Top Ten Greatest ActorsPresenting the top ten best male actors in the history of cinema. The greatest actors including silver screen heroes, Oscar winners, Bollywood superstars, and big time names from the small screen.
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.
Tom Hanks has always been, in my opinion, one of the all time greatest actors of his time. He's an incredible example of talent, inspiration, and heart. Tom, and Robin Williams - will forever be, and always have been - two people in the Hollywood light, that I have undoubtedly always carried a massive amount of genuine respect for. They're so much more than extraordinary actors - they're extraordinary men - and that is what shines through and makes them the greatest actors of their generation(s) - not just their amazing ability and overwhelming talent - but WHO THEY ARE as people, is what makes them the best. They will go down in history as being inspirations to folks of all ages, for their uncanny ability to place morals, kindness, selflessness, empathy, true character, humor, and compassion, above money, fame, and material possessions. These men are the the idols young people should be having, and looking up to - not the people who put priority in making choices that reflect only on ...more
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!
The man whose age one must not ask, because eternal is his middle name. I am one of the unlucky souls to be born after his generation, but then again he belongs to all generations. He, like Mr. Bachchan, Sir Ian, Sir Caine, Sir Freemen and Sir Lee belongs make us believe in immortality with their never ending roles. They are more than versatile for they are the embodiment of 'actor'. to our feeble minds, he is the hero to every villain and the villain to all heroes. So, I guess Nicholson award does not roll that easily of the tongue. But we can't argue that he has flown much higher up our cuckoo's nest.
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
#1 Robert DeNiro is the greatest actor of our time; not to mention the greatest actor of ALL time. He has won 2 Academy Awards and still makes movies to this day. The movie "Awakenings" with Robin Williams show the range and versatility DeNiro has and shows that he can act any role asked. In the Deer Hunter you felt like you were right there in the jungles of Vietnam with him. The delivery of his lines and the way he can make you believe anything is astonishing and breath-taking to watch. It is a joy to watch. He is the GOLD-standard in acting. In Ronin, the scene where he takes out the bullet from his gut after being shot and when he is done just looks at his co-actors and says, " OK, I am gonna go ahead and pass out now" was a masterpiece. Just watch his movies and compare him to anyone and you can see how he can easily have replaced any actor on this list. The same can NOT be said if you said that any other actor could have replaced Robert DeNiro in the acting roles he played in. ...more
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 ...more
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
Everything great needs a challenger. DeNiro's throne needed an Al Pacino.
God delivered him to us as a piece of clay to be molded into roles that shall become example. The literal acting child of Sir Marlon has outdone him after all. His acting is the scent of life for some of us. I might have seen his dialogues a million times.
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!
He is such an overrated actor. There's a reason why it took him so long to win an Oscar, he simply didn't deserve one, to most people he seems like a good actor because he is good movies but it wasn't his acting what made those movies good, no it was his co-stars, who outperform him the only exception to this is wolf of wall street. His oscar win The Revenant isn't deserved in my opinion, he was always grunting in that and then again tom hardy outperformed him. The academy just gave him the oscar because everyone was complaining about how he didn't have on yet, not because his performance was good. Overall he isn't a bad actor, he's decent but not as good as everyone claim him to be. - guccigangkid69
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.
I mean, come on, this guy is amazing. If you go back and look at films that came out around the same time as "On the Waterfront" you can see how amazing this guy was. Everyone else is just saying their lines but this guy was living them. He's in "Guys and Dolls" with Frank Sinatra and he makes Frank look like an Amateur, and Brando really shouldn't have any business being in a musical and yet he kills it. This is the best actor of all time. No question.
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.
Morgan Freeman is the uncle we never had but always wanted. He could carry a movie just by being in it and having a line or two.
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.
It is a real shame this guy isn't in more movies. I'm sure it's tough to deal with his method acting techniques but they clearly work. Gangs of New York was not a great film but Bill the Butcher was on another level. There Will Be Blood was a ridiculously amazing film. One that would have fallen flat if not for this man and Paul Dano. He has to be #2 (behind only Brando).
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 is very good at action movies
The hateful eight
Any one seen Coach Carter... this man is a great actor. top 30 at least
Great actor, funny as fro zone in the incrdibles(1 and 2) great Nick fury and is just incredible
He voices so many Asian characters like animated Jackie Chan, Wind Dragon in Justice League, Confucius in Time Squad, Kwan in Danny Phantom, and the cabbage guy from Avatar! - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
He starred as Puyi in The Last Emperor - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
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.
