All actors and actresses start off where you are, attending drama school day in, day out, going along to endless auditions and hoping one day they will make it big. Although it is easy to assume Hollywood stars have always been successful, they had to put in a lot of hard work to get to where they are today, especially those on the list of the best actors of all time.
Empire Magazine has recently revealed its top 50 actors and actresses, voted for by its readers, who didn’t just pick their favourites based on their acting skills but their “charisma, a command of the camera, [and] an energy that enlivens even the most stellar script”.
Although it didn’t place the top 50 in order of preference, the list included the likes of Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, and Marilyn Monroe.
Robert De Niro, Bette Davis, Natalie Portman, Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Heath Ledger were also named, showing that voters chose actors from different eras as their favourites.
Some on the list have, unsurprisingly, won Academy Awards, but there are a few who have never received the prestigous accolade, including Tom Hardy, who has starred in Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Peaky Blinders.
Michelle Williams and Tom Cruise were also included in the list and have not received an Oscar, despite being in several impressive films.
When it comes to the Academy Awards 2023, Awards Daily predicts Brendan Fraser could be in line to receive the Best Actor gong, while Cate Blanchett might receive the Best Actress accolade for her role in TAR.
While these superstars don’t need to brush up on their acting skills, if you are interested in pursuing a career in this field, it is worth signing up to Manchester acting classes, as well as take inspiration from these legends.