Top 50 Most Popular Old Actors in Hollywood [2024]

top 50 most popular old actors in hollywood [2024]


It is a common belief that Hollywood is youth-obsessed. An actor or actress can make it big in show business only as long as they have age and good looks in their corner.


All the best roles go to the young stars, and the old actors have to make do with playing minor side roles.


These were all the common beliefs about the film industry, and to some extent, they were all true. This was the case with all aging actors, but it is not true anymore.


There are TV series and films where elderly characters play the central figure around whom the story revolves. So what has changed to bring this paradigm shift?


There may be multiple reasons like the increase in the platforms that telecast shows, the increase in the appetite for realistic, novel entertainment, etc.


Another possible reason may be that many of the yesteryear actors have not chosen to retire but to shift lanes to become writers, directors, and producers.


They are using their vast experience and creativity to make opportunities for their generation. Whichever way we look at it, we as audiences are getting more quality shows and films to watch.


This is a win-win for all. With this in mind, ENTOIN brings you a list of old actors to watch out for.


Here is a list of all the popular actors who are over 70 and still going strong.




1. 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 considered one of the greatest actors of this generation. He has performed many outstanding plays based on classical works on the West-End stage and won awards for his work.


Anthony Hopkins received two Academy Awards, four BAFTAs, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, etc.


The most highly regarded films of Hopkins are  A Bridge Too Far, The Elephant Man, The Silence of the Lambs, Howards End,  The Remains of the Day, Nixon, Amistad, The Two Popes, The Father, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Shadowlands, Meet Joe Black, the Thor franchise, etc.




2. Denzel Washington


denzel washington


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


Denzel Washington is a highly respected actor, director, and producer. He started out with Shakespearean plays and debuted in films and TV.


He frequently collaborated with Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott to create powerful cinema. Washington starred in Cry Freedom, Glory,  A Soldier’s Story, The Hurricane, Malcolm X, Much Ado About Nothing, Pelican Brief, Remember The Titans, Crimson Tide, Training Day, Fences, Philadelphia, American Gangster, Flight, etc.


He continues to act in films and get nominated for Academy Awards.  He has received seven nominations for best actor in leading and supporting roles and has two wins. His most recent nomination was in 2022 for The Tragedy of Macbeth.




3. Robert De Niro


Robert De Niro


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


Robert De Niro is another distinguished actor who began his career around the same time as Pacino. Although he worked with Pacino in many movies, De Niro frequently collaborated with Martin Scorsese and Joe Pesci to make hard-hitting movies.


Robert De Niro won two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, among several other nominations and awards.


The highest points of De Niro’s career have been the films Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Godfather II, This Boy’s Life, Brazil, Midnight Run, Wag the Dog, Analyze This,  The Irishman, Meet The Parents, The Intern, etc.




4. Al Pacino


Al Pacino


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 25, 1940
Place of Birth East Harlem, New York, United States
Height 1.67 m
Debut Year 1968
Debut Movie/TV Series N.Y.P.D.


Al Pacino is a renowned Hollywood actor with a long and distinguished career marked with several accolades. He started slowly, with stage performances and Broadway shows before he tasted success in films and TV.


Al Pacino starred in many critically acclaimed films like Scarface, Godfather I, Godfather II, Godfather III,  Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, …And Justice For All, Carlito’s Way, Donnie Brasco, Angels in America, The Irishman, Dick Tracy, Glengarry Glen Ross, Scent of a Woman, etc.


Pacino won an Oscar, a BAFTA, two Emmys, two Tonys, and four Golden Globes. He was also nominated for a Grammy.



5. Gene Hackman


Gene Hackman


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1930
Place of Birth San Bernardino, California, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1961
Debut Movie/ TV series Mad Dog Coll


Gene Hackman is a highly esteemed actor with a prolific career that has spanned over five decades.


Known for his exceptional range and intensity, Hackman has delivered memorable performances in a wide variety of roles.


He gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of Popeye Doyle in “The French Connection,” which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.


