Actors Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?  

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With so many up-and-coming stars, as well as established celebs at the peak of their career, who really is the most famous actor in the world right now? Sure, there's a long list of popular and notable actors starring in roles left and right, but who would top the list as the most famous? Keep in mind, today's greatest actors aren't necessarily the most famous, though this is often the case. Nevertheless, you may also consider factors like who's in the news more, who continually breaks box office records, and who stars in the most films and TV shows. With this in mind, who do you think currently holds the title as the most famous actor?

When it comes to today's top actors, a few of the best actors of all time certainly top the list, such as Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt. While these superstars are and have been some of the most famous actors, plenty of newer stars could also be considered for most famous, like Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds or action-hero Chris Evans. Clearly, there's a great deal of actors to consider in terms of the most famous, and you fans will have to decide just who takes the cake. 

Who do you think is the most famous actor in the world right now? Cast your votes accordingly below and add any actors that may be missing from the list.

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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Chris Evans Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Snowpiercer Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as Steve Rogers / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...more

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
FanManGaming added Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3 Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal ...more

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Tom Hanks The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Leonardo DiCaprio Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing ...more

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Hugh Jackman The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...more

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting ...more

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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Chris Pratt Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Her Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He is known for his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood, and Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. His early ...more

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him ...more

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Ryan Reynolds Deadpool, Green Lantern, The Proposal Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor. Reynolds portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel ...more

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Christian Bale The Dark Knight, The Prestige, American Psycho Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye at ...more

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Dwayne Johnson San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...more

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Denzel Washington Training Day, American Gangster American Gangster, Man on Fire Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures ...more

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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Chris Hemsworth Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero films Thor, The Avengers, ...more

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Robert De Niro Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II, Casino Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more

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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Paul Rudd Ant-Man, Role Models, I Love You Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, ...more

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Ryan Gosling Drive, Crazy, Stupid Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness, Black Mass Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he ...more

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
FanManGaming added Bruce Willis The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He ...more

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Anthony Hopkins Hannibal, Red Dragon, The Elephant Man Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he ...more

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Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Michael B. Jordan Creed, Fruitvale Station, Chronicle Michael Bakari Jordan is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as East Dillon High School quarterback Vince Howard in Friday Night Lights, teenage drug dealer Wallace in The Wire, ...more

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Matt Damon The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. His career was launched with the success of his and Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good ...more

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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Gary Oldman The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Léon: The Professional Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, and musician. Oldman rose to prominence in the United Kingdom with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy and Joe Orton in Prick Up ...more

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands^!Sweeney Todd^! The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street^! Alice in Wonderland^! Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor. ...more

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Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Woody Harrelson No Country for Old Men, Cheers, Zombieland Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. He is a double Academy Award nominee, seven time Emmy Award nominee and one time winner. His breakout ...more

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover, American Hustle Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by ...more

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Donald Glover Community, The Martian, Mystery Team Donald McKinley Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick ...more

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John Krasinski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
John Krasinski The Office, Away We Go, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi John Burke Krasinski is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He is known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. His film credits include Away We Go, Leatherheads, ...more

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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
FanManGaming added Charlie Sheen Two and a Half Men, Wall Street, Anger Management Carlos Irwin Estévez, best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen rose to fame after a series of successful films such as Platoon, Lucas, Ferris Bueller's Day ...more

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Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre, WWE Smackdown! David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. is an American actor, former professional mixed martial artist, and former professional wrestler best known for his time in the WWE under the ring ...more

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Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
FanManGaming added Patrick Swayze Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Donnie Darko Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and ...more

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Shahrukh Khan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Shahrukh Khan Kal Ho Naa Ho, My Name Is Khan, Swades Shah Rukh Khan, also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or ...more

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Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Chadwick Boseman 42, The Express, Persons Unknown Chadwick Aaron Boseman is an American actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up. He will star as the superhero Black ...more

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Jordan Peele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Jordan Peele Key & Peele, Little Fockers, Mad TV Jordan Haworth Peele is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and comedian. He is best known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for his five seasons ...more

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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Josh Brolin W., Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, No Country for Old Men Josh James Brolin is an American actor. He has acted in theater, film and television roles since 1985. He is known primarily for his film work. His first role was in the 1985 film The Goonies. ...more

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Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Chow Yun-Fat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Killer Donald Chow Yun-fat, SBS, commonly known as Chow Yun-fat, is a Hong Kong actor. He is best known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the heroic bloodshed genre films A ...more

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Salman Khan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Salman Khan Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dabangg, Straight from the Heart Salman Khan is an Indian actor, producer, philanthropist and television personality. He is the son of actor and screenwriter Salim Khan. Khan began his acting career with Biwi Ho To Aisi but it ...more

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Park Bo-gum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Park Bo-gum A Hard Day, The Admiral: Roaring Currents Park Bo-gum is a South Korean actor.

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Peer van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Lara Bonnert added Peer van Mladen

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Song Joong-ki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Song Joong-ki The Innocent Man, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Five Senses of Eros Song Joong-ki is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame with period drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and variety show Running Man. Song played his first TV leading role in the melodrama The Innocent ...more

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Peer van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Lara Bonnert added Peer van Mladen

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Huang Bo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?
Huang Bo Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, Hooked on You, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons Huang Bo is a Chinese actor. He was born in Qingdao, Shandong and graduated from Beijing Film Academy.