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Meet the best actors in Hollywood
Hollywood movie actors have worked hard to achieve their position.
With their great work, they became world-renowned actresses and actors, regardless of their language and their native country.
Some of them have passed away, while others remain committed to the quality of their performances.
List of the best Hollywood actors in history
Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)
Chaplin is one of the most important and recognized actors in cinematographic history, due to his participation in silent films with his character Charlot. This character debuted in the movie Earning His Bread in 1914.
The British Charles Spencer was also a composer, humorist, screenwriter, producer, writer, editor and director.
His participation in the films was accompanied by mime, pantomime, slapstick and visual comedy.
Thanks to his great acting work, he won two honorary awards and one for Best Dramatic Score. In addition, he won the award for Best Actor at the New York Film Critics Circle and for Best Foreign Filmmaker at the Jussi Awards.
Buster Keaton (1895-1966)
Joseph Frank Buster Keaton is considered one of the most represented Hollywood actors in black and white cinema.
In 1960 he won an Honorary Oscar and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Keaton was nicknamed ' Stone Face ' for his physical humor, as he was always deadpan.
Likewise, Geoff Andrew, a film critic, describes him as the best comedian in the history of cinema, as well as one of the best filmmakers in history.
Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)
After four years of starting the film industry, Humphrey Bogart was born. His work made him the representative of the film world.
The actor made a difference in the cinema of the 1930s, becoming the first major male star of the first hundred years of American cinema.
His most notable work was White House in 1942. In addition, one of the awards he received in life was Best Actor at the Oscar Awards in 1951, for his participation in The African Queen.
The Marx Brothers were five American comedians who had their first big success in vaudeville. Later, they obtained it on Broadway and in this way, they reached the cinema.
Included in the American Film Institute 's Top 100 Comedy Films list are five of his films.
Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo Marx, specialized in genres such as: satire, absurd humor, musical comedy and dry humor.
Gary Cooper (1901-1961)
On two occasions the American actor won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Cooper was known for his discretion, silence and strong acting. For that, he received the Academy Honor Award in 1961.
Cooper is included in the list of the 10 most important people in the world of cinema, for the course of 23 years.
For 36 years, the actor gave life to different characters in 84 films, developing his fame from the end of silent cinema to the last years of the golden age of classic Hollywood cinema.
Henry Fonda (1905-1982)
Fonda enjoyed his career for 25 consecutive years, in the world of cinema in Hollywood and Broadway.
Little by little , he took it upon himself to work on his image in classic films, broadcast on the big screen.
The actor won the award for Best Actor at the Academy, Best Actor at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globe Awards and Best Actor in a Play at the Tony Awards..
Laurence Oliver (1907 - 1989)
After having recorded more than 60 feature films and having participated in 120 works and 15 television series, the actor died at the age of 82.
Olivier received two Oscar Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor. In addition, he won two Honorary Oscars for his work and for his career.
Other awards received were three Golden Globes, three BAFTA Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
John Wayne (1907 - 1979)
The American actor began his acting career in the era of silent movies.
It became the symbol of tough men and Anglo-America over the course of several decades. His main characteristics were his tone of voice, his physique and his way of walking.
After many years, he achieved a record for the large number of roles in which he was the protagonist, in the entire history of cinema.
He won an Oscar for Best Actor and two Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Drama and a Cecil B.DeMille Award.
James Stewart (1908-1997)
Despite looking like a normal person, actor Stewart had an idealized version of himself.
In this way it became an important representation of decency, of values, of goodness.
Over the course of his career, his favorite director led him to become highly traumatized with a mild taste for necrophilia.
In 1940 he received the Best Actor Award at the Oscar Awards for his participation in The Piladelphia Story and in 1985, he won an Honorary Oscar.
In addition, he won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, the Silver Shell for best actor at the San Sebastian International Festival, the Vopi Cup for best actor at the Venice Film Festival and the Silver Bear for best actor at the Berlin Film Festival.
Burt Lancaster (1913-1994)
The actor Burt Lancaster is recognized in the classic cinema of the United States.
His gallant image and rough appearance characterized him in all the filming to which he belonged.
In 1960 he won an Oscar for Best Actor. In addition, he won a Golden Globe for Best Drama Actor and two British Academy Film Awards (Baftas), for Best Actor in 1962 and 1980.
Gene Kelly (1912-1996)
The American Eugene Curran Kelly, in addition to being an actor, was also a dancer, singer, choreographer and director.
