MY TOP 25 ACTORS

This is a list of my personal fave top 25 movie actors. Also listed are my personal top 10 movies that each actor has starred in. This list is personal opinion and purely subjective.

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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...
“ The Silence of the Lambs 1991
Legends of the Fall 1994
Amistad 1997
Meet Joe Black 1998
The Devil and Daniel Webster 2004
The World's Fastest Indian 2005
Bobby 2006
Beowulf 2007
Thor 2011
The Rite 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
2.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor, Capote
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry...
“ Boogie Nights 1997
Magnolia 1999
Almost Famous 2000
Capote 2005
Charlie Wilson's War 2007
Doubt 2008
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007
The Boat That Rocked aka Pirat Radio 2009
Moneyball 2011
The Ides of March 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
3.
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...
“ Edward Scissorhands 1990
Ed Wood 1994
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998
Blow 2001
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003
Finding Neverland 2004
Public Enemies 2009
Alice in Wonderland 2010
The Tourist 2010 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
4.
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...
“ Se7en 1995
Meet Joe Black 1998
Fight Club 1999
Snatch. 2000
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005
Babel 2006
Burn After Reading 2008
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
Inglourious Basterds 2009
Moneyball 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
5.
Al Pacino
Al Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he was also nominated for The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and ...And Justice for All (1979) and won the award in 1993 for his performance as a blind Lieutenant Colonel in Scent of a Woman (1992). For his performances in The Godfather...
“ The Godfather 1972
Serpico 1973
Scarface 1983
Frankie and Johnny 1991
Scent of a Woman 1992
Donnie Brasco 1997
The Devil's Advocate 1997
Any Given Sunday 1999
88 Minutes 2007
Righteous Kill 2008 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
6.
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...
“ Driving Miss Daisy 1989
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
Se7en 1995
Outbreak 1995
Amistad 1997
The Sum of All Fears 2002
Million Dollar Baby 2004
Unleashed 2005
Batman Begins 2005
Invictus 2009 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
7.
Jeff Bridges
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ The Big Lebowski 1998
Seabiscuit 2003
The Door in the Floor 2004
Surf's Up 2007
Iron Man 2008
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009
Crazy Heart 2009
A Dog Year 2009
True Grit 2010 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
8.
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, screen-writer and director, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nods in every decade from sixties through the naughts...
“ Easy Rider 1969
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
The Shining 1980
Terms of Endearment 1983
The Witches of Eastwick 1987
A Few Good Men 1992
As Good as It Gets 1997
About Schmidt 2002
Something's Gotta Give 2003
The Departed 2007 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
9.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ Sleepless in Seattle 1993
Philadelphia 1993
Forrest Gump 1994
Apollo 13 1995
That Thing You Do! 1996
Saving Private Ryan 1998
The Green Mile 1999
Catch Me If You Can 2002
Road to Perdition 2002
Charlie Wilson's War 2007 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
10.
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...
“ Taxi Driver 1976
The Untouchables 1987
Goodfellas 1990
Casino 1995
Sleepers 1996
Men of Honor 2000
Hide and Seek 2005
Stardust 2007
Righteous Kill 2008
Limitless 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
11.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
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 and Titanic...
“ What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993
The Basketball Diaries 1995
The Beach 2000
Gangs of New York 2002
Catch Me If You Can 2002
The Aviator 2003
The Departed 2006
Blood Diamond 2006
Revolutionary Road 2008
Inception 2010 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
12.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s...
“ Malcolm X 1992
Philadelphia 1993
The Hurricane 1999
Remember the Titans 2000
Training Day 2001
John Q 2002
Antwone Fisher 2002
American Gangster 2007
The Great Debaters 2007
The Book of Eli 2010 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
13.
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ From Dusk Till Dawn 1996
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
Ocean's Eleven 2001
Syriana 2005
Leatherheads 2008
Burn After Reading 2008
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009
Up in the Air 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009
The Ides of March 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
14.
Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
“ Contagion 2011
True Grit 2010
Invictus 2009
The Informant! 2009
The Departed 2006
The Bourne Identity 2002
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999
Dogma 1999
Saving Private Ryan 1998
Good Will Hunting 1997 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
15.
Kevin Spacey
As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person"...
“ A Time to Kill 1996
L.A. Confidential 1997
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997
American Beauty 1999
Pay It Forward 2000
The Life of David Gale 2003
Beyond the Sea 2004
21 2008
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009
Horrible Bosses 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
16.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982
Dead Man Walking 1995
The Thin Red Line 1998
I Am Sam 2001
Mystic River 2003
21 Grams 2003
The Assassination of Richard Nixon 2004
The Interpreter 2005
All the King's Men 2006
Milk 2008 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
17.
“ Fargo 1996
Boogie Nights 1997
Pleasantville 1998
A Civil Action 1998
Magnolia 1999
The Cooler 2003
Seabiscuit 2003
Thank You for Smoking 2005
Bobby 2006
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
18.
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)...
“ Chaplin 1992
Natural Born Killers 1994
Black and White 1999
Gothika 2003
A Scanner Darkly 2006
Charlie Bartlett 2007
Zodiac 2007
Tropic Thunder 2008
Iron Man 2008
Sherlock Holmes 2009 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
19.
Jude Law
Jude Law is a talented and versatile actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca and The Talented Mr. Ripley to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Hugo's father in Hugo and in the titular role in Dom Hemingway...
“ Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001
Road to Perdition 2002
Cold Mountain 2003
Alfie 2004
The Holiday 2006
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009
Sherlock Holmes 2009
Contagion 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
20.
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Ned Kelly (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Casanova (2005), Candy (2006), I'm Not There (2007)...
“ 10 Things I Hate About You 1999
The Patriot 2000
Monster's Ball 2001
Ned Kelly 2003
The Order 2003
The Brothers Grimm 2005
Brokeback Mountain 2005
I'm Not There. 2007
The Dark Knight 2008
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
21.
Benicio Del Toro
Actor, Snatch
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Born on February 19...
“ The Usual Suspects 1995
Joyride 1997
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998
Snatch. 2000
Traffic 2000
The Hunted 2003
21 Grams 2003
Sin City 2005
Things We Lost in the Fire 2007
Che: Part One 2008 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
22.
Steve Buscemi
Actor, Fargo
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ Pulp Fiction 1994
Airheads 1994
Desperado 1995
Fargo 1996
The Wedding Singer 1998
The Big Lebowski 1998
Armageddon 1998
Big Fish 2003
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007
Youth in Revolt 2009 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
23.
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), the legal thriller A Time to Kill (1996)...
“ Dazed and Confused 1993
A Time to Kill 1996
Amistad 1997
Frailty 2001
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2001
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003
We Are Marshall 2006
Failure to Launch 2006
Tropic Thunder 2008
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
24.
Will Smith
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...
“ Bad Boys 1995
Independence Day 1996
Men in Black 1997
Enemy of the State 1998
Ali 2001
Hitch 2005
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006
I Am Legend 2007
Hancock 2008
Seven Pounds 2008 ” - Gonzothefacey
 
25.
Edgar Ramírez
Edgar Ramirez Arellano is a Venezuelan actor, born on March 25, 1977 in the city of San Cristobal (Tachira State, southwest Venezuela). He is the son of Soday Arellano, an attorney, and Filiberto Ramírez, a military officer. Being the son of a soldier and living abroad with his family, he learned several languages...
“ Punto y raya 2004
Domino 2005
Elipsis 2006
El Don 2006
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007
Cyrano Fernández 2007
Vantage Point 2008
Che: Part One 2008
Carlos 2010 ” - Gonzothefacey