Top Ten Greatest Actors
The Top Ten
Nominated for 5 academy awards for playing a little kid in a man's body, a troubled WWII captain, a modern Robinson Caruso and his two Oscar winning roles as a gay man and a mentally challenged overachiever. Hanks is extremely versatile and is brilliant in both comedic and dramatic roles.
Forest Gump best movie I ever seen... Acting of Tom hanks superb.. Best best best best actor of all time
Tom Hanks is one of my all time favorite actors he plays such a great role and delivers everything you would want and more! He is a legend in my book.
To everyone who is about to get offended I am truly and utterly sorry but Tom Hanks should not be number 1 on this list. Top 10 for sure. But I personally can think of five actors who should be above him and many other people I think will agree.
1. Jack Nicholson
2. Marlon Brando
3. Al Pacino
4. Robert De Niro
5. Sir Anthony Hopkins - DMGhost
He should be first, Johnny depp isn't even close to jacks standards - PinkLemonade
Jack Nicholson has basically done it all. Who can forget his performances in 'chinatown' and 'one flew over the cuckoo's nest'.
Hey did we forget Jack, "heres Johnny" let not forget the greatest actor ever!
He acts so incredibly well as an unstable character that he may as well have been crazy outside of actingV 317 Comments
Perfect deliverer of lines and emotions. He makes mediocre movies watchable.
Bob is normally ranked number one but I think he could learn something from these 6 men. Though still a legend and an unbelieveable great actor he has shown us what movies are all about
The greatest actor of all time, how come there are Indian actors on this list, laugh out loud - robertoantonioortuso
Best everV 215 Comments
I don't think he is sexy but the man can act! He is very diverse and agile. He can be so funny, elusive, mysterious, boyish, wise, psycho, happy, sad, grievous, etc. And I believe every moment of his characters.
Playing weirdos in all sorts of get-ups doesn't make you a great actor. I'm not saying he's bad, but he's definitely not among the greatest. Just look at the guys below him. Do you think De Niro and Pacino deserve to be below Johnny Depp? - gaali121
Johnny Depp is the best actor and I love his movies. He sing very good too, I've watched the movie "Sweeney Todd" and I really liked the way he sing in it. It's not only that, he is the most sexiest man in the world, I LOVE HIM!
Wow, how logical you are! I think this list belongs to the actors, not singers. Watch only a movie from Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks or Jack Nicholson. It will help you judge better. - Farsheed
He's the real deal. And a beautiful, good human being. His creativity soars, his talent is timeless.
There is no doubt that Johnny Depp IS the best actor in the world. Hands down. I would love to see anyone else in this list match his versatility. The man started off with Edward Scissorhands and acted solely with his eyes. He followed it up with Ed Wood, Benny and Joon, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sleepy Hollow, Chocolat, Blow and From Hell. And if you think that wasn't enough "range" the last decade has seen him rule the box office as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates series. His performance in Finding Neverland, Secret Window, Sweeney Todd, Alice In Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Public Enemies and a lesser known movie - but no less exceptional in term of Depp's performance - The Libertine are just superb. He is the best character actor in the world, naturally alluring with an intelligent mind and those deep liquid eyes. He is the sexiest man alive and to me the greatest actors list starts, continues and ends with ...moreV 1216 Comments
Johnny Depp outranking Pacino, no way! Watch Godfather II or Scent of a Woman...
Al Pacino is the greatest actor ever he can do any role... Nobody can do gangster and detective roles like he does...
Democracy don't seem to be fair in online polls. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is in #no7 in greatest songs ever, Monica Belluci #63 at sexiest females and now the unique Al isn't found at least in the second place of greatest actors! So completely unfair! He is a magic actor, he can change himself in whatever he is told to do so in such a convincing way.. #No1 definitely
In terms of ACTING SKILL, Pacino #1, Johnny Depp #2, De Niro #3, Brad Pitt #4 all of these are almost equal in my opinion, and for people who's gonna laugh of my brad pitt choice, Brad Pitt is one of the best actor I've seen, Some of his movie that he performed acting like crazy: Twelve Monkey (acting like some kind of psychotic), Troy as Achille, Kalifornia as a serial killer, Snatch who is playing a pikey irish that we can hear him talk just barely since he speak so bad ( very funny ), and his top movie in terms of ''ACTING SKILL'' in my opinion is The Assasination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford. In this movie Brad Pitt is playing jesse james role so perfectly, when he know that someone is trying to betray him, you can read in his face that he know, he don't even have to say anything, he just do the acting perfectly. at the table when he start to humiliate Robert Ford at dinner when he ask him to tell him the things he has in common, and when he laugh loud and everything, ...moreV 433 Comments
Say what you want about his heart throb status and his presence in the teen magazines, he is still a spectacular actor. It's not his fault that he became so wildly popular in the under 16 female demographic.
