Top Ten Greatest Actors

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The Top Ten

Shahrukh Khan
He is the God of Acting in Bollywood. Many actors, especially the newcomers, should learn from him the secret for become a star.. His energy, his passion and his love for his professional are unlimited... He haw billions of fans not only in India and in Eastern countries, but all over the world. THE MAN IS PHENOMENON...
After over 2000 clicks on the (+) key, spelling apparently becomes a problem ;-)
He is the most hard working man of the world... He still has the middle class touch from where he has come.. He has super inspiring power, which he shares with his words, work and love.. I am too lucky and thank God for making me Shahrukh Khan's fan..
Not so well known in USA, but probably has more fans worldwide than anyone else on this list! See DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) for a start (check your local library for dvd).
[Newest]He is a best actor in the world
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2Johnny Depp
I don't think he is sexy but the man can act! He is very diverse and agile. He can be so funny, elusive, mysterious, boyish, wise, psycho, happy, sad, grievous, etc. And I believe every moment of his characters.
Johnny Depp is the best actor and I love his movies. He sing very good too, I've watched the movie "Sweeney Todd" and I really liked the way he sing in it. It's not only that, he is the most sexiest man in the world, I LOVE HIM!
He's the real deal. And a beautiful, good human being. His creativity soars, his talent is timeless.
[Newest]Please make him go higher and be the number one spot. He totally deserves it the most. He is the king.
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3Tom Hanks
Nominated for 5 academy awards for playing a little kid in a man's body, a troubled WWII captain, a modern Robinson Caruso and his two Oscar winning roles as a gay man and a mentally challenged overachiever. Hanks is extremely versatile and is brilliant in both comedic and dramatic roles.
Forest Gump best movie I ever seen... Acting of Tom hanks superb.. Best best best best actor of all time
Tom Hanks is one of my all time favorite actors he plays such a great role and delivers everything you would want and more! He is a legend in my book.

[Newest]He is just a different type of actor, there will never be another Tom Hanks for years to come.
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4Leonardo Di Caprio
Say what you want about his heart throb status and his presence in the teen magazines, he is still a spectacular actor. It's not his fault that he became so wildly popular in the under 16 female demographic.
He was bad in his early day such as Critters 3 and the cheesy sit com which I forgot the name of, but now he is definitely a superstar. He has had great performances in movies like: Titanic, Inception, The Departed, Shutter Island, Blood Diamond, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can and Romeo & Juliet. His career is full of diversity and brilliance and is way overdue for an Oscar.
Hell yeah! Come on Leo! I loved him in Titanic, Romeo and Juliet and Inception! Even though in my opinion Romeo and Juliet was a it boring his sexy voice and face so made up for it! Incredible actor and incredible face! Love you Leo!
[Newest]Just not as an actor... LEONARDO DICAPRIO is the best man ever! And obviously I am just a dying out fan of him...

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5Al Pacino
Johnny Depp outranking Pacino, no way! Watch Godfather II or Scent of a Woman...
Al Pacino is the greatest actor ever he can do any role... Nobody can do gangster and detective roles like he does...
Democracy don't seem to be fair in online polls. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is in #no7 in greatest songs ever, Monica Belluci #63 at sexiest females and now the unique Al isn't found at least in the second place of greatest actors! So completely unfair! He is a magic actor, he can change himself in whatever he is told to do so in such a convincing way.. #No1 definitely
[Newest]The only great in the world...
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6Robert DeNiro
Perfect deliverer of lines and emotions. He makes mediocre movies watchable.
The greatest actor of all time, how come there are indian actors on this list, laugh out loud


Bob is normally ranked number one but I think he could learn something from these 6 men. Though still a legend and an unbelieveable great actor he has shown us what movies are all about
[Newest]The best of all time he can do any role he is as real as can be would love to see more of him

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7Jack Nicholson
He should be first, Johnny depp isn't even close to jacks standards


Hey did we forget Jack, "heres Johnny" let not forget the greatest actor ever!
Jack Nicholson has basically done it all. Who can forget his performances in 'chinatown' and 'one flew over the cuckoo's nest'.
[Newest]The most unpredictable actor

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8Kamal Haasan
He is the only COMPLETE actor among the entire list here.
He has done something that the others will never have the guts to even give a try.

A DWARF in Aboorva Sagotharargal.
A Classical Dancer - Salangai Oli (Sagara Sangamam)
A Metally Retarded - GUNA
A Physically Handicap / Communist - Anbe Sivam
A Historical - Dhasavatharam (10 Roles)

The list is big. More than the number of actors listed here.

If anyother Actor, other than Kamal Ji, has done such versatile roles and you can Vote for them. Otherwise, your only choice is


Not too sure on Dashavtaram... But a highly talented actor probably the best in Indian film Industry in terms of various roles he has portrayed...
A legend of indian movies who considers cine field as a medium to teach the reality of the society.
[Newest]Indian number one actor kamal sir
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9Marlon Brando
How the hell are actors of the calibre of Marlon Brando 'n Al Pacino down here? Someone, seriously, has got to do something, 'n probly "shift" some people here 'n there
I find it really disappointing that Marlon Brando has been placed behind less talented actors. Yes Johnny Depp is very good but no matter what he does he can never compare with the magnificence of Brando
Man, you can't just make an all time greatest list by inviting votes of today's public. This population also includes retards and bunch of jokers who go all ga ga over actors like Johnny Depp and Leonardo. I mean they are good but not anywhere near actors like Brando, Pacino, DeNiro and Hopkins. And where is Morgan Freeman? Good lord! I guess this list should be renamed to 'favorite actors of present generation' instead of 'top ten greatest actors'. I am an Indian still I can't understand why so many Hindi and Tamil actors are here in this list. I bet most of the people who voted here don't know heck about acting.
I am sorry to say but this is just not fair.
[Newest]This list is a joke.
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10Tom Hiddleston
Very nice and down to earth guy! He stole the show when I went to see the avengers, with him as loki! He was so connected with the character he played, and he didn't lose focus while doing so.
HOW THE HECK IS HE NUMBER 223?!? HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE! Loki the villain twice. He is the only character to ever make my cry. He's done Shakespeare, he's done television and he is the very definition of sexy. LETS GET HIM HIGHER PEOPLE!
He's amazing! How can you not love him? He's the perfect Loki! I need to watch more movies with him in it, but he's simply charming!
[Newest]I like him he makes a good loki
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The Contenders

11Will Smith
he is awesome
"i am legend" is a movie that can not be made again
his acting has been just awesome in the movie
he is incredible
Hench, black, an amazing rapper as well, and he owned iRobot! This guys the best
He's the beat actor the guy has been chosed so easily he can beat any actor maybe johny deep and tom hanks this guy is a classic actor with his movie I am a legend he really show us that he is a legend...
[Newest]He should be in top 3
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12Mohan Lal
All actors in this list are really good, but they have different acting styles. But according to me, the one actor who does acting without any "over acting" is Mohanlal. But I really think we can't compare one's acting with the other one because they are from different part of the world and so their acting differs. For example, Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan are the best actors in India and the roles that they are doing here can't be done by Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, etc. Because of the change in their lifestyles. So according to me they are doing the best with the characters that they are getting yet I will go with the option Mohanlal, because of the widest range of characters he has portrayed.

He is the only actor apart from Kamal Hasan to win national awards 4 times.

Mohanlal is not only an actor but also a fantastic singer who has rendered voice for other actors as well.

