Top Ten Coolest Actors
Try defining "cool." It's next to impossible to explain verbally. Perhaps the best way is to give an example, and these actors provide the best of those.
The Top Ten
1 Sean Connery
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
He was the original James Bond. That alone justifies his position. - PetSounds
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2 Clint Eastwood
Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
Clint is one of those "block of wood" actors who manage to pull off a role because of their charisma. You just can't beat "Go ahead, make my day." - PetSounds
3 James Dean
James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.
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4 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.
He played lead roles in four Hitchcock films (Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, and North by Northwest)--more than any other actor except James Stewart. - PetSounds
5 Steve McQueen
Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s.
Definitely top for me. The motorbike chase in The Great Escape is one of the best scenes in film history! - IronSabbathPriest
6 Paul Newman
Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.
7 Jack Nicholson
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years.
8 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.
Just watched the oh so wonderful Casablanca again. This man just oozes cool! "I stick my neck out for nobody." - Britgirl
Bogey might be the most quotable actor ever through Casablanca alone. - PetSounds
9 Robert DeNiro
10 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.
11 Al Pacino
12 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.
13 Gene Hackman
14 Michael Caine
Michael Caine even managed to be cool when voicing an animated car, but my favourite was his performance beside Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. - PetSounds
15 Patrick Swayze
16 Tim Curry
Timothy James "Tim" Curry is an English actor, voice actor and singer, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts.
18 Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2013
19 Colin Fox
20 Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter.