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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1,208 526
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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204 46
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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1,164 891
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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462 350
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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697 557
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy
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520 405
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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475 367
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys
8
548 431
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Silence of the Lambs, The Elephant Man, Amistad
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503 396
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z
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272 193
Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas
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537 426
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
jsreidsr added Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day
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349 261
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
V for Vendetta, Black Swan, The Professional
13
369 279
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element
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504 398
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AnnMarie Frey added Atonement, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
15
413 318
Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk
16
380 289
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Aviator
17
423 327
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
mikemayo1680 added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver
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382 291
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner
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289 209
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
lalispeter added A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands
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467 366
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt
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308 226
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
suzannetaylor added The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface
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300 219
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted
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335 250
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain
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335 250
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, Gangs of New York
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457 358
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven