Call Yourself a Movie Buff? Check Out the 10 Best Actors in the World (2020)

Call Yourself a Movie Buff? Check Out the 10 Best Actors in the World (2020)

Actors, artists, musicians come and go; however, there is only a handful of them which are able to leave an impression of a lifetime on us! If you are also spending your time watching your favourite movies and shows, here are the best actors you can check out and filter your movies and shows in which they have starred.

3 Highest-Paid Actors In The World

Dwayne Johnson


Dwayne Johnson tops off this list, and many others, of the highest paying actors in the world. Dwayne earns about fifteen per cent of box office from every contracted movie he stars in. For instance, according to Forbes, he earned 23.5 million USD for the film "Jumanji: The Next Level". He also earns around 700,000 USD per episode for HBO's "Ballers" through his under armour deal.

Dwayne's net worth of 350 million USD gives him the reputation of the highest-paid actor in the entire history of Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. Most of this vast sum comes from earning of earnings, which includes upfront checks from blockbusters such as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw that earned him 20 million USD. Needless to say, acting and earnings go hand in hand with each other, which is why Dwayne Johnson is one of the best actors of his era.

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey has relished hefty paychecks from his character in the Marvel Universe for a long time now. For instance, he earned 20 million USD straight from "Avengers: Endgame". According to Forbes, he earned another eight percent of the box office, or 55 million USD, of the movie. In total, Robert Downey Jr earned 75 million USD from "Avengers: Endgame" which was also his final role as Iron Man.

Now with a net worth of 300 million USD, Robert approximately doubled his salary from Forbes'17 list through negotiated contracts for his display as Iron Man in Marvel movies. His fleeting role in "Spider Man: Homecoming", where he earned around 15 million USD upfront, is a perfect example of this. Since earnings are relative to the acting skills of an actor, Robert Downey Jr is one of the best actors of his era.

Akshay Kumar


With a net worth of $240 million, Akshay Kumar has been one of the highest-paid actors of all times. This makes the celebrated Bollywood actor internationally famous. Most recently, he starred in a movie "Mission Mangal" that crossed a box office of 14 million USD.

He also brought back to back profits from his movie releases of "Toilet" and "Padman" both of which were comedy-dramas that spurred international interest. Also, he endorsed twenty brands that include Indian finance company Tata and battery producer Eveready according to Forbes. Since this highly paid actor is also one of the 10 best actors, it won't be wrong to say that he's the most iconic actor the film industry has featured.

10 Best Actors In The World

Tom Hanks


An American actor and filmmaker, Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born on 9 July 1956. He is famous for his performances in Big, Splash, Cast Away, Captain Philips, You've Got Mail, The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, and so much more.

His roles were versatile; the actor played various characters in drama and comedy seasons. He stepped into the film industry in the 1980s. By 1984, he performed in a remarkable romance film named Splash.

He is also famous for his remarkable performance in the Da Vinci Code which got released in 2006 and became a huge blockbuster. His extraordinary performances earned him several awards including Golden Globe Awards. Then, he won the Best Actor Award because of his performance in the Philadelphia film. Later in 2016, Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medals of Freedom. Thomas Jeffery Hanks is among the most recognized and famous movie icons all over the world. He is internationally appreciated as an American cultural star.

Jack Nicholson


John Joseph Nicholson was born on 22 April 1937. He is an American movie star and filmmaker. He also played several roles as a supporting actor. His performances include funny, psychopath, romantic, and many different anti-hero characters.

He has performed in many classic movies including Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. He has also played roles in comedic films like Carnal Knowledge, The Last Detail, Terms of Endearment, Prizzi's Honor, As Good as It Gets, and About Schmidt. His performance in the horror movie The Shining earned him numerous accolades. The versatility of his roles is mind-blowing.

Later on, John Joseph Nicholson also directed four successful movies. He earned as much as six Golden Globe Awards. A cherry on the top is that he is the youngest American Movie Icon to get the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

Leonardo DiCaprio

If you're living on this planet, you've probably heard about Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most recognizable and significant names in the entertainment industry. He was born on 11 November 1974. DiCaprio began his remarkable career by performing in various television commercials and comedy soap operas. Later on, he made his way to the movie industry and gave several thrilling performances.

His first leading role was in the film This Boy's Life in 1993. In 1997, he gave an enthralling performance in the blockbuster Titanic that won at least fifty awards. Leonardo DiCaprio has also played a leading role in Romeo + Juliet movie that won eleven awards.

DiCaprio has a tremendous fan following on his social media sites. He has earned six Oscar nominees and one Oscar Award. He is, and always will be, recognized as one of the most remarkable actors of his generation.

Johnny Depp


John Christopher also called as Johnny Depp is a famous American actor, musician, and producer. He was born on 9 June 1963.

He started his acting career by executing debut in a film A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. After that, he performed in many Hollywood films including Cry-Baby, Chocolat, Blow, From Hell, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Public Enemies. For his memorable performance in these movies, he has scored the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. He is honoured as one of the world's greatest iconic film stars.

Johnny Depp has also performed in several television series such as crime drama 21 Jump Street. In terms of the music industry, he has produced as much as twenty splendid songs. He is one of the most versatile and remarkable stars of his generation.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth was born on 11 August 1983. He executed his debut in the Australian Television series Kim Hyde and Home and Away in 2004 before starting off his career in Hollywood.

Chris Hemsworth earned his timeless popularity after his performance in Star Trek – a 2009 Science Fiction movie. He is also recognized for his striking role in a thriller movie, "A Perfect Getaway". After this, he appeared in many other Hollywood films including RedDawn, Blackhat, Rush, etc. His roles aren't limited to lead roles; he has also performed remarkable supporting roles in television series such as What if..?, Dancing with the Stars, Saddle Club, and Neighbours.

