Best Star Wars Actors


The Top Ten

1 Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar.

Definitely the best apart of the Prequels.

An amazing Obi Wan Kenobi.

Keep him at No. 1 so he can keep the high ground.

Okay, we’re talking about the best Star Wars actors, not the best actors in Star Wars. Ewan McGregor definitely tops that list, especially with his little monologue on Mustafar

V 3 Comments
2 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.

EWAN MCGREGOR? You've got to be kidding me. Harrison Ford is a legend and obviously the best Star Wars actor. McGregor was pretty bad... not terrible, but definitely not great.

Come on, this is an obvious first place.

Ewan Mcgregor is a great actor but its hard to compare him to Harrison Ford

I honestly think that he's better in acting than Ewan McGregor. - TheFourthWorld

V 4 Comments
3 Samuel L. Jackson 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 more.

You guys are saying this because he is black give the man a praise he did well

Naw, the badness of the prequels turned his acting bad. - DapperPickle

1. Samuel l jackson
2. Harrison ford
3. ewan McGregor
4. liam neeson
5. hayden christensen - riki1234

4 Mark Hamill Mark Hamill Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy – Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi and his portrayal of the Joker in Batman: the Animated Series.

Definitely deserves to be number two, behind Harrison Ford. Mark does a great job playing Luke Skywalker in the time frame he was in. Why do you think most people like the prequels over the sequels.

Not aging so well

Best performance in The Last Jedi by far.

He is cool

V 1 Comment
5 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, more.

Makes the best Padme Amidala there can be.

She made the movies, in my opinion.

My favorite prequel character

I thought Natalie was fantastic as Padme, and her acting although flawed was pretty good! She is an Oscar winning actress, and it shows in comparison to Leia, who was played well by Carrie Fisher R.I.P.❤️! Portman’s magic, acting and perfect beauty make her more lovable and charming then Carrie Fisher’s Leia! Love you Fisher, but Portman’s Padme is the most badass and sexy female lead SW has to offer!

V 1 Comment
6 Liam Neeson 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.

It was George Lucas's fault he gave him such a poor script. Otherwise, I really like him - Charmedyeti

My top five
1. Liam Neeson
2. Ewan McGregor
3. Harrison Ford
4. Mark Hamill
5. Hayden Christensen

7 Alec Guinness Alec Guinness Sir Alec Guinness was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters.

He's; the most awesome coolest

8 Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (1922-2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. He was best known for his villainous roles in films such as Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit more.

RIP Mr Saruman, Mr Dooku and Mr dracula and more :'(

9 Hayden Christensen Hayden Christensen Hayden Christensen is a Canadian-American actor and producer. He began his career on Canadian television at the age of 13, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. more.

The Scenes when he doesn't open his mouth are Stunning. (The ones when he talks, it might have been the directors fault). He makes a great Unmasked Darth Vader.

Obviously wasn't too great in Episode II, but managed to reflect Anakin's conflict and turn to the dark side really well in Revenger of the Sith.

No, bad actor. Made Annie look super bad and poorly made character

Looks smart - riki1234

V 2 Comments
10 Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and humorist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series.

She should be Number 1. Come on guys vote for the best actor/writer/ everything, Carrie Fisher. RIP, Carrie. - Cry_For_Carrie_Fisher

She was such a good character.

She is the best ever

She's the best person in the hole movie

V 3 Comments

The Contenders

11 Ian McDiarmid

I can feel your anger!

12 Daisy Ridley Daisy Ridley Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She began her acting career by appearing in minor television roles, before being cast as the main protagonist, Rey, in the Star Wars sequel trilogy – first appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Her british accent really suits rey.#

Rey is the Star Wars female best actor ever.And I love her British accent.She is my favorite fighter of star wars too.So do not be a hater and vote for REY.

13 Adam Driver Adam Driver

Angsty teen from what I've seen. - DapperPickle

This actor=So hot, so cute, so kind to everyone, and very funny! kylo ren is my baby in the star wars universe hell maul and Vader! They are so bland compared to this guy...Adam really does a good job in this movie.

14 Peter Cushing
15 James Earl Jones James Earl Jones James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career spanning more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and more.

Such an icon in Star Wars. Such a great voice - pancake2015

16 Billy Dee Williams
17 John Boyega
18 Frank Oz
19 Oscar Isaac
20 Felicity Jones Felicity Jones

Amazing as Jyn Erso. - Stevenuniversefangirl

21 Donald Glover Donald Glover Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, rapper, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ.
22 Jeremy Bulloch

who is he?

23 Jimmy Smits
24 Gwendoline Christie
25 Jake Lloyd
26 Kelly Marie Tran

Okay, her character may be the most decisive part of TLJ, but she’s so adorable! Like, I can’t get over how sweet she is. Kelly Marie Tran is an actual ray of sunshine and I love her so much❤️
I’d rank it as:
1. Kelly
2. Carrie Fisher
3. Riz Ahmed, Domhall Gleeson, and Daisy Ridley
4. Mark Hamill
5. Felicity Jones and Diego Luna

27 Sebastian Shaw

Brief yet important and amazing performance as Anakin Skywalker. Incredible! RIP

28 Ray Park
29 Anthony Daniels
30 Kenny Baker Kenny Baker Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker was an English actor and musician. He is best known for portraying the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars science fiction movie franchise.
31 Donnie Yen
32 Riz Ahmed
33 Domhnall Gleeson
34 Diego Luna
35 Joel Edgerton
36 Benicio Del Toro Benicio Del Toro
37 Alan Tudyk Alan Tudyk Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse, and Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
38 Alden Ehrenreich
39 Emilia Clarke Emilia Clarke Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which she received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2015. Clarke made her Broadway debut more.
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Star Wars Actors & Actresses Who Died Top 10 Star Wars Original Trilogy Actors & Actresses Top 10 Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Actors & Actresses Top 10 Actors Who Should Play In A Star Wars Movie Top Ten Star Wars Characters

List Stats

300 votes
39 listings
6 years, 183 days old

Top Remixes (11)

1. Alec Guinness
2. Liam Neeson
3. Samuel L. Jackson
1. Ewan McGregor
2. Harrison Ford
3. Alec Guinness
1. Ewan McGregor
2. Christopher Lee
3. Hayden Christensen

View All 11

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.