Lists by glakshmiratan
* Most represented
Bergman - 21 Films
Gunnar Björnstrand – 12 Films
Erland Josephson, Max Von Sydow, Buñuel
Liv Ullman, Dicaprio, Kurosawa, Mifune, Ingrid Thulin
Orlando Bloom, Depp, Shimura, Bibi Andersson, Mizoguchi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Kamal Hassan
Kieslowski, Bresson, Gunnel Lindblom, Visconti, Michel Piccoli, Ftiz Lang
Masaki Kobayashi, Diane Keaton,Duvall, Denzel, Kinuyo Tanaka, Chaplin, Andy Serkis (the dude who played Smeagol), Harriet Andersson, De Niro, Fellini, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau, Mastroianni
Few are more influential than Aristotle, and his Poetics was greatly adored by many, amongst them Goethe. But he will not feature in this list, as his contribution to acting, theater, and film is lesser than that of Aristophanes and the Tragedians. This list merely judges, objectively, the contributions of these men to the evolution of the theatrical conception, starting with Aeschylus, and ending with the those who bear the future, people like Denzel and Di Caprio.
I have left out acting coaches like Stella Adler, and studio bosses.
*Someone's lack of fame, say Bala, or Tarkovsky, does not undermine their contribution, just as Caspar David Friedrich's, Blake's or Nietzsche's, could not have been underestimated in their lives because of their commercial failure. I say this because to justify the inclusion of Bergman over Lucas and Spielberg.