His comedies will always be classics but it's the serious roles that I truly love. Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Insomnia. Robin Williams 100% should have done more serious roles and left things like Patch Adams and Jack to Jim Carrey.
I miss him, honestly. But Aladdin? And Mrs. Doubtfire? Don't forget Jumanji (the original)! Night At The Museum wouldn't be that great without him! Flubber is great! If you think he deserves to be in 11th place, then you are CRAZY and INSANE and I will go over to your house (because I know where you live) and smack you 11 times!
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...
How "being chosen so easily" is a sign of good acting abilities? Do you know that Marlon Brando was not the first choice of the producers to play Don Corleone in The Godfather? And he won an oscar for this. - PicotiPicota
Also very good at action movies
Wild Wild West
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.
Too hard to vote for someone so I bumped him up. He can always put a smile on your face. - SexGod
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
LMFAO! Says the millennial without any proper knowledge about acting or movies - AGreatGreatMan
Great actor. Shame he's not alive anymore, would've been interesting to see where his career would go
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
Him and Tom Hanks are tied for the best ever. Both have longevity, can play well in dramas, comedies, and action. Both have been characters that are forever memorable.
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.
Should be definitely top 5 without question. what is a matter with you people
I made this comment on another website: there are many exceptional actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Marlon Brando, Alec Guinness, John Hurt, Laurence Olivier, etc. But Oldman tops them all, in my opinion. He can lose himself entirely in every kind of character you could imagine, in every genre possible. All of his performances are crafted with precision, without forgetting any detail. He is very creative in achieving his portrayals and does not limit himself to one method (Adler or Stanislavski, for example.) Instead, he uses everything that could make the character "appear" and is looking everywhere for inspiration. It also helps that he is a fine observant and an incredible mimic: look at how he acts ans sounds like Churchill or Lee Oswald, and how he can master so many accents.
As a result, he gaves us mesmerizing performances from film to film but is entirely different each time. Compare his pimp Drexl in "True Romance" and George Smiley, for example. These are two great roles ...more
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!
God I love this man. Every single character of his is unique and amazing. There is a reason he is called the chameleon. It should really say something about an actor when you can watch multiple movies that they are in and not even recognize them as the same actor.
When you see a picture of a scene in an upcoming movie, and you just want to jump into the screen to give moral support to the character, you know you see phenomenal acting. Well, it happens to me a couple of days ago with Gary Oldman. So yeah, I think he's the ultimate actor. We should vote for him.
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.
he'd be top ten in my list of greatest actors of all time. Never fails to give a great performance, committed and dedicated to each role he's given, especially with his incredible change of accent in each movie he does. he'll be along side the greats like De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson in time to come, although they're all in a different league to one another...still amazing actors.
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
I still believe that he should change his name to Tony Stark. This man was the face of the MCU and pretty much was the one who set the foundation for all the great marvel movies
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.
Seriously 15th place?!?! Have never seen even half the actors listed before him step much outside their comfort zone. If a great actor constantly picks similar roles over and over, most of these guys are the best in the business. Most of them couldn't have come close to playing half his roles. I hated him when he first started becoming a household name, because he's pretty. People really miss out on some amazing movies due to this very same thinking. Can't help but feel it has something to do with his placement on a list such as this.
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
Hannity Solo and Indiana Jones. I could stop there. He is also underrated for his roles in 42 the Jackie Robinson movie and Cowboys and Aliens. One of the best
In Indiana Jones, he can't be better. - amyhenry
Han Solo and Indiana Jones were played perfect by Harrison Ford, I can't even imagine another actor playing those two. - PeeledBanana
He is funny
Gardions of the galaxy
No matter how much you dislike Star-lord for dusting 50% of people, Chris Pratt is still a great actor! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior
Guardians of the Galaxy vol.1, Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, Jurassic World, Passenger... Man he is one of the best actors I have ever known. Any Marvel or DC fans?
He just became my favorite Actor after he was in Guardians of the galaxy, I actually didn't know about him before that, he's an awesome actor but why so low?!
Hannibal Lecter is one of the best movie villain ever, so do this man.
The DeNiro's Pacino to Jack Nicholson. You can't choose between the power houses. Feels like if we have to define the bottom of the pit of acting, it is him. He was surely lurking there, a lost world of gems till we saw Dr. Lector and we can't stop searching anymore.
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.
No contest. Anthony Hopkins is without any doubt the greatest actor OF ALL TIME! Forget Silence of the Lambs, good film of course. His performance in Titus is untouchable. Meet Joe Black, astounding! The Remains of the Day, truly remarkable. I could go on and on. This man has a gift for acting like no other, it's a shame to see the actors of today.
