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As movie fans, we like to think of our favorite actors as being larger than life. With all of the coverage that these stars get, these cool customers know how to function both on and off the screen. Often times we think of our favorite actors as being fairly close in personality to our favorite characters to whom which they portray. Obviously it's impossible for them to be a lot like their famous portrayals, but that doesn't mean that these guys aren't cool. In fact, most of these guys epitomize what cool is. Beginning with actors like Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant during the Golden Age of Film, the best leading men have had a certain aura about them. James Dean, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen are other actors who are considered some of the coolest guys ever.

More recently, tough guy actors like Bruce Willis and Daniel Craig mix brains with brawn in their iconic roles as John McClane and James Bond each. While they each exemplify a different kind of cool, people are still attracted to these actors because this coolness factor. These actors of the guys who you'd want to hang out with, talk shop and maybe down an adult beverage or two with.

Vote for who you think is the coolest actor ever. If you don't see a name on this list and the actor is cool, feel free to add a name to the legendary list of the coolest people history. 

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1
4,744 5,301
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

2
5,922 2,106
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Tom Hanks The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan

3
3,509 4,460
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Paul Newman Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting

4
3,576 4,437
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
James Dean Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant

5
3,568 4,763
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Steve McQueen The Great Escape, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Papillon

6
3,032 3,203
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
wiabux added Jack Nicholson The Shining, The Departed, As Good as It Gets

7
3,315 2,488
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Morgan Freeman The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy

8
2,979 2,418
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Harrison Ford Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

9
3,396 2,666
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
wiabux added Sean Connery Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

10
3,174 2,450
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Robert De Niro Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II, Casino

11
2,602 2,068
John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
John Wayne The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rio Bravo

12
2,372 1,613
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can

13
2,229 1,937
Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Humphrey Bogart Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

14
2,250 1,549
Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Cary Grant His Girl Friday, Notorious, North by Northwest

The Best Actors in Film History

15
2,746 1,853
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Denzel Washington Training Day, American Gangster American Gangster, Man on Fire

16
2,134 1,515
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
wiabux added Marlon Brando The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman

17
2,421 2,104
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

18
2,641 2,145
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Al Pacino The Godfather, Scarface, Heat

19
1,524 861
Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
looksharp added Robert Redford Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All the President's Men

20
1,428 537
Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
slaft added Sam Elliott Hulk, Up in the Air, Tombstone

21
2,024 1,685
Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Bruce Willis The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element

The Best US Airlines

22
2,882 2,389
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

23
2,051 1,770
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Brad Pitt Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z

24
2,075 1,234
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Liam Neeson Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins

25
2,067 1,337
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Hugh Jackman The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men

26
1,525 691
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
looksharp added Michael Caine The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige

27
1,329 662
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
slaft added Alan Rickman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard

28
1,817 1,268
Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
PeteBoyle added Tommy Lee Jones No Country for Old Men, Men in Black, Men in Black II

The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

29
2,808 2,804
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

30
1,653 1,157
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Bill Murray Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

31
1,598 728
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
wiabux added Anthony Hopkins Hannibal, Red Dragon, The Elephant Man

32
1,133 574
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
abhijeetyadav4132 added Gary Oldman The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Léon: The Professional

33
1,708 1,204
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Leonardo DiCaprio Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic

34
1,922 1,037
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
jesstaaaaa added Dean Martin The Dean Martin Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Goodfellas

35
1,727 1,222
Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Bruce Lee The Big Boss, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection

29 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous

36
1,487 1,047
Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Charles Bronson Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen

37
1,109 527
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Trioxin245 added James Earl Jones The Lion King, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

38
1,048 485
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Trioxin245 added Kurt Russell The Thing, Stargate, Death Proof

39
1,246 573
Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
looksharp added Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, True Grit

40
1,335 991
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Coolza added Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man

41
1,213 531
Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
looksharp added Robert Duvall The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Apocalypse Now

42
1,199 806
Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Robert Mitchum The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Out of the Past

Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are

43
938 465
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Countermoon added James Stewart Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo

44
1,383 1,035
Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
PeteBoyle added Jason Statham Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch

45
956 448
James Garner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
looksharp added James Garner The Rockford Files, The Notebook, The Great Escape

46
1,325 1,079
Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Daniel Craig Skyfall, Casino Royale, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

47
1,156 732
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
looksharp added Matthew McConaughey Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club

48
1,495 1,318
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
George Clooney Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air

49
946 488
Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
Gene Hackman Unforgiven, The Royal Tenenbaums, Enemy of the State

50
1,085 703
Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Coolest Actors Ever
looksharp added Viggo Mortensen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, A History of Violence