Every actor or actress in the world would kill for a chance to work in Hollywood. Hollywood is by far the most esteemed and exciting industry in the world.
Year after year, Hollywood produces some of the best award-winning movies of the year not to mention an array of actors and actresses who bag quite an accolade of awards in some of the most esteemed Television Academy awards such as the Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Oscar Awards and more.
Hundreds of actors enter the industry every day but only a few of them succeed in this industry. Hollywood has produced some popular screen gems who get a huge crowd following around the globe for the appearance and performance as leading characters in some of the most epic movies of all time. So, let me introduce you to the Top 20 Most Popular Hollywood Actors.
20. Robert Pattinson
This charming, mesmerizing and attractive actor is well known for his role as Edward a vampire boy in the Twilight series. He became one of the most successful actors in Hollywood due to his grace and demeanor in acting which has the ability to keep anyone glued to the screen.
Pattinson has a huge crowd following due to his positive attitudes and dedication to his acting career that never disappoints. His pleasant nature is also a reason why this actor is a media magnet and a valuable actor in Hollywood.
19. Will Smith
The Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith, is a very popular actor and producer. Will Smith has acted in a number of award winning movies such as MIB (Men in Black), Bad Boys his start-up films and proceeded to act in some major films where his role has been nothing but luring, admirable and certainly, off the top.
The charismatic actor hailing from Pennsylvania USA takes pride for his accolade of awards for his talents and success in the film industry. He has bagged 4 Grammys among them.
Some people believe that Will Smith is undoubtedly the most successful African American actor in Hollywood not to mention he is one of the most paid actors in Hollywood.
18. Zac Efron
Hailing from California USA, Zac Efron is one of the most actors in the Hollywood film industry. He made his debut into acting when he was fairly young in the early 2000’s in the High School Musical Disney Channel where he handled a lead role. Zac Efron has won nominations for awards for High School Musical, Neighbors and Miracle Run.
Additionally, he was the winner of the MTV Movie Awards People’s Choice Award, and the Capricho Award due to his amazing acting talents not to mention his great personality. His latest films were “Dirty Grandpa” and “Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates”
17. Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart is by far one of the most popular and successful actors in Hollywood. He is a hilarious comedian/actor/producer/writer/rapper. He has a series of stand-up comedies, his first being “I am a grown up little man” which raised the bar for his career.
Today, Kevin Hart is a successful actor who has had various hit movies in his career and it seems his bar seems rising with every passing year. Kevin Hart has bagged a number of awards as well as some great recognitions such as getting a high ranking in the Time 100 list as well as being named as the most influential people around the world in 2015.
16. Christian Bale
Christian Bale is a charming and amazingly talented African/English actor in Hollywood. He began his acting career in his early years as a child and his youth which helped him strengthen and grow his acting talents earning a prominent place among the elites in the film industry.
Christian Bale, has acted in several awards winning films such as American Hustle, The Dark Knight Rises, The Fighter to name a few and much more.
15. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has been in Hollywood for a long time. He made his debut as an actor in the film “the Dark End of the Street” when he was only 8 years old and later he appeared in a number of television shows where he continued to grow his talents and climb the ladder of success higher.
His outstanding acting skills have earned him a jutting position as a leading actor in a couple of Hollywood movies. In 1997 he played a comic artist that earned him a great path to greater leading movies. His most recent cast was his role as Batman in Batman versus Superman the movie. He has achieved a number of recognitions and won several awards as well.
14. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is a popular actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. As a comedian, Jerry is known for his observational humor. He has been known to mainly focus on uncomfortable social obligations and personal relationships where he mostly brings out the best of the situation.
He has been featured in several hit fields and earned himself a number of awards including Emmy Awards.
13. Chris Hemsworth
Known as Thor for his role as Thor is Superhero movies, Chris Hemsworth is a talented and very handsome actor who has gone out and beyond to show the world he has got what he takes to thrive in the heat of the Hollywood film industry.
Chris Hemsworth has handled a number of small and big film roles effortlessly earning him castings time and time again in some of the leading movies in the industry. He has more to show and his career seems to get better day by day.
12. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is a popular actor who has been in the filming industry for an array of decades and seems to be doing better and better in his career. Tom Hanks has been recognized by Forbes severally as one of the most phenomenal actors of all time.
Born on 9th July 1956, Tom Hanks has made significant contributions to the filming industry and mentored several young actors too who are doing really well in the industry. Other than being very talented, he is smart, hardworking and an excellent actor too. He has notably bagged two consecutive Academy Awards.
11. Leonardo DiCaprio
The popularity of Leonardo DiCaprio is truly unmatched. He is one of the most popular and highly paid actors in Hollywood. His breakthrough was in the movie Titanic which earned him great fame and recognition opening great doors for him for his exemplary performance in the movie.
