Below we have compiled a list of handsome and talented actors that stretches all the way from Bollywood to Hollywood, and places in between. Each of our choices has a strong fan base, have worked hard at their craft and earned the respect of their peers, all of which suggest that they will be crowd favorites for many years to come.
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Check out our fabulous list for the top 10 most handsome actors in the world, for 2017!
10. Salman Khan
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are starring in the film “Tiger Zinda Hai” which is a sequel to the 2012 smash hit, “Ek Tha Tiger”. “Tiger Zinda Hai”, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is set for release December 22, 2017. Salman Khan will be playing his character, RAW agent Tiger, which is being marketed as a ‘political thriller’. Salman Khan was born on December 27, 1965 and is a multi award winning Indian actor, producer and singer and is known as one of India’s most popular actors. Salman Khan made his acting debut in 1988’s film, “Biwi Ho To Aisi”, with his breakthrough role being in the romantic film, “Maine Pyar Kiya”. In addition to his theatrical pursuits, Khan has a non profit organization called, “Being Human”.
9. Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, ‘1983 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and attended the Screenwise Film and TV School for Actors in Sydney, Australia. A little known bit of trivia is that his uncle was Rod Ansell, the real life inspiration for the 1986 character in the film of the same name, “Crocodile Dundee”. His first appearance in a Hollywood film was in 2009’s “Star Trek” as George Kirk, in which he will return to the role in the fourth film in the franchise. Other roles include playing “Thor” in 2011, “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012), and “Rush”(2013). Hemsworth is currently involved in “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and its sequel.
8. Johnny Depp
After taking Nicolas Cage’s advice and becoming an actor, Johnny Depp began his journey into the entertainment world. Having worked in a successful television series, “21 Jump Street”, he thought to challenge himself by taking a role in Oliver Stone’s 1986 film, “Platoon”, which led to one of his lasting fan favorite films, the charming, yet heart wrenching fantasy, “Edward Scissorhands) in 1990. Known for choosing quirky roles, his most famous is playing Captain Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Johnny Depp heads his own company, “Infinitum Nihil” and is involved in many charitable foundations and causes.
7. Chris Evans
In 2006, People Magazine named Chris Evans as one of that years most attractive bachelors, and he enjoys basketball, drawing and exercising. According to sources, it was his older sister, Carly, a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, who suggested he try out acting to see if he liked it or not. Chris, whose nickname is ‘Cevans’, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 13, 1981. His first film was “The Newcomers” playing the role of Judd in 2000. According to Evans, his roles in “The Orphan King” and “Celluar” are among his favorites. He has garnered himself a stable of loyal fans with his portrayal of the steadfast and strong Marvel character, Captain America.
6. Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu is a prominent and well-loved actor of the Telugu Cinema. He was born on August 9, 1975. He is not only an actor, but also a producer and humanitarian. He began his now prolific and diverse acting career early in life, working as a child actor. Fans first began to take notice of Mahesh’s talents in “Rajakumarudu”. He is well-known for his appearance, and In 2011 Mahesh Babu was voted the 5th most Desirable Man by the Times of India, and 2nd most Desirable Man for 2012, and made the number 1 spot in 2013. He has won 7 Nandi Awards and 3 CineMAA awards. According to Imdb, he annually gives away approximately 30 percent of his income each year to charities.
5. Brad Pitt
According to sources, Brad Pitt is currently working on the sequel to his film “World War Z”, entitled, “World War Z 2”. This is an action packed film, guaranteed to please even the most hardened fans of Zombie flicks. Brad Pitt was born William Bradley Pitt on December 18, 1963 in Oklahoma. Starting early in television, he began to work his way up into films. Brad is known for taking brave chances with his role choices, such as 1999’s “Fight Club” and 2013’s “12 Years a Slave”. His portrayal of tormented detective David Mills in David Finchers film, “Seven” showed the world a new Brad Pitt, dark and noir. Off screen, Pitt is known for his humanitarian work both for children and the environment.
4. Hugh Jackman
During an appearance on the Jay Leno Show, Hugh Jackman stated that he was a fan of the horror franchise, “Friday the 13th”, and that his decision to enter acting was the result of his desire to play Jason. Hugh Jackman is a vocalist, actor and producer, born on October 12, 1968, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, University of Technology, Sydney. Jackman is best known for his roles as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. Other memorable roles include “Kate and Leopold” (2001), “Van Helsing” (2004) and “The Fountain” (2006). He has been happily married to Deborra-Lee Furness since 1996 and has 2 children.
3. Hritik Roshan
Hritik Roshan was born on January 10, 1974, and is one of the best known actors in Indian Cinema today. His current release, “Kaabil”, about a visually disabled voice over actor, is doing quite well at the box office, proving just how loyal his fans are. This multi award-winning actor began working as a child actor. Born on January 10, 1974, he obtained his Bachelors in Business from Sydenham College. Since that time, he has carved a nice niche for himself in Indian cinema with such hits as 2003’s “Koi…Mil Gaya” as well as his current hit, “Kaabil”.
2. Tom Cruise
“Show me the money!” I think most film fans are aware that this famous line comes from the film “Jerry McGuire”, starring Tom Cruise. Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, Tom Cruise works in Hollywood as an actor and producer of films. As a young man, he became interested in entertainment and established a 10 year plan for himself to become a working actor. Films such as 1993’s action/thriller, “The Firm” quickly made his a fan favorite. His successful franchise is currently the Mission Impossible series. For his next release, Cruise is partnering up with fellow actor, Russell Crowe for the remake of the 1932 horror classic, “The Mummy”.
1. Robert Pattinson
Born Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson on May 13, 1986, he began his entertainment career modeling at the age of 12, which led to film opportunities. The Twilight film franchise was based on of a series of Stephanie Meyer’s massively successful book series, “Twilight”. The film starred a young and lovely Kirsten Steward and Robert Pattinson. Pattinson was a hit with the ladies with portrayal of the tortured vampire, Edward Cullen, for which he also contributed to the film’s soundtrack. Pattinson was also involved in another smash hit franchise, playing Cedric Diggory in 2005’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. Other notable film roles were in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” in 2012 and David Michod’s film, “The Rover” in 2014. He is currently working on Claire Denis’s science fiction film, “High Life”.
We hoped you enjoyed our top picks of the world’s most attractive actors for 2017. if some of the names here are new to you, take some time to surf and get to know them, their films and other projects. Perhaps those who are new to Bollywood, will now take a look at the amazing talent they offer the world, and take advantage of it by enjoying its richness.