He was bad in his early day such as Critters 3 and the cheesy sit com which I forgot the name of, but now he is definitely a superstar. He has had great performances in movies like: Titanic, Inception, The Departed, Shutter Island, Blood Diamond, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can and Romeo & Juliet. His career is full of diversity and brilliance and is way overdue for an Oscar.
Hell yeah! Come on Leo! I loved him in Titanic, Romeo and Juliet and Inception! Even though in my opinion Romeo and Juliet was a it boring his sexy voice and face so made up for it! Incredible actor and incredible face! Love you Leo!
I think he is the best male actor on this list. I have never seen anyone that can create such believability in a role. He can play the whole spectrum from melodramatic characters to action heroes and convince you that he is specifically that role. This guy starred in Titanic, Gangs of New York, Shutter Island, Inception, all amazing films. I have not seen all his movies, but I have yet to come across a movie he has sucked in. He nails every role he is in and it doesn't even look like he is trying; that tells me he is truly a one of a kind talent. He is a movie star, but he doesn't let that get to his head. He puts his acting first and foremost which is rare in Hollywood these days. - InhaleDeepV 727 Comments
How the hell are actors of the calibre of Marlon Brando 'n Al Pacino down here? Someone, seriously, has got to do something, 'n probly "shift" some people here 'n there
I find it really disappointing that Marlon Brando has been placed behind less talented actors. Yes Johnny Depp is very good but no matter what he does he can never compare with the magnificence of Brando
Man, you can't just make an all time greatest list by inviting votes of today's public. This population also includes retards and bunch of jokers who go all ga ga over actors like Johnny Depp and Leonardo. I mean they are good but not anywhere near actors like Brando, Pacino, DeNiro and Hopkins. And where is Morgan Freeman? Good lord! I guess this list should be renamed to 'favorite actors of present generation' instead of 'top ten greatest actors'. I am an Indian still I can't understand why so many Hindi and Tamil actors are here in this list. I bet most of the people who voted here don't know heck about acting.
I am sorry to say but this is just not fair.
The very best. No if's and's or but's. A pioneer in Method Acting, and the best of all time. He never played a role that wasn't oscar worthy.V 250 Comments
To be honest this list is absolutely terrible Jason stratman is in front of daniel day Lewis? A man who has done nothing and played the same hard man english role vs the 2 time Oscar winner. (soon to be three for his part in lincoln). I mean the guys a legend he has put some unbelievable performances in movies such as: in the name of the father, gangs of new York, there will be blood, lincoln and my left foot. He is one of the best actors I have ever seen the only performance which is up with his in my mind is brando in the godfather and maybe Heath ledger as the joker. He is a true actor, he doesn't care about money but for the role and in my opinion he is the hardest worker with months of preparation going into his work.. He is the greatest of his generation for sure. We will wait and see if he proves himself best ever. I think he is...
Pound for Pound, the Best. The Maestro. I think that anyone who leaves this guy out of the top ten needs some serious movie therapy. The man has never turned in a lackluster performance. Three Oscar wins, very impressive method actor. It is very difficult to choose his best role, but I am going to go out on a limb here. #1- Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood #2- Christy Brown, My Left Foot. Bottom line, he is good in everything. - zacenroe86
I don't thing the list this list is true. Daniel at 29 who will believe. If this list according to merit deniel should be in top ten. I thing need to watch his movie lincoln. But I respect other's choice.
Greatest actor alive. He won three Academy Award Oscars for My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. What other actor has done that. My top 5 for best actors:
Daniel Day Lewis
Morgan Freeman... His voice alone could win an Oscar. What is there to say about Freeman, besides always turning in a great performance. Can be somber, can be intense, can be funny... No limits. His best performances. #1- Shawshank Redemption, Red #2 Hoke, Driving Mrs. Daisy
-difficult to leave out his role as Ned in Unforgiven, or his performance in Million Dollar Baby. So many good roles. - zacenroe86
He's great, his calm and gripping acting styles are the best in Hollywood. When you watch a morgan freeman film there's no way you could turn it off.
