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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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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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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 53 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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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 54 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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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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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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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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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
John Hurt Alien, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 64 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 Stewart is listed (or ranked) 65 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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Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 66 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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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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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 68 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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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 69 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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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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Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Hugh Dancy Black Hawk Down, Ella Enchanted, King Arthur

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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Rowan Atkinson The Lion King, Love Actually, Rat Race

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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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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 74 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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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Neil Patrick Harris Starship Troopers, The Smurfs, The Muppets

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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Bryan Cranston Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine, Argo

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 77 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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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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Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Misha Collins Girl, Interrupted, Over Her Dead Body

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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 80 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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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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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Pierce Brosnan Mars Attacks!, Mrs. Doubtfire, GoldenEye

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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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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 84 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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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Theo James Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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
Tim Roth Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Incredible Hulk

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 88 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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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 89 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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Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 90 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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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 91 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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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 92 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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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 93 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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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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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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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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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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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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Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Orson Welles Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie, The Third Man

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Peter O'Toole Lawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille, Prometheus