The most talented actor is . . .

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    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    Who is the greatest actor in Hollywood history, male or female?

    1. pisean282311 profile image61
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      bush...he could act serious even when he didnt understood anything...

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        TilenHrovaticposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile

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      TilenHrovaticposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Tom Hanks is my favorite for sure!

  2. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Robin Williams & Johnny Depp are both very versatile.

    1. richtwf profile image59
      richtwfposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Agree! And Robin Williams has got to be one of the funniest actors in film history.

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      TilenHrovaticposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Johnny Depp is awesome! And he's great in Tim Burton movies..

      1. Kotori profile image66
        Kotoriposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I vote Johnny Depp!!!

  3. evvy_09 profile image73
    evvy_09posted 7 years ago

    Vin Diesel and Johnny Depp are two of the best.

  4. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I'm rather partial to John Cusack and Leonardo Dicaprio....although I don't know that I'd say they're the best "of all time".  They represent my generation well.

    1. richtwf profile image59
      richtwfposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Leonardo Dicaprio is a very talented actor and is getting better with age like a fine wine which is maturing.

  5. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 7 years ago

    In HISTORY... that's a tough one...

    I love Johnny Depp.

    Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon are some other favorites.

    1. richtwf profile image59
      richtwfposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Agree - Robert de Niro is a brilliant actor!

  6. mythbuster profile image79
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    Morgan Freeman is really awesome!

  7. Joesy Shmoesy profile image61
    Joesy Shmoesyposted 7 years ago

    I think that Johnny Depp is an amazing actor.  I hate when he picks similar roles because I don't think people get to appreciate his talent or see just how good he is.  If you look back you can see that he can play anything.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Paul Newman

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Daniel Day Lewis

  9. Stevennix2001 profile image89
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    it really depends on what era and what country we're talking about when it comes to acting. 

    if we're talking about the united states specifically, then it would depend on what era we're talking about here.  if we were to take this all the way back to the era of silent films, then it would be vastly different considering many actors/actresses lost their jobs when talkie films came out, as many had horrendous voices. 

    however, if we're going to talk about which actors were good after that period of movie history, then it's still tough to gage because many actors and actresses possess fine qualities that it's hard to judge.  some could say charleton heston as being the best actor of all time, and they'd have plenty of facts to support their argument.  however, if you honestly broke down the personality types of all his characters, they all came off fundamentally the same. all of heston's characters possessed the same stoic voice and calm reserved demeanor; this is why I'll always go on record to say that actors like Will Smith (don't laugh as this is true) is a better actor because the man is a freaking chameleon in every role he plays.  even in his bad movies, he still carries each role with his charisma and wit.

    then again, heston has starred in movie roles that not only remain as some of Hollywood's all time greatest films, he's starred in films that possessed many memorable scenes.  Something you can't say about Will Smith's movies, as most of his films don't have too many memorable scenes, nor were any of them ever deemed worthy enough to be put up there in the quality of Heston's films.  That's not to say that Will stars in bad movies, as there's a lot of films you can turn to that were great under Will Smith.  Just not as many as Heston.  Like I said, it's hard to gage which actors and actresses are the best, as there's so many factors to consider. 

    First of all, what are the criterias?  are we basing this solely on acting ability alone?  as in a actor/actress' ability to actually conform and transform into any role they play?  Or are we basing it off how many memorable movies that they've played in?  Are we basing this off how much money these actors have accumulated over the years?  Are awards a factor as well?  I think the important thing here is to establish exactly what you think makes an actor a great actor first, then go from there, as there's too many variables to decide if you ask me.

  10. ansonabey profile image79
    ansonabeyposted 7 years ago

    I like Al Pacino in God Father

  11. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    A difficult question to answer.  Time and space have different people at different times. One constant good actor, I think, is Al pacino. There are scores of others , though

  12. warchild75 profile image79
    warchild75posted 7 years ago

    My personal favourite is a british actor called tom hardy,he was in inception but has done some amazing films and dramas,including,"the take" a must watch gangster drama!!!

  13. Mrs.L.Smith profile image52
    Mrs.L.Smithposted 7 years ago

    My favourite is Colin Firth. He is just getting the parts he was born to make e.g A single man and The kings speech. Hopefully to he will get the Oscar he deserves.

  14. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 7 years ago

    DiNiro, Pacino, Davis, Stanwyck, K.Hepburn, Stewart, Monroe, Brando, Bergman, Cagney, Tracy, Cooper, Garland, Garbo, Hanks, Streep, Dietrich, Ford, Crawford, Streisand, Travolta, Hopkins, Lemmon, Hoffman, Winslett.  Some of my favorites.

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    jerrylposted 7 years ago

    Christopher walken,  Anthony Hopkins, Renee Zellweger, Mary McDonnel? in (Dances with wolves), Sandra Bullock. Morgan Freeman,
    Laurel and Hardy.

  16. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Johnny Depp is the most talented actor on the planet smile

  17. pilesnoway profile image60
    pilesnowayposted 7 years ago

    Johnny Depp. This guy is a natural.

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    manumposted 7 years ago

    Depp to depth. We are all in a submarine called cinema. I like him too.

  19. Don Ship profile image76
    Don Shipposted 7 years ago

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino!

  20. Sarah Masson profile image66
    Sarah Massonposted 7 years ago

    I'll have to say a few because one is just too hard but I'll go with: Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep smile

  21. Broken Poet profile image56
    Broken Poetposted 7 years ago

    JOHNNY DEPP all the way

 
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