10 Best Actors of the 2000s

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The most successful and popular actors of 2000- present day.

The Top Ten

1 Orlando Bloom Orlando Bloom Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. After having his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.

Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Kingdom of Heaven, Ned Kelly, Elizabethtown, Haven, Calcium Kid, etc. - tem

He deserves to be number one! I mean Matt Damon, come on! Orlando Bloom totally dominates him! He's hot + such an amazing actor!

THE HOBBIT
LORD OF THE RINGS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

2 Johnny Depp Johnny Depp John 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.

Johnny Depp is the best Character actor in history, in my opinion. He is not like Nicholas Cage or Will Smith (One of my favorites) as he can play any roll, no mater how odd, as if it was a completely different person playing the part.

Pirates of the Caribbean Movies, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd. - Bman23

Really Awesome. My favorites with him are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Rango.

He is the best actor ever, I love him and he can be so convertible in all different movies he is perfect😍❤

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3 Heath Ledger 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.

Seriously, how can one pick Depp over Heath Ledger? That's wrong! Ledger's acting abilities are so much more than Depp and his PR team can ever have.

This man was such an insanely good actor. It's so awful that he died! I hate that I can't see more of his acting.

He was overall in my opinion the best actor who ever lived... RIP Heath Ledger- You Will Not Be Forgotten.

One of the most diverse actors of the 21st century. Ledger was only in the industry for a short number of years but managed to create outstanding performances that many actors cannot come close to achieving, even with 10 times the experience. even people like Michael Caine and Gary Oldman, who are also phenomenal and experienced actors, talked about how blown away they were by his talent. the man had 2 oscar nominations (one of which he won) in the span of just 2 years, and his career was only beginning. if he hadn’t tragically passed away I can only imagine what he would be doing now. RIP - movies101

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4 Christian Bale Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

For sure he deserves a top place here, a great actor with great talent and great movies and he has many time to prove for future too - MatrixGuy

Not only is he batman but Christian bale has rocked the 2000s. He was brilliant in American Psycho and the mechanic. Bonus points for his role in The Fighter.

He should be on the top of the list. Actually his style is far better than the others on this list. "He Is King Of Hollywood"

The dark night is the best movie ever! - steelers1979

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5 Matt Damon Matt Damon Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

ACTION, Comedy, Drama...
I was actually making the list of the things he can do, but it would be easier to make a list of what he can't do...
Overacting, make you hate him, and other things which most of the actors do, but not BOURNE...

Bourne Movies, Ocean Movies, The Departed, The Good Shepherd, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. - Bman23

A veteran character actor who delivers.

Damon is the best

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7 Jason Statham Jason Statham Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver.

Since he came onto the scene he cranked it up, in the name of the king, safe, transporter 1&2, crank, Italian job, the expendables, the mechanic,

8 Brad Pitt Brad Pitt William 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.

Fight club, Seven, Snatch, Oceans trilogy, A river runs through it, Moneyball, Tree of Life, those movies are AWESOME and he is the reason that those movies are awesome and that is the reason that I voted for him.

Snatch, Babel, Troy, Ocean Movies, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. - Bman23

Really good actor

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9 Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and singer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire.
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The Contenders

11 Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, former model, rapper, and songwriter.

The Yards (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rock Star (2001), The Truth About Charlie (2002), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), Invincible (2006), The Departed (2006), Shooter (2007), We Own the Night (2007), The Happening (2008), Max Payne (2008), The Lovely Bones (2009). - Alexandr

4 brothers such an awesome movie

12 Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Thomas 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.

Best actor of the 2000s is it not? , most of the movies of his people talk about are from before then, there is no way his 2000s roles should be above Leonardo DiCaprio

REALLY GOOD. I love his character as Woody in Toy Story

Excellent young actor who has slowed down with time.

13 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus, aka Miley Ray Cyrus, was born November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart ...read more.
14 Will Smith Will Smith Willard 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 franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is ...read more.

A well rounded character actor. It will be interesting to see what Will chooses to do with his veteran years.

