Top 10 Most Talented Actors and Actresses of All Time

Some actors and actress are unforgettable. It doesn't matter when they acted or how many Oscars they were awarded. This isn't only a list based on their popularity because so many actors or actresses become popular but quickly fade away as times goes. This is all about acting skill.

So I've made a list on actors and actress who are or were the most talented.

The Top Ten Most Talented Actors and Actresses of All Time

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. more.

Most versatile, for sure. Hanks has had all time classics in all genres: Drama: Forest Gump, Philadelphia, Apollo 13, A league of their own, Cast Away, Captain Phillips, Sully. Mob Epic: Road to Perdition. War Epic: Saving Private Ryan. Comedy: Big, Splash. Romance: Sleepless in Seattle, you've got mail. Animated: Toy Story. . . He can do it all

Most talented actor of all time

Amazing actor

Oscars: 2
Oscar Nominations: 5

Best Performances
Forrest Gump-10/10
Saving Private Ryan 8/10
Philadelphia- 9/10

Acting Skill

9/10 - zxm

2 Jack Nicholson John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker, who has performed for over 60 years. Nicholson is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance and dark portrayals of antiheroes and psychopathic characters. In many more.

He's awesome

Oscars: 3
Oscar Nominations: 12

Best Performances:

The Shining-10/10
As Good as It Gets-9/10
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-10/10

Acting Skill

10/10 - zxm

3 Marlon Brando Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.

His slow paced acting of Godfather made him timeless legend. - zxm


oscar nominations -8

Best performances
1.The Godfather-10/10
2.On the waterfront-8/10
3.A Streetcar Named Desire-9/10

Acting Skill

10/10 - zxm

4 Robert De Niro Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is an American actor, producer, and director. De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

His film history speaks for it self!

Oscars: 2
Oscar Nominations: 7

Best Performances:

Raging Bull -10/10
The Deer Hunter Level of Difficulty 9/10
Taxi Driver-9/10

Acting Skills
9/10 - zxm

5 Meryl Streep Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

Many undeseved nominations however. Amy Adams was better than her in " Julie and Julia " and " Doubt ". She was not very good in the " Deer Hunters ". Undeseved oscar for " The Iron Lady ". Talented but also too overrated.

Oscars: 3
Oscar Nominations:19

Best Performances:

The Iron Lady-9/10
Kramer vs. Kramer-10/10
Sophie's Choice-9/10

Acting Skills
9/10 - zxm

6 Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

Can be serious,funny, can even sing as shown in Aladdin

7 Paul Newman Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner, environmentalist, activist and philanthropist.


Greatest Performances:

Cool Hand Luke-9/10
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-8/10
The Color of Money -9/10

Acting skill
9/10 - zxm

8 Al Pacino Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. Pacino has had a career spanning more than five decades, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors.

Oscars: 1
Oscar Nominations: 8

Best Performances:

Scent of a Woman-10/10
Dog Day Afternoon -9/10
The Godfather: Part II -8/10

Acting Skills -
9/10 - zxm

9 Anthony Hopkins Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He was born on December 31, 1937 in Margam, Wales. He is known for winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille more.

Oscars: 1
Oscar Nominations: 4

Best Performances

Nixon Level of Difficulty 9/10
Silence of the Lambs-10/10
The Remains of the Day-9/10

Acting Skill
9/10 - zxm

10 Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years.

The real number one actress of all time.

Oscars: 4
Oscar Nominations: 12

Best Performances
Morning Glory-9/10
The Lion in Winter -9/10
On Golden Pond -8/10

Acting Skills
9/10 - zxm

The Contenders

11 Mohan Lal Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (born 21 May 1960), better known as Mohanlal (and affectionately by fans as "Lalettan"), is an Indian actor best known for his work in Malayalam films. Film critics, contemporaries, and other experts consider him as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile more.

Best in India as commented by all other great actors in India... Also comes par with other worldwide actors with respect to the acting techniques and popularity.

Best actor please checkout his acting skills

One of the finest actor from india.

