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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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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Paul Newman Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Steve McQueen The Great Escape, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Papillon

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James Dean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
James Dean Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Jack Nicholson The Shining, The Departed, As Good as It Gets

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Tom Hanks The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Sean Connery Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Cary Grant His Girl Friday, Notorious, North by Northwest

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Robert De Niro Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II, Casino

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Humphrey Bogart Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can

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John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
John Wayne The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rio Bravo

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Harrison Ford Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Sam Elliott Hulk, Up in the Air, Tombstone

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy

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Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Marlon Brando The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Al Pacino The Godfather, Scarface, Heat

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Denzel Washington Training Day, American Gangster American Gangster, Man on Fire

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Alan Rickman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard

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Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Robert Redford Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All the President's Men

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Bruce Willis The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Liam Neeson Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Hugh Jackman The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Dean Martin The Dean Martin Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Goodfellas

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Michael Caine The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige

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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Tommy Lee Jones No Country for Old Men, Men in Black, Men in Black II

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Bill Murray Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Anthony Hopkins Hannibal, Red Dragon, The Elephant Man

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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Gary Oldman The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Léon: The Professional

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Bruce Lee The Big Boss, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Leonardo DiCaprio Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic

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Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Charles Bronson Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen

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Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Robert Mitchum The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Out of the Past

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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Robert Duvall The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Apocalypse Now

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Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Jason Statham Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch

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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, True Grit

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
James Earl Jones The Lion King, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
George Clooney Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Viggo Mortensen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, A History of Violence

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Jean Reno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Jean Reno Léon: The Professional, The Da Vinci Code, Godzilla

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Lee Marvin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Lee Marvin M Squad, The Dirty Dozen, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Matthew McConaughey Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club

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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Gene Hackman Unforgiven, The Royal Tenenbaums, Enemy of the State

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Frank Sinatra From Here to Eternity, Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate

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James Garner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
James Garner The Rockford Files, The Notebook, The Great Escape