This list is hideous; makes me wanna run straight into the bathroom and right to the porcelain. I'd say 95% of the voters to this survey must have been born after 1990 or total morons. Or both.
Depp and DiCaprio are slightly better than average actors who have their moments, but they don't belong in the same country as guys like Nicholson, Marlon Brando, DiNiro, Pacino, Bogart. Tom Hanks is a cut above but not a cut above the list of legends I just mentioned. What a joke.
If you want to go more modern, what about Denzel, Morgan Freeman, or even Harrison Ford? I'd take Kevin Spacey over some of the clowns near the top of this list.
Depp/DiCaprio couldn't even look up to the sky and still see DiNiro above them. That's how far below they are. - jfausti
Robert De Niro is one of those actors, no magicians who literally become the characters they play. From the chilling performance in Cape Fear to Vito Coligni in The Godfather (part 2) and of course his best performances in Taxi Driver and The Goodfellas, after all Travis Bickle is one of the most fascinating characters in cinema, De Niro is perfect with his emotions and dialogues, also DeNiro is extremely versatile something very few actors of now can claim. DeNiro should at least be in the top 5.
For me, Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of our time. Known for the intensity he brings to each character performance, he explodes onto our screens with a kickass attitude. Immortalized in roles such as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II", Travis Bickle in "Taxi Driver" and Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull", he demonstrates his unrelenting commitment to giving his anti-hero characters authenticity. - formygirls
He has had too many amazing performances to name. He is the greatest of all time. Some of his greatest work can be seen in: Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Mean streets, The godfather part 2, the deer hunter, goodfellas, awakenings, heat, the king of comedy, casino, and cape fear. You could choose 3 of those films to watch and after viewing them you would more that likely agree with me that this guy is top notch. The only other actors of the same level as him are Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson.
Don't know the Indian actors but I can agree with most of the top 10 except De Niro should be above Depp, and DiCaprio and definitely above Tom Hanks lol. I'd personally rate him number one followed by Nicholson then Pacino then Brando then Harvey Keitel then DiCaprio and Depp. All others can be below these guys. This is just my opinion so don't hate.
You should check out Mohanlal, easily the best Indian actor ever; he's at par with De Niro, that's how good he is. Johnny Depp's at #1 and he's at a measly 49-50. Shows how credible his list is. - gaali121
There are plenty of great performers, but none of them come near De Niro in acting. He has a unique style which automatically blends him into the character he is portraying or playing. Even the ones where he doesn't get nominated for an oscar are still great, like Casino for example, he was excellent in that role no doubt.
Diverse acting portfolio and manages to reinvent himself through the ages. Must genuinely love acting as he could be more choosey about some the roles he endeavors to play. A working actor perhaps. Conviction in whatever he does play is unprecedented, believable and leaves a long lasting impression.
This list should be named, your favorite actor instead of greatest actors of all time! Seriously if Di Caprio and Depp are so good then where are their Oscars? They are awesome agreed, but still need to put in efforts to be in the line of Brando, Pacino, De Niro and Nicholson! And where is Anthony Hopkins? Messed up list!
De Niro! You're the man! Natural actor and the best ever! Sad to see so less people know about such actors nowadays!
Even though Pacino is my favorite, DeNiro is the best. He has played many diverse roles, and he is very convincing. Plus, he has perfect delivery. How he isn't at least in the Top 5 is beyond me. - ryguys9
So basically I saw this list and realized what the hell! Damn this is one of the most screwed list I have ever seen. Robert De Niro is a pure legend alongside Pacino, Brando, Sean Penn and Nicholson are the greatest actors to date who should have actually been in the Top 5 or Top 4 at least. This is quite un-called.
Robert DeNiro has gotta number 1! Come on! You can name it all... comedy, action, thriller, drama, romance... he can do it all perfectly. One of the few to achieve this. He always gets everything out of the characters. Best actor ever, no doubts.
Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro: the Terrific Trinity of acting. No one can be added to this list. All others will stand and watch these three from a safe distance, lest they be influenced by their mannerisms...
What the hell is wrong with this list? For one, Johnny Depp shouldn't even be CLOSE to the number two spot, let alone in the top ten. Now Robert DeNiro on the other hand, THAT is an actor. All I can say is watch Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. That should clear things up.
He is the best actors of all time in Hollywood. No other actors can be compared with his wicked, mobster roles he had done. His perfection of acting in ragging bull, good fellas, casino, deer hunter is larger than life. I think is better than others actors in his time like Al pacino, jack nicholson etc...
Best actor who ever graced the screen. Such an inspiration
He was excellent in his prime, and possibly the greatest actor of all time. He was amazing in such films as: Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Dear Hunter, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Casino, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America and other minor movies he made.
Oh come on! The Godfather Part II - Taxi Driver - Raging Bull - The Dear Hunter - Awakenings - Goodfellas. The guy is the ultimate actor! This list is crap, he is the greatest of all time. FACT
The greatest actor of all time! Without a doubt. - ne6tastnika
WRONG PEOPLE. DeNIRO PACINO HANKS BRANDO AND DANZEL WASHINGTON ARE ALL NO. 1 ACTORS. AND YOU DIDNT EVAN THE GREAT ACTORS THAT HAVE PASSED JACKIE GLEASON CAROLL OCONNER ART CARNEY AND SO ON JUST BECAUSE THERE DEAD YOU DONT INCLUDE THEM COME ON LET'S BE REAL. - oriely24
There is no actor that has more classic films than DeNiro.Good fellas is also the best movie of all time. Casino, Bronx Tale, Godfather 2, Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Cape Fear. Then you have the very good movies Untouchables, Once upon a time in america, Mean streets, Midnight Run, Meet the Parents, Analyze This. NO Actor in Hollywood could challenge him.
DeNiro is simply the best screen actor of all time. period. you look at movies like reging ball and taxi driver, those are pictures at their best. if this was enciene greek. Deniro could be god of film.
He was blind. Twisted assasin. Double personality. Mentally diseased. An angry father in law. Everything. It is not a vote on handsome stars, but on talent. And he IS great. - TheNextGreatestRockStar
Robert De Niro is the best! No doubt about it! He can act effectively on any role given to him and doesn't mind playing support or cameo roles; as long as he gives his best.
He's just like Tom Hanks and many other actors on this list, where if they were to give a bad performance, I would feel disappointed. Deniro is my favorite actor ever, and he's made even bad movies at least watchable.
People say he plays the same guy in every movie of his. But I just don't see how! Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver), Jake La Motta (Raging Bull), Jimmy Conway (Goodfellas), Michael (Deer Hunter) are all completely different from each other.
It's a shame people say Tom Hanks is great (which he is) and then deride De Niro, saying he plays the same monotonous character in every movie. That insults my intelligence.
De Niro is so very versatile... he can do serious roles and comedy with equal ease. He can put on a straight face and make you laugh.
For me, he is the greatest actor ever. He is method acting and natural acting combined into one.
Simply put, he is a legend.
Forgive me fanboys, I do not by any way mean to be harsh, but Johnny Depp at #1 is a joke. So are Shah Rukh Khan at #7 and Will Smith at #10 (I am Indian, by the way, and if any Indian actors deserve to be in this list's top ten, they're actors like Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan and Mammootty - especially ...more