Best Actors of the 90s

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1Tom 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.

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), That Thing You Do! (1996), Saving Private Ryan (1998), You've Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999). - Alexandr

Philadelphia, Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan sealed the deal for me. To me, he is definitely the most accomplished actor of his generation.

tom hanks... very much obvious... the first time this list and I hav like opinions! n I feel so proud...
and I guess the quality n high standards of performance set by hanks are way above the competition...
thanks guys keep voting...
run forrest run... - underhill

Wonderful actor simply the best of his generation

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2Leonardo DiCaprio

I absolutely find Leonardo DiCaprio very talented and cute. He's now older but he still has all that talent. He's a wonderful person in so many ways. The way he surges for the environment. I've watched some his recent movies.

Critters 3 (1991), This Boy's Life (1993), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), The Quick and the Dead (1995), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Total Eclipse (1995), Romeo Juliet (1996), Marvin's Room (1996), Titanic (1997), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), Celebrity (1998). - Alexandr

"Leo I love you since I saw titanic and now o watched some movies of you and I can tell you how many talent you have" I think that leo is the top one he is hot, cute... He is the BEST

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3Tom CruiseTom Cruise is an American actor and filmmaker. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards.

Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away (1992), A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996), Jerry Maguire (1996), Eyes withe Shut (1999), Magnolia (1999). - Alexandr

A Few Good Men and Mission Impossible were two of the greatest movies of the '90s. He made them very dramatic and interesting.

His personality exudes out any character he plays. It gives the the feeling of optimistic and joyfulness

He is greatest star of all time

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4Brad 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.

Too Young to Die? (1990), Across the Tracks (1991), Thelma & Louise (1991), Johnny Suede (1991), Cool World (1992), A River Runs Through It (1992), Kalifornia (1993), True Romance (1993), The Favor (1994), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Legends of the Fall (1994), Se7en (1995), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Sleepers (1996), The Devil's Own (1997), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), The Dark Side of the Sun (1997), Meet Joe Black (1998), Fight Club (1999). - Alexandr

Brad Pitt is one of the best actors in History. He is just awesome. Really enjoyed Joe Black, Seven Years in Tibet, Sleepers and my favorite is Legends of the Fall. He should be right up their at the top. You can just see what a great person he is and his beautiful wife Angelina. You can see what a great person he is if you go to New Orleans, you may see him. Helping the people from Hurricane Katrina.

Brad Pitt is one famous actor and deserves all of the credit he gets..He is terrific.

5Keanu Reeves

I Love You to Death (1990), Tune in Tomorrow... (1990), Point Break (1991), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), Little Buddha (1993), Speed (1994), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Chain Reaction (1996), Feeling Minnesota (1996), The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Matrix (1999). - Alexandr

Maybe not as good as Tom Hanks, but definitely the best action star in the 90s with movies like Speed and The Matrix. - Bman23

I love some of his movies. I think he killed Hamlet, in Winnipeg.

Loved him in Speed! He was my FIRST crush!

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6Johnny 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.

Cry-Baby (1990), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Arizona Dream (1993), Benny & Joon (1993), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Dead Man (1995), Nick of Time (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997), The Brave (1997), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Ninth Gate (1999), The Astronaut's Wife (1999), Sleepy Hollow (1999). - Alexandr

Do not forget captain jack sparrow or sweeney todd no one could play like him

Don't forget "The Libertine" starring Johnny Depp

He is awesome whatever role he portrays

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7Matt Damon

I agree. Matt Damon was fantastic in Good Will Hunting.

Good will hunting was a phenomenal film

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8Sylvester Stallone

Rocky V (1990), Oscar (1991), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), Cliffhanger (1993), Demolition Man (1993), The Specialist (1994), Judge Dredd (1995), Assassins (1995), Daylight (1996), The Good Life (1997), Cop Land (1997). - Alexandr

He's epic in every single way, and more than deserves to be in front of Pierce Brosnan

The Rocky series revolutionized the world for the better, and I also love Creed.

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9Bruce WillisWalter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and singer.

Die Hard 2 (1990), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Mortal Thoughts (1991), Hudson Hawk (1991), Billy Bathgate (1991), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Death Becomes Her (1992), Striking Distance (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), North (1994), Color of Night (1994), Nobody's Fool (1994), Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Four Rooms (1995), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Last Man Standing (1996), The Fifth Element (1997), The Jackal (1997), Mercury Rising (1998), Armageddon (1998), The Siege (1998), Breakfast of Champions (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Story of Us (1999). - Alexandr

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10Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

Total Recall (1990), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Last Action Hero (1993), True Lies (1994), Junior (1994), Eraser (1996), Jingle All the Way (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), End of Days (1999). - Alexandr

Kindergarten cop is definitely one of my favorite movies. I liked the first Terminator movie but my favorite was the second Terminator with Linda Hamilton.

