Top Ten Greatest Actors

The Top Ten

1 Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. more.

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.

When you think about it, Tom Hanks really can play anything. Think of how many classics, and in so many different genres: Saving Private Ryan is considered the greatest modern war epic, Sleepless in Seattle is considered the greatest modern romance movie, Forest Gump is considered one of the greatest modern drama's, even animation - Toy Story is probably considered the greatest modern animated movie, and then the comedies - Big is a classic, Splash is a classic. so many great performances: Philadelphia which he won an Oscar for, apollo 13, A league of their own, Road to Perdition, You've got mail is even a classic.. And so many others

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2 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 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!

Honestly no need to say anything. No one I mean NO ONE can top jack Nicholson. PERIOD

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3 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.

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

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4 Johnny Depp Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. His role in a movie is often rather big. His character is often on the "loopy side" and his character being in a darker state of mind, etc.

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

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5 Al Pacino Al Pacino Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino has had a career spanning more than five decades, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors.

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, ...more

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6 Leonardo Di Caprio Leonardo Di Caprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

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

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7 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.

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.

Marlon Brando was the first actor that brought "realism" to the big screen, not only that the characters he portrayed, especially in the 1950s, were so different and he was a versatile actor that could achieve almost perfection. Two decades later he gave two more memorable roles as Vito Corleone in The Godfather and Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now which cemented is legacy as the best actor to ever walk the face of the Earth, a true legend in his own right. - Skuller

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8 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. more.

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 man

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9 Daniel Day Lewis Daniel Day Lewis Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.

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.

Even his eyes sold charisma to us - pLix33

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10 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie more.

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.

Played Mace Windu, need I say more?

Star Wars + Pulp Fiction = probably in my top 3

He played mace windu he's awesome

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The Contenders

11 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.

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.

I'd say Robin Williams and Will Smith are probably the best comedy actors in history. You don't have to agree with me, this is my opinion please don't start doing negative comments to me, because it hurts peoples feelings, and that's their opinion, you don't have to treat them badly

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.

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12 Will Smith Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. 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, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is more.

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

You are the cooles

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13 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.

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

He is not No. 1 only because he did only two movies

Otherwise he is far better than everyone mentioned above

He is even considered a better actor than Jack Nicholson

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14 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, more.

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.

I love Jim Carrey but if you look up "worst actors of all time" he comes up... just saying. Overall Jim Carrey is absolutely hilarious though. Love his characters.

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15 Gary Oldman Gary Oldman Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician, and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film, and television. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: 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!

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.

The most brilliant and versatile actor EVER. Have you seen Immortal Beloved? Romeo is Bleeding? The Contender? Thinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy? Darkest Hour? Etc.

It took me a few years to realise many of the performances I liked were all played by him, so...

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16 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.

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.

Amazing man

he good

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17 Brad Pitt Brad Pitt William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories and received three further Academy Award nominations, winning one, as producer under his more.

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.

Brad pitt is one of my favourite actor.his performance in ocean 11, troy, fight club, snatch is too good. He is never fit in below 10 rank. He is one of the handsome actor as well as stylish actor in Hollywood

Love from #India

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18 Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.

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 should be at no 3

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19 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.

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.

- BKAllmighty

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

This is a really bad list. Harrison Ford should be in the top ten, not 18th

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20 Christian Bale Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

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 actor

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21 Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Tom Cruise is an American actor and filmmaker. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards.

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!

All time best in Hollywood

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22 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.

No matter how much you dislike Star-lord for dusting 50% of people, Chris Pratt is still a great actor! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior


He's in a lot of good movies. - EvanWellens

Screw him he killed the avengers man. You had to punch the chin.

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23 Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He was born on December 31, 1937 in Margam, Wales. He is known for winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille more.

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.

Anthony Hopkins should be in the top 5

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"

Anthony Hopkins is one of the best actors living now, especially for his work on Dr.hannibal lecter.

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24 Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

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.

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25 Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dwayne The Rock Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

How far down the list is he? He is an amazing actor! - BloodFang

This dude acting suck

Amazing actor

Me and my family love watching his movies At Least top three But should be number one

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26 Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.

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 actor

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27 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.


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

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 emotions

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28 Edward Norton Edward Norton Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.

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

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29 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

Big daddy, happy Gilmore, billy Madison. - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

Go for his classics, his new movies aren't worth watching

I love his movies! They are SO good and funny!

Hilarious = hill hairy ass which described Adam sandler

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30 Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

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.

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31 Will Ferrell Will Ferrell John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Does a pretty good job at voice acting - Death_Metal_Lover

Oh my god! It's Megamind!

He is so funny is the movie elf when he eats a lot of candy

He is the funnest man in the world!

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

Adam Sandler over Christopher Lee. Damn.

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!

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33 Jack Black Jack Black Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious more.

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

When he died in D.P.O., I cried.


Come on jack black must be number 1 he makes the funnies movies ever like
Kung fu panda 2
Kung fu panda 1
King kong
The school of rock. Etc.

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34 Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician . Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters .

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.

Wolverine and PT Barnum were played by the best actor - Unnamed Google User Remade

! 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

Not only is he a good actor, but he is an amazing singer and dancer too!

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35 Matt Damon Matt Damon Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

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


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

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36 Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Liam John Neeson, OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur.

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...

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.

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

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37 Bryan Cranston Bryan Cranston Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, ordained Pastor and producer.

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.


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.


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38 Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer.

He should be higher on this list. ADRIAN! - ArianaMarvelHPVine456

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


Best action actor ever. Period.

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39 Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey Fowler is an American actor, producer and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television.

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

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

What happened to him was so damn unfair - Enmanu16

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40 Paul Newman Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.

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

He is my most admired actor.

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.

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41 Bruce Willis Bruce Willis Walter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and singer.

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 least

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42 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.

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. - Undertaker15-0

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43 David Tennant David Tennant David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the Harry Potter movie series.

Really funny in Doctor Who and Good Omens! - MrHyde

He's the Doctor...

I love him so much❤ Tenth Doctor, Crowley, Kilgrave... Please...

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.

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44 Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. more.

He is a good actor and a good human also!

He should be higher on this list. BRING ME THANOS! - ArianaMarvelHPVine456

...THOR! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Liam hemsworth should be here too

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45 Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

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.

The fact that he is #44 shows how far we have fallen...

I can't believe he's not already topping, let alone on, the list.

Definitely the greatest -

He is definitely the father of cinematics. - The_Random_Content_Guy

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46 Bill Murray Bill Murray William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, for which he earned his first Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Scrooged, What more.


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.

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47 Ben Stiller Ben Stiller Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is well known for his roles in various comedies including There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder.

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

Gaylord Focker - RogerMcBaloney

IIn Dodgeball he makes the perfect enemy. With the snobbiness and self-centeredness, he is fabulous! - amyhenry

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48 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.

WOT A GREAT ACTOR!! a joy to watch and is great in every role

Great actor!

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.

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49 Chris Evans Chris Evans Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.

He should be ' higher!

He should be higher on this list. - ArianaMarvelHPVine456

Captain America much? He was so good as Steve Rogers and just played the role to perfection! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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.

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50 Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian.

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...

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