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The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

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I only included on this list the actors and actresses I was familiar with. Many of the older actors like greta garbo and Julie Andrews are not on my list. I realize that some of those actors and actresses are on many people's lists. I simply am not familiar with there work or I have not seen any films they appeared in. I'm not into old films, by old films I mean films of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and early 60's. The extent of "old" films I am familiar with are, PRIDE OF THE YANKEES, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, 12 ANGRY MEN, and MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. There are plenty of actors that did not make my list that I like but in my opinion are not worthy of being on a list of GREATEST FILM ACTORS & ACTRESSES OF ALL TIME, after all that is the category not favorite actors. There some of the actors on this list I do not like, an example would be Meryl Streep.
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    James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #6 on the original list
    James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Rear Window

  2. 2
    Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #2 on the original list
    Jack Nicholson The Shining, Batman, The Departed

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    #10 on the original list
    The Deer Hunter, Out of Africa, Kramer vs. Kramer

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  4. 4
    Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #4 on the original list
    Robert De Niro Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

  5. 5
    Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #316 on the original list
    Claire Danes Princess Mononoke, Stardust, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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    Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #5 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen

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    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #1 on the original list
    Tom Hanks Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story

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    Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #103 on the original list
    Gary Cooper High Noon, Cinema Paradiso, The Pride of the Yankees

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    Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #8 on the original list
    Al Pacino The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface

  10. 10
    Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #332 on the original list
    Clive Owen Sin City, The Bourne Identity, Children of Men

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    #45 on the original list
    Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur

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  12. 12
    Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #44 on the original list
    Judi Dench Casino Royale, Skyfall, Shakespeare in Love

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    #11 on the original list
    The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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    #334 on the original list
    The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

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    Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #19 on the original list
    Johnny Depp A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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    Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #107 on the original list
    Jeremy Irons The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Time Machine

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    #102 on the original list
    The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love

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    Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #93 on the original list
    Sean Penn Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Being John Malkovich, Mystic River

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    Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #96 on the original list
    Charlize Theron Prometheus, The Italian Job, The Devil's Advocate

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    Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #20 on the original list
    Denzel Washington Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day

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    Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #46 on the original list
    Kate Winslet Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland

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    Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #92 on the original list
    Donald Sutherland The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, National Lampoon's Animal House

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    Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #21 on the original list
    Clint Eastwood Good, Unforgiven, Dirty Harry

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    #27 on the original list
    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #36 on the original list
    Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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    #13 on the original list
    The Graduate, Being John Malkovich, Rain Man

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    Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #114 on the original list
    Natalie Portman Thor, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: ...

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    Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #12 on the original list
    Morgan Freeman The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #295 on the original list
    Renée Zellweger Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire, Chicago

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    John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #84 on the original list
    John Malkovich Juno, Being John Malkovich, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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    #98 on the original list
    Platoon, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Good Morning

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    Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #25 on the original list
    Robert Duvall The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now

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    George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #91 on the original list
    George Clooney South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

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    Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #267 on the original list
    Keira Knightley Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Pirates of the Caribbean: The ...

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    Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #33 on the original list
    Jodie Foster The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Contact

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    Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #50 on the original list
    Heath Ledger The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot

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    #211 on the original list
    Armageddon, Love Actually, Princess Mononoke

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    Harvey Keitel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #181 on the original list
    Harvey Keitel Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Taxi Driver

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    #234 on the original list
    My Cousin Vinny, The Wrestler, Crazy

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    Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #223 on the original list
    Angelina Jolie Kung Fu Panda, Maleficent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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    #71 on the original list
    Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski

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    Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #256 on the original list
    Winona Ryder Star Trek, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice

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    Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #214 on the original list
    Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby, Insomnia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #76 on the original list
    James Earl Jones Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Lion King

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    Matt Dillon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #324 on the original list
    Matt Dillon There's Something About Mary, Crash, The Outsiders

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    #145 on the original list
    Goodfellas, Field of Dreams, Identity

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    James Caan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #130 on the original list
    James Caan The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Misery

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    Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #116 on the original list
    Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves, Man of Steel, Field of Dreams

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    #207 on the original list
    Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2

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    James Franco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Film Actors & Actresses of All Time

    #298 on the original list
    James Franco Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

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