Entertainment 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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1,241 587
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile
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293 88
Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
ЕЛЕНАФОШИНА added The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love
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518 376
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
albertraja55 added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins
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1,206 951
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Titanic
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336 230
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
lalispeter added A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands
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518 386
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys
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199 115
Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
tigger7521 added Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur
8
371 262
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, Gangs of New York
9
204 120
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
ghost00 added Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers
10
562 427
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JBish08 added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand
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370 263
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain
12
461 343
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
mikemayo1680 added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver
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586 451
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Silence of the Lambs, The Elephant Man, Amistad
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339 239
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
suzannetaylor added The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface
15
275 184
Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Schindler's List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The English Patient
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450 336
Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk
17
292 200
Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Capote, Doubt, Charlie Wilson's War
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364 263
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road
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251 168
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added Dazed and Confused, The Wolf of Wall Street, Tropic Thunder
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717 596
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy
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248 174
Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Hours, Pollock, The Truman Show
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550 455
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
jsreidsr added Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day
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474 388
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven
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520 431
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z
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79 26
Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Naima Kadik added The Avengers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shutter Island