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.

One of the best actors. Who else could be the only actor in a movie and make you believe his character and keep you interested for two hours (Castaway) He is great in any role he undertakes.

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2 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.

"This is the day you will always remember as the day you nearly caught Captain Jack Sparrow" -Johnny Depp - sdoggys

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3 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!

Fell in love with this man after I watched one flew over the cuckoos nest. His performance was flawless and the movie in general was just a joy to watch. Beautiful film. Performances in the shining, Chinatown, as good as it gets and the departed are just a few other examples of this mans brilliance. Love JD and tom hanks but there quality of performance isn't quite on the same level as jacky boys. For me he's the best. Other notable greats that aren't far off for me include, Al Pacino, Daniel day Lewis, Robert de niro, Gary oldman, gene Hackman, Alan rickman, and Anthony Hopkins. Don't understand how will smith and Tom cruise have managed to secure more votes than the last 4 actors that I mentioned, especially gene Hackman and Anthony Hopkins... Gene Hackman is actually 100th on this list with less votes than Daniel Radcliffe and Andrew Lincoln. What a load of baloney. - Tommy94

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4 Robert DeNiro Robert DeNiro

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

Love him

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5 Leonardo Di Caprio Leonardo Di Caprio

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 really awesome...
i loved his acting in films like wolf of wall street, inception...
cheers to leo...

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6 Al Pacino Al Pacino

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

Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface is the greatest acting performance ever.

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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.

Lol. I like your comment. I just think there is a lot younger crowd on this site, and they simply haven't seen many of the great actors you mentioned, either that or they don't watch many adult theme movies yet. - Ned964

Has anyone watched the godfather? A street car named desire? These are the films you should be watching - mariazobeidi

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8 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.

This guy is the beast of acting

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9 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman 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.

The only reason why he's not in the top 5 is because he's black. He should be in the top 5 - mariazobeidi

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10 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 lineup, Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is often referred 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...


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The Newcomers

? Chadwick Boseman Chadwick Boseman

I love his character in Black Panther he fits the role very well, with the accent and body.

? Harry Styles Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction .

He definitely deserves all the love he can get. Loved him in Dunkirk and love him on the daily base. I hope he is gonna do more acting very soon.

An amazing singer and person! Great in Dunkirk! Definitely has potential

The Contenders

11 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.

Best acter ever
I love denzel Washington he is talented and handsome acter I ever see in my life

Great actor, try seeing him in Fences

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12 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heathcliff 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 was a magnificent Joker.

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13 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.

Wholesome package in acting.

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14 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.

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!

I love his action movies

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15 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.

I'm not saying he ranks above de niro or al Pacino. But he is so splendid I'm every role he does. I love him to the end of this world and just can't stop fan girling him. If I could, I'd give him 10000 Oscars! He is the best!

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16 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

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

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

Indiana Jones and Han Solo

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17 Shahrukh Khan Shahrukh Khan

He is the God of Acting in Bollywood. Many actors, especially the newcomers, should learn from him the secret for become a star.. His energy, his passion and his love for his professional are unlimited... He haw billions of fans not only in India and in Eastern countries, but all over the world. THE MAN IS PHENOMENON...

After over 2000 clicks on the (+) key, spelling apparently becomes a problem ;-)

He is the most hard working man of the world... He still has the middle class touch from where he has come.. He has super inspiring power, which he shares with his words, work and love.. I am too lucky and thank God for making me Shahrukh Khan's fan..

Not so well known in USA, but probably has more fans worldwide than anyone else on this list! See DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) for a start (check your local library for dvd).

He literally sucks. Aamir Khan, irfan khan, Mohanlal are greatest actors in Indian cinema. - Ronit5

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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

How is he not in top 10? He brings so much to all his roles. His Sherlock is hands down the best holmes ever.

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19 Samuel Jackson Samuel 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.

Any one seen Coach Carter... this man is a great actor. top 30 at least

He's just one of the most memorable people from our time thanks to a slew of memorable quotes and roles, such as the badass Nick Fury, or the hilarious Jules Winnfield. He's a great actor and can make even the worst of movies better thanks to his memorable presence and great acting talents, even when working with the worst of scripts. - Vixylafoen

He needs to stop asking me what's in my wallet. It's creepy. - Elijah_Cook

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20 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.

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21 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.

How can the best actor in the world be no 83!
He was great at Mr. doubtfire and old dogs they were very good movies


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22 Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins

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.

Anthoy Hopkins the worlds greatest actor. Outstanding performances in Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal

If you genuinely think that Anthony Hopkins doesn't belong on top, you seriously do not respect the art of acting.

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23 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 absolutely love Jim Carrey. He was in a lot of my childhood movies. Please come back soon Mr Carrey!

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

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.

Clint would say nothing and yet catch your eye and of course the camera.

He created a genre. Two of them, actually. The 3 movies that would make you understand why he is so great are High Plains Drifter, Dirty Harry, and Gran Torino. He is pure grit, and could make mince meat of John Wayne, James Arness, or Jimmy Stewart any day.

This list looks like a good joke

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25 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.

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!

Brilliant is the word I would use to coin Oldman, simply brilliant. He has played Dracula, Lee Harvey Oswald, Beethoven, Sid Vicious! The diversity of these characters is testament to the versatility of Oldman. Choosing his best role is a little simpler than Lewis. #1- Stansfield, Leon #2- Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK - zacenroe86

Why is his man not number one on this list? He can out-act everyone. EVERYONE! Enough said.

Just don't forget the "R" when you google him! - Elijah_Cook

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26 Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey

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

He brings it in every film. Some of my favorites that hasn't been mention is the negotiatoe and k-pax but love everything he does

Scumbag pedophile who deserves hell. - Elijah_Cook

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27 Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Zanjeer and Deewar, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood.

A no 1 in B town and he should in top ten worlds actor. He is best among all the actor. I think he gives at this age marvelous performance. I saw recent movie buddha hoga tera baap he gives great performance bole toh do daala sub ko.

I don't agree with this ranking of Mr. Bachchan. It's impossible that he is #41. He is the only actor whose movie all three generations sit together to watch. From 11 years old to 90, everyone is a fan of Mr. Bachchan. He is a living legend. The popularity, love, respect, and stardom of Mr. Bachchan is incomparable. And there's NO WAY Shah Rukh Khan is #10. It's just wrong.

he is the best among all the actors inf act only he is the actor who makes you cry during his dead scene & makes you laugh during comedy. he is beyond all the fame. no one in the world can compare his talent. he is simply superb. some times he choose the wrong film but then he is also a man. but at this age, he gives his marvelous performance. I think he should not be compare with any actors in the world because he is already best and beyond great actors.

A legend of bollywood

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28 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!

I can't say anything except: BEN IS MY BABY 💖 - Asyalock

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29 Aamir Khan Aamir Khan

3 idiots! awesome actor, only seen some of his movie but it was perfect! the way he acts and tell jokes are very special!

I like aamir for his involvement in making cinema... really superb... aamir

What's he doing down here...? Below Shahrukh Khan...? He is the finest actor of Bollywood... Gifted... God Sent.. Top Notch Acting...!

Susch a great actor should top the list. - Ronit5

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30 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

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

This guy was like my childhood. I watched Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, and Water Boy on loop because we could either watch that or watch what was on T.V. because we didn't have anything else. His movies were actually funny to me and are still funny to this day. - hiphopgod

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31 Jackie Chan Jackie Chan

Chan is known as one of the greatest stunt actor of all-time. The sheer danger of the moves he employs are evidenced by the amount of injuries he has incurred. Chan broke his skull on the set of Armour of God, and has broken the majority of fingers in his hand. Further, he has also broken his nose, both cheekbones, jaw, hips, sternum, neck, toes, and ankle.
He holds the Guinness World Record for Most Stunts By A Living Actor

He is master of martial arts best actor - cocowater

A great kung fu master in films, great comedy fighter or actor, singer, dangers stunts man. He is real fighter. I thought jackie chan is only actor who done most risky moves and stunt in all his movies... Hades off him. I really like him

Love the man

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32 Will Ferrell Will Ferrell

Do you guys seriously have special needs will ferrell has to be one of the funniest actors in the past 20 years him and adam sandler


Will Ferrell is 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 has a wide range of roles and he deserves to be number 2!

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33 Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Thomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.

Very nice and down to earth guy! He stole the show when I went to see the avengers, with him as loki! He was so connected with the character he played, and he didn't lose focus while doing so.

HOW THE HECK IS HE NUMBER 223?!? HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE! Loki the villain twice. He is the only character to ever make my cry. He's done Shakespeare, he's done television and he is the very definition of sexy. LETS GET HIM HIGHER PEOPLE!

He's amazing! How can you not love him? He's the perfect Loki! I need to watch more movies with him in it, but he's simply charming!

The reason Loki has those annoying fangirls, but still a great actor and the perfect example of someone who can play a villain with more than one character trait. - Elijah_Cook

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34 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. -

Look at his performance in Fight Club and American History X. He's just amazing. - WastedBeers666

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35 Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Liam John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years.

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...

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

Love him!

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36 Rajini Kanth


Rajni Kanth is the Indian Super Star, He is the role model of lot of Young Heros in India, especially in Tamil Nadu. 2nd Highest Salary getting in Asia. He Dominate Tamil Cinema more and 30 year, especially in 1980s and 1990s, he attract ladies, gents and child's very much. In My opinion, He is the World No. 1 Hero and World Super Star

He is highest paid actor in India.. And second highest in south asia after jackie chan. No one in comparable with him.
simple man. Highly devoted person and cool guy..

Style and charisma!

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37 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

He is a phenomenal actor, his roles as Maximums and John Nash were flawless and he just brings so much energy into his roles

Russel Crowe is the balls! He did a terrific work in The Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind. Sure he hasn't done as many movies as Johnny Depp or Al Pacino, but he definitely deserves the third rank after these guys. He is a very versatile actor who can fit into a Roman slave to a autistic mentally challenged genius. Hats Off to his work!

