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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
CraigAlarm added Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jeff Bridges Iron Man, The Big Lebowski, Tron

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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 53 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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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
PhillipaDudley added 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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William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
William H. Macy Fargo, Boogie Nights, Magnolia

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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
LauraZaetz added 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
kate-mcnally added Betty White The Proposal, The Lorax, Hard Rain

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

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
LauraZaetz added 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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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 62 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) 63 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
LauraZaetz added John Hurt Alien, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
CraigAlarm added James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window

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Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Lucyslide added Martin Freeman Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Love Actually

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Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
BenNicholson added Jason Isaacs Good, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Will Ferrell (As Ron Burgundy) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
KathySchildroth added Sam Elliott The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Ghost Rider

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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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James Spader is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
James Spader Pretty in Pink, Lincoln, Stargate

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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
BrandonJames added Rowan Atkinson The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 72 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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Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Alex Donoso added Hugh Dancy Black Hawk Down, Ella Enchanted, King Arthur

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

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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Bryan Cranston Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine, Argo

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
sandy-fox added Jeffrey Dean Morgan Watchmen, P.S. I Love You, Jonah Hex

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Dave_7672 added Donald Sutherland The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, National Lampoon's Animal House

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

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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Lignod added Theo James Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent

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Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
lilypond added Misha Collins Girl, Interrupted, Over Her Dead Body

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Willem Dafoe is listed (or ranked) 81 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) 82 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
emilyl added 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) 83 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
John Lithgow Shrek, Footloose, Interstellar

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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Pierce Brosnan Mars Attacks!, Mrs. Doubtfire, GoldenEye

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
GordonLittle added Stephen Fry Alice in Wonderland, V for Vendetta, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
CherylCooke added Richard Burton The Longest Day, Cleopatra, Where Eagles Dare

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Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
SusanTysonStevenson added Tim Roth Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Incredible Hulk

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

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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
CraigAlarm added Matthew Broderick The Lion King, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory

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Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
evilgrin32 added Christopher Eccleston Thor: The Dark World, 28 Days Later, The Others

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
CraigAlarm added Cary Grant North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
susan-sackinger added Katharine Hepburn Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Jimmers2 added Michael Fassbender Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Alec Baldwin The Departed, Beetlejuice, Pearl Harbor

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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 95 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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Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Hermetta Pillion added Jared Padalecki Friday the 13th, House of Wax, Cry Wolf

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Tom Hardy The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down

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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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Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
jlkbtm2top added Orson Welles Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie, The Third Man

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Cary Elwes is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
CraigAlarm added Cary Elwes The Princess Bride, Saw, Bram Stoker's Dracula