My Favorite Male Celebrities of All Time

This is a list of celebrities that I consider to be the best in talent, looks and personality. From earliest to to most recent favorite.
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1.
Michael Jackson
Thanks, This Is It
Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse). Together...
 
2.
River Phoenix
River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally Catholic...
“ A favorite since 1986.

Favorite roles: Stand By Me, Dogfight and The Thing Called Love.

Born: River Jude Bottom
August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon, USA

Died: October 31, 1993 (age 23) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
 
3.
Corey Haim
Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a Canadian-born clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. Haim broke into the film industry in 1984, playing a young child caught up in a family war in the movie Firstborn...
“ A favorite since 1987.

Born: Corey Ian Haim
December 23, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Died: March 10, 2010 (age 38) in Burbank, California, USA ” - rose77
 
4.
Dick York
Actor, Bewitched
The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched. He left the series in 1969 due to a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless, which he managed from his home where he was bedridden with a degenerative spine injury.
“ Born: Richard Allen York
September 4, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA ” - rose77
 
5.
Larry Hagman
Actor, Dallas
The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his mother's place...
“ Born: Larry Martin Hagman
September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Died: November 23, 2012 (age 81) in Dallas, Texas, USA

A favorite since 1988

Favorite role: Major Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie. ” - rose77
 
6.
Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton is an American actor. He is currently a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. Keaton first rose to fame for his comedic film roles in Night Shift (1982), Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Beetlejuice (1988), and he earned further acclaim for his dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne / Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992)...
“ A favorite since 1989.

Favorite roles: Bill Blazejowski in Night Shift, Jack Butler in Mr. Mom, Beetlejuice, Billy Caufield in The Dream Team, Batman/Bruce Wayne.

Born: Michael John Douglas
September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA ” - rose77
 
7.
Eric Stoltz
Actor, Mask
Eric Cameron Stoltz is a theater-trained actor and producer who has starred in both independent and studio films. He was born on September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California, to Evelyn Vawter, a violinist and schoolteacher, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher. He has German, English, and Scottish ancestry...
“ Born: September 30, 1961 in Whittier, California, USA ” - rose77
 
8.
Billy Zane
Actor, Titanic
William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy was bitten by the acting bug early on...
“ Born: William George Zane Jr.
February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA ” - rose77
 
9.
Seth Green
Seth was born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, to teachers Barbara (Gesshel) and Herbert Green. He has worked non-stop as an actor in film and television since he was seven. Seth and Matthew Senreich created/executive produced/wrote and directed the Emmy-winning, Robot Chicken...
“ A favorite since 1990.

Favorite Roles: Radio Days - Joe, Stephen King's It -Richie Tozier, Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Oz, Dads -Eli Sachs

Least Favorite Role: Ezekiel in Sex Drive.

Born: Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
February 8, 1974 in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ” - rose77
 
10.
Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life...
“ A favorite since 1991.

Born: Malcolm John Taylor
June 13, 1943 in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England, UK ” - rose77
 
11.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis (Lowe), from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ A favorite since 1992.

Born: Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Favorite Characters: Nick Styles in Ricochet, Demetrius Williams in Mississippi Masala ” - rose77
 
12.
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
 
13.
Dave Foley
Dave Foley dropped out of an alternative high school to do stand-up comedy. He met Kevin McDonald at an improv class and, while employed as movie ushers, they began working as a comedy team. In 1984 they merged with another team to form "The Kids in the Hall". Foley made his film debut at 22 as the lead in the Canadian film High Stakes.
“ A favorite since 1995.

Born: David Scott Foley
January 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ” - rose77
 
14.
Robert Englund
Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. He has Swedish, Danish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Since 1973, Englund has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda...
“ A favorite since 1996.

