Name As Many Hollywood Actors As Possible And We'll Describe Your Type

Movies, television, theater. They’re all part of the entertainment industry and the actors we see across the different formats are the ones responsible for bringing wonderful characters to life. There are plenty of film genres that are extremely popular, and surprisingly enough, some of the actors in this quiz are continuously cast in the same kind of movies, over and over. For example, Jim Carrey is an actor known mostly for his performances in comedies, and Tom Cruise or Jason Statham are primarily featured in action films.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t actors who are known to take on a variety of different projects. Some of them even switch back and forth between television shows and films, others stick to one in particular. There are several actors who have been in romantic comedies one year and thrillers and crime dramas the next. One thing's for certain, many of these actors, if not all, have received nominations and awards for their performances.

Regardless of genres, all of these actors are well known in Hollywood, some are even classified as A-List celebrities. Name as many as possible and we’ll determine what type you like best—do you prefer those who can make you laugh, or those who are known for being intelligent or romantic?

Question 1

Name this comedy/drama actor:

This actor is known for comedy roles as well as drama roles in film. He has starred in a number of highly successful films, some of which are now considered to be “classics,” or at least they’re well remembered among viewers. Examples of some of his most memorable work include Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, and his voice role in the Toy Story franchise. This actor has received a number of awards for his performances.

Question 2

Name this actor who starred in Titanic:

This actor has been in a wide variety of genres of film, and he also played on a television show earlier in his life. It is believed that his performances in the 1990s gained him a substantial amount of popularity. Those movies include of course Titanic and the modern adaptation of Romeo + Juliet. Into the 2000s, this actor strayed from the romantic genre and took on roles in action, drama, and thriller films. Some of these movies include Inception, Shutter Island, The Great Gatsby, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Question 3

Name this talented actor:

This actor is known for playing a number of unique and bold characters. These characters have been in some of the highest grossing films of all time, and according to Wiki he’s in the 2012 Guinness World Records. Examples of some of his most recognized roles include Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Gellert Grindelwald from Fantastic Beasts, and a number of different characters from Tim Burton films. He’s been nominated for several different awards, including Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

Question 4

Name this action film star:

This actor has been in a number of different films throughout his time in the entertainment business, but is seen mostly in films from the action genre. He had begun acting in the 1980s, and starred in films such as Glory and Cry Freedom. Into the 2000s, some of the films he was featured in he also worked as a producer and/or director, such as The Book of Eli and The Equalizer. This actor was also in The Magnificent Seven and Fences, which he received a nomination for Best Actor (wiki).

Question 5

Name this actor:

This actor has played roles in a wide variety of different films. Some have been crime-based movies, others action, and some lean more towards the drama genre. He initially rose to fame from his roles in 1990s films such as Thelma & Louise as well as Legends of the Fall and Fight Club. This actor was also in a number of highly successful action films in the 2000s and early 2010s. Some of these roles has granted him nominations and awards over the years. Examples of his later work include Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Question 6

Name this Star Wars actor:

This actor is primarily known for his performance in the Star Wars franchise, both in the original film series and in the reboot as character Han Solo. In addition to this role, this actor is secondly recognized for his role in the science fiction film franchise titled Indiana Jones (which had a total of four films). As it can be presumed by his most notable work, this actor has starred in sci-fi and action films. According to Wiki, several of his films are listed in the top 30 highest grossing films worldwide.

Question 7

Name this film and television star:

This actor is both a film actor as well as a television actor, both of which he began in the 1980s. His breakout role was on the medical drama television show ER, where he played in over 100 episodes in the 1990s to early 2000s. He also played a main character in the film Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen as Danny Ocean. In addition to acting, he is also known for being a director and producer. For example, he both directed and produced the film The Monuments Men.

Question 8

Name this award-winning actor:

This actor has been in a number of different genres of film, but is known for his soothing voice and attitude that has led to many voice and narrator roles. He has also been nominated (and won) several different awards, including Golden Globes and Academy Awards. Some of his most memorable performances are from the following films: The Dark Knight, Bruce Almighty, Now You See Me, Evan Almighty, Lucy, Dolphin Tale, and Oblivion. According to Wiki, this actor is one of the top ten highest box-office stars.