If all actors in this world are given a common character to enact, then I am sure that Mohanlal would stand top of everyone. That's why we call him as "lalettan. "
hey LALETTAN has to be in the no 1 position vijay and dep is miles and miles away from LALETTAN
What I say... No words to tell about his acting... Awesome... A PERFECT ACTOR EVER SEEN IN WORLD CINEMA... Forever...
[Newest]He is top top actors
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13Joseph Vijay
He is one of the mass heroes having all the qualities to become a super star
Vijay is the great dancer no one can beat him... Universal super star...
He is humble person,.. And a best actor and dancer too... He is very down to earth. He is has the biggest fans in south cinemas
[Newest]Vijay is the greatest hero of all
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14Tom Cruise
Despite all that stupid stuff that came out of his mouth, Tom Cruise is an insanely good actor. (Minus Eyes Wide Shut) Everything he puts his heart and soul into is an instant success. Very few actors have that ability.
Tom is the ultimate action star. His talent is amazing and his movies always makes me feel comfortable and that's is something I love
Rainman, A few Good men, The color of Money, Magnolia, Tropic Thunder and so on are enough proof that the man can act. Les Grossman for the win!
[Newest]I love his movies... They all are too good... 😊
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15Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman... His voice alone could win an Oscar. What is there to say about Freeman, besides always turning in a great performance. Can be somber, can be intense, can be funny... No limits. His best performances. #1- Shawshank Redemption, Red #2 Hoke, Driving Mrs. Daisy
-difficult to leave out his role as Ned in Unforgiven, or his performance in Million Dollar Baby. So many good roles.


he's great, his calm and gripping acting styles are the best in hollywood. When you watch a morgan freeman film there's no way you could turn it off.
The fact that Johnny Depp is before Morgan Freeman is a sin. Shawshank Redemption vs. Pirates of the Caribbean. There is no competition. MOVE HIM UP.
[Newest]How many of the actors here have played God? Well he has

16Aamir Khan
3 idiots! awesome actor, only seen some of his movie but it was perfect! the way he acts and tell jokes are very special!
I like aamir for his involvement in making cinema... really superb... aamir
What's he doing down here...? Below Shahrukh Khan...? He is the finest actor of Bollywood... Gifted... God Sent.. Top Notch Acting...!
[Newest]Amir is the god of Indian cinema
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17Rajini Kanth
Rajni Kanth is the Indian Super Star, He is the role model of lot of Young Heros in India, especially in Tamil Nadu. 2nd Highest Salary getting in Asia. He Dominate Tamil Cinema more and 30 year, especially in 1980s and 1990s, he attract ladies, gents and child's very much. In My opinion, He is the World No. 1 Hero and World Super Star
He is highest paid actor in India.. And second highest in south asia after jackie chan. No one in comparable with him.
simple man. Highly devoted person and cool guy..
[Newest]Biggest mass hero ever produced by Indian film fraternity

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18Daniel Day Lewis
To be honest this list is absolutely terrible Jason stratman is in front of daniel day Lewis? A man who has done nothing and played the same hard man english role vs the 2 time Oscar winner. (soon to be three for his part in lincoln). I mean the guys a legend he has put some unbelievable performances in movies such as: in the name of the father, gangs of new York, there will be blood, lincoln and my left foot. He is one of the best actors I have ever seen the only performance which is up with his in my mind is brando in the godfather and maybe Heath ledger as the joker. He is a true actor, he doesn't care about money but for the role and in my opinion he is the hardest worker with months of preparation going into his work.. He is the greatest of his generation for sure. We will wait and see if he proves himself best ever. I think he is...
Pound for Pound, the Best. The Maestro. I think that anyone who leaves this guy out of the top ten needs some serious movie therapy. The man has never turned in a lackluster performance. Three Oscar wins, very impressive method actor. It is very difficult to choose his best role, but I am going to go out on a limb here. #1- Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood #2- Christy Brown, My Left Foot. Bottom line, he is good in everything.


I don't thing the list this list is true. Daniel at 29 who will believe. If this list according to merit deniel should be in top ten. I thing need to watch his movie lincoln. But I respect other's choice.
[Newest]He is one of the greatest method actors present. He rarely made movies. What a great actor.
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19Brad Pitt
Seven, fight club(he is brilliant in this), inglorious basterds, burn after reading, troy, the ocean's trilogy, the curious case of benjamin button and interview with a vampire, everyone thinks that he is just eye candy but he is great in some films, tom hanks is my favorite but I wanted to vote for brad to show that he is actually great
Not only is he hot, but a great actor as well. Have you not seen his movies, Troy, Ocean's 11, 12, Meet Joe Black, Legends of the Fall. Come on great actor, & yeah, Al Pacino & Robert De Niro are excellent, but Brad should of been up there too.
Could not agree more. As he ages he is even better as an actor he picks his roles to what fits and interested him. One role forgotten Mr. ^^ Mrs. Smith it was a great movie, but I am sure all those Friends fans would not agree but it really was a fun movie if you take everything else out of it. I bet it made a lot in the theaters but most would not admit to seeing it. Moneyball is his best yet and he pumped that movie after reading the book it took him a few years to be produced and now I am sure he will be in the running for an Oscar. They do not pay him what they Do if he was not a big ticket at the box office. I saw Meet Joe Black and that movie got horrible revues but he was great so was the movie.
[Newest]He should be number 1 he is the best actor in the world

20Amitabh Bachchan
A no 1 in B town and he should in top ten worlds actor. He is best among all the actor. I think he gives at this age marvelous performance. I saw recent movie buddha hoga tera baap he gives great performance bole toh do daala sub ko.
I don't agree with this ranking of Mr. Bachchan. It's impossible that he is #41. He is the only actor whose movie all three generations sit together to watch. From 11 years old to 90, everyone is a fan of Mr. Bachchan. He is a living legend. The popularity, love, respect, and stardom of Mr. Bachchan is incomparable. And there's NO WAY Shah Rukh Khan is #10. It's just wrong.
he is the best among all the actors inf act only he is the actor who makes you cry during his dead scene & makes you laugh during comedy. he is beyond all the fame. no one in the world can compare his talent. he is simply superb. some times he choose the wrong film but then he is also a man. but at this age, he gives his marvelous performance. I think he should not be compare with any actors in the world because he is already best and beyond great actors.
[Newest]I think big B is number 1 actor of world
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21Heath Ledger
Watch Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. That's why he is number 1
Heath was in the best movie of all time Brokeback Mountain and what he did with The Joker no one else is able to act so well
Heath Ledger is the greatest actor of all time, if you don't understand that you don't understand anything about movies or acting
[Newest]One of the greatest actors of our time. I didn't know anything about him at all when I watched "Candy". He was so powerful I cried my eyes out, and I'm a grown man. And his performances in "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Dark Knight" are immortal!
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22Ajith Kumar
one of the best south Indian actor who came to cinema without any ones support...
he is a king of opening in southern indian cinema


thala is the world super star. no one can beat him. the one and only thala. he is the handsome actor of india.
[Newest]Ajith is the wold super star

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23Denzel Washington
No possible way of leaving Denzel out of my list. Too many good performances... Exceptional talent. Picking his best movie is difficult, #1- Pvt. Trip, Glory #2- Alonzo Harris, Training Day *
*-Movie was very overrated, Washington's performance was not. He deserved the Oscar, even with how brilliant Crowe was in A Beautiful Mind


I believe that not only is Denzel Washington a good African American Actor, but rather he is a talented performer regardless. I think that most directors could pretty much assign him the responsibilities of any role that was not dependent on color to portray, whether that be from a movie script of stage play since he got his acting start on the dramatic theater stage performing in front of live audiences... And he would do as well a job as any other performer in successfully bringing the character to life enjoyably. He is very entertaining to watch due to his ability to become very animated and encompass each character he portrays.
Best acter ever
I love denzel washington he is talented and handsome acter I ever see in my life
[Newest]How on earth can Denzel be this far down. The man is a legend. Much better than Heath ledger, leo (who is great), most of the people above him. This really disappoints me. This man being 22, heck why don't we make Schwarzenegger #1?