Born: Robert Barton Englund
June 6, 1947 in Glendale, California, USA

Favorite Characters: Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm St. films. ” - rose77
 
15.
Justin Kirk
Actor, Weeds
Born in Salem, Oregon, Justin Kirk spent his childhood in Union, Washington, where he attended grade school on a Native American reservation. Kirk knew from the age of 3 that he wanted to perform, and he made his acting debut at seven in a local college play. At 12, he moved with his mother to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended the Children's Theater School throughout high school...
“ A favorite since 2003.

Born: May 28, 1969 in Salem, Oregon, USA

Favorite Characters: Prior Walter in Angels in America, Andy Botwin on Weeds, Jeff Kane in Against the Current ” - rose77
 
16.
Clancy Brown
A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation. Clarence J. Brown III was born in 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, to Joyce Helen (Eldridge), a concert pianist...
“ A favorite since 2004.

Born: Clarence J. Brown III
January 5, 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, USA ” - rose77
 
17.
Diego Luna
Actor, Milk
Diego Luna Alexander was born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 29, 1979, to a Mexican father, Alejandro Luna, and an English mother, Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. His mother died when Diego was only two, in a car accident. He soon became immersed in his father's passion, entertainment - he is the most acclaimed living theatre, cinema and opera set designer in Mexico...
“ A favorite since 2004.

Born: Diego Luna Alexander
December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Favorite Characters: Rodrigo in Criminal, Michael Jackson in Mister Lonely, Jack Lira in Milk. ” - rose77
 
18.
Will Arnett
Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested Development. He also appeared in films such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017)...
“ A favorite since 2005.

Born: William Emerson Arnett
May 4, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Favorite Characters: Jack on Sex and the City, George 'Gob' Bluth II on Arrested Development, John Solomon in The Brothers Solomon, Brent Wilts on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Steven Wilde on Running Wilde. ” - rose77
 
19.
Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck first film, Days of Glory, was released in 1944. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor five times, four of which came in his first five years of film acting: for The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and Twelve O'Clock High (1949)...
“ A favorite since 2005.

Born: Eldred Gregory Peck
April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, USA

Died: June 12, 2003 (age 87) in Los Angeles, California, USA ” - rose77
 
20.
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this seductive...
“ A favorite since 2005.

Born: Patrick Galen Dempsey
January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine, USA ” - rose77
 
21.
Dennis Hopper
Actor, Speed
With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard Hopper...
“ A favorite since 2006.

Born: Dennis Lee Hopper
May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, USA

Died: May 29, 2010 (age 74) in Venice Beach, California, USA ” - rose77
 
22.
Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ A favorite since 2007.

Born: Benjamin Edward Stiller
November 30, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

Favorite roles: Zoolander - Derek Zoolander, Mystery Men -
Mr. Furious, Greenberg - Roger Greenberg

Least favorite role: Heartbreak Kid ” - rose77
 
23.
John Lithgow
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ A favorite since 2008.

Born: John Arthur Lithgow
October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA

Favorite Characters: Lt.Col. Bruce Derringer in Memphis Belle, Earl talbot Blake in Ricochet, Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp, Dr. Dick Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun ” - rose77
 
24.
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point...
“ A favorite since 2009.

Born: Zacharius Knight Galifianakis
October 1, 1969 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA

Favorite Characters: Chip Baskets / Dale Baskets in "Baskets" ” - rose77
 
25.
Dave Franco
David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, an author, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. Dave made his first television appearance at the age of 21...
“ A favorite since 2009.

Born: David John Franco
June 12, 1985 in Palo Alto, California, USA ” - rose77
 
26.
Scott William Winters
Scott William Winters is the brother of actor Dean Winters and writer Brad Winters. His sister Blair is married to executive producer/writer Jorge Zamacona. Scott is married to Jennifer Logan Winters. They have 2 daughters, Grace and Faith. Scott is from New York and attended Northwestern University in Chicago...
“ A favorite since 2010.

