In order to determine the aura of a film star, several factors need to be considered, such as social media buzz, box office collections, critical acclaim and foreign fan-following. With all the factors in mind, we have compiled the list of best actors in the world.
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American film actor who has several popular and critical successes when he was young. He had suffered the period of legal troubles and substance abuse. But when he came back in his middle age, he again witnessed the resurgence of commercial success. He has topped the list of highest paid actor in Hollywood from Forbes, from 2012 to 2015 consecutively. He has earned over $80 million from June 2014 to June 2015.
When he was 5 years old, he made his debut in Pound (1970) directed by his father. He appeared with Brat Pack in Weird Science (1985), a sci-fi comedy and Less Than Zero (1987), a drama film. In Chaplin (1992), he starred as the title character and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role and got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 2008, he appeared as Tony Stark in Iron Man series and each of these films earned around $500 million at international box office. Later on, he appeared on The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.
Willard Carroll “Will” Smith, Jr. is an American comedian, actor, rapper, producer, and songwriter. He became popular in film, TV and music. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe awards, and four Grammy Awards. He achieved huge fame as a rapper for The Fresh Prince. He starred in the famous TV series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” in 1990. On NBC, the show lasted for 6 seasons and consistently telecasted on several networks. After the series, he moved to the film industry and starred in several blockbusters.
He has 8 back-to-back films collected over $100 million in domestic box office, 11 films collecting over $150 million internationally, and 8 films at No. 1 position in domestic box office. For The Pursuit of Happiness and Ali, he was nominated for Best Actor Oscar.