Famous Actors and Actresses

An Exhaustive List of the Famous Actors and Actresses in Hollywood

Are you wondering who is hot and who is not in the world of acting? Check out the following list to learn about the crème de la crème of showbiz.
The red carpet, the Hollywood walk of fame, the Oscars, box-office blockbusters, palatial mansions in private islands... These are just a few of those ingredients in an actor's life, which makes us pore over articles about them so intently. We watch every move they make, style ourselves according to what they wear, walk into the salon and demand the same hairstyle as them and in some extreme cases, even stalk them and flaunt our restraining orders with some vague sense of pride. All of this is just indicative of how integral a part of our lives, these stars tend to become. So, who are the most famous actors of all time? Who are the stars who have stolen our hearts with their charm, good looks, acting abilities, and sheer presence? Here are some of the most well-known actors in the movie industry.

The list given below is an alphabetical compilation of names of actresses who have been fan favorites over decades. We have made an attempt to make this list as expansive as possible.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Z |

A
  • Abigail Breslin
  • Adrienne Shelly
  • Aimee Graham
  • Alexis Bledel
  • Ali Larter
  • Alice Playten
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Alicia Witt
  • Allison Janney
  • Ally Sheedy
  • Alyson Hannigan
  • Alyssa Milano
  • Amanda Bearse
  • Amanda Bynes
  • Amanda Detmer
  • Amanda Peet
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Amber Heard
  • Amber Tamblyn
  • Amber Valletta
  • Ami Dolenz
  • Amy Acker
  • Amy Adams
  • Amy Brenneman
  • Amy Poehler
  • Andie MacDowell
  • Angela Bassett
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Angie Harmon
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Anna Faris
  • Anne Bancroft
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Anne Heche
  • Annette Bening
  • Annette O'Toole
  • Ashley Greene
  • Ashley Judd
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Ava Gardner
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B
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Bea Arthur
  • Bette Davis
  • Bette Midler
  • Betty Grable
  • Betty White
  • Blake Lively
  • Bridget Fonda
  • Brittany Murphy
  • Brooke Shields
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
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C
  • Calista Flockhart
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Camilla Belle
  • Carla Gugino
  • Carmen Electra
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Cassandra Peterson
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Charlize Theron
  • Charlotte Rae
  • Chloë Sevigny
  • Christina Applegate
  • Christina Hendricks
  • Christina Ricci
  • Claire Danes
  • Courtney Cox
  • Cynthia Nixon
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D
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Dana Delany
  • Debra Jo Rupp
  • Debra Messing
  • Demi Moore
  • Denise Richards
  • Diane Keaton
  • Diane Lane
  • Dianna Agron
  • Dolly Parton
  • Donna Reed
  • Drew Barrymore
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E
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Elisabeth Shue
  • Eliza Dushku
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Elizabeth Olsen
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Elle Fanning
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Ellen Pompeo
  • Emily Deschanel
  • Emma Roberts
  • Emma Stone
  • Emma Thompson
  • Emma Watson
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Esther Ralston
  • Eva Green
  • Eva Longoria
  • Eva Mendes
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F
  • Farrah Fawcett
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Felicity Huffman
  • Frances McDormand
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G
  • Geena Davis
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Glenn Close
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Grace Kelly
  • Greta Garbo
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
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H
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Halle Berry
  • Helen Hunt
  • Helen Mirren
  • Helen Slater
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Hilary Duff
  • Hilary Swank
  • Holly Hunter
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I
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Isla Fisher
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J
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Jane Fonda
  • Jane Krakowski
  • Janet Jackson
  • Janet Leigh
  • Jayma Mays
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jennifer Carpenter
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Jessica Alba
  • Jessica Biel
  • Jessica Lange
  • Joan Cusack
  • Jodie Foster
  • Judy Garland
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Julia Roberts
  • Julia Stiles
  • Julianne Moore
  • Julie Andrews
  • Julie Delpy
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K
  • Kate Beckinsale
  • Kate Bosworth
  • Kate Hudson
  • Kate Winslet
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Katherine Heigl
  • Kathleen Turner
  • Katie Holmes
  • Keira Knightley
  • Kelly Preston
  • Kim Basinger
  • Kim Cattrall
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Kristen Bell
  • Kristen Stewart
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L
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Lea Michele
  • Lea Thompson
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Liv Tyler
  • Liz Hurley
  • Liza Minnelli
  • Lucille Ball
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M
  • Mae West
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Maggie Q
  • Mandy Moore
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Marisa Tomei
  • Mariska Hargitay
  • Marissa Ribisi
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • Meg Ryan
  • Megan Fox
  • Melanie Griffith
  • Melissa Leo
  • Meryl Streep
  • Mia Farrow
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Michelle Williams
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Mila Kunis
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Monica Bellucci
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N
  • Naomi Watts
  • Natalie Portman
  • Nicole Kidman
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O
  • Olivia Munn
  • Olivia Wilde
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P
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Patricia Clarkson
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Piper Perabo
  • Portia de Rossi
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Q
  • Queen Latifah
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R
  • Rachael Leigh Cook
  • Rachel Bilson
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Rebecca Romijn
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Rene Russo
  • Renee Zellweger
  • Rita Hayworth
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Rose McGowan
  • Roselyn Sánchez
  • Rosie O'Donnell
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S
  • Sally Field
  • Salma Hayek
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Sela Ward
  • Selma Blair
  • Shannen Doherty
  • Sharon Stone
  • Shirley Temple
  • Sienna Miller
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Sissy Spacek
  • Sophia Loren
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Suzanne Somers
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T
  • Tatum O'Neal
  • Teri Hatcher
  • Tiffany Thiessen
  • Tina Fey
  • Tyra Banks
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U
  • Uma Thurman
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V
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Vera Farmiga
  • Vivian Leigh
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W
  • Whitney Houston
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Winona Ryder
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Z
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Zooey Deschanel
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The sheer number of actors in the business of entertaining us is mind-boggling, and to create a definite and comprehensive list of those who enjoy the most fame is practically impossible. This list tries to collate the names of some of the most popular male actors from all over the world.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W | Z |

