It’s indeed the yardstick of potency of an actor as to exactly how large a fan following he amasses in the world. Because any craft without appreciation ceases to be as enticing an art and fans are the ultimate reminders of the recognition that every person on earth craves for. No wonder actors all over put their fans on as high a pedestal as fans do for their demigod idols. Here’s the many actors who command absolute fan frenzy, with the highest number of crazy followers from all over the world-
One of the highest grossing box office stars of all time, Tom Cruise is undoubtedly the actor with also the highest fan following in the world. With a slew of awards in his kitty including three Golden Globes and three Academy nominations, Cruise has time and again established his versatility in exhibiting the acting genes that has earned him not just fame and fortune, but also a legion of fans the world over. Ranked Hollywood’s most powerful actor and the world’s most powerful celebrity, it indeed is a testament of Cruise’s stature that renders him extremely popular even after almost four decades into making his debut in showbiz
A global cultural icon who has starred in some of the most memorable movies of his time, Cruise has also been the first actor to receive The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation’s Pioneer of the Year Award. The only actor to have his six consecutive movies gross more than $100 million, It perhaps helps the cause of Tom Cruise’s phenomenal fan following that he is also a humanist and a philanthropist. Known for playing the character of Ethan Hunt in the highly popular Mission Impossible franchise of films, Cruise is also the only actor to have his six consecutive movies gross more than $100 million that speaks volumes about the adulation he commands from his fans to emerge as such a massive cultural phenomenon.
Shah Rukh Khan
He might be popular in his epithet of being the Badshah of Bollywood but going by his incredible fan following superstar Shah Rukh Khan could very well be the Badshah of the entertainment world. One of the most successful film stars in the world, SRK has been regularly referred to as the world’s biggest movie star by international media. In fact according to a popularity survey, 3.2 billion people around the world know Shah Rukh Khan, more than who know Tom Cruise. However taking into consideration the huge audience base that Bollywod boasts of it would only be fair to let SRK assume the second position in being the actor with the highest fan following in the world.
Also the richest Bollywood actor with an astounding net worth of a 600 million dollars , which again pitted against Tom Cruise’s 570 million makes SRK the bigger star, the Indian actor is also as noticeable in his many social ventures. Regarded as the most popular actor in the world by such names as the BBC, Shah Rukh is often cited as the biggest movie star with more than a billion fan and followers.
One of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry, Angelina Jolie also enjoys a massive fan following in her stature as a world actor. Also the most admired woman in the world owing to her positive public image, particularly in her humanitarian stature, Jolie also is as decorated an actress. With an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards substantiating her ample talent, Jolie has also been the highest paid female actor on numerous occasions. In her worldwide recognizabilty as well as in her Q Score, Jolie has been named the world’s most powerful celebrity and the most powerful actress a couple of times.
Jolie also is as much a prominent figure in the public realm owing to her beauty as she is in her immense repertoire of artistic talents. A humongous influence on popular culture as well, the ample media attention also has helped Jolie garner million of fans to emerge as an actor boasting the highest fan following in the world.
He is as known in harbouring a voice for the betterment of the environment as he is in his multiple memorable roles throughout his distinguished career. And American actor Leonardo DiCaprio engages himself in both with whole hearted effort to emerge as a celebrity with a large fan base in the world. With a career defining role in the epic romantic saga Titanic, DiCaprio set out on an acting journey that has seen him star in a host of remarkable films.
Whether it be the ultimate of Hollywood suspense/ thriller movies Inception, the abridged modernization of a classic love tale in Romeo + Juliet, the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can, another adaptation by the name The Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio has proved his worth time and again as a man of talent apart from the looks to eke out his own special niche in the hearts of millions of fans world over.
Named the most attractive man in the world by various media outlets, it’s easy to see where at least a fraction of actor Brad Pitt’s massive fan following stems from. Add to this his exemplary acting skills that has earned him an Academy Award and a couple of Golden Globes among others and you have an action destined to command the followers. With even a minor planet named in his honor, Brad Pitt is easily one of the most influential of celebrities in the entertainment industry. Named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine a couple of times, Brad Pitt has also done his image and reputation much good by also engaging in humanitarian activities.
Robert Downey Jr
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The forever loved Iron Man in the universe of Marvel characters, actor Robert Downey Jr easily commands a fan following that places him among the most popular celebrities in the world. A three time Golden Globe award winner, it also is the actor’s victory out of a drug addiction that further catapulted him to adulation in the public eye. Of course, Downey Jr. always had the credibilities to earn fans with his numerous movie appearances. His castings in films like the thriller Zodiac, the titular role in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie, the biographical movie Chaplin made Robert Downey Jr. an actor as famous for his craft as he was in his string of drug related offences.