Top Actors of the 1980s

The 1980s was an important decade for actors like Morgan Freeman, who considered the 1987 film Street Smart as his breakthrough. While actors like Robert De Niro and Clint Eastwood had established themselves as bankable actors prior to the 1980s, it was during this decade that they achieved stardom. Other top actors of the 1980s include Tom Hanks and Dustin Hoffman among others. Continue reading to know more about the stars who dominated the Hollywood in the 1980s.
Harrison Ford
Nickname: Harry
Birthday: 13 July 1942
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer

With an extensive career spanning six decades, veteran actor Harrison Ford is a major figure in Hollywood. The recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, he is one of the highest-grossing domestic box office stars of all time. Besides acting, he is a licensed pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Robin Williams
Also Known As: Robin McLaurin Williams
Birthday: 21 July 1951
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died On: 11 August 2014

One of the finest comedians of all time, Robin Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian and soon moved to act in television and films. Though widely recognised for his comedic skills, the immensely talented Williams proved his versatility by taking up and successfully performing more serious roles in films like Good Will Hunting and The Fisher King.

Denzel Washington
Also Known As: Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
Birthday: 28 December 1954
Born In: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Actor, director, and producer, Denzel Washington, is famous for portraying strong real-life characters like anti-apartheid activist, Steve Biko, and human rights activist, Malcolm X, in films. Well-built and ruggedly handsome, he became the first black star to be named the Sexiest Man Alive in 1996. 

Tom Cruise
Also Known As: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Birthday: 03 July 1962
Born In: Syracuse, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer

Actor-producer, Tom Cruise, is an international superstar, heartthrob of millions and is a recipient of numerous awards. The Mission: Impossible star has been one of the most bankable and versatile Hollywood actors since 1980s. Interestingly, he once aspired to be a priest but is now amongst the highest paid actors in the world.

Kurt Russell
Also Known As: Kurt Vogel Russell
Birthday: 17 March 1951
Born In: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces

From being a successful child artist, Kurt Russell became a huge Disney teen star, then smoothly transitioned into more mature roles and gained recognition with television biographical movie, Elvis. The filmography of this charismatic movie star, today, has a series of blockbuster, critically applauded and award winning movies like Escape from New York, Backdraft, The Thing, Tombstone and Miracle