Top Ten Greatest Actors

The Contenders: Page 6

101 Steve Carell Steve Carell

Very funny in the party of Office, he went to a party and insult peopl, even though people insult him.

The office he is hilarious, the big short he was incredible. Deserves to be higher. (Nicolas cage is higher then steve? )

Really, Ben Stiller above Steve Carell? REALLY?!?!?!?

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102 Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. He is well known for his roles in Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Vampire's Kiss, Wild at Heart, Honeymoon in Vegas, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, City of Angels, 8MM, Bringing ...read more.

Should be in number 1 position in my opinion. Incredibly talented and versatile actor. He puts his heart and soul into every character he portrays. I admire this guy so much, not to mention he is absolutely gorgeous. Where would we be without movies such as Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas, Lord of War, The Rock, Face off, Adaptation, Matchstick men, just too many to list! I hope he continues making movies for a long time yet.

One the most versatile actors of all time johnny depp is versatile but no where near as much as nicolas cage who is unafraid of any role although some times in the wrong movie he makes the film that much more watchable

A classic actor. The expressions on his face truly reveal his great acting skills. He has made phenomenal contributions in Movies like Knowing, Con Air, National Treasure, etc. Nicolas just rocks!

He's the man

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103 Cary Grant Cary Grant Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted ...read more.

The most charming man to walk on the earth. Thanks Cary for all the great characters you left us to watch and love.

What is wrong with you people? This is the greatest comedic actor to ever live, just go watch Bringin' Up Baby, the Ugly Truth, His girl Friday, Philadelphia Story-Without him that movie would have flopped. He was the model, the actor other actor tried to emulate to master comedic timing.

Debonair, handsome, polished. Did comedy and drama equally well. North by Northwest, Charade, An Affair to Remember, The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, Arsenic and Old Lace...

Cary Grant not in top 10? You've got to be kidding.

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104 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 ...read more.

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.

Awesome! Anyone knows Jack dominates the movie field obviously.

Jack black in nacho libre and school of rock he was SO FUNNY HE SHOULD BE TOP 5

One of the funniest actors ever how is he only 96

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105 Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc

OK, let me explain this one: You have to be a very talented actor to play Joey, Joey is a dim-witted womanising idiot in Friends and Joey. Matt LeBlanc is the complete opposite, he is an intelligent, happily married man, who is quite quiet and now hosts Top Gear.

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106 Logan Lerman Logan Lerman V 1 Comment
107 Jared Padalecki Jared Padalecki Jared Tristan Padalecki is an American actor. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as such films as New York Minute and House of Wax.

Jared deserves so much... Not only is he one of the most awesome actors I've seen in a long time, but he has not let his growing popularity go straight to his head. He is down to earth, he truly cares about people, and his fans. He gives way over 100% of himself to be sure he is giving the best he can to deliver what he know we, as fans of his, are going to love, without taking a thing for granted. His performances have been above and beyond outstanding. You feel every bit of emotion he shows and I've not seen that from many actors in ages. He is truly meant to have every bit of recognition that can possibly be sent his way. He is a truly inspiring person for so many. We, the fans have seen and heard him and what he does and how hard he works shows that he as truly seen and heard us. We have him secured as truly in our hearts as we absolutely know and trust he has us in his. For all these reasons and more, Jared Tristan Padalecki is the most deserving actor today that I will say ...more

Excuse me, but this man deserves to be way up at the top! He is an amazing actor. He doesn't even have to utter a word, as he has such much expression in his face alone. If any actor deserves an Emmy, it's Jared Tristan Padalecki! Let's get up to #1. - kristinludwig

A lot of the actors higher on this list are from a by gone era. And they belonged in the Top Ten Actors of their time. Yet we must look to the era we are in. Though Jared has shown a style hardening back to those times. , poised and confident. Conducts himself honorable in all endeavors. Someone the viewers look up to. Talents unquestionable. Saddens me, his standing on this list is not higher.

Just plain awesomeness!

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108 Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.

WHAT? WHAT? HOW IS HE NOT #1?

Michael J Fox is so talented. He has had such a varying list of characters: young republican, teenage rocker, irritating actor, concierge, hotshot doctor, deputy mayor, he's even played a character who can see ghosts. His abilities are so varied and he's great. He's also so inspiring. Can you imagine having Parkinson's and having to cover it up for as long as he did? You have to be a great actor to do that. The ONLY actor on this list who is actually a quality actor is David Duchovny, and maybe Tom Hanks. Back to the Future is the best trilogy of all time in my opinion, and Family Ties one of the best sitcoms ever made.

By the way, for everyone who didn't know, Cars is an EXACT copy of Doc Hollywood. So screw you Disney.

Why the heck is he not number 1? He is clearly the best actor. I mean, come on guys get some taste! Have you not seen Family Ties or Back to the Future?

Holy crap, I voted for him, and he shot straight to 14...what are the odds?

#107!? He is a legendary actor abd should be #1

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109 David Duchovny David Duchovny

David is great. He is the best man ever - he's REAL. I think girls can only dream about him, and boys - dream about becoming his friend. And what a great actor! Love him at Playing God, Evolution, Trust the man, the Secret, Joneses! House of D is BRILLIANT. The X Files... Should I say more? ) Can't wait for the third movie! Californication - my second love after the X files.
DAVID - THE BEST!

The only actor on this list that I like. He make me feel all kind of emotions. He is really gifted.

One of the best actor in the world. He was great with Minnie Driver in Return to Me and with Julianne Moore in Evolution and Trust the Man. I loved him in House of D and The T.V. set. He was great working with Halle Berry in Things we Lost in the Fire.
David Duchovny is brilliant in Californication. And he is one of the nicest people in the world too.

The X-Files was a good show.

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110 Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake gyllenhaal is the most versatile, brilliant actor I have ever seen, he can play literally any character to perfection. Be it creepy, funny, intense the list goes on. And then, as I scroll and scroll, desperately trying to find this amazing actor, I come across Ashton kutcher, above him, who can only play one role, and has never made a good movie in his life. Just unbelievable. Gyllenhaal is a legendary actor, and destined to be one of the greats

He is really awesome. I think he is one of the best actors ever: Donnie Darko, Jarhead, the good girl, the day after tomorrow (sorry, haven't seen the whole Brokeback Mountain movie) - he convinces! - Cranberry20

The best young actor around today. His acting skills are incredible for his young age.

What HOW IS THE 108? He should at least be at top 15!

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111 Gene Hackman Gene Hackman

He. Deserves a lifetime award... This actor played so many outstanding roles.. He is a natural...

Wow don't anybody else feel this is just an insult to him he's great

This guy is too low down on this list. Should've been much higher. - gaali121

He's actually pretty amazing.

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112 Sir Ian Mckellen Sir Ian Mckellen Sir Ian Murray McKellen is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards.

I cannot believe how low he is on this list. Ian mckellen is a master of acting. When he is acting, you don't realise it is him. He is such a good character actor. But for example, Tom Cruise, when you watch him, you think. That's Tom Cruise. Sir Ian Mckellen is, in my eyes, the greatest character actor the world has ever seen.

234?
What's wrong with you people?
One of the BEST actors I have ever seen on any movie (may it be the lotr trilogy- in which he was brilliant, the xmen series in which he totally sold the character or the the vinci code)...

A fantastic actor and deserves to be much much higher than he is. His take on gandalf was one of the best performances I have ever seen and he was brilliant as magneto too

This guy should get an oscar. He's the best as Gandalf and Magneto! - BoltMarksman

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113 Henry Fonda Henry Fonda Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades. V 2 Comments
114 John Wayne John Wayne Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.

Extraordinary. He was not given credit for his acting ability even when he was in the Top Ten box office draws for 22 straight years. Looking over this list I see the demographics are severely weighted toward the younger generation. I would invite you to watch Mr. Wayne in Island in the Sky, The Searchers, The Shootist, or The Cowboys and watch some of the true subtleties of acting genius. Also, look for titles with the following actors; Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, and especially, Walter Pidgeon (Mrs Miniver, How Green was My Valley, Manhunt). Please enjoy.

If I was ever stranded on an island I would want to be with him, I think
He was a lot in real life as he was in the movies, tall, handsome, kind &
200% male there will never be another John Wayne, EVER!

He is the greatest and my favorite. He made over 200 movies. - moose4life19

The most powerful screen presence ever! John Wayne is America.

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115 Ian Somerhalder Ian Somerhalder Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.

I'm crying in laughter while reading this. Ian Somerhalder? The only time I EVER heard of this guy was in the first like 5 episodes of LOST! (A show that no one knows about that ended almost 5 years ago)

VOTE PEOPLE! IAN IS SO GOOD IN TVD! He should be at the least, before top 40! HE IS SO AMAZING! And hot :D

Ian should be in the top 10. He does exceptionally great work acting in the Vampire Diaries!

He's done an amazing job in The Vampire Diaries. He's one of the underrated actors.

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116 James Dean James Dean James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

James Dean was too great for this world. It wasn't just about acting; it was about feeling and living every line he pronounced. Maybe he was a genius. Maybe he was broken, yet he still managed to share a great deal of love and passion with others. I miss him so much and I wish people like this still existed. Rest In Peace angel

The only actor in the world that I look up to... I LOVE him to death, I could watch his movies a million times and never get bored.

The original, the one and only REBEL the world has known and will ever know

The handsomest, most talented actor who ever walked the earth. I totally adore him!

The man who made acting more than just pretending

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117 Dhanush Dhanush

Dhanush is the first young actor who won the national award and he is the amazing and super actor in the world

Worst actors I have ever seen

I like dhanush flim and dhanush now the kolaveri song is super hit

He gives almost best movies & songs in his life.

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118 Kevin Bacon Kevin Bacon Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician whose films include musical-drama film Footloose, the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good Men, the historical docudrama Apollo 13, and the mystery drama Mystic River.

I saw one of my favorite movies with him in it, he was great at it, the movie was Hollow Man, I thought that movie was awesome.

Stunning brilliant
Ultimately one of the most talented actors around

Terrible actor. What idiot put him on this list. You gotta be kidding.

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119 Clark Gable Clark Gable William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable is considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money ...read more.

The man could kill woman with his seductive smile, charming but shrewd and clever. The song of Heart, 'If looks could kill' is only applicable for him I guess. Whoa, what a man made! In GWTW he looked so charming with the moustache!
God must be praised for making him.

Yes he was wonderful! Gone with the Wind and Mogambo, two of his films that I watched, truly the greatest actor of his day!

His figure of Rhett in 'Gone with the wind'is unforgettable! Has caught my heart in my youth - and still holds my heart.

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120 Chris Pine Chris Pine

I absolutely LOVE Chris Pine! J.J. Abrams is a GENIUS for casting him for the role of Jim Kirk! Not to mention, he's quite a catch ;).

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