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Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies  

BrettDahlenburg
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List Rules Vote up or add your favorite film star that consistently makes good movies. (More than 6 great ones). And, no, making four American Pie movies doesn't count, Jason Biggs!

Most working stars in the film industry are just going from paycheck to paycheck; taking any job just to earn a living. Regardless of talent, these actors and actresses sometimes luck out and make a few good movies, but just as often are forced to appear in less-than-stellar works... (And let's not even mention the dozens of movie stars who have the uncanny ability to make any movie suck.) But that's not the case for the talents on this list!

Here you will find a collection of the best actors who refuse to appear in bad movies or otherwise lift a mediocre movie to prominence just by gracing it with their presence. These stars are so charismatic that even the ones that may have made a subpar film or two have long since put it behind them. For instance, remember that time George Clooney starred in a Batman sequel opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger? No? That's because Hollywood called a mulligan and all is forgiven, George!

Vote up or add your favorite film star that consistently makes good movies. And, no, making four American Pie movies doesn't count, Jason Biggs!
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Titanic
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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added Fight Club, American Psycho, Requiem for a Dream
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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z
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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven
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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
jsreidsr added Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day
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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas
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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting
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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element
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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AnnMarie Frey added Atonement, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Aviator
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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
eilish added The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland
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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
V for Vendetta, Black Swan, The Professional
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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
12 Years a Slave, Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus
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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted
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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Big Lebowski, True Grit, The Contender
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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
RachelRay added The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer
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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Prestige, Children of Men, The Cider House Rules
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Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
serrudoandreina added The War Zone, Planet of the Apes, Youth Without Youth
Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Rob Roy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
horstjulia0 added The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
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Cillian Murphy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
horstjulia0 added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins