15 Most Handsome Hollywood Actors 2018
Hollywood has always had its favorite pool of talented hot, famous and most handsome stars that make the viewers worldwide drooling for more. Every hugely successful movie leaves a trail of great fan following in its wake. Every male actor whose films have been successful at the box office is considered the most famous and hottest by his fans. To pick a few from among such an illustrious list is a difficult task.
However, going by the commercial success of their films, their fan following and the buzz in the social media, press and television, here is a list and brief biography of the top 15 hottest, famous and most handsome Hollywood actors 2018.
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15. Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born on 30th January 1974 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire in Wales, U.K. In 1987, at the age of 13, Bale became famous all over the world when he acted in the starring role of Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun.
Before entering films he was a model to several well-known brands. After his parents divorce, he moved to Los Angeles. He also worked as juvenile actor in television series and films. In 1990, he played the leading role in Treasure Island.
As an adult and much later, in 2000 he again made a mark with his role as a serial killer in American Psycho. That year he also worked in Shaft and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. In 2002 he starred in Laurel Canyon, Reign of Fire and Equilibrium. His 2004 film was the much acclaimed The Machinist.
But it was not until, he played the role of Batman, that he received worldwide fame and recognition as a star. He did the iconic lead role in the Batman trilogy of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
He has also acted in other films like The Fighter, American Hustle, and The Big Short. His other films like Prestige, Terminator Salvation and Public Enemies were appreciated both by the critics and public. For these films he got many awards including the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe nominations.
His Batman movies have become international his and broke several box office records and becoming the highest-grossing movies worldwide. They were also one of the most critically acclaimed superhero films. The third and the final Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, released in 2012, which made Bale the longest-lasting actor to play Batman. The film garnered critical praise and financial achievement, and earned more than $1 billion worldwide.
Bale has been called one of the most versatile and talented actors of his generation. He is considered a sex symbol, which he dislikes. He is also named as one of the “100 Sexiest Men”. He has also been listed among the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world by the Time magazine.
14. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew David McConaughey was born November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas; and is the youngest of his three brothers. His parents married each other thrice, after getting divorce twice. He started his career with television commercials. The first film he got was in 1993 release Dazed and Confused. He did some smaller s well as bigger roles till 2000, appearing in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg’s historical drama Amistad, the science fiction drama Contact, the comedy EDtv and the war film U-571.
He gained prominence in 2001 with The Wedding Planner. His later films were, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool’s Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). In 2005 he was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”.
Since 2011 he acted in dramatic roles like The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, The Paperboy, Mud, and Magic Mike. In 2013, McConaughey achieved tremendous recognition and success with the Wolf of Wall Street, and the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club, which earned him the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations.
In 2014, he starred in Interstellar, which brought him worldwide fame. He played Cooper, a widowed father and astronaut. In 2016 he starred in The Sea of Trees and Free State of Jones. He is one versatile actor who has won critical acclaim for his acting, and is also popular among the msases.
13. Robert Downey Jr.
A handsome and good looking man Robert Downey Jr is one of the most popular and successful actors in Hollywood who has topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015. In 2015 he earned $80 million. Robert John Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York. His father, Robert Downey Sr., is an actor and filmmaker and his mother, Elsie Ann acted in his father’s films.
As a child, Downey was exposed to drugs as his father was a drug addict. During his childhood Downey did small roles in his father’s films. He made his acting debut at the age of five, in his father’s film Pound in 1970. When his parents divorced in 1978, Downey moved to California with his father, but in 1982 he moved back to New York to pursue an acting career full-time.
He appeared in films like Tuff Turf and Weird Science. His first lead role was in The Pick-up Artist, released in 1987. In the same year he appeared Less Than Zero, in which his performance was praised by critics. It got him films such as Chances Are (1989), Air America (1990), and Soapdish (1991). In 1992, he starred as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, a role which got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and won him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. In 1993, he appeared in the films Heart and Souls. He starred in the 1994 films, Only You, and Natural Born Killer.
Later he appeared in many more films; Restoration and Richard III in 1995, U.S. Marshals in 1998, and in Black and White in 1999. From 1996 to 2001, Downey was arrested numerous times on drug-related charges including cocaine, heroin and marijuana. He had been addicted to drugs since the age of eight, as his father, also an addict, had been giving drugs to him.
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, which earned him a Golden Globe Award. His character was written after his two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After five years of substance abuse, arrests, rehab, and relapse, Downey was finally ready to work toward a full recovery from drugs and a return to his career.
Downey Jr.’s career brightened when he featured in the mystery thriller Zodiac in 2007, and the action comedy Tropic Thunder in 2008 for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2008, Downey got the biggest break with the role of Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man and appeared in several films as either the lead role or member of an ensemble cast. Each of these films has grossed over $500 million worldwide; and The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War, earned over $1 billion.
