Top 10 Best Male Actors

The Top Ten

1 Tom Hanks 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

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 Robert De Niro

Great list but are there female actors? aren't all actors supposed to be male? - zxm

3 Johnny Depp 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.
4 Sylvester Stallone 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 ...read more.
6 Denzel Washington 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

7 Al Pacino 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

8 Orlando Bloom 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.
9 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.

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

The Newcomers

? Ryan Reynolds 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.
? Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.

The Contenders

11 John Travolta 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.
12 Roy Dupuis 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).
13 Will Smith Will Smith
14 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio

LOVE HIM SO MUCH

15 Adel Emam Adel Emam
16 Robert Downey Jr. 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. V 1 Comment
17 Cary Grant 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.
18 Orson Welles Orson Welles George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
19 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
20 Javier Bardem Javier Bardem
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