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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5,739 5,398
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
6,393 2,360
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
5,065 4,719
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

4
2,488 2,109
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
2,333 1,751
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
2,861 2,386
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
zxray added Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society

7
3,136 3,688
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
dbcahill added The Silence of the Lambs, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

8
2,525 2,764
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
2,594 2,278
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
3,164 3,617
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
1,780 1,191
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
3,182 2,167
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
2,362 1,359
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
2,061 962
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
1,654 902
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

16
1,515 1,295
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
1,593 1,425
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
3,013 2,183
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
2,421 1,756
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
2,913 2,114
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
1,245 1,371
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
1,300 978
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
1,451 1,266
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
1,278 1,160
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
1,962 1,281
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas