When it comes to memorable Hollywood stars, one should always reflect on the Golden Age of Hollywood. While there are numerous stars of today that will leave behind a lasting legacy like Meryl Streep or Denzel Washington, old Hollywood has many stars you should know.
Before gigantic studios and special effects, films depended a lot more on the actors and the quality of their talents. Their ability to act was what would make or break a film. These days, a movie can still be popular even if the acting isn't amazing.
If you practice acting, you may benefit from watching such authentically talented actors on screen. Here are eight of the best old Hollywood film stars you should watch on screen:
Ingrid Bergman, from Stockholm, Sweden, was best known for her starring role in "Casablanca," alongside Humphrey Bogart. She later went on to appear in Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound" and "Notorious." To this day, she is widely considered to be one of the best actresses of all time.
Cary Grant, who also starred in "Notorious" was once named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He was beaten only by fellow 1930s actor, Humphrey Bogart.
From 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' to 'My Fair Lady', Audrey Hepburn will forever be synonymous with Hollywood's greatest stars. The British actress lead a career marveled by all and went on to become a humanitarian and symbol of true elegance.
Lauren Becall was known for her trademark husky voice. That deep vocal tone was also characteristic of her husband, Humphrey Bogart, with whom she appeared in four movies. Her 70-year acting career began in the 1940s and included titles such as "Murder on the Orient Express", "Misery" and "The Big Sleep".
Clark Gable became a big name in Hollywood after his appearance in the highly acclaimed movie, "Gone With the Wind," alongside Vivien Leigh. He then became one of Hollywood's most bankable actors and appeared in The Misfits, Cinema Paradiso and It Happened One Night.
Rita Hayworth was one of the biggest stars of her time. She originally trained as a dancer but found success as an actress when she appeared in "The Strawberry Blonde". She is best known, however, for her performance in "Gilda" in 1946.
Vincent Price is best known for his creepier roles, even as recently as the year 1990 when he played Johnny Depp's creator in Edward Scissorhands. However, in the 1940s he was known for dramatic roles like in "The Ten Commandments" and comedies like "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein."
Sidney L. Poitier
As the first African American to win the Oscar for Best Actor, Sidney Poitier remains one of Hollywood's most legendary actors. From 'Lilies of the Field' for which he won the Oscar to countless other cinema classics, Sidney even in retirement is a true Hollywood star!
Judy Garland found a place in all of our hearts after starring as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". Since then, she became one of the most beloved Hollywood singers/actresses of all time, appearing in movies such as "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "EasterParade."
John Wayne is known not only for his talent as one of the best Western actors ever, but also for his calm demeanor when he's up against great challenges.