Downey Jr. has also played the title role in Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2011. Downey is scheduled to star in an upcoming Pinocchio film as well as Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel. Robert Downey Jr. has sung on several soundtracks in his films such as Chaplin, Too Much Sun, Two Girls and a Guy etc. he also has an album to his credit.
His first marriage with actress/singer Deborah Falconer ended in a divorce in 2004 due to Downey’s repeated trips to rehab and jail. They have a son, Indio Falconer Downey. In August 2005, Downey married producer Susan Levin. Their first child, a son, was born in February 2012, their second child, a daughter, was born in November 2014. Downey Jr. and his wife Susan have a production company called Team Downey. Downey has been drug-free since July 2003, and has credited his wife along with his family, therapy, meditation, twelve-step recovery programs, yoga and the practice of Wing Chun kung fu for his recovery.
12. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman won international acclaim for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. He is also known for his other lead roles in films like Kate & Leopold in 2001, Van Helsing in 2004, The Prestige in 2006 and many more. His film Les Misérables released in 2012 won him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
The Handsome Hollywood Actor Hugh Michael Jackman was born on 12 October 1968 in Sydney, Australia. He attended school in Sydney and has done BA in Communications from University of Technology, Sydney. After obtaining his BA, Jackman completed the one-year course at the Actors’ Centre in Sydney and also an acting course in Perth. His first assignment was a drama series on ABC where he met his future wife bas a co-star, Denise Roberts. He did lot of roles on television and a few films on the London’s West End theatrical shows and also acted in the film version of stage musicals.
In 2000 he got the greatest breakthrough he could hope for, when he was offered the role of Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men, the film based on the Marvel Comics super-hero team. X-Men was hugely successful at the box office, and earned US$296 million. Jackman also did the sequels in 2003’s X2: X-Men United, 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and the 2009 prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He also appeared as Wolverine in 2011’s X-Men: First Class; in 2013’s The Wolverine, and in the 2014 sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past and the 2016 follow-up X-Men: Apocalypse.
He has also played other much acclaimed role such as the 2001 romantic comedy film Kate & Leopold, for which he received a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination. Same year he starred in Swordfish with John Travolta and Halle Berry. In 2006 he starred alongside Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson in The Prestige, which was a box office success.
In the science-fiction film The Fountain, Jackman portrayed three different characters. In 2006, Jackman starred in Woody Allen’s film Scoop opposite Scarlett Johansson. That year he also gave his voice to two animated films: Happy Feet, and Flushed Away. In 2008, Jackman replaced Russell Crowe as the male lead in the epic film, Australia. In 2012 Jackman voiced for the animated film Rise of the Guardians. He also starred in the film Les Misérables, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 2005, Jackman formed a production company, Seed Productions.
Jackman married actress Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996 at Melbourne. Their wedding rings had an inscription in Sanskrit – Om paramar mainamar; which meant we dedicate our union to a greater source. Furness had two miscarriages, so they adopted two mixed-race children, Oscar and Ava. Jackman is a philanthropist who is active for the cause of microcredit and eradication of poverty. He has donated to several charities. He is interested in football, rugby and cricket and supports several top teams of Australia. Jackman plays the guitar, piano and violin. He also does yoga and meditation. Jackman has also been the brand ambassador of several high-profile brands, such as Montblancm and Indian mobile phone brand Micromax, among others
11. George Clooney
George Clooney is one of the all time most popular, hot, handsome and bankable Hollywood star who has given a number of hit films and is considered one of the sexiest male stars with his suave looks and charismatic presence. He has won three Golden Globe, and two Academy Awards, besides many more awards and accolades. George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky. Clooney has Irish, German, and English ancestry. He schooled in Kentucky, and attended Northern Kentucky University, majoring in broadcast journalism.
Clooney started his career with small roles in television from 1978 to 1984, He played several characters in a number of sitcoms and soap operas. Clooney rose to fame with the hit NBC medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. He received several nominations like the Emmy Award nominations and Golden Globe Award nominations for his performance. His first major Hollywood role was the horror comedy-crime thriller From Dusk till Dawn. Later he acted in One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer; and the action-thriller The Peacemaker with Nicole Kidman.
During 1997, Clooney rose into prominence with the title role in the superhero film Batman & Robin, which although did not do well at the Box office but catapulted him to fame. Next, he co-starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight in 1998. In 1999, he took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2000 he starred in the commercially successful films The Perfect Storm, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
In 2001, Clooney had his biggest commercial success, Ocean’s Eleven, the first of the trilogy. It is Clooney’s most successful film which earned $451 million worldwide and inspired two sequels, Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007. In 2001, Clooney co-founded Section Eight Productions, and made his directorial debut in the 2002 with Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
Till 2014 he has directed several films including Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Leatherheads (2008), The Ides of March (2011), and the war film The Monuments Men (2014). He is the only person who has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories.
Clooney won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005), and Best Actor nominations for Michael Clayton (2007) and the comedy-dramas Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). In 2009, Clooney was included in Time’s annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”.
In 2013, his production Argo received the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2013, Clooney co-starred with Sandra Bullock in Gravity, a science fiction thriller which was very successful commercially. Clooney also produced August: Osage County (2013), and Tomorrowland (2015).
He is also noted for his political and economic activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace. Clooney married the British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on September 27, 2014. In June 2017, he became father to twin children, Ella and Alexander.
10. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is one of the top Hollywood actor, director and filmmaker, who has won several awards including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Born as Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California; his family moved and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts when he was three year old. After the divorce of his parents when he was 13, he and his younger brother lived with their mother.
Affleck and his brother regularly attended theater performances with their mother, and were encouraged to make their own home movies. Affleck first acted professionally at the age of seven, and at 13, he filmed a children’s television program. During school Affleck acted in theater productions and he became close friends with his childhood buddy Matt Damon. They traveled to New York together for acting auditions, and saved their acting earnings in a joint bank account to buy tickets. Affleck studied Spanish at the University of Vermont, and at 18, moved to Los Angeles, to study further.
Affleck first appeared, at the age of seven, in 981 in a film called Dark Side of the Street directed by a family friend. He became a well-known child actor in 1984 with the PBS children’s series The Voyage of the Mimi. As a teenager, he appeared in television series, films and commercials. For the next few years, till 1993, he played a number of characters in television productions.
Affleck’s first starring film role came in 1995 with Glory Daze. He followed it up with Mallrats and Going All the Way in 1997. This was followed by the tremendous success of Good Will Hunting, which he had co-written and acted. Affleck and Damon won both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for the film. 1998’s box office hit, Armageddon established Affleck as a bankable star. He also had a supporting role as an arrogant English actor in Shakespeare in Love, starring his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow. Affleck and Damon again worked together in Dogma, which premiered at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Affleck starred opposite Sandra Bullock in Forces of Nature and opposite Courtney Love in the 200 Cigarettes. 2001 saw one of his biggest hit film Pearl Harbor. In 2002 film The Sum of All Fears he played a CIA analyst.
He set up Pearl Street Films, a production company with Matt Damon and another called LivePlanet. He was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine in 2002. He got extensive media coverage in 2003 because of his relationship with Jennifer Lopez. In 2003 came the Daredevil, based on the well-known comic super-hero, which was a big commercial success. He next appeared in the romantic comedy Gigli co-starring Lopez, and in the sci-fi thriller Paycheck. His bad choice of film continued in 2004, with Jersey Girl, doing poorly. His next was Surviving Christmas. Faced with criticism he decided to take a career break.
Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005, and after having a child, began a career comeback in 2006. He worked in Man About Town, Smokin’ Aces and Hollywoodland. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.
Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone in 2007. He acted in three films in 2009, He’s Just Not That Into You, State of Play, and a supporting role as a bartender in comedy film Extract. In 2010, Affleck starred in The Company Men. He also directed, co-wrote the screenplay and starred in The Town, which was a box-office success. His next directorial project for Warner Bros was Argo in 2012. The film was a major success and won the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Picture. Affleck also won the Golden Globe Award, Directors Guild of America Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Director. Affleck played a romantic lead in To the Wonder in 2013.
Affleck starred as Batman in the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck’s action thriller The Accountant was also a commercial success. Live by Night was Affleck’s fourth directorial project, and was released in 2016. Affleck will reprise his role as Batman in Justice League in November 2017 and another Batman film in 2018.
Affleck has been involved with several humanitarian causes worldwide, including the Eastern Congo Initiative which he has co-founded. He also supports the A-T Children’s Project. Affleck and Jennifer Garner have filed for divorce in April 2017, and sought joint custody of their children.
9. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is ranked among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. A successful screenwriter, he has also earned a screenwriting Oscar for ‘Good Will Hunting. ‘ He is best known for the series of Jason Bourne films and other films like ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ ‘Behind the Candelabra’ and ‘The Martian.’
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge,Massachusetts. His father worked in real estate and finance and his mother was a professor. They divorced when Matt was two year old. Matt and his elder brother Kyle, who later became an artist and sculptor, stayed with their mother. He attended school at Cambridge, Massachusetts. During his schooldays, Damon acted in several high school theater productions. He also struck up lifelong friendship with his buddy Ben Affleck. Damon attended Harvard University, where he began writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting, which won him an Academy Award in 1998. At Harvard, he also appeared in many student theater plays.
