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 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


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.

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


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.

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


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

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

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

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 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

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

The Contenders

11 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.
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

13 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Oscars: 0
Oscar Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

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

Acting Skills


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

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

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

Not at this place.😑😕
Because he deserves at least 2nd or 3rd.

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.

If his life was not cut short in 2008, he would have been up there in the top 5.

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.

He is one of the greatest actors of all time.

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!

21 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.
22 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.
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 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..!
25 Philip Seymour Hoffman

Brilliant, brave, vulnerable.

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