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Best 7 Hollywood Actors Of The 21th century

The 7 Best Actors of the 21st Century

The Film industry in Hollywood is abundant with movies every year. Awards honoring these movies, their creators and actors are given annually in lavish ceremonies. Over the years, actors came and went, but only few were able to achieve continuous success with careers that spanned decades. The process of selecting the best Hollywood actors in international cinema is subjected to many surveys, and the best Hollywood actors are shown as follows: 

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Born on November 11, 1974, Leonardo DiCaprio works as an actor and a producer. DiCaprio began his career by making television ads, and then played some roles in television series. His first appearance on the big screen came he appeared in the movie Critters 3 in 1991 at the age of 17. He achieved critical acclaim two years later when he co-starred alongside Johnny Depp in the movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” where he played the role of a mentally-challenged young boy. DiCaprio quickly rose to stardom and started playing main characters in many films, namely what is arguably his most known film “Titanic”.

He was nominated for numerous awards in his career, He was nomniated 5 times for the Academy Award, finally winning it in 2016 for his role as Hugh Glass in “The Revenant”. He also has three Golden Globe awards, winning the first one in 2005 for “The Aviator”, and his latest one was for his role in “The Revenant”. His networth is estimated at 250 million dollars. 

2. Johnny Depp

Born on June 9, 1963. Johnny depp is an actor, producer, and musician. He is mostly known for the eccentric characters he plays. His career began with a minor role in the 1984 horror movie “Nightmare on Elm Street” and then took off when he started collaborating with director Tim Burton, their first movie together being “Edward Scissorhands”. 

His movie series "the Pirates of the Caribbean" is considered among one of the most successful films. They earned $3 billion in revenue.

Depp was nominated for several accolades. He grabbed three Best Actor nominations at the Academy Awards, and won a Golden Globe Award in the Best Actor for Comedy, or as a Musician category for his role in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". He is listed in the 2012 Guinness Records Encyclopedia, as the highest paid actor, he earned a $75 million profit. 

3. Tom Cruise

The American actor and producer Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, his He started his career in 1981 with a minor role in the film "Endless Love", his first starring role was in the film "Risky Business" in 1983. His action movie career started when he rosed to stardom as Maverick in the movie “Top Gun” (1986). 

He was nominated for several awards, and he won the Golden Globe awards times in 1990, 1997, 2000. He was nominated for the Oscars three times in 1990, 1997, and 2000. Although mostly famous for his outstanding performance in the "Mission Impossible" movies, his best performances came in movies like “Rain Man”, “A Few Good Men” and “Magnolia”. 

4. Tom hanks

Born on July 9, 1956, there is no doubt that Tom Hanks is one of the most loved actors in Hollywood. He made significant contributions to the American film industry, and he is considered one of the best Hollywood actors. Hanks was nominated for Academy Awards six times, winning two of them consecutively in 1994 for the movie “Philadelphia”, and in 1995 for his role in “Forrest Gump”.

He is ranked the fourth among top box office stars, with profits exceeding $100 million per film. His movies have achieved more than $8.5 billion worldwide. 

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5. Brad Pitt

William Bradley, known as Brad Pitt, was born on December 18, 1963, in the United States. He is considered one of the best Hollywood actors and among the most influential actor in the American cinema industry.

 Pitt’s career began in 1987 but it did not kick off until the 90s. He is known for playing roles in many iconic movies such as “Fight Club”, “Se7en” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, his acting was nominated for the Academy Award four times, before finally winning one in 2020 for his supporting role in Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”. 

6. Matt Damon

Matt Damon was born on October 8, 1970. He is an actor, a producer and a screenwriter. He is among Hollywood's top actors. Matt Damon won his first Oscar at the age of 27 in 1998 with his best friend Ben Affleck for writing the screenplay for their movie “Good Will Hunting”. The movie, which started as a school project, ended up winning several other awards, including a best Supporting Actor award for the late Robin Williams.

He was nominated for the Academy Award’s category Best Actor three times. Besides is Action movie series “Jason Bourne”, other movies such as “The Departed”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Martian” have all gained critically acclaim. 

7. Daniel Day-Lewis

Although currently a retired actor, Daniel Day-Lewis is no doubt among the best actors the film industry has ever known.

 Born in the United Kingdom in April 29th, 1957, Day-Lewis is known for his method acting and his diverse roles. Day-Lewis was nominated for Academy Awards six times, winning three of them, more than any other actor on this list. He is actually tied with Jack Nicholson for most Academy Award wins for any male actor.