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Top 51 Actors and Actresses in the World 2016

Updated on June 15, 2016

Hollywood's Best and Brightest

Johnny Depp - Hollywood's Most Loveable and Versatile Actor of Today
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The 51 Greatest Actors and Actresses so Far

Hollywood is the place to be, with fame, fortune, and the unprecedented acting talent that sits comfortably at its heart.

These Hollywood stars have all worked their way up to the point which has enabled them a spot on todays list, which is a round-up of the top talent that has given Hollywood its reason for existing on the world map as a tourist attraction.

As what would a Hollywood movie be without the shining stars that portray the characters telling the stories that make us laugh, cry, and at times jump out of our seats with joy. Never has a movie not had its shining star, and the shiniest of them all have made their way onto this most difficult to collate list.

It is with a simple glimpse of hope that as you scroll through this list, you will have a certain amount of agreement for the stars rankings. It is never going to be the same from everyones personal preferences for as to who are the best and most talented, but this list has done its best to be fair from all angles.

The list starts at the no.1, and works its way down to the final no.51.


No.1 - Johnny Depp

The first for the list, and perhaps the most controversial for the no.1 spot is Johnny Depp, chosen simply for his raw talent, likability, and versatility on the big-screen. Not a step goes wrong for this most loveable actor of the 21st Century Hollywood scene.

Depp's Movies:

The invisible Man (announced, 2018), Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes (pre-production, 2018), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (post-production, 2017), London Fields (2016), The Libertine (2016), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), Yoga Hosers (2016), Black Mass (2015), Mortdecai (2015), Into the Woods (2014), Tusk (2014), Transcendence (2014), Lucky Them (2013), The Lone Ranger (2013), Dark Shadows (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012), Jack and Jill (2011), The Rum Diary (2011), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Rango (2011), The Tourist (2010), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Public Enemies (2009), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), The Libertine (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), ...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004), Secret Window (2004), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), From Hell (2001), Blow (2001), Chocolat (2000), Before Night Falls (2000), The Man Who Cried (2000), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The Astronaut's Wife (1999), The Ninth Gate (1999), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Brave (1997), Donnie Brasco (1997), Nick of Time (1995), Dead Man (1995), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Ed Wood (1994), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Benny & Joon (1993), Arizona Dream (1992), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Cry-Baby (1990), Platoon (1986), Private Resort (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1985).

No.2 - Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio has wooed women from all around the world with his performance in 1997's Titanic, and since then he has gone on to portray some interesting characters, a lot of which had Oscar potential, given his outstanding show of talent on the big-screen.

Thankfully, or more so, at last, in 2015 DiCaprio finally got his best actor of the year Oscar for his portrayal as Hugh Glass in the 2015 production of The Revenant, a movie set in the 1820s where his character is left for dead after being mauled by a bear and leaves him fighting for survival in the wilderness. A worthy Oscar performance, just as have been many of his other performances in countless movies.

DiCaprio's Movies:

The Revenant (2015), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Great Gatsby (2013), Django Unchained (2012), J.Edgar (2012), Inception (2010), Shutter Island (2010), Revolutionary Road (2008), Body of Lies (2008), Blood Diamond (2006), The Departed (2006), The Aviator (2004), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), Don's Plum (2001), The Beach (2000), Celebrity (1998), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), Titanic (1997), Marvin's Room (1996), Romeo and Juliet (1996), Total Eclipse (1995), The Basketball Diaries (1995), The Quick and the Dead (1995), What's Eating Gilbert Grapes (1993), This Boy's Life (1993), Critters 3 (1991).

No.3 - Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal went from being that actor that everyone would occasionally see pop in a movie or two, but the name would never stick, to being that actor everyone wants to see in the next box office thriller.

The thriller genre seems to be Gyllenhaal's calling, as it is the genre that seems to enable his talents as an actor to flourish, something that has become ever the more present as his career has progressed as an actor in the Hollywood starlight.

Gyllenhaal's Movies:

Life (pre-production, 2017), Okja (filming, 2017), Stronger (post-production, 2017), Nocturnal Animals (post-production, 2016), The Division (announced), The Man Who Made It Snow (announced), Demolition (2015), Everest (2015), Southpaw (2015), Accidental Love (2015), Nightcrawler (2014), Enemy (2013), Prisoners (2013), End of Watch (2012), Source Code (2011), Love & Other Drugs (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Brothers (2009), Rendition (2007), Zodiac (2007), Jarhead (2005), Proof (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Moonlight Mile (2002), Highway (2002), The Good Girl (2002), Lovely & Amazing (2001), Bubble Boy (2001), Donnie Darko (2001), October Sky (1999), Homegrown (1998), Josh and S.A.M. (1993), A Dangerous Woman (1993), City Slickers (1991).

No.4 - Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is possibly the worlds most liked actor, as he has moved briskly through his acting career, from one likeable (and a lot of the time, relatable) character to another.

Hanks has won 2 Oscars, another sign of his acting brilliance, and every role he has stepped into has offered something new, and something exciting to add to his portfolio of starring movies.

Hank's Movies:

Toy Story 4 (pre-production, 2018), Inferno (post-production, 2016), Sully (post-production, 2016), The Circle (post-production, 2016), A Hologram for the King (2016), Ithaca (2015), Bridge of Spies (2015), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Cloud Atlas (2012), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), Larry Crowne (2011), Toy Story 3 (2010), Angels & Demons (2009), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Simpsons Movie (2007), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Cars (2006), The Polar Express (2004), Elvis Has Left the Building (2004), The Terminal (2004), The Ladykillers (2004), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Road to Perdition (2002), Cast Away (2000), The Green Mile (1999), Toy Story 2 (1999), You've Got Mail (1998), Saving Private Ryan (1998), That Thing You Do! (1996), Toy Story (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), Forrest Gump (1994), Philadelphia (1993), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), A League of Their Own (1992), Radio Flyer (1992), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Turner & Hooch (1989), The 'Burbs (1989), Punchline (1988), Big (1988), Dragnet (1987), Every Time We Say Goodbye (1996), Nothing in Common (1986), The Money Pit (1986), Volunteers (1985), The Man with One Red Shoe (1985), Bachelor Party (1984), Splash (1984), He Know's You're Alone (1980).

No.5 - Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis is the Oscar receiving magnet, with a current standing at 3 Oscar wins and 29 credited roles in movies, some would say that is pretty spectacular.

Daniel Day-Lewis is not just the man known for his Oscar winning ability, but also his quality of acting and rather deciding wise choices of roles that he picks. All of his roles have suited him down to the bone, and this gives him more so credit as one of the best actors in the world.

Day-Lewis's Movies:

Lincoln (2012), Nine (2009), There Will Be Blood (2007), The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), Gangs of New York (2002), The Boxer (1997), The Crucible (1996), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Age of Innocence (1993), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Eversmile, New Jersey (1989), My Left Foot (1989), Stars and Bars (1988), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Nanou (1986), A Room with a View (1985), My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), The Bounty (1984), Gandhi (1982), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971).

No.6 - Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro is the father of the acting world, a name that pops up frequently these days in comedies, action, and drama movies. His versatility wins him roles left, right and centre, and his rather large fan following will stick with him through thick and thin.

De Niro has won 2 Oscars, another Oscar Hollywood star, granting him the privilege of being a rather secure in the acting scene, enabling him roles for as long as he does so choose.

De Niro's Movies:

The Comedian (post-production, 2017), Honeymoon with Harry (announced), Hands of Stone (2016), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Joy (2015), Heist (2015), The Intern (2015), The Bag Man (2014), Grudge Match (2013), American Hustle (2013), Last Vegas (2013), The Family (2013), Killing Season (2013), The Big Wedding (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Freelancers (2012), Being Flynn (2012), Red Lights (2012), New Year's Eve (2011), Killer Elite (2011), Limitless (2011), The Ages of Love (2011), Little Fockers (2010), Stone (2010), Machete (2010), Everybody's Fine (2009), Righteous Kill (2008), What Just Happened (2008), Stardust (2007), The Good Shepherd (2006), Arthur and the Invisibles (2006), Hide and Seek (2005), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004), Meet the Fockers (2004), Shark Tale (2004), Godsend (2004), Analyze That (2002), City by the Sea (2002), Showtime (2002), The Score (2001), 15 Minutes (2001), Meet the Parents (2000), Men of Honor (2000), The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000), Flawless (1999), Analyse This (1999), Ronin (1998), Great Expectations (1998), Jackie Brown (1997), Wag the Dog (1997), Cop Land (1997), Marvin's Room (1996), Sleepers (1996), The Fan (1996), Heat (1995), Casino (1995), One hundred and One Nights (1995), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), A Bronx Tale (1993), The Boy's Life (1993), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Night and the City (1992), Mistress (1992), Cape Fear (1991), Backdraft (1991), Guilty by Suspicion (1991), Awakenings (1990), Goodfellas (1990), Stanley & Iris (1990), We're No Angels (1989), Jacknife (1989), Midnight Run (1989), The Untouchables (1987), Angel Heart (1987), The Mission (1986), Brazil (1985), Falling in Love (1984), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The King of Comedy (1982), True Confessions (1981), Raging Bull (1980), The Deer Hunter (1978), New York, New York (1977), The Last Tycoon (1976), 1900 (1976), Taxi Driver (1976), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Means Streets (1973), Bang the Drum Slowly (1973), The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971), Born to Win (1971), Jennifer on my Mind (1971), Hi, Mom! (1970), Bloody Mama (1970), Sam's Song (1969), The Wedding Party (1969), Greetings (1968), Young Wolves (1968), Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965).

