Best Actors of the 80s

Alexandr

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The Top Ten

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

I guess for me the best movie would be Endless Love

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
Michael j fox in the 80s was HOT!
He should be number #| who ever made him number 3 is an jerk.
I absolutely adored him in back to the future trilogy.
[Newest]Michael played in back to the future the best time travel movie of all time

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).

Alexandr

Nothing beats rambo amazing
Best. Action. Hero. Ever

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

MatrixGuy

[Newest]I love his movies especially Predator

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).

Alexandr


9Josh Brolin

10Michael 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).

Alexandr


The Contenders

11Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones! Enough said.

12Rob Lowe
He was really beautiful. And talented

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13Andrew McCarthy
The boy next door.. Saint Elmo fire

14Kurt Russell
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).

Alexandr

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

15C. Thomas Howell

16Robert 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?

17Jack Nicholson
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).

Alexandr

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!

18Corey Haim
Best actor of the 80s hands down.
Big movies big fan base!
Had it all in the 80's! Possibly too much! Rip lost boy!

19Mark Hamill

20Mel 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).

Alexandr


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