Best Actors of the '60s

The decade of Eastwood's greatest early movies including "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)

The Top Ten

1 Burt Lancaster
2 Toshiro Mifune Toshiro Mifune
3 Paul Newman Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.
4 Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
5 Rod Steiger

Incredible range of talent.
Should have won the Oscar for "The Pawnbroker."

6 Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s.
7 Peter Sellers Peter Sellers
8 Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole
9 Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), For a Few Dollars More (1965) - MatrixGuy

10 Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Mastroianni

The Contenders

11 Gregory Peck Gregory Peck Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1980s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy more.
12 Robert Redford Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr., known professionally as Robert Redford, is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist.
13 Tatsuya Nakadai
14 Robert Duvall Robert Duvall Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy Award.
15 John Wayne John Wayne Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.
16 Warren Beatty
17 Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion but is best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and its three sequels. more.
18 Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.
19 Vincent Price Vincent Price Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films.
20 Richard Burton Richard Burton
21 Henry Fonda Henry Fonda Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades.
22 Marlon Brando Marlon Brando Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
23 Lee Marvin
24 Montgomery Clift Montgomery Clift Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American film and stage actor. Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original method actors in Hollywood and was one of the first actors to be invited to study in the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg more.
25 Martin Balsam
26 Sean Connery Sean Connery Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
27 Albert Finney
28 Peter Ustinov
29 George C. Scott George C. Scott
30 Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas
31 Jack Lemmon Jack Lemmon
32 Walter Matthau
33 Warren Oates
34 Tony Randall
35 James Coburn
36 Max von Sydow
37 Jason Robards
38 Spencer Tracy Spencer Tracy Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 - June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility. During his career, Tracy appeared in 75 films and developed a reputation among his peers as one of the screen's greatest actors.
39 Michael Caine Michael Caine
40 Alain Delon Alain Delon Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. Delon became one of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols in the 1960s.
41 James Mason James Mason James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. After achieving much success in the United Kingdom, where he was the top box office attraction in 1944 and 1945, he made the transition to the United States and became one of Hollywood's biggest stars. more.
42 Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
43 Anthony Quinn
44 Gene Hackman Gene Hackman
45 Pat Hingle
46 George Segal George Segal
47 John Cassavetes
48 James Garner James Garner
49 Alan Bates
50 Donald Pleasence
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