Best Actors of the '40s

The decade of Casablanca (1942) with the great performance of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

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1Humphrey 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.

The decade of Bogart with movies like The Maltese Falcon(1941), Casablanca (1942), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) - MatrixGuy

2Ingrid Bergman
3James StewartJames Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) is an American actor, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors. He is known for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Jimmy Stewart could do it all... Comedy, drama, slapstick, westerns and an occasional musical number. He was always likeable and top-notch!

How can you beat Mr. Smith Goes to Washington? Even though that was '39

4Irene Dunne
5Rita Hayworth
6Henry Fonda
7Cary Grant
8Lauren Bacall
9Jean Arthur

jean arthur is also a singer. Should be no. 1

10Myrna Loy
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