He is one of the best from kerala, India. He is know for his naturality and flexibility. His performance in OPPam is world class that surpasses the performance of Al Pacino Oscar winning performance The Scent of a women

12 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.

Most talented, most handsome, the Best!



Oscar Nominations: 6

Best Peromances
The Revenant -10/10

Acting skils
8/10 - zxm

13 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor and narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus. more.
14 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.


Oscars: 0
Oscar Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

Ed Wood-10/10
Donnie Brasco -8/10
Edward Scissorhands-8/10

Acting Skills
9/10 - zxm

He is God level.The best legend Of all time.never any man will be this performance in pirates of caribean. please make him in the top of the list.

15 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

Unlike fellow singers such as Sinatra, Elvis was sadly never given anywhere near as many chances by Hollywood to prove himself to be a legendary actor. His focused dramatic performance in Flaming Star and his laid-back comic timing in Follow That Dream, however, indicated what he was well capable of when given a good script and solid direction. One wishes he was given more movies worthy of his talent and charisma.

16 Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. more.
17 Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan, also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood", "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.

He is the best among all the others...he actually deserves in top 10 at least

My love

He is the most fabulous actor in the whole world.
No one can match his acting skills.

God of acting, king of Bollywood...not just an actor...he is an emotion... feeling for many fan..

18 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. more.
19 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.

my love he is greater than shah rukh

20 Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, more.

How is stupid Leonardo DiCaprio be above JIM CARRY! HE IS AMAZING! He is the 4th best actor to me. (Dane Dahaan is 1st then Orlando is 2nd then Andrew Garfield THEN Jim. But he still is great!

He is one of the greatest actors of all time. - torsja29

21 Naomi Watts Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the Australian television series Hey Dad..!
22 James Stewart James Stewart (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) was an American movie star, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time. He is best remembered for his roles in Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Stewart was known for his distinctive drawl more.
23 Dustin Hoffman Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.
24 Viola Davis Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby.
25 Matt LeBlanc Matthew Steven LeBlanc (born July 25, 1967) is an American actor, television host, and producer. He attracted international recognition and acclaim for his portrayal of Joey Tribbiani on the popular NBC sitcom Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004; He currently stars as Adam Burns on the TV show Man more.

Is this a joke?

26 Kate Winslet Kate Elizabeth Winslet, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and three BAFTA Awards.


The Best

27 Taraneh Alidoosti
28 Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech.
29 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 more.
30 Philip Seymour Hoffman

Brilliant, brave, vulnerable.

31 Jared Leto Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. He is well known for being the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars.
32 Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of Greek actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, more.
33 Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playback singer, choreographer, lyricist, philanthropist and dancer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry.

I think this list is incomplete without Kamal. Compare his performance with Al Pacino and De Niro. He is the man to pull off any role.

34 Amy Schumer Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer. She is the creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which debuted on Comedy Central in 2013 and has received a Peabody Award.

She’s certainly won won a lot of awards

35 Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician . Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters .

He can sing, dance, and act. Sometimes he is Wolverine and sometimes he is P.T Barnum.

36 Michael Keaton

Most badass actor to ever live. I mean, he even managed to make Robocop 2014 somewhat enjoyable!

37 Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.

The Best of All

38 Adam Sandler Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

Fantastic actor. - torsja29

39 Harrison Ford Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.
40 Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.
41 Millie Bobby Brown Millie Bobby Brown is an English actress and model. She is known for her breakout role as Jane "Eleven" Ives in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things.

Yeah, Millie!

42 Suriya Saravanan Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter, who is currently working in the Tamil film industry.
43 Bruce Willis Walter Bruce Willis, known professionally as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and singer.
44 Dane DeHaan
45 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. One of the most popular actresses of the 1980s and 1990s, she has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work in both comedic and dramatic films.

Gorgeous, brilliant and talented.

46 Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
47 Javier Bardem Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men.
48 Jude Law David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972), is an English actor. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two British Academy Awards, winning one. In 2007, he received an Honorary César and was named a knight of the Order more.
49 Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.
50 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.
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