Very good in men in black 2 and very good also in I am lengend - cazar7

Ali, Men in Black 2, I Robot, Hitch, I Am Legend, and Hancock. - Bman23

Good in everything he does!

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15 Mila Kunis Mila Kunis Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress . In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the Ukrainian SSR to Los Angeles with her family .
16 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor and narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus. ...read more.

A character actor who will be remembered for many years to come.

17 Tom Kenny Tom Kenny Thomas James Kenny is an American actor and comedian known for his long-running role as the title character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series and films. Kenny has voiced many other characters including Heffer Wolfe in Rocko's Modern Life, the Ice King in Adventure Time, the Mayor in The Powerpuff ...read more.
18 Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor, known for his work in films like "Donnie Darko", "Brokeback Mountain", "Prisoners" and "Nightcrawler". He is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner. Jake and his sister Maggie have been ...read more.

Just watch Nighycrawler.. You'll know the kind of greatness that he is headed towards...

19 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

The Beach (2000), Don's Plum (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Body of Lies (2008), Revolutionary Road (2008), Shutter Island (2009). - Alexandr

Leonardo has successfully changed hats on more than one occasion in his career. Strikes me as a hard worker.

What how is he not number 1, compare all of his 2000s movies to anyone else on this list and it's clear he is better.

20 Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Tom Cruise is an American actor and filmmaker. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards.

Cruise stamped his persona as a star by churning out many hit movies in the new millennium, be it his death defying stunts in the mission Impossible movies or his epic performance in the last samurai, he showed versatility. And who could forget his role of bad ass vincent in collateral, one that is highly underrated but one of the best of all time...

Mission: Impossible II (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Lions for Lambs (2007), Tropic Thunder (2008), Valkyrie (2008). - Alexandr

The Ass hole of ass holes...Never..!

21 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
22 Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.

Denzel is one of the best. Unfortunately, Hollywood always has him in violent homicidal roles that do not play to his true talents. Shame really.

Remember the Titans, Training Day, American Gangster, and Inside Man. - Bman23

he's the man. I love his movies, especially John Q - jwileson

23 Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian.

There are a lot of great actors on this list, but I have to vote for Russell Crowe. He can either make you cheer him on or wish he were dead - and for that, I CHEER HIM ON! I can't vote for Johnny Depp because he's already so high on this list... But Orlando Bloom? Come ON! Russell Crowe should be Number One with Depp, Smith, Bale, Damon, and the One and Only Vin Diesel right behind him!

One of the greatest actors of our time. LA Confidential, Insider, Gladiator, Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Master and Commander... who else could put together such an exceptional string of films all dependent on his strong character and exceptional talent.

Gladiator, A Beautiful MInd, Cinderella Man, 3:10 to Yuma. - Bman23

Russell is a character actor with limits. He is wonderful when portraying fictional roles. Not as solid with sci fi themes.

24 Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.

This man belongs necessarily on this list. He's the best!

25 George Clooney George Clooney George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.

Ocean Movies, Syriana, Michael Clayton, Good Night and Good Luck. - Bman23

26 Will Ferrell Will Ferrell John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Anchorman, Old School, Talladega Nights, Elf. - Bman23

27 Brenda Song Brenda Song
28 Devon Sawa

How come robert pattinson is better than him

Not very famous but better than vin diesel bruce wills ans tom cruise - tawhabinnasir

29 Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, producer, model, and musician. He started his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a 2005 fantasy film.
30 Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman 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 .

I don't have to list all his movies... Just watch "The Wolverine" (2013)... You'll Understand

31 Colin Farrell Colin Farrell

Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000), Tigerland (2000), American Outlaws (2001), Hart's War (2002), Minority Report (2002), Phone Booth (2002), The Recruit (2003), Daredevil (2003), S. W. A. T. (2003), Intermission (2003), A Home at the End of the World (2004), Alexander (2004), The New World (2005), Ask the Dust (2006), Miami Vice (2006), Cassandra's Dream (2007), In Bruges (2008), Pride and Glory (2008), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Ondine (2009), Crazy Heart (2009). - Alexandr

32 Drake Bell Drake Bell Jared Drake Bell is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first televised appearance on Home Improvement.
33 Emma Watson Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.
34 Sam Worthington Sam Worthington Samuel Henry John Worthington is an Australian actor. He portrayed the protagonist Jake Sully in the 2009 film Avatar; Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation; and Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans; before transitioning to more dramatic roles, in Everest, Hacksaw Ridge, ...read more.
35 Roy Dupuis Roy Dupuis Roy Dupuis is an actor from Quebec, Canada, known for his lead role as Michael in 'La Femme Nikita' T.V. series, partnering with Peta Wilson (as Nikita).
36 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 .

The Skulls (2000), The Fast and the Furious (2001), Joy Ride (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Timeline (2003), Noel (2004), Into the Blue (2005), Running Scared (2006), Eight Below (2006), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007), The Lazarus Project (2008), Fast & Furious (2009).

Currently P. Walker is my favorite actor - Alexandr

Paul walker is one of the coolest actors by far and played in a whole lot of moves

37 Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Get Carter (2000), Driven (2001), D-Tox (2002), Avenging Angelo (2002), Taxi 3 (2003), Shade (2003), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Rocky Balboa (2006), Rambo (2008). - Alexandr

38 Hrithik Roshan Hrithik Roshan

He is an actor having wide range of tallent. He can play all type of role in world. His acting in kaho na pyar hai, koi mil gaya, krish, dhoom-2, jodha akbar, guzarish is amazing. He is also considered as one of greatest dancer ever in world. His dancing comes in the category of legends like Michael Jackson. He has already won four best actor & 1 best debut actor filmfare awards in just 10 years. He is the youngest celebrity from India whose wax statue is present in Madame Tussaud meuseum of London. - Kapil1983

39 Viggo Mortensen Viggo Mortensen

Lord of the Ring Movies, HIstory of Violence, Hidalgo, and Eastern Promises. - Bman23

40 Javier Bardem Javier Bardem
41 Hugh Dancy
42 Bruce Willis Bruce Willis Walter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and singer.

The Whole Nine Yards (2000), The Kid (2000), Unbreakable (2000), Bandits (2001), Hart's War (2002), Grand Champion (2002), True West (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Hostage (2005), Sin City (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), 16 Blocks (2006), The Astronaut Farmer (2006), Grindhouse (2007), Perfect Stranger (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Assassination of a High School President (2008), What Just Happened (2008), Surrogates (2009). - Alexandr

Bruce has entertained many people for many years with his portrayals. I am certain that he has some surprises left for his public if a director/producer would consider him for a more important role.

43 Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix

The Yards (2000), Gladiator (2000), Quills (2000), Buffalo Soldiers (2001), Signs (2002), It's All About Love (2003), The Village (2004), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Ladder 49 (2004), Walk the Line (2005), We Own the Night (2007), Reservation Road (2007), Two Lovers (2008). - Alexandr

44 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

Little Nicky (2000), The Animal (2001), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Mr. Deeds (2002), Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), Spanglish (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Reign Over Me (2007), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), Bedtime Stories (2008), Funny People (2009). - Alexandr

45 Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark?
46 Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.

Best actor of all time

47 Elijah Wood Elijah Wood Elijah Jordan Wood is an American actor, voice actor, DJ, and producer. He is best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

He's so convincing in the roles he plays. He can go from being this super nice hobbit to being a maniac that eats people

A genuine talent. A great character actor who is unfortunately limited because of his stature. Shame.

48 Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series.

I am shocked not one person voted for Daniel! He played Harry Potter of all characters!

How did Daniel not come in #1? HE IS HARRY POTTER!

49 Sean Penn Sean Penn Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist. He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River and the biopic Milk.
50 Vin Diesel Vin Diesel Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.

Boiler Room (2000), Pitch Black (2000), The Fast and the Furious (2001), Knockaround Guys (2001), xXx (2002), A Man Apart (2003), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), The Pacifier (2005), Find Me Guilty (2006), Babylon A. D. (2008), Fast & Furious (2009). - Alexandr

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