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Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book 

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Updated January 16, 2020 318.2k votes 24.6k voters 198.5k views 255 items

List Rules Male actors that you could watch do just about anything, even read the phonebook

List of actors who you would watch do something as mundane as read the phone book. Some of these guys are leading men, considered some of the best actors of all time, and other are great character actors, known for their ability to become completely different people each time they are on camera. A few are just charming, or maybe "interesting," whatever that means. Others on this list are just quirky weirdos known for their off-screen antics as much as their actual acting. Maybe they would liven up the phonebook a bit? It's not always ads for fireworks and prostitutes.

Vote for those actors you think would be fun to watch doing just about anything. If not read the phonebook, maybe they could do the news, or the weather. Be sure to add any who are missing, and click 'rerank' below to make a list of your own.
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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
tothestarz added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand
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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Schindler's List, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface
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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, How to Train Your Dragon, Fright Night
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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
PhillipaDudley added The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Gangs of New York, The Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood
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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin
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Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
CraigAlarm added Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Juno, Being John Malkovich, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
kate-mcnally added The Proposal, The Lorax, Hard Rain
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner
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Philip Seymour Hoffman ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Big Lebowski
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Geoffrey Rush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Lignod added Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent
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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Iron Man, The Big Lebowski, Tron
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Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski
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Christopher Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
evilgrin32 added Back to the Future, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2
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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
KathySchildroth added The Big Lebowski, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Ghost Rider
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Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
BenNicholson added Good, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Water for Elephants
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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
American Beauty, Seven, The Usual Suspects