Best Top 10 Quality Actors. - Ultimate

by Blake4014 | created - 03 Jun 2011 | updated - 03 Jun 2011 | Public

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.

1. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

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, ...

Theres no movie this man does not do well. His performances are A* Gold standard of brilliance and quality. He brightens any movie.

2. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

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 ...

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!

3. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an ...

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.

4. Ray Winstone

Actor | The Departed

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 ...

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.

5. Gerard Butler

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

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 ...

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.

6. Brad Pitt

Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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 (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

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.

7. Tom Cruise

Actor | Top Gun

In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...

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.

8. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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 ...

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!

9. Robert Carlyle

Actor | The Full Monty

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 ...

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!

10. Samuel L. Jackson

Actor | Pulp Fiction

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 (2000), Formula 51 (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), ...

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.