juilliard School of Arts. He debuted in Eminem 8-Mile and worked in films like Brother to Brother, The Manchurian Candidate, Million Dollar Baby, Hurt Locker, Notorious, Half Nelson, Eagle Eye, etc.


Mackie was cast in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, etc., as Sam Wilson /Falcon. He is the former pararescueman who trains as Falcon.



13. Hugh Jackman


hugh jackman


Hugh Jackman portrayed James Howlett/Wolverine in nine films from 2000 to 2017, making him the actor with the longest career as a live-action Marvel character until Patrick Stewart surpassed his record in 2022. 


Wolverine is a mutant with superhuman strength, healing abilities, and adamantium claws. He was a member of the X-Men, a group of mutants who fought for peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants.


Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine was praised for its intensity, physicality, and emotional depth. He captured the character’s feral nature, his inner conflict, and his loyalty to his fellow X-Men.


Wolverine was one of the most popular characters in the X-Men film series, and Jackman’s performance helped to make him an iconic superhero.



14. Sebastian Stan


Sebastian Stan


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 13, 1982
Place of Birth Constanța, Romania
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance


Sebastian Stan is a Romanian American actor. He migrated to the USA with his mother at twelve years and studied drama at Rutgers University.


Stan appeared in several minor and supporting roles in TV and film, working in The Hot Tub Time Machine, Black Swan, The Apparition, The Martian, The Bronze, etc.


MCU roped him in to play Bucky Barnes, the best friend of Steve Rogers. Barnes gets kidnapped by HYDRA and turned into a mindless killer called Winter Soldier.


Stan portrayed this role in Captain America: The First Avenger, its sequels, Ant-Man, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, etc.



15. Ryan Reynolds


ryan reynolds


Ryan Reynolds has portrayed two Marvel characters on the big screen: Hannibal King in “Blade: Trinity” and Wade Wilson/Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Deadpool”, and “Deadpool 2”.


In “Blade: Trinity,” Reynolds played Hannibal King, a vampire who allies with Blade to fight Dracula.


In “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Reynolds portrayed Wade Wilson, a mutant soldier who becomes Deadpool, a masked vigilante with superhuman healing abilities and a penchant for fourth-wall-breaking humour. 


Reynolds’ portrayal of Deadpool was widely criticized for straying from the character’s comic book origins, but his performance in subsequent “Deadpool” films was praised for its faithfulness to the source material and its irreverent, self-aware humour.



16. Bradley Cooper


Bradley Cooper


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 5, 1975
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Sex and the City


Bradley Cooper is a multi-Oscar nominated actor who also won Grammy awards for his work in A Star Is Born.


The other nominated films of Cooper include American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Serena, etc. He also worked in the huge hit film franchise of The Hangover.


Marvel Studios brought Bradley Cooper to do the voice of Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy.


Although he is not physically seen in the film, Rocket is a central character in the plot of all three Guardians films, Avengers Infinity Wars, Avengers Endgame, etc.



17. Jeremy Renner


Jeremy Renner


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


Jeremy Renner is Clint Barton/ Hawkeye from Marvel. He is one of the original six Avengers with a mysterious past.


After the snap of Thanos, Hawkeye loses his entire family, and he goes rogue. With an alias of Ronin, he hunts down organized crime syndicates.


Apart from the MCU movies, Renner is a two-time Academy nominated actor with a laudable list of films.


He has been in The Hurt Locker, The Town, Arrival, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy, Hansel, and Gretel: Witch Hunters, American Hustle, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, etc.


Jeremy’s character, Hawkeye, recently got his show with the same name. The show does a great job of showcasing what it is like to be Hawkeye, his family, and how he manages everything while dealing with the chaos.



18. Paul Rudd


Paul Rudd


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


Paul Rudd is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He has appeared in comedy and light-hearted roles in television and films.


His acting credits include Friends, Romeo+Juliet, The Object of My Affection, The Cider House Rules, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40, The Fundamentals of Caring, Ghostbusters: The Afterlife, etc.


Paul Rudd joined the MCU as Scott Lang, a good-hearted thief who takes on the mantle of Ant-Man to help Dr. Hank Pym in stopping Darren Cross/ Yellowjacket.