A
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Adam McKay
  • Adam Sandler
  • Adrien Brody
  • Al Pacino
  • Alan Alda
  • Alan Arkin
  • Alan Rickman
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Alfred Molina
  • Allen Covert
  • Amaury Nolasco
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Andy García
  • Andy Griffith
  • Andy Richter
  • Andy Serkis
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Anthony Stewart Head
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Arnold Vosloo
  • Ashton Kutcher
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B
  • Barry Humphries
  • Ben Affleck
  • Ben Kingsley
  • Ben Stiller
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Bernard Hill
  • Bernie Mac
  • Bill Cosby
  • Bill Hader
  • Bill Murray
  • Bill Nighy
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Billy Boyd
  • Billy Zane
  • Brad Garrett
  • Brad Pitt
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Brandon Lee
  • Brendan Fraser
  • Bruce Greenwood
  • Bruce Lee
  • Bruce Willis
  • Bryan Brown
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Buster Keaton
  • Buzz Aldrin
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C
  • Cam Gigandet
  • Cary Elwes
  • Cary Grant
  • Casey Affleck
  • Cedric the Entertainer
  • Channing Tatum
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Charlie Day
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Chazz Palminteri
  • Chris Elliott
  • Chris Evans
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Chris Kattan
  • Chris Klein
  • Chris O'Donnell
  • Chris Rock
  • Christian Bale
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Christopher Reeves
  • Christopher Walken
  • Clark Gable
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Clive Owen
  • Colin Farrell
  • Colin Firth
  • Colin Hanks
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
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D
  • Dan Lauria
  • Daniel Craig
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Daniel Stern
  • Danny Glover
  • Danny Trejo
  • David Duchovny
  • David Jensen
  • David Schwimmer
  • David Wenham
  • Dean Cain
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Denzel Washington
  • Dermot Mulroney
  • Diego Luna
  • Dominic Monaghan
  • Don Cheadle
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Dwayne Johnson
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E
  • Ed Begley
  • Ed Harris
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Edi Gathegi
  • Edward Norton
  • Elijah Wood
  • Elliott Gould
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Eric Bana
  • Eric Dane
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Ewan McGregor
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F
  • Fred Astaire
  • Freddy Prinze Jr.
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G
  • Gabriel Macht
  • Gary Cooper
  • Gary Oldman
  • George Clooney
  • George Lopez
  • Gerard Butler
  • Giancarlo Giannini
  • Giovanni Ribisi
  • Gregory Peck
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H
  • Hal Holbrook
  • Hank Azaria
  • Harrison Ford
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Heath Ledger
  • Hector Elizondo
  • Henry Fonda
  • Hugh Grant
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Hugo Weaving
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I
  • Ian Mckellen
  • Ioan Gruffudd
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J
  • J.K. Simmons
  • Jack Black
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Jackie Chan
  • Jackson Rathbone
  • Jaden Smith
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Jake Weber
  • James Brolin
  • James Dean
  • James Franco
  • James Marsden
  • James McAvoy
  • James Remar
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Jason Bateman
  • Jason Behr
  • Jason Biggs
  • Jason Statham
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Javier Bardem
  • Jay Baruchel
  • Jean Reno
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Jeffrey Tambor
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Jeremy Piven
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Jet Li
  • Jim Carrey
  • Jim Caviezel
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Joe Pantoliano
  • John Cleese
  • John Cusack
  • John Krasinski
  • John Mahoney
  • John Malkovich
  • John C. McGinley
  • John Travolta
  • John Wayne
  • Johnny Depp
  • Jon Favreau
