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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5,552 4,766
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
5,758 2,213
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
3,022 3,359
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
4,872 4,262
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

5
2,223 1,641
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
2,397 1,984
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
2,738 2,286
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society

8
2,452 2,651
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
2,512 2,169
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
3,084 3,480
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
3,071 2,062
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Goldfinger, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

12
1,560 1,127
Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
pwcabrownie added The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love

13
2,234 1,277
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
1,939 886
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
1,561 817
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 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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1,450 1,207
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Time Machine

17
2,902 2,108
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
clash1977 added Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Batman Returns

18
1,538 1,330
Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sense and Sensibility

19
2,854 2,026
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

20
2,354 1,679
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
tothestarz added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

21
1,207 1,305
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
1,226 909
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
1,396 1,209
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
1,232 1,101
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
1,884 1,231
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas