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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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Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Bill Murray Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day Caddyshack

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 53 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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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jeff Bridges Iron Man, The Big Lebowski Tron

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Meryl Streep The Deer Hunter, Out of Africa Kramer vs. Kramer

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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Mark Ruffalo The Avengers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Shutter Island

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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Leonard Nimoy Star Trek, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Sean Bean The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Norman Reedus Blade II, American Gangster The Boondock Saints

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Will Ferrell (As Ron Burgundy) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf Wedding Crashers

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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Sam Elliott The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Ghost Rider

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Betty White The Proposal, The Lorax Hard Rain

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear The Omen

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Cate Blanchett The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Viggo Mortensen The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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James Spader is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
James Spader Pretty in Pink, Lincoln Stargate

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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Gary Sinise Forrest Gump, The Green Mile Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Bryan Cranston Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine Argo

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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Theo James Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie Divergent

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Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Martin Freeman Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz Love Actually

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Donald Sutherland The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 National Lampoon's Animal House

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Willem Dafoe is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Willem Dafoe Finding Nemo, Spider-Man Spider-Man 2

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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
John Cleese Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
John Lithgow Shrek, Footloose Interstellar

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo Rear Window

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Neil Patrick Harris Starship Troopers, The Smurfs The Muppets

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Richard Burton The Longest Day, Cleopatra Where Eagles Dare

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Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Joe Pesci Goodfellas, Raging Bull Home Alone

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Cary Grant North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby His Girl Friday

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Stephen Fry Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jason Isaacs Good, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Misha Collins Girl, Interrupted Over Her Dead Body

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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Matthew Broderick The Lion King, Ferris Bueller's Day Off Glory

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John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
John Hurt Alien, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Watchmen, P.S. I Love You Jonah Hex

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Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Christopher Eccleston Thor: The Dark World, 28 Days Later The Others

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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Rowan Atkinson The Lion King, Love Actually Rat Race

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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Pierce Brosnan Mars Attacks!, Mrs. Doubtfire GoldenEye

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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Christopher Meloni Man of Steel, 12 Monkeys Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Katharine Hepburn Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story The African Queen

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Michael Fassbender Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Alec Baldwin The Departed, Beetlejuice Pearl Harbor

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Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Tim Roth Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs The Incredible Hulk

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Paul Newman The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Cars

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Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jim Caviezel The Passion of the Christ, The Rock The Thin Red Line

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Peter O'Toole Lawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille Prometheus

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Cary Elwes is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Cary Elwes The Princess Bride, Saw Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jared Padalecki Friday the 13th, House of Wax Cry Wolf

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Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Orson Welles Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie The Third Man