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Top 100 Best Hollywood Actors Of All Time (2020)

In its history of near about 100 years Hollywood has seen hundreds of thousands of actors to try their luck on screen. However,only handfuls of them were successful enough to leave an ever-lasting impression on the mind of audience. These actors were not only popular among audience during their peak time but were also admired by the next younger generations. Some of them focused on the pure entertainment, some focused on method acting and while many branched out from acting to other fields of film making like Direction and Screenplay writing. Some actors even achieved a god like cult status. Before you read any further let me tell you that this list was compiled after poll among 50 film lovers. You will find many of your favorite actors and will also find several highest paid hollywood actors of all time. Please note that this list has covered famous hollywood actors of almost all decades. So not only you will find your favorite childhood hero but you will also find the leading actors of this decade.

Greatest Hollywood Actors in the History of Cinema

Here is the list of Top 100 Greatest Hollywood Actors of All time. If you find any of your favorite Hollywood actor missing then please let us know in comments. We would also like to hear who is your favorite actor in the list.

100. Patrick Swayze


best hollywood actors

Date Of Birth – 18 August 1952 [DIed – 14 September 2009]
Height – 178 cm

Total Movies – 51
Awards Won – None (Nominated for 3 Golden Globes)

Top Movies – Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Point Break, Road house
Famous Roles – Johnny Castle of Dirty Dancing and Sam Wheat in Ghost

Box Office Revenue – $575 Million
Net Worth – $40 Million

99. Kevin Bacon


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 8 July 1958
Height – 178 cm

Total Movies – 93 Movies
Awards Won – Won Golden Globe Award fro Taking Chance (2009)

Top Movies – JFK, Apollo 13, Mystic River, A Few Good Men, Sleepers, Tremors, Footloose
Famous Roles – Valentine McKee in Tremors, Ren McCormack in Footloose and Jack Swigert in Apollo 13

Box Office Revenue – $1520 Million
Net Worth – $30 Million

98. Benicio Del Toro


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 19 February 1967
Height – 188

Total Movies – 59 Movies
Awards Won – Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Traffic, Won BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Guilds award too

Top Movies – Sicario, Escobar, Traffic, The Usual Suspectes, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avenegrs Infinity War
Famous Roles – Javier Rodriguez in Traffic, The Collector in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Box Office Revenue – $2300 Million
Net Worth – $45 Million

97. Harvey Keitel


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 13 May 1939
Height – 171 cm

Total Movies – 154 Movies
Awards Won – 1 Oscar Nomination

Top Movies – Bad Lieutenant, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Mean STreets, Reservoir Dogs, Thelma & Louise
Famous Roles – Micke Cohen in Bugsy, Mr White in Reservoir Dogs

Box Office Revenue – $204 Million
Net Worth – $45 Million

96. Ed Harris


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 28 November 1950
Height – 175 cm

Total Movies – 103 Movies
Awards Won – Nominated for 4 Oscars

Top Movies – The Truman Show, Apollo 13, The Rock, Enemy at the Gates, The Abyss, Westworld
Famous Roles – Christof in The Truman Show, The Man in Black in Westworld

Box Office Revenue – $1793 Million
Net Worth – $20 Million

95. Willem Dafoe


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 22 July 1955
Height – 175 cm

Total Movies – 129 Movies
Awards Won – 4 Oscar Nominations

Top Movies – Spider-Man, John Wick, Platoon, Aquaman
Famous Roles – Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ, Norman Osborn in Spider-man,

Box Office Revenue – $2091 Million
Net Worth – $30 Million

94. Charles Laughton


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 1 Julu 1899 [DIED: 15 December 1962]
Height – 172 cm

Total Movies –
Awards Won – Oscar for Best Actor for The Private Life of Henry VIII

Top Movies – The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Private Life of Henry VIII
Famous Roles – Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame,

Box Office Revenue – $40 Million
Net Worth – $1 Million

93. Michael Douglas


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 25 September 1944
Height – 178 cm

Total Movies – 63 Movies
Awards Won – Oscar for Best Actor in Wall Street

Top Movies – Ant-Man, Falling Down, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, The Game, Wall Street
Famous Roles – Hank Pym in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gordon Gekko in Wall Street

Box Office Revenue – $2743 Million
Net Worth – $300 Million

92. James Caan


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 26 March 1940
Height – 176 cm

Total Movies – 133 Movies
Awards Won – 1 Oscar Nomination for Supporting Actor in The Godfather

Top Movies – The Godfather, Misery, Thief, Rollerball, El Dorado
Famous Roles – Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, Paul Sheldon in Misery

Box Office Revenue – $240 Million
Net Worth – $20 Million

91. Robert Downey Jr.


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 4 April 1965
Height – 174 cm

Total Movies – 91 Movies
Awards Won – Nominated for 2 Oscars

Top Movies – Ironman Trilogy, Avengers Series, Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Famous Roles – Ironman in MCU, Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes

Box Office Revenue – $5.7 Billion
Net Worth – $300 Million [We Love you 3000]

90. Richard Burton


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 10 November 1925 [Died: 5 August 1984]
Height – 178 cm

Total Movies – 79
Awards Won – Nominated for 7 Academy Awards but never won

Top Movies – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Hamlet,The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Famous Roles – George From Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Box Office Revenue – $50 Million
Net Worth – $10 Million

89. Alec Guinness


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 2 April 1914 [Died: 5 August 2000]
Height – 178 cm

Total Movies – 64
Awards Won – Academy Award for Best actor 1957

Top Movies – Star Wars, The Bridge on River Kwai, The Lady Killers, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Horse’s Mouth
Famous Roles – Obi Van Kenobi from Star Wars, Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on River Kwai

Box Office Revenue – $120 Million
Net Worth – $10 million

88. Geoffrey rush


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 6 July 1951
Height – 183 cm

Total Movies – 64
Awards Won – Academy Award for Best Actor (SHINE movie). Also the first actors to won Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Glove, Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award. He is given equal credit for the success of movie Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp even said that Geoffrey inspired him to act better as Jack Sparrow.

Top Movies – Pirates of the Caibbean, The Book Thief, The King’s Speech, Shine, Final Portrait, Quills, Shakespeare in love
Famous Roles – Barbosa from Pirates of the caribbean, David Heffgot in Shine

Box Office Revenue – $ 1.714 Billion
Net Worth – $40 Million

87. Christopher Lee


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 27 May 1922 [Died 7 June 2015]
Height – 196 cm

Total Movies – 281
Awards Won – None but you should read his biography. He served in Air force. He was also a secret service agent.

Top Movies – Star Wars Episode 2, Lord of the Rings, The Wicker Man, Dracula, The Man with the Golden Gun, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate factory
Famous Roles – Saruman from Lord of the Rings

Box Office Revenue – $1.6 Billion
Net Worth – $25 million

86. Hugo Weaving


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 4 April 1960
Height – 188 cm

Total Movies – 91
Awards Won – None. His role of Agent Smith in The Matrix movies gave him a global fame and after that he became even more popular due to his role in The Lord of the rings movies.

Top Movies – Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, V For Vendetta, Captain America, Avengers End Game, The Adventures of Priscilla, Transformers Trilogy
Famous Roles – Agent Smith from Matrix, Elrond from LOTR, V from V for Vendetta, Red Skull in MCU, Megatron in the Transformers trilogy

Box Office Revenue – $2.1 Billion
Net Worth – $40 Million

85. Viggo Mortensen


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 20 October 1958
Height – 180 cm

Total Movies – 58
Awards Won – Nominated 3 times for Academy Awards

Top Movies – Lord of the Rings, Green Book, Captain Fantastic, Eastern Primises, The Road
Famous Roles – Aragorn for LOTR

Box Office Revenue – $1.6 Billion
Net Worth – $30 Million

84. Sylvester Stallone


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 6 July 1946
Height – 177 cm

Total Movies – 83
Awards Won – 3 Academy Awards Nominations for Rocky. He Was homeless when he wrote the film. He was forced to sell his dog to survive during the mid 1970s but now he is one of the richest actor in hollywood.

Top Movies – Rocky, Rambo, The Expendables, Creed, Escape Plan, Tango and Cash, Cobra
Famous Roles – Rocky, Rambo

Box Office Revenue – $2.5 Billion
Net Worth – $400 Million

83. Arnold Schwarzenegger


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 30 July 1947
Height – 188 cm

Total Movies – 73
Awards Won – None. he is one of the rare actors who is known globally. He made bodybuilding famous worldwide. Arnold worked in several medium scale movies but it was his documentary Pumping Iron in 1977 that made him famous in the States. He got the role of Conan the Barbarian and after that he never looked back. Interestingly he got fame after the age of 35. This proves that success can come at any age.

Top Movies – Terminator, Predator, Commando, Total Recall, True Lies, The 6th Day, Last Action Hero, The Running Man
Famous Roles – Terminator

Box Office Revenue – $1.8 Billion
Net Worth – $400 Million

82. Tim Robbins


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 16 October 1958
Height – 196 cm

Total Movies – 75
Awards Won – Academy Award for Best Actor for Mystic River

Top Movies – The Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River, Top Gun, Noting to Lose, Bill Durham, Jacob’s Ladder
Famous Roles – Andy Dufresne for The Shawkshank Redemption

Box Office Revenue – $890 Million
Net Worth – $60 Million

81. Javier Bardem


best hollywood actors
Date Of Birth – 1 March 1969
Height – 181 cm

Total Movies – 64
Awards Won – Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for No Countries for Old Men

Top Movies – No Countries for Old men, Skyfall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Sea Inside
Famous Roles – Anton Chigurh for No Countries for Old Men

Box Office Revenue – $725 Million
Net Worth – $20 Million