Thanks to his participation in the musical Pal Joey in 1940, he managed to attract the attention of David O. Selznck and Louis B. Mayer, president of Metro GoldwynMayer (MGM). His appearance in Hollywood was for Selznick, who offered him a large contract.
However, Kelly was not enthusiastic, as Selznick had no plans to produce musicals. The project was to make him a dramatic actor, so he would have to give up his career as a dancer.
Because of this, he decided to accept Metro Goldwyn Mayer's proposal. This was the leading role in the movie ' For my girl and for me'. With this, he began the long career of the actor.
Kirk Douglas (1916 – 2020)
Douglas was a renowned American film producer and actor.
His most important interpretation was that of the painter Vicent van Gogh in the film 'Lust for Life', released in 1956.
Along with actress Olivia de Havilland, both are considered the longest-serving performers of classic Hollywood cinema.
Kirk received three awards at the Golden Globes. The first was for Best Actor in a Drama, the second was the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the third a SAG Honor Award.
In addition, in 1958 he received a Silver Shell for Best Actor at the San Sebastian International Festival. He also received an Honorary Oscar in 1996.
Marlon Brando (1924 – 2004)
Marlon became an icon of the 20th century, in the history of Hollywood cinema. Despite this, he won a Razzie Award in the category of Worst Supporting Actor.
In addition, he enjoyed receiving two Oscar Awards, three BAFTAs, an Emmy Award and two Golden Globes.
In 1940 he began his career as a theater actor and in 1950 he began working as a film actor.
Due to his fame, he was hired for a small 10-minute participation in the movie ' Superman ' in 1978. For this, the actor received an amount of 4 million dollars, which generated a great impact on the audience.
Jack Lemmon (1925-2001)
John Uhler Lemmon III, was the real name of the American actor.
The world of cinema has great respect for him and he was one of the most acclaimed of his generation.
He was famous because in the projects he was in charge of personifying any type of characters of different genres, without having a specific one. However, he felt more comfortable with the drama and comedy genre.
Some of the awards that the actor received were two Oscar Awards, five Golden Globes, three BAFTA Awards, an Emmy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), an award at the San Sebastian International Festival.
Paul Newman (1925-2008)
Director, actor and producer Paul Leonard Newman was born in Ohio.
Another of the activities carried out by Newman was that of a motor racing driver, achieving great success in different races.
The actor managed to get various awards. Among them are three Oscar Awards, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, an Emmy Award, two SAG Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award and a Berlin Film Festival award.
Sean Connery (1930 - 2020)
Thomas Sean Connery was a British film producer and actor.
For seven films he was in charge of giving life to the character of James Bond, between the years of 1962 and 1983.
In July 2000, Queen Elizabeth II named him 'Knight Bachelor'. Also, in 1999, People magazine named him 'The Sexiest Man Alive ' (The sexiest man alive).
He also received an Oscar Award, two Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards and a Saturn Award for his professional life.
Jack Nicholson (1937- )
The 85-year-old actor also works as a producer, screenwriter, and film director.
Over the course of 70 years, he worked to position himself among the best in the world of cinema. For this reason, he is recognized for being able to interpret different characters, being the protagonist or secondary actor.
He became the actor with the most nominations at the Academy Awards, reaching the first award for leading actor in 1976.
In 2001 he received an important tribute receiving the Kennedy Prize.
Morgan Freeman (1937 - )
The American Morgan Freeman received his first Oscar Award in 2005, for the famous movie Million Dollar Baby.
In addition to his acting career, he is remembered for his work as the narrator for Through the Wormhole, a television documentary series.
The first three most notable works in his artistic career are: The Shawshank Redemption, Invictus and The Lego Movie.
Al Pacino (1940- )
Alfredo James Pacino is the real name of the actor. On some occasions he served as a director, screenwriter and director.
For seven decades Pacino has been responsible for achieving great success. He has also won several awards such as Tony, Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy. For this, he is one of the actors of the 20th century who has received the most recognition.
During his generation he was cataloged as one of the best actors of the time and one of those who best represented American cinema in the year 1970. His explosive and intense presence always characterizes him.
Robert DeNiro (1943- )
The actor has a wide receptivity due to his participation in The Godfather: Part II.
In the cinematographic world, he is characterized by his roles as conflicting, turbulent characters and gangster roles. In addition, he has given life to characters of all kinds of genres, including: comedy, horror and drama.
He has been the winner of Oscar Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Film Critics Award, National Board of Review and Honorary Golden Lion.
Tom Hanks (1956 - )
The 65-year-old American actor and producer has extensive experience in Hollywood cinema. In addition, it is one of the most famous and outstanding of the time.
