Best Actors of the 80s

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1
Tom Cruise
Endless Love (1981), Taps (1981), The Outsiders (1983), Losin' It (1983), Risky Business (1983), All the Right Moves (1983), Legend (1985), Top Gun (1986), The Color of Money (1986), Cocktail (1988), Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

Alexandr

I love the color of money and top gun. He's a great actor, one of the best all time.

jwileson

Still is the best actor
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2Michael J. Fox
Ok. This is the best actor of the 80s. He worked so hard to get to where he was! And he made it. Now, you probably don't know, but he was in America for a little, starving! He needed to get on Family Ties, and he did! He knew he had what it took! And he's hot not to mention
He should be at the top, he is a great actor and fits into many different roles well.
Back to the future, secret to my success, bright lights big city and cassualties of war are a few examples. Not to mention family ties or spin city.
I absolutely adored him in back to the future trilogy.
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3Sylvester Stallone
Nighthawks (1981), Victory (1981), Rocky I (1982), First Blood (1982), Rhinestone (1984), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rocky IV (1985), Cobra (1986), Over the Top (1987), Rambo I (1988), Tango & Cash (1989), Lock Up (1989).

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4Arnold Schwarzenegger
Classics:
Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Predator (1987).

Above average:
Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), Red Heat (1988), Twins (1988)

He build the road that others just used to get to the top.
Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984), The Terminator (1984), Red Sonja (1985), Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987), Red Heat (1988), Twins (1988).

Alexandr

With the two terminator movies he achieved the superstar level

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5Michael Biehn

Hog Wild (1980), The Fan (1981), The Lords of Discipline (1983), The Terminator (1984), Deadly Intentions (1985), Aliens (1986), Rampage (1987), The Seventh Sign (1988), In a Shallow Grave (1988), The Abyss (1989).

Alexandr


6Matt Dillon
He is a very awesome actor... Still today. I loved when he played Dally in
THE OUTSIDERS! :-)

7Emilio Estevez

8Al Pacino
Cruising (1980), Author! Author! (1982), Scarface (1983), Revolution (1985), Sea of Love (1989).

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9Michael Douglas
It's My Turn (1980), The Star Chamber (1983), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), A Chorus Line (1985), Fatal Attraction (1987), Wall Street (1987), Black Rain (1989), The War of the Roses (1989).

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10Josh Brolin

The Contenders

11Harrison Ford

12Rob Lowe
He was really beautiful. And talented

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13Kurt Russell

used cars comedy
the thing horror
tango and cash action
silkwood drama
swing shift romance
big trouble in little china fantasy adventure
Kurt Russell has done it all
i know DARK BLUE was not made in the 80s but it was his best performance to date and oscar worthy

Used Cars (1980), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Silkwood (1983), Swing Shift (1984), The Mean Season (1985), The Best of Times (1986), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Overboard (1987), Tequila Sunrise (1988), Winter People (1989), Tango & Cash (1989).

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14Robert De Niro
Raging Bull (1980), True Confessions (1981), The King of Comedy (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Falling in Love (1984), Brazil (1985), The Mission (1986), Angel Heart (1987), The Untouchables (1987), Midnight Run (1988), Jacknife (1989), We're No Angels (1989).

Alexandr

raging bull. no more need be said
Once upon a time in America, Raging bull, The Untouchables, what more do you want?

15Andrew McCarthy

16Jack Nicholson

I love jack nicholson! was the best then and is the best now! ANGER MANAGEMENT! I love that movie and all the others but I love jack nichoolson!

The Shining (1980), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Reds (1981), The Border (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Heartburn (1986), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Broadcast News (1987), Ironweed (1987), Batman (1989).

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17C. Thomas Howell

18Corey Haim
Best actor of the 80s hands down.

19Dustin Hoffman

Tootsie (1982), Death of a Salesman (1985), Ishtar (1987), Rain Man (1988), Family Business (1989).

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20Charlie Sheen
Red Dawn (1984), The Boys Next Door (1985), Lucas (1986), The Wraith (1986), Platoon (1986), Predator: The Concert (1987), Three for the Road (1987), No Man's Land (1987), Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988), Eight Men Out (1988), Major League (1989).

Alexandr

Charlie Sheen is the man

21Mark Hamill

22Bill Murray

23Mel Gibson

Gallipoli (1981), Mad Max 2 (1981), Attack Force Z (1982), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), The Bounty (1984), The River (1984), Mrs. Soffel (1984), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), Tequila Sunrise (1988), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989).

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24Clint Eastwood

Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Firefox (1982), Honkytonk Man (1982), Sudden Impact (1983), Tightrope (1984), City Heat (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), The Dead Pool (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989).

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25River Phoenix
By far one of the most talented actors of his generation. Stand by me, Running on empty, The mosquito coast, Explorers... To name a few of his films. Stand by me is his best. Such a gifted actor and amazing person. I miss him.
He was a beautiful person and an amazing actor for someone his age. He really understood the art of acting and how to bring himself into character. I miss him.
He was the best. He was a beautiful person inside and out. He was beyond talented. I miss him so much.

26George Clooney
By far the BEST ACTOR EVER!

27Corey Feldman

28Robert Redford

Brubaker (1980), The Natural (1984), Out of Africa (1985), Legal Eagles (1986).

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