Top 10 Actors Who Have Appeared in Movies by Christopher Nolan

The Top Ten
1 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

No duh. Look at his amazing career and performance in some of his movies. And his role in Inception was possibly his best, which is a huge achievement.

Best skills, best voice, best face, best accomplishments, biggest roles. I gotta hand it to him, Leonardo is definitely number one worthy

Of course, Leonardo DiCaprio is easily the greatest actor who is still in business, and he takes the cake for the best performance in a Christopher Nolan movie and the most prolific actor on this list

He is, undoubtedly, the best. No questions asked.

2 Tom Hardy Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE is an English actor and film producer. Originally a model, Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.

It was hard to choose between his two big roles in the Nolan films for which one is his best in my opinion. Bane is his character who had the most screen time and is very iconic, but Eames from Inception was definitely his better role. He was like a hilarious, awesome James Bond kind of guy with a great mind and imagination, and with a British accent too. Inception was the movie that started his great acting spree. But, more people know him as Bane.

I actually thought that his role as Bane was better than the joker... he was so intimidating and his voice was awesome... Also Eames was super suave and funny and my favourite inception character

Tom Hardy is my personal favourite actor. I have only seen four movies he's in, including two Nolan movies, but he was so good in Madmax fury road and Inception so he is my favourite actor

Let's just say I love him like family. He is my favourite actor ever

3 Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

One of the greatest actors of the early 21st century. Also, he has by far the most screen time in a Nolan movie ever, almost tripling the second place guy since he was Batman in three Batman movies and the main guy in the prestige

Other than Michael Caine and Cillian Murphy, he has appeared in the most movies by Nolan and has by far the most screen time. He was also one of the two main characters in Nolan's The Prestige.

I am so crushing on him

4 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director and narrator. He has appeared in a range of film genres portraying character roles and is particularly known for his distinctive deep voice. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), ...read more.

Morgan Freeman has appeared in countless films over the years, and though not a main character in the three Nolan films he appeared in, he still had a large role.

Freeman is so classic. Shawshank Redemption and 7even, two amazing classics, come to mind whenever you think of him. He should be in the top three

5 Michael Caine Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is considered a British film icon. Known for his cockney accent, Caine was born in South London, where during his ...read more.

He has been in almost every Nolan movie. I really like him as a guy, and he was even knighted. He also had a big variety. He was a mentor in TDK and Inception, yes, but he was a traitor in Interstellar and other things in other movies

What why is Michael Caine so low I can understand him not being in first because DiCaprio is amazing but seriously. 7th! He has the most comments by far and Slothwhatever started him in fourth so something isn't right, right?

Yep, Michael deserves first here. He is in even more Nolan movies than Cillian Murphy, and I can't believe Sloth21 started out Morgan Freeman above him

Wow. 4th place. This is rubbish. Sir Caine was knighted! That's how amazing he is! His voice is so inconic and he is in every Nolan movie (almost). my personal favourites are Alfred in TDK and Miles in Inception

6 Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor of stage and screen. Since making his debut in his home country in the late 1990s, Murphy has also become a presence in British and American cinemas noted by critics for his performances in a wide range of roles.

He has also been in so many of Nolan's movies, from Dunkirk to The Dark Knight trilogy, but Inception was his best role. He was a really deep and emotional character who the whole movie kind of centred around, as he was the person they were performing Inception on.

7 Heath Ledger Heath 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.

Possibly the greatest movie role for a villain I have ever seen. But, he only appeared in one Nolan film, so he can't go too high on this list

wow, is nobody acknowledging his great performance as the joker. Heath became super famous with one role. He was so great that his screen time was only like five minutes less than batman who is the main character he should at least be above cillian murphy and how is he behind the bane actor bane is not as good as the joker

HOW IS HE 7TH? He delivers the greatest performance as a villain in movie history so it's ridiculous that he is so low

The Joker is most awesome ever. Get him one place

8 Guy Pearce

He had a very interesting, unique, and amazing role and performance in Memento.

9 Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Many of you will know him as Arthur from Inception, as Cobb's loyal, right-hand man who does all the crazy no-gravity fight scenes and rotating hallways or perhaps for how he played "Robin" in the Dark Knight Rises

10 Al Pacino Alfredo James "Al" (April 25, 1940) Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino has had a career spanning more than five decades, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors.

Have you not seen him in Godfather or Scarface? The man can act!

This famous actor had a huge role in Insomnia, which is one of Nolan's worst movies but whatever

The Contenders
11 Liam Neeson Liam John Neeson, OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur.

He is the most awesome actor you know. Very wise and powerful in Batman begins, and it reminded me of Doctor Strange (the start of Batman begins)

12 Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace who achieved international fame with the film La Vie en Rose.

I feel like the only problem with Nolan films is that there aren't very many female roles. I would have normally put Hugh Jackman here but I felt like a female needed to be in my original top ten, so I put her on here. She plays, in addition to Mal from Inception, Talia Al Ghul in the Dark Knight Rises. She turns out to be kind of the main villain of the movie, which kind of sucks because it made Bane, whose backstory we were building up for ages and who was going crazy and ruling Gotham, just some thug for her.

Ya I know I hated it when they made her the main villain. It's like they built up banes character and made him so crazy awesome and then said. Oh, wait, your just a thug, and he got killed by being randomly shot by some burgular

I have no real problem with Marion Cotillard, but her accent makes her hard to understand at times

13 Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. ...read more.
14 Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian actor, producer and musician. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters.
15 Matthew McConaughey Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's ...read more.
16 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. ...read more.

She is, according to the best actresses list on toptens, the best actress of all time and the top three actors of all time aren't even on here so she should be number one

Who doesn't know Scarlett? Most people don't know her roles outside of the MCU, but she had a part to play in The Prestige

17 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.
18 Anne Hathaway Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress ...read more.
19 Ken Watanabe
20 Aaron Eckhart
21 Dileep Rao
22 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. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: ...read more.

Whoops I completely overlooked him and forgot to add him to this list. Sorry!

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