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What. Why is Ralph Fiennes so low... Don't people really know who he is? If you don't know then he is a great actor who was Lord Voldermort in Harry Potter, Hades at The Clash Of Titans etc. He should be at top 5!
Er - bugger Voldemort, how old are you all? Amon Goeth anyone? The gangsta Harry In Bruge? He's quality and surely should rank higher then Eddie Murphy. So should Phillip Syemour Hoffman. What's wrong with you people?
brilliant movie and stage actor, very diversified profileMore comments about Ralph Fiennes
Are you kidding me? Robert Redford should at least be in the top ten. He has remained a Hollywood icon for decades and continues to shine as a director. Having been in a wide variety of movies and playing a wide variety of characters he has shown versatility as well as charisma. He was and remains as the best Hollywood has to offer. If you don't believe me, spend time with just one of his movies. You'll be hooked.
The best young actor around today. His acting skills are incredible for his young age.
He is really awesome. I think he is one of the best actors ever: Donnie Darko, Jarhead, the good girl, the day after tomorrow (sorry, haven't seen the whole Brokeback Mountain movie) - he convinces!
Agent Smith - The best sci-fi villain this side of Darth Vader.
Red Skull - the only good portrayal of a nazi outside of Inglorious Basterds.
V - Managed to successfully translate an Alan Moore character onto the screen. The only other person to manage this is Jackie Earle Haley (with Rorschach. )
Megatron - the most badass voice since Kevin Conroy's Batman.
Elrond - despite primarily playing villains, he pulled off the wisest character of the wisest race in LOTR.
... And he's only number 91?
Sean should definitely be higher on the list! Not only the Best Bond, he also is a powerful performer! The Untouchables, The Rock, Medicine Man, Finding Forrester just to name a few!
Watch "Becket" or "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? " or "Night of the Iguana" and then compare... Burton belongs in the top ten!
Loved his work in Buffy, the vampire slayer and in Angel.
"I have a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL"
- Christopher Walken
he's the funniest guy in the world. never fails to make me lol.
christopher walken is the best ever but he's pretty creepy.
He could play any character he wanted and he is one of The Goons, one of the most influential comedy acts of all time.
Sixteen Candles, Say Anthing, Must Like Dogs, High Fidelity...
Paul Newman at #44. Below Jared Leto and David Duchovney? I'm biased though. He's my #1.
Just look at his films: The Hustler: (Academy Award Nomination - Best Supporting Actor) The Verdict: (A. A. Nomination-BA) Cool Hand Luke: (A. A. Nomination-BA) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Sting. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: (A. A. Nomination) Hud: (A. A. Nomination-BA) The Color of Money: (A. A WIN-BA) Road to Perdition: (A. A. Nomination) The Hudsucker Proxy. Slap Shot. Rachel, Rachel (A. A. WIN-Best Movie) Absense of Malice: (A. A. Nomination-BA) Honorary Academy Award 1986.
7 Academy Award Nominations and 1 win.
Forget the awards. He was the ultimate professional actor, who even two years before his passing thought he could always do better. I think of Paul Newman as a guy who had "it. " He could say so much without saying a word. A great, great actor. P. N. RIP.
Put Paul Newman at the top ofg the list and pleaz takr John Wayne off the list. In ln fact clear the list except for Paul Mewman!
Effortless acting -rivoting and revealing - vulnerable yet powerful -a true legend of filmMore comments about Paul Newman
shaun of dead' hot fuzz.legand
I;ll bet that no-one voting here has ever seen a Japanese movie. This guy is great, and I've seen seven or eight of his movies.
Yeah dude he's a good dancer too
Extremely diverse actor who has done everything from campy, to humorous, to intense, to dramatic.
hes a fantastic actor whom takes to his role extremly well
Yeah 111, just 110 more steps to take!
And if you watched his awesome films he would already be in the top 10.
Really go to cinema and watch Prometheus
Correction: Xmen first class! My mobile phone makes funny spelling mistakes from time to time. Oh yeah, it's leawegner again. I know I shouldn't vote twice... Or more but I can't stop myself.
0,1% for Michael Fassbender?!?!
I guess some people here live under a rock since 1977 when this acting-god was finally born.
Never watched Hunger? Jane Eyre? Shame? Ohh come on at least you watched Xmen first call or Prometheus and than you know how awesome he is!
leawegnerMore comments about Michael Fassbender
A pleasure in every role he's had, and worthy of the title "actor".
Will Smith? Robert Pattinson? Bruce Lee? Eddie Murphy? Adam Sandler? Really? Duvall is everyman. Enough said.
Are we forgetting his amazing performance in The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and the role that won him his first and what would appear to be his only academy award Tender Mercies? He is so diverse with his acting.More comments about Robert Duvall
truly the original actors actor. those who havnt seen his movies should watch it before commenting
The most beautiful actor that I have ever seen..
Obi-wan kenobi - star wars Lincoln 6-echo - the island Ghostwriter - the ghostwriter
Tupac was so underrated, he can perform in those Oscar winning movies, if he was still alive he would have definitely won an Oscar or at least a nomination
Tupac Shakur was definitely a great actor, if he was alive today he still would've continued making movies, and eventually probably end getting nominated for an Oscar, but some idiot had to shoot him and waste all that talent. He made a lot of great movies, were he has played some great parts, he is also a very talented Rapper and Dancer
He is a very underrated actor, he can act anything really good
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Good actor and kung fu master he did great in lethal weapon 4 and romeo must die
Big Kung Fu master and his scenes to films is good, my favour role is lethal weapon 4, and final fight Jet Li vs. Mel Gibson. His super is two fighter to spiteful.
