7 Most Popular Male Actors Of Recent Times

There have been many men on the silver screen who have touched our hearts. Few have had a career which will be remembered for years to come. Check out these 7 of the most popular male actors of recent times.

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Professional bodybuilder, actor, business man and now politician – Arnold is famous, and I mean really famous. Gee, I don’t know where to start with this one – doesn’t happen often I’ll say. Arnold is the youngest ever Mr Olympia at age 23, a record he still holds. And we all know that he has won it six times in a row. His film ‘Pumping Iron’ is the bible of body building for many. If all this wasn’t enough, Arnold has given us one of the best movie series of all time – The Terminator. I think every child in the world knows the words “I’ll be back”, said by the shotgun wielding Arnie in Terminator. Arnold Schwarzenegger is one man who is going to be talked about by grandpas to their grandchildren, generations down the line!

2. Denzel Washington

7 Most Popular Male Actors Of Twentieth Century

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You know what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Denzel Washington? Law Enforcement. Haha, that’s because he’s done many roles in which he plays either a law enforcement officer, a gangster or a military man. He is definitely the man of steel – catching bullets from a loaded chamber of a 9mm Beretta before they fall to the ground. Cry Freedom, Glory, Malcolm X, Crimson Tide, The Siege, The Bone Collector, The Hurricane, Training Day are some of his movies which have left a mark in Hollywood. If this impressive list wasn’t enough, Denzel Washington was voted “One of the sexiest stars in film history” by Empire magazine, one of the “50 most Beautiful People” by People magazine, #59 on VH1’s 100 Hottest Hotties, “Sexiest Man Alive” – People magazine 1996, and many more. He is the only second black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role! Need I say more? He’s the man.

3. Will Smith

Will Smith

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Will Smith will always be remembered for saving the world in his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day and Men in Black in 1997. Well, save the world or not, he will always be my fresh prince of bel-air! Did you know that he went almost bankrupt when he spent all his money on cars, jewelry and houses in his early twenties. The youth of today look up to this bad boy for his acting, singing, humanitarian work and commitment to family. Will Smith, the first hip-hop artist to be nominated for an Academy Award. It can’t get any cooler than this. Begin your pursuit for happiness with him.

4. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

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Voted Sexiest Man Alive twice by People Magazine – very few men on the planet can match Brad Pitt’s popularity level. Thelma & Louise, Interview with the Vampire, Legends of the Fall, Seven, Meet Joe Black and Fight Club are some of Pitt’s popular blockbusters. Okay, this is what impresses me the most – Brad Pitt is famous not only for his acting, but also for his humanitarian work. Brad Pitt did a TV Commercial for Toyota Altis in Asia. Result? Sales soared and Toyota got nearly 32% of market share in that segment. Need I say anything else?

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