Hackman’s versatility is evident in his diverse filmography, including standout roles in movies such as “Unforgiven,” “The Conversation,” and “Mississippi Burning.”


With his commanding presence and ability to bring depth to his characters, Hackman has become one of the most respected and influential actors in Hollywood, leaving an enduring legacy in the industry.



6. Harrison Ford


Harrison Ford


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


Harrison Ford is one of the biggest stars of Hollywood from the 1970s through to the 90s. He starred in many of the most successful movie franchises of all time.


Simultaneously, Ford also delivered critically acclaimed films that the audience loved. The acting credits of Harrison Ford include the Star Wars franchise, Indiana Jones franchise, Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, Witness, Working Girl, The Mosquito Coast,  Sabrina, Six Days, Seven Nights, Random Hearts, Morning Glory, The Age of Adaline, Presumed Innocent, What Lies Beneath, 42, Ender’s Game, The Conversation, etc.



7. Michael Caine


Michael Caine


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 14, 1933
Place of Birth Rotherhithe, London, England, UK
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1946
Debut Movie/ TV series Morning Departure


Sir Michael Caine is a well-respected and highly esteemed British actor with two Academy Awards and multiple Golden Globes, BAFTA, and SAG Awards.


He has many more nominations for all his outstanding portrayals. His award-winning and nominated films are  Zulu, Alfie, The Italian Job, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dressed to Kill, Educating Rita, Hannah And Her Sisters, Secondhand Lions, The Cider House Rules, The Quiet American, Quills, the Dark Knight trilogy, etc.



8. Clint Eastwood


Clint Eastwood


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 31, 1930
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA
Height 1.93 m
Debut year 1955
Debut Movie/ TV series Revenge of the Creature


Clint Eastwood is an American actor, director, and producer. He has made many thought-provoking and moving dramas that have won awards.


Eastwood has 11 Academy Award nominations and won the award on four occasions. He has nine Globe nominations and won four Golden Globes.


Eastwood garnered much fame for the Spaghetti Western Dollar trilogy from Sergio Leone. He starred in A Fistfull of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.


His other memorable films include Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima, Flag of Our Fathers, Unforgiven, Mystic River, American Sniper, Grace is Gone, Invictus, Gran Torino, etc.



9. Willem Dafoe


Willem Dafoe


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


Willem Dafoe is an American actor who specializes in experimental film and theater. Since his college days, Dafoe has been a member of the experimental theater group Theater X.


Later, he joined the Wooster Theater group and showcased many plays. Willem Dafoe has been nominated for four Academy Awards, four SAG Awards, three Golden Globes, and a BAFTA, among other awards.


The acting credits for Dafoe include memorable films like Platoon, The Last Temptation of Christ, Mississippi Burning, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Antichrist, The Fault In Our Stars, John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Murder on the Orient Express, The Florida Project, The Lighthouse, At Eternity’s Gate, etc.



10. Michael Keaton


Michael Keaton


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


Michael John Douglas adopted the screen name Michael Keaton when he entered Hollywood. He was most famous for his role as Batman /Bruce Wayne in Batman and Batman Returns.


In recent years, Keaton made a comeback with many acclaimed films like Birdman, The Trial of Chicago 7, Spotlight, etc.


Keaton worked in several successful movies across all genres, like Beetlejuice, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Morbius, Clean and Sober, Much Ado About Nothing, Multiplicity, Jackie Brown, Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Other Guys, Night Shift, etc.



11. 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 gained international acclaim for his eponymous role in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. This role landed him an academy award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1983.


Kingsley was the son of a Gujarati immigrant who had to change his name to Ben Kingsley to overcome prejudice and get film roles.


As a result, we have a wealth of amazing cinema with movies like Schindler’s List, Twelfth Night, Sexy Beast, House of Sand and Fog, Thunderbirds, Lucky Number Slevin, Shutter Island, Iron-Man 3, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Hugo, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, etc.


Throughout his career, he has worked in close to 150 movies and tv series and is still doing several movies in a year.