The fact that Johnny Depp is before Morgan Freeman is a sin. Shawshank Redemption vs. Pirates of the Caribbean. There is no competition. MOVE HIM UP.
I love this manV 232 Comments
Why is Samuel Jackson at 91, he should be in the top 20 at least! I mean come on! He is a great actor, he did very good in pulp fiction and coach cater. He is so underrated on this website, he is very talented and clever. The power he puts into his acting is unreal.
"He's too powerful to be kept alive! "
Samuel l.jackson did the voice of tenpenny
Great actor, funny as fro zone in the incrdibles(1 and 2) great Nick fury and is just incredibleV 49 Comments
Lets not forget this actor. Who else can do commedy & drama better.
Robin Williams is the best actor in the world. Who can forget his brilliant acting in "Dead Poets Society'. He can do any kind of a role with total conviction.
This man deserves to be higher on the list. In fact I think he should be number one. And I am sure Robin Williams fans agree with me.
Robin Williams is such an Icon and so underrated.V 93 Comments
he is awesome
"i am legend" is a movie that can not be made again
his acting has been just awesome in the movie
he is incredible
For those who don't know, the monsters essentially turn out to be the next inhabitants of Earth, and humans are like dinosaurs: anachronisms. Truly genus, but I assume the studio said "yeah, you ain't taking people to what they expect to be a cookie cutter monster action movie, and givin' 'em somethin' really deep." Perhaps they were (hypothetically) right. Perhaps they (hypothetically) weren't. - FuzzySlippers
Hench, black, an amazing rapper as well, and he owned iRobot! This guys the best
He's the beat actor the guy has been chosed so easily he can beat any actor maybe johny deep and tom hanks this guy is a classic actor with his movie I am a legend he really show us that he is a legend...
He's great, but doesn't Will Smith just play Will Smith for all of his roles? - EvanWellensV 431 Comments
No possible way of leaving Denzel out of my list. Too many good performances... Exceptional talent. Picking his best movie is difficult, #1- Pvt. Trip, Glory #2- Alonzo Harris, Training Day *
*-Movie was very overrated, Washington's performance was not. He deserved the Oscar, even with how brilliant Crowe was in A Beautiful Mind - zacenroe86
I believe that not only is Denzel Washington a good African American Actor, but rather he is a talented performer regardless. I think that most directors could pretty much assign him the responsibilities of any role that was not dependent on color to portray, whether that be from a movie script of stage play since he got his acting start on the dramatic theater stage performing in front of live audiences... And he would do as well a job as any other performer in successfully bringing the character to life enjoyably. He is very entertaining to watch due to his ability to become very animated and encompass each character he portrays.
he goodV 136 Comments
Watch Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. That's why he is number 1
Heath was in the best movie of all time Brokeback Mountain and what he did with The Joker no one else is able to act so well
Heath Ledger is the greatest actor of all time, if you don't understand that you don't understand anything about movies or acting
The fact that he put on all the make-up for one role is insane. The Joker in The Dark Knight is my favorite version of The Joker. - The_Random_Content_GuyV 277 Comments
Gary Oldman is so underrated. He is more versatile than half the actors mentioned above, and has so much talent that on the screen he can keep you captivated film after film. He needs to get an Oscar, he is amazing and I love him!
Gary Oldman is the purest of class. Not only an incredible actor but human being also!
Leon, air force one, tinker tailor, Dracula, Harry Potter and even Sid Vicious This man is so diverse and many actors state that they were inspired by him. The best of British.
He did win best actor twice so
Brilliant is the word I would use to coin Oldman, simply brilliant. He has played Dracula, Lee Harvey Oswald, Beethoven, Sid Vicious! The diversity of these characters is testament to the versatility of Oldman. Choosing his best role is a little simpler than Lewis. #1- Stansfield, Leon #2- Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK - zacenroe86V 67 Comments
Watch the fighter, American Psycho and The Machinist. Now I dare you to say he isn't a good actor. Should definitely be in top 15 at minimum. I like Johnny Depp but the guy is getting really overrated.
I think you meant batman, because those other movies never happened - Thicc_Neeson
Not the absolute best but should be in Top 10. not sure why depp made it ahead of legends like Gary Oldman, Daniel Day Lewis, Marlon Brando, Russel Crowe and Robert De Niro. These guys could easily make the top 5. Depp is overrated. In terms of talent, I consider him to be on the same level as Christian Bale and Leornardo Dicaprio and seeing him very far ahead is just stupid enough I wanna shoot myself. Also there's a lot of Indian actors. I never seen any of their movies so can't say much about them either. But I'm sure Christian Bale kicks pretty much a whole junk of their cartoonish ass.
