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Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies

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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
    1
    The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Titanic
  • Tom Hanks
    2
    Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile
  • Morgan Freeman
    3
    The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy
  • Brad Pitt
    4
    Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z
  • Anthony Hopkins
    5
    Silence of the Lambs, The Elephant Man, Amistad
  • Christian Bale
    6
    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
    7
    There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, Gangs of New York
  • Gary Oldman
    8
    JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element
  • Denzel Washington
    9
    Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day
  • Matt Damon
    10
    The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting
  • Meryl Streep
    11
    The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt
  • Al Pacino
    12
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface
  • Clint Eastwood
    13
    Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    14
    The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas
  • Harrison Ford
    15
    Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner
  • Tom Hardy
    16
    The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down
  • Cate Blanchett
    17
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Aviator
  • Keanu Reeves
    18
    The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Robert Downey Jr.
    19
    The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys
  • Michael Caine
    20
    The Prestige, Children of Men, The Cider House Rules
  • Robert De Niro
    21
    Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    22
    Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave
  • Helena Bonham Carter
    23
    Fight Club, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Jeff Bridges
    24
    The Big Lebowski, True Grit, The Contender
  • Liam Neeson
    25
    The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List