He reprised the role in the sequels and Avengers Infinity War, Captain America Civil War, Avenger Endgame, etc.



19. Vin Diesel


Vin Diesel


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


Vin Diesel is the professional name of Mark Sinclair. He is most famous for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, where he plays Dominic Toretto.


Vin Diesel is a part of other movie franchises like the XXX franchise as Xander Cage, Chronicles of Riddick franchise as Riddick, etc.


In Guardians of the Galaxy Vin Diesel was cast as Groot and baby Groot. He voiced the sentient tree-like being, full-grown in the first part of Guardians.


But he dies and leaves behind baby Groot who has a different personality from the earlier version. Fans were pleasantly surprised to learn that Vin Diesel is the voice behind Groot. He did a great job.



20. Paul Bettany


Paul Bettany


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 27, 1971
Place of Birth Harlesden, London, England, UK
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series Wycliffe


Paul Bettany is a British actor who appeared in several films in supporting roles and character roles.


His memorable films include A Knight’s Tale, The Tourist, Wimbledon, The DaVinci Code, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Creation, Master, and Commander: The Far Side of The World, etc.


In Iron Man, Paul Bettany joined the MCU, albeit via voice only. He was the voice of Stark’s AI butler, J. A. R. V. I. S. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, he became Vision and reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers Endgame.


He was also a pivotal character in the series, WandaVision.



21. Jon Favreau


Jon Favreau


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


Jon Favreau is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He began with acting and appeared in several successful films like Rudy, Deep Impact, The Replacements, Couples Retreat, The Break-up, etc.


As a filmmaker, Favreau worked on Elf, Zathura: A Space Adventure, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, etc. When Marvel Studios began work on Iron Man, Jon Favreau joined the team as director and executive producer.


He starred in a supporting role as Happy Hogan. Favreau worked in multiple other MCU films like Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home, etc.



22. Oscar Isaac


Oscar Isaac


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 9, 1979
Place of Birth Guatemala City, Guatemala
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Illtown


Oscar Isaac is a Guatemalan actor who has worked in multiple acclaimed roles. Initially, he gained fame and recognition for his role as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.


He also starred in Ex-Machina, Balibo, Inside Llewyn Davis, Body of Lies, A Most Violent Year, X-Men: Apocalypse, etc.


In 2022, MCU introduced a new superhero, Moon Knight, portrayed by Oscar Isaac. He suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder after years of childhood abuse and life in the US Marines.


An Egyptian god, Khonshu, recruits him as Moon Knight to fight for justice and exact vengeance on evil-doers.



23. Idris Elba


Idris Elba


Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 6, 1972
Place of Birth Hackney, London, England, UK
Height 1.89 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series 2point4 Children


Idris Elba is an English actor famous for his role as Stringer Bell in the HBO drama The Wire.


Later, he portrayed the calculating and clever Luther in the eponymous British TV series. He even worked as the famous anti-apartheid activist, statesman, and great leader, Mandela in A Long Walk to Freedom.


Idris Elba has starred in many hit TV series and films. He built his career as a DJ and musician.


He has multiple nominations for Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2011, Idris Elba was brought onboard the Thor franchise as Heimdall.


He played the Norse god, the all-seeing and all-hearing keeper of the Bifrost. He was the gatekeeper of Asgard who helped Thor on multiple occasions to prevent danger or save Asgard.



24. Michael B. Jordan


Michael B. Jordan


Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 9, 1987
Place of Birth Santa Ana, California, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series The Sopranos


Michael B. Jordan is an American actor and producer. He worked in Marvel’s Black Panther and the TV series What If?


Jordan portrayed Eric Killmonger/ N Jadaka, the cousin of T’Challa. He is the leader of a militant organization and infiltrates Wakanda to use its technology to conquer the world.


Apart from Black Panther, Michael Jordan is highly acclaimed for his role in the Creed series, The Fruitvale Station, Kin, Just Mercy, Without Remorse, A Journey for Jordan, Blackout, Pastor Brown, Red Tails, Chronicle, etc.



25. Dave Bautista


Dave Bautista


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


Dave Bautista is a former professional wrestler who was a WWE champion and an MMA fighter. He retired from the sport and moved to acting in 2006, appearing in several TV series as himself or guest roles.


