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Male actors in Hollywood: Young, older, black and white actors 2021

The Hollywood movie industry has turned out to be one industry that people can’t help but talk about, especially with the bold, handsome and sexy male actors that swarm in this industry.

These male actors don’t fail to dazzle our television sets with their physique, and well defined and smooth features, which has left many of the female folk, both older and younger ones glued to their screens. You might even find them a group of women giggling at themselves, like underage girls, as they watch these male actors dreamily.

In this post, we are going to be talking about 50 male actors in the Hollywood industry that have elegantly graced our screens.

To help you find your favourite male actor easier, we have grouped all 50 male actors on our list into various categories. The categories are:

  1. Young male actors
  2. White male actors
  3. Black actors male
  4. Young black male actors
  5. Dark-haired actors
  6. Male actors under 40
  7. Male actors in their 40s
  8. Male actors over 50
  9. Male actors over 60

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 Young Male Actors

Like it is rightly said, the younger the fresher. The list of actors below is the actors in our list of young male actors.

1. Tom Holland

You know, watching the movie Spiderman, from Spiderman: Ultimate (2012) to Spiderman: Homecoming (2019) was the joy of every movie lover whose early days were fulfilled with the red masked flying saviour of the world. Well, this superhero of ours happens to be number one on our list of young male actors.

Thomas Stanley Holland was born on 1 June 1996 in Kingston upon Thames, England. Having been raised by a photographer, comedian and author as parents, one wouldn’t be too far as to guess from whence his prowess came from.

 

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2. Hero Fiennes Tiffin

Known for his brilliance in the Tom Riddle character of the Harry Potter series and for smashing the character and as Hardin Scott in the series After, 24-year-old Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes Tiffin has become endeared in our hearts. This young actor is that face we just love to see on our screens.

 

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3. Joel Courtney

The award-winning American superstar is among the top three young actors in 2021. Born on 31 January 1996, Joel has featured in so many movies in the movie box. You love “The Kissing Booth”? You sure love Joel.

Born into a family of six, Joel Courtney had travelled wide with his brother Caleb, who acted as his coach to help him secure a career in the movie industry. After his very first starring role in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Super 8, Joel Courtney has become just that face you would love to see.

 

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4. Michael Evans Behling

Michael Evans Behling is an American actor and a good sportsman who got into the movie industry after featuring in so many commercials for multiple companies including Nike, Finish Line, Isotoners, and White Castle.

 

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5. Tyler Posey

The star actor in the movie Teen Wolf is ever a delight to sore eyes. Tyler Garcia Posey, a Libra, was born in Santa Monica, California to Cyndi Garcia and John Posy, a writer and actor. The 5’ 10” actor is surely a chip off the old block.

 

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6. Daniel Kaluuya

This Wakanda prince charming is charming whenever, wherever. The once nominated Oscar award actor has graced our screen from his roles in Johnny English to his W’Kabi character in the well-known Black Panther.

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7. Jordan Fisher

Jordan William Fisher is a talented actor who is not just known for his acting prowess, but also his singing abilities. He was born in Alabama, USA. Known for his piece in Moana (2016), To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) and Grease Live! (2016)

 

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8. Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). Of course, of the Great Will Smith (his father), one wouldn’t have expected less of how shooting this star has become.

Born on 8 July 1998 in California, USA, Jaden Smith has shown skillfulness not just in acting but also in dancing, songwriting and rapping.

 

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White Male Actors

Now, let’s talk about some of the most captivating white male actors who didn’t just turn every young male’s dream to be camera captivating into a reality, but also kept women drooling over their screens watching them.

Below are some of Hollywood’s white male actors

1. Chris Hemsworth

Christopher Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia to Leonie Hemsworth (nee van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor.

In 2004, he unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Robbie Hunter in the Australian soap opera Home and Away (1988). However, he was recalled for the role of Kim Hyde, which he played until 2007. His first Hollywood appearance was in Star Trek (2009) and ever since then Chris, has been one captivating white male actor you just want to see on your TV screen.

 

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2. JR Bourne

Amongst white male actors from Toronto, Canada, JR Bourne is one you know you would just love to see staring at you.

Born on 8 April 1970, the Aries actor sure has graced the movie industry with his sophisticated skills in just about any movie he stars in. 

 

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3. Gabriel Mann

Gabriel Mann was born in May 1972 in Middlebury, Vermont, USA. He is one of the white male actors known for his acting prowess. Some of his works are Batwoman (2019), What/If (2019), The Blacklist (2013), amongst others.

This very tall male actor has been in the spotlight from his modelling days. You sure cannot have such a height and not dazzle up hearts walking down the aisles.

 

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4. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is bold, witty, skilled, and one of the exceptional white male actors we have around who has evolved into one of the most respected actors. Born on 4 April 1965 in Manhattan, New York, Robert made his debut as an actor at the early age of five.

