Top 10 Actors In World of All Time

Are you confused among the top 10 actors in world? Don’t worry, we bring a list of top 10 actors for all time in which we placed actors based on their popularity, earning, awards, and other major factors.

Since the release of the first sound movie; The Jazz Singer in 1927, the entertainment industry has seen huge growth till 2021. Technical advancements and various other factors enhance the quality as well as the concept of the movies. Now, we can see advanced sound effects, screenplay, lightning, dialogues, etc. which make movies more realistic and entertaining.

But, these all are secondary factors in the success of a film, the major role plays by the actors of the movie in making it hit. That’s why producers are ready to pay huge amounts as a fee for actors and nowadays some famous actors also start taking share from the earning of a movie together with their fees.

Here, in this blog, we are going to know the top 10 actors in world and why did they become the greatest actor of all time.

Who Is The Top 10 Actors In World?

It’s not easy to find out the best actor in the world because there are several actors who have worked in great movies and having a huge fan following among audiences. But, after considering several factors like their popularity, earning, movie fee, hit movies collection, and more, we came up with a list of the top 10 actors in the world.

S.No.List of Best Actors In WorldActors Charge Per Movie
1Tom Cruise$25 Million
2Dwayne Johnson$23.5 Million
3Robert Downey Jr.$20 Million
4Leonardo DiCaprio$20 Million
5Jackie Chan$20 Million
6Chris Hemsworth$20 Million
7Will Smith$30 Million
8Vin Diesel$25 Million
9Brad Pitt$20 Million
10Shah Rukh Khan$7 Million

1. Tom Cruise

Whenever we discuss the list of top 10 actors in world, the first name that came to mind is Thomas Cruise Mapother, popularly known as Tom cruise. Born on 3rd July 1962 in Syracuse, New York, he started his career with a romantic drama movie; Endless Love released in 1981.

Tom Cruise -best Actor in world
Tom Cruise -best Actor in world

With his roles in the movies like Risky Business (1983), Cocktail (1988), The Film (1993), and Mission Impossible series, he gained the title of the greatest actor of all time. To date, he earned more than $10.1 billion worldwide from his movies. He charges a minimum of $25 million for a role in the movie and also gets some share from the earning of the movie. Do you know about the earnings of Korean actors? Checkout Top 10 Korean Actors Earnings here.

He comes first on the list of top 10 actors in the world because of his massive fanbase across the world. In 2006, he was declared the most powerful actor of Hollywood and also the world’s most popular celebrity. In Japan, 10th October is celebrated as Tom Cruise Day since 2006 because of its worldwide popularity. He had won several awards like Saturn Award for best actor, Satellite Awards, People’s Choice Awards, National Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and more.

2. Dwayne Johnson

Popularly known as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson was born on 2nd May 1972 in Hayward, California. In his starting days, he was a football player as well as a professional wrestler, who also became a WWE champion in 1998. He started his acting career with the movie The Mummy Returns (2001), but gain popularity through his role in the movie The Scorpion King (2002).

Dwayne Johnson -Top 10 actor In world
Dwayne Johnson -Top 10 actor In world

He worked in several movies like The Rundown, Doom, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, Jumanji, etc.  What brings him to the list of top 10 actors in world is that for the last 3 years, he is the highest-paid actor in the world with having a total earning of $87.5 million and his total wealth consists of $330 million. His major awards are; Teen Choice Awards, CinemaCon, Mr. Olympia, Shorty Awards, Entertainer of the year, Golden Raspberry Award, Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, and more. Also checkout the New Amsterdam Season 3 On Amazon Prime.

3. Robert Downey Jr.

He is an American actor and producer who born on 4th April 1965. He started his acting career at the age of 5 with a movie; Pound (1970). He is popularly known for the title character in Iron Man (2007). He had work in several movies like Baby It’s You, Back to School, Air America, Wonder Boys, Iron Man series, The Avengers series, Captain America, Spider-Man, and more.

Robert Downey Jr. -Best Actor In World
Robert Downey Jr. -Best Actor In World

He charges approximately $20 million for a movie but also takes 8% of the profit of the movie. His net worth consists of $300 million. What makes him the best actor in the world is his massive popularity across the globe and in his entire career he won several awards like Favorite Action Movie Actor, Favorite Movie Actor, and People’s Choice Award of favorite movie superhero, MTV Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards, and more. He’s also under the list of Top 10 Hollywood Actors.

4. Leonardo DiCaprio

His name is enough to bring him to the list of top 10 actors in world. Who can forget his role in the Titanic (1997) from which he gained worldwide recognition as the greatest actor of all time? He was born on 11th November 1974 and started his acting career in 1993 with the movie This Boy’s Life.

Leonardo DiCaprio -Richest actor in world
Leonardo DiCaprio -Richest actor in world

He is regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation and in his entire career, he works in several popular movies such as; Romeo Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997), Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Inception, and more. To date, his movies have grossed a sum of $7.2 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He charges $20 million for a movie and his net worth is around $260 million.

He won several awards like Golden Globe Awards (3 times), BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and also in 2016 he was named as 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

5. Jackie Chan

The list of top 10 actors in world is incomplete without the addition of action superstar Jackie Chan. He was born on 7th April 1954 in Hong Kong. He is well known for his innovative stunts, fighting style, and comic timing in the movies. He started his career as a child artist from the movie Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962). He’s one of the Best Actor In Asia.

Jackie Chan -Highest paid actor in world
Jackie Chan -Highest paid actor in world

He worked in more than 150 films and some of his popular movies are; Dragon Lord, Police Story, Dragons Forever, Rush Hour series, The Karate Kid, Kung Fu Panda series, and more. In 2016, he was recognized as the second highest-paid actor in the world with having earning of more than $80 million. His net worth consists of $350 million making him one of the richest actors in the world.

In his entire career, he won several awards like American Choreography Awards, Academy Awards, ASEAN International film festival award, Asia pacific film festival, Britannia Awards, World Stunt Awards, and more.

6. Chris Hemsworth

Popularly known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic, Chris Hemsworth is one of the top 10 actors in world. He is an Australian-based actor born on 11th August 1983. He got his first movie break with Star Trek in 2009. In his entire career, he worked in several blockbuster movies like Thor, The Avengers, Rush, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ghostbusters, Avengers: Endgame, and more.

Chris Hemsworth -highest paid actor in world
Chris Hemsworth -highest paid actor in world

He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world and appeared on the list of Forbes list of the highest paid actor in 2014, 2015, 2018. He charges $20 million for a movie and his estimated net worth is $130 million.

He won several awards like Teen Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards of Favorite Action Movie Star, People’s Choice Awards for a favorite action star, and more.

7. Will Smith

He doesn’t need any recognition because his awards and achievements are enough to tell why he is one of the top 10 actors in world. He is an American-based actor, rapper, and film producer born on 25th September 1968. He started his acting career with the movie Where the Day Takes You (1992).

Will Smith- Best actor in World
Will Smith- Best actor in World

He worked in several blockbusters like Made in America, Bad Boys series, Men in Black series, Ali, I Am Legend, The Karate Kid, After Earth, Aladdin, and more. He is the only actor in the world to have eleven consecutive films with having $150 million grossed income.

In 2007, he was ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. His net worth consists of $350 million and charges $20 million – $30 million for a movie. His list of awards and achievements is never-ending. Some of his awards are; 4 times Grammy Awards, 5 times Golden Globe Awards, 2 times Academy Awards, and more.

8. Vin Diesel

One of the greatest actors of all time, Vin Diesel is an American actor born on 18th July 1967. He started his career with a movie named Awakenings (1990) but gained recognition with a short film Multi-Facial (1995). He worked in several movies like Strays, The Iron Giant, XXX, Fast and Furious series, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Endgame, and more.

Vin Diesel -Popular actor in world
Vin Diesel -Popular actor in world

His estimated net worth is around $225 million and he charges $23 million to $25 million for a movie. He is regarded as one of the top 10 actors in world just because of his massive following worldwide and several awards like MTV Movie Award, Male Star of the Year (2005), Action Star of the Year (2011), and more.

9. Brad Pitt

One of the most influential persons in the entertainment industry, William Bradley Pitt is an American actor and producer born on 18th December 1963. He started his career with the role of cowboy hitchhiker in the movie Thelma and Louise (1991). In his entire career, he worked in several blockbuster films like Legends of the Fall, Fight Club, Ocean series, World War Z, The Big Short, and more.

Brad Pitt -Top 10 actor in World
Brad Pitt -Top 10 actor in World

He is recognized as the best actor in the world because of his screen presence. His net worth consists of $300 million and charges $20 million for a movie. He is also cited as the most powerful person in American Industry. In his entire career, he won several awards like Golden Globe Awards, Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and more.

10. Shah Rukh Khan

Every list of top 10 actors in world is incomplete without the name of Shah Rukh Khan. He is a popular Bollywood actor born on 2nd November 1965 in India. He has several names like ‘King Khan’, Baadshah of Bollywood’, etc.  He started his career with the movie Deewana (1992) and gain lots of appreciation for his expressions. He worked in more than 80 films and a few of the best are; Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Swades, Devdas, My Name is Khan, Happy New Year, Dilwale, and more.

Shah Rukh Khan- Second richest actor in the world
Shah Rukh Khan- Second richest actor in the world

He is the second richest actor in the world with having a net worth of $700 million and he charges 50 crores (including profit) for a movie. He is one of the most decorated actors of all time with having 14 Filmfare awards, Padma Shri Award, French Legion of Honour, and also has a doctorate degree from 5 top universities worldwide.

Conclusion:

No doubt, except for these 10, there are also many other popular actors in the world, but after considering factors like blockbuster movies, net worth, awards, worldwide popularity, and earning, the above-discussed are top 10 actors in the world.

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