Best Actors in Alfred Hitchcock's Movies

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The Top Ten

1 James Stewart James Stewart James Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) was an American movie star, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time. He is best remembered for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl ...read more.

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Rope (1948)
Rear Window (1954)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Vertigo (1958) - Lotuscandy

2 Cary Grant Cary Grant Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted ...read more.

Suspicion (1941)
Notorious (1946)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
North By Northwest (1959) - Lotuscandy

3 Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, he first gained worldwide fame in the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), ...read more.

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Under Capricorn (1949) - Lotuscandy

4 Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion but is best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and its three sequels. ...read more.

Psycho (1960) - Lotuscandy

5 Gregory Peck Gregory Peck Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1980s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy ...read more.

Spellbound (1945) and The Paradine Case (1947) - Lotuscandy

6 Robert Walker Robert Walker Robert Hudson Walker (October 13, 1918 – August 28, 1951) was an American actor, best known for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train, which was released shortly before his death. ...read more.

Strangers on a Train (1951) - Lotuscandy

7 Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American film and stage actor. Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original method actors in Hollywood and was one of the first actors to be invited to study in the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg ...read more.

I Confess (1953) - Lotuscandy

8 Farley Granger Farley Granger Farley Earle Granger, Jr. (July 1, 1925 – March 27, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his two collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock: Rope in 1948 and Strangers on a Train in 1951.

Rope (1948) and Strangers on a Train (1951) - Lotuscandy

9 Henry Fonda Henry Fonda Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades.

The Wrong Man (1956) - Lotuscandy

10 Raymond Burr Raymond Burr Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He was prominently involved in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations. ...read more.

Rear Window (1954) - Lotuscandy

The Contenders

11 Sean Connery Sean Connery Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.

He played in Marnie (1964) - Lotuscandy

12 Ray Milland Ray Milland Ray Milland, born Alfred Reginald Jones (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), a sophisticated leading man opposite ...read more.

Dial M for Murder (1954) - Lotuscandy

13 Claude Rains Claude Rains William Claude Rains (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was an English film and stage actor whose career spanned 46 years. After his American film debut with The Invisible Man (1933) he played in classic films like The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Wolf Man ...read more.

Notorious (1946) - Lotuscandy

14 John Williams John Williams John Williams (15 April 1903 – 5 May 1983) was an English stage, film and television actor. He is remembered for his role as chief inspector Hubbard in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder, as the chauffeur in Sabrina, and as portraying the second "Mr. French" on TV's Family Affair.

The Paradine Case (1947)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
To Catch a Thief (1955) - Lotuscandy

15 Michael Redgrave Michael Redgrave Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE (20 March 1908 – 21 March 1985) was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author.

The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Lotuscandy

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16 Paul Newman Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.

Torn Curtain (1966) - Lotuscandy

17 Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. ...read more.

Rebecca (1940) - Lotuscandy

18 Peter Lorre Peter Lorre Peter Lorre, born László Löwenstein (26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was an Austro-Hungarian-American actor. In Austria, he began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he had his breakthrough, first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre ...read more.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Secret Agent (1936) - Lotuscandy

19 Robert Donat Robert Donat Friedrich Robert Donat (18 March 1905 – 9 June 1958) was an English film and stage actor. He is best remembered for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935), and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), winning for the latter the Academy Award for Best Actor.

The 39 Steps (1935) - Lotuscandy

20 Leo G. Carroll Leo G. Carroll Leo Gratten Carroll (25 October 1886 – 16 October 1972) was an English actor. He was best known for his roles in several Hitchcock films, and in three television series, Topper, Going My Way, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E..

Rebecca (1940)
Suspicion (1941)
Spellbound (1945)
The Paradine Case (1947)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
North by Northwest (1959) - Lotuscandy

21 Alastair Sim Alastair Sim Alastair George Bell Sim, CBE (9 October 1900 – 19 August 1976) was a Scottish character actor who began his theatrical career at the age of thirty, but quickly became established as a popular West End performer, remaining so until his death in 1976. He also appeared in more than fifty British films, ...read more.

Stage Fright (1950) - Lotuscandy

22 James Mason James Mason James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. After achieving much success in the United Kingdom, where he was the top box office attraction in 1944 and 1945, he made the transition to the United States and became one of Hollywood's biggest stars. ...read more.

North By Northwest (1959) - Lotuscandy

23 Barry Foster Barry Foster Barry Foster (21 August 1927 – 11 February 2002) was an English actor who had an extensive career on stage, television and cinema over almost 50 years.

Frenzy (1972) - Lotuscandy

24 Rod Taylor Rod Taylor Rodney Sturt "Rod" Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian actor of film and television. He appeared in over 50 films, including The Catered Affair, The Time Machine, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Seven Seas to Calais, The Birds, Sunday in New York, Young Cassidy, Dark of the ...read more.

The Birds (1963) - Lotuscandy

25 John Dall John Dall John Dall Thompson (May 26, 1920 – January 15, 1971) was an American actor. Primarily a stage actor, he is best remembered today for two film roles: the cool-minded intellectual killer in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948), and the trigger-happy lead in the 1950 noir Gun Crazy. He also had a substantial ...read more.

Rope (1948) - Lotuscandy

26 Martin Landau Martin Landau Martin Landau (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach, producer and editorial cartoonist. His career started in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television ...read more.

North By Northwest (1959) - Lotuscandy

27 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.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
Downhill (1927) - Lotuscandy

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