Greatest Deceased Actors


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1Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.

The best actor ever, he should've won an oscar for all his roles, definitely deserves top spot

I Love Brando I loved him in The Godfather, On The Waterfront, Superman, Apocalypse Now and A Street Car Named Dissire

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2Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008) Heathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

All these actors are amazing but I think Heath Ledger is the best. He was great in all his movies and always chose difficult roles because he was a true artist. His performance as the joker will go down in history because it was absolutely stunning. An wow I had no idea so many people passed away in 2008.R.I. P

Heath is my favorite and always will be, his performance as the Joker (especially considering he was an Aussie) is and will always be the best ever. Incredible actor. RIP Heath. I wish you were in the Dark Knight Rises, but oh well, you were so great in The Dark Knight anyway. I love you, Heath!

I'm Not saying he was the best, I'm saying that we never really got to see his true potential until he died - Hannibalbarka

I think if he hadn't have died he may well have been one of the best - ChelseaSmile

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3James Stewart (1908 - 1997)James Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) is an American actor, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors. He is known for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
4Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003)
5James Dean (1931 - 1955)James 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.

Will always live on as America's Rebel. A very rare individual with so much potential and talent, such a shame to see him go so young.

6Bruce Lee - (1940 - 1973)
7Paul Newman (1925-2008)Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.
8Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967 - 2014)
9Graham Chapman (1941-1989)Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.
10John Wayne (1907 - 1979)Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.V1 Comment

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11Richard Burton (1925-1984)
12Patrick Swayze (1952-2009)
13John Cazale (1935 - 1978)
14Charlie Chaplin (1998-1977)Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.
15Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)
16Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in iconic 1940s films noir such as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a cultural icon.
17Henry Fonda (1905 - 1982)
18James Mason (1909-1984)
19Montgomery Clift (1920-1966)
20Burt Lancaster (1913 - 1994)
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008)
2. James Stewart (1908 - 1997)
3. Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)
1. Graham Chapman (1941-1989)
2. Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)
3. John Cazale (1935 - 1978)
1. Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)
2. Richard Burton (1925-1984)
3. Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003)

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