Best Actors of the 90s


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1Tom Hanks

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

No doubt he was the best during 90s

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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.

So good looking and an awesome actor!
I wish he still looked the same because I really wanted
Him to be in my movie that I'm gonna make when I'm older in Hollywood
Based on my novel about vampires. I wish that Leonardo Dicaprio would be
The guy in my movie

"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

3Keanu 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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4Tom Cruise

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.

So many memorable performances, an iconic superstar and very handsome too!

He is the best actor for comedy movies

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5Brad Pitt

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.

6Johnny Depp

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

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7Matt Damon

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

Good will hunting was a phenomenal film

8Bruce Willis

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

9Sylvester 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

Rocky was the greatest movie Sly ever played in..He's an awesome actor.

10Arnold Schwarzenegger

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.

The Contenders

11Pierce Brosnan
12Jim Carrey

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

13Kevin 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

Hall of Fame material

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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 Norton

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.

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

Great actor! Where is he now?

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

17Brendan 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

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

Gets better & better

19John Travolta

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

20Anthony Hopkins

Desperate Hours (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Freejack (1992), Spotswood (1992), Howards End (1992), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Chaplin (1992), The Innocent (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), Shadowlands (1993), The Road to Wellville (1994), Legends of the Fall (1994), Nixon (1995), August (1996), Surviving Picasso (1996), The Edge (1997), Amistad (1997), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Meet Joe Black (1998), Instinct (1999), Titus (1999). - Alexandr

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