When it comes to movies, Hollywood has us completely spoiled. Every year, film studios release countless films that we can't wait to watch in the cinema (or, if we're lazy, from the comfort of our own sofa).
Sometimes these newly released movies leave us gobsmacked. They're so good that we can't stop thinking about them, even hours after we finish watching them. We keep going over the plot and we keep revisiting the characters.
Other times new films leave us disappointed. The storyline falls flat, the characters feel one-dimensional, and the dialogue makes us cringe in embarrassment.
A lot of the times, whether we end up loving the movie or greatly disliking it, depends on who starred in it. Good actors can sometimes make even the most boring of films feel thrilling whereas bad actors tend to make even the most enthralling of movies unwatchable.
That's why casting directors spend hours choosing the right people for the job. Unfortunately, there are more bad actors than good ones which is why most good movies feature Hollywood A-listers. You just can't go wrong with them. They're established actors with plenty of experience under their belts. But just because we see the same people over and over again does not mean that we know their names.
Name this A-list lady.
This A-lister is a woman of many talents. Most of us associate her with the big screen and in particular with films such as E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates, Ever After, Blended, Scream, Never Been Kissed, and The Wedding Singer. If you're into movies you're probably well aware that she frequently collaborates with Adam Sandler. Acting aside, she also produces, directs, models, writes books, and sets up businesses (according to Wikipedia she has a clothing line as well as a wine line!)
Who is this famous actress?
This blonde actress made it big when she landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in the famous The Hunger Games movie series. According to Wikipedia, it was this particular role that established her as the highest-grossing action heroine in film history. The Hunger Games franchise aside, you might also recall seeing her in Passengers, Red Sparrow, Mother!, Dark Phoenix, Joy, and Silver Linings Playbook. In terms of her personality, she is very likable perhaps because she is an awkward klutz, or at least that's the persona that she plays.
What is this redhead's name?
According to Wikipedia, this famous redhead originally trained to be a ballerina but at the age of 18 realized that musical theater was a better fit. Her first major role was that of Brenda Strong (Leonardo DiCaprio's love interest) in Steven Spielberg's biographical crime film Catch Me If You Can. Weirdly enough, she was unemployed for a full year after that. She didn't give up though which is why today we associate this actress with movies such as Enchanted, Arrival, Man of Steel, Leap Year, and Vice.
Who can name this talented actress?
This actress is best known for her work on the little screen. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, Vulture named her the "Queen of Peak TV." She first came to prominence for her role of Zoey Bartlet in the drama TV series The West Wing. She gained wider recognition for her role of Peggy Olson in the period drama TV series Mad Men. Nowadays, however, we tend to link her to the dystopian drama TV series The Handmaid's Tale in which she plays June Osborne or Offred.
Name this ambitious actress.
Still Alice, Gloria Bell, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Hannibal, Maps to the Stars, Bel Canto, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Crazy, Stupid, Love are just some of the movies that can be found under this actress's extensive filmography. According to Wikipedia, this actress often finds herself cast as an emotionally troubled woman in independent movies. Interestingly enough, this actress is also a children's author! She has written a book series about a kid's character named "Freckleface Strawberry."
Who is this?
This stunning actress (who is married to Ryan Gosling) began acting in the late 90s although back then she was cast mostly in B films. In fact, it was not until the early 2000s that she gained wider recognition. Indeed, it was in 2001 that she starred in the crime thriller film Training Day. According to Wikipedia, it was this movie that led to her getting parts in other commercially successful films such as Hitch and 2 Fast 2 Furious.
What is the name of this A-lister?
The role of Shannon Reed in the very popular soap opera Home and Away is the role that first garnered this redhead well-deserved attention. Soon after, she landed the role of Mary Jane in the 2002 live-action family adventure comedy Scooby-Doo. Today she is famous for films such as Wedding Crashers, Now You See Me, TAG, Definitely, Maybe, The Great Gatsby, and Keeping Up with the Joneses. She is also known for having married the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (Wikipedia).
Who can name this famous brunette?
According to Wikipedia, this actress began acting when she was just a child. She made her feature film debut in the mid 90s and then went on to star in The Hole and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Her breakthrough came about in 2002 when she was cast in Bend It Like Beckham and international fame followed in 2003 when she bagged the role of Elizabeth Swann in the commercially successful Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
Name this actress.
