Hollywood has always been studded with stars who have a cult fan following. These movie stars are not only popular in America, but are immensely popular across the world. The article lists the top 10 movie stars of Hollywood.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has spent more than three decades in Hollywood. He has constantly renewed and improved himself as an actor. He is the lead of the Avengers franchise and is hugely popular worldwide. He has been the lead actor in two movies with the biggest opening weekends in cinema history. From 2012 to 2015, for three consecutive years, he topped the Forbes list of highest paid actors in Hollywood and made about $80 million in earnings between June 2014 to June 2015.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a highly versatile actor who has played a wide variety of roles in his career spanning close to three decades. He has had a series of hits in his career and is loved and respected the world over by fans, producers, directors, and distributors.
The veteran actor has had an illustrious career in Hollywood which cuts across five decades. He has won Academy Award and many other coveted movie awards. His performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather III is regarded as one of the greatest performances in cinema history.
Tom Cruise has been in Hollywood for more than 3 decades. He continues to be a global icon and heartthrob. He rose to prominence and fame with his action drama movie Top Gun in 1986. He is a global superstar and his movies have amassed more than $9 billion worldwide.
He is regarded as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He rose to prominence with the 1987 TV series 21 Jump Street. His movie series The Pirates of the Caribbean became a globally successful franchise. His movies have made more than $8 billion worldwide.
Clooney is a senior actor who has portrayed diverse roles in movies. He was in the Time’s annual list as the most influential people in the world in 2009. He topped the Forbes list of the highest paid actor in 2017-18, garnering $239 million between June 2017 to June 2018.
Meryl Streep is considered by many as the greatest living actress. She has been nominated for the Academy Awards a stunning 21 times and has won it thrice. She has played many critically acclaimed characters and is true Hollywood legend.
Marilyn Monroe was the Hollywood icon in the late 1940s and early 1950s. She was considered as the most beautiful and seductive actress of her generation. She was a global icon and a heartthrob.
Brad Pitt is a versatile and handsome actor who rose to fame with the movie Fight Club in 1999. He has three Academy Award nominations and has won it once. His other memorable movies include Ocean’s Eleven and its sequel, Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button etc.
Jennifer Lawrence is the current heartthrob of Hollywood. She is the only actor to be born in the 1990s to win an Academy Award. Her movies have earned more than $5.5 billion globally. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016.
Christian Bale has acted in diverse and challenging roles in his career. His role in The Machinist was critically acclaimed. His roles in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy became hugely popular worldwide and the trilogy registered more than $2billion globally.