Best Top 10 Quality Actors. - Ultimate

A list of actors I think have great adaptability and flexible styles. Consistently good performances. Of course not all will agree, but this is mine.
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1.
Anthony Hopkins
Actor, Hannibal
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
“ Theres no movie this man does not do well. His performances are A* Gold standard of brilliance and quality. He brightens any movie. ” - Blake4014
 
2.
Christian Bale
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...
“ Incredibly good versile actor, with broad range of amazing roles and believable performances. Fits into all his roles with ease and professionalism. A born actor! ” - Blake4014
 
3.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ Fantastic and very capable of delivering great performances, some may think shes not got a great range, but shes believable in the roles she does. ” - Blake4014
 
4.
Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing Club...
“ Fantastic but not so well known, great as 'shady' roles, of slightly bad characters but never overdoes it. Very capable of delivering powerful and emotional performances that are believable. Has to be seen to be believed. ” - Blake4014
 
5.
Gerard Butler
Actor, 300
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child...
“ Great all rounder, plays all roles he' takes to professionalism and believable. With dedication, he performs, and well he does.
Has done a wide range of movies that demand him to be a bad guy, good guy, hero, and villain. Lives up to all his roles with quality. ” - Blake4014
 
6.
Brad Pitt
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. But 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...
“ Not to everyones taste, and certainly doesnt do ALL movies well. But he has enough great performances that convince me he's a very capable actor when he wants to be. Can be very wooden and similar sometimes. But he has many great roles he's done well, and due credit deserved. ” - Blake4014
 
7.
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told 14 year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. Nonetheless, this sensitive...
“ Scientology aside, this man has delivered a wide range of believable performances of great enjoyment. From a nazi solider, to a lovestruck teen, to a villan, to a super-spy, and hero. This man can act, all round, fantastic actor. ” - Blake4014
 
8.
Johnny Depp
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...
“ Good range and capability, quality clearly in mind for this man when he acts. He knows how to personalize a character to make it come to live to the viewer, and gain the audience emotional connection to characters. To a silly chocolate factory owner to a wild pirate, to a innocent victim, to a hero, or simply a weird sissorhanded freak! ” - Blake4014
 
9.
Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre...
“ Simply great actor, that does not get enough credit he deserves. He's played so many believable roles, with great professionalism. Good range and quality, played characters such as Hitler!, Innocent preists, heros, weird nobodies, junkies, semi-badguys. He's got a fairly good range, but great acting ability. Quality counts! ” - Blake4014
 
10.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American producer and highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 100 films, including _Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), _Unbreakable (2000), Shaft, Formula 51, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
“ A great believable character that often plays Good guys, cops, autority figures, and men of importance. He also has played low down criminals and scumbags, with great believability. Good actor with great credit to his performances. Good actor. ” - Blake4014