For an individual, or a team of individuals to qualify for a slot in NerdyGeek’s list of “Great Entertainers”, who have for at least a decade either as an actor (Film, theater, or TV) or a singer, or a combination of both, displayed great talent, skill, versatility, the range of their roles, and their ability to disappear underneath the skin of the characters they portray. Other factors include their body of work, and its quality; the ratio of strong and weak performances; awards and accolades from peers or industry leaders. Most importantly, the fact that these entertainers have the talent, the charisma and are notoriously well-loved by audience and critics alike to be future legends.
Entertainers have been selected from: Bollywood (Hindi), Chinese Cinema, French Cinema, German Cinema, Hollywood (USA), Hollywood North (Canada), Hong Kong Cinema, Italian Cinema, Kollywood (Tamil), Mollywood (Malayalam), Russian Cinema, Sandalwood (Kannada), South Korean Cinema, Taiwan Cinema, Tollywood (Telugu), UK Film, and Vietnamese Cinema. Entertainers from other countries/industries are being added.
Akshaye Khanna, Alan Rickman, Ambareesh, Ananth Nag, Andy Garcia, Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Anupam Kher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ashish Vidyarthi.
Biao Yuen, Bill Nighy, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis.
Chiwetel Ejifor, Christian Bale, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Eccleston, Clint Eastwood, Colin Baker, Colin Firth.
Daniel Craig, David Tennant, David Thewlis, Denzel Washington, Dharmendra.
Edward Norton, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor.
Gary Oldman, George Clooney, Greg Kinnear.
Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Laurie.
J. K. Simmons, Jackie Shroff, Jaggesh, Jane Fonda, Jason Isaacs, Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jeff Daniels, Jim Broadbent, John Barrowman, John Hannah, John Hurt, John Malkovich, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore.
Kajol, Kate Winslet, Kevin Costner.
Leonardo DiCapro, Liam Neeson.
Madhuri Dixit, Mads Mikkelsen, Maggie Smith, Manoj Bajpai, Marion Cotillard, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Strong, Meryl Streep, Michael Caine, Michael Douglas, Michael Gambon, Morgan Freeman.
Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Nathan Fillion.
Paresh Rawal, Paul Giamatti, Peter Capaldi Peter Davison, Pierce Brosnan, Prakash Raj.
Ralph Fiennes, Ramya Krishnan, Ravichandran Veeraswamy, Richard Gere, Rishi Kapoor, Robert Downey Jr..
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Shah Rukh Khan, Stanely Tucci, Steve Carell, Steve Martin, Sylvester McCoy.
Tom Baker, Tom Hanks.
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