Top Ten Greatest Actors

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21Samuel JacksonSamuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie more.

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

The best African-American actor of all time

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22Tom HiddlestonThomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.

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?

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23Robin WilliamsRobin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance.

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

I miss u robin and I love all your movie you are the best actor but..

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24Clint EastwoodClinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

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.

Great actor, really should be higher

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25Jim CarreyJames Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.

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's kind of annoying

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26Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Harivansh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Zanjeer and Deewar, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood.

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.

He is simply the best of the best, can not compare with anyone.

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27Gary OldmanGary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television.

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.

His range far surpasses any other living actor. The difference between gary oldman and other actors is that most actors play characters but gary oldman becomes the character. - iangrant007

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28Adam 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

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

My absolute favorite actor!

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29Jackie 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

Without him people will not love movies they will only watch it for no reason

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30Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playback singer, choreographer, lyricist, philanthropist and dancer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry.

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.

He is a living legend in the world. Nobody can't reach the acting perfection like him..

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31Aamir 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...!

Aamir khan is so quit and best actor its film is so funny and best films

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32Kevin 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

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's great at Lex Luther in Superman Returns. - Metts

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33Rajini 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..

Only one world super star

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34Edward NortonEdward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.

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. -

King Baldwin in Kingdom of Heaven and Hulk in Incredible Hulk. - Metts

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35Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

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 hope to see lots more of this actor. He is very unique in his looks and acting ability.

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36Will 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

He should definitely be above Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell is WAY funnier. I've only ever met one person in my life who didn't know who he was

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37Russell CroweRussell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian.

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!

I have no words for this man. He has ascended beyond the plane of mere mortal words.

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38Liam NeesonLiam John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years.

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

He's a brilliant actor I many movies. - Metts

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39Hugh JackmanHugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters.

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

He is the best

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40Mark WahlbergMark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, and former model and rapper.

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 - Mcgillacuddy

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