No.7 - Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is perhaps the favourite among all actresses where talent is concerned, having paved the way for a new generation of actresses who were inspired by her effortless performances over the years, and she is still bringing the talent to the big-screen today.

Streep is without a doubt the greatest actress still alive in Hollywood today, a beacon of lasting hope for the now growing set of actresses that are now receiving the lead roles in movies, which has been a struggling issue for some time, as actresses are not always the first choice when it comes to the lead role.

Streep's Movies:

No.8 - Al Pacino

Al Pacino is along similar lines as Robert De Niro where his Hollywood acting career is concerned, as he has starred in similar, if not the same, movies over the years in similar types of roles. Their talent as actors is also rather similar.

However, Pacino has seen a slightly lower ranking to De Niro, a difficult choice to make, as his versatility as an actor is not quite as wide as De Niro's. But, Pacino is without a speckle of a doubt one of the greatest actors that Hollywood or the world has ever seen.

Pacino has also won 1 Oscar award, which is more than most Hollywood actors can say, even the ones in a long-stretched, successful acting career.

Pacino's Movies:

Where the White Man Runs Away (post-production), Misconduct (2016), Danny Collins (2015), Manglehorn (2014), The Humbling (2014), Salome (2013), Stand Up Guys (2012), Jack and Jill (2011), The Son of No One (2011), Righteous Kill (2008), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), 88 Minutes (2007), Two for the Money (2005), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Gigli (2003), The Recruit (2003), People I Know (2002), S1m0ne (2002), Insomnia (2002), Chinese Coffee (2000), Any Given Sunday (1999), The Insider (1999), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Donnie Brasco (1997), City Hall (1996), Heat (1995), Two Bits (1995), Carlito's Way (1993), Scent of a Woman (1992), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Frankie and Johnny (1991), The Godfather: Part III (1990), Dick Tracy (1990), The Local Stigmatic (1990), Sea of Love (1989), Revolution (1985), Scarface (1983), Author! Author! (1982), Cruising (1980), ...And Justice for All. (1979), Bobby Deerfield (1977), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Serpico (1973), Scarecrow (1973), The Godfather (1972), The Panic in Needle Park (1971), Me, Natalie (1969).

No.9 - Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is one of the leading veteran actors, having received a total of 3 Oscars through his career as an actor, and has starred in countless critically acclaimed movies throughout the decades.

Nicholson is a Hollywood icon, having starred in some of Hollywood greatest movie productions, including the likes of The Shining (1980) and Chinatown (1974).

Nicholson's Movies:

How Do You Know (2010), I'm Still Here (2010), The Bucket List (2007), The Departed (2006), Something's Gotta Give (2003), Anger Management (2003), About Schmidt (2002), The Pledge (2001), As Good as it Gets (1997), Mars Attacks! (1996), The Evening Star (1996), Blood and Wine (1996), The Crossing Guard (1995), Wolf (1994), Hoffa (1992), A Few Good Men (1992), Man Trouble (1992), The Two Jakes (1990), Batman (1989), Ironweed (1987), Broadcast News (1987), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Heartburn (1986), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Terms of Endearment (1983), The Border (1982), Reds (1981), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), The Shining (1980), Goin' South (1978), The Last Tycoon (1976), The Missouri Breaks (1976), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Fortune (1975), Tommy (1975), The Passenger (1975), Chinatown (1974), The Last Detail (1973), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), A Safe Place (1971), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Five Easy Pieces (1970), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), The Rebel Rousers (1970), Easy Rider (1969), Head (1968), Psych-Out (1968), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Hells Angels on Wheels (1967), Ride in the Whirlwind (1966), The Shooting (1966), Back Door to Hell (1964), Flight to Fury (1964), Ensign Pulver (1964), The Terror (1963), The Raven (1963), The Broken Land (1962), Studs Lonigan (1960), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Too Soon to Love (1960), The Cry Baby Killer (1958).

No.10 - Will Smith

Will Smith is the first black actor in the world to bring a whole new sub-genre of his own to Hollywood. This of course being the Will Smith action movies, a set of action movies that have his stamps printed all over them.

Will Smith is also the first black actor to dominate the Hollywood a-list, as he has exceeded all expectations, through his carefully chosen projects, which have shown his abilities as an actor are boundless.

Will Smith still stands today as one of Hollywood's brightest and most liked actors, and has the paycheques to prove it.

Smith's Movies:

Bad Boys 4 (announced, 2019), Bad Boys 3 (announced, 2017), Collateral Beauty (post-production, 2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Bright (pre-production), The American Can (announced), Concussion (2015), Focus (2015), Winter's Tale (2014), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), After Earth (2013), Men in Black 3 (2012), Seven Pounds (2008), Hancock (2008), I Am Legend (2007), The Pursuit of Happiness (2006), Hitch (2006), Shark Tale (2004), I, Robot (2004), Bad Boys 2 (2003), Men in Black II (2002), Ali (2001), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Wild Wild West (1999), Enemy of the State (1998), Men in Black (1997), Independence Day (1996), Bad Boys (1995), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Made in America (1993), Where the Day Takes You (1991).

No.11 - Jennifer Lawrence

At the young age of 26, Jennifer Lawrence has already snagged her first Oscar award, something so few have ever done.

Lawrence, although still early on in her acting career has shown a substantial level of talent and versatility as an actor in a growingly complex and diverse industry.

Lawrence is among some of the few actresses in Hollywood today that have shown the ability to play the lead in a movie and receive critical and commercial levels of success. A rarity, although it is a sad matter of fact, among the actresses in Hollywood today, as it seems the actors dominate the leads in movies.

Lawrence's Movies:

Day 6 (pre-production, 2017), Passengers (post-production, 2016), It's What I Do (announced), Untitled Ocean's Eleven Project (pre-production, rumoured), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Joy (2015), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), Serena (2014), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), American Hustle (2013), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Devil You Know (2013), House at the End of the Street (2012), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Hunger Games (2012), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Beaver (2011), Like Crazy (2011), Winter's Bone (2010), The Burning Plain (2008), The Poker House (2008), Garden Party (2008).

No.12 - Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, another 2 time Oscar winner, having starred in some of the most memorable movies of the 90s and 2000s, and his career is doing better now as an actor than it has ever done before.

Washington is a Hollywood favourite, and his movies always offer a unique source of entertainment, different from that of the other movie releases from the same time area.

Washington is a versatile actor, jumping from an all-out action flick, to a rather serious drama, giving him the ability to partake a large range of projects on the Hollywood scene. Something his fans are welcomed to, as it offers an even wider amount of entertainment from his presence in the movie industry.

Washington's Movies:

The Equaliser 2 (announced, 2017), The Magnificent Seven (2016), Fences (filming), The Equaliser (2014), 2 Guns (2013), Flight (2012), Safe House (2012), Safe House (2012), Unstoppable (2010), The Book of Eli (2010), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), The Great Debaters (2007), American Gangster (2007), Deja Vu (2006), Inside Man (2006), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Man on Fire (2004), Out of Time (2003), Antwone Fisher (2002), John Q (2002), Training Day (2001), Remember the Titans (2000), The Hurricane (1999), The Bone Collector (1999), The Siege (1998), He Got Game (1998), Fallen (1998), The Preacher's Wife (1996), Courage Under Fire (1996), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Virtuosity (1995), Crimson Tide (1995), Philadelphia (1993), The Pelican Brief (1993), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Malcolm X (1992), Ricochet (1991), Mississippi Masala (1991), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Heart Condition (1990), Glory (1989), The Mighty Quinn (1989), For Queen & Country (1988), Cry Freedom (1987), Power (1986), A Soldier's Story (1984), Carbon Copy (1981).

No.13 - Matt Damon

Matt Damon is the face behind many of todays favourite movies, and he has to-date won 1 Oscar, but at the rate he is going at, this could soon turn to two, as Damon has been continually starring in rather dramatic roles, that take a lot of skill as an actor to pull off those specific roles in which he has been playing.

Damon is versatile, playing in action, comedy, drama, and even the occasional family entertainment movie. Although, he is best known for his role playing Jason Bourne in 'The Bourne' franchise.

Damon's Movies:

Downsizing (filming, 2017), Suburbicon (pre-production, 2017), The Great Wall (post-production, 2016), Jason Bourne (2016), The Martian (2015), Interstellar (2014), The Monuments Men (2014), The Zero Theorem (2013), Elysium (2013), Promised Land (2012), We Bought a Zoo (2011), Happy Feet 2 (2011), Margaret (2011), Contagion (2011), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), True Grit (2010), Hereafter (2010), Green Zone (2010), Invictus (2009), The Informant! (2009), Ponyo (2008), Che: Part 2 (2008), Youth Without Youth (2007), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), The Good Shepherd (2006), The Departed (2006), Syriana (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Jersey Girl (2004), EuroTrip (2004), Stuck on You (2003), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Third Wheel (2002), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Gerry (2002), The Majestic (2001), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), All the Pretty Horses (2000), Finding Forrester (2000), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Titan A.E. (2000), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Dogma (1999), Rounders (1998), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Rainmaker (1997), Chasing Amy (1997), Courage Under Fire (1996), Glory Daze (1995), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), School Ties (1992), Field of Dreams (1989), The Good Mother (1988), Mystic Pizza (1988).

