This list compiles the most notable actors who's movies are successes simply because they're in them.
The Top Ten
1Bryan CranstonBryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, ordained Pastor and producer.
4Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.
5Kevin HartKevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for ...read more.
6Meryl StreepMary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.
8Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence began her career in television, playing her first major role as a main cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
9Chris PrattChristopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood and Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
With the one arguable exception of Gangs Of New York (where he was upstaged by Daniel Day Lewis, anyway), this moronic, jet-setting "environmentalist" is about as overrated as any line-reader could possibly be.
12Brad PittWilliam Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories and received three further Academy Award nominations, winning one, as producer under his ...read more.
13Robert de Niro
14Gary CooperGary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He ...read more.
Not an actor of this generation but his movies have a big sign of his name - zxm
16Will SmithWillard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black lineup, Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is often referred ...read more.
17John WayneMarion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.
18Sean ConnerySir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
19Tom HanksThomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. ...read more.
20Christian BaleChristian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.
21Henry FondaHenry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades.
22Clark GableWilliam Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable is considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money ...read more.
23Jodie FosterAlicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
25Johnny DeppJohn Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
His role in a movie is often rather big. His character is often on the "loopy side" and his character being in a darker state of mind, etc.
26James StewartJames 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.