Question 9

Name this action movie star:

This actor is known primarily for his work in action films, most of which include dangerous and impressive stunt work. By far his most recognized performance would be as Ethan Hunt from the Mission: Impossible franchise. Some of his other movies include: War of the Worlds, Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Mummy. He has won several Golden Globes and Academy Awards for his outstanding performances in his films. Additionally, he’s one of the highest-grossing actors of all time (Wiki).

Question 10

Name this action/drama actor:

This actor has played in a wide range of films over the years, however some of his most memorable performances are in his action and drama movies. According to Wiki, the role that granted him a lot of popularity was as the Roman General Maximus from the historical film Gladiator. Furthermore, he was nominated and won several awards for this very performance, including an Academy Awards. Some of his other works include: Robin Hood, Man of Steel, The Mummy, and Noah.

Question 11

Name this comedy actor:

This actor was primarily known for his performances in comedy films (and the occasional adventure style film). Of course, he took on these types of roles due to the fact that he was also a stand-up comedian, so it was practically second nature to him. Some of his most noteworthy films include: Jumanji, The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Night at the Museum, and his voice role as Genie from Disney’s Aladdin. Throughout his life, this actor received many awards for his outstanding performances.

Question 12

Name this actor:

This actor was both a television and movie star, although most of his work was in the film industry. He also worked in a multitude of genres, ranging from teen romantic comedies to historical dramas, to superhero films. Some of his most memorable performances were from the following movies: A Knight’s Tale, Brokeback Mountain, Casanova, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and The Dark Knight. Also in the entertainment business, this actor also directed a handful of music videos in his time.

Question 13

Name this action star:

This actor has been featured in a number of different films, however his most recognizable work is from his roles in action films. According to Wiki, he’s been nominated for a variety of different awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, several Golden Globes for Best Actor, and BAFTA for Best Actor as well. Examples of some of his most notable performances are from: The Chronicles of Narnia, the Taken franchise, Clash of the Titans, The Commuter and Battleship.

Question 14

Name this actor who was in Armageddon:

This actor is known for primarily being cast in action films. In fact, he’s been in quite a few films throughout his years present in the entertainment industry, dozens actually. One of his most recognizable roles is in the action franchise where he played John McClane, a detective who is known for being unconventional. Some of his other roles include: Armageddon, The Sixth Sense, Red, Looper, and The Expendables franchise. He has also been nominated and received a number of awards for his performances.

Question 15

Name this action/comedy actor:

This actor has been in a number of films throughout his time in the entertainment business, including both action and comedy (sometimes both in the same film). His time being cast in films has only been in the last few decades, which is shorter than some of the other actors in this quiz. One of his breakout roles was in the supernatural franchise Blade. Some of his other works include: Just Friends, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Proposal, Green Lantern, R.I.P.D., and The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Question 16

Name this actor:

This actor is known for his performances in both television as well as films. For the most part, this actor is cast in roles involving comedy, although there have been times he’s taken on action roles as well. It is believed he gained a lot of his popularity in the entertainment industry from his performance in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since then, he’s been in a number of highly successful films, which include: Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men In Black, Hitch, and Focus.

Question 17

Name this award-winning actor:

This actor has been in a wide range of films over the years, and has been nominated for a number of awards such as Academy Awards and Golden Globes. He won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Wiki). Some of his most noteworthy performances in film include the following: The Incredibles (voice role), The Samaritan, The Legend of Tarzan, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Kong: Skull Island, and of course, his character Director Nick Fury from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Question 18

Name this actor:

This actor is considered to be both a television star as well as a film actor. He has had breaks throughout his time in the entertainment business, where he wasn’t starring in anything for a few years, or at least not in productions that were widely known. According to Wiki, one of the films that definitely put him in the spotlight was the teen movie Grease. Some of his other works include: Pulp Fiction, Wild Hogs, Hairspray, and a voice role in the children’s film Bolt.

Question 19

Name this actor who starred in The Wedding Planner:

This actor has been in a number of different types of films throughout his life, however, a majority of his most recognized performances are from romantic comedies. He has also starred in dramas, sci-fi, action, and thrillers as well. A list of his most successful roles include the following: The Wedding Planner, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Dallas Buyers Club, Magic Mike, Interstellar, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He has won several awards for his outstanding performances in these movies.

