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Top 10 Men in Movies

There’s no denying, movies are cool, we watch them with friends, family, and even with our girl and with the worldwide fame comes those desirable extras like the fans and the riches. When it comes to films we all have our favorites so there’s no real way to say “who’s the best” as we all have our own individual preferences and we each consider different things as “good”, like awards nominations v.s. wins, or acting skill across genres, or likability, most money earned, highest paid, the list goes on. I mean Arnold Schwarzenegger is pretty dope, isn’t he? He seems to master whatever industry he chooses to get into, from bodybuilding, to acting, to politics but… does that necessarily make him number 1 on this list? Nobody can actually be numero uno so instead, we’re showing our appreciation to a few of the greats, since there are so many, of old, currently and still yet to come.

Here, we’ve put together our top 10 actors – in no particular order – that we think everybody is sure to agree are as skilled as they are world-recognized.

Jack Nicholson

Does he even need an introduction? We don’t think so. The American actor, producer, director and screenwriter is a three-time Academy Award winner who is best known for his legendary performances in movies like The Shining, As Good as It Gets, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. 

Robert De Niro

Keenly regarded as one of the greatest and most recognized actors the world over for his “wise guy” style and superb acting skills and versatility within roles, M.R. De Niro has won 2 Oscars and is most famous for his roles in films like Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, and The Godfather: Part II.

Al Pacino

Respected in his own right, Al Pacino, the Academy Award-winner who is popularly known for his unforgettable performance in Scareface, has entrenched himself as an icon in American film with his unique style and skill in awesome titles like Scent of a Woman, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Godfather: Part II.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, the ‘main man’ himself is an on-screen legend with a versatile skill set that has attributed to many box office hits throughout the years. He has 2 Oscar wins under his belt and is popularly known for taking on roles in films like Glory, Malcolm X, and the action-thriller Training Day.

Morgan Freeman

The “late bloomer” of the film industry, Morgan Freeman, has brought us much joy with his remarkable one-of-a-kind demeanor and wise yet dominant voice and sophisticated appeal. The Academy Award-winning Freeman is by far one of the most recognizable and influential figures in the film industry today with talented performances in hit movies like Million Dollar Baby and The Shawshank Redemption.

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood, the original tough guy himself, is considered as multi-talented (having won 2 Oscars for directing) as he is versatile with his on-screen presence and down-right cool attitude. Over the years Eastwood has delivered excellent performances and graced screens all over the world in epic films like Unforgiven and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

John Wayne

We couldn’t make a list like this without mentioning an American great. An industry leader since BEFORE there were industry leaders and some would say, John Wayne was the very first action hero. Wayne has won an Oscar and brought us movie greats like True Grit, The Alamo, and Sands of Iwo Jima.

Christopher Walken

M.R. Walken has always added a unique and eccentric aspect to the characters he plays with his natural talent and calm disposition. He’s known for his versatility and was named as one of Empire magazine’s “Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.” Walken has won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Deer Hunter and is popularly known for his appearances in films like King of New York and Catch Me If You Can.

Brad Pitt

Yup, we had to go there. Anyone who has followed Brad Pitt’s career has seen his amazing transition from a young and skilled actor to matured and versatile onscreen success. Plus, he’s the other half of the Mr. & Mrs. Smith acting due that become a box office hit the world over. Pitt is an actor and producer known for his pure talent and role versatility and boyish good looks. He’s an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner who has brought us some of the most entertaining roles portrayed in movies like Moneyball, Twelve Monkeys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Fight Club.


Finally, is a man so skilled, so versatile, so “everything” that he is worthy of a mention, if not, a top spot on a list of his own. The man we’re talking about is none other than Samuel L Jackson.

For those with a keen eye for movie cast, it has become very difficult NOT to notice how Jackson has seemed to appear in so many movies, across so many genres, that his talent seems to be in a league of its own. From hitman to soul man, a bad guy to the leader of S.H.E.I.L.D. Jackson’s talents are definitely worth taking seriously and for that, we show our respect!

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