No.14 - Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is the actor everyone has seen in at least 10 movies, why, you ask? The answer is a rather simple one. Morgan Freeman has become famous for starring as side roles in movies now for some time, and a lot of the time these movies have gone on to become blockbuster success stories, so it would only make sense that at least 10 movies would have been viewed by a single average movie-goer.

Not to mention, Freeman has also starred in some of the most critically acclaimed movies over the years, one even giving him an Oscar for his performance.

Freeman is also a name people look for on the cast for movies, as his presence usually means a good to great movie waiting in the wings for viewing.

Freeman's Movies:

Villa Capri (pre-production, 2017), Going in Style (2017), Cold Warriors (pre-production, 2016), Ben-Hur (post-production, 2016), The Last Full Measure (pre-production, rumoured), Now You See Me 2 (2016), London Has Fallen (2016), Momentum (2015), Ted 2 (2015), Last Knights (2015), Dolphin Tale 2 (2014), 5 Flights Up (2014), Lucy (2014), Transcendence (2014), The LEGO Movie (2014), Last Vegas (2013), Now You See Me (2013), Oblivion (2013), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), Dolphin Tale (2011), Conan the Barbarian (2011), RED (2010), Invictus (2009), The Maiden Heist (2009), Thick as Thieves (2009), The Dark Knight (2008), Wanted (2008), The Bucket List (2007), Feast of Love (2007), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Evan Almighty (2007), The Contract (2006), 10 Items or Less (2006), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), An Unfinished Life (2005), War of the Worlds (2005), Batman Begins (2005), Edison (2005), Unleashed (2005), Million Dollar Baby (2004), The Big Bounce (2004), Bruce Almighty (2003), Dreamcatcher (2003), Levity (2003), The Sum of all Fears (2002), High Crimes (2002), Along Came a Spider (2001), Nurse Betty (2000), Under Suspicion (2000), Deep Impact (1998), Hard Rain (1998), Amistad (1997), Kiss the Girls (1997), Chain Reaction (1996), Moll Flanders (1996), Se7en (1995), Outbreak (1995), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Unforgiven (1992), The Power of One (1992), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Glory (1989), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Johnny Handsome (1989), Lean on Me (1989), Clean and Sober (1988), Street Smart (1987), That Was Then... This is Now (1985), Marie (1985), Teachers (1984), Harry & Son (1984), Eyewitness (1981), Brubaker (1980), Blade (1973), Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (1971), Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968), A Man Called Adam (1966), The Pawnbroker (1964).

No.15 - Christian Bale

Batman, that is probably the one singular word that comes to mind when thinking of Christian Bale, as it was his major Hollywood breaking role, starring as Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy.

However, Christian Bale is anything but a one-trick-pony, as he has adapted to some rather tricky roles, physically speaking mostly, including the productions of The Machinist in 2004 and Rescue Dawn in 2006, where he was contracted for the role to have to lose a substantial amount of weight (practically anorexic) to look like his characters that he was portraying.

Christian Bale is a diverse actor, with a whole heap load of greats among his filmography, all worth the time to view.

Bale's Movies:

Jungle Book (post-production, 2018), Hostiles (pre-production, 2017), The Promise (post-production, 2016), Weightless (2016), The Big Short (2015), Knight of Cups (2015), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), American Hustle (2013), Out of the Furnace (2013), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Flowers of War (2011), The Fighter (2010), Public Enemies (2009), Terminator Salvation (2009), The Dark Knight (2008), I'm Not There. (2007), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Prestige (2006), Rescue Dawn (2006), The New World (2005), Harsh Times (2005), Batman Begins (2005), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), The Machinist (2004), Equilibrium (2002), Reign of Fire (2002), Laurel Canyon (2002), Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), Shaft (2000), American Psycho (2000), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), All the Little Animals (1998), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Metroland (1997), The Secret Agent (1996), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Pocahontas (1995), Little Women (1994), Royal Deceit (1994), Swing Kids (1993), Newsies (1992), Henry V (1989), Empire of the Sun (1987), Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987).

No.16 - Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is one actor who has wowed from all angles, and he always comes back for more, being an ever-present figure throughout the 90s, 2000s, and now the 2010's, as one of Hollywood's favourites among the acting community.

Pitt is one of the few actors in Hollywood who demands the $20 million paycheque per movie, a sure sign that he is one of the best when it comes to the acting side to movies.

Plus, Pitt's blockbusters are some of the finest, among the many reasons being his dominance on the big-screen.

Pitt's Movies:

World War Z (announced, 2017), Allied (post-production, 2016), War Machine (post-production, 2016), The Big Short (2015), By the Sea (2015), Fury (2014), The Counsellor (2013), 12 Years a Slave (2013), World War Z (2013), Killing Them Softly (2012), Happy Feet 2 (2011), Moneyball (2011), The Tree of Life (2011), Megamind (2010), Inglorious Basterds (2009), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Burn After Reading (2008), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Babel (2006), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Troy (2004), Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Spy Game (2001), The Mexican (2001), Snatch. (2000), Fight Club (1999), Being John Malkovich (1999), Meet Joe Black (1998), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), The Devil's Own (1997), Sleepers (1996), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Se7en (1995), Legends of the Fall (1994), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), The Favour (1994), True Romance (1993), Kalifornia (1993), A River Runs Through It (1992), Cool World (1992), Johnny Suede (1991), Thelma & Louise (1991), Across the Tracks (1990), Cutting Class (1989), Happy Together (1989), The Dark Side of the Sun (1988), Less Than Zero (1987), No Man's Land (1987), Hunk (1987).

No.17 - Bradley Cooper

Ever since the release of The Hangover in 2009, the small budget comedy turned worldwide successful movie series, Bradley Cooper has reigned one of Hollywood's favourite movie stars.

Bradley Cooper has more recently been spending his acting downtime working on getting himself a prestigious Oscar award, as he has currently been nominated 4 times, but sadly he has not seen his Oscar winning days just yet.

But, given the level of talent that Cooper is showing on the big-screen, and adaptability to all new and different characters, it is only a matter of time until he strikes it lucky at the Oscars.

Cooper's Movies:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (filming, 2017), A Dog's Purpose (post-production, 2017), Honeymoon with Harry (announced, rumoured), War Dogs (2016), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Joy (2015), Baby, Baby, Baby (2015), Burnt (2015), Aloha (2015), American Sniper (2014), Serena (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), American Hustle (2013), The Hangover Part III (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), Hit and Run (2012), The Words (2012), The Hangover Part II (2011), Limitless (2011), The A-Team (2010), Valentine's Day (2010), All About Steve (2009), Case 39 (2009), The Hangover (2009), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Yes Man (2008), New York, I Love You (2008), The Midnight Meat Train (2008), The Rocker (2008), Older Than America (2008), The Comebacks (2007), Failure to Launch (2006), Wedding Crashes (2005), Bending All the Rules (2002), My Little Eye (2002), Wet Hot American Summer (2001).

No.18 - Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis was a 90s action hero, after the substantial success of Die Hard, a series that has gone on to have 5 sequels in the running, not bad for an action franchise.

Although, Willis has starred in his fair share of more serious roles, the most famous being that of The Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The point being that Willis is a versatile actor, having starred in some of the following movie genres; action, thriller, comedy, and the occasional drama.

Willis's Movies:

Going Under (post-production, 2016), The Bombing (filming, 2016), Marauders (2016), Die Hard: Year One (announced, rumoured), Labour of Love (announced), Precious Cargo (2016), Extraction (2015), Rock the Kasbah (2015), Vice (2015), The Prince (2014), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), RED 2 (2013), G.I.Joe: Retaliation (2013), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), Fire with Fire (2012), Looper (2012), The Expendables 2 (2012), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Cold Light of Day (2012), Lay the Favourite (2012), Catch .44 (2011), Setup (2011), RED (2010), I'm Still Here (2010), The Expendables (2010), Cop Out (2010), Surrogates (2009), What Just Happened (2008), Assassination of a High School President (2008), Planet Terror (2007), Nancy Drew (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Perfect Stranger (2007), Grindhouse (2007), The Astronaut Farmer (2006), Fast Food Nation (2006), Over the Hedge (2006), 16 Blocks (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Alpha Dog (2006), Sin City (2005), Hostage (2005), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Rugrats Go Wild (2003), Tears of the Sun (2003), Grand Champion (2002), Hart's War (2002), Bandits (2001), Unbreakable (2000), The Kid (2000), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), The Story of Us (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), Breakfast of Champions (1999), The Siege (1998), Armageddon (1998), Mercury Rising (1998), The Jackal (1997), The Fifth Element (1997), Last Man Standing (1996), Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Four Rooms (1995), Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Nobody's Fool (1994), Colour of Night (1994), North (1994), Pulp Fiction (1994), Striking Distance (1993), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Death Becomes Her (1992), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Billy Bathgate (1991), Hudson Hawk (1991), Mortal Thoughts (1991), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Look Who's Talking Too (1990), Die Hard 2 (1990), Look Who's Talking (1989), In Country (1989), Die Hard (1988), Sunset (1988), Blind Date (1987), The Verdict (1982), The First Deadly Sin (1980).

No.19 - Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has been well-known in Hollywood as a go-to actor for the big-budget productions, a likelihood being that he will reel in the audiences with as little risk as possible of the movie bombing at the box office.

Cruise is a talented actor, the proof being in the fact that he has been nominated for 3 Oscars, but unlucky never having actually landed a win.

Cruise's Movies:

The Mummy (filming, 2017), Mena (post-production, 2017), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (post-production, 2016), Luna Park (announced), M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (announced), Top Gun 2 (announced), Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Oblivion (2013), Jack Reacher (2012), Rock of Ages (2012), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Knight and Day (2010), Valkyrie (2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), Lions for Lambs (2007), Mission: Impossible III (2006), War of the Worlds (2005), Collateral (2004), The Last Samurai (2003), Minority Report (2002), Vanilla Sky (2001), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Magnolia (1999), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Jerry Maguire (1996), Mission: Impossible (1996), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), The Firm (1993), A Few Good Men (1992), Far and Away (1992), Days of Thunder (1990), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Rain Man (1988), Cocktail (1988), The Colour of Money (1986), Top Gun (1986), Legend (1985), All the Right Moves (1983), Risky Business (1983), Losin' It (1983), The Outsiders (1983), Taps (1981), Endless Love (1981).

No.20 - Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood's most beloved veterans in the acting business, and he has been a part of some of the most exhilarating action series ever made, among them being the most notable for his own performance, which is the Indiana Jones franchise.

Ford is a talented Hollywood favourite who was at the height of his career in the 80s and 90s.

Ford's Movies:

Indiana Jones (announced, 2019), Untitled Blade Runner Project (pre-production, 2017), Official Secrets (pre-production), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), The Age of Adeline (2015), The Expendables 3 (2014), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Ender's Game (2013), Paranoia (2013), 42 (2013), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Morning Glory (2010), Extraordinary Measures (2010), Crossing Over (2009), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Firewall (2006), Hollywood Homicide (2003), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), What Lies Beneath (2000), Random Hearts (1999), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Air Force One (1997), The Devil's Own (1997), Sabrina (1995), Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Fugitive (1993), Patriot Games (1992), Regarding Henry (1991), Presumed Innocent (1990), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Working Girl (1988), Frantic (1988), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Witness (1985), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Blade Runner (1982), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), More American Graffiti (1979), The Frisco Kid (1979), Hanover Street (1979), Apocalypse Now (1979), Force 10 From Navarone (1978), Heroes (1977), Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), The Conversation (1974), American Graffiti (1973), Getting Straight (1970), Zabriskie Point (1970), Journey to Shiloh (1968), A Time for Killing (1967), Luv (1967), Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966).

No.21 - Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is an adaptable actress, who is well-known for playing as side roles in movies, but it is the leads that are the most intriguing where her own career is concerned. There seems to be no depths where Moore's acting is concerned.

Moore's Movies:

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (filming, 2017), Suburbicon (pre-production, 2017), Wonderstruck (filming, 2017), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), Freeheld (2015), Maggie's Plan (2015), Seventh Son (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), Still Alice (2014), Maps to the Stars (2014), Non-Stop (2014), Carrie (2013), The English Teacher (2013), Don Jon (2013), What Maisie Knew (2012), Being Flynn (2012), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), 6 Souls (2010), Elektra Luxx (2010), The Kids Are All Right (2010), Chloe (2009), A Single Man (2009), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Eagle Eye (2008), Blindness (2008), I'm Not There. (2007), Savage Grace (2007), Next (2007), Children of Men (2006), Freedomland (2006), The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005), Trust the Man (2005), The Forgotten (2004), Laws of Attraction (2004), Marie and Bruce (2004), The Hours (2002), Far from Heaven (2002), The Shipping News (2001), World Traveler (2001), Evolution (2001), Hannibal (2001), The Ladies Man (2000), Magnolia (1999), The End of the Affair (1999), A Map of the World (1999), An Ideal Husband (1999), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Psycho (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Chicago Cab (1997), Boogie Nights (1997), The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Surviving Picasso (1996), Assassins (1995), Nine Months (1995), Roommates (1995), Safe (1995), Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), Short Cuts (1993), The Fugitive (1993), Benny & Joon (1993), Body of Evidence (1993), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Tales from the Dark Side: The Movie (1990).

No.22 - Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones is another Hollywood veteran actor, who has been appearing in movies since the 70s. Lee Jones is a rather talented actor with an expression that never changes, an expression some might call serious.

Lee Jones is perhaps best known for his part as Agent K in the Men in Black series, but he has played far more serious parts in movies that truly shows off his acting talent.

Lee Jones may have aged since his hey days in Hollywood, but his talent has not faulted in the slightest, and if anything has only got better with age.

Lee Jone's Movies:

Villa Capri (pre-production, 2017), Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), Jason Bourne (2016), Criminal (2016), The Homesman (2014), The Family (2013), Lincoln (2012), Emperor (2012), Hope Springs (2012), Men in Black 3 (2012), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Company Men (2010), In the Electric Mist (2009), In the Valley of Elah (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Three Burials (2005), Man of the House (2005), The Missing (2003), The Haunted (2003), Men in Black II (2002), Space Cowboys (2000), Rules of Engagement (2000), Double Jeopardy (1999), Small Soldiers (1998), U.S. Marshals (1998), Men in Black (1997), Volcano (1997), Batman Forever (1995), Cobb (1994), Blue Sky (1994), Natural Born Killers (1994), The Client (1994), Blown Away (1994), Heaven & Earth (1993), The Fugitive (1993), House of Cards (1993), Under Siege (1992), JFK (1991), Fire Birds (1990), The package (1989), Stormy Monday (1988), The Big Town (1987), Black Moon Rising (1986), The River Rat (1984), Savage Islands (1983), Back Roads (1981), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), The Betsy (1978), Rolling Thunder (1977), Jackson County Jail (1976), Eliza's Horoscope (1975), Life Study (1973), Love Story (1970).

No.23 - Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe has been a Hollywood gem since his Gladiator, a movie that lifted him onto the Hollywood A-List.

Crowe is talented and adapts well to all of his roles, and his demeanour certainly gives him a manly appeal for those more action-style of roles.

Crowe's Movies:

The Mummy (filming, 2017), In Sand and Blood (pre-production), The Nice Guys (2016), Fathers and Daughters (2015), The Water Diviner (2014), Noah (2014), Winter's Tale (2014), Man of Steel (2013), Broken City (2013), Les Miserables (2012), The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), The Next Three Days (2010), Robin Hood (2010), State of Play (2009), Tenderness (2009), Body of Lies (2008), American Gangster (2007), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), A Good Year (2006), Cinderella Man (2005), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Proof of Life (2000), Gladiator (2000), The Insider (1999), Mystery, Alaska (1999), Breaking Up (1997), Heaven's Burning (1997), L.A. Confidential (1997), Rough Magic (1995), Virtuosity (1995), No Way Back (1995), The Quick and the Dead (1995), The Sum of Us (1994), For the Moment (1993), The Silver Brumby (1993), Love in Limbo (1993), Hammers Over the Anvil (1993), Romper Stomper (1992), The Efficiency Expert (1992), Proof (1991), The Crossing (1990), Prisoners of the Sun (1990).

No.24 - Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins is best known for his part as Hannibal Lecter, after the release of The Silence of the Lambs. But, Hannibal is a talented actor with a lot of wisdom which comes across through each of his usual performances.

Hopkin's Movies:

Thor: Ragnarok (pre-production, 2017), Transformers: The Last Knight (filming, 2017), Official Secrets (pre-production), Collide (2016), Misconduct (2016), Blackway (2015), Solace (2015), Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015), Noah (2014), Thor: The Dark World (2014), RED 2 (2013), Bare Knuckles (2013), Hitchcock (2012), 360 (2011), Thor (2011), The Rite (2011), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), The Wolfman (2010), The City of Your Final Destination (2009), Beowulf (2007), Slipstream (2007), Fracture (2007), All the King's Men (2006), Bobby (2006), The World's Fastest Indian (2005), Proof (2005), Alexander (2004), Shortcut to Happiness (2003), The Human Stain (2003), Red Dragon (2002), Bad Company (2002), Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Hannibal (2001), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Titus (1999), Instinct (1999), Meet Joe Black (1998), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Amistad (1997), The Edge (1997), Surviving Picasso (1996), August (1996), Nixon (1995), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Road to Wellville (1994), Shadowlands (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), The Innocent (1993), The Trial (1993), Chaplin (1992), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Howards End (1992), The Efficiency Expert (1992), Freejack (1992), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Desperate Hours (1990), A Chorus of Disapproval (1989), The Dawning (1988), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), The Good Father (1985), The Bounty (1984), A Change of Seasons (1980), The Elephant Man (1980), Magic (1978), International Velvet (1978), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Audrey Rose (1977), Juggernaut (1974), The Girl from Petrovka (1974), A Doll's House (1973), Young Winston (1972), When Eight Bells Toll (1971), Hamlet (1969), The Looking Glass War (1969), The Lion in Winter (1968), Red, White and Zero (1967).

No.25 - Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin is a rising star in Hollywood, going from one glorious role to the next, not always in the most commercially successful movies, but almost always movies with a shot at the critique appeal.

Brolin's Movies:

Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 (pre-production, 2018), The Legend of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (pre-production, 2017), Granite Mountain (pre-production, 2017), Suburbicon (pre-production, 2017), Soldado (pre-production), Hail, Caesar! (2016), Everest (2015), Sicario (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Inherent Vice (2014), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Oldboy (2013), Labour Day (2013), Gangster Squad (2013), Men in Black 3 (2012), True Grit (2010), Jonah Hex (2010), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Women in Trouble (2009), Milk (2008), W. (2008), American Gangster (2007), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Planet Terror (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), Grindhouse (2007), The Dead Girl (2006), Into the Blue (2005), Melinda and Melinda (2005), Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003), Coastlines (2002), Hollow Man (2000), All the Rage (1999), Best Laid Plans (1999), The Mod Squad (1999), Mimic (1997), Nightwatch (1997), My Brother's War (1997), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Bed of Roses (1996), The Road Killers (1994), Thrashin' (1986), The Goonies (1985).

