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.

Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Birthday: 18 August 1936
Born In: Santa Monica, California, United States
Sun Sign: Leo

Charles Robert Redford Jr. is a retired actor, activist, and director. He is credited with founding the Sundance Film Festival and was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. For his contributions to arts, Charles Robert Redford Jr. was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

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.

Gene Hackman
Also Known As: Eugene Allen Hackman
Birthday: 30 January 1930
Born In: San Bernardino, California, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius

For someone who was voted by his acting school peers as 'The Least Likely To Succeed', Gene Hackman went on to have a remarkable acting career spanning around half a century with multiple prestigious awards. His notable films include Bonnie and Clyde, The French Connection, Unforgiven, Mississippi Burning and The Royal Tenenbaums. Apart from acting, Gene Hackman is also a novelist and has written six books.