Hollywood is undeniably the home of the world’s most vibrant film industry. There could be many other film industries in the US and the world over, but not one of them is comparable to Hollywood. Due to its thriving film industry, it also hosts some of the best acting talents in the world. Hollywood actors are famed worldwide. This is because of their roles in the world-famous Hollywood films. It is not doubtable that Hollywood has for the longest time given the world some hit maker films that sold millions of copies in the world and making Hollywood actors top earners in the entertainment industry. But who is the best of them all in 2017? We are about to find out. We reveal to you The Top 10 Most Popular Hollywood Actors reviews of 2017.
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10. Jerome Allen
“Jerry” Seinfeld is an American comedian. Apart from that, he is also many things. He is an actor and writer. He has also directed and produced several movies. Born in the US in 1954, Jerry is famed for his role in the sitcom Seinfeld, where he did a semi-fictional version of himself. The movie was written and produced by Jerry alongside Larry David. The 63-year-old has had a long stunt at the film industry since the early 80’s. His first successful appearance on film was in 1981 when he debuted in the movie The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, after trying a few stints at standup comedy. Since then he has had a long and successful career.
Jerry has appeared in several hit movies. In 2010 he premiered in a reality TV show called The Marriage Ref. He has had a successful standup comedy too. In 2005, Comedy central named him the 12th greatest standup comedian of all time. He specializes in “observational comedy” where he is known to rant about relationships and embarrassing situations in everyday life. Besides, he also wrote and co-produced Bee Hive – an animated movie in 2007. He has had a long standing career winning several awards including several nominations for the Clio Awards and the coveted Primetime Emmy Awards.
9. Chris Hemsworth
The Australian-born American actor is probably most fondly remembered for his role as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away in which he featured in 2004. Apart from that he also gained a significant amount of fame when he did Star Trek – a Science Fiction in 2009. Many also remember him for the role he did “A Perfect Getaway”, a thriller adventure. Most recently the action icon has starred in films such as the action hit Blackhat in 2015, Vacation and The Heart of the Sea in the same year. The Australian model turned actor is one of the hottest actors in the whole world.
Furthermore, he has a very large fan base among the women thanks to his sexy looks. The 1983 born actor is one of the best paid in Hollywood. According to Forbes magazine, he ranks 5th in the list of the best paid Hollywood actors of 2017 netting over $37 million between last year and 2017. The action God is famous for his superhero role in the film “Thor” alongside other world record breaking films such ‘Avengers” and “Red Dawn”. Hemsworth made his debut into the film industry in 2004 when he did Home and Away. The film star is a family man with three children but remains one of the most envied Hollywood actors at his age.
8. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is a respected American actor and film-maker. He had done several roles in drama and comedy series. He began his acting career in the 80’s. Jeffrey made an entry into the acting scene in the year 1984 when he acted the movie “Splash”. From then he has moved on to become one of the most sought after actors in the US. Thomas has featured in several action films over time such as Philadelphia (1993), Cast Away (2000) and The Polar Express (2004).
He is also popularly remembered for the all-time hit- The Da Vinci Code which he did in 2006. Thomas makes big money from his acting roles. It is estimated that his films have grossed over $4.5 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and way over $9.0 billion worlds over. During his long career, Thomas Jeffrey Hanks has been nominated for several respected awards. He has won several of them including a Golden Globe Award. His role in the film Philadelphia earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Asif that is not enough, he received the People’s Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor thanks to his role in Forrest Gump. Thomas Jeffrey got a Kennedy Center Honor Award in 2014 and 2016, the US president himself; then Barrack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. These awards make Thomas Hanks one of the most decorated American actors of all time.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio started off his acting career by making several TV commercial appearances, soap operas, and sitcoms. After that, he went on to secure lucrative roles in world famous movies. He is remembered for his role in the all-time hit- Titanic in 1997. Starting his acting career at a younger age, the 1974 born actor is today one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. He also acted the film, Romeo, and Juliet. His role in the Science fiction Avatar also earned him a great deal of fame in 2009. His first ever role in a serious movie was when he played Josh in Critters 3 in 1991.
Leonardo DeCaprio has not looked back since then. Ladies are fond of the movie icon. He has been voted one of the most handsome actors of Hollywood. He has had leading roles in several movies and has a tremendous fan following. Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for the Oscar awards four times and has bagged several awards in the US. His Hugh Glass role in the Revenant saw him receive critical acclaim and numerous awards including his first ever win at the Academy Awards in the Best Actor category.
Thanks to the same film he earned his eleventh nomination and won in the Best Actor Drama category of the Golden Globes. In 20196 Leonardo DeCaprio netted over $ 39 million, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the US.
6. Tom Cruise
The Mission Impossible actor started his acting thing in at the age of 19. A native of Sycrease New York, the 57-year-old was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. Today Tom Cruise does not need an introduction. He is by far one of the most successful actors of Hollywood. He kicked it off when he starred in the romantic comedy – Risky Business in 1983 for which he earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award in the best actor category. In the early years of his acting career, the movie icon did movies such as the Legal Drama, A few Good Men where he starred alongside Jack Nicholson in 1992.