The master of accents and physical transformation. One of the few who can do art films all the way to comic book movies convincingly.
Lives his roles, brilliant actorV 165 Comments
Ok he has won more MTV awards than anyone else in human history... No one has put on one of his films and not laughed! No one
He's so funny. Even when he is trying to be serious.
He is god in my mind. He is the best comedy actor, I have ever seen. Me, myself and Irene is Carrey's the best film and The Mask is good too. That man makes me laugh.
He is just so funny especially in the cable guyV 113 Comments
Seven, fight club(he is brilliant in this), inglorious basterds, burn after reading, troy, the ocean's trilogy, the curious case of benjamin button and interview with a vampire, everyone thinks that he is just eye candy but he is great in some films, tom hanks is my favorite but I wanted to vote for brad to show that he is actually great
Not only is he hot, but a great actor as well. Have you not seen his movies, Troy, Ocean's 11, 12, Meet Joe Black, Legends of the Fall. Come on great actor, & yeah, Al Pacino & Robert De Niro are excellent, but Brad should of been up there too.
Could not agree more. As he ages he is even better as an actor he picks his roles to what fits and interested him. One role forgotten Mr. ^^ Mrs. Smith it was a great movie, but I am sure all those Friends fans would not agree but it really was a fun movie if you take everything else out of it. I bet it made a lot in the theaters but most would not admit to seeing it. Moneyball is his best yet and he pumped that movie after reading the book it took him a few years to be produced and now I am sure he will be in the running for an Oscar. They do not pay him what they Do if he was not a big ticket at the box office. I saw Meet Joe Black and that movie got horrible revues but he was great so was the movie.
FantasticV 118 Comments
Harrison Ford is a way better actor by far than anybody called Joseph Vijay. Whoever this guy is does he have 40 years acting expirience? Has he starred in some of the greatest movie series' of all time like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, or the Jack Ryan series? I don't think so.
Lemme tell you something. He is a 52 year old but acts great like Harrison Ford. But the only thing is Tamil cinema industry is not recognised and underrated. - GKGokz1234
Oh my gosh! how can this guy not be number one he has the best face expression ever he is so cool I think he is the best actor in history I think that Harrison ford should be tied at number one with Sean Connery
This is a really bad list. Harrison Ford should be in the top ten, not 18th
Stars wars, Indiana Jones, the fugitive, Air Force one, clear and present danger, etc
BEST ACTOR EVER
Despite all that stupid stuff that came out of his mouth, Tom Cruise is an insanely good actor. (Minus Eyes Wide Shut) Everything he puts his heart and soul into is an instant success. Very few actors have that ability.
Tom is the ultimate action star. His talent is amazing and his movies always makes me feel comfortable and that's is something I love
Rainman, A few Good men, The color of Money, Magnolia, Tropic Thunder and so on are enough proof that the man can act. Les Grossman for the win!
Tom Cruise is the greatest actor ever. I liked all of his movies, I even loved the mummy.V 283 Comments
I admit that this man has changed my life. Not only does he do every single role he's ever played absolutely perfectly, he's also one of the hottest people I've ever had the luck to set my eyes on.
It's his fault that I'm in love with a fictional character (Tony Stark) and not someone real.
Go watch Raging Bull or There Will Be Blood and THEN vote on this list. - epicness2099
What can I say this man has everything, looks and unmeasurable talent. 108 is to high up the list for this one. Divide the number by 9 or even q08 then it would be more accurate. Come on everyone knows and loves Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes, so why not the man who puts 110% effort and life into the characters.
This man can play every single character ever and make it believable. He has made characters come to life including charlie Chaplin, tony stark, and Sherlock Holmes! on top of that he made them all so believable he is amazing <3 this man is so incredible he's always funny and always delivers... not to mention he's a flipping hot silver fox
He made Iron Man an A list super hero - Sa26V 341 Comments
Are you feeling lucky, punk? He is so good with lines and his charisma is very strong. I think he deserves to be the top one on this list. Most of his spoken words are being copied and the way he delivers it is very expressive. I don't think that there is still a kind of actor that could level his ability. Not even Pierce Brosnan can compared to him. He is truly a legend. Since, there is only two kinds of people in this world, the one who is loaded and the one who digs. You dig.
