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 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. ...read more.

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

Most of his films are awesome

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

Great

2 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 have seen nobody acted like him realistically as he does in pirate's series

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.

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

Depth to the depp

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

multi-talented
very versatile
stage presence is undeniable

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

There really is no one who can do what this guy does...

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

4 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.

Christian Bale is my favourite actor,he should be given an Oscar.

His greatest work was the fighter transforming from the batman stuff to new england at its best he deserved the academy award

The dark knight trilogy machinist big short American hustle such variety defines greatness of an actor

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

5 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 ...read more.

Should be #1 you uncluttered swine

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.

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

Amazing Actor, Sherlock Holmes

The game is on

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

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

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.

Yes, he was THE ALL MIGHTY DOCTOR, and the evil BARTY CROUCH JUNIOR

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.

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

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

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

He’s the best actor ever!

9 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.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Babe

12 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.

the new Robert Redford with a greater acting skill set

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.

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14 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

15 Don Cheadle
16 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 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.

He is the best obviously

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

17 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!

Good Actor... Being drop-dead GORGEOUS is a definite bonus!

18 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...

19 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.
20 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.

His performance in the Joker compared to Jack...no comparison! Such a tragic end to such a talented actor!

Extremely versatile. Gave everything he had to his roles. His performance of the Joker is among the greatest of any actor on this list or any other.

Too bad his death was little too soon. His role as The Joker is the best performance ever. Thank You and RIP, Heath Ledger.

He is an amazing actor who shows great pride in what he does.

21 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. ...read more.
22 Bryan Cranston Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, ordained Pastor and producer.
23 Ralph Fiennes Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. ...read more.
24 Christoph Waltz Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor that has won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

I love him. His work in Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained is mindblowing.

25 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.

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