20 Favourite Actors Meme

A follow-up to the favourite actress one, and just as difficult! I wasn’t tagged, but found out about it at Filmicability with Dean Treadway.

As with my actress list, I’m ordering them in Alphabetical order, and am including my favourite performance. Enjoy and make your own list!

Boris Karloff (Isle of the Dead)


Burt Lancaster (Sweet Smell of Success)


Cary Grant (The Awful Truth)


Charles Boyer (Cluny Brown)


Clint Eastwood (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)


Dana Andrews (Laura)


David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck)


Eli Wallach (Baby Doll)


Gunnar Björnstrand (Winter Light)


Humphrey Bogart (In a Lonely Place)


James Mason (Bigger than Life)


James Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life)


John Wayne (The Searchers)


Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita)


Paul Newman (The Hustler)


Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf)


Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac)

Iron Man

Robert Mitchum (The Night of the Hunter)


Tony Leung (In the Mood for Love)


Warren Beatty (Bonnie and Clyde)


10 responses to “20 Favourite Actors Meme

  1. thumbs up for Leung, Downey and Straitharn. i love many of the old guys too, i was just surprised to see thos three. well, maybe not Leung.

  2. Randomly listed as they come to mind:

    Robert Mitchum (Out of the Past)
    Ray Milland (Dial M for Murder)
    James Cagney (Public Enemy)
    Tom Cruise (A Few Good Men)
    Gary Oldman (True Romance)
    Jimmy Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life)
    James Caan (Thief)
    Robert De Niro (Raging Bull)
    Burt Reynolds (Sharky’s Machine)
    Clint Eastwood (The Outlaw Josey Wales)
    Robert Downey, Jr. (Two Girls and a Guy)
    Jack Lemmon (Glengarry Glen Ross)
    Burt Lancaster (Sweet Smell of Success)
    Alain Delon (Le Samourai)
    Paul Newman (The Verdict)
    Kirk Douglas (The Bad and the Beautiful)
    Jean Gabin (Touchez Pas au Grisbi)
    Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange)
    James Mason (Lolita)
    Gene Hackman (The Conversation)

  3. I’m curious, have you seen Gran Torino? It’s a pretty fascinating performance by Clint – almost a parody of the Man With No Name and Dirty Harry, and yet totally original too. It’s practically the summation of every ornery, no-nonsense character he’s ever played, so if it really is his final performance like he says it is, it’s the perfect way to go out.

  4. Gah, wonderful list! ADORE the inclusions of Dana Andrews and Eli Wallach – who seem to be so shamefully overlooked these days in comparison to the screen ‘legends’. Disgraceful, I say! :)

    Love Mason too and I’m *desperate* to see ‘Bigger Than Life’.

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