24Robert Downey Jr
I admit that this man has changed my life. Not only does he do every single role he's ever played absolutely perfectly, he's also one of the hottest people I've ever had the luck to set my eyes on.
It's his fault that I'm in love with a fictional character (Tony Stark) and not someone real.
This man can play every single character ever and make it believable. He has made characters come to life including charlie Chaplin, tony stark, and Sherlock Holmes! on top of that he made them all so believable he is amazing <3 this man is so incredible he's always funny and always delivers... not to mention he's a flipping hot silver fox
What can I say this man has everything, looks and unmeasurable talent. 108 is to high up the list for this one. Divide the number by 9 or even q08 then it would be more accurate. Come on everyone knows and loves Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes, so why not the man who puts 110% effort and life into the characters.
[Newest]MY best actor ever
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25Christian Bale
Watch the fighter, American Psycho and The Machinist. Now I dare you to say he isn't a good actor. Should definitely be in top 15 at minimum. I like Johnny Depp but the guy is getting really overrated.
Not the absolute best but should be in Top 10. not sure why depp made it ahead of legends like Gary Oldman, Daniel Day Lewis, Marlon Brando, Russel Crowe and Robert De Niro. These guys could easily make the top 5. Depp is overrated. In terms of talent, I consider him to be on the same level as Christian Bale and Leornardo Dicaprio and seeing him very far ahead is just stupid enough I wanna shoot myself. Also there's a lot of Indian actors. I never seen any of their movies so can't say much about them either. But I'm sure Christian Bale kicks pretty much a whole junk of their cartoonish ass.
The master of accents and physical transformation. One of the few who can do art films all the way to comic book movies convincingly.
[Newest]She is a very good doctor ;-)
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26Anthony Hopkins
No contest. Anthony Hopkins is without any doubt the greatest actor OF ALL TIME! Forget Silence of the Lambs, good film of course. His performance in Titus is untouchable. Meet Joe Black, astounding! The Remains of the Day, truly remarkable. I could go on and on. This man has a gift for acting like no other, it's a shame to see the actors of today.
Johnny Depp, your kidding me right. Is it because his portrayal of Willy Wonka just captured the essence of the film. What a lousy excuse of an actor, seriously.
I was torn between Nicholson and Hopkins, but I just had to go with him simply because of Hannibal Lecter. Definitely one of the greatest performances in film history, and one of the best-deserved Best Actor awards ever.
Anthoy Hopkins the worlds greatest actor. Outstanding performances in Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal
[Newest]25, are you kidding me?! He doesn't have to get in his roles, he practically IS the role!


I agree. Nobody could play Hannibal Lecter better than him, I know that much. He was made for that role!

27Jim Carrey
Ok he has won more MTV awards than anyone else in human history... No one has put on one of his films and not laughed! No one
He's so funny. Even when he is trying to be serious.
He is god in my mind. He is the best comedy actor, I have ever seen. Me, myself and Irene is Carrey's the best film and The Mask is good too. That man makes me laugh.
[Newest]What? 26? Jim Carrey should be #1

28Jackie Chan
Chan is known as one of the greatest stunt actor of all-time. The sheer danger of the moves he employs are evidenced by the amount of injuries he has incurred. Chan broke his skull on the set of Armour of God, and has broken the majority of fingers in his hand. Further, he has also broken his nose, both cheekbones, jaw, hips, sternum, neck, toes, and ankle.
He holds the Guinness World Record for Most Stunts By A Living Actor
He is master of martial arts best actor


A great kung fu master in films, great comedy fighter or actor, singer, dangers stunts man. He is real fighter. I thought jackie chan is only actor who done most risky moves and stunt in all his movies... Hades off him. I really like him
[Newest]Good very nice keep well

29Salman Khan



Salman khan is most power full Indian actor that is why I like him besides Salman have impressive personality I mean that he is distinct actor in Bollywood very often I have seen to support helpless person anyway such as event happened meany time with salman, those got success way afterword those betrayed him best example Katrina in spite that he is doing selfless service so due this occurrence over there he become incarnation of lord of Bollywood. Meany people have let him down but did not influence on his. He is number 1 hero also Indian founder of human being nowadays
Great human being and superstar of Bollywood, Salman Khan!
[Newest]There is no one like Salman Khan in film Industry. He is The man who thought different.

30Hrithik Roshan
I love Rittik. I want to kiss you my sweet hottest sexy actor in the world.
He is hottest hunk in this complete world
I am totally in love with his body
He acts good
Ohh Hrithik is the best he can't be no. 65... He must be there in the top 10... Watch his movies he has done a wonderful job... He is a real actor..
[Newest]He can't act well but he's a great dancer..


31Benedict Cumberbatch
He's a living proof that 'Brain is definitely the new sexy'.
He is very talented and attractive man on the film. If you are don't know him yet, Please watch Sherlock. I definitely that you will fall in love him.
He is amazing in The Atonement, BBC Sherlock, Amazing Grace and many more!
[Newest]He is a good actor
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32Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is so underrated. He is more versatile than half the actors mentioned above, and has so much talent that on the screen he can keep you captivated film after film. He needs to get an Oscar, he is amazing and I love him!
Brilliant is the word I would use to coin Oldman, simply brilliant. He has played Dracula, Lee Harvey Oswald, Beethoven, Sid Vicious! The diversity of these characters is testament to the versatility of Oldman. Choosing his best role is a little simpler than Lewis. #1- Stansfield, Leon #2- Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK


Why is his man not number one on this list? He can out-act everyone. EVERYONE! Enough said.
[Newest]A unique and talented actor, not just a movie star.

33Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is perhaps the only actor I have seen who can capture such inspiration just by shifting his eyes and not having to say a word.
Clint would say nothing and yet catch your eye and of course the camera.
He created a genre. Two of them, actually. The 3 movies that would make you understand why he is so great are High Plains Drifter, Dirty Harry, and Gran Torino. He is pure grit, and could make mince meat of John Wayne, James Arness, or Jimmy Stewart any day.
[Newest]Thirty two, really? That's all I have to say... I lied, people are stupid and don't know good acting in proper sequence.!.!. !

34Samuel Jackson
Why is Samuel Jackson at 91, he should be in the top 20 at least! I mean come on! He is a great actor, he did very good in pulp fiction and coach cater. He is so underrated on this website, he is very talented and clever. The power he puts into his acting is unreal.
Any one seen Coach Carter... this man is a great actor. top 30 at least
He is in everything ever made weather you realize it or not. He plays amazing in every role a Jedi or a detective with snakes on a plane he is pure awesome
[Newest]He is the most successful actor and has starred in the most movies. He is awesome.

35Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is a way better actor by far than anybody called Joseph Vijay. Whoever this guy is does he have 40 years acting expirience? Has he starred in some of the greatest movie series' of all time like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, or the Jack Ryan series? I don't think so.


Oh my gosh! how can this guy not be number one he has the best face expression ever he is so cool I think he is the best actor in history I think that Harrison ford should be tied at number one with Sean Connery
In Indiana Jones, he can't be better.


[Newest]I still can't believe he is this low on the list.

36Russell Crowe
Guys, let's vote for Russell Crowe. He's very talented guy. Just watch L.A. Confidential, A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator, Romper Stomper, The Insider, Proof of Life etc. He won 1 Oscar but deserves at least 3. Great Actor


Russel Crowe is the balls! He did a terrific work in The Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind. Sure he hasn't done as many movies as Johnny Depp or Al Pacino, but he definitely deserves the third rank after these guys. He is a very versatile actor who can fit into a Roman slave to a autistic mentally challenged genius. Hats Off to his work!
He is a phenomenal actor, his roles as Maximums and John Nash were flawless and he just brings so much energy into his roles
[Newest]I think Gladiator and Master and Commander say it all. Brilliant Aussie actor!

37Kevin Spacey
American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, LA Confidential, Swimming With Sharks, and ,without a doubt the most fascinating role of his, John Doe in Se7en


He is pretty underrated. Never the first actor you think of, but he's been in so many great movies and have had many extremely amazing performances.


He brings it in every film. Some of my favorites that hasn't been mention is the negotiatoe and k-pax but love everything he does
[Newest]If you know about the art of acting I think he is the best

38Dustin Hoffman
What on earth is dustin hoffman doing so low down here? Should at least be in the top 10. Who can forget midnight cowboy?
Tootsie, Meet the Parents, Little Big Man, to add to the list already here. I think he was from another era is the only explanation I can offer. The man can act and he's been in a ton of very different roles, all good. He's in a different class than most of those ranked above him here no doubt.
Authentic, award winning just wows me every time I watch him. Recently saw Tootsie on netflix. He was just amazing. Any man who can play a woman that well has to be a good actor.
[Newest]"Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson? "

39Edward Norton
Edward Norton is one of the most talented and yet underrated actors of our time.. His movies have become cult films.. Primal Fear, American History X, Fight Club, The 25th Hour... He has played alongside other great actors such Robert Deniro, Marlon Brando, Richard Geere, John Malkovich.. He's my FAVOURITE and I love him..! Oh, and in Death to Smoochy, he was unbelievably cute! He can easily transform from a corrupt drug dealer into a hippo with the same depth and devotion he has always given into his movies.. Go Edward..
Edward Norton is an exceptionally talented actor. His performances in Fight Club and Primal Fear were par excellence.
Add Edward Nortons name along with Philip Seymour Hoffmans as the two most versitile and excellent Actors of our time. They continue to astonish me with the amount of range they can cover when doing different Characters. I am always anxiously awaiting their next foray into their next "best work". The two things that I find most satisfying about the both of them is that they are both relatively young and their best work is probably in front of them.

[Newest]Astonishing body of work.

40Robin Williams
Robin Williams is the best actor in the world. Who can forget his brilliant acting in "Dead Poets Society'. He can do any kind of a role with total conviction.
Lets not forget this actor. Who else can do commedy & drama better.
How can the best actor in the world be no 83!
He was great at mrs doubtfire and old dogs they were very good movies
[Newest]Wow... I'm ashamed of all of you who didn't vote for him, he could play as anyone (was so funny in Aladdin)

41Liam Neeson
Ok, Philadelphia was a great movie, but HOW ON EARTH did Liam Neeson NOT get the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Schindler's List?

Liam Neeson's performance as Michael Collins was also outstanding - just watch old footage to see how much he looks and sounds like the real M. Collins.

Gangs of New-York, Seraphim Falls, Rob Roy... He always excels in his roles.

Definitely one of the most underrated actors!
Really people? Liam Neeson at number 42? He is in the top three, probably number one. Johnny Depp is extremely talented, but come on. His most famous roles are all the same person really. Liam Neeson, on the other hand, has played everybody. From Schindler's list to Taken to the Grey to Non-Stop, Neeson has acted in practically every genre of movie and stolen the show every single time. And seriously who the heck put an Indian guy at the top? No offense meant to Indian's but just no. Heck no, there is no way that Liam Neeson, Jack Nicholson, Robert Downey Jr. , and Robert De Niro are below some Shahrukh Khan person. That's bull crap at its finest. Un--believable...
How in God's good name is Liam Neeson NUMBER 104!? (I'm Agnostic... haha... God's good name)

I rate Liam as the best


[Newest]RAs al ghoul in batman begins an Brian in taken

42Hugh Jackman
! Hugh Jackman should be #1 for all of the movies has done then and especially now. I love Hugh Jackman and I would definitely love to meet him one day! Hugh, if you see this then I appreciate you and all you have done. Your the best! ~Haylo
He is a good actor, just watch the fountain, kate and leopad and prestige, and also he is agood host too, just see 81st academy award function.
He is very versatile in his roles and is very convincing
[Newest]He is simply the best

43Mammootty (Muhammed Kutty)
Mammootty has won three National Film Awards, seven Kerala State Film Awards, eleven Filmfare Awards, eleven Kerala Film Critics Awards and five Asianet Film Awards (from fourteen nominations). In 1998, Government of India honored Mammootty, with its fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, awarded for his national service, including his contribution to the Indian film industry. He was conferred with Doctor of Letters degree by University of Calicut and University of Kerala in 2010... HE IS LEGEND!, PROUD OF YOUTH! One & only MEGA STAR MAMMOOTTY...
Famous director maniratnam described mammootty and mohanlal as the best actors in the world itself...
Mohanlal is the best in acting but mammootty is the best actor.
It is because mammootty is one of the indian actor who has acted in a variety of roles.
Mohanlal and Rajnikanth are natural actors whereas Mammootty and Kamal Hassan are acquired actors. They can go to any extent.
Incredible actor who cannot be replaced by any other actor in indian film industry he is the most glamorous actor in malayalam film industry
[Newest]Mammootty is a true legend. He is a megastar in southern film industry. I love him very much. He is the best actor in the world.
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44Hugh Laurie
Why has this man not won an Emmy for his portrayal of Dr. House?

He is such a versatile actor, and fully commits himself to every role from House to Blackadder to Jeeves and Wooster to A bit of Fry and Laurie.
If you want proof, watch the House episode Detox, and then try to say that he didn't deserve the emmy.
One of the most underrated, versatile, and downright talented actors of the 20th century. The man has talent coming out of his ears. His brilliant comedic wit, his dry yet human charm. From Blackadder to House, the man is amazing. He can make you laugh one second, and cry the next. Definitely in my top five.
A great actor. Even better than House is his performance as Bertie Wooster in the BBC series.
[Newest]Blackadder. That is all.