He made his film debut at the age of 18, with the role of an extra having a single line of dialogue in the film Mystic Pizza. He left the university midway in 1992, to feature in Geronimo: An American Legend. In 1996 he acted as an opiate-addicted soldier in Courage Under Fire, which gained critical acclaim. During the early 1990s, Damon and Affleck wrote Good Will Hunting, which was released in 1997. It received nine Academy Awards nominations and Golden Globes for Best Screenplay. He was nominted for Best Actor while his co-star Robin Williams won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Same year he also played the lead role in The Rainmaker, where he received critical acclaim for his work. This made Steven Spielberg cast him in the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan. He co-starred with Edward Norton in the 1998 poker film Rounders. Then he played the title role in The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999. He acted with his friend Ben Affleck in Dogma (1999). He also attempted romantic roles in 2000, in All the Pretty Horses and The Legend of Bagger Vance.
From 2001 to 2007, Damon gained international fame with two major film franchises. He co-starred in 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven, which followed with sequels Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007). He also played the lead role of amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in the hit action thrillers series , The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and the series’ fifth, Jason Bourne (2016). In 2006, Damon co-starred with Robert De Niro in The Good Shepherd, and also starred in The Departed. In 2007, Damon became Forbes’ most bankable star, and his last three films at that time averaged US$29 at the box office for every dollar he earned. His next acclaimed role in 2009, was Steven Soderbergh’s dark comedy ‘The Informant!’ which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
Also in 2009, Damon worked in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Invictus, which features Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. He earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2010, he reteamed with Bourne series director Paul Greengrass, for the action thriller Green Zone.In 2011, he worked in The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, and We Bought a Zoo. In 2012, Damon starred in Behind the Candelabra, the science fiction film Elysium (2013), The Zero Theorem. In 2014, he starred in George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, and in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. In 2015, he played the main character, astronaut Mark Watney, in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and his second Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 2016 he reprised his role as Jason Bourne in the sequel.In 2017, Damon played the lead role in Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, which had a mixed success and review. His next film is Downsizing which i set for release in December 2017.
Along with Affleck, Damon founded the production company LivePlanet. In 2010, Damon and Affleck created Pearl Street Films, a Warner Bros. based production company. Damon has worked extensively for several causes and numerous philanthropic activities. He is an ambassador for ONEXONE, a spokesperson for Feeding America and many more such organization. Damon married long-time girlfriend, Argentine-born Luciana Bozán Barroso, in December 2005 in New York City Hall. The couple has three daughters.
8. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is considered one of the most handsome actors in Hollywood and one of the most popular too. He is also one of the top film producers. He was born William Bradley Pitt, on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Brad Pitt began his acting career with small roles in films and television series in 1987. In 1988 he got his first leading role in The Dark Side of the Sun, although this movie was shelved and later got released only in 1997. Meanwhile Pitt continued to work in small roles and television series.
After years of supporting roles in film and frequent television guest appearances, Pitt attracted wider recognition in his supporting role in Ridley Scott’s 1991 road film Thelma & Louise. In later years, he starred in Johnny Suede, Cool World; and A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford. In 1993, Pitt starred in Kalifornia. His 1994 film Interview with the Vampire was a turning point for Pitt. In this film he co-starred with Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, and Antonio Banderas. Pitt also starred in Legends of the Fall.
In 1995, Pitt starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow in the crime thriller Seven, which earned $327 million at the international box office. He also did a supporting role in science-fiction film 12 Monkeys, which won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and his first Academy Award nomination. The following year he had a role in the legal drama Sleepers. In 1997 film The Devil’s Own, Pitt starred opposite Harrison Ford. He also acted in Seven Years in Tibet. Pitt had the lead role in 1998’s film Meet Joe Black. Next year Pitt did Fight Club, in which his performance was widely praised. In 2000, Pitt was appreciated in Snatch. The following year Pitt starred opposite Julia Roberts in The Mexican, which had a good box office success.
In 2001, thriller Spy Game, with Robert Redford was a commercial success. Later that year Pitt played Rusty Ryan in the heist film Ocean’s Eleven, which had an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, and Julia Roberts. It was highly successful at the box office, earning $450 million worldwide. In 2004 Pitt had two major film roles, one was starring as Achilles in Troy; and the other was Ocean’s Twelve in which he reprised his role of Rusty Ryan; the film earned $362 million worldwide. Troy was the first film produced by Plan B Entertainment, a film production company owned by Brad Pitt.
In 2005, Pitt starred in Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Angelina Jolie. The movie earned $478 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest hits of the year. In 2006, Pitt starred opposite Cate Blanchett in Babel, and his company Plan B Entertainment produced The Departed, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Pitt starred in 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen; the sequel earned $311 million at the international box office. Pitt’s next film role was as American outlaw Jesse James in The Assassination of Jesse James, which was produced by Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment.
