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on 19 Nov 2010 01:04

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My Choice of the 50 Greatest Actors

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1. Al Pacino
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Average listal rating (440 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
2. James Stewart
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3. Robert De Niro
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4. Russell Crowe
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5. Philip Seymour Hoffman
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6. Daniel Day-Lewis
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7. Charles Chaplin
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8. Jack Nicholson
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9. Tom Hanks
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10. Christian Bale
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11. Leonardo DiCaprio
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12. Heath Ledger
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13. Marlon Brando
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14. Robert Duvall
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15. Joe Pesci
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16. Forest Whitaker
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17. Peter Lorre
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18. Kevin Spacey
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19. Morgan Freeman
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20. Brad Pitt
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21. Gary Oldman
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22. Henry Fonda
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23. Anthony Hopkins
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24. Christopher Walken
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25. John Malkovich
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26. Michael Caine
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27. Samuel L. Jackson
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28. Edward Norton
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29. Johnny Depp
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30. Christoph Waltz
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31. Robert Downey Jr.
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32. Cary Grant
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33. Sean Penn
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34. Dustin Hoffman
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35. Jeff Bridges
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36. Liam Neeson
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37. Clint Eastwood
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38. Denzel Washington
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39. Hugo Weaving
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40. Mickey Rourke
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41. Mel Gibson
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Being the lowest ranked individual in listal out of the 50 actors I picked when I created this list, I have to leave a note defending this man (as an artist, mind you).

Mel Gibson is one of my favorite people in the 7th art for some simple reasons:

1- He makes his movies and represents his roles with so much heart that is hard to find in the actors of his generation (exception: Tom "Genius" Hanks);

2- He so fast makes me laugh in one scene when in the next scene I find myself crying;

3- The most versatile actor of his generation, with no freaking doubt;

4- Mad Max and Lethal Weapon in the curriculum for the action department.
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42. Benicio Del Toro
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43. Djimon Hounsou
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44. Ken Watanabe
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45. Steve Buscemi
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46. Tommy Lee Jones
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Average listal rating (244 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
47. John Wayne
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48. Harrison Ford
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49. Jean Reno
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50. Bruce Willis
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Great actors that couldn't make it into my list of favorites:

-Michael C. Hall
-Aaron Eckhart
-Ralph Fiennes
-Jim Carrey
-Viggo Mortensen
-William Dafoe
-Robin Williams
-Alan Rickman
-Harvey Keitel
-Ian Murray McKellen
-Gene Hackman
-Sean Connery
-Paul Newman
-Christopher Lee
-Orson Welles
-Gary Cooper
-Humphrey Bogart


Above-average actors whom have also had some great performances:

-Sean Astin
-Matt Damon
-Javier Bardem
-Kang-ho Song
-Clive Owen
-Nicolas Cage
-Jet Li
-Tom Cruise
-George Clooney
-Michael Clarke Duncan
-Michael Madsen
-Jackie Chan
-Yun-Fat Chow
-John Travola
-Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
-Bill Murray
-Danny DeVito
-Buster Keaton
-Thomas Mitchell

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 29 14:56
Great list! I'm really glad you actually meant when you said "All Time". You've definitely recognized some of the greatest actors on film. :)
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 2 23:12
awesome list and great actors but am not sure about Christoph Waltz and Djimon Hounsou although u should put Christopher Plummer , Woody Harrelson and Peter O'Toole
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 3 10:58
Hounsou is one hell of an actor in his smaller roles, have you seen Blood Diamond yet? And Waltz is recent, but what he has done he showed he was born to act. As for the others I can only post the ones I'm familiarized with. Thx for the feedback.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at May 7 18:38
Great list.:)
Robert Downey Jr.,Christian Bale,Edward Norton,Leonardo DiCaprio,Johnny Depp.-my favorites!!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 13 23:23
Glad to see Peter Lorre!
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Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Nov 4 19:30
nice job, if you're interested check out mine http://www.listal.com/list/50-best-actors-all-time
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 6 16:52
good list bud..i did think there were too many current actors, and not enough old timers..i'd have added spencer tracy, humphry bogart, sidney poitier, rod steiger, laurence olivier, gary cooper, gregory peck, burt lancaster, kirk douglas, and gene hackman..but it's your list..nice job

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