Best Actors of the 80s

Alexandr

The Top Ten

1 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.

Endless Love (1981), Taps (1981), The Outsiders (1983), Losin' It (1983), Risky Business (1983), All the Right Moves (1983), Legend (1985), Top Gun (1986), The Color of Money (1986), Cocktail (1988), Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989). - Alexandr

I love the color of money and top gun. He's a great actor, one of the best all time. - jwileson

I guess for me the best movie would be Endless Love

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2 Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone

Nighthawks (1981), Victory (1981), Rocky I (1982), First Blood (1982), Rhinestone (1984), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rocky IV (1985), Cobra (1986), Over the Top (1987), Rambo I (1988), Tango & Cash (1989), Lock Up (1989). - Alexandr

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3 Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.

Ok. This is the best actor of the 80s. He worked so hard to get to where he was! And he made it. Now, you probably don't know, but he was in America for a little, starving! He needed to get on Family Ties, and he did! He knew he had what it took! And he's hot not to mention

I absolutely adored him in back to the future trilogy.

Michael played in back to the future the best time travel movie of all time

Always the best actor of all time... Michael forever!

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4 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

Classics:
Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Predator (1987).

Above average:
Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), Red Heat (1988), Twins (1988)

He build the road that others just used to get to the top.

Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984), The Terminator (1984), Red Sonja (1985), Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987), Red Heat (1988), Twins (1988). - Alexandr

With the two terminator movies he achieved the superstar level - MatrixGuy

I love his movies especially Predator

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5 Harrison Ford Harrison Ford Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.

Um Han Solo and Indiana Jones Starwars and Indian Jones ran the late seventies through eighties - wert225

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Blade Runner (1982), Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Witness (1985), Mosquito Coast (1986), Working Girl (1988), Frantic (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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6 Al Pacino Al Pacino

Cruising (1980), Author! Author! (1982), Scarface (1983), Revolution (1985), Sea of Love (1989). - Alexandr

7 Matt Dillon Matt Dillon

He is a very awesome actor... Still today. I loved when he played Dally in
THE OUTSIDERS! :-)

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8 Michael Biehn Michael Biehn Michael Connell Biehn is an American actor. He is primarily known for his military roles in science fiction films directed by James Cameron.

Hog Wild (1980), The Fan (1981), The Lords of Discipline (1983), The Terminator (1984), Deadly Intentions (1985), Aliens (1986), Rampage (1987), The Seventh Sign (1988), In a Shallow Grave (1988), The Abyss (1989). - Alexandr

Eddie Murphy should also come long before Biehn.

Charlie Sheen should come long before Biehn.

9 Emilio Estevez Emilio Estevez

His best performance was The Breakfast Club by far

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10 Bill Murray Bill Murray William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, for which he earned his first Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Scrooged, What ...read more.

Ghostbusters 1984 stripes 1981 caddyshack 1980

The Newcomers

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? Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

The Contenders

11 Rob Lowe Rob Lowe Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe is an American actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St.

He was really beautiful. And talented - rambocrazyhorse

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12 River Phoenix River Phoenix River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.

He is very underrated but he should be remembered in today's society, by many. Not only were his natural acting abilities inspiring, but the way he cared about everything. He was very environmentally friendly, a strict and committed vegan, and even in the 80s/90s he was supportive of homosexuals. I love him so much and words can't describe how inspiring he is to me and many other people. RIP, sweet River Jude Phoenix.

By far one of the most talented actors of his generation. Stand by me, Running on empty, The mosquito coast, Explorers... To name a few of his films. Stand by me is his best. Such a gifted actor and amazing person. I miss him.

He was a beautiful person and an amazing actor for someone his age. He really understood the art of acting and how to bring himself into character. I miss him.

He was one of the best actor of all time.So natural,talented,beautiful and caring for everything.We will never forget him..

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13 Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years.

The Shining (1980), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Reds (1981), The Border (1982), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Heartburn (1986), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Broadcast News (1987), Ironweed (1987), Batman (1989). - Alexandr

I love jack nicholson! was the best then and is the best now! ANGER MANAGEMENT! I love that movie and all the others but I love jack nichoolson!

It's not from the 80s but his best movie was definitely A Few Good Men

14 C. Thomas Howell

Tommy makes everyone's day and have worked so hard to get where he is. I love him so much

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15 Josh Brolin
16 Andrew McCarthy

The boy next door.. Saint Elmo fire

17 Kurt Russell Kurt Russell

Used Cars (1980), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Silkwood (1983), Swing Shift (1984), The Mean Season (1985), The Best of Times (1986), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Overboard (1987), Tequila Sunrise (1988), Winter People (1989), Tango & Cash (1989). - Alexandr

used cars comedy
the thing horror
tango and cash action
silkwood drama
swing shift romance
big trouble in little china fantasy adventure
Kurt Russell has done it all
i know DARK BLUE was not made in the 80s but it was his best performance to date and oscar worthy

18 Michael Douglas Michael Douglas Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. His career includes a diverse range of films in both independent and blockbuster genres, for which he has received a number of accolades both competitive and honorary.

It's My Turn (1980), The Star Chamber (1983), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), A Chorus Line (1985), Fatal Attraction (1987), Wall Street (1987), Black Rain (1989), The War of the Roses (1989). - Alexandr

19 Corey Haim Corey Haim Corey Haim was born on December 23 1971, in Toronto Ontario. He grew up in the Toronto suburbs of Thornhill and Willowdale, and attended such schools as Baythorn Public School, German Mills Public School, and Zion Heights Junior High School. ...read more.

I still love him in this generation! You're missed dearly, Corey Ian Haim xx

Big movies big fan base!
Had it all in the 80's! Possibly too much! Rip lost boy!

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20 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson

Gallipoli (1981), Mad Max 2 (1981), Attack Force Z (1982), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), The Bounty (1984), The River (1984), Mrs. Soffel (1984), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), Tequila Sunrise (1988), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). - Alexandr

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