Favorite Male Actors of All Time

Categories: Film

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I was stunned to find this list posted on imdb.com.

But bear in mind I think it was put up there by a single feisty human, and also "favorite" implies a personal like for someone as opposed to a definite feeling that they're masterfully talented.

And it's not a total washout.

It was certainly good to see Marlon Brando at number one and also to come across great character actors like Karl Malden, Jack Lemmon, Dustin Hoffman, and Rod Steiger at various points on the list.

But Ben Affleck at number three?

Tim Allen at number 4?

Richard Dean Anderson (above) at number 5?????

And Jackie Chan on the list at all?

See for yourself.

I'm not just acting--it's true!


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21 comments
CMG
CMG

Oh boy.  That list reminds me of the people who splurge at buffets but get a diet soda to make it seem okay (when it isn't).  

Steinhope
Steinhope

Yes, how could they forget the great Cuba Gooding? Boat Trip is a classic.

latenitebump
latenitebump

they left out forrest whittaker, don cheadle, and laurence fishburne.louis gossett, jr., paul robeson., john amos,gregory hines,cuba gooding.

Lord
Lord

What about Richard Simmons in his famous "Spank me" scene?

aka abraxas
aka abraxas

The guy who played Bulldog on Frasier

Rogie
Rogie

If he'd placed Divine at #1 all would have been forgivable.

BetteD
BetteD

These lists are so stupid -- next?

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

Jean-Paul Belmondo for Breathless.  Merci, cher ange.

mookindahouse
mookindahouse

no Bogart, Paul Newman, Cagney, Mitchum, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Tyrone Power, John Wayne, Spencer Tracy, Flynn, Poitier, Monty Clift or  John Garfield, on the list?

sad...

Flossy
Flossy

And James Garner said Newman was a boring person if you didn't talk about cars or charity.

anonTWO
anonTWO

IMDB is a weird site.Paul Newman is at the top of my list, I love his films although I must admit his acting skills were limited.

Movielover
Movielover

Cary Grant is my personal fave and some of him in any man would be a good thing :)

Musto
Musto

Well, even alphabetically, a lot of it doesn't make sense.

Guest
Guest

....after Brando and Clift.

Guest
Guest

Alphabetical order.......

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Meh, this is just a list of every actor this "person" ever liked in a movie or TV show.

Pulchinella
Pulchinella

Richard Dean Anderson should not even be on the top 5000

Starzz
Starzz

There's no room for those people when you've got Jackie Chan and Ben Affleck, lol.

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