45Mark Wahlberg
Shooter- an exceptional movie. Italian Job wasn't that bad either.
He is the best actor in the past now in the present and he will remain the best actor
He's such an awesome actor I just love his easy going personality.
[Newest]Lol way better den anyone here

46Akshay Kumar
Powerful, Inspirational, Khiladi, the New King. These are just some of the many words used to describe Akshay Kumar. He is unarguably the most influential persons in the Indian Film Industry and why not; they don't just call him the man with the Midas touch for nothing; everything he touches seems to turn to gold, huge box office returns and one of the only Indian stars to ensure a record breaking opening at the box office with five back-to-back hits and the whopping zeroes added to his cost per film. Akshay Kumar is the new indisputable King of Bollywood.
Love him or Hate him he's still gonna Rock
If not an actor, Akki would probably end up as, no surprise here, a martial arts teacher!
Akshay Kumar is the most versatile indian actor. He can act superbly on every genres. He is king of action, comedy, acting etc etc. He can act any role.
[Newest]He is number 1 all rounder actor

47Will Ferrell
Do you guys seriously have special needs will ferrell has to be one of the funniest actors in the past 20 years him and adam sandler
Will Ferrell is the best actor ever I've seen every movie he has ever been in and let me tell ya he has never done a bad job in any of them plus I worked with him for a few years since I was in the movie, journey to the center of the earth with him


A beautiful actor who suits fr any characters and he choose his path in different way by acting in different rolls
Best Indian actor... Got many great awards of India... He is the universal star
Beautiful actor of Thamizh cinema the Kollywood. Dedicated and sincere actor who can do anything for a movie. Struggled more than 10 years in the Tamil cinema field and finally succeed through the movie "Sethu". Chanceless hero, good singer, dubbist artist too..
Simple and nice Human without any MASS.
[Newest]I love his acting

49Jared Leto
I love film with him. He have something interesting inside, and his eyes say something. I don't know why I love him like a actor. I know that he is very handsome but is not the reason...
This guy is a genie in a bottle. 39 yrs and look at him. If you unscrew the bottle you get acting, singing, the looks and those blue blue eyes. In Alexander I wanted to cry with him. He can do everything on que.
He is the definition of "method actor". He slept on the streets of New York City and lost 27 pounds to prepare for his part in Requiem for a Dream. He gained 62 pounds for Chapter 27. He puts EVERYTHING into his characters; and as his audience, we can't help but believe the person he is portraying. Actually, because of Harry Goldfard in Requiem, Jared Leto kept both my boyfriend and me from becoming heroin addicts in real life!
[Newest]Such a nice person
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50Charlie Chaplin
Greatest film actor/director/producer of all time. He entertained for 75 years, and if it was not for him, modern cinema would not be even close to where it is today. Thus, he does not deserve to not be in the Top 10, let alone the top 100.
Let's change this! R.I. P Charles Spencer Chaplin.
I can't believe he's not already topping, let alone on, the list.

Definitely the greatest

He is very versatile, dynamic, and true thespain. he is the emperor of Indian cinema as how the akbar the great in Indian history, there is no one before him or during his acting period nor thereafter who can at least stand to his par excellence in the Bollywood. every don of Bollywood era just end to compare or to compare himself like dilip saab. not amitabh, rajesh khanna, raj kapoor, rajkumar, devanand, nor the present khan's try to think to compare themselves with dilip saab. he is true emperor of Indian cinema of all times if he was in Hollywood, definitely he would be don of Hollywood also. he is also very true gentleman also with respect to his moral ethics, very humble, polite, soft spoken and generous too as well... He has every thing
[Newest]He should at least be in the top 15! I mean come on people! WITHOUT HIM, THERE WOULD BE NO MARLON BRANDO!

51Bruce Lee
He was not only a good actor he inspired a whole race to start following their dreams. He was also an amazing martial artist.


Acting since he was six years old and believable in every scene. He did not want to be known as a "Kung Fu superstar" but wanted to be remembered as an actor. OK he is the greatest film fighter and was the greatest real life fighter but all his characters are believable in terms of body language and speech delivery. Just think about it the next time you watch a Bruce Lee film and compare how much you believe the characters he plays to the characters in this list
The strongest there was, no one could beat this man. I mean just pure amazing all his stunts were real.
[Newest]Bruce Lee was a legend and by far the greatest martial artist who ever lived. Many people learned from him.

52Humphrey Bogart
It wasn't that he was good looking. He just didn't take any s*** from anyone. Well, in MOST of his movies. But I would hire him as protection, or to solve who stole ANYTHING from me. "And we'll always have Paris"


Bogey's natural talent and astounding presence on the screen is simply second to none, as yet. I'm an avid film enthusiast and critic, and I haven't yet seen anyone equal bogey's great performances. In my opinion he's the greatest screen actor to date.
How is he not higher?! He starred in some of the greatest movies ever like:Casablana, The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Big Sleep and many others! He was tough, charming, witty and cool. Come on people. Vote for the man!
[Newest]I loved him in the movie Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn! He has to be higher than Will Ferrell at the very least! He is AMAZING!

53Christopher Walken
"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.


It truly saddens me that this man is so low down, what's worse is he's below ADAM SANDLER.

He should be in the top 15 at least.
[Newest]So... Why is he not number one again? "Ho! "

54Sylvester Stallone
Stallone deserves to be 1 at least. I mean Rocky the best movie I ever saw and Sylvester Stallone is the only reason why it's good, I mean Johnny depp is crap and so far Sylvester Stallone is the only one good enough to be number 1.
the way he does Rocky Balboa is so amazing and realistic!
Rocky, Rambo - these aren't so much movies as they are American Icons. Have you never seen Rambo: First Blood? Rocky? Some movies are so excellent they spawn a sequel, but 5? That takes an incredible movie. And he's still doing it! The Expendables is going to be yet another franchise that he's spearheading for a third entry.
[Newest]I LOVE the rocky movies! They are making the 7th ONE IN 2015! They are calling it Creed, its about rocky training apollo creed's grandson

55Orlando Bloom
He does best in Pirates of the Carribean because he's so hot, but he acts really good in The Lord of the Rings. Pirate or elf, he does well as either.


One of the best actors in the world. One of the kind actor. He should be #1 on that list.


Orlando bloom beats anyone anyway he is hot sexy and a great actor especially in lord of the rings and pirates of the Caribbean
[Newest]Make him number one NOW! He is like the cutest ever! Totally the reason that I love Pirates of the Caribbean! !

56Sean Penn
Best actor ever! Deserves to be in top 5, at least top 10! I Am Sam was the best movie I have ever seen. I cried like a baby! I think he and Tom Hanks are greatest ever. Put them in a movie together and just watch the tickets fly at the box office! Penn, Hanks, De Niro, Pacino, Brando, Hopkins, Hoffman, Denzel Washington, Nicholson, Daniel Day Lewis. Those are top ten no specific order. Love them, they define what Hollywood should be.
He is the actor of his Generation, and deserves to be in the Top 10, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino & Robert de Niro. I think he is placed number 45, because he doesn't appear in The Big Blocbusters, and that is RIDICULOUS! Who can forget his courageous performance in Dead Man Walking? Or his thrilling & intense performances in: She's So Lovely, Hurlyburly, I Am Sam, Mystic River, Milk & in The Tree of Life, he was spellbinding and made some moments that will never be erased from my memory. Bravura! One of The Maestro's of Acting.
This top ten list sickens me with horrible mainstream actors that attract the public for their looks such as Robert Pattinson can pass the superb acting of Sean Penn who has won the most oscars for a leading role and all the emotions he puts into the films which revolve around him
[Newest]I love him. I am Sam, is my favorite movie.

57Bruce Willis
I always adore Bruce and Denzel, as Denzel is up high there, and Bruce here?

he may not won an Oscar or what, but he is a GREAT actor, period!

he is a versatile actor, see him in Pulp fiction, The sixth sense, Die hard or The whole nine yards? all exceptional!

he maynot be top 10, but he come easily as top 20! Cmon he is great! I LOVE die hard!


