Hollywood – a small community merged with lavishing city of lights Los Angeles, turned out to be the most dominant place for motion film industry since 1910. It’s a place where every aspiring actor or actress wants to be. In fact, it can be said that, It’s Hollywood that taught the meaning of ‘Stars’ and ‘Stardom’ to the rest of the world.
Home to a number of world-famous movie studios, Hollywood has given us real classic movies and amazingly talented stars. Like every year, this year too Hollywood was bang on fire with a few really captivating movies and stars with mind-blowing performance But Stars given to us by Hollywood aren’t stars because of their movies were hit, Rather these stars ruled the hearts of people with their performance on celluloid. Here’s the list of Top 10 most popular Hollywood stars of 2016.
- Robert Downey Jr.
The 50 year old, Iron Man series star is not only one of the most popular actors, but also the highly paid actor of 2015. Previously a drug addict, he now rules over the hearts of billions of his fans. Interestingly his commercial success came to him recently. Whereas his last 3 films were back to back billion dollar successes in box office. He also starred in quite a few television series but it was the Iron Man director Ally Mcbeal that gave limelight to Marvel’s Tony Stark.
- Brad Pitt
This 51 Year old handsome heartthrob of ladies is an Academy award winner producer and actor. Successful and famous, Pitt is considered as the most influential and powerful American actor. He has been titled as the ‘Sexiest Man on the planet’ many times by various entertainment and fashion outlets. He with his wife Angelina Jolie has been active both as a philanthropist and as a social activist.
- Angelina Jolie
An amazing actress, filmmaker, a doting mother and an influential social activist and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie is known for her works around the globe. The 40 year old actress has won many awards like academy award, golden globe award and guild award etc. She is also the highest paid Hollywood actress. Lara Croft of Tomb Raider is an inspiration for many people all over the world. She has proven that, with dedication hard work and a little bit of luck a woman can achieve everything she wants. She has been raising 6 Kids( 2 biological and 3 internationally adopted) with her long time boyfriend and now Husband Brad Pitt.
- Johnny Depp
The world-famous ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ of ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ has been a heartthrob actor since his teens after he was featured in the television series 21 Jump street. This 52 year old actor, musician and producer has always been and experimental with the characters he plays on screen, be it Edward Scissorhands or Captain Jack Sparrow. Movies have always been his passion. He was seen in children fantasy movies like Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Alice In the Wonderland. He also hold record of highest earning actor in 2012.
- Tom Cruise
This charming Knight of Day fame, A brilliant actor and doting father, Tom Cruise has fans all over the world. One of the most famous hollywood stars of all times Cruise is known for the portrayal of special agent Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible series. The 53 year old actor has earned a lot of reputation and bagged an array of awards for his performances. Even though he is a very successful actor, His personal life has been roller coaster ride. All his marriages failed within a period of 2-8 years.
- Cameron Diaz
The Bad teacher star Cameron Diaz was last in headlines when she secretly married Benji Madden. One of the sexiest actresses of Hollywood, the 42 year old Diaz is known for her open-minded attitude. Shot to fame with The Mask in 90’s, this diva rules on hearts of millions. She had long-term affairs before she got hitched to Benji Madden. See finally ended up publicly calling marriage a ‘dying institution’. She has always been amongst the richest actors of Hollywood. She was also featured in Forbes list of 500 Richest People on The Planet.
- Bradley Cooper
After shooting to fame with Hangover trilogy, Cooper never looked back and in no time was tagged as ‘Sexiets man Alive’ by People’s magazine. Surprisingly, this 40 year old, world-famous actor has managed to stay away from controversies in his career. He earned reputation as a very good actor and was also, consecutively nominated at Oscar awards from 2013-2015.
- Jennifer Aniston
The Rachael Greene from well-known F.R.I.E.N.D.S. series never ever lost her fame. The 46 year old beauty just got married for the second time, (this time with Justin Theroux) after being married with Brad Pitt for 5 years. Known for her beauty, sexinessl and acting talent she landed in the list of top 100 greatest female characters in US Television. The career of the beautiful actress never went on backfoot. She has given power-packed performances in movies like ‘ We’re the Millers’, ‘Break up’, ‘Just Go with it’ etc. She has many awards like, an Emmy award, Guild award and Golden globe award etc. under her belt, for her amazing roles. Also she is one of the few actress who admitted that she will go for adoption as she may not ever be able to conceive.
- Hugh Jackman
The Wolverine of American Film industry, known for being a ‘Badass’ actor, Jackman is actually an Australian but his fan following has no boundaries. Be it stage acting, romantic films, sci-fi films, horror or gothic, Jackman has given hits in all the genres. The 46 year old is very determined, dedicated and perfection-seeking in his roles. That’s the main reason he has continuously been able to give mind-blowing performances, both on-screen and on stage.
- Ashton Kutcher
Known for his portrayal of Steve Jobs in the famous entrepreneur and Apple co-founder’s Biopic, Kutcher is considered the dark horse. Most of the fame achieving roles the 37 year old actor came from romantic comedies. Be it ‘Just Married’ or ‘ What happens in Vegas’ and he nailed them each time. The handsome hunk once married to Actor Demi Moore also did some work for the welfare of children and Human Trafficking via PSA. Kutcher recently married his That’s 70’s Co-star and Best Friend Forever Mila Kunis after birth of their daughter in 2014.