12. Danny DeVito


Danny DeVito


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


Danny DeVito joined the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to become a beautician. However, his love for acting made him change his course and become an actor.


He worked in many stage and theater plays till he gained recognition for his character as the taxi dispatcher in the TV series Taxi.


With DeVito’s penchant for comedy, he appeared in unforgettable films like Get Shorty, Junior, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Romancing the Stone, Throw Momma From the Train, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Batman Returns, LA Confidential, Jumanji: The Next Level, etc.



13. Stellan Skarsgård


Stellan Skarsgård


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


Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor who has made a name for himself with international audiences with the many characters he has played in Hollywood.


Many of us remember him as Dr. Eric Selvig from the Thor film franchise, Bootstrap Bill Turner from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, etc.


Skarsgård has starred in many more iconic roles in The Hunt for the Red October, Good Will Hunting, Breaking the Waves, Exorcist: The Beginning, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mamma Mia!, its sequel, Angels and demons, Chornobyl, Dune, etc.



14. Dustin Hoffman


Dustin Hoffman


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 8, 1937
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.67 m
Debut year 1961
Debut Movie/ TV series Naked City


Dustin Hoffman broke into the Hollywood scene in the 70s with power-packed performances in Oscar-caliber movies. He was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and he won a statue.


Hoffman’s talent was on display with his stage roles too. For his work as Shylock in Merchant of Venice, Hoffman won the Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award nomination.


The well-remembered films of Dustin Hoffman are  The Graduate, Midnight Cowboys, Kramer vs. Kramer, Papillon, The Marathon Man, All The President’s Men, Tootsie, Death of a Salesman, Ishtar, Rain Man, etc.



15. Ian McKellen


Ian McKellen


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 25, 1939
Place of Birth Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1964
Debut Movie/ TV series The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling


Ian McKellen is a celebrated British actor who has worked extensively on stage, in theater, and in movies. He worked in several plays by William Shakespeare both on stage and in films, including Romeo & Juliet, King Kohn, Richard III, Richard II, etc.


McKellen was awarded a knighthood and a Companion of Honour for services to drama by the British monarchy. He won seven Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, etc.


Ian McKellan will be remembered forever as Eric Letscher/ Magneto in the X-Men franchise, Professor Teabing in The DaVinci Code, Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Hobbit trilogy, Gods and Monsters, Richard III, etc.



16. Jim Broadbent


Jim Broadbent


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 24, 1949
Place of Birth Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1971
Debut Movie/ TV series The Go-Between


Jim Broadbent is a highly respected British actor whom we remember as Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter franchise.


Broadbent has worked in many more acclaimed films like Iris, Cloud Atlas, Brooklyn,  The Iron Lady, etc. He starred in many renowned films and won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and has multiple nominations for Grammy, BAFTA, Primetime Emmys, SAG awards, etc.


In his home country of Britain, he is famous for his roles in Only Fools and Horses, Time Bandits, Life is Sweet, The Borrowers, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Gathering Storm, Hot Fuzz, Another Year, Arthur Christmas, etc.



17. Morgan Freeman


Morgan Freeman


Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1937
Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1964
Debut Movie/ TV series The Pawnbroker


Morgan Freeman has a long and distinguished career in Hollywood. His love for acting began early in his childhood, and Freeman earned a partial scholarship to study drama at Jackson State University.


However, Morgan Freeman turned it down to join the US Air Force and served his duty till 1959. After returning from duty, Morgan Freeman went back to his love for acting and studied at Los Angeles City College.


Freeman earned five Academy Award nominations. He worked in acclaimed stage plays, television, and film roles in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, Clean and Sober, Glory, Lean On Me,  Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Se7en, Unforgiven, Amistad, etc.



18. Liam Neeson


Liam Neeson


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


Liam Neeson is a well-respected actor from Northern Ireland. He is on the favorite actor list of many celebrities and audiences, as can be guessed from the many accolades he gathered over the years.


