IMDb Top 250 Actors (2019)

by thenolanfan | created - 4 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

This poll is a remake of a poll made in 2014 by ezranelson98. There is the link to his poll: Poll: Poll Suggestion: Top 250 Actors

Since 2014, a lot has been happening and many actors aren't on the list anymore.

Each of these actors has played in at least 5 movies of IMDb's top 250; which of them is your favorite?

discuss here

1. 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...

(7 movies): 1-The Shawshank Redemption 2-The Dark Knight 3-Se7en 4-The Dark Knight Rises 5-Batman Begins 6-Unforgiven 7-Million Dollar Baby

2. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

(5 movies): 1-The Godfather 2-The Godfather: Part II 3-Scarface 4-Heat 5-In the Name of the Father

3. 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 ...

(5 movies): 1-The Godfather 2-The Godfather: Part II 3-Apocalypse Now 4-To Kill a Mockingbird 5-Network

4. 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 Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

(9 movies): 1-The Godfather: Part II 2-Joker 3-Goodfellas 4-On Upon a Time in America 5-Taxi Driver 6-Casino 7-Heat 8-Raging Bull 9-The Deer Hunter

5. 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 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 countries ...

(6 movies): 1-The Dark Knight 2-The Prestige 3-The Dark Knight Rises 4-Ford v Ferrari 5-Batman Begins 6-Howl's Moving Castle

6. Michael Caine

Actor | The Prestige

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 ...

(6 movies): 1-The Dark Knight 2-Inception 3- Interstellar 4-The Prestige 5-The Dark Knight Rises 6-Batman Begins

7. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive 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), ...

(5 movies): 1-The Dark Knight 2-Léon: The Professional 3-The Dark Knight Rises 4-Batman Begins 5-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

8. 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 emigrants from Minsk, ...

(7 movies): 1-Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2-Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 3-Apocalypse Now 4-Raiders of the Lost Ark 5-Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 6- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 7-Blade Runner

9. 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...

(5 movies): 1-Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2-Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 3-Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 4-Lawrence of Arabia 5-The Bridge on the River Kwai

10. Brad Pitt

Producer | Ad Astra

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 (...

(5 movies): 1-Fight Club 2-Se7en 3-Inglorious Basterds 5-Snatch 6-12 Years a Slave

11. 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...

(5 movies): 1-The Good, The Bad and the Ugly 2-For a Few Dollars More 3-Unforgiven 4-Million Dollar Baby 5-Gran Torino

12. 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 ...

(5 movies): 1-Modern Times 2- The Great Dictator 3-City Lights 4- The Kid 5- The Gold Rush

13. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the ...

(6 movies): 1-The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 3-The Matrix 4- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 5-V for Vendetta 6-Hacksaw Ridge

14. 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 ...

(6 movies): 1-Forrest Gump 2-Saving Private Ryan 3-The Green Mile 4-Toy Story 5-Toy Story 3 6-Catch Me If You Can

15. 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,...

(6 movies): 1-Inception 2-The Departed 3-Django Unchained 4- The Wolf of Wall Street 5-Catch Me If You Can 6-Shutter Island

16. John Ratzenberger

Actor | Cheers

John started the improvisational duo group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut with fellow actor and friend Ray Hassett. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan, the mother of Meg Ryan. A mutual friend, also...

(10 movies): 1-Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2-Spirited Away 3-Coco 4-WALL·E 5-Toy Story 6-Toy Story 3 7-Inside Out 8-Up 9-Finding Nemo 10-Monster, Inc.

17. 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), ...

(6 movies): 1-Pulp Fiction 2-Goodfellas 3-Avengers: Endgame 4-Avengers: Infinity War 5-Django Unchained 6-Jurassic Park

18. James Earl Jones

Actor | Rogue One

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...

(5 movies): 1-Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2-Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 3-The Lion King 4-Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 5-Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

19. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...

(5 movies): 1-Se7en 2-Apocalypse Now 3-Full Metal Jacket 4-Toy Story 5-Toy Story 3

20. Mark Ruffalo

Actor | The Kids Are All Right

Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, ...

(5 movies): 1-Avengers: Endgame 2-Avengers; Infinity War 3-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 4-Shutter Island 5-Spotlight

21. Harvey Keitel

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Miriam (Klein) and Harry Keitel. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976), Ridley Scott's The Duellists (...

(5 movies): 1-Pulp fiction 2-Inglorious Basterds 3-Taxi Driver 4-Reservoir Dogs 5-The Grand Budapest Hotel

22. Kenny Baker

Actor | Time Bandits

Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Elephant Man (1980) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, ...

(5 movies): 1-Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2-Star Wars: IV - A New Hope 3-Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi 4-Amadeus 5-The Elephant Man

23. Aamir Khan

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Aamir is no doubt one of the most dedicated actors in this world. With his recent success in India and China markets combined he has got the title of World's Biggest Superstar. He went through rapid transformations in his body structure for his films to bring out the reality factor in his ...

(6 movies): 1-3 Idiots 2-Dangal 3-Likes Stars on Earth 4-Rang De Basanti 5-PK 6-Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

24. 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...

(5 movies): 1-Pulp Fiction 2-Reservoir Dogs 3-The Big Lebowski 4-Fargo 5-Monster, Inc.

25. Russ Fega

Location_management | Memento

Russ Fega is known for his work on Memento (2000), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Inception (2010).

(5 movies): 1-Inception 2-Interstellar 3-The Prestige 4-The Dark Knight Rises 5-Memento

26. John Rhys-Davies

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (nee Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the...

(5 movies): 1-The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings 3-The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 4-Raiders of the Lost Ark 5-Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

27. Harry Dean Stanton

Actor | Alien

Stanton was born in West Irvine, Kentucky, to Ersel (Moberly), a cook, and Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and tobacco farmer. Lived in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Lafayette Senior High School with the class of 1944. Drafted into the Navy, he served as a cook in the U.S. Navy during ...

(5 movies): 1-The Godfather: Part II 2-The Green Mile 3-Alien 4-Cool Hand Luke 5- Paris, Texas

28. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII - ...

(5 movies): 1-Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2-Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 3-Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi 4-Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 5-Castle in the Sky

29. 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 ...

(5 movies): 1-Interstellar 2-Saving Private Ryan 3-The Departed 4-Ford v Ferrari 5-Good Will Hunting

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