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Most Versatile Actors in Hollywood (Under 50 Years Old)

Updated on August 17, 2012

Flexible Movie Stars

Great actors like Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Jack Nicholson and Tom Hanks are some of the famous Hollywood Thespians that can portray numerous roles in multi-genre movies. On the other hand, there were fresher movie stars who can similarly act in various personalities than them. This list is about five well-rounded actors who are not over their 50's that are also eligible entertainers on the big screen.

Christian Bale, 38

Remarkable Role for a Movie: Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)

The Dark Knight Rises lead actor Christian Bale frequently acts as an obsessive and detached role in movies but he can furthermore portray characters in period films such as Empire of the Sun (1987) and The Flowers of War (2011). He made an impressive performance when he lost around 60 pounds to act suitably on the character as a meth addicted machine operator in a psychological thriller film The Machinist (2004). The multi-genre actor regained his muscular physique while filming the role of Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005). Christian Bale is like a chameleon for the fact that he can perfectly change his appearance for different roles. He’s indeed steadfast to his film artistry; physically and mentally.

Top 10 Best Christian Bale Movies (1989-2007)

Matt Damon, 41

Remarkable Role for a Movie: Jason Bourne, The Bourne Identity (2002)

People magazine hailed him as the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2007. Matt Damon is one of the famous and youngest method actors in Hollywood. He can easily adapt roles as a good guy next door into a grudging cryptic hit man in various movies like The Good Shepherd, Ocean’s Trilogy and Bourne Series. Saving Private Ryan star ecstatically agrees to take exciting roles and renders it in an exceptional mode of acting.

Top 15 Matt Damon Movies

Edward Norton, 42

Remarkable Role for a Movie: Derek Vinyard in American History X (1998)

He is precisely the most outrageous good actor in every role he depicts. The 42 year old actor will conjures up everyone on his image as The Incredible Hulk. He can make his eyes hump out interpreting the character of a white supremacist-anti-Semitic psychotic felon in various films including American History X and Fight Club. Edward Norton used to play characters who have dual personalities and clever but troubled identity.

Top 15 Edward Norton Movies

Tom Cruise, 50

Remarkable Role for a Movie: Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

The short stature with winning smile actor Tom Cruise succeeded to achieve amending the fancy minds of viewers with the Mission Impossible series from his distressed characters in mystery flicks Vanilla Sky and Magnolia for instance. Jerry Maguire lead star personifies his starring roles to quite an striking acting range, in spite of that he's not exercising the form of method acting. Surprisingly, he's not afraid of being outshined co-working with multi-award winning actors like Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, and Paul Newman. He has worked with Brad Pitt in a Victorian horror blood sucking film Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.

Top 20 Tom Cruise Movies

Johnny Depp, 48

Remarkable Role for a Movie: Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Tim Burton’s favorite actor and his quirky alter ego Johnny Depp is known mostly for his roles in the Pirate s of the Caribbean series. He gained the label being the multitalented actor tagged along with a lot of iconic movie roles. Johnny Depp can interpret a fantastic hero, barbarous baddie and even a historical figure. His amazing artistry with both animation and live-action films are his major feat as he gives a picture of dreamlike characters as well as the title roles (e.g. Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd and Ed Wood). The gifted actor executes every role with excellence of a real professional artist.

Top 20 Johnny Depp Movies

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  • pineberry 5 years ago

    Patrick Bateman, the Batman!

  • Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

    Tough one. I have enjoyed many years of watching Johnny Depp movies but he is becoming something of a caricature lately. Christian Bale is a better actor right now.

  • Zebedee32 5 years ago

    Johnny Depp hasn't done many good films in my opinion. Bale it is

  • rallo-smith 5 years ago

    Going with Bale but think Norton is the best!

  • Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

    Christian Bale is much more convincing than Johnny Depp. I think Edward Norton is even better!

  • LeslieMirror 5 years ago

    Even though my love to Johny Depp will last forever, I choose Bale. His roles are more miscellaneous. And Johny is always crazy and eccentric.

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  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Both are great actors, but I think Depp has a bit more range.

  • JoshK47 5 years ago

    Overall, I have to go with Depp - though he keeps taking on very same-ish roles of late.

  • AG 1984 5 years ago

    Johnny Depp all the way!!!

  • RetroMom 5 years ago

    Johnny Depp of course.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    No way I can resist Johnny Depp!

  • UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

    You forgot Lassie!

  • lanacyrus 5 years ago

    Johnny Depp is so lovable!

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    JD along with Edward Norton and Matt Damon!

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