Top 10 Best Actors of the 2000sThe most successful and popular actors of 2000-2009.
Johnny Depp is the best Character actor in history, in my opinion. He is not like Nicholas Cage or Will Smith (One of my favorites) as he can play any roll, no mater how odd, as if it was a completely different person playing the part.
Pirates of the Caribbean Movies, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd.
Really Awesome. My favorites with him are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Rango.
Since he came onto the scene he cranked it up, in the name of the king, safe, transporter 1&2, crank, Italian job, the expendables, the mechanic,
He deserves to be number one! I mean Matt Damon, come on! Orlando Bloom totally dominates him! He's hot + such an amazing actor!
Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Kingdom of Heaven, Ned Kelly, Elizabethtown, Haven, Calcium Kid, etc.
His acting is on another level! He turns himself into the character he is playing, and does a terrific job. Bales performance as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho was outstanding.
Not only is he batman but Christian bale has rocked the 2000s. He was brilliant in American Psycho and the mechanic. Bonus points for his role in The Fighter.
For this decade.. Christian bale for sure...
Amazing actor, complete dedication towards his roles.. Most importantly he has picked all the right scripts..
He should be on the top of the list. Actually his style is far better than the others on this list. "He Is King Of Hollywood"
ACTION, Comedy, Drama...
I was actually making the list of the things he can do, but it would be easier to make a list of what he can't do...
Overacting, make you hate him, and other things which most of the actors do, but not BOURNE...
A veteran character actor who delivers.
Damon is the best
There never was one like Heath Andrew Ledger. I have never seen an actor like him, ever. He changed the way we see acting similar to Brando. From the Patriot, to Monsters Ball, to Brokeback Mountain to the Dark Knight, he's left us with a unique body of work that can never be replicated. He may have left us far to soon but I'm sure he would have a smile on his face when seeing the response to his body of work from people across the world. With what he was able to accomplish in his time he had on this earth he dove deep into his characters and was unrecognizable. In my opinion the greatest and most diverse actor of all time who left behind a unique and enduring legacy. He will live on. - RIP Heath
One of the most diverse actors of the 21st century. Ledger was only in the industry for a short number of years but managed to create outstanding performances that many actors cannot come close to achieving, even with 10 times the experience. even people like Michael Caine and Gary Oldman, who are also phenomenal and experienced actors, talked about how blown away they were by his talent. the man had 2 oscar nominations (one of which he won) in the span of just 2 years, and his career was only beginning. if he hadn't tragically passed away I can only imagine what he would be doing now. RIP
Seriously, how can one pick Depp over Heath Ledger? That's wrong! Ledger's acting abilities are so much more than Depp and his PR team can ever have.
This man was such an insanely good actor. It's so awful that he died! I hate that I can't see more of his acting.
Just watch Nighycrawler.. You'll know the kind of greatness that he is headed towards...
The Yards (2000), Gladiator (2000), Quills (2000), Buffalo Soldiers (2001), Signs (2002), It's All About Love (2003), The Village (2004), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Ladder 49 (2004), Walk the Line (2005), We Own the Night (2007), Reservation Road (2007), Two Lovers (2008).
Fight club, Seven, Snatch, Oceans trilogy, A river runs through it, Moneyball, Tree of Life, those movies are AWESOME and he is the reason that those movies are awesome and that is the reason that I voted for him.
Really good actor
I love brad pitt
Best actor of the 2000s is it not? , most of the movies of his people talk about are from before then, there is no way his 2000s roles should be above Leonardo DiCaprio
Excellent young actor who has slowed down with time.
The Yards (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rock Star (2001), The Truth About Charlie (2002), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), Invincible (2006), The Departed (2006), Shooter (2007), We Own the Night (2007), The Happening (2008), Max Payne (2008), The Lovely Bones (2009).
Chopper (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Nugget (2002), Hulk (2003), Troy (2004), Munich (2005), Lucky You (2007), Romulus, My Father (2007), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Star Trek (2009), Funny People (2009), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009).
A well rounded character actor. It will be interesting to see what Will chooses to do with his veteran years.
Good in everything he does!
Best actor ever
A character actor who will be remembered for many years to come.
The Beach (2000), Don's Plum (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Body of Lies (2008), Revolutionary Road (2008), Shutter Island (2009).
Leonardo has successfully changed hats on more than one occasion in his career. Strikes me as a hard worker.
What how is he not number 1, compare all of his 2000s movies to anyone else on this list and it's clear he is better.
The Replacements (2000), The Watcher (2000), The Gift (2000), Sweet November (2001), Hard Ball (2001), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Something's Gotta Give (2003), Thumbsucker (2005), Constantine (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Lake House (2006), Street Kings (2008), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009).
Cruise stamped his persona as a star by churning out many hit movies in the new millennium, be it his death defying stunts in the mission Impossible movies or his epic performance in the last samurai, he showed versatility. And who could forget his role of bad ass vincent in collateral, one that is highly underrated but one of the best of all time...
Mission: Impossible II (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Lions for Lambs (2007), Tropic Thunder (2008), Valkyrie (2008).
The Ass hole of ass holes...Never..!
This man belongs necessarily on this list. He's the best!
Denzel is one of the best. Unfortunately, Hollywood always has him in violent homicidal roles that do not play to his true talents. Shame really.
There are a lot of great actors on this list, but I have to vote for Russell Crowe. He can either make you cheer him on or wish he were dead - and for that, I CHEER HIM ON! I can't vote for Johnny Depp because he's already so high on this list... But Orlando Bloom? Come ON! Russell Crowe should be Number One with Depp, Smith, Bale, Damon, and the One and Only Vin Diesel right behind him!
One of the greatest actors of our time. LA Confidential, Insider, Gladiator, Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Master and Commander... who else could put together such an exceptional string of films all dependent on his strong character and exceptional talent.
Russell is a character actor with limits. He is wonderful when portraying fictional roles. Not as solid with sci fi themes.