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Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

Updated July 22, 2020 299.9k votes 26.7k voters 203.6k 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
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    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

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  • 2
    Helen Mirren
    1,035
    866

    BirthplaceLondon, England

  • 3
    Helena Bonham Carter
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    1,011

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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    Betty White
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    646

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • 5
    Vincent Price
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    271

    Vincent Price

    Dec. at 82 (1911-1993)

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

  • 6
    Tom Hiddleston
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    1,308

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

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  • 7
    Chris Hemsworth
    638
    404

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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  • 8
    Harrison Ford
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    1,152

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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  • 9
    Sam Elliott
    987
    639

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Sacramento

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  • 10
    Jeremy Irons
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    BirthplaceCowes, United Kingdom

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  • 11
    Jensen Ackles
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    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • 12
    John Cleese
    612
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    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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  • 13
    Christopher Walken
    2,674
    1,974

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 14
    Tommy Lee Jones
    455
    271

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, San Saba

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  • 15
    Colin Firth
    2,559
    2,268

    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

  • 16
    Cary Grant
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    384

    Cary Grant

    Dec. at 82 (1904-1986)

    BirthplaceHorfield, United Kingdom

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  • 17
    Theo James
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    Theo James

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceOxford, England

  • 18
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan
    595
    498

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

  • 19
    David Tennant
    1,280
    1,119

    BirthplaceBathgate, United Kingdom

  • 20
    Maggie Smith
    1,911
    1,800

    BirthplaceIlford, London, United Kingdom

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  • 21
    Donald Sutherland
    695
    600

    BirthplaceSaint John, Canada

  • 22
    Keanu Reeves
    713
    437

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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    Hugh Jackman
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    2,050

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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  • 24
    Jason Isaacs
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    495

    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

  • 25
    Leonard Nimoy
    778
    645

    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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