Johnny Depp, your kidding me right. Is it because his portrayal of Willy Wonka just captured the essence of the film. What a lousy excuse of an actor, seriously.
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.
Eyes Wide Shut is considered to be one of his best performances and it's also considered one of Kubrick's best movies. - Tia-Harribel
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.
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
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 would say nothing and yet catch your eye and of course the camera.
Number 22? That's like saying that the Titanic is number 22 in the best known table of ships that sunk.
I have frowned to love him
Hobs and Shaw
Every movie he is in
He's a great actor, a great man and he was a great wrestler! I love him and I love his movies. I can't wait to see G.I. jOE: Retaliation next June 29th
Me and my family love watching his movies At Least top three But should be number one
He often appeared in Race to Witch Mountain and Tooth Fairy. GO WATCH THE GAME PLAN. It is about a football player (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) adopting a daughter (Madison Pettis) who is a major ballet dancer. - shelleyduvallfan10
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.
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 emotions
idk if I spelt hiz name rite lol but he is awseme I meen the terminator kindergarten cop etc and he shood be in the top 10 - baseballman
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
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.
Bull rankings. Dustin Hoffman should be in at least top 5. Actors like Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, etc...ahead of him! Johnny Depp at 01! stop voting system and please get some professional unbiased critic who knows or have studied acting and let him give the ratings/rankings.
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
He is so funny
Every other movie he is in
ARE YOU JOKING, STEPBROTHERS?!, ANCHORMAN?!, TALLEDEGA NIGHTS?!, ELF?!, THE OTHER GUYS, THE CAMPAIGN?!, SEMI-PRO?! AND MEGAMIND - markusl
Will Ferrell is the best actor ever I've seen every movie he has ever been in and let me tell ya he has never done a bad job in any of them plus I worked with him for a few years since I was in the movie, journey to the center of the earth with him
He is also very funny
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 it
He's simply the best.. I mean he can make you laugh without even saying a word
Adam Sandler is the best actor/comedian ever because, he made such great movies such as, That's My Boy, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and he also did a great job in Hotel Transylvania. And plenty more great movies ( These were just off my head) Johnny Depp is no where near the skill of Adam Sandler. Adam is my favorite actor and I hope you Agree
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_Guy
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!
Benedict is the paragon of gentlemanly humility, honesty, and integrity. As an actor, his skills far surpass those of his peers. As a man, he never fails to be kind, gracious, and grateful for all the success he's had in his career. He chooses his work based on what he enjoys, not just a paycheck. Benedict Cumberbatch should serve as an example of how to pursue your passions and be successful while retaining your integrity as a person.
He is good
House with a clock in its walls
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.
The fact that this man ranked below The Rock F-in Johnson is a Crime. He Deserves to be in the Top Ten
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...
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!
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.
! Hugh Jackman should be #1 for all of the movies has done then and especially now. I love Hugh Jackman and I would definitely love to meet him one day! Hugh, if you see this then I appreciate you and all you have done. You're the best! ~Haylo
He is very versatile in his roles and is very convincing
Wolverine and PT Barnum were played by the best actor - Unnamed Google User Remade
Matt Damon's obviously one of the best actors ever! His movies are so great, well picked and his acting is very believable
A great artist with original actions and great themes. No one can match him in science fiction and spy movies.
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! - biac000
It's worth watching all of his movies. It all has good stories and his acting is so GREAT! Plus the fact that he's a gorgeous good-looking man! Aw! My husband hates him...
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.
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.
Watch "Crawl Space" in season 4 of Breaking Bad. The end of the episode, with him in the crawl space breaking down is the BEST ACTING EVER DONE.
Why is he not higher on this list? That's bull that Matt Damon is a better actor than Bryan Cranston
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!
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...
awesome in every movie, even the star wars prequel movie he was in
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
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
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
Paul Newman at 77? You can't be serious. Are there only kids voting around here who have probably never seen him? The only one who just might compare in acting ability may be Jonny Depp - but then, he may not. Paul Newman is incomparable.
Really sucks that he turned out to be such a creep. He is one of my favorite actors with one of the best resumes.
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
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.
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. - dark2025
Now, this guy should be on the top 10 because he brings characters to life like he is the character in person
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
the way he does Rocky Balboa is so amazing and realistic!
Rocky, Rambo - these aren't so much movies as they are American Icons. Have you never seen Rambo: First Blood? Rocky? Some movies are so excellent they spawn a sequel, but 5? That takes an incredible movie. And he's still doing it! The Expendables is going to be yet another franchise that he's spearheading for a third entry.