No.26 - Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler is one of the few Scottish acting success stories in Hollywood, but this is not all that he is, as his acting is unique in all. Probably, due to his very unique personality that comes across on the big-screen through his different performances. He has the masculine appeal, a definite reason for his vast sum of action roles that have been done throughout the entirety of his acting career so far.

Butler's Movies:

How to Train Your Dragon (pre-production, 2018), Geostorm (post-production, 2016), The Headhunter's Calling (post-production, 2016), Den of Thieves (pre-production), Hunter Killer (pre-production), London Has Fallen (2016), Gods of Egypt (2016), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Movie 43 (2013), Playing for Keeps (2012), Chasing Mavericks (2012), Machine Gun Preacher (2011), Coriolanus (2011), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), The Bounty Hunter (2010), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Gamer (2009), The Ugly Truth (2009), RocknRolla (2008), Nim's Island (2008), P.S. I Love You (2007), Shattered (2007), Guilty Hearts (2006), 300 (2006), Beowulf & Grendel (2006), The Game of Their Lives (2005), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Dear Frankie (2004), Timeline (2003), Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), Reign of Fire (2002), Shooters (2002), Dracula (2000), Harrison's Flowers (2000), The Cherry Orchard (1999), One More Kiss (1999), Fast Food (1999), Tale of the Mummy (1998), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Mrs Brown (1997).

No.27 - Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is an English princess where her acting fame is concerned, not a reference for The Princess Diaries movie (a first starring performance movie for the actress), in case anyone was wondering, but rather just in general.

Hathaway has moved on from her days as a Disney teen star and onto the adult scene of acting, starring in a variety of movie genre productions, some of the most notable being The Devil Wears Prada (2006), One Day (2011) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

The simple fact of the matter here is like Hathaway's current success story, the only way to move on an upwards in an acting Hollywood career is to go from one right movie performance to the next, until one day they find themselves banking a $20 million cheque per movie, not that Hathaway is quite there yet.

Hathaway's Movies:

Colossal (post-production, 2016), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), The Intern (2015), Interstellar (2014), Don Peyote (2014), Rio 2 (2014), Song One (2014), Don Jon (2013), Les Miserables (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), One Day (2011), Rio (2011), Love & Other Drugs (2010), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Valentine's Day (2010), Bride Wars (2009), Passengers (2008), Rachel Getting Married (2008), Get Smart (2008), Becoming Jane (2007), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Hoodwinked! (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Havoc (2005), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Ella Enchanted (2004), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), The Cat Returns (2002), The Other Side of Heaven (2001), The Princess Diaries (2001).

No.28 - Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is one of Hollywood's most bankable actors these days, given that his movies are some of the safest when it comes to the studios getting their investments back plus a whole lot of profit. This, being due to Wahlberg's rather large loyal fan following.

On the other hand, Wahlberg is not just a puppet on a string, as he has real acting talent that has shown throughout his decades long acting career. A few notable movies for this would be The Italian Job (2003), The Fighter (2010) and The Lone Survivor (2013), just some of his movies that really packed a punch where Wahlberg's acting was concerned.

Wahlberg's Movies:

Transformers: The Last Knight (filming, 2017), Patriots Day (post-production, 2016), Deepwater Horizon (post-production, 2016), Daddy's Home 2 (announced), Daddy's Home (2015), Ted 2 (2015), Entourage (2015), Mojave (2015), The Gambler (2014), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Lone Survivor (2013), 2 Guns (2013), Pain & Gain (2013), Broken City (2013), Ted (2012), Contraband (2012), The Fighter (2010), The Other Guys (2010), Date Night (2010), The Lovely Bones (2009), Max Payne (2008), The Happening (2008), We Own the Night (2007), Shooter (2007), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Four Brothers (2005), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Italian Job (2003), The Truth About Charlie (2002), Rock Star (2001), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Yards (2000), Three Kings (1999), The Corruptor (1999), The Big Hit (1998), Boogie Nights (1997), Traveller (1997), Fear (1996), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Renaissance Man (1994).

No.29 - Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is a stunning actor whose performances never fail to grab an audiences full attention, given his rather strictly serious attitude and demeanour. Hence, why he is well suited to the more serious characters, and mostly unlikeable ones.

Spacey's movie acting career is still alive and kicking, however, these days he is better known for his starring role in the hit-Netflix TV series, House of Cards, a political drama.

Spacey's Movies:

Baby Driver (post-production, 2017), Rebel in the Rye (post-production, 2017), Nine Lives (2016), Billionaire Boys Club (post-production, 2016), Elvis & Nixon (2016), Horrible Bosses (2016), Inseparable (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), Margin Call (2011), Margin Call (2011), Casino Jack (2010), Father of Invention (2010), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), Moon (2009), Shrink (2009), Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008), 21 (2008), Fred Claus (2007), Superman Returns (2006), Edison (2005), Beyond the Sea (2004), The Life of David Gale (2003), The United States of Leland (2003), The Shipping News (2001), K-PAX (2001), Pay It Forward (2000), Ordinary Descent Criminal (2000), The Big Kahuna (1999), American Beauty (1999), A Bug's Life (1998), Hurly-burly (1998), The Negotiator (1998), Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil (1997), L.A. Confidential (1997), A Time to Kill (1996), Se7en (1995), Outbreak (1995), The Usual Suspects (1995), Swimming with Sharks (1994), The Ref (1994), Iron Will (1994), Consenting Adults (1992), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Henry & June (1990), A Show of Force (1990), Dad (1989), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), Working Girl (1988), Rocket Gibraltar (1988), Heartburn (1986).

No.30 - Hugh Jackman

It is difficult to believe that there was a time when Hugh Jackman was going to pass-up the role as Wolverine down to the fear of it being a serious dint in his acting career, as it was this very role that has ultimately made him a Hollywood action hero. Then again, who knew that superhero movies were soon going to be the biggest blockbuster hits of the year.

Then again, Jackman is not just an action hero waiting for the next action movie to star, but rather an adaptable and extremely versatile actor, having starred in a rom-com (Kate & Leopold), action movies (X-Men, Van Helsing), Drama movies (Australia, Les Miserables), and thrillers (The Prestige, Prisoners). Point being that Jackman is out to play the whole Hollywood movie scene, adapting to all sorts of roles and movie genres.

Jackman's Movies:

Larrikins (filming, 2018), Untitled Wolverine Sequel (filming, 2017), The Greatest Showman on Earth (announced, 2017), Broadway 4D (2016), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Eddie the Eagle (2016), Pan (2015), Chappie (2015), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2015), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Prisoners (2013), The Wolverine (2013), Movie 43 (2013), Les Miserables (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Real Steel (2011), Butter (2011), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Australia (2008), Deception (2008), Happy Feet (2006), Flushed Away (2006), The Prestige (2006), The Fountain (2006), Scoop (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Van Helsing (2004), X-Men 2 (2003), Kate & Leopold (2001), Swordfish (2001), Someone Like You... (2001), X-Men (2000), Erskineville Kings (1999), Paperback Hero (1999).

No.31 - Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage was one of the greatest 90s action heroes, and he did it so well that at the time he was one of the highest earning actors in Hollywood, a simple fact that has changed almost to the flip-side where his career today is concerned.

However, although not the most financially careful of individuals, Cage is a talented acting individual which has shown throughout countless performances in his acting career. A few of his movies that highlight this includes Face/Off (1997), Windtalkers (2002) and The National Treasure (2004).

Cage's Movies:

Southern Fury (post-production, 2017), The Croods 2 (pre-production, 2017), Mom and Dad (pre-production, 2017), Vengeance: A Love Story (post-production, 2017), UUS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016), Army of One (2016), Snowden (post-production, 2016), Dog Eat Dog (2016), The Trust (2016), Pay the Ghost (2015), The Runner (2015), Dying of the Light (2014), Left Behind (2014), Outcast (2014), Rage (2014), Joe (2013), The Frozen Ground (2013), The Croods (2013), Stolen (2012), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), Trespass (2011), Seeking Justice (2011), Drive Angry (2011), Season of the Witch (2011), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), Kick-Ass (2010), Astro Boy (2009), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), G-Force (2009), Knowing (2009), Bangkok Dangerous (2008), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), Next (2007), Grindhouse (2007), Ghost Rider (2007), The Wicker Man (2006), World Trade Center (2006), The Ant Bully (2006), The Weather Man (2005), Lord of War (2005), National Treasure (2004), Matchstick Men (2003), Adaptation. (2002), Sonny (2002), Windtalkers (2002), Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001), Captain Correli's Mandolin (2001), The Family Man (2000), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), 8MM (1999), Snake Eyes (1998), City of Angels (1998), Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), The Rock (1996), Leaving Las vegas (1995), Kiss of Death (1995), Trapped in Paradise (1994), It Could Happen to You (1994), Guarding Tess (1994), Deadfall (1993), Red Rock West (1993), Amos & Andrew (1993), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Zandalee (1991), Fire Birds (1990), Wild at Heart (1990), Time to Kill (1989), Never on Tuesday (1989), Vampire's Kiss (1988), Moonstruck (1987), Raising Arizona (1987), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), The Boy in Blue (1986), Birdy (1984), The Cotton Club (1984), Racing with the Moon (1984), Rumble Fish (1983), Valley Girl (1983), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).