Question 20

Name this comedy actor:

This actor is known most for his performances and roles in comedy productions, being that he is also a comedian himself. According to Wiki, he was first introduced to the entertainment world doing theatre, and this eventually led to his interest in starring in movies. Some of his most recognized works include: Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Space Jam, Rushmore, Charlie’s Angels, Lost in Translation, Garfield, and The Monuments Men. He’s received several award nominations for his roles, where he won two Emmys, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Question 21

Name this actor:

This actor has been in a wide variety of different films throughout his time in the acting industry. His most frequent genres to star in include science fiction, action, drama, as well as thriller. One of his most commonly recognized performance was in the adventure film National Treasure where he played Benjamin Gates. Some of his other movies include the following: Gone in 60 Seconds, Ghost Rider, Knowing, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and his voice role in the children’s film The Croods.

Question 22

Name this Golden Globe winner:

This actor is one that has been in the acting business for a number of decades and has developed quite the reputation for his outstanding performances. According to Wiki, he initially rose to fame through his work in the 1960s and the 1970s, although he has continued to excel even into the 2000s. He has been nominated for a number of awards, and has won several, including a Golden Globe for Citizen X. Some of his most recognized movies include: Without Limits, Aurora Borealis, and the Hunger Games franchise as the antagonist.

Question 23

Name this actor who plays Iron Man:

This actor has been in a wide variety of different films over the years, but most of his performances include action or science-fiction of some kind. He was on the list of being one of the highest-paid actors in the industry for several years in a row (Wiki). Like many of the other actors in this quiz, he has been nominated and also won awards for his well-received performances. A list of his movies include: Sherlock Holmes, The Judge, as well as his ongoing character Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Question 24

Name this action/comedy actor:

This actor was initially part of the entertainment business in the music realm, where he and his band released a few albums. However, he sparked an interest in acting, and began starring in films in the 1990s and rose to fame in the 2000s when he was featured in commercially successful films. A list of these movies include: The Lovely Bones, The Other Guys, Contraband, Lone Survivor, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Deepwater Horizon, Daddy’s Home, Patriots Day, and Instant Family.

Question 25

Name this comedy actor:

This actor is primarily known for his performances in comedy films, and he is a comedian as well. He takes on a lot of roles in movies where the character has a certain personality, in most cases, they’re considered dramatic or high energy. Some of his most recognized performances from over the years include: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, The Truman Show, Bruce Almighty, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Yes Man. Who is he?

Question 26

Name this actor:

This actor has been in a number of different highly successful films over the years. Most of his recognized performances are in films from the following genres: fantasy, historical, action, and sci-fi. He has received nominations for several awards from his roles in these films, such as an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and even BAFTA Awards. Some of his most popular movies are Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Rise of the Guardians, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Question 27

Name this comedy/drama actor:

This actor has been in a wide range of films, although a lot of his most popular roles incorporate some comedic elements. In more recent years he’s also been known to take on projects from the drama genre. According to Wiki, this actor is on the list of 100 most influential people in the world. A list of his most recognized movies include: He’s Just Not That Into You, The Hangover, Silver Linings Playbook, Aloha, A Star Is Born, and his recurring voice role as Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Question 28

Name this actor who starred in The Notebook:

This actor first began his work in the entertainment as a child, but his success can be linked to his performances in the last decade or so. He’s played in a bunch of different genres over the years, including romance, drama, thriller, and crime films. A list of his most popular films includes the following: The Notebook, Blue Valentine, Drive, The Place Beyond the Pines, La La Land, The Nice Guys, and The Big Short. He’s been nominated for a number of awards for his outstanding performances, including Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

Question 29

Name this movie and television star:

This actor has been featured in a number of different parts of the entertainment industry, including film, television, and theatre as well. He’s mostly been in films that include action, fantasy adventure, or science-fiction. A list of his most recognized performances includes: Star Trek Into Darkness, The Imitation Game, his voice role in The Hobbit franchise, his role as the protagonist in the show Sherlock, and his recurring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the mystical superhero Doctor Strange.