You got to be kidding me, him below Liam Neeson! - TheHabsFan

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38 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.

! 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

What... Hugh should be first! Look at all the parts he has portrayed! At one minute he is killing and stabing and getting his claws out as wolverine, and then the next he is singing and dancing as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman! come on... He deserves 1st!

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39 Matt Damon Matt Damon

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

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...

He nailed it in Bourne...
And prove it in the Martian

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40 Hrithik Roshan Hrithik Roshan

I love Rittik. I want to kiss you my sweet hottest sexy actor in the world.

Ohh Hrithik is the best he can't be no. 65... He must be there in the top 10... Watch his movies he has done a wonderful job... He is a real actor..

He is hottest hunk in this complete world
I am totally in love with his body
He acts good

He is one of the most complete actor in the world.. He is blessed with method acting. He has given so many classic performances that its difficult to choose which one is best. He deserves to be at top 10

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41 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.

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

Definitely the greatest -

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

He is not number 1?! @#! @%

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42 Sean Penn Sean Penn Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist. He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River and the biopic Milk.

Best actor ever! Deserves to be in top 5, at least top 10! I Am Sam was the best movie I have ever seen. I cried like a baby! I think he and Tom Hanks are greatest ever. Put them in a movie together and just watch the tickets fly at the box office! Penn, Hanks, De Niro, Pacino, Brando, Hopkins, Hoffman, Denzel Washington, Nicholson, Daniel Day Lewis. Those are top ten no specific order. Love them, they define what Hollywood should be.

He is the actor of his Generation, and deserves to be in the Top 10, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino & Robert de Niro. I think he is placed number 45, because he doesn't appear in The Big Blocbusters, and that is RIDICULOUS! Who can forget his courageous performance in Dead Man Walking? Or his thrilling & intense performances in: She's So Lovely, Hurlyburly, I Am Sam, Mystic River, Milk & in The Tree of Life, he was spellbinding and made some moments that will never be erased from my memory. Bravura! One of The Maestro's of Acting.

This top ten list sickens me with horrible mainstream actors that attract the public for their looks such as Robert Pattinson can pass the superb acting of Sean Penn who has won the most oscars for a leading role and all the emotions he puts into the films which revolve around him

mc dreamy - EliHbk

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


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

Get to de chopper - EliHbk

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44 Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playback singer, choreographer, lyricist, philanthropist and dancer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry.

He is the only COMPLETE actor among the entire list here.
He has done something that the others will never have the guts to even give a try.

A DWARF in Aboorva Sagotharargal.
A Classical Dancer - Salangai Oli (Sagara Sangamam)
A Metally Retarded - GUNA
A Physically Handicap / Communist - Anbe Sivam
A Historical - Dhasavatharam (10 Roles)

The list is big. More than the number of actors listed here.

If anyother Actor, other than Kamal Ji, has done such versatile roles and you can Vote for them. Otherwise, your only choice is

Not too sure on Dashavtaram... But a highly talented actor probably the best in Indian film Industry in terms of various roles he has portrayed...

A legend of indian movies who considers cine field as a medium to teach the reality of the society.

Best Ever actor - is more talented than any other Hollywood star. Huge screen persona who is extremely versatile

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45 Phillip Seymour Hoffman Phillip Seymour Hoffman

VERY genius such an incredible actor I believe every moment he is in his character's skin. He's magnificient.

Amazing actor who may be one of best supporting actors. And the few handful of times he is given a leading role it is superb. When one's looks are not the reasons for ones success that's talent. Any role he could have taken and done just as good if not better.

why he is not higher in the list i do not know....GREAT actor, magnolia...boogie nights ...:P many more

One of the best actor ever!

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46 Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone

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.

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.

This guy is seriously cyberbullied. - Elijah_Cook

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

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.

Why is he not higher on this list? That's bull that Matt Damon is a better actor than Bryan Cranston

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.

His performance in Breaking Bad is enough to put him in the top 10.

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48 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy

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!

Eddie is such an awesome man plus he did such a good job in norbit I mean come on he played a awesome guy and a fat lady at the same time. That guy can act


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49 Alan Rickman Alan Rickman Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (February 21st 1946 - Janurary 14th 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, most notably Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and Hans Gruber in Die Hard. He passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2016

He's got the most gorgeous voice, he makes his character unique love him x - WhOwAnTsToLiVeFoReVeR

Terrific British actor, both theatre and movies. Remember Die Hard (bad guys leader) and Robin Hood (again).

He is one of the greatest actors in the world.
He can act, direct and also sing. He has done Hollywood movies and independent films. Also He has performed in several plays.

Alan Rickman deserves Oscar nomination for Severus Snape.

I loved it when Alan Rickman acted Severus Snape. He deserves his honours

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50 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

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 is a legend..he doesn't need a election to be in top tens...paul newman should be placed alongside tom hanks..i think most voters have limited knowledge of hollywood actors and are just voting for the actors of the new generation..this list is not a true representation of the reality

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