Top ten valued actors of Hollywood film industry

1. Robert Downey Jr:

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Robert Downey Jr was  Born on 4 April, 1965 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He started his acting career at the age of 5 years with appearance in the film ”Pound” which was produced by his father in 1970. Downey Jr. appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985) and the drama Less Than Zero(1987). He starred as the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. After being released in 2000 from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison where he was on drug charges, Downey joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart’s love interest. This earned him a Golden Globe Award. His character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After his last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey achieved sobriety. 

Robert Downey stood as the highest paid actor in Hollywood Film Industry.  His Upcoming movies are Avengers: Infinity War, Untitled Avengers film. 

The list of his films is as under.

Year Title Role
1970 Pound Puppy
1972 Greaser’s Palace Unnamed Quasimodo-like child
1975 Moment to Moment Himself
1980 Up the Academy Boy on Soccer Team
1983 Baby It’s You Stewart
1984 Firstborn Lee
1985 Tuff Turf Jimmy Parker
1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Punk Party Crasher
1985 Weird Science Ian
1985 Deadwait
1986 Back to School Derek Lutz
1987 The Pick-up Artist Jack Jericho
1987 Less Than Zero Julian Wells
1988 Johnny Be Good Leo Wiggins
1988 Rented Lips Wolf Dangler
1988 1969 Ralph Karr
1989 That’s Adequate Albert Einstein
1989 True Believer Roger Baron
1989 Chances Are Alex Finch
1990 Air America Billy Covington
1991 Too Much Sun Reed Richmond
1991 Soapdish David Seton Barnes
1992 Chaplin Charlie Chaplin
1993 Heart and Souls Thomas Reilly
1993 The Last Party Himself
1993 Short Cuts Bill Bush
1994 Hail Caesar Jerry
1994 Natural Born Killers Wayne Gale
1994 Only You Peter Wright
1995 Richard III Earl Rivers
1995 Home for the Holidays Tommy Larson
1995 Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree Mr. Willowby
1995 Restoration Robert Merivel
1997 Danger Zone Jim Scott
1997 One Night Stand Charlie
1997 Two Girls and a Guy Blake Allen
1997 Hugo Pool Franz Mazur
1998 The Gingerbread Man Clyde Pell
1998 U.S. Marshals Special Agent John Royce
1999 In Dreams Vivian Thompson
1999 Friends & Lovers Hans
1999 Bowfinger Jerry Renfro
1999 Black and White Terry Donager
2000 Wonder Boys Terry Crabtree
2002 Lethargy Animal therapist
2003 Whatever We Do Bobby
2003 The Singing Detective Dan Dark
2003 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
2003 Gothika Pete Graham
2004 Eros Nick Penrose
2005 Game 6 Steven Schwimmer
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harry Lockhart
2005 The Outsider Himself
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck Joseph Wershba
2005 Hubert Selby Jr Narrator
2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Dito Montiel
2006 The Shaggy Dog Dr. Kozak
2006 A Scanner Darkly James Barris
2006 Fur Lionel Sweeney
2007 Zodiac Paul Avery
2007 Lucky You Telephone Jack
2008 Charlie Bartlett Principal Nathan Gardner
2008 Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man
2008 The Incredible Hulk Tony Stark / Iron Man
2008 Tropic Thunder Kirk Lazarus
2009 The Soloist Steve Lopez
2009 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
2010 Iron Man 2 Tony Stark / Iron Man
2010 Love & Distrust Rob
2010 Due Date Peter Highman
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sherlock Holmes
2012 The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man
2013 Iron Man 3 Tony Stark / Iron Man
2014 Chef Marvin
2014 The Judge Hank Palmer
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man
2016 Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark / Iron Man
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony Stark / Iron Man
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Tony Stark / Iron Man
2019 Untitled Avengers film Tony Stark / Iron Man
2020 The Loud House TBA

2. Leonardo DiCaprio:

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a famous American film actor, director and producer. He is also a famous environmental activist. He was born on  11 November 1974 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.  He started his career in 1990s in TV commercials. He began his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3 (1991). He starred in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy’s Life (1993), and was praised for his supporting role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). He gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron’s epic romance Titanic (1997), which became the highest-grossing film of all time until Cameron’s science fiction film Avatar (2009) overtook it.

