10 Best Actors of the 2000s

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

The Top Ten

1 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.

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 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.

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

Are you kidding me he deserves to be no1 he is the best actor of all time matt damon and otlando don't stand achance in front of him come on people vote for jhonny depp

3 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.

American Psycho,The Machinist´╝îRescue Down,The Prestige,Batman.Handsome and awesome actor.

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

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"

4 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.

A veteran character actor who delivers.

Damon is the best

5 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.

Shame that he died. A great character actor.

6 Anneliese van der Pol
7 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 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.

Really good actor

I love brad pitt

9 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.
10 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).

4 brothers such an awesome movie

The Contenders

11 Lalaine
12 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 Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.
14 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

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

Good in everything he does!

15 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 (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 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 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).

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.

How is he not number one I mean TITANIC EVERYONE! love him

19 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...

20 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).

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

21 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 "It Ain't Me". 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 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!

I love Robert 3000

I word IRONMAN

23 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.

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

24 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.

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

25 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.

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