film actors The Best Living Actors in Their 80s  

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List Rules Living (male) actors born in or before 1933

The best living actors in their 80s are all seasoned veterans in Hollywood who were born in 1935 or earlier. These men are multiple Academy Award winners, legends on the big screen and small and among the best actors in film history. While not have aged as well as others, in many cases, these Hollywood greats are still active in their old age.

To say that this list of the best actors born in 1935 or earlier is packed with superstars might be an understatement. Names like Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas, William Shatner and Clint Eastwood are among the greatest actors of the 20th century. Add in Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Michael Caine, Gene Hackman, and Christopher Plummer, and you've named some of the most talented men to ever act in a movie or television show.

But the list doesn't stop there. Actors such as Christopher Lee, James Earl Jones and Robert Duvall might be getting up there in age, but they are showing few signs of slowing down. Those and many other great actors over the age of 80 continue to star in movies and TV shows having not lost a beat with age.

So which of these best older actors is the absolute best? Which would rank the highest on the list of the greatest film actors of all time? Vote for your favorites below, add any not ranked already or re-rank this list of the best living actors over the age of 80 below!
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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Sean Connery age 86

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Michael Caine age 84

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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Robert Duvall age 86

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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Gene Hackman age 87

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Martin Landau is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Martin Landau age 88

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William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Max von Sydow age 88

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Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Ed Asner age 87

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Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Jerry Stiller age 89

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Mel Brooks age 90

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Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Tim Conway age 83

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Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Ian Holm age 85

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Adam West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Adam West age 88

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Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Robert Wagner age 87

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Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Alan Arkin age 83

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Hal Linden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Hal Linden age 86 - 1931

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Rip Torn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Rip Torn age 86

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Harry Dean Stanton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Judd Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Judd Hirsch age 82

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Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Jerry Lewis age 91

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Danny Aiello is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Danny Aiello age 83

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David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Regis Philbin age 85

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Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Gavin MacLeod is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Gavin MacLeod age 86 - 1931

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Philip Baker Hall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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Ed Ames is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Ed Ames age 88

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Tom Baker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Tom Baker age 83

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Tab Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Tab Hunter age 84

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Norman Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

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John Gavin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
John Gavin age 86

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Rance Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Rance Howard age 88

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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Woody Allen age 81

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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Leslie Nielsen Died at 84 (1926-2010)

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Dewey Martin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Dewey Martin age 92

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Bruce Glover - 85 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Living Actors in Their 80s
Bruce Glover - 85