Interesting Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book  

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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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5,827 5,778
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2
6,768 2,427
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story
3
3,185 3,736
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
dbcahill added The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World
4
2,407 1,882
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
jflojo added Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave
5
2,912 2,445
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society
6
2,535 2,259
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
5,138 5,035
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins
8
2,568 2,831
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins
9
2,631 2,353
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List
10
3,209 3,695
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands
11
1,902 1,228
Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
pwcabrownie added The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love
12
3,227 2,232
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Goldfinger, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13
2,415 1,420
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
2,106 1,016
Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2
15
1,554 1,334
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Time Machine
16
1,691 958
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
1,631 1,472
Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility
18
3,055 2,216
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
clash1977 added Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Batman Returns
19
2,459 1,788
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
tothestarz added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand
20
2,961 2,147
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3
21
1,274 1,393
Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
1,344 1,007
Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
SusanTysonStevenson added The Avengers, Thor, Thor: The Dark World
23
1,476 1,291
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2
24
1,306 1,186
Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
1,996 1,306
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas