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Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

Updated July 22, 2020 298.5k votes 26.6k voters 203.2k views238 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.
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    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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    Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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    Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceEngland, London

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    Betty White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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    Sam Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

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    Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    Vincent Price

    Dec. at 82 (1911-1993)

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

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    Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

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    Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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    Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

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    Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceCowes, United Kingdom

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    John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceEurasia, Weston-super-Mare, South West England, United Kingdom, North Somerset

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    Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

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    Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceSan Saba, Texas, United States of America

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    Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    Cary Grant

    Age: Died at 82 (1904-1986)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

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    Theo James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    Theo James

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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    David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceBathgate, United Kingdom

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    Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom

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    Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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    Jason Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

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    Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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    Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book
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    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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