My Top 25 Favourite Actors List

Have a go at me....I don't care....these are my favourites and can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.
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“ A great screen presence who could have been in so much more. Has been in some awful films but Billy is always fantastic, I blame everyone else for his bad movies. Superb as Grissom in CSI (Please come back for some more episodes!). I'm very much looking forward to the new mini series 'To Appomattox'. ” - fastcabs
 
2.
Michael Biehn
Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood...
“ Another great actor that could and should have been a bigger star. Michael Biehn could make any movie better. He steals the show in 'The Terminator' and 'Aliens'. Shame on you Jim Cameron for casting Stephen Lang in 'Avatar' instead of Biehn. ” - fastcabs
 
3.
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ Clint is an absolute Legend. Need I say more? ” - fastcabs
 
4.
Sean Connery
Actor, Dr. No
Sean Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...
“ I love connery for his relaxed approach to all his roles. He makes zero effort to be anyone other than himself. His accent is just awesome. ” - fastcabs
 
5.
Keanu Reeves
Actor, The Matrix
Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon on September 2, 1964. He is the son of English-born Patricia Taylor, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese...
“ Keanu Reeves is just a cool guy. He's Neo man. Also superb in 'Street Kings' ” - fastcabs
 
6.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ Big respect to Arnie. He wrote to my gran for her birthday. Looking forward to 'Last Stand' and 'Expendables 2'. ” - fastcabs
 
7.
Luke Wilson
Actor, Old School
Handsome Texan Luke Cunningham Wilson was born in Dallas in 1971, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. The son of Laura (Cunningham), a photographer, and Robert Andrew Wilson, an advertising executive, he was raised with two brothers, Owen Wilson (the middle one) and Andrew Wilson (the eldest one)...
“ What a funny guy. 'Old School' totally rocks. Handles any comedy role with ease. Not bad in serious roles too. ” - fastcabs
 
8.
Roy Scheider
Actor, Jaws
Lean, angular-faced and authoritatively spoken lead / supporting actor Roy Scheider obviously never heard the old actor's axiom about "never appearing with kids or animals" lest they overshadow your performance. Breaking that rule did him no harm, though, as he achieved pop cult status by finding, fighting...
“ I first saw him in 'Blue Thunder' as a kid. Such a cool film. Great in 'Marathon Man', 'French Connection' and of course those shark movies. ” - fastcabs
 
9.
Timothy Dalton
Dalton quickly moved to television, working mainly with the BBC, and in 1968 made his film debut as Philip II of France in The Lion in Winter. This was the first of several period dramas, which included a remake of Wuthering Heights in 1970 in which he portrayed Heathcliff. After a few more films, Dalton took a break in 1971 to concentrate on the theatre...
“ The Greatest Bond. Such a shame he didn't do more bond movies. Is absolutely fantastic in everything he's in as far as I'm concerned. ” - fastcabs
 
10.
Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston...
“ He seems to be everywhere again. Excellent. ” - fastcabs
 
11.
Ed Harris
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally...
“ An oscar worthy actor without an oscar. Hopefully there are some opportunities to come. ” - fastcabs
 
12.
Michael Douglas
Actor, The Game
An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns...
“ Full of charisma. Started watching his movies because of 'Romancing the Stone'. Hooked ever since. ” - fastcabs
 
13.
Danny Glover
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater...
“ Never too old for this ****! ” - fastcabs
 
14.
Robert Duvall
Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a two-year hitch in the army after graduating in 1953...
“ Totally steals the show in 'Days of Thunder' and 'Gone in 60 Seconds', which is the reason I'm a big fan. ” - fastcabs
 
15.
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...
“ Denzel is great in everything. A consistent A List box office star. When is the last time you saw a movie of his that wasn't entertaining? ” - fastcabs
 
16.
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
Robert De Niro, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ The best actor of all time in my opinion. No amount of dodgy roles in recent years can shake his status. 'Killer Elite' is well worth watching for him alone. ” - fastcabs
 
17.
Emilio Estevez
Emilio Estevez was born on May 12, 1962, in New York City. He is the eldest son of actor Martin Sheen, who at the time was just breaking into the business. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Emilio's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
“ Incredible as Billy the Kid. That laugh is pure genius. "Hey Peppin" "I see you got Charlie Crawford down there!" "yeah" BANG "Hey Peppin" "Charlie Crawford ain't with you no more!". Sorry if you didn't already know the fate of poor Charlie. ” - fastcabs
 
18.
Karl Urban
Actor, Dredd
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
“ 'Dredd' could make or break his career, I think. Hopefully a future A lister. ” - fastcabs
 
19.
Eric Bana
Actor, Star Trek
Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser...
“ An extremely gifted actor. Is missing that 'stellar' performance. ” - fastcabs
 
20.
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, particularly boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rocky series' seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, which ran from 1982 to 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014...
“ The new comeback heavyweight champion of the acting world. ” - fastcabs
 
21.
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St...
“ He's been around for so long and is only recently getting noticed. I don't get it. I'm so glad, but I still don't get why it's 'taken' this long ” - fastcabs
 
22.
Bruce Willis
Actor, Die Hard
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts. Walter Bruce Willis was born on March 19...
“ Would be no 1 on this list if I made it 10 years ago. He is still great but just not as great. Sorry Brucie Boy. ” - fastcabs
 
23.
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy made his debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war film Black Hawk Down. Hardy's other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), sports drama Warrior (2011)...
“ The new rising star, and I am watching closely. I haven't seen him in a bad role yet. Hopefully 'This Means War' won't ruin my opinion of him and more importantly, his reputation. ” - fastcabs
 
24.
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, Unbreakable, 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...
“ Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but so bad that it's good, and also sometimes absolutely positively genius. "Accept no substitute" for Samuel L Jackson. ” - fastcabs
 
25.
Steven Seagal
Producer, Under Siege
Steven Seagal is a striking and somewhat boyishly handsome (often with ponytail) action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast-paced Warner Bros. film Above the Law. Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Patricia Anne (Fisher), a medical technician...
“ Just makes my list. I had to include Seagal, cause I have such a soft spot for his cheesy action movies. 'Exit Wounds' and 'The Glimmer Man' are sooooo good. Check them out if you like action and good humour. ” - fastcabs