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Movie Actor Names

17 Of The Biggest Movie Actor Names

1. Josh Duhamel

Born 14 November 1972, Minot, North Dakota
Appeared on TV in All My Children before making the transition into movies with his performance as Tad Hamilton in Win A Date With Tad Hamilton. Since then he has starred again on TV in Las Vegas and continues to make movies, e.g. Transformers (both 1 and 2).

2. Nicholas Cage

Born 7 January 1964, Long Beach, California
Acted alongside Sean Penn on TV in Fastimes at Ridegmont High, before making movies such as Raising Arizona, Vampire’s Kiss and Wild At Heart. Cage has been worked steadily ever since 1981 and will soon be seen in Kick Ass.

3. Eric Bana

Born 9 August 1968, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Bana was already one of the most well-known movie actor names from Australia. He was a comedic actor before he underwent an amazing physical transformation to play Mark ‘Chopper’ Reid in the biopic, Chopper. His remarkable performance led him to international success in films such as Black Hawk Down, Munich and The Other Boleyn Girl.

4. John Krasinski

Born 20 October 1979, Newton, Massachusetts
Before appearing in the American version of The Office, Krasinski had small roles in Law and Order, CSI and Ed. He has leant his voice to the animations American Dad, Shrek the Third and Monsters Vs Aliens. Most recently he starred as Burt in the film Away We Go.

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5. Jack Nicholson

Born 22 April 1937, Neptune, New Jersey

Nicholson made his mark on cinematic history as a young actor with performances in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and The Shining. He has had a long career and has always chosen wisely the kinds of projects that he has wished to be involved with, films such as The Bucket List, The Departed, As Good As It Gets and A Few Good Men.

6. Luke Wilson

Born 21 September 1971, Dallas, Texas

Luke Wilson is the brother of Owen Wilson and the two have starred in the film The Royal Tenebaums together. Wilson has also made himself popular with movie-going audiences in films such as Rushmore, Old School, Legally Blonde (1 and 2)and Charlie’s Angels (1 and 2).

7. Elijah Wood

Born 28 January 1981, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

A child actor, Wood first appeared on TV in a Gameboy commercial before starring in the movie Flipper. He has appeared in The Ice Storm and Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind but is probably best known for his performance in The Lord Of the Rings Trilogy.

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8. Owen Wilson

Born 18 November 1968, Dallas, Texas

Besides starring in a multitude of films that cross all genres- Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Shanghai Noon, Behind Enemy Lines to name a few- Wilson also works as a writer on such works as The Royal Tenebaums, Rushmore and Bottlerocket.

9. Bill Murray

Born 21 September 1950, Wilmette, Illinois

 An iconic comedic actor, Murray started out on Saturday Night Live in the mid 1970s before he started making films such as Caddyshack, Tootsie and Ghostbusters. Recently he appeared in Broken Flowers, The Darjeeling Limited and Lost in Translation.

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10. Ryan Phillipe

Born 10 September 1974, New Castle, Delaware

 Phillipe started his career on TV on the show, One Life to Live, but didn’t really gain popularity until he starred in the very popular teen slasher flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer. After the release of this film, Phillipe went on to make Cruel Intentions, Gosford Park and Igby Goes Down.

11. Joaquin Phoenix

Born 28 October 1974, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phoenix has been acting since he was a child on TV and in film; his most notable performances as a child were probably as Gary in Parenthood and on Morningstar/Eveningstar. He played Commodus in Gladiator in 2000 and Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. He apparently retired from acting after the completion of his latest film, Two Lovers.

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12. Jeff Daniels

Born 19 February 1955, Athens, Georgia

One of Daniel’s first acting jobs was in the TV series Hawaii Five-O, but over the years he has moved onto making a very broad range of movies that range from comedy through to drama. Titles include, The Squid and the Whale, Infamous, The Hours, Pleasantville, My Favorite Martian, 101 Dalmatians and Dumb and Dumber.

13. Steve Carell

Born 16 August 1962, Concord, Massachusetts

Carell currently stars on the American version of the TV show, The Office, but he first came to the attention of audiences internationally in films like Bruce Almighty and Anchorman. Recently he appeared in the film version of Get Smart.

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14. Ryan Reynolds

Born 23 October 1976, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Reynolds was in a variety of TV shows and movies before he started to get attention of the TV show Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place. His first big film after the series ended was Van Wilder: Party Liason, since then he has gone on to enjoy roles in movies such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Adventureland.

15. Mark Wahlberg

Born 5 June 1971, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts

Wahlberg started out in a boy-band with his brother before moving into move making. He has appeared in Boogie Nights, I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings, The Italian Job and The Perfect Storm. He also is an executive producer of the popular TV show, Entourage.

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16. Jason Schwartzman

Born 26 June 1980, Los Angeles, California

 In 1998 Schwartzman made his movie debut as the lead character in Rushmore directed by Wes Anderson. He has since worked with Anderson again on The Darjeeling Limited. Other roles include Howie in Freaks and Geeks, Albert in I Heart Huckabees and Louis XVI in Marie Antoinette.

17. Russell Crowe

Born 7 April 1964, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

Crowe played Kenny on the popular Australia soap opera Neighbours, before wowing audiences as Hando in Romper Stomper, a film about neo- Nazis.  He went on to win international acclaim in L.A Confidential and has since continued to have leading roles in big Hollywood movies such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, A Good Year and Body of Lies.


More places to find Movie Actor Names

Imdb is a great resource to a complete list of movie actor names and to find out about just about any actor you want.

If there are other movie actor names you would like to know about and would like us to add to our list of Hollywood actors, please let us know.

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