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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Top Ten Hollywood Actors

By: Mehdi Hassan


Hollywood is the biggest and most successful film industry in the world. Its actors and actresses are famous all over the world. Here are some of the top actors of the present day Hollywood:

Colin Farrell:

This Irish guy with thick eyebrows and bad hair started his career by playing small roles in movies and TV serials. His first movie was Tigerland. In this movie, he played the character of “Private Roland Bozz,” a misfit with great leadership abilities. His next two movies American Outlaws and Hart's War also did poorly in the box office. In 2003, The Recruit, S.W.A.T. Phone Booth established Collin Farrell as one of the top actors of Hollywood.

Collin Farrell

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Tom Cruise:

Born on July 1962, in New York, Cruise had a very turbulent childhood. His father did not give any money to the family. He first appeared in a movie Endless love with Brook Shields in 1981. His big break came with the movie Tap. In 1983, he got the chance to work in The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola, one of the all time top directors of Hollywood. That year, Risky Business was released and in the movie Cruise’s lip-sync "Old Time Rock and Roll" wearing underwear, made him an iconic figure of Generation ‘X’ in Hollywood film industry. In 1986, Top Gun turned Tom Cruise into a Hollywood superstar. The movie had the highest collection that year.

Tom Cruise

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Jim Carrey:

He does not have the killing look of Tom Cruise or a bad haircut like Collin Farrell, but he rules Hollywood with his outstanding comedy performance. Jim Carrey is one of the top comedy actors of Hollywood. Born in Canada, Jim, was a natural comedy actor. During his junior high school years, at the end of the class, he used to perform in front of the class for few minutes. In 1979, Carrey came to Los Angeles. Success came after Ace Ventura: The Pet Detective. In 1995, he played the character of Riddler in Batman Returns. In the same year, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls was released. The movie was successful. Carrey was paid twenty million for the movie The Cable Guy. This is the highest amount ever paid to a comedy actor.

Jim Carrey

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Hugh Jackman:

No one could play the character of “Wolverine better than this guy in X-man. The angry tough looking mutant with a tender heart, in search of his past, made Hugh a star of Hollywood. Born in Australia to English parents, Hugh Jackman studied in University of Technology, Sydney. After enrolling into the acting class in his college, Hugh became interested about acting. After graduation, he went to Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He finished his graduation in 1994. He started his career as an actor in TV series. The character of Wolverine in X-man made him famous.

Hugh Jackman


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Leonardo DiCaprio:

This Titanic boy is born to German mother and Italian father. He grew up in Los Angeles and started his career at the age of five, through appearing in his favorite TV series Romper Room. Till fourteen, Leonardo struggled to get into quality films. During that time, he did many TV commercials and educational films and small characters in TV series. The big break came in 1991 with the movie titled Growing Pains. Finally, his acting talent was revealed in This Boy’s Life where he worked with Robert DeNiro. For his brilliant performance in that movie, he received some awards. In 2005, his movie Aviator received five Academy Awards.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Brad Pitt:

One of the hottest actors of Hollywood, Brad Pitt, started acting when he was studying journalism at the University of Missouri. He appeared in small roles in several TV series such as, Dallas, Thirty something, 21 Jump Street, Freddy's Nightmares, Another World, Growing Pains. In 1988, he got his major role in The Dark Side of the Sun, but the film was released in 1998 and most of the prints were lost by that time. He captured audience’s attention in 1991, in the movie Thelma & Louise. He rose to stardom after Interview With The Vampire. His two movies Legends of the Fall and Se7en were also very successful. In 1995, his performance in Twelve Monkeys won him an academy award nomination for best supporting actor.

Brad Pitt

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Keanu Reeves:

The “Neo” of Matrix trilogy, Keeanu Reeves, is an unpredictable guy with great fortune. Born in Lebanon, to a geologist father and costume designer mother, Reeves was named after his uncle Henry Keanu Reeves. Keeanu started acting at the age of fifteen. He first appeared in Romeo and Juliet at Leah Posluns Theatre. In 1986, he landed with his first role in Youngblood. The character of Ted Logan in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure made him very famous. In 1994, Speed established him as one of the top actors of Hollywood. In 1999, Matrix was a smash hit in box office.

Keeanu Reeves


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Johnny Depp:

Officer Tom Hanson of 21 Jump Street made Jhonny Depp a teen star. However, he could not handle the fame and it made him very irritated. After the contract with Fox television was over, Depp decided to do movies which he felt right. Since then, this “once aspiring musician” turned actor mesmerized Hollywood with his performance in movies like: Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland. Last year, The Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl was a huge success in USA.

