Top Ten Greatest Actors
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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.
Boogie Nights? Pain & Gain? The Other Guys? Top top acting and he makes those films. Shooter was a great watch but I think he's an underrated actorV25 Comments
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
In the top 10 at least. Great actor.V13 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
He is the only actor who took my heart by his actingV40 Comments
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
Why 44? he is most be in top tenV21 Comments
Matt Damon's obviously one of the best actors ever! His movies are so great, well picked and his acting is very believable
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! - biac000
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...
He is so good he should get a Oscar for MartianV19 Comments
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. - Baltimore1993
Best actor everV20 Comments
VERY genius such an incredible actor I believe every moment he is in his character's skin. He's magnificient.
Amazing actor who may be one of best supporting actors. And the few handful of times he is given a leading role it is superb. When one's looks are not the reasons for ones success that's talent. Any role he could have taken and done just as good if not better.
why he is not higher in the list i do not know....GREAT actor, magnolia...boogie nights ...:P many more
A legend. His roles were bang on bar none, one of the greatestV5 Comments
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 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.
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)
Sometimes I think he is too awesome. He is just brilliantV17 Comments
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. - corebare32
I love Paul Newman and yes, he probably should be in the top ten, but the problem is who to take out? Everyone has their own opinion of course, but to me there are already actors not in the top ten that should be, mainly Dustin Hoffman and Anthony Hopkins. It's very easy to say that there are twenty or so actors that are top ten quality, but you've only got ten spots. With the current top ten, I think all are legit except Will Smith (who I still like, just not as much as others apparently do) and this Kahn from India that I've never seen. I would love to put Newman in the top ten, but not at the expense of an Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, or Daniel a Day-Lewis.
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! - NicePants
Best of the best watch the old movies new guys you will see whom should be #1 on this list Paul Newman really is the very best!V11 Comments
"I have a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL"
- Christopher Walken - XxDoctorDrumsxX
No one surpasses Walken in the diversity of roles and talent including dance except James Cagney but no other actor can touch Cagney and his skills on and off the silver screen. It is a shame to see how far Walken has fallen on this list. His performance in movie The Deer Hunter was a masterpiece that was so provacative that it elevated De Niro and Streep star status as well.
he's the funniest guy in the world. never fails to make me lol. - rsflores9
You people are morons. He needs to be higher. - ckets4769V13 Comments
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.
Am I the only person who remembers Hugh Laurie from Friends?V19 Comments
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...
The complete actorV613 Comments
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.
Watch "Crawl Space" in season 4 of Breaking Bad. The end of the episode, with him in the crawl space breaking down is the BEST ACTING EVER DONE.
Why is he not higher on this list? That's bull that Matt Damon is a better actor than Bryan Cranston
Breaking badV11 Comments
He's got the most gorgeous voice, he makes his character unique love him x - WhOwAnTsToLiVeFoReVeR
Terrific British actor, both theatre and movies. Remember Die Hard (bad guys leader) and Robin Hood (again).
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 is by far the greatest actor I have ever seen, with great emotion and dedication, he is fa nominal!V14 Comments
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" - joenav91
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.
The best most iconic actor. The Elvis of acting. And he is at 50? He defined the "badass character". Casablanca and queen of Africa. He's amazing!
Bogie...?..Maltese falcon, African queen, Casablanca etc etc no comment necessary. The best (almost apart from Steve McQueen).V14 Comments
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.
Sylvester stallone is an awesome, badass, humble and fantastic actor. Rocky has inspired me to keep going no matter how many hits I endure. In rambo, he's proved that anything is possible, even defeating an entire squadron with not a lot of weapons. I don't even know why he is here, he should be #1 on this list. Depp will never compare to the raw, badass action star, stallone.V39 Comments
HE great as always Every character played was awesome. His voice alone could win an Oscar.I want to see you in the historical role...
Barun Sobti nicest guy in the world and represents an excellent manner, and I like his performance in the series ipkknd and also starred in several countries and continents such as Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Egypt, Dubai, Algeria, and many countries
You are the best barun sobti keep rocking
Barun Sobti, you are the best!V42 Comments
One of the best actors in the world. One of the kind actor. He should be #1 on that list. - tem
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. - amyhenry
Orlando bloom beats anyone anyway he is hot sexy and a great actor especially in lord of the rings and pirates of the Caribbean
He is the best one...i like his looks and his actingV21 Comments
HOW COULD BE OUR SAVIOR NOT ON THE NUMBER 1? ARNOLD WILL ALWAYS BE THE HERO BECAUSE OF COMMANDO. HE SHOULD BE ON NUMBER 1 BECAUSE OF HIS MOVIES LIKE TRUE LIES, TERMINATOR. YO, ARNOLD you'll ALWAYS BE THE BEST IN HOLLYWOOD MY VOTE IS ON YOU.
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 - baseballman
What?!?!?! How is Arnold Schwarzenegger so low on this list?! He should be NUMBER 1! At least number 2 but nothing lower!V28 Comments
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. - Undertaker15-0
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
How is the guy from House above Eddie Murphy!? This is a travesty.V6 Comments
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