This exotic-looking actress made her acting debut on TV when she was 16-years-old. She made her feature film debut a year later, in 1992, in the comedy drama film Jamón Jamón. However, it was another decade or so before people began to refer to her as an A-lister. Nowadays she is known for movies such as Loving Pablo, Everybody Knows, Vanilla Sky, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Ma Ma, Blow, Volver, The Counselor, and Bandidas (Wikipedia).
What is this actress's name?
This actress first achieved fame in the late 90s when she bagged the role of Joey Potter in the once very popular teen drama TV series Dawson's Creek. Today however we tend to associate her with her work on the big screen and in particular with films such as Batman Begins, The Gift, First Daughter, Logan Lucky, and All We Had. Professional life aside, this actress is also known for her failed marriage to the Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise (Wikipedia).
Who is this?
Monster, Tully, Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious, The Devil's Advocate, The Italian Job, Hancock, and Snow White and the Huntsman are some films that this actress has been cast in over the years. However, according to Wikipedia, since the early 2000s this actress has also been involved in movie production. Indeed, she has her own production company called Denver and Delilah Productions and has produced numerous films, including Dark Places and The Burning Plain.
The name of this actress is...?
According to Wikipedia, this actress starred in theater productions before she turned to film. Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 romantic drama The Dreamers was her film debut. She achieved international prominence a few years later, in 2005, when she was cast as Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem in Ridley Scott's 2005 historical drama film, Kingdom of Heaven. A year later, in 2006, she bagged the role of Bond girl Vesper Lynd in the spy film Casino Royale. She has since appeared in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Dark Shadows, and 300: Rise of an Empire.
What is this actress's name?
This actress is known both for her roles on the big screen and for her roles on the little screen. According to Wikipedia, she first came to prominence in the 80s for playing Kelly Capwell in the soap opera Santa Barbara. That same decade she transitioned to film by appearing in the 1987 fantasy comedy adventure movie The Princess Bride. Forrest Gump, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Wonder Woman are just some of the films that she has been featured in since although you might also recognize her from the thriller web TV series House of Cards.
Who is this actress/singer?
This stunning woman is best known as a singer and songwriter but she is also a TV judge and an actress. According to Wikipedia, this talented A-lister was always into music but initially focused on gospel music which got her nowhere. She became world famous slightly more than a decade ago, in 2008, when she released her second album, One of the Boys (a pop rock record). She is also known as a judge for a famous singing competition TV series and for voicing Smurfette in the 2011 live-action comedy The Smurfs (and its sequel).
Name this famous blonde.
Like many other famous Hollywood actors, this actress also came to prominence in the 90s. Back then she was featured in films such as Emma, Seven, Sliding Doors, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Shakespeare in Love. She continued acting at the turn of the millennium and starred in movies such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Shallow Hal, and Proof. Some might also recognize this actress as Holly Holliday from Glee or Pepper Potts from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie franchise (Wikipedia).
The name of this actress is...?
Spectre, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Lobster, Inglourious Basterds, Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood, and The Beautiful Person are some of the films that this skilled actress has made an appearance in over the years. It's worth mentioning the role that she played in the 2015 spy film Spectre (that of Madeleine Swann) because she will be reprising it in the upcoming spy film Bond 25 (which is due to be released in 2020 according to Wikipedia).
Name this Hollywood A-lister.
According to Wikipedia, this actress made her film debut in the 1989 anthology movie New York Stories (she appeared in the segment that was directed by Woody Allen). Five years later, in 1994, she gained widespread recognition for her role in the gothic romantic thriller film Interview with the Vampire, in which she starred alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Nonetheless, she did not become truly famous until the early 2000s when she was cast as Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's famous Spider-Man trilogy.
Who is this?
Does this actress look familiar to you? If you've seen the 1991 supernatural black comedy film The Addams Family as well as its 1993 sequel, you should have no trouble recognizing this gifted blonde. After all, she played the memorable role of Wednesday Addams in both movies (it was actually her breakout role according to Wikipedia). She is to this day best known for her early work on the big screen, and in particular for films such as Casper, Mermaids, and Sleepy Hollow.
What is the name of this accomplished actress?
If you're into Game of Thrones (and to be honest, who isn't?) then this question should seem ridiculously easy to you. According to Wikipedia, this actress made her acting debut in 2009 and rose to international fame only a couple of years later, in 2011 when she was cast as Daenerys Targaryen in one of the most popular fantasy drama TV shows out there. She has since also been cast in a few movies, including Me Before You and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Who can name this A-list lady?