  • Jon Voight
  • Jonah Hill
  • Josh Brolin
  • Josh Duhamel
  • Josh Hartnett
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Jude Law
  • Justin Long
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Justin Theroux
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K
  • Kal Penn
  • Karl Urban
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Kellan Lutz
  • Kerr Smith
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Kevin Connolly
  • Kevin Costner
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Kurt Russell
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L
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Leslie Neilsen
  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Liam Neeson
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Luke Wilson
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M
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Marlon Brando
  • Mark Strong
  • Martin Henderson
  • Martin Lawrence
  • Martin Sheen
  • Martyn Sanderson
  • Matt Damon
  • Matt Dillon
  • Matt LeBlanc
  • Matt Long
  • Matthew Broderick
  • Matthew Lillard
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Matthew Perry
  • Mel Gibson
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Michael Douglas
  • Michael Keaton
  • Michael Kelly
  • Michael Landes
  • Michael Lerner
  • Michael Madsen
  • Michael Vartan
  • Mike Myers
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Mos Def
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N
  • Neal McDonough
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Nick Frost
  • Nick Nolte
  • Nicolas Cage
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O
  • Oliver Platt
  • Omid Djalili
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Owen Wilson
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P
  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Patrick Warburton
  • Paul Bettany
  • Paul Newman
  • Paul Walker
  • Peter Facinelli
  • Peter Sarsgaard
  • Philip Daniel Bolden
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Pierce Brosnan
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R
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Ray Liotta
  • Ray Stevenson
  • Richard Burton
  • Richard E. Grant
  • Richard Gere
  • Richard Schiff
  • Rob Schneider
  • Robert De Niro
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Robert Knepper
  • Robert Patrick
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Robert Sean Leonard
  • Robin Williams
  • Ron Perlman
  • Rupert Everett
  • Rupert Friend
  • Rupert Grint
  • Russell Crowe
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Ryan Phillippe
  • Ryan Reynolds
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S
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Sam Rockwell
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Scott Caan
  • Sean Austin Green
  • Sean Bean
  • Sean Connery
  • Sean Penn
  • Seth Rogen
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Simon Pegg
  • Stanley Tucci
  • Steve Carell
  • Steve Martin
  • Steve Zahn
  • Sylvester Stallone
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T
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Ted Levine
  • Terence Stamp
  • Thomas Dekker
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Tim Allen
  • Timothy Hutton
  • Timothy Olyphant
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Tobin Bell
  • Tom Cruise
  • Tom Hanks
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Topher Grace
  • Travis Van Winkle
  • Trent Williams
  • Tyrese Gibson
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V
  • Val Kilmer
  • Victor Garber
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Vin Diesel
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Vinnie Jones
  • Vondie Curtis Hall
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W
  • Wayne Knight
  • Wes Bentley
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Will Farrell
  • Will Smith
  • William H. Macy
  • Wilmer Valderrama
  • Woody Allen
  • Woody Harrelson
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Z
  • Zach Braff
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[ Index ]

These actors and actresses are some of the most well-known in the world. Their fan base is unprecedented. This is a compilation that has been based on the popularity of the stars and their fan base.
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