Top Ten Greatest Actors
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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.
He should be number 1V24 Comments
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
How is Johnny Depp #1?!? He hasn't made a good movie in 15 years
Even if he's in a horrible movie, he'll still shine some light with his top-notch acting. - McgillacuddyV17 Comments
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.
He is my favoriteV81 Comments
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!
James Bond to be?V727 Comments
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 - zacenroe86
Why is his man not number one on this list? He can out-act everyone. EVERYONE! Enough said.
Gary Oldman is much better than Depp as an Actor. Depp is good but Oldman is as good as it getsV48 Comments
Lets not forget this actor. Who else can do commedy & drama better.
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.
How can the best actor in the world be no 83!
He was great at Mr. doubtfire and old dogs they were very good movies
He is my favorite actor and he always will be, most of the people on this list I haven't even HEARD of. Robin Williams was the funniest actor of all time. Much better than Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller.V49 Comments
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.
All time superstar of Hindi Cinema and one of the greatest in the world...V133 Comments
VERSATILE = KAMAL 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
Dr. KAMAL HAASAN. - SSree
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.
No one can beatV434 Comments
American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, LA Confidential, Swimming With Sharks, and ,without a doubt the most fascinating role of his, John Doe in Se7en - aman28
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. - dark2025
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
He should move up to at least 15V15 Comments
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 - cocowater
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
You are very great sirV68 Comments
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...!
Always works to entertain, and awesomeness happens to him..V193 Comments
Rajini is the biggest hero in India cinema... HE IS BIGGEST SUPERSTAR IN INDIA NOBODY can't' ABLE TO BREAK HIS FILMS RECORDS. EMPEROR OF SOUTH ASIA. MAN OF STYLE, MAN OF MASS, HE IS ALSO GIVEN WAY BY ACTING YEARLY ONE FILM FOR THE OTHER ACTORS UPCOME THEIR PERFORMANCES LIKE VIJAY, SURYA, AJITH.
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..
My superstarV187 Comments
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 - Viper718
Never saw a better actor to be honest.V58 Comments
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 - Magnolia
He is a phenomenal actor, his roles as Maximums and John Nash were flawless and he just brings so much energy into his roles
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!
Best actor ever!V38 Comments
Edward Norton is an exceptionally talented actor. His performances in Fight Club and Primal Fear were par excellence.
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..
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. -
He should be number one I was between him and Pacino but I had to go for Norton.V66 Comments
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
ARE YOU JOKING, STEPBROTHERS?!, ANCHORMAN?!, TALLEDEGA NIGHTS?!, ELF?!, THE OTHER GUYS, THE CAMPAIGN?!, SEMI-PRO?! AND MEGAMIND - markusl
Hugely immensely funnyV28 Comments
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's simply the best.. I mean he can make you laugh without even saying a word
Adam Sandler is the best actor/comedian ever because, he made such great movies such as, That's My Boy, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and he also did a great job in Hotel Transylvania. And plenty more great movies ( These were just off my head) Johnny Depp is no where near the skill of Adam Sandler. Adam is my favorite actor and I hope you Agree
People vote for adam sandlerV70 Comments
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!
I'm not saying he is bad at all, but asking my fellow men to see Jeremy Brett. His show isn't bad, but Jeremy Brett... I mean come one. He has an accurate depiction of Holmes, far better set, faithfulness to the story, like the dark knight.V209 Comments
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
I fell there is a lot of disrespect towards this guy, will smith, adam sandler, and jim carrey but why? They are all extremely good actors.
Mark is actually a great actor and very underrated. I really liked his performance in Four Brothers and Contraband - McgillacuddyV24 Comments
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.
! 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. You're the best! ~Haylo
He is very versatile in his roles and is very convincing
One of the Most beautiful artist who is good in action and Work outs and dedication!V34 Comments
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