Neeson’s deep and resonant voice and dialogue delivery also make him stand out among his peers. The memorable and acclaimed characters played by  Liam Neeson are in Schindler’s List, Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace, the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, the Taken series, Excalibur, The Bounty, The Mission, Michael Collins, Kinsey, Silence, The Grey, A Monster Calls, etc.



19. Jeremy Irons


Jeremy Irons


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


Jeremy Irons is a British actor acclaimed for his canon of work in theater, television, and films. He was trained in drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School, where he also worked in a number of Shakespearean plays.


He performed on Broadway and West-End plays, and he also won a Tony Award. The memorable performances of Jeremy Irons include Reversal of Fortune, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Brideshead Revisited, The Mission, Dead Ringer, Dungeons & Dragons, Apaloosa, Die-Hard  With a Vengeance, The Lion King, The Man With the Iron Mask, Being Julia, DCEU’s Batman and Justice League series.



20. Kevin Costner


Kevin Costner


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


Kevin Costner is a legendary Hollywood hero who will always be remembered for such classics as Dances With The Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, etc.


Costner was interested in acting, but he chose to study finance and did a marketing job for a few years.


A chance encounter with Burt Reynolds convinced him to give acting a chance. Kevin Costner has starred in many acclaimed movies such as Untouchables, No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Fandango, American Flyers, Silverado, JFK, Bodyguard, Wyatt Earp, Message in a Bottle, For The Love of The Game, Hidden Figures, Molly’s Game, etc.



21. 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 who began his career in the 1970s and worked in some of the highest-grossing films of all time.


He is most famous for his roles in Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Independence day, Independence Day: Resurgence, etc.


Goldblum starred in other hit sci-fi and comedy films; a few of which are The Fly, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Big Chill, Into the Night, Tall Guy, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Thor Ragnarok, Deep Cover, Powder, The Grand Budapest Hotel, etc.



22. Jack Nicholson


Jack Nicholson


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 22, 1937
Place of Birth Neptune City, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1956
Debut Movie/ TV series NBC Matinee Theater


Jack Nicholson is an esteemed actor who has portrayed characters of all genres. With a vast experience of over five decades in Hollywood, Nicholson worked in comedies, psychological thrillers, dramas, crime and war thrillers, horror, etc.


He has won three Academy awards for his great work, and he is also the most nominated actor with 12 Oscar nominations.


The most highly acclaimed films of Jack Nicholson are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,  Terms of Endearment, Five Easy Pieces, Broadcast News, The Witches of Eastwick,  Chinatown, The Pledge, The Shining, A Few Good Men, The Departed,  As Good as it Gets, About Schmidt, etc.



23. Ted Danson


Ted Danson


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


Ted Danson is remembered most for his early role in the sitcom Cheers. Danson played Sam Malone in the hit NBC sitcom Cheers!


Apart from this role, he starred in several other comedies and drama series, thus earning nominations for 18 Primetime Emmys, 11 Golden Globes, a SAG Award, and more.


Despite Danson’s initial success with sitcoms like Becker, Three Men and a Baby, Three Men and a Little Lady, etc., he also starred in hit dramatic roles.


A few of his dramatic roles are in  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Damages, etc. The recent works of Danson are Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Good Place, Fargo, Bored to Death, Mr. Mayor, etc.



24. Jeff Bridges


Jeff Bridges


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


Jeff Bridges is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and brother of Beau Bridges. He has been nominated six times for academy awards and won the best actor in a leading role for Crazy Heart in 2008.


He has many other accolades for his stellar performances. Jeff Bridges worked in the films Tron, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, The Contender, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Last Picture Show, Starman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Hell or High Water, The Fisher King, Iron Man, Tron: Legacy, etc.



25. Andy Garcia


Andy Garcia


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


Andy Garcia is a Cuban American actor who came to prominence with his role in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables.


His performance garnered critical praise, and Garcia went on to star in The Godfather III, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, Stand and Deliver, Internal Affairs, Hero, etc.


Andy Garcia earned an Oscar nomination for his role in Godfather III. He also had many commercial successes like Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, When a Man Loves a Woman, Desperate Measures, The Lost City, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Book Club, The Mule, etc.



26. Sam Neill


Sam Neill


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


Sam Neill is an Irish- New Zealand actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He lived in Belfast for a few years and later moved to New Zealand with his parents.


Neill worked on many projects in his native New Zealand and Australia and gained attention with My Brilliant Career, Sleeping Dogs, etc.


Sam Neill entered Hollywood with Omen III: The Final Conflict, Possession, The Piano, A Cry in the Dark, Dead Calm, The Hunt For Red October, Reilly, Ace of Spies, Event Horizon, etc.


His most famous role was in Steven Speilberg’s Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, etc. The other recent roles of Sam Neill were in Jurassic World: Dominion, Peter Rabbit, its sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, Peaky Blinder, etc.



27. Christopher Walken


Christopher Walken


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


Christopher Walken was born Ronald Walken, and some of his initial roles were credited to Ronnie Walken. He started work as a child actor because his mother was a fan of show business.


After working in TV guest roles, extras, Off-Broadway shows, etc., Walken got his break with The Wonderful John Acton.


He worked in over a hundred films and television roles, and he won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, etc., and has been nominated for many more awards.


The film roles of Christopher Walken include  Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, The Dogs of War, A View To Kill, King of New York, Batman Returns, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Last Man Standing, Vendetta, Sleepy Hollow, Joe Dirt, Catch Me If You Can, Click, Hairspray, Seven Psychopaths, etc.



28. 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 is the son of actor Bing Russell and dancer Louise Julie Russell. He began acting at 12 years and played minor roles in films and TV series like It Happened at The World Fair, The Travels of McPheeters, The Man From U. N. C. L. E, etc. Russell’s career picked up in the 1970s, and he played lead roles in motion pictures.


Later, though there was a slight slump, he worked in a few cult favorites. His film credits include Silkwood, Escape from New York, The Thing, Tango & Cash, Big Trouble in Little China, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Hateful Eight, The Fate of The Furious, F9: The Fast Saga, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, etc.



29. Robert Redford


Robert Redford


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 18, 1936
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, USA
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1960
Debut Movie/ TV series Maverick


Robert Redford is a versatile actor and film director. He has made and acted in many great films that were praised by the audience and critics alike.


He has starred in comedies like Situation Hopeless … But Not Serious, Barefoot In The Park, Tall Story, Little Fauss, and Big Halsy, etc.


Redford starred in serious genres like crime, war, drama, political thrillers, etc. Some of his famous movies from these genres are Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Downhill Racer, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, The Candidate, The Chase, Inside Daisy Clover, Jeremiah Johnson, The War Hunt, The Sting, All The President’s Men, Ordinary People, Out of Africa, A River Runs Through It, Brubaker, etc.



30. Robert Duvall


robert duvall


Robert Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker who has been a celebrated figure in the entertainment industry for over six decades. Duvall’s dedication to his craft has earned him numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. 


Duvall’s career began in the 1950s, and he quickly gained recognition for his stage performances. His breakthrough role came with “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in which he played the reclusive Boo Radley. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Duvall continued to deliver memorable performances in films such as “MASH,” “The Godfather,” and “Network.”


He continued to impress audiences with his performances in films like “The Apostle,” “A Civil Action,” and “Lonesome Dove.”


Duvall has continued to take on challenging roles in films such as “Get Low,” “Jack Reacher,” and “Widows.” He has also ventured into directing, helming films like “The Apostle” and “Assassination Tango.”



31. William Shatner


William Shatner


Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 22, 1931
Place of Birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1951
Debut Movie/ TV series The Butler’s Night Off


William Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, director, and more. However, his biggest distinction is that Shatner is the oldest man to travel to space at the age of 90 years on the maiden flight of Blue Origin.


It seems fitting, as William Shatner originated the role of Captain James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise.


Shatner portrayed this role in all six Star Trek movies and television series as well. The other major roles of Shatner are T. J. Hooker, The Practice, Haven, Boston Legal, The Indian Detective, Rescue 911, Better Late Than Never, 3rd Rock From The Sun, etc.



32. Patrick Stewart


Patrick Stewart


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 13, 1940
Place of Birth Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1964
Debut Movie/ TV series Story Parade


Sir Patrick Stewart is a respected and distinguished stage, film, and television actor. He has worked in several renowned West-End plays, and Broadway shows and won a Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his stage work.


Apart from stage, Patrick Stewart is famous for his role as Captain Jean Luc Picard in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise.


His other notable films are American Dad, Family Guy, I, Claudius, Coda, A Million Ways to Die in The West, etc.



33. Mark Harmon


Mark Harmon


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


Thomas Mark Harmon built an enviable career on television, and at one point, he was the highest-paid actor on TV.


Harmon is famous for playing Leroy Jethro Gibb in the procedural drama series NCIS. His other famous roles were in JAG, West Wing, St. Elsewhere, etc.


Mark Harmon has been nominated for two Primetime Emmys, three Golden Globes, two SAG awards, etc. Eleanor and Frankie: The White House Years, Reasonable Doubts, Chicago Hope, The Deliberate Stranger, Flamingo Road, etc.



34. John Cleese


john cleese


John Cleese’s career began with the comedy group Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s. He gained wider recognition through his work with Monty Python in the 1970s, becoming a household name for his roles in sketch shows like “Flying Circus” and films like “Life of Brian.” 


Building on his Python success, Cleese landed the lead role in the sitcom “Fawlty Towers,” portraying the exasperated and perpetually frustrated hotel manager Basil Fawlty. The show garnered critical acclaim and established Cleese as a master of physical comedy and sharp wit.


He also achieved success as a stage performer, winning a Tony Award for his one-man show “A Handful of Keys.” 


His film career flourished alongside his television success, with notable roles in “Life of Brian,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” and the “Harry Potter” series. Cleese’s versatility and comedic genius have cemented his place as one of the most celebrated and influential actors of his generation.



35. 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 an actor and film producer who earned his first Academy Award as a producer of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


He won his next Oscar for acting in the film Wall Street. Michael Douglas also has nine Golden Globe nominations and won six awards, two BAFTA nominations, and won one award, etc.


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



36. Tommy Lee Jones


Tommy Lee Jones


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


Tommy Lee Jones is an acclaimed American actor and director. He is known for his role as Agent K in the Men in Black franchise, Two-Face in Batman Forever, Lonesome Dove, No Country for Old Men, In the Valley of Elah, Volcano, etc.


Lee Jones has four Oscar nominations and won the award for The Fugitive. He also won Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, etc.


Tommy Lee Jones starred in many acclaimed films like Lincoln, The Homesman,  Hope Springs, The Sunset Limited, Captain America: The First Avenger, No Country for Old Men, The Company Men, The Prairie Home Companion, etc.



37. Steve Martin


Steve Martin


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


Steve Martin is a highly regarded comedian and actor. He is listed among the best stand-up comedians in America.


Steve Martin is also a musician and producer who began his career writing comedy sketches for Tv shows, including Saturday Night Live.


Later, he did his own stand-up gigs to packed audiences. Steve Martin is famous for comedy films and roles, a few of which are The Jerk, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Man with Two Brains, Three Amigos, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sgt. Bilko, Bowfinger, Parenthood, the Father of the Bride films, the Cheaper by the Dozen films, etc.



38. Ian McShane


Ian McShane


Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 29, 1942
Place of Birth Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 1962
Debut Movie/ TV series Young and Willing


Ian McShane is a British actor, director, and producer. He has worked in several acclaimed TV series and films, and he won accolades for them.


McShane won a Golden Globe award, two Primetime Emmy nominations, two SAG nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, etc. The acting credits of Ian McShane include Lovejoy, Deadwood, its TV film, American Gods,  The Wild and the Willing, If It’s Tuesday, This Must be Belgium, Villain, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, John Wick film franchise, etc.


