Top Ten Best Actors and Actresses Who Died Too Soon

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Philip Seymour Hoffman died today, February 2, 2014, which is a bummer. It made me think of other actors and actresses who died too soon. There are many, but I tried to narrow it down to the most talented who had a body of work that exemplified that talent. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
James Dean
Unmatched Oscar nominations for his movies: 2/3 of his movies were nominated for Best Actor... And feat that has been unmatched.

He only had three films: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant; however, his talent was unmistakable.

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2Heath Ledger

3Marilyn Monroe

4River Phoenix

5James Gandolfini

6Natalie Wood

7Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best actor of his generation

8Natasha Richardson

9Paul Walker

10Bruce Lee
His son, Brandon, also died young

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The Contenders

11Heather O'Rourke
One of the cast of the cursed movie "Poltergeist"; died suddenly and tragically of a stomach ailment at the age of 13.

12Corey Haim

13Phil Hartman

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