Best Actors of 2011


The Top Ten

1 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.

Robert downey is ever the best he is a relly really good actor

Great personality he has everything that a mocie star needs to. talent strong personality, know how in the business and he a comeback out of nowhere when hollwood had him off. and he manages to be still cool. he's the jack nicholson of his generation - gvats

2 Daniel Craig Daniel Craig Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor. Craig trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, before beginning his career on stage.

At least this geezer actually had a film come out in 2011, which is more than what can be said for Day Lewis. Quality aside if he didn't have a film come out in 2011, he has no business being here. - jezza0

This Brit took a role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo while fending off the likes of George Clooney and Johnny Depp.

While his bankability Stateside is questionable to say the leat you can't deny that with Cowboys & Aliens as well as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Daniel Craig certainly qualifies for this list. - jezza0

3 Simon Pegg Simon Pegg Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Pegg came to public prominence in Britain as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright.

Can watch his movie anytime

4 Ed Helms Ed Helms Edward Parker Helms is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show as well as playing Andy Bernard in the U.S. version of The Office.

Unlike Daniel Day Lewis, Ed Helms actually had a film or 2 come out in 2011.

5 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.

Why the hell isn't he at the top he had a great year in 2011 with many of his films! He should way be in the top ten!

6 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.

Sean although his controversy and his bad temper is still the perfect choice for a tough dramatic role. not a bad director also. - gvats

7 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.

Possibly the most guaranted actor iof you want to make a big hit Hollywood film with box office success and - gvats

8 Zach Galifianakis Zach Galifianakis
9 Javier Bardem Javier Bardem Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men.

The best European actor is just as great and as succesfull as any hollwood brat. not many actors can be nom for oscar in a foreighn lang. he deserved the oscar last year but anyway he still has a lot to offer. cohones cabrones - gvats

10 Colin Firth Colin Firth Colin Andrew Firth is an English actor. Firth's films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide.

He is so versatile that he loses himself in every character he plays. from horror to rom com and from costume drama to queer films. courageous, talented, articulate with a whole lotta humor and armed with irony and confidence. what more british can you ask? - gvats

The Contenders

11 Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films, most notably; Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Steve Jobs.

he is not so young but he is the apocalypse of the last three years. the true successor to daniel day lewis. he can do everything from comic book to jane austen and from art house to drama. his characters go beyond the surface and let us see through them. though he is really enjoyable just to watch him. - gvats

12 Ian McShane
13 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?

If this list is strictly based on 2011, then Ryan Gosling should be #1. Day Lewis doesn't even have a film out this year. Though he is the Best Actor of all time. Gosling has made a statement this year. With his strong performances in Drive, Crazy Stupid, and The Ides of March. He is the best of 2011, period

Just look at his face. he has this cold face that hides eventually a romanitc sweetness. just like paul newman. versatile performances. good character. cool guy. go Canada. go ryan - gvats

14 James Franco James Franco James Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks.

Cool enough, pretty and very smart in his choices. hedirects writes, teaches, studies acts and present awards. he is still in every festival around. more than that he seems versatile and very promissing. not. bad at all for a judd apatow actor - gvats

15 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. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: more.
16 Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush
17 Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor (born 1971) best known for his role as Clint Barton / Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
18 Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, singer and producer. He comes from a prominent acting family, and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt, with his father, Lloyd Bridges and brother, Beau Bridges.

The dude is the real thing. he combines toughness of the old school with a warm approach to his characters. evrything he plays come to life because he can find the human elements that transformed any character from the script to life. - gvats

19 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.
20 Matthew Macfadyen
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List StatsCreated 12 Oct 2011
Updated 27 May 2013

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Top Remixes

1. Robert Downey Jr.
2. Daniel Craig
3. Simon Pegg
1. Michael Fassbender
2. Sean Penn
3. Ryan Gosling


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