He was later cast in 2008 in the film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which has been called a timeless masterpiece, and the film won several awards. It grossed $329 million at the box office Pitt got his fourth Golden Globe and second Academy Award nomination.
In 2009 he played the leading role in the Quentin Tarantino-directed war film “Inglourious Basterds”. The film was a box office hit, taking $311 million worldwide. His film Moneyball, in 201, also brought him praise and Academy Award nomination. His next role was as mob hitman Jackie Cogan in 2012 Killing Them Softly. In 2013, Pitt starred in World War Z, a thriller which grossed $540 million at the box office. In 2014, Pitt starred in Fury, which proved to be a commercial and critical success. In 2015, Pitt starred opposite his wife Jolie, in By the Sea, a romantic drama.
Pitt’s first marriage was with Jennifer Aniston in 2000. They took divorce in 2005. Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married on August 23, 2014, in a private ceremony in France. Pitt and Angelina Jolie became one of the most reported celebrity couple called “The Brangelina”. They had to go to distant Namibia and Nice for the birth of their children, to avoid the paparazzi. On September 19, 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences.
Brad Pitt has been named one of the 25 sexiest stars in film history, People magazines Sexiest Man Alive title. He has appeared for several years in the Forbes’s annual Celebrity 100 list and Time 100 which is a compilation of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2015, a minor planet was named Bradpitt in his honor
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
With the worldwide success of Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio became the most recognizable face in the planet. No Hollywood actor has become so popular and the heartthrob of millions with just one movie. Born as Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California; he is the only child of his parents who are of Italian and German descent.
He began his career at a young age with television commercials and then in several television series and soap operas such as Santa Barbara, Growing Pains and many more. His film career began with the film Critters 3 in 1991. He subsequently appeared in several films like This Boy’s Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Basketball Diaries and Romeo + Juliet.
His big break that catapulted him to worldwide recognition came with James Cameron’s Titanic in 1997. It became the highest-grossing film of that time. Since then DiCaprio has received adulation and acclaim for his roles in several films like The Man in the Iron Mask, Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, Blood Diamond and many more.
Some of his more recent films were The Great Gatsby, Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant. He has won two Golden Globe award for Best Actor, four Academy award and eight nominations for Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA awards. He has been very active on the philanthropic front and supports several environmental issues especially those related to climate changes. Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company is called Appian Way.
6. Chris Evans
The most charming and handsome Hollywood actor Chris Evans is best known for his superhero roles as Captain America in the Marvel Comics film series and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its sequel. Christopher Robert Evans was born on June 13, 1981 in Boston. He grew up in the town of Sudbury. He had two sisters and a younger brother. His mother was a working woman and his father was a dentist. Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and later joined acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
Evans first appeared in a short educational video in 1997. In 1997 he modeled for a Hasbro board game. He began his career on the 2000 television series Opposite Sex. His first film was Not Another Teen Movie, after which he got lead roles in The Perfect Score and Cellular. He then worked in two more films.
In 2005 he got the role of the superhero the Human Torch in the comic book adaptation Fantastic Four. He again reprised the role in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He also starred as an astronaut in Danny Boyle’s science-fiction film Sunshine. The box-office success of these films made him a popular star. In 2008, Evans appeared in Street Kings, with Keanu Reeves, and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. The following year he appeared in the science-fiction thriller Push. Till 2010 he appeared in few more films, including comic book adaptations.
In 2011, Evans got the biggest break of playing the Marvel Comics character Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger; and also starred in the film What’s Your Number?. Evans had agreed to appear in multiple films as Captain America, and in 2012 he reprised the role in The Avengers.
In 2014, Evans starred again in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He also directed and starred a film, Before We Go. In 2015, he again played Captain America in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and then again reprised the role for the 2016 sequel Captain America: Civil War. All his Captain America films were big commercial success and made him a much respected successful star.
Evans is a supporter of LGBT rights. He was raised as Catholic but he holds pantheistic views and is interested in the Buddhist philosophy.
5. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is regarded as one of the world’s biggest film stars, who has played a series of colorful characters that has endeared him to millions of viewers worldwide. He is now most recognized as the captain of the Pirates of the Caribbean series films. His most commercially successful films are the Pirates of the Caribbean series films, which have grossed more than $3 billion. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records as the highest paid actor, with earnings of $75 million.
John Christopher Depp II, his full name, was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was the youngest of four siblings. He has an interesting descent and his ancestors include African as well as English. Depp’s parents eventually settled in Florida and divorced in 1978 when he was 15. Depp dropped out of high school to become a rock musician. Depp subsequently collaborated with the band Rock City Angels.