Bautista starred in films like The Man with the Iron Fists, Riddick, Spectre, Blade Runner 2049, Army of the Dead, Dune, etc.


Marvel cast him as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. He reprised the role in the sequel and Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder, etc.


Fans enjoyed seeing their favorite wrestler turned actor play such amusing roles. He made the character of Drax a memorable one for a long time.



26. Jake Gyllenhaal


Jake Gyllenhaal


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 19, 1980
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.82 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series City Slickers


Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor with an eclectic choice of roles and films. He became a cult star with his role in Donnie Darkko and starred in many more hit films like The Day After Tomorrow, Jarhead, Brokeback Mountain, Brothers, Zodiac, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Source Code, etc.


In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Gyllenhaal portrays Mysterio, a psychopathic villain. He reprised this role in Spider-Man: No Way Home as well.



27. Simu Liu


simu liu


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 19, 1989
Place of Birth Harbin, China
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series Nikita


Simu Liu is a Chinese- Canadian actor who rose to fame with his role as Shang-Chi in Marvel’s superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings.


He worked as a stuntman in projects like Pacific Rim, Avicii I Could Be The One, etc. Liu worked in series like Kim’s Convenience, Blood and War, Star Wars: Visions, Taken, Orphan Black, Pacific Rim, etc.


In 2023, Simu Liu starred in the live-action film Barbie and Simulant among other projects. 



28. Daniel Kaluuya


Daniel Kaluuya


Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 24, 1989
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Shoot the Messenger


Daniel Kaluuya is an Oscar-winning British actor. He was also nominated for his role in Get Out and won the award for his role in Judas and The Black Messiah.


Kaluuya has a list of West End plays and theater awards to his name. Apart from his Oscar-nominated roles, Daniel Kaluuya also worked in Sicario, Johnny English Reborn, Kick-Ass 2, Widows, Queen & Slim, etc.


In 2018, he worked in the MCU’s Black Panther as W’Kabi, who was the chief of defense of T’Challa.



29. Richard Madden


Richard Madden


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 18, 1986
Place of Birth Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series Barmy Aunt Boomerang


Richard Madden is a Scottish actor who became famous as Robb Stark in the HBO epic drama Game of Thrones.


He began acting at the age of 11 and joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Later, he toured with Shakespeare’s Globe performing plays and West-End productions.


Madden was cast in Marvel film Eternals as Ikaris, a celestial. He betrays the Eternals and leads them to the Deviants in the film.


Apart from this, Madden also appeared in the TV series Bodyguard, Medici, etc., and the films Rocketman, 1917, etc.



30. Don Cheadle


Don Cheadle


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


Don Cheadle is an American actor and producer who has won multiple awards like Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, etc., apart from nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Primetime Emmy awards, etc.


Don Cheadle worked in movies that were well-received both critically and commercially. His films include The Rat Pack, Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Out of Sight, Traffic, the Ocean trilogy, Devil in a Blue Dress, Rebound: The Legend of Earl ‘The Goat’ Manigault, Rosewood, Boogie Nights, etc.


Cheadle was brought on to play James Rhodes/ War Machine in Iron Man 2. The role was played by Terence Howard in the first movie, but Cheadle took over after Howard exited.


Rhodes is the friend and partner of Iron Man in all Avengers films.



31. Benedict Wong


Benedict Wong


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 3, 1971
Place of Birth Eccles, Greater Manchester, England
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1992
Debut Movie/ TV series Screenplay


Benedict Wong is a British actor whose parents were born in Hong Kong. He completed a two-year acting course at Salford City College and joined the workforce.


He worked at BBC radio on radio plays and did support roles and guest roles in TV series. He worked in films like Prometheus, Kick-Ass 2, Johnny English Reborn, The Martian, Annihilation, etc.


In 2014, Wong was cast as Kublai Khan in the Netflix series Marco Polo. In 2016, Benedict Wong joined the MCU as the sorcerer Wong at Kamar-Taj.


He reluctantly teaches Doctor Strange and stands by him despite his differences. He appeared in Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, etc.



