The movie industry and especially Hollywood is blessed with very talented actors. Indeed, Hollywood fame is often considered the pinnacle of every star’s career. Every day new talents emerge.
But there are people in Hollywood who have made themselves known across the world because of their various characters and achievements they have made in the movie industry. These people have left an example for the upcoming and younger ones who will have to emulate them to reach similar heights in acting.
Here are some of the notable actors…
1. Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942. Heis an American actor, aviator, and environmental activist. Ford gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the epic space opera film Star Wars (1977), reprising the role in four sequels over 42 years.
Ford is also widely known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the titular film franchise, beginning with the actions adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Outside of his franchise roles, Ford has notably portrayed heroic characters in many films. Throughout his career, Ford has received significant recognition for his work in the entertainment industry. In 1986, he was nominated for Best Actor at the 58th Academy Awards for his performance in Witness, a role for which he also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations in the same category. He has so many other prestigious honors.
2. Bryan Cranston
Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956. He is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles as Tim Whatley in the NBC sitcom Seinfeld (1994–1997), Hal in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006), Walter White in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008 2013), and Vince Lonigan in the Prime Video crime drama series Sneaky Pete(2015-2019). Cranston’s performance on Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the best in television history, earning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times.
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
DiCaprio has given strong performances for some of the best directors in the business, including Steven Spielberg (“Catch Me If You Can”), James Cameron (“Titanic”) and Martin Scorsese (“The Aviator”). There seems to be no role too large for DiCaprio to nail. Leonardo DiCaprio has been showing his brilliance as an actor since he was just a teenager.
4. Jeff Bridges
No matter what part Bridges plays, you seem to always feel like you deeply understand his characters and want to hang out with them. He finally earned an Oscar one of seven nominations for his role as a broken-down country music artist in 2009’s “Crazy Heart.” He’s become one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars for his ability and his special qualities.
5. Charlie Chaplin
He’s said to be the king of silent cinema. Charlie Chaplin was a master not only of acting but of writing and directing his own films. It takes a truly gifted actor to elicit a range of emotions from viewers without the use of his voice.
Chaplin broke immeasurable ground in the 1920s and ’30s with insightful and hilarious comedies like “The Gold Rush,” “City Lights” and “Modern Times,” all of which still hold up nearly a century later. He never won an Oscar but was given two honorary statues from the Academy for his legendary career.
6. Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born on July 9, 1956. He is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.
Hanks’ films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fifths highest-grossing actor in North America.
7. Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr was born on December 28, 1954. He is an American actor, director, and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation and is considered an American cultural icon. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as corrupt detective Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).
8. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born on July 6, 1946. He is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and
artist. After his beginnings as a struggling actor for a number of years upon arriving in New York City in 1969 and later Hollywood in 1974, he won his first critical acclaim as an actor for his co-starring role as Stanley Rosiello in The Lords of Flatbush.
9. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947. He is an Austrian-American actor, businessman, and former politician and professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. As of 2020, he is the most recent Republican governor of California. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon.
10. Daniel Day-Lewis
He’s been awarded a record three Oscars in the category of best leading actor, out of six nominations, and his three SAG Award wins in the same category are also a record, showing how much other actors are floored by his talent. He was born on 29th April 1957.
He is a retired English actor with dual British and Irish citizenship. One of the most respected actors of his generation, he has also been hailed as one of the greatest
actors in cinematic history. He also has numerous awards to his name.