Catwoman, Monster's Ball, Swordfish, The Call, Gothika, X-Men, Cloud Atlas, and Perfect Stranger are some of the movies that you might have glimpsed this attractive brunette in. According to Wikipedia, this talented A-lister was one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses during the 2000s. Unfortunately, she's not as active today as she was a decade or so ago. For example, while she starred in three movies in 2017, she did not make an appearance in any films last year. That being said, this year we can expect to see her in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Name this talented brunette.
This actress was only a teenager when she began acting. Some of her early appearances include The Secret World of Alex Mack and Camp Nowhere. According to Wikipedia, she rose to fame at the age of 19 when she was cast in the cyberpunk TV series Dark Angel. It was for this role that she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Her film breakthrough came about in 2003 when she appeared in the dance film Honey. She has since starred in Fantastic Four, Sin City, and Valentine's Day.
Who is this?
This talented woman first made a name for herself as a child actor in the early 2000s when she was cast as Jodie Foster's daughter in David Fincher's thriller movie Panic Room. She then starred in Catch That Kid and Into the Wild before she bagged the role of Bella Swan in the popular Twilight Saga. Indeed, it was this role that turned this actress into the star that she is today and established her as one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood (Wikipedia).
Name this redhead actress.
We're so used to seeing this actress on the big screen that we tend to forget that she made her film debut just slightly over a decade ago, in 2008. Her first film was the drama film Jolene, in which she was cast as the titular character. She has since appeared in The Tree of Life, The Help, Take Shelter, Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar, The Martian, Molly's Game, and Miss Sloane. According to Wikipedia, she is known for portraying strong-willed women in movies with feminist themes.
Who is this iconic actress?
If you think that the 90s were the best decade for movies, you should have no trouble naming this gorgeous (and skilled) actress. According to Wikipedia, this actress became a Hollywood star after she was cast in the romantic comedy film Pretty Woman which was released in 1990. She then appeared in Sleeping with the Enemy, My Best Friend's Wedding, and Notting Hill. In the 2000s she was featured in Ocean's Eleven, Valentine's Day, Erin Brockovich, and Eat Pray Love.
What is this actress's name?
This actress made her acting debut not on the big screen or the little screen but rather on stage. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, it was not until 2004 that she made her feature film debut in the drama film My Summer of Love. Two years later, in 2006, she was cast in the TV movie Gideon's Daughter and the comedy movie The Devil Wears Prada. Both brought her recognition but she had to wait a few more years before she began bagging leading roles in commercially successful movies.
Who can name this gifted actress?
Bird Box, The Proposal, Ocean's 8, The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality, Speed, The Heat, Gravity, Premonition, Two Weeks Notice, While You Were Sleeping, and Practical Magic are just a handful of the movies that can be found under this actress' filmography. According to Wikipedia, this A-lister began acting in the late 80s and made her breakthrough in the mid-90s. She was the highest paid actress in the world twice: in 2010 and 2014. Furthermore, in 2015, People magazine named her the Most Beautiful Woman.
Who is this?
This actress gained notice in the early 2000s when she landed the role of Lucy Dawson in the 2001 drama film I Am Sam. At the time, she was only seven years old! Her performance in this movie earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination which, according to Wikipedia, made her the youngest nominee in the entire SAG history. The Cat in the Hat, Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Brimstone, and Ocean's 8 are some of the movies that she has been featured in since.
The name of this actress turned singer is...?
You're probably well aware that Hollywood is full of ambitious women who are good at many, many things (i.e., they have numerous talents). Take this A-lister as an example. She is not only an actress but also a singer and a producer. She first gained recognition for her role of Alex Russo in Disney Channel's TV series The Wizards of Waverly Place, which was on air from 2007 to 2012. She used to also have a band but today is a solo artist (Wikipedia). In terms of her personal life, in the past she was often in the news for her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber.
Name this blonde actress.
Quite a few Hollywood stars begin their professional lives as actors by appearing on the stage, and to be more specific, on Broadway. The blonde actress pictured above is no exception (although according to Wikipedia she made her film debut before she made her Broadway debut but the part was uncredited). This actress first rose to fame for her role in the teen noir drama TV show Veronica Mars which was on air between 2004 and 2007 (and in which she played the titular character).
What is the name of this Hollywood A-lister?
We can't imagine that anyone is going to get this question wrong. After all, the woman in the image above is one of Hollywood's best-known actresses. According to Wikipedia, this actress made her screen debut as a mere child alongside her dad (in the 1982 comedy Lookin' to Get Out). However, her professional life as an actress did not begin in earnest until a decade or so later. Today this actress is probably known less for her work on the big screen and more for her humanitarian work and her failed marriage to Brad Pitt.