No.32 - Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt's acting career is still in its youth, hardly having sprouted out of its first decades worth, but she has shown substantial acting talent in a variety of her performances, which can simply not be ignored.

A few of her notable performances in movie titles includes The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Sicario (2015).

Blunt's Movies:

Mary Poppins Returns (pre-production, 2018), Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes (pre-production, 2018), My Little Pony: The Movie (filming, 2017), Animal Crackers (filming, 2017), The Girl on the Train (post-production, 2016), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), Sicario (2015), Into the Woods (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Wind Rises (2013), Arthur Newman (2012), Looper (2012), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Muppets (2011), Your Sister's Sister (2011), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Wild Target (2010), The Wolfman (2010), The Young Victoria (2009), Sunshine Cleaning (2008), The Great Buck Howard (2008), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Dan in Real Life (2007), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Wind Chill (2007), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Irresistible (2006), My Summer of Love (2004), Warrior Queen (2003).

No.33 - Edward Norton

Edward Norton, an actor not known for his easy to work with attitude on set, is one of Hollywood's most talented actors, having shone in the likes of American History X (1998), Fight Club (1999) and Birdman (2014).

Norton's Movies:

Collateral Beauty (post-production, 2016), Untitled Wes Anderson Project (pre-production), Sausage Party (2016), Birdman (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Bourne Legacy (2012), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Dictator (2012), Stone (2010), Leaves of Grass (2009), The Invention of Lying (2009), Pride and Glory (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), The Painted Veil (2006), The Illusionist (2006), Down in the Valley (2005), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), After the Sunset (2004), The Italian Job (2003), 25th Hour (2002), Red Dragon (2002), Frida (2002), Death to Smoochy (2002), The Score (2001), Keeping the Faith (2000), Fight Club (1999), American History X (1998), Rounders (1998), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Primal Fear (1996).

No.34 - Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is a diverse and wonderful actress, who has a likeable personality and the talent in acting to match it.

Portman has been lucky enough to land roles in two movie series, Star Wars (The Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars and The Revenge of the Sith) and Thor (1, The Dark World).

And, Portman has also shown high levels of acting talent in the likes of V for Vendetta (2005), Brothers (2009) and Black Swan (2010).

Portman's Movies:

Annihilation (filming, 2017), Jackie (post-production, 2017), Planetarium (2016), The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (post-production, 2016), Weightless (2016), The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (pre-production, 2016), Jane Got a Gun (2016), A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015), Knight of Cups (2015), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor (2011), Your Highness (2011), No Strings Attached (2011), I'm Still Here (2010), Black Swan (2010), Hesher (2010), Brothers (2009), Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009), New York, I Love You (2008), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), My Blueberry Nights (2007), Goya's Ghosts (2006), Paris, je t'aime (2006), V for Vendetta (2005), Free Zone (2005), Star wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Domino One (2005), Closer (2004), Garden State (2004), Cold Mountain (2003), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Zoolander (2001), Where the Heart Is (2000), Anywhere But Here (1999), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Mars Attacks! (1996), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Beautiful Girls (1996), Heat (1995), Leon: The Professional (1994).

No.35 - Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger passed away before his time, but in his passing he has left behind a legacy through his movie collection.

Some of his most notable and memorable movie titles being 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000) and The Dark Knight (2008).

Ledger's Movies:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), The Dark Knight (2008), I'm Not There. (2007), Candy (2006), Casanova (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), The Order (2003), Ned Kelly (2003), The Four Feathers (2002), Monster's Ball (2001), A Knight's Tale (2001), The Patriot (2000), Two Hands (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Paws (1997), Blackrock (1997), Clowning Around (1992).

No.36 - Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey was the 90s and 2000s funny man in acting, a personal favourite among family audiences as he has become most famous for his starring roles in family-comedy movies.

Carrey has shown tremendous acting talent outside of his usual funny man antics in the likes of The Truman Show (1998), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and The Number 23 (2007).

Carrey's Movies:

The Bad Batch (2016), True Crimes (post-production, 2016), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011), A Christmas Carol (2009), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), The Number 23 (2007), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), A Serious of Unfortunate Events (2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Bruce Almighty (2003), The Majestic (2001), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Man on the Moon (1999), Simon Birch (1998), The Truman Show (1998), Liar Liar (1997), The Cable Guy (1996), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Batman Forever (1995), High Strung (1991), Pink Cadillac (1989), Earth Girls are Easy (1988), The Dead Pool (1988), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Once Bitten (1985), Finders Keepers (1984), All in Good Taste (1983).

No.37 - Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon has slowly moved up the ranks where her acting career is concerned, now one of Hollywood's brightest and most promising actresses.

Witherspoon's Movies:

Sing (post-production, 2016), Tinker Bell (announced), Wish List (announced), Hot Pursuit (2015), Inherent Vice (2014), The Good Lie (2014), Wild (2014), Devil's Knot (2013), Mud (2012), This Means War (2012), Water for Elephants (2011), How Do You Know (2010), Four Christmases (2008), Rendition (2007), Penelope (2006), Just Like Heaven (2005), Walk the Line (2005), Vanity Fair (2004), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Legally Blonde (2001), Little Nicky (2000), American Psycho (2000), Best Laid Plans (1999), Election (1999), Cruel Intentions (1999), Pleasantville (1998), Overnight Delivery (1998), Twilight (1998), Fear (1996), Freeway (1996), S.F.W. (1994), Jack the Bear (1993), A Far Off Place (1993), The Man in the Moon (1991).

No.38 - Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen was immediately turned into a globally recognised Hollywood star in 2000, after his part in the movie X-Men, but this was only made concrete after the following years release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). These two movies have gone onto becoming popular Hollywood franchises, most of the franchises movie titles starring the actor.

McKellen is a British actor with a lot of talent as an actor, having popularised his two most well-known performances as Magneto in the X-Men franchise, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings franchise.

McKellen's Movies:

Animal Crackers (filming, 2017), Beauty and the Beast (post-production, 2017), Mr. Holmes (2015), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Miss in Her Teens (2014), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Wolverine (2013), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Golden Compass (2007), Stardust (2007), Flushed Away (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Doogal (2006), Displaced (2006), Eighteen (2005), Neverwas (2005), Asylum (2005), Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Emile (2003), X-Men 2 (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), X-Men (2000), Apt Pupil (1998), Gods and Monsters (1998), Amy Foster (1997), Bent (1997), Restoration (1995), Richard III (1995), Jack & Sarah (1995), Heaven's a Drag (1994), The Shadow (1994), I'll Do Anything (1994), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), The Ballad of Little Jo (1993), Last Action Hero (1993), Scandal (1989), Plenty (1985), Zina (1985), The Keep (1983), Priest of Love (1981), The Promise (1969), Alfred the Great (1969), Thank You All Very Much (1969).

No.39 - Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is perhaps best known throughout his acting career for his cheesy, yet sometimes serious movie one-liners. Probably, down to the way in which that he says them. And, a popular actor, starring in some of todays biggest blockbusters.

L. Jackson is also a talented actor as well as a likeable one, having proved this ability in such movies as Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997) and Unbreakable (2000).

L. Jackson's Movies:

Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 (pre-production, 2018), Blazing Samurai (filming, 2017), Kong: Skull Island (post-production, 2017), xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (post-production, 2017), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (post-production, 2016), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), The Hitman's Bodyguard (filming, 2016), The Blob (pre-production), Cell (2016), The Hateful Eight (2015), Chi-Raq (2015), Barely Lethal (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Big Game (2014), Kite (2014), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), RoboCop (2014), Reasonable Doubt (2014), Oldboy (2013), Turbo (2013), Django Unchained (2012), Zambezia (2012), The Avengers (2012), Meeting Evil (2012), The Samaritan (2012), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Thor (2011), Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010), The Other Guys (2010), Unthinkable (2010), Iron Man 2 (2010), Astro Boy (2009), Mother and Child (2009), Inglorious Basterds (2009), The Spirit (2008), Soul Men (2008), Gospel Hill (2008), Lakeview Terrace (2008), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Iron Man (2008), Jumper (2008), Cleaner (2007), 1408 (2007), Resurrecting the Champ (2007), Home of the Brave (2006), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Freedomland (2006), Farce of the Penguins (2006), The Man (2005), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), xXx: State of the Union (2005), Coach Carter (2005), The Incredibles (2004), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Twisted (2004), In My Country (2004), S.W.A.T. (2004), Basic (2003), xXx (2002), No Good Deed (2002), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Changing Lanes (2002), Formula 51 (2001), The Caveman's Valentine (2001), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), Rules of Engagement (2000), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (1999), The Red Violin (1998), The Negotiator (1998), Out of Sight (1998), Sphere (1998), Jackie Brown (1997), Eve's Bayou (1997), One Eight Seven (1997), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), A Time to Kill (1996), Trees Lounge (1996), The Great White Hype (1996), Hard Eight (1996), Fluke (1995), Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Kiss of Death (1995), Losing Isaiah (1995), The Search for One-Eye Jimmy (1994), The New Age (1994), Pulp Fiction (1994), Hail Caesar (1994), Fresh (1994), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), Menace II Society (1993), Amos & Andrew (1993), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Patriot Games (1992), White Sands (1992), Juice (1992), Father & Sons (1992), Strictly Business (1991), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991), Johnny Suede (1991), Jungle Fever (1991), The Return of Superfly (1990), Goodfellas (1990), The Exorcist III (1990), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Betsy's Wedding (1990), Def by Temptation (1990), A Shock to the System (1990), Sea of Love (1989), Do the Right Thing (1989), Coming to America (1988), School Daze (1988), Magic Sticks (1987), Ragtime (1981), The Exterminator (1980), Together for Days (1972).