Question 30

Name this action star:

This actor has played roles in a lot of uniquely different films throughout his time working in the entertainment industry. Some of his most noteworthy performances were from the following genres: action, fantasy, thriller, science-fiction, and even a few dramas. He’s been nominated for over a dozen of Teen Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards and has won several. According to Wiki, these awards include Favorite Movie Actor and Best Fight. A list of his movies includes: Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, and his recurring role as Thor in the MCU.

Question 31

Name this 90s romance actor:

This actor received a lot of admiration and popularity for his roles in films from the 1990s and the 2000s. For the most part, he took on characters that had a romantic or comedic personality (sometimes both). He’s been in the following films: Sense and Sensibility, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Two Weeks Notice, Love Actually, Nine Months, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. He had won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Wiki).

Question 32

Name this movie star:

This actor has been in a number of highly successful films over the years, but a majority of these roles were from action or thriller movies. A list of these films includes the following: Point Break, Speed, The Matrix franchise, The Watcher, Something’s Gotta Give, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Constantine, To The Bone, and his lead role in the John Wick franchise. He has also done his fair share of performances in television in addition to his film work.

Question 33

Name this actor:

This actor is primarily known for his performances in either comedy films or action films. However, these roles can sometimes include dance as well being that he has some experience in the performing arts. He began to rise in the entertainment world in the middle of the 2000s, and has continued to grow popular over the years. Some of his most noteworthy performances are from the following: She’s The Man, Step Up, Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, Dear John, The Vow, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Question 34

Name this action/comedy star:

This actor has been in a number of different films throughout his time working in the entertainment industry. Due to his background in professional wrestling, a lot of his roles incorporate his strength whether it be in action or comedy. A list of his most recognized performances includes the following: The Scorpion King, his role as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and the Furious franchise, San Andreas, Central Intelligence, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Baywatch, and his voice role from the Disney movie Moana.

Question 35

Name this comedy actor:

This actor is known most for his outstanding performances in comedy films, being that he’s also a comedian in addition to acting. He began to receive admiration for his roles in the 1990s, which continued to rise well into the 2000s and even in recent years. Some of his most popular films include: Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, 50 First Dates, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, and his voice role from the children’s film franchise Hotel Transylvania.

Question 36

Name this actor who plays Wolverine:

This actor has been in a number of different genres over the years, however, he is known most for his performances in action, fantasy, and superhero films. He first began his acting in theatre in the 1990s, but eventually moved on to film which contributed heavily to his success. In fact, according to Wiki, he’s in the Guinness World Records for his length of time portraying a Marvel superhero. Some of his other works include: Van Helsing, Les Miserables, X-Men, and The Greatest Showman.

Question 37

Name this actor who played Harry Potter:

This actor first began acting when he was just a child, where his breakout role was portraying the main character in the Harry Potter franchise. During the decade he played this character, he received a number of nominations and awards and was among some of the highest grossing actors of the 2000s (Wiki). Some of his other works include the following: The Woman in Black, Victor Frankenstein, Horns, Now You See Me 2, and Imperium. He has also done work in the theater and television.

Question 38

Name this action star:

This actor has been in a number of different genres of films throughout his time in the entertainment industry. This includes comedy, action, crime, science-fiction, and even superhero movies. A list of his most recognized work includes: his character Dominic Toretto from the Fast and the Furious franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, XXX, The Last Witch Hunter, The Pacifier, and his voice role as Groot from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s won multiple MTV Movie Awards shared with Paul Walker for Best On-Screen Duo (Wiki).

Question 39

Name this award-winning actor:

This actor started off his journey when he was just a child but gained a lot of recognition and popularity as an adult for his outstanding performances. In addition to his actual acting, he’s also a screenwriter for films as well, such as Good Will Hunting and The Town, and Gone Baby Gone. A list of his acting roles includes the following: He’s Just Not That Into You, Gone Girl, The Accountant, Jersey Girl, and his ongoing role as Batman from the DC Comics films. He has received Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and several others.

Question 40

Name this comedy actor:

This actor is primarily known for his performances in comedy roles whether it be in films or on television shows. According to Wiki, he was nominated for being one of the funniest men in Life magazine. A list of his most recognized roles are from the following: Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, his voice role in Horton Hears a Who!, Anchorman, and his character Michael Scott from the comedy television series The Office. He was nominated for a Golden Globe six years in a row for Best Actor (Wiki).