Depp’s made his Hollywood debut in 1984 with Nightmare on Elm Street. Next year, he starred in Private Resort. His next assignment was a minor role in 1986 film Platoon. He became popular with the Fox television series, 21 Jump Street, which was aired during 1987. In 1990, his film Cry-Baby was released which didn’t do well at box office. His next film was Edward Scissorhands, in which he played the title role. It was directed by Tim Burton, and was a critical and commercial success. It catapulted him to fame as a leading Hollywood actor. Depp had no major film releases in the following two years, but in 1993 he appeared in 3 films; Benny and Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Arizona Dream.
In 1994, Depp worked again with director Tim Burton, and played the title role in Ed Wood, which received critical acclaim. Depp was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance. The following year, Depp starred in three films. He played opposite Marlon Brando in the box-office hit Don Juan DeMarco. His other film Nick of Time was a thriller.
In 1997, Depp starred alongside Al Pacino in the crime drama Donnie Brasco, directed by Mike Newell. The film was a commercial and critical success, and is considered to one of Depp’s finest performances. Depp also debuted as a director and screenwriter with The Brave, in which he played the starring role. In 1998, Depp played the role of a writer in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Depp’s next venture in 1999, was again with Burton in the period film Sleepy Hollow.
Depp generally chooses his roles which he finds interesting and intriguing rather than going in for commercial success. In 2003, Depp starred in the Walt Disney Pictures adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. It turned out to be a huge box office success. He earned widespread acclaim for his comic performance as pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. He got a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2004, Depp was again nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in the film Finding Neverland. In 2005, he starred as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was again directed by Tim Burton. The film was a box office success and Depp was nominated for the Golden Globe Award.
In 2006, Depp reprised the role of Jack Sparrow in the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and in 2007, in At World’s End. Both films were huge box office successes. In 2007, he also starred in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street which was directed by Tim Burton. For his brilliant performance, Depp won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and was nominated for the third time for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 2009, he worked in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and played the character initially portrayed by their friend Heath Ledger, who died before the film was completed. His next Burton directed film was Alice in Wonderland, in 2010, in which he played the Mad Hatter. In 2011, his fourth in the Pirates series, On Stranger Tides was released which was again a box office success. In 2012, Depp starred in the Burton-directed Dark Shadows, and also in the feature film adaptation of the television series 21 Jump Street. Depp starred as Tonto in The Lone Ranger in 2013 and in Black Mass in 2015 earning him his third nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2016, Depp played the role of then US presidential candidate Donald Trump in a satire film, Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie. The same year, Depp reprised the role of the Mad Hatter in the sequel Alice through the Looking Glass. Depp was cast in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the Harry Potter fame J.K.Rowling’s novels. He was cast to play a major role in the sequels. His upcoming roles signed in 2016, were Murder on the Orient Express based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie; and Labyrinth which is a detective mystery.
In 2017, Depp once again reprised his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This was the fifth film in the highly successful series. Depp has also been signed to play title role in King of the Jungle based on the life of antivirus software developer John McAfee. Depp will return as Gellert Grindelwald in the sequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, which will be released in late 2018.
Johnny has a production company Infinitum Nihil, which produced the first film, The Rum Diary in 2011. He also owns vineyards and wine making company, as well as a restaurant in Paris.
On December 20, 1983, Depp married Lori Anne Allison, sister of the band which he had joined at the beginning of his career. They divorced in 1985. Depp’s name has been linked to many actresses, though out his film career. Depp had a relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis, and they have two children, daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp, who was born in1999, and son John “Jack” Christopher Depp III, born in 2002. Depp and Paradis announced their separation in June 2012. Later, in 2015 Depp married Amber Heard but they took divorce two year later in 2017.
4. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise the most handsome man across the globe is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, and known for his role in The Mission Impossible film series. More than 22 of his films have grossed in excess of $200 million worldwide. He has won three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations to Academy Awards. He has also been ranked by Forbes as the world’s most powerful celebrity.
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His mother was a teacher and father, an engineer. He is the only brother of three sisters. Cruise has English, Irish and German ancestry.
Cruise grew up in near poverty, and had an abusive father. Cruise spent part of his childhood in Ottawa, Canada. Her mother later returned to Ohio, US with Cruise and his sisters. In 14 years of schooling he attended 15 schools in Canada and US. In school, he played football.
Cruise debuted in films in 1981 at the age of 19 with a small role in the film Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role in Taps. In 1983, Cruise was taken as a part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders. He then appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business, and later in 1985 film Legend he played the male lead. He attained superstar status with 1986’s film Top Gun, and followed it up with with The Color of Money, with with Paul Newman.
1988 saw him star in Cocktail. But his memorable film that year was Rain Man, starring with Dustin Hoffman which won the Academy Award for Best Film. Cruise then portrayed a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran in 1989’s Born on the Fourth of July, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Cruise’s first Academy Award nomination.