Thanks to his performances, Hanks has gained significant international recognition. In some films he plays a character, while on other occasions, he has been in charge of lending his voice to animated films.
The actor earned third place on the list of the highest-grossing actors in North America, as his feature films have grossed more than $4.5 billion in Canada and the United States, and more than $9 billion worldwide.
Ricardo Darin (1957 - )
At the end of 1960, the career of Argentine Ricardo Alberto Darín began. Since then he has participated in more than forty films.
The actor is recognized for his performance in the movie Nine Queens, where he played the swindler Marcos.
For his work he has received four Silver Condor nominations, twelve Silver Condor nominations, a Goya Award, a Silver Shell, and a Donostia Award.
Tony Leung (1962- )
The Hong Kong actor has an extensive career in film and television. Since the mid-1990s, he has become one of the biggest stars in Hong Kong.
As a way to support his family, he left his studies and looked for different jobs. Thus, he met the actor Stephen Chow, who encouraged him to dedicate himself to acting. Thus, the TVB television channel involved him in 430 Space Shuttle (Spaceship 430), a special series for children.
Leung has been the winner of three Taipei Film Golden Horses, seven Hong Kong Film Awards, an Asian Film Award and an award at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Brad Pitt (1963 - )
The American model and film producer began his acting career when he appeared on a television program in Dallas in 1987.
Among his partners are Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and finally, Angelina Jolie with whom he was for 12 years and with whom he shares six children.
During this marriage, the actor managed to get involved in large social enterprises throughout the United States and internationally.
Brad Pitt owns a production company, called Plan B Entertainment. One of the projects carried out under this company is 'The Departed ', the film that won an Oscar for best film in 2007.
Will Smith (1968 - )
Will Smith, besides being an actor, is a comedian, rapper, film producer, and record producer.
His fame as a rapper was in 1980, calling himself The Fresh Prince. It then increased when he starred in the famous television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This was broadcast on the NBC channel, between 1990 and 1996.
Smith is considered by Forbes to be a world bankable star. The actor has worked in 20 films, 16 of them have managed to accumulate more than 100 million dollars each, and five films achieved more than 500 million dollars in annual box office receipts.
Christian Bale (1974 - )
The English actor, of English and South African parents, is considered one of the most important Hollywood actors of his generation. This is due to the easy and comfortable transformation that it has in all roles.
Bale is able to prepare for any character, including the ability to lose and gain weight to fulfill the characteristics of the role. For this, he earned the title of king in terms of physical transformations in Hollywood.
The actor has won a large number of awards : an Oscar Award, two Golden Globes, two SAG Awards, five Film Critics Awards, a Sitges Festival award.
Angelina Jolie (1975 - )
Angelina Jolie, in addition to being an actress and filmmaker, is an ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The London School of Economics reported that the actress would teach a new master's degree on 'Women, peace and security '. This with the aim of helping women who have been affected by conflicts worldwide and motivate gender equality.
In addition, the filmmaker has received two Oscar Awards, three Golden Globes, two SAG Awards and a Film Critics Award.
Natalie Portman (1981 - )
The American Natalie Portman Millepied, is a director, actress, producer. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
While filming the movie Star Wars, he decided to enter Harvard University to start a psychology degree specializing in educational psychology. In 2003, he obtained his degree and subsequently completed his Ph.D. at Yale.
Portman is one of the actresses who has managed to win four of the most important awards in cinema : Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Scarlett Johansson (1984 - )
As well as an actress, Scarlett Johansson is a singer, producer, businesswoman and director.
In the course of his childhood he showed interest in the world of cinema, and began to be part of various acting institutes.
At the age of 18, he began his acting career with more adult characters, which gradually allowed him to start his career on the big international screens. In 2008 he began his career as a singer and decided to publish his first album.
His participation in the movie Black Widow of the Marvel Cinematic Universe allowed him to gain greater recognition worldwide. He subsequently continued to work with Marvel, which has brought him greater reception and more fame in his career.
Scarlett is one of the highest paid actresses. It has also been positioned in Forbes annual lists and has been part of Time magazine. In this way it is observed that she is one of the most powerful actresses worldwide.
Many of the people we see on the big screen did not imagine that this was their calling. While others had it clear since their childhood and adolescence.
However, it is a clear sign that as long as a good job is done, it will never be forgotten even though it is no longer physically there. So they become part of the list of the best actors in Hollywood.
The world of cinema has always been in charge of giving the place that corresponds to each of the actors, as long as they make a difference and demonstrate their hard work.