Jhonny Depp

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John Travolta:

He is a multi faceted genius; a pilot, singer, dancer and actor. John Travolta started his career as a singer. His song “Let Her in” went at number ten position in Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the late 1970’s, he starred in a TV series, actually a situation comedy or sitcom titled Welcome back, Kotter. Through this series he came to lime light.

Saturday Night Fever and Grease were the two milestones in Travolta’s career. These two movies turned him into a big Hollywood star. In the years following the two movies, he did not have any major hit films. His luck changed in 1994, after he appeared in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. In this movie he played the character of a hit man and for his performance he even received an academy award nomination.

John Travolta

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Nicolas Cage:

The last actor in this “Top ten” list is Nicholas Cage. The nephew of famous director Francis Ford Coppola, Cage changed his name to build his own reputation. For his brilliant performance in Leaving Las Vegas and Adaptation he won two academy award nominations and won once.

Nicolas Cage

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58 comments:

  1. kind of funny how so many of them are whack jobs.

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  2. The official website of Burt Young has been launched. Burt Young the academy award nominated actor and maverick artist was born in queens, NewYork.
    He can be browsed at: http://burtyoungartandfilm.com/

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  3. this is the worst list in the history of the internet. Fuck off home

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    1. Anonymous2:45 AM

      yo right dude!

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    2. son watch Godfather watch On the waterfront watch Rebel without a cause watch lawrence of Arabia North by north west Watch To kill a making bird watch Ben Hurwatch gone with the wind and one flew over the cuckoos nest and the graduate midnight coboy Son you have to be an 80 year old like me who has watched 1000 movies from 1940s to the present day to be half smart enough to prepare an alltime great list I m3an the canvas is so huge that its not possible for a dude like you
      Navneet
      INDIA

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    3. son watch Godfather watch On the waterfront watch Rebel without a cause watch lawrence of Arabia North by north west Watch To kill a making bird watch Ben Hurwatch gone with the wind and one flew over the cuckoos nest and the graduate midnight coboy Son you have to be an 80 year old like me who has watched 1000 movies from 1940s to the present day to be half smart enough to prepare an alltime great list I m3an the canvas is so huge that its not possible for a dude like you
      Navneet
      INDIA

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    4. CRAP
      People like u cannot prepare an altime great list You have to be an 80 year old like me who has watched 1500 films from 40s to the present day to be 1/2 as smart to prepare such a list

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  4. Anonymous9:19 AM

    visit this..

    www.bollwood.blogspot.com

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  5. Anonymous7:11 AM

    hey ur list if ok. but how can u forget matt damon. rem good will hunting, talented mr ripley, bourne series.

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  6. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Tom Hanks, Jack Nicolsen, Russell Crowe, Morgan Freeman, Matt Demon, Bill Cris, Will Smith...

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  7. Anonymous1:06 AM

    WTF!! Nicolas Cage?? Keanu Reaves??? They suck major ass.. the rest are good actors but wheres will smith, christian bale daniel day lewis sean penn?

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  8. Anonymous10:56 AM

    apart from Johnny Depp, are we talking about top actors or top celebrities

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  9. Anonymous7:38 AM

    No name of Tom Hanks???
    Oh man U r out of ur mind....
    The worst list ever...

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  10. Anonymous7:46 PM

    hey u forgot robert de niro, al pacino, marlon brando, tom hanks, mel gibson, clint eastwood, joe pesci..huh where r they r u out of ur mind

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  11. Anonymous7:50 AM

    er.... where's Dustin Hoffman?!

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  12. Ximena Del Río12:40 PM

    where the fuck are Daniel Day Lewis, Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, Marlon Brando, , Will Smith ... etc etc etc
    you forgot a lot of actors !!!
    and why is Collin Farrell in this list ???
    Leonardo Dicaprio and Johnny Depp are perfect for this list because they are great actors with fantastic carreers, they are totally bankable, they are handsome, talented, funny, acknownledged people, etc etc etc
    I think this list is not OK

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  13. madarchod where is edward norton???

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  14. Anonymous10:41 AM

    robertdenrio, alpacino, leonard dicaprio, kevin spacey, tom hanks, johnny depp, marlon brando, morgan freeman, clinteastwood, russel crowe,jim carrey, brad pitt, this is my list

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  15. madarchod where is denzel washington??

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  16. madarchod where is matt damon???

