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.
Ajith Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, Alan Arkin, Alan Rickman, Ambareesh, Ananth Nag, Andy Garcia, Angela Bassett, Angelina Jolie, Anil Kapoor, Antonio Banderas, Anupam Kher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ashish Vidyarthi.
Biao Yuen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bill Nighy, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chiranjeevi, Chiwetel Ejifor, Christian Bale, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Eccleston, Clint Eastwood, Colin Baker, Colin Firth.
Daniel Craig, Danny Denzongpa, David Tennant, David Thewlis, Denzel Washington, Dharmendra.
Edward Norton, Emma Thompson, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor.
Gary Oldman, Geena Davis, George Clooney, Greg Kinnear, Gulshan Grover.
Harvey Keitel, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Laurie.
Idris Elba, Irrfan Khan.
J. K. Simmons, Jackie Shroff, Jaggesh, Jane Fonda, Jason Isaacs, Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jeff Daniels, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Jim Broadbent, John Barrowman, John Hannah, John Hurt, John Malkovich, Johnny Depp, Johnny Lever, Johnny Walker, 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 Gatiss, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Strong, Martin Freeman, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Matt Smith, Michael Caine, Michael Douglas, Michael Gambon, Michael Keaton, (Kokila) Mohan, Morgan Freeman.
Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Nathan Fillion.
Om Puri, Owen Wilson.
Paresh Rawal, Paul Giamatti, Peter Capaldi, Peter Davison, Peter Dinklage, Pierce Brosnan, Prabhu Ganesan, Prakash Raj.
Rajendra Kumar, Ralph Fiennes, Ramya Krishnan, Ravichandran Veeraswamy, Rhys Ifans, Richard Gere, Rishi Kapoor, Robbie Coltrane, Robert Downey Jr.
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Simon Pegg, Stanely Tucci, Steve Carell, Steve Martin, Sylvester McCoy.
Tom Baker, Tom Cavanagh, Tom Ellis, Tom Hanks.
Will Smith, Woody Harrelson.
Click here to read the annual list of inductees to find in which year your favourite entertainers were inducted to the NerdyGeek’s Great Entertainers.
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