He is quite popular for his role as Winston (Hotel Manager) in the John Wick franchise whose 4th installment is coming in 2023.


He also did voice acting for Shrek the Third as Captain Hook and in Kung Fu Panda as Tai Lung.



39. George Takei


George Takei


Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 20, 1937
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1955
Debut Movie/ TV series Godzilla Raids Again


George Takei is a Japanese-American actor, author, and LGBT rights activist. His most famous role has been Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek franchise.


He has starred in all six Star Trek movies and the original Star Trek series on TV. Apart from this, Takei has been active on stage with theater productions, the most recent of which was Allegiance.


His film and TV roles include Mulan, Mulan II, Hit-Monkey, The Neighbors, Supah Ninjas, Star Trek Animated series, Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank, etc.



40. Tom Selleck


Tom Selleck


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


Tom Selleck is a Detroit actor famous for his role as Thomas Magnum in the hit TV series Magnum PI.


The show made him an instant hit nationwide. Before his stardom, Selleck joined the California National Guard during the Vietnam war and served for six years.


After the success of Magnum PI, Selleck worked in many comedy and romance movies, a few of which are Runaway, Three Men and a Baby, Her Alibi, An Innocent Man, etc.


His television career also boomed when he was cast in a recurring role in Friends, Jesse Stone series, Las Vegas, Blue Blood, etc.



41.   Martin Sheen


Martin Sheen


Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 3, 1940
Place of Birth Dayton, Ohio, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1956
Debut Movie/ TV series As the World Turns


Martin Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez in Dayton, Ohio. He has had a prolific career as an actor spanning over six decades.


Known for his powerful performances and versatility, Sheen has left an indelible mark on both film and television.


He gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Captain Benjamin Willard in the iconic war film “Apocalypse Now.”


Sheen’s career also includes notable roles in films like “Badlands,” “Wall Street,” and “The Departed.”


On television, he is best known for his role as President Josiah Bartlet in the acclaimed series “The West Wing.”


Sheen’s ability to effortlessly embody a wide range of characters, coupled with his charisma and talent, has made him a beloved and respected figure in the entertainment industry.



42. Sam Elliott


Sam Elliott


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


Sam Elliott is an American actor known for his many southern roles and cowboy characters. He has a distinctive mustache, a lanky physique, and a deep voice.


For his role in A Star is Born, Sam Elliott earned an Oscar nomination, SAG nomination, Critic’s Choice award nomination, etc.


Sam Elliott is most remembered for The Way West, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Gunsmoke, Murder in Texas, The Shadow Riders, The Quick and the Dead, The Buffalo Girls, Gettysburg, Tombstone, We Were Soldiers, Hulk, Ghost Rider, etc.



43. Gabriel Byrne


Gabriel Byrne


Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 12, 1950
Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series Last of Summer


Gabriel Byrne is an Irish theater and film actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, author, etc. He has been nominated for several prestigious awards like Tony Award, Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy award, Satellite award, etc.


He started work with the Irish TV series The Riordans and worked on many hit projects. Gabriel Byrne starred in The War of The Worlds (TV series), Vampire Academy, The 33, In Testament, In The Name of the Father, The Last of the High Kings, Excalibur, Miller’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Stigmata, End of Days, Spider, Jindabyne, Hereditary, etc.



44. Alan Alda


Alan Alda


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 28, 1936
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1958
Debut Movie/ TV series The Phil Silvers Show


The name of Alan Alda conjures up the image of Dr. Hawkeye Pierce from the war-comedy series M*A*S*H*. He earned six Primetime Emmy Awards and six Golden Globe Awards for his portrayal in the show.


He was nominated for many Globes and Emmys and an Academy Award nomination. Alan Alda has starred in successful TV series like The West Wing, 30 Rock, Club Land, Same Time, Next Year, The Four Seasons, Crimes and Misdemeanors, White Mile, Flirting with Disaster, Bridge of Spies, Marriage Story, The Aviator, etc.



