DiCaprio finally snagged his elusive first Oscar back in 2015 for The Revenant, and he's back in the race… In “The Good Lord Bird,” a series based on James McBride’s grim, absurdist novel, Hawke plays the abolitionist John Brown with five-alarm irreverence. & Jordan Kristine Seamón reimagined teen angst. Samuel L. Jackson steadily rose as a recognizable actor in the 1990s, appearing in films like "Goodfellas," "Patriot Games" and "Jurassic Park. This list is current as of the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony held on February 9, 2020. as a side note, probably the most under rated and overlooked actor of all time is Barney Rubble of the Flintstones classic. ", Betty White holds the Guinness World Record for the longest television career by an entertainer. From there, he began appearing in blockbusters including "Face/Off," "Con Air" and "National Treasure. ", In 1999, he began starring in the ultra-successful "Matrix" franchise. 21. ", Pitt has also earned success behind the camera, producing "The Departed" and "12 Years a Slave," both of which won the Academy Award for best picture. Forest Whitaker received national recognition when he appeared in the Vietnam War films "Platoon" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" in 1986 and 1987, respectively. He also contributed his voice for the animated films "Shrek" and "Mulan. Throughout the past 92 years, accounting for ties and repeat winners, AMPAS has presented a total of 93 Best Actor awards to 82 actors. He also appeared in the film "Boyz n the Hood," and his portrayal of Ike Turner in "What's Love Got to Do with It" earned him an Academy Award nomination. Julia Garner absorbed the banality of male evil. He also worked with Quentin Tarintino in "Django Unchained" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Arjo Atayde wins as Best Actor in a Leading Role for Bagman at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020! Recently, Johnson has been starring in films from the lucrative "Fast & Furious" franchise, contributing to his status as Hollywood's highest-paid actor two years in a row. United States. ", Brad Pitt gained recognition in 1991 when he played an attractive young drifter in "Thelma & Louise." This culminated in a starring role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins. DiCaprio would go on star in "Catch Me If You Can" and several Martin Scorsese films, including "The Aviator" and "The Departed." Recently, she appeared in the Netflix series "A Little Help with Carol Burnett.". Recently, he has played Allan Trumbull in the "Fallen" series with Gerald Butler and Thaddeus Bradley in "Now You See Me" and its sequel. At 86, a movie star since her teenage years, she has nothing left to prove. — A.O.S. In the 2000s, McConaughey mostly appeared in romantic comedies including "The Wedding Planner" and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.". So here they are: the 50 most popular actors of 2020, according to data collected over the past year. Sally Field won her first Emmy Award in 1977 for her role in the miniseries "Sybil." Garner: Blake Erik. He followed that with roles in "Interview with the Vampire," "Seven" and "12 Monkeys. ", His other most prominent roles include "Scarface," "Donnie Brasco" and "Heat." ", Hanks starred opposite Meg Ryan in the two romantic comedies, "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail." She does think, however. ", Downey Jr. struggled with drug addiction during parts of his life, but following a court-ordered rehab, he was able to resurrect his career with roles in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Zodiac" and "Tropic Thunder.". He would go on to star in "A Time to Kill" and "Contact" in the 1990s. Adam Driver, Marriage Story. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave out their best of 2020 awards Sunday, with "Small Axe" and Chadwick Boseman winning major honors. My pulse shot up. ", She currently produces and stars in the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show. She followed this by playing Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson, the Bond girl in "Die Another Day. 2" and "The Fate of the Furious. In the eyes of the English, he’s a dolt. He would go on to star in many comedy classics including "Caddyshack," "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day. Recently, Smith has starred in such films as "Suicide Squad" and Disney's "Aladdin" remake. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. 20. Chadwick Boseman wins Best Supporting Actor at the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Spike Lee, Chadwick Boseman, and Da Five Bloods win big at New York Film Critics Circle, while A24's First Cow wins Best Film. Its premise is as baffling as its star’s performance. He is an actor and producer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), Tenet (2020) and The Book of Eli (2010). Country. He then appeared in the action films "Point Break" and "Speed. Six years later, he won his first Academy Award for his role as Randle McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This led to his starring role as Han Solo in "Star Wars. He lives in Paris. She then starred in films including "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Hooper. 