He is so SEXY! He is funny, smart and amazing. I am a huge C.A. fan and he is one of the reasons why. I just love how believable he is. I can't believe he plays Captain America, humble no ego and plays Torch which has a giant ego. Opposites but believable. He is underrated. Please give him respect. If you think Captain America is hot vote for Chris.
Two words. Captain America. This guy is an extremely talented actor and can really make you believe his role Just like he did to me in Captain America. Seriously vote for this guy he is the best actor ever!
Been watching his movies since I was "young", absolutely love the guy! Sweet, charming, and a great actor!
He was definitely one of the high points of the Fantastic Four movies, and also is great in his role as Captain America. Oh, and he's also SMOKING HOT.
Honestly he just seems like a chill guy and I like how he made Thor a likable character
Liam hemsworth should be here too
Can you say THOR... Wow!
Thor is just different from all other marvel superhero. He is just amazing.
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
He adds humor, suspense, and good looks to any movie that he is in.
Why does he keep deppping this mans a legend honestly he should be in he top ten at least
This man has got to be the new Chuck Norris. After seeing Die Hard 4 that is... - TKDCats312
He was not only a good actor he inspired a whole race to start following their dreams. He was also an amazing martial artist. - fimbulwinter
Acting since he was six years old and believable in every scene. He did not want to be known as a "Kung Fu superstar" but wanted to be remembered as an actor. OK he is the greatest film fighter and was the greatest real life fighter but all his characters are believable in terms of body language and speech delivery. Just think about it the next time you watch a Bruce Lee film and compare how much you believe the characters he plays to the characters in this list
The strongest there was, no one could beat this man. I mean just pure amazing all his stunts were real.
Bruce Lee should be #1! He's by far the greatest actor/martial artist who ever lived and he kicked everyone's butt-literally. He's the ultimate hero! And many people learned from him. I would train under him too if he was still alive! He was too great and died too young! He's a badass! Unstoppable!
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.
" Who Ya Gonna Call? GHOSTBUSTERS! " Seriously people
Household name in every black and mixed home and it should stay just like that
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
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. - Undertaker15-0
He just CAN'T be only #117! I mean seriously, he AT LEAST is supposed to be in the top 10!
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)
Okay for those of you who have never experienced the wonderful torture of Doctor Who, it might be hard to understand the awe this actor has put me in. I have fallen in love with his charming, loving character. This man is most definitely my #1!
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.
I can't believe he's not already topping, let alone on, the list.
Definitely the greatest -
Wonderful actor. Impressive for a comic book. No, seriously, look him up on Google. It says he’s a comic. No joke. - TopTenTed
He is very versatile, dynamic, and true thespain. he is the emperor of Indian cinema as how the akbar the great in Indian history, there is no one before him or during his acting period nor thereafter who can at least stand to his par excellence in the Bollywood. every don of Bollywood era just end to compare or to compare himself like dilip saab. not amitabh, rajesh khanna, raj kapoor, rajkumar, devanand, nor the present khan's try to think to compare themselves with dilip saab. he is true emperor of Indian cinema of all times if he was in Hollywood, definitely he would be don of Hollywood also. he is also very true gentleman also with respect to his moral ethics, very humble, polite, soft spoken and generous too as well... He has every thing
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
This is so stupid! How is he 54th! How is Tom Holland ahead of him. This is ridiculous! Crow should be in the top 25, he is one of the best actors ever. I mean, just look at his performance in Gladiator, Les Miserables, and A Beautiful Mind! Those are all stunning performances. Let's get him further up the list! - TheHabsFan
He definitely has to be in the Top 10, just look at his work and his range.
He is a phenomenal actor, his roles as Maximums and John Nash were flawless and he just brings so much energy into his roles
Ben Stiller will always be a star in eyes!
I been in LOVE with Ben all my life. And, I will always feelings for him and always have and always will that not going to change ever. Ben don't stop acting you are so amazing to me and the world I know you it's true.
I love ben so much. Ben should be # 1!
Zoolander and Night at the Museum are my favorite movies of his. - The_Random_Content_Guy
IIn Dodgeball he makes the perfect enemy. With the snobbiness and self-centeredness, he is fabulous! - amyhenry
Ben Stiller is my favorite actor by far. I loved Tower Heist and Little Fockers. Ben Stiller is boss and should be in the top ten. He is hilarious and is a fan favorite. Come on Ben!