American actors and actresses
Leonardo Di Caprio
A. She is an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and talk show host. She made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the south. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) find his killer in the blockbuster film “Ghost”. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2”, “The Lion King”, “Made in America”, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, “Girl”, “Interrupted” and “Rat Race”.
B. He won his first Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for The “Godfather Part II” (1974), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for “Raging Bull” (1980). Widely considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, his film roles include the young Vito Corleone in “The Godfather Part II”, cabbie Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver”, soldier Michael Vronsky in “The Deer Hunter”, boxer Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull”, mobster David “Noodles” Aaronson in “Once Upon a Time in America”, bounty hunter Jack Walsh in “Midnight Run”, mobster Al Capone in “The Untouchables”.
C. He is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable types of characters. He first drew critical praise for the 1966 Off-Broadway play for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough movie role as Benjamin Braddock in “The Graduate” (1967). Since then his career has largely been focused in cinema with only sporadic returns to television and the stage. Some of his most noted films are “Marathon Man”, “Midnight Cowboy”, “Lenny”, “All the President’s Men”, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “Tootsie”, “Rain Man”, and “Wag the Dog”.
D. He is an American actor, producer, writer and director. He worked in television and family-friendly comedies, gaining wide notice in 1988’s Big, before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in “Philadelphia”, the title role in “Forrest Gump”, Commander James A. Lovell in “Apollo 13”, Captain John H. Miller in “Saving Private Ryan”, Joe Fox in “You’ve Got Mail” and Chuck Noland in “Cast Away”.
E. She is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actors of the modern era. She made her professional stage debut in 1971’s “The Playboy of Seville”, before her screen debut in the television movie “The Deadliest Season” in 1977. In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia. Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in “The Deer Hunter” (1978) and “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), the former giving her the first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Sophie’s Choice” (1982). In 2000 she was one of the main characters in “Devil wears Prada”.
F. He is an American actor and film producer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he started his career by appearing in television commercials prior to landing recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera “Santa Barbara” and the sitcom “Growing Pains” in the early 1990s. He made his film debut in the comedic sci-fi horror film “Critters 3” (1991) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in “This Boy’s Life” (1993). He achieved recognition for his subsequent work in supporting roles in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993), “Marvin’s Room” (1995), and “The Basketball Diaries” (1996), before landing a leading role in “Romeo + Juliet” (1996), and came to international fame with his role in James Cameron’s “Titanic” (1997), the highest-grossing film for more than 12 years until 2010.
G. She is an English actress and occasional singer. She has received multiple awards and nominations. Raised in Berkshire, she studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film debut in “Heavenly Creatures” (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in “Sense and Sensibility” (1995) and for her leading role in “Titanic” (1997), the highest grossing film for more than 12 years until 2010.
H. She is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, fashion designer and television producer. She is the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood according to Forbes. She parlayed her media fame into a fashion line and various perfumes with her celebrity endorsement. She began her career as a dancer on the television comedy program. Her first leading role was in the biographical film “Selena” (1997). She earned her second Award for her performance in the 1998 film “Out of Sight”. She then starred in the romantic comedies such as “The Wedding Planner” (2001) and “Maid in Manhattan” (2002). She had bigger commercial successes with “Shall We Dance?” (2004) and “Monster-in-Law” (2005).
I. She is an American actress. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the 1990 romantic comedy “Pretty Woman”, which grossed $464 million worldwide. After receiving Academy Award nominations for “Steel Magnolias” in 1990 and “Pretty Woman” in 1991, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in “Erin Brockovich”. Her films “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, “Mystic Pizza”, “Notting Hill”, “Runaway Bride”, “Valentine’s Day”, “The Pelican Brief” have collectively brought box office receipts of over $2.4 billion, making her one of the most successful actors in terms of box office receipts.
J. He is an American actor and film producer. He began his acting career with television guest appearances, including a role on the CBS prime-time soap opera “Dallas” in 1987. His first leading roles in big-budget productions came with “A River Runs Through It” (1992) and “Interview with the Vampire” (1994). He then starred in the major international hit as Rusty Ryan in “Ocean’'s Eleven” (2001) and its sequels, “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) and “Ocean's Thirteen” (2007). His greatest commercial successes have been “Troy” (2004) and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005). He was married to actress Jennifer Aniston for five years. He currently lives with actress Angelina Jolie in a relationship that has generated wide publicity. He and Jolie have six children - Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.
K. She is an American actress. She has been cited as one of the world's most attractive people, as well as the world’s “most beautiful” woman, titles for which she has received substantial media attention. Though she made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in the 1982 film “Lookin’ to Get Out”, her acting career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production “Cyborg 2” (1993). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical films “George Wallace” (1997) and “Gia” (1998). She achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001), and since then has established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She has had her biggest commercial successes with the action-comedy “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005) and the animated film “Kung Fu Panda” (2008).
L. He is an American actor and musician known for his portrayals of offbeat, eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in “the Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, Raoul Duke in “Fear” and Loathing in “Las Vegas”, and Ichabod Crane in “Sleepy Hollow”. He has collaborated with director and close friend Tim Burton in seven films, the most recent of which are “Alice in Wonderland” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007). He has garnered acclaim for his portrayals of real life figures such as Edward D. Wood, Jr., in “Ed Wood”, Joseph D. Pistone in “Donnie Brasco” and George Jung in “Blow” (2001). More recently, he portrayed legendary bank robber John Dillinger in “Michael Mann’s” 2009 film Public Enemies.
M. He is an American actor and screenwriter who has appeared primarily as a leading man in action, drama, and thriller films. During the 1980s, he starred in “Diner, Rumble Fish”, and the erotic drama “9½ Weeks”, and received critical praise for his work in “Barfly and Angel Heart”. In 1991, he had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a period. He had supporting roles in several 1990s films, including “The Rainmaker”, “Buffalo ‘66”, “The Pledge”, “Get Carter”, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” and “Man on Fire”. In 2010, he appeared in the blockbuster “Iron Man 2” and “The Expendables”.
N. He is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, model, businessman, soldier and politician, who is currently serving as the 38th Governor of California.
He began weight-training at 15. He was awarded the title of Mr. Universe at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest a total of seven times. He has remained a prominent face in the sport of bodybuilding long after his retirement, and has written several books and numerous articles on the sport.
He gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon, noted for his lead role in such films as “Conan the Barbarian” and “The Terminator”.
O. He is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the “Die Hard” series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like “Pulp Fiction”, “Sin City”, “12 Monkeys”, “The Fifth Element”, “Armageddon”, and “The Sixth Sense”.