A movie can only be as good as their leading actors performances. This is the ranking of actors that deliver stunning performances on a regular basis:
10. Tom Cruise
Scientology aside, that man has made so many great movies and his smile makes the ladies melt away. Convincing as super-cool pilot in the navy commercial clip “Top Gun”, also as agent Ethan Hunt in the “Mission: Impossible”-trilogy.
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9. Will Smith
That man is pure talent. He is good in everything he does…comedy, action, drama, even rap-music he turns into gold. My favourites are “Bad Boys”, “Ali” and “Hitch”, but pretty much everyone of his movies is watchable.
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8. Tom Hanks
One of the big character actors, who won two Academy awards for “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump”.
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7. Bradley Cooper
His display as super cool ladies`s man in “Hangover” was probably his final breakthrough, successful before but on Hollywood`s A-list ever since.
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6. Christian Bale
Probably the actor who is preparing the most for every single role, kind of melts with the character he plays.
5. Hugh Grant
The charming Brit convinces in RomComs as slighty unconfident but cute romanticist. Very good choice of roles and apparently a very likable guy.
4. Jim Carrey
Probaly the most elastic face in show business. His ability of making funny faces is definitely unmatched and was first noticed in “The mask” and continued in “Dumb and dumber”, “Ace Ventura” and “Yes man”. Showed his skills as character actor in “The Truman show”.
3. James Franco
The chick magnet reached world fame as Spiderman villain, an Oscar nominantion for the epic drama “127 hours” and much praise as James Dean look-a-like in the legend`s biopic.
2. Leonardo Di Caprio
Simply astonishing, how Di Caprio managed to transform from the pretty boy in “Titanic” to maybe the most accomplished actor on Hollywood`s A-List. His choice of roles is very clever and he delivers outstanding performances non-stop. “Gilbert Grape”, “Jim Carrol”, “Aviator”, “Departed”, “Catch me if you can”, “Shutter Island”, “Inception”…that just a small selection of his work. What a shame that man is yet to win an Oscar!
1. Liam Neeson
That man gets to me in every movie, he just has a very special aura. Developed into an action hero in his old days with “Taken”, “The A-Team” etc….
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