Top 100 Greatest Actors of All Time (The Ultimate List)

by ChrisWalczyk55 | created - 15 Nov 2012 | updated - 14 May 2017 | Public

The actors on this list are ranked according to their lifetime success (awards & nominations), along with their acting skills, versatility and role transformation. To me, accuracy when making a Top 10/Top 100 all time list is extremely important. My lists are not based on my own personal favorites; they are based on the true greatness and/or success of the person, place or thing being ranked. In other words, an actor's commercial success (Oscars & BAFTA Awards), and influential greatness through their acting skill and role transformation, is how I ranked the actors on this list. If you guys would like to view my other Top 10/Top 100 lists, feel free to check out my YouTube page and/or my IMDb page at *ChrisWalczyk55*.

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1. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, 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 nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 3 Oscar Nominations: 12 BAFTA Awards: 4 BAFTA Nominations: 8 Golden Globes: 6 Golden Globe Nominations: 17

Greatest Performances:

"The Shining" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "As Good as It Gets" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "One Flew…….Cuckoo's Nest" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

2. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 8 BAFTA Awards: 3 BAFTA Nominations: 8 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 6

Greatest Performances:

"The Godfather" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "On the Waterfront" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "A Street Car Named Desire" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

3. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

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...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 7 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 6 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 8

Greatest Performances:

"Raging Bull" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "The Deer Hunter" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Godfather: Part II" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

4. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

Alfredo James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to an ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 8 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 5 Golden Globes: 4 Golden Globe Nominations: 15

Greatest Performances:

"Scent of a Woman" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Dog Day Afternoon" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "The Godfather: Part II" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

5. Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Born in London, England, Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is the second child of Nicholas Blake, Poet Laureate of the U.K., and his second wife, actress Jill Balcon. His maternal grandfather was Sir Michael Balcon, an important figure in the history of British cinema and head of the famous Ealing ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 3 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 4 BAFTA Nominations: 6 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 7

Greatest Performances:

"Lincoln" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "My Left Foot" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "There Will Be Blood" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

6. Dustin Hoffman

Actor | Rain Man

Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 7 BAFTA Awards: 4 BAFTA Nominations: 10 Golden Globes: 5 Golden Globe Nominations: 13

Greatest Performances:

"Rain Man" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Midnight Cowboy" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Kramer vs. Kramer" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

7. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 4 Golden Globe Nominations: 8

Greatest Performances:

"Forrest Gump" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Philadelphia" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "Saving Private Ryan" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

8. 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, ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 3 BAFTA Nominations: 9 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 6

Greatest Performances:

"Nixon" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Silence of the Lambs" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "The Remains of the Day" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

9. Paul Newman

Actor | The Hustler

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 10 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 5 Golden Globes: 3 Golden Globe Nominations: 12

Greatest Performances:

"The Verdict" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Road to Perdition" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Color of Money" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

10. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 8 (1 for Producing) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 8

Greatest Performances:

"Glory" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Malcolm X" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Training Day" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

11. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 9 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 5 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Boys Town" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Captains Courageous" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Judgement at Nuremberg" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

12. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Rebecca

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 11 (1 for Directing) BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 10 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Hamlet" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Rebecca" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Spartacus" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

13. Jack Lemmon

Actor | The Apartment

Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 8 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 8 Golden Globes: 4 Golden Globe Nominations: 22

Greatest Performances:

"Mister Roberts" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Save the Tiger" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Some Like It Hot" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

14. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 6 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 8 Golden Globes: 3 Golden Globe Nominations: 12

Greatest Performances:

"Educated Rita" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "The Cider House Rules" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Hannah and Her Sisters" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

15. James Stewart

Actor | Vertigo

James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"It's a Wonderful Life" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "A Philadelphia Story" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Mr. Smith…...Washington" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

16. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 4 Golden Globe Nominations: 10

Greatest Performances:

"The Fisher King" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Good Will Hunting" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Dead Poets Society" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

17. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 7 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 3 Golden Globes: 4 Golden Globe Nominations: 7

Greatest Performances:

"The Apostle" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Tender Mercies" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Lonesome Dove" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

18. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 3 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Milk" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "I Am Sam" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Mystic River" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

19. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

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...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Glory" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Million Dollar Baby' - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Shawshank Redemption" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

20. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 6 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Starman" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "True Grit" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Crazy Heart" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

21. Sidney Poitier

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 6 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 7

Greatest Performances:

"Lilies of the Field" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Defiant Ones" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "In the Heat of the Night" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

22. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 8 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 4 Golden Globe Nominations: 11

Greatest Performances:

"Becket" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Lion in Winter" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Lawrence of Arabia" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

23. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.3 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 (Directing) Oscar Nominations: 7 (6 for Directing) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 3 (Directing) Golden Globes: 3 (Directing) Golden Globe Nominations: 12 (Directing)

Greatest Performances:

"Unforgiven" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Million Dollar Baby" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars

24. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 3 BAFTA Nominations: 7 Golden Globes: 3 Golden Globe Nominations: 8

Greatest Performances:

"Unforgiven" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Mississippi Burning" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The French Connection" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

25. Charles Chaplin

Writer | The Great Dictator

Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 (Music) Oscar Nominations: 4 (3 for Music/Writing) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"City Lights" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Modern Times" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Great Dictator" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars

26. Ben Kingsley

Actor | Gandhi

Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 8

Greatest Performances:

"Gandhi" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Sexy Beast" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "House of Sand and Fog" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

27. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 5 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Capote" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Doubt" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "The Master" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

28. 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 (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 6 (1 for Producing) BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 11

Greatest Performances:

"The Revenant" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "The Wolf of Wall Street" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

29. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

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),...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 3 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Gladiator" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "The Insider" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "A Beautiful Mind" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

30. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

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...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.9 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 3 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 8

Greatest Performances:

"Se7en" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "American Beauty" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "The Usual Suspects" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

31. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Casablanca" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Caine Mutiny" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The African Queen" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

32. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 3 Golden Globe Nominations: 6

Greatest Performances:

"To Kill a Mockingbird" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Boys from Brazil" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Gentleman's Agreement" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

33. Clark Gable

Actor | It Happened One Night

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"Gone with the Wind" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Mutiny on the Bounty" - Level of Difficulty - 4.2 Stars "It Happened One Night" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

34. Gary Cooper

Actor | High Noon

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"High Noon" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Sergeant York" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

35. George C. Scott

Actor | Patton

George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he joined the...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 3 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Patton" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Hustler" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Hospital" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

36. Jason Robards

Actor | All the President's Men

Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Julia" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Melvin and Howard" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "All the President's Men" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

37. Charles Laughton

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent. He was educated at Stonyhurst, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). His first appearance on stage was in 1926. Laughton ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 1

Greatest Performances:

"Mutiny on the Bounty" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Witness for the Prosecution" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Private Life of Henry VIII" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

38. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Lust for Life" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Viva Zapata!" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "Alexis Zorbas" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

39. Peter Sellers

Actor | Being There

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born to a well-off English acting family in 1925. His mother and father worked in an acting company run by his grandmother. As a child, Sellers was spoiled, as his parents' first child had died at birth. He enlisted in the Royal...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Being There" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Running, Jumping & Standing Still Film" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

40. James Cagney

Actor | Angels with Dirty Faces

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Love Me or Leave Me" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Yankee Doodle Dandy" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Angles with Dirty Faces" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

41. Peter Finch

Actor | Network

Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 5 BAFTA Nominations: 7 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"Network" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Sunday Bloody Sunday - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Flight of the Phoenix" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

42. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"12 Angry Men" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "On Golden Pond" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Grapes of Wrath" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

43. Cary Grant

Actor | North by Northwest

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.3 Stars Role Transformation - 4.5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Charade" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Penny Serenade" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Not But the Lonely Heart" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

44. Richard Burton

Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless regarded as one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period.

Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 7 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 7

Greatest Performances:

"Equus" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "My Cousin Rachel" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

45. Burt Lancaster

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Atlantic City" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Elmer Gantry" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "From Here to Eternity" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

46. William Holden

Actor | Stalag 17

William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Network" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Stalag 17" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Sunset Blvd." - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

47. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.4 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 1

Greatest Performances:

"True Grit" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Alamo" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Sands of Iwo Jima" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

48. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.4 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"Champion" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Lust for Life" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Bad and the Beautiful" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

49. Alec Guinness

Actor | Star Wars

Alec Guinness was an English actor. He is known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 3 BAFTA Nominations: 7 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"Star Wars" - Level of Difficulty - 4.2 Stars "Little Dorrit" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Bridge on the River Kwai" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

50. Christopher Plummer

Actor | Beginners

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.4 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"Beginners" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Last Station" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Sound of Music" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

51. Tommy Lee Jones

Actor | The Fugitive

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Lincoln" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Fugitive" - Level of Difficulty - 4.2 Stars "In the Valley of Elah" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

52. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

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 (1987). His film career also includes such films as Marnie (1964), The Name of ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.4 Stars Role Transformation - 4.5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 1

Greatest Performances:

"The Untouchables" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Russia House" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Family Business" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

53. Alan Arkin

Actor | Argo

Alan Arkin is an Academy Award-winning American actor who is also an acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer.

He was born Alan Wolf Arkin on March 26, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. His family were Jewish emigrants from Russia and Germany. In 1946, the Arkins moved from Brooklyn to ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 3 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 6

Greatest Performances:

"Argo" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Little Miss Sunshine" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

54. Christopher Walken

Actor | The Deer Hunter

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 1

Greatest Performances:

"The Deer Hunter" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "King of New York" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Catch Me If You Can" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

55. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"Casino" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Goodfellas" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Raging Bull" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

56. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 4 (1 for Writing) Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"Richard III" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Gods and Monsters" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Lord….Rings: Fellowship of…Ring" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

57. Michael Douglas

Actor | Wall Street

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 (1975). Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 (1 for Producing) Oscar Nominations: 2 (1 for Producing) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 7

Greatest Performances:

"Wall Street" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Wonder Boys" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Fatal Attraction" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars

58. Jon Voight

Actor | Anaconda

Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He is an actor, known for Anaconda (1997), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Transformers (2007). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand and Lauri Peters.

Jon Voight came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman in Deliverance (1972), and a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978).

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 3 Golden Globe Nominations: 9

Greatest Performances:

"Coming Home" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Runaway Train" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Midnight Cowboy" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

59. Albert Finney

Actor | Erin Brockovich

Albert Finney came to the movies from the theatre, where he was especially successful in the plays of William Shakespeare. He became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His film debut was in 1960 with The Entertainer (1960) by Tony Richardson, who had also directed him in theatre plays ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 5 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 13 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 9

Greatest Performances:

"The Dresser" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Under the Volcano" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Murder on the orient Express" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

60. Geoffrey Rush

Actor | The King's Speech

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 3 BAFTA Nominations: 5 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Shine" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Quills " - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "The King's Speech" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

61. Jeremy Irons

Actor | Dead Ringers

British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 6

Greatest Performances:

"Reversal of Fortune" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Brideshead Revisited" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The French……Woman" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

62. Javier Bardem

Actor | Skyfall

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.9 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Biutiful" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Before Night Falls" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "No Country for Old Men" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

63. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"Candy" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "The Dark Knight" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Brokeback Mountain" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

64. Christoph Waltz

Actor | Django Unchained

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"Carnage" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Django Unchained" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Inglourious Bastards" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars

65. Ralph Fiennes

Actor | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 6 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Schindler's List" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "The English Patient" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Harry Potter Series" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

66. 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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 5 Stars Overall Versatility - 5 Stars Role Transformation - 5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 10

Greatest Performances:

"Ed Wood" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Donnie Brasco" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Edward Scissorhands" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

67. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s 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 policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 1

Greatest Performances:

"Traffic" - Level of Difficulty - 5.0 Stars "21 Grams" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "The Pledge" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars

68. Jamie Foxx

Actor | Django Unchained

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the biographical film Ray (2004). The same year, he was nominated for the Academy...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"Ray" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Collateral" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Django Unchained" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

69. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Walk the Line

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.9 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 3 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Her" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "The Master" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Walk the Line" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

70. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 2 BAFTA Nominations: 5 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"A Single Man" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The King's Speech" - Level of Difficulty - 5 Stars "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

71. Matthew McConaughey

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 1

Greatest Performances:

"Killer Joe" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "True Detective" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Dallas Buyers Club" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars

72. 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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"The Fighter" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Dark Knight" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "American Hustle" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

73. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his "big" acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Drexl in ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.9 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 1 (1 for Writing) BAFTA Nominations: 3 (1 for Writing) Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Prick Up Your Ears" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Leon: The Professional" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

74. Edward Norton

Actor | American History X

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 3 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"Primal Fear" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "American History X" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Everyone Says I Love You" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

75. 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 (...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 (Producing) Oscar Nominations: 6 (3 for Producing) BAFTA Awards: 1 (Producing) BAFTA Nominations: 5 (2 for Producing) Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Moneyball" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Twelve Monkeys" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Curious Case...Benjamin Button" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

76. 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. ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 0 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Magnolia" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Jerry Maguire" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Born on the Fourth of July" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars

77. Matt Damon

Actor | Good Will Hunting

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, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 (Writing) Oscar Nominations: 5 (2 for Producing/Writing) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 3 (1 for Producing) Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 7 (1 for Writing)

Greatest Performances:

"Invictus" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Good Will Hunting" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

78. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.9 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"The Fountain" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Les Miserables" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars "Kate & Leopold" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

79. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 3 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Chaplin" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Tropic Thunder" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Sherlock Homes" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

80. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"Kinsey" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Michael Collins" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Schindler's List" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

81. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 2 (Directing/Producing) Oscar Nominations: 3 (Directing/Producing) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 (Directing/Producing) Golden Globes: 1 (Directing) Golden Globe Nominations: 4 (2 for Directing)

Greatest Performances:

"Ransom" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Braveheart" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "What Women Want" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

82. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

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,...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.3 Stars Role Transformation - 4.4 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Witness" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Star Wars" - Level of Difficulty - 4.3 Stars "The Fugitive" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars

83. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 4 (Directing/Writing/Producing) Oscar Nominations: 24 (1 for Acting) BAFTA Awards: 9 (Directing/Writing/Producing) BAFTA Nominations: 23 (2 for Acting) Golden Globes: 2 (Writing) Golden Globe Nominations: 13 (1 for Acting)

Greatest Performances:

"Annie Hall" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Manhattan" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Take the Money and Run" - Level of Difficulty - 4.3 Stars

84. Steve McQueen

Actor | The Great Escape

He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Papillon" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Sand Pebbles" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Love with the Proper Stranger" - Level of Difficulty - 4.2 Stars

85. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr....

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 (For Acting) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 (For Acting) Golden Globes: 1 (For Acting) Golden Globe Nominations: 3 (For Acting)

Greatest Performances:

"Butterfly" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Citizen Kane" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Chimes at Midnight" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

86. Robert Redford

Actor | All Is Lost

Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Scottish, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955,...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.4 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.2 Stars Role Transformation - 4.3 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 (Directing) Oscar Nominations: 4 (3 for Directing) BAFTA Awards: 3 BAFTA Nominations: 4 (1 for Directing) Golden Globes: 2 (1 for Directing) Golden Globe Nominations: 5 (4 for Directing)

Greatest Performances:

"The String" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Downhill Racer" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" - Level of Difficulty - 4.2 Stars

87. James Dean

Actor | East of Eden

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.4 Stars Role Transformation - 4.5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Giant" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "East of Eden" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Rebel Without a Cause" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

88. Charlton Heston

Actor | Ben-Hur

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.5 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.4 Stars Role Transformation - 4.5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"Ben-Hur" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Ten Commandments" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "The Pigeon That Took Rome" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars

89. Gene Kelly

Actor | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 2

Greatest Performances:

"Hello, Dolly!" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Anchors Aweigh" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "An American in Paris" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

90. Robert Mitchum

Actor | Out of the Past

Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.5 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Story of G.I. Joe" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Longest Day" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

91. Bill Murray

Actor | Lost in Translation

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Rushmore" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Lost in Translation" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Hyde Park on Hudson" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

92. 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), ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 4

Greatest Performances:

"Pulp Fiction" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Jackie Brown" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "A Time to Kill" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

93. Jim Carrey

Actor | The Truman Show

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.8 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.8 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

AMC Awards: 0 AMC Nominations: 4 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 1 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 6

Greatest Performances:

"Man on the Moon" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "The Truman Show" - Level of Difficulty - 4.8 Stars "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" - Level of Difficulty - 4.9 Stars

94. Don Cheadle

Actor | Crash

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 1 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 2 Golden Globe Nominations: 3

Greatest Performances:

"The Rat Pack" - Level of Difficulty - 4.4 Stars "House of Lies" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Hotel Rwanda" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

95. Martin Sheen

Actor | The Departed

Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking.

Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 0 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 2 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 8

Greatest Performances:

"Kennedy" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Apocalypse Now" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Subject Wad Roses" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

96. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.7 Stars Role Transformation - 4.7 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 0 BAFTA Awards: 1 BAFTA Nominations: 4 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 1

Greatest Performances:

"Michael Collins" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Truly Madly Deeply" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Sense and Sensibility" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

97. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Key Largo

Edward G. Robinson arrived in the United States at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began work in stock...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.6 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.2 Stars Role Transformation - 4.4 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 1 (Hon.) Oscar Nominations: 1 (Hon.) BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Little Caesar" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "Scarlett Street" - Level of Difficulty - 4.3 Stars "Double Indemnity" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars

98. Will Smith

Music_department | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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 ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 2 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Ali" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Concussion" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The Pursuit of Happiness" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars

99. John Goodman

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.5 Stars Role Transformation - 4.6 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 0 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 1 Golden Globe Nominations: 5

Greatest Performances:

"Flight" - Level of Difficulty - 4.5 Stars "Barton Fink" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "The Big Lebowski" - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars

100. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

Acting Abilities:

Acting Skill - 4.7 Stars Overall Versatility - 4.6 Stars Role Transformation - 4.8 Stars

Awards & Nominations:

Oscars: 0 Oscar Nominations: 0 BAFTA Awards: 0 BAFTA Nominations: 0 Golden Globes: 0 Golden Globe Nominations: 0

Greatest Performances:

"Sherlock Jr." - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars "The General" - Level of Difficulty - 4.7 Stars "Steamboat Bill, Jr." - Level of Difficulty - 4.6 Stars