He performed in many a famous TV shows like:  Growing Pains, Roseanne, Santa Barbara, Greensburg, Parenthood, The Outsiders, Biography, Django Unchained: Extras

List of His films he acted in:

Title Year Role Director
Critters 3 1991 Josh Kristine Peterson
Poison Ivy 1992 Guy Katt Shea
This Boy’s Life 1993 Tobias “Toby” Wolff Michael Caton-Jones
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 Arnie Grape Lasse Hallström
The Quick and the Dead 1995 Fee “The Kid” Herod Sam Raimi
The Basketball Diaries 1995 Jim Carroll Scott Kalvert
Total Eclipse 1995 Arthur Rimbaud Agnieszka Holland
Romeo + Juliet 1996 Romeo Montague Baz Luhrmann
Marvin’s Room 1996 Hank Lacker Jerry Zaks
Titanic 1997 Jack Dawson James Cameron
The Man in the Iron Mask 1998 King Louis XIV / Philippe Randall Wallace
Celebrity 1998 Brandon Darrow Woody Allen
The Beach 2000 Richard Danny Boyle
Don’s Plum 2001 Derek R. D. Robb
Catch Me If You Can 2002 Frank Abagnale, Jr. Steven Spielberg
Gangs of New York 2002 Amsterdam Vallon Martin Scorsese
The Aviator 2004 Howard Hughes Martin Scorsese
The Departed 2006 William “Billy” Costigan Martin Scorsese
Blood Diamond 2006 Danny Archer Edward Zwick
The 11th Hour 2007 Narrator Nadia Conners
Leila Conners Petersen
Body of Lies 2008 Roger Ferris Ridley Scott
Revolutionary Road 2008 Frank Wheeler Sam Mendes
Shutter Island 2010 Edward “Teddy” Daniels / Andrew Laeddis Martin Scorsese
Hubble 2010 Narrator Toni Myers
Inception 2010 Dominick “Dom” Cobb Christopher Nolan
J. Edgar 2011 J. Edgar Hoover Clint Eastwood
Django Unchained 2012 Calvin J. Candie Quentin Tarantino
The Great Gatsby 2013 Jay Gatsby Baz Luhrmann
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Jordan Belfort Martin Scorsese
The Audition 2015 Himself Martin Scorsese
The Revenant 2015 Hugh Glass Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Before the Flood 2016 Himself Fisher Stevens

 

List of His films he directed:

The Aviator 2004 Executive producer
The Assassination of Richard Nixon 2004 Executive producer
The 11th Hour 2007 Producer
Gardener of Eden 2007 Producer
Orphan 2009 Producer
Red Riding Hood 2011 Producer
The Ides of March 2011 Executive producer
Runner Runner 2013 Producer
Out of the Furnace 2013 Producer
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Producer
Virunga 2014 Executive producer
Cowspiracy 2015 Executive producer
The Ivory Game 2016 Executive producer
Before the Flood 2016 Producer
Live by Night 2016 Producer
Robin Hood  2018 Producer

 

 

4. Dwayne Johnson:

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Dwayne Johnson was born in California on May 2, 1972.  He is well known by his ring name ”Rock”. He an actor , producer, voice recorder and a professional wrestler. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born into a professional wrestling family in 1972. An injury ended his college football career, so he entered the ring with the Word Wrestling Federation. As “The Rock,” he famously feuded with wrestlerSteve Austin and won the WWF Heavyweight title six times.

He started his film career in 2002 starred in Scorpion King.

