Top Ten Greatest Actors

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21Anthony Hopkins

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.

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.

Anthoy Hopkins the worlds greatest actor. Outstanding performances in Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal

Not having Anthony Hopkins in the top ten just isn't right. Hannibal Lecter is the signature role, but Meet Joe Black, Shadowlands, The World's Fastest Indian, and so many other examples of this man's utter brilliance.

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22Samuel 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

How is Johnny Depp #1?!? He hasn't made a good movie in 15 years

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23Clint 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.

Come on! Clint Eastwood should be the number one.

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24Kamal Haasan

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.

Why there is no pic of kamal haasan sir

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25Gary 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 - zacenroe86

Why is his man not number one on this list? He can out-act everyone. EVERYONE! Enough said.

He has never played a bad role.

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26Jim 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.

He should be at 10

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27Amitabh 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.

Greater actor

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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 - 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

He is a good guy

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29Robin 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 Mr. doubtfire and old dogs they were very good movies

One of the funniest and best actors there is. Should at least be in the top ten. He doesn't deserve to be where he is.

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30Aamir 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...!

He is one of the iconic actor of history a true legendary

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31Rajini Kanth

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..

Very good star...? Super star

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32Liam 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 - Viper718

So enamored of him on every possible level. So fine

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33Kevin 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 - 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

Can't believe he is 32. He is the best villain in the world and he deserves upper places for sure, and I also have to mention House of Cards..

House of cards! Enough said.

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34Edward Norton

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. -

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..

Want him higher on this list. He is compelling and searingly brilliant. Razor sharp in all his performances

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35Russell 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 - 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!

The best actor I've ever seen

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36Benedict 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!

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.

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37Will 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

ARE YOU JOKING, STEPBROTHERS?!, ANCHORMAN?!, TALLEDEGA NIGHTS?!, ELF?!, THE OTHER GUYS, THE CAMPAIGN?!, SEMI-PRO?! AND MEGAMIND - markusl

He is so funny! you got to see the film ELF!

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38Mohan 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 ...more

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...

Mohanlal should have been at least in the top 20!

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39Adam 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's simply the best.. I mean he can make you laugh without even saying a word

Ugh, no. Every single one of his movies are the same: lame plots about a broken family, in which every man on screen is a drooling pervert who stares at women's butts. I have watched many movies of his, and they are all repulsive and immature.

He's funny and he has good acting skills

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40Mark 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

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.

Excellent actor.

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