There are many movie stars in the making, as well as cinema legends at the peak of their career who already established themselves in the movie industry. There is a long list of celebs and notable actors with great acting performances left and right, but the question is who would top the list as the most famous at the moment? Keep in mind that not all great actors are the most successful, but it is usually the case. The list of popular actors is massively long, but we’ve tried to narrow it down to a selected few.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is regarded by many movie critics as one of the versatile actors of his generation. He had incredible success with his youth performances that quickly launched him into the Hollywood stratosphere. However, Downey’s offscreen legal problems in his youth threatened to challenge his reputation, but he managed to overcome them with an array of exceptional roles.
His highly rated performances came from Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Chaplin. You can notice that his greatest performances don’t necessarily come from great movies, but he has never sacrificed his audience appeal or amiability.
Johnny Depp is an American actor and producer initially known as a teen idol thanks to his prominent role in the 1980s TV series 21 Jump Street. Later on, he found incredible success in his box office movies – Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Donnie Brasco.
Depp achieved enormous praise for his larger-than-life roles, and gained critical acclaim for his appearances in Ed Wood and Dead Man. His performances in Tim Burton’s movies have allowed him to establish himself as an idiosyncratic performer and a well-versed, all-around actor.
In the 1990s, Leonardo DiCaprio went from a supporting actor in minor TV roles to one of the most wanted actors in Hollywood in their twenties. His groundbreaking roles in Romeo and Juliet and James Cameron’s Titanic have earned him the status of one of the most talented actors of his generation. His resume speaks volumes about his talent as he has 161 nominations and 54 awards, including 3 Golden Globes and an Academy Award.
Legend has it that when DiCaprio likes the project he is to act in, it immediately becomes green-lighted. He’s performed in countless movies, and when he does it at the highest level, he’s an instant Oscar nominee. His list of the greatest movies include The Departed, Inception, Catch Me if You Can, Titanic, The Wolf of Wall Street, Django Unchained, and many more.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson started his career in the early 1980s while mostly playing drug addicts and supporting roles. He broke through in the 1990s when he emerged as one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood. Jackson has worked on numerous projects, ranging from low-key to high-profile, and he has displayed remarkable versatility and smooth intelligence in his performances.
Samuel has received tremendous critical and commercial acclaim throughout his career. He is currently ranked as the highest box office star of all time, with over $5 billion box office gross. Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Unbreakable, A Time To Kill and Jurassic Park are only some of his greatest movies.