 

 

 

 

 

The list of his TV shows and films is:

 

  • Shazam (2019) aka “Shazam!” stars as Black Adam
  • Skyscraper (2018) stars as Will Ford
  • Journey 3 (2018) aka “Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon” stars as Hank
  • The Janson Directive (2018)
  • Alpha Squad Seven (2018)
  • Rampage (2018)
  • Doc Savage (2018)
  • Jungle Cruise (2018)
  • Untitled Dwayne Johnson Project (2018)
  • San Andreas 2 (2018) stars as Raymond Gaines
  • Baywatch (2017) stars as Mitch Buchanan
  • Rock and a Hard Place (2017) stars as Himself
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) aka “Jumanji” stars as Dr. Smolder Bravestone
  • Gone Fishing (2017) VI stars as Maui (voice)
  • Big Trouble in Little China (2017) stars as Jack Burton
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017) aka “Fast and Furious 8” stars as Hobbs
  • Moana (2016) stars as Maui (voice)
  • Central Intelligence (2016) stars as Bob
  • Jem and the Holograms (2015) stars as Dwayne Johnson
  • San Andreas (2015) stars as Ray
  • Furious 7 (2015) aka “Fast and Furious 7” stars as Luke Hobbs
  • WWE Royal Rumble (2015) TM stars as The Rock
  • Ballers (2015) TV stars as Spencer Strassmore
  • WrestleMania (2015) stars as The Rock
  • Fast & Furious: Supercharged (2015) stars as Hobbs
  • Manny Pacquiao Becomes a Professional Wrestler (2015) stars as Wrestler / Stuntman
  • John Cena: Greatest Rivalries (2014) VI stars as The Rock
  • Hercules (2014) aka “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” stars as Hercules
  • WWE 2k14 (2013) VG stars as The Rock (voice)
  • Snitch (2013) stars as John Matthews
  • Pain and Gain (2013) stars as Paul Doyle
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) aka “G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes” stars as Roadblock
  • Fast and Furious 6 (2013) aka “Furious 6” stars as Luke Hobbs
  • Empire State (2013) stars as James Ransone
  • WWE ’13 (2012) VG stars as The Rock (voice)
  • Fast Five (2011) stars as Luke Hobbs
  • WWE ’12 (2011) VG stars as The Rock (voice)
  • Clash Time (2011) TV stars as The Rock
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2011) stars as Hank Parsons
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time (2011) VI stars as The Rock
  • The Other Guys (2010) stars as Christopher Danson
  • Faster (2010) stars as Driver
  • Tooth Fairy (2010) stars as Derek Thompson/Tooth Fairy
  • Race to Witch Mountain (2009) aka Witch Mountain stars as Jack Bruno
  • Planet 51 (2009) stars as Captain Charles T. Baker (voice)
  • Get Smart (2008) stars as Agent 23
  • The Game Plan (2007) stars as Joe Kingman
  • Southland Tales (2007) stars as Boxer Santaros/Jericho Kane
  • Gridiron Gang (2006) stars as Sean Porter
  • Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (2006) VG stars as Alex Decker (voice)
  • Doom (2005) aka Doom – Der Film (Germany) stars as Sarge
  • Be Cool (2005) stars as Elliot Wilhelm
  • Walking Tall (2004) stars as Chris Vaughn
  • The Rundown (2003) aka Welcome to the Jungle stars as Beck
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian (2002) VG stars as Mathayus (voice)
  • The Scorpion King (2002) stars as Mathayus the Scorpion King
  • The Mummy Returns (2001) stars as Mathayus the Scorpion King
  • Longshot (2000) aka Jack of All Trades stars as Mugger
  • WWF SmackDown! (1999) TV stars as The Rock
  • WWF Raw Is War (1996) TV stars as The Rock / Rocky Maivia
  • WWE Monday Night RAW (1996) TV stars as The Rock / Rocky Maivia

 

 

5. Tom Cruise:

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He was born in New York, USA in 1962.  His full name is Thomas Cruise Mapothar IV, commonly he is known as Tom Cruise. He is well known American Film actor, director and producer. He started his career in the world films at the age of 19 with his debut Endless Love. His upcoming 2017 movies are:  American Made, Top Gun: Maverick, Mission: Impossible 6. 

