1 Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. ...read more.
What? Number two? I should scream. You have Forest Gump, Big, Apollo 13, Toy Story series, Cast Away, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Lady Killers, Angels and Demons, The Polar Express, The Green Mile.
See, the best. - celtics09
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Who says that Orlando Bloom is the best, come on you idiots, start watching the brilliant Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
2 Robert De Niro
Great list but are there female actors? aren't all actors supposed to be male? - zxm
3 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.
I love Johnny Depp
4 Sylvester Stallone
My criteria for being an elite actor is versatility, transformation, being compelling and enveloping a character from the "gut." Stallone fails to meet any of these criteria. None of his performances have ever impressed me. - venusman
5 Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor and narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus. ...read more.
6 Al Pacino
Pacino is an incredibly gifted actor who is versatile and compelling. Two of my favorite performances by Pacino are "Serpico" and "You Don't Know Jack." Great acting is comprised of versatility, transformation, being compelling and enveloping a character from the "gut." Pacino, Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Penn and Kingsley are some of my favorite male actors. Pacino would certainly make my top 5 list. - venusman
7 Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.
I consider Washington to be just an average actor. He was uninspiring and flat in his "Philadelphia" role. To me he is a "performer" and not a compelling actor. Top "performers",as opposed to gifted actors, in my opinion, are Cruise, Hanks, Washington and b/c of his over-acting Nicholson. Actors who are compelling and act from the "gut" are Brando, Pacino, Kingsley, Rush and the two Hoffmans - Dustin and Phillip - Seymour. - venusman
8 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.
9 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.
Brando is a once in a generation actor. He meets my criteria for being an elite, gifted actor. He is versatile, transformative, compelling and envelopes a character from the "gut." Two of my favorite performances by Brando are "On the Waterfront" and "Last Tango in Paris." Many viewers are distracted, focusing on Tango's sensuality. To me, the film was more about coping with his grief, his anomie and desperately filling an emotional void. - venusman
10 Jack Nicholson
John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker, who has performed for over 60 years. Nicholson is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance and dark portrayals of antiheroes and psychopathic characters. In many ...read more.
11 Will Smith
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. born September 25, 1968, 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 including, but are not limited to, the Men in Black lineup, Pursuit of Happyness, I am legend, ...read more.
12 Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.
LOVE HIM SO MUCH
LEO DESERVES TO BE FIRST!
He is an amazing actor and person, and he makes every role he gets very appealing to him and to the movie. His acting always fits incredibly well to the movies, and there are some times that you simply can't imagine the movie without Leo starring in them.
Love you Leo x
13 Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. After having his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.
14 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.
Best Actor of all Times!
15 Adel Emam
Adel Imam is a popular Egyptian movie and stage actor. He is primarily a comedian, but he has starred in more serious work, especially in his earlier films, has combined comedy with romance. ...read more.
16 Cary Grant
Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted ...read more.
17 Mel Gibson
18 Orson Welles
George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
19 Javier Bardem
20 Roy Dupuis
Roy Dupuis is an actor from Quebec, Canada, known for his lead role as Michael in 'La Femme Nikita' T.V. series, partnering with Peta Wilson (as Nikita).
21 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.
Norton is clearly a gifted actor. He is compelling and acts from the "gut." To me, Norton is clearly superior to contemporaries, Pitt, Damon, Affleck and McConaughey. - venusman
Best actor ever.
American History X
Their the best movies because he plays in them!
22 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.
23 Heath Ledger
Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.
24 Clint Eastwood
Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
25 Eddie Redmayne
26 Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in iconic 1940s films noir such as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a cultural icon.
27 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.
28 Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean
29 Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, ...read more.
30 Matt Damon
31 Joaquin Phoenix
32 Bruce Willis
Walter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and singer.
33 Forest Whitaker
34 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.
35 Michael Caine
36 Adam Sandler
Uh Adam Sandler is sooo good I mean his voice will never get old and he’s hilarious
37 Tom Hiddleston
Thomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.
38 Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.
One of THE MOST classiest actors I know... ( not that I don't like many others actors either) but he delivers each role flawlessly! Love his acting!
39 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.
40 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.
41 Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician . Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters .
42 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.
43 Kevin Spacey
44 Dave Willis
Dave Willis is the voice of Carl and Meatwad on ATHF. -
45 Robert Englund
Well first off this list is kinda strange. Actor is male, obviously. But anyway, he has acted in many parts, most known as Freddy Krueger. ;-)
46 Daniel Day-Lewis
Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.
47 John Lithgow
48 John Wayne
Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.
The Duke should be numero uno! - Terroredneck
49 Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson was an American actor, generally known for his turns as a leading man during the 1950s and 1960s.
50 Oskar Werner