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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1,227 559
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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256 68
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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1,187 925
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Titanic
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489 364
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
albertraja55 added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins
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494 378
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys
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539 420
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 6 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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310 223
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
lalispeter added A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands
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436 336
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
mikemayo1680 added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver
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562 448
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Silence of the Lambs, The Elephant Man, Amistad
10
345 257
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road
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346 258
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain
12
182 113
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
ghost00 added Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers
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318 234
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
suzannetaylor added The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface
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427 332
Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk
15
345 259
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, Gangs of New York
16
276 198
Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Capote, Doubt, Charlie Wilson's War
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704 582
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy
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255 182
Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Schindler's List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The English Patient
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178 113
Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
tigger7521 added Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur
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540 441
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
jsreidsr added Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day
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510 415
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 21 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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462 372
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven
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389 306
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner
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509 415
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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488 396
Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting