Entertainment
27.0k voters

Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

Updated March 2, 2021 289.6k votes 27.0k voters 205.4k views242 items

List RulesMale 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.
Photo:
  • Tom Hanks1
    10,323
    2,477

    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    More Tom Hanks 

    The Best Tom Hanks MoviesTimes Tom Hanks Was Just as Cool as You Hope He'd Be

  • Helen Mirren2
    1,031
    863

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    More Helen Mirren 

    #139 of 281 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2021, Ranked#6 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses

  • Tom Hiddleston3
    1,482
    1,256

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    More Tom Hiddleston 

    20 Tom Hiddleston Memes That Make Us Love Him Even More#61 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

  • Betty White4
    966
    645

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    More Betty White 

    #11 of 349 The Best American Actresses Working Today#2 of 282 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

  • Helena Bonham Carter5
    1,164
    993

    BirthplaceGolders Green, London, United Kingdom

    More Helena Bonham Carter 

    Helena Bonham Carter's Grandmother Was Even Cooler Than The Quirky Actress#3 of 186 The Greatest Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

  • Sam Elliott6
    1,004
    647

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Sacramento

    More Sam Elliott 

    #52 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100#27 of 126 Celebrities You'd Let Babysit Your Kid

  • Vincent Price7
    526
    288

    Vincent Price

    Dec. at 82 (1911-1993)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    More Vincent Price 

    #144 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#72 of 238 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

  • Jeremy Irons8
    1,530
    1,326

    BirthplaceCowes, United Kingdom

    More Jeremy Irons 

    #32 of 54 The Best English Actors Working Today#28 of 71 The Best Living English Actors

  • John Cleese9
    626
    386

    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

    More John Cleese 

    #36 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#203 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • Chris Hemsworth10
    640
    426

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    More Chris Hemsworth 

    Chris Hemsworth Interviews That Prove He's Officially Hollywood's Funniest ChrisChris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston Interviews That Prove Their Real Bond Is Off Screen

  • Jensen Ackles11
    1,752
    1,435

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    More Jensen Ackles 

    #171 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#143 of 187 The Best Living American Actors

  • Harrison Ford12
    1,367
    1,162

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    More Harrison Ford 

    13 Things You Didn't Know About Harrison FordThe Best Harrison Ford Movies

  • Christopher Walken13
    2,619
    1,898

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Astoria

    More Christopher Walken 

    A Gaggle of Christopher Walken Impressions, Ranked Best to Worst#10 of 44 Tiny Movie Cameos By Super Famous People

  • Donald Sutherland14
    699
    575

    BirthplaceSaint John, Canada

    More Donald Sutherland 

    The Best Donald Sutherland Movies#35 of 75 The Greatest Guest Appearances in The Simpsons History

  • Theo James15
    2,463
    911

    Theo James

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    More Theo James 

    #89 of 242 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked#37 of 149 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

  • Tommy Lee Jones16
    464
    284

    BirthplaceSan Saba, Texas, United States of America

    More Tommy Lee Jones 

    19 Weird Things About Tommy Lee Jones, Hollywood's Most Grizzled Actor#53 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Cary Grant17
    536
    384

    Cary Grant

    Dec. at 82 (1904-1986)

    BirthplaceHorfield, United Kingdom

    More Cary Grant 

    18 Extremely Weird Facts Most People Don't Know About Cary Grant#217 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan18
    590
    490

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    More Jeffrey Dean Morgan 

    #19 of 70 The Best Actors from DC Movies#3 of 43 Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman?

  • David Tennant19
    1,239
    1,089

    BirthplaceBathgate, United Kingdom

    More David Tennant 

    The Best David Tennant Characters of All Time#11 of 31 The Best Scottish Actors Working Today

  • Colin Firth20
    2,464
    2,223

    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

    More Colin Firth 

    #1 of 75 Famous Actors Who Were Almost James Bond#44 of 82 The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Maggie Smith21
    1,856
    1,686

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    More Maggie Smith 

    #10 of 222 The Best Actresses Working Today#3 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • Leonard Nimoy22
    766
    618

    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    More Leonard Nimoy 

    #272 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#95 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • Keanu Reeves23
    713
    444

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    More Keanu Reeves 

    The Best Keanu Reeves MoviesThe Keanu Reeves 'Constantine' Is A Better Movie Than You Remember

  • Jason Isaacs24
    563
    486

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    More Jason Isaacs 

    #79 of 126 The All-Time Best Voice Actors#16 of 22 The Best Actors Who Played (Or Voiced) Lex Luthor

  • Hugh Jackman25
    2,176
    1,975

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    More Hugh Jackman 

    17 Times Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Couldn't Help But Troll Each Other#7 of 51 The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor