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The Best: ACTORS

Like I did with my favorite actresses' post earlier today, I've listed my favorite actors of all time. This time, there's forty men listed alphabetically because I couldn't find a way to keep the list any shorter. These are the guys that draw me to the theaters more than any other. I think it's a very broad and eclectic list - I don't have a certain "type" of actor that I enjoy more than others; rather, there's simply certain actors themselves who prove to be more steady than the rest. Between these forty men, they've received a whopping 108 Academy Award nominations, nabbing 26 total wins. So without any further delay, I hope you enjoy this list!

Brad Pitt

My Fave Films:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Burn After Reading
Fight Club
Inglourious Basterds
Twelve Monkeys
Academy Award Nominations: 2

Bruce Willis

My Fave Films:
Armageddon
Bandits
Die Hard
The Sixth Sense
Sin City

Christian Bale

My Fave Films:
3:10 to Yuma
American Psycho
Batman Begins
I'm Not There.
The Prestige
Academy Award Nominations: 1
Academy Award Wins: 1

Christopher Lloyd

My Fave Films:
Back to the Future
Clue
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Piranha 3D
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Daniel Day-Lewis

My Fave Films:
Gangs of New York
In the Name of the Father
The Last of the Mohicans
Nine
There Will Be Blood
Academy Award Nominations: 4
Academy Award Wins: 2

Denzel Washington

My Fave Films:
American Gangster
Glory
Inside Man
Remember the Titans
Training Day
Academy Award Nominations: 5
Academy Award Wins: 2

Don Cheadle

My Fave Films:
Boogie Nights
Crash
Hotel Rwanda
Manic
Reign Over Me
Academy Award Nominations: 1

Ed Harris

My Fave Films:
A Beautiful Mind
Gone Baby Gone
A History of Violence
The Hours
The Truman Show
Academy Award Nominations: 4

Edward Norton

My Fave Films:
25th Hour
American History X
Fight Club
Primal Fear
Rounders
Academy Award Nominations: 2

Gene Wilder

My Fave Films:
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smart Brother
Blazing Saddles
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Young Frankenstein
Academy Award Nominations: 2

Geoffrey Rush

My Fave Films:
The King's Speech
Munich
Mystery Men
Pirates of the Caribbean
Academy Award Nominations: 4
Academy Award Wins: 1

George Clooney

My Fave Films:
The American
Burn After Reading
Good Night, and Good Luck
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Up in the Air
Academy Award Nominations: 5
Academy Award Wins: 1

Harrison Ford

My Fave Films:
Air Force One
American Graffiti
The Fugitive
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars
Academy Award Nominations: 1

Heath Ledger

My Fave Films:
Brokeback Mountain
The Dark Knight
I'm Not There.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Monster's Ball
Academy Award Nominations: 2
Academy Award Wins: 1

Jack Nicholson

My Fave Films:
Batman
The Departed
The Little Shop of Horrors
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Shining
Academy Award Nominations: 12
Academy Award Wins: 3

James Franco

My Fave Films:
127 Hours
City by the Sea
Date Night
Milk
Pineapple Express
Academy Award Nominations: 1

Jeff Bridges

My Fave Films:
The Big Lebowski
Crazy Heart
K-PAX
TRON
True Grit

Academy Award Nominations: 6
Academy Award Wins: 1

Jim Carrey

My Fave Films:
Ace Ventura
Bruce Almighty
Liar Liar
The Number 23
The Truman Show

Jimmy Stewart

My Fave Films:
It's a Wonderful Life
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Rear Window
The Shootist
Vertigo
Academy Award Nominations: 5
Academy Award Wins: 1

John Malkovich

My Fave Films:
Being John Malkovich
Burn After Reading
Of Mice and Men
Red
Rounders
Academy Award Nominations: 2

Johnny Depp

My Fave Films:
Finding Neverland
Pirates of the Caribbean
Public Enemies
Secret Window
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Academy Award Nominations: 3

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

My Fave Films:
(500) Days of Summer
Brick
The Lookout
Manic
Mysterious Skin

Kevin Spacey

My Fave Films:
American Beauty
L.A. Confidential
Se7en
Shrink
The Usual Suspects
Academy Award Nominations: 2
Academy Award Wins: 2

Leonardo DiCaprio

My Fave Films:
The Aviator
The Basketball Diaries
Catch Me If You Can
The Departed
Romeo + Juliet
Academy Award Nominations: 3

Michael Caine

My Fave Films:
Batman Begins
Children of Men
The Cider House Rules
Is Anybody There?
The Prestige
Academy Award Nominations: 6
Academy Award Wins: 2

Morgan Freeman

My Fave Films:
Bruce Almighty
Glory
Invictus
Se7en
The Shawshank Redemption
Academy Award Nominations: 5
Academy Award Wins: 1

Paul Bettany

My Fave Films:
A Beautiful Mind
Creation
The Da Vinci Code
A Knight's Tale
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Paul Giamatti

My Fave Films:
American Splendor
Cinderella Man
The Illusionist
Sideways
Win Win
Academy Award Nominations: 1

Paul Rudd

My Fave Films:
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Knocked Up
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Pete Postlethwaite

My Fave Films:
In the Name of the Father
Inception
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Romeo + Juliet
The Town
Academy Award Nominations: 1

Philip Seymour Hoffman

My Fave Films:
25th Hour
Almost Famous
Boogie Nights
Happiness
The Savages
Academy Award Nominations: 3
Academy Award Wins: 1

Robert De Niro

My Fave Films:
Awakenings
Casino
Goodfellas
The Godfather: Part II
Heat
Academy Award Nominations: 6
Academy Award Wins: 2

Robert Downey Jr.

My Fave Films:
Iron Man
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Natural Born Killers
A Scanner Darkly
Tropic Thunder
Academy Award Nominations: 2

Russell Crowe

My Fave Films:
3:10 to Yuma
A Beautiful Mind
Gladiator
L.A. Confidential
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Academy Award Nominations: 3
Academy Award Wins: 1

Sam Rockwell

My Fave Films:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Choke
Frost/Nixon
Iron Man 2
Moon

Sean Penn

My Fave Films:
21 Grams
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
I Am Sam
Milk
Mystic River
Academy Award Nominations: 5
Academy Award Wins: 2

Tim Curry

My Fave Films:
Clue
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
It
Muppet Treasure Island
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tom Cruise

My Fave Films:
Collateral
The Last Samurai
Rain Man
Top Gun
Tropic Thunder

Academy Award Nominations: 3

Tom Hanks

My Fave Films:
Cast Away
Catch Me If You Can
Forrest Gump
Road to Perdition
Saving Private Ryan
Academy Award Nominations: 5
Academy Award Wins: 2

William H. Macy

My Fave Films:
Bart Got a Room
Boogie Nights
Fargo
Mystery Men
Pleasantville
Academy Award Nominations: 1

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