25 Best Male Actors working today

Alex Williams
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  1. Leonardo DiCaprio

    He is one actor who can get any project greenlit if he is attached to it. He has done various films, and almost all of them were massive hits. He has tried his hands on different movies, and people have loved him for all the roles he has done.

  2. Tom Hardy

    He is said to be one of the most gifted actors of the generation. He has done romantic roles, action, and even comic roles. He has consistently given quality performances for years. Some of his amazing movies are The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Venom, Taboo, and many more.

  3. Christian Bale

    He is a very talented, hard-working, and versatile actor. He has done terrific performances since he entered the industry. He started his career when he was a kid, and he has only done better. He is a master at using dialects. Bale has also been nominated four times for Oscar and in this decade and a win too.

  4. Daniel Day-Lewis

    He is the only actor in history who has received the Academy Award for best actor three times. He is one of the most devoted actors who loved playing with his roles. Some of his greatest hits are ‘Gang’s of New York,’ ‘There will be blood’, and many more.

  5. Michael Fassbender

    He was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and was raised in the town of Killarney, in South-west Ireland. He had done various roles but got fame in 2007 when he did the movie 300. After that, he got many roles and did very well in all his films.

  6. Phoenix

    He has delivered fantastic performances, and people adore him for the way he does the role in his films. He also won The Oscar award for performing Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line.” In the year 2000, he got a nomination in the Academy Award nomination for his magnificent portrayal of the role in the film Gladiator.

  7. Jake Gyllenhaal

    He has done various risky roles, and it has paid off big time. He has played multiple roles for which his fans praise him a lot. His excellent work would be remembered forever as he has given the greatest hits of all time, such as Prince of Persia, Spider-Man, etc.

  8. Ryan Gosling

    The best thing about this actor is that he prefers picking uncommon projects on both independent and studio sides. He is the first person born in the ’80s to have been nominated for The Best Oscar.

  9. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    His every performance was a cause for celebration. Since the time he started the movies, he is considered one of the finest actors in Hollywood. After the year 2000, he started playing the lead role in many films and did an incredible job. (See 20 Best Black Actors in film)

  10. Gary Oldman

    He is a skilled movie star and character actor. Gary is famous for his expressive acting style and has delivered various memorable characters over the years. Recently he also won an Oscar award for the movie “Darkest Hour.”

  11. Sean Penn

    He is one of the most outspoken and controversial actors. He has got The Oscar Award two times and two Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performance in Mystic River and Milk. He is well-known for his fiery and intense acting roles.

  12. Tom Hanks

    He is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the best actor of all time and is well-known for his role in movies like Big, Splash, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, and many such movies.

  13. Tommy Lee Jones

    He has maintained a proper balance between blockbusters and smaller, more intimate films. He got recognition in the 90s when he was nominated for Academy Award for his role in two movies. Since then, he did great movies like Men in Black, Valley of Elah, etc.

  14. Samuel L. Jackson

    He is an American actor and film producer. He has achieved fame at the beginning of the 90s for movies like Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, True Romance, etc. He is one actor whom people want to see again and again and never get tired of watching him.

  15. Javier Bardem

    He relates to a family of actors who have been acting in this industry since the initial days of Spanish cinema. He has done various kinds of roles in his movies and looked best in all of them. His movie was nominated in Oscar, in which he played the role of a struggling father in Biutiful.

  16. Liam Neeson

    He is an actor from Northern Island. Liam joined the Lyric Players Theatre in Belfast for two years in 1976. He has recently done various action movies, but initially, he has done different dramatic roles. He is not only a great actor but has a great voice too.

  17. Denzel Washington

    He is simply a legend whose every movie is worth watching. His work is influential in whatever role he plays. He has been nominated six times for an Academy Award and won it twice. Recently, he was again nominated for Best Actor nomination. Undoubtedly, he is one of the most recognizable stars working right now.

  18. Robert Downey Jr.

    He is the one who started the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first movie was Iron man, and since then, all of his movies have been consistently good and a must-watch. He is one of the most respected and amazing actors who has managed to stay fresh even after four decades in the industry.

  19. Russell Crowe

    He did not gain a lot of fame when he started his career in the 90s but was recognized after his fantastic performance in 2000 in Gladiator. He also won the Best Actor award for this movie in the Academy Awards.

  20. Bradley Cooper

    He was born on January 5, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has developed himself into one of the most versatile actors around and still plays the fun roles as he did in “The Hangover.” He has given Oscar-nominated performance for continuously three years, from 2012 to 2014.

  21. Brad Pitt

    He is a talented actor who is endowed with natural charisma. He has high profile relationships with Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Anniston. He is comfortable doing both big and small budget films and performs exceptionally well in whatever role he is given.

  22. Edward Norton

    He is an American actor, activist, and filmmaker. He is one of the most recognizable, talented, and versatile actors in Hollywood. Nortan has been amazing in all the performances he has done so far.

  23. Benicio Del Toro

    He has got fame since the mid-90s and became one of the most charismatic and watchable actors. In the year 2000, he was appreciated for his role as policemen in the movie “Traffic.” Some of his greatest hits are “The Usual Suspects,” “Sicario,” etc.

  24. Tom Cruise

    He is said to be one of the richest actors at the age of just 55. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He has done various all-time favourite movies like Mission Impossible and Top Gun.

  25. Will Smith

    The list would not be complete without this great actor who is immensely good in all his roles. He is one actor whose movie is always a big box office all over the world. You can watch his films end number of times and still would not get bored with them. (See Video Summary: Will Smith shares his secrets of success)

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