Cruise’s next films were Days of Thunder (1990) and Far and Away (1992). His then wife Nicole kidman was the co-star in both. In 1994, Cruise co-starred along with the top male stars of the time, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Christian Slater in Interview with the Vampire. The film was well received, and a box-office success.
However Cruise best was yet to come. It was the Mission Impossible series where he plays a James Bond like superspy Ethan Hunt. The first of the series was Mission: Impossible, which he produced. It was a big box office success. In 1996, he played the title role in Jerry Maguire. The film was a success and critically acclaimed and he earned a Golden Globe and his second nomination for an Academy Award. In 1999, Cruise co-starred with Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut, and then a supporting role in Magnolia which won him another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award.
In 2000, Cruise returned as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible II. It was blockbuster success and earned more than $547M worldwide becoming the third highest-grossing film of the year. In 2001, Cruise starred in the romantic thriller Vanilla Sky with Cameron Diaz and Penélope Cruz. In 2002, Cruise starred in the science fiction thriller, Minority Report which was directed by Steven Spielberg.
In 2003, he starred in historical drama The Last Samurai, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2005, Cruise worked again with Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds, which became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year. In 2006, he again starred in the third of the series Mission: Impossible III. It grossed more than $400 million. Cruise played the title role in the historical thriller Valkyrie, a film on an assassination attempt on Hitler, which was released in 2008, and was a box office success.
In March 2010, Cruise’s action-comedy Knight and Day, with Cameron Diaz was released. In 2011 the fourth of the series Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, was released which proved to be Cruise’s biggest commercial success. In 2012, Tim starred in the title role of Jack Reacher and in 2013 his science fiction film Oblivion was released. In 2015 his fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, was released. Cruise starred in the 2017 remake of The Mummy.
Cruise started his production company in 1993, called Cruise/Wagner Productions, which produces his entire Mission: Impossible films. In November 2006, Cruise’s company took over the film studio United Artists. Cruise is a follower of the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs, since 1990.
Cruise has been married and divorced three times and has three children, out of which two are adopted. His first marriage was with actress Mimi Rogers in 1987 and they divorced in 1990. Cruise married Nicole Kidman in 1990 and they filed for divorce in 2001. Cruise married third time in 2006, to Katie Holmes, with whom he has a daughter. In 2012 they got divorced.
3. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson rose to prominence as one of the most popular stars of Hollywood with his role as a handsome and lovable vampire in the Twilight film series, which consisted of five films between 2008 and 2012 that grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. It brought Pattinson worldwide fame. In 2010, he was named one of 100 Most Influential People in The World, by Time magazine’ and also in the same year Forbes ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world.
The handsome and cute Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born on 13 May 1986 in London. His father was a car importer and mother worked in a modelling agency. He has two elder sisters. Pattinson attended school in Barnes, London and also got involved with theatre. Pattinson started his career as a model at the age of 12. He also appeared in television films.
Pattinson started his film career in 2005, when he played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. For this role he was recognized and praised by the media. In 2008, he got the most awesome opportunity in his life when landed the role of Edward Cullen in the film Twilight. After the release of his film in November 2008, Pattinson became a star overnight. His romantic chemistry with co-star Kristen Stewart was widely praised.
In 2009, Twilight sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, was released in which he reprised his role as Edward Cullen. The film earned a record-breaking opening weekend worldwide. In the same year he portrayed the artist Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes; and a documentary film, Robsessed, on his fame and popularity, was also released.
His next film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was released in 2010, and was again a box-office success. Pattinson also appeared as a troubled young man in Remember Me, which he produced and the film received mixed reviews. In 2011, he played the character of Jacob Jankowski in the romantic drama film Water for Elephants.
In 2011, Pattinson reappeared as Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part-1. This was again a commercial success. The final installment of Twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was released in 2012, in which Pattinson appeared as Edward Cullen for the last time.
He also worked in other films. In Cosmopolis, his performance as a tough, cold-hearted and calculating billionaire earned him critical praise. In 2014, Pattinson starred in David Michod’s futuristic western The Rover; and in Maps to the Stars, a satirical drama film. In 2015, he appeared in Queen of the Desert alongside Nicole Kidman and James Franco. He also appeared in the title role in Lawrence Of Arabia. Next he starred in Life which deals with the friendship between actor James Dean and Dennis Stock, who was a photographer in Life magazine. His later films were The Childhood of a Leader, The Lost City of Z and the thriller Good Time in which he played a bank robber Connie Nikas.
In 2017, Pattinson has several projects in hand, such as Damsel, High Life, The Souvenir and one with Sylvester Stallone in the film Idol’s Eye.
In 2013 Dior Homme signed him as the face of their Fragrances and in 2016 he also became the brand ambassador for their Menswear collection. He has been named “Sexiest Man Alive” by a number of magazines for many years.
Pattinson also composes and plays his own music and he sang songs for the Twilight film series. He supports Children’s causes, raising awareness and funds to help orphans and vulnerable children throughout the world.
