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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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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
tabak89 added Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Lion King
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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas
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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Goldfinger, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
ViktorOndskefaSchröderKelly added Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
pwcabrownie added The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
clash1977 added Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Batman Returns
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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
ViktorOndskefaSchröderKelly added Fight Club, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Time Machine
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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
IsabellaSilentRose added Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur
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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
SusanTysonStevenson added The Avengers, Thor, Thor: The Dark World
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Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
bjxmas added Batman: Under the Red Hood, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Ten Inch Hero
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
kate-mcnally added The Proposal, The Lorax, Hard Rain
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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver
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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society
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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Lignod added Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent
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Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 23 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, X-Men
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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility
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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins