Who is the most popular Hollywood actor in 2015? Opinions are varied as to who is the best actor in Hollywood. However, there is consensus that the industry is home to some of the most influential actors in the world, each with his strengths and limitations. This article sifts through their strengths and overall ratings, to bring you the top 10 most popular Hollywood actors in 2015.
10. Matt Damon
Matt Damon starts our list of the top 10 most popular Hollywood actors in 2015. Born Matthew Paige Damon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, this talented American actor is also an experienced producer, screenwriter, philanthropist, and voice actor. He is 44 years old, likeable, and has won lead roles in several highly grossing movies since his professional acting debut in 1988. For his enthralling acting skills, Matt Damon has won an Oscar Award, and Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Forbes Magazine considers him one of the highest grossing and bankable actors, while his love for charity has attracted him numerous admirers from all over the world. Currently, Damon is working on The Martian set for release in 2015.
9. Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler is a 45 year of Scottish actor who has overcome all odds to become one of the most popular Hollywood Actors in 2015. Even though Butler has been active as an actor since 1997 with small roles in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and American Miniseries Attila (2001), he garnered critical acclaim in 2004 with a lead role in the musical The Phantom of Opera. Since then, he has acted in television dramas, thrillers, and epic movies such as 300: Rise of an Empire (2006). Gerard Butler is a trained lawyer. He has won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight in the movie 300 and an OFTA Film Award for the musical The Phantom of Opera. Some of his upcoming movies are How to Train Your Dragon 3, London Has Fallen, God of Egypt, and Geostorm.
8. George Clooney
Smart, skilled, and experienced, George Clooney is as per our review one of the most popular Hollywood actors in 2015. Born George Timothy Clooney in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, he has enjoyed a successful acting career after making his television debut in 1978. He featured in ER from 1994 to 1999 as Dr. Doug Ross. He was also a main actor in Batman & Robin (1997), Out of Sight (1998), and most recently, The Monuments Men (2014). Now 48 years old, Clooney is an established writer. He is also a conflict resolution activist, and an acclaimed movie producer and director. For his acting, George has won Academy Awards and nominations for Emma Award.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio, born Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is a 40-year old Award winning actor and film producer from Los Angeles, California, United States. Even though many people know him for his excellent acting in Romeo and Juliet (1996) and Titanic (1997), Leonardo started acting at young age, mainly in television commercials, sitcoms, and soap opera series such as Santa Barbara. To date, he has won lead roles in a wide range of movie genres, some of which have won him four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and eight nominations for Golden Globe Awards.
6. Charlie Hunnam
Charles Matthew “Charlie” Hunnam, popularly known as Charlie Hunnam is a 34-year-old English actor from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Unlike many A-List actors who have undergone a lot of training to become the box office successes they are today, Charlie Hunnam’s rise to fame was more of luck. At age 17, his clowning while drunk won him a contract with ByKer Grove, a Newcastle-based children’s show. He has also casted for Russell T Davies and FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Jackson “Jax” Teller. Now 34 years old, Charles has featured in many interesting movies, his most recent projects being Crimson Peak as DR. Alan McMichael (2015) and Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur as Arthur Pendragon (2016) that is currently filming.
5. Tom Cruise
Best known for his scintillating acting in the Mission Impossible series of movies, Tom Cruise is an established actor and filmmaker from Syracuse, New York, United States. Now 52 years, Tom is not only at the peak of global fame, but is also one of the highest paid Hollywood actors. Since his professional debut at the age of 19 in the film Endless Love (1981), he has featured in grossing films such as The Outsiders (1983), Top Gun (1986), and Jerry Maguire (1996). Recently, he was the lead actor in Oblivion (2013) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014). Currently, he is working on the fifth installment of the popular Mission Impossible series, which is set for release in 2015. As many established actors, Tom Cruise has won Academy Awards and nominations. He has also won three Golden Globed Awards, Golden Globe Award nominations, and many other prestigious accolades.
4. Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson is one of many English actors who have made a significant impact in Hollywood entertainment industry. A native of London, United Kingdom, this 28-year-old hunk has won the hearts of millions of women worldwide, since his professional debut in 2005 as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire fantasy film. His lead roles in Twilight (2008), Remember Me (2010), Water for Elephants (2011), and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis (2012), skyrocketed his reputation further, making him one of the best-paid and bankable A-list actors in Hollywood. In 2010, he ranked amongst the 100 Most Beautiful People in The World as per TIMES Magazine, and one of the most powerful and influential celebrities in the world in Forbes Celebrity 100.
3. Zac Efron
Born Zachary David Alexander Efron, Zac Efron is a regular on many top 10 lists of most popular Hollywood actors in 2015. He is 27 years old; a native of San Luis Obispo, California, United States; and popularly known as the teen idol of Hollywood. Zachary’s rise to Hollywood stardom started in early 2000’s with lead roles in Disney Channel’s High School Musical, Warner Bros Summerland, and a 2007 Broadway musical titled Hairspray. He has since featured in many film genres, wining nominations for Awards for Miracle Run (2004), High School Musical (2006), and Neighbors (2014). He has also won The People’s Choice Award, The Capricho Award, and MTV Movie Awards. His upcoming movies are We are Friends (2015) and Dirty Grandpa (2016).
2. Brad Pitt
Handsome and husband to one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie, William Bradley “Brad Pitt,” is a popular actor and philanthropist from Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States. After gaining recognition in 1991 in Thelma & Louise, Brad has featured in several movies in Hollywood, some of which won him a Screen Actor Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Academy Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. Apart from acting, Brad Pitt is involved in numerous charity campaigns not only in the United States, but also globally.
1. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is the most popular Hollywood actor in 2015. He is an influential celebrity and one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Johnny Depp has acted in many movies. However, the fame and global success he enjoys to date is because of his on-screen performance in The Pirate of Caribbean series of movies. Depp is 51 years. He hails from Owensboro, Kentucky, US.