He adds humor, suspense, and good looks to any movie that he is in.
This man has got to be the new Chuck Norris. After seeing Die Hard 4 that is...


[Newest]Awesome actor and lot of creativity and passion, either in die hard or in the sixth sense

58Jensen Ackles
Fantastic in everything! He is an extremely talented actor! He can make characters in completely fictional stories seem realistic and believable, he's that good of an actor! Dark Angel was a SPECTACULAR show and Jensen made it even better. He was so great in his first appearance on the series that they brought him back as a regular. That shows how good he is!!
Jensen Ackles is a Great, Talented, Outstanding and Brilliant actor. From Days Of Our Lives to Supernatural, in every T.V. show and in every Movie, he's showed and still showing the excellence of his acting. His delivery of dialogues and his expression are the Outstanding aspects of his acting. Jensen Ackles is the god of his Work, No One can do it Better than He Does, He Rules with His Perfection.
jensen is really talented he can really act he's just sooooooo good at acting and i see that it's a huge loss for movies viewers not to see him as a movie star on the big screen beacause he just deserves more than a tv show it's a hit but he can do more he can give more and i hope that happense soon.he's a real good actor.
[Newest]Thank you gorgeous Jensen Ackles for the amazing roles, inimitable emotions and best moments. Greatest actor!
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59Jason Statham
Ok, he might be very selective in what he acts (which is obviously action movies), but I believe he is the best at what he does. He shows great intensity and desire in his field of acting. And that is why in my opinion he is one of the top actors overall, and the best action star by far.
Snatch, Lock stock and two smocking barrels, and the hilarious performance as the monk in Mean machine. That's why he is best
He isn't a very good actor, he doesn't experiment, and other than Revolver he sticks to safe films. But I think he is amazing, he doesn't try to be anything he's not and has a very good sense of humour.
[Newest]Best my number 1 please if you like him watch snatch or lock stock and two barrels and crank

60David Tennant
Why David is the eighty-fifth in this competition, I will never know. This man is amazing and life changing. Not only is his acting beautiful, but the sheer amount of emotion he can summon with a snap of his fingers can lift your heart to the moon or rip out your heartstrings. I do love so many of these actors, but David was the one that inspires me the most. He deserves more than this. David is fantastic.
David Tennant is my favorite actor of all time although I only saw him on Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Hamlet and How to train your dragon that is good enough to qualify as my favorite. He is the best actor on this planet on any planet including Gallifrey. His is witty funny-Hilarious really and oh my gosh I scream every time I hear his voice and I scream every time I hear he's going to be in a serious movie role or has been in a movie I've seen!
I love You David Tennant And I love Doctor Who and everything else you have been in. Hang in there Jude (Okay I saw a part of Jude)
David Tennant is one of the best actors ON THIS GODDAMNED PLANET and totally is, like, in the top 10 of this list. Meaning: VOTE FOR TENNANT GUYS.
[Newest]My all time favorite Doctor.

61Eddie Murphy
Didn't notice this topic, Eddie Murphy by himself dethrones all the others. His experience, and charismatic personality took him to that high level status that he is today. He is the phenom of acting.


He just CAN'T be only #117! I mean seriously, he AT LEAST is supposed to be in the top 10!
Eddie is such an awesome man plus he did such a good job in norbit I mean come on he played a awesome guy and a fat lady at the same time. That guy can act

62Ranbir Kapoor
He is to cute and he acting s outstanding and his movies are awesome
He is the golden boy of indian cinema, he established himself as a filmcariervery versatile and finnest actor in his short film carier and become a hearthroab of
A nation
He is my favourite actor and I like him so much I am his biggest fan from childhood
[Newest]He is the future super star of Hindi cinema. Good looks with excellent acting

63David Duchovny
One of the best actor in the world. He was great with Minnie Driver in Return to Me and with Julianne Moore in Evolution and Trust the Man. I loved him in House of D and The T.V. set. He was great working with Halle Berry in Things we Lost in the Fire.
David Duchovny is brilliant in Californication. And he is one of the nicest people in the world too.
David is great. He is the best man ever - he's REAL. I think girls can only dream about him, and boys - dream about becoming his friend. And what a great actor! Love him at Playing God, Evolution, Trust the man, the Secret, Joneses! House of D is BRILLIANT. The X Files... Should I say more? ) Can't wait for the third movie! Californication - my second love after the X files.
The only actor on this list that I like. He make me feel all kind of emotions. He is really gifted.
[Newest]Very fluid, does not have a stereotype, great actor. Many great actors could learn something from him.

64Phillip Seymour Hoffman
VERY genius such an incredible actor I believe every moment he is in his character's skin. He's magnificient.
why he is not higher in the list i do not know....GREAT actor, magnolia...boogie nights ...:P many more
A star, shining brighter than all the rest. Sadly faded but never forgotten.
[Newest]May the odds be ever in favor heroin addict

65Adam Sandler
I Love this Actor Please vote Adam Sandler because Every movie was a success and a big hit! Like 50 First Dates, Bed Time Stories, Wedding Singer, Water boy, Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Big daddy. The Longest Yard, Click, Just go with it Lastly but not least : Just Go with it
he is the most funniest actor and he is really cool and I love him but he is getting old ;[
He's simply the best.. I mean he can make you laugh without even saying a word
[Newest]Come on he at least needs to be in the top 20! He's awesome

66Dilip Kumar
greatest actor of all time
par with best in the world
if he was in hollywood then he would be regarded as the best in the world
many indian great actors like amitabh, rajendra kumar manoj kumar, srk aamir rajnikanth and countless actors are indebted to him for his inspirational acting
It's easy to make laugh but it is difficult to make people cry... He is 1 of the phenomenal actors India have ever produced... Present actors are just following the guidelines formulated by him.
Known as the tragedy King in Bollywood. He is the most respected actor. Some of his performances leaves you with everlasting feelings
[Newest]What can I cad? One of the best actors ever to emerge from the Indian film industry who made acting look effortless he was the role brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!

67Matt Damon
Matt Damon's obviously one of the best actors ever! His movies are so great, well picked and his acting is very believable
It's worth watching all of his movies. It all has good stories and his acting is so GREAT! Plus the fact that he's a gorgeous good-looking man! Aw! My husband hates him...
Matt Damon should be on the top 10 right now! he is an extremely talented actor and is very cute too. ive seen so many movies with him in them and i havent disliked any one of them! u go Matt!


[Newest]I think he should be number 1

68Surya Sivakumar
He is a promising young star in Kollywood...
He is going to make his debut in Bollywod aswell as Tollywood...
He has the highest success rate among young actors in Tamil...

He is the handsome and cute actor in tamil industry, no one equal the his six packs, he is a hard worker, and a social care taker and give education to poor children,
He is a Iron man of the Indian Film industries. No one can beat him. He is the next Young super star.
[Newest]His a Tamil mass hero. I love surya 💟💟💟💟💟💟💟
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69Bryan Cranston
Cranston is capable of portraying a very wide variety of characters. His earlier T.V. role as Hal on Malcom in the Middle is absolutely nothing like the other characters he plays. When one first watches the award-winning Breaking Bad, it is hard to believe he could ever play the goofy, incompetent Hal. Walter White (Breaking Bad) is a character with so much depth that Cranston completely personifies as well as makes his own.
Why is he not higher on this list? That's bull that Matt Damon is a better actor than Bryan Cranston
Cranston has done to television what Brando did to movies
[Newest]What?! Bryan Cranston is just 84? This list is insulting to real acting talent.

