The Coolest Actors Ever

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As movie fans, we like to think of our favorite actors as being larger than life. With all of the coverage that these stars get, these cool customers know how to function both on and off the screen. Often times we think of our favorite actors as being fairly close in personality to our favorite characters to whom which they portray. Obviously it's impossible for them to be a lot like their famous portrayals, but that doesn't mean that these guys aren't cool. In fact, most of these guys epitomize what cool is. Beginning with actors like Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant during the Golden Age of Film, the best leading men have had a certain aura about them. James Dean, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen are other actors who are considered some of the coolest guys ever.

More recently, tough guy actors like Bruce Willis and Daniel Craig mix brains with brawn in their iconic roles as John McClane and James Bond each. While they each exemplify a different kind of cool, people are still attracted to these actors because this coolness factor. These actors of the guys who you'd want to hang out with, talk shop and maybe down an adult beverage or two with.

Vote for who you think is the coolest actor ever. If you don't see a name on this list and the actor is cool, feel free to add a name to the legendary list of the coolest people history. 

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

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    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan

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    Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting

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    The Great Escape, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Papillon

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    The Shining, The Departed, As Good as It Gets

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Coolza
    The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can

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    Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II, Casino

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    His Girl Friday, Notorious, North by Northwest

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    added by wiabux
    Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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    Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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    The Godfather, Scarface, Heat

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    The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy

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    The Dean Martin Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Goodfellas

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: ...

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    The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rio Bravo

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    The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman

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    Hulk, Up in the Air, Tombstone

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon ...

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    The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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    Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

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    Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z

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    Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man

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    added by abhijeetyadav4132
    The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Léon: The Professional

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    Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins ...

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    Training Day, American Gangster American Gangster, Man on Fire

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    The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element

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    No Country for Old Men, Men in Black, Men in Black II

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    The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men

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    The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige

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    added by looksharp
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All the President's Men

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    often listed & added by Coolza
    Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Hannibal, Red Dragon, The Elephant Man

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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    The Big Boss, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection

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    Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen

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    Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic

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    The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Out of the Past

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    added by PeteBoyle
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch

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    The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Apocalypse Now

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    Léon: The Professional, The Da Vinci Code, Godzilla

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    Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: ...

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    The Lion King, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Dr. Strangelove ...

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    The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, True Grit

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    added by PeteBoyle
    M Squad, The Dirty Dozen, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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    Unforgiven, The Royal Tenenbaums, Enemy of the State

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    From Here to Eternity, Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate

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    Fight Club, American History X, The Illusionist

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    Skyfall, Casino Royale, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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