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

Updated October 26, 2020 327.6k votes 33.0k voters 257.8k 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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  • 1
    Tom Hanks
    13,777
    5,808

    Tom Hanks

    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Born1956-07-09

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  • 2
    Johnny Depp
    6,882
    4,522

    Johnny Depp

    Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

    Born1963-06-09

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  • 3
    Tom Cruise
    5,108
    3,345

    Tom Cruise

    Top Gun, Mission: Impossible

    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

    Born1962-07-03

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  • 4
    Morgan Freeman
    5,710
    3,745

    Morgan Freeman

    The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Born1937-06-01

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  • 5
    Keanu Reeves
    4,650
    3,042

    Keanu Reeves

    The Matrix, Speed

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Born1964-09-02

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  • 6
    Samuel L. Jackson
    4,278
    2,795

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Born1948-12-21

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  • 7
    Will Smith
    6,024
    3,957

    Will Smith

    Men in Black, I Am Legend

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Born1968-09-25

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  • 8
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    7,121
    4,687

    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Born1974-11-11

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  • 9
    Dwayne Johnson
    6,587
    4,333

    Dwayne Johnson

    San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

    Born1972-05-02

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  • 10
    Ryan Reynolds
    4,153
    2,719

    Ryan Reynolds

    Deadpool, Green Lantern

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Born1976-10-23

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  • 11
    Brad Pitt
    3,674
    2,400

    Brad Pitt

    Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club

    BirthplaceShawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Born1963-12-18

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  • 12
    Jackie Chan
    3,948
    2,583

    Jackie Chan

    Jackie Chan Adventures, Rush Hour

    BirthplaceVictoria Peak, Hong Kong

    Born1954-04-07

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  • 13
    Rowan Atkinson
    2,130
    1,375

    Rowan Atkinson

    The Lion King, Bean

    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

    Born1955-01-06

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  • 14
    Chris Hemsworth
    6,361
    4,202

    Chris Hemsworth

    Thor, The Avengers

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Born1983-08-11

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  • 15
    Chris Pratt
    4,147
    2,731

    Chris Pratt

    Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World

    BirthplaceVirginia, Minnesota, United States of America

    Born1979-06-21

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  • 16
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    2,981
    1,973

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    The Terminator, Predator

    BirthplaceThal, Austria

    Born1947-07-30

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  • 17
    Robert De Niro
    2,998
    2,005

    Robert De Niro

    Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II

    BirthplaceGreenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA

    Born1943-08-17

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  • 18
    Tom Hiddleston
    2,455
    1,655

    Tom Hiddleston

    Thor, The Avengers

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Born1981-02-09

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  • 19
    Sylvester Stallone
    2,782
    1,885

    Sylvester Stallone

    Rocky, The Expendables

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Born1946-07-06

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  • 20
    Robert Downey Jr.
    10,256
    7,089

    Robert Downey Jr.

    The Avengers, Iron Man

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

    Born1965-04-04

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  • 21
    Hugh Jackman
    5,636
    3,892

    Hugh Jackman

    The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Born1968-10-12

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  • 22
    Tom Holland
    3,225
    2,254

    Tom Holland

    The Impossible, Locke

    BirthplaceKingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

    Born1996-06-01

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  • 23
    Bradley Cooper
    2,861
    2,056

    Bradley Cooper

    Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Born1975-01-05

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  • 24
    Al Pacino
    2,072
    1,485

    Al Pacino

    The Godfather, Scarface

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Born1940-04-25

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  • 25
    Christian Bale
    3,142
    2,286

    Christian Bale

    The Dark Knight, The Prestige

    BirthplaceHaverfordwest, United Kingdom

    Born1974-01-30

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