At the beginning of this century, some 20 years ago, their names were in every magazine in the whole world, and their faces earned them millions of dollars. But decades have passed, and some of their popularity withered with time. Unfortunately, some of them stepped away from filming, but we still remember and love their hit movies.
Here are the 9 greatest Hollywood stars of the 2000s!
1. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie became a big deal thanks to her roles in “Tomb Raider,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” and “Wanted.” Every boy in the 2000’s had at least one poster of her as Lara Croft.
2. Elijah Wood
Do you remember when the “Lord of the Rings” came out? It was 2001, I’m not even kidding. Just like “Harry Potter” became the foundation for all those child actors, “Lord of the Rings” was the beginning of a wonderful journey for Elijah Wood. At least that’s what it feels like.
3. Scarlett Johansson
Today Scarlett Johansson is best known for her role as Natasha Romanova, aka the Black Widow, in Marvel Cinematic Universe. But in 2003, she starred in one of the best movies of the decade – “Lost in Translation.” It was probably the film that kickstarted her career.
4. Christian Bale
“American Psycho,” “Equilibrium,” “The Machinist,” “The Dark Knight,” “Terminator: Salvation” – these are only a few of Bale’s movies from the glorious 2000s! He’s a National treasure, that man.
5. Monica Bellucci
Monica came to the movie industry from the modeling world in 2006 and became the face of Dior, Intimissimi lingerie, and Martini Gold.
6. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey did 12 movies in 10 years, and they were some of his best work. “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and “Bruce Almighty” hold up perfectly to this day.
7. Sarah Jessica Parker
She was once one of the most recognizable celebrities among women thanks to her portrayal of Carrie in “Sex and the City.” Some say she’s still around, but at this point, it’s pure speculation.
8. Jessica Alba
No teenage boy will ever forget all those posters of Jessica Alba in “Dark Angel.” Sadly, her movie choices after that were not as popular. Both “Fantastic Four” movies were huge flops, and the rest is history. Hollywood doesn’t seem to like her that much these days.
9. Leonardo DiCaprio
After playing Jack in “Titanic,” the world was Leo’s oyster. “The Beach,” “Gangs of New York,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and the list goes on. DiCaprio really wanted to win that Oscar in the 2000s, and he really deserved it. But better late than never!