Has tended to overact in some of his later years but was the one who kept the overrated "Devil's Advocate" together in what was an overblown and tedious affair with a stupid reset button at the end. "The Recruit" was also only watchable due to his role as a mentor. Still, it's hard to know if I can keep him on the list if he doesn't make some good films soon again as he has done a lot of shit lately where even he can't save it, especially "Gigli".
Always plays charismatic and different villains that steals the show and he was the best thing about the entire Harry Potter franchise really even in the more uninteresting passages of the series. Deserves more roles really.
Saved his career after a shitty marriage with Kim Basinger and has shown that he is the best of the Baldwin-brothers. He has shown great diversity and has been (gasp!) the best Jack Ryan on screen. Harrison was probably more successful but (face it!) he played the role more or less like he always does - and Ben Affleck was too smooth and irritating to survive my critical eyes.
Alec Guiness would have said that he saved "Star Wars" from shit maybe as he was notorious for "hating it" which I can understand because when we look at what he did before those films it is a shame that the majority of people only will point at his role here while he did fantastic films for a huge bunch of directors and was necessary addition for the man of historic epics, David Lean. To be honest I can't say any film which would not rise up to the occassion when Alec arrives on the screen.
When we look at all the shit roles that men and women born from arabic countries get it is nice to see at least one young actor that has broken through in the States and does respectful and dignified work there without needing to play terrorists or villains (except on "24" ha ha ha). He has grown to become a nice addition in any film during the years even the shitty ones.
Has made some funny slimeballs through the ages starting with "Dirty Harry" as a killer continuing with "Cobra" where he was a slimy cop and a great military slimeball in shitty "Child's Play 3" too. He was excellent in underrated action-thriller "Shoot to Kill" as another villain (or is he I let you guess on that one) and was always a great addition on the Star Trek series "Deep Space Nine". "Pumpkinhead II" is a terrible movie but at least Andrew was fun to watch (and the only thing that made it worth a watch for me).
Compared to many of his "fellows" from gangstermovies he hasn't really been so typecast in roles as mobsters and has done some great roles in different genres without losing face. I can't see how he isn't the only highlight in what looks to be a shitty film called "The Pink Panther 2" (even if I haven't seen it yet, ha ha ha)
As Alec Guinness Anthony would always be assosiated with his trademark role in "Psycho", but deserves so much more. I always seem to be fond of his appearances especially the years before he started reprising his role as Norman Bates.
The problem with Arnold is that some people don't understand his humoristic talent as most of his movies are funny unintentional or not. Even his best movies at least have some form of humor in it. Shit like "Batman & Robin" becomes funny because Arnold overacts and look hilariously uncomfortable with his makeup. Probably the best "muscle actor" that has been in the business.
Always watchable even in drivel from Ed Wood. Why? Because he took his job seriously even if the script and dialogue made a fool out of his character. Seriously misunderstood as an actor due to his heavy accent but was always immensiely watchable.
His dry humor and great acting has helped so many movies undeservedly to become better. Honorable mentions where Bill is the strongest thing in the movie are: "Charlie's Angels", "Garfield", "Space Jam" and "Osmosis Jones" to mention a few. Interesting enough the last three movies combine animation with film without thinking one need a script and good direction.
Without Bill Nighy the romantic drama comedy "Love Actually" would have been pretty formulatic and unfunny. His computer animated character in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels was one of those films few good additions.
When one watch a shitty movie for 2 hours only to discover that Bruce Campbell's only scene that lasted for two minutes was the best thing about it then you deserve to be here (I'm talking about "Congo" of course!). Campbell is also the only reason for watching a spy show on autopilot called "Burn Notice" and I think personally that show would have been better with him starring in it drinking tequilas and sipping salt from the breasts of bikini clad bitches.
There was a period till the last couple of years were it seemed everything Bruce was involved in was gold, even if he had small parts but now there has been a period with some strange choices (even if Bruce always is acceptable) in bad comedies and stuff, but his return to action could very well put him back to form.
It's hard not to have fun in the same room as Burt even when he tells the same jokes again and again. It's because you love him like a relative - like that uncle who keeps harassing and visiting you with jokes that embarass you, but at the same times have some great ones that really surprises you. Before it all ends with hugs and happy memories.
While laughed away for his right to bear arms, Charlton had a screen presence and voice that would bring you direct into a movie. Michael Bay did correct by letting him do a voice over / intro to his shitty "Armageddon" so that people would be hooked.
Before he revived "Doctor Who" after being in limbo for many years Christopher was that face you knew always gave quality work but you never knew his name. After "Doctor Who" we know his name and he still deliver quality work" while refusing to be locked too long in one place duing the same thing.
If you can't see the actor from the characters he play than you are in big trouble if you ever meet Walken on the street. Walken seems to have taken a fondness to appearing in shitty movies lately but luckily he seems not to ruin his career as he is always magnificent. Let's only hope that shitty tabloids about mysterious deaths that happened 30 years ago don't ruin his career now.
Colm is easily the best actor that the entire Star Trek franchise TV series ever had and they underused him often, but at least he has shown why by appearing in several excellent movies giving memorable roles.
Apart from Angelina Jolie's bouncing breasts Daniel Craig was the best thing about "Tomb Raider" and his icy stare has given James Bond back his mojo after getting shitty treatment after several forgettable films.
David Carradine had an excellent time on film during the '70s before he was reduced to bit parts as villains or hero in lowbudget crap movies so it was well deserved when Tarantino wrote and cast the role Bill for him as it seemed like he had waited for that role in a long time. He died under interesting circumstances and many probably want to shit on his reputation as an actor but I say that it's impossible as David was a one of a kind cool dude.
David Warner is a fighter. He was a man that were cast in several great films during the 70s before he had to say thanks to several shitty roles in lowbudget movies and lousy horror films that his talent was wasted on. He only had few highlights over the next decades, but returned with a bullet in british "Wallander" series overshadowing Kenneth Branagh with his character.
Dennis Quaid has had a frustrating career. He can make one fantastic film and then give us a couple of bad ones (usually his bigbudget ones). Then he returns with another great one before he relaxes with more shit. Then it's nice to see that Dennis still gives the films his best and make me wish him all the best for every project he does. Deserves more credit then he gets.
Denzel has started to disappoint me too often these days by appearing in too many lousy Tony Scott films where even his skills are starting to become a cliche. He also got an Academy Award for wrong movie, but when that is said he has a charismatic face and towers over most of the actors on this list when he has his best days.
The only actor beside Laurence Oliver who ever gotten knighthoods in more than one country for his acting should say enough but anyone who has ever seen this actor on the screen knows that the production benefits a hell of lot more of it and seems almost like a masterpiece for it - just take his appearance in "Underworld: Evolution" for a start.