The best actors in film history
Maybe not the best, but one of the most complete lists about movie actors. Leave your vote and enjoy the list.
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Richard Dix was an American film actor, initiated in the silent film era.
Jackie Cooper was an Oscar-nominated actor, winner of the Emmy as a television director, and a television producer. He was a child actor who managed to make the transition to the adult career.
Chester Morris was an American film actor, protagonist of the detective series of the 1940s Boston Blackie.
Alfred Lunt was an American actor and theater director, often identified by his long artistic career with his wife, actress Lynn Fontanne.
Richard "Dick" Semler Barthelmess was an American film actor of the silent film era, and first Oscar nominee for best actor.
George Bancroft was a film actor of American nationality, active in the 1920s and 1930s.
Warner Leroy Baxter, March 29, 1889 - Beverly Hills, California, May 7, 1951 was an American actor.
Wallace Beery was an American film actor, Oscar winner, and known primarily for his portrayal of Long John Silver on Treasure Island
Joseph Schildkraut was an Austrian film and theater actor. He was the first non-American to receive an Oscar for best supporting actor.
George Arliss was an English actor, writer, playwright and film director, winner of an Oscar, and who achieved success in the United States. He was the first Briton to receive an Oscar Award.
Frank Morgan was an American actor known primarily for his role as the magician character in the movie The Wizard of Oz. He was born into a poor, well-to-do family who marketed as a sexual object Amargo de Angostura.
Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen was a British boxer and actor, later nationalized American, winner of an Oscar Award.
Ronald Colman was a British actor awarded an Oscar Award.
Paul Muni was a very versatile actor from the golden age of Hollywood, winner of an Oscar and four other times finalist.
David Mark Rylance Waters is an English actor, theater director and playwright, graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
William Hurt is an American actor who won an Oscar.
Billy Bob Thornton
William Robert Thornton, better known as Billy Bob Thornton, is an actor, film director, musician and a graduate in American law.
Henry Warren Beaty, better known as Warren Beatty, is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and film director. His most interesting films constitute an acute reflection on the values of society in his country.
John Hawkes is an American actor. His career is based on secondary characters; He has played roles in From Dusk Till Dawn, The Perfect Storm, Deadwood, Miami Vice, Identity, American Gangster and Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Maurice Auguste Chevalier was a famous French performer of musical films of the 1920s and 1930s, and an emblematic figure of French culture of the twentieth century.
Barkhad Abdi is a Somali-American actor. He made his film debut in 2013 in the Captain Phillips action thriller, for which he received several nominations including an Oscar Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Jean Edmond Dujardin, better known as Jean Dujardin, is a French actor, winner of the Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and the Actors Guild awards.
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise, is an American actor. He has starred in films such as Risky Business, Top Gun, The Color of Money, War of the Worlds, Days of Thunder.
Frederic March was an American actor who won two Oscar awards. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, he went to Winslow Elementary School, Racine High School and the University of Wisconsin where he was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi.
Demián Bichir Nájera is a Mexican film and television actor. In 2012 he became the second Mexican actor to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in A better life.
Adolphe Jean Menjou was an American actor. In 1931 he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor, although he did not win the statuette.
David Niven was a British film actor, and author of several novels. Winner of the Oscar award in 1958, he was also known as a prototype of elegance in the British style, in addition to a Hollywood seducer.
Richard Jenkins is an American actor.
Richard Henry Sellers, better known as Peter Sellers, was a British actor and comedian of Hebrew origin. He was invested member of the Order of the British Empire.
Bruce MacLeish Dern is an actor twice nominated for Oscar and father of actress Laura Dern.
Emil Jannings was a Swiss actor, whose real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz. He was nationalized German. He studied first in Zurich and then in Görlitz. In this city he began his theatrical career at age 18.
Ben Kingsley is a British actor, winner of an Oscar award.
Russell Ira Crowe is a New Zealand actor, director, film producer and musician. Crowe captured international attention for his role as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the historic Gladiator.
Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, musician and director of film and theater. Award-winning actor who has behind him a prestigious professional career in film, television, literature and music.
Leslie Howard Stainer, known as Leslie Howard, was an English theater and film actor.
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu, better known as Gérard Depardieu, is a French actor who renounced his birth nationality and adopted the Russian instead in January 2013.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British actor who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the film 12 years of slavery.
Lee Marvin was an American television and film actor. Remembered for the serious tone of his voice, his gray hair and his height. Winner of the Oscar Award 1966, for best actor, for his double role in the film The Naive Blast, 1965.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel Leroy Jackson, known simply as Samuel L. Jackson, is an American film, television and theater actor and producer.
Lionel Herbert Blythe, known as Lionel Barrymore, was an American theater, radio and movie actor.
