Best Actors of the '30s

Chaplin at his best with Modern Times (1936) and City Lights (1931).

The Top TenXW

1James Cagney
2Peter Lorre
3William Powell
4Jean Gabin
5Clark Gable
6Spencer TracySpencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 - June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility. During his career, Tracy appeared in 75 films and developed a reputation among his peers as one of the screen's greatest actors.
7Warren William
8Edward G Robinson
9Charles Laughton
10Charlie ChaplinSir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

The Contenders

11Jimmy StewartJames Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997), also known as Jimmy Stewart (although he seldom used that name in formal credits), was an American actor and military officer, known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona. He starred in many films that are considered to be classics, more.
12Paul Muni
13Ray Bolger
14Cary Grant
15Leslie Howard
16Humphrey BogartHumphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in iconic 1940s films noir such as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a cultural icon.
17Errol Flynn
18Robert Montgomery
19Fredric March
20Boris Karloff
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