An actor or actress ( see below) is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής ( hupokritḗs ), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of a ...
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This list includes cameos and voice acting. The number of films is from the source The Numbersand may not correspond exactly to a linked filmography.
As noted above, a survey in 2000 found that the three actors who had sold the most movie tickets were Clark Gable (1,168,300,000), John Wayne (1,114,000,000), and Bing Crosby(1,077,900,000). In 1966, Variety calculated a list of the highest-grossing stars using their All-Time Top Grossing Films lists based on the number of films that had earned theatrical rentals of $4 million or more in the United States and Canada by the end of 1965. As the list was based on number of films on the chart, there may have been some stars who appeared in fewer films listed but with a higher total rental. As with current lists, the list favors films and stars of the later eras as later films generally gross more. John Wayne topped the list. Variety noted that Crosby's last hit prior to 1965 was High Society in 1956, and at that date he would have led the list.They also noted that Gable was the undisputed king until he went into the Army in 1942 and that he wasn't ranked higher as many of his earlier hi...
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and film producer. A prolific actor, Jackson's films have collectively grossed over $27 billion, making him the highest-grossing live-action actor of all time as of 2021. Jackson debuted on film with a small part in the Miloš Forman-directed Ragtime (1981).
Russian-American actor, director and producer All About Eve: Edward G. Robinson: 1893–1973 American stage and film actor Joseph Schildkraut: 1896–1964 Austrian-born stage and film actor Meier Tzelniker: 1894–1980 British actor Appeared in Yiddish theatre
3. Robert De Niro. One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French.