32. Chiwetel Ejiofor


Chiwetel Ejiofor


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 10, 1977
Place of Birth Forest Gate, London, England, UK
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Screen Two


Chiwetel Ejiofor is a highly acclaimed British actor who has worked in many critically successful movies. He was also nominated for an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, etc.


Ejiofor’s filmography includes Four Brothers, Endgame, 12 Years a Slave, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the live-action Lion King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Man Who Fell to Earth, etc.


In the MCU, Chiwetel Ejiofor portrays Karl Mordo, a fellow sorcerer at Kamar-Taj. He is a very morally inflexible and rigid sorcerer.


He becomes disillusioned by the Ancient One, who draws energy from the Dark Dimension and generally opposes Strange’s disregard for rules.



33. Kumail Nanjiani


Kumail Nanjiani


Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 21, 1978
Place of Birth Karachi, Pakistan
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 2008
Debut Movie/ TV series Saturday Night Live


Kumail Nanjiani was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and came to the USA at the age of 18 years. He graduated college with a double in Computer Science and Philosophy.


Later, he took up stand-up comedy and acting roles. He is also an Oscar-nominated screenwriter.


Nanjiani worked in films like Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Big Sick, Men In Black: International, Dolittle, Franklin & Bash, Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, Portlandia, etc.


Nanjiani was cast as the Eternal Kingo Senan in the 2021 Marvel film The Eternals. He is a master swordsman and shoots cosmic energy beams from his hands.


His alter ego is a Bollywood actor, who loves himself and only himself. His trait is that he is narcissistic and wants to film every part of his life to gain more fame.



34. Martin Freeman


Martin Freeman


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


Martin Freeman is a British actor known for his roles in the TV series Sherlock. He has appeared in other well-known series and films like Fargo, The Office (UK version), A Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy, The Responders, Shaun of the Dead, The Responders, Ali G, Inda House, etc.


Martin Freeman was introduced to the MCU in Captain America: Civil War. He was cast as Everett K Ross, a Task Force agent sent to capture Bucky Barnes.


He later captures the real culprit, Helmut Zemo. Freeman came back in Black Panther as the US Dept officer in charge of working with Wakanda.



35. Jacob Batalon


Jacob Batalon


Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 9, 1996
Place of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2016
Debut Movie/ TV series North Woods


Jacob Batalon is an American actor of Filipino descent. He was studying music theory when he dropped out to take a two-year acting program at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.


Batalon appeared in supporting roles and minor characters in films and TV series after his debut. In 2017, he was cast as Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming.


He is Peter Parker’s best friend and his confidante who knows his secret identity. Batalon reprised his role as Ned Leeds in all three Spider-Man films along with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.



36. Anthony Hopkins


Anthony Hopkins


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 31, 1937
Place of Birth Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1960
Debut Movie/ TV series A Matter of Degree


Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is one of the greatest British actors of his generation. He won two Academy Awards and multiple BAFTAs, Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, and an Olivier Award for his work.


He is known for his collaboration with Richard Attenborough in five films and two Merchant-Ivory films.


He worked in great films like Silence of the Lambs, Remains of The Day, Howard’s End, A Bridge Too Far, The Elephant Man, Legend of the Falls, Amistad, Two Popes, The Father, etc.


In the Marvel Universe, Anthony Hopkins played the Asgardian God Odin. He is the father of Thor and Loki, apart from being the ruler of Asgard.


He is a strict man and banishes Thor from Asgard to Earth for his irresponsible behavior.



37. Owen Wilson


Owen Wilson


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


Owen Wilson is an Academy Award-nominated actor known for his floppy blonde hair, his typical manner of speaking, and his list of comedies.


He has worked in films like The Royal Tenenbaum, Meet The Parents, Zoolander, Night At The Museum, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers, Marley & Me, Cars series, etc.


In 2021, Marvel introduced the character of Mobius M. Mobius, a Time Variance Authority officer in their TV series, Loki.


He monitors all Time Variance events, and he is sent to apprehend Loki for his actions with the Tesseract.


With this show Loki, Owen made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans love his character and are looking forward to seeing him more in season 2 of Loki. 