Robert surely got his prowess from his roots. His father, Robert Downey Sr, is also a creative who is into writing, film directing and filmography while his mother, Elsie Downey (nee Elsie Ann Ford) is a sophisticated actress.

Robert has built his film repertoire from the 1980s to the present with his numerous award nominations.

5. Misha Collins

Misha Collins is one of the white male actors on our list. He is best known for his role as the angel Castile on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He had recurring roles on ER (1994) and 24 (2001) and has guest-starred on many much more.

Misha earned a BA in Social Theory from The University of Chicago, where he graduated with honours before turning to acting where he joined other white male actors to melt hearts. 

 

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6. Nick Wechsler

Renowned actor Nick Wechsler has been in the movie industry since he was a teen. Most notably, he played Jack Porter on the ABC’s Critics’ Choice nominated series, “Revenge”. Nick quickly became fans’ favourite on the series for his brooding, dramatic but surprisingly funny personality, which has been compared to that of James Franco.

 Black Actors Male

It is common knowledge that black-skinned men are popular demand among female folk. When a lady is asked the features of the man she would like to be with, the first feature most of them might mention is completion. Many women always want a black guy. So imagine how much they would drool after black male actors.

Below are some of the finest black male actors you can find in Hollywood:

1. Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is one popular face amongst black male actors. He is also a black American producer and one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

 

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2. Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne is one of those black male actors who have had an exceptional career in the movie industry so far. This black creative actor has 69 nominations and 26 wins. That’s simply amazing. He triples as an actor, producer, and director.

3. Denzel Washington

This 66-year-old male actor is another phenomenal actor amongst black male actors in Hollywood. Denzel is an American actor, director, and producer. In his roles, Denzel embodies his characters with grace in all of his movies. He is surely one to look out for.

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4. Danny Glover

Danny Glover has been active in the movie industry since 1978 to the present and has made lots of magic with his roles.

He had leading roles in the films The Color Purple, To Sleep with Anger, Predator 2, Angels in the Outfield, Operation Dumbo Drop, etc.

 

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5. Cuba Gooding Jr.

Although Cuba has been in the limelight for a long time. His role in the television series Empire put him out there again. This black male actor is one person whom you can say knows his onions.

 

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6. Will Smith

Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor, rapper, and film producer who is popular by the name Will Smith. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards and has won four Grammy Awards.

His acting prowess is one to be reckoned with.

 

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7. Ving Rhames

Ving Rameses Rhames is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Luther Stickell in the Mission: Impossible film series. He has been active in the movie industry since 1984.

8. Chris Rock

Christopher Rock is the best definition for a jack of all trade. This black male actor is an American comedian, actor, television producer, and filmmaker. Chris has featured in at least 47 films and 43 television series.

 

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9. David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is a brilliant black male actor who has multiple citizenships. He is Nigerian, American and British.

He has been actively acting since 1998. In 2014, Oyelowo formed his own independent production company that he called Yoruba Saxon Productions. The company has co-produced many movies that featured him including, Nightingale, Captive, Five Nights in Maine, and most recently, A United Kingdom.

 

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Young black male actors

The following actors are featured in our list of young black male actors…

1. Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is an American actor and producer who has been actively acting since 1999 to the present.

In 2020, Jordan was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the TIME magazine, as well as People’s Sexiest Man Alive. In the same year, The New York Times ranked him #15 on its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.

 

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2. Tristan Mack Wilds

Tristan Mack is one of the young black male actors who are worthy of accolades. The 31-year old is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He goes by the stage name Tristan Wilds as an actor and Mack Wilds as a recording artist.

 

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3. Brian White

Brian Joseph White is an American actor who has a long list of movies to his credit, including The Family Stone, The Game Plan, 12 Rounds, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Good Deeds, The Cabin in the Woods, etc.

 

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4. Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He played Dr Jackson Avery on the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy and appeared in the films The Cabin in the Woods, The Butler and Band-Aid. This young black male actor has been actively acting since 2006.

 

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5. Tyler James Williams

Tyler James among young black male actors who have graced the screens. He acted as “Chris” in the popular movie Everybody Hates Chris. He was quite young when he featured in the movie, yet it wasn’t hard to notice his acting prowess.

6. Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali is an American actor and a former rapper who is at the receiving end of several accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

In 2019, the TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

 

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7. Sterling K. Brown

This spectacular young black male actor has gotten 24 nominations and won 12. In 2018, Brown became the first African-American actor to win a Golden Globe in the best actor in a television drama category, which he won for This Is Us.

 

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Dark-haired actors

Dark-haired actors are the real deal in the Hollywood movie industry. They make you want to consider dying your hair dark if you don’t have dark hair colour. If you don’t believe that then, you need to check out these old and young male dark-haired actors as they embody their hair colours effortlessly.

