Top 10 Most Popular Actors in the World

In order to determine the aura of a film star, several factors need to be considered, such as social media buzz, box office collections, critical acclaim and foreign fan-following. With all the factors in mind, we have compiled the list of best actors in the world.

10. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert John Downey Jr. is an American film actor who has several popular and critical successes when he was young. He had suffered the period of legal troubles and substance abuse. But when he came back in his middle age, he again witnessed the resurgence of commercial success. He has topped the list of highest paid actor in Hollywood from Forbes, from 2012 to 2015 consecutively. He has earned over $80 million from June 2014 to June 2015.

When he was 5 years old, he made his debut in Pound (1970) directed by his father. He appeared with Brat Pack in Weird Science (1985), a sci-fi comedy and Less Than Zero (1987), a drama film. In Chaplin (1992), he starred as the title character and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role and got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

In 2008, he appeared as Tony Stark in Iron Man series and each of these films earned around $500 million at international box office. Later on, he appeared on The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.

9. Will Smith

Will Smith

Willard Carroll “Will” Smith, Jr. is an American comedian, actor, rapper, producer, and songwriter. He became popular in film, TV and music. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe awards, and four Grammy Awards. He achieved huge fame as a rapper for The Fresh Prince. He starred in the famous TV series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1990. On NBC, the show lasted for 6 seasons and consistently telecasted on several networks. After the series, he moved to the film industry and starred in several blockbusters.

He has 8 back-to-back films collected over $100 million in domestic box office, 11 films collecting over $150 million internationally, and 8 films at No. 1 position in domestic box office. For The Pursuit of Happiness and Ali, he was nominated for Best Actor Oscar.

8. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director who is best known for his action roles in Hollywood. He became famous for his “Rocky” series as the boxer Rocky Balboa, Rambo series as a soldier John Rambo, and “The Expendables” series as Barney Ross.  Rocky was nominated for the National Film Registry and his film props are stored in Smithsonian Museum.

7. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio or Leonardo DiCaprio is a 40-year-old Oscar winning actor and film producer who hails from Los Angeles, California. He has become popular with his excellent acting in Titanic (1997) and Romeo and Juliet (1996). He started acting in sitcoms, TV ads and Santa Barbara (a soap opera series). He has won lead roles in huge range of genres and he has won two Golden Globe Awards, four Academy Awards and 8 nominations for Golden Globe Awards.

6. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

With thick Austrian accent and virtually unpronounceable surname, Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He was once a quick-talking, brash bodybuilder in a small village. He is an Austrian-American actor, businessman, filmmaker, author, investor, activist, philanthropist, former politician and professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003-2011.

5. Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan

SRK or Shahrukh Khan is an Indian film producer, actor and the well-known TV personality. The King of Bollywood, King Khan and the Baadshah of Bollywood has appearances in over 80 Bollywood movies. He earned several accolades along with 14 Filmfare Awards. He is a huge fan-following across India, US, UK and various other countries across the world.

4. Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchan is the richest Bollywood actor in India. He became popular with superhit movies in the 1970s like Deewar and Zanjeer. His on-screen roles led him to become the first “Angry Young Man” in India. He is also known as the “Star of the Millennium”, “Shehenshah of Bollywood” and “Big B”. He is one of the most influential and greatest actors in Indian cinema. He has won several accolades, including 4 National Film Awards in “Best Actor” category, and several International film awards. He is the most nominated actor in leading acting categories at Filmfare and won 15 Filmfare Awards. He has also worked as a film producer, playback singer and TV host.

3. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

He is best known for his splendid performance in Mission Impossible series. He is a well-established filmmaker and actor from Syracuse, New York. The 52 year old Tom is at the peak of international fame and one of the highest-paid superstars in Hollywood. Debuted with Endless Love (1981), Tom has featured in several superhits like Top Gun (1986), The Outsiders (1983), and Jerry Maguire (1996). He was the lead actor in “Edge of Tomorrow (2014)” and Oblivion (2013). He recently worked on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation that was released in 2015. He has won several nominations and Academy Awards. He has won Golden Globe Award Nominations, 3 Golden Globe Awards and several other well-known accolades.

2. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie’s husband and super handsome actor, William Bradley aka Brad Pitt is a well known Hollywood actor and philanthropist who hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma, US. He gained huge recognition in Thelma & Louise (1991) and featured in various Hollywood movies. He has won a Golden Globe Award, 3 Academy Awards, a Screen Actor Guild Award, and 2 Academy Award nominations. Along with acting, he has also been involved in several charity campaigns across the world.

1. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp a.k.a. our favorite “Jack Sparrow” is the most popular and best actor in the world. He is also considered to be the world richest actor. The global success and fame came from his on-screen performance in the world-famous “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. The 51-year-old actor is born on Owensboro, Kentucky, United States.

Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always tries to share top 10 lists for India and worldwide to increase The knowledge of internet users.
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