A simple list of my favourite actors, not necessarily in order. They are my favourite actors, and not necessarily the best, so please don't complain at me for not picking your favourites. Also all the comments I make on films are my opinion.
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains
and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3
, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet
“ Leo is my favourite actor at the moment. He is still exceptional even in the films I've seen him in that I don't like (Titanic and The Aviator spring to mind). His performance in Shutter Island is especially good. ” - Thomas Small
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ I know he's the obvious choice but I love every character he plays. He really makes Blow an awesome film rather than just a good film. ” - Thomas Small
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards...
“ I absolutely love Will Smith. I've never seen a film he's starred in that I don't like. He's very versatile, he's hilarious in Bad Boys 2, but his performance in I Am Legend is really powerful. ” - Thomas Small
is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot
, There Will Be Blood
, making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ He is an absolutely spectacular method actor. He only starred in 4 films in the 2000's, which shows his dedication to each role. I love him as Bill The Butcher in Gangs Of New York. ” - Thomas Small
is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu
“ What can I say about Michael Caine that hasn't already been said. He's utterly hilarious in some roles, but also really moving in others. ” - Thomas Small
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club
. However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball
, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven
and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
“ He's in 2 of my all time favourite films; Se7en and Inglorious Basterds. I enjoy every performance he puts out. He makes bad films into good ones and good ones into great ones. ” - Thomas Small
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ I love him as Batman, and I also really enjoy most of his performances. I know Terminator Salvation was fairly badly received but I really enjoyed his performance. ” - Thomas Small
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ A spectacular performance in American History X and another in Fight Club have firmly cemented him on my top 10 actors list. ” - Thomas Small
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
“ He never fails to make me laugh. He is the best thing in most films he's in, I love his portrayal of Snape and he was hilarious in Love Actually. His best performance, however, is Hans Gruber in Die Hard. ” - Thomas Small
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr.
and actress Elsie Downey
(née Elsie Ann Ford)...
“ I love his performances as Iron Man, and he was superb as Sherlock Holmes. He was also the only good thing about Tropic Thunder, in my opinion. ” - Thomas Small