9. In a year of tragedy and isolation, the best screen actors gave us more than just diversion. Scott is a chief film critic at The Times and the author of “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth.” His article about Susan Sontag, published in the magazine last year, was recently republished in “The Best American Essays 2020.”. See the list of 2020 Oscar Winners including best picture, best actor, best actress and more. ", In recent years, he has been in supporting roles for the blockbuster films "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. ", Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Diane Keaton had a great start early in her Hollywood career when she landed the role of Kay Adams in "The Godfather." Julia Roberts became a household name when she starred in the 1990 Garry Marshall film "Pretty Woman," which became one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies of all time. ", Nicholson has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards in total, winning a second and third for "Terms of Endearment" and "As Good as It Gets. Photograph by Malike Sidibe, There is Matt Gaetz’s assistant, Corey Lewandowski’s wife, Tiffany Trump’s new best friend — recording strenuously peppy, sometimes frantic bulletins by the flickering light of the national dumpster fire. ", a show that ran on CBS from 1980 to 1988 and has since been rebooted. Grazer: Tiffany Briseno. “Palm Springs” is on Hulu ● Photographs by Christopher Anderson, Before “Cuties” dropped on Netflix, a petition circulated to halt distribution, claiming that it exploited young girls. He was given an honorary Academy Award in 2016. Sophia Loren still reigns after 70 years of stardom. Recently, he won best supporting actor for his role as Cliff Booth in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. ", He frequently collaborates with director Wes Anderson, appearing in such films as "Rushmore" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou." Photograph by Nydia Blas, Whatever “Palm Springs” is — a romantic science-fiction wedding-comedy fable? Then she gets to work on the dozen other feelings it inspires. Kazan: Earl Simms. Sandra Bullock gained momentum in a supporting role in "Demolition Man" and broke out into the mainstream starring opposite Keanu Reeves in the summer blockbuster "Speed. ", In 1995, he won the Academy Award for best actor for "Leaving Las Vegas." all of the above? Cher’s radiant performance in ‘Moonstruck’ warmed us in quarantin, 14. “High Fidelity” is on Hulu ● Photograph by Christopher Anderson, Think of “The Assistant” as a short story that has pared its protagonist down to her eyes and ears. In 2019, Forbes named her one of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. The comments section is closed. ", Cage is a prolific actor who has appeared in more than 100 films and is known for his "outside the box" delivery. In 2002, TV Guide named it the 16th greatest television show of all time. The next decade he won best actor for "Training Day." Milioti: Loren Canby. — A.O.S. ", Since then, he has been in several other films, including "Murder on the Orient Express," "The Untouchables" (for which he won an Academy Award), "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "The Rock.". Now, the analytics firm YouGov has used polling data and analysis to determine exactly who our favorite actors are. Jones is also an accomplished stage actor, winning three Tony Awards — two for "The Great White Hope" and "Fences," and recently, a Lifetime Achievement Award. AWARDS COMMENTARY: The leading men are extremely competitive this year and there only seem like two … That same year he received a best supporting actor nod for "Glengarry Glen Ross. The Role: Charlie, a theater director navigating his divorce and single … UPDATED: Dec. 17, 2020. — A.O.S. Malike Sidibe is a photographer in New York who grew up in Guinea. His stand-up albums "Let's Get Small" and "A Wild and Crazy Guy" both went platinum and won Grammy Awards for best comedy album. Back image ... including Tom Hagen in "The Godfather" and Mac Sledge in "Tender Mercies," the latter earning him an Academy Award for best actor… Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and has since founded the Michael J. He followed that with roles in "The Godfather, Part II," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "...And Justice for All," all of which earned him Academy Award nominations. You can feel the happiness, sorrows, anger and especially love and kindness. To date, Chan has worked on more than 200 films. Some of the surprise is that you don’t expect this kind of surgical fury from someone so fashionably bespectacled and in such flashy Nikes and a suit of such vivid, affable blue, someone who looks like the director of a tugboat library. Cooper: Miguel Lledo. YouGov surveyed a roughly 7,000-person sample about which actors inspire positive opinions. In 1985, he starred in "Back to the Future," which was No. — W.M. 9, 2020, To love Zoë Kravitz is to fear two minutes of screen time a pop. He won consecutive Academy Awards in 1993 and 1994 for his roles in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump. Keanu Reeves broke out in the science fiction comedy "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." “The Forty-Year-Old Version” is on Netflix ● Photograph by Malike