Question 41

Name this actor who plays Captain America:

This actor has been in a number of different genres over the years, but his most successful and popular roles have been in romantic comedies or superhero/fantasy movies. He began acting in the early 2000s and starred in a number of films, but gained a lot of momentum from his characters in Marvel films, first as Johnny Storm from Fantastic Four, and then as Steve Rogers//Captain America from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of his other films include: Before We Go, Gifted, and What’s Your Number?

Question 42

Name this comedy actor:

This actor has been featured in both television as well as films throughout his time in the entertainment industry. For the most part, this actor is cast into comedy roles or at least characters who have a sense of humor. His most popular television role was as Mike Hannigan from the sitcom show Friends. A list of his films include the following: Clueless, Anchorman, This Is 40, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and his ongoing role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Question 43

Name this actor:

This actor has been in a number of different films over the years, being that he first rose to fame in the 2000s as a “teen actor.” His breakout role was as character Troy Bolton from the Disney film franchise High School Musical. As an adult, he’s taken on more serious roles, but has also been in a number of comedies as well. Some of his most recognized movies include: Hairspray, Charlie St. Cloud, The Lucky One, Neighbors, Baywatch, and The Greatest Showman.

Question 44

Name this comedy actor:

This actor has been featured in both television as well as movies. He did most of his television acting as a child, and as an adult, he’s stuck more with films. A lot of his later roles have been in comedy films, or his characters have had a bit of a sarcastic personality. A list of his most recognized performances include: The Break-Up, Juno, Couples Retreat, The Switch, The Change-Up, Identity Thief, This Is Where I Leave You, The Longest Week, and his voice role in the Disney movie Zootopia.

Question 45

Name this actor who starred in Twilight:

This actor began acting in the middle of the 2000s where he was part of two separate teen fantasy franchises that were both book-to-movie adaptations. He has taken on other roles since, some of which fall into the drama genre of film. A list of his most outstanding performances includes the following: his character Cedric Diggory from the Harry Potter franchise, Edward Cullen from the Twilight series, and the movies Remember Me, Water for Elephants, and The Lost City of Z.

Question 46

Name this romance/comedy star:

This actor has been in a wide variety of films throughout his time in the entertainment industry, but is known most for his roles in romantic comedies and action films. He has been nominated for a number of awards, including MTV Movie + TV Awards, Teen Choice Awards and People’s Awards. A list of his most noteworthy performances are the following: 300, P.S I Love You, Law Abiding Citizen, The Bounty Hunter, Olympus Has Fallen, and his voice role from the children’s film series How To Train Your Dragon.

Question 47

Name this actor:

This actor had been in a number of different genres of film during his time working in the entertainment industry. In the late 1990s and early 2000s his primary roles were in teen romantic comedies and dramas. Later he starred in other genres such as action, crime, and thrillers. Some of his most popular movies include the following: She’s All That, Into The Blue, Eight Below, Joy Ride, and the many films from the infamous Fast and the Furious franchise.

Question 48

Name this actor who stars in Game of Thrones:

This actor first began starring in films in the late 1990s, and has been in both movies as well as television. Out of all of his roles throughout his life, he is known mostly from the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones where he portrays the character Tyrion Lannister. In addition to this role, this actor has been in the following: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ice Age: Continental Drift, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Elf, and Avengers: Infinity War.

Question 49

Name this actor:

This actor has been in a wide variety of different forms of entertainment, including a few Broadway productions, television, but most of his work is in film. He did a number of short films and movies in the 1990s and early 2000s, but rose to fame in the last decade or so. He’s been nominated for dozens of awards over the years, and has won many of them (Wiki). A list of his most popular films include: 13 Going on 30, Shutter Island, and his recurring role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Question 50

Name this television star:

This actor has been in a fair share of television shows as well as films throughout his time in the entertainment industry, dating as far back as the 1980s. A lot of his more popular characters are known to be a bit strange, and he has received admiration for these types of roles. He’s starred in the following shows/movies: Stargate, The Watcher, Lincoln, the voice role as Ultron from Avengers: Age of Ultron, and a lead role in the crime thriller show The Blacklist.

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