Hollywood: Home of the Stars

Hollywood is undoubtedly where legends are created, and dreams of stardom can be realized. But has the golden age of movie-making unfortunately passed, or can the younger generation of actors still carry the torch for Hollywood? This blog will entice readers into Tinseltown, where they can discover fascinating facts about Hollywood actors, old and new. Some of today's highest-paid stars include Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and Will Smith. However, yesteryear actors should still hold a place in everyone's heart, such as Burt Lancaster, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, and Sidney Poitier.

Brad Pitt

14 Jun 2021

Bratt Pitt first started his acting career in the eighties but made his first breakthrough in the film Interview with the Vampire with Tom Cruise in 1994. He is best known for his Fight Club and Ocean’s Eleven roles and the subsequent sequels and his tumultuous relationships over the years.

Famous Hollywood Actors we all know

30 May 2021

Hollywood is the oldest and largest film industry in the entire world. Also known as Tinseltown, it has its presence in California, United States. So many of its actors have attained stardom due to their roles in major Hollywood movies. They have fans across the world and even some online sportsbooks have big Hollywood stars acting as their ambassadors!

1) Tom Hanks

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in California. He’s won back-to-back Academy Awards for the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” category. He’s well-known for his performances in the films Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Cast Away (2000).

2) George Clooney

Born in Kentucky, he has Irish, German, and English ancestry. His first breakthrough in acting was in the award-winning drama series ER (1994). He then starred in big films such as One Fine Day (1996) and From Dusk till Dawn (1996). He has won two Academy Awards: Argo (2012) as a producer and Syriana (2005) as a Supporting Actor. As an actor, his most famous films are Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Ides of March (2011).

3) Robert Downey Jr

Also known as the Iron Man worldwide by fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Born in Manhattan, New York, he has starred in major Hollywood films such as Avengers (Marvel), Iron Man (Marvel), and Sherlock Holmes. He’s part of the Marvel franchise since 2008.

4) Denzel Washington

Born in New York in the 1950s, his big-screen debut was in Carbon Copy (1981). He won his first Oscar as a supporting actor for the film Glory (1989). He has also won an Oscar for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” in Training Day (2001). He’s also known for his roles in Fences (2016) and The Book of Eli (2010).

5) Robert De Niro

If the name “Raging Bull” rings any bells, you must be familiar with Robert De Niro. Born in New York, he also has two Oscars for acting under his belt, for the films Raging Bull (1980) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). He’s also famous for Cape Fear (1991) and Taxi Driver (1976).

6) Al Pacino

In case you can’t recognize this name, one word – (The) Godfather!! One of the most famous Hollywood flicks of all time! Also born in Manhattan, NY, Al Pacino has garnered an Oscar for his acting performance in Scent of a Woman (1992). He’s also known for his acting in Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and Dick Tracy (1990).

7) Will Smith

Born in Philadelphia, he’s a famous actor, comedian, rapper, producer, and songwriter. He has been nominated for two Oscars, five Golden Globes Awards and has won four Grammy Awards. He is famous for his acting roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996), Men in Black (1997), and I am Legend (2007).

Jack Nicholson

6 May 2021

Jack Nicholson first started to make a name as an actor in the 1969 film Easy Rider, followed by many international block-buster films such as Chinatown, The Shining and Batman. Nicholson has actually been nominated 12 times, won three Oscars, and is considered one of the US film industry's legends.

Johnny Depp

2 Apr 2021

Johnny Depp is actually one of the biggest movie stars judging by the number of films he has starred in, the awards received and the earnings he has made for his roles. His movies range from drama such as What's Eating Gilbert Grape to flamboyant roles in comedies like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.