No.40 - Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman, another Hollywood acting veteran, having starred in movies since the 60s. A few of his best-known movie titles includes Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Rain Man (1988) and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007).

Hoffman's Movies:

Yea Din Ka Kissa (post-production, 2017), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), The Program (2015), The Cobbler (2014), Hear My Song (2014), Chef (2014), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Little Fockers (2010), Barney's Version (2010), The Tale of Despereaux (2008), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Belonging (2008), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The Lost City (2005), Racing Stripes (2005), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Meet the Fockers (2004), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Runaway Jury (2003), Confidence (2003), Moonlight Mile (2002), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999), Sphere (1998), Wag the Dog (1997), Mad City (1997), Sleepers (1996), American Buffalo (1996), Outbreak (1995), Hero (1992), Hook (1991), Billy Bathgate (1991), Dick Tracy (1990), Family Business (1989), Rain Man (1988), Ishtar (1987), Tootsie (1982), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Agatha (1979), Straight Time (1978), Marathon Man (1976), All the President's Men (1976), Lenny (1974), Papillon (1973), Alfredo, Alfredo (1972), Straw Dogs (1971), Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971), Little Big Me (1970), John and Mary (1969), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Madigan's Millions (1968), The Graduate (1967), The Tiger Makes Out (1967).

No.41 - Sean Connery

Sean Connery was crowned a Hollywood somebody after he first became James Bond in the 1962 production of Dr. No. In total, Connery starred in 7 movies playing the Bond character (Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball You Only Live Twice , Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again). The Bond has been mentioned so much so due to it being the role that Connery is best known for playing, given that Bond is such an iconic character in Hollywood.

Connery was also very good in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990) and The Rock (1996).

Connery's Movies:

Sir Billi (2012), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Finding Forrester (2000), Entrapment (1999), Playing by Heart (1998), The Avengers (1998), The Rock (1996), DragonHeart (1996), First Knight (1995), Just Cause (1995), A Good Man in Africa (1994), Rising Sun (1993), Medicine Man (1992), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Highlander: The Quickening (1991), The Russia House (1990), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Family Business (1989), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Memories of Me (1988), The Presidio (1988), The Untouchables (1987), The Name of the Rose (1986), Highlander (1986), Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984), Never Say Never Again (1983), Five Days One Summer (1982), Wrong Is Right (1982), Time Bandits (1981), Outland (1981), Cuba (1979), Meteor (1979), The Great Train Robbery (1979), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Next Man (1976), Robin and Marian (1976), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Terrorists (1974), Zardoz (1974), The Offence (1973), Diamonds are Forever (1971), The Anderson Tapes (1971), The Molly Maguires (1971), The Red Tent (1969), Shalako (1968), You Only Live Twice (1967), A Fine Madness (1966), Un monde nouveau (1966), Thunderball (1965), The Hill (1965), Goldfinger (1964), Marnie (1964), Woman of Straw (1964), From Russia with Love (1963), Dr. No (1962), The Longest Day (1962), Operation Snafu (1961), The Frightened City (1961), Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959), Darby' O'Gill and the Little People (1959), A Night to Remember (1958), Another Time, Another Place (1958), Action of the Tiger (1957), Time Lock (1957), Hell Drivers (1957), No Road Back (1957), Let's Make Up (1954).

No.42 - Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeve's is one of Hollywood's greatest 90s actors, known in those days mostly for his action-style roles. But, after his role as Neo in The Matrix trilogy he is better known as Hollywood's most talented actors, as he has shown the ability to play serious characters in serious settings.

A few noteworthy titles for Reeve's outside of The Matrix includes Street Kings (2008) and John Wick (2014).

Reeve's Movies:

John Wick: Chapter 2 Two (post-production, 2017), To the Bone (post-production, 2017), The Bad Batch (2016), Replicas (pre-production, 2016), Bill & Ted 3 (announced), Rally Car (pre-production, rumoured), The Neon Demon (2016), The Whole Truth (2016), Keanu (2016), Exposed (2016), Knock Knock (2015), John Wick (2014), 47 Ronin (2013), Man of Tai Chi (2013), Generation Um... (2012), Henry's Crime (2010), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Street Kings (2008), The Lake House (2006), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Constantine (2005), Thumbsucker (2005), Ellie Parker (2005), Something's Gotta Give (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Animatrix (2003), Hardball (2001), Sweet November (2001), The Gift (2000), The Watcher (2000), The Replacements (2000), Me and Will (1999), The Matrix (1999), The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), Feeling Minnesota (1996), Chain Reaction (1996), A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Speed (1994), Little Buddha (1993), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), Freaked (1993), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Providence (1991), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), Point Break (1991), Tune in Tomorrow... (1990), I Love You to Death (1990), Parenthood (1989), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988), Permanent Record (1988), The Night Before (1988), River's Edge (1986), Flying (1986), Youngblood (1986), One Step Away (1985).

No.43 - Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix is one of Hollywood's most talented actors who seems to have gone less mainstream these days with the movie projects that he has tied himself to. Not that this is a bad thing, as it is in these productions that movie talent is truly tested, as smaller budget productions always test the actors' abilities to do their parts well.

Phoenix's most noteworthy movies includes Gladiator (2000), The Village (2004) and Her (2013).

Phoenix's Movies:

You Were Never Really Here (pre-production, 2017), Mary Magdalene (pre-production, 2017), Far Bright Star (pre-production), The Sisters Brothers (pre-production, rumoured), Irrational Man (2015), Inherent Vice (2014), Her (2013), The Immigrant (2013), The Master (2012), I'm Still Here (2010), Two Lovers (2008), Reservation Road (2007), We Own the Night (2007), Walk the Line (2005), Ladder 49 (2004), Hotel Rwanda (2004), The Village (2004), Brother Bear (2003), It's All About Love (2003), Signs (2002), Buffalo Soldiers (2001), Quills (2000), Gladiator (2000), The Yards (2000), 8MM (1999), Clan Pigeons (1998), Return to Paradise (1998), U Turn (1997), Inventing the Abbots (1997), To Die For (1995), Parenthood (1989), Russkies (1987), SpaceCamp (1986).

No.44 - Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett may not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking of talented Hollywood actresses, but she is surely a shoe-in for that list.

Blanchett was brilliant in the likes of The Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

Blanchett's Movies:

Jungle Book (post-production, 2018), How to Train Your Dragon 3 (post-production, 2018), Thor: Ragnarok (pre-production, 2017), Weightless (2016), Ocean's Ocho (pre-production, rumoured), Manifesto (2015), Truth (2015), Carol (2015), Cinderella (2015), Knight of Cups (2015), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), The Monuments Men (2014), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Turning (2013), Blue Jasmine (2013), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Hanna (2011), Robin Hood (2010), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Ponyo (2008), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), I'm Not There. (2007), Hot Fuzz (2007), Notes on a Scandal (2006), The Good German (2006), Babel (2006), Little Fish (2005), The Aviator (2004), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Missing (2003), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Veronica Guerin (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Heaven (2002), The Shipping News (2001), Charlotte Gray (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Bandits (2001), The Gift (2000), The Man Who Cried (2000), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Pushing Tin (1999), An Ideal Husband (1999), Elizabeth (1998), Oscar and Lucinda (1997), Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997), Paradise Road (1997), Parklands (1996), Police Rescue (1994).

No.45 - Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy has gone from a British actor nobody has ever heard of in Hollywood, to becoming a well-known, popular British actor that gets in some of Hollywood's top earning movie titles.

The most noteworthy movie titles starring Hardy includes The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Locke (2013) and The Revenant (2015).

Hardy's Movies:

Dunkirk (filming, 2017), Mad Max: The Wasteland (announced), The Revenant (2015), Legend (2015), London Road (2015), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Child 44 (2015), The Drop (2014), Locke (2013), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Lawless (2012), This Means War (2012), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Inception (2010), Thick as Thieves (2009), Bronson (2008), RocknRolla (2008), Sucker Punch (2008), The Inheritance (2007), The Killing Gene (2007), Flood (2007), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006), Marie Antoinette (2006), Minotaur (2006), Layer Cake (2004), EMR (2004), LD 50 Lethal Dose (2003), Dot the I (2003), The Reckoning (2002), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Deserter (2002), Black Hawk Down (2001).

No.46 - Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts first got the critics attention back in 2001 after her performance in Mulholland Drive, but since she has been paving a rather successful acting career for herself, getting in some descent-to-good titles along the way.

A few noteworthy movies for the actress includes The Ring (2002), King Kong (2005) and The Impossible (2012).

