The Best American Actors Working Today

Voting Rules
American actors only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.

There have been plenty of great American actors throughout film history, but which are the greatest working today? This list ranks the best current leading men in Hollywood, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actors are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years. Who are the greatest current male actors from the USA? These talented men are all from all over the country, though they might be popular with international film lovers as well. Today's top US actors go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are handsome to boot!

Some of the top actors from the United States right now include Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Robert de Niro, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Spacey, and Ben Affleck. If there’s an actor listed here that you think is the absolute best of the moment in the movie industry today, vote him up. If the actors you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best US actors currently working.

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  • Tom Hanks
    4,394 votes
    The Circle (2017), Sully (2016), Bridge of Spies (2015)
  • Robert Downey Jr.
    2,509 votes
    The Judge (2014), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Iron Man (2008)
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    2,721 votes
    Reasonable Doubt (2014), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Django Unchained (2012)
  • Matthew McConaughey
    2,577 votes
    Interstellar (2014), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Mud (2013)
  • Bradley Cooper
    1,410 votes
    Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers
  • Clint Eastwood
    2,422 votes
    Trouble with the Curve (2012), Gran Torino (2009), Million Dollar Baby (2004)