Top Ten Best Actors and Actresses Who Died Too Soon


July 30, 2015 - 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

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.


I always liked him on rebel without a cause
[Newest]He was a bad ass

2Heath Ledger
His death seems so strange to me. Never thought of him dying.
Come on he was THE JOKER!
He was so talented!

3Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn was a beautiful woman who could take some fabulous pictures. I have many that are here her in everyday life. The few movies that I saw her in but never watched all the way through so I can't say she was a good actress but I can say is that she photographed beautifully.
Joe whispers I love you

4River Phoenix
Damn.. I fell in love to him since stand by me and could believe that he really died too soon

5James Gandolfini

6Philip Seymour Hoffman
I don't feel sorry for him he died doing cocain he is a 46 year old man dying of cocain overdose he did this to himself I feel bad for his family and friends but not for him
Best actor of his generation

7Natalie Wood

8Paul Walker
He's good at acting


9Natasha Richardson

10Brandon Lee
Watch the movie the crow
Look of the joker in the dark knight was copied from brandon's look

The Contenders

11Bruce Lee
His son, Brandon, also died young


12Heather O'Rourke
One of the cast of the cursed movie "Poltergeist"; died suddenly and tragically of a stomach ailment at the age of 13.
She died so young ),:. She was great in the movie "Poltergeist".


13Phil Hartman

14Leonard Nimoy

15Corey Haim

16Robin Williams
We're lucky we had him for as long as we did. There is no one like him. Irreplaceable, brilliant and other worldly.
His smile lit up the lives of millions.

17Chris Farley

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