Hollywood is a town that makes its own rules and has its own set of values, as well as being a place where the creative think, design, plan and create their films, television shows and plays. Each of these actors offer a mystique and entertainment factor to their fan base, and all are exceptionally talented men, ahead of their time.
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Check out our list for the top 10 most handsome men in Hollywood for 2017.
10. Ryan Gosling
Fans of the old “Mickey Mouse Club” that ran on the Disney Channel from 1993 to 1995 might remember seeing little Gosling perform. Ryan Gosling is a Canadian actor, born on November 12, 1980 in Ontario. After his stint on the “Mickey Mouse Club” ended, he appeared in a variety of television shows, such as 1998’s “Young Hercules”, and films such as 2002’s “The Slaughter Rule”. It was the 2004 film, “The Notebook” that got Ryan noticed as a heart-throb. Since then he has made many notable films, including “The Ides of March”, “La La Land”, “Half Nelson” and “Crazy, Stupid Love”.
9. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York the son of a Pentecostal minister. Denzel is an accomplished Academy Award winning actor, producer and director who earned his B.A. in theater from Fordham University in 1977. Washington honed his skills working in summer stock theater and made his formal screen acting debut in the made for TV film: “Wilma”. But it was his stint playing Dr. Phillip Chandler on the series “St. Elsewhere” that boosted his stardom. His theatrical portfolio includes such great films such as “Malcolm X”, “Training Day”, “Glory”, “Philadelphia”, and “Flight”, not to mention his excellent performance in the Shakespearean comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing”.
8. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 1974. Born into a family which encouraged the exploration of his creative side, DiCaprio noticed early that he had a love for acting, even creating his own skits. In the 1990’s DiCaprio began to see success in the field of acting by getting television roles on shows “The New Lassie” and “Rosanne”. In 1991 DiCaprio had a recurring role on “Growing Pains”, and made his film debut in the B horror film, “Critters 3”. Since then, he has starred in such films as “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, “Titanic”, “The Aviator”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Off screen, DiCaprio is extensively involved in environmental causes via his foundation and other charitable donations and support. In 2015 he produced the Netflix cut of “Cowspiracy” and executive produced “Before the Flood”.
7. Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody was born on April 14, 1973, Woodhaven, Queens, New York. As a young boy, Brody performed as a magician at children’s parties, and billed himself as “The Amazing Adrien”. At the age of 12, Brody was a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. in 2003, Brody earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Roman Polanski’s film, “The Pianist”. Early films included “The Thin Red Line”, and “Summer of Sam”. Adrien is an acclaimed actor who has tackled many stimulating and difficult roles with ease, from 2010’s “Predator” to 2011’s “Midnight in Paris” where he portrayed Salvador Dali. His latest film, “Emperor” is currently in post production.
6. Jared Leto
30 Seconds to Mars musician, Jared Leto is also a Hollywood actor who has performed in such films as “Requiem for a Dream” and “Dallas Buyers Club”. Leto was born on December 26, 1972 in bossier City, Louisiana. In 1994 Leto appeared in the TV series “My So Called Life”. His big screen debut came one year later in 1995 in “How to Make an American Quilt”. Balancing his music and film career, Leto continued to act in films such as 2009’s “Mr. Nobody”, and 2016’s film “Suicide Squad” where he played the Joker. More of a method style actor, Leto believes in becoming the role he is developing. As of 2016 he is signed to play artist Andy Warhol in a biopic written by Terence Winter and produced by Michael De Luca.
5. Johnny Depp
Die Hard Depp fans will be familiar with his 1987 role on the television show “21 Jump Street”. He soon went on to create unique characters such as the bittersweet “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) and “Sleepy Hollow” (1999). Depp is an award-winning actor who was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro Kentucky. Depp was introduced to acting via a meeting with actor Nicholas Cage, and took his first film role as Glen Lantz in the 1984 horror classic, “Nightmare on Elm Street”. Since then he has formed his own production company called, “Infinitum Nihil”, and moonlights as a musician in the supergroup, “Hollywood Vampires”, with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
4. Brad Pitt
Anyone who has seen the 1999 film, “Fight Club” is familiar with the detailed and comprehensive acting skill of this actor. This accomplished actor/producer was born William Bradley Pitt, on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee Oklahoma. He began his career in the 80’s in television, making his film debut in the teen scream horror film “Cutting Class” in 1989. In 1994 Pitt made “Legends of the Fall”, which started his snowball success in Hollywood. His acting portfolio contains a vast variety of roles, from the dark, to the light and comedic. He is extensively involved in humanitarian causes, he is known as a caring individual who holds a great respect for those in need as well as environmental causes.
3. Nicolas Cage
Forever experimental and brave in trying new ideas, Nicolas Cage has been involved in Hollywood Cinema taking on roles in action and adventure films, romantic comedies and dramatic roles. Born Nicolas Kim Coppola on January 7, 1964, Cage has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. Having extensive range in choice film genre and roles, such as portraying an alcoholic writer in the 1995 film, “Leaving Las Vegas” to blockbuster action films such as 1997’s “Con Air”. According to Cage, his major influence has been actor James Dean. After seeing Dean’s work in “East of Eden”, that was the deciding point on his becoming an actor.
2. Tom Cruise
Starting at the young age of 19 in the 1981 movie, “Endless Love”, Tom Cruise began a career full of interesting film choices, from comedy to science fiction. It was the 1986 film “Top Gun” that made Cruise a bona fide Hollywood star. Tom was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His desire to act found its way into his heart during his high school years. After which he created a 10 year plan for himself, to become a Hollywood actor within 10 years. Evidently his plan succeeded. His portfolio includes such films as: “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989), “Rainman” (1988) and “The Firm” (1993). His most famous movie franchise is the “Mission Impossible” franchise.
1. Keanu Reeves
In 1993 Keanu Reeves made the film “Little Buddha” where he portrayed the great thinker and beloved humanitarian, Prince Siddhartha. Film audiences were stunned by his masterful handling of this important role, as well as his handsome appearance. Reeves took the knowledge gained from these important eastern beliefs, which assisted him greatly in his performances for the action packed, highly philosophical Matrix trilogy, which began in 1999. Born on September 2, 1964, he is a successful, athletic, American/Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician.
Having an extensive range, he has performed as a hero, a villain, in romantic roles as well as dramatic and comedic roles. His film portfolio includes: “The Rivers Edge” (1986), “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989), “Point Break” (1991), “Man of Tai Chi” (2013). His latest role is as Assassin, John Wick, in the action packed film for 2017, “John Wick 2”. He is also an accomplished rock musician with his band “Dogstar” as well as his latest achievement, co-designing the Arch Motorcycle with Gard Hollinger for his Arch Motorcycle Company.
All in all, an collection of some very talented and handsome men. Hollywood is a center where people meet to build dreams, discuss reality in order to entertain millions. Each of the men have contributed to their craft and given audiences the performances they have deserved.