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  17. madarchod where is mark wahlberg???

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  18. madarchod where is christian bale???

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  19. Anonymous4:50 PM

    wtf? where is michael j. fox?! this is bs!!!!!!!

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  20. Anonymous12:56 PM

    No Tom Hanks???? OMG that makes the list a complete bullshit..

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  21. Anonymous11:29 AM

    orlando bloom????

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  22. Anonymous3:38 AM

    am surprised not to find TOM HANKS...

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  23. Anonymous10:14 PM

    where is will smith?

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  24. Anonymous8:19 PM

    this is my way of the list jim carrey,jim carrey ,jim carrey

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  25. So basically we have to say its virtually impossible to make a best actors list..because many can win a single spot...this is a bad list anyway.Nicholas Cage doesn't deserve a place

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  26. Anonymous4:05 AM

    yuck where is d name of robert pattinson?this is a such madness

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  27. Anonymous3:38 PM

    this mofo indian just stop your bullshit mofo this is there site and they can do whatever they want dont act smart

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  28. Anonymous3:50 AM

    Sylvestor Stallone ???

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  29. Anonymous3:33 PM

    where the fuck is al pacino...u sick bastards

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  30. Anonymous2:13 AM

    worst list in the history

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  31. Could have been good had u added Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Sean Connery, Harrsion Ford, Russel Crowe, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, etc. etc...Jim Carrey, Colin Farrel, Keanu Reeves, Nicholas Cage...don't even make it to the top 25...

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  32. Anonymous11:17 PM

    This list?????!!!! U kidding right??Where is will smith and Tom hank???

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  33. Anonymous4:13 AM

    hey dude where is matt damon

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  34. Anonymous2:08 PM

    seriously dude
    have you ever even seen your top actors in action??
    apart frm jonny depp and jim ...

    dustin hoffman--rain man..
    tom hanks-- cast away, forest gump ...
    robert downey jr.-- iron man
    will smith..
    martin lawrence..
    denzel washinton....
    and so many more.. legends..
    u forgot all them??

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  35. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Hey Guys! I think more than the names in the above list, the names in the above comments create the whole new list of Greatest Actors of All TIME......Cosmile

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  36. Anonymous7:10 AM

    No Denzel? Morgan Freeman? BAD LIST

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  37. theekshna6:08 PM

    no robert pattinson. . . ?WTF! U r out of mind.dis s bullshit!

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  38. wtf! who made this list- 6 year olds??? U missed so many people I can't even list any of them! delete this or fix this shit!

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  39. Anonymous2:30 PM

    cudn't help laughing,really..U out of ya mind??
    If ever we are to make a list, always has to be like this
    Brando,Pacino,De Niro,Eastwood,Hoffman,Pesci,Hopkins,Nicholson,Freeman,Oldman.Period!!

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  40. Anonymous5:18 AM

    this guy certainly hv'nt seen much english movies......so, if one does'nt know a subject well, he should stay outside of it and restrict himself from poking the long nose in every matter............

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    1. Anonymous2:50 AM

      hahaha, ikr!!!

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  41. very nice

    visit======www.entertainmentanythingg.blogspot.com

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  42. Anonymous1:58 PM

    u consider Colin Farrell and John Travolta an actors ?!!
    well lemme tell u something ..
    u know shit abt movies asshole

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  43. Anonymous1:06 PM

    the list maker is a silly 12yr old !

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  44. I was worry where all the top stars were.. But then this list represents only the most modern fellas. It's okay though.

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  45. Anonymous3:32 AM

    yes to keanu reeves,jim carrey,nicholas cage and no to gerrard butler,bradley cooper,russel crove,AL Pacino??????dude you are out of mind need to rewise your syllabus again!!!!!

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  46. Anonymous3:36 AM

    where the hell is Michael duglas,Al Pacino etc etc......?????

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  47. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Loved that you putt Colin Farrell but wheres Al Pacino Mark walhberg or Clint eastwood

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  48. Anonymous7:39 AM

    everybody has their own list of best actors in their mind and they re all right in one point of view. there can be no such things as best actors. its all peoples likes. :)

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  49. Anonymous9:28 PM

    Will Smith and Tom Hanks are missing?..
    Collin Farrel, Keanu and Nicolas, bahahaha!

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  50. Anonymous7:00 AM

    Disgusting list of all

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  51. Anonymous1:28 PM

    this is bullshit...........

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  52. Anonymous8:59 AM

    what about daniel craig man

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