Name this actress.
This actress was huge in the 80s and 90s. Back then she appeared in films such as Beetlejuice, Heathers, Girl, Interrupted, Edward Scissorhands, Mermaids, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Little Women, Alien Resurrection, The Age of Innocence, and Reality Bites. It was also in the 90s that she dated the Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp. As was to be expected, their relationship garnered a lot of media attention. According to Wikipedia, this actress took a sabbatical from acting in the 2000s but returned in 2009. Nowadays she plays Joyce Byers in the popular TV series Stranger Things.
Who is this?
This exotic-looking actress has quite an extensive filmography. Indeed, according to Wikipedia, over the years she has starred in films such as Payback, Charlie's Angels, Chicago, Lucky Number Slevin, Set It Up, and Shanghai Noon. She is also known for her role of Ling Woo in the TV series Ally McBeal as well as for her role of Joan Watson in the crime drama TV show Elementary. The latter seems to be the only project she is working on at the moment.
What is the name of this talented A-lister?
The 1994 family film Lassie was this actress's film debut. It did not bring her much fame but it probably did help her land a leading role in the teen drama TV series Dawson's Creek which was on air between 1998 and 2003. She then starred in a large number of low-profile films before she was cast in the 2005 romantic drama film Brokeback Mountain (it was on set of this film that she met her now deceased husband Heath Ledger according to Wikipedia).
Who can name this actress?
According to Wikipedia, this actress made her Hollywood film debut in 2002. She did not have to work long at her craft to achieve international fame. Indeed, she gained international recognition only a couple of years later, in 2004, when she was cast not in one but two successful movies. If you know anything about films then you probably know that the two movies that brought this actress well-deserved fame were the teen comedy film Mean Girls and the romantic drama film The Notebook.
The name of this actress is...?
Little White Lies, Inception, Allied, La Vie en rose, Rust and Bone, The Dark Knight Rises, Taxi, Contagion, Love Me If You Dare, A Good Year, Midnight in Paris, and Assassin's Creed are some of the films that this actress has been featured in over the course of her professional life as an actress. According to Wikipedia, she isn't up to much at the moment. However, she did lend her voice to the character of Tutu in the fantasy comedy film The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle that is due to come out sometime next year.
Who is this blonde?
If you watch Grey's Anatomy, one of the most popular medical dramas out there, then you probably associate this actress with her role of Izzie Stevens on the show. According to Wikipedia, it was this role that brought her not only recognition but also several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. This actress has also done some film work. For example, you might have seen her in 27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth.
What is this comedic actress's name?
If you don't know who this actress is then you've probably never seen the iconic TV series Friends which was on air between 1994 and 2004. On the show this actress played the role of Rachel Green, a spoiled woman who learns how to stand on her own two feet after she gets cold feet on her wedding day. According to Wikipedia, this character is to this day recognized as one of the best female characters in the history of TV.
Who is this?
This actress began acting in the late 80s. According to Wikipedia, she made her film debut in the 1986 film For Love Alone. She then starred in TV shows such as Hey Dad..!, Home and Away, and Brides of Christ (all of which were popular in Australia, which is where this actress moved with her family as a teenager). In the 90s this actress moved to the U.S. and found it rather difficult to secure parts in movies. Nonetheless, she made it in the end: in the early 2000s she was cast in Mulholland Drive and The Ring, and the rest is history.
Name this famous actress.
Oftentimes, actors struggle for years, if not decades, to make it in Hollywood. But sometimes they get lucky on their first try. The latter was true in this particular case. The gorgeous blonde above made her professional acting debut in 2011 and immediately rose to fame. Of course, it wasn't just pure talent that turned this actress into an overnight star. The role (that of Sansa Stark in the fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones) had something to do with it too (Wikipedia).
Who knows the name of this skilled Hollywood lady?
Over the course of her professional life this actress has played a large number of significant roles. For example, she was cast as Broomhilda von Shaft in Quentin Tarantino's revisionist Western film Django Unchained, as Kay in the historical drama film The Last Kingdom of Scotland, as Alicia Masters in the superhero film Fantastic Four and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and as Anita Hill in the TV thriller film Confirmation. Her latest role was that of Olivia Pope in a popular thriller TV series written by Shonda Rhimes (Wikipedia).
Name this brunette.