He married Mimmi Rogers in 1987 and got separated in 1990. He then married to Nicole Kidman in 1990, and this marriage lasted for 11 years. His third marriage is with Kattie Holms, whom he married in 2006, and stayed with her till 2012.

Early Life:

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise, was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, to Mary and Thomas Mapother. Cruise’s mother was an amateur actress and schoolteacher, and his father was an electrical engineer. His family moved around a great deal when Cruise was a child in order to accommodate his father’s career.

Cruise’s parents divorced when he was 11, and the children moved with their mother to Louisville, Kentucky, and then to Glen Ridge, New Jersey, after her remarriage. Like his mother and three sisters, Cruise suffered from dyslexia, which made academic success difficult for him. He excelled in athletics, however, and considered pursuing a career in professional wrestling until a knee injury sidelined him during high school.

At age 14, Cruise enrolled in a Franciscan seminary with thoughts of becoming a priest, but he left after a year. When he was 16, a teacher encouraged him to participate in the school’s production of the musical Guys and Dolls. After Cruise won the lead of Nathan Detroit, he found himself surprisingly at home on the stage, and a career was born.

List of His film:

Title Year Role Director Notes Sr. No.
Endless Love 1981 Billy Franco Zeffirelli 1
Taps 1981 David Shawn Harold Becker 2
The Outsiders 1983 Steve Randle Francis Ford Coppola 3
Losin’ It 1983 Woody Curtis Hanson 4
Risky Business 1983 Joel Goodson Paul Brickman 5
All the Right Moves 1983 Stefen Djordjevic Michael Chapman 6
Legend 1985 Jack Ridley Scott 7
Top Gun 1986 Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell Tony Scott 8
The Color of Money 1986 Vincent Lauria Martin Scorsese 9
Cocktail 1988 Brian Flanagan Roger Donaldson 10
Rain Man 1988 Charlie Babbitt Barry Levinson 11
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Ron Kovic Oliver Stone 12
Days of Thunder 1990 Cole Trickle Tony Scott Also writer (story) 13
Far and Away 1992 Joseph Donelly Ron Howard 14
A Few Good Men 1992 Lt. Daniel Kaffee Rob Reiner 15
The Firm 1993 Mitch McDeere Sydney Pollack 16
Interview with the Vampire 1994 Lestat de Lioncourt Neil Jordan 17
Mission: Impossible 1996 Ethan Hunt Brian De Palma Also producer 18
Jerry Maguire 1996 Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe 19
Without Limits 1998 Robert Towne Producer 20
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 William Harford Stanley Kubrick 21
Magnolia 1999 Frank T. J. Mackey Paul Thomas Anderson 22
Mission: Impossible 2 2000 Ethan Hunt John Woo Also producer 23
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001 Narrator Jan Harlan 24
The Others 2001 Alejandro Amenábar Executive producer 25
Vanilla Sky 2001 David Aames Cameron Crowe Also producer 26
Space Station 3D 2002 Narrator Toni Myers 27
Minority Report 2002 John Anderton Steven Spielberg 28
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Himself as Austin Powers Jay Roach Cameo 29
Narc 2002 Joe Carnahan Executive producer 30
Shattered Glass 2003 Billy Ray Executive producer 31
The Last Samurai 2003 Nathan Algren Edward Zwick Also producer 32
Collateral 2004 Vincent Michael Mann 33
War of the Worlds 2005 Ray Ferrier Steven Spielberg 34
Elizabethtown 2005 Cameron Crowe Producer 35
Ask the Dust 2006 Robert Towne Producer 36
Mission: Impossible III 2006 Ethan Hunt J. J. Abrams Also producer 37
Lions for Lambs 2007 Senator Jasper Irving Robert Redford 38
Tropic Thunder 2008 Les Grossman Ben Stiller 39
Valkyrie 2008 Claus von Stauffenberg Bryan Singer 40
Knight and Day 2010 Roy Miller James Mangold 41
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011 Ethan Hunt Brad Bird Also producer 42
Rock of Ages 2012 Stacee Jaxx Adam Shankman Also credited as singer on the film’s soundtrack:
“Paradise City”
“Wanted Dead or Alive”
“I Want To Know What Love Is”
“Pour Some Sugar On Me”
“Here I Go Again”
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
“Rock You Like A Hurricane”
“Don’t Stop Believin'”
43
Jack Reacher 2012 Jack Reacher Christopher McQuarrie Also producer 44
Oblivion 2013 Jack Harper Joseph Kosinski 45
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 Maj. William Cage Doug Liman 46
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015 Ethan Hunt Christopher McQuarrie Also producer 47
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016 Jack Reacher Edward Zwick Also producer 48
The Mummy 2017 Nick Morton Alex Kurtzman 49
American Made Films that have not yet been released 2017 Barry Seal Doug Liman Complete 50
Mission: Impossible 6 Films that have not yet been released 2018 Ethan Hunt Christopher McQuarrie Filming;
also producer

