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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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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 51 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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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Water for Elephants

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William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
William H. Macy Fargo, Boogie Nights, Magnolia

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 54 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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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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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jeff Bridges Iron Man, The Big Lebowski, Tron

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Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 57 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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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 58 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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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Betty White The Proposal, The Lorax, Hard Rain

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 60 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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Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Norman Reedus Blade II, American Gangster, The Boondock Saints

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Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Hugh Dancy Black Hawk Down, Ella Enchanted, King Arthur

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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 63 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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John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 64 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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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 65 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) 66 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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James Spader is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
James Spader Pretty in Pink, Lincoln, Stargate

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Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 68 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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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 69 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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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Rowan Atkinson The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 71 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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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Bryan Cranston Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine, Argo

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 73 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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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Neil Patrick Harris Starship Troopers, The Smurfs, The Muppets

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 75 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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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 76 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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Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Misha Collins Girl, Interrupted, Over Her Dead Body

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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Pierce Brosnan Mars Attacks!, Mrs. Doubtfire, GoldenEye

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 79 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) 80 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) 81 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) 82 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
John Lithgow Shrek, Footloose, Interstellar

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 83 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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Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Joe Pesci Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Home Alone

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Richard Burton The Longest Day, Cleopatra, Where Eagles Dare

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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Theo James Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent

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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 87 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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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jude Law Hugo, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 89 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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Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Tim Roth Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Incredible Hulk

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Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 91 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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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 92 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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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 93 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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Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 94 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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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 95 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) 96 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Alec Baldwin The Departed, Beetlejuice, Pearl Harbor

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Cary Elwes is listed (or ranked) 97 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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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Peter O'Toole Lawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille, Prometheus

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Bette Davis All About Eve, P.S. I Love You, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Paul Newman The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cars