The Greatest Film Actors Of The 2010s

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Vote 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.

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  • 2019: Rick Dalton in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    2015: Hugh Glass in The Revenant (WON for Best Actor)

    2013: Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2013: Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby

    2012: Calvin Candy in Django Unchained 

  • 2018: Dick Cheney in Vice (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2015: Michael Burry in The Big Short (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor)

    2013: Irving Rosenfeld American Hustle (Nominated for Best Actor) 

    2012: Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises

    2010: Dicky Eklund The Fighter (WON Best Supporting Actor)

  • 2017: Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (WON for Best Actor)

    2014: Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    2012: Commissioner Gordon in The Dark Knight Rises

    2011: George Smiley in Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2011: Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

  • 2019: Arthur Fleck in Joker

    2017: Joe in You Were Never Really Here

    2014: Larry "Doc" Sportello in Inherent Vice

    2013: Theodore Twombly in Her 

    2012: Freddie Quell in The Master (Nominated for Best Actor)

  • 2019-2013: Allan Trumbull in Angel Has Fallen series

    2017: Willie Davis in Going in Style

    2013: Thaddeus Bradley in Now You See Me

    2012: Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight Rises

    2010: Joe Matheson in RED

  • 2018-2014: Robert McCall in The Equalizer series

    2018: Roman J. Israel in Roman J. Israel, Esq. (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2016: Troy Maxson in Fences (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2012: William "Whip" Whitaker Sr. in Flight (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2010: Eli in The Book of Eli

  • Tom Hardy

    2018: Eddie Brock in Venom 

    2015: John Fitzgerald in The Revenant (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor) 

    2015: Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray in Legend 

    2015: Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road 

    2011: Tommy Riordan Conlon in Warrior

  • 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

  • 2019-2010: Tony Stark in Marvel Cinematic Universe

    2014: Hank Palmer in The Judge

    2014: Marvin in Chef

    2011: Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    2010: Peter Highman in Due Date

  • Adam Driver

    2019: Charlie in Marriage Story

    2019-2015: Kylo Ren in Star Wars sequel trilogy

    2018: Detective Philip "Flip" Zimmerman in BlacKkKlansman (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor)

    2016: Father Francisco Garupe in Silence

    2012: Lev Shapiro in Frances Ha

  • 2019: One in 6 Underground

    2018-2016: Wade Wilson in Deadpool series

    2017: Michael Bryce in The Hitman's Bodyguard

    2015: Curtis Vonn in Mississippi Grind

    2010: Paul Conroy in Buried

  • Hugh Jackman

    2018: Gary Hart in The Front Runner

    2017: P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman 

    2017: Logan/Wolverine in Logan 

    2013: Keller Dover in Prisoners

    2012: Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Nominated for Best Actor)

  • James McAvoy

    2019: Bill Denbrough in It Chapter Two

    2019-2011: Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men series

    2019-2016: Kevin Wendell Crumb in Unbreakable trilogy

    2014: Conor Ludlow in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

    2013: Bruce Robertson in Filth

  • 2019: Moondog in The Beach Bum

    2014: Cooper in Interstellar

    2013: Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (WON for Best Actor)

    2012: Mud in Mud

    2011: Mickey Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer

  • 2019-2016: Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Cinematic Universe 

    2017: Thomas Edison in The Current War

    2015: William M. Bulger in Black Mass 

    2014: Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (Nominated for Best Actor)

    2013: Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

  • Paul Rudd

    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

  • Brad Pitt

    2019: Roy McBride in Ad Astra 

    2019: Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    2015: Ben Ricket in The Big Short

    2014: Don "Wardaddy" Collier in Fury

    2012: Billy Bean in Moneyball (Nominated for Best Actor)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Matt Damon

    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)

  • 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 

  • 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

  • J.K. Simmons

    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)