Best Actors of the 80s
The Top Ten Best Actors of the 80s
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
Still is the best actor
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
Best action actor ever. His most badass look was in Cobra, I don't know why this movie is so underrated. Stallone all day every day. I watched about 100 times each Rocky and Rambo movie. My favourite actor, by the way he is still kicking ass in his 70s.
Nothing beats rambo amazing
Best. Action. Hero. Ever
Seriously, everyone who lived in that era knows Arnold was the action king of the 80ties.
Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Predator (1987).
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 absolutely LOVE Michael J Fox! From Family Ties to Teen Wolf to back to the Future, he is absolutely iconic. Michael is adorably cute and sexy in a really adorable way! What an absolutely talented actor... love him!
I absolutely adored him in back to the future trilogy.
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
Michael played in back to the future the best time travel movie of all time
Indiana Jones! Enough said.
Great actor. Perfect for Han Solo and Indiana Jones - PeeledBanana
Come on people, it's Harrison Ford!
Great actor, Macho!
Cruising (1980), Author! Author! (1982), Scarface (1983), Revolution (1985), Sea of Love (1989). - Alexandr
He is a very awesome actor... Still today. I loved when he played Dally in
THE OUTSIDERS! :-)
Yas! Matt deserves a spot on the best 80s actors!
He so cute and HOTT
Omgg so hot
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.
His best performance was The Breakfast Club by far
Where's athony michael hall
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.
The greatest young actor of all time, River brought so much soul and emotion to his performances. His role as Chris Chambers in Stand By Me is one of the most beautiful performances of any film. River was a beautiful person inside and out, and his death was such an enormous loss. He is truly and deeply missed.
River was so inspiring, and it really bothers me that a lot of people now don't know who he was. RIP an actual angel
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.
Ghostbusters 1984 stripes 1981 caddyshack 1980
He was really beautiful. And talented - rambocrazyhorse
He was so hot in 1983
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
The boy next door.. Saint Elmo fire
Tommy makes everyone's day and have worked so hard to get where he is. I love him so much
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
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
Best actor of the 80s hands down.
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!
MY BABY COREY
I LOVE THE TWO COREYS
THEY ARE SO BAE
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
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
Raging Bull (1980), True Confessions (1981), The King of Comedy (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Falling in Love (1984), Brazil (1985), The Mission (1986), Angel Heart (1987), The Untouchables (1987), Midnight Run (1988), Jacknife (1989), We're No Angels (1989). - Alexandr
raging bull. no more need be said
Once upon a time in America, Raging bull, The Untouchables, what more do you want?
He is so the best actor you better vote for him
Should be above Mark Hamill
The karate kid is amazong
I’m in love
Tootsie (1982), Death of a Salesman (1985), Ishtar (1987), Rain Man (1988), Family Business (1989). - Alexandr
Great actor, he should have stuck with it as he doesn't act much now. Mouth, Teddy, his characters are all legends!
Best movies are with him
I LOVE HIM SO MUCH
he's SO CUTE
AND I LOVE HIM
AND he's MINE
even though I'll never get to see.him
Red Dawn (1984), The Boys Next Door (1985), Lucas (1986), The Wraith (1986), Platoon (1986), Predator: The Concert (1987), Three for the Road (1987), No Man's Land (1987), Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988), Eight Men Out (1988), Major League (1989). - Alexandr
Charlie Sheen is the man
American Gigolo (1980), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Breathless (1983), Beyond the Limit (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), King David (1985), Power (1986), No Mercy (1986), Miles from Home (1988) - Dancedom
Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Firefox (1982), Honkytonk Man (1982), Sudden Impact (1983), Tightrope (1984), City Heat (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), The Dead Pool (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989). - Alexandr
Versatile Actor, Passionate about his work, and a good man.
Why is he so low
Money pit, big and punchline not to mention turner and hooch great actor my favorite!
By far the BEST ACTOR EVER!
He is literally the best and his eccentricities help him portray a character with such passion
Love James in white palace, pretty in pink in al his movies he is number 1 on my list
He is truly the best and should be higher up on this list
JAMES SPADER ONE OF THE WORLDS VERY TOP BEST ACTORS. SO BEYOND TALENTED AND AN INCREDIBLE MAN. MUCH LOVE FOR JAMES SPADER DEFINIETLY THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OUT OF THIS WHOLE LIST AS WELL <3 still in complete shock this man was not in the top 10 #notright what IS this disrespect!
My favorite James Bond! Athletic and sexy.
Brubaker (1980), The Natural (1984), Out of Africa (1985), Legal Eagles (1986). - Alexandr