Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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List Criteria: Male actors that you could watch do just about anything, even read the phonebook

List of actors who you would watch do something as mundane as read the phone book. Some of these guys are leading men, considered some of the best actors of all time, and other are great character actors, known for their ability to become completely different people each time they are on camera. A few are just charming, or maybe "interesting," whatever that means. Others on this list are just quirky weirdos known for their off-screen antics as much as their actual acting. Maybe they would liven up the phonebook a bit? It's not always ads for fireworks and prostitutes.

Vote for those actors you think would be fun to watch doing just about anything. If not read the phonebook, maybe they could do the news, or the weather. Be sure to add any who are missing, and click 'rerank' below to make a list of your own.
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    the people's #1 & added by HumbertoIbarra
    Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the ...

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    Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story

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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The ...

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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List

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    Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society

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    Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a ...

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    Goldfinger, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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    X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

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    The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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    Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Lion King

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    The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love

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    How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2

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    X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

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    101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

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    The Shining, Batman, The Departed

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    Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

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    The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface

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    Batman: Under the Red Hood, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Ten Inch Hero

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    The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas

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    Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner

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    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

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    The Avengers, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, How to Train Your Dragon, Fright ...

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    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    Juno, Being John Malkovich, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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    Mission: Impossible, Hotel Rwanda, Léon: The Professional

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    Gangs of New York, The Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood

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    Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Big Lebowski

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    American Beauty, Seven, The Usual Suspects

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    Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur

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    Titanic, Inception, The Departed

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    The Graduate, Being John Malkovich, Rain Man

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    Black Hawk Down, Ella Enchanted, King Arthur

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    Saving Private Ryan, The Departed, Good Will Hunting

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    X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Chronicles of Narnia: ...

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    Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Water for Elephants

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    Fargo, Boogie Nights, Magnolia

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