Most of us are always struck by how these accomplished actor and actresses are multi-talented and active in more than one area of creative expression. A billion dollar question would be how they realize their talents in multiple forms and areas of creative expression, and to help others more fully realize their own abilities and passions. Scientist believes that all creative people have multiple talents even if they don’t realize it. It is said that the creative brain knows how to master a skill as well as think in ways that would breathe new life into that skill. Now, let us have a look at top ten multi-talented actor and actresses around the world.
10. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is known as a modern era Bing Crosby. The multi-talented star does not only have an expertise in music but also on television and in movies. He is a businessman, American actor and singer. He started his career on television with two shows, Start Search and The New Mickey Mouse Club, as a child. Few years later, Timberlake emerged as one of the finest singers and youngest member of the band ‘N Sync. He also released his albums named Justified and FutureSex/LoveSound and with these two albums he became one of the most commercially popular and successful singers. After an year, he started acting, giving his music career a backseat and worked in movies like The Social Network, In Time and Friends with Benefits. Other ventures under him includes fashion label William Rast and restaurant Southern Hospitality.
9. Sylvester Stallone
An American actor, director and screenwriter, Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is one of the most talented actors. He is known for his roles in Hollywood movies and has been critically acclaimed for his role as solider John Rambo and Rocky Balboa. He has also written every episode of two eponymous franchises and directed some of the episodes as well. Stallone’s film “Rocky” made him the third man to receive nominations for two academy awards and was also introduced to the National Film Registry.
8. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is a Bollywood actress, singer, songwriter and philanthropist. She has won the Miss World pageant in 2000 and is one of the highest paid actresses of Bollywood and one amongst the popular celebrities of India. Priyanka started her career with movies like The Hero and later Andaaz which was a box office hit. In her first year herself she earned high recognitions and many filmfare awards. Within few years, Priyanka mad e a mark in the Hindi film industry by being a part of some of the blockbusters like Krishh, Don, Barfi and Fashion. She also is a member of UNICEF Child Rights and has hosted a television reality show in her career. Not only that, Priyanka released her first song “In My City” in 2012 which was a super duper hit worldwide and another single in 2013, “Exotic”. The multitalented actress is also a columnist and writes columns for Indian newspaper.
7. Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau is an actress, director, author and screenwriter. At a very young age, Sophie received Cesar award for most promising actress for her debut role in La Boum and its sequel. With her remarkable performance in Braveheart and the James Bond thriller, The World is not Enough, she became an international star. In 2002, she also won the title of Best Director at Monetral World Film Festival for her debutant directing in the film Speak to Me of Love. She director her second film trivial in 2007 for which she was critically recognized. Marceau also wrote Menteuse, a semi autobiographical novel which was on the theme of “exploration of female identity”.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is an American film actor and producer, an environmentalist and philanthropist. He started his career, in 1990s, as a television actor in the TV series Santa Barbara and sitcom Growing Pains. Later, he made his debut film Critters 3. He has won many awards for his acting and has achieved international fame for his role in James Cameron’s Titanic. He also owns a production company, Appian Way Productions where films like Orphan and Gardener of Eden has been produced. A dedicated environmentalist, DiCaprio has taken various measures like using commercial flights instead of charted jets, installing solar system to protect the environment. He works for gay rights and is associated with GLAAD, an organisation promoting LGTB community.
5. Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, producer, screen writer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and host. He started his career in films by working as a junior director. He established a production company, made his directorial debut and received critical acclaim for portraying modern youth. His films have also won National award. Following it, he made his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack, for which he wrote the lyrics. Many of his immensely successful film have failed to receive any critical acclaim. He started his acting career in 2008, for which he won a second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as a producer and was also indulged in further experimentation before he acted in, produced and wrote the dialogues for various critical and commercial successes. One of his film remains as highest-grossing film till date. Even his latest films received a very good response worldwide.
4. Tom hanks
Tom Hanks also known as Thomas Jeffery is an American actor, director, producer and writer. Tom has been a part of some of the blockbusters likr A League of Their Own, Catch me if you can, The Polar Express, Da Vinci Code and The Simpsons Movie. He has won and nominated for many awards during his acting career. Hanks came out as a successful director, producer and writer after his collaboration with Steven Speilberg, a film director. He also directed the series Band of Brothers. In 2012, Hanks was the biggest all time star of box office with his films grossing over 8.5billion dollars worldwide.
3. Robert Pattinson
The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of Robert Pattinson is his character of Edward in Twilight. But that’s not the end because Robert Pattinson has a lot more in his talent basket. He is an English actor, musician, model and producer. Started his career with modelling, Pattinson worked for an advertisement by Hackett at the age of 16. Then he became a part of the television film Ring of the Nibelungs and Vanity Fair. Later his work in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and as the lead actor in twilight saga made him the highest paid actor of Hollywood. Pattinson also composes music and plays guitar and piano. He was also awarded the Hollywood Most Influential Unexpected Musician award.
2. Kishore Kumar
No one can miss the name of Kishore Da when it comes to Indian music industry. Kishore kumar, also called Abhas Kumar Ganguly was the most famous and known Indian film playback singer. His talent is not only restricted to singing but also acting, composing, producing, screenplay writing, directing and scriptwriting. Eight filmfare awards for the best playback singer in his store, Kishore Da hold the maximum number of awards won in that category till date. He is known for his singing in different Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Urdu and many more. He was also awarded with the “Lata Mangeshkar Award” during his career.
1. Arlond Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is a multitalented actor, born in Australia, who started his career as a bodybuilder, then began acting and is also a politician, investor and businessman. Multitalented Schwarzenegger initiated his career as a professional bodybuilder at the age of 15. During his bodybuilding days, he was known as “Styrian Oak” or “America Oak”. Schwarzenegger also wrote many books and articles on sports and was a prominent personality in bodybuilding. At the age of 20, he won the title of Mr. Universe and began acting. Till date, he is known as an action film action and also for his role in “The Governator” and “The Terminator”. After that, he became the 38th Governor of California and served the country from 2003 to 2011.