Who are your top favorite male actors and why?

United States
June 11, 2009 12:27pm CST
There are many great male actors still around today, but my top three favorites are Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, and Sean Connery. They play many different characters equally well. I admire them for that ability, that versatility. Who are your favorite male actors and what is it that makes them your favorites? Karen
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
12 Jun 09
My favorite male actors are: Alan Rickman--I wish he weren't so typecast as being someone who only plays evil or evil-but-not-evil (see Severus Snape) characters. He's got such talent...I only know of one or two movies where his character isn't killed off. :( That should change. Ralph Fiennes--If it had been anyone else playing Voldemort in the "Harry Potter" series, then I would truly hate Voldemort. But it's Ralph Fiennes! I can't help but rooting for the bad guy whenever he portrays them. lol Jason Isaacs--Whenever I watch "The Patriot," I have a hard time deciding whether to root for England or for America because he is awesome in this movie.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
I like your reasons for choosing these actors. As with Ralph Fiennes. Another hallmark of a great actor, he can make you root for him no matter which side he is on. Thank you for your insight. Karen
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• United States
13 Jun 09
Oh yes, The English Patient was really good.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
I would have to say if I would have to choose a favorite it would have to be Robin Williams. He has so many sides to him and can do just about any characyer thrown at him. Sometimes it is hard thought to accept him in a serious role when there have been so many comedies that he has done. I think my most favorite movie that he did was "Mrs Doubtfire". that had to really push him to the limit of trying to stay in character. I love all of his movies, though and hope he makes alot more. flutterby
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• United States
12 Jun 09
Robin Williams is great. He has worked through many personal obstacles to become a much-admired actor. I, too, loved Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji, for two. Thank you for sharing your choice. Karen
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Robin Williams is incredibly versatile. It's amazing how he can play several different types of roles. He can go from being Mrs. Doubtfire to Patch Adams in no time at all, and that's what's so great about him.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
You are right. That is one of the trademarks of a truly talented actor!
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@ivana980 (156)
• Italy
16 Jun 09
My favourite actors are Renè Steinke (alarm fur cobra 11) and Nicolas Cage in the movie "city of angels".
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• United States
17 Jun 09
Ohhh, I loved "City of Angels." I've not heard of the other actor or movie, but it is always good to learn of something new, so thank you :) Karen
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@ivana980 (156)
• Italy
17 Jun 09
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
there's so many of them. lol if i pick three it will be will smith, nicholas cage, and yeah, denzel washington. very versatile actors. but i can also state the rest that i can remember: harrison ford, sylvester stallone, john travolta (great when he plays a villain. hehehe), robert redford, tom hanks, pierce brosnan, sean connery, vin diesel, and kevin costner (i find his eyes very very sexy).
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• United States
12 Jun 09
I have seen many movies with each of these actors, and have to agree with you; all are good! Thank you for responding : ) Karen
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
welcome. you got great choices yourself.
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@YazEid (1139)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
Hello karen My best is Tom Hanks .. I love this man , all what he made was so great .. His characters are always significant and he really fits in anyone he plays ..
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• United States
17 Jun 09
Hi Yaz, I totally agree. I love Tom Hanks as an actor for those same reasons. He is so versatile and gives his all in every role. Karen
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 09
My favourite actors are Leonardo Di Caprio for his fantastic versatile roles, he has given the film industry so much, and has played so many different roles from autistic role in Who's Eating Gilbert Grape, to Jack Dawson in Titanic and Richard in The Beach he is extremely handsome too and a fantastic actor, he is my all time favourite idol to worship and my hero! I also like Roger Moore, mainly for being 007 in the James Bond films. John Cleese a British actor who has starred in comedies as well as a few films.
• United States
16 Jun 09
These are all wonderful actors. I remember seeing Gilbert Grape for the first time and feeling amazed at its uniqueness. Thank you for sharing your choices here. Karen
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• Philippines
13 Jun 09
Well my personal favorite would be Chad Michael because he's so cute =D then next would be Al Pacino he's really a good actor and James Lafferty because he's also cute =D
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• United States
13 Jun 09
LOL, so you love the cute actors. Understandable. Have a wonderful day and thank you for responding. Karen
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@amanda08 (647)
• United States
12 Jun 09
I love Tom Hanks as well as Denzel and Sean, but may I also add to that list Will Smith (because I don't think he has done a bad movie yet), Johnny Depp (because he can play a wide range of characters, and Christian Bail and Robert Downey Jr, just because they play such good super heroes...!!
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• United States
16 Jun 09
I agree with all your choices! Will Smith has grown and grown as a great talent. Depp is amazing, so very unique. Thank you for responding :) Karen
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@ryzach (1546)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Those are 3 really great choices. Tom Hanks would be one of my choices because he has been in so many movies playing a great variety of roles and all the awards he has won. Not only because he is so successful but because throughout the years he has made me laugh, cry and think about things that i might not have thought of before. Another favorite is Sean Penn and that is for how passionate he gets into a role. Unlike Tom Hanks where I have seen nearly all his movies, I have only seen a handfull or Sean Penn movies. Other favorites include Robin Williams, James Woods, Adam Beach, and Robert DeNiro.
• Malaysia
12 Jun 09
male actors that was my icon till today is nicholas cage..he good in plying movies..bring different emotions in every characters and he looks very charisma men.
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• United States
16 Jun 09
I enjoy Cage, too. He has his own special persona. Does a bad guy or a good guy equally well...a sign of true talent. Thank you for responding. :) Karen
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@elokps (138)
• Indonesia
12 Jun 09
My favorite is Keanu Reeves... I love this man. he is so cool and has sexy eyes..hmmm
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• United States
16 Jun 09
Yes, he is attractive as well as very talented. I first saw him in "Speed." Thank you for responding :) Karen
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@guixiu81 (31)
• China
12 Jun 09
My top favority is Johnny depp,He play many different characters in different movie, his performance skill in movie is brilliant, I like every role he played. Each role has him own style, sometimes it may strange, but to me,it's fine. Looking forward to him next movie.
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• United States
16 Jun 09
Hello! I also admire Depp's work. He chooses very unique roles and excels in each of them. A true talent! Karen
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• United States
12 Jun 09
I like Johnny Depp,Sean Penn, and Gerard Butler,,,,I love Johnny Depp because of so many characters, Edward in "Edward Scissorhands" is a one of the most original characters ever and he plays the naiveness of Edward in that film so perfectly, and in "I Am Sam" Sean Penn should have won the oscar because that was one of the best perfomances I have ever seen, and Gerard Butler playing the Phantom in "The Phantom Of the Opera" was what got me so hooked on the movie, he was sexy, mysterious, scary, and oh so romantic all wrapped up in one package *swoon*, those three are my leading acting men
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• United States
16 Jun 09
Oh, I loved Edward Scissorhands, too...so unique a movie. Your three leading men are excellent, and I like the reasons you chose them. : ) Karen
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• United States
12 Jun 09
According to me Will smith is a best actor. He can perform all kinds of role. An action movie, a comedy drama, documentries. he is apet for every kind of role in a movie.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
He is good. I have seen most of his movies. I have noticed that over the years he keeps growing and taking on a variety of roles...a very popular actor!
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@hi2rashid (153)
• India
12 Jun 09
my favourite actor is madhavan, and i love tamil actor surya too in movies vaaranam aayiram and in sillunu oru kadhal
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• United States
12 Jun 09
I am not familiar with these two. It seems that each country has its own big movie stars. I do like to watch foreign films. Thank you for sharing your favorites! Karen
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
12 Jun 09
I like Tom Hanks a lot. His films touch me like anything. I have watched 'Forrest Gump' for numerable times and yet to get enough of him. I also like oldies like Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery, Michael Doglas. I like Jude Law in 'Holiday'.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
There are so many good actors that it is hard to decide which are the best. All of the ones you've mentioned have such merit. I, too, love the movie Forrest Gump. It covers so much history in such a unique way.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Hugh Jackman because he is just so darn cute and he is a well rounded actor. He sings, dances, does comedy, he can do live performances as well as movies. He is what I call an old fashion actor. Ewan McGregor, because he plays such interesting roles. Johnny Depp is always excellent in whatever he is end. Even if the movie is bad, his performance is good.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
These are good choices...and of them all, I pick Depp for his uniqueness and his versatility. Thank you for sharing your choices. Karen
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@megumiart (3781)
• United States
11 Jun 09
The only actor I really like that I canthink of at the mommentis Rob Pattinson. xD He may not be the most talented guy, but I just have the hugest crush on him. I first came acrost him in a small part in the 4th Harry Potter movie- then I recognized him when the first Twilight previews came out. xD
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• United States
12 Jun 09
There are so many reasons why we pick our favorites, so heck, why not a crush? Thank you for responding : ) Karen
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@jellymonty (2358)
11 Jun 09
wooww.. that's a very hard question I haven't got a favorite actor. But these three actors would be on my top ten list: Eddie Murphy - versatile actor and extremely hilarious! Harrison Ford - now who wants to mess with Indianan Jones eh? John Travolta - grease lighting go!
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• United States
11 Jun 09
Great choices. I remember watching Barbara Walters interview Eddie Murphy before he became quite so famous. She said he was someone to watch, and she bet that soon, he would be a household word, and sure enough, she was right.
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@imacRuel1 (258)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
My top 3 actors are ... Robert De Niro... Al Pacino... & Bruce Willis... Robert De Niro... for his versatility Al Pacino... great facial expresion when acting Bruce Willis... the only believable action superstars among the BIG 3 (Arnie, Sly & Him) & is a great comic too!
• United States
11 Jun 09
Great choices, and I love that you know what exactly makes them great to you. Thank you for your input. : ) Karen
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