Actors may come and go but there are a few actors who always remain etched in our memories because of their riveting on screen performance. A look into the top 10 popular actors of all times will help you to know more about these evergreen celebrities.
1. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is a renowned American actor and director. He is regarded as the most prominent actor due to the spell bounding performances as Terry Malloy in the 1954 film “On the water front” and as Vito Corleone in the 1972 American crime film, “The Godfather”. Prior to his foray into the big screen, Marlon Brando worked as a ditch digger and then as a New York theatre artist. His role as Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film “A Streetcar Named Desire “is still considered as one of the most imitated and iconic performances.
2. Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck is another popular evergreen American actor. He bagged the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Atticus Finch in the film “To kill a Mockngbird” in the year 1962. Gregory Peck was a lanky actor and was 6’3” tall. Prior to the entry into the big screen, Gregory Peck worked for a while as truck driver. “The Gun figher”, “The Guns of Nevarone”, “Mackenna’s Gold “are some of his noteworthy films.
3. Antony Quinn
Antony Quinn was a renowned Mexican American actor. Apart from acting Antony Quinn was also proficient in painting and writing. Before becoming an actor, Quinn made a living as a professional boxer. Quinn was known for his awesome performance as“Omar mukhtar in “Lion of the desert” and in the film “Guns of Nevarone” alongside Gregory Peck.
4. Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman is well-known for his antihero and other versatile multifaceted performances. Apart from acting on the big screen, Hoffman also had a brief career in television and theater. “Marathon man”, “Papillon”, “Lenny” are some of his noteworthy films. In 2012, Hoffman made his debut as a director in the film Quartet. Dustin Hoffman was nominated seven times for the academy awards out of which he bagged the prize two times for his splendid performance in the film “Kramer Vs Kramer” and in “Rainman”
5. Clint Eastwood
ClintEast wood is best known for acting in cowboy movies like “Fistful of dollars”,” The Good, The bad and the Ugly”. Apart from being a popular actor, Eastwood was also a renowned director, and musician. He also had a brief stint in politics.
6. Al Pacino
Al Pacino is another popular American actor as well as a renowned filmmaker. He was famous for performing mobster roles as Michael Corleone in the film “Godfather” as Tony Montana in the film “Scarface”. Al Pacino bagged the Academy award as best actor for the film “Scent of a woman”
7. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone is a famous American screenplay writer and actor. He is best known for “Rambo” and the “rocky series” films. Some of his other noteworthy films are “Cliffhanger”, “Demoliton man “, “ The Expendables”, etc. Stallone has the unique honor of being the 3rd person after Charles Chaplin & Orson Welles for being nominated two times for the academy awards for the same film. He was nominated as the best actor and best original screenplay for the film “Rocky”.
8. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austria born film maker, actor and politician. Before his entry into the screen Arnold had a brief stint as professional bodybuilder winning the “Mr.Universe” title at a very young age when he was just 20. Arnold has the credit of bagging the “Mr. Olympia” title for a record seven times. He was renowned for acting in films like “Commando”, “The Terminator”, “The Predator”. In the political arena, Schwarzenegger served as California governor for two terms from 2003 to 2011.
9. Harrison ford
Harrsion Ford is another popular American actor who is known for his impressive on screen performance. He is best known for acting in the “Indiana Jones” film series and in movies like “The Fugitive”,”Air Force One “etc. In the year 1997, Ford earned the no:1 spot in the Empire’s “ all time top 100 movie stars”.
10. Tom Hanks
Tom hanks is a renowned American actor & film maker. The film “Philadelphia” fetched him the academy award for the best actor as well as the Golden globe award. Some of Tom Hanks’ other noteworthy films include “Forrest Gump” “The Da Vinci Code”,etc