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

1 Jack Nicholson 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.

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

2 Marlon Brando 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

3 Robert De Niro Robert De Niro

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

4 Tom Hanks 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 talented actor of all time

Oscars: 2
Oscar Nominations: 5

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

Acting Skill

9/10 - zxm

5 Meryl Streep 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 Al Pacino Al Pacino

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

7 Katharine Hepburn 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

8 Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins

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

9 Mohan Lal 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 actor please checkout his acting skills

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

Mohan Lal is talented I have to say
He has worked in Indian industry for 38 years and he is the best.

10 Johnny Depp 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.

The Newcomers

? Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan

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

The Contenders

11 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio


Oscar Nominations: 6

Best Peromances
The Revenant -10/10

Acting skils
8/10 - zxm

12 Paul Newman 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

13 Dustin Hoffman 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.
14 Naomi Watts 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..!
15 Matt LeBlanc 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?

16 Jim Carrey 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.

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

17 Jared Leto Jared Leto
18 Robin Williams 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

19 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

Fantastic actor. - torsja29

20 Kate Winslet 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.


21 Jennifer Aniston 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.
22 Kamal Haasan 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.

23 Harrison Ford 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.
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