Read more about these five screen legends, some of the best actors of all time.
The best actors of all time are distinguished by their acting ability but also their charisma and charm onscreen and off screen. These five graduates of the silver screen have been nominated and have won multiple awards starring in movies from thrillers to romantic comedies. Many have made the transition from acting to producing and directing. Here are five male actors that we think get the gong for the best actors of all time.
Eldred Gregory Peck was born in April 5 and was one of Hollywood’s greats from the 1940s to the 1960s. His most famous role was that of Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won an Academy Award. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor five times, four of which came in his first five years of film acting: for The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman’s Agreement, and Twelve O’Clock High.
Robert de Niro
Robert de Niro was born in born August 17, 1943 and is an American actor, director and producer. He rose to fame with movies such as The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and received Academy Award nominations for best actor in Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, and Cape Fear. He won the Best Actor award for Raging Bull. De Niro currently heads his own production company, Tribeca Film Center and made his directorial debut in 1993 with A Bronx Tale.
Tom Hanks, born July 9, 1956, doesn’t have your typical leading man looks but instead leads with his charm and personality first when it comes to acting. This is the secret to a long and rewarding career that has seen him receive two Academy Awards for Best Actor for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. Hanks is also known for his Oscar nominations for roles in Big, Saving Private Ryan and Cast Away but he has now turned his hand to directing and producing.
Robin Williams born July 21, 1951 is an American actor who made the transition from stand up comedy to being one of the best actors in the world. He is perhaps better known for his funny movies than for his more serious film roles. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. He has also won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.
Jack Nicholson was born ‘John Joseph’ in April 22, 1937 and is one of the best-loved actors of all time, both for his acting prowess and his love for the ladies. He is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. Nicholson has been nominated for an Academy Award twelve times and has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice: for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and for As Good as It Gets. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment.
Everyone’s a movie critic and have their favourite actors but these five household names have been chosen for their performance, popularity, pull and power within the industry. If you see a movie with one of these stars in it bar Gregory Peck who sadly passed away, it will most likely to be sold out cinemas each and every time. These are just five of the best actors we have chosen dominating the screen with their presence and alluring cinematic appeal.