38. Jeff Goldblum


Jeff Goldblum


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


Jeff Goldblum is an American actor with an extensive career in science-fiction movies, comedies, and adventures. He came to prominence with his role in The Fly in 1986.


After that, he worked in the Jurassic Park franchise, the Independence Day franchise, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Prince of Egypt, Cats & Dogs, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Adam Resurrected, etc.


In 2017, Marvel introduced him as the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok. He is an ageless Elder of the Universe and has a particular liking for sport, games, and skill tests where beings from different civilizations of the universe contest in it.



39. Clark Gregg


Clark Gregg


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 2, 1962
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1988
Debut Movie/ TV series Things Change


Clark Gregg is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He worked in several comedies and wrote screenplays for acclaimed films before he joined the Marvel universe.


His other movies and TV series include The New Adventures of Old Christine, The West Wing, Labor Day, Much Ado About Nothing, Live By Night, etc.


In 2008, Gregg starred as Agent Coulson in Iron Man. He is the right-hand man of Nick Fury and the liaison between the superheroes and S. H. I. E. L. D.


As part of MCU, he worked in Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers, Captain Marvel, Lego movies of Marvel heroes and Avengers, the animated Ultimate Spider-man, etc.



40. Andy Serkis


Andy Serkis


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 20, 1964
Place of Birth Ruislip Manor, Middlesex, England, UK
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1989
Debut Movie/ TV series Morris Minor and His Marvellous Motor


Andy Serkis is a British actor, director, and producer. He is known for his voice acting in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit trilogy, the Planet of the Apes franchise, etc.


He has also worked in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as Commander Snoke and Captain Haddock in The Adventures of Tintin.


In 2015, Andy Serkis entered the Marvel universe as Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He is an international arms dealer and a criminal who steals Vibranium from Wakanda with the help of N’Jobu.


Later, he approaches Killmonger to steal from Wakanda. He is betrayed by Killmonger and killed.



41. Mads Mikkelsen


Mads Mikkelsen


Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 22, 1965
Place of Birth Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Blomsterfangen


Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor who began his career as a ballet dancer. He performed in several European films in French, English, Spanish, Swedish, etc.


He gained fame in Hollywood for his roles in King Arthur, Casino Royale, Clash of the Titans, etc. He starred in acclaimed films like Hannibal, Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, Chaos Walking, etc.


In 2016, Mads Mikkelsen joined MCU as the mysterious sorcerer Kaecilius who betrays the Master of Mystic Arts and joins forces with Dormammu. Essentially, he was the supervillain in Doctor Strange.



42. Michael Douglas


Michael Douglas


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


Michael Douglas is the son of the legendary actor Kirk Douglas and Diane Dill. He is an Oscar-winning actor and film producer.


His famous roles include Romancing the Stone, Basic Instincts, Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Behind the Candelabra, Traffic, Wonder Boys, etc.


In 2018, he joined the MCU to portray Dr. Hank Pym in the Ant-man series. He is the creator of the Pym particle.


He reprised the role in Avengers: Endgame, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. He will be back next year with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.



43. Kurt Russell


Kurt Russell


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 17, 1951
Place of Birth Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.76 m
Debut year 1962
Debut Movie/ TV series Dennis the Menace


Kurt Russell began acting at the age of 12 and appeared in several action and comedy films over the decades.


He was one of the top-rated stars in Hollywood during the 70s and 80s. Some of his hits include Silkwood, Escape from New York, The Thing, Tango & Cash, Big Trouble in Little China, etc.


In 2017, he portrayed Ego, the father of Star-Lord in MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. He is a celestial god-like creature who has the power to create creatures and planets for himself.


Kurt Russell’s other recent films include The Hateful Eight, The Fate of The Furious, F9: The Fast Saga, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, etc.



44.   Michael Rooker


Michael Rooker


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 6, 1955
Place of Birth Jasper, Alabama, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1986
Debut Movie/ TV series Crime Story


Michael Rooker’s portrayal of Yondu Udonta in the Marvel Cinematic Universe left a lasting impact on both the character and his career.


Rooker brought a unique blend of charisma, intensity, and humour to the role of the blue-skinned Ravager leader.


His performance as Yondu in “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014) and its sequel showcased his versatility as an actor.