No one can act as him like a robot.

My favorite performance he's done is Terminator

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11Jim CarreyJames Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.

Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994), Dumb & Dumber (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), The Truman Show (1998), Simon Birch (1998), Man on the Moon (1999). - Alexandr

Jim Carrey was super good in the 90's

Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, The truman show... aside from the grinch movie from 2000, I enjoy all of his movies, especially liar liar and the cable guy.

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12Kevin Spacey

"Henry and June (1991), Darrow (1991), A Show of Force (1991), Consenting Adults (1992), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Ref (1994), Iron Will (1994), Se7en (1995), The Usual Suspects (1995), Swimming With Sharks (1995), Outbreak (1995), Looking For Richard (1996), A Time to Kill (1996), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), LA Confidential (1997), The Negotiator (1998), Hurlyburly (1998), American Beauty (1999)

A Show of Force (1990), Henry & June (1990), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Consenting Adults (1992), Iron Will (1994), The Ref (1994), Doomsday Gun (1994), Swimming with Sharks (1994), The Usual Suspects (1994), Outbreak (1995), Se7en (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), L. A. Confidential (1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), The Negotiator (1998), Hurlyburly (1998), American Beauty (1999), The Big Kahuna (1999). - Alexandr

American Beauty, L. A. Confidential, The Usual Suspects, The Negotiator, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Outbreak, Swimming with Sharks, Glengarry Glen Ross. - Bman23

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13Pierce BrosnanPierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor and film producer who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration.V1 Comment
14Robert De Niro

Stanley & Iris (1990), Goodfellas (1990), Awakenings (1990), Guilty by Suspicion (1991), Backdraft (1991), Cape Fear (1991), Night and the City (1992), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), This Boy's Life (1993), A Bronx Tale (1993), Frankenstein (1994), Casino (1995), Heat (1995), The Fan (1996), Sleepers (1996), Marvin's Room (1996), Cop Land (1997), Wag the Dog (1997), Jackie Brown (1997), Ronin (1998), Analyze This (1999), Flawless (1999). - Alexandr

15Edward NortonEdward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.

I was hesitant to see Primal Fear until I saw Norton's incredible performance. And Fight Club remains to be one of my favorite movies of all time. He does everything well, and that's pretty much a must-do for actors. Most of the actors on this list are incredible, but Edward Norton should be higher up.

American History X, Primal Fear, Fight Club.3 of my favourite films of the 90's. Should have won at least 1 oscar if not 2.

Surprised to see Edward this low. His performance in American History X was Oscar worthy and Fight Club was great. As the first comment stated, I also wonder what he has been up to. I haven't seen him in many Hollywood movies since his heyday in the late 90s.

He is one terrific actor. I love the movies he plays in. You are pretty much guaranteed he's the bad guy.

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16Mel Gibson

Air America (1990), Bird on a Wire (1990), Hamlet (1990), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Forever Young (1992), The Man Without a Face (1993), Maverick (1994), Braveheart (1995), Ransom (1996), Conspiracy Theory (1997), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Payback (1999). - Alexandr

17Alec BaldwinAlexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all actors.

The Hunt for Red October (1990), Miami Blues (1990), Alice (1990), The Marrying Man (1991), Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Malice (1993), The Getaway (1994), The Shadow (1994), A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), The Juror (1996), Heaven's Prisoners (1996), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), The Edge (1997), Thick as Thieves (1998), Mercury Rising (1998), The Confession (1999), Scout's Honor (1999), Outside Providence (1999). - Alexandr

18Adam Sandler

Shakes the Clown (1991), Coneheads (1993), Airheads (1994), Mixed Nuts (1994), Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), Bulletproof (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), The Waterboy (1998), Big Daddy (1999). - Alexandr

The wedding singer was really good

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19Brendan Fraser

Guilty Until Proven Innocent (1991), Encino Man (1992), School Ties (1992), Twenty Bucks (1993), Younger and Younger (1993), With Honors (1994), Airheads (1994), The Scout (1994), The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995), Glory Daze (1995), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), The Twilight of the Golds (1997), George of the Jungle (1997), Still Breathing (1997), Gods and Monsters (1998), Blast from the Past (1999), Dudley Do-Right (1999), The Mummy (1999). - Alexandr

20John TravoltaJohn Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

Look Who's Talking Too (1990), Chains of Gold (1991), Eyes of an Angel (1991), Shout (1991), Look Who's Talking Now (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1995), Broken Arrow (1996), Phenomenon (1996), Michael (1996), She's So Lovely (1997), Face/Off (1997), Mad City (1997), Primary Colors (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), A Civil Action (1998), The General's Daughter (1999). - Alexandr

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