70Alan Rickman
He is one of the greatest actors in the world.
He can act, direct and also sing. He has done hollywood movies and independent films. Also He has performed in several plays.

Alan Rickman deserves Oscar nomination for Severus Snape.
He's got the most gorgeous voice, he makes his character unique love him x


Terrific British actor, both theatre and movies. Remember Die Hard (bad guys leader) and Robin Hood (again).
[Newest]But he was Snape and he was in Sense and Sensibilities... This list makes me sad... ;( He is the most amazing actor ever!

71Christoph Waltz
"What? I could not resist! "- Christopher Waltz, Django Unchained
Inglorious bastards was great and his role in it was almost as great as Hannibal lecter portrayal by Hopkins, and that saying a lot
He should be in the top 10! He's not there because he isn't very famous, but he deserves to be famous

72Mel Gibson
WOT A GREAT ACTOR!! a joy to watch and is great in every role
One of the best actor and directors in Hollywood, I don't mind to watch apocalypto the whole day.
He is the Michael Jordan of movies.


[Newest]Loved watching him in braveheart and the patriot, too bad he want insane

73Daniel Radcliffe
Oh, come on!
How could you all forget the worldwide phenomenon causer
SERIOUSLY, this man can act and has amazing personality
Please vote for him!
His biggest fan
He is the greatest actor in all time! He should be number 1! He was and is the best man in the history of acting! NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAY'S HE WILL BE THE BEST!
Daniel, he should be at the top of the list. I mean he played in HARRY POTTER! How could you forget him he is THE BEST! VOTE FOR HIM, VOTE FOR HIM, VOTE FOR HIM NOW NOW NOW. Please vote he should be in the top ten!
[Newest]I'm number 1 fan for Daniel Radcliffe

74Ryan Gosling
Thought I would round off my list with, well not really an up and comer, but one that is definitely talented. Ryan Gosling is another who simply can not turn in a poor performance. Think back, can you remember one? In 2006 his performance in Half Nelson was unbelievable. I think he deserved the Best Picture, even with how good Hoffman was as Capote. There's another actor I left off... Gosling will have a Best Actor very soon, it will happen. Excellent actor, Gary Oldman Jr.
#1- Dan Dunne, Half Nelson #2- Driver, Drive


Ryan is one of the best actors of today I have ever seen, he is very talented and very virsitile... anyone who can go from playing a nazi, to a mentally disturbed teen, to a hopeless romantic from the 40s, and make me believe it, has my vote!


WHAT!? There are no words.

75Ralph Fiennes
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!
And now, for the Best Villain of all time, Ralph Fiennes. I mean, the guy can handle heroic roles, but he just has this menacing presence. He performance in Schindler's List, as Amon Goeth, was so convincing that it made a Holocaust survivor faint. Excellent actor, even better villain. Typecast?
#1- Amon Goeth, Schindler's List #2- Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter


Brilliant movie and stage actor, very diversified profile
[Newest]Oh, Ralph Fiennes - my sweet lord! I absolutely love him!

76George Clooney
he's such a great actor we all should vote 4 him..
Michael clayton
ocean's 11 12 13


What?!? He should be 1! If you don't believe me then watch oceans eleven or up in the air.

77Paul Newman
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.


He's not only just a great actor, he is a great human being. He was always giving to charities and he made one himself. He was self-less and intelligent. x)

He had the most gorgeous blue eyes and he played some classic roles. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! I can't believe he is under Channing effin' Tatum. Just because he's hot doesn't mean he's a good actor. Frankly, I think he is terrible. Paul Newman, all the way!


Paul Newman at 77? You can't be serious. Are there only kids voting around here who have probably never seen him? The only one who just might compare in acting ability may be Jonny Depp - but then, he may not. Paul Newman is incomparable.
[Newest]Great actor. One of the best.

78Arnold Schwarzenegger
Can any one replace arnold in terminator series, I don't think so. He should be in top 20 at least. What a great acting in those movies. I think acting without any emotionin face, eyes and mind is too difficult than emotionful acting. He did a great work as machines without any emotions
idk if I spelt hiz name rite lol but he is awseme I meen the terminator kindergarten cop etc and he shood be in the top 10


[Newest]He was in the best movie ever the terminator

79Ian Somerhalder
I'm crying in laughter while reading this. Ian Somerhalder? The only time I EVER heard of this guy was in the first like 5 episodes of LOST! (A show that no one knows about that ended almost 5 years ago)
VOTE PEOPLE! IAN IS SO GOOD IN TVD! He should be at the least, before top 40! HE IS SO AMAZING! And hot :D
Ian should be in the top 10. He does exceptionally great work acting in the Vampire Diaries!
[Newest]He's done an amazing job in The Vampire Diaries. He's one of the underrated actors.

80Channing Tatum
He is so SEXY I can't believe he isn't in the top 10... that man can dance... let me tell ya


Channing tatum body is hot and he is the new Mark Wahlberg love him and his tight chest and abs channing tatum has a sexy voice as well
[Newest]This Man Has Great Potential.

81Dwayne The Rock Johnson
He's a great actor, a great man and he was a great wrestler! I love him and I love his movies. I can't wait to see G.I. jOE: Retaliation next June 29th
The greatest of all time. If you some smell what the is cooking... His body is awesome... The face of wwe...
The rock is the best no question
[Newest]But he's such a great actor he needs to be in the top ten

82Ajay Devgan
Hi is great actor in world..
I like his every performance. He is good and natural actor in India.
I think he is all time hero ever been.
Real actor and eye expression is really amazing his eye and hair very good his acting is very good
He is the most bankable star in India and superstar of action after sallu bhai
[Newest]He is great actor

83Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah is one of the finest actors of Indian cinema.
No one can be so honest and brilliant.. He deserve to be at number 1 in Bollywood.. Fuhget Bollywood, he is the best Actor.

84Jared Padalecki
Jared deserves so much... Not only is he one of the most awesome actors I've seen in a long time, but he has not let his growing popularity go straight to his head. He is down to earth, he truly cares about people, and his fans. He gives way over 100% of himself to be sure he is giving the best he can to deliver what he know we, as fans of his, are going to love, without taking a thing for granted. His performances have been above and beyond outstanding. You feel every bit of emotion he shows and I've not seen that from many actors in ages. He is truly meant to have every bit of recognition that can possibly be sent his way. He is a truly inspiring person for so many. We, the fans have seen and heard him and what he does and how hard he works shows that he as truly seen and heard us. We have him secured as truly in our hearts as we absolutely know and trust he has us in his. For all these reasons and more, Jared Tristan Padalecki is the most deserving actor today that I will say should have an Emmy and other awards with his name on it.
Excuse me, but this man deserves to be way up at the top! He is an amazing actor. He doesn't even have to utter a word, as he has such much expression in his face alone. If any actor deserves an Emmy, it's Jared Tristan Padalecki! Let's get up to #1.