45. Craig T. Nelson


Craig T. Nelson


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


Craig T Nelson was inspired to become an actor by his teacher, and he joined the University of Arizona to study acting with a scholarship.


His initial years in Hollywood were difficult as he did not get any work and had to work many odd jobs between auditions.


He became a comedy writer and did sketch comedy at the Comedy Store and the Tim Conway Comedy Hour.


Later, he started getting jobs and worked in TV series, and films like Coach, Stir Crazy, Poltergeist, Action Jackson, Turner & Hooch, The Devil’s Advocate, The District, My Name is Earl, Incredibles, its sequels, etc.



46. Donald Sutherland


Donald Sutherland


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 17, 1935
Place of Birth Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Height 1.93 m
Debut year 1962
Debut Movie/ TV series Studio 4


Donald Sutherland is a Canadian actor with a long and distinguished career in Hollywood. He received nine Golden Globe nominations (won two awards) and also won a Primetime Emmy award, among other honors.


He is considered one of the finest actors who never received an Academy Award nomination. The film credits of Sutherland include The Dirty Dozen, M*A*S*H, Don’t Look Now, Fellini’s Casanova, The Eagle Has Landed, Animal House, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Eye of the Needle, JFK, Outbreak, A Time to Kill, Space Cowboys, The Italian Job, Cold Mountain, Pride & Prejudice, The Hunger Games franchise, etc.



47. James Earl Jones


James Earl Jones


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 17, 1931
Place of Birth Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1952
Debut Movie/ TV series Guiding Light


James Earl Jones is a highly respected actor who has had a long and acclaimed career on stage, on TV, and in films.


The most famous fact about James Earl Jones is his Basso Profondo voice. His voice has given life to Mufasa in The Lion King, Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise, etc.


The most loved films of James Earl Jones are Dr. Strangelove, The Great White Hope, Conan the Barbarian, Matewan, Coming to America, Field of Dreams, The Hunt for Red October, The Sandlot, The Star Wars franchise, etc.



48. Hector Elizondo


Hector Elizondo


Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 22, 1936
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1963
Debut Movie/ TV series The Fat Black Pussycat


Hector Elizondo is an American theater actor who starred in several film and TV roles. For his theater plays, Elizondo won an Obie Award, and for his TV work, he received a Primetime Emmy Award, two ALMA Awards, etc.


Elizondo also received nominations for five SAG Awards, a Golden Globe, Satellite Award, etc. Hector Elizondo avoids being stereotyped by his roles.


Hence he worked in a varied collection of roles like Beverly Hills Cop III, Taking of Pelham 123,  Last Man Standing, Chicago Hope, Princess Diaries, American Gigolo, Leviathan, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, etc.



49. Frank Langella


Frank Langella


Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 1, 1938
Place of Birth Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.95 m
Debut year 1965
Debut Movie/ TV series The Trials of O’Brien


Frank Langella is an acclaimed actor who was nominated for an Academy Award. He won four Tony Awards, two Obie Awards, and a Drama Desk Award for his performances in the theater.


He was also nominated for four SAG Awards, three Golden Globes, and a Primetime Emmy Award. The acting credits for Langella include Frost/Nixon, Captain Fantastic, Trial of the Chicago 7, Good Night and Good Luck, Diary of a Mad Housewife,  The Twelve Chairs, Dracula, Masters of the Universe, Americans, etc.



50. James Brolin


James Brolin


Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 18, 1940
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 1961
Debut Movie/ TV series Bus Stop


James Brolin was born James Bruderlin. He changed his name after he began acting. In his initial years, Brolin faced tough times, and his films were unsuccessful.


Later, his career gained momentum with TV series and films. Brolin’s most well-received TV series are Marcus Welby M. D, Hotel, Life in Pieces, etc.


He also tasted success with the films Skyjacked, Westworld, Traffic, The Amityville Horror, Capricorn One, Lost City Raiders, etc. Brolin won two Golden Globe awards, a Primetime Emmy, etc., from multiple nominations for his roles.



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