Willard Carroll «Will» Smith, Jr., is an American actor and rapper. Smith, who was born in Philadelphia, has succeeded in his two artistic facets. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Oscar Awards, and has won Grammy Awards.
Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster was an American actor, belonging to the classic cinema of that country. Of strong attraction and energy, his figure was synonymous with the gallant and rude man.
John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, singer, dancer, known for his performances in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, among others.
Jonah Hill Feldstein is an American actor and comedian, nominated twice for the Oscars. Known for his roles in superbad, The Wolf of Wall Street, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street.
Jesse Adam Eisenberg is an American actor, author, playwright and humorist. He made his debut role in the television series Get Real.
James Byron Dean was an American film, theater and television actor. After performing minor roles in television shows and plays during the early 1950s, Dean moved to Los Angeles. Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination as best actor and still remains the only actor who has had two posthumous nominations.
Jonathan Kimble Simmons, better known as JK Simmons, is an award-winning American Oscar-winning actor, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Actors Guild Awards, among other awards.
Kevin Spacey Fowler, KBE, is an American actor, director, producer and comedian, winner of two Oscar awards.
James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American film actor. Winner of important awards and actor in different roles, he is remembered for his tough-type roles.
Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson or Edward Goldenberg Robinson was an American actor of Romanian origin who worked in the theater and in the cinema.
Harrison Ford is an American film and television actor. He owes his notoriety to his collaboration with screenwriter, producer and director George Lucas, who was the first to give him the chance to devote himself as an actor.
John Michael Turturro is an American-Italian actor and director. His career spans four decades during which he has acted in more than 80 films in comic and dramatic roles.
Walter Andrew Brennan was an American actor, known for being one of only three winning men of three Oscars.
Allan Stewart Königsberg, known by his stage name Woody Allen, is an American director, screenwriter, actor, musician, playwright, humorist and writer. He has won the Oscar award four times.
Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor, producer, singer and songwriter, known for his role as Clint Barton in The Avengers, The Avengers 2 and in Captain America: Civil War.
Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE is an American Welsh film, theater and television actor, as well as a composer.
Steven John Carell, better known as Steve Carell, is an American actor, humorist and producer, winner of a Golden Globe for his role in the series The Office.
Laurence Kerr Olivier, was a British actor and director cataloged by certain critics as the greatest actor of the twentieth century. He worked throughout his life in 120 plays, 60 films and 15 television series.
John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, director and musician. For his interpretations, he has received several awards, including being nominated three times to the Oscar.
Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and theater actor, winner of the Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Tony awards.
John Uhler Lemmon III, known as Jack Lemmon, was an American actor. He won two Oscar Awards of eight nominations.
Steve McQueen was an American actor nicknamed "The King of Cool." Known for the popular television series Randall, the 1958 to 1961 justice, and films such as The Great Escape, The Yangtze in Flames (1966), Bullitt (1968), The Flight (1972 film), Papillon (1973) o The colossus on fire (1974).
Christopher Plummer is a Canadian Oscar-winning actor and Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Awards.
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is a British actor nominated twice for the Oscar.
Stanley Tucci is an American actor, director, producer and writer, twice winner of the Emmy Award, the Golden Globe and Oscar nominee.
Timothy Francis Robbins, better known as Tim Robbins, is an American actor and director who won the Oscar Award.
Michael John Douglas, known as Michael Keaton is an American film and television actor, winner of a Golden Globe for best comedy or musical actor
James Edward Franco is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, model, writer, musician and painter.
Jared Joseph Leto is an American multi-instrumentalist musician, actor, director and producer, Oscar winner, the Golden Globe, the Sag, among other awards.
Charles Laughton was an actor and film and theater director born in the United Kingdom and nationalized American citizen in 1950.
Kenneth Charles Branagh / ˈkɛnɪθ tʃɑːlz ˈbrænə / is a British director, screenwriter and film and theater actor
Walter Matthau was an American actor, of Russian-Lithuanian Jewish origin, winner of the Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was an American actor, screenwriter and silent film director.
Eldred Gregory Peck, known as Gregory Peck, was an American actor who won the Oscar Award.
John Wayne, popularly known as The Duke, was an American actor who began his silent film career in the 1920s. He was the symbol of the rough and masculine, and was an American icon for many years.
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor, model, and producer.
Edward John David Redmayne, known as Eddie Redmayne, is a British actor and model.
Issur Danielovitch Demsky, artistic name Kirk Douglas, is an American actor and film producer.
Anthony Quinn was a Mexican-American actor, director and film producer, as well as being a sculptor and painter. He received multiple awards, including two Oscar.
Frank James Cooper, better known as Gary Cooper, was an American actor of English descent. He won the Oscar award three times; the latter was granted in recognition of his entire career.
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem, better known as Javier Bardem, is a Spanish actor, son of the Spanish actress Pilar Bardem and from a family of great Spanish actors.