He has won several awards for his striking performances; these awards range from Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star: Male in 2012 to Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi: 2018.

According to Forbes Magazine, this 35-year-old actor was the 5th highest-paid actor in 2019.

Shahrukh Khan


Shahrukh Khan, also commonly known as King Khan, is the most influential and iconic actor of Hindi cinema. His magnificent performances have earned him numerous awards including the Filmfare Best Actor Award. It won't come as a surprise that he won 15 Filmfare Awards, 17 Screen Awards, 5 Producers Guild Film Awards, and six IIFA Awards.

He has played leading roles, with more than 70 movies, in many versatile genres including comedy, romance, action, drama, and thriller. The Indian Government even honoured him with the Padma Shri Award in 2005 for his contributions towards Bollywood cinema.
He stepped into the Bollywood industry in 1992 with his debut film Deewana. After that, he starred in many blockbuster films Including Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Om Shanti Om, Don, Chennai Express, Raees, etc.

This internationally recognized actor was featured as the "world's biggest movie star" by the Los Angeles Times. Newsweek listed him as one of the 50 most influential people in the world.

Naseeruddin Shah


Naseer Ud Din Shah is a popular Bollywood Actor and Director. He was born on 20 July 1950 in Parabenki Uttar Pradesh. He stepped into the Film industry with the film Nishant. This film got nominated for one prize. After that, he performed in a plethora of Hindi films, but for his performance as a lawyer in Akrosh, he gained the Best Actor Award in 1980.

He is a prominent artist of the Indian Parallel, also known as New Wave Cinema. Naseer Ud Din Shah has earned several awards throughout his acting and directing career compromising of three National Film Awards, and three Filmfare Awards for the Best Actor. The Government of India, for his achievements in Hindi Cinemas, has commended him with both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards. Naseer Ud Din Shah has proved himself as the most iconic Bollywood director and actor.

Aamir Khan

Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan was born on 14 March 1965. Aamir Khan is an Indian movie star, director, filmmaker, and show host on television. He has a huge fan following not only locally but also internationally. For instance, he was named by Newsweek as "the biggest movie star" globally.

His famous films include Dangal, Ghajini, Raja Hindustani, Lagaan, 3 Idiots, and many more. He received the Filmfare Awards for both the best films and the Best Director for his debut directional film Taare Zameen Par in 2007. This was an intriguing movie that highlighted dyslexia like no other movie.

His outstanding acting skills, in the vast vista of other performances, have earned him various awards including four National Film Awards and Nine Filmfare Awards. He also gained an Academy Award nomination for his productions. Due to his contribution to Hindi cinemas, the Indian Government awarded him with Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010. On his achievements, the Chinese Government also has acknowledged him with an honorary title in 2017.

Akshay Kumar


Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, popularly recognized as Akshay Kumar, was born on 9 September 1967. He is an Indian actor, producer, television star and martial artist. The background of this actor is utterly humble. Starting off this acting voyage from just a common waiter in Bangkok to the famous movie icon in the film industry in Hindustan underlines his very talents. He started off his career from modelling but then stepped into the acting field with a huge hit.

He has appeared in more than a hundred films and has won endless awards over the years. For instance, he earned the Filmfare Awards twice. He then won the Padma Shri Award for his contribution to Hindi cinemas by the Indian Government. Later on, he received The Asian Awards for his noteworthy accomplishments in Hindi cinemas.

He is known for his fantastic performance in several romantic, comedy and action films. This remarkable actor started his own entertainment house Hari Om Entertainment in 2009.

Salman Khan


Known as the "bad boy" in the film industry, Salman Khan became the favourite actor of the local public within no time. He made a debut in a movie Biwi Ho To Aisi, but this film did not work well in Bollywood. However, this didn't stop him. His second film Maine Pyar Kiya earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut in which he played a leading role.

In 1998, for his supporting role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, he earned the Filmfare award. He has played the main role in many blockbuster films like Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Ready and Wanted. He has performed many leading roles in the genres action, romance and thriller films. His performance in Dabangg won him the Screen Award for Best Actor and in 2012. Later on, he won the Best Actor Popular Choice for his role in Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2. Salman Khan has been able to establish himself as a prominent movie icon of Bollywood by starring in more than 75 Indian movies.

3 Most Handsome Bollywood Actors

Hrithik Roshan


Hrithik Roshan is an Indian Actor who was born on 10 January 1974. As a child actor, he performed in various movies throughout the 1980s. His film in 2000, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, won him the Best Male Debut as well as Best Actor Filmfare Award. He was critically acclaimed for his handsome looks on his very debut film. Later on, the handsome actor also played a famous supporting role in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. This movie was released in 2001, became a blockbuster, and India's top-grossing film in the international market up to then. The stunningly handsome yet amazing actor is also popular for his famous dance moves.

Ranbir Kapoor


Ranbir Kapoor was born on 28 September 1982. He is the son of the famous stars Rishi Kapoor and Netu Singh. Like his parents, he stepped into the film industry and received utmost fame. He started his career through the debut Saawariya in 2007. For this movie, he received the Best Male Debut Filmfare Award. As soon as the film came out, the public couldn't resist talking about this attractive and magnificent actor. Later on, Ranbir Kapoor received significant appreciation for his appearance in several films like Wake Up Sid, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year in 2009, and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.

John Abraham

John Abraham was born on 17 December 1972. John started his career as a model but then stepped into the film industry. The very first movie of this attractive actor got nominated for Best Debut Award in Filmfare. He gave his first hit in Aetbaar 2004, and then in Baabul 2006. Both these movies earned him Filmfare Award nominations. After acting in numerous films, he produced his first film, Vicky Donor in 2012. The movie was critical and got commercial success. His production house goes by the John Abraham Entertainment.

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