Top 10 Best Male Actors

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1Robert De Niro

Great list but are there female actors? aren't all actors supposed to be male? - zxm

2Orlando BloomOrlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. After having his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.
3Tom 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.

What? Number two? I should scream. You have Forest Gump, Big, Apollo 13, Toy Story series, Cast Away, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Lady Killers, Angels and Demons, The Polar Express, The Green Mile.

See, the best. - celtics09

Who says that Orlando Bloom is the best, come on you idiots, start watching the brilliant Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump

4Morgan Freeman ...read more.
5Johnny 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.
6Al Pacino

Pacino is an incredibly gifted actor who is versatile and compelling. Two of my favorite performances by Pacino are "Serpico" and "You Don't Know Jack." Great acting is comprised of versatility, transformation, being compelling and enveloping a character from the "gut." Pacino, Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Penn and Kingsley are some of my favorite male actors. Pacino would certainly make my top 5 list. - venusman

7Sylvester Stallone

My criteria for being an elite actor is versatility, transformation, being compelling and enveloping a character from the "gut." Stallone fails to meet any of these criteria. None of his performances have ever impressed me. - venusman

8Roy Dupuis
9Denzel WashingtonDenzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.

I consider Washington to be just an average actor. He was uninspiring and flat in his "Philadelphia" role. To me he is a "performer" and not a compelling actor. Top "performers",as opposed to gifted actors, in my opinion, are Cruise, Hanks, Washington and b/c of his over-acting Nicholson. Actors who are compelling and act from the "gut" are Brando, Pacino, Kingsley, Rush and the two Hoffmans - Dustin and Phillip - Seymour. - venusman

10Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.

Brando is a once in a generation actor. He meets my criteria for being an elite, gifted actor. He is versatile, transformative, compelling and envelopes a character from the "gut." Two of my favorite performances by Brando are "On the Waterfront" and "Last Tango in Paris." Many viewers are distracted, focusing on Tango's sensuality. To me, the film was more about coping with his grief, his anomie and desperately filling an emotional void. - venusman

The Contenders

11Jack NicholsonJohn Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years.
12John 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.
13Will Smith
14Edward 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.

Norton is clearly a gifted actor. He is compelling and acts from the "gut." To me, Norton is clearly superior to contemporaries, Pitt, Damon, Affleck and McConaughey. - venusman

Best actor ever.
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Their the best movies because he plays in them!

15Michael Caine
16Robert Downey Jr.Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.V1 Comment
17Cary Grant
18Orson WellesGeorge Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
19Leonardo DiCaprio
20Javier Bardem
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1. Orson Welles
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
3. Cary Grant
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1. Daniel Day-Lewis
2. Marlon Brando
3. Al Pacino
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1. Marlon Brando
2. Jack Nicholson
3. Al Pacino
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