2. James McAvoy
James McAvoy is a Scottish actor and best known for playing the Professor Charles Xavier in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, which he reprised in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014 and X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016.
James McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland. His mother was a nurse and father, a builder. When he was seven, his parents divorced. He attended school in Glasgow. Later, he graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000.
In 1995, McAvoy debuted in the films in The Near Room when he was 15 and continued to make mostly television appearances until 2003. He made guest appearances in television shows and began working on movies. He continued to work in both areas. His notable television work includes the drama show State of Play. He appeared in many miniseries on TV and was appreciated by critics in 2002’s White Teeth. In 2003, McAvoy appeared in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune.
McAvoy’s major success and recognition came in 2005, with the release of Walt Disney Picture’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. McAvoy starred as Mr. Tumnus, a faun who befriends Lucy Pevensie (played by Georgie Henley) and joins Aslan (Liam Neeson)’s forces. At the UK box office, this movie opened at number one, and grossed £463 million, making it the 41st highest-grossing film of all-time worldwide.
McAvoy’ performance was praised in 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. McAvoy received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and the film won the honour for Outstanding British Film of the Year.
In 2007, one of the best roles in McAvoy’s career came in Atonement, a romantic war film with Keira Knightley. Atonement was nominated for fourteen BAFTAs and seven Academy Awards. Both McAvoy and Knightley were nominated for Golden Globe Awards.
One of the most remarkable highlights of his career was starring with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in Wanted, an action film. It was released in 2008 and proved to be a block-buster hit grossing over $341 million. His next was The Last Station in 2009. In 2010, he appeared in Robert Redford’s historical American drama The Conspirator.
In2010, McAvoy played the telepathic superhero Professor X, leader and founder of the X-Men, in X-Men: First Class. The ensemble cast included Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon. It is based on the Marvel Comics series and a prequel to the film series. It is set during the build-up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and is about the relationship between Professor X and Magneto and the origin of their groups. The film topped box office crossing £5 million in its opening weekend.[
In 2011, McAvoy played the role of Max Lewinsky in the British thriller Welcome to the Punch; and a lead role in the Danny Boyle film Trance. In 2013, McAvoy starred in the crime comedy-drama film Filth for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards. McAvoy also starred in Shakespeare’s Macbeth on London’s West End theatre.
In 2014, McAvoy reprised his role as Professor X in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film grossed $747.9 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of the year. In 2016, he again reprised his role in X-Men: Apocalypse. He also starred in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller Split. McAvoy will be return again as Professor X in X-Men: Dark Phoenix which is scheduled for release in 2018.
McAvoy married co-actress Anne-Marie in October 2006, and they announced their intention to divorce in May 2016. They have a son named Brendan. McAvoy is interested in football and is a fan of Celtic Football Club. He does not practice religion, but is a spiritual person.
1. Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth became a household name after he played Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series beginning in 2011. He is an Australian actor, and was had acted in several Australian television series before doing films. Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983 in Melbourne. His mother was a teacher and his father worked as a social-services counselor. He has two brothers, one elder and the other younger, both of whom are actors. He had his schooling in Australia.
He began starring in Australian soap operas and television series from 2001 onwards. He is known for playing the character Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away, from 2004 to 2007 and appearing in 171 episodes. In 2009, Hemsworth got the role of James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk, in film Star Trek. Same year, he also played the character Kale in the thriller A Perfect Getaway.
In 2010, he came to USA and played Sam in the film Ca$h. In 2011 he got the role of playing superhero Thor of the Marvel Comics in the film Thor. In 2012, Hemsworth reprised the role in The Avengers as one of the six superheroes sent to defend Earth from his adopted brother, Loki. He starred in the horror film The Cabin in the Woods, which was released in 2012. He also starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman. He also played Jed Eckert in Red Dawn.
In 2013, Hemsworth reprised his role as Thor, in the sequel Thor: The Dark World. He also starred in Ron Howard’s sports drama film Rush, as 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt. In 2014, People magazine named him the Sexiest Man Alive.
In 2015, Hemsworth reprised his role of Thor for the fourth time in the sequel to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also starred in action thriller Blackhat, opposite Viola Davis. He co-starred in the comedy film Vacation and In the Heart of the Sea. In 2016, Hemsworth reprised the role of Eric the Huntsman in The Huntsman: Winter’s War; and also played a supporting role in Ghostbusters.
His upcoming projects are, star as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok, scheduled for release in 2017; and the two films Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, which are scheduled for release in 2018 and 2019. He will also reprise his role as George Kirk in the fourth film of the Star Trek series.
Hemsworth married the Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in December 2010. They have three children. In 2015, he and his family moved to Australia. Hemsworth visits US during the shooting of his films.
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