Hollywood is a dream. Being the most prestigious and awe inspiring film industry in the world, every year sees leaping developments in terms of what is produced and released into the world. Tens of thousands of actors walk in to hollywood in search of the hollywood fame, but only a handful actually make it to the top. Those who do, get fame and fortune for life, thanks to their leading roles in many widely popular movies. Hollywood is the birthplace of many many legendary actors, and this is a list of the top 12 most popular actors of hollywood in the year 2017, as ranked by Frobes magazine.
Robert Downey, Jr
Robert Downey Jr is one of Hollywoods beloved heart throbs. Having entered the film industry when he was just 5 years old, his debut movie was “Proud”. His early life was filled with ups and downs including drug abuse, but today he is one of the highest paid actors in the industry. His roles in Iron Man and Sherlock has given many other actors a lot to live up to, and he keeps looking better by the day. Downey Jr has contributed to over 40 movies so far, and has won and been nominated to many awards through his career.
Former rapper wahlberg is today a well known actor, model and producer. His role in Boogie Nights, a drama, was a massive success and since then he has enjoyed many opportunities in the industry. Some of his well known movies include The Italian Job and Rockstar. His role in the Departed won a lot of critical acclaim from around the world. Hes an academy award nominee and is also one of the top paid actors in hollywood.
A man of many talents, Seinfeld is a reknown american comedien, producer, writer, director and actor. The Bee Movie, which is a much loved animation was co written and co produced by Seinfeld in 2007, which he also voiced as a protagonist. Well known for his observational humor, his focus lies on uncomfortable social obligations and personal relationships. A talented actor, he has claimed many awards across his career including the Emmys.
This australian sweetheart is well known for his role as Thor in the superhero franchise. Being one of the highest paid actors today, his career began as a TV actor, with different roles in the small screen and the big. A few of the movies he have starred in, includes the Red Dawn, The Avengers, Blackhat and Rush. He is a whiz at handlig different roles without too much effort.
Born in 1956, Tom Hanks is an icon of Hollywood, having made significant contributions to the movie industry in America. His most popular roles have been in the movies Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and the green mile. He is an actor who takes his roles very seriously , and is also a well known producer. With 2 consecutive academy awards, he is also the only new age actor in hollywood and is known as hardworking individual.
A living legend of Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprios popularity is unmatched. His role in the Titanic was his big break, and he went on to take hollywood by storm with his roles in Romeo and Juliet, The Inception, The wolf of wall street and the Great Gatsby. He strated young with many roles in soap opera series, sitcoms and TV series, representing a wide spectrum of charachters. DiCaprio has 4 Academy Awards, 8 nominations for the golden globes and 2 golden globe awards to his name.
The star of Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise is a very popular filmmaker and actor in Hollywood. A native of New York, he is one of the highest paid actors in the industry. His debut to Hollywood was at the age of 19, in the movie Endless Love. Since then, his career has been going on an upward trend. Like many reknowned actors in the industry, he has won and been nominated for countless awards, including 3 golden globe nominations, 3 golden globe awards and many more.
A charachter with many versatile qualities that makes him an enigma, Sandler is an entrepreneur, scriptwriter,film producer,comedian and of course a very well known actor. Known as the funniest man in Hollywood, he is famous for his roles in Mr. Deeds, Big Daddy, Billy Madison and the animated sensation Hotel Transylvania. His stunning performance in many movies have won him countless awards and accolades.
A naturally talented and highly dedicated actor, Cooper was born in 1975. He appeared in TV Shows in the early stages of his career and reached stardom with the movie “Sexiest Man Alive”. One of the most expensive actors in hollywood, Bradley Cooper is a highly successful and very well recognized personality in the industry.
Born in Cambridge, US, Matthew Paige Damon is a highly talented and very popular american actor. In addition he is also a screenwriter, producer, voice actor and philanthropist. Since he entered hollywood in 1988, he has gone on to perofrm many leading roles in highly grossing movies, and has landed himself an oscar award, a golden globe award and an academy award. Forbes Magazine has recognized damon as one of the most bankable and rossing actors, and his philathropic activities has made him one of the most loved personalities in the world.
One of the highest paid celebrities in the world, this Hong Kong based actor is a martial artist, stunt performer, director, producer and actor. He also entered the film industry at the age of 5, and appeared in a number of films before he gained popularity through the Karate Kid, The Spy Next Door, The Tuxedo and many more films. He is also an excellent singer and has around 20 albums under his own name.
A popular wrestler with a very attractive athletic physique, Dwayne Johnson is reknown for his action themed movies such as the Game Plan and the Fast and Furious Franchise. His debut to the film industry from the wrestling arena was from the movie the Scorpion King, released in 2002 for which he was paid 5.5 million dollars. Get Smart, The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Tooth Fairy, Doom, Gridiron Gang, Hercules, Retaliation are a few movies that he played the leading role in. He is one of the highest grossing actors in Hollywood today.