Born: August 5, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

Favorite Characters: Eddie Dugan in Homicide: Life on the Street, Cyril O'Reily on Oz, Matt Jablonski on 10-8: Officers on Duty ” - rose77
 
27.
Sid Haig
Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film. Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an electrician...
“ A favorite since 2011.

Born: Sidney Eddie Mosesian
July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, USA

Favorite Roles:
Ralph Merrye-Spider Baby
Omar-Coffy
Captain Spaulding-House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil's Rejects ” - rose77
 
28.
Ioan Gruffudd
Ioan Gruffudd was born on October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK to educators Gillian (James) and Peter Gruffudd. He has a brother, Alun, who is two years younger and a sister, Siwan, who is seven years younger. He got got his start at age 13 in the Welsh soap opera People of the Valley. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1992 to 1995...
“ A favorite since 2011.

Born: October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales, UK ” - rose77
 
29.
“ A favorite since 2011.

Born: Henry Albert Azaria
April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA ” - rose77
 
30.
David Bowie
Actor, Labyrinth
David Bowie is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of pop music. Born David Jones, he changed his name to Bowie in the 1960s, to avoid confusion with the then well-known Davy Jones (lead singer of The Monkees). The 1960s were not a happy period for Bowie, who remained a struggling artist...
“ A favorite since 2012. ” - rose77
 
31.
Chris Evans
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano...
“ Born: Christopher Robert Evans
June 13, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA ” - rose77
 
32.
Clark Gable
Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King." The 1930s saw him at the peak of his acting ability and his popular appeal, as he often portrayed down-to-earth, bravado characters with a carefree attitude. He was known as the epitome of masculinity with his unmatched charm and knowing smile...
“ Born: William Clark Gable
February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, USA ” - rose77
 
33.
Peter O'Toole
A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish bookie. As a boy, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter...
“ Born: Peter Seamus O'Toole
August 2, 1932 in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland ” - rose77
 
34.
“ Born: Matthew Michael Ansara
August 29, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Died: June 25, 2001 (age 35) in Monrovia, California, USA

A favorite since 2014.

Favorite role : Saul in Con Games. ” - rose77
 
35.
“ Born: James Christian Kimmel
November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA ” - rose77
 
36.
Joe Manganiello
Actor, Spider-Man
Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon and attended Mount Lebanon high school...
“ Born: Joseph Michael Manganiello
December 28, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ” - rose77
 
37.
Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Tell Schreiber was born in Ymir, British Columbia, Canada, to Lorraine Reaveley, a Canadian psychotherapist, and Tell Schreiber, an American actor. His paternal half-brother is actor Liev Schreiber. Pablo, who is named after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, was raised in Ymir, and moved to Seattle, Washington, as a teenager...
“ Favorite Characters: Demetri Ravitch on Weeds and George 'Pornstache' Mendez on Orange Is the New Black.

Born: Pablo Tell Schreiber
April 26, 1978 in Ymir, British Columbia, Canada ” - rose77
 
38.
Evan Peters
Actor, Kick-Ass
Evan Peters was born in the winter of 1987 to Phil and Julie Peters in St. Louis, Missouri. When his father's job was transferred and the family moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan, Evan began taking acting classes and at age 15, he moved with his mother to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry...
“ A favorite since 2016.

Favorite Characters: James Patrick March in American Horror Story, Adam Sheppard in Clipping Adam, Rachel/Brian in Gardens of the Night, Max Cooperman in Never Back Down 1&2, Alex in Adult World, and Quicksilver in X-Men.

Born: Evan Thomas Peters
January 20, 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA ” - rose77
 
39.
Wes Bentley
Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty, in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, and co-stars in Lovelace as photographer Thomas...
“ Favorite Characters: Ricky Fitts in American Beauty, Victor Brighton in Hidden Moon, Gabe Ruskin in Welcome to Me, William in Final Girl, and Edward Mordrake in AHS: Freak Show.

Born: Wesley Cook Bentley
September 4, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA ” - rose77