Top 10 Male Actors of the 21st Century

This is a list of the actors that caught our imagination since the start of 2001.
The Top Ten
1 Tom Hanks Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) 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, ...read more.

One of the best actor of all times. Absolutely my favorite no matter what rile his plays.

He's just great everyone knows he's the best that's why he's number 1!

One of my favorites. Robert Duval is the other next in line. I love them both.

2 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

Wait a minute... why is Hanks in first on this list? Sure, he was in a couple movies, and the Toy Story series went on until 2019, but DiCaprio is obviously just so much better. Inception, for example. Not even in his whole has Hanks had a better acting performance than that, much less in the 2000s. Catch me if you can starred both actors, but DiCaprio clearly had the better performance. Look at the Revenant, Djago Unchained, The Departed, even very recently DiCaprio had a great performance in Once upon a time... in hollywood.

He is the most consistent actor in my opinion.
He takes movies to a whole new level!

This man is incredible. Wolf of Wall Street, The Revenant, Blood Diamond, etc.

There isn't a role this man can't handle excellently and convincingly.

3 Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. ...read more.

Johny Depp has starred in many brilliant movies including rango, Scissorhands and the most famous of all "the pirates of the carribean series and the latest comedy, dark shadows.

Every character he plays is THE SAME. He is always a freaky weirdo and has no charisma or emotion in his acting.

It was a hard decision but I have to say Johnny. He can play any character perfectly. Great as jack sparrow

He is Mega Mega Cool so he is.

4 Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

Go Christian! I loved his movies. My favorite batman series the darknight rises, Batman begins, and the dark night. Termiantor Salvation All the way!
Oscar here he comes

He is a very talented, hard-working, dedicated and honest actor...

Very good actor... I think he had continued as Batman...

He is a very good person with a great behaviour...

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

I am voting for Benedict because he certainly took off during this century.

- Sherlock Holmes
- Smaug
- Imitation Game
- Doctor Strange
- etc...

The game is on

6 Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) 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, ...read more.

Nobody can beat these - Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds. Best Actor there is!

I don't think there is a bad movie with Will Smith in it.

Hands down top 10 material.

Just amazing #1

7 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.

Great actor! Has been chosen for many films, series and episodes now that's saying something he was the doctor for 4 years, featured in doctor who, broad church and the escape artist!

Oh God this guy... just ugh.

Talented and my favorite doctor.

One of Glasgow's Greatest he is.

8 Tom Hardy Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE is an English actor and film producer. Originally a model, Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.

Amazing all rounder understated master of gangster like Robert D but in an English mans way. The Take was a fine show from a then unknown talent. Simply brilliant. Total man crush! Simply brilliant again and again! Peaky blinders the hard Jew quality acting along side a stellar cast! The best Brit about at the moment! Mixed it with Dicaprio and others but always returns to his routes in Britain and his own written Work voodoo superb! Can't say anymore but thanks Tom for the brill T.V..

He is one of the most talented actors of this generation! He is such a versatile actor. Every movie that he is been in has been worth watching just to see him act. First film of his that I watched was "Stuart a life backwards" and since then I have watched all and will continue to watch any film that he is in. :D

Love watching anything Tom Hardy is in! Just loved him in "Taboo" & it was not an 'easy watch'!

He should be top three. Liam neeson should nit be on the list. Hardy is the top method actor of the past 20 years

9 Song Kang-ho
10 Hammed Animashaun
The Contenders
11 Martin Freeman Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor, who became known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...read more.
12 Tom Holland Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer. Holland is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starring in the 2012 film The Impossible. He started his career in 2008 when he played the lead role named Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical on Broadway in ...read more.

He was so flippin freakin frackin good playing the role of spider man.

13 Daniel Craig Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor. Craig trained at the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, before beginning his career on stage.

Daniel Craig is an amazing actor. Aside from the James Bond series his acting in Defiance and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (adaptation) were excellent. Although I did not like the movies themselves he was good at Dream House and Cowboys vs Aliens.

Well now... You can't beat those eyes.

14 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 ...read more.

It's a shame I had to scroll down to the 20th spot to find Brad Pitt.

His legendary roles in Fight Club, Troy, 12 Monkeys, Inglorious Basterds etc have been overshadowed by his extremely good looks.

He deserves to be on the 2nd spot after Leo.

15 Seth Rogen Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian actor, filmmaker and comedian. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks. He has ...read more.
16 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 is amazing

17 Finn Wolfhard
18 Chris O'Dowd
19 Gael García Bernal
20 Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor and producer. 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 love how easily he can go from comedy to drama from one scene to another.

He just has that perfect timing to do both genres. Very few actors can do that.

This list makes no sense. Robert should be the No. 1!

He is the best obviously

21 Don Cheadle
22 Lee Byung-hun
23 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.

Dependable performance always. Believable in all of his roles. Training day took him to a new level. Super bad Azzz. But he's able to carry the good guy role too.

Not one bad movie. He is as versatile as an actor can get...

24 Channing Tatum Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor and dancer. Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter.

Amazing actor not to mention he was voted 'Sexiest Man Alive' which every women would agree with! Gorgeous body and that man can dance!

25 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: ...read more.
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