actors Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies  

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List Rules Vote up or add your favorite film star that consistently makes good movies. (More than 6 great ones). And, no, making four American Pie movies doesn't count, Jason Biggs!

Most working stars in the film industry are just going from paycheck to paycheck; taking any job just to earn a living. Regardless of talent, these actors and actresses sometimes luck out and make a few good movies, but just as often are forced to appear in less-than-stellar works... (And let's not even mention the dozens of movie stars who have the uncanny ability to make any movie suck.) But that's not the case for the talents on this list!

Here you will find a collection of the best actors who refuse to appear in bad movies or otherwise lift a mediocre movie to prominence just by gracing it with their presence. These stars are so charismatic that even the ones that may have made a subpar film or two have long since put it behind them. For instance, remember that time George Clooney starred in a Batman sequel opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger? No? That's because Hollywood called a mulligan and all is forgiven, George!

Vote up or add your favorite film star that consistently makes good movies. And, no, making four American Pie movies doesn't count, Jason Biggs!

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Michael Fassbender 12 Years a Slave, Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
James McAvoy Atonement, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Kevin Spacey American Beauty, Seven, The Usual Suspects

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Anthony Hopkins Silence of the Lambs, The Elephant Man, Amistad

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Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Edward Norton Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Christian Bale The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Matt Damon The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Gary Oldman JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Titanic

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Denzel Washington Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Hugh Jackman X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Liam Neeson The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Robert De Niro Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Jake Gyllenhaal Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Michael Caine The Prestige, Children of Men, The Cider House Rules

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Amy Adams Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, Gangs of New York

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Cate Blanchett The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Aviator

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote, Doubt, Charlie Wilson's War

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Al Pacino The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Natalie Portman V for Vendetta, Black Swan, The Professional

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Harrison Ford Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Kate Winslet Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road

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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Ralph Fiennes Schindler's List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The English Patient

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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski, True Grit, The Contender

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Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Steve Buscemi Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Samuel L. Jackson The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Sean Connery Goldfinger, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Water for Elephants

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Johnny Depp A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Helena Bonham Carter Fight Club, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Ed Harris The Hours, Pollock, The Truman Show

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Helen Mirren Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Bradley Cooper Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Sandra Bullock The Blind Side, Gravity, Crash

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Julianne Moore Magnolia, The Big Lebowski, The Kids Are All Right. Boogie Nights

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, X-Men: First Class

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Anne Hathaway The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland

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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Matthew McConaughey Dazed and Confused, The Wolf of Wall Street, Tropic Thunder

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Emma Watson 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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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Will Smith Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

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Hugo Weaving is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Hugo Weaving The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Rachel Weisz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Rachel Weisz Oz the Great and Powerful, The Mummy, The Fountain