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List of famous male film actors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male film actors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being film actors. There are thousand of males working as film actors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic film actors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a film actor then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male film actors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male film actors?" and "Who are the best male film actors?"
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Film Actors
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Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. He has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. In the early years of his career, Cage starred in films such as Valley ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

Credits: Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure, Moonstruck, Kick-Ass

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#62 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#69 on The Best Living American Actors

#12 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

#37 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Film Actors
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Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor, Athlete

Credits: Michael Jordan to the Max, Michael Jordan: His Airness, Playground, He Got Game

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#1 on The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

#39 on The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

#1 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#1 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Film Actors
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Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus, and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Baby

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#3 on The Best Actors Working Today

#5 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#1 on The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps

#12 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Wyclef Jean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Film Actors
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Wyclef Jeanelle Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician, actor, and politician. At the age of nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. Jean won three Grammy ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Politician, + more

Credits: Hotel Rwanda, 50 First Dates, Love Actually, Quantum of Solace

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#64 on The Best Political Musicians

#67 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

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