The Favorite, The Mummy (and its sequel, The Mummy Returns), Enemy at the Gates, Disobedience, Constantine, Denial, The Constant Gardener, The Bourne Legacy, My Cousin Rachel, Definitely, Maybe, and The Lobster are some of the films that you might recall seeing this brunette actress featured in over the years. If you've never seen any of the aforementioned movies or if this actress's performance in them did not leave an impression on you, let us give you one more hint: she is married to the James Bond actor Daniel Craig (Wikipedia).
The name of this Hollywood A-lister is...?
According to Wikipedia, this retired actress made her acting debut at the age of 21 in the 1994 comedy film The Mask in which she starred alongside the funny actor Jim Carrey. She was later cast in My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary which cemented the fame that she had achieved with her first movie. She has since been featured in Vanilla Sky, Gangs of New York, and The Holiday. Furthermore, she voiced Princess Fiona in the Shrek movie series.
What is the name of this actress?
We're not going to lie, this question is tougher than the rest. That being said, if you're on top of all that is happening in Hollywood, you should have no trouble naming this actress. The stunning woman in the image above is actually the daughter of one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Her filmography is not super extensive. Indeed, she has thus far starred only in a handful of movies (such as Yoga Hosers, Planetarium, and A Faithful Man). However, she is currently working on three films that are still in post-production (Wikipedia).
Who can name this ambitious blonde?
Like many famous Hollywood celebrities, this actress had humble beginnings. Indeed, she initially starred in lesser-known independent movies and soap operas such as Neighbors. She made her breakthrough in 2013 when she was cast in Martin Scorsese's film The Wolf of Wall Street. She has since appeared in Focus, I, Tonya, About Time, Mary Queen of Scots, and The Legend of Tarzan. According to Wikipedia, in 2017 Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.
This actress's name is...?
It was only in the late 2000s that this actress garnered mainstream media attention. As dedicated moviegoers can probably recall, that was when G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra hit the cinemas. Layer Cake, Alfie, Burnt, Stardust, Live by Night, Factory Girl, The Lost City of Z, The Catcher Was a Spy, and The Edge of Love are some of the films that she has been featured in since. In terms of her personal life, this actress was once married to the famous Hollywood actor Jude Law (Wikipedia).
Who is this?
According to Wikipedia, this A-lister is one versatile actress. Indeed, over the years she has performed in a wide variety of movies, ranging from romantic comedies to science fiction films. Some of her more notable movies include Dangerous Liaisons, Pulp Fiction, Gattaca, Batman & Robin, The Avengers, The Con Is On, Prime, and Beautiful Girls. She is apparently regarded by many as Quentin Tarantino's muse (which makes perfect sense seeing how she has, in total, starred in four of his movies).
Name this gifted redhead.
This redhead is without a doubt best known for her role of Joan Holloway in the well-liked period drama series Mad Men which premiered in 2007 and which concluded in 2015. Apart from that she is also often associated with her role of Beth Boland in the crime drama TV series Good Girls which premiered only last year, in 2018. She has also been featured on the big screen. For example, you might recall seeing her in Drive, Fist Fight, and The Strangers: Prey at Night (Wikipedia).
The name of this actress is...?
The woman in the image above is not only an actress but also a musician, singer, songwriter, and fashion model. According to Wikipedia, she became famous when she was only 14 years old due to the success of her single "Joe le taxi". In terms of film, she has starred in Heartbreaker, Cafe de Flore, A Monster in Paris, Girl on the Bridge, and White Wedding. In terms of modeling, she was once a spokesmodel for Chanel. Furthermore, she was once in a relationship with the Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp (and the two have two children).
Who is this?
The Incredible Hulk, Armageddon, Empire Records, Stealing Beauty, The Strangers, That Thing You Do!, and Jersey Girl are some of the films that you're bound to notice when you take a look at this actress's filmography. You're also unlikely to miss the fact that she was cast in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy in which she played the role of Arwen Undómiel. Like most forward-thinking actors, she too has tried her hand at TV work. For example, according to Wikipedia she has starred in the supernatural mystery drama TV series The Leftovers and the period drama TV show Harlots.
Name this prolific actress.
This prolific actress has been working in Hollywood for what seems like forever. According to Wikipedia, she began acting in the early 80s although she did not make her Hollywood debut until 1990 which is when she was cast in Days of Thunder opposite the Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise whom she ended up marrying (and later divorcing). Today this actress is associated with films such as Aquaman, Moulin Rouge!, Eyes Wide Shut, The Others, Boy Erased, and The Hours. She is happily married to Keith Urban.