Clint Eastwood is perhaps the only actor I have seen who can capture such inspiration just by shifting his eyes and not having to say a word.
No 28 on this list no way he is an outstanding actor and one of the best in his generation. Love this guy - mickyc
Number 22? That's like saying that the Titanic is number 22 in the best known table of ships that sunk.
This man has to be the greatest actor to ever live. His performences in his western movies are all classics and the other movies he played in, such has Dirty Harry, Escape from Alcatraz and Gran Torino, are all phenomenal. It's a crime that he is currently number 24 on this list as of me writing this.V 47 Comments
No matter how much you dislike Star-lord for dusting 50% of people, Chris Pratt is still a great actor! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior
I LOVE CHRIS PRATT!
He's in a lot of good movies. - EvanWellens
Screw him he killed the avengers man. You had to punch the chin.V 24 Comments
Its hard to pick ONE actor who is best but He is one of the best, just check out the episode when he was on "Inside the actor studios"
I was torn between Nicholson and Hopkins, but I just had to go with him simply because of Hannibal Lecter. Definitely one of the greatest performances in film history, and one of the best-deserved Best Actor awards ever.
Hannibal Lecter - ElSherlock
Doesn't deserve to be at #23. Deserves better rank - Debashis98V 60 Comments
He sounds so stiff and lifeless which is why he worked as the Terminator, but as far as his other roles go, he sucks. - EvanWellens
HOW COULD BE OUR SAVIOR NOT ON THE NUMBER 1? ARNOLD WILL ALWAYS BE THE HERO BECAUSE OF COMMANDO. HE SHOULD BE ON NUMBER 1 BECAUSE OF HIS MOVIES LIKE TRUE LIES, TERMINATOR. YO, ARNOLD you'll ALWAYS BE THE BEST IN HOLLYWOOD MY VOTE IS ON YOU.
He should be a lot higher top 10 at least - 015804
Can any one replace arnold in terminator series, I don't think so. He should be in top 20 at least. What a great acting in those movies. I think acting without any emotionin face, eyes and mind is too difficult than emotionful acting. He did a great work as machines without any emotionsV 43 Comments
This dude acting suck
Me and my family love watching his movies At Least top three But should be number one
He should be way higher up, amazing actor - xXkillermachineXxV 58 Comments
What on earth is dustin hoffman doing so low down here? Should at least be in the top 10. Who can forget midnight cowboy?
Tootsie, Meet the Parents, Little Big Man, to add to the list already here. I think he was from another era is the only explanation I can offer. The man can act and he's been in a ton of very different roles, all good. He's in a different class than most of those ranked above him here no doubt.
Authentic, award winning just wows me every time I watch him. Recently saw Tootsie on netflix. He was just amazing. Any man who can play a woman that well has to be a good actor.
I think he is a great actorV 120 Comments
Hilarious = hill hairy ass which described Adam sandler
He is so funny!
His classics are the best! - Peppapigsucks
I Love this Actor Please vote Adam Sandler because Every movie was a success and a big hit! Like 50 First Dates, Bed Time Stories, Wedding Singer, Water boy, Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Big daddy. The Longest Yard, Click, Just go with it Lastly but not least : Just Go with itV 120 Comments
He is so funny is the movie elf when he eats a lot of candy
He is the funnest man in the world!
Do you guys seriously have special needs will ferrell has to be one of the funniest actors in the past 20 years him and adam sandler
Will Ferrell is one of my favorite actors he is in the top 6.
Edward Norton is an exceptionally talented actor. His performances in Fight Club and Primal Fear were par excellence.
Edward Norton is one of the most talented and yet underrated actors of our time.. His movies have become cult films.. Primal Fear, American History X, Fight Club, The 25th Hour... He has played alongside other great actors such Robert Deniro, Marlon Brando, Richard Geere, John Malkovich.. He's my FAVOURITE and I love him..! Oh, and in Death to Smoochy, he was unbelievably cute! He can easily transform from a corrupt drug dealer into a hippo with the same depth and devotion he has always given into his movies.. Go Edward..