Max Von Sydow
Max Carl Adolf von Sydow is a Swedish actor. Nominated for the Oscar Award for Pelle the Conqueror and for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, he is fundamentally recognized for his work with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American film actor, producer, writer and filmmaker.
Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian film and television actor. After performing minor roles in films and television programs during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to continue his career.
Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and exmodel.
Charles Robert Redford is an American actor, ecologist and director, winner of the Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson, better known as Woody Harrelson, is an American film and television actor known for his role as waiter Woody Boyd in the 1980s Cheers series, with which he won an Emmy.
Colin Andrew Firth, CBE is an English actor and film producer. His films have raised more than $ 500 million from 42 movies worldwide.
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American film and theater actor. The cynical and morally doubtful style of many of his characters, the eternal cigarette always between his fingers and his unconventional heartthrob status are some of the most remembered features of his filmography.
Alfredo James Pacino, known as Al Pacino, is an American actor, screenwriter and director of film and theater.
Edward Thomas Hardy, better known as Tom Hardy, is a British actor.
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, known in the artistic medium as Sylvester Stallone, is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and film director.
Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor, writer and director.
Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, director and politician. He has been awarded, among others, with two Oscar awards for his performance in the films Mystic River and Milk.
William Clark Gable was an American actor. Winner of an Oscar for best leading actor, is considered one of the myths of classical cinema.
Julius Henry Marx, better known as Groucho Marx, was an American actor, humorist and writer, known primarily for being one of the members of the Marx brothers.
Geoffrey Roy Rush, AC, is a famous Australian actor, is one of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Performance" winner of all important awards.
George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He has been awarded four Golden Globes, two Oscar, and a BAFTA.
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was an American actor who won the Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor. He began acting on television in 1991 and made his film debut the following year.
Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, dubbing actor, screenwriter, producer and director, renowned for his portrayal of Hal Wilkerson and Walter White.
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an award-winning British television, theater, film and voice actor.
Michael Caine, born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, CBE, is a British actor who won two Oscar awards, three Golden Globes, two BAFTAs and a SAG.
Jeffrey Leon Bridges, known as Jeff Bridges, is an American actor, musician, producer, photographer, draftsman, narrator and winemaker who won the Oscar, the Golden Globe and the Actors Guild Award.
Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor born in Germany.
Cary Grant, was an actor of British origin. He became one of the most popular Hollywood actors for decades, not only for his physical attractiveness, but also for his elegance, his charm and his sharpness.
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, is an American actor, born in Puerto Rico. He has three Oscar nominations, and has won a Golden Globe and a Grammy.
Hugh Michael Jackman Watson known as Hugh Jackman, is an Australian film, theater and television actor.
Matthew David McConaughey, is an American film and television actor and producer.
Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director. He has twice won the Oscar Award from the Hollywood Film Academy for best actor. He is one of the most awarded actors in history.
Robert Duvall is an American actor and film director, winner of an Oscar Award for Best Actor in 1984, an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards, as well as other important awards.
Matthew Paige Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and philanthropist.
Thomas Sean Connery is a British actor and film producer who has won an Oscar award, two BAFTA awards, and three Golden Globe awards.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and director, Oscar winner.
Gary Leonard Oldman is a British actor, director, screenwriter, musician and producer, winner of two BAFTA: Best Original Screenplay and Best British Film by Nil by mouth.
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian and nationalized German actor. Winner of the Oscar award for best supporting actor twice for his performances in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, both films by director Quentin Tarantino.
American film and theater actor. He became known worldwide in the 1950s for his interventions in films such as A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julio César and On the Waterfront (1954), among others.
Paul Leonard Newman, artistically known as Paul Newman was an American actor, director and producer, winner of two Oscar awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Clinton «Clint» Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, musician and composer. His first relevant role was as a secondary in the cast of the Rawhide television series.
Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is a British actor, and subsequently nationalized Irish in 1993. He is the only actor in history who has won three Oscar Awards for Best Leading Actor.
Christian Charles Philip Bale, known as Christian Bale, is a British actor.
William Bradley Pitt is an American actor and film producer. In addition to his interpretive work, for which he has been nominated three times for the Oscar Awards
Edward Harrison Norton, Boston, Massachusetts, August 18, 1969, is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and film director.
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and film director, winner of two Oscar awards, two Golden Globes and a Tony Award.
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and film director, twelve times nominated and three times Academy Award winner.
Thomas "Tom" Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and producer. Winner twice of the Oscar and four of the Golden Globe, Hanks is one of the actors who have won two consecutive Oscar.
Morgan Freeman is an American actor and director, winner of the Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro Jr., better known as Robert De Niro, is an American actor, director and film producer. Winner of Oscar awards for his performance in the films Wild Bull and The Godfather II.