Sidibe, “We Are Who We Are” is Luca Guadagnino’s dreamy, horny, naturalistic soap opera about life on an American Army base in Chioggia, Italy. I think Engin Akyurek is the best actor of the world 2020 or better forever. ", In the early 2000s, he starred in some of his most lucrative films, including "Ocean's Eleven," "Troy" and "Mr. & Mrs. The 13 Best Film Performances by Actors in 2020 — Year in Review Even in a year marked by major change, Hollywood's best actors didn't disappoint, from comebacks to … ", Recently, he has appeared as Odin in the "Thor" film series, Pope Benedict XVI in "The Two Popes" and Dr. Robert Ford in the streaming series "Westworld. Sarah Cooper’s TikToks gave us Trump as he might have be. “The Assistant” is on Hulu ● Photograph by Christopher Anderson, Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), whose coming-of-age is at the center of the sitcom “Never Have I Ever,” is a smart girl. Best actors of 2020: Taapsee Pannu, Nawazuddin, Jaideep Ahlawat proved less is more; Tripti, Pratik emerge as breakout stars As we bid good-bye to the year 2020… Viola Davis’s Ma Rainey was a woman unapologetic about her wort, ‘When you’re creating a character, the most important thing you can do is observe life.’, 7. See the list of 2020 Oscar Nominations including best picture, best actors and actresses, and more. When Milioti’s character learns why today never quite gets to tomorrow, the news enrages her. In the first episodes of “The Plot Against America,” Bess Levin herself seems a bit fainthearted, her quiet maternal capability overshadowed by her husband’s bluster, her sons’ anxieties and the political crisis enveloping the family. “Martin Eden” is in theatrical release ● Photograph by Christopher Anderson, The role of mother in a mini-series based on a Philip Roth novel is not for the faint of heart. She would go on to appear in the legal dramas "The Pelican Brief" and "Erin Brockovich," the latter winning her an Academy Award for best actress. Tom Ellis is a Welsh actor from Cardiff, Wales. Maybe even you. Two years later, he starred opposite Molly Ringwald in "The Pick-up Artist." Julia Garner works for him — making copies, arranging meetings, taking increasingly desperate calls from his wife. ", Laurence Fishburne got his start as Josh Hall in the soap opera "One Life to Live." ", Murphy would go on to star in tremendously popular films, including "Beverly Hills Cop" and "The Nutty Professor." Kurt Russell has appeared in more than 50 films, including the Western "Tombstone," the sports drama "Miracle" and the romantic comedy "Overboard. He played the snarling, loner mutant from 2000-2018. ", His other famous films include "Chinatown," "The Shining" and "The Departed.". “High Fidelity,” a series remake of the 2000 movie, is almost all her, simmering as a heartsick record-shop owner named Rob. He plays the roles so good that you can feel like you are also playing in the serie or movie . Biden's inauguration will be virtual. He was curious about the world and capable of creative thought. Recently, he has directed such films as "American Sniper" and "Richard Jewell. Our Best Actor predictions for the 2020 Oscar race include Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Joaquin Phoenix vs. Adam Driver and more. It’s a cunning piece of acting — broad as a boulevard yet veined by alleyways of solitude and sagacity. ", She has appeared in many other projects since then, including "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Forrest Gump," "Brothers and Sisters" and "Lincoln. The COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting isolation, has led to more Americans spending time with their favorite TV shows and movies ... or discovering new ones. When we witness Devi’s mind expanding, what we are really beholding is Ramakrishnan’s brilliance.— A.O.S He became the first and only actor to appear in eight consecutive films that grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office. She transitioned into the comedy films "Trading Places" and "A Fish Called Wanda." Makeup Blank: Autumn Johnson. The following decade he played God in "Bruce Almighty," Lucius Fox in "Batman Begins" and narrated "March of the Penguins.". Jennifer Aniston had her official film debut in the horror-comedy "Leprechaun" in 1993. He would go on to star in action-comedy films like "Rush Hour" and "Shanghai Noon," and family action films like "The Tuxedo" and the remake of "The Karate Kid.". Award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ", Since then he has starred in successful films such as "Looper" and "G.I. Now he’s suave, confident, moody. In recent years, she has focused on directing films and television shows including "Money Monster" and "Black Mirror. Steve Martin first built success as a stand-up comic. Gary Cooper? Had its detractors actually seen it, they would have discovered something — someone — far more complex: Fathia Youssouf. Wright: Kumi Craig. Seamón: Mark Alan. He then landed the role of Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gareth McConnell is a photographer and publisher who was born in Northern Ireland and lives in London. Samberg’s boyishness has at last found what it needed: an adult to spike his juice box with a glug of tequila. 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