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The Greatest Film Actors Of The 2010s

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List RulesVote up the actors whose 2010s performances will be remembered forever.

Who were the best actors of the 2010s? This list will highlight 2010s actors, from Oscar regulars like Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale to new faces who took the last 10 years by storm, such as Timothée Chalamet. But are they the top 10 actors of 2010s?

As far as film goes, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Joaquin Phoenix were some of the best actors of the decade. But if you disagree, feel free to vote them down and/or vote up who you think were the greatest actors of the 2010s. Do you think the top 10 actors of the 2010s on this list are accurate? You can also add in your picks for the 2010s best actors. 

Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Denzel Washington were also arguably top actors of 2010s. The best male actors 2010s starred in award-winning dramas like 12 Years a Slave, and genre-defying hits like Get Out. Christoph Waltz and Steve Carrell are some famous actors of 2010s. But the jury is still out for who are the most famous actors of 2010s. 

Whether you’re a fan of Colin Firth, Matthew McConaughey or someone else entirely, don’t hesitate to make your voice heard regarding the best actors 2010s. Vote up who you believe deserves the title of best 2010s actor.

  • Chris Evans26

    2019-2011: Steve Rogers in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2019: Ransom Drysdale in Knives Out

    2017: Frank Adler in Gifted

    2013: Curtis in Snowpiercer

    2012: Mr. Freezy in The Iceman

  • Samuel L. Jackson27

    2019-2010: Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2019: Elijah Price in Glass

    2015: Dolmedes in Chi-Raq

    2015: Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight

    2014: Valentine in Kingsman: The Secret Service

  • Chris Hemsworth28

    2019-2011: Thor in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2019: Agent H in Men in Black International

    2018: Billy Lee in Bad Times at the El Royale

    2013: James Hunt in Rush

    2012: Curt Vaughhan in The Cabin in the Woods

  • Peter Dinklage29

    2018: Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War

    2017: James in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    2016: Eddy Plant in Pixels

    2014: Dr. Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past

    2013: Hung in Knights of Badassdom

  • Paul Rudd30

    2018-2015: Scott Lang in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2016: Ben in The Fundamentals of Caring

    2014: Joel in They Came Together

    2012: Pete in This Is 40

    2012: George in Wanderlust

  • Matt Damon31

    2019: Carroll Shelby in Ford v Ferrari

    2017: Gardner in Suburbicon 

    2017: Paul Safranek in Downsizing

    2016: Jason Bourne in Jason Bourne

    2015: Mark Watney in The Martian (Nominated for Best Actor)

  • Tom Hiddleston32

    2019-2011: Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe 

    2017: Captain James Conrad in Kong: Skull Island 

    2015: Sir Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak

    2013: Adam in Only Lovers Left Alive 

    2012: F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris

  • Colin Firth33

    2018: Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    2017-2014: Harry Hart/Galahad in Kingsman series

    2016: Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Baby

    2011: Bill Haydon in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    2010: King George VI The King's Speech (WON for Best Actor)

  • Chris Pratt34

    2019-2014: Peter Quill in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2019-2014: Emmet Brickowski in The Lego Movie series

    2018-2015: Owen Grady in Jurassic World series

    2016: Jim Preston in Passengers

    2011: Scott Hatteberg in Moneyball

  • Ralph Fiennes35

    2019: Ben Emmerson in Official Secrets

    2016: Laurence Laurentz in Hail, Caesar!

    2015-2012: Gareth Mallory/M in James Bond series

    2014: Monsieur Gustave H. in The Grand Budapest Hotel

    2011-2010: Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • Chadwick Boseman36

    Chadwick Boseman

    2019-2016: T'Challa in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2019: Andre Davis in 21 Bridges

    2017: Thurgood Marshall in Marshall

    2014: James Brown in Get On Up

    2013: Jackie Robinson in 42

  • Al Pacino37

    2019: Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman

    2019: Marvin Schwarz in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    2015: Danny Collins in Danny Collins

    2014: A.J. Manglehorn in Manglehorn

    2012: Val in Stand Up Guys

  • Sam Elliott38

    2018: Bobby in A Star Is Born (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor)

    2018: Calvin Barr in The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

    2017: Lee Hyaden in The Hero

    2015: Bill in I'll See You in My Dreams

    2015: Karl in Grandma

  • Chris Pine39

    2018: Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King

    2017: Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman

    2016-2013: Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek series

    2016: Toby Howard in Hell or High Water

    2014: Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

  • Viggo Mortensen40

    2018: Tony Lip in Green Book (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2016: Ben Cash in Captain Fantastic (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2014: Gunnar Dinesen in Jauja

    2014: Chester MacFarland in The Two Faces of January

    2011: Sigmund Freud in A Dangerous Method

  • J.K. Simmons41

    2018: Bill Dixon in The Front Runner

    2017: James Gordon in Justice League

    2017: Steve in I'm Not Here

    2016: Ray King in The Accountant

    2014: Fletcher in Whiplash (WON for Best Supporting Actor)

  • Michael Fassbender42

    2019-2011: Erik Lehnsherr in X-Men series

    2017-2012: David 8 in Alien series

    2015: Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2013: Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor)

    2011: Brandon in Shame

  • Tommy Lee Jones43

    2019: H. Clifford McBride in Ad Astra

    2017: Leo in Just Getting Started

    2017: Joe Galloway in Shock and Awe

    2012: Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln

    2011: Colonel Chester Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman44

    2015-2013: Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games series

    2014: Gunther Bachmann in A Most Wanted Man

    2012: Lancaster Dodd in The Master (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor)

    2011: Art Howe in Moneyball

    2011: Paul Zara in The Ides of March

  • Michael Keaton45

    2019: V. A. Vandevere in Dumbo

    2017: Adrian Toomes / Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming

    2016: Ray Kroc in The Founder

    2015: Walter 'Robby' Robinson in Spotlight

    2014: Riggan in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Nominated for Best Actor)


  • Ewan McGregor46

    2019: Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep

    2018: Christopher Robin in Christopher Robin 

    2017: Mark Renton in T2 Trainspotting 

    2015: Inspector Alistair Martland in Mortdecai

    2013: Bill Fordham in August: Osage County 

  • Rami Malek47

    2018: Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (WON for Best Actor)

    2017: Louis Dega in Papillon

    2016: Jonah in Buster's Mal Heart

    2014: Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    2013: Nate in Short Term 12

  • Michael B. Jordan48

    2019: Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy

    2018: Eric "Killmonger" Stevens in Black Panther

    2018-2015: Adonis "Donnie" Johnson Creed in Creed series

    2015: Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four

    2013: Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station

  • Michael Caine49

    2017: Joe Harding in Going in Style

    2016-2013: Arthur Tressler in Now You See Me series

    2015: Fred Ballinger in Youth

    2014: Arthur in Kingsman: The Secret Service

    2014: Professor Brand in Interstellar

    2012: Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark Knight Rises

  • Javier Bardem50

    2017: Him in Mother!

    2017: Pablo Escobar in Loving Pablo 

    2017: Armando Salazar in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    2012: Raoul Silva in Skyfall

    2010: Uxbal in Biutiful (Nominated for Best Actor)