Best Actors for Crime Movies

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The Top Ten

1 Robert De Niro Robert De Niro

Well deserves to take gold. He is an incredible actor. But the character he plays that really makes him stand out (in my opinion anyway) is Max Cady in Cape Fear. Absolutely terrifying but so well acted. - Britgirl

Taxi Drive, The Godfather II, Heat. Once Upon a Time in America and a lot more crime movies. He's very good at it. - zxm

2 Al Pacino Al Pacino

Tony Montana!

3 Marlon Brando Marlon Brando 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.

He actually is better in drama movies. But his greatest appearances were in crime drama movies. - zxm

4 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.
5 John Travolta John Travolta John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
6 Christopher Walken Christopher Walken
7 Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
8 Gary Oldman Gary Oldman Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television.
9 Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning a Best Supporting Actor.
10 Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper

The Contenders

11 Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & Louise, Peter Yates' "Mother, Jugs & Speed", Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp ...read more.
12 Leonardo Di Caprio Leonardo Di Caprio
13 James Cagney James Cagney
14 John Cena John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. ...read more.
15 Steve Buscemi Steve Buscemi
16 Harrison Ford Harrison Ford Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.
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