Add Edward Nortons name along with Philip Seymour Hoffmans as the two most versitile and excellent Actors of our time. They continue to astonish me with the amount of range they can cover when doing different Characters. I am always anxiously awaiting their next foray into their next "best work". The two things that I find most satisfying about the both of them is that they are both relatively young and their best work is probably in front of them. -
The Hulk is my favorite Hulk movie and my favorite movie of his. - The_Random_Content_GuyV 75 Comments
He's a living proof that 'Brain is definitely the new sexy'.
He is very talented and attractive man on the film. If you are don't know him yet, Please watch Sherlock. I definitely that you will fall in love him.
He is amazing in The Atonement, BBC Sherlock, Amazing Grace and many more!
He's absolute perfection: starting from his acting and his ability to connect to the audience, which I think many actors lack (just watch Patrick Melrose, that is a perfect representation of what I mean). You could then go on for ages talking about his numerous talents, his beautiful, kind, charming, charismatic (etc.) personality. And his voice. It's so soothing and so calm that it managed to help me with a panic attack.V 236 Comments
Great at wolverine.
Not only is he a good actor, but he is an amazing singer and dancer too!
This guy should be at number 1 he is SO underrated! He's a real saint too!
He is a good actor, just watch the fountain, kate and leopad and prestige, and also he is agood host too, just see 81st academy award function.V 68 Comments
He is my grandma's favorite actor. When I was little my favorite Yo Gabba Gabba episode was the one he was in. - The_Random_Content_Guy
Come on jack black must be number 1 he makes the funnies movies ever like
Kung fu panda 2
Kung fu panda 1
The school of rock. Etc.
Awesome! Anyone knows Jack dominates the movie field obviously.V 17 Comments
This man most likely made your childhood without you even knowing it. An absolute unit
This man should be in the top three... One could not list all his great movies on both hands and feet... Also, the BEST Dracula there has ever been. He also made a heavy metal Christmas album at 90 years old.. How cool is that...
67? I think he deserves to be way higher than this. - 150040
Why so low?! He's like the most experienced actor ever! He's really the best! Especially in his role as Saruman! The power of his voice is really unbelievable! He played in so much movies! I lie when I say I have seen them all but I have seen many and they were al really good!V 17 Comments
A great artist with original actions and great themes. No one can match him in science fiction and spy movies.
Matt Damon's obviously one of the best actors ever! His movies are so great, well picked and his acting is very believable
YOU TELL ARTHUR READ THAT HE'LL NEVER EAT LUNCH IN THIS TOWN AGAIN!
Matt Damon should be on the top 10 right now! he is an extremely talented actor and is very cute too. ive seen so many movies with him in them and i havent disliked any one of them! u go Matt! - biac000V 27 Comments
Ok, Philadelphia was a great movie, but HOW ON EARTH did Liam Neeson NOT get the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Schindler's List?
Liam Neeson's performance as Michael Collins was also outstanding - just watch old footage to see how much he looks and sounds like the real M. Collins.
Gangs of New-York, Seraphim Falls, Rob Roy... He always excels in his roles.
Definitely one of the most underrated actors!
Again, another uneducated American who I saw commenting on this post. They said "Who the heck put an Indian guy at the top." For god's sake, get over it American, India leads the world in entertainment. I mean, we have 1.4 billion people, along with huge worldwide fanbases. And yes, not only India's film industry, but also Nigeria's film industry soars over Americas. America was at the top, but as the world progresses, the so called "poor, dirty, third-world countries" are overtaking.
Really people? Liam Neeson at number 42? He is in the top three, probably number one. Johnny Depp is extremely talented, but come on. His most famous roles are all the same person really. Liam Neeson, on the other hand, has played everybody. From Schindler's list to Taken to the Grey to Non-Stop, Neeson has acted in practically every genre of movie and stolen the show every single time. And seriously who the heck put an Indian guy at the top? No offense meant to Indian's but just no. Heck no, there is no way that Liam Neeson, Jack Nicholson, Robert Downey Jr. , and Robert De Niro are below some Shahrukh Khan person. That's bull crap at its finest. Un--believable...
How in God's good name is Liam Neeson NUMBER 104!? (I'm Agnostic... haha... God's good name)
I rate Liam as the best - Viper718
Best action actor ever. Period.
Stallone deserves to be 1 at least. I mean Rocky the best movie I ever saw and Sylvester Stallone is the only reason why it's good, I mean Johnny depp is crap and so far Sylvester Stallone is the only one good enough to be number 1.
Again No 41 and the likes of Johnny Depp in the top 10.
Stallone another brilliant actor from the old school of acting and still is - mickyc
Stallone is the best actor in the world for rockey,rambo&expendables
He is the best leader of team expendables
Rambo is best war machine
the way he does Rocky Balboa is so amazing and realistic!V 50 Comments
Dude can someone explain to me why Bryan Cranston isn't top ten?! I mean, his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad is absolutely legendary! This man won FOUR Emmys for that role alone, and twenty major awards. I can sort of see why he is below people like Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson due to how few films he's been in, but for Christ's sake, number 37 doesn't do justice to this extraordinary actor.
Two words. BREAKING BAD
Cranston is capable of portraying a very wide variety of characters. His earlier T.V. role as Hal on Malcom in the Middle is absolutely nothing like the other characters he plays. When one first watches the award-winning Breaking Bad, it is hard to believe he could ever play the goofy, incompetent Hal. Walter White (Breaking Bad) is a character with so much depth that Cranston completely personifies as well as makes his own.V 17 Comments
Despite his personal issues, this man can play any role and you forget there is an actor performing and that you are not looking at a serial killer or virologist, etc.
American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, LA Confidential, Swimming With Sharks, and ,without a doubt the most fascinating role of his, John Doe in Se7en - aman28
What happened to him was so damn unfair - Enmanu16
He is pretty underrated. Never the first actor you think of, but he's been in so many great movies and have had many extremely amazing performances. - dark2025V 32 Comments
Greatest film actor/director/producer of all time. He entertained for 75 years, and if it was not for him, modern cinema would not be even close to where it is today. Thus, he does not deserve to not be in the Top 10, let alone the top 100.
Let's change this! R.I. P Charles Spencer Chaplin.
He is definitely the father of cinematics. - The_Random_Content_Guy
I can't believe he's not already topping, let alone on, the list.
Definitely the greatest -
The greatest among the greats... - praga37V 35 Comments
I always adore Bruce and Denzel, as Denzel is up high there, and Bruce here?
he may not won an Oscar or what, but he is a GREAT actor, period!
he is a versatile actor, see him in Pulp fiction, The sixth sense, Die hard or The whole nine yards? all exceptional!
he maynot be top 10, but he come easily as top 20! Cmon he is great! I LOVE die hard! - mesh13
I just saw glass. It was amazing! He should be in the top ten
Should be number one
Why does he keep deppping this mans a legend honestly he should be in he top ten at leastV 11 Comments
He's the Doctor...
Why David is the eighty-fifth in this competition, I will never know. This man is amazing and life changing. Not only is his acting beautiful, but the sheer amount of emotion he can summon with a snap of his fingers can lift your heart to the moon or rip out your heartstrings. I do love so many of these actors, but David was the one that inspires me the most. He deserves more than this. David is fantastic.
David Tennant is one of the best actors ON THIS GODDAMNED PLANET and totally is, like, in the top 10 of this list. Meaning: VOTE FOR TENNANT GUYS.
David Tennant is my favorite actor of all time although I only saw him on Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Hamlet and How to train your dragon that is good enough to qualify as my favorite. He is the best actor on this planet on any planet including Gallifrey. His is witty funny-Hilarious really and oh my gosh I scream every time I hear his voice and I scream every time I hear he's going to be in a serious movie role or has been in a movie I've seen!
I love You David Tennant And I love Doctor Who and everything else you have been in. Hang in there Jude (Okay I saw a part of Jude)
WOT A GREAT ACTOR!! a joy to watch and is great in every role
I can't stand him honestly, but as an actor, his talent has got him quite far - Enmanu16
One of the best actor and directors in Hollywood, I don't mind to watch apocalypto the whole day.V 23 Comments
Paul Newman at #44. Below Jared Leto and David Duchovney? I'm biased though. He's my #1.
Just look at his films: The Hustler: (Academy Award Nomination - Best Supporting Actor) The Verdict: (A. A. Nomination-BA) Cool Hand Luke: (A. A. Nomination-BA) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Sting. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: (A. A. Nomination) Hud: (A. A. Nomination-BA) The Color of Money: (A. A WIN-BA) Road to Perdition: (A. A. Nomination) The Hudsucker Proxy. Slap Shot. Rachel, Rachel (A. A. WIN-Best Movie) Absense of Malice: (A. A. Nomination-BA) Honorary Academy Award 1986.
