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List Rules 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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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Alan Rickman Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Morgan Freeman The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, X-Men

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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Gary Oldman The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Robin Williams Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Liam Neeson The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Benedict Cumberbatch Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Johnny Depp A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jeremy Irons The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Time Machine

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Sean Connery Goldfinger, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Maggie Smith Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Patrick Stewart X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
James Earl Jones Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Lion King

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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Christopher Walken Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Batman Returns

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Hugh Laurie 101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Hugh Jackman X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

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Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Colin Firth The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love

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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Ralph Fiennes Schindler's List, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Gerard Butler How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jack Nicholson The Shining, Batman, The Departed

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Al Pacino The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface

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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Ewan McGregor Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Robert De Niro Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Samuel L. Jackson The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Tom Hiddleston The Avengers, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jensen Ackles Batman: Under the Red Hood, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Ten Inch Hero

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
George Clooney South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Helena Bonham Carter Fight Club, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
David Tennant Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, How to Train Your Dragon, Fright Night

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Harrison Ford Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner

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Geoffrey Rush is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Geoffrey Rush Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Christian Bale The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
John Malkovich Juno, Being John Malkovich, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Daniel Day-Lewis Gangs of New York, The Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Helen Mirren Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur

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Jean Reno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jean Reno Mission: Impossible, Hotel Rwanda, Léon: The Professional

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Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Steve Buscemi Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic, Inception, The Departed

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Philip Seymour Hoffman The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Big Lebowski

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Kevin Spacey American Beauty, Seven, The Usual Suspects

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Christopher Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Christopher Lloyd Back to the Future, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Bill Murray Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
James McAvoy X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Dustin Hoffman The Graduate, Being John Malkovich, Rain Man

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Matt Damon Saving Private Ryan, The Departed, Good Will Hunting

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Peter Dinklage X-Men: Days of Future Past, Elf, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Water for Elephants