Top Ten Greatest Actors

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101David Duchovny

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.

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.

Very fluid, does not have a stereotype, great actor. Many great actors could learn something from him.

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102Michael Keaton

Batman, Beetlejuice, Multiplicity, Toy Story 3, hello? Why isn't Keaton on this list? Ok, maybe he's not one of the best actors, but he's just one of the funniest guys I know and he's a totally badass anyway and as it seems also a very kind guy in private.

His performances in Batman and Birdman were incredible, thank god he's on this list.

His performance in Birdman is my favorite performance by a lead actor in ANY movie.

Not a big Keaton fan, but he deserves a much higher ranking

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103Ewan McGregorEwan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar.

Obi-wan kenobi - star wars
Lincoln 6-echo - the island
Ghostwriter - the ghostwriter

How is he not on this list? Brilliant actor! Extremely talented! Believable in every role he has played!

Firstly, its EWAN mcgregor not ewen

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

Best what about obi wan

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104Sir Ben KingsleySir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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

He really should be higher than 88th. And for crying out loud, above Adam Sandler! - PositronWildhawk

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105Sir Ian MckellenSir Ian Murray McKellen is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards.

What's wrong with you people?
One of the BEST actors I have ever seen on any movie (may it be the lotr trilogy- in which he was brilliant, the xmen series in which he totally sold the character or the the vinci code)...

A fantastic actor and deserves to be much much higher than he is. His take on gandalf was one of the best performances I have ever seen and he was brilliant as magneto too

This guys been around forever! How is he not in the top ten?! Gandalf? Magneto? He can sell any character!

The rating is biased I think

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106Jim ParsonsJames Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

He's funny and does awesome acting

I don't know y he bothers acting loser alert

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107Matt LeBlanc

OK, let me explain this one: You have to be a very talented actor to play Joey, Joey is a dim-witted womanising idiot in Friends and Joey. Matt LeBlanc is the complete opposite, he is an intelligent, happily married man, who is quite quiet and now hosts Top Gear.

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109Michael J. FoxMichael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.


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?

#107!? He is a legendary actor abd should be #1

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111Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake gyllenhaal is the most versatile, brilliant actor I have ever seen, he can play literally any character to perfection. Be it creepy, funny, intense the list goes on. And then, as I scroll and scroll, desperately trying to find this amazing actor, I come across Ashton kutcher, above him, who can only play one role, and has never made a good movie in his life. Just unbelievable. Gyllenhaal is a legendary actor, and destined to be one of the greats

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! - Cranberry20

The best young actor around today. His acting skills are incredible for his young age.

What HOW IS THE 108? He should at least be at top 15!

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112Gene Hackman

He. Deserves a lifetime award... This actor played so many outstanding roles.. He is a natural...

Wow don't anybody else feel this is just an insult to him he's great

This guy is too low down on this list. Should've been much higher. - gaali121

He's actually pretty amazing.

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113Vin DieselMark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.

Are you kidding me he is a pro and he looks awesome at fast and furious. Really his net worth is 145 MILLION! He should be at least in the top 20! How on earth is this famous guy in 106th place? Really this guy is famous.

Main of Riddick and second main of Fast And furious...
Lost his good friend Paul Walker Not Long Ago

Fast and furious, Riddick, Pacifier, Guardians of the galaxy, saving privet ryan... And so many more epic movies.

He should be placed in the top 20

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114Kevin BaconKevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician whose films include musical-drama film Footloose, the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good Men, the historical docudrama Apollo 13, and the mystery drama Mystic River.

I saw one of my favorite movies with him in it, he was great at it, the movie was Hollow Man, I thought that movie was awesome.

Stunning brilliant
Ultimately one of the most talented actors around

Terrible actor. What idiot put him on this list. You gotta be kidding.

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115Jared PadaleckiJared Tristan Padalecki is an American actor. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as such films as New York Minute and House of Wax.

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 ...more

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. - kristinludwig

A lot of the actors higher on this list are from a by gone era. And they belonged in the Top Ten Actors of their time. Yet we must look to the era we are in. Though Jared has shown a style hardening back to those times. , poised and confident. Conducts himself honorable in all endeavors. Someone the viewers look up to. Talents unquestionable. Saddens me, his standing on this list is not higher.

He deserves this he is absolutely the best actor ever

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116John WayneMarion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.

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. - moose4life19

He is an extraordinary actor, and I know it is because he is a western actor that he doesn't score better.

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117Ian SomerhalderIan Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.

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!

He's done an amazing job in The Vampire Diaries. He's one of the underrated actors.

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118James Cagney

Laughing again. It's Cagney people! James Cagney! One of the top 10 greatest actors of Hollywood! Vin Diesel and Martin Lawrence are above him? This place is a disgusting joke. - Storm63

Played bad guy, good guy, singer and dancer. He was great and played his parts well.

Three words: Yankee Doodle Dandy. That is all.

One of the greatest actors of all time.

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119James DeanJames Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

The only actor in the world that I look up to... I LOVE him to death, I could watch his movies a million times and never get bored.

The original, the one and only REBEL the world has known and will ever know

The handsomest, most talented actor who ever walked the earth. I totally adore him!

He is a true, he may have made only three movies, half a century ago. But, he is still remembered to this day. and a role model to many actors like al pacino and james franco.

He died way too soon in a car accident. He was awesome in rebel without a cause - Ajkloth

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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 gives almost best movies & songs in his life.

Worst actors I have ever seen

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