More recently cruise has featured in numerous movies, some of them include; the science fiction thriller Vanilla Sky in 2001 which saw him receive the Saturn Award for Best Actor and. In 2005, he worked together with Spielberg on yet another science fiction thriller War of the Worlds. For this he bagged the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from BAFTA Los Angeles. His leading role in the film Mission Impossible is one for which he is greatly famed.
Thanks to Mission Impossible Tom Cruise landed a Golden Globe award for best actor. As at 2015, Tom Cruise had done another four movies at the Mission Impossible franchise. Mission Impossible was a creation of his own Production company- Cruise-Wagner Production.
5. Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler is many things in one. The 51-year-old is a very versatile entertainer. He is an actor, a comedian, musician film producer and screen writer. His role in the Saturday Night Live is what thrust him in the acting scene. From then on Adam Sandler has had several leading and supporting roles in numerous Hollywood movies. Fans are in love with his comedic side. One of the favorites of most of his lovers is Big Daddy. Other comedic films he has featured in include Jack and Jill, Grown Ups and blended. He also did The Ridiculous 6 in 2015, and very recently Sandy Wexler in 2017 Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions In 1999.
Alongside Jennifer Aniston, he starred in the romantic comedy Just Go with It in 2011. He also did That’s My Boy in 2012 he is one of the funniest men ever in the Comedy industry in the US. Netflix announced a deal involving four movies with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Production in 2014. Adam Sandler has been nominated for top awards in the arts scene.
4. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper is an American actor. Born in 1975, the established movie star is one of te most decorated actors of Hollywood. Bradley is best known for his role in comedic films which reveals his charming sense of humor. He has been voted the sexiest man alive on earth. For three years Bradley was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. His career took off after he did a guest role in the television series, Sex in The City in 1999.
Between 2001 and 2006 he began to receive critical acclaim after playing Will Tippin in the Spy action, Alias. His major breakthrough into the film scene, however, came a little later in 2009, after his role in The Hangover, which managed to stay on top of the charts until 2013. He is famed for his role in this movie worldwide and is one of the only 10 actors in the world to receive the Emmy Award for three successive years.
Bradley has many other nominations to his name including, best actor awards, best-supporting actor’s award. Thanks to his role in the Elephant Man, he was nominated for a Tony Award for best actor in 2015. He was also named one of the most influential men in the world the same year.
3. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson was born to parents of bi-national origin but is an American actor. He is also popularly known as the rock thanks to his long career as a professional wrestler. He is also a singer and a producer. Dwayne Johnson holds both American and Canadian Citizenships. The 1972 born actor is currently signed to WWE as a part time wrestler. He gained much fame in the wrestling scene between 2001 and 2004 and is today widely regarded as the best wrestler of all time. His first successful appearance in a movie was his leading role in the Scorpion King in 2002.
Thanks to the Scorpion King, he was paid $5.5. This is the highest ever for an actor on his first starring role. He is today famous for his role in the Fast And The Furious, which greatly revealed his ability to reinvigorate film franchise. In 2013 Dwayne Johnson was listed in the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful celebrities at position 25. He was also named the world’s most influential person in 2016 by Time. Johnson was one among the top 3 highest paid actors in 2016.
2. Vin diesel
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in 1967. Not only is he an actor, but Vin is also a screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Dominic Toretto in the movie The Fast and The Furious. Diesel has also played leading roles in the Pacifier in 2004 and in Find Me Guilty in 2006. Diesel has also done some voice acting roles e.g. the Chronicles of Riddick and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Vin Diesel is popular for his very deep voice. He says that his voice broke at the age of 15 giving him a mature sounding voice on the telephone at a young age.
He has played Dungeons and Dragons for over 2 decades. Vin Diesel’s reprisal of his role as Dominic Toretto in the Fast and Furious franchise films such as the Fast and the Furious 6, Furious 7 and the Fate of the Furious in 2017 have made him one of the most famous actors of Hollywood in the recent year.
1. Robert Downey Jr.
Born in 1965 the American actor makes it to our list of the most popular actor of 2017. He has had a long career at it. Making his debut in 1970 when he featured in his father’s film Pound at the age of only 5. Downey holds the record as one of the actors in the world with the longest careers. He then did a number of roles in several movies in his early life but his major breakthrough in the industry came in 2007 when he featured in the Zodiac.
Although he had a number of legal challenges and court battles over drug claims in the early days of his youth Downey raised above all that to become one of the most expensive actors in the world. For three (3) consecutive years, Downey has been named the highest paid actor in Hollywood by the Forbes magazine. He is estimated to have earned $80 million between June 2014 and June 2015. In 2016, Downey is said to have grossed about $75 million making him not only the highest paid actor in Hollywood but also in the world.
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