10 Best Actors of the 2000s

The most successful and popular actors of 2000- present day.

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1Matt Damon

ACTION, Comedy, Drama...
I was actually making the list of the things he can do, but it would be easier to make a list of what he can't do...
Overacting, make you hate him, and other things which most of the actors do, but not BOURNE...

Bourne Movies, Ocean Movies, The Departed, The Good Shepherd, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. - Bman23

A veteran character actor who delivers.

2Christian BaleChristian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

For sure he deserves a top place here, a great actor with great talent and great movies and he has many time to prove for future too - MatrixGuy

Not only is he batman but Christian bale has rocked the 2000s. He was brilliant in American Psycho and the mechanic. Bonus points for his role in The Fighter.

He should be on the top of the list. Actually his style is far better than the others on this list. "He Is King Of Hollywood"

The dark night is the best movie ever! - steelers1979

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3Orlando BloomOrlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. After having his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.

Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Kingdom of Heaven, Ned Kelly, Elizabethtown, Haven, Calcium Kid, etc. - tem

He deserves to be number one! I mean Matt Damon, come on! Orlando Bloom totally dominates him! He's hot + such an amazing actor!

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4Jason StathamJason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver.

Since he came onto the scene he cranked it up, in the name of the king, safe, transporter 1&2, crank, Italian job, the expendables, the mechanic,

5Johnny DeppJohn Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.

Johnny Depp is the best Character actor in history, in my opinion. He is not like Nicholas Cage or Will Smith (One of my favorites) as he can play any roll, no mater how odd, as if it was a completely different person playing the part.

Pirates of the Caribbean Movies, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd. - Bman23

Really Awesome. My favorites with him are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Rango.

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6Mark WahlbergMark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, and former model and rapper.

The Yards (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rock Star (2001), The Truth About Charlie (2002), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), Invincible (2006), The Departed (2006), Shooter (2007), We Own the Night (2007), The Happening (2008), Max Payne (2008), The Lovely Bones (2009). - Alexandr

4 brothers such an awesome movie

7Heath LedgerHeathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

Seriously, how can one pick Depp over Heath Ledger? That's wrong! Ledger's acting abilities are so much more than Depp and his PR team can ever have.

This man was such an insanely good actor. It's so awful that he died! I hate that I can't see more of his acting.

Shame that he died. A great character actor.

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8Tom HanksThomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. Banks.

Best actor of the 2000s is it not? , most of the movies of his people talk about are from before then, there is no way his 2000s roles should be above Leonardo DiCaprio

REALLY GOOD. I love his character as Woody in Toy Story

Excellent young actor who has slowed down with time.

9Brad PittWilliam Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories and received three further Academy Award nominations, winning one, as producer under his ...read more.

Fight club, Seven, Snatch, Oceans trilogy, A river runs through it, Moneyball, Tree of Life, those movies are AWESOME and he is the reason that those movies are awesome and that is the reason that I voted for him.

Snatch, Babel, Troy, Ocean Movies, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. - Bman23

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10Morgan Freeman ...read more.

A character actor who will be remembered for many years to come.

The Contenders

11Will Smith

A well rounded character actor. It will be interesting to see what Will chooses to do with his veteran years.

Very good in men in black 2 and very good also in I am lengend - cazar7

Ali, Men in Black 2, I Robot, Hitch, I Am Legend, and Hancock. - Bman23

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12Tom CruiseTom Cruise is an American actor and filmmaker. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards.

Cruise stamped his persona as a star by churning out many hit movies in the new millennium, be it his death defying stunts in the mission Impossible movies or his epic performance in the last samurai, he showed versatility. And who could forget his role of bad ass vincent in collateral, one that is highly underrated but one of the best of all time...

Mission: Impossible II (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Lions for Lambs (2007), Tropic Thunder (2008), Valkyrie (2008). - Alexandr

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13Jake Gyllenhaal

Just watch Nighycrawler.. You'll know the kind of greatness that he is headed towards...

14Leonardo DiCaprio

The Beach (2000), Don's Plum (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Body of Lies (2008), Revolutionary Road (2008), Shutter Island (2009). - Alexandr

Leonardo has successfully changed hats on more than one occasion in his career. Strikes me as a hard worker.

What how is he not number 1, compare all of his 2000s movies to anyone else on this list and it's clear he is better.

15Denzel WashingtonDenzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.

Denzel is one of the best. Unfortunately, Hollywood always has him in violent homicidal roles that do not play to his true talents. Shame really.

Remember the Titans, Training Day, American Gangster, and Inside Man. - Bman23

he's the man. I love his movies, especially John Q - jwileson

16Russell CroweRussell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian.

There are a lot of great actors on this list, but I have to vote for Russell Crowe. He can either make you cheer him on or wish he were dead - and for that, I CHEER HIM ON! I can't vote for Johnny Depp because he's already so high on this list... But Orlando Bloom? Come ON! Russell Crowe should be Number One with Depp, Smith, Bale, Damon, and the One and Only Vin Diesel right behind him!

One of the greatest actors of our time. LA Confidential, Insider, Gladiator, Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Master and Commander... who else could put together such an exceptional string of films all dependent on his strong character and exceptional talent.

Gladiator, A Beautiful MInd, Cinderella Man, 3:10 to Yuma. - Bman23

17Will Ferrell

Anchorman, Old School, Talladega Nights, Elf. - Bman23

18Sam Worthington
19Devon Sawa

Not very famous but better than vin diesel bruce wills ans tom cruise - tawhabinnasir

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20Robert Pattinson
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