6. Hugh Jackman:

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Born in 1968 in Sydney Australia. The Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror film Van Helsing (2004), the drama The Prestige and The Fountain (2006), the epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008), the film version of Les Misérables (2012), and the thriller Prisoners (2013). His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil (Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, an accountant. He is the youngest of five children. His parents, both English, moved to Australia shortly before his birth. He also has Greek (from a great-grandfather) and Scottish (from a grandmother) ancestry.

Jackman has a communications degree with a journalism major from the University of Technology Sydney. After graduating, he pursued drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, immediately after which he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli (1995), opposite his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Several TV guest roles followed, as an actor and variety compere. An accomplished singer, Jackman has starred as Gaston in the Australian production of “Beauty and the Beast.” He appeared as Joe Gillis in the Australian production of “Sunset Boulevard.” In 1998, he was cast as Curly in the Royal National Theatre’s production of Trevor Nunn’s Oklahoma. Jackman has made two feature films, the second of which, Erskineville Kings(1999), garnered him an Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Actor in 1999. Recently, he won the part of Logan/Wolverine in the Bryan Singer- directed comic-book movie X-Men (2000). In his spare time, Jackman plays piano, golf, and guitar, and likes to windsurf.

Upcoming Movies: The Greatest Showman

7. Channing Tatum:

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Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor, dancer, and former stripper. He was born in April 1980 in Alabama State of USA.  Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter. His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience.

 

Spouse: Jenna Dewan (m. 2009)

 

Detail about his career:

Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field, baseball, soccer, and football to keep him out of trouble. In the ninth grade he was sent to Catholic school. It was there that he discovered his passion for football and his hopes became centered on earning an athletic college scholarship. Channing’s goal was finally met, and in his senior year in high school, he was recruited and earned a full athletic college scholarship to a school in West Virginia.

Tatum is also skilled in Kung Fu and in Gor-Chor Kung Fu, a form of martial arts, in which he has earned belts. Channing later left college and, in the meantime, worked as a construction worker, a stripper, a mortgage broker and salesman. He has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Gap, Aeropostale, Emporio Armani, and has been featured in television commercials for American Eagle, Pepsi, and some very popular Mountain Dew commercials.

Channing can be seen on the big screen as a featured actor in Coach Carter (2005), in which he plays a high school basketball player. He was also in the very popular TV series CSI: Miami (2002) where he played the role of Bob Davenport.