The fact that he is only #208 proves how underrated this actor is! Jared Padalecki is a brilliant and beautiful actor, who can show so much emotion just with his eyes. He definitely deserves an EMMY for his acting on Supernatural.
[Newest]A lot of people say Jared can't act, but I have never seen an actor with the ability to play so many versions of the same character so convincingly that you forget it's one actor portraying all those personalities. If you ask me, I think he's one of the best actors my generation has produced. He's extremely talented and very down to earth and quickly became my favorite actor.
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85Sivaji Ganesan
He is the dictionary of Tamil Cinema and one of the earliest method actors in India.
He is the first Indian actor to get an International Award.
He is the first actor in India to star in many languages, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and Bengali.

Its shocking to see how his name is not in the list. He is an encyclopedia of acting. The great Kamal Haasan calls him his guru. Revered and respect across India and South Asia. He was the first Indian to win international awards & was acknowledged for acting prowess from none less than Marlon Brando. How is he missing from the list. He should be the Number one. Goodness gracious how come Johnny Depp, Dicaprio & Shahrukh Khan are scored above Brando, Al Pacino, De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Kamal Hassan, Naseeruddin Shah & Amitabh Bachchan.
He is the first indian actor received chevalier award. Many actors come and act. But like sivaji no one can act. He is only actor acted so many varieties of roles in the world. He is only indian actor received best actor award in asia-afro film festival
[Newest]Great Actor. No question - number 1 Actor. He is Born Actor, he changed him in to the charter in his movies. He is an Encyclopedia for Film Industry, no one can act like him. We all missing him.

86Neil Patrick Harris
WHAT! He was such a good actor in the How I Met Your Mother series he should at least be in the top ten
Totally number 1 by far, you might disagree but I believe that he's the best ever, still don't believe me, watch how I met your mother he's super funny!
He's very talented. he's especially great in hedwig. And I also admire him for his honesty about his sexuality. Unlike travolta cruies foxx jackman and others who are afraid to come out of the closet.
[Newest]Neil is one of the best gay actors

87John Wayne
Extraordinary. He was not given credit for his acting ability even when he was in the Top Ten box office draws for 22 straight years. Looking over this list I see the demographics are severely weighted toward the younger generation. I would invite you to watch Mr. Wayne in Island in the Sky, The Searchers, The Shootist, or The Cowboys and watch some of the true subtleties of acting genius. Also, look for titles with the following actors; Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, and especially, Walter Pidgeon (Mrs Miniver, How Green was My Valley, Manhunt). Please enjoy.
If I was ever stranded on an island I would want to be with him, I think
He was a lot in real life as he was in the movies, tall, handsome, kind &
200% male there will never be another John Wayne, EVER!
He is the greatest and my favorite. He made over 200 movies.


[Newest]Greatest Actor of all time.

88Pawan Kalyan
He is the youth's replica, the stylish icon, the trend setter, famously known as POWERSTAR by his massive fan base. He is also called as "The King of Andhra". The first day craze of his movie is supposed to be the most exciting thing because of his crowd pulling capacities.
Pawan kalyan is a young and dynamic real rocking in youth star for ever and ever in india after rajini kanth
[Newest]He is nothing like any one

89John Travolta
Extremely diverse actor who has done everything from campy, to humorous, to intense, to dramatic.
John Travolta does an amazing job with his role in Grease he is very good as Grease is my favourite movie so he should be up at the top
Yeah dude he's a good dancer too


[Newest]I just like him and he was in one of my favorite movies of all time Face Off and how could we forget Saturday Night Fever, he one of my favorite actors

90John Cusack
The best Actor 1408 was a great movie and 2012 don't you forget the con air and the new movie with cage ""the frozen ground" what about the number situation he is absolutely fabulous


Sixteen Candles, Say Anthing, Must Like Dogs, High Fidelity...

91Michael J. Fox

Michael J Fox is so talented. He has had such a varying list of characters: young republican, teenage rocker, irritating actor, concierge, hotshot doctor, deputy mayor, he's even played a character who can see ghosts. His abilities are so varied and he's great. He's also so inspiring. Can you imagine having Parkinson's and having to cover it up for as long as he did? You have to be a great actor to do that. The ONLY actor on this list who is actually a quality actor is David Duchovny, and maybe Tom Hanks. Back to the Future is the best trilogy of all time in my opinion, and Family Ties one of the best sitcoms ever made.

By the way, for everyone who didn't know, Cars is an EXACT copy of Doc Hollywood. So screw you Disney.
Why the heck is he not number 1? He is clearly the best actor. I mean, come on guys get some taste! Have you not seen Family Ties or Back to the Future?
Holy crap, I voted for him, and he shot straight to 14...what are the odds?
[Newest]He was amazing in back to future

92Sir Ben Kingsley
The only one who could play Ghandi, and hes british. Also check out "Sexy Beast" he is ruthlessly brutal.

93Jake Gyllenhaal
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!


The best young actor around today. His acting skills are incredible for his young age.
Props for prisoners, he makes a great cop
[Newest]He is one of the best actors working today!

94Jimmy Stewart
Greatest actor off all time. He could play anything from drama, comedy, thriller, romance, action to family oriented films. He even played the bad guy in the second The Thin Man film.
one of the greats and always a true gentleman
Way ahead of his time! A great actor, and in my humble opinion there are none better.

95Sean Connery
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!
Understated, underrated. So natural that people don't realize he's acting. Few others could have done his roles as well


What! 90? The untouchables, the hunt for the red October and the original bond gets him 90? Top 20 at least

96Rowan Atkinson
He is surely a great actor..
It isn't easy for such a highly qualified person to act like a fool, but he does and we love him..!
He is the funniest guy in this world, all his movie was so fantastic. He can makes anyone laugh
Not just for Mr Bean, his role in shows like Blackadder
[Newest]Oh my gosh this man is a brilliant actor how can he possibly be 97! I am just out here!

Dhanush is the first young actor who won the national award and he is the amazing and super actor in the world
I like dhanush flim and dhanush now the kolaveri song is super hit
He is rock of Tamil & Hindi film industry...

98Dr Rajkumar
In the cinema world, all actors know that, Dr. Rajkumar is the one & only singing superstar, who showed excellence in both fields of acting & singing. No other actors in world cinema has acted in different roles with ease & poise like Dr. Rajkumar. One should see Dr. Rajkumar's different roles in films and then sincerely comment on as to, who is number 1 in world cinema. In fact, Dr. Rajkumar is the greatest actor and he is legend of legends in cinema. Such an actor is, "Na bhootho, na bhavishyathi". Hat's off to Dr. Rajkumar.
He should be at first... No actor can be compared to him. Chiranjivi, rajini, kamal... And many more fans of him...

When Dr. Rajkumar left us scores of people came to see him, it is said that no any other great celebrities have so many people who came to see him during his assassination.

Amitha bachan told that if rajkumar was there in bollywood means we would have not been seen... That's the bow to annavru.
We miss you

[Newest]Great actor great singer. Complete all films super hit

99Ewan McGregor
How is he not on this list? Brilliant actor! Extremely talented! Believable in every role he has played!
Obi-wan kenobi - star wars
Lincoln 6-echo - the island
Ghostwriter - the ghostwriter
Firstly, its EWAN mcgregor not ewen

Secondly he deserves to be much higher, he is an amazing actor

100Jeremy Renner
He is such an amazing actor and awesome in general he should really be higher on this list! I'm sure he will be soon after the success of the avengers and the Bourne legacy
What the hell is this! He is in the most successful movies and one of the most best and talented actors in Hollywood industry he should be in top 25 at least. Come on people vote for him.
He is the best the actor in the world by far!

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