My Favourite Male Actors - Top 20

My favourite actors - in no particular order
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Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas...
“ Fave Movie he has been in: Lonesome Dove, The Fugitive and Double Jeopardy. Love his accent and always find the movies he is in to be great! ” - sim-boatwright
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the...
“ Fell in love with Kevin when watching "American Beauty" so loved the charachter of Lester Burnham. Kevin is just so cool, was great in "The Negotiator" and "In the garden of good and evil" Great Actor ” - sim-boatwright
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997...
“ Apart from obvious good looks, I love his movies, he has charm, a smile that lights up the screen and is starting to play a few more different type of roles. My fave is "The Hangover" but also loved him in "He's just not that in to you" ” - sim-boatwright
Edward Norton
Actor, Fight Club
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...
“ So versatile, love his voice and in general mannerisms of the characters he plays. He was my fave in "Primal Fear" and of course "Fight Club" with Brad Pitt was also amazing. ” - sim-boatwright
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. Nonetheless...
“ More of a favourite in the late 80's and 90's but when I look back at all the movies I love of his I guess he is still one of my fave actors. Love all the Mission Impossible movies plus "Jerry McGuire" and thought he was fantastic in Valkyrie. Looking forward to seeing him in "Rock of ages" ” - sim-boatwright
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, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at Fordham University...
“ So cool, effortless and you just cannot help but buy in to every movie/character he portrays. Love Denzel, havent seen him around lately. My favourites are "The Bone Collector" & "Philadelphia" ” - sim-boatwright
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...
“ The Best Bond - hands down! How handsome and that accent - to die for!! Love him to bits. Also loved him in Indiana Jones too! ” - sim-boatwright
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ Oh Harrison, you are wonderful. Such a talented actor, is the best in action movies and loved him playing the president in "Air Force One". Could watch Harrison Ford movies all day! ” - sim-boatwright
Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau was best known for starting in many films which included Charade (1963), The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Dennis the Meance (1993). He often worked with Jack Lemmon and the two were Hollywood's craziest stars. He was born Walter John Matthow in New York City, New York on October 1...
“ R.I.P Walter. What a fantastic acting talent. Havent seen all of his earlier movies but am such a fan of some of the ones he made in the 90's and beyond. ” - sim-boatwright
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...
“ Can play a variety of roles and I find him intriguing to watch on the big screen. Enoyed him the most in Lonesome Dove with Tommy Lee Jones. ” - sim-boatwright
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in 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 English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Like Meryl Streep, definitley the best Actor of the last 20 years. Outstanding talent, love him doing comedy but thought his best role was in Cape Fear - amazing, so scary but understated scary!! Love his work ” - sim-boatwright
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ Love the voice, the passion behind his characters and just the effort you can see he puts in to his roles is admirable. Favourites are "The Inside Man", "The Next 3 days" and "Gladiator" - amazing! ” - sim-boatwright
Heath Ledger
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised nineteen films...
“ Oh wow, what a talent. Such a huge career and would have been even more to come. So proud he is Australian and is one of our finest acting talents ever. R.I.P Heath ” - sim-boatwright
Eric Bana
Actor, Munich
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...
“ Handsome, down to earth and endears himself to his characters so well. Can play such a wide variety of roles. I am really looking foward to seeing him in Hannah. Still a little underrated I think and I am sure he will win an Oscar at some point. ” - sim-boatwright
Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development, as well as his role on Valerie. He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
“ Loved him as a teenager and now in the past few years getting to enjoy his acting talents once more. Probably needs to play a few more meatier roles but in saying that I just purely enjoy the roles he does play. A natural, down to earth acting talent and is so relatable. ” - sim-boatwright
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ Hugh, you are fantastic. I think I am probably more enamoured with "Hugh" the person who you see in interviews etc, however he gets me to the movies so he definitley can sell out a cinema, theatre, broadway etc. Love him as Wolverine! ” - sim-boatwright
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...
“ My favourite comedian. Way better than Will Ferral & Adam Sandler. Ben makes me laugh every time, he is fantastic! ” - sim-boatwright
Kevin James
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He has German ancestry. James attended SUNY Cortland where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management...
“ So his range may be quite limited, however I just find him so endearing. Cute, funny and just sweet in all his roles. Thanks Kevin for making me laugh ” - sim-boatwright
Morgan Freeman
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
“ I so loved the "Shawshank Redemption" and love him when he stars in a good crime thriller too like "To kill a spider". Mesmorising voice. A brilliant Actor ” - sim-boatwright
Alex O'Loughlin
The Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin was born in August 1976. Alex started out his film career in 2004, when he starred in Oyster Farmer as Jack Flange. The following year, he returned to the big screen as Michael Carter in Feed, a movie that he also co-produced and helped write. Also released that year was a movie titled Man-Thing, in which Alex played Deputy Eric Fraser...
“ A new action man on the scene, love him in Hawaii 5.0 and have found some of his comedic roles great as well. Handsome, talented and seems so down to earth, cant wait to we see him in a few more movies and perhaps some meatier roles. ” - sim-boatwright