Top Actors of the 2000s

The 2000s spawned a number of superhero films, providing opportunities to actors like Hugh Jackman, whose portrayal of Wolverine in X-Men films earned him international fame. Like the X-Men franchise, Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible franchise also ruled the decade as two of the franchise's films were released in the 2000s. The decade was also dominated by actors like Morgan Freeman, who won an Academy Award in 2004. The list also includes the usual suspects like Tom Hanks and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Johnny Depp
Also Known As: John Christopher Depp II
Nickname: Johnny, Mr. Stench, Colonel
Birthday: 09 June 1963
Born In: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini

Johnny Depp is one of the most versatile and successful actors in Hollywood today. He wanted to become a musician and became actor by chance.  The star of Pirates of the Caribbean film series is known for selecting challenging roles that have the potential to amaze both audience and critics.

Will Smith
Also Known As: Willard Carroll Smith II
Nickname: The Fresh Prince
Birthday: 25 September 1968
Born In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sun Sign: Libra

The charismatic, versatile and bankable American artist, Will Smith, tasted early success with rapping. A successful transition into films and television soon followed and made Smith a phenomenal success. With solid earnings, he has also frequently secured himself a place in the list of highest paid actors in world.

Heath Ledger
Also Known As: Heath Andrew Ledger
Birthday: 04 April 1979
Born In: Perth, Australia
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 22 January 2008

An Australian actor, Heath Ledger grabbed limelight in America with the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. However, it was role in Brokeback Mountain that made him a star and earned him comparisons with greats actors like Marlon Brando. The brilliant actor gave his last performance as Joker in The Dark Knight which became a massive success.

Ryan Reynolds
Also Known As: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
Birthday: 23 October 1976
Born In: Vancouver, Canada
Sun Sign: Libra
The charismatic Canadian-American actor and film producer, Ryan Reynolds is best known for his work in Deadpool, Green Lantern and The Proposal. The talented star, who was once named by People magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive, has also featured in a music video, acted in a web series, lent his voice to animation films and successfully ventured into business.
Samuel L. Jackson
Also Known As: Samuel Leroy Jackson
Birthday: 21 December 1948
Born In: Washington, D.C., United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Actor and producer, Samuel L. Jackson is widely regarded as one of the most popular actors of his generation. A highly prolific actor, he has appeared in over 150 films and is especially known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino films. Besides acting, he has voiced for several animated films, television series, and video games.