He started acting at a young age mainly in TV commercials sitcoms and soap operas which shaped his acting career and greatly improved his acting skills. He has been featured in a wide range of films where he does an excellent job every time. In fact, he has won 4 Academy Awards, and 8 nominations for Golden Globe Awards in which he won 2.
10. Bradley Cooper
Bradley cooper is a smart and handsome actor who has shown great talents, great dedication and great skill in his movies. Born in 1975, Bradley Cooper started acting at a ripe age. He has appeared in several Television Shows and several hit movies too.
His role in the movie “Sexiest Man Alive” brought him to stardom and since then, he has been featured in a number of films where he has earned great recognition and success. Bradley Cooper is a smart and highly skilled and talented actor.
9. Mark Walberg
Mark Wahlberg started out as a rapper before making his debut into the film industry as an actor. Today, Mark is a popular producer, model, and actor. He has been featured in several big and small roles in Hollywood films where he has showcased his acting skills in grace and mastery.
His role in a Drama Boogie Nights earned him great success and bigger roles. Wahlberg is one of the most paid Hollywood actors and has been nominated for an academy award.
8. Adam Sandler
Known as a hilarious actor, Adam Sandler is a great face to see in any movie. He is a multitalented actor, producer, scriptwriter, entrepreneur, comedian and a great actor.
He is known as the funniest man in Hollywood for cracking the audience up. Sandler takes pride in being one of the most successful actors in Hollywood not to mention the accolade of awards he has bagged through the years in his career for his stunning performances.
7. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is probably every girl’s dream. This handsome and multitalented actor is known for his charismatic, pleasant and gentle personality. He is astonishingly popular for his superb appearances and performances in his acting career.
He is a philanthropist and an amazing actor, he has delivered amazing performances in every movie he has been featured not to mention his talents are beyond understanding, being amazingly different in every film. He has a number of awards to show for his great talents and performances.
6. Robert Downey Jr
Born in 1965, Robert Downey is an admirable actor who has showcased his talents in a number of films in Hollywood.
He made his debut into the film industry when he was only 5 years old in “Proud” a hit movie. He has acted in more than 40 movies where he has with each passing year showcased his great talents evolving into something greater than before.
Robert has achieved immeasurable success in the career not to mention a number of awards to go with it. He continues to age gracefully as he is still one of the most handsome men in Hollywood.
5. Vin Diesel
Born in 1967 as Mark Sinclair, Vin Diesel is quite popular for his role in the “Fast too Furious” film franchise as well as the “Chronicles of Riddick Series”. Not only is an actor, but also a producer and script writer.
He mainly specializes in fast-paced dramatic thrillers where he has showcased his tremendous acting skills time and time again. He has had a number of hit movies not to mention won a number of awards in his career for his one of a kind acting skills and amazing talent.
4. Johnny Depp
Born in 1963, Johnny Depp has starred in many popular films earning him a lot of wealth and success in his career. He is considered the tallest actor in Hollywood and by far one of the most talented and mesmerizing actors as well.
His role as Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” amounted to great success for him which earned several big roles in Hollywood where he continued to take up a high tier in his career. Most of him movies are adrenaline packed movies which he handles tremendously.
Johnny Depp has also won many prestigious awards such as Golden Global and Academy and is considered as one of the sexiest men in the world.
3. Tom Cruise
This talented actor made his professional debut into the filming industry when he was only 19. He has taken up lead roles in many movies where he has shown an upward trend in his career since then.
Tom Cruise has been featured in several films where his talents have made the movies a great success and some of them earning award. Furthermore, just like any other successful and established actor, Tom Cruise has a number of awards to show up for him great work.
2. Matt Damon
Hailing from Cambridge in the United States, Matt Damon is a popular and highly talented actor not to mention one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood.
He made his professional debut into the film industry in 1988 and since then he has earned leading roles in high-grossing movies where he has showcased his enthralling skills and talents time and time again.
He is also a well-known philanthropist. His charities have earned him a huge crowd following not to mention great world recognition.
1. Dwayne Johnson
Popularly known as the Rock, Dwayne Johnson is the world’s popular actor. He is famous for his thrilling and incomparable acting skills in several sports and action movies he has been featured in. Dwayne Johnson started out as a talented wrestler shown by his very attractive physique and athletic body.
As an actor, he has been featured in several movies some award winning and grossing movies where he has been recognized for his tremendous acting skills and bagged a couple of awards home. This multitalented actor and wrestler is also the highest paid actor in Hollywood.
Hollywood is more than a reflection of the actors who have made it thrived. The above 20 actors have played a tremendous role in upholding the Hollywood Film Industry name. Their hard work, admirable talents, and skill are the reasons why they continue to flourish and earn more success on to their names with each passing year. The above actors are not only popular but also a great sense of inspiration to many upcoming actors who greatly look up to them, thankfully, they never fail to amaze and impress in their leading character roles.