Franco is so damn talented.. and so underrated.. I think he is one of the best actors out there right now. In his roles he carries himself with a sensibility so unlike many other actor and unlike a great handful of actors, he is versatile. He appears in a tacky show with tacky script his acting is still great!
127 Hours, Howl, Milk, Good Time Max, pineapple express, even GH
To die for in Tristan + Isolde
T.R. KNIGHT IS SO FREAKING HOTTTT AND CUTE AND SEXY TOO!!
The Cassel good play to film purple rivers, police detectiv Max Kerker do to opponent killer. Opponent he and she is werry intellect. Max is master fight, good kicking and style.
Underrated french actor. Known mainly for his role in the American film, Black Swan. Black Swan was fine and dandy, but its nothing like his other films. If you wanna watch something dark, disturbing and emotionally challenging, watch a foreign Vincent Cassel film.
Nobody can play the part of Johnny Cash as good as he did....NOBODY
Amazing in Gladiator. Great actor... has the most beautiful eyes in the world, too.
he's VERY good at what he does. VERY.
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The handsomest, most talented actor who ever walked the earth. I totally adore him!
The only actor in the world that I look up to... I LOVE him to death, I could watch his movies a million times and never get bored.
The original, the one and only REBEL the world has known and will ever know
Very funny in the party of Office, he went to a party and insult peopl, even though people insult him.
now there was an excellent actor.. he had it all; he was beautiful, he could sing, and oh boy could he act.. if only he'd stayed away from the drugs.
Absolutely adorable and unforgettable actor
raw talent... but took acting from experience to dangerous extremes. I believe that the character he played in 'My own private idaho' contributed to him getting into the drug scene. No offense to Joaq, but River deserves to be higher on this list than him. River was the one who could really act. I believe that he was a better actor than even Johnny Depp, an actor i hold in extremely high regard. River was the best actor of all time. Incredible in all of his work but my favourites are Stand by Me and Running on empty. You will always be missed river. You were real, a little too naive, and you have inspired the world.More comments about River Phoenix
Can't believe he is not here! Everything he is in is brilliant and he is THE most underrated actor ever! Has everyone forgotten LA Confidential; Memento et al?
i like him hes so ho.. cool to be with in terms of body..
blodi hell GAWJUSS. but ee looks WAY betta a skinhed
he is so SEXY i cant believe he isnt in the top 10... that man can dance... let me tell ya
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Morgan Alling for the win!
i can't say except he is sooooooo talented and he has alot to give.
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His worth his name just like his thnking and his being cute
its in his eyes and his smile...
I love him he is the hottest, sexiest guy I have ever seen. He makes me drool. I love him so much. He's mine.More comments about Wentworth Miller
one of the greats and always a true gentleman
Shia LaBeouf is so Spectacular. Because he was yong when he started going on T.V.
He is the best actor. All his movies get to be one of the best in theaters and also the most sold tickets So this is for sure the right answer. Which is the best actor? Shia LaBeouf is the best actor of the entire world.
He is in of my favorite movie tranformers 1.2 and 3
"The best among the seven James Bonds and truly he ROCKS 4ever!!!
One of the best hero who can do comedy roles without loosing the heroism
One of the versatile actors who takes pains to come up with a different performance in each movie eg. Kunjikoonan, Kalyanaraman etc
HE IS THE BEST IN MALAYALAM AND ENTIRE FILM INDUSTRY. HE IS A MAN OF VARIETIES AND IS CAABLE OF DOING MANY NEW ROLES
He was so good in Fargo...
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He was awesome as Draco Malfoy in the harry potter movies. He was the perfect villain turned good guy. He sings and acts and lets face it, he's hot he's a great actor. And has a sexy british accent. Cheerio
His performance in Into the Wild solidified that movie as my favorite of all time. He always plays so heart-breakingly well.
He is adorable and is really good in ALL of his movies.
Wonderful, no one can top his truly remarkable performances!
Tobey "spidey" Maguire is a delight to watch on the big screen
The late, great Charlton Heston. One of the best actors of his generation. You're so right. Younger movie goers have no idea of quality acting.
Half of the people who vote on this site don't even know who Charlton Heston is, or may not be old enough to remember him....what a JOKE..a actor for all time... Ben Hur, El Cid, the original Planet of the Apes movies, and a whole list of other wonderful and critically acclaimed performances..how can HE not be on this list..I said it before...what a JOKE!!!
An actor who is, unfortunately, often forgotten. A great talent who have a wide performance of acting. It´s horrendously that he dosen´t have more votefrequency.
The doors, salton sea, spartan, tombstone, felon, wonderland, kiss kiss bang bang, top secret... The guy can sing, dance, and become any character, be it a gay detective or a washed out pornstar... One of my favorite actors
He was great in Tombstone I love what he did to the Doc Holiday charcter
Dearest Sasha is gonna to be #1 Actor & Dancer in the world! :) :)
Looking forward to MAUSAM's release! Hope it'll be able to be watched in every country of the world! :-) :-)
Shahid Kapoor is definitely the best Actor ^^ Dancer ever!
We do love all his performances and respect all his wise thoughts!
Shahid is my fav. Actor in B-Town he is a great Actor, looks hot and I stop breathing when he dance he is the best Dancer ever and I love him. His Lips his Smile and all is great on him. Love you DearMore comments about Shahid Kapoor
he's such an amazing actor with a great ability to control his diffrent characters and to show many faces in one character and that what makes the great actor plus he got great body language i mean eyes and many face reactions and lots of other things.
He is the Greatest Actor, Singer, Rapper and Dancer I love him he is so PERFECT
Eunhyuk is the Best and he is so HANDSOME
Laugh out loud I will vote for eunhyuk because he has no place here
Lord Olivier reincarnate. Truly a magical talent on and off stage
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