Becoming an actor requires incredible patient, perseverance, and heaps of positive attitude. A person wanting to be a famous actor may be incredibly talented. However, there are millions of other talented individuals who want to enter the glittering world of the show business. Hollywood can also be strict. Even if you are already doing great movies, Hollywood can quickly replace an actor once he doesn’t make enough in movies. Movie flops are more common than what people think. Hollywood is a business and it needs to earn. If you are not earning well, your movie might be simply removed from cinemas to save cost. There are also younger, more beautiful, and richer stars who can take an actor’s place any time of the day. There are also those actors that have become well-known by starring in just a single movie which became a blockbuster hit. Here is our list of actors who made it big on the silver screen.
1. Harrison Ford
The leading actor of Indiana Jones still defends his crown as the highest grossing actor of all time. Due to his charming, cocky and lovable nature, Harrison Ford was able to make his films loved by many. He currently has 8 films that include two of the most successful franchise ever made in Hollywood. He is one of the most notable characters in Star Wars. The Force Awakens is currently the highest grossing movie in Hollywood. He also stars in Air Force One, What Lies Beneath, and The Fugitive. It is believed that he will be reprising his role in an Indiana Jones sequel for 2019.
2. Sir Ian McKellen
it seems that Sir Ian McKellen only appears in movies that are destined to be famous. His part as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings franchise made a massive push to success in his career. it was later on followed by the trilogy of the Hobbit. He also starred alongside famous actors such as Tom Hanks in the 2006’s movie The Da Vinci Code. He voiced Cogsworth, the Beast’s loyal majordomo, in the Beauty of the Beast. His role as the supervillain Magneto in X-men franchises also resulted from 10 blockbusters in his career.
3. Tom Hanks
As a man who originally wants to become an astronaut, becoming the best actor twice in Academy Awards for Tom Hanks is not a bad turn. His movies Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan made him hit the silver screen big time. His only blockbuster film was Toy Story and the others are just movies that everyone in the world simply loves. His movies The Da Vinci Code, Catch Me if You Can, Cast Away, The Polar Express, and Apollo 13 were nominated as Best Pictures. He is set to voice Woody again in Toy Story 4 which is set to be released in 2019.
4. Will Smith
This American actor has won four Grammy Awards already. He became very popular when he starred in the TV series the Prince of Bel-Air. His performance as the boxer Mohammad Ali in the film Ali is also notable. He played the supervillain “Deadshot” in the Suicide Squad movie in 2016. he chose it over Independence day: Resurgence. Aside from these popular movies, he also made a big hit in the Men in Black trilogy. He was able to land 5 blockbuster hits in I am Legend, Hancock, The Pursuit of Happiness, Hitch and Shark Tale. Smith’s upcoming fantasy film “Bright” has a budget of $90 million and is expected to be his 11th blockbuster.
For a movie to be a blockbuster, it should include a large budget a list of big names. Even if its just the first week, audience line up outside cinemas to watch it. An actor is considered very lucky if he becomes one of the cast in this hard to get in movies.