Top Actors of the 1970s

Many Hollywood actors whose career started flourishing during the 1970s went on to become great actors, leaving an indelible impression on their fans and cinephiles. Actors like Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman not only dominated the 1970s and several decades that followed, but also redefined the nuances of acting. Brando, for instance, introduced method acting to mainstream audiences and Robert De Niro influenced generations of actors. Continue reading to know about other top actors of the 1970s.
Al Pacino
Also Known As: Alfredo James Pacino
Birthday: 25 April 1940
Born In: East Harlem, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus

Considered one of the greatest actors, Al Pacino gained wide acclaim and recognition for his portrayal of Michael Corleone in the movie, The Godfather in 1972. He’s been a part of many successful and iconic films and won an Oscar for playing a blind military veteran in the movie Scent of a Woman. Pacino has three children, but has never been married.

Jack Nicholson
Also Known As: John Joseph Nicholson
Nickname: John Joseph
Birthday: 22 April 1937
Born In: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus

From being a stage and B movie actor, Jack Nicholson went on to become one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors and a huge star. The three time Academy award winning legendary actor has, in his six decades career, delivered performances that have become iconic. His notable performances include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and As Good as It Gets.

Sidney Poitier
Also Known As: Sidney L. Poitier
Birthday: 20 February 1927
Born In: Miami, Florida, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died On: 06 January 2022

Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor who became the first Afro-Bahamian and Black male actor to receive an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964. In 2009, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His life and work inspired a couple of documentary films, including the 2008 film Sidney Poitier, an Outsider in Hollywood.

Robert De Niro
Also Known As: Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
Birthday: 17 August 1943
Born In: Greenwich Village, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Leo

Amongst the best actors of his generation, Robert De Niro is known for his exceptional method acting skills. His formidable acting talent has impressed audience and critics alike in movies like Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II and Meet the Parents. The talented actor has also been applauded for his directorial skills in A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd.

Dustin Hoffman
Also Known As: Dustin Lee Hoffman
Birthday: 08 August 1937
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign: Leo

One of the most respected and decorated actors of his generation, Dustin Hoffman is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award and AFI Life Achievement Award among many other prestigious awards. As a cancer survivor, Dustin Hoffman also serves as an inspiration to many people suffering from cancer.