Top Ten Coolest Actors

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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 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 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

A Badass. The coolest actor on the planet.

3 James Dean 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.

Coolest person of all time

My idol

4 Steve McQueen 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

5 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.

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

6 Paul Newman Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.
7 Robert DeNiro Robert DeNiro Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is an American actor, producer, and director. De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
8 Jack Nicholson 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.
9 Humphrey Bogart 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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Al Pacino Al Pacino
13 Gene Hackman Gene Hackman Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career that spanned nearly five decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven.
14 Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze
15 Michael Caine 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

16 Tim Curry 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.
17 Tony Jay

A awesome actor! - Weasltown

Awesome! - Weasltown

18 Robin Williams 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 2014.
19 Colin Fox
20 Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter.
21 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.
22 Peter Dinklage
23 Clark Gable Clark Gable William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable is considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money ...read more.

He's also really good in "It Happened One Night". His acting is so cocky and confident, I love it! - MontyPython

Just watch his performance as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. - PetSounds

24 Rob Schneider Rob Schneider
25 Robert Mitchum
26 Steve Martin Steve Martin Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.
27 Roger Moore Roger Moore Sir Roger George Moore KBE (1927-2017) was an English actor. Moore played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films such as Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me and Live and Let Die, between 1973 and 1985. Moore worked as a model and made several appearances in minor films and television ...read more.
28 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler
29 Will Smith 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.

Will Smith, classic - Martinglez

30 Christopher Walken Christopher Walken
31 Kevin James
32 Morgan Freeman 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.
33 Chris Pratt Chris Pratt Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood and Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
34 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.
35 Hugh Grant Hugh Grant
36 Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & Louise, Peter Yates' "Mother, Jugs & Speed", Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp ...read more.
37 Tom Arnold
38 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.
39 Jim Carrey 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.
40 Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
41 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.
42 Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
43 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 ...read more.
44 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.

Have you ever seen a cooler guy?! John Travolta is very cool and classy.

45 Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning a Best Supporting Actor.
46 Christopher Lloyd Christopher Lloyd Christopher Allen Lloyd is an American actor, voice actor and comedian best known for his roles as Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Merlock the Magician in DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and ...read more.
47 Mickey Rourke Mickey Rourke Philip Andre Rourke Jr., known professionally as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.
48 Tim Roth Tim Roth
49 Klaus Kinski Klaus Kinski Klaus Kinski was a German actor. He is well known for his performances in various movies directed by Werner Herzog, including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) and Fitzcarraldo (1982). He was known to have a bad temper and was difficult to work with.
50 David Carradine David Carradine David Carradine, born John Arthur Carradine (December 8, 1936 - June 3, 2009) was an American actor and martial artist.
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