Top Ten Actors of the 1920s


The Top Ten

1 Buster Keaton Buster Keaton Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The more.
2 Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.
3 Lon Chaney
4 Harold Lloyd

The most amazing, death-defying physical comedian in the history of film, bar none.

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5 John Barrymore
6 Conrad Veidt
7 Emil Jannings
8 Douglas Fairbanks
9 Rudolph Valentino Rudolph Valentino
10 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

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11 Stan Laurel Stan Laurel Stan Laurel, born Arthur Stanley Jefferson (16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and film director, who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles.
12 Jackie Coogan
13 Oliver Hardy
14 Max Linder
15 Max Schreck
16 Victor McLaglen

Ah, the perennial, brash, rough and tumble Irish mug, with a fine comedic sense. Hard to not love him.

17 John Gilbert
18 William Haines
19 Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore
20 Lewis Stone
21 Warner Oland
22 Erich von Stroheim
23 Louis Wolheim
24 Ramon Novarro
25 George Bancroft
26 Wallace Beery
27 Noah Beery
28 Ivor Novello Ivor Novello Ivor Novello, born David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951) was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.
29 Tom Mix Tom Mix
30 Richard Dix
31 Ronald Colman Ronald Colman
32 Al Jolson Al Jolson Al Jolson was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. He is best known for wearing blackface, and one of the images of him doing so (taken in 1927) has become the symbol of blackface, hence, being used for educational purpose.
33 Sessue Hayakawa
34 Warner Baxter
35 Richard Barthelmess
36 George O'Brien
37 Roy D'Arcy
38 Wallace Reid
39 Montagu Love
40 Rudolf Klein-Rogge
41 Charles Farrell
42 Will Rogers
43 Buck Jones
44 Norman Kerry
45 Alfred Abel
46 Theodor Loos
47 Lars Hanson
48 Charley Chase Charley Chase
49 Nils Asther
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