1. Colin Morgan

Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish film, television, theatre, and radio actor who attended Integrated College Dungannon, winning the ‘Denis Rooney Associates Cup’ for the best overall student in the third year.

This actor is not just cute dark-haired, he also added brains to his good looks and yes, he makes it to the list of actors in their 30s. He is 35 years old.

 

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2. George Blagden

George Blagden is a London-based film and stage actor who is best known for his television roles in the historical dramas Versailles and Vikings, where he plays King Louis XIV and the Anglo-Saxon monk Athelstan respectively.

This dark-haired actor might look like one of the actors in their 20s because of his cool face, but he is an older member of actors in their 30s, or maybe not so old.

 

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3. Braden Fitzgerald

This refreshing member of the dark-haired actors in Hollywood might be close to getting into the list of the actors in their 20s, but he looks like he just clocked sweet 16. His short hair combed and styled backwards in an impressive way, which gives him a very star-like and fashionable look. You can copy this dark-haired hairstyle too and be confident about rocking it anywhere.

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4. Tyler Posey

Tyler was born in Santa Monica, California, and lives in the Los Angeles area with his two dogs. He is the son of Cyndi Garcia and actor/writer John Posey. He is of Mexican (mother) and British Isles (father) descent.

Tyler is one of the dark-haired actors that you would love to see grace your screen. He is also one of the actors under 30 that doesn’t look his age.

 

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5. Dylan O’Brien

Dylan O’Brien was born in New York City to Lisa Rhodes, a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick B. O’Brien, a camera operator. This member of the dark-haired actors got a bit of the acting bug from his family.

Earlier, Dylan planned to attend film school and become a cinematographer, just like his father. But once he landed the role of Scott’s (Tyler Posey) goofy sidekick Stiles on Teen Wolf (2011), he decided to put off school (he was initially under consideration for the role of Scott, but he was more interested in playing Stiles).

 

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6. Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth was born on 13 January 1990 in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth.

Liam is popular as one of the dark-haired actors. His look is among the reasons his fans look out for him on the screen, asides from his acting prowess.

Liam just left the list of the actors in their 20s as he proudly joined the actors in their 30s this January.

 

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7. Dev Patel

When you want to count actors in their 20s with exceptional acting prowess, Dev Patel is one name that you most definitely will remember.

Dev Patel was first known for his role as Anwar Kharral in the first two seasons of the popular British television teen drama Skins. However, his breakthrough came in 2008 with his portrayal of Jamal Malik in Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

8. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe graced our screens as Harry Potter. Since his 11-year stint as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has appeared in films like the bizarrely endearing comedy Swiss Army Man, the magical thriller Now You See Me 2, and the survival drama Jungle.

9. Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer has one of the most recognisable faces and voices amongst the actors in their 20s.

The young actor gained international recognition for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee. Colfer also wrote, starred in, and produced the 2012 coming-of-age comedy film Struck by Lightning.

 

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10. Tom Cruise

Looking at Tom Cruise, you might want to give him an award for making long hair look so easy to maintain. He is one of the dark-haired actors who graces our screens.

 

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Older Male actors

The actors in the following categories have appeared in one of the categories we discussed above, hence, we would just list their names.

Male actors under 40

  1. Tom Holland
  2. Hero Fiennes Tiffin
  3. Joel Courtney
  4. Michael Evans Behling
  5. Tyler Posey
  6. Daniel Kaluuya
  7. Jordan Fisher
  8. Jaden Smith
  9. Chris Hemsworth
  10. Michael B. Jordan
  11. Tristan Mack Wilds
  12. Jesse Williams
  13. Tyler James Williams
  14. Colin Morgan
  15. George Blagden
  16. Braden Fitzgerald
  17. Tyler Posey
  18. Dylan O’Brien
  19. Liam Hemsworth
  20. Dev Patel
  21. Daniel Radcliffe
  22. Chris Colfer

Male actors in their 40s

  1. Gabriel Mann
  2. Misha Collins
  3. Nick Wechsler
  4. David Oyelowo
  5. Brian White
  6. Mahershala Ali
  7. Sterling K. Brown

Male actors over 50

  1. JR Bourne
  2. Robert Downey Jr.
  3. Laurence Fishburne
  4. Cuba Gooding Jr.
  5. Will Smith
  6. Chris Rock
  7. Tom Cruise

Male actors over 60

  1. Samuel L. Jackson
  2. Denzel Washington
  3. Danny Glover
  4. Ving Rhames
Jennifer Madunagu
Jennifer Madunagu is a diction/phonetics instructor and also a creative writer. She loves seeing movies and enjoys reading books. To follow Jennifer Madunagu - Twitter: @Jmadunagu

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