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

Updated October 26, 2020 359.6k votes 36.0k voters 283.7k views120 items

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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. Chris Hemsworth is another of the most popular actors, along with fellow Marvel stars like Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. But can the superhero stars be considered the top 10 famous actors in the world? After his surprise appearance in Always Be My Maybe, Keanu Reeves seemed to be the most popular actor in the world. 

Clearly, this world famous actors list features a great deal of celebrities to consider in terms of the most famous, and you fans will have to decide just who takes the cake. Vote up who you believe to be the biggest movie star in the world right now. Make sure your favorite star gets the recognition they deserve as a world famous actor.

Who do you think is the most famous actor in the world right now? 

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  • Tom Hanks1
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    Tom Hanks

    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Born1956-07-09

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  • Morgan Freeman2
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    Morgan Freeman

    The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Born1937-06-01

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  • Tom Cruise3
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    Tom Cruise

    Top Gun, Mission: Impossible

    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

    Born1962-07-03

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  • Johnny Depp4
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    Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

    Born1963-06-09

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  • Robert Downey Jr.5
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    Robert Downey Jr.

    The Avengers, Iron Man

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Born1965-04-04

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio6
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    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Born1974-11-11

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  • Samuel L. Jackson7
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    Samuel L. Jackson

    Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Born1948-12-21

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  • Ryan Reynolds8
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    Ryan Reynolds

    Deadpool, Green Lantern

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Born1976-10-23

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  • Dwayne Johnson9
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    San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    Born1972-05-02

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  • Will Smith10
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    Will Smith

    Men in Black, I Am Legend

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Born1968-09-25

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  • Chris Hemsworth11
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    Chris Hemsworth

    Thor, The Avengers

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Born1983-08-11

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  • Brad Pitt12
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    Brad Pitt

    Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club

    BirthplaceUSA, Shawnee, Oklahoma

    Born1963-12-18

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  • Rowan Atkinson13
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    Rowan Atkinson

    The Lion King, Bean

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

    Born1955-01-06

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  • Keanu Reeves14
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    Keanu Reeves

    The Matrix, Speed

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Born1964-09-02

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  • Tom Hiddleston15
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    Tom Hiddleston

    Thor, The Avengers

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Born1981-02-09

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  • Chris Pratt16
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    Chris Pratt

    Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World

    BirthplaceVirginia, Minnesota, United States of America

    Born1979-06-21

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  • Tom Holland17
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    Tom Holland

    The Impossible, Locke

    BirthplaceKingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

    Born1996-06-01

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  • Robert De Niro18
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    Robert De Niro

    Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II

    BirthplaceGreenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Born1943-08-17

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  • Jackie Chan19
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    Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan Adventures, Rush Hour

    BirthplaceVictoria Peak, Hong Kong

    Born1954-04-07

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  • Hugh Jackman20
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    Hugh Jackman

    The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Born1968-10-12

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger21
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    The Terminator, Predator

    BirthplaceThal, Austria

    Born1947-07-30

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  • Sylvester Stallone22
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    Rocky, The Expendables

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Born1946-07-06

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  • Chris Evans23
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    Chris Evans

    Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers

    BirthplaceSudbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Born1981-06-13

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch24
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    The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Born1976-07-19

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  • Bradley Cooper25
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    Bradley Cooper

    Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Born1975-01-05

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