This year we have seen many actors and actresses not only appear in multiple movies but primetime sitcoms and television series as well. The life of most all actors and actresses is known to be hectic; however, this year has shown extraordinarily high demands for certain actors and actresses. Also in 2013, the season’s fall line-up has brought back certain beloved actors in new primetime sitcoms. Here are some of the busiest actors of 2013.
8 Morgan Freeman: Now You See Me and Olympus Has Fallen
An Academy Award winner and People’s Choice Award Favorite Movie Icon of 2012, Morgan Freeman has been a very busy man, during the months thus far, in 2013. Mr. Freeman is currently the host of Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel and also plays leading roles in 2013’s Now You See Me and Olympus Has Fallen. Released in May of 2013, in Now You See Me Morgan Freeman plays the role of a masked magician in Las Vegas alongside Woody Harrelson and Melanie Laurent. Released in March of 2013, in Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman plays the role of former Speaker of the House who is now acting President in a film about an attack on the White House. Other actors and actresses in the film include; Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Angela Bassett.
7 Neil Patrick Harris: How I Met Your Mother and The Smurfs 2
A Golden Globe recipient, and best-known as Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris is a busy man thus far in 2013. Playing a weekly role in CBS’s How I Met Your Mother and hosting the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Neil Patrick Harris is making his presence known around the acting world. Also, in 2013, Neil Patrick Harris plays a pal of the Smurfs in The Smurfs 2 alongside stars such as; the late Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry and Britney Spears.
6 Seth Rogen: This is the End and Neighbors
A Primetime Emmy, MTV Movie, Golden Globe, Teen Choice and Kid Choice award winner, Seth Rogen is a Canadian comedian best-known for his roles in Knocked Up and Pineapple Express. In 2013, Rogen acts in both This is the End and Neighbors. In This is the End, written and directed by Seth Rogen, he plays the role of himself in the aftermath of a global apocalypse alongside James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson (who each play themselves). Also released in 2013, in Neighbors, Seth Rogan plays the role of a suburban dad.
5 Brad Pitt: World War Z and The Counselor
One of America’s best-known actors and the winner of the following awards; Academy, Critics, Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors, Brad Pitt will also leave his mark on 2013 by appearing in World War Z and The Counselor. In World War Z, a film based on a 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks, Brad Pitt plays the role of Garry Lane (a former United Nations investigator). He also produced the film alongside director Marc Forster. In The Counselor, Pitt plays the role of Westray alongside Penelope Cruz who plays the role of Laura.
4 Melissa McCarthy: Identity Thief and The Heat
A Primetime Emmy and MTV Movie award winner, Melissa McCarthy is “making her mark” on 2013. Appearing weekly in CBS’s Mike & Molly, 2013 will also have us laughing like crazy in her appearances in Identity Thief and The Heat. In Identity Thief, Melissa McCarthy plays the role of a woman who has stolen a man’s identity (Sandy Patterson played by Jason Bateman). In The Heat, a comedic film, Melissa McCarthy plays the role of FBI Special Agent Shannon Mullins alongside FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (played by Sandra Bullock).
3 Sandra Bullock: The Heat and Gravity
Known for her roles in; Speed, The Net, While You Were Sleeping, Hope Floats, Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks’ Notice and The Proposal and a winner of the following awards; Academy Award, Golden Globe, MTV Movie, People Choice and Teen Choice, Sandra Bullock appears in both The Heat and Gravity in 2013. In The Heat, Sandra Bullock plays an FBI Special Agent alongside Melissa McCarthy in a comedic film. In Gravity, a 3D, Sci-fi thriller and one of 2013’s must-see movies, Sandra Bullock plays an astronaut alongside George Clooney that is surviving from a damaged space shuttle mission.
2 Mila Kunis: Oz the Great and Powerful and Blood Ties
Best-known for her reoccurring role on That 70’s Show, Mila Kunis has also appeared in the following films; The Book of Eli, Black Swan, Friends with Benefits and Ted. She is also the recipient of the following awards; Golden Globe, MTV Movie, People’s Choice and Teen Choice. In 2013, Mila Kunis plays the role of a good witch in Oz the Great and Powerful and the role of Clive Owen’s love interest in Blood Ties released in May. Mila Kunis is currently working on upcoming sci-fi film called Jupiter Ascending, with Channing Tatum.
1 Jonah Hill: This is the End and 21 Jump Street
Playing himself as a gay pal in 2013’s apocalypse comedy, This is the End, and known for his roles in 21 Jump Street, Django Unchained, Get Him to the Greek, Knocked Up, Moneyball, Superbad and The Watch, Jonah Hill will be the one to look out for in 2014. Playing roles in each of the following movies; The Lego Movie, How to Train your Dragon 2, True Story and 22 Jump Street, Jonah Hill is set to be the busiest actor of 2014.
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