Upcoming movies of 2017:

 Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Logan Lucky, Smallfoot

8. Chris Pratt:

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Christopher Michael Pratt is an American actor. He was born on 21 June 1979, Virginia, Minnesota, United States.  Pratt came to prominence with his television roles, for which he is best known for his role as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation from 2009-15, for which he received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013. He also starred earlier in his career as Bright Abbott in The WB drama series Everwood.
Spouse: Anna Faris (m. 2009)
Upcoming movies: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Untitled Avengers film
Children: Jack Pratt

9. Tom Hanks:

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Born: 9 July 1956 (age 61), Concord, California, United States. His mother’s family, originally surnamed “Fraga”, was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a “fractured” family. He moved around a great deal after his parents’ divorce, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no alcoholism – just a confused childhood. He has no acting experience in college and credits the fact that he could not get cast in a college play with actually starting his career. He went downtown, and auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started.

Ron Howard was working on Splash (1984), a fantasy-comedy about a mermaid who falls in love with a business executive. Howard considered Hanks for the role of the main character’s wisecracking brother, which eventually went to John Candy. Instead, Hanks landed the lead role and the film went on to become a surprise box office success, grossing more than $69 million. After several flops and a moderate success with the comedy Dragnet (1987), Hanks’ stature in the film industry rose. The broad success with the fantasy-comedy Big (1988) established him as a major Hollywood talent, both as a box office draw and within the film industry as an actor. For his performance in the film, Hanks earned his first Academy Award nomination as Best Actor.

Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own (1992). Hanks has stated that his acting in earlier roles was not great, but that he subsequently improved. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks noted his “modern era of movie making … because enough self-discovery has gone on … My work has become less pretentiously fake and over the top”. This “modern era” began for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and then with Philadelphia (1993). The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love over the radio airwaves. Richard Schickel of Time magazine called his performance “charming”, and most critics agreed that Hanks’ portrayal ensured him a place among the premier romantic-comedy stars of his generation.

In Philadelphia, he played a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination. Hanks lost 35 pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly for the role. In a review for People, Leah Rozen stated, “Above all, credit for Philadelphia’s success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint. He is flat-out terrific, giving a deeply felt, carefully nuanced performance that deserves an Oscar.” Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. During his acceptance speech, he revealed that his high school drama teacher Rawley Farnsworth and former classmate John Gilkerson, two people with whom he was close, were gay.

Hanks followed Philadelphia with the blockbuster Forrest Gump (1994) which grossed a worldwide total of over $600 million at the box office. Hanks remarked: “When I read the script for Gump, I saw it as one of those kind of grand, hopeful movies that the audience can go to and feel … some hope for their lot and their position in life … I got that from the movies a hundred million times when I was a kid. I still do.” Hanks won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Forrest Gump, becoming only the second actor to have accomplished the feat of winning consecutive Best Actor Oscars.

Hanks’ next role – astronaut and commander Jim Lovell, in the docudrama Apollo 13(1995) – reunited him with Ron Howard. Critics generally applauded the film and the performances of the entire cast, which included actors Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Kathleen Quinlan. The movie also earned nine Academy Award nominations, winning two. Later that year, Hanks starred in Disney/Pixar’s computer-animated film Toy Story (1995), as the voice of Sheriff Woody. A year later, he made his directing debut with the musical comedy That Thing You Do! (1996) about the rise and fall of a 1960s pop group, also playing the role of a music producer.

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his various comedic and dramatic film roles, including Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan(1998), You’ve Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), and The Da Vinci Code (2006), as well as for his voice work in the animated films The Polar Express (2004) and the Toy Story series.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, MORE
Spouse: Rita Wilson (m. 1988), Samantha Lewes (m. 1978–1987)

10. Matt Damon:

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His full name is Mathew Page Demon. He was born on 8 October 1970 (age 46), Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Matthew Paige Damon is an American actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

Spouse: Luciana Barroso (m. 2005)
Upcoming movies of Matt Damon: Downsizing, Suburbicon, Ocean’s Eight
Children: Isabella Damon, Alexia Barroso, Gia Zavala Damon, Stella Damon

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