Top Ten Best Actors and Actresses Who Died Too Soon

Blue_Devereaux
Philip Seymour Hoffman died today, February 2, 2014, which is a bummer. It made me think of other actors and actresses who died too soon. There are many, but I tried to narrow it down to the most talented who had a body of work that exemplified that talent.

The Top Ten

1 James Dean James Dean 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.

Unmatched Oscar nominations for his movies: 2/3 of his movies were nominated for Best Actor... And feat that has been unmatched. -

He only had three films: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant; however, his talent was unmistakable. - Blue_Devereaux

I always liked him on rebel without a cause

My idol

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2 River Phoenix River Phoenix River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.

Damn.. I fell in love to him since stand by me and could believe that he really died too soon

Unique!

No one like him.He was talented,passionate and pure.The best actor ever.Going too soon

3 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger 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.

His death seems so strange to me. Never thought of him dying.

He is the best...

Ledger was the best Joker

He was so talented!

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4 Philip Seymour Hoffman

Some people are just too brilliant and sensitive for this harsh world. We were lucky to have him for as long as we did

Was so in love with his brilliance, wit, humor and unabashed charm. Miss him so much!

Best actor of his generation

The best there ever was!

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5 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.

Marilyn was a beautiful woman who could take some fabulous pictures. I have many that are here her in everyday life. The few movies that I saw her in but never watched all the way through so I can't say she was a good actress but I can say is that she photographed beautifully.

Joe whispers I love you

6 James Gandolfini James Gandolfini
7 Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Natalie Wood, born Natalie Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 28 or 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and as Maria in West Side Story. But the American icon remains infamously known for the circumstances ...read more.

Miracle on 34th street

8 Paul Walker Paul Walker Paul William Walker IV was an American actor . Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel .

He's good at acting - JaysTop10List

9 John Belushi John Belushi
10 John Candy John Candy John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.

Wish he was still around today :(

The Contenders

11 Natasha Richardson Natasha Richardson

*Sniff* I only saw one of her films, she ended up being my favorite character, that film is The Parent Trap. I got so sad when I found out she died, The Parent Trap will always be one of my favorite films. - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

12 Brandon Lee Brandon Lee Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 - March 31, 1993), was an American actor and martial artist. He was the son of martial artist and film actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell, the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. He died (at the age of 28) during ...read more.

Watch the movie the crow
Look of the joker in the dark knight was copied from brandon's look

13 Anton Yelchin Anton Yelchin Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (March 11th 1989 - June 19th 2016) was a Russian born American actor, known for playing Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series. He died in June 19th 2016 aged 27 from blunt trauma asphyxiation after being crushed by his own car outside his home.
14 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

His son, Brandon, also died young - Blue_Devereaux

15 Chris Farley Chris Farley
16 Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Jean Harlow, born Harlean Harlow Carpenter (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. ...read more.
17 Heather O'Rourke Heather O'Rourke Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress. She was discovered by director Steven Spielberg when she was visiting MGM's studios.

One of the cast of the cursed movie "Poltergeist"; died suddenly and tragically of a stomach ailment at the age of 13.

She died so young ),:. She was great in the movie "Poltergeist". - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

18 Phil Hartman Phil Hartman Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist.
19 Corey Haim Corey Haim Corey Haim was born on December 23 1971, in Toronto Ontario. He grew up in the Toronto suburbs of Thornhill and Willowdale, and attended such schools as Pineway Public School, Baythorn Public School, German Mills Public School, and Zion Heights Junior High School. ...read more.
20 Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter.
21 Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and humorist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.
22 Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze
23 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin 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. He died in 2014.

We're lucky we had him for as long as we did. There is no one like him. Irreplaceable, brilliant and other worldly.

His smile lit up the lives of millions.

24 Paul Newman Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.
25 Brittany Murphy Brittany Murphy Brittany Murphy, born November 10th, 1977, was an american actress, best known for roles in films such as "8 Mile", "Clueless", "Happy Feet", "Sin City", and "Just Married", as well as the voice of Luanne Platter on the animated series "King Of The Hill". She passed away on December 20th, 2009 at the ...read more.
26 Brad Renfro
27 Dana Plato
28 Gary Coleman Gary Coleman Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes.
29 Sal Mineo
30 Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield, born Vera Jayne Palmer (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. A major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s, she was also known for ...read more.
31 Carl Switzer
32 Clifton Young
33 Graham Chapman Graham Chapman Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.
34 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
35 Peg Entwistle
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