Watt's Movies:

Larrikins (filming, 2018), Ascendant (pre-production, 2017), The Glass Castle (filming, 2017), The Book of Henry (2016), The Bleeder (post-production, 2016), Ophelia (announced), Shut In (2016), Allegiant (2016), About Ray (2015), Demolition (2015), The Sea of Trees (2015), Insurgent (2015), While We're Young (2014), St. Vincent (2014), Birdman (2014), Diana (2013), Sunlight Jr. (2013), Adore (2013), Movie 43 (2013), The Impossible (2012), J. Edgar (2011), Dream House (2011), Fair Game (2010), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Mother and Child (2009), The International (2009), Funny Games (2007), Eastern Promises (2007), The Painted Veil (2006), Inland Empire (2006), King Kong (2005), Stay (2005), The Ring Two (2005), Ellie Parker (2005), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004), We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004), 21 Grams (2003), The Divorce (2003), Ned Kelly (2003), Rabbits (2002), Undertaking Betty (2002), The Ring (2002), Mulholland Drive (2001), The Shaft (2001), Strange Planet (1999), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1997), Persons Unknown (1996), Tank Girl (1995), The Custodian (1993), Gross Misconduct (1993), Wide Sargasso Sea (1993), Matinee (1993), Flirting (1991), For Love Alone (1986).

No.47 - Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is a Hollywood star that only really began to receive true attention from the wider audience after the 2008 release of Taken. A movie that has since made him an action hero, along with a rather loyal fan following.

But, the movie that made Neeson's career a critical success was Schindler's List, a 1993 project directed by Steven Spielberg. Arguably, one of the best holocaust movies ever made to-date.

Neeson's Movies:

Felt (post-production, 2017), Silence (post-production, 2016), A Monster Calls (2016), Operation Chromite (filming, 2016), The Commuter (pre-production), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), A Christmas Star (2015), Ted 2 (2015), Entourage (2015), Run All Night (2015), Taken 3 (2014), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), The Prophet (2014), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), The Lego Movie (2014), Non-Stop (2014), The Nut-Job (2014), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Third Person (2013), Khumba (2013), Taken 2 (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Battleship (2012), Wrath of the Titans (2012), The Grey (2011), Unknown (2011), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), The Next Three Days (2010), The A-Team (2010), Clash of the Titans (2010), After.Life (2009), Chloe (2009), Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), The Other Man (2008), Ponyo (2008), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), Taken (2008), Seraphim Falls (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Batman Begins (2005), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Kinsey (2004), Love Actually (2003), Gangs of New York (2002), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Gun Shy (2000), The Haunting (1999), Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (1999), Les Miserables (1998), Michael Collins (1996), Before and After (1996), Rob Roy (1995), Nell (1994), Schindler's List (1993), Ethan Frome (1993), Leap of Faith (1992), Ruby Cairo (1992), Husbands and Wives (1992), Shining Through (1992), Under Suspicion (1991), Crossing the Line (1990), Darkman (1990), Next of Kin (1989), High Spirits (1988), The Good Mother (1988), The Dead Pool (1988), Satisfaction (1988), Suspect (1987), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Duet for One (1986), The Mission (1986), The Delta Force (1986), Lamb (1985), The Innocent (1985), The Bounty (1984), Krull (1983), Nailed (1981), Excalibur (1981), Christiana (1979), Pilgrim's Progress (1978).

No.48 - Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is best known among the sci-fi genre, a reason being that she is one the best known acting legends from the genre due to her astounding performance in the Alien franchise movies.

Weaver's most noteworthy movies outside of the Alien franchise includes Ghostbusters (1984), The Village (2004) and Avatar (2009).

Weaver's Movies:

Avatar 4 (pre-production, 2022), Avatar 3 (pre-production, 2020), Avatar 2 (pre-production, 2018), Untitled Neil Blomkamp/ Alien Project (announced, 2017), Tomboy, a Revenger's Tale (post-production, 2017), A Monster Calls (2016), Ghostbusters (2016), Finding Dory (2016), Chappie (2015), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Vamps (2012), The Cold Light of Day (2012), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Red Lights (2012), Rampart (2011), Abduction (2011), Paul (2011), Cedar Rapids (2011), You Again (2010), Crazy on the Outside (2010), Avatar (2009), The Tale of Despereaux (2008), WALL-E (2008), Baby Mama (2008), Vantage Point (2008), Be Kind Rewind (2008), The Girl in the Park (2007), Happily N'Ever After (2006), Infamous (2006), The TV Set (2006), Snow Cake (2006), Imaginary Heroes (2004), The Village (2004), Holes (2003), The Guys (2002), Big Bad Love (2001), Heartbreakers (2001), Tadpole (2000), Company Man (2000), Galaxy Quest (1999), A Map of the World (1999), Alien: Resurrection (1997), The Ice Storm (1997), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Copycat (1995), Jeffrey (1995), Death and the Maiden (1994), Dave (1993), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Alien 3 (1992), Ghostbusters II (1989), Working Girl (1988), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Half Moon Street (1986), Aliens (1986), One Woman or Two (1985), Ghostbusters (1984), Deal of the Century (1983), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), Eyewitness (1981), Alien (1979), Madman (1978), Annie Hall (1977).

No.49 - Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig is undoubtedly the best Bond (playing actor) that we have seen to-date, offering up a more darker, more serious, more gripping performance for the character, James Bond (aka, 007).

Then again, it is not just Bond which has given Craig a place to show off his acting talent, as a couple of other noteworthy movies of his includes Dream House (2011) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Craig's Movies:

Bond 25 (announced, rumoured), Logan Lucky (pre-production), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Spectre (2015), Skyfall (2012), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Dream House (2011), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Defiance (2008), Quantum of Solace (2008), Flashbacks of a Fool (2008), The Golden Compass (2007), The Invasion (2007), Casino Royale (2006), Infamous (2006), Renaissance (2006), Munich (2005), Fateless (2005), The Jacket (2005), Layer Cake (2004), Enduring Love (2004), Sylvia (2003), The Mother (2003), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002), Road to Perdition (2002), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Hotel Splendide (2000), Some Voices (2000), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), The Trench (1999), Love & Rage (1999), Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998), Elizabeth (1998), Obsession (1997), Saint-Ex (1996), A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995), Genghis Cohn (1993), The Power of One (1992).

No.50 - Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey, Jr. has one heck of a personality, perhaps his biggest leap to ultimate Hollywood fame after the release of Iron Man in 2008 where he plaid the character with the same name as the title.

Only more-so set in concrete after his performance as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009), another role which showed off more of his outrageously interesting characteristics and personality, all of which audiences now adore.

Downey, Jr.'s Movies:

Spider Man: Homecoming (pre-production, 2017), Sherlock Holmes 3 (announced), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), The Judge (2014), Chef (2014), Iron Man 3 (2013), The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble, 2012), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Due Date (2010), Iron Man 2 (2010), Sherlock Holmes (2009), The Soloist (2009), Tropic Thunder (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man (2008), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Lucky You (2007), Zodiac (2007), Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Shaggy Dog (2006), A Guide to Recognising Your Saints (2006), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Game 6 (2005), Eros (2004), Gothika (2003), The Singing Detective (2003), Wonder Boys (2000), Black & White (1999), Bowfinger (1999), Friends & Lovers (1999), In Dreams (1999), U.S. Marshals (1998), The Gingerbread Man (1998), Hugo Pool (1997), Two Girls and a Guy (1997), One Night Stand (1997), Danger Zone (1996), Restoration (1995), Home for the Holidays (1995), Richard III (1995), Only You (1994), Natural Born Killers (1994), Hail Caesar (1994), Short Cuts (1993), Heart and Souls (1993), Chaplin (1992), Soapdish (1991), Too Much Sun (1990), Air America (1990), Chances Are (1989), True Believer (1989), That's Adequate (1989), 1969 (1988), Rented Lips (1988), Johnny Be Good (1988), Less Than Zero (1987), The Pick-Up Artist (1987), America (1996), Back to School (1986), Weird Science (1985), Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), Tuff Turf (1985), Firstborn (1984), Baby It's You (1983), Up the Academy (1980), Greaser's Palace (1972), Pound (1970).

No.51 - Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has dominated the big-screen with her performances that simply demands the audiences attention, some of the most noteworthy for this being the likes of Hancock (2008), The Road (2009) and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).

Theron only seems to get better with every new role that she takes on, a sure sign of Hollywood acting talent at the highest of its order.

Theron's Movies:

Fast 8 (filming, 2017), American Express (filming, 2017), Tully (pre-production, 2017), The Coldest City (post-production, 2016), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Last Face (2016), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Dark Places (2015), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Prometheus (2012), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Young Adult (2011), Astro Boy (2009), The Road (2009), The Burning Plain (2008), Hancock (2008), Sleepwalking (2008), Battle in Seattle (2007), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Aeon Flux (2005), North Country (2005), Head in the Clouds (2004), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Monster (2003), The Italian Job (2003), Waking Up in Reno (2002), Trapped (2002), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), 15 Minutes (2001), Sweet November (2001), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Men of Honour (2000), The Yards (2000), Reindeer Games (2000), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Astronaut's Wife (1999), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Celebrity (1998), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Trial and Error (1997), That Thing You Do! (1996), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995).

Other Respectable Actors/Actresses Who Were in the Running

William Hurt, Colin Farrell, Helena Bonham Carter, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Ben Affleck, Mel Gibson, Rachel Weisz, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Sean Connery, Christoph Waltz, Ryan Reynolds... And just so many more.

And a couple of honourable mentions for the lesser known, but still great actors/actresses:

Melissa George (The Amityville Horror (2005), 30 Days of Night (2007)) , Saoirse Ronan (Hanna (2011), Brooklyn (2015)), Emile Hirsch (Into the Woods (2007), Lone Survivor (2013)), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2), Sucker Punch (2011)), and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch (2011), The Uninvited (2009)).

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