Rooker’s career extends beyond the MCU, with memorable roles in films like “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” (1986), “Cliffhanger” (1993), and “Mallrats” (1995).


Known for his ability to embody complex characters, Rooker’s presence on-screen commands attention.


His distinctive voice and striking physicality have made him a fan favorite and solidified his status as a talented and versatile actor in the industry.



45. Ben Kingsley


Ben Kingsley


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


Sir Ben Kingsley is an Oscar-winning British actor with a rich and celebrated career in film and theater. He was cast in MCU’s Iron Man 3 as Trevor Slattery/Mandarin.


He portrayed an impersonator of the leader of the dreaded criminal organization called Ten Rings. He reprised the role in Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.


Sir Kingsley has portrayed other acclaimed roles in Gandhi, Schindler’s List, Shutter Island, House of Sand and Fog, Sexy Beast, Bugsy, Rules of Engagement, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, War Machine, etc.



46. Karl Urban


karl urban


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 7, 1972
Place of Birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Shark in the Park


Karl Urban is a New Zealander who portrayed Skurge- The Executioner, in Thor Ragnarok. He was the henchman of Hela who turns good at the end of the movie.


Apart from the Marvel character, Urban has worked in several major franchises. He also starred in the series The Boys.


The other well-known roles of Karl Urban are Vaako from the Riddick series of films, Eomer in the Lord of The Rings franchise, Bones / Leonard McCoy in the Star Trek franchise, Dredd in Judge Dredd, and Billy Butcher in The Boys.



47. David Harbour


David Harbour


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 10, 1975
Place of Birth New York, USA
Height 1.9 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series As the World Turns


David Harbour is an American actor who rose to fame with his role in the Netflix series Stranger Things, where he plays Jim Hooper.


Before he gained fame Harbour began his career on Broadway with the revival of The Rainmaker. He also acted in TV series and films like Law & Order, War of Worlds, Quantum of Solace, The Revolutionary Road, etc.


The other memorable roles of David Harbour are in Black Mass, Hellboy, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, Brokeback Mountain, etc.


In 2021, he was cast as Red Guardian in the Marvel film Black Widow.



48. Tobey Maguire


Tobey Maguire


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 27, 1975
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, USA
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1989
Debut Movie/ TV series The Wizard


Tobias Vincent Maguire began work as a child actor in the early 1990s. He was encouraged to take acting classes by his mother, and this sparked his interest.


Maguire appeared in minor and supporting roles in Tv series like Walker, Texas Ranger, Great Scott!, Roseanne, etc.


Gradually Tobey Maguire found his niche in movies and starred in Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules, Ride With the Devil, Brothers, Seabiscuit, The Good German, The Great Gatsby, etc.


Sony Pictures cast Tobey Maguire as Spider-man in 2002, and he reprised the role in two more sequels. In 2021, MCU cast him in Spider-man: No Way Home as Spider-man from an alternate universe.



49. Andrew Garfield


Andrew Garfield


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 20, 1983
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series Mumbo Jumbo


Andrew Russell Garfield is a British American actor. He grew up in England and trained at the Royal Central School for Speech and Drama.


He went on to work in stage plays and musicals. Garfield was noticed for his performance in Lions for Lambs, The Social Network, Hacksaw Ridge, Tick, Tick…. Boom, etc.


In 2012, Garfield played the Marvel superhero Spider-man in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.


In 2021, he reprised the role in Spider-Man: No Way Home as a superhero from an alternate universe.



50. Edward Norton


Edward Norton


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 18, 1969
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series Only in America


Edward Norton’s portrayal of The Incredible Hulk left an indelible mark on both the character and his career.


In 2008, Norton took on the role of Bruce Banner in “The Incredible Hulk,” a Marvel superhero film.


His nuanced performance captured the tormented psyche of the green-skinned alter ego, showcasing Norton’s ability to embody complex characters.


Despite creative differences with the studio, Norton’s dedication to the role and his commitment to character development were evident.


Throughout his career, Norton has displayed his versatility in films like “American History X” (1998), “Fight Club” (1999), and “Birdman” (2014).


He is known for his meticulous approach to his craft and his ability to bring depth to every role he undertakes, solidifying his status as a respected actor in the industry.



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