1 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.
Not my favorite -- but he's one of these Gary Oldman guys who thinks acting is a diversity of characters rather than an identity.
Each and every movie Johnny Depp is in is worth watching. In 90% of them if the academy weren't slipping on their drool or finding the stuipedest movie to award he'd have won ages ago not to mention he'd have won more than once. This is why I cannot stand to watch the awards anymore, DiCapprio also deserves more than one, Thank You.
Depp wouldn't be my first choice - I don't feel that he's demonstrated quite the emotional range of some of his contemporaries - but he's quite good all the same and I do think that he's put in some award-worthy performances. I was most impressed with him in Donnie Brasco myself. - miketheratguy
Johnny depp is my favourite hero. I liked his character Captain Jack Sparrow. He is the best actor and human being in the world.
2 Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean
MR BEAN...wish there were more of you...
This Guys Awesome
I've got nothing against Rowan Atkinson but I don't think that the people who voted him as one of the top ten most deserving Oscar winners quite understand the criteria for which Oscars are supposed to be awarded. : ) - miketheratguy
3 Edward Norton
Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.
Definitely deserves an oscar for Fight Club, Primal Fear, American History X or the 25th Hour
Definitely deserved one for American history x or primal fear.
Primal Fear and American History X were his to win. Yet somehow, he was denied. Unfortunately I feel that his best work is behind him at this point. - miketheratguy
4 Peter O'Toole
Peter James O'Toole was a British stage and film actor of Irish descent. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic and with the English Stage Company before making his film debut in 1959.
HELLO!? Show some respect to the guy! Lawrence of Arabia, The Lion in Winter, Venus, amazing movies, deserved an Oscar more than almost anyone in the world!
5 Richard Burton
Richard Burton was a Welsh actor. Noted for his mellifluous baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964. He was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan.
Deserved a win for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf among the many nominations he received. - Dancedom
This guy was the best role model in the world in his time.
6 Albert Finney
7 Ed Harris
Edward Allen Harris is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. His performances in Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Pollock and The Hours earned him critical acclaim in addition to Academy Award nominations.
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.
He is cool and very versatile actor. He is new in every movie but I guess being very sexy/hot/handsome/talented man is a crime nowadays. - Magnolia
He most definitely deserved an Oscar for his performance in "Fury". That performance went unrecognized by anyone. What a shame! - mood333
That Tank movie and Inglorious put him over the top
9 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.
Gotta admit he is a role model for young men.
10 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.
Smith is capable of putting in strong performances when he actually tries. Unfortunately he's usually content not to. - miketheratguy
This guy deserves a oscar
11 Robert Downey Jr
But he should have one or more!
12 Warren Beatty
Henry Warren Beatty is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds.
13 James McAvoy
James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting début as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began and he continued to work in both areas from then on.
His big day will come
... Please give him a least a nomination
I agree! please. At least give him a nomination!
14 Jim Carrey
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.
The only thing I think he should have been nominated for was The Truman Show. Being that this was 1998 and Billy Bob Thornton was in A Simple Plan that year I don't think that Carrey should have won, but I do think that he at least deserved the nomination. - miketheratguy
He at least deserved a nomination for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - BeatlesFan1964
Funny Times come on
15 Bradley Cooper
Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing, and one Tony Award.
16 Joaquin Phoenix
A very committed, very emotional performer. Phoenix is overdue. - miketheratguy
17 Montgomery Clift
One of the greatest actors of all-time. - truckturner
18 Djimon Hounsou
19 Liam Neeson
Liam John Neeson, OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur.
Ya I guess. Does he have to act so complex all the time though.
20 Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. ...read more.
21 Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.
22 Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell is an American actor who became known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Moon, G-Force, and Seven Psychopaths.
23 Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas (1916 -2020) was an American actor, filmmaker, author and centenarian. He was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers with Barbara ...read more.
Kirk made a living as the bad guy. His character's lack of likeability hurts him
I can't believe he made this list. Yes he made a fair few average films, a lot actually, but surely Spartacus would have been enough.
24 Elliott Gould
I just don't like funny men as best actor. It should be guys like Gould instead.
25 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.
Yeah, I believe he deserves at least one Oscar. Nothing more, just one.
26 John Malkovich
John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor, producer, director, and fashion designer. Over the last 30 years of his career, Malkovich has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. ...read more.
27 Roy Scheider
A really solid role model for boys. Jaws. French Conn. Marathon Man.
28 Sylvester Stallone
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer.
29 Arthur Kennedy
30 Marcello Mastroianni
31 James Caan
James Edmund Caan is an American actor. After early roles in films such as El Dorado, Caan came into prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Funny Lady and A Bridge Too Far.
32 George Segal
33 Don Cheadle
34 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.
35 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. ...read more.
36 Nick Nolte
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor and former model. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1991 film The Prince of Tides.
37 Mark Ruffalo
Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor, producer, and political activist who made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse, followed by minor film roles.
38 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.
39 John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
40 Stanley Tucci
41 Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. ...read more.
42 Richard Harris
Richard Harris was a British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre, and Target.
43 Billy Bob Thornton
44 T.E. Frazier
45 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.