7 Academy Award Nominations and 1 win.
Forget the awards. He was the ultimate professional actor, who even two years before his passing thought he could always do better. I think of Paul Newman as a guy who had "it. " He could say so much without saying a word. A great, great actor. P. N. RIP. - corebare32
Cool Hand Luke was the coolest of them all
I love Paul Newman and yes, he probably should be in the top ten, but the problem is who to take out? Everyone has their own opinion of course, but to me there are already actors not in the top ten that should be, mainly Dustin Hoffman and Anthony Hopkins. It's very easy to say that there are twenty or so actors that are top ten quality, but you've only got ten spots. With the current top ten, I think all are legit except Will Smith (who I still like, just not as much as others apparently do) and this Kahn from India that I've never seen. I would love to put Newman in the top ten, but not at the expense of an Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, or Daniel a Day-Lewis.
He's not only just a great actor, he is a great human being. He was always giving to charities and he made one himself. He was self-less and intelligent. x)
He had the most gorgeous blue eyes and he played some classic roles. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! I can't believe he is under Channing effin' Tatum. Just because he's hot doesn't mean he's a good actor. Frankly, I think he is terrible. Paul Newman, all the way! - NicePants
Donkey is the best movie character of all time. Eddie Murphy is so good he is on here twice. Daddy Day Care is also great. - The_Random_Content_Guy
He should be a lot higher than this. He is so funny, I loved him in Beverly Hills Cop and Shrek - ChelseaPurnell
Eddie Murphy for the win - LightningStrike
Didn't notice this topic, Eddie Murphy by himself dethrones all the others. His experience, and charismatic personality took him to that high level status that he is today. He is the phenom of acting. - Undertaker15-0V 12 Comments
Guys, let's vote for Russell Crowe. He's very talented guy. Just watch L.A. Confidential, A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator, Romper Stomper, The Insider, Proof of Life etc. He won 1 Oscar but deserves at least 3. Great Actor - Magnolia
A beautiful mind, gladiator, the insider, les miserables, la confidential
This man is incredible
Russell Crowe deserves to be MUCH HIGHER than this. He's an absolutely BRILLIANT ACTOR!
Mature acting. Whenever I see him doing a movie it can't be like any other simple one.
His characters always made me reflect though he is acting It seems so real...
VERY genius such an incredible actor I believe every moment he is in his character's skin. He's magnificient.
Amazing actor who may be one of best supporting actors. And the few handful of times he is given a leading role it is superb. When one's looks are not the reasons for ones success that's talent. Any role he could have taken and done just as good if not better.
why he is not higher in the list i do not know....GREAT actor, magnolia...boogie nights ...:P many more
Who in the hell would vote for 48 actors better than Phillip... This guy is really talented. His skill is fantastic. Watch Capote, Doubt, and The Master if you wanna see how great he is.V 6 Comments
I like him in Ghostbusters, Groundhogs Day, and the new Jungle Book. He is the bear in the Jungle Book
Normally he isn't all that great, but in What About Bob he gives one of the greatest comedy performances ever, as does Dreyfuss.
I don't think he's a truly amazing actor, but he deserves to be higher on this list.V 12 Comments
Not even close...he is the best of all time
He gave the common man the vision that he to could have charisma without being strikingly hansom. He was what every man wished he were, a self confident ladies man that was in charge in any situation. Is there any actor whose lines are more often quoted? As far as acting ability look no farther than "The Caine Mutiny" where at first you hated him. The hate later turned to pity and in the end to admiration. He could turn you every which way. Anthony Hopkins is the only living actor that comes close.
I weep for our future. To see that Humphrey Bogart is at #59 on this list is a confirmation of my greatest fear, the stupid people are taking over. Slowly, painfully the world is dismissing any semblance of order and reason. If this list was generated 25-30 years ago, it would have been impossible for this to happen, yet here we are, in the age of unreason. Simply ponder this, Sylvester Stallone is higher on this list than Bogey. Can you really justify that? I mean w/o saying "You think your so much better than us! " The masses have won, the lowly have used their overwhelming numbers to achieve their ultimate goal, to water down reason and enlightenment to the point of uselessness. I will go quietly into that dark night. The world truly does end not with a bang, but with a whimper.
It wasn't that he was good looking. He just didn't take any s*** from anyone. Well, in MOST of his movies. But I would hire him as protection, or to solve who stole ANYTHING from me. "And we'll always have Paris" - joenav91V 23 Comments